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posted Friday, August 3 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 31
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
Moving on up
Dance prodigy Travis Wall talks about his new TV series, his first big movie, and the challenge for Gay dancers

by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

STEP UP REVOLUTION Now Playing

ALL THE RIGHT MOVES
OXYGEN
Tuesdays, 9 p.m.


So he thought he could dance- and he can - but Travis Wall
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Cheyenne Jackson does it all
Openly Gay film, TV, and stage actor moves into music

O by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Cheyenne Jackson is busy. Really, really busy. The openly Gay actor, a former Seattle resident, is now spreading his wings as a recording artist, releasing back-to-back singles ('Drive,' 'Before You') that will
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Matrix director comes out as Transgender
Lana Wachowski reveals transition in video for upcoming film by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

The filmmaker formerly known as Larry Wachowski made her transition known to the world last week.

Often credited alongside her brother, Andy, as 'the Wachowski brothers,' Lana Wachowski is the first major Hollyw
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Michael Feinstein, Jim Riggs impress with classic pop
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

Two allegedly dying art forms drew intense, supportive, and appreciative audiences last weekend in the Emerald City. The Great American Songbook demonstrated its continued popularity as Michael Feinstein, modern America's cabaret king, packed Benaroya Hall in a top-notch pops concert. And
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A Dyke About Town: Ramsey Lewis electrifies Jazz Alley
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN A&E Writer

John Pizzarelli Quartet
Reality joined Mercy for the John Pizzarelli Quartet's sold-out performance at Jazz Alley, July 24. It was an evening of jazz standards in John's pleasing voice. His guitar was delicious. Piano by Larry Fuller was luscious. John's brother, Martin Pizz
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Celebrating Harold Pinter
Famed playwright's characters are not easy to like

by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

THE PINTER FESTIVAL
ACT THEATRE
Through August 26


ACT Theatre has been nurturing a Harold Pinter aficionado, Frank Corrado, for a number of years. Frank is a passionate producer of Pi
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Orion youth playwrights' festival speaks loudly
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

In an inspiring and hopeful evening last weekend, five homeless or at-risk youth became playwrights and saw their work performed by trained actors on a normal stage with lights and sound and a stage manager - the whole works. Part of an ongoing project called Orion Out Loud, developed by fo
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Rent, controlled
5th Avenue's 're-envisioning' is a little too cool

by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

RENT
5TH AVENUE THEATRE
Through August 19


When Rent first opened on Broadway in 1996, it took the world by storm. Not since Hair had there been such an original musical - one th
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Grammy contenders: just four months to go
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Remember how Adele swept the Grammys in February? Look for a similar scenario early next year - this time with breakout pop star Gotye, who'll perform at Bumbershoot on Labor Day weekend.

Although the nominations for music's biggest prize are four months away from being rev
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Total Recall: just forget it
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

TOTAL RECALL
Opens August 3


Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) doesn't feel like himself. He's having strange dreams of an escapade involving gunfire, explosions, and a mysterious lithe and sexy woman named Melina (Jessica Biel) who is nothing at all like his s
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Ai Weiwei documentary nothing to be sorry about
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY
Opens August 3


Director Alison Klayman was working as a journalist in Beijing when she met Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei. Over a period of time, she managed to gain something close to his trust, and the charismatic, if recl
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
Go easy on yourself, Libra!

by Jack Fertig

ARIES (March 20 - April 19): You can't help but to push too hard. Hitting a limit in your efforts with your partner (at home or at work) will help you clarify your capacities. It can also be a make-or-break time for the partnership.

TAURUS (April 20 -
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Frank Ocean lands 3 VMA nominations
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer Frank Ocean opened his tour here in Seattle last month, and his star is definitely rising. Earlier this week, the R&B newcomer snagged three MTV Video Music Award nominations - Best New Artist, Best Male Video, and Best Direction - all for the video of 'Swim Good.' Rihanna and Drake received the most more
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Northwest News
NATE GOWDY AROUND TOWN
Celebrated SGN photographer Nate Gowdy is displaying and selling his photographs around town at four locations this summer! His work can be seen at Poco Wine Room (1408 E. Pine St.) thru mid-July, at Adobe's Fremont Campus (801 N. 34th St., near the Fremont Bridge) thru July, The Grill on Broadway (314 Broadway
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Letters
LET'S BE CAREFUL OUT THERE
I write the following as an opinion piece based on no particular qualification other than having been a Queer male through several decades of late nights cruising urban mean streets in search of whatever good times seemed apropos at the moment. Thirteen of those years have been spent here on Capitol Hill,
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