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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Stevie Nicks interviews with Seattle Gay News, June 24


Oh, my Stevie! Insert: repeated bows.

Seattle Gay News is pleased to feature an upcoming interview with a true rock goddess, the mother of all shawls, the one and only Stevie Nicks.

As frontwoman for pop-rock supergroup Fleetwood Mac and accomplished solo artist, Nicks' treasure chest of classic songs includes "Dreams", "Sara", "Gypsy", "Stand Back", "Edge of Seventeen", "If Anyone Falls", "Rooms on Fire", "Rhiannon", "The Chain", and "Silver Springs".

You might also remember "Landslide", covered by the Dixie Chicks and cast of Glee.

Nicks recently spoke with six hand-picked writers from GLBT publications across the United States, including Seattle Gay News, and answered questions pertaining to her Gay fan base, reaction to Glee episodes featuring her music, and her personal like or dislike of current pop divas Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, and Pink.

We're proud to include our interview with Stevie Nicks in tomorrow's special Pride Music issue, landing on bar counters and coffeeshop tables in the mid to late afternoon here in the Seattle area, and uploaded to our website (www.sgn.org) over the weekend for those readers outside King County.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thailand, New Orleans in Seattle Gay News' Summer Travel issue


Summertime is the perfect time to hit the road, or the blue skies. Or, maybe just plan ahead for an upcoming vacation.

Seattle Gay News spotlights the fascinating destination of Thailand in its Summer Travel issue, printing in the June 17 edition. From an elephant camp deep in the jungle to "ladyboy" bars tucked away into crowded Bangkok streets, experience the true diversity of this kingdom by grabbing a copy of the SGN tomorrow.

Also in our special travel section, original features on New Orleans, Las Vegas, Niagara Falls, Portland (Oregon), Bellevue, and Seattle's own Hyatt at Olive 8 hotel.

We wish you great travels!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Augustana interviews with Seattle Gay News, June 10


If you've never heard of Augustana, allow us the introduction.

The four-person band garnered attention for their 2005 album All the Stars and Boulevards, which produced two hit singles "Boston" and the title track. Currently, the SoCal-based act is on the road promoting its latest release, this year's self-titled effort.

Lead singer and daddy-of-two Dan Layus spoke to Seattle Gay News from the road recently and offered his thoughts on living in mega gay West Hollywood and that new Katy Perry song, "E.T.".

Read the interview with Layus in the newest issue of Seattle Gay News, out today and online this weekend. Augustana performs live tomorrow night at The Showbox Market with The Maine (who interviewed with the SGN a year ago) - visit www.showboxonline.com for ticket information.

Friday, June 3, 2011

U2 in Seattle: Details for tomorrow's big, beautiful day


Seattle Gay News will be among the 70,000 people converging at Qwest Field tomorrow night for U2's mega concert.

But we were allowed into the stadium earlier today to get a glimpse of the stage and equipment before the show actually begins.

Here's what we can share with you:

- The band (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr.) will probably arrive in Seattle tonight.

- The stage and all of the equipment can take about 4 days to set up, and most of it was already constructed by early this afternoon.

- 575 speakers are built into four claw-like legs that stretch out from the stage. The stage is 68 meters in length from side-to-side.

- U2 will likely play a 2 to 2.2 hour set tomorrow night. Lenny Kravitz opens the concert.

- All gates at Qwest Field open at 5pm tomorrow. The show is supposed to start at 7pm, but like most concerts a delay is always possible.

- According to Jake Berry, Production Designer for the tour, it takes more than 100 trucks and roughly 12 tour buses to transport the equipment and crew from city to city for this mammoth tour.

- According to Craig Evans, U2's tour director, about 7 million fans will have attended the 110 concerts on this tour, which began in 2009 and ends next month. The Seattle show is #93 of 110.

- The photo shown on this blog entry was taken by Seattle Gay News at Qwest Field this afternoon.

- As of 2pm today, some tickets were still available at the Qwest Field box office.