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posted Friday, December 9, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 49
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
Cinderella is pure magic
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

Cinderella
5th Avenue Theatre
Through December 31


The lyrics only suggest that it is impossible to change a yellow pumpkin into a golden carriage, but the 5th Avenue Theatre has done it. The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic musical Cinderella is the holiday treat that the 5th Avenue has
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Tori Amos speaks passionately on Gay fans, bullying, and politics
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

It's no secret that Tori Amos' fans, many of whom are Gay men, adore her. They have shrines dedicated to her. They name their pets and stuffed animals after her. They compose poems and paintings for her, even if an opportunity to show them to her in person never presents itself. Yes, Tori
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PNB's Nutcracker charms in traditional performance
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

Nutcracker
McCaw Hall
Through December 27


Pacific Northwest Ballet's annual production of the Kent Stowell/Maurice Sendak staging of Nutcracker has been a beloved Emerald City holiday tradition since its first performance in 1983. This year's revival is n
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New Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy's boy named
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On November 26, Cody Ryan Smith and Damien DeOnier were named Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy's boy, respectively, at the Cuff Complex.

'When I won I was feeling a few things - proud, nervous - but mostly I had this overwhelming feeling of 'OK, now I've got a lot of planning
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Jackie Beat is Christmas in The Nutcracker
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

I love Jackie Beat. And I love that Jackie Beat has become the incredible shrinking drag queen (seriously, have you seen her lately? She looks fabulous!). But, try as I may, I've never thought about Jackie Beat and Christmas at the same time.

For this reason alone, I knew I
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Enter to win free tickets for The Descendants from the SGN!
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Hawaiian sunrises and George Clooney. These are two gorgeous things to wake up to this time of year (actually any time of year). Both have starring roles in the major awards contender The Descendants, currently showing in theaters across the country. Clooney, an Oscar-winner for Syriana, is
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Pale and Lovely Place an unpredictable mix
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

A Pale and Lovely Place
West of Lenin
Through December 11


Kevin Joyce is accustomed to creating presentations that defy easy description or even easy understanding. As a co-founder of UMO Ensemble, a group that combines aerial work, puppetry (or animation of in
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Every Christmas Story offers every Christmas gag you can think of
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)
ArtsWest
Through December 24


An abundance of stage productions this year allow for holiday avoidance syndrome, if that's your desire. Or at least getting a holiday fix without getting too deeply maudlin or relig
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The Kooks play dynamite show to big crowd
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

The Kooks
December 2
The Showbox Market


Truth be told, I haven't paid much attention to The Kooks, though I always thought I should. Last weekend, when the band performed to a sell-out audience at The Showbox Market, I realized why I'd been meaning to che
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Scorsese's Hugo pure cinematic magic
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Hugo
Now Playing


Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) lives in the walls of the Paris train station. The 12-year-old, much like his late clock-making father (Jude Law), is something of a mechanical genius, and with his drunken uncle Claude (Ray Winstone) my
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Muppets still make a rainbow connection
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The Muppets
Now Playing


Gary (Jason Segel) lives in Smalltown with his younger brother, Walter. He's in love with beautiful schoolteacher Mary (Amy Adams). Together, the trio is heading to Hollywood to visit the fabled Muppet Studios, the legendary h
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Get wild and creative. Explore and express new ideas. Just remember you are experimenting; keep it light and fun. Being too sure of yourself can make you look pompous and/or get you into trouble.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): New ideas have hidden value. Make every effort to be open-minded. Your ability
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Northwest News
BORN THIS WAY KAFE FOR URBAN QUEER TEENS AT CAL ANDERSON PARK
On Fridays, 5-9 p.m., at Cal Anderson Shelterhouse (1635 11th Ave., one block north of E. Pine St.), Seattle Parks & Recreation hosts Born This Way Kafe, a welcoming place where LGBTQ youth, friends and allies (ages 13-19) can gather, be themselves, and have fun. Meets ev
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Letters
MCDERMOTT'S VIEWS ON MARIJUANA POSSESSION

The following letter was written by Jim McDermott in response to a letter asking about possession of marijuana. Thank you for contacting me about repealing the federal laws prohibiting the possession of marijuana. I appreciate you taking the time to write, and I welcome thi
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Mark Morris Dance Group: The new old and the old new
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Mark Morris Dance Group
December 1
The Moore Theatre


One thing you can always count on with Mark Morris is great music, always performed by top-notch musicians, always live! You could come for the music alone, with the dance as an added extra. And his choices are al
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A Dyke About Town: Chick Corea Trio amazing
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Chick Corea Trio
Reality joined Mercy for Chick Corea at Jazz Alley on December 2 because Cuteness was with Equality. Corea has won 17 Grammies. He was celebrating his 70th birthday with the tour. Mercy and Reality agreed he didn't look that age with his curly gray
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Good vibrations at St. James Cathedral
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Early Music Guild: stile antico
December 3
St. James Cathedral


If you've never experienced a musical performance in the acoustic of a cathedral, you won't know what I'm talking about in this review. A young early-music vocal group called 'stile antico' sang musi
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Young the Giant interview for 'Best of Music 2011'
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Young the who? Giant, as in enormous. Young the Giant, from Irvine, California, is a band that has rapidly become a staple on rock music stations and college campuses. 'My Body' was such a big hit, they were asked to perform it on the MTV VMA awards telecast a few months ago, and it's been
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