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posted Friday, June 8, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 23

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Arts and Entertainment
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Pride Idol: Kyle and Jason ace Wild Card round
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Local talent competitions - be they drag, singing, or just 'show up and show us what you've got' - are always entertaining, with little effort required on the organizers' part. Audiences love to watch the busboy by day sing his heart out at night or the starving art student nail the perfect dance routine.

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Emeli Sandé's version of events
The singer on her Gay following, Adele comparisons, and going from medicine to music

by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

The rebirth of the big voice continues, and its newest star is Emeli Sandé, a Scottish import who, naturally, is already adored by legions of Gays. Sandé's debut CD, Our Version of Events, featuring the breakout hits 'Heaven' and 'Next to Me,' is a throwback to the days of the me
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Pacific Northwest Ballet scores with joyous Coppélia
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

In this crazy, uncertain age, it's nice to know that there is sometimes truth in advertising. Pacific Northwest Ballet notes in its appealing ad campaign that George Balanchine's Coppélia is 'The Happiest Ballet on Earth!' The highly regarded company summarizes the story thus: 'A silly tal
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Dallas returns
Desperate Housewives alums Jesse Metcalfe and Brenda Strong talk about their new roles

by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

It's not your imagination. J.R. Ewing, his wife Sue Ellen, and his brother Bobby are indeed back, the Texas clan reigniting their oil-rich feud this Tuesday night on cable's TNT network. That's right, after a 21-year hiatus, Dallas is returning with a new generation of colorful charac
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The Cabinet's curiosities satisfy taste and tone
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

CAFÉ NORDO'S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
WASHINGTON HALL
Through June 23


A noble older building on Capitol Hill beckons you and, once inside, the outer world seems to disappear. You climb stairs to a dimly lit landing and are assigned to a group using a card de
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American Idiot is all the rage
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

AMERICAN IDIOT
PARAMOUNT THEATRE
Through June 10


American Idiot is the musical written by the American punk-rock band Green Day. Originally composed in 2004 as a rock opera and released as a CD, it was adapted in 2010 for the Broadway stage. Now play
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Exploring the mystique of Matisse
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Editor

COLLECTING MATISSE AND MODERN MASTERS
VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
Through September 30


The French painter Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (1869-1954) is, without question, one of the greatest artists in the world of Modernist and Impressionist art. Noted for his
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
 
MUSIC LOUNGE
Chaka Khan performs this weekend at Snoqualmie
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MOVIE REVIEWS

2012 summer movie preview, part II
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Spellbinding Kingdom a land of inspired plenty
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There's not much alien about Prometheus
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Last call for SIFF 2012: Film festival heads into its final weekend
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Shear Madness is truly a cut above
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

SHEAR MADNESS
MOORE THEATRE
Through June 24


Shear Madness is a comedy production whose name explains it all. The show combines elements of campy comedy mystery and improv performance with a heavy emphasis on audience participation. Using localized humo
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A Dyke About Town: Pearl Django a local treasure
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN A&E Writer

Pearl Django
Reality joined Mercy for Pearl Django at Jazz Alley, May 29, because Cuteness was with Equality. Reality pointed out that the group's fan base was clearly there, and how good the service was. Mercy liked the evening of upbeat Gypsy jazz, celebrating Pearl Djan
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Copeland works her magic at Jazz Alley
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

SHEMEKIA COPELAND
DIMITRIOU'S JAZZ ALLEY
June 2


Seattle folks do get the blues. In fact, a roomful of us got a good dose of them last weekend when Shemekia Copeland performed at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley.

In the first of two sets on Saturday
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As You Like It is likable, at least
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

AS YOU LIKE IT
SEATTLE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
Through June 24


As You Like It is a Shakespeare play that is not nearly as often produced as his top five. This may be due to the presence of various elements that Shakespeare uses more dexterously in other works:
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