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Wednesday, Nov. 6: Leo Kottke

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Wednesday, Nov. 6: Leo Kottke

The term "folk" seems inadequate to guitar wizard Leo Kottke, but how else to describe his roots-based extreme virtuosity? Sure, Chet Atkins was awesome; John Fahey was a virtuoso, Les Paul a god. But Kottke had something else going for him, mainly a spry sense of humor and ho-hum vocals

JBLM soldiers return to cheers, tears and first birthdays

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JBLM soldiers return to cheers, tears and first birthdays

A smiling Dustin Hancock proudly held his 6-month-old son in his arms for the first time. And Liz, Hancock's wife, beamed. "It's been a long time coming," Liz said, holding back her tears. "Having a baby and him not being here to hold him was hard." Hancock, along with 249 other soldiers, received

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Sunday, Nov. 3: Blowfly

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Sunday, Nov. 3: Blowfly

Dirty rhymes, sexy times, shit-talkin', costume-wearing, debauchery and brilliant parodies have led many to cite Blowfly as the father of rap. Since the early '70s Blowfly has made more than 40 albums, some clean, under his birth name Clarence Reid, and most dirty, with titles like "Funk You" and "'Electronic

Wednesday, Nov. 6: "Have A Terrific Great Nice OK Day" reception

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Wednesday, Nov. 6: "Have A Terrific Great Nice OK Day" reception

So, how many Americans do you think hate their jobs? If Office Space is any indication, the rough estimate would probably be around 95 percent, eh? Imagine 95 percent of humanity burying their dreams, staring at a corporate fax machine all day and secretly wanting to die. Cheery, isn't it?

Tuesday, Nov. 5: Junior Top Chef

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Tuesday, Nov. 5: Junior Top Chef

After Don Draper, Anthony Bourdain is the coolest cat on cable: Erudite, well-spoken, punk rock literate and fearless - if the locals eat it, he'll have two and a beer. His new Parts Unknown on CNN is ostensibly about globetrotting and cultural immersion, but Bourdain's all-in gusto for chowing down

Monday, Nov. 4: Holiday Open House

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Monday, Nov. 4: Holiday Open House

Thanks to the ingenious marketing minds behind fine retail establishments everywhere, the holiday season has now commenced. But while many lament the loss of, say, fall, others look at the bright side: a longer holiday season means more time to chug eggnog and nosh on matzo balls, and even more

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1. Muckleshoot Casino hosts L80’s Night (get it?) featuring That ‘80s Show Impersonator Variety Show beginning at 9:30 p.m. 2. Artist Jen Elek spends the day in the Museum of Glass' Hot Shop beginning at 10 a.m. 3. Nicholas Nyland’s show at mineral consists of one ambitious three-dimensional work and about a

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MEMORIAL DAY For details on Memorial Day ceremonies in the South Sound, check out the Memorial Day Command Center. 9TH NORTHWEST BIENNIAL The 9th Northwest Biennial at Tacoma Art Museum is one of the more impressive biennials they’ve had, with a wide range of very intriguing art. The show closes today. Read the

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ROCKARAOKE In the early ‘70s, a Japanese musician by the name of Daisuke Inoue invented the first ever Karaoke machine. The name Karaoke comes from a combination of the word Kara-meaning empty and Okesutora- meaning orchestra. However, even Daisuke’s Sadist ass couldn’t have fathomed what happens every Monday night at Jazzbones.

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Art is important in Lakewood — and we’re not just talking about murals painted on bikini barista stands. No, Lakewood takes its culture seriously, which is why the Friends Gallery at the Lakewood Library exists. Today, the first day of December, the “Celebrate the Fish” exhibit will kick off, featuring

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