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At the Zoo, the B-52s shimmied
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

The B-52s
June 17
Woodland Park Zoo


"Interestingly bizarre" is the best way to describe Wednesday evening's sold-out performance by The B-52s. America's favorite party band played to a crowd of picnicers on an overcast, muggy evening deep inside a zoo, of all places. There was no shortage of a goo
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Charlene Strong turned tragedy into activist energy
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

for my wife& Screening at Northwest
Film Forum, 4 PM
Fundraiser at the Wildrose, 7 PM
June 21


Charlene, it would seem, was born into a family with an appropriate last name: Strong. Surviving a personal tragedy that would break the wil
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RENT back to Seattle with stellar cast
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

RENT
Paramount Theatre
Through June 21


RENT has traveled through Seattle on two previous occasions, both welcomed with exceptionally deserved enthusiasm, and last night's revival opening of RENT is no different. It also had the added addition o
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Get swept away with The Tempest
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

The Tempest
Seattle Shakespeare Company
Through June 28


A Duke gets booted from Naples, lands on an island with his daughter, basically having been set adrift to die. His friend, however, supplies him with enough food and water and books, one of which su
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I.D. art show at Kucera Gallery
by Regina Hackett - Special to the SGN

I.D.: Individual Demographics
Greg Kucera Gallery


The supple line Tom of Finland (Touko) is entirely devoted to articulating the robust bodies of young men. Always hung, hard and willing, they represent a state of imperishable bliss.

There
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Pride Idol's final show Tuesday at R Place
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle Out and Proud (SOAP) Pride Idol final event is June 23 at 9:30 p.m. at R Place. The winner of the singing competition will perform on the SOAP float at the Gay Pride Parade June 28. The lucky crooner will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize. For five weeks, local talent signed u
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Slapstick & mayhem Moonlight in Edmonds
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Moonlight and Magnolias
Phoenix Theatre
Through June 28


The Phoenix Theatre is a newly revived and expanded company in Edmonds that replaces Edge of the World Theatre, housed in a shopping center (with parking!) near the northend Costco. They have put hours o
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SGN Exclusive Interview: Dance diva Abigail returns to Seattle Pride
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Dance anthem diva Abigail returns to Pride at Seattle Center Sunday, June 28. Described as a "Devastating Diva with a difference," Abigail has been keeping the dance floors packed since 1992.

She burst onto the scene with her debut single "I Feel You" and followed with a str
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Much ado about Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by Marian Michener - SGN Contributing Writer

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) opened their summer season last weekend with a richly ornamented Henry VIII in the Elizabethan Theater. Vilma Silva stole the show as Queen Katherine, at first confident that she knows her power with the king, then understanding how quickly sh
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Pixar's Up is a sky-high masterwork
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Up
Now Playing


In the latter stage of his life and unwilling to be sent to a retirement home, widower Carl Fredricksen (Edward Asner) decides to fulfill his wife Ellie's lifelong dream of flying to a secret South American locale and having the adv
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Land of the Lost hilarious and hella fun
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

Land of the Lost
Now Playing


It's hard to imagine the same person who was making jokes about dinosaur urine and making me laugh as he harasses a monkey-like creature was the same one who was sitting, all gussied up in the audience, waiting to find out if
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B-52s, JoBros, Staples all in June
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

As we've now entered the summer concert season and very warm weather, the list of great shows doubles and triples. However, many of the outdoor venue lineups are dominated by repeat performers and therefore some of June's better gigs are happening in the air conditioned indoors. Here are ei
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Stay focused on work. Any personal remarks, especially about colleagues, are sure to get you into trouble. Your critical analyses and recommendations for improvement are probably a bit off the mark, but at least they show you're paying attention.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Avoid gambling and invest
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A Dyke About Town: Mercy and Magnanimity listen to jazz
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Sweet Cruises
Mercy interviewed Jen Foster, who will be performing on the Sweet Cruise, leaving for the Caribbean from New Orleans, November 8. Mercy and Cuteness were impressed with the music on her website at www.jenfoster.com. Mercy likes it that Foster has wr
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