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posted Friday, July 15, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 28
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
Alexis Mateo comes to Seattle
by Anthony Greer - SGN Staff Writer

Bam!
R Place
July 29-30


Alexis Mateo from RuPaul's Drag Race's third season will be performing at R Place on July 29 and 30.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Alexis Mateo studied dance and choreography at the Jazz-Aero Dance Academy and is also a former tenor singer of the award-wi
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Retro Captain America a red, white, and blue sensation
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Captain America: The First Avenger
Opening July 22


Primarily set in the waning days of WWII, Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger is the best film the studio has made as part of this ongoing franchise and as a lead-up to next May's The Av
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Eddie Vedder brilliant on home turf
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Eddie Vedder
July 15
Benaroya Hall


There's no place like home, there's no place like home.

This may have been going through Eddie Vedder's head during the first of two sold-out concerts at Benaroya Hall last weekend. The frontman of rock outf
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Albee's Everything in the Garden a dark farce
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Everything in the Garden
Theatre 9/12
Through July 31


Edward Albee, great American playwright, is best known for plays like Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Zoo Story. Recent local productions have included The Lady From Dubuque, At Home at the Zoo, and
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Katy Perry's fireworks dazzle Key Arena
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Katy Perry
July 2
Key Arena


They came in different colors, shapes, and sizes. They came wearing blue wigs, pink wigs, and daisy dukes with bikinis on top. They came with boyfriends, girlfriends, partners, moms, dads, and small children. They all came, 20
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Melancholy Play a beautiful experience
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce
Freehold Theatre
Through July 31


STAGEright is one of those little theater companies that seem to constantly pop up here, with talented, committed, and energized company members intent on putting something on the sta
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Jinkx Monsoon takes on the world
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

You simply cannot go anywhere on Capitol Hill without hearing the name Jinkx Monsoon. The drag entertainer sang and danced her way into the mainstream of local Gay celebrity and is a breath of fresh air. Jinkx Monsoon is raising the bar for would-be queens, and we love her for it. Less dr
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C.C. Attle's, Madison Pub, R Place come together to 'serve' Gay troops
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

They come from as far away as Fort Lewis (and sometimes farther) in car loads, by Amtrak train, or bus to 'the city' to live out loud and proud for a weekend. Their haircuts are noticeable, their build is, well & built, and they walk with a swagger. They are Army, Navy, Air Force, or Ma
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Dyke About Town: Tim Robbins earns standing ovation
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Tim Robbins and
the Rogues Gallery Band


Cuteness turned Mercy on to Tim Robbins. Mercy didn't realize the actor was also an acclaimed singer/songwriter. His July 18 concert at the Triple Door started with warm-up act Jamie Drake. Drake had a nice voice a
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Frustrating Friends offers few benefits
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Friends With Benefits
Opening July 22


I want to like Friends With Benefits a heck of a lot more than I actually do. The first half of the film is foul-mouthed, engaging, and funny. It sets up two characters who, while both slightly on the unbeli
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Energy future in limbo in The Last Mountain
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The Last Mountain
Opening July 15


Deep in the heart of West Virginia sits Coal River Valley. Once upon a time, the Appalachian Mountains loomed over the top of this community, looking down on it like Greek gods surveying their domain. But now, with the
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): You are effective in defending your family and community, but simply responding to perceived insults or attacks is shortsighted. Take a longer, more strategic view. Understand the history and context of any conflicts, all the better to address them.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Romantic and sensual as y
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Styx bassist open about sexuality, HIV
Don't pretend you don't know the words to 'Come Sail Away'. 'Lady'? 'The Best of Times', 'Babe', and god forbid, 'Mr. Roboto'? These songs all belong to Styx, a powerhouse prog-rock group who released four consecutive multi-platinum albums between 1977 and 1981, aside from eight top ten singles. Chuck Panozzo, original member of this succes more
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Northwest News
SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SEEKS VOLUNTEER GARDENERS
The Seattle Public Library is seeking volunteers to help maintain attractive grounds at 12 neighborhood branches this summer and fall. Volunteers will weed gardens, rake leaves and pick up litter. Work parties will be scheduled June through October - on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between
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Letters
KING-5 IGNORES PRIDE, MAN FIGHTS TO FIND OUT WHY

Congratulations, SGN Editor-in-Chief George Bakan, on being the Grand Marshal in this year's Gay Pride Parade! It was an absolutely perfect day weather-wise, as it was warm as well as bright and sunny, which is sometimes rare here in Seattle. So obviously God/Mother Nature must
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OUTBOUND: Cool spots for Vancouver BC's hot weekend
By: Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Headed to Vancouver BC next weekend for Outgames, Pride, or both? Remember that Davie Village is home to the city's Gay district, where things are still the same - Celebrities and Numbers are great for dancing, Pumpjack and Fountainhead Pub are popular watering holes, and 1181 remains ver
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OUTBOUND: Cool spots for Vancouver BC's hot weekend
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