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Back to Section One | Back to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, April 22, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 16
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
Legendary Paul Simon masterful in tour opener
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Paul Simon
April 15
WaMu Theater


Six months away from turning 70, Paul Simon is peaking again. No stranger to success or critical acclaim, the legendary performer is wowing the industry with So Beautiful or So What (his best album in decades), and when he takes the stage, he can kick the asses of
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The incomparable Robbie Turner: Seattle's Lady Gaga opens up about Le Faux, Liza Minnelli, and love
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Robbie Turner, 29, is doing exactly what he was born to do: entertain.

Robbie is a triple threat; he can sing, he can dance, and he can act. As long as there is an audience - and with Robbie, there is always an audience - he will knock 'em dead every time. You've seen him pe
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Photographer Paul Dahlquist gives form to his 'wows'
by Ron Anders - SGN A&E Writer

With his Walt Whitman-esque white hair, beard, and piercing, playful blue eyes - and enough stories to fill volumes - Paul Dahlquist is a Seattle institution, albeit one I had not encountered before. He has been taking photographs for many decades, after discovering that photography - rather than
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Pride Idol has a diva-licious week four
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The LGBT community loves us some divas! With their big hair, beautiful gowns, and lots of attitude and talent, we Gays just can't get enough of our Madonna, Cher, Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, and & well, you get the point! We love them and we celebrate them.

On April 17 at Pride
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When filmmaking meets fashion: Sitting down with the director of Bill Cunningham New York
by Gary M. Kramer - SGN Contributing Writer

Bill Cunningham New York
Opening April 28


Anyone who reads The New York Times' Style section knows Bill Cunningham's work. This sly, shy photographer follows the trends - baggy trousers or polka-dot dresses - for his 'On the Street' collages and he documents
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Tiger Tales a fanciful look at fables
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Red Tiger Tales
ACT Theatre
Through April 23


Sprinkle some humorous Buddhist tales, clowns, musical sound effects, and aerial work together, mix liberally, and what do you have? UMO Ensemble's Red Tiger Tales - a fanciful way to visit your inner realizations
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This production doesn't captivate
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

This
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Through May 15


This is a hyper-literate play. (It's tempting to play Who's On First? with the title here.) The play, This, by Melissa James Gibson, is written in a way that New York literati would probably love. There are the p
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Cut Copy transcendent at Showbox SoDo
by Jessica Price - SGN Contributing Writer

Cut Copy
April 12
The Showbox SoDo


The Showbox SoDo is a notoriously difficult venue for live music lovers. For Cut Copy last week, the cavernous warehouse with its ceiling of exposed wooden beams only added to the unmistakable feeling of being at an u
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A Dyke About Town: Marcia Ball an amazing performer
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Marcia Ball
Mercy's friend Oodles went with her to see Marcia Ball at the Triple Door on April 13, because Cuteness was home with Equality. The performer was tall and thin with a white thatch in her brown hair. Her long fingers danced along the piano.

Oodl
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Emotionally clich├ęd Elephants a frustrating mess
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Water For Elephants
Opening April 22


After his parents are killed in an automobile accident and the bank repossesses their house, Cornell veterinary science student Jacob (Robert Pattinson) forgoes his finals and instead hops a train heading to an
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Gory Scream 4 a sequel for the next generation
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Scream 4
Opening April 15


Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) has returned to her hometown of Woodsboro on the anniversary of the first time she was forced to face a mysterious ghost-faced killer intent on sending her to the grave. Fellow survivor and fri
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Sick reveals secrets and corruption of Big Pharma
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Sick
New City Theater
Through April 30


A young woman reveals, in bits and pieces, a hellish descent into madness, complete with suicidal moments and homicidal moments. She's riveting, occasionally funny, and sweet. She's accompanied by a bell-dinger who stops
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Your brain is afire with brilliance, so why is your partner being a wet blanket? Your sweetie may be looking further. 'That won't work,' doesn't have to stop the conversation. Discuss specifics, improve on ideas, find what will work.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Worrying about your health will only make
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Chateau Ste. Michelle welcoming back The B-52s
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Pour the wine, sweetheart. The lineup for this summer's Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery's concert series has been announced with a list of the usual suspects and an Academy Award winner. Of strong Gay interest is the closing performance by The B-52s and Human League on September 10, although P
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Northwest News
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE
www.seattlepride.org

GENDER ODYSSEY SHOW SEEKS ART SUBMISSIONS
As part of Gender Odyssey's 10th anniversary conference, the We Made This Road by Walking art show is an opportunity for reflection and celebration. We Made This Road by Walking references crea
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