December is upon us, and that means a smorgasbord of Christmas stories at area theaters, but not so much the tried and true holiday sentimentality that's usually trotted out. There are some twists on the usual holiday fare this year, including a holiday whodunit and the traditional A Christmas Carol
South Puget Sound Community College art professor Joe Batt has created a world of charcoal, wood and ceramic adults and children - mostly children. Digital media have taken control of their lives - a comically surrealist world not too far removed from the world most of us live in today.
Different generations of people have their own touchstones when it comes to nakedly emotional catharsis in music. This type of sound can come from just about any time and genre - from Bruce Springsteen to Nick Drake, from the Smiths to Del Shannon, from Arcade Fire to Kendrick Lamar. Any
Ryan and Leena Rommann wanted to share their love for Korean flavors and spices with the community of Lacey. Though it's not technically all Korean cuisine, MiSo Asian Bistro is clearly inspired by the flavors of Leena's childhood, and as Ryan describes it, "it is basically Subway for Asian food."
Bars & Clubs
Nestled in the serene rural roads of Tenino, Sandstone Distillery prepares for its first birthday bash and barrel release this weekend. This local gem is a four-generation estate distillery that prides itself on its fine and flavorful spirits. Making its debut during the Black Friday birthday bash will be Sandstone Whiskey,
December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day to remember the many who have died of this dreaded disease and the many still living with AIDS and HIV, a day to remember that the crisis is not over, that people are still suffering and dying all over the world and
If you like pancakes, Santa and the military, then this event is for you. Calling it "Santa Supports Our Troops" day, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) DuPont sub chapter will host a pancake breakfast on Nov. 28. From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at McNamara's Pub and Eatery
Serendipity is a wonderful thing. Coined by Horace Walpole in 1754, the word references a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip, in which the princes were "always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of." Carry Me Productions' (CMP) "Operation Homes for Heroes"
About a dozen-and-a-half people stepped out of a small bus, walked to the back of a truck and began unloading turkeys. In minutes, 22 turkeys had been off-loaded and were headed into the 16th Combat Aviation Battalion's headquarters. "This is a small way to give back," Steve Bevins said, as he laid
It's not that I don't like American cigarettes, I'm just not used to them," a Chinese officer told a U.S. marine major through an interpreter. The two were chatting after lunch during last week's joint Disaster Management Exchange at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that paired up U.S. troops with the Chinese
The eagles gathered for lunch. Known for its keen eyes, courage and strength, the eagle is a perfect symbol for the level and strength of volunteerism in the surrounding communities that support Joint Base Lewis-McChord. To celebrate this spirit of giving back, an inaugural Ranger newspaper Heroes Lunch took place last Thursday
At the tender age of 7 years old, Celeste Betton began singing at her local church in Alabama without any clue as to where her voice was going to lead her in the future. Fast-forward to today, and Betton finds herself as a mother of three, Army wife currently residing
The Mt. Rainier region is a mountainous wonderland like no other. Mt. Rainier is home to a national park, seven wilderness areas, three national forests, and delightful surrounding towns and communities. Even better? The mountain is literally in our own backyard. And that is something to be thankful for. With the Thanksgiving season
In the late ‘60s, there existed a band consisting of three sisters: Dot, Betty, and Helen Wiggin. Dubbed the Shaggs, to take advantage of the popularity of a then-current hairdo, the band was assembled by their tyrannical father, who was told by his mother on her deathbed that the girls
Unless you're a bigger band geek than most, the word euphonium likely means nothing to you. It derives from the Greek euphonos, meaning "of good sound." It's essentially a little baritone tuba that hails from the 1840s in Germany. Depending on where you live, a euphonium player may be referred
South Sound Cinema
Saturday, the Rialto will host a double feature of two Tacoma-centric music documentaries. In Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble, you'll see - among many other things in a wildly kinetic time capsule of ‘80s Tacoma rock - Bon Von Wheelie, drummer for Girl Trouble. In the film, she
Susan Christian paints patterns on sticks, and then she props them against walls or lays them on floors or puts them together in relatively rectangular shapes and hangs them like traditional modernist paintings. She's even been known to take photos of them lodged among branches in trees. To some people,
Presented by Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen and Open Road Productions, A Murder for Old Time's Sake is a musical murder mystery dinner theater extravaganza that just might have you laughing so hard you spit out your Tuscan Pork Loin (or Parsnip Steak Marsala). It's funny; it's got great music, and a
Ten years ago, on Nov. 20, 2005, the assistant manager of a Tacoma Mall knife shop was making a routine trip to the bank for a deposit when he heard the unmistakable sounds of gunfire. Armed, he attempted to locate and stop the shooter. Unfortunately, the shooter found him first.
StoryOly premiered its monthly Story Slam Tuesday of last week with a dozen funny, poignant, and in at least one instance harrowing stories told by local storytellers. StoryOly is a project of Olympia Actor's League, hosted by Elizabeth Lord and produced by Amy Shephard. Community members come together every month