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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Melvin Van Peebles, the 'illegitimate uncle of blaxploitation'


by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus- Itchyfooted Mutha Northwest Film Forum Through September 14

Melvin Van Peebles is probably best known for his seminal film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, the 1971 story about a physically gifted black man who violently resists institutionalized racism. This
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Wicked casts spell over the Emerald City at the Paramount
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

Wicked
The Paramount Theatre
Through October 4


Last week, the smash hit musical Wicked flew back into the Emerald City and set up residence at the Paramount for a month. With the tagline "So much happened before Dorothy dropped in," the story explains
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Village Theatre premieres Chasing Nicolette
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Chasing Nicolette
September 16-October 25
Village Theatre, Issaquah
October 30-november 22
Everett Civic Auditorium


This is the story of a Christian count and a Muslim princess who fall in love. That's pretty bad news even today, but the story of
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Elephant's Graveyard shows the darkness of the soul
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Elephant's Graveyard
Balagan Theatre
Through September 26


Balagan Theatre's current production is Elephant's Graveyard by George Brant. The way it is staged (not knowing if this is a script device or a director's choice), there are two sides of the stage:
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August brought great jazz to Seattle
by E. Joyce Glasgow - SGN A&E Writer

Larry Carlton's memorable playing and solos have been heard and enjoyed by anyone who has listened to Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Michael McDonald, or other musical icons. Carlton's tasteful, original and virtuosic contributions to hundreds of recordings have made him one of th
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Monterey Jazz Festival features elder statesmen of jazz
by E. Joyce Glasgow - SGN A&E Writer

The 52nd Monterey Jazz Festival
September 18-20
Monterey, California


The Monterey area is such a beautiful and accessible place to be during an Indian summer, and the 52nd annual Monterey Jazz Festival is a perfect reason to visit this gorgeous stretch
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Taking Woodstock given realistic Queer star
by Gary M. Kramer - Special to the SGN

Taking Woodstock
Now Playing


Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's latest film, Taking Woodstock, is a warm, affectionate comedy based on the memoir by out writer Elliot Tiber (nee Teichberg). The film, written by James Schamus, stars comedian Demetri Martin as Tiber,
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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.

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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Misunderstandings with your partner will not be fixed by logical reiteration. Can you agree to disagree? Just listening and understanding can be enough. Be helpful and attentive. A romantic escape offers a nice diversion.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Snafus at work feed into tension contributing to wors
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