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posted Friday, January 20, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 03
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
Century High a whirl of comedy, dance, and theater
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Century High
Century Ballroom
January 21, 28, and February 4


Century High, Century Ballroom's latest cabaret, is a gas. With a storyline that weaves in and out of classic dance movies (think Grease and Dirty Dancing with an even campier twist) paired with comedy and dancing that rivals th
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RuPaul, supermodel of the world
by Boy Mike - Special to the SGN

RuPaul, 'supermodel of the world,' has been in show business for two decades. He has been a recording artist, television personality, spokesperson, author, and, yes, even a movie star. His latest project, RuPaul's Drag Race, is in its fourth season and airs every Monday night on the LOGO Netwo
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Joan Rivers takes off the face: Legendary comedian on her 'other' self, Gay crushes, and going Lesbian again with Babs
by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

Joan Rivers has never been one to question her actions. But today, she's doing just that: 'I'm listening to Katy Perry and I don't know why.'

Besides being a firework herself, Rivers has little in common with the ubiquitous pop tart. There's this, though: They've
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The 2011 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

According to American Theater Magazine, Seattle has more theater per capita than New York City. That would translate into the idea that Seattle has more theater per capita than anywhere else in the world! Whew! What a concept. Many theater-rich communities have a number of awards for their th
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Coriolanus: Occupy Rome?
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Coriolanus
Seattle Shakespeare Company
Through January 29


Shakespeare is known for a handful of plays that are done every year in hundreds (if not thousands) of theatrical venues. The Seattle Shakespeare Company does almost nothing but Shakespeare (though
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Leave shaky Callers on hold
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

The Callers
Washington Ensemble Theatre
Through February 6


Musicals might be about the most difficult theatrical production to write. They are almost always more collaborative, with a 'book' writer (the script or story) and often a composer and a differe
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A Dyke About Town: Meshell Ndegeocello fantastic at Triple Door
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Meshell Ndegeocello
Cuteness had a conflict the day Mercy went to see Meshell Ndegeocello, so Mercy's friend Jewel joined her on January 10 at the Triple Door. The sold-out crowd was enthusiastic about the evening of mostly original blues. Meshell's bass playing wa
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From Russia with love: Sasha Gradiva takes on the U.S.
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Talented, gorgeous, and unstoppable, it was only a matter of time before international pop sensation Sasha Gradiva landed stateside. This fierce and fearless performer, songwriter, and fashion fanatic is creating buzz on both coasts with her innovative, futuristic, electro-flavored sou
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Mat Kearney interview coming in February
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Mat Kearney has been around. In the music biz, that is. The Eugene-born musician released his first album in 2004, the little-heard-of Bullet on a small record label. These days, he's batting in the majors - a record deal with Universal, sold out concerts in New York, Boston and Chicago, a
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Streep brilliant, but Lady has no iron
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The Iron Lady
Now Playing


Can a mediocre movie be made worthwhile by a single performance?

That's the question posed by director Phyllida Lloyd's (Mamma Mia!) The Iron Lady, a sort-of biography of former British Prime Minister Marg
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Weird insights can make you wonder how much you really do know yourself. Pushing yourself harder can make things tough on those around you. Ask yourself why you do that and whether it's really necessary.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Who are your friends, really? The answers will be surprising, both goo
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Fujiya & Miyagi are just getting started
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

They're not from Japan, they're not a duo, and they weren't born yesterday. Fujiya & Miyagi are a four-piece band from Brighton, England, that's been making music for over a decade, and most of their experience has been an uphill climb. But thanks to the surging popularity of electronica -
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Northwest News
compiled by Rick McKinnon - SGN Staff Writer

SEATTLE VOLLEYBALL CLUB
The Winter 2012 League Season has begun. For more information, visit www.seattlevolleyballclub.com.

BORN THIS WAY KAFE FOR URBAN QUEER TEENS AT CAL ANDERSON PARK
On Fridays, 5-9 p.m., at Cal Anderson Shelterho
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Letters
AN OPEN LETTER TO CARDINAL FRANCIS GEORGE

Eminence,

I find myself conscience-bound to respond to your most recent column in the Chicago New World (January 15, 2012). Once again you publicly talk about the fear that motivated your harsh words in comparing the Gay liberation movement with KKK.

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Bell and Morlot work magic
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Joshua Bell at Seattle Symphony
January 10
Benaroya Hall


I'm assuming that I'm not the only person guilty on occasion of expecting less depth from a person merely because he or she possesses physical beauty. We won't ponder here just why a person's good look
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