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  6. <title>Seattle Gay News</title>
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  8. <description>Gay, Lesbian News National and International</description>
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  13. <title>DOJ to Seattle: Stop protecting immigrants</title>
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  16. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  17. <description> Jenny Durkan to DOJ: Drop dead
  18.  
  19. by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer
  20.  
  21. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has warned Seattle that its so-called 'sanctuary city' policy may be in violation of federal law and could result in cancellation of federal grants that help pay for law enforcement.
  22.  
  23. In response, Mayor-elect Jenny Durkan issued a strongly worded statement vowing that 'our City will fight Trump every step of the way' to defend City policy.
  24.  
  25. King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Council President Joe McDermott received the same warning from the DOJ.
  26.  
  27. Since the Trump administration assumed power in January, it has been US government policy to arrest and deport as many undocumented immigrants as possible, and to threaten uncooperative cities with the loss of federal funds.
  28.  
  29. In its latest letter, the DOJ expressed 'concern' about Seattle's policy and threatened to cancel </description>
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  33. <title>Australia votes in favor of marriage equality in Nonbinding Postal Survey</title>
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  36. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  37. <description> Australian government needs to take action to ensure marriage equality becomes the law of the land
  38.  
  39. WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, hailed the outcome of Australia's Marriage Law Postal Survey, where results show that 61.6 percent of Australian voters who participated in the survey endorse marriage equality. Since the results of the postal survey are non-binding, it is now up to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government and the Australian Parliament to enact legislation ensuring marriage equality becomes a reality.
  40.  
  41. 'We congratulate Australia's LGBTQ advocates and allies who worked so hard to ensure a victory in this postal survey,' said Ty Cobb, director of HRC Global. 'It's crucial that loving, committed same-sex couples in Australia have the same rights and protections that come with marriage. We urge the Austra</description>
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  45. <title>Pride Foundation awards more than half a million dollars in grants bolstering LGBTQ communities across the Northwest</title>
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  48. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  49. <description> Awards $507,000 to organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington
  50.  
  51. SEATTLE - [On November 14], the Pride Foundation announced $507,000 in grants to 81 organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington - investing vital resources into local organizations working to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and their families can live fully and safely in their home communities.
  52.  
  53. This year's award amount is the highest community grants funding total in Pride Foundation history and comes at a time when LGBTQ communities are facing enormous challenges and opportunities at local, state, and federal levels.
  54.  
  55. Here are a few highlights of the remarkable grant recipients:
  56.  
  57. o Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic R.E.C. Room (Homer, Alaska): For addressing the needs of LGBTQ youth, adults, and families on the southern Kenai Peninsula, including strengthening their </description>
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  61. <title>UN member states maintain nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation in Olympic Truce Resolution</title>
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  64. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  65. <description> NEW YORK - [On November 13], all 193 United Nations member states adopted the Olympic Truce Resolution maintaining language protecting against discrimination based on sexual orientation. The resolution, which passed by consensus, included the contested reference to nondiscrimination on grounds of sexual orientation in the Olympic Charter. The nondiscrimination clause is housed in Principle 6 and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation at the Olympic Games.
  66.  
  67. The Truce is negotiated every two years ahead of the Olympics, and promotes 'civility among nations' during the Olympics and the one week preceding and one week following the game. This year, a reference to Principle 6 came under attack, with Egypt and Russia trying to remove reference to the principle in the Truce. These efforts, however, failed, due to cross-regional state support for the inclusion of Principle 6 in the Truce.
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  69. Jessica Stern, executive director of OutRight Actio</description>
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  73. <title>Seattle Public Library presents 'Carnal Knowledge' on Nov. 18</title>
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  76. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  77. <description> A performative journey through the history and practice of burlesque
  78.  
  79. Watch a kaleidoscopic, performative journey through the history and practice of burlesque from 7pm to 8:30pm Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Timbre Room, 1809 Minor Ave.
  80.  
