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posted Friday, April 30, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 18
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
RuPaul's Drag Race crowns a new queen
by Bebe Zahara Benet - SGN Contributing Writer

Can you believe we're at the end of RuPaul's Drag Race? It certainly has been a memorable season, and the finale certainly was memorable in its own right. With that combination of finalists, we also got to see quite a variety of drag artistry.

I like that Jujubee came to drag from her place as an actor i
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Johnson and Shimabukuro shine brightly at Oahu's Kokua Festival
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

2010 Kokua Festival
April 23-24
Waikiki Shell
(Honolulu, Hawaii)


News of the Kokua Festival's cancelation in 2009 saddened the hearts of Hawaiians and fans of Jack Johnson, who - as co-founder of this homegrown music event - is assured a headlining
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BIG Spring Tour 2010 hits Seattle
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The BIG Spring Tour 2010
May 7
Café Metropolitain


Openly Gay singer-songwriters Tom Goss and Jeremiah Clark are bringing The BIG Spring Tour 2010 to Café Metropolitain on May 7.

Goss, a nationally touring independent singer/songwriter, tol
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Seattle Pride Idol
Seattle talent show returns May 2

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

2010 SOAP PRIDE IDOL R PLACE SUNDAYS THROUGH JUNE 20

Last week, the Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP) Pride Idol took its one and only break of the season. I hope all of you undiscovered talents in the LGBT community took
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Seattle's 2010-2011 musical theater season
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

Seattle is being hailed as a large theater town. Residents of the Emerald City are privileged to have several good theater companies performing fringe and local productions, as well as touring Broadway companies coming through with nationally known material. The two main musical
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Heavy-handed Iliad an unbalanced evening
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

An Iliad
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Through May 16


An Iliad is a new adaptation of the Greek story of Troy and the war with Greece. National talent and co-author Denis O'Hare was also going to act in this presentation, now at Seattle Repertory Theatre, bu
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Persian Cats is rock 'n' roll, Iranian style
by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

No One Knows About Persian Cats
Opening April 30


Music is a universal language that often touches young people in powerful ways. Ah, youth, those headstrong searchers of truth, those romantics, filling rooms with poetry, raging hormones, and wanderlust w
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Blu-Ray ushers in audio/video revolution
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

It is with an evangelist's passion that I pass on to you the information below. There has been a quiet revolution in the recording of music that most people are not aware of. Unless you have your DVD or Blu-Ray (BD) player connected to a good stereo or surround system, you may not have noticed tha
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Seattle Opera's newest commission, Amelia, looks great
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Amelia
May 8
McCaw Hall


The following are my notes from the press preview of Amelia, a new opera commissioned by Seattle Opera.

Jonathan Dean, director of public programming and media, began by showing some design drawings, and then introduced t
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Nash Edgerton gives film noir a brilliant makeover down under
by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

The Square
Now Playing


I must confess, when I got the note saying Nash Edgerton was coming to Seattle to promote his film The Square, I had to look him up. After a couple of quick clicks, I found out that Nash was the founding member of a loosely knit moviema
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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: Sedaris, Eagles, Lady Antebellum on their way to Seattle
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Rain or shine, May brings an interesting plate of live performances to the Emerald City. From Gay comedy acts to legendary rockers to electro-industrial newbies, here's what I recommend going to in the coming weeks.

David Sedaris
May 9, Benaroya Hall

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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): It's easy to worry too much or too little about money. Meditation and other quiet times alone will help you get perspective. Helping those who are indeed down and out can also remind you where you really stand.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): "Friends" encouraging you to speak up may be laughing behind y
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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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Northwest News
QUEER YOUTH SPACE SEEKING COMMERCIAL LANDLORD ON CAPITOL HILL
Queer Youth Space is looking for a friendly commercial landlord on Capitol Hill by Monday, May 3rd. In order to demonstrate to the City of Seattle that their project is feasible, they need an agreement with a landlord that states that should the grant be funded
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Letters
THANK-YOU FROM LANGSTON HUGHES FILM FESTIVAL

Thank you very much for donating ad space for the 2010 Langston Hughes African American Film Festival.

Zola Mumford, curator



NOT A PIECE OF MEAT


In the Gay world, too often there are situations that require intel
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Compañia Nacional de Danza, Sonny Rollins, 110 in the Shade
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Compañia Nacional de Danza
Mercy and Cuteness both found the Spanish troupe, Compañia Nacional de Danza at UW World Dance Series, to be incredible dancers. Their combination of classical and contemporary ballet was pleasing.

Everything performed that n
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Laureen Weedman tells us why she won't shut up
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

No & You Shut Up
April 28-May 8
Richard Hugo House


Lauren Weedman is a face you will recognize. She's been on The Daily Show, Reno 911, I Love the '90s, and even Showtime's The United States of Tara and HBO's series Hung. But before she d
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Compañia Nacional de Danza, Sonny Rollins, 110 in the Shade
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

RAIN - A Tribute
to The Beatles
May 7-9
Paramount Theatre


On February 9, 1964, millions of Americans tuned into The Ed Sullivan Show to watch The Beatles - four mop-topped Englishmen who would go on to become arguably the biggest rock band of all ti
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Monthly Girl4Girl steams up Swank
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Girl4Girl
Last Saturday of every month
Swank Nightclub


It's been 12 years since Girl4Girl (G4G) began as a monthly party at the now defunct Catwalk Club in Pioneer Square. Now, G4G Seattle is likely the largest all women's Gay dance party in the country
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