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posted Friday, May 25, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 21
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
La Femme Magnifique winners crowned at Neighbours
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On May 20, La Femme Magnifique International Lady Chablis, and La Femme Magnifique International Plus Athena Kiss, crowned Diamond St. James Black and Beyonce Blaque as La Femme Magnifique Washington 2012 and La Femme Magnifique Washington Plus 2012, respectively, at Neighbours Seattle (1509 Broadway).

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Brandi Carlile kids around
Singer talks new album and why country music will embrace Lesbians

by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

Here's what we know about Brandi

Carlile: Her lung power is a bigger threat to humanity than nuclear war; she's cool enough to sing with Elton John, who recorded a track with the singer for her last studio album, 2009's Give Up the Ghost; and she's totally girl cra
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Schmee's Mr. Sloane more than entertaining
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE
THEATER SCHMEATER
Through June 16


Joe Orton wrote Entertaining Mr. Sloane some 50 years ago. Yet it can feel as absurd today as it did then, although the absurdity might come from a different sociological angle. Produced by Theate
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New Orleans' Saints and Sinners writers' festival
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

When in New Orleans it is hard not to feel the literary influence of the city. Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Stephen Ambrose, William Faulkner, and so many other greats were nurtured by this sultry city. This is why it's the perfect location for the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival
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A Dyke About Town: Loudon Wainwright entertaining
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN A&E Writer

Storm vs. Sparks
Mercy and Cuteness went to see the Seattle Storm season opener versus the L.A. Sparks at Key Arena, May 18. Swin Cash, Le'coe Willingham, and Ashley Robinson have left the team. Tina Thompson, Ann Wauters, Shekinna Stricklen, Ewelina Kobryn, Alysha Clark, an
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Rocker stuns fans with Transgender announcement
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

In 2008, Tom Gabel interviewed with SGN. Gabel is lead singer of the hard-rock band Against Me!  one of the edgiest musical acts ever featured in this newspaper.

Gabel was extraordinarily sweet over the phone and answered questions about Gay weddings and Gay fans with no d
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The trouble with Adam
Pop star Lambert talks about the 'novelty' of Gay celebrity, his new album, and his peculiar sex toy

by Chris Azzopardi - SGN A&E Writer

Remember the fuss Adam Lambert caused when he tongued his keyboardist in front of the world? Of course you do. The controversial kiss drew both homophobic outbursts and so-what shrugs, and it's an American Music Awards moment that won't soon be forgotten. Especially by Lambert himself. more
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Reflections on the Met's Ring at the cinema
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

With its recent encores of each of the operas in Wagner's Ring cycle in movie theaters around the world, the Metropolitan Opera gave untold numbers of people their first chance to experience The Ring of the Nibelung at a price they could afford. Even if you have seen each of the four operas indiv
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TV and film actor Jim Parsons comes out
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

The family just got bigger: We can finally add the name of Jim Parsons to the LGBT community roster. The Emmy-winning actor, who appears in the leading role of Sheldon Cooper on the high-rated CBS-TV comedy The Big Bang Theory, publicly came out May 23 in New York City, where he's currentl
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2012 summer movie preview, part II
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

Did you know The Avengers has made more than a billion dollars worldwide in only 19 days of release? Pretty crazy, I know. Can any of the big-budget wonders scheduled for release during July and August do the same? The chances of that happening rest somewhere between incredibly slim a
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2012 Summer Movie Preview - Part I
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

With the release of The Avengers last Friday and its record-breaking $200-million haul, it's clear that the Summer Movie Season has begun with a very large bang. If bigger, louder, shinier, and more expensive is your cup of tea, Hollywood has boiled up a steamy hot brew speci
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Brolin makes MIB3 something of a surprise
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

After the abysmal Men in Black II, I can't think of anyone I know who was clamoring for yet another return of Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones). Considering the fact that no one involved with that 2002 flick - not the two stars, nor producer Steven Spielberg, nor director
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
by Jack Fertig TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Reconciling your ideals with practical needs can be a challenge. The discrepancies there could make anyone pessimistic. The good news is that this shows you have a grasp of the larger issues and are taking steps to improve the world.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Being too eager to fix p
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Gossip's word is spreading fast
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

That cool song you hear in the background of the new Dior fragrance commercial belongs to Gossip. The alternative rock band, once based in Olympia but now scattered between Oregon and Arkansas, is scorchingly hot these days, partly due to that track's use in the trans-Atlantic TV ad, but
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Northwest News
compiled by Rick McKinnon - SGN Staff Writer

BORN THIS WAY KAFE FOR URBAN QUEER TEENS AT CAL ANDERSON PARK
On Fridays, 5-9 p.m., at Cal Anderson Shelterhouse (1635 11th Ave., one block north of E. Pine St.), Seattle Parks & Recreation hosts Born This Way Kafe, a welcoming place where LGBTQ youth, friends and allie
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Maine marriage campaign doc debuts at NWFF
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Question One, a documentary on Maine's same-sex marriage referendum battle, will open in Seattle on Friday, May 25, for a one-week 'engagement' at the Northwest Film Forum. The film details the tactics and strategies used by both the advocates and opponents of same-sex marriage in Maine, of
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Don't forget the map when Leaving Iowa
By Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Leaving Iowa
Taproot Theatre
Through June 16


Have you ever been forced into the back seat of the family car to go on a long road trip to some godforsaken place you have zero interest in? But of course the parents think it's going to be so educational a
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