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posted Friday, November 26, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 48

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Burlesque oozes with musical cheese
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Burlesque
Opening November 26


Those hoping for a massive misfire of Showgirls or Glitter proportions in regards to the Cher and Christina Aguilera L.A.-based musical Burlesque should prepare themselves for disappointment; the production values are much too high, the acting relatively compe
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New documentary films lives of Gay academy grads
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Out of Annapolis is a timely 71-minute film chronicling the lives and travails of Gay Navy Academy alumni. The powerful film is set against the backdrop of the ongoing dilemma that surrounds the proposal to repeal the military's Gay ban, known as 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT), which prohib
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Amy Sedaris talks ?Queers and crafts
Author/actress speaks on her new (super Gay) book - and the chapter Neil Patrick Harris inspired

by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

From a wacky misfit to her Martha-on-crack domesticity book, Amy Sedaris has made a career out of being different. She's at it again with Simple Times: Crafts for Poor Peop
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Armistead Maupin brings more Tales to our city
by Ron Anders - SGN Contributing Writer

Fans of Armistead Maupin's iconic Tales of the City series are happy campers these days. The latest book in the series, Mary-Ann in Autumn, has just started flying off bookstore shelves. Begun as a daily serial in the San Francisco Chronicle in 1976, the stories of the denizens of 28 Barbar
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Clay Aiken backs anti-bullying legislation
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Former American Idol star Clay Aiken appeared at a hearing in Washington, D.C. last week to address the issue of Gay bullying.

Aiken, 31, is openly homosexual.

On November 18, Aiken was a speaker at a Capitol Hill briefing, organized by Gay, Lesbian and Str
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A Dyke About town: Taj Mahal a consummate performer
by Mercy Moosemuzzle- SGN Contributing Writer

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal's performance at Jazz Alley November 19 made Mercy and Cuteness very happy. Taj had on his big smile of competence, a Hawaiian shirt, and a fedora. Mahal's guitar work was smart, his keyboards funky. His band - Bill Rich on bass and Kester Smith on
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The Dandy Warhols' Mia McCabe cites M.I.A, pulled pork, and ?Gay community as faves
by Rahul K. Gairola - SGN Contributing Writer

The last time Zia McCabe - founding member and musician of indie rock band The Dandy Warhols - and I chatted was when the band played a free show a little over seven years ago at the infamous Popstarz indie rock club night at The Scala in London. At that time, the band was promoting t
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Excellent actors wasted in sluggish Vestal Virgins
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Vestal Virgins
Theater Schmeater
Through December 18


The new play Vestal Virgins, now presenting at Theater Schmeater, is billed as a comedy. Marcy Rodenborn's script starts with a faux teen virgin sensation singing songs about virginity as she flirts with the au
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Hollow Lughnasa leaves audience unaffected
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Dancing at Lughnasa
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Through December 5


Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel is a memory play. Michael (Ben Harris) is grown now, but tells of a hot summer when he was 7 and his mother and four aunts squeezed together into a small Irish h
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Grammy nominations: Year of the GaGa to be capped with award gold
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

When she wasn't dominating music charts, she was performing to thousands of 'little monsters' in sports arenas around the world, or making headlines in daily newspapers and blogsites for another ridiculous outfit worn, or inspiring the ensemble of Glee to unleash their inner GaGa in a gushi
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Music makes a hip holiday gift
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Let them buy their own sweaters. Instead, fill their stockings and entertainment shelves with new CDs, DVDs, and books this holiday season. Here are 15 music-related suggestions, including a jewelry item currently being sported by a famous pop star, to shop for or to add to your personal wish li
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Gay icon releases new Christmas album and opens up about AIDS pandemic, Perez Hilton's 'vicious diatribes,' and her own ?sweet dreams for the world
by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

Legendary status - earned through over three decades in the music business - hasn't changed Annie Lennox.

Despite being a global superstar, first making an impression as part of the Eurythmics in the '80s before going solo, she's genuinely concerned about the human cond
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Dina Martina - Comedian delights, disturbs this season
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

She's baaaaaack! Everyone's favorite Christmas turkey, Dina Martina, returns to Re-bar, and I couldn't be happier! Year after laugh-out-loud year, Dina Martina raises the bar even higher with each holiday extravaganza and 2010 promises to be her best Christmas show yet!

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Marwencol a mentally fascinating journey of self-discovery
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Sensational Tangled lets down its hair
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Holiday Events Calendar

Compiled by Nick Ardizzone
SGN Staff Writer

ARTS & CRAFTS

'Arboretum Foundation's
Gifts & Greens Galore Sale'
12/11 and 12/12 10am-2pm. Along with a great selection of more
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Holiday albums hit the shelves alongside Elton and Liza
by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

Mariah Carey
Merry Christmas II You

Sequels usually suck, but Mariah Carey's not going down with that sleigh on her cleverly titled offshoot to her Merry Christmas behemoth. That 16-year-old album spawned 'All I Want for Christmas is You,' a modern-day classic
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Seattle favorite Anne Allgood sings with holiday cheer in A Christmas Story
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

A Christmas Story: The Musical! 5th Avenue Theatre November 26 - December 30

Anne Allgood is a familiar face to the Seattle theater scene. Even before moving to the Pacific Northwest, Ms. Allgood had graced the Seattle stage in national touring companies. Last seen
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