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posted Friday, November 29 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 48

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Arts and Entertainment
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Catching up with Bob Nelson - An exclusive interview with the Nebraska screenwriter (and Almost Live alum)
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

Bob Nelson is a Seattle icon. A stalwart of the long-running KING-TV sketch comedy series Almost Live, he was instrumental in helping Bill Nye become the scientific celebrity he is today with his work as a performer on Bill Nye the Science Guy and as writer on Eyes of Nye. He's got one of those voices that anyone who's ever
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Fucking awesome! Macklemore & Ryan Lewis bound for multiple Grammy nods
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

From Quincy Jones to Nirvana, the Emerald City has seen its share of musicians win Grammy Awards. Pearl Jam and Soundgarden also belong to this exclusive club. This year, Seattle's hopes for Grammy gold rest on the shoulders of hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who went from local club ac
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Doggone great - Seattle Rep's Hound of the Baskervilles has real bite
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
SEATTLE REPERTORY THEATRE
Through December 15


A homegrown adaptation of a ripping Sherlock Holmes tale is getting an inventive staging at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Adaptor-actor-writers R. Hamilton Wright and David Pichette hav
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Life is a (Russian) cabaret - New production swaps out the Germans for Russia's anti-Gay vigilantes
CABARET
ARTS ON THE WATERFRONT
November 28 - December 13


Wes Hurley, author of the viral Huffington Post essay 'Growing Up Gay in Russia,' is set to star as the emcee in a groundbreaking modern production of Cabaret. Arts on the Waterfront's revival is set in Russia instead of the usual Germany, combining
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It's a masterpeach! Kids will eat up SCT's production of Roald Dahl's classic book
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
SEATTLE CHILDREN'S THEATRE
Through January 12


What is huge, orange, sweet, and a world premiere musical at Seattle Children's Theatre? James and the Giant Peach, of course, with book by Timothy Allen McDonald, lyrics and music by
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Argosy Christmas Ship sets sail this weekend
Holiday traditions in the Northwest start on the water with Argosy Cruises. The Argosy Christmas Ship" Festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Christmas Ship sails to more than 45 different Puget Sound waterfront communities. Onboard, live choirs sing 20-minute performances, all broadcast via a sta more
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Chicago! Gay adventures abound in the capital of America's heartland
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

Chicago has many nicknames - the Windy City, the City of Broad Shoulders, the City that Works. But there is no doubt that the city is beautifully laid out with lots of green spaces, open parks, wonderful attractions, great cuisine, an attractive shoreline, and extremely friendly people. D
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Stumptown shopping spree - Zip down to Portland for eclectic (and, yes, tax-free) holiday bargains
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

The best deals this holiday season - or any shopping season, for that matter - are across state lines. With no sales tax on goods or services, Oregon is the place to buy that ski jacket for your husband, books for the besties, video games for the nephews, and cashmere sweaters for yourself.
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Keeping the Stonewall spirit alive - New comic book is a great way to share our history with youth
THE STONEWALL RIOTS
MICHAEL TROY & DAVID CABRERA
(Bluewater; 32 pp)


Bluewater Productions is releasing a new comic book biography this week on the history of the Gay pride movement, called The Stonewall Riots.

In June 1969, police raided a Gay bar called The Stonewall, in New York City's Gr
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MUSIC LOUNGE

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MOVIE REVIEWS

Lost and found - Moving Philomena is an authentic charmer
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Million Dollar Man - Heartfelt Nebraska is a striking father-son drama
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Southern-fried noir, Homefront wallows in genre clich├ęs - and therein lies its greasy charm
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Wintry wonderland - Disney's enchanting Frozen is overflowing in magic
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SSO honors Speight Jenkins with glorious Requiem
by Alice Bloch - SGN A&E Writer

VERDI: MESSA DA REQUIEM
SEATTLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
BENAROYA HALL
November 23


An enthusiastic crowd filled Benaroya Hall last weekend for three performances of Giuseppe Verdi's magnificent Requiem. The performance I attended was very fine indeed,
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Winter is reading season - An LGBT-focused holiday roundup of recently published books
by Jeremy Behrens - SGN Contributing Writer

Along with the holiday season comes a little more time to relax and enjoy a respite from the daily grind. Whether that means celebrating with friends, spending quality time with family, or just indulging yourself, a good book is always a great companion this time of year. LGBTQ writ
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Destination Maui - Find your own private paradise on this uncrowded isle (now with marriage equality!)
by Jessica Price SGN A&E Writer Many who visit Maui come to regard it as their favorite of the Hawaiian Islands, and this is no surprise. With picture-perfect sunsets and 120 miles of coastline caressed by crystalline seas, Maui is also home to rolling hills and the unique landscapes of the Upcountry and Haleakala. Outdoor activities aboun more
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It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas - SGN's holiday music guide
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Everyone needs music for the holidays - if not under the tree, then while decorating it. As usual, there are plenty of Christmas tunes and other seasonally inspired offerings to choose from at your local record store, but here's what I recommend grabbing for yourself and your gift recipien
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It's open house time in Gig Harbor - Peninsula gateway city presents the annual Holiday Tour of Homes
The finest homes have been selected. The ticket outlets are open for business. The holiday decorations are out of their boxes and ready to display, and all over the Puget Sound area people are marking their calendars in anticipation of what has become a traditional part of many holiday celebrations.

Gig Harbor's annual Holiday To
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It's Winterfest time again! - Celebrate the holidays at Suncadia's popular annual series of events
Suncadia, a year-round mountain resort located 80 miles east of Seattle in Cle Elum, celebrates the season of giving with its eighth annual Winterfest, from Thanksgiving to New Year's weekend (November 28 to January 4). The annual celebration spreads cheer with traditional holiday activities, specially crafted meals, visits from Santa, and much more
Northern Ireland - A place of history and stunning scenery
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

The first thing I noticed as I made my way from Dublin to Belfast was how green everything was. This explains the area's frequent comparisons to the Pacific Northwest, aside from cloudy skies and damp weather. But it got even greener and more appealing as my journey shifted up north to the r
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