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posted Friday, June 24, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 25
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
Victor Cruz crowned as Seattle's 2011 Pride Idol
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

After 12 weeks and more than 100 contestants, Seattle has a new Pride Idol: Victor Cruz!

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). The weekly event was hosted by Gaysha St
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Matthew Morrison: As Gay as he gets: Glee actor talks Queer career, Elton duet, and sex in public
by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

Matthew Morrison doesn't mind being the Gayest straight man you know. The 32-year-old actor recently called being a member of a Gay boy band in the 2003 film Marci X the 'Gayest thing' he's done in his career.

And that's saying a lot - he's currently starring on Glee, p
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The soft-spoken cowboy with the magic touch: An interview with Horse Whisperer Buck Brannaman and director Cindy Meehl
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

To many people, all they know about Buck Brannaman is that he was the inspiration for both the book and the movie The Horse Whisperer. After watching the new documentary Buck, audiences will get a far more intimate feel for the soft-spoken cowboy. On the road for nine months a
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Dyke About Town: Ann Patchett's talk very entertaining
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer Ann Patchett
Mercy enjoyed Ann Patchett's talk at Town Hall on June 16 very much. The writer kept the audience laughing as she talked about her writing process.

Patchett said writing a novel is like falling in love. Just when you start to get into the commitment,
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SGN reviews RuPaul's Glamazon
by Boy Mike - Special to the SGN

When drag superstar RuPaul sashayed onto the world stage nearly 20 years ago with the #1 Billboard smash dance hit 'Supermodel (You Better Work),' some critics thought he was just a one-hit wonder. RuPaul has proven his critics wrong with an impressive string of hits, including three #1 Billboa
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DeLaRue Presents brings Freedom Fantasia to celebrate the 4th of July
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Freedom Fantasia
July 1-3
Oddfellows Building


DeLaRue Presents, a new production company from Kitten LaRue (of The Atomic Bombshells) and BenDeLaCreme (Homo for the Holidays), has announced their inaugural Fourth of July spectacular - Freedom Fantasia
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Jesus Christ Superstar a powerhouse performance
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Jesus Christ Superstar
Village Theatre
Issaquah: Through July 3
Everett: July 8-31


The blockbuster rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstar brings powerhouse performance to Village Theatre. A bold new interpretation by director Brian Yorkey sets the story in
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Queer Teen Ensemble Theater celebrates biggest group yet
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

QTET: Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre
June 23-26
Washington Ensemble Theatre


QTET is going strong in its fourth annual production, this time fielding an intrepid group of 10 teens to develop an ensemble-created show about their feelings and experiences being Quee
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Where It's At: Britney Spears too toxic to pass up
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Britney Spears
June 29
Tacoma Dome


The good news is that Britney Spears is doing just fine these days. She isn't driving over people's feet or wiping fried chicken grease on an elegant evening gown.

The Mississippi-born mother of two explo
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Motorized Cars 2 an agreeable sequel
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Cars 2
Opening June 24


After another successful season where he won his fourth consecutive Piston Cup, Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) has returned to the comfy confines of Radiator Springs to spend some quality time with girlfriend Sally
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Ethereal Buck whispers universal truths
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Buck
Opening June 24


Buck, the new documentary about noted cowboy and 'Horse Whisperer' Buck Brannaman, is a delight in every way. Transcendent, emotional, moving, informative, and ethereal, this surprisingly tough-minded look at a man and his lif
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Beginners movie pass giveaway at Purr on June 4
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Prepare to be McSmitten. Yes, that easy-to-love Ewan McGregor is at it again with another Gay-themed film, but this time he plays the hetero one. Beginners, which premiered to rave reviews at the Seattle International Film Festival and thus far has an 89% favorable rating on Rotten Tomatoes
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Your recent lucky spree will now focus more on financial fortune. How? Mad dreams and inspirations offer some clues. Talk out your crazy notions with your friends and find a way to bring them to the bank!

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Recent hard times are about to turn around. How to cash in on your goo
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Diane Schuur returns to Jazz Alley stage
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Two-time Grammy-winner Diane Schuur, more familiar to fans and industry colleagues by her nickname "Deedles," is coming back to her roots in more ways than one. A Tacoma native, she hasn't played Seattle in three years and returns to perform at Dimitrou's Jazz Alley from June 30 through Jul
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Northwest News
MASSAGE THERAPISTS NEEDED FOR BABES NETWORK RETREAT
BABES Network-YWCA is seeking volunteer licensed massage therapists for their summer retreat Friday to Sunday, July 8-10, on Vashon Island. A 3-day commitment is preferred from noon on Friday through 3 p.m. on Sunday, but a 2-day commitment from Saturday to Sunday would also be acc
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Letters
OUR FLAG AND THE SPACE NEEDLE'S SITUATION Seattle's traditions of patronage to the arts and community are long established. Bagley and Virginia Wright's renowned contributions are historic, representing Seattle's best in community and love of place.

Seattle is also home to many community-based festivals and celebrations. All of t
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By Miryam Gordon, SGN A&E Writer

Seattle Pride was graced this year by the inclusion of a special Grand Marshall: San Francisco's favorite Gay writer Armistead Maupin. The irreverent and frank Maupin gave an intimate talk on Saturday to lucky patrons at the Seattle Public Library (focusing on his brand new book Mary Ann in Autumn)
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Seattle Symphony: Too much Schwarz, not enough music
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Seattle Symphony
June 18
Benaroya Hall


Usually when you see that Gerard Schwarz is going to conduct Mahler, you can bet on a pretty satisfying and perhaps downright thrilling evening. Same goes for Bartok, Janacek, and above all Shostakovich. But the focus of la
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