  81. 'Carnal Knowledge' is a burlesque show designed to educate and entertain about the art form of burlesque. The show will explore the forms and functions of the art, the local history of burlesque and the idea of audience/performer consent with titillating live performances. Hosted by DonnaTella Howe, performers will include Miss Kitty Baby, The Marquis Façade, Mx. Pucks A'Plenty and more!
  82.  
  83. We'll have a table where you can sign up for a Library card and check out books on burlesque. We'll also display vintage photos of burlesque performers from our Special Collections, featuring performers from Seattle's World's Fair.
  84.  
  85. Library programs are free and open to the public. No tickets or RSVPs</description>
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  89. <title>Mayor-Elect Jenny Durkan's Statement on DOJ's Threats to Seattle </title>
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  92. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  93. <description> SEATTLE - Following the Department of Justice's letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Seattle, Mayor-elect Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement:
  94.  
  95. 'This action is both immoral and illegal. It threatens the safety not just of our immigrant families but of all of Seattle which relies on the police resources they seek to cut. Unfortunately for the Trump administration, multiple federal judges have ruled that the Department of Justice cannot withholding federal law enforcement aid to sanctuary cities. Seattle is and will continue to be a Sanctuary City, and our City will fight Trump every step of the way against these illegal attempts to withhold funds. I'll say it again: Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump keep your hands of Seattle.'
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  97. Courtesy of the Office of the Mayor-elect </description>
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  101. <title>Gay Dodgeball coming to Seattle</title>
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  104. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  105. <description> Hosted by the National Gay Dodgeball League The National Gay Dodgeball League is hosting an introductory Gay Dodgeball Pick-Up Game in Seattle on Sunday, November 19 from 11am-1pm at the Yesler Community Center (917 E Yesler Way), ahead of their upcoming 8-week Sunday afternoon league play, which starts December 3.
  106.  
  107. Keith London, Dodgeball Coordinator at GayDodgeball.com, writes:
  108.  
  109. Welcome to Gay Dodgeball - Seattle. We are so excited to be opening a league in Seattle!
  110.  
  111. Come to our WELCOME ALL PICK UP GAME on Sunday, November 19 from 11am-1pm to play and meet new friends. This will be a great way to try it out and to have fun. It's only $5 cash per player to play on Sunday, November 19.
  112.  
  113. If you would like to join the league, registration is OPEN at https://www.gaydodgeball.com/seattle.html
  114.  
  115. We are a Sunday afternoon league. The season starts on Dec. 3 at 11am and runs for 8 weeks at the Yesler Commu</description>
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  119. <title>Faith in America and the Tyler Clementi Foundation join forces to end religious-based bullying</title>
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  122. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  123. <description> Statement from Mitchell Gold, co-founder and co-chair, Faith in America
  124.  
  125. NEW YORK - [On November 13], at The Tyler Clementi Foundation's Upstander Legacy Celebration, Mitchell Gold, co-founder and co-chair of Faith in America, and Jane Clementi, co-founder and co-chair of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, announced that their organizations will be joining forces to work together to end religious-based bullying. The following is a statement from Mitchell Gold:
  126.  
  127. 'Faith in America was founded in 2006 to educate the public about the ongoing harm caused to LGBTQ people, especially youth, by faith-based discrimination. In the early years, leaders and funders in our own LGBTQ communities worked against us because they felt the truthful word 'bigotry' was too strident. Many thought we could achieve full equality by avoiding religious issues entirely. Despite this resistance, Faith in America grew through donors and supporters who shared heartbreaking expe</description>
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  131. <title>HRC revokes Walmart's perfect score after EEOC complaints by Transgender workers</title>
  132. <link>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page9.cfm</link>
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  134. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  135. <description> by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer
  136.  
  137. The HRC announced on November 10 that it was revoking Walmart's perfect corporate equality score in the wake of federal complaints of anti-Transgender discrimination.
  138.  
  139. The retail giant was awarded its first-ever 100 rating last year, in spite of a spotty record that featured several complaints of discrimination and harassment of LGBT employees. According to the HRC, they upgraded Walmart after the company agreed to add new policies to help protect Trans workers.
