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Back to Section One | Back to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, April 1, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 13
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
Seattle Pride Idol is back!
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle Pride Idol, presented by Verizon Wireless, FUZE, Seattle's Best Karaoke, Neighbours Nightclub, Seattle Gay News, and MOViN 92.5, is back, and it is bigger and better than ever!

Pride Idol is a citywide singing contest produced and presented by Seattle Out and Proud (SO&P) every Sunday night at Neighbours
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Shangela to make her Seattle debut
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

By now, unless you've been living under a rock, you've either heard about or watched RuPaul's Drag Race. Now in its third season, the show has propelled drag into the mainstream and given Gays a plethora of catchphrases like 'Don't fuck it up' and 'The time has come. For you to lipsync for
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Billy Elliot a boy born to boogie
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

Billy Elliot:
The Musical
Paramount Theatre
Through April 3


To say a show is inspiring, uplifting, or a dancing sensation is to be redundant in regards to Billy Elliot: The Musical.

Based on the 2000 film of the same name, thi
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Lisa Lampanelli lets it all hang out
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Like a favorite aunt who's had too many boilermakers on Christmas, anything and everything can fall out of Lisa Lampanelli's mouth. The comedy world's 'queen of mean' has made a living from skewering every person in the room, regardless of their race, sexual orientation, or penis size - sh
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Great performances make The King's Proposal an enjoyable evening
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

The King's Proposal or The Marriage of Princess Guido
Seattle Musical Theatre
Through April 10


A cute new musical is being presented as part of Seattle Musical Theatre's 'Second Season,' a kind of incubator for new musicals in its maiden start. The King's Pr
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Of Mice and Men brings classic to the stage
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Of Mice and Men
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Through April 10


Classic American plays like Of Mice and Men, being presented at Seattle Repertory Theatre now, serve two purposes: They are a kind of record of what life used to be like, and if they are great plays
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Dee Hoty makes 9 to 5 her own
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

9 to 5 the Musical
April 5-24
5th Avenue Theatre


Whether it's in Seattle or on New York's Broadway, Dee Hoty knows her way around the stage. She's been a familiar face on both coasts, starring in MAME or Lonestar Love and earning three Tony Award nom
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A Dyke About Town: Laura Love delights sold-out crowd at Triple Door
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Tower of Power
Mercy's friend Mischief joined Mercy for Tower of Power at Jazz Alley on March 24, because the late show was too late on a weeknight for Cuteness. Mischief had never heard of the band because she's not a big fan of funk. When she heard them, she said, 'W
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Next week in The Music Lounge: Cut Copy checks in from the road
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

They're not the easiest to pin down - traveling everywhere from Portugal to Estonia to the U.S. and their native Australia - but Seattle Gay News managed to catch up with electronic-pop act Cut Copy just before they descended to Seattle. Tim Hoey, guitarist for the band, chatted with me via
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Three Dollar Bill's Spring Film Series offers Jean Genet cinema rarities
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Legendary director Jean Cocteau famously declared outcast, criminal, playwright, actor, poet and fellow Frenchman Jean Genet a literary genius, while Jean-Paul Sartre went so far as to liken him to a saint in his biography Saint Genet: Com├ędien et Martyr.

Now Th
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Source Code director Duncan Jones
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The last time Duncan Jones was in the Emerald City, it was during the Seattle International Film Festival to talk about his 2009 debut Moon. While only making a minor dent at the domestic box office, the Kubrickian science fiction spectacular starring Sam Rockwell picked up accol
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Tricky Source Code a Hitchcockian sci-fi blast
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Source Code
Opening April 1
Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) isn't sure what is going on. He's woken up on a Chicago commuter train talking to a strange if friendly woman named Christina (Michelle Monaghan) as if they've been longtime friends, even though they've j
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): You're certain to make a fool of yourself one way or another, so just lighten up and let yourself be in on the joke. While taking yourself too seriously is surely disastrous, do be serious about safety.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): It's not that you worry too much, but you need to worry better. Get clea
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The Sounds are ringing loud and clear
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

If you ever send a care package to Felix Rodriguez, remember to include corn tortillas. The guitarist for rock-electro band The Sounds, and many of his amigos back home in Sweden, are suckers for a good taco and are often limited to the flour variety of the Mexican flatbread. The Malmo-base
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Northwest News
'DINA MARTINA: LIVE AT RE-BAR PLACE'
On Fridays and Saturdays, through April 30, at 8 p.m., at Re-bar (1114 Howell St.), join the talent-stuffed Dina Martina and ultra-gifted accompanist Chris Jeffries for their semi-awaited return to Re-bar for a Spring show that's oozing with razzle-dazzle - minus the dazzle! Dina Martina's shows
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Letters
ARE YOU CLEAN?

It's one thing to want someone to be disease free, it's another things to say things like, 'Are you Clean, DDF? I'm Clean UB2, you must be DDF and Clean.'

Sound familiar? Profiles online in the Gay social network sites are filled with such comments. As a Gay man I find it insulting if someone w
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Triumphant All My Sons proves universal
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

All My Sons
Intiman Theatre
Through April 17


The product of a great director is apparent when you experience a production of a classic play that feels so right, yet has never before been produced that way. Valerie Curtis-Newton's production of All My Sons, a
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