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posted Friday, June 15, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 24

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Roy Arauz
The founder of Arouet discusses his family heritage, struggle with AIDS, and theatrical ambitions

by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Roy Arauz is a unique member of Seattle's theater community - both as founder of one of the many tiny companies we see popping up with regularity, and as a Gay man whose heritage combines deep roots in his familial Costa Rica with an expansive sense of justice. His creation of Arouet (the real last name of the philosopher Voltair
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Pride Idol 2012: Silva takes home the gold
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

There's no denying it: this year's Pride Idol was the best one ever. All the contestants gave so much of themselves and elevated this competition to a level that can only be described as a showcase of pure talent. But as with any contest, there can be only one winner. And Seattle Gay N
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Sister act
Jake Shears and Ana Matronic on their 10 years together, a scary prank, and having sex (or not) to their songs

by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

Never ones to take themselves too seriously - their new video, 'Baby Come Home,' has them camping it up in nun gear - Jake Shears and Ana Matronic of Scissor Sisters let loose in our recent interview. Who's Gayer? Who has the worst table manners? Did Jake really once think Ana ha
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Rock on!
Director Adam Shankman and cast talk big-screen musical, Tom Cruise's bare behind, and Russell Brand's Gay kiss

by Chris Azzopardi - SGN Contributing Writer

How do you top a musical that features John Travolta in drag? You make sure the next one, Rock of Ages, has Tom Cruise in butt-baring chaps.

'I thought we would cover it up with mesh or underwear,' recalls director Adam Shankman, 'and I was like, 'You do know that w
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Sweet Nothing is really something
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

SWEET NOTHING, A (GRIM) FAIRYTALE
MACHA MONKEY (at Annex Theatre)
Through June 23


It's not easy to figure out why Stephanie Timm's new play, Sweet Nothing, a (grim) fairytale, being staged by Macha Monkey at Annex Theatre's space, has that title. Is
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Captain Smartypants scores with Panty Line
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

Captain Smartypants, a comedy and music ensemble of the Seattle Men's Chorus, offered its 11th original show, A Panty Line (a title spoof on Broadway's classic A Chorus Line) in late May. Affectionately known as the Pants, the group performed six shows over two weekends and, to put it tabl
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Last call: Scissor Sisters strutting back to Seattle
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

There are Gayer things in this world than a Scissor Sisters concert. Gimme a minute and I'll think of one. & Um, still thinking. You know, I take that back. There is nothing on Earth that's Gayer than a Scissor Sisters concert.

The band, pruned to a quartet with the departu
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
 
MUSIC LOUNGE
Rhett Miller a feast for the ears - and eyes
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MOVIE REVIEWS

2012 summer movie preview, part II
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Seattle Men's Chorus ready to Sing Out for Pride
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

The Seattle Men's Chorus is putting the final touches on its 2012 Pride concert, Sing Out: You Pick the Hits. Scheduled for Friday and Saturday evening, June 22 and 23, at Seattle Center's McCaw Hall, the show (as its title suggests) is built around song requests submitted by Chorus subscr
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Chaka Khan impeccable, mind-blowing at Snoqualmie
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

CHAKA KHAN
SNOQUALMIE CASINO BALLROOM
June 10


You never would have guessed by watching Chaka Khan last weekend in concert that she's just nine months shy of her 60th birthday. The legendary funk and R&B artist was in flawless form when she performed to
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Despite cancellation, a great SSO concert
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

JESÚS LÓPEZ-COBOS AT THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY
BENAROYA HALL
June 9


Although the original plan for this concert was scrapped when violinist Leonidas Kavakos cancelled because of illness, I found the evening full of interest and excitement. Jesús López-Cobos is a m
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Wake up, Seattle, to Henri Dutilleux!
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

SEATTLE SYMPHONY CHAMBER SERIES
BENAROYA RECITAL HALL
June 8


At a luncheon just before Ludovic Morlot's first season as music director of the Seattle Symphony, I asked him about composer Henri Dutilleux, whose name appeared many times in the list of pieces t
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