  140.  
  141. However, two recent investigations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing nondiscrimination laws in the workplace, 'pointed to significant enforcement gaps in Walmart's nondiscrimination policy, specifically with regards to sex and gender identity,' according to the most recent HRC Corporate Equality Index (CEI) report.
  142.  
  143. 'Pending remedial steps by the company, the CEI ra</description>
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  147. <title>More than 1,400 parents of Transgender young people sign National Declaration of Rights in response to sustained attacks on equality</title>
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  150. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  151. <description> The groundbreaking statement calls for inclusive schools, employment opportunities and protections from violence for Transgender youth across the country
  152.  
  153. WASHINGTON - In response to significant attacks on the rights of LGBTQ people, an unprecedented number of parents of transgender young people have come together to sign a declaration of rights seeking protections for their children and all transgender people from discrimination, violence, and harassment. The declaration, signed by 1,400-plus parents and organized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, comes as the nation marks Transgender Awareness Week, and one year after HRC launched its groundbreaking national Parents for Transgender Equality Council in the wake of Donald Trump's election.
  154.  
  155. 'What started as a council of 25 parents of transgender youth one year ago has grown into a movement of more than 1,400 </description>
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  159. <title>The Leadership Conference letter on Attorney General Sessions' House Judiciary Committee testimony</title>
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  162. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  163. <description> November 13, 2017
  164. Recipient:
  165. House Judiciary Committee
  166.  
  167. Dear House Judiciary
  168. Committee Member, On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations committed to promoting and protecting the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, I am writing in advance of tomorrow's US Department of Justice oversight hearing to raise serious concerns about the department's record under President Trump on issues that are critically important to the civil and human rights community.
  169.  
  170. Nine months ago, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee narrowly voted to advance the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the nation's 84th attorney general. This Tuesday marks the first time Sessions will testify before this committee, and he must be held accountable for the actions he has taken since his confirmation in February. Members must take seriously their ove</description>
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  174. <title>Lorna Luft: On her family, Irving Berlin and performing in 5th Avenue Theatre's Holiday Inn</title>
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  177. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  178. <description> by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN AandE Writer
  179.  
  180. IRVING BERLIN'S
  181. HOLIDAY INN
  182. 5TH AVENUE THEATRE
  183. November 24-December 31
  184.  
  185. Lorna Luft has been a performer all her life. As the daughter of the legendary Judy Garland and the impresario director Sid Luft (A Star is Born), she has hailed from one of the greatest show-biz families in American history. She made her film debut at age 11 in the 1963 film I Could Go On Singing (her mother's final film), and then appeared on 'The Judy Garland Show' later that year. She's become accomplished on stage, and in concert, cabaret and in various stage performances. She has also become a film actress and has written an autobiography. Currently, she is starring in the 5th Avenue's seasonal production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn.
  186.  
  187. Eric Andrews-Katz: Who were your earliest influences in becoming a performer?
  188.  
  189. Lorna Luft: Well. That one is a bit obvious.</description>
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  193. <title>Stop the presses: Newsies takes over Village</title>
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  196. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  197. <description> by Miryam Gordon - SGN AandE Writer
  198.  
  199. DISNEY'S NEWSIES
  200. VILLAGE THEATRE
  201. Issaquah: thru Dec. 28
  202. Everett: January 5-28
  203.  
  204. There is a pack of muscular male singers and dancers taking over the stage at Village Theatre! They are demanding that audiences PAY more attention and stop REDUCING it, in an effort to make a living! If audiences do not PAY more, they may well strike! And we really do not want that because they are extremely effective at what they do.
  205.  
  206. A robust, energetic and rousing production of the musical, Newsies, which details the Newsboy Strike of 1899 against Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst's newspapers, brings Issaquah audiences to their feet. The very large cast is called upon to dance huge numbers in sync, including a major tap number at the top of the second act.
