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posted Friday, May 21, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 21

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Meet the La Femme Magnifique regional contestants
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

La Femme Magnifique
and La Femme
Magnifique Plus
May 23
Neighbours
Nightclub


On May 23, four Washington drag queens (as of press time) will compete in the regional competition of La Femme Magnifique and La Femme Magnifique Plus at Neighbours Seattle for a chance to move on
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Seattle's Pride Idol: Round Three
Seattle's Pride Idol: Round Three by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

2010 SOAP PRIDE IDOL
RPLACE
SUNDAYS THROUGH JUNE 20


Welcome back, Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP) Pride Idol fans. Week three was, by far, packed with the most diverse and talented bunch yet. Seven contestants sang, danced,
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SGN gets inside SIFF - Carl Spence, artistic director
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The 36th annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) has officially begun. I sat down with SIFF's artistic director, Carl Spence, and let him do the majority of the heavy lifting on this preview piece - after all, when you're talking about a 25-day festival spotlighting 40
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A candid interview with the stars of Candide
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

Candide
5th Avenue Theatre
May 25-June 13


Candide is one of those musicals that you have heard of but probably haven't seen. You may recognize one or two songs - maybe "Glitter and Be Gay" or "Make Our Garden Grow" - but most likely haven't he
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Music of Remembrance's Vedem a waltz with pain
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Music of Remembrance presents Vedem
May 10
Benaroya Hall


Teenage Jewish boys, imprisoned in the Terezin concentration camp for two years, wrote and collected poetry, essays, and illustrations in a hidden journal that they named "Vedem" (That's Czech for "in th
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Silverstein an interesting evening for adults
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

An Adult Evening of
Shel Silverstein
Theater Schmeater
Through June 12


Some people know Shel Silverstein from his best-selling kid's book, The Giving Tree. But his adult side is far more sinister and demented, and maybe a whole lot more fun. Ten of hi
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A Dyke About Town: Great poetry and fun political music
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Rita Dove
Mercy was knocked out by Rita Dove's presentation at Seattle Arts and Lectures. She was reading from "Sonata Mulattica," the story of George Augustus Polgreen Bridgewater, a mulatto musical prodigy, who Beethoven dedicated a sonata to, then changed his m
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Kurt & Warhol exhibits are thought-provoking at SAM
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

'Kurt' and
'love fear pleasure lust
pain glamour death -
Andy Warhol Media Works'
Seattle Art Museum
Through September 6


On May 13, the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) opened "Kurt" and "love fear pleasure lust pain glamour death - Andy War
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Frightened Rabbit matures into a solid folk-rock act
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Frightened Rabbit
May 16
Neumos


Going from good to great is harder than you think - just ask the many musical acts who've stumbled on their way up the career ladder. This can be attributed to lots of things, but it usually involves lack of talent and bad c
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Charley's Aunt a 112-year-old drag farce
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

Charley's Aunt
Taproot Theatre
Through June 12


In 1892 Victorian London, the biggest comedy smash of the year was Brandon Thomas' Charley's Aunt. In 2010 Seattle, the biggest comedy smash currently on stage might well be the same play. The original pro
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Deep Inside Hollywood
Breaking Dawn finds a director
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is now the chosen one to shepherd Twilight teens Edward and Bella and Jacob as they enter their final on-screen chapter, Breaking Dawn. And, not missing a single lesson learned by the people who directed the three earlier films, he's courtin
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Rise n' Shine documentary premieres at SIFF
Rise n' Shine - A Hero's Journey
May 22
Egyptian Theatre


Rise n' Shine - A Hero's Journey is a short documentary film being screened at the 2010 Seattle International Film Festival. The film explores the journey of two local women, Ralina Miller and Janet Trinkaus. It is a tale of a young woman who, as a
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Vaudevillians must-see neo-burlesque
by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

The Vaudevillians
Balagan Theatre
Through June 5


Kitty Witless is a leggy blonde songbird with a marginal attitude and a tendency to hike her skirt up. Dr. Dan Von Dandy is a sexually repressed ragtime virtuoso with an arrogant streak and proclivity
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
 
MUSIC LOUNGE
Summer jazz festivals in the French Riviera post big names
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OUTBOUND
Tips for getting to and around Germany
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WHERE IT'S AT
Where It's At: COMING TO SEATTLE - Sedaris, Eagles, Lady Antebellum
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MOVIE REVIEWS

Shrek Forever After marred by lazy writing
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Robin Hood a lifeless adventure = tedium
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A Queer primer for SIFF 2010
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Film fest 'the heart and soul' of Trans culture
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INSIDE HOLLYWOOD
RAIN's Beatles tribute the soundtrack of our lives
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

RAIN - A Tribute
to The Beatles
May 7-9
Paramount Theatre


On February 9, 1964, millions of Americans tuned into The Ed Sullivan Show to watch The Beatles - four mop-topped Englishmen who would go on to become arguably the biggest rock band of all time
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