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Ten artists who could define 2011
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Elton John is a father
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New Voices all grown up
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Teen TV shows go Gay
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Warm up to these winter music releases
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A Dyke About Town: Poncho Sanchez's congas make people dance
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Chris Brown apologizes after anti-Gay tweets
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VIDEO - President Obama Signs Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
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Superbly acted (Blue Valentine emotionally neutral
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Unembellished Somewhere a minimalist beauty
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Why I Love You (Phillip Morris is our Amos and Andy
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
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Thirty Seconds to Mars, Cher, Janet Jackson, KWJZ
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Letters
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Well-cast (Country Strong a (tone-deaf melodrama
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Ten artists who could define 2011
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

A year in music can be summed up by the artist who sold the most records, or the song most downloaded online, or an overnight sensation who became a superstar, or a major comeback from a long-missed veteran, or by those who walk away with an armload of Grammy Awards (which will be given out on February 13). The following musicians h
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Elton John is a father
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Sir Elton John is a father. Elton, along with husband David Furnish, celebrated the birth of son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John on Christmas day via a surrogate mother.

A spokesperson for the singer would not discuss the details of the surrogacy arrangements.

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New Voices all grown up
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

New Voices 10: BEST OF
January 3
ACT Theatre


New Voices is a victim of its own success! Its once-a-winter, once-a-summer singer 'talent show' is a huge draw for musical lovers around the region, and filled ACT Theatre to overflowing on January 3.

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Teen TV shows go Gay
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

It has become more common for teenagers to come out as Gay or Lesbian much earlier than previous generations, and TV executives have taken notice. This year promises to see a growing number of teen characters on TV programs geared towards LGBT kids.

The CW's 90210 joins the r
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Warm up to these winter music releases
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Money in your stocking? Early tax return? Got an iTunes gift card from your boss? Start spending that holiday cash because there's a lot of great winter music releases to get you through the frosty weeks ahead, including Oscar contenders, Grammy nominees, and leftover Christmas fare. Here are 1
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A Dyke About Town: Poncho Sanchez's congas make people dance
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Poncho Sanchez
Mercy wound up going to Poncho Sanchez's New Year's Eve-eve performance at Jazz Alley by herself because Cuteness wasn't feeling well. Sanchez's voice and congas were masterful. George Ortiz's timbales rocked out. Ron Blake's trumpet was delicious. J
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Chris Brown apologizes after anti-Gay tweets
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Singer Chris Brown just can't seem to hold his temper. After torpedoing his career in 2009 by assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna, how does Brown kick-start his fledging comeback? By getting into a war of words with Raz-B, rapper and former member of the group B2K, on Twitter. more
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Superbly acted (Blue Valentine emotionally neutral
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Blue Valentine
Opening January 7


Blue Valentine is one of those movies that I almost don't know how to attack, or even the best way to put my thoughts into any sort of coherent (let alone rational) perspective. The acting on the part of stars Michelle
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Unembellished Somewhere a minimalist beauty
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Somewhere
Opening January 7


Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) is a famous action star who broke his wrist during a drunken night partying in his legendary Hollywood hotel the Chateau Marmont. His 11-year-old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) visits occasiona
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Why I Love You (Phillip Morris is our Amos and Andy
by Mark Segal - Courtesy of the (Philadelphia Gay News

Rarely will you see a film review by me in this space. But I feel a certain responsibility since the media portrayal of Gays was my first campaign back in the early 1970s. This film has hit a sensitive spot that calls for response, and it's so retro it takes us back to the
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): The responsibilities of work and relationships can feel oppressive. A romantic adventure is much needed. If partnered, plan a getaway. If single, a stern attitude can be sexy, but balance it with playful warmth. (Think gym coach!)

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): As hard as you've been working, you're entitle
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Thirty Seconds to Mars, Cher, Janet Jackson, KWJZ
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

It's not entirely confirmed, but at press time it was as close to a sure thing as you can get. An interview with rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars is likely to be featured next week, here in The Music Lounge. The MTV VMA-winning trio, fronted by Hollywood hottie Jared Leto, is en route to S
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig

DAVID WOJNAROWICZ’S

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Letters
GOODBYE, BUZZ

I just found out a few days ago that my father, Calvin "Buzz Flowers" Callaway, passed away earlier this month (7/8/1937-12/6/2010). He was a complicated man and although in private he could be an angry and even abusive person at times, he also had a kind, sensitive heart and would literally give you the shirt o
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ARIES (March 20 - April 19): The responsibilities of work and relationships can feel oppressive. A romantic adventure is much needed. If partnered, plan a getaway. If single, a stern attitude can be sexy, but balance it with playful warmth. (Think gym coach!)

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): As hard as you've been working, you're entitle
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Well-cast (Country Strong a (tone-deaf melodrama
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Country Strong
Opening January 7


Country music superstar Kelly Cantor (Gwyneth Paltrow) has seen better days. Less than a year ago during a concert in Dallas, she was so drunk she fell off the stage, causing a miscarriage of her unborn child and leavi
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ARIES (March 20 - April 19): The responsibilities of work and relationships can feel oppressive. A romantic adventure is much needed. If partnered, plan a getaway. If single, a stern attitude can be sexy, but balance it with playful warmth. (Think gym coach!)

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): As hard as you've been working, you're entitle
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