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Grammy wrap: Adele conquers music's biggest night
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Vonda Shepard goes solo in Seattle
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Oklahoma! is more than OK
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Seattle Red Dress Party 2012 offers stellar lineup
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Join us at Purr for a laid-back Oscar party
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Morning Glory's drag brunch at Skylark Café and Club
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A Dyke About Town: Tower of Power fabulous
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Sweeping Prairie Nocturne beautiful but flawed
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Seattle Rep scores with I Am My Own Wife
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Studio Ghibli's Arrietty a sensation Woman in Black a classic Gothic thriller
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
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Letters
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Competent Chorus Line doesn't elevate
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Daniel Taylor makes Early Music swing
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Lisiecki a pianist to seek out
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Timeless Tartuffe solid at Taproot
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Grammy wrap: Adele conquers music's biggest night
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

If you weren't one of the 39 million people who watched the Grammy Awards last weekend, this is some of what you missed.

Adele, the British singer-songwriter who owned the music charts in 2011, capped a superstar year by claiming each of the six awards she was up for, including Album, Record, and Song of the Year
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Vonda Shepard goes solo in Seattle
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Vonda Shepard
February 22
The Triple Door


With over 12 million album sales to her name, two Golden Globes, two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the Billboard prize for selling the most television soundtrack records in history for the
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Oklahoma! is more than OK
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

Oklahoma!
5th Avenue Theatre
Through March 4


Oklahoma! is the groundbreaking show that changed the face of musical theater forever. Not only marking the first collaboration between the fathers of American musical theater (Richard Rodgers an
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Seattle Red Dress Party 2012 offers stellar lineup
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Seattle Red Dress Party - a local community tradition - is set to pop off Saturday night at Fremont Studios (155 N. 35th St.), and this year's program is the best yet. As if sets by DJs Almond Brown and Brian Gorr and performances by party host Gaysha Starr weren't enough, this ye
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Join us at Purr for a laid-back Oscar party
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

George Clooney or Jean Dujardin? Meryl Streep or Viola Davis? Martin Scorcese or Michel Hazanavicius? 'Man or Muppet' or 'Real in Rio'?

These contests - and the all-important one for Best Picture, with nine films competing for the prize this year - will be decided on February
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Morning Glory's drag brunch at Skylark Café and Club
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Drag, breakfast, and liquor.

OK, now that I've got your attention, I want to tell you about an absolutely wonderful event that takes place in West Seattle every second Saturday of the month: Morning Glory drag brunch at Skylark Café and Club (3803 Delridge Way S.W.).
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A Dyke About Town: Tower of Power fabulous
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Tower of Power
Mercy's friend Reality joined her for Tower of Power at Jazz Alley on February 9 because Cuteness was with Equality. The group has been together for 44 years. Reality pointed out some young people in the crowd.

Mercy thought Larry Bragg
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Sweeping Prairie Nocturne beautiful but flawed
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Prairie Nocturne
Book-It Repertory
Through March 4


The singular word for the newest production at Book-It Repertory is 'beautiful.' The sprawling narrative that is Prairie Nocturne, adapted from Ivan Doig's novel, is beautifully rendered. The two leads, Ge
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Seattle Rep scores with I Am My Own Wife
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

I Am My Own Wife
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Through March 10


The Tony and Pulitzer-winning I Am My Own Wife finally made it to the Seattle Repertory Theatre, where it continues at the intimate Leo K. Theatre with evening and matinee performances throug
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Studio Ghibli's Arrietty a sensation Woman in Black a classic Gothic thriller
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The Secret World of Arrietty
Opening February 17


Based on Mary Norton's family literary marvel The Borrowers, the latest effort from Studio Ghibli, The Secret World of Arrietty, is the first non-Hayao Miyazaki directed effort I can honestly say
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Relationships are hard work, and work consists largely of managing hard relationships. Staying calm, focused and cooperative on the task ahead is a real challenge. Keep faultfinding to yourself; be mature, stoic and farsighted. It will get easier next week.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Friends can feel
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
compiled by Rick McKinnon SGN Staff Writer

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 (ag
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Competent Chorus Line doesn't elevate
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

A Chorus Line
Seattle Musical Theatre
Through March 4


Seattle Musical Theatre walks a difficult line. The company has a great deal of responsibility, with managing and maintaining a theater building that is the property of the City of Seattle, paying rent,
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Daniel Taylor makes Early Music swing
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Relationships are hard work, and work consists largely of managing hard relationships. Staying calm, focused and cooperative on the task ahead is a real challenge. Keep faultfinding to yourself; be mature, stoic and farsighted. It will get easier next week.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Friends can feel
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Daniel Taylor makes Early Music swing
by Rod Parke - SGN Contributing Writer

Theatre of Early Music
February 11
Town Hall


Duke Ellington wrote, 'It Don't Mean a Thing' if it ain't got that swing. Real music happens only when the players love what they're doing, and it helps if that joy shows, even if it's Tchaikovsky's 'Path
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Lisiecki a pianist to seek out
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Jan Lisiecki
February 8
Meany Hall


'I well remember that evening in 2012 when a 17-year-old blond Adonis strode onto the stage of Meany Hall and swept us off our feet with a digital mastery and a singing poetry that belonged to an older spirit.' That's what
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Timeless Tartuffe solid at Taproot
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Tartuffe
Taproot Theatre
Through March 3


French playwright Moliere loved to set up a straw dog to take down in his plays. He loved to make fun of the foibles of people in power. Tartuffe is one of his most produced works, and you can interpret it as making
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ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Relationships are hard work, and work consists largely of managing hard relationships. Staying calm, focused and cooperative on the task ahead is a real challenge. Keep faultfinding to yourself; be mature, stoic and farsighted. It will get easier next week.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Friends can feel
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