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Paula Poundstone tells Tacoma

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Paula Poundstone tells Tacoma

Within the first few minutes of her latest album, I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston, Paula Poundstone lays out the groundwork for everything she's all about, comedically: she talks about the difficulties in raising her adopted children and her animals, she touches on her OCD, and, most notably,

Lemolo and "The Kaleidoscope Dance" is a celebration of beauty

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Lemolo and "The Kaleidoscope Dance" is a celebration of beauty

The past couple of years have been exciting ones for Lemolo. Last year, in particular, saw the release of the Seattle duo's debut LP, The Kaleidoscope - an appropriate title, evocative as it is of the band's dreamy, summery shimmer. Capitalizing on the steam that Lemolo had been building up,

Critics' Music Picks: C.F.A., McTuff, Muscle and Marrow, Sam Vicari

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Critics' Music Picks: C.F.A., McTuff, Muscle and Marrow, Sam Vicari

[ROCK] + SAT, JULY 6 When you just need to beat the heat, or shake a shitty day, or celebrate a good one for that matter, then a good rock show can fill the void, getting into all the crevices of your brain and soul, like a quality coating of caulking.

"Life is OOD" on Hilltop Tacoma

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"Life is OOD" on Hilltop Tacoma

Sean Alexander's installation, "Life is OOD" at Fulcrum Gallery, is a giant departure from the ink drawings he is known for. It is a love song to the Hilltop Tacoma neighborhood in manipulated found objects. Alexander has collected, and in some cases stolen, items unique to Hilltop - even iconic

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The Perfect JBLM Fourth of July Party

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The Perfect JBLM Fourth of July Party

When we think of holiday picnics, we think of backyard parties filled with good food, interesting people and fascinating conversation. The food and drink are important, but successful mingling is paramount in my mind. We believe these types of experiences are to be valued. Holiday gatherings are not about how

Thursday, July 11: Jazz Under the Stars

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Thursday, July 11: Jazz Under the Stars

We always enjoy a Big Dipper after tight harmonies. And thank the heavenly bodies, Pacific Lutheran University will, for the 15th year, make our dreams come true.  The college hosts Jazz Under the Stars, an outdoor jazz concert series followed by rare public entry into the Keck Observatory - although the

Soldiering is a special calling: Brig. Gen. Billy Don Farris

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Soldiering is a special calling: Brig. Gen. Billy Don Farris

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. - "Service to the nation is an affair of the heart, a calling of noble purpose for only a very small percentage of the American people," according to Brig. Gen. Billy Don Farris. Farris answered that calling for 30 years, serving

Thursday, July 11: One Night Only drag show

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Thursday, July 11: One Night Only drag show

If you are a lover of men in fishnets and wigs that reach higher than Marge Simpson's beehive, phone the baby-sitter, prepare to call in sick to work the next day, and make the trip to the Mansion Thursday night to see "One Night Only," a drag show to kick

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Friday, July 12: "Ragtime"

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Friday, July 12: "Ragtime"

When you think about it, we already experienced the turn of a century. So, technically, if you think about it, a turn-of-the century musical like Ragtime should really be set in the here and now. It should present contemporary people with ... contemporary issues. It should really accurately represent events

Through Wednesday, July 17: Tacoma Pride Festival

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Through Wednesday, July 17: Tacoma Pride Festival

We know you're looking forward to Tacoma Pride Festival. Free parties, kick-ass DJs, Paula Poundstone, an excuse to drink - what's not to like? To help you maximize your Pride experience, the Weekly Volcano lists the Mommy Dearest of all previews. These are the must-attend events for the week. See

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Garage Basementia, Alaska

Usually, when I’m planning my column, I face a choice between Olympia and Tacoma. At the Weekly Volcano we pride ourselves on covering both music scenes, but it’s usually a one-or-the-other situation when it comes to Rock Rhetoric. This week, in a rare bit of advantageous coincidence, the Wagner Logic

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Garage Basementia, Alaska

Usually, when I’m planning my column, I face a choice between Olympia and Tacoma. At the Weekly Volcano we pride ourselves on covering both music scenes, but it’s usually a one-or-the-other situation when it comes to Rock Rhetoric. This week, in a rare bit of advantageous coincidence, the Wagner Logic

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What's on local screens

2 DAYS IN PARIS: See review page 21. The Grand Cinema: Fri 2:45, 5, 7. Sat-Sun 12:30, 5, 7. Mon-Wed 5, 7. Thurs, Nov. 8 2:45, 5, 7. 3:10 TO YUMA: Christian Bale plays an Easterner who lost a leg in the Civil War and has now come to the Arizona territory

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An 'American Gangster' success story

Apart from the detail that he was a heroin dealer, Frank Lucas’ career would be an ideal case study for a business school. “American Gangster” tells his success story. Inheriting a crime empire from his famous boss, Bumpy Johnson, he cornered the New York drug trade with admirable capitalist strategies.

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An 'American Gangster' success story

Apart from the detail that he was a heroin dealer, Frank Lucas’ career would be an ideal case study for a business school. “American Gangster” tells his success story. Inheriting a crime empire from his famous boss, Bumpy Johnson, he cornered the New York drug trade with admirable capitalist strategies.

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2 Days in Paris

2 Days in Paris Julie Delpy and Adam Goldberg play a New York couple, she French, who wrap up a miserable European holiday by spending two days in Paris, living above her parents. Not your usual lovers-in-Paris movie, but about two original, quirky characters so obsessed with their differences that Paris

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