  207.  
  208. The real life story was that Pulitzer and Hearst and all the other papers of the day raised their rate for n</description>
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  212. <title>Teatro ZinZanni: Familiar show, new home, fun evening</title>
  213. <link>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page23.cfm</link>
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  215. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  216. <description> by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN AandE Writer
  217.  
  218. TEATRO ZINZANNI
  219. LOVE, CHAOS and DINNER
  220. MARYMOOR PARK
  221. Through April 29
  222.  
  223. Teatro ZinZanni. The words are as electrifying as the word 'Circus,' and for good reason. Constructed in the fashion of a French circus, the show is filled with incredible acts, cabaret singing, performances, and a good meal. What else could anyone ask for? Teatro ZinZanni has moved to Marymoor Park, but the drive is worth it without hesitation. Parking is ample, and the tent is set up, insulated and welcoming.
  224.  
  225. The show is a revamping of their previous incarnation called 'Love, Chaos and Dinner.' The tale is about a premier Diva - Madame ZinZanni - and her restaurant staff who find out at the last minute, that a prestigious restaurant critic is attending the show. Between 'The Maestro' and his obsession with creating the perfect robot waitress, the hostess dominatrix searching for love, the securit</description>
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  229. <title>Get holi-dazed with these upcoming seasonal live performances</title>
  230. <link>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page24.cfm</link>
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  232. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  233. <description> by Albert Rodriguez - SGN AandE Writer
  234.  
  235. It's the most wonderful time of the year, and not because you get to open presents on Christmas Day, and not because everything is pumpkin spice flavored (including Cheerios, which are awesome, by the way). But because these last weeks on the calendar tend to feature a unique offering of live music and theatrical performances that you won't get to see anywhere else. It doesn't matter if you've been naughty or nice, all you need is to buy a ticket and you're in.
  236.  
  237. Here are six shows to consider attending in late November and December:
  238.  
  239. DINA MARTINA
  240. CHRISTMAS SHOW 2017
  241. RE-BAR
  242. November 24-December 31
  243.  
  244. You just never know what Dina Martina is going to do, but it's guaranteed to be wacky and hilarious and downright weird at times. She's a drag queen trainwreck on stage and that's why we love her, because she always marches to the beat of her own silly dru</description>
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  248. <title>SGN EXCLUSIVE: Catching up with Broadway, TV star, and musician, Reeve Carney at Steamposium 2017</title>
  249. <link>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page25.cfm</link>
  250. <guid>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page25.cfm</guid>
  251. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  252. <description> by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer
  253.  
  254. Six years ago, Reeve Carney had just started out on Broadway in title role of the much-talked about Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark musical with the sensational score by Bono with The Edge which was originally directed by Julie Taymor (The Lion King). The show was plagued with a high-budget and the dangerous aerial stunts that even injured a stunt man. In August 2011, I was lucky enough to attend and review Spider-Man and the music and the leading man was what made the show. I met Reeve Carney after the show and he was very gracious. I later learned that his band, Carney, had performed as part of the pit orchestra for the show. I also learned that he is the grand-nephew of TV legend, Art Carney ('The Honeymooners'). In recent years, Carney left Broadway for the starring role of omnisexual, Dorian Gray on Showtime's Penny Dreadful (2014-16) and last year as Riff-Raff in the FOX TV remake of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. So,</description>
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  258. <title>Seattle Humane - Pets of the Week</title>
  259. <link>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page26.cfm</link>
  260. <guid>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page26.cfm</guid>
  261. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  262. <description> Adoption Center
  263. Sunday - Wednesday | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  264. Thursday - Saturday | 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  265.  
  266. 13212 SE Eastgate Wy, Bellevue, WA 98005
  267. (425) 649-7563 | [email protected]
  268.  
  269. Is your life missing a furry friend? Now is the perfect time to open your world to a pet in need. Coldwell Banker's Homes for Dogs program with Adopt-a-pet.com has helped place 20,000 dogs into homes across the country. Could your place be the next happy ending for a pet in need? Make your house a home by visiting the shelter and bringing back the pet of your dreams.
