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Thoroughly modern Edna

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Thoroughly modern Edna

I wasn't supposed to review this production. My wife, Amanda Stevens, is in Cinder Edna, so fellow Weekly Volcano scribe Joann Varnell was going to critique it, as she has with several shows during my thespian spring biathlon (Robin Hood and Legally Blonde). Then Joann realized she had Memorial Day

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Poppy Seed Café

Poppy Seed Café, has been a tasty start to Fircrest’s day for almost two years. Owners and chef Darin Adams and wife, Shelly, load their menu with breakfast staples and a little something extra. Just thinking the words chorizo, apple smoked sausage and homemade country gravy start the mouth watering. Scrambles

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Poppy Seed Café

Poppy Seed Café, has been a tasty start to Fircrest’s day for almost two years. Owners and chef Darin Adams and wife, Shelly, load their menu with breakfast staples and a little something extra. Just thinking the words chorizo, apple smoked sausage and homemade country gravy start the mouth watering. Scrambles

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Wine tasting with Vino Aquino

Friday, Jan. 11: Wine tasting with Vino Aquino, 6-9 p.m., Affairs Café & Bakery, 2811 Bridgeport Way W., University Place, 253.565.8604. Fridays: Wine tastings, 6-8 p.m., Mandolin Cafe, 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, 253.761.3482. Saturdays: Wine tasting, 1-6 p.m., Wildside Wine, 608A S. Oxford St., Tacoma, 253.565.0811. Mondays: $5 Wine Mondays, 11:30 a.m.

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Wine tasting with Vino Aquino

Friday, Jan. 11: Wine tasting with Vino Aquino, 6-9 p.m., Affairs Café & Bakery, 2811 Bridgeport Way W., University Place, 253.565.8604. Fridays: Wine tastings, 6-8 p.m., Mandolin Cafe, 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, 253.761.3482. Saturdays: Wine tasting, 1-6 p.m., Wildside Wine, 608A S. Oxford St., Tacoma, 253.565.0811. Mondays: $5 Wine Mondays, 11:30 a.m.

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Dynamite Jacks' The I Hate Jill

After a year-and-a-half of commanding a corner of downtown DuPont as the Harbor Rock Bar & Grill, the owners decided to scrap the semi-successful venture, remodel it with mining items bought off eBay, and reopened two weeks ago as Dynamite Jacks. I dashed in from the rain last Friday night and

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Dynamite Jacks' The I Hate Jill

After a year-and-a-half of commanding a corner of downtown DuPont as the Harbor Rock Bar & Grill, the owners decided to scrap the semi-successful venture, remodel it with mining items bought off eBay, and reopened two weeks ago as Dynamite Jacks. I dashed in from the rain last Friday night and

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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

It’s been five long years since the world has heard anything new from Boston ska-core band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, but it seems the band’s four-year hiatus might be up with a release of their new album, Medium Rare, last month. A collection of previously unreleased songs and tracks from

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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

It’s been five long years since the world has heard anything new from Boston ska-core band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, but it seems the band’s four-year hiatus might be up with a release of their new album, Medium Rare, last month. A collection of previously unreleased songs and tracks from

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Radio waves good-bye

Diana Arens has been a fixture on KAOS 89.3 FM since 1991. Her show, “Free Things Are Cool,” is a mix of live and recorded music by some of the Northwest’s most influential and acclaimed artists. Folks such as Elliott Smith, Beck, Wanda Jackson, and Bikini Kill have all appeared

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Radio waves good-bye

Diana Arens has been a fixture on KAOS 89.3 FM since 1991. Her show, “Free Things Are Cool,” is a mix of live and recorded music by some of the Northwest’s most influential and acclaimed artists. Folks such as Elliott Smith, Beck, Wanda Jackson, and Bikini Kill have all appeared

Through June 9: "Cinder Edna"

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Through June 9: "Cinder Edna"

This is a brand-new show, Olympia Family Theater's second premiere of the season (after Wind in the Willows, currently recording its cast album). It derives from Ellen Jackson's 1998 book of the same name, in which Edna, the girl who lives next door to sad sack Cinder Ella, goes

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, May 31, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, May 31, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Jacob Kostecka, James O'Keefe. All Ages. 7 pm. $8-$12. Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. Sean Gaskell. All Ages. 11 am. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Joe List. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15.  Stonegate Pizza Tacoma

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, May 30, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, May 30, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Cascadia Grill Olympia - Downtown. Jeremy Serwer. All Ages. 6-9 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. Open Mic Night. All Ages. 6:30 pm. NC. Spar Cafe Olympia - Downtown. Shannon Stephens. 8 pm. NC. Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. The Nebles. All Ages. 11 am.

Sunday, June 2: Nail This benefit

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Sunday, June 2: Nail This benefit

This Sunday, June 2, make your way over to Jake's on 4th for a community fundraiser for Siobhan, aka Rusty Nails, who has been in recovery since a March 27 hit and run accident in downtown Oly. She sustained many broken bones and has been undergoing many life-altering surgeries, including having part

From Army to politician

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From Army to politician

Dr. Stan Flemming currently serves as the Pierce County councilmember for the 7th District and as the Pierce County executive pro-tem. With close to 20 years in public service, he has served as a member of the Washington State House of Representatives representing the 28th Legislative District and as the

Saturday, June 1: Prophets of Addiction

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Saturday, June 1: Prophets of Addiction

Even though Steve Madden has a spring 2013 glam line, and parody bands such as Steel Panther are making their way into mainstream, there is one band who perfectly embodies the spirit of sleaze rock - the Tacoma/Olympia band Prophets of Addiction (POA). Former Pretty Boy Floyd and Queeny Blast Pop bassist Lesli

The Rockford Files: Fish Food Benefit Concert

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The Rockford Files: Fish Food Benefit Concert

This weekend South Sounders have the opportunity to do two great things thanks to collaboration between Maurice the Fish Records and Fish Food Banks of Pierce County. The product of their concerted efforts is the Fish Food Benefit Concert, which will be held Sunday, June 2 at Louie G's Pizzeria

Sunday, June 2: Fish Food Benefit Concert

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Sunday, June 2: Fish Food Benefit Concert

This weekend South Sounders have the opportunity to do two great things thanks to collaboration between Maurice the Fish Records and Fish Food Banks of Pierce County. The product of their concerted efforts is the Fish Food Benefit Concert, which will be held Sunday, June 2 at Louie G's Pizzeria

Tuesday, June 4: Plant Parenthood

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Tuesday, June 4: Plant Parenthood

I wonder what pop music historians (read: nerds) would consider to be the first bedroom pop album. A case could be made for Paul McCartney's solo debut, McCartney. Recorded at his home in the wake of the Beatles' breakup, it touts many of what would become the defining characteristics of

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