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2009 Film Fest's Gay highlights
by Herb Krohn - SGN Contributing Writer

The Seattle International Film Festival opens on May 21 with the gala screening of the political satire In the Loop at 7:00 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. One of the Seattle's largest public parties of the year follows immediately after the screening. The following films of LGBT interest are scheduled for screening during the
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Grease, high energy is the word at the 5th Avenue
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Grease
Through May 30
5th Avenue Theatre


The Cuff isn't the only place to see boys in tight blue jeans and leather jackets dancing and singing with each other - Grease the Broadway musical is in town!

I went to the show last Tuesday with litt
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NFFTY nurtures young filmmakers
by E. Joyce Glasgow - SGN A&E Writer

The National Film Festival For Talented Youth (NFFTY) nurtures and supports young, budding filmmakers from age 7 to 22. Founded by filmmaker Jesse Harris, 23, this national film festival is based in Seattle and now in its second year, featured 113 jury selected films ranging in a number of
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Disconnected Picasso misses timing
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Balagan Theatre
Through May 30


Steve Martin, comedian, actor and playwright, is a pretty funny guy. Not everything he writes is a comedy, but you can pretty much assume that there will be some good laughs. Picasso at the Lapin Agil
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Pulitzer-winning Rabbit Hole in Seattle
By Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Rabbit Hole
By David Linsay-Abaire
ReACT Theatre
Through May 31


Pulitzer Prize sounds so chic! How does one win one? Well, David Lindsay-Abaire figured it out and won the 2007 prize for Drama with his play, Rabbit Hole. It's a suitably intriguing title. T
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Art that will inspire you
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

True story: I'm wandering around Pioneer Square for First Thursday, checking out the art and decide to take a gander down this flight of stairs - nothing like the promise of an "adventure" to get my blood racing and make me take risks - only to find, after turning several corners in t
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Ben Folds a madman on the piano
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Ben Folds
May 14
Paramount Theater


Ben Folds plays the piano like he is mad at it. The minute Ben stepped on stage at the Paramount last Thursday, he brought energy with him I'd never seen from the melodic singer at any previous Folds gig. He kicked of
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Sensuous, sassy, provocative dancing
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

Makeda Thomas and Camilla A. Brown
May 16
Broadway Performance Hall


It seemed at the end of the evening, the prevailing thoughts on Camille Brown's dance to Nancy Wilson's "Guess Who I Saw Today" were that the piece was both sexy and funny to w
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Icelandic artist performs in EMP restroom
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Mugison
May 13
Experience Music Project


In what can only be described as an intimate affair, Iceland-based artist Mugison performed to a cluster of admirers and onlookers inside a bathroom - that's right, inside the tiled floors and mirrored walls of a
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A Dyke About Town: Progress for "significant otters"
by Mercy Moosemuzzle SGN Contributing Writer

Governor Signs Domestic Partnership Bills
Mercy and Cuteness were very excited to go to the final action on the new domestic partnerships bills at Montlake Community Center last week. Cuteness particularly liked it that there were a bunch of kids there. In his co
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MUSIC LOUNGE
Taking Back Sunday's Matt Rubano rocks out
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BITS & BYTES

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OUTBOUND
Tahiti, Iceland, Pride deals, new passport rules
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WHERE IT'S AT

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MOVIE REVIEWS

SIFF's Gay films, an enormous range
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Pop Star on Ice is an interesting vanity piece
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Little Ashes' fictional twists dull its impact
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INSIDE HOLLYWOOD
Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
Singer may take Bale and Wahlberg prisoner
So Superman Returns may have underperformed, and Milk stole his Mayor of Castro Street thunder, but Gay director Bryan Singer remains at the top of the Hollywood heap. So it's exciting to hear that he's considering teaming up with Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg for the action movie Pri
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BOOK MARKS
Book Marks
by Richard Labonte - SGN Contributing Writer

Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America
by Nathaniel Frank
(St. Martin's Press, $25.95)


What an infuriating book - in a good way. By recounting dozens of sordid tales of dubious discharges, and with a damni
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The Sisters have money to give away!!!
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan are now accepting applications for the 2009 Charity Granting Cycle.

For the last several years The Sisters have been giving out grants annually to non-profit 501(c)3 organizations in Washington State. The organizations who have qualified for grants in the past have a
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Freak Show: See what's behind the curtain
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Freak Show
May 15-16
Seattle First Baptist Church


Diverse Harmony, the nation's first Gay/straight alliance affirming youth chorus flawlessly performed Freak Show inside the beautiful Seattle First Baptist Church last Friday and Saturday.

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Maria/Stuart a gutsy production
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Maria/Stuart
Theater Schmeater
Through June 6


The Schmee is really getting gutsy this year. Maria/Stuart, by Jason Grote, is a strange, fascinating new play that was written last year, and the Schmee has got it now! This is only the second time the play ha
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