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Cable Griffith and Michael Johnson shows at Kittredge Gallery

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Cable Griffith and Michael Johnson shows at Kittredge Gallery

The latest show at Kittredge Gallery on the campus of the University of Puget Sound has Seattle painter Cable Griffith's video game-influenced paintings in the main gallery and an installation by sculptor and UPS art faculty member Michael Johnson in the back gallery. Griffith's paintings are abstract, stylized images based on

Walking Papers

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Walking Papers

Tacoma caught of glimpse of the band Walking Papers this past July at the Music & Art in Wright Park festival. Singer/guitarist Jeff Angell (Sedated Souls, Post Stardom Depression, Missionary Position) and drummer Barrett Martin (Skin Yard, Screaming Trees) played their bluesy-rock underneath blue skies to a crowd searching behind

MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: Afrok's Birthday Show, Hillstomp, Merchandise, EMA

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MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: Afrok's Birthday Show, Hillstomp, Merchandise, EMA

>>> Friday, March 29 AFROK'S BIRTHDAY SHOW Friday at the Urban Onion, Afrok and his band, The Movement, will lead a musical charge followed up by plenty of other organic hip-hop talent he's bringing out for his special occasion.  Afrok handpicked local rappers Akeem, MC Swamptiger and Sky Hatter - who just

What's The Word?: DJ Reign in the Tacoma hip-hop scene

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What's The Word?: DJ Reign in the Tacoma hip-hop scene

It's no accident that the Holy Trinity of Hip-Hop, the godfathers of our very culture, was DJs Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash. Hip-hop would be spoken word and mimes if it was not for the DJ laying down the musical landscape, the audible soundtrack to our lives. The

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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