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Seattle celebrates holidays on stage

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Seattle celebrates holidays on stage

Like traffic and egg nog-spiced everything, you can count on Seattle delivering Broadway-quality musicals on stage during the month of December. And this year is no exception with Elf in town this week only, and Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn on stage a couple more weeks. Both productions are G-rated fun

A Very Special Holiday Special

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A Very Special Holiday Special

Successfully executing holiday humor is, to me, an almost impossible feat. You're basically given two options of approach: deliver the sort of corny, gentle, observational comedy about the rigors of holiday shopping and family interactions, or, you commit to subverting deeply ingrained traditions aiming to get laughs from audiences breathing

Sudden impact

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Sudden impact

It might be a stretch to say there is beautiful art in the exhibition "A History of Violence" at South Puget Sound Community College. But that depends on your idea of what constitutes beauty. The paintings in this show are rough. The colors are harsh; some might even be considered

Song Song Restaurant

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Song Song Restaurant

ANNOUNCER: This week, Dutch and Jackie circled back around to Tacoma's International District to indulge in more exotic fare at newly opened Song Song Restaurant. JACKIE: Song Song embodies strip mall sanctuary status. You could easily zip by during your commute down South Tacoma Way and completely miss this gem. The

Three easy pieces

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Three easy pieces

In Three Easy Pieces, I break down a specific type of pop culture in three steps -- starting at its birth, and arriving at today. This month: diss tracks, those songs where one artist takes aim at another, in the process airing pungently dirty laundry and giving the listener a

Head and heart

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Head and heart

I recall an interview with indie rock vet Andrew Bird where he was talking about St. Vincent -- specifically, about Annie Clark, the frontwoman and mastermind behind the project -- where he talked about how happy he was to see her moving away from her more clinical, mathematical composition of

Exploring the Chuckanut Drive Scenic Byway

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Exploring the Chuckanut Drive Scenic Byway

The Chuckanut Drive Scenic Byway stretches from I-5 exit 231 at Burlington to Bellingham's Fairhaven Historic District, a total of 21 miles. Traveling through scenic farmlands until reaching the coast and hugging the shoreline, the drive offers artisan crafts and foods, challenging hikes, great views and a rich history. The first

Falling asleep during the day?

Military Life

Falling asleep during the day?

Are you falling asleep during the middle of the day even after sleeping eight hours? Does your bed partner complain about your loud, disruptive snoring? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea, a severe sleep disorder that can lead to more serious health issues and even a shortened

A jump into history

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A jump into history

Organized in 1942 and comprised of elite American and Canadian soldiers who trained at Fort Harrison, Montana, the First Special Service Force (FSSF) was the first of it kind to engage in commando warfare. Lt. Col. Robert Frederick received initial command of the unit. While engaged in combat operations in and around

A Selfie Tour of Olympia

Military Life

A Selfie Tour of Olympia

A selfie tour is an enjoyable way to see an area, hit all the highlights and have a fun road trip with friends. For my tour, I invited two fellow military spouses: Jennifer Bowen, a photographer, and Gwyn Nielsen, a lifestyle blogger (sparklingcharm.com) and photographer, who both provided great tips

Indoor family fun

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Indoor family fun

As the rain falls and the temperature drops, you may be wondering how you're going to keep your kids entertained this winter. Luckily, indoor recreational opportunities are plentiful in the South Sound. Here are just a few adventures worth checking out. For some airtime and seriously sweaty kids, head to BoomShaka Extreme

Extreme medics

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Extreme medics

Editor's Note: The following is the first in a series profiling Madigan Army Medical Center. Imagine you're alone and injured on a trail near the base of Mount Rainier. You've already called for help, but you're still scared, immobile and in need of medical assistance as soon as possible. Chances are

Milspos on Shark Tank

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Milspos on Shark Tank

Shark Tank is a show on ABC that's become a cult classic over the years. In the past almost decade, the show has brought on hundreds of entrepreneurs and allowed them to pitch their business ideas to top business moguls and give them the chance to invest. Show participants can

First in the gate

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First in the gate

Everything in history has a beginning, and sometimes that has to do with the first person to arrive. So who was the first person to enter the newly constructed Camp Lewis 100 years ago? The year 1917 had been a busy year. In January, Pierce County voters had approved a bond

Eight ways to shop better at the PX

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Eight ways to shop better at the PX

When heading to the PX, there are a few things to keep in mind. One is that you won't be paying sales tax (!), another is that you can't always find everything you need. Many items are seasonal or sell out quickly. This means, of course, that you need to

Museum shops offer unique holiday gifts

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Museum shops offer unique holiday gifts

Tired of the same old gifts? Having trouble being creative with your presents? Museum shops are filled with distinctive items at all price points that you won't find anywhere else. Rather than spend a whole day shopping, enjoy an afternoon at a local museum and finish up your shopping on

First World, first class

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First World, first class

First World aims to be a world-class producer of ecologically sound art products. The company believes in the good stewardship of the earth, it honors the indigenous peoples on the planet, and it understands and accepts the idea of making a reasonable profit. Begun by Jeff Patterson in 1994, the Portland, Oregon-based

Save money on holiday shopping

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Save money on holiday shopping

Less than a 45-minute drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord is The Outlet Collection Seattle, which is a great stop for all your holiday shopping. It is the largest fully enclosed outlet mall in the Pacific Northwest and home to more than 130 stores. The mall features top-brand outlet stores such

Online Interactive Guides

2017 Holiday Guide #4

A guide on local holiday shopping, events and more! Come back each week for more holiday ideas. Click here to view our interactive 2017 Holiday Guide #4.

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Centennial events

To mark its 100 years of service to the nation, the 7th Infantry Division's Centennial Week will be marked by the following events:Dec. 3  Maj. Gen. Willard Burleson, division commander, will host the Commander's Holiday Reception for command teams, primary division staff, and community partners at specified times at his

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