Seattle Gay New ENTERTAINMENT SECTION - Past Out by Liz Highleyman - Friday, November 13, 2009 - Volume 37 Issue 46
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Cherdonna & Lou a diamond in the rough
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Rufus Wainwright's electric performance at Benaroya Hall
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Albee's poetic Zoo Story joined by prequel
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Great cast in intriguing Bone Portraits
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Seattle burlesque performer fundraiser
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A Dyke About Town: Met broadcast and Sweet Cruise
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Opus playwright Michael Hollinger
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Seattle Symphony performance a rich Russian meal
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Cappella Romana's exciting, unfamiliar music
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Precious director Lee Daniels' twisted tale
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Fourth Kind leaves one questioning the skies
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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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PNB stages 'Director's Choice,' Rep opens Opus
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Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
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Book Marks
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Rufus Wainwright plays Benaroya Hall - 'One of the great talents of his generation'
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Cherdonna & Lou a diamond in the rough
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Cherdonna & Lou Show
November 13 and 20
West Hall, Oddfellows Building


If you're like me, you search high and low for good entertainment. Is it too much to ask for something different from all the rest? I don't think so. Well, Seattle, my journey through the labyrinth that is the Emerald Ci
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Rufus Wainwright's electric performance at Benaroya Hall
by Ron Anders - SGN Contributing Writer

Rufus Wainwright
November 8
Benaroya
Hall


About 20 minutes into his set at Benaroya Hall, Rufus Wainwright jokingly hinted that he might have a touch of the flu. If this troubadour was indeed feeling poorly, you could never tell by the electric
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Albee's poetic Zoo Story joined by prequel
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

At Home At the Zoo
Theater Schmeater
Through December 2


Theater Schmeater is currently performing At Home At the Zoo by Edward Albee. Edward Albee is one of the best-known playwrights of the 20th century. One of his best-known works is The Zoo Story, a one-act
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Great cast in intriguing Bone Portraits
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Bone Portraits
Live Girls! Theater
Through November 14


Bone Portraits, the intriguingly named play now running at Live Girls! Theater in Ballard, turns out to be an intriguing play, as well. It's a combination vaudeville and character-history presentation
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Seattle burlesque performer fundraiser
by E. Joyce Glasgow - SGN A&E Writer

Amsterdam Burlesque Festival
November 9
Rebar


Seattle burlesque and circus arts performers have the proud distinction of being the only Americans chosen to be part of the first annual "Amsterdam Burlesque Festival," November 19-22 in Amsterdam, The Net
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A Dyke About Town: Met broadcast and Sweet Cruise
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Measure for Pleasure
Mercy and Cuteness really enjoyed David Grimm's play Measure for Pleasure. They are particularly impressed with ArtsWest Theater for bringing another new play. They also like that it is an 18th-century costume romp around a love affair between t
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Opus playwright Michael Hollinger
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Opus
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Through December 6


Seattle Repertory Theatre just opened its newest production, Opus, an intense one-act play about a string quartet going through major changes and triumphs. The play stars five well-known Seattle actors: Sh
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Seattle Symphony performance a rich Russian meal
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Leonidas Kavakos
with the Seattle Symphony
November 7
Benaroya Hall


This concert began with some light sorbet, warmed up to some very hot soup, and ended with a full, meat-and-potatoes meal. Indeed, the opening "Symphony No. 3" by Alexander Borodin (a chemi
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Cappella Romana's exciting, unfamiliar music
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Cappella Romana
November 6
St. Demetrios
Greek Orthodox Church


I may know next to nothing about the music we heard at this concert, but I do know how to listen. And to anyone truly listening, the sounds we heard could not fail to fascinate and perhaps en
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Precious director Lee Daniels' twisted tale
by Gary M. Kramer - SGN Contributing Writer

Precious, Based on
the Novel 'Push'
by Sapphire
Opening November 13


Lee Daniels, the out - and outspoken - producer and director, sat down to discuss his searing new film, Precious, Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire.

Dress
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Fourth Kind leaves one questioning the skies
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

The Fourth Kind
Now Playing


One either believes there's a government conspiracy to cover up the appearance of alien craft and that people are seeing things that aren't weather balloons or high-powered Air Force planes, or one doesn't. I'm not sure the new
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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.

Joshua Radin
Neumos, Novembe
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Choose your confidantes carefully, especially in sexual matters. Secrets are likely to come out and complicate your friendships. To help protect your privacy, avoid getting high - or (again) choose your company very carefully. Also, remember: Sex is not a competitive sport.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20):
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PNB stages 'Director's Choice,' Rep opens Opus
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

Local and world premieres and revivals - all in various combinations - dominate the arts news this week. Read on:

PNB OFFERS NEW 'DIRECTOR'S CHOICE' OF NEW AND OLD

Peter Boal, Pacific Northwest Ballet's artistic director now in his fifth year, loves his
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
Compiled by Rick McKinnon - SGN Staff Writer

'PROJECT PIE' LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE'S THANKSGIVING BAKE SALE
Dozens of Northwest bakers, chefs and caterers are donating their time, talent and resources to provide apple, pecan, pumpkin and sweet potato pies for Project Pie. Order as many pies as you need for your
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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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ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Choose your confidantes carefully, especially in sexual matters. Secrets are likely to come out and complicate your friendships. To help protect your privacy, avoid getting high - or (again) choose your company very carefully. Also, remember: Sex is not a competitive sport.

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Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
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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): Choose your confidantes carefully, especially in sexual matters. Secrets are likely to come out and complicate your friendships. To help protect your privacy, avoid getting high - or (again) choose your company very carefully. Also, remember: Sex is not a competitive sport.

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