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posted Friday, January 27, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 04
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
Seattle welcomes RuPaul's Drag Race
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Supermodel of the world and drag entertainer RuPaul is at it again. Season 4 of the enormously successful RuPaul's Drag Race premieres Monday night on LOGO, and reality TV lovers and drag enthusiasts have been on pins and needles to get their first glimpse of this season's competing cast. The wait is finally over: RuPaul and
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Glenn Close speaks on her Oscar-nominated turn in Albert Nobbs
by Gary M. Kramer - SGN Contributing Writer

Albert Nobbs gives actress Glenn Close - who also produced, and co-wrote the screenplay and penned the closing song lyrics - a plum part as a woman who poses as a male butler in 19th-century Ireland. Close's work in the film has garnered her an Oscar nomination for best actress. The
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Wes Hurley dishes on Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Waxie Moon and Wes Hurley go together like peanut butter and jelly. Each is quite different on their own, but mix them together and you've got a combination loved by millions.

Waxie and Wes, creative partners in crime, cannot be stopped, and I'm not mad about that! The tw
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SGN's 2012 Oscar nomination recap
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

When Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) president Tom Sherak and former Best Actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence announced the nominees for the 2012 Oscars, there were more than a few shocks and surprises. Sure, supposed frontrunners Hugo, The Artist, and The D
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Switzerland's Gay Ski Week an elevating experience
by Jerry L. Peerson - SGN Contributing Writer

Arosa, Switzerland, boasts some of the planet's most stunning natural beauty. Postcard-perfect snowy alpine scenery surrounds this winter wonderland holiday village. Only one thing could enhance this wealth of enchantment: Arosa Gay Ski Week!

Internationally attended
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Olari Elts inspires Seattle Symphony
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Maria Larionoff with the Seattle Symphony
January 21
Benaroya Hall


When many members of the Seattle Symphony are absent while performing at Seattle Opera, the programs at Benaroya are planned for works that use smaller ensembles, most often consisting of the pla
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New Book for the Bible performance solid, but script needs help
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

How to Write a New Book for the Bible
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Through February 5


Bill Cain is a marvelously adept playwright, and his play Equivocation (2009) was provocative and full of ideas and challenges. Equivocation examines what someone goes thro
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Odd Couple spotlights the best in situation comedy
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

The Odd Couple
Village Theatre
Issaquah through February 26
Everett March 2-25


A solidly produced classic comedy is now at Village Theatre. The Odd Couple, one of Neil Simon's most produced and adapted plays, is in Village's winter non-musical slot
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SEATTLE EROTIC ART FESTIVAL ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
The Seattle Erotic Art Festival is accepting art submissions February 1 through March 10 for the 10th anniversary Festival, to be held June 16-24 at Fremont Studios.

The Festival is seeking visual art of all kinds: short film, literary art, installation art, performances, DJs, and pieces for the Festival Store.

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Streep brilliant, but Lady has no iron
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The Iron Lady
Now Playing


Can a mediocre movie be made worthwhile by a single performance?

That's the question posed by director Phyllida Lloyd's (Mamma Mia!) The Iron Lady, a sort-of biography of former British Prime Minister Marg
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): A new you is set to break into the open. It could be a daring new look or a talent that refuses to be hidden any longer. If you worry about that disrupting your relationships, holding it in will be even worse.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Trust those instincts and intuitions. That little voice deep insi
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Seattle music scene set for takeoff at Sea-Tac Airport
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

If you hear Nirvana's 'Come as You Are' or Ben Gibbard's voice over the loudspeakers at Sea-Tac Airport while you're checking in for your flight, there's nothing wrong with you. Proceed to your gate.

A cooperative effort by the Port of Seattle, Seattle Music Commission, and Pla
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Northwest News
compiled by Rick McKinnon - SGN Staff Writer

SEATTLE VOLLEYBALL CLUB
The Winter 2012 League Season has begun. For more information, visit www.seattlevolleyballclub.com.

BORN THIS WAY KAFE FOR URBAN QUEER TEENS AT CAL ANDERSON PARK
On Fridays, 5-9 p.m., at Cal Anderson Shelterhouse
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Letters
THE POWER IS IN YOUR HANDS

How wonderful it must be for an individual to be in a position wherein s/he could legislate happiness. That is exactly the position that Washington state legislators are enviably in.

Voting in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in this state is an example of legislating happines
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No insight in stale Cradle and All
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Cradle and All
Theater Schmeater
Through February 18


Babies apparently break populations into two parts: those who love them and those who can't stand 'em. Who knew? It's the new political divide.

So suggests the latest production at Theater
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Intriguing Thebes could use some polish
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Thebes
Macha Monkey
Through February 11

Macha Monkey's intriguing world-premiere production, Thebes, uses a Greek tragedy base to build a totally modern tale. Starting with a concept of coming home after a very long time, similar to Odysseus coming home after m
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The Dusty 45s Billy Joe Huels talks frankly about homelessness
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

From those crouched under the I-5 bridge in the International District to those curled up in blankets near the Ferry Terminal, life is undoubtedly rough for the hundreds of homeless people living throughout Seattle. But help is available, in the form of emergency shelters and rehabilitativ
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