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Olympian Ethan Tucker signs record deal with Capitol Records

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Olympian Ethan Tucker signs record deal with Capitol Records

If Ethan Tucker falls short of his goals, it won't be for lack of persistence. Signed just weeks ago to a multi-record deal with Capitol Records, the Olympia-born singer-songwriter has never been afraid to take a chance and never been too willing to take "No" for an answer. As a teenager,

The Rockford Files: Western Hymn

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The Rockford Files: Western Hymn

Receiving thoughtfully packaged parcels containing wonderful local music has become a reoccurring theme in my life. Last week, I shared with you South Sound music staple Regan Lane and his new band Strangely Alright. This week, I'd like to share with you the contents of yet another package I received,

Sunday, Aug. 4: Ethan Tucker

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Sunday, Aug. 4: Ethan Tucker

If Ethan Tucker falls short of his goals, it won't be for lack of persistence. Signed just weeks ago to a multi-record deal with Capitol Records, the Olympia-born singer-songwriter has never been afraid to take a chance and never been too willing to take "No" for an answer. As

Friday, Aug. 2: Western Hymn

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Friday, Aug. 2: Western Hymn

The band members of Western Hymn - Craig Extine (guitar, vocals), Sarah Utter (bass, vocals) and Kris Cunningham (drums) - became acquainted when their previous bands played shows together. Brought together by their love of classic punk music such as The Sonics and The Wipers, Western Hymn

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Films in local theaters

THE 11TH HOUR: A dire warning about the demise of planet Earth, presented in a deadening format of talking heads and what often looks like stock nature footage.  The doc has a lot of valuable information, but fails to convey it in an effective, involving way.  Rent Al Gore’s “An

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Films in local theaters

THE 11TH HOUR: A dire warning about the demise of planet Earth, presented in a deadening format of talking heads and what often looks like stock nature footage.  The doc has a lot of valuable information, but fails to convey it in an effective, involving way.  Rent Al Gore’s “An

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Book reading of the weird

Vicki León has gotten good at making work fun. In her latest paperback tome, “Working IX to V: Orgy Planners, Funeral Clowns and Other Prized Professions of the Ancient World” (Walker & Co., 313 pages, $16.95), León gallivants into Greek and Roman times, gleefully lifting the veils of history to

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Book reading of the weird

Vicki León has gotten good at making work fun. In her latest paperback tome, “Working IX to V: Orgy Planners, Funeral Clowns and Other Prized Professions of the Ancient World” (Walker & Co., 313 pages, $16.95), León gallivants into Greek and Roman times, gleefully lifting the veils of history to

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Heartbreaker

The premise of "The Heartbreak Kid" is that a man marries a woman who quickly becomes unbearable to him. The problem is that she just as quickly becomes unbearable to us. Perhaps it is a tribute to Malin Akerman, who plays the new bride, named Lila, that she gets the

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Heartbreaker

The premise of "The Heartbreak Kid" is that a man marries a woman who quickly becomes unbearable to him. The problem is that she just as quickly becomes unbearable to us. Perhaps it is a tribute to Malin Akerman, who plays the new bride, named Lila, that she gets the

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Not for woman only

Jane Austen wrote six novels, which are pillars of English literature in spite of being delightful, wise, warm and beloved. Robin Swicord’s “The Jane Austen Book Club” centers on its six members who meet over six months to discuss the novels, which seem to have an uncanny relevance to events

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Not for woman only

Jane Austen wrote six novels, which are pillars of English literature in spite of being delightful, wise, warm and beloved. Robin Swicord’s “The Jane Austen Book Club” centers on its six members who meet over six months to discuss the novels, which seem to have an uncanny relevance to events

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Queen Latifah on sale Monday

SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, (253) 627-TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, (866) 468-7623, www.ticketweb.com on sale now Kyle Eastwood Olympia. Oct. 11 8 pm. $10-$25 (Minnaert Center, 360.596.5501). Ukulele Wizard Jake Shimabukuro Bremerton. Oct. 12 6:30 pm dinner 8 pm show. $16-$63 (Admiral Theatre, 360.373.6743). Family Force 5, Jonezetta, The

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Peelander-Z lands in T-town

Like most of the insight Bobble Tiki has collected over the course of his life, Bobble Tiki’s knowledge of Japan comes mainly from cartoons. Just like Tom and Jerry taught Bobble Tiki about difficult relationships, the Simpsons taught Bobble Tiki about loving parenting, and the Family Guy taught Bobble Tiki

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Peelander-Z lands in T-town

Like most of the insight Bobble Tiki has collected over the course of his life, Bobble Tiki’s knowledge of Japan comes mainly from cartoons. Just like Tom and Jerry taught Bobble Tiki about difficult relationships, the Simpsons taught Bobble Tiki about loving parenting, and the Family Guy taught Bobble Tiki

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Too Slim and the Taildraggers

Too Slim and the Taildraggers call Seattle home these days, at least according to their Web site (www.tooslim.org) but that doesn’t mean the band’s Spokane roots aren’t as blaring as ever. Spokane is where Too Slim originated, and the city was obviously the perfect breeding ground for the band’s vision

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Too Slim and the Taildraggers

Too Slim and the Taildraggers call Seattle home these days, at least according to their Web site (www.tooslim.org) but that doesn’t mean the band’s Spokane roots aren’t as blaring as ever. Spokane is where Too Slim originated, and the city was obviously the perfect breeding ground for the band’s vision

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Local CD bar has been raised

Have you ever noticed the music playing inside urbanXchange clothing store in downtown Tacoma? It’s usually something trendy, avant garde and/or locally made, which is not unlike the clothes on the adjacent racks. The marriage between fashion, art and music at urbanXchange is a reflection of what has been occurring

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Local CD bar has been raised

Have you ever noticed the music playing inside urbanXchange clothing store in downtown Tacoma? It’s usually something trendy, avant garde and/or locally made, which is not unlike the clothes on the adjacent racks. The marriage between fashion, art and music at urbanXchange is a reflection of what has been occurring

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Le Voyeur triple threat

Attention spans are decreasing. Let’s face it. People want their news and entertainment in cute little bloggable bites — ready made for a MySpace bulletin. People want pictures and hyperlinks and no compound sentences to slow them down. The world is moving at a thousand mile per hour, and most

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