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Milk Music: "Cruise Your Illusion"

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Milk Music: "Cruise Your Illusion"

In short order Milk Music, now a quartet, have caught a train of hype and praise that has taken the Olympia band to festivals in Europe and North America. With just one EP and a live cassette to its name, expectations are high for its debut full length - although

The Rockford Files: SHEBEAR Billed with some heavy hitters

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The Rockford Files: SHEBEAR Billed with some heavy hitters

The last time we heard from Puyallup's indie sweethearts SHEBEAR, the band had just released its self-titled EP, and had several significant shows lined up: The Sound Off! battle of the bands finals, as well as a spot on one of the 2013 Cult Records tour dates. As an attendee

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41-year veteran Airman still serving

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41-year veteran Airman still serving

You'd never know it looking at the slender-built, soft-spoken African American Airman in the green jumpsuit, but Senior Master Sergeant and Chief Loadmaster Terrance Philon is 59-years old. He's also the oldest person still flying on JBLM, and only one of three remaining Servicemembers at McChord that has experienced firsthand

Reserve officer reaches large goals in little time

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Reserve officer reaches large goals in little time

You might think whoever came up with the saying, "records are made to be broken," was referring to 1st. Lt. Francisco Vidal III. Shattering his basic training squadron's fitness record in 2011 was just a warm up for the 33-year-old Citizen Airman. Less than two years after raising his right hand

AMXS NCO mentor cadets 8,000 miles a second

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AMXS NCO mentor cadets 8,000 miles a second

SOUTHWEST ASIA - The image was small but the smiles were big as four deployed Servicemembers connected to a classroom full of Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets in North Carolina, more than 8,000 miles away. Video conferencing with Piedmont High School AFJROTC NC-955 in Monroe, N.C., Feb. 25,

Wooden Lip Service: Tin Man signs, Cyndi Lauper coming to Tacoma

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Wooden Lip Service: Tin Man signs, Cyndi Lauper coming to Tacoma

Aloha, Bobble Tiki is experiencing one of those weeks in which the only thing he can do is sigh heavily, throw up his wooden hands, and exclaim, "Thelma Houston, Bobble Tiki has a problem!" At the start of the workweek, Bobble Tiki arrived at his desk all bright-eyed and bushy-browed, only

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Thursday, April 11-Saturday, April 13: Comedian Chris Titus

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Thursday, April 11-Saturday, April 13: Comedian Chris Titus

More than a decade ago Chris Titus had his very own critically acclaimed Fox sitcom, Titus, based on the true-life dysfunctional relationship he had with his father. It unfortunately only lasted two seasons. What followed was a focus on his stand-up career, delivering edgy, confrontational material -

Free clothing, equipment cleaning eliminates one clearing stress

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Free clothing, equipment cleaning eliminates one clearing stress

  It's been available free to Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers since 2003, but Rita Parker knows the reality: The base's Directorate of Logistics laundry service is still something of a hidden gem. She doesn't know why, she said, but even despite Facebook posts on some of JBLM's most popular

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Military exposure at local science fair

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Military exposure at local science fair

  TACOMA - Even in a gymnasium packed with tri-fold presentation boards, men and women clad in white lab coats and college professors scribbling down notes on grading sheets, an old Army infantryman can find some common ground. Over the last 25 years, Sgt. Maj. Robert Braddock has led

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In Bruges nails four stars

In Bruges You may know that Bruges, Belgium, is pronounced “broozh,” but I didn’t, and the heroes of “In Bruges” certainly don’t.  They’re Dublin hit men, sent there by their boss for two weeks after a hit goes very wrong.  One is a young hothead who sees no reason to be

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In Bruges nails four stars

In Bruges You may know that Bruges, Belgium, is pronounced “broozh,” but I didn’t, and the heroes of “In Bruges” certainly don’t.  They’re Dublin hit men, sent there by their boss for two weeks after a hit goes very wrong.  One is a young hothead who sees no reason to be

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Typical week

Seattle-based hotelier Hotel Concepts resubmitted plans for conversion of the old Heidelberg Brewery building into a Holiday Inn. Unlike the last mockup, this one looks like it won’t be completely hideous. PLUS 1 Tacoma’s surf-rock band The Ventures was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday. They

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