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'Love yourself!'
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The heart of War Horse - An interview with Derek Stratton, the man inside the beast
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A sentimental journey - Emmy Rossum happily multi-tasking in TV, film, and music
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Tragically hip - New York-bound PNB revives Maillot's stylish R&J
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New name, same mission - LHPAI preserves African-American culture in a changing Seattle
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SGN Grammy preview - Tight races and top performers highlight this year's ceremony
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Muse electrifies Seattle with impressive show
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Surreal life - An interview with Warm Bodies author Isaac Marion
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A good 'Egg' - New company scores with a poignant play about parenting
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Labyrinthine Side Effects a mesmerizing thriller
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Letters
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Birds of a feather - The Seagull Project's production is solid but unexceptional
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Wrangling with Turangalîla
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'Love yourself!'
My 20-year adventure as a Seattle drag queen (pt. 1)

by Gaysha Starr - Special to the SGN

When the opportunity to share my story with Seattle Gay News and its readers came up, I sat in front of my laptop, à la Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, moving my cursor back and forth hesitantly, wondering how much to share.

Once I star
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The heart of War Horse - An interview with Derek Stratton, the man inside the beast
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

WAR HORSE PARAMOUNT THEATRE February 13 - 24, 2013

Derek Stratton is a man of many talents. He gave up medical school for the love of the stage and has a list of extensive credits. Currently, he is one of the three men to manipulate 'Joey,' the horse puppet from the
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A sentimental journey - Emmy Rossum happily multi-tasking in TV, film, and music
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

It's easy to be jelly of Emmy Rossum. She gets to have sex with Justin Chatwin on the acclaimed Showtime series Shameless. She has an impeccable voice, thanks to an operatic background that includes appearances with Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo. She'll soon be seen in the feature fi
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Tragically hip - New York-bound PNB revives Maillot's stylish R&J
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET
Through February 10


Pacific Northwest Ballet opened its newest revival of the sleek, sophisticated, very French Roméo et Juliette on February 1. The stunningly splendid revival of Jean-Christophe Maillot's
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New name, same mission - LHPAI preserves African-American culture in a changing Seattle
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI), formerly Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, is one of Seattle's pre-eminent cultural institutions. It's locally focused, city-owned, and serves everyone - particularly populations that historically have been underrepresented and un
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SGN Grammy preview - Tight races and top performers highlight this year's ceremony
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

THE 55th GRAMMY AWARDS
CBS-TV
February 10 (8 p.m. PT)


With Adele out of the running, at least in the major categories, no one is guaranteed a clean sweep at this year's Grammy Awards, set for this Sunday at L.A.'s Staples Center. And though newcomers Frank Oce
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Muse electrifies Seattle with impressive show
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

MUSE
KEY ARENA
February 1


It was a concert for the record books. Visually stunning, high energy, amazing sound, and a crowd that was into it from the second the lights dimmed.

In other words, Muse gave their fans a mighty bang for thei
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Surreal life - An interview with Warm Bodies author Isaac Marion
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

WARM BODIES Now showing

For Isaac Marion, talking about his bestselling book Warm Bodies isn't a new experience. Neither is speaking to people about the film adaptation directed and scripted by 50/50 filmmaker Jonathan Levine. But as regular as these occurrences h
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A good 'Egg' - New company scores with a poignant play about parenting
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG
THALIA'S UMBRELLA
(at ACT Theatre)
Through February 17


Peter Nichols wrote a play about raising a severely disabled child. The focus is on being parents to such a child and the day-in and day-out decisions that it come
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Labyrinthine Side Effects a mesmerizing thriller
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

SIDE EFFECTS -
Opens February 8


Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) is on the verge of having her life back. For the past few years husband Martin (Channing Tatum), a highly successful New York investment banker, has been in prison for skirting financial laws. Toda
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SEATTLE WOMEN'S CHORUS - 'CELEBRATE!' FEATURING VICCI MARTINEZ
On Friday, February 8, at 8 p.m., at Benaroya Hall (3rd Ave. & University St.), Seattle Women's Chorus celebrates their 10th anniversary season 'Celebrate!' with special guest Vicci Martinez.

Featuring songs from some of the fantastic musical divas of the
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Birds of a feather - The Seagull Project's production is solid but unexceptional
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

THE SEAGULL
THE SEAGULL PROJECT
(at ACT Theatre)
Through February 10


I rarely write in first person, and I try to sift through any personal biases when I write a review, to try to be as fair as possible to the production at hand and adjust for
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Wrangling with Turangalîla
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Wrangling with Turangalîla
SSO rises to the challenge of a uniquely demanding symphony

by Alice Bloch - SGN Contributing Writer

SEATTLE SYMPHONY
BENAROYA HALL
January 31


Last week, music director Ludovic Morlot conducted the first-ever performances of Olivier Messiaen's Turangalîla Symphony
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