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posted Friday, August 12, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 32
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
SIFF acquires historic Uptown theater
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) announced on August 6 the acquisition of the Uptown Theater in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood. The historic neighborhood theater will re-open to the public October 20 in conjunction with the grand opening of the new SIFF Film Center at Seattle Center, which SIFF says will 'ush
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Aleksandra Kurzak's CD debut on Gioia!
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Allow me to begin my praise of this CD by quoting from my 2010 review of an unforgettable debut at Seattle Opera: 'Aleksandra Kurzak, in her first time as Lucia, scored the kind of triumph one seldom gets to witness. And not just for her singing. Oh yes, she has a gorgeous, warm, large, and perfectl
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Drag Race's glamorous Raven returns to Le Faux
by Anthony Greer - SGN Staff Writer

Raven at Le Faux
August 12-13
Julia's on Broadway


Raven, the runner-up of RuPaul's Drag Race's second season, will be performing at Julia's on August 12 and 13 at 9 p.m. Earlier this week she was interviewed by SGN to talk about the advent of Raven, her e
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A Dyke About Town: Storm vs. Sun game thrilling
by Mercy Moosemuzzle
SGN Contributing Writer

Seattle Storm vs. Connecticut Sun
Mercy and Cuteness joined their friends Jousts, Consistency, and Levity to enjoy the August 5 Storm vs. Sun game. Svetlana Abrosimova, who has left the team, appeared to receive her championship ring.

Cuteness
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In The Next Room a worthwhile comedy
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play

ACT Theatre

Through August 28


The beautifully realized Sarah Ruhl play at ACT Theatre, In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, creates a delightful scenic vision of a 19th-century manor (designed by dependab
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More mature Arctic Monkeys deliver different sound
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Arctic Monkeys
August 10
The Showbox SoDo


The Arctic Monkeys who became overnight rock stars weren't the same Arctic Monkeys on stage Wednesday night at The Showbox SoDo. The punkish rascals from 2006 have gradually morphed into a full-on psychedelic, exper
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Wynter time: Pop artist talks music industry burnout, finding her Gay following, and foreshadowing J. Lo's divorce
by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

Of course Wynter Gordon is named after Diana Ross, at least before the 'Dirty Talk' singer changed it so she didn't have to explain that she wasn't that Diana. But she still has something in common with the Supremes legend - lots of Gay fans.

Not only did she just relea
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Yellow Face a smart exploration of race
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Yellow Face
ReAct Theatre
Through September 3


A mix of truth and fiction is behind David Henry Hwang's mockumentary Yellow Face. That's certainly an excellent description of this layered, funny, wry, and above all, deeply moving piece.

Yellow
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The Help tells the right story
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The Help
Opening August 12


Eugenia 'Skeeter' Phelan (Emma Stone) has just returned home to Jackson after graduating with a journalism degree from Ole Miss. She quickly gets a job at the local paper writing a domestic advice column while also trying
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): What you think is brilliant and clever is likely to be upsetting, perhaps even threatening to authorities. Think ahead: What battles can you win? Who are your real friends? What do you need to learn to succeed?

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Fights at home are probably - to at least a small extent - di
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OMD, The Drums interviews on deck
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), the '80s synth-pop band who rose to fame when their single 'If You Leave' was used in the John Hughes film Pretty in Pink, are currently on a comeback trail. The group's original members - Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper, and Malcolm Ho
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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
VETERANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS 'ELATED' BY DADT END
I am elated that the president, the secretary of defense, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have all approved Certification today [22 July, 2011]. With this action, in 60 days, all U.S. military members can be treated like valued team members, and not like second-class citi
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