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posted Friday, August 10 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 32
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
She's a star!
Seattle's Filipino Community crowns Jada Starr Ms. Gay FCS

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Jada Starr was crowned Ms. Gay FCS (Filipino Community of Seattle) last Sunday, August 5, at the Filipino Community Center in South Seattle.

Filipinos are 'some of the most beautiful Gays in the world,' said pageant organizer Tita Gand
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Macklemore brings the love
Seattle rapper's latest single is a valentine to the LGBT community

by Dru Dinero - Special to the SGN

Human beings are communicative and social creatures. Like any other animal, we howl in both victory and pain. Simply put, we all have something to say. In recent years, many high-profile entertainers h
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The making of Marina: Starlet reveals her slutty second self and how Britney Spears inspired her
by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

With that trademark heart on her cheek and songs that boom with chirpy beats, Marina Diamandis - aka Marina and the Diamonds - appears to have walked out of a Saturday morning cartoon. Except she's not nearly that innocent.

The persona the Welsh-born Londoner presen
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Lavender Magic ...Sequim!
Sophistication and serenity across the Sound

by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

Sequim offers a feast of festivals. Among the most popular are the annual Sequim Lavender Festival and the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire, both of which take place in July during Sequim Lavender Weekend. The Far
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Drive on over to see Miss Daisy
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

DRIVING MISS DAISY REPERTORY ACTORS THEATRE

Through August 25


An entrancing and beautifully cast production of Alfred Uhry's play about a stubborn older Southern woman forced to accept the services of a chauffeur (who just as stubbornly holds his own with he
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These 'kittens' ain't so innocent
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

KITTENS IN A CAGE
ANNEX THEATRE
Through August 25


Annex Theatre loves to produce comedies - often, the quirkier the better. Shows like Alecto and the prequel Team of Heroes are fun and funny, although they don't necessarily stick to the ribs with subs
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Pulitzer-winning play has a timeless message
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

ANNA IN THE TROPICS
BURIEN LITTLE THEATRE
Through August 26


Anna in the Tropics, a play by Nilo Cruz, details the lives of cigar factory workers in Tampa's Ybor City in the late 19th century.

The play's historical context is important t
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Trippin' back to Seattle
Joan Rivers protégé Tony Tripoli returns for two stand-up shows

by Aiden Klein - SGN A&E Writer

TONY TRIPOLI: DIRTY, SEXY, FUNNY
RE-BAR
August 17 and 18


'Stand-up comedy is just like meth - you'll eventually go broke and lose all your teeth.' But that will not
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A Dyke About Town: Ladysmith Black Mambazo amazing at ZooTunes
by Mercy Moosemuzzle RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET
Cuteness joined Mercy for the Ravi Coltrane Quartet at Jazz Alley, July 31. It was an evening of intellectual jazz. Cuteness said the son of John and Alice Coltrane has good DNA. His saxophone was phenomenal.

David Virelles' piano was delicious. Bass by Hans Glawischnig
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Latest 'Bourne' film a familiar legacy
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

THE BOURNE LEGACY
Opens August 10


At the same time Jason Bourne is running around dismantling the CIA's clandestine Treadstone and Black Briar programs in New York, a shady outside operative, retired Col. Eric Byer, USAF (Edward Norton), is instructing h
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Ai Weiwei documentary nothing to be sorry about
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY
Opens August 3


Director Alison Klayman was working as a journalist in Beijing when she met Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei. Over a period of time, she managed to gain something close to his trust, and the charismatic, if reclus
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
by Jack Fertig

Editor's note: As this edition of SGN went to press, we learned that Q Scopes columnist Jack Fertig, aka 'Sister Boom Boom,' has died of liver cancer at age 57. His final Q Scopes column will run next week.

ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Try to be gentle with your partner. Remember you're on t
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Paula Fuga: Taking Hawaiian music to the next level
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Immediately when entering the Honolulu airport, after de-boarding your plane, you're welcomed by the sweet, cradling sounds of Hawaiian music emitted through the terminal speakers. It's like tropical aromatic potpourri for the ears. Do a little research during your vacation and an array of
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Northwest News
NATE GOWDY AROUND TOWN
Celebrated SGN photographer Nate Gowdy is displaying and selling his photographs around town at four locations this summer! His work can be seen at Poco Wine Room (1408 E. Pine St.) thru mid-July, at Adobe's Fremont Campus (801 N. 34th St., near the Fremont Bridge) thru July, The Grill on Broadway (314 Broadway
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Letters
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Mika's coming-out surprises no one
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

British singer Mika made it official this week: he's Gay. The long-awaited announcement caused no shock waves among his fans and colleagues, who all suspected it from Day One. But similar to Ricky Martin, who confirmed his sexuality in advance of a book release, Mika has revealed his true
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Uneven Campaign a fitfully funny satire
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

THE CAMPAIGN
Opens August 10


Democratic North Carolina Congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) is running for his sixth term in office. It's smooth sailing until an embarrassing gaffe involving a salacious voicemail is suddenly made public, making the big mo
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One good Turandot
Seattle Opera's new Puccini production could hardly be better

by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

TURANDOT
SEATTLE OPERA
Through August 18


Both for eye and ear, Seattle Opera's new Turandot is a feast. Partners Renaud Doucet and André Barbe, from Canada, along with lightin
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First-ever Watershed Festival was a real foot-stomper
by Jeremy Behrens - SGN Contributing Writer

WATERSHED FESTIVAL
GORGE AMPHITHEATRE
August 3-5


Being from the Midwest, I grew up surrounded by cornfields, light beer, and hot, shirtless farm boys. So when I moved to Seattle, suffice it to say, I felt like something was missing. However, thi
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