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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Local songwriter Scott Warrender
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Do you hate opera? Think it's boring and you can't even understand it? What if someone said you'd laugh and you'd love it? I didn't think so. But if an opera were written in English, turned into a musical, shortened and transplanted to Texas, maybe you'd give it a try. ACT Theatre is presenting Das Barbecu, which is based on a series
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Tori Amos opens Seattle tour, rallies for Gay marriage
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

I'd always imagined Tori Amos to be sophisticated, intelligent, articulate and graceful. When I spoke to her recently, she was all these things and sweet as honey - it was like speaking to a teacher who covets you as their student. An outspoken ally of the Gay community since the start of h
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Laura Etling wins Seattle Pride Idol 2009 contest
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle Out and Proud (SOAP) 2009 Pride Idol final show took place June 23 at R Place with a dazzling lineup of the city's hottest undiscovered talent, celebrity guest judges, and cash and prize giveaways.

Each week, beginning May 12, a group of singers competed for a slo
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SMC a cappella and unplugged
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Seattle Men's Chorus with m-pact
June 21
Meany Hall


Seattle Men's Chorus had a raucous crowd on its hands during its latest choral performance, June 19-21, at Meany Hall. The audiences loved the challenge and the purity of the a cappella performances of both
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C'est si Bon! A tribute to Eartha Kitt
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

C'est si Bon!
Julia's On Broadway
June 21-24


Seattle cabaret audiences have been entertained by "Drag Chanteuse" Arnaldo! for years. With an unbelievable voice, the songstress has played sold-out shows in small stages and large theaters. I saw Arnaldo!
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Robertson's performance shows director potential
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Seattle Symphony
with Leila Josefowicz
and David Robertson
June 13
Benaroya Hall


As the Seattle Symphony searches for a replacement for Music Director Gerard Schwarz, it would do well to give David Robertson serious consideration. Currently mus
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Snow Patrol marvelous in short set
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Snow Patrol
June 21
GM Place (Vancouver BC)


On stage for a mere 45 minutes, Snow Patrol left an indelible print when they opened for Coldplay last weekend in Vancouver BC to a near-filled arena. Capable of packing medium-sized theaters around the world on
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Coldplay nothing short of phenomenal
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Coldplay
June 21
GM Place (Vancouver BC)


Mass popularity hasn't turned Coldplay into an assembly line performer, instead they've become a more vigorous live act with an unparalleled catalog that can sell out any sports stadium in the world - from Dall
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Shakespeare in the Parks starts July 9
Seattle Shakespeare Company announces its Wooden O free, outdoor summer plays - The Taming of the Shrew and Richard III - which will run July 9 through August 2. Both plays will perform in park venues throughout King County. All performances are free and open to the public. Donations are heartily encouraged.

"After having played
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Fun picks for Pride weekend
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

So by now you're all excited about the fact that it's Pride week, the high holy day for the Queer community - or at least the most important date on the Queer social calendar - and if you don't already have a ton of obligations on your Palm Pilot, moon calendar, or your home calendar, h
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Pet Shop Boys a tempest of talent
by Andrew Hamlin - SGN Contributing Writer

Pet Shop Boys
Yes


This record grew on me. Not like moss or Tinea cruris - hopefully, at least (I still don't know it that well) - but like a crystal, let's say. I found it some of the weakest tea in 2009 the first time out. Then it underwhelmed me the secon
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Ella overcomes clumsy editing to shine
by Andrew Hamlin - SGN Contributing Writer

ELLA FITZGERALD
ELLA IN HOLLYWOOD


One of several theoretically live albums produced for Ella "under the personal supervision of Norman Granz," which, not taking anything away from Norman Granz, means the applause washes in and out suspiciously regularly, l
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
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EYE CANDY: 25 hottest guys in music
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RuPaul's Drag Race finalists to perform at Julia's Pride
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Seattle Men's and Women's Chorus season preview
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INSIDE HOLLYWOOD
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Seattle Baroque Orchestra, a Seattle treasure
by John Lenti - Special to the SGN

It's a common refrain to lament the state of classical music. Audiences are shrinking, donations are harder than ever to come by, deficits are ballooning, and symphony orchestras are doing Jumbotron shows of music from Nintendo games. Add to this a classical musical culture that ossified in t
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Frolic, third annual Pride cabaret at Century Ballroom
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Frolic, A Gay Cabaret
Oddfellow's Hall
June 19 and 26


Frolic, A Gay Cabaret, is a must-see for any dance, drag, and striptease fan. On June 26, the group of local entertainers will perform one last time at the Century Ballroom in the Oddfellow's Hall on Ca
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Pork Filled Players keep us laughing
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

Spam-o-rama
Theatre Off Jackson
June 20, July 10-11


With so much to do this weekend, it being Pride and all, where will you get the extra time to go to the International District for some comedy and song? Don't know, dear reader, but trust me, sho
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Powerhouse cast for Catch Me If You Can
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Catch Me If You Can
5th Avenue Theatre
July 23 through August 16


The 5th Avenue Theatre let their donors and others get a taste of what's cooking up for the summer. They are in development of another new musical that is slated for Broadway in the near futur
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Marc Shaiman and Terrence McNally on Musical Theatre and Gay Culture
by John Longenbaugh - Special to the SGN

Traditionally, musical theater and Gay culture go together like sequins on a drag queen. So it's no surprise that the world-premiere musical now in rehearsals at the 5th Avenue Theatre, Catch Me If You Can, features some prominent Gay artists. But the men who wrote the book, music and lyri
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Shani's Pride weekend shopping tips & misc.
by Kevin Carson - Special to the SGN

Time flies when you're having fun. Thirty years young, Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) is having as much fun as ever, and so will you when you join them and Seattle Women's Chorus (SWC) for the 2009-2010 season. This new season has holiday concerts that will fill you with merriment, a spring co
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Seattle Men's and Women's Chorus season preview
by Kevin Carson - Special to the SGN

Time flies when you're having fun. Thirty years young, Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) is having as much fun as ever, and so will you when you join them and Seattle Women's Chorus (SWC) for the 2009-2010 season. This new season has holiday concerts that will fill you with merriment, a spring co
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