Seattle Gay New ENTERTAINMENT SECTION - Past Out by Liz Highleyman - Friday, October 30, 2009 - Volume 37 Issue 44
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Betty Buckley, the cabaret cowgirl
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2009 Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival awards
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Michelangelo: Public and Private
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Dark drama August: Osage County brings the truth
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Hubbard Street Dance earns standing ovation
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Measure For Pleasure an over-the-top sex romp
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Obama musical entertaining, if uneven
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Entrancing Emma at Book-It Repertory
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Theatre Puget Sound honors artistic achievement
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Antichrist shocking, but a good film, too
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Deep characters anchor Hollywood Je T'aime
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John/Joel, KISS, Clarkson all arrive in November
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
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Rufus on straight men, JoBros, and Lady GaGa
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Fun with my honey and Halloween suggestions
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Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
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An Englishman In New York, one of the year's best
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Book Marks
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Tegan and Sara's new album Sainthood rushed and mediocre
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Ani DiFranco 'rocked our fucking socks off'
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Gossip gives ferocious show
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Guest conductor Morlot filled with infectious energy
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Brandi Carlile rocks at homecoming show
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Superstar Mika keeps Moore crowd on their feet
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Betty Buckley, the cabaret cowgirl
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

Betty Buckley has been a Texas beauty queen, a Tony Award winner, was nominated twice for the Grammy Award and shows cutting horses at her ranch in Texas. Her films include Tender Mercies and Carrie (as the gym teacher), among others. Most people will recognize her as Abby, the stepmother in the sitcom series Eight is Eno
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2009 Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival awards
The Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (SLGFF) wrapped up its 14th year on October 25 after a stellar run featuring unique and edgy stories told on 11 screens throughout Seattle. SLGFF, produced by local nonprofit Three Dollar Bill Cinema, is well-known for offering the best in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender film and video. The festival' more
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Michelangelo: Public and Private
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

Seattle Art Museum
Through January 31

The works of Michelangelo Buonarroti are, without a doubt, some of the most impressive artworks the world has ever known. His drawings and sculptures have redefined the human form and contributed to an era and movement of time
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Dark drama August: Osage County brings the truth
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

August: Osage County
Paramount Theatre
October 27 - November 1


'Truth!' exclaims matriarch Violet Weston. 'Truth!' But truth comes with a price, and that price is often too high to pay for the members of the family in August: Osage County. The Tony
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Hubbard Street Dance earns standing ovation
by Marian Michener - SGN Contributing Writer

Hubbard Street
Dance Chicago
Paramount Theatre
October 23


The Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) took the Paramount Theatre by storm last week. The group is newly under the leadership of Glenn Edgerton as artistic director, formerly mentored
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Measure For Pleasure an over-the-top sex romp
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Measure for Pleasure
ArtsWest
Through November 14


If there are characters named Sir Lustforth, Lady Vanity and Molly Tawdry, what kind of play might this be? A sex romp. That's what's going on this month at ArtsWest as they present Measure for Pleasure by Davi
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Obama musical entertaining, if uneven
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

Obama On My Mind
Langston Hughes
Cultural Arts Center
Through November 15


Sitting with the nearly overflow crowd at the Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center last weekend, watching the mild spectacle that is Obama On My Mind, the new musical co
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Entrancing Emma at Book-It Repertory
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Emma
Book-It Repertory Theatre
Through November 22


Books by Jane Austen provide excellent material for Book-It Repertory, since their production of Pride and Prejudice was so well received in 2000 and 2002, and last year they presented a lovely production of
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Theatre Puget Sound honors artistic achievement
by Miryam Gordon - SGN Contributing Writer

First Annual
Gregory Awards
October 19
Intiman Theatre


Theater Puget Sound sponsored a gala event Monday, October 19, at Intiman Theatre. This year, in addition to the annual Gregory A. Falls Sustained Achievement Award, given to one individua
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Antichrist shocking, but a good film, too
by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

Antichrist
Now Playing


We've all been there. Standing in the big box super-store trying to find weather stripping or cheap socks when we encounter a shitty mom. She's on the cell phone fingering the clearance items while her filthy little kid sits in the s
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Deep characters anchor Hollywood Je T'aime
by Nevin Jefferson - SGN Contributing Writer

Devastated by a love affair gone to hell, Jerome (Eric Debets) journeys from Paris to Los Angeles over Christmas, longing for a change of scenery and dreaming of a career in the movies. The opening scenes of the film in Paris are in black and white, and when Jerome hits Hollywood,
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John/Joel, KISS, Clarkson all arrive in November
John/Joel, KISS, Clarkson all arrive in November by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

November is the month of pumpkin pie and Butterball turkeys, and it's also the month of top entertainers coming to Seattle for much-anticipated performances. Among them, here are five to strongly consider going to in the coming weeks.
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Your expectations of others may be excessive, complicating personal and working relationships. Test your own ability - not theirs! - to cooperate at their level. In the long run it really will be more productive.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Be aware of your physical limitations. Exercise and pushing
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Rufus on straight men, JoBros, and Lady GaGa
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

There's never a dull moment with Rufus Wainwright. Even on a hectic day, multitasking on several works-in-progress, this Gay icon is still in a playful mood and putting his signature wit on replies to a short list of questions. Because of a very busy schedule, it wasn't the easiest thing gettin
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
OCTOBER IS GLBT HISTORY MONTH
Equality Forum has launched the GLBT History Month 2009 website, www.glbtHistoryMonth.com. Throughout the month of October, a GLBT icon will be posted daily, with a video, biography, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources - all provided for FREE. The icons with resources for 2006, 200
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DON'T DRAG US DOWN

It is amazing to me that the cabal that wants to deny equal human rights to people in a relationship of the same gender would like to drag them down to their idea of equality, with their 51% divorce rate, horrible domestic violence, and parents guilty of neglect and abuse of children.

Why sho
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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 robber
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ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Your expectations of others may be excessive, complicating personal and working relationships. Test your own ability - not theirs! - to cooperate at their level. In the long run it really will be more productive.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Be aware of your physical limitations. Exercise and pushing
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Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
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An Englishman In New York, one of the year's best
by Nevin Jefferson - SGN Contributing Writer

The 14th Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival opened with An Englishman In New York, a very powerful and epic telling of the story of Quentin Crisp. He wasn't your ordinary fruit; he was a Gay, proud man who wasn't afraid to be himself, and did just that - even after being beaten numer
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Book Marks
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Shortbus starts Seattle's Lesbian and Gay Film Festival with a bang, not a whimper -
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Your expectations of others may be excessive, complicating personal and working relationships. Test your own ability - not theirs! - to cooperate at their level. In the long run it really will be more productive.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Be aware of your physical limitations. Exercise and pushing
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