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posted Friday, March 18, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 11
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: The Lincoln Lawyer author Michael Connelly
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

If author Michael Connelly isn't a household name, it isn't for lack of effort. The writer of over 20 successful pulp thrillers, 16 of them revolving around hardened investigator Harry Bosch, his works have sold over 42 million copies worldwide and been translated into 35 languages. He's had numerous New York Times #1
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW You gotta have Faith - An interview with Billy Elliot's Faith Prince
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

Billy Elliot
The Musical
March 22
through April 3
Paramount Theatre


Faith Prince has performed many roles on Broadway: an octopus sea witch, a jazz club chorine, the wife of a Gay man, and a stripper, among numerous others. Her talent is undis
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Oregon Shakespeare Festival starts 76th year with four new productions
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opened its 76th season ("the first of the next 75 years") late last month with four solid productions that ranged from an audience-pleasing production of To Kill A Mockingbird to a witty updating of a Moliere classic to a controversial rethinking of a Shakespe
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Hollywood stars ask Obama to legalize same-sex marriage
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

In conjunction with Freedom to Marry's 'Say I Do' campaign, Hollywood stars sent a letter to President Barack Obama this week asking him to make marriage equality a reality for the American people.

The letter read:

Dear Mr. President:

In Februa
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Distracted tackles Ritalin issue head-on
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Distracted
ArtsWest
Through April 2


Have you heard about teachers who demand that a child must take medication if he or she is thought to have ADHD? The pressure put on parents to medicate their hyperactive kids so that schoolrooms can cope better is a big part o
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Mr. Gay World 2011 crowned
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor Mr. Gay South Africa won the Mr. Gay World 2011 title in Manila, Philippines, at the third annual international competition to become the new face of Mr. Gay World.

On March 13, Francois Nel of South Africa was proclaimed the new ambassador for Gay men in the world. Francois will continu
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Hugh Masekela phenomenal at Triple Door
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Hugh Masekela
Mercy's friend Reality joined her for Hugh Masekela's show at the Triple Door on March 10 because Cuteness was home with the teenager. Masekela's trumpet was extremely mellow and his voice was big and gruff. Reality commented that the whole group was ve
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Simian Mobile Disco overwhelms in short, splashy concert
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Simian Mobile Disco
March 9
Neumos


It neared midnight when Simian Mobile Disco finally went on stage last week at Neumos to play a set that equaled an episode of Gossip Girl in length, yet concertgoers who squeezed into the main floor and balcony didn't seem
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Girl Talk a mix of spectacle and fizzle
by Rahul K. Gairola - SGN Contributing Writer

Girl Talk
March 16
The Showbox SoDo


One can feel seriously ambivalent when you leave a Girl Talk show. Sure, Greg Gillis (the man behind the 'illegal' phenomenon known as Girl Talk) has his shirt off by the end and is jumping up and down behind a
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Pulpy Lincoln Lawyer a likable legal thriller
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The Lincoln Lawyer
Opening March 18


Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a Los Angeles defense attorney making his living defending drug dealers, biker gangs, and other relative lowlifes using the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car as his office to w
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Battle: Los Angeles a surprisingly entertaining, if familiar, ride
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Battle: Los Angeles Opening March 11
First things first: director Jonathan Liebesman's (Darkness Falls, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) extra-terrestrial war epic Battle: Los Angeles is nothing more than a stripped-down, interstellar remake of Ridley Sc
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Carmen stuns in 3D
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Do we really need opera in 3D? The very idea seemed pretty silly to me. My technical requirements are good picture and, above all, excellent sound. Beyond those, only musical and dramatic excellence matter.

Then, along comes Carmen in 3D from no less than The Royal Opera, Covent Garde
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Where is your partnership going (or where would one come from?). Ideas from the top of your head are probably wrong. Take time to figure out why. Well-meaning friends stumble in their efforts to assure you; give them credit for trying.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Being a raging control queen will not r
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The X Factor to hold Seattle auditions
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Wanna be on TV? Sure you do. More importantly, looking to launch a music career? Then get those chops fine-tuned because The X Factor is coming to Seattle for an all-day casting call on April 20. The show, the latest bright idea by Simon Cowell, is already a U.K. hit and premieres stateside t
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Northwest News
SEATTLE BUDDHIST CHURCH TO HOLD SERVICES FOR QUAKE/TSUNAMI VICTIMS
On Friday, March 18, The Seattle Buddhist Church (1427 S. Main St.) will hold the first in a series of memorial services for earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. Between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., the public is invited to ring the temple bell in memory of the earthquake
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Letters
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING WOMEN'S DAY

Tina Gianoulis wrote a great article announcing an event that took place in Seattle on March 8 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day.

I attended and decided to write a letter to the editor about the great experience it was.

Seeing h
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Tenor's L.A. performance a dream come true
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann in recital
March 11
L.A. Opera
Sixty years of concert-going sometimes makes me feel jaded. Big stars like ReneƩ Fleming in recital leave me yawning. On the other hand, last week's recital at L.A. Opera by Jonas Kaufmann brought back my memo
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