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posted Friday, April 20, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 16

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Pride Idol breaks Buble curse in week three
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle Pride Idol, presented by Smirnoff, Seattle's Best Karaoke, Neighbours Seattle, Seattle Gay News, and MOViN 92.5, is back for week three, and the competition was a unique mix of style and presentation that made for a night of fun and entertainment.

The 2012 Pride Idol is a citywide singing contest host
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Jason Mraz won't give up
Pop star talks supporting LGBT community and his 'open' sexuality

by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

How cool is Jason Mraz? For one, his unwavering fight for equal rights led him to shoot a Human Rights Campaign video recently; he's also waiting to wed until everyone can and, not long ago, united with Cyndi Lauper to tell the world that he, too, gives a damn.

And h
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PNB scores with double bill of Apollo & Carmina Burana
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN Contributing Writer

Apollo and Carmina Burana
McCaw Hall
Through April 22


Pacific Northwest Ballet scores a double hit with its double bill of Balanchine's classic Apollo and Kent Stowell's contemporary extravaganza, Carmina Burana. The program - featuring two au
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Esperanza Spalding is jazz's red-hot star
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Esperanza Spalding April 24 Paramount Theatre

Esperanza Spalding is in high demand. Since winning the Best New Artist award at the 2011 Grammy ceremony, the young singer-composer-multi-instrumentalist finds herself suddenly on everyone's radar. Even the Pur
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Goddard, Acker try to keep the secrets of Cabin in the Woods
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The question presented when you interview The Cabin in the Woods director and co-writer Drew Goddard - and especially when you speak with actress Amy Acker - is how to speak with them about the movie without ruining any of its secrets in the process. It's a tough nut to crac
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New Mr. Gay Washington crowned
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Saturday, April 14, Julian Gaspay of Seattle was crowned Mr. Gay Washington 2012-13. The new Mr. Gay Washington has already begun putting his plans for community involvement into action.

To win the pageant, Gaspay took part in a formal wear presentation, a 'white look' fo
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Seoul Philharmonic dazzles
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
April 16
Benaroya Hall


If the largely Korean audience was looking for a source of national pride, the Seoul Philharmonic certainly delivered to a bursting reception Monday evening. Indeed, this orchestra left nothing to be desired.
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
 
MUSIC LOUNGE
Dierks Bentley in Seattle this weekend
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MOVIE REVIEWS

Giddily gory Cabin worth visiting
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Fun evenings with the Solo Performance Festival
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Solo Performance Festival
Theater Off Jackson
Through April 28


It's time for the next edition of the annual Solo Performance Festival. This is the sixth one, curated, as always, by the indomitable Keira McDonald. You can probably guess that all the vario
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CATS still purring loudly
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

CATS Paramount Theatre
Through April 22


CATS is the hit musical based on a collection of children's poems penned by the late T.S. Eliot. After Andrew Lloyd Webber decided to set Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats to music in 1979, the beloved anth
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A Dyke About Town:
The legendary McCoy Tyner

A Dyke About Town: The legendary McCoy Tyner by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Curtis Salgado
Mercy and Cuteness enjoyed Curtis Salgado and his big band at Jazz Alley on April 10. It was a CD release party for Soul Shot. Salgado's voice was powerful and his harmonica was phenomenal. Vyasa Dodson's
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Spectacular Tchaikovsky tops the show
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Augustin Hadelich with the Seattle Symphony
April 14
Benaroya Hall


Guest conductor Peter Oundjian began life as a violinist but shifted to conducting after a repetitive stress injury ended his playing career. His manner is easy, yet contemplative, and reminde
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LAST CALL: Coldplay, Justice, Esperanza Spalding in Seattle this week
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

One of the busiest weeks in music this spring delivers three big shows to Seattle in the days ahead.

The biggest is Coldplay. The English supergroup return to Key Arena for the first time since February 2006, when they were promoting X&Y. Their previous trip through the Nor
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