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Pride Idol week five the best night yet
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Jack Black (maybe) goes Gay
Actor talks playing a real-life man who might be Gay and the pedicure he gave Shirley MacLaine

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Adam Lambert proves winning isn't everything
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Whedon assembles thrilling Avengers
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Damn Yankees devilishly delightful
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SGN interviews Million Dollar Quartet's Martin Kaye
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A First Date with Eric Ankrim
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Goodbye to Seattle's longest-running Asian soap
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White House on Joe Biden's Gay Marriage Comments (VIDEO)
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Seattle Rep scores with sizzling Clybourne Park
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Whedon assembles thrilling Avengers
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
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Letters
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Snow Patrol plays the hits for packed house
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Bettye LaVette knocks their socks off
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Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj announce Seattle concerts
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Play shows even miners can paint!
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Pride Idol week five the best night yet
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

All I can say is 'Wow!' Last Sunday was the single best Pride Idol night in the show's history. The contestants came to win, and it showed.

Smirnoff, Seattle's Best Karaoke, Neighbours Seattle, Seattle Gay News, and MOViN 92.5 present Seattle Pride Idol.

The 2012 Pride Idol is a citywide singi
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Jack Black (maybe) goes Gay
Actor talks playing a real-life man who might be Gay and the pedicure he gave Shirley MacLaine

by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

Is this Jack Black's first Gay role? As a small-town Texan teddy bear who goes off the deep end, it might be. But, because the real-life man he's playing isn't out, we may never truly know.

Enter Bernie, an offbeat black comedy based on a true story of a flamboyant
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Adam Lambert proves winning isn't everything
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Sometimes, losing is winning. When Adam Lambert was out-voted for the American Idol crown three seasons ago, it appeared his singing career was headed to a roadside casino. That's how it works, right? The champ gets all the glory and runners-up are sent away with a bouquet of good-luck flo
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Whedon assembles thrilling Avengers
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The Avengers
Opening May 4


My adoration for Joss Whedon knows few boundaries. It goes back to his Buffy the Vampire Slayer days and has grown exponentially thanks to Firefly, Serenity, and his and Drew Goddard's The Cabin in the Woods, but I can'
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Damn Yankees devilishly delightful
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

Damn Yankees
5th Avenue Theatre
Through May 20


Webster's Dictionary defines something as a 'classic' when it is 'judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality.' When it comes to theater, the 1955 George Abbott/Douglas Wallop musical Damn Y
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SGN interviews Million Dollar Quartet's Martin Kaye
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

Million Dollar Quartet
May 15-20
Paramount Theatre


Martin Kaye has always wanted to be a performer. He's lived the life of a cruise ship entertainer, a cast member of the theater, and a solo performer as well. Currently, he is taking on the role of Je
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A First Date with Eric Ankrim
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

First Date
5th Avenue Theatre
Through May 20


Eric Ankrim is not your typical actor. It's not only his professional life that singles this man out; it's his personal success, as well. From his role as 'Curly' in Oklahoma to directing (for a second tim
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Goodbye to Seattle's longest-running Asian soap
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Sex in Seattle 20: Happily Ever After
West of Lenin
Through May 26


Tess, Elizabeth, Jenna, and Chloe are going to wrap up the longest-running (12 years!) Asian-American stage soap opera in history this month. Sex in Seattle 20: Happily Ever After is th
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Seattle Rep scores with sizzling Clybourne Park
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

Clybourne Park
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Through May 13


The Seattle Repertory Theatre ends its 2011-12 season with another major success - and a major coup. Clybourne Park, the 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner for best play, opened last week at the Bagley W
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Whedon assembles thrilling Avengers
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The Avengers
Opening May 4


My adoration for Joss Whedon knows few boundaries. It goes back to his Buffy the Vampire Slayer days and has grown exponentially thanks to Firefly, Serenity, and his and Drew Goddard's The Cabin in the Woods, but I ca
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Long bottled-up energy comes out like gangbusters. You should be able to focus that into constructive work and healthy exercise, but overdoing it can be harmful. Think, prioritize and pace yourself! Give yourself an occasional break. You need them more than you know.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Your r
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
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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Letters
STOP THE STASI TACTICS

Dear Councilmembers,

Mayor McGinn and the SPD have drafted a clever sound byte called the 20/20 plan to address the deterioration of the Seattle Police Department. I am concerned about the last bullet point under item #1 'Reform Management of Public Demonstration.' That last bullet poin
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Snow Patrol plays the hits for packed house
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Snow Patrol
May 1
Paramount Theatre


They must be doing something right. Snow Patrol played to a full house here in Seattle on Tuesday night, hours after announcing they'd been selected to perform at a pre-Olympics concert in London this July. An hour
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Bettye LaVette knocks their socks off
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Long bottled-up energy comes out like gangbusters. You should be able to focus that into constructive work and healthy exercise, but overdoing it can be harmful. Think, prioritize and pace yourself! Give yourself an occasional break. You need them more than you know.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Your r
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Bettye LaVette knocks their socks off
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Bettye LaVette
Reality joined Mercy for Bettye LaVette at Jazz Alley April 24 because Cuteness was taking a class. Mercy thought LaVette had a phenomenal voice. She agreed with Bettye that her musicians were fabulous. Alan Hill's keyboards were luscious. Brett Lucas'
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Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj announce Seattle concerts
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Two of music's hottest female performers, Carrie Underwood and Nicki Minaj, are headed to Seattle.

Underwood, multiple Grammy winner and American Idol champ, has included a stop at Key Arena on the Blown Away Tour this fall. The tour announcement coincided with the mega cou
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Play shows even miners can paint!
By Miryam Gordon, SGN A&E Writer

The Pitmen Painters
ACT Theatre
Through May 20


'We're pitmen!' they announce repeatedly, these proud English coal miners in The Pitmen Painters at ACT Theatre. They are all coal miners except for one dentist, who decides 'dental mechanic' sounds more coal-li
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