Seattle Gay New ENTERTAINMENT SECTION - Past Out by Liz Highleyman - Friday, September 04, 2009 - Volume 37 Issue 36
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Bat for Lashes in their element
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 'Wicked Witch of the West'
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Al Green at Tulalip Casino - 'Age is but a number'
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Seattle Storm, Choices, and OutDancing at Century Ballroom
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Stay Up Late Show moves to prime time
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Sexuality and Socialism a complex look at Gay history
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World's Greatest Dad charmingly dark
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Twisted Flicks creates unique cinema with a twist
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COMING IN SEPTEMBER: Pink, Pet Shop Boys, and Seattle's own Pearl Jam
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
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Ledisi headlining at Seattle's Benaroya
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Drama at home during 'monkey month'
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Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
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Book Marks
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Bat for Lashes in their element
by Jessica Price - SGN A&E Writer

Bat for Lashes
August 26
Neumos


Natasha Khan is without a doubt the most whimsical female singer in recent memory. Ethereal, haunting, and undeniably beautiful, Khan is the creative force behind Bat for Lashes. The comparisons to eccentrics Kate Bush and Bjork are inevitable. In person at Neumos,
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 'Wicked Witch of the West'
An interview with Wicked star Donna Vivino

by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

Wicked
Paramount Theatre
Through October 4


It's easy to be green with envy for Donna Vivino. Why not? She's been working in television since she was 3 years old, and at 8, created the role of 'Young
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Al Green at Tulalip Casino - 'Age is but a number'
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Al Green
August 27
Tulalip Casino Resort


How old is Al Green? Judging from his performance at Tulalip Casino Resort last week, I'd say 25 going on 20. The iconic soul figure sang, danced, shouted, and hit those high notes with the greatest of ease, proving
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Seattle Storm, Choices, and OutDancing at Century Ballroom
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Storm vs. Dream
Mercy joined Cuteness for the Storm game with the Atlanta Dream. Equality was sitting with her other mother, so Mercy and Cuteness got to sit together. Cuteness said she thought the Dream was an odd name for a basketball team. Mercy asked whether the
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Stay Up Late Show moves to prime time
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Stay Up Late Show
September 12
ACT Theatre


Rebecca "Mmmmm" Davis is used to being a talk-show host. In fact, this Lesbian icon has been holding to the talk-show format in a late-night offering called the Stay Up Late Show, which has been produced once a m
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Sexuality and Socialism a complex look at Gay history
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

Sexuality and Socialism - History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation, by Sherry Wolf, is one of the newest titles put out by Haymarket Books, a revolutionary publishing house based out of Chicago, Illinois.

Sexuality and Socialism consists, essentially, of a number
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World's Greatest Dad charmingly dark
by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

World's Greatest Dad
Now Playing


Humans love labels. We like to know what things are. We like everything to fit into a prescribed box with a tidy label. Movies are no exception.

There are action flicks, dramas, dramedies, comedies, costume dramas
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Twisted Flicks creates unique cinema with a twist
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

There is nothing quite like Twisted Flicks, the improvised movie night put on by the local improvisational acting nonprofit, Wing-It Productions. On the last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of every month, the crew of Twisted Flicks shows a classic and often cheesy sci-fi movie without
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COMING IN SEPTEMBER: Pink, Pet Shop Boys, and Seattle's own Pearl Jam
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

There's no shortage of great live shows in the month of September to choose from - in fact, the most difficult thing is narrowing down the dozens of possibilities to a single digit, so I've done it for you. Here are my top eight concert picks for the weeks ahead.

Ledisi more
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Your grand plan for the future is at odds with others in your family. Try to be open and welcome their opinions. Arguments will be hard to avoid, but there will be much less rancor if you offer a fair hearing.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Overconfidence or any kind of showing off is certain to get you i
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Ledisi headlining at Seattle's Benaroya
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Amy Winehouse won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2008, but among the nominees was another diva on the verge of explosion: Ledisi. The Bay Area native was barely getting noticed in the R&B scene when she was invited to music's biggest night by her fellow peers, giving her that huge b
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
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Thank You from LLAA

SGN Staff,

Thank you for your gift in support of the Seattle AIDS Walk. Your generous donation will help make a positive difference for the lives of people in need.

If you would like to participate or learn more about our cause and other opportunities to support us, please visi
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Drama at home during 'monkey month'
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

Okay, as I sit here with yet another pile of paper I've spilled something on today, I have to wonder: Is there something wonky going on in the universe besides the usual wackiness, astrology-wise, or what? Ah, but according to my honey bunny, who's a top-notch astrologer in Chinese an
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ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Your grand plan for the future is at odds with others in your family. Try to be open and welcome their opinions. Arguments will be hard to avoid, but there will be much less rancor if you offer a fair hearing.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Overconfidence or any kind of showing off is certain to get you i
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Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
Jackman sings for his suckers
Hugh Jackman has sung and danced on Broadway and on TV award shows, but soon he'll do it on the big screen. The Greatest Showman on Earth tells the story of legendary circus promoter P.T. Barnum, focusing on both his life in the spotlight and his infatuation with performer Jenny Lind, "the Swedish Nigh
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Book Marks
by Richard Labonte - SGN Contributing Writer

The Show That Smells
by Derek McCormack
(Akashic Books/Little House
on the Bowery, $15.95)

This 10th title in a sublime literary imprint, curated smartly by Dennis Cooper for Akashic, is a creepy gem that's both grotesquely horrific and terrifically
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Shortbus starts Seattle's Lesbian and Gay Film Festival with a bang, not a whimper -
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Your grand plan for the future is at odds with others in your family. Try to be open and welcome their opinions. Arguments will be hard to avoid, but there will be much less rancor if you offer a fair hearing.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Overconfidence or any kind of showing off is certain to get you i
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