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posted Friday, December 10, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 50

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Arts and Entertainment
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Dirty dancing - Natalie Portman and Black Swan cast on the ballet thriller and girl-on-girl sex
by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

Natalie Portman flaps her arms and moves as gracefully as a bird in the twisted psychosexual thriller Black Swan, but the comparisons don't stop there. The actress ate like one, too.

To transform into mentally unstable ballet dancer Nina Sayers, a darkly disturbing role that's already giving Portman major Osca
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The Infection Monologues challenges our perception of HIV/AIDS
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

This is difficult. The discussion around HIV/AIDS is controversial at best. The infection - which has been with us for nearly 30 sobering years - changed the world and the Gay movement forever. Regardless of how or why we discuss HIV, the fact remains that we need to do just that - disc
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ArtsWest visits Tuna, Texas, for spirited Christmas show
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

A Tuna Christmas
ArtsWest
Through
December 24


Tuna, Texas, is famous in little theater venues throughout the U.S. - and, amazingly, on Broadway in The Big Apple itself, New York City. The current A Tuna Christmas, playing at ArtsWest in West Sea
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Abigail shines at Seattle holiday show
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Abigail Zsiga has been making my 'Joy Rise' since she burst onto the American dance music scene over 10 years ago. When I'd heard that the dance floor diva - featured more than once at Seattle Pridefest - had gone acoustic, I was intrigued. When I heard that she was scheduled to appear a
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Ethereal Black Swan a hallucinatory enigma
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Black Swan
Opening December 10


Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky's trippy, hallucinatory, intensely sexual and eerily psychological foray into ballet, obsession, and the state of self, is a bizarre sojourn I don't feel entirely equipped to handle. It mov
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A Dyke About Town: Fun Gay community Christmas traditions
by Mercy Moozemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Ham for the Holidays
Mercy and Cuteness love their long tradition of going to see Ham for the Holidays. They always get a lot of laughs from their evening at Theatre Off Jackson. The December 3 performance attracted them. Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt were well-supporte
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GLAAD celebrates 5th anniversary
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) celebrated its 25th anniversary on December 3 with a cocktail party at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The event drew such celebrity attendees as Chaz Bono, Jean Smart, Amber Heard, and Ed Begley, Jr., who toaste
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Pianist in over her head at Meany Hall
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Recital by pianist Lara Downes
December 1
Meany Hall


I don't envy young pianists in today's competitive market; there are just too many brilliant young artists, each with amazing techniques and each with something special to offer. Unfortunately, Lara Downes h
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Seattle awakens to an ancient glory
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Monteverdi's '1610 Vespers'
December 3
St. James Cathedral


It's easy to critique a bad concert; the flaws are usually all too evident. But it's much harder to describe the magic combination of elements that make for a wondrous concert like that at St. James C
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Torchbearers a rare miss for Women Seeking theatre company
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

The Torchbearers
Richard Hugo House
Through December 18


The Torchbearers by George Kelly is a 1922 send-up of community theater. The kind of community envisioned in the play is the high-society kind, where people are acclaimed for the very worst kind of act
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Jacob Marley presents dark version of A Christmas Carol
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Jacob Marley's
Christmas Carol
Seattle Public Theater
Through December 24


How 'bout that poor Marley fellow, who comes back from the dead to warn Scrooge about how awful the afterlife could be? What did he do to deserve such a fate? How come nobody b
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Sleigh Bells interview added to Best of Music 2010
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The Black Keys blow away the pack at DTHB
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Deck the Hall Ball
w/ Broken Bells, The Black
Keys, Jimmy Eat World,
and more
December 8
WaMu Theater


The night belonged to The Black Keys, and by a wide margin. No one came close to matching the electricity of the Akron, Ohio-based duo
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