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posted Friday, May 18, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 20

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Pride Idol week 7: Moon wins
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

One of the most enduring aspects of Pride Idol, since its humble beginnings a few years back, is that so many contestants return to give it another shot. Each time, they show improvement and the audience gets to know them better. A familiar face, a good voice, and a sense of community - 2012 Pride Idol week seven is the perfec
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Sharin' Sharon: Drag Race's latest winner dishes on her fellow contestants, ?the T word, and why it doesn't always get better
by Aiden Klein - SGN A&E Writer

Fresh off her win on Season 4 of RuPaul's Drag Race, fan-favorite Sharon Needles is ready to take Seattle by storm when she makes her local debut at Neumos (925 E. Pike St.) for 'Hey Tranny, It's Tranny!,' a benefit for Gay City on June 22.

Sharon will be joined by her partner Ala
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Dita and the art of the tease
by Jessica Price - SGN A&E Writer

BURLESQUE:
STRIP STRIP HOORAY!
NEPTUNE THEATRE
MAY 24-25


Prior to her first Seattle appearance since 2009, burlesque queen/author/model/self-made beauty Dita Von Teese talked to SGN about her variety show Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!, her fabulous co-
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Seattle's leading man: An interview with Brian Stokes Mitchell
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

MARVIN HAMLISCH'S AMERICAN SONGBOOK
SEATTLE SYMPHONY
MAY 31 - JUNE 3


Brian Stokes Mitchell is the true definition of a theatrical leading man. Not only is he handsome with a strong stage presence, but his rich baritone voice conjures memories of grea
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Gay world cinema returns to Seattle at the 2012 SIFF
by Herb Krohn - Special to the SGN

SIFF 2012 kicks off this week with 25 days (through June 10) of every imaginable type of cinema from all over the world. It is your chance to travel around the globe as well as through time without ever leaving town. Here is a guide to some especially noteworthy entries.

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Million Dollar Quartet worth every penny
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
PARAMOUNT THEATRE
MAY 15 - 20


When four giants of rock 'n' roll unexpectedly got together for a night of music, it was history in the making. But when the genius behind these giants tells his story, it's the stage musical Milli
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Village Theatre keeps it Gay with Producers
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

THE PRODUCERS
VILLAGE THEATRE
THROUGH JULY 29


The Village Theatre ends its 30th season with an out-and-out hit, its riotous production of Broadway's The Producers, the Mel Brooks musical that won more Tony Awards (12) than any other show in theater hi
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
 
MUSIC LOUNGE
Bumbershoot adds Gotye to lineup
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MOVIE REVIEWS

2012 summer movie preview, part II
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2012 Summer Movie Preview - Part I
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Laugh at Liz at STAGEright
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

THE BOOK OF LIZ
STAGEright (AT FREEHOLD)
THROUGH MAY 26


The Book of Liz is a play by brother and sister comics David and Amy Sedaris. It's a strange little piece that skewers the Amish lifestyle, probably totally unfairly, but ends by saying you can go hom
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Donna Summer dies - disco diva & hot stuff
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

2012 hasn't been kind to music legends. Donna Summer, the unprecedented Queen of Disco, on Thursday became the latest entertainer to ride that elevator up to the ultimate penthouse.

If you grew up in the '70s, you know there wasn't a radio station anywhere that didn't play
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A Dyke About Town: Righteous Mothers get standing ovation
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Introdans
Mercy and Cuteness saw the Dutch group Introdans at the UW's World Dance Series on May 10. Cuteness thought they had a good range of dances.

The opening dance, 'Heavenly' was aptly named with its sky projection and excellent solo lifts.
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Butterfly alternate cast phenomenal
By Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

MADAMA BUTTERFLY
SEATTLE OPERA
May 11


When one encounters a great new voice, the usual frustrations of trying to put into words what is indescribable become magnified. How I wish I could convey to you the honey-rich, effortless beauty of tenor Nathaniel Peak
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