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Theater Review: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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Theater Review: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

First off, it's A Midsummer Night's Dream, not Midsummer's or Midsummers. Er, not that you would know anyone who doesn't actually know the correct way to say the title of this particular Shakespeare comedy. Secondly, Shakespeare can be a bit inaccessible for the average Joe and many a community theater

Veteran Navigator

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Veteran Navigator

As the new school year kicked off at Clover Park Technical College, a familiar face in a new role greeted students at the Veteran Resource Center. Shawn Durnen, who was previously in their shoes, assumed the position of Veteran Navigator at the college and got the seat behind the desk. Durnen went

Thursday, Sept. 25 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Thursday, Sept. 25 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES The Ram Restaurant and Brewery Tacoma. Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. 8:30 pm. NC. Narrows Brewing Company Tacoma - Westside. Mind Trap Trivia. 7 pm. O'Blarney's Irish Pub Olympia -

Thursday, Sept. 25: Author Nancy Covert

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Thursday, Sept. 25: Author Nancy Covert

Nancy Covert knows Steilacoom, Lakewood and the surrounding area. The journalist lived in Steilacoom for 20 years before moving to Lakewood. According to Covert, "Lake City and Tillicum began as two communities separated by American Lake. Although they later joined with other surrounding neighborhoods to become part of the city

Friday, Sept. 26 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Friday, Sept. 26 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Arbutus Folk School - Olympia. Professor Banjo. All Ages. 7 pm. $5-$10. Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. Seth Martin, Jessica Campbell, Nels. All Ages. 8 pm. $6-$9. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Robert Hawkins. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS The Hub Tacoma - Stadium District. Jessica

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Holly Gwinn Graham. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. Cork! A Wine Bar Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Seth Roth. 8 pm. NC. BLUES Rhythm and Rye Olympia - Downtown. Mudcat. 9 pm. Emerald Queen Casino Tacoma - Eastside. Willi

Saturday, Sept. 27: Fall Garden Festival

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Saturday, Sept. 27: Fall Garden Festival

Did you know that Metro Parks Tacoma hosts a Fall Garden Festival? It's true, and this year's fest, set in picturesque Point Defiance Park, packs educational and resourceful activities, such as how to keep bees, the best ways to grow fruit, "Chickens 101," creative ways to grow your own foods

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. Immanuel Presbyterian Church Tacoma - Northend. Jeremy Clyde's One Night Benefit Concert Tour. Opening are Jeremy's longtime friends Rick Jones & Valerie Neale. 7 pm. Donations. BLUES Dave's of Milton Milton. Blues Jam, hosted by Doug McGrew. 7:30 pm.

Sunday, Sept. 28: CD Woodbury Goes To Memphis

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Sunday, Sept. 28: CD Woodbury Goes To Memphis

This Sunday at the Swiss the South Sound Blues Association (SSBA) is hosting a fundraiser to help send The CD Woodbury Band to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January. As readers may recall, guitarist CD Woodbury and his band emerged victorious earlier this year at the SSBA's Back

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Sept. 29, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino and Brooke Lizotte Experimental Jam. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES The Hub Tacoma - Stadium District. Bar Bingo. Cash prizes. 6-8 pm. The New Frontier Lounge

Monday, Sept. 29: Creative Colloquy

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Monday, Sept. 29: Creative Colloquy

Once upon a time, before the advent of iPhones and Goggle Glass, people sat with rapt attention and listened as storytellers wove magical word-tapestries. Thanks to the Creative Colloquy, this fairy tale doesn't have to end. Storyteller connoisseur has gathered more local storytellers for a night of tales and beverages

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool Bingo. 6:30 pm. White Horse Tavern Yelm. Barstool Bingo. Prizes! 7 pm.

Tuesday, Sept. 30: Hands-On Cake Decorating

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Tuesday, Sept. 30: Hands-On Cake Decorating

Everyone knows at least one annoyingly perfect woman who not only bakes her own cakes and blends her own icing from scratch, but also decorates desserts like a trained professional. Well, the Martha Stewart reign of terror is officially over: Bayview School of Cooking's Hands-On Cake Decorating 101 class is

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Irish Session. All Ages. 8-10 pm. NC. C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. Live music on the patio. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC. Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia -

Wednesday, Oct. 1: Hood Ornament Design

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Wednesday, Oct. 1: Hood Ornament Design

"Metal-Urge" is a massive celebration of all things metal-art forged by 80 artists holding firm in 20 venues all around Tacoma through the month of October and November. Tacoma Arts Administrator Amy McBride created the event, her first large-scale project for the cultural tourism program, nearly 15 years ago. Then,

Wednesday, Oct. 1: Cat Power

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Wednesday, Oct. 1: Cat Power

Her friends and family may call her Chan Marshall, but the music-loving world knows her better as singer-songwriter (and actor and model) Cat Power. I first encountered Power opening for Liz Phair in the mid-'90s, then crushed on her 2003 album You Are Free. I even followed her excursion into

Third Thursdays: DJ Slimrock Throwback Night

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Third Thursdays: DJ Slimrock Throwback Night

If you're looking for some funk, jazz, soul, reggae, roots and foundational hip-hop to pair with your drink, you gottsta check out the award-winning DJ Slimrock's throwback night at The BroHo. Every third Thursday, Slimrock showcases the gems he's dug out of crates. You see, Slimrock

The GORUCK challenge

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The GORUCK challenge

A former Navy SEAL stood thigh deep in the dark waters of Lake Washington. He was displeased. "We'll do this until you all get it right - we've got all night," he said in a measured, uncompromising tone. In front of Cadre Geoff stood and shivered 30 individuals engaged in a GORUCK ABSOC,

Visual Edge: Review of 12th Annual Juried Exhibition at Tacoma Community College

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Visual Edge: Review of 12th Annual Juried Exhibition at Tacoma Community College

Olympia painter Barlow Palminteri tops the list of Juror's Choice Award winners in the 12th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibition at Tacoma Community College with his painting "Trailblazer Landscape." Palminteri has made a big splash in the area art scene with his realistic interior scenes (part Phillip Pearlstein and part

Marines play key role at Operation Rising Thunder

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Marines play key role at Operation Rising Thunder

Capt. Thomas Liu stood out. A Marine usually does. Spc. Kyle Clark, Staff Sgt. Ono Akira, Maj. Jun Nakamura and Spc. Joshua Williams listened as Liu ran through a checklist before a live-fire exercise. Behind us in the distance, two Washington Army National Guard Chinooks landed; approximately 120 soldiers assigned to the 12th

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