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posted Friday, December 14, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 50
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
You gotta have Faith
The U.K. singing sensation on her new album, her Bear fan base, and the T-word

by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

Few artists these days have what people call 'the voice.' Paloma Faith has it - a force of nature so strong that it could lift the whole world up with just one note.

Already certified double platinum in the
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ELF - Santa's gift to Seattle!
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

ELF - THE MUSICAL
5TH AVENUE THEATRE
Through December 31


If you are looking for something new to see in Seattle this holiday season, look no further than the 5th Avenue Theatre's production of Elf - The Musical. With special permission from the curren
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A fabulous finish: Gay couple wins The Amazing Race down the stretch
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Call it a Gay miracle. Life partners Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, who manage a goat farm in upstate New York, dashed to the victory mat at Gotham Hall in midtown Manhattan to claim first place on the Emmy-winning series The Amazing Race. They celebrated by kissing on the lips and em
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Drag Race goes to sea
The RuPaul fan cruise had everything - including a marriage proposal

by Shaun Kelly - Special to the SGN

So what do we all know about cruises in general? There will be pools, spas bars, and casinos. There will be tons of food and booze, a hairy chest competition, and maybe a few dance revues. But what
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Hometown diva - Capitol Hill Talent Show winner Karin Parks returns to The Grill on Broadway
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

After a 22-year break from music due to depression and anxiety, Seattle vocalist Karin Parks won the second season of the Capitol Hill Talent Contest at The Grill on Broadway (314 Broadway E.). Now, the 51-year-old singer is scheduled to headline Karin Parks Live: Many Voices. One Diva
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Duet les dames
New company presents the first in a series of plays written for specific actors

by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

BALLARD HOUSE DUET
CUSTOM MADE PLAY PROJECTS
(at Washington Ensemble Theatre)
Through December 17


The brand-new play Ballard House Duet is finishing up a
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Margaret Cho bringing new stand-up work 'Mother' to Tulalip
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Margaret Cho is at it again! The Grammy-nominated comedienne has created a new production called 'Mother' and will unveil it during a brief 10-date tour, including a February 15 performance at Tulalip Resort Casino.

The freshly assembled show is said to be the comedy/TV sta
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Visions of sugar plums
Seattle's 'Burlesque Nutcracker' shimmies into its seventh year

by Jessica Price - SGN A&E Writer

LAND OF THE SWEETS
THE TRIPLE DOOR
Through December 27


Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann's annual 'spectacle of ecdysiastic pageantry' Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque N
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Not so unexpected
Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy begins its Middle Earth journey

by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
Opens December 14


The sense of déjà vu hovering over director and co-screenwriter Peter Jackson's return to J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Ear
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Melodramatic Any Day Now sings a stirring song
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

ANY DAY NOW
Opens December 14


Rudy (Alan Cumming) is a flamboyant drag queen living in Los Angeles. His boyfriend, closeted city district attorney Paul (Garret Dillahunt), is a reserved and mannered man, finding himself being slowly and assuredly drawn out o
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Easygoing Hyde Park doesn't live up to its potential
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

HYDE PARK ON HUDSON
Now showing


I'm not entirely sure of what to make of Hyde Park on Hudson. Ostensibly it is the story of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's (Bill Murray) June 1939 meeting with Britain's King George VI (Samuel West) and his wife, Queen Eli
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Heart makes history - Legendary Seattle band inducted into rock's Hall of Fame
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

The Seattle rock band Heart earned its rightful place in music history when it was selected as a 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Led by the Wilson sisters, Ann and Nancy, Heart had a long string of hit singles during the 1970s and '80s, including 'Magic Man,' 'Barracuda,' 'Crazy on
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The Screen Queen Gift Guide
DVD suggestions for the very hard-to-please

by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

For fans of Channing Tatum
MAGIC MIKE


It's the season of giving - and director Steven Soderbergh is very generous with the number of men he unwraps in his male-stripper movie. As if th
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A day we'll always cherish
140 couples wed at Seattle City Hall

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Sunday, December 9, the first day same-sex couples could legally marry in the state of Washington, 140 such couples tied the knot in the Grand Lobby of Seattle's City Hall.

'We see this as an historic moment and
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Judges had a great time, too
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Happy couples who got married December 9, the first day same-sex weddings could be performed in Washington, were not the only ones who enjoyed the day. The judges who performed the ceremonies were also delighted.

One judge, who asked not to be identified by name because 'the foc
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Profiles in Commitment - John and Dave
Seattle couple caps 42-year relationship with wedding

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

After 42 years together, imagine waking up next to your partner and finally calling him your husband. This is exactly what John Wilkinson experienced days ago when he and his longtime companion, Dave Davenport, sa
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Tux talk - A man's guide to dressing for the big day
by Gary M. Kramer - Special to the SGN

You're getting married! Congratulations! (Or, it's about time!) Now, if you want to get hitched without a hitch, here are some tips for looking your best.

BUY OR RENT?
For guys, when it comes to getting married, it's all about the tux. Grooms can - and sh
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Seattle Parks offers affordable wedding sites
Gardens, viewpoints, community centers, specialty buildings are memorable venues

Seattle Parks and Recreation stands ready to respond to an anticipated wave of weddings in Seattle now that same-sex marriages are legal in our state.

Parks offers affordable and attractive sites all over the city that meet e
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