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posted Friday, December 23, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 52

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Best theater of 2016
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

It's time for Crazy 2016 to be over.... That means it's time for the annual attempt to bring to mind the best experiences of the year. As usual, there are so many aspects of good work to cover!

Local Writing
First up, I want to acknowledge the incredible amount of local writing that exploded onto ou
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BEST OF MUSIC 2016: HOTTEST ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
by Albert Rodriguez and Jessica Price - SGN A&E Writers

There were artists who were hot in 2016 and some that were hotter. But these 10 were the hottest, in ranking order.

1. Beyoncé
Following a controversial but electrifying performance at the Super Bowl, Beyonce dropped her sixth studio albu
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Pearl Jam selected for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

It's official! Pearl Jam will be inducted into music's most elite club, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Seattle band became eligible this year when its debut studio album Ten reached the 25-year anniversary mark since its release in 1991, though it had to complete a two-step voting pro
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BEST OF MUSIC 2016: SINGLES
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

We listened to them over and over and over again. They were the songs that were so good, and in most cases better written, than anything else we heard in 2016. In ranking order, these are my choices for the best singles of the year.

1. 'Side to Side' - Ariana Grande (f
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BEST OF MUSIC 2016: ALBUMS
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

2016 was a banner year for outstanding albums with some standing out - way out, in fact - from the others. Listed in ranking order, these are my top ten picks for the best albums of the year.

1. Blackstar - David Bowie
In any other year, Bowie's prophetic f
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BEST OF MUSIC 2016: LIVE PERFORMANCES
by Albert Rodriguez and Jessica Price - SGN A&E Writers

This was a year that saw many big acts come through Seattle and though most of the shows we went to in 2016 were great, a select number of them were beyond exceptional. These are the concerts that blew us away, in ranking order.

ALBERT RODRIGUEZ's picks:
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MOVIE REVIEWS

Portman's brilliance makes Jackie a hypnotic marvel
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Washington's Fences adaptation an absolute triumph
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Gracefully unnerving Eyes an abhorrent wonder
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Flashy Assassin's Creed another video game adaptation gone wrong
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WORST MUSIC OF THE YEAR
by Albert Rodriguez and Jessica Price - SGN A&E Writers

We hate them. Those really dumb songs that somehow get played on the radio. Those albums we waited patiently for, only to be disappointed at the first listen. And those artists, who rule the headlines with their drama instead of their music. Here then are our picks for
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BEST OF MUSIC 2016: A final farewell to the musicians we lost this year
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

As the year comes to a close, it will have taken some of the finest musicians with it. Normally, two or three legendary artists leave us in the span of twelve months. But in 2016, we lost about a dozen of them.

It began, actually, on New Year's Eve of 2015 when the 'unforge
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Seattle Film Critics Society announces nominations for 2016 Seattle Film Awards
Members of Seattle's film and critical community have voted and nominations for the 2016 Seattle Film Awards, honoring the best in film for 2016, have been announced. Leading the field with 10 nominations each are Damien Chazelle's musical romance La La Land and Barry Jenkins' dramatic, emotional coming-of-age story Moonlight. Both films are n more
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