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posted Friday, June 4, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 22
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
WEEK NINE: Pride Idol visits Hollywood
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

It has been said that music is the soundtrack of our lives. In keeping with that concept, and to offer an excuse for showtune queens to sing a song from RENT, Pride Idol's ninth week was Soundtrack Night. Contestants were asked to sing their favorite ditty from a movie or stage show. The eight participants delivered, making Sou
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Teatro ZinZanni welcomes return of Hail, Caesar for summer run
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

Hail, Caesar Teatro ZinZanni Through August 28
As usual, 'love, chaos, and dinner' reign supreme at Teatro ZinZanni where Hail, Caesar has returned in a greatly revised and revamped production for a summer run through August 28. As before, comedian Frank Ferrante heads the cast
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Arms and the Man presents Shaw on stage
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Arms and the Man
Seattle Public Theater
Through June 12


George Bernard Shaw was a writer of plays that stand the test of time. He was also funny and smart and expressed his politics through his playwriting.

Arms and the Man is an early wor
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Jetta Mae Lexington Lane talks about La Feme Glamafique
by Anthony Greer - SGN Contributing Writer

Jetta Mae Lexington Lane, Miss Gay Seattle XLVI, sat down with SGN earlier this week to talk about her first fundraiser during her year-long reign. The La Feme Glamafique benefit will be held at the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute on Sunday, June 5.

Anthony Greer: Tell
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Lykke Li enraptures Seattle
by Rahul K. Gairola - SGN Contributing Writer

Lykke Li
May 26
The Showbox Market


Arguably the hottest act to come from Sweden since Euro-pop diva Robyn, Lykke Li has the spellbinding aura of a grown-up version of Hermione Granger, the fictional female sidekick of Harry Potter. Her dramatic appe
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A Dyke About Town: Bucky Pizzarelli still has it
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Bucky Pizzarelli
Bucky Pizzarelli and his trio presented an evening of lush ballads at Jazz Alley on May 24. Pizzarelli's fingers on his guitar were knowing. Jeff Johnson's bass was smart. D'Vonne Lewis was hot on drums.

They opened with 'Tangerine.' Two
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Lady Gaga censored on Glee, Good Morning America
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

When 'Born This Way,' the first single named after the 2011 album and third studio release by pop icon Lady Gaga was released, it caused an uproar. Some members of the LGBT community liked it. Others did not. But as the song climbed the charts and those catchy lyrics ('No matter Gay, st
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Stevie Nicks interviews for SGN Pride Music edition
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Stand back, because we've got the Bella Donna herself - not all to ourselves, but kind of.

Legendary rock queen Stevie Nicks is a special guest in our upcoming Pride Music issue on June 24. The Fleetwood Mac frontwoman and acclaimed solo artist, who performed at Key Arena a mon
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Augustana interview coming next week
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Hello, rock star.

Dan Layus, lead singer of the California rock band Augustana, is my guest in The Music Lounge on June 10, a day before the group performs a double-bill concert with The Maine. Aside from the hit singles 'Stars and Boulevards' and 'Boston,' Augustana has tou
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The Gay films of SIFF 2011
by Herb Krohn - SGN Contributing Writer

The Seattle International Film Festival is now underway, and will continue through June 12. Here is SGN's look at the festival's prominent LGBT-oriented films.

Information and tickets can be found at www.siff.net as well as the SIFF box office (located on the second floor
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The Gay films of SIFF 2011, part II
by Herb Krohn - SGN Contributing Writer

The Seattle International Film Festival is well underway, and will continue through June 12. Here is SGN's continuing look at the festival's prominent LGBT-oriented films.

For more film reviews as well as a schedule of upcoming films of Gay interest, visit www.sgn.org. more
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Latest X-Men vaults to the head of the class
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

X-Men: First Class
Opening June 3


It is 1963. Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) has just presented his thesis on genetic mutation at Oxford and, much to the delight of his mysterious 'little sister' Raven (Jennifer Lawrence), become a full-fledged prof
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Beginners movie pass giveaway at Purr on June 4
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Prepare to be McSmitten. Yes, that easy-to-love Ewan McGregor is at it again with another Gay-themed film, but this time he plays the hetero one. Beginners, which premiered to rave reviews at the Seattle International Film Festival and thus far has an 89% favorable rating on Rotten Tomato
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Your recent lucky spree will now focus more on financial fortune. How? Mad dreams and inspirations offer some clues. Talk out your crazy notions with your friends and find a way to bring them to the bank!

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Recent hard times are about to turn around. How to cash in on your goo
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Achtung, party people! Paul van Dyk is in the house!
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

How big is Paul van Dyk? He's enormous! Consistently ranked amongst the top 10 DJs on the planet since 1998, this eye-catching German is a superstar in electronic music and continues to pack concert venues from Vilnius to Kuala Lumpur to San Diego. With a new album, Evolution, set for release
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Northwest News
RAIN CITY SOCCER CLUB HOSTS 2011 RAIN CITY FRIENDLY TOURNAMENT AND UNDERWEAR PARTY
JUNE 3-5

On Friday, June 3, from 6-10 p.m., at R Place (619 E. Pine St. at Boylston Ave.), join Rain City Soccer for a tournament registration mixer/kick-off party. For extra fun, stay late for the drag show and dance party. On Saturday, June
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Elektra a funny look at the Greek tragedy
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Elektra
Macha Monkey Productions
Through June 18


Macha Monkey is celebrating its 10th year of 'funny, fearless, female' productions by reprising their original adaptation of the ancient Greek classic story, Electra. However, this version, titled Elektra,
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