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posted Friday, December 21, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 51

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Arts and Entertainment
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Forever Babs - The Gay icon talks about her big-screen comeback and her own 'guilt trip'
by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

Barbra Streisand takes center stage, but she's not busting out 'The Way We Were.' Not today, anyway.

The legend is promoting her first major film in 16 years at the Four Seasons Los Angeles. Her hair is perfectly coiffed and she's dressed in her usual all-black attire with the off-the-shoulder look going on.
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The year of Macklemore
Seattle's hip-hop sensation shows his Gay fans some love

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

What a year it's been for Macklemore! The Seattle hip-hop artist released his first full-length recording, The Heist (with his usual collaborator, Ryan Lewis), and it landed atop the iTunes albums chart and at
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2012 in review: SGN picks the hottest artists of the year
by Albert Rodriguez and Jessica Price - SGN A&E Writers

In a year that saw dozens of breakthrough artists - fun., Alabama Shakes, Miguel, and The Lumineers, to name a few - these are the performers (in ranking order) who created headlines, topped the charts, sold out world tours, put themselves on the map, got better with time,
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Best of music 2012: Albums and singles
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

The year 2012 was a year of breakthroughs. Some of the best music came from newer performers - non-household names with innovative style and the confidence to test the waters. These are my selections for the year's best albums and singles.

ALBUMS

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Best live performances of 2012
by Albert Rodriguez and Jessica Price - SGN A&E Writers

We attended lots of concerts in 2012 - at almost every music venue in Seattle and even a few shows in nearby cities. Here are our lists of the best live performances we each experienced this past year.

ALBERT'S PICKS
1. Carolina Chocolate
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The worst of 2012
by Albert Rodriguez and Jessica Price - SGN A&E Writers

Every year has its winners and its losers. The following random list of recordings, artists, and music-related happenings all deserve a big FAIL for agonizing us these past 12 months.

1. 'Gangnam Style' - Psy
This ghastly mega-hit beca
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Out Gay rapper reveals his 'Meat'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

ROB.B, an out Gay rapper, is launching his highly anticipated mixtape to include 'Meat,' his debut effort.

Buzz surrounding the release includes his rendition of Rick Ross's 'You the Boss,' featuring the hip-pop vixen Nicki Minaj, as well as his viral smash remix of Rih
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East meets West - Support for same-sex marriage strongest on the coasts
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Recently, USA Today conducted an analysis of Gallup polls over the past decade to show that backing for same-sex marriage has increased across the board, in every age group and in almost every region.

Support remains strongest among young adults and on the East and West
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No going back - Pollsters find public attitudes toward Gays are changing quickly
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

In the wake of historic victories for Gay rights supporters in last month's elections, a pair of USA Today/Gallup Polls find growing acceptance among Americans toward Gay men and Lesbians in the wake of historic victories for Gay-rights. The polls also find 'soaring optimism among Gay Ameri
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'Love & Marriage' - New video chronicles Dec. 9 mass weddings
'Marriage equality did not become real to me until I began the filming of this video,' says videographer Dru Dinero. 'That cold evening was made warm as I looked through the lens of my camera and captured the real human emotion of happiness. Hundreds of same-sex couples were realizing their dreams that evening and many more will in the future be more
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MUSIC LOUNGE

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MOVIE REVIEWS

A non-guilty pleasure - Barbra Streisand returns to the big screen in The Guilt Trip
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Old-school Jack Reacher a tough, intelligent thriller
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Easygoing Hyde Park doesn't live up to its potential
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'Wassail, Wassail!' - Early Music Guild presents a holiday concert to savor
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

THE BALTIMORE CONSORT
TOWN HALL
December 14


In my book, they just don't come any better than the Baltimore Consort. Not only proficient in their early-music instruments, and not only unsurpassed as musicians, they also possess what so many performers lack, na
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Not kosher, but tasty
Peggy Platt and Lisa Koch reprise their favorite Ham for the Holidays sketches

by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

HAM FOR THE HOLIDAYS: HAM-AGEDDON!
DOS FALLOPIA/
TONGUEINCHIC PRODUCTIONS
(at Theater Off Jackson)
Through December 30


Someone out there w
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Let's misbehave! - Classic Fats Waller tribute show returns to Jazz Alley
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
DIMITRIOU'S JAZZ ALLEY
December 20-23


For decades, the seemingly endless touring edition of the Tony Award-winning Ain't Misbehavin' has brought seemingly endless joy to American audiences far, far away from the Great White Way. Almos
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Editors note
The subhead to last week's review of the play Ballard House Duet (p. 28) may have led some readers to draw a mistaken inference. Washington Ensemble Theatre has no connection to this work beyond providing the venue. It is entirely a production of the Custom Made Play Project. more
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The perfect setting - A Gay Marine proposes to his boyfriend at the White House
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Matthew Phelps, a 35-year-old active duty captain in the U.S. Marine Corps., made history December 15 at the White House.

Capt. Phelps proposed marriage to his boyfriend, Ben Schock, 26, in the Grand Foyer of the executive mansion at the end of a holiday tour, in what is
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Marrying the Harts
Ceasar and Kelsey tie the knot at Neighbours

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

It's not every day that you get to do something for friends that will change their lives, and the lives of the people around them, in a positive way, forever. So when I was presented with the opportunity to do so I too
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Confessions of a marriage doubter
There's so much more to LGBT rights. Why all the fuss about marriage?

by Abby Dees - SGN Contributing Writer

I've been writing about marriage a lot lately, which seems weird to me because even up until my own wedding in 2008, I had mixed feelings about the massive focus on marriage equality over the last
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