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Five questions for Stephen Sondheim
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Seattle's Boylesque 101 bump and grind graduates
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SLGFF ends with best ever lineup
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Strong cast but uneven script in Rock 'n' Roll
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Abe Lincoln in Illinois big and sprawling, as impressive as the man
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Toran's water-themed concert lacked fire
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Traviata's Sunday cast not to be missed
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Ben Folds and the Seattle Symphony blow audience away
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Steely Dan thrills crowd with nonstop hits
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Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! Cinerama benefit for Ref. 71
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SLGFF presents Dennis Cooper shorts of surreal - and graphic - nature
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Deep characters anchor Hollywood Je T'aime
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
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Nashville earns its 'Music City' stripes
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Fun with my honey and Halloween suggestions
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Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
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An Englishman In New York, one of the year's best
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Book Marks
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Ramsey Lewis, Mitch Ryder and dance
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The Horrors show a seamless audio assault
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The Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival's Boy Shorts
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Hey steampunks, it's your turn for a great convention
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Five questions for Stephen Sondheim
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

A Life in the Theater: An Onstage Conversation with Stephen Sondheim and Frank Rich October 26, 8 PM Benaroya Hall

When I heard that Stephen Sondheim was finally making his Seattle debut at age 79, I was beside myself. This man is considered by many to be the greatest Broadway contributor that
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Seattle's Boylesque 101 bump and grind graduates
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Boylesque 101
October 17
Oddfellows Building


Nearly 200 bump and grind enthusiasts packed the West Hall to watch the first ever Academy of Burlesque Boylesque 101 student graduation recital, October 17 in the Oddfellows Building on Capitol Hill.

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SLGFF ends with best ever lineup
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

As the final three days of the 14th annual Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival begin, I am quickly coming to the conclusion this might just be the best lineup of movies the programmers have ever assembled. While there are always going to be a few stinkers (I'm still having troub
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Strong cast but uneven script in Rock 'n' Roll
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Rock 'n' Roll
ACT Theatre
Through November 8


It can sometimes be difficult to understand the plays of acclaimed British playwright Tom Stoppard. Rock 'n' Roll, despite its populist title, is a steep climb. The production side of the play, at ACT Theatre, is a v
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Abe Lincoln in Illinois big and sprawling, as impressive as the man
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Intiman Theatre
Through November 15


Robert E. Sherwood won a Pulitzer Prize for drama with his 1939 play Abe Lincoln in Illinios, now being presented by Intiman Theatre. This is a big, sprawling play, spanning the years before Lincoln
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Toran's water-themed concert lacked fire
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Pianist Sylvia Toran
October 13
Meany Hall, UW campus


Spanish pianist Sylvia Toran began her recital by dedicating it to the memory of the recently departed Alicia de Larocca. Unfortunately, her announced respect for that passionate artist was not in any way evi
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Traviata's Sunday cast not to be missed
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Verdi's La Traviata
at Seattle Opera
McCaw Hall
through October 31


As most readers know, Seattle Opera usually presents two casts of each production: the opening-night cast of "big name" singers, and the Sunday matinee/Friday night cast of less well-known
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Ben Folds and the Seattle Symphony blow audience away
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Ben Folds
and the Seattle
Symphony Orchestra
October 20
Benaroya Hall


Singer-songwriter, pop dynamo, and former Ben Folds Five frontman Ben Folds joined the Seattle Symphony and guest conductor Robert Bernhardt on October 20 at Benaroya Hal
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Steely Dan thrills crowd with nonstop hits
by E. Joyce Glasgow - SGN A&E Writer

Steely Dan
October 12 and 13
Paramount Theatre


Steely Dan swept into Seattle with a large, 13-piece configuration - with a four-part horn section and three backup singers - for two eagerly awaited concerts this past week at the Paramount. The shows featur
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Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! Cinerama benefit for Ref. 71
by Albert Rodriguez SGN A&E Writer

Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!
October 26, 7 PM
Cinerama Theatre


Never before have popcorn and Milk Duds played such an important role in Gay politics as they will on Monday, October 26. Both of these irresistible snacks will help in raising money toward approving t
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SLGFF presents Dennis Cooper shorts of surreal - and graphic - nature
by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

Trial by Fire: Dennis Cooper on Film October 24, 11:59 PM Central Cinema

If William S. Burroughs kicked in the door and nudged us through for a peek, Dennis Cooper strolled right in, sat down on the soiled couch, and jacked off.

Dennis Cooper may be
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Deep characters anchor Hollywood Je T'aime
by Nevin Jefferson - SGN Contributing Writer

Devastated by a love affair gone to hell, Jerome (Eric Debets) journeys from Paris to Los Angeles over Christmas, longing for a change of scenery and dreaming of a career in the movies. The opening scenes of the film in Paris are in black and white, and when Jerome hits Hollywood,
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Your ability to analyze problems at work can help push you ahead, but your own personal charisma may be necessary to put you over. If the problems are starting at the top, subtlety rather than a brazen, direct approach will help.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Creative challenges of recent years hint at
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Nashville earns its 'Music City' stripes
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

I was in Nashville two weeks ago, and I had the best time ever. As a music aficionado, this Southern hotspot took my breath away with its legendary concert venues, famed recording studios, cool live music clubs, and an independent record store cradled in a quasi-Gayborhood. I'll have plenty
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
IN PERSON VOTER REGISTRATION STILL POSSIBLE UNTIL OCTOBER 26 FOR NOVEMBER 3 GENERAL ELECTION

IF YOU HAVE MOVED BUT HAVE NOT SUBMITTED A CHANGE OF ADDRESS YOU CAN STILL GET A BALLOT SENT TO YOU


If you are not currently registered to vote in Washington State and you want to vote in the November 3
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GAY RIGHTS ARE NOT SPECIAL RIGHTS

I am writing to you about something that has been on my mind for a long time, this day especially after all the rhetoric and marches for Gay rights.

First, I am a Gay man, 76 years old and I am in a monogamous relationship for 39 years. I would like to bring to your attention
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Fun with my honey and Halloween suggestions
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

Since this one had already finished the last Lipstick and Lust (that I hope you enjoyed!), I couldn't mention that the lovely WiFi cafe where this one internets (now that my home computer is dead and gone - paging Bill Gates, a donation of one, please?) had a run-in with a nutty robb
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ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Your ability to analyze problems at work can help push you ahead, but your own personal charisma may be necessary to put you over. If the problems are starting at the top, subtlety rather than a brazen, direct approach will help.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Creative challenges of recent years hint at
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Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
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An Englishman In New York, one of the year's best
by Nevin Jefferson - SGN Contributing Writer

The 14th Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival opened with An Englishman In New York, a very powerful and epic telling of the story of Quentin Crisp. He wasn't your ordinary fruit; he was a Gay, proud man who wasn't afraid to be himself, and did just that - even after being beaten num
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Book Marks
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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 ability to analyze problems at work can help push you ahead, but your own personal charisma may be necessary to put you over. If the problems are starting at the top, subtlety rather than a brazen, direct approach will help.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Creative challenges of recent years hint at
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