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posted Friday, October 7, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 40

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Gloria reaches out to the Gays: Queen of Latin pop talks conservative upbringing, Gay marriage, and controversial Target deal
by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

Gloria Estefan isn't called the Queen of Latin pop for nothing. Over three decades - and counting - she's earned it.

Since needing a 'Dr. Beat' to control her feet in the '80s, then part of Miami Sound Machine, Estefan has amassed seven Grammy awards and released 25 albums (selling over 90 million copies of
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Footloose: So much Gayer than you thought

Director and star on updating a classic, its subliminal Gayness, and the making of a new heartthrob

by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

Footloose is known just as much for its dancing as it is for the guy who did most of it - Kevin Bacon, who played Ren McCormack in the cult classic. But there's a new heartthrob cutting loose on the dance floor in director Craig Brewer's remake of the 1984 film.

Mee
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Coco Peru back in Seattle
by Joshua Michael Rumley - SGN Contributing Writer

The incomparable Coco Peru will be returning to Seattle with her brand new show Coco Peru: There Comes a Time for a full weekend of shows at Rebar on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15.

Coco Peru has done it all over the 20 years she has been working in
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Dopey Real Steel a mechanical melodrama
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Real Steel
Opening October 7


Sometime in the very near future, physical human boxing has made way for the robotic kind. Mechanical pugilists fight it out in the ring like Roman gladiators hacking and pounding one another to the death. A former priz
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Seattle Women's Chorus opens with True Country
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN Contributing Writer

The Seattle Women's Chorus opened the 2011 season for both itself and the Seattle Men's Chorus with a salute to country/western music, the audience-pleasing True Country. The three-hour program played two matinees last Saturday and Sunday at Benaroya Hall, where an enthusiastic cro
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Ladytron creates shimmering wall of sound at The Showbox
by Jessica Price - SGN A&E Writer

Ladytron
September 29
The Showbox at the Market (Decibel Festival)


Seattle's Decibel Festival has just completed its eighth year, arguably the biggest and most ambitious yet. Focused on the most innovative in electronica, dance, experimental, and audio/v
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New crowd, new music at SSO
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Seattle Symphony
October 1
Benaroya Hall


Almost as exciting as the music was the audience that showed up for Saturday's performance of the Seattle Symphony under its new music director, Ludovic Morlot. I would guess that the people under 30 outnumbered those ol
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
MUSIC LOUNGE
Open singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick is back and happy
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MOVIE REVIEWS

SGN's 2011 fall film preview: Part I
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SGN's 2011 fall film preview: Part II
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Tucker and Dale an inventively gruesome comedic sensation
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Taproot offers Wilde comedy Ideal Husband
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN Contributing Writer

An Ideal Husband
Taproot Theatre
Through October 22


In January of 1895, Oscar Wilde - poet, playwright, and man-about-town - was seemingly an ideal husband. He was happily married and the father of two charming young sons. Two earlier social comedi
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Take Me America a meager look at an interesting issue
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Take Me America
Village Theatre
Issaquah: Through October 23
Everett: October 28-November 20


You can't beat the talent onstage in this small-cast world-premiere musical, Take Me America, at Village Theatre. The voices are gorgeous and the acting is he
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A Dyke About Town: John Patrick Lowrie's reading entertaining
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

John Patrick Lowrie reading
Mercy and Cuteness enjoyed John Patrick Lowrie's reading of his new novel, Dancing with Eternity, September 26 at University Book Store. Fantasy Book Critic named it one of the top 10 novels of the year. Lowrie says the book asks the ques
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Lorna Luft: A Personal Tribute to Judy Garland
By Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

Judy Garland may have brought vaudeville back to the 'Palace,' but it was her daughter Lorna Luft who brought her beloved songs to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. On September 30, Ms. Luft took over the stage in Olympia, and for over 90 minutes she shared with the audience h
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Delta Sky Club at Sea-Tac Airport gets cool makeover
By: Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

It needed it. It got it. And it looks incredible.

Delta Airlines' newly renovated and relocated Sky Club lounge, now on the second level of the S Terminal, is a huge improvement in comparison to its smaller and frumpy former quarters, initially belonging to Northwest Airli
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Paula Ettelbrick, LGBT rights hero, dies
By Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Paula Louise Ettelbrick died Friday morning, October 7, after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 56.

Richard Burns, who succeeded her in August as Executive Director of New York's Stonewall Community Foundation, recalled her achievements in a statement issued the same day.
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