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RuPaul's Drag Race: The red carpet is the way home for one contestant
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Seattle's Pride Idol: Week one
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On the pulse of On the Town: An interview with Greg McCormick Allen
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Maria Jose and Club Papi heat up Neighbours
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Langston Hughes African American Film Festival kicks off
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Robopop! pushes boundaries and broadens concepts
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Farcical Taking Steps is sheer silliness
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Vaginas still talking 15 years later
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VIDEO - White House closes Lafayete Park due to DADT protesters, kicks out media
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Steel Train pulls out all the stops at Chop Suey
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Badass Kick-Ass the funniest movie of the year
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Epic Warlords fights a losing battle
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Where It's At: Buble, Spoon and La Roux warm up April
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
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Picks and predictions for this weekend's Academy of Country Music Awards
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Letters
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Jonsi gives majestic performance at Showbox SoDo
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Dyke About Town: Seattle Men's Chorus and Charlie Musselwhite
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Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
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The xx stellar in Seattle headlining debut
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The BEARatones come out of hibernation
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Strike a pose: Glee goes all-Madonna on Tuesday's episode
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Seattle Opera Young Artists stun with Ariadne
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Spoon pushes their limits at Moore
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Unclear True West loses laughs in miscasting
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Mucho bueno! Seattle Men's Chorus' Ole! Ole! Ole!
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RuPaul's Drag Race: The red carpet is the way home for one contestant
by Bebe Zahara Benet - SGN Contributing Writer

If you're like me, you're sad about RuPaul's Drag Race getting closer to its finale. But what makes me happy is getting the chance to talk to the queens I've enjoyed watching all season. Queens like Tatianna, who I think handled the stress of the show exceedingly well considering she was the target of significant shade
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Seattle's Pride Idol: Week one
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

2010 SOaP Pride Idol
R Place
Sundays April 18 &
May 1-June 20


On Sunday, April 18, and then every Sunday from May 1 to June 20, yours truly will be a judge for the 2010 Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP) Pride Idol competition at R Place. If the April 11
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On the pulse of On the Town: An interview with Greg McCormick Allen
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

On The Town
5th Avenue Theatre
Through May 2


You most likely have seen Greg McCormick Allen in several local performances. If you've ever seen White Christmas on stage, you would recognize him in the role made famous by Danny Kaye. For almost tw
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Maria Jose and Club Papi heat up Neighbours
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Maria Jose
and Club Papi
April 17
Neighbours
Nightclub


Latin pop and dance music sensation Maria Jose is no strwanger to performing. Since age 14, the platinum-selling Mexican recording artist has entertained audiences as a singer or ballet and
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Langston Hughes African American Film Festival kicks off
by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

2010 Langston Hughes African American Film Festival
April 17-25
Various film venues


The 2010 Langston Hughes African American Film Festival kicks off April 17 with an Opening Night Gala fundraiser screening of Nurse.Fighter.Boy benefitting the Metrop
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Robopop! pushes boundaries and broadens concepts
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Robopop!
Washington
Ensemble Theatre
Through May 10


Robopop! at WET (Washington Ensemble Theatre) is a cross-cultural blend of story and dance. WET's latest ensemble-created piece tells a story of 'one woman's heroic quest to save the human race in an ep
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Farcical Taking Steps is sheer silliness
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Taking Steps
Phoenix Theatre
Through May 2


Alan Ayckbourn is a master of farce. A fun example of a great farce is Taking Steps at Phoenix Theatre. Director MaryBeth Dagg gets her team hopping around the stage adroitly, barely missing each other, even thoug
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Vaginas still talking 15 years later
by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

The Vagina Monologues
Stone Soup Theatre
Through April 25


Performances of Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues are a lot like vaginas; they've been around a long time, each one is totally different, and you should plan ahead if you w
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Steel Train pulls out all the stops at Chop Suey
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Steel Train
April 9
Chop Suey


Jack Antonoff, frontman of the indie rock band Steel Train, writes music as a way to relate to other people. 'I'm in love with performing,' he told me backstage at Chop Suey shortly before the band took to the stage and delivere
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Badass Kick-Ass the funniest movie of the year
by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

Kick-Ass
Opening April 16


Miley Cyrus can kiss my ass. Same goes for Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. There's a new tweener girl hero in town, and her name is Hit Girl. She's the real star of the new movie Kick-Ass, and she doesn't fuck around.

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Epic Warlords fights a losing battle
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The Warlords
Opening April 16


I feel like I saw Peter Chan's The Warlords ages ago. Granted, the first time I came across the picture was during the 2008 Seattle International Film Festival, so I guess you could say that feeling is more or less
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Where It's At: Buble, Spoon and La Roux warm up April
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Blustery evenings aren't an excuse to not get out and see a live show, and in April, there are lots of good ones to choose from. Here are 10 concerts definitely worth seeing this month.

Michael Buble April 3, Key Arena
It's no secret why Michael Buble has a bi
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Bad news about money is nearly inevitable these days. Do your best to roll with the punches. Resist the impulse to worry and panic. Take a deep breath, focus, relax and consider what changes are necessary. Meditation will help.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): You or your friends are likely to accidentally
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Picks and predictions for this weekend's Academy of Country Music Awards
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Not that I wouldn't rather be watching a new episode of The Amazing Race on Sunday night, but the Academy of Country Music Awards will be a terrific replacement given the list of performers and close calls for the big prizes. Artists scheduled to perform include Lady Antebellum, who leads all
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
FREE RÉSUMÉ AND JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS
South Seattle Community College's WorkSource Center is partnering with the Seattle Public Library and the King County Library System to offer résumé and job search workshops. The Seattle Public Library events will be held at the downtown Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Room 4 on Level 4. N
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Letters
THANK YOU, MICHAEL RAITT

Good afternoon Michael,

I just finished reading your article in the Seattle Gay News, "Choose to live: GLBTQ youth and suicide." I am truly impressed with what you had to say and hope that you continue to reach out to young Gay people. I am 62 years old and I distinctly remember my many
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Jonsi gives majestic performance at Showbox SoDo
by Christopher Byrne - SGN Contributing Writer

Jonsi
April 10
The Showbox SoDo


Since the band's forming in 1994, Sigur Ros have been quietly, calmly, and swiftly sweeping the hearts of every boy and girl in the universe. Now, after five albums, a handful of world tours, a documentary film w
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Dyke About Town: Seattle Men's Chorus and Charlie Musselwhite
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Bad news about money is nearly inevitable these days. Do your best to roll with the punches. Resist the impulse to worry and panic. Take a deep breath, focus, relax and consider what changes are necessary. Meditation will help.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): You or your friends are likely to accidentally
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Dyke About Town: Seattle Men's Chorus and Charlie Musselwhite
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Seattle Men's Chorus
Ole! Ole! Ole!


Mercy and Cuteness loved Seattle Men's Chorus' (SMC) salsa concert last week. The chorus was in good voice with the upbeat material. Their guests, the Bailadores de Bronce, danced masterfully. The band was hot. Mercy l
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Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
by Romeo San Vicente - SGN Contributing Writer

Glee to tour
This is not a tease: the cast of Glee is coming to a city near you. And they're going to sing. When most hot young stars of a hot young show are taking their between-seasons break, they usually find themselves booked to shoot a terrible teen horror movi
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The xx stellar in Seattle headlining debut
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

The xx
April 12
The Showbox SoDo


Despite a 10:35 p.m. start - nearly an hour after their announced set time - The xx gave a sold-out crowd at The Showbox SoDo what it had anticipated: a concert filled with many moments of brilliance and not a single di
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The xx stellar in Seattle headlining debut
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

The xx
April 12
The Showbox SoDo


Despite a 10:35 p.m. start - nearly an hour after their announced set time - The xx gave a sold-out crowd at The Showbox SoDo what it had anticipated: a concert filled with many moments of brilliance and not a single di
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The BEARatones come out of hibernation
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

The BEARatones
April 16
Little Red Bistro (400 Dexter Ave. N.)


The BEARatones is an a cappella group that has come out of its hibernation in Seattle. Self-described as "a Seattle-based vocal sextet that puts their furry spin on life, love, a
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Shortbus starts Seattle's Lesbian and Gay Film Festival with a bang, not a whimper -
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Bad news about money is nearly inevitable these days. Do your best to roll with the punches. Resist the impulse to worry and panic. Take a deep breath, focus, relax and consider what changes are necessary. Meditation will help.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): You or your friends are likely to accidentally
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