  270.  
  271. Meet Freddy, a 2-year-old Chihuahua mix, is waiting to meet you, especially if you have treats! This handsome redhead came to us from another shelter when they ran out of room. Freddy is recovering from a skin condition so most of his fur is still growing in, but one look in his eyes and you will fall in love. Freddy likes to go for walks, play with his sque</description>
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  275. <title>SGN EXCLUSIVE: Catching up with Del Shores and Emerson Collins on A Very Sordid Wedding at TWIST 2017</title>
  276. <link>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page27.cfm</link>
  277. <guid>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page27.cfm</guid>
  278. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  279. <description> by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer
  280.  
  281. A VERY SORDID WEDDING
  282. Now available on DVD and VOD
  283.  
  284. It was 1999 when Sordid Lives was a surprise hit for filmgoers with an all-star cast that included Bonnie Bedelia, Beth Grant, Ann Walker, Kirk Geiger, Leslie Jordan and Olivia Newton-John. In 2007, it spawned a prequel TV series on LOGO that added Caroline Rhea and Rue McClanahan to the cast. In the much-anticipated sequel to the film, A Very Sordid Wedding, promises a wedding in the tiny Texas town that Sordid Lives was set in. TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival screened the film on October 14 with creator and director, Del Shores, along with producer and actor, Emerson Collins in attendance. As I did with their other film, Southern Baptist Sissies, I had a chance to chat with them after the screening.
  285.  
  286. MK Scott: Just saw the film, A Very Sordid Wedding, and it was wonderful. And so what took so long for the </description>
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  290. <title>Once a Christian music star, Trey Pearson now sings a different kind of heavenly tune</title>
  291. <link>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page44.cfm</link>
  292. <guid>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page44.cfm</guid>
  293. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  294. <description> by Albert Rodriguez - SGN AandE Writer
  295.  
  296. Hallelujah, it's a new day!
  297.  
  298. That's what Trey Pearson can say now that the past is behind him and the future looks brighter than ever. The 34 year-old singer-songwriter is a former Christian music star, the celebrated ex-frontman of worship rock band Everyday Sunday, which scored five #1 singles and twenty Top 10 hits on the Christian charts domestically, in addition to selling millions of albums in a seven-year span. But when Pearson publicly came out as a gay man to the group's fans last year, creating a national media storm, he faced an unfortunate end to his whole career. Thankfully, the closing of that door led to the opening of another, as the Ohio native retreated to what he does best, writing songs, and thus producing a set of pop tracks for his debut solo EP titled Love is Love.
  299.  
  300. Reached by telephone this week, I had a few minutes to chat with Pearson about this new chapter in his lif</description>
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  304. <title>SGN EXCLUSIVE: Catching up with Broadway, TV star, and musician, Reeve Carney at Steamposium 2017</title>
  305. <link>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page45.cfm</link>
  306. <guid>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page45.cfm</guid>
  307. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  308. <description> and by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer
  309.  
  310. Six years ago, Reeve Carney had just started out on Broadway in title role of the much-talked about Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark musical with the sensational score by Bono with The Edge which was originally directed by Julie Taymor (The Lion King). The show was plagued with a high-budget and the dangerous aerial stunts that even injured a stunt man. In August 2011, I was lucky enough to attend and review Spider-Man and the music and the leading man was what made the show. I met Reeve Carney after the show and he was very gracious. I later learned that his band, Carney, had performed as part of the pit orchestra for the show. I also learned that he is the grand-nephew of TV legend, Art Carney ('The Honeymooners'). In recent years, Carney left Broadway for the starring role of omnisexual, Dorian Gray on Showtime's Penny Dreadful (2014-16) and last year as Riff-Raff in the FOX TV remake of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. </description>
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  314. <title>Perceptive BPM an emotionally relevant wrecking ball</title>
  315. <link>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page46.cfm</link>
  316. <guid>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page46.cfm</guid>
  317. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  318. <description> by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN AandE Writer
  319.  
