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posted Friday, June 17, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 24

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Who will be Seattle's next Pride Idol?
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

After 12 weeks of intense competition, the big day is finally here! On June 19, Seattle will crown its new Pride Idol.

Pride Idol is a citywide singing contest produced and presented by SO&P, Verizon Wireless, FUZE, Seattle's Best Karaoke, and Seattle Gay News at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway). Doors open at
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Miss Indigo Blue crowned reigning queen of burlesque
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Great news, Seattle! The Emerald City's very own international burlesque sensation Miss Indigo Blue, 'The Twirly Girl,' was crowned the Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Reunion and Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 5. The newly named queen - who now holds the of
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Olympic Music Festival promises a crescendo of great music
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Looking for a reason to flee the city for a day? Here's one to consider: a 50-minute drive to a rustic 55-acre dairy farm surrounded by fruit orchards and other peaceful scenery, plus good music. The Olympic Music Festival begins its 2011 season of classical concerts on June 25, extending t
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Bruno Mars leads the Hooligans in a night of unforgettable talent
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Believe the hype. Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae are as good as critics say they are. The pair are two of the freshest entertainers to come along in years, and if the cheers of the June 2, sold-out 10,000 fans at WaMu Theater mean anything, it's that Mars and Monae are a force to be reckoned
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Gaga defends love in Rome
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

There's no question that Lady Gaga is a true ally for the LGBT community. She has championed equality for Gays on record, through speeches (at the nation's capital and in concert), and now as the headliner for EuroPride 2011, the annual pan-European Gay pride event held this year in ico
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Tracy Morgan apologizes, joins forces with GLAAD
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

When will Hollywood stars realize that the days of homophobic rants and slurs are officially over? Tracy Morgan of the hugely popular network television comedy 30 Rock is the latest to fall victim to foot in mouth disease.

In a recent stand-up act in Nashville, Tennessee,
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Fabulously acted Super 8 a Spielberg photocopy
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Super 8 Now Playing Four months after his mother was killed in a tragic industrial accident at the local steel mill, and with his father, local deputy sheriff Jackson Lamb (Kyle Chandler), still silently wallowing in his own grief, 14-year-old Joe (Joel Courtney) is trying
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Engrossing Tree lets Malick's imagination blossom
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The Tree of Life Opening June 17

Terrence Malick's fifth motion picture, The Tree of Life, is as breathless a cinematic experience as any I am likely to have in 2011. A treatise on life, aging, the universe, evolution, faith, religion, and family, the film
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Dianna Agron speaks out on Gay rumors
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Remember the recent Glee episode with Lady Gaga, where the kids (and teachers) wore shirts proclaiming their insecurities? The episode was celebrated as a triumph for the LGBT community because of the pro-Gay stance the show took as actor Chris Colfer, who plays uber-Gay Kurt Hummel on
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Twelfth annual Quickies have funny focus on family
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Quickies
Live Girls Theater
Through June 18


The annual presentation of Live Girls' Quickies festival of new short plays by female writers is currently at Theatre Off Jackson. Live Girls takes the production seriously, making sure the presentation is sharp, w
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Not much splash in The Gene Pool
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

The Gene Pool
Annex Theatre
Through June 19


Written around 1996 and first produced in 1998, Christi Stewart-Brown's The Gene Pool was likely extremely fresh at the time and even provocative, in a funny, low-key way. The play focuses on a sperm-donor-created
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Standing ovations abound at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by Marian Michener - SGN Contributing Writer

Lisa Peterson's direction of Henry IV, Part 2, perked it up. A friend said the play should be titled 'Falstaff' since that's who it was about. I said I thought Shakespeare had made it that way because Falstaff was so popular in the previous play. We assume the combination of costume
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