Sunday, Sep 15, 2019
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 37 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
Uncomman Fragrance by Michael Todd
 
KitchenSource.com
 
 

125x125 Bedding Sets
 
Roku.com-The Little Black Box That Streams Thousands of Films!
 
 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
 
A Dyke About Town: Spyro Gyro and Rainbow City Band
Arts & Entertainment
ALL STORIES
  next story
A Dyke About Town: Spyro Gyro and Rainbow City Band

by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Spyro Gyro's Down the Wire

Mercy and her friend Doright Fibrearts went to see Spyro Gyro at Jazz Alley, last week. The group was touring in support of their aptly titled new release Down the Wire.

Leader Jay Beckenstein alternated luscious performances on sax and clarinet, at points playing both at once. Julio Fernandez' guitar was delicious. Elegant keyboard was provided by Tom Schuman. Scott Ambush's bass was nice and funky. Bonnie B.'s percussion was hot. The audience gasped in appreciation at the way the group ratcheted up the improvisations.

The band started with some new pieces then circled back through a number of classics before returning to their new CD.

Doright pointed out that the players clearly take pleasure in each other and the music. Mercy agreed they benefited from playing together for more than 30 years. High points were "A Quote From Mr Z," "Unspoken," "Good-Bye Pork Pie Hat," and "Ice Mountain."

Sneaking into Rainbow City rehearsal

Mercy listened to a rehearsal of Rainbow City Band's new concert and is very excited about it. It will feature the Russian masters Stravinsky, Shostakovitch, Tchaikovsky, and Mussorgsky. She knows the high points are going to be Shostakovich's "Fifth Symphony" and Korsakov's "Scheherazade." Mercy's friend Lucidity Piccolo had that smile of deep delight as she talked about the music.

During the rehearsal, director Michael Clark was recruiting members of the concert band to join the marching band. He said, "This organization is about social change. It's hard for people to hate you when you are playing fun music."

One band member joked about how difficult the music was, asking, "What are you trying to do to us?"

Michael responded, "I love you enough to challenge you."

Another player said, "You must love us a lot, then."

Mercy could see the music was coming together. She thinks you are going to enjoy it.

Performances will be Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and 21 at Broadway Performance Hall. For more information or tickets, go to rainbowcityband.com.

Good news for the Storm

Cuteness is very excited that Storm Basketball team has re-signed their star, Lauren Jackson, for a multi-year contract. This will be Jackson's 10th year as the backbone of the team.

Discover the fun of Gay square dancing

Puddletown Squares will be offering beginning lessons in Modern Western Square Dancing, starting March 25, for 20 weeks (March-August). Forget everything you thought you remembered learning in grade school, 'cause "honey, this ain't your grandma's square dancing!

The lessons will take place on Thursday evenings, from 7-9:30 p.m. each week, which gives plenty of time to review the previous week's calls, learn a few new ones, and get plenty of practice! They use contemporary pop and some C&W music with "come as you are" casual dress. They also use "gender-neutral" positioning, so you can dance either "role" you would like to. Remember, crinolines are optional.

Classes are in Beacon Hill, conveniently located at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S. You can even enjoy the first three lessons free before committing to the series. Check out their website at www.puddletownsquares.org.

Dying City at Seattle Public Theater

March off to an apartment in urban America for a gripping look at how the fallout of war affects our most intimate relationships with the Northwest premiere of Dying City by Christopher Shinn. This gripping psychological drama was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and is a tour-de-force for two actors. When a young man goes off to war, his death thousands of miles away has rippling effects on those he leaves behind. Kelly, his widow, is a therapist who watches Law and Order because "the mystery of a death is solved, and therefore symbolically reversed." But when her dead husband's twin brother shows up unexpectedly, what she believes to be true is called violently into question. Is the "closure" we seek after a death just an American myth?

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

RuPaul's Drag Race
------------------------------
Gay rights celebrated at 21st annual GLAAD Media Awards
------------------------------
SGN Exclusive Interview: Jackie Beat
------------------------------
The 75th Oregon Shakespeare Festival
------------------------------
SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Rapace armors up for Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth
------------------------------
DISH! variety show benefits Lifelong AIDS Alliance
------------------------------
Smart Sunlight exposes 9/11 controversies
------------------------------
Herculina/Hercule's Transgender adventures
------------------------------

------------------------------
VIDEO - Teen Sues District for Discrimination
------------------------------
Noisy Jammer a unique presentation
------------------------------
Runaways gives young actors a chance to stretch
------------------------------
Paramount screens 'Silents from the South Seas'
------------------------------
Remember Me unforgettable for all the wrong reasons
------------------------------
Where It's At: March Shorts - Staples, Handler and Mayer on deck for March
------------------------------
Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
------------------------------

------------------------------
Silversun Pickups next week, Tom Gabel, Animal Collective
------------------------------
Northwest News
------------------------------
Letters
------------------------------
A Dyke About Town: Spyro Gyro and Rainbow City Band
------------------------------
Overwrought Big Pink outdone by opening band
------------------------------
Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
------------------------------
Filmmaker David DeCoteau perfects the Gay thriller
------------------------------
Book Marks
------------------------------
Broadway Divas dazzle at Neighbours
------------------------------
Forgettable Wimpy Kid an insufferable waste
------------------------------
Forgettable Wimpy Kid an insufferable waste
------------------------------
Hear Me Out: New albums by Goldfrapp, Woodpigeon
------------------------------
Deep Inside Hollywood
------------------------------
Old school meets new school at New Found Glory show
------------------------------
Recent Tragic Events fitfully amusing
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
SkinCareRx Banner (250x250)
Seattle Gay Blog post your own information on
the Seattle Gay Blog
 

Roku.com-The Little Black Box That Streams Thousands of Films!
gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml
copyright Seattle Gay News - DigitalTeamWorks 2010

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News
Pacific Northwest News in Seattle News in Washington State News