  320. BPM
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  322.  
  323. Writer/director Robin Campillo's (The Class) 2017 Cannes Film Festival Grand Jury prize winner BPM (Beats Per Minute) lives up to the hype. What could lazily be described as the Parisian flipside to David France's Oscar-nominated How to Survive a Plague, this movie, which is not a documentary, is a complex, emotionally resonant piece of historical fiction that packs a pretty devastating wallop. Set in 1992, the film isn't just about the birth of Act-Up in France, but also ends up being a social document chronicling the differing ways individuals banded together to combat the early days of the AIDS epidemic, forcing those holding the political and corporate purse strings to reevaluate their priorities even when they weren't initially inclined to do so.
  324.  
  325. Mixing fact and fiction, Campillo's story follows Nathan (Arnaud Valois), a youngster who isn't particularly p</description>
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  329. <title>Moving Last Flag Flying a masterful and insightfully meditative wonder</title>
  330. <link>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page47.cfm</link>
  331. <guid>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page47.cfm</guid>
  332. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  333. <description> by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN AandE Writer
  334.  
  335. LAST FLAG FLYING
  336. Now playing
  337.  
  338. Thirty years after they served together during the Vietnam War, onetime Navy Corpsman Larry 'Doc' Shepherd (Steve Carell) and former Marine Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Reverend Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) are unexpectedly reunited. Doc has sought these two men out, compelled to find them in the wake of an unspeakable tragedy he isn't certain he can face on his own. You see, his only son is dead. He was a Marine fighting in Iraq and the military is preparing to bury him with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Doc wants Sal and Richard to accompany him as he goes on a journey to lay his boy to rest, hoping that the past they shared will be enough to convince them to assist in this heartrending endeavor.
  339.  
  340. More a spiritual sequel to Hal Ashby's 1973 classic The Last Detail starring Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid and the lat</description>
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  344. <title>Energetically incoherent Justice League charmingly heroic</title>
  345. <link>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page48.cfm</link>
  346. <guid>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page48.cfm</guid>
  347. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  348. <description> by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN AandE Writer
  349.  
  350. JUSTICE LEAGUE
  351. Now playing
  352.  
  353. After the death of Clark Kent/Superman (Henry Cavill) at the hands of Doomsday, both Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) are well aware the Earth is in jeopardy in a way it never has been before. With signs of an invasion everywhere, the two heroes attempt to find other individuals with special abilities to help protect humanity now that the Man of Steel is gone. The three they're focused on are Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) and Victor Stone (Ray Fisher), each possessing the sort of skills that should be able to help Bruce and Diana hold back the forces of evil.
  354.  
  355. But an invasion isn't just forthcoming, it's already begun. The planet destroyer Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds) has descended from the interstellar unknown and laid waste to both the hidden island of Themyscira and the lost underwater city of Atlantis in</description>
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  359. <title>Risibly tedious Daddy's Home 2 a laughless slog</title>
  360. <link>http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews45_46/page49.cfm</link>
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  362. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:37:00 GMT</pubDate>
  363. <description> by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN AandE Writer
  364.  
  365. DADDY'S HOME 2
  366. Now playing
  367.  
  368. It's possible that Daddy's Home 2 is one of the more blatantly rancid and painfully ugly comedies I've ever had the displeasure to sit through. Doubling down on the more risible aspects of the otherwise inoffensive, moderately amusing yet instantly forgettable 2015 first film, returning director Sean Anders (We're the Millers) and the rest of his creative team have delivered a sequel that's pretty close to unwatchable. Trading in disgustingly tired and offensive gender stereotypes that only feel more egregious in light of current cultural events, filled with childish behavior by its two leads that is trite and obnoxious in a way that is not remotely amusing, this film comes amazingly close to being a disaster. It just isn't good, and for the life of me I can't begin to imagine just how terrible a third entry in this series would prove to be if this second one ends </description>
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