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posted Friday, September 3, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 36
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
Five acts to catch at Bumbershoot
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year is the homegrown Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival at Seattle Center. The lineup isn't as fabulous as those of previous years (I'm still squealing over Beck's appearance in 2008), but there are some worthy performers to check out during Labor Day weekend (September 4-6), such as rock i
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Asian Pacific Islander Pageant returns to Seattle
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 25, the Asian Pacific Islander (A/PI) International Pageant returns to Seattle at Neighbours Nightclub for a night of glamour, entertainment, and pageantry that you won't soon forget.

'Once a year, we showcase the incredible beauty, talent, and diversity within
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Cho-Dependent a hilarious night of comedy and music
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

Margaret Cho
August 27
Paramount Theatre


Margaret Cho is one of those comedians who are either loved or hated. Judging from the audience's reaction on Friday at the Paramount Theatre, it is obvious that Seattle loves her. There's a good reason for
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Drag superstar Varla Jean Merman spends an evening in Seattle
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

An Evening With
Varla Jean
Merman
September 22
Julia's on
Broadway


You've seen her on the big screen in Girls Will Be Girls. You've laughed out loud watching her antics on MTV, E!, and Logo. Well, Seattle, now you're getting the
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A Dyke About Town: John Hiatt rocks Zoo Tunes
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

High school reunion
Mercy took Cuteness to her high school reunion. Cuteness was a good sport. Mercy was amazed to hear one man who had bullied other kids in grade school apologize. She suspects a 12-step program must be involved.

Mercy heard a man say
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Bizet's Carmen gives tired opera another chance
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Very seldom does a performance come along that essentially re-writes the book for me about an opera I've seen too many times. This DVD/BD of Bizet's Carmen is just such an experience.

While Bizet's music is a constant wonder of melodic invention and a delight to listen to, I don't u
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Rufus Wainwright gives emotional, complex performance
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Rufus Wainwright
August 25
Paramount Theatre


It's rare to witness Rufus Wainwright struggle through a live performance - he's a perfectionist and an immensely skilled musician who always delivers a flawless concert. But at the Paramount Theatre last week,
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Tripping the light fantastic: An interview with Burn the Floor's Gary Wright
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

Burn The Floor September 14-19 Paramount Theatre

For anyone who ever escaped watching Strictly Ballroom or So You Think You Can Dance, the Paramount Theatre has an answer: the stage production of Burn The Floor. This spectacular dance presentation has resur
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Fantasy Swan crashes into reality
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

The Swan
Artattack Theatre
Through September 25


A swan crashes into a picture window and changes everything. Wouldn't it change everything if it happened to you? This is the premise of The Swan by Elizabeth Egloff, now being presented by Artattack Theatre.
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Bloody Machete goes back to the grindhouse
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer Machete
Opening
September 3


Three years after drug lord Torrez (Steven Seagal) kills his wife and child and then leaves him for dead, former Mexican Federale Machete (Danny Trejo) finds himself across the border in Texas trying to find work as a day labo
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The Last Exorcism doesn't close the deal
by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

The Last Exorcism Now Playing
Box office numbers turned into a horse race last week, with early reports claiming The Last Exorcism actually topped the deftly cast heist flick Takers. As the final numbers were tallied, Takers did edge out a win, but just barely.
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Scissor Sisters, Dierks Bentley, Arcade Fire top September concerts
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

It's back to school for some and back to the ticket counter for the rest of us who follow great live shows. The month of September has an abundance of anticipated performances, and here are eight that emerge from the pack.

Bumbershoot Music
and Arts Festival
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Strive for your best without comparing yourself to colleagues. Can you be the best at teamwork? Even efforts to cooperate will highlight your ego, but as long as you're your own sharpest critic, that can be good for you.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Too often you feel your best isn't good enough. Your eff
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Moondoggies look forward to playing Bumbershoot
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

For a city that has produced a stream of high-profile music acts, from Jimi Hendrix to Death Cab for Cutie and every grunge band in between, Seattle can be a surprisingly difficult place to launch a music project. The expectations to succeed and become the next big thing certainly weigh upon
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Northwest News


TRIANGLE RECREATION CAMP’S
MARDI GRAS MADNESS
From Friday, September 3 to Monday, September 6, join Triangle Recreation Camp for their 2010 fundraiser event Mardi Gras Madness XII. A $25 donation gets you a weekend party pass. Friday: meet and greet. Saturday: costume extravaganza. Sunday: & more

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Letters
A HISTORY OF DISCRIMINATION
While I, of course, hope that the lawsuit against California 's Prop 8 is successful, I am troubled by some of the discussion attributed to 'our side' in your article of June 18 [Federal Prop 8 case wraps, 6/18/10].

'Strict scrutiny' as a heightened standard for examining a statute's con
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Scissor Sisters interview with Seattle Gay News next week
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

On your marks, get set, dance!

Scissor Sisters are two weeks away from coming to Seattle, enough time to get those sneakers re-soled with extra rubber, because you'll need it. The New York-based foursome owns 2010's best dance album with Night Work, and they'll be playing trac
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