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Thursday, July 11: Sam Vicari

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Thursday, July 11: Sam Vicari

The opening chords of "The Things I Say," by Sam Vicari, give me chills of recognition. With its gently chugging guitars and sugary sweet vocals, it is instantly reminiscent of decades of power pop, its melody even stretching back to the two-minute guitar heaven of early Beatles. Vicari is clearly

Thursday, July 11: Muscle and Marrow

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Thursday, July 11: Muscle and Marrow

Hailing from Portland, Muscle and Marrow is the project of singer and guitarist Kira Clark. I want to emphasize those words: singer and guitarist. Muscle and Marrow is entirely concerned with the dance and interplay between Clark's tremulous voice and the fuzzy tones emitted from her guitar. The gauzy guitar

The Rockford Files: Freedom Fair music

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The Rockford Files: Freedom Fair music

If you are a loyal attendee of Tacoma's Fourth of July festival, Freedom Fair, you may have had a bit of a scare last year when you heard the rumors. Prior to last year's annual celebration on Tacoma's Ruston Way - featuring live music, food vendors, a car show, and

The Grand Suggests: "Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm"

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The Grand Suggests: "Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm"

I know that I may be revealing myself as a bit of a musical troglodyte if I tell you this, but when I first received word that I'd be reviewing the movie Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm, my first thought was, "Who the heck

Feedbag: Summer desserts, Culinary Boot Camp, Stadium Fare and more ...

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Feedbag: Summer desserts, Culinary Boot Camp, Stadium Fare and more ...

SUMMER DESSERTS STAR Center's (3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma) wellness coach Laurie Larson will be instructing "Fresh and Healthy Summer Desserts" - a fresh take on berry bountiful desserts - at 6 p.m. Monday, July 8. The class is $25 for residents and $27 for non-residents. STAR Center's cooking and nutrition

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Vagabond Opera

A night with Vagabond Opera is a plunge down the rabbit hole into dirty European Gypsy immigrant love. Only in this rabbit hole, instead of Alice’s encounter with a phobic albino bunny and a feline with daily tooth whitening appointments, this trip includes a flame-masticating dancer with a hula hoop

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Vagabond Opera

A night with Vagabond Opera is a plunge down the rabbit hole into dirty European Gypsy immigrant love. Only in this rabbit hole, instead of Alice’s encounter with a phobic albino bunny and a feline with daily tooth whitening appointments, this trip includes a flame-masticating dancer with a hula hoop

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The Royal's Bionic Man

Maybe it\'s because I grew up in a house where there was always some groovy Burt Bacharach hit on the record player, but I love anything from the \'60s. So when I walked into The Royal in downtown Olympia, I fell instantly in love. This huge, I mean massive place

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The Royal's Bionic Man

Maybe it\'s because I grew up in a house where there was always some groovy Burt Bacharach hit on the record player, but I love anything from the \'60s. So when I walked into The Royal in downtown Olympia, I fell instantly in love. This huge, I mean massive place

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LA Fitness

I spied the “LA Fitness” sign on the fence surrounding the razed building that was Gottschalks. While it makes me sad to see old buildings felled because of the history they represent, I have to say my heart didn’t exactly break to see that particular piece of architecture go. Still,

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LA Fitness

I spied the “LA Fitness” sign on the fence surrounding the razed building that was Gottschalks. While it makes me sad to see old buildings felled because of the history they represent, I have to say my heart didn’t exactly break to see that particular piece of architecture go. Still,

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Family affair

It is always great to see budding theaters thrive. Not only does the growth of new theaters provide job security to those brave souls who opt to draw paychecks from reviewing their works, but it means that staged theater is alive and well as it finds new audiences in a

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Family affair

It is always great to see budding theaters thrive. Not only does the growth of new theaters provide job security to those brave souls who opt to draw paychecks from reviewing their works, but it means that staged theater is alive and well as it finds new audiences in a

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Radio Tacoma

I was hooked the moment I heard the name Radio Tacoma via a friend request on MySpace. I aimed my computer at it. Though the online station is less than two months old, the selections on the playlist range from the old-timey Tacoma classics like the live recorded crooning of

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Radio Tacoma

I was hooked the moment I heard the name Radio Tacoma via a friend request on MySpace. I aimed my computer at it. Though the online station is less than two months old, the selections on the playlist range from the old-timey Tacoma classics like the live recorded crooning of

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I heart the Volcano

Each of you wonderful readers knows that the Weekly Volcano is far from being above shameless self promotion, which is exactly what I’m going to throw down right here and now. Last Friday I had the privilege of witnessing the Weekly Volcano receive a 2007 AMOCAT award (along with Victory Music

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I heart the Volcano

Each of you wonderful readers knows that the Weekly Volcano is far from being above shameless self promotion, which is exactly what I’m going to throw down right here and now. Last Friday I had the privilege of witnessing the Weekly Volcano receive a 2007 AMOCAT award (along with Victory Music

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Great Clayton Cop-out

It’s time for another one of those columns that I like to think of as The Great Clayton Cop-out. That’s when I offer an overview of exhibitions throughout the region because there’s no one thing I particularly want to review. Let’s face it, it’s a cop-out because there are shows that

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Great Clayton Cop-out

It’s time for another one of those columns that I like to think of as The Great Clayton Cop-out. That’s when I offer an overview of exhibitions throughout the region because there’s no one thing I particularly want to review. Let’s face it, it’s a cop-out because there are shows that

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"Sleeping Beauty" opens

“sleeping beauty” Tacoma Little Theatre presents the classic tale of "Sleeping Beauty" starting this weekend. This retelling of "Sleeping Beauty" by Charles Way maintains its major themes, but features a headstrong princess and additional characters, including Gryff, a half-man, half-dragon creature and a riddle-challenging Spider King. [Tacoma Little Theatre, Nov. 9-Dec.

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