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Five questions for Stephen Sondheim
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

A Life in the Theater: An Onstage Conversation with Stephen Sondheim and Frank Rich October 26, 8 PM Benaroya Hall

When I heard that Stephen Sondheim was finally making his Seattle debut at age 79, I was beside myself. This man is considered by many to be the greatest Broadway contributor that
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Seattle's Boylesque 101 bump and grind graduates
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Boylesque 101
October 17
Oddfellows Building


Nearly 200 bump and grind enthusiasts packed the West Hall to watch the first ever Academy of Burlesque Boylesque 101 student graduation recital, October 17 in the Oddfellows Building on Capitol Hill.

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SLGFF ends with best ever lineup
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

As the final three days of the 14th annual Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival begin, I am quickly coming to the conclusion this might just be the best lineup of movies the programmers have ever assembled. While there are always going to be a few stinkers (I'm still having troub
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Strong cast but uneven script in Rock 'n' Roll
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Rock 'n' Roll
ACT Theatre
Through November 8


It can sometimes be difficult to understand the plays of acclaimed British playwright Tom Stoppard. Rock 'n' Roll, despite its populist title, is a steep climb. The production side of the play, at ACT Theatre, is a v
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Abe Lincoln in Illinois big and sprawling, as impressive as the man
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Intiman Theatre
Through November 15


Robert E. Sherwood won a Pulitzer Prize for drama with his 1939 play Abe Lincoln in Illinios, now being presented by Intiman Theatre. This is a big, sprawling play, spanning the years before Lincoln
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Steely Dan thrills crowd with nonstop hits
by E. Joyce Glasgow - SGN A&E Writer

Steely Dan
October 12 and 13
Paramount Theatre


Steely Dan swept into Seattle with a large, 13-piece configuration - with a four-part horn section and three backup singers - for two eagerly awaited concerts this past week at the Paramount. The shows featur
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Ben Folds and the Seattle Symphony blow audience away
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Ben Folds
and the Seattle
Symphony Orchestra
October 20
Benaroya Hall


Singer-songwriter, pop dynamo, and former Ben Folds Five frontman Ben Folds joined the Seattle Symphony and guest conductor Robert Bernhardt on October 20 at Benaroya Hal
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Ramsey Lewis, Mitch Ryder and dance
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Canyon Sam
Mercy's friend Mischief Bossanova told Mercy about the writer Canyon Sam reading at Elliott Bay Books. Sam is a Lesbian performance artist from San Francisco. Her book, Sky Train, recounts two visits she made to Tibet 20 years apart and the interviews she did
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The Horrors show a seamless audio assault
by Jessica Price - SGN A&E Writer

The Horrors
October 6
Neumos


It seems that while no one was looking, The Horrors accomplished the unthinkable: they became a completely different band. Judging from their performance at Neumos October 6, this coming-of-age is a win for old fans and undoubted
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The Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival's Boy Shorts
by Nevin Jefferson - SGN Contributing Writer

Frequent Traveler
Patricia Bateira, 2007, Portugal, 8 minutes with subtitles.

Frequent Traveler is a human comedy of errors that just keeps getting worse as the actions become hilarious. A man is at airport security waiting to get checked through. A hot se
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
MUSIC LOUNGE
Nashville earns its 'Music City' stripes
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MOVIE REVIEWS

Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! Cinerama benefit for Ref. 71
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SLGFF presents Dennis Cooper shorts of surreal - and graphic - nature
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Deep characters anchor Hollywood Je T'aime
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An Englishman In New York, one of the year's best
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INSIDE HOLLYWOOD
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Hey steampunks, it's your turn for a great convention
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

Steamcon
October 23-25
SeaTac Marriott


The first thing you need to know to be "in the know" about Steampunk, a new (and growing in popularity) genre among goths and sci-fi fans and gamers as well, is that it has a huge following and that it's a mix
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Toran's water-themed concert lacked fire
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Pianist Sylvia Toran
October 13
Meany Hall, UW campus


Spanish pianist Sylvia Toran began her recital by dedicating it to the memory of the recently departed Alicia de Larocca. Unfortunately, her announced respect for that passionate artist was not in any way evi
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Traviata's Sunday cast not to be missed
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Verdi's La Traviata
at Seattle Opera
McCaw Hall
through October 31


As most readers know, Seattle Opera usually presents two casts of each production: the opening-night cast of "big name" singers, and the Sunday matinee/Friday night cast of less well-known
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Fun with my honey and Halloween suggestions
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

Since this one had already finished the last Lipstick and Lust (that I hope you enjoyed!), I couldn't mention that the lovely WiFi cafe where this one internets (now that my home computer is dead and gone - paging Bill Gates, a donation of one, please?) had a run-in with a nutty robb
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