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Danii Blackwell looks good

Danii Blackwell shows off her style at the Nordstrom fashion show at the Museum of Glass, though she is, in point of fact, not wearing anything from Nordstrom. Her wool knickers, old-school type that I can remember wearing in the mid-eighties, though never with that much confident élan, came from Chinatown. The

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Rock me, ‘Amadeus’

A lesser person would think that a play named “Amadeus” would be about that composer dude who wrote “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” before he had his first blemish and hammered out the score of some of the world’s best musical works before he had the obligation to shave his face.

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Rachel Corrie and Robin Hood

Rachel Corrie “My Name is Rachel Corrie” is a telling play about a Olympia native who traveled to the Gaza Strip to aid Palestinians in 2003 only to die at a protest when a bulldozer crushed her. Her story became headline news around the world and shed light on the struggles

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Sister Spit, surfing and more

THE STAGE Last chance This is the last weekend to see Capital Playhouse’s thumping musical “Ain’t Misbehavin.’“ The Tony Award-winning musical chronicles the music, the time and the life of one Mr. Thomas Waller, who would go down in history as Fats. The show has his hit works “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Ain’t Misbehavin,’”

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Give the Broadway Center your mind

The high-pitched squeal of feedback is not a sound you want to hear on stage, but behind the scenes the people at Broadway Center for the Performing Arts are collecting feedback of a different kind. The Broadway Center board has some younger hipper members now who would like to bring

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Afternoon delight

This week I was able to sneak something in that I really, really enjoy — I like to call it Afternoon Delight. I’m sorry to let you down by saying that it doesn’t include early evening sex, but sometimes it’s just as much fun. I love to take a sleepy Saturday and

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Home of the brave

Now that the nightlife circuit in Tacoma is really starting to fill in as more and more bars and lounges take their seat here, a new lease on life is coming to establishments that have deserved our attention all along. Meconi’s Pub and Eatery, and Vin Grotto Café and Wine Bar

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Magick, eggs and Ostara

Crescent Moon Gifts thrums with the energy of shoppers milling about, asking questions of “Shoppe Keeper” Angela Wehnert during a time that’s traditionally not busy.  Later, Wehnert explains that the energy in the space had been oppressive to her that morning, “heavy.” So she smudged the store to clear the

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Expect the expected

“So the cashier at Burger King is about to hand you your food, and you’re expecting her to tell you, ‘Have a nice day,’ and so you’re already thinking, ‘You, too,’ but instead she says, ‘Enjoy Your Meal.’ And you say, ‘You, too.’” Brian Regan has built himself into one

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Focus on Jim

Jim Campbell’s show at the Museum of Glass has me stumped. I don’t possess the kind of scientific brain it must take to fully understand or appreciate his message or methods. But I do find the work fascinating. Campbell is an engineer, inventor and video artist. He worked on Francis Ford

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Bryant Speer, Brian Woobank, and lots of hair

When Salon Benjamin gets involved in doing the hair for the fashion show thrown by Red Line Style at Syren Lounge Saturday, March 31, there may be some tufts of brightness to see — courtesy of some extension magic.  Bryan Woobank, whose goal is to see Federal Way turn to

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Style, South Hill style

Style, South Hill style Talent scout eyes scoured the hopefuls at the South Hill Mall last week to determine who would be the best and the brightest stars of the Spring Fashion Show at Macy’s Court Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m. Unlike the past event at the Tacoma Mall, hopeful models

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Quality shows this week

Thursday COUNTRY kari ehli “American Idol” runners-up piss me off.  They are so pompous and self-absorbed. I can’t stand the fact that the majority of them haven’t paid any dues and suddenly they are stars.  However, if I had to pick the next “American Idol” it would probably be Lakewood’s own Kari

Sunday, Nov. 3: Back To Beale Street Blues 2014 Fundraiser #2

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Sunday, Nov. 3: Back To Beale Street Blues 2014 Fundraiser #2

The 2014 International Blues Challenge will consume Memphis's famed Beale Street beginning Jan. 21. More than 150 acts will fill 16 venues through the following Saturday with the finals in the beautiful Orpheum Theater. The number of competing acts in the competition has more than doubled in the past five

National Guard unit takes lead in weapons of mass destruction prevention

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National Guard unit takes lead in weapons of mass destruction prevention

Haley Gregersen climbed into a light blue, plastic hazardous materials suit and waited for the first causalities to arrive. "The training out here has been really good," the young fire fighter from Eatonville said. "The experience I've gained has been well worth the time and effort." Gregersen had joined about 75 other

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Irish Session. All Ages. 8-10 pm. NC. Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. Vashon Theatre Vashon. Leo Kottke. 8 pm. $35-$45. COMEDY/GAMES Cascade Community Center JBLM-Lewis Main. Bar Bingo in Heroes Lounge. No

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music 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.

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Nov. 4, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music 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 rockin' blues jam. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge Yelm. Bar Bingo. 7 pm. NC. Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedy

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. Open mic format with Pam Carter from Classic Case as the host. 6-9 pm. NC. BLUES Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Back To Beale Street Blues 2014 Fundraiser #2 featuring Michelle Taylor and the Blues Junkies, Nolan Garrett, Blues Redemption, Maia Santell and

Through Nov. 9: "Have A Terrific Great Nice OK Day" and "Scavenged"

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Through Nov. 9: "Have A Terrific Great Nice OK Day" and "Scavenged"

The Kittredge Gallery at University of Puget Sound has two excellent art exhibits through Nov. 9. The front gallery features prints by Randy Bolton that provide delightful and thoughtful commentary on the world we live in. The title of his show, "Have a Terrific Great Nice OK Day," offers a

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