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posted Friday, May 13, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 19
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
Latin Night contestants sing twice at Pride Idol
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Latin Night at Pride Idol was muy caliente as six contestants sang two songs each for a chance to win $100! Some of them sang in English while others sang in Spanish, to deliver one of the best Pride Idol shows yet!

Pride Idol is a citywide singing contest produced and presented by SO&P, Verizon Wireless, FUZE, S
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Sixth annual Translations Film Festival brings premieres to Seattle
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Translations:
The Seattle
Transgender
Film Festival
May 12-15
Various locations


The sixth annual Translations Film Festival begins with a bang, with Friday's local premiere of the Chaz Bono documentary Becoming Chaz at d
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The Cars let the good times roll again
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

The Cars
May 10
The Showbox SoDo


'Is there anyone here who doesn't know this is our first show in 24 years?' asked Ric Ocasek early in The Cars' set at the Showbox SoDo on Tuesday night. The sold-out crowd erupted in a minute-long cheer, befitting an occasi
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Seattle Opera scores a hit with Magic Flute
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Mozart's Magic Flute
May 7-8
McCaw Hall


With fab costumes designed by Zandra Rhodes, eye-pleasing sets by Robert Dahlstrom and Robert Schaub, hilarious direction by Chris Alexander, and superb, closet-cleaning conducting by Gary Thor Wedow, this new production of a
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The Kills play explosive set
by Jessica Price - SGN Contributing Writer

The Kills
May 9
The Showbox at the Market


The Kills are the hottest thing going in electrified dirty blues rock these days, and they rule the universe as an army of two. The sold-out crowd at Neumos didn't need to be convinced; young girls were shrieki
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Soul Jelly performing twice during Pride
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Soul Jelly, a local nine-piece soul, funk, and R&B party band, is scheduled to perform at two Gay Pride events this summer: the SO&P Hard Rock Café Pin Launch party and the Capitol Hill Pride Festival. Seattle Gay News caught up with KJ Jones, one of the band's lead vocalists, to talk ab
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A Dyke About Town: Lea DeLaria nails standards and comedy
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Lea DeLaria
Mercy and Cuteness were knocked out by Lea DeLaria's concert at the Triple Door on May 7. The comedian/singer appeared with tousled short hair and black leather pants. Cuteness said, 'Who knew she had such a fabulous voice?'

Janette Maso
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Symphony disappoints, then delights
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Les Violons du Roy,
Seattle Symphony
May 5 and 6
Benaroya Hall


When most of the Seattle Symphony players are busy at Seattle Opera - as they are now in Mozart's Magic Flute (running through May 21st) - we get works for smaller ensembles at Benaroya Hall. Th
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SGN's 2011 Summer Movie Preview: Part I
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The summer movie season - Hollywood's favorite time of year - is back, and it's packed with more sequels, spin-offs, and reboots then any year in recent memory. In May and June alone, there's a part five, a part four, and three part twos. We've also got the first of two Marvel Com
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SGN's 2011 summer movie preview: Part II
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

As the summer movie season continues, July and August are filled with their fair share of familiar faces. The months feature four sequels, one prequel, a return to the 100 Acre Wood, two remakes of cult '80s classics, and another Marvel Comics icon gets the spotlight to help set
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): You're filled with enough energy and charm to conquer most worlds, but you're stuck on this one. Even if world domination isn't feasible, you're clever enough to plot reasonable victories. New perspectives will help.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Too much time alone brooding is bad for your health. Som
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Janet Jackson plans escapade to Seattle
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Gimme a beat! And then gimme $130 for a seat in the second tier at McCaw Hall.

These are Janet Jackson's demands for her one-night show in Seattle, a long-awaited performance scheduled for August 29 that promises fans an up-close-and-personal experience. Should you want an ev
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Northwest News
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE
www.seattlepride.org

FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY PRESENTS SALT OF THE EARTH
On Friday, May 13, at 7 p.m., at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave. S.), FSP will screen Salt of the Earth, an award-winning 1954 film exploring a fierce strike by Mexican-American min
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Letters
GAY PROP. 8 JUDGE A NON-ISSUE

Apparently, Prop. 8 lawyers forgot Trial Law 101 and Appellate Law 101. You can only challenge, on appeal, those objections you raised at trial. Since Prop. 8 attorneys never challenged the impartiality of Federal District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, they don't get to do it before the Ninth Circu
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Ladies of the Corridor shows how far we've come
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

The Ladies of the Corridor
Richard Hugo House
Through May 22


Dorothy Parker was known for her wit and her participation in the Algonquin Round Table, a group of writers and critics who met every day for lunch around a table in the Algonquin Hotel. Initially
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Suspending disbelief worth it for Fabulous Prizes
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Fabulous Prizes
Satori Group
Through May 30


Satori Group is among a handful of small ensemble theater companies consumed by theatricality. They both develop their own collective work and produce new, often unusual and edgy plays scripted by others.
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Ladies of the Corridor shows how far we've come
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

The Prisoner of Second Avenue
ACT Theatre
Through May 29


The Prisoner of Second Avenue is what is called 'Classic Neil Simon.' Although written in 1971, this amusing comedy only goes to prove the old adage that 'everything old is new again.' Ope
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Absurd Love Horse deserves more laughs
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Love Horse
Washington Ensemble Theatre
Through June 6


Love Horse is the West Coast premiere of Bryn Magnus' 2001 play at Washington Ensemble Theatre (WET). It's a surreal, dream-like play with a scientific aspect that goes beyond science fiction into fantasy
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