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posted Friday, March 23, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 12

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Arts and Entertainment
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Mamma Mia!: How can we resist the classic jukebox musical?
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

Mamma Mia!
Paramount Theater
Through March 25


It's always been a theory that no one can be in a bad mood and listen to the music of ABBA. The music is infectious, light bubble gum, but most of all it's fun. That's probably why Mamma Mia! has not only been one of the first major 'jukebox musi
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DJ Drew G brings Dirty Pop to Neighbours Seattle
by Aiden Klein - SGN A&E Writer

Dirty Pop
April 5
Neighbours


Seattle, mark your calendars! On April 5, the infamous DJ Drew G brings his successful national dance party tour, Dirty Pop, to Neighbors Seattle (1509 Broadway). For eight years, Drew G, one of the nation's most sought-after DJs
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Director Paul Weitz speaks on Being Flynn
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Paul Weitz couldn't wait to make Being Flynn. Coming off of the trying experience of making Little Fockers - admittedly a gigantic box office hit for Universal - diving into an adaptation of Nick Flynn's acclaimed memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City was just what the respe
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Emily Blunt discusses Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
by Gary M. Kramer - SGN Contributing Writer

In Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Emily Blunt plays Harriet Chetwode-Talbot, who facilitates Dr. Fred Jones (Ewan McGregor's) efforts to bring a Yemeni sheikh's (Amr Waked) fly-fishing dream to the desert. Blunt gets a meaty role in this romantic comedy-drama. From Harriet's crisis moment
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It Shoulda Been You - breaks ground with a twist
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

It Shoulda Been You
Village Theatre
Issaquah through April 22
Everett: April 27-May 20


This cast is the bomb! Every one of the 13 members of the world-premiere musical It Shoulda Been You (book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove, music by Barbara Anselmi)
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Inept choices mar well-acted Lark Eden
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Lark Eden
Theater Schmeater
Through April 14


Three best friends grow up and grow old together in letters in Georgia. That is the sum of the new play at Theater Schmeater, Lark Eden, which just opened. Natalie Symons both wrote and directed her play. Natalie
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A French evening falls a little short
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Xavier Phillips with the SSO
March 17
Benaroya Hall


This all-French concert was, surprisingly, not the most successful of conductor Ludovic Morlot's programs since he became music director of the Seattle Symphony. Although the performances were more than fin
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Downtown Scottsdale a convenient, sunny escape
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Weekends aren't just for roadtrips anymore. So instead of packing your bags and heading somewhere familiar, try the unfamiliar. Just over two hours by plane will deliver you to the sun-soaked, precious little city of Scottsdale. Adjacent to both Phoenix and Tempe, this Southwestern escape
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HIDE/SEEK debuts at Tacoma Art Museum
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The secret is out - and you're invited. The internationally acclaimed exhibition HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture made its West Coast debut at the Tacoma Art Museum on March 17.

According to Tacoma Art Museum officials, HIDE/SEEK offers an unpre
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SMC celebrates Beatlemania for upcoming concert
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Come Together
McCaw Hall
March 31-April 1


Dennis Coleman and Eric Lane Barnes, artistic director and associate artistic director of Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus, are constantly planning concerts, and must plan several concerts several y
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
 
MUSIC LOUNGE
Best New Artist Grammy-winner interviews in April
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MOVIE REVIEWS

The Hunger Games, a future world - with Trailer
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A Dyke About Town: The amazing Lucy Wainwright Roche
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Lucy Wainwright Roche
Cuteness turned Mercy on to Lucy Wainwright Roche, but couldn't join her at the Triple Door on March 14, so Reality did.

The opening act was the folk band Local Strangers. Aubrey Zoli had a strong voice. Matt Hart played a nice
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Century's Got Talent seeking performers
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Century Ballroom's West Hall, inside the OddFellows Building (915 E. Pine St.), is set to host Century's Got Talent, a monthly all-ages talent competition featuring members of the local community competing for a cash prize.

Century's Got Talent officials seek new performe
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Emerald City a flawed jewel about Seattle
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Emerald City
West of Lenin
Through April 7


There is an apparent lesson buried in this piquant, Seattle-centric new play, Emerald City by S.P. Miskowski, by Live Girls! Theater. The lesson is on the order of 'Be careful what you wish for' or 'You don't kno
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Madonna's MDNA not her best, but a lot of fun
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

It's difficult not to compare Madonna to, well, Madonna. She's in a class by herself. Sure, the Lady Gagas and Katy Perrys have sprung up like fresh chewing gum flavors in the past five years, though nobody can claim world domination quite like the Material Girl. From the Middle East to Au
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Bali: Paradise is just a flight away!
by Scott Wittet - SGN Contributing Writer

It's a cliché to say that Bali is paradise, but it's one that has endured for ages, long before this gorgeous, fascinating island was first promoted by travelers in the 1920s and '30s. Gay men and women have been coming here ever since word got out, including world-renowned artists, c
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Gay-friendly Switzerland an eye-popping destination
by Jerry L. Peerson - SGN A&E Writer

Some joke that CH - the country abbreviation for Switzerland online - stands for the land of cheese and chocolate. Switzerland may be well-known for its delectable delicacies, but CH actually represents the country's official name in Latin - Confoederatio Helvetica - partially in order not
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Kansas City proves itself a fun destination
by Jerry L. Peerson - SGN A&E Writer

Every city has its heyday, and now it's Kansas City's! Referred to by locals as KC, this Midwest metropolis has seen over $1.5 billion of investment in arts and culture over the past decade, helping it to be less affected by the recession than other parts of the country. Visitors to KC can tou
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Victoria perfect for a quiet and unique trip
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Picturesque. Calm. Serene.

If you're interested in any or all of the above, then Victoria Island is for you. In just under three hours aboard the Victoria Clipper - a passenger-only ferry service with year-round daily departures to Victoria, B.C., from a pier in downtow
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PNB's New Works continue through Saturday
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

New Works
McCaw Hall
Through March 24


Pacific Northwest Ballet is enjoying one of its busiest times in several years. A collection of three new-to-Seattle modern dances, simply titled New Works, continues through tomorrow at McCaw Hall. Evening and ma
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Emirates takes off in Seattle
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

The world's largest airline made a grand entrance at Sea-Tac International Airport on March 1, the first day it began flights between Seattle and Dubai. A Boeing 777-300ER belonging to Emirates Airlines touched down at 1:15 p.m. and proceeded to the S Terminal through a traditional water sal
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Being Gay in Bali: How the locals live it
by Scott Wittet - SGN Contributing Writer

'Gay' doesn't translate easily across cultures. We have some ideas about what being Gay means in the States, but in other countries, meaning can be different. In Asia, for example, traditional terms like kathoey (Thailand), bakla (Philippines), hijra (India), and waria or banci (Indones
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