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Billy Collins and more

O hear my words: Poetry is alive! April is National Poetry Month, and all over the South Sound, writers will be rhymin’ and readin’ their swirl of stanzas. From works shared by Washington State’s newly-named Poet Laureate to the Dead Poets poetry reading, there’s a little something poesy for all

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Simian Mobile Disco

I have finally found the greatest and most satisfying dishwashing music in the entire world. I found this out the hard way, but am I happy. Do not let this statement sway you, because Simian Mobile Disco’s latest (and first) release, Attack Decay Sustain Release, is mind-blowing, to say the

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Art everywhere

Watch out when you’re walking, you might step on the art. It’s all over the place, more often than not hidden in plain sight. Sometimes hidden by virtue of being overly familiar; your eyes just take it in and spit it out without ever processing it through the brain. Like

Feast or fiction

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Feast or fiction

Stadium Bistro Chef Peter Weikel laughed. He laughed for a long time. Then his business partner and father, Peter (same name) laughed too. They shared a nice family moment as I sat there dumbly waiting for an answer. “No, seriously,” I prodded after a few more seconds. “Describe for me what

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Where credit is due

I feel it is my duty, friends, to reveal a scourge, a plague if you will, that has been far-reaching throughout the land and is getting much worse: credit card processing services. You know the companies that give you the convenience of using your credit or debit card at your

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Escape to the islands

Lakewood Playhouse is currently staging the Caribbean-themed musical Once On This Island. The acting was solid but not overall stellar. The singing was good, with a few mulligans here and there. The set design was simple but effective. All that totaled up, and I loved it more than the sum

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Kyle Baxter

For many women fashion is the obvious choice over function. Crunching our toes into narrow boots or developing hypothermia to show off a cute top is completely worth it to look glamorous. Most men have the opposite approach to style. Wearing sweats and old moldy T-shirts that women have begged

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Are our gay bars dumps?

If you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, then is it fair to judge a gay community by its bars? What could a person assume about the South Sound’s gay community when walking into Tacoma’s Club Silverstone or Jakes on 4th in Olympia for the first time?

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Twilight Drive

I’ve had the pleasure of covering music in Tacoma for a long time. I’ve seen a lot of bands come and go, and I’ve logged a lot of words on the subject. I’ve stirred up column fodder every week for almost five years here at the Weekly Volcano, and during

It’s easy being green

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It’s easy being green

Jennifer Foster, owner of Underground Green Clothier and Country Girl Gardens all natural body products, says her business tripled when she added clothing to her store in Sanford & Son’s Middle Floor Merchants. Foster has a unique philosophy toward creativity and business. She knows her green thinking sets her apart

Past imperfect future â€" again

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Past imperfect future â€" again

A Los Angeles gang will bring a dark element to the Washington Center Friday. One of L.A.’s best gangs, too. The famed Los Angeles theater ensemble The Actors’ Gang, presents another in its series of “re-interpretations” of classic stories. This time, the material is drawn from George Orwell’s novel of

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For those about to rock

History has shown us what an incredible force music can be, and I’m here to assert that this powerful form of art is alive and transforming our own humble Tacoma in ways that you might not be putting together. That’s why Tacoma’s music scene is this week’s Scene of the Crime. This

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Feeling Tacoma

Even last week’s stupid snow couldn’t hold me back from the sweet South Sound escapades that I got myself into. Here’s the lowdown: Monkeying Around Wednesday was the 100th Monkey arts community party where artists and appreciators gathered to nibble on snacks, drink wine and enjoy the Joshua Cain Band, all at

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The Harvester

The KAke had to rent a movie the other night for her needy, sick boyfriend, so we stopped by Stadium Video to check one out. Bored out of our minds and eager for some action, BanditoBetty and I split upstairs to toss one back at the lounge behind The Harvester. There

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Puyallup Fair shows on sale

SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, (253) 627-TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, (866) 468-7623, www.ticketweb.com On sale now Peter Yarrow, Bethany & Rufus Tacoma. April 11 7:30 pm. $30-$42 (Rialto Theater, 253.591.5894). The Beautiful Girls, The Virgin Coaltion, Matt Jennings Seattle. April 14 (all ages) 9 pm. $12 (Chop Suey,

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I might like Eyman

For whom the Sonntag tolls Historically speaking, I’m not a Tim Eyman fan. I’m a lefty, after all, and in the past I’ve often found myself at odds with the controversial former watch salesman turned initiative