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Pride Idol's week 10 a disco inferno
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k.d. lang: Loud and proud - Being butch, coming out, and being the first Gay country star (before Chely Wright)
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U2 plays supersized show to massive audience
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Ewan McGregor and director Mike Mills talk about Beginners - An older generation comes out, and the villain of American history
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A Dyke About Town: Allen Toussaint an amazing songwriter, performer
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Sense and Sensibility - a great adaptation
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Parody Elektra a funny look at Greek tragedy
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International press praises PNB's Giselle
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AIDS at 30 - Special Forum From KQED Public Radio in San Francisco
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Chip Pope to headline Laff Hole
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The Gay films of SIFF 2011
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The Gay films of SIFF 2011, part II
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The Gay films of SIFF 2011, part III
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'The best' - Beginners is profound
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
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Augustana frontman a real rock-star daddy
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Letters
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Tenor Jonas Kaufmann spectacular in Tosca DVD
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Pride Idol's week 10 a disco inferno
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Pride Idol Disco Night marked the last night of regular competition in the local singing contest that has made stars, gifted cash, and brought a community together through Pride and music!

Pride Idol is a citywide singing contest produced and presented by SO&P, Verizon Wireless, FUZE, Seattle's Best Karaoke, an
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k.d. lang: Loud and proud - Being butch, coming out, and being the first Gay country star (before Chely Wright)
by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

k.d. lang is manning up, and here's why: Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and all the other sexpots of pop who shoot whipped cream from their chests and ride disco sticks. In our recent interview with lang, a longtime Gay activist and singer of the purest form who turns 50 later this year, sh
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U2 plays supersized show to massive audience
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

U2
June 4
Qwest Field


Less than a handful of artists can fill soccer stadiums around the world: U2, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, and Metallica - sorry, Lada Gaga, not yet.

Last weekend it was Dublin's finest - Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, L
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Ewan McGregor and director Mike Mills talk about Beginners - An older generation comes out, and the villain of American history
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

I found writer/director Mike Mills' Beginners - starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, and Mélanie Laurent - to be nearly perfect. The story of lonely artist Oliver (McGregor), the movie weaves together disparate strands of narrative, going from past to present. It follo
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A Dyke About Town: Allen Toussaint an amazing songwriter, performer
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Allen Toussaint
Cuteness turned Mercy on to Allen Toussaint, and Mercy was very happy she did. He appeared at Jazz Alley on May 31. The singer had white hair and appeared in a turquoise jacket with multicolored accents and jewels, matching pants, and a tie. His voic
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Sense and Sensibility - a great adaptation
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Sense and Sensibility
Book-It Repertory
Through June 26


Book-It Repertory does the 18th century so very, very well! Jane Austen adaptations seem to meld their love of books, their love of period, and their humor all together into the perfect theatrical offer
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Parody Elektra a funny look at 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, is
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International press praises PNB's Giselle
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

This incredible recreation- a restaging of Giselle, one of the oldest ballets still in performance - has brought national and international attention to Seattle's Pacific Northwest Ballet. Two major New York newspapers sent reviewers, national press coverage was expected to be 'record shatt
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Chip Pope to headline Laff Hole
by Anthony Greer - SGN Contributing Writer

Chip Pope from this past season of Last Comic Standing will be headlining the Laff Hole at Chop Suey on June 15.

'Being on the Last Comic Standing was a really great experience. Nothing but good things have come of it. It was good for exposure and realizing that a lot o
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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 of P
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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.
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The Gay films of SIFF 2011, part III
by Herb Krohn - SGN Contributing Writer

The Seattle International Film Festival continues through this Sunday, 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. Information an
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'The best' - Beginners is profound
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Beginners
Opening June 10


Writer and director Mike Mills' Beginners is the best film I've seen this year. The followup to the filmmaker's wonderful 2005 effort Thumbsucker, this inventive and surprising comedic drama of fathers, sons, relationships
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): You could make a lot or spend a lot. The competitive urge could drag you either way and even making money could be more strain than it's worth. What do you have to prove? To whom? Work as hard as you reasonably can.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Sometimes it's not easy being the strong, reliable one. Peo
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Augustana frontman a real rock-star daddy
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Dan Layus likes being called 'daddy' - well, not by everyone. The California native is currently juggling dual roles while on tour with his band Augustana: lead singer-guitarist and father - his two small children (and wife) are on the road, too. The four-man group is out promoting this year's
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ALL THINGS JAPANESE SALE - JAPANESE CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY CENTER JUNE 10-11
The Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) is holding its first ever All Things Japanese Sale on Friday, June 10, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Cultural Center (1414 S. Weller St.). The sale will feature
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Letters
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Tenor Jonas Kaufmann spectacular in Tosca DVD
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

The main reason to see this generally better-than-competent Tosca DVD is the singing and acting of tenor Jonas Kaufmann. Beyond his movie-star looks, Kaufmann is simply the best lyric/dramatic tenor singing today. His utterly smooth use of the entire range of dynamics is unique among modern tenors
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ARIES (March 20 - April 19): You could make a lot or spend a lot. The competitive urge could drag you either way and even making money could be more strain than it's worth. What do you have to prove? To whom? Work as hard as you reasonably can.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Sometimes it's not easy being the strong, reliable one. Peo
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ARIES (March 20 - April 19): You could make a lot or spend a lot. The competitive urge could drag you either way and even making money could be more strain than it's worth. What do you have to prove? To whom? Work as hard as you reasonably can.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Sometimes it's not easy being the strong, reliable one. Peo
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