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Meet the La Femme Magnifique regional contestants
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Seattle's Pride Idol: Round Three
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SGN gets inside SIFF - Carl Spence, artistic director
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A candid interview with the stars of Candide
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Music of Remembrance's Vedem a waltz with pain
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Silverstein an interesting evening for adults
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A Dyke About Town: Great poetry and fun political music
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Kurt & Warhol exhibits are thought-provoking at SAM
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VIDEO - Jon Stewart - GAY MARRIAGE - The progress of Gay Marriage, from Massachusetts to Iowa to Washington D.C,
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Frightened Rabbit matures into a solid folk-rock act
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Shrek Forever After marred by lazy writing
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Robin Hood a lifeless adventure = tedium
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A Queer primer for SIFF 2010
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Where It's At: COMING TO SEATTLE - Sedaris, Eagles, Lady Antebellum
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
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Charley's Aunt a 112-year-old drag farce
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Summer jazz festivals in the French Riviera post big names
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Letters
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Deep Inside Hollywood
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RAIN's Beatles tribute the soundtrack of our lives
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Film fest 'the heart and soul' of Trans culture
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Rise n' Shine documentary premieres at SIFF
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Vaudevillians must-see neo-burlesque
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Meet the La Femme Magnifique regional contestants
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

La Femme Magnifique
and La Femme
Magnifique Plus
May 23
Neighbours
Nightclub


On May 23, four Washington drag queens (as of press time) will compete in the regional competition of La Femme Magnifique and La Femme Magnifique Plus at Neighbours Seattle for a chance to move on
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Seattle's Pride Idol: Round Three
Seattle's Pride Idol: Round Three by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

2010 SOAP PRIDE IDOL
RPLACE
SUNDAYS THROUGH JUNE 20


Welcome back, Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP) Pride Idol fans. Week three was, by far, packed with the most diverse and talented bunch yet. Seven contestants sang, danced,
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SGN gets inside SIFF - Carl Spence, artistic director
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The 36th annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) has officially begun. I sat down with SIFF's artistic director, Carl Spence, and let him do the majority of the heavy lifting on this preview piece - after all, when you're talking about a 25-day festival spotlighting 40
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A candid interview with the stars of Candide
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

Candide
5th Avenue Theatre
May 25-June 13


Candide is one of those musicals that you have heard of but probably haven't seen. You may recognize one or two songs - maybe "Glitter and Be Gay" or "Make Our Garden Grow" - but most likely haven't he
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Music of Remembrance's Vedem a waltz with pain
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Music of Remembrance presents Vedem
May 10
Benaroya Hall


Teenage Jewish boys, imprisoned in the Terezin concentration camp for two years, wrote and collected poetry, essays, and illustrations in a hidden journal that they named "Vedem" (That's Czech for "in th
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Silverstein an interesting evening for adults
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

An Adult Evening of
Shel Silverstein
Theater Schmeater
Through June 12


Some people know Shel Silverstein from his best-selling kid's book, The Giving Tree. But his adult side is far more sinister and demented, and maybe a whole lot more fun. Ten of hi
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A Dyke About Town: Great poetry and fun political music
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Rita Dove
Mercy was knocked out by Rita Dove's presentation at Seattle Arts and Lectures. She was reading from "Sonata Mulattica," the story of George Augustus Polgreen Bridgewater, a mulatto musical prodigy, who Beethoven dedicated a sonata to, then changed his m
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Kurt & Warhol exhibits are thought-provoking at SAM
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

'Kurt' and
'love fear pleasure lust
pain glamour death -
Andy Warhol Media Works'
Seattle Art Museum
Through September 6


On May 13, the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) opened "Kurt" and "love fear pleasure lust pain glamour death - Andy War
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Frightened Rabbit matures into a solid folk-rock act
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Frightened Rabbit
May 16
Neumos


Going from good to great is harder than you think - just ask the many musical acts who've stumbled on their way up the career ladder. This can be attributed to lots of things, but it usually involves lack of talent and bad c
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Shrek Forever After marred by lazy writing
by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

Shrek Forever After
Opening May 21


Take one part It's a Wonderful Life, add a dash of pop culture references, a little Wizard of Oz, a touch of Faustian deal-making, a bevy of stars, and a dollop of Brothers Grimm, and you get Shrek Forever After.
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Robin Hood a lifeless adventure = tedium
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Robin Hood
Now Playing


An archer fighting under King Richard the Lionheart (Danny Huston) on the trek home from the crusades, Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) and some of his fellow soldiers are done with the bloodshed. After their leader falls o
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A Queer primer for SIFF 2010
by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

Each year, the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) includes a number of LGBT-themed films and events. The 2010 festival includes nearly 30 films with specific relevance to the Queer community along with a number of others with supporting Queer characters.

The SIFF
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Where It's At: COMING TO SEATTLE - Sedaris, Eagles, Lady Antebellum
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): For the sake of personal and domestic security, be careful with your secrets. Passion (or mere convenience) may suggest sharing a house key, but think very carefully about that! Advice from friends is well-intentioned, but ill-considered.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): If you can't resist impulse shopping
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Charley's Aunt a 112-year-old drag farce
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

Charley's Aunt
Taproot Theatre
Through June 12


In 1892 Victorian London, the biggest comedy smash of the year was Brandon Thomas' Charley's Aunt. In 2010 Seattle, the biggest comedy smash currently on stage might well be the same play. The original pro
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Summer jazz festivals in the French Riviera post big names
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN Contributing Writer

Do you really need an excuse to visit the French Riviera? Probably not. This particular region of the famed European country lies an hour and 15 minutes from Paris by plane. In fact, getting there from Seattle is a cinch - Air France (www.airfrance.us) flies non-stop to Paris seve
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
NORTHWEST NEWS (for 05/21/10) 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
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Letters
THANKS FROM SYNERGY EVENTS

On behalf of Synergy Events, we would like to express our appreciation to the SGN for participating in Lambert House Benefit 2010, held at Julia's Restaurant on May 12.

Thank you for attending the benefit. Synergy expresses our gratitude to SGN for donating advertising space to promo
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Deep Inside Hollywood
Breaking Dawn finds a director
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is now the chosen one to shepherd Twilight teens Edward and Bella and Jacob as they enter their final on-screen chapter, Breaking Dawn. And, not missing a single lesson learned by the people who directed the three earlier films, he's courtin
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ARIES (March 20 - April 19): For the sake of personal and domestic security, be careful with your secrets. Passion (or mere convenience) may suggest sharing a house key, but think very carefully about that! Advice from friends is well-intentioned, but ill-considered.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): If you can't resist impulse shopping
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RAIN's Beatles tribute the soundtrack of our lives
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 time
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Film fest 'the heart and soul' of Trans culture
by Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writer

Translations: The Seattle
Transgender Film Festival
May 13-16
Various Seattle Venues


Three Dollar Bill Cinema is currently holding Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival. Now in its fifth year, the festival brings an eclectic mix of sho
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Rise n' Shine documentary premieres at SIFF
Rise n' Shine - A Hero's Journey
May 22
Egyptian Theatre


Rise n' Shine - A Hero's Journey is a short documentary film being screened at the 2010 Seattle International Film Festival. The film explores the journey of two local women, Ralina Miller and Janet Trinkaus. It is a tale of a young woman who, as a
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Rise n' Shine documentary premieres at SIFF
Rise n' Shine - A Hero's Journey
May 22
Egyptian Theatre


Rise n' Shine - A Hero's Journey is a short documentary film being screened at the 2010 Seattle International Film Festival. The film explores the journey of two local women, Ralina Miller and Janet Trinkaus. It is a tale of a young woman who, as a
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Vaudevillians must-see neo-burlesque
by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

The Vaudevillians
Balagan Theatre
Through June 5


Kitty Witless is a leggy blonde songbird with a marginal attitude and a tendency to hike her skirt up. Dr. Dan Von Dandy is a sexually repressed ragtime virtuoso with an arrogant streak and proclivity
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Shortbus starts Seattle's Lesbian and Gay Film Festival with a bang, not a whimper -
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): For the sake of personal and domestic security, be careful with your secrets. Passion (or mere convenience) may suggest sharing a house key, but think very carefully about that! Advice from friends is well-intentioned, but ill-considered.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): If you can't resist impulse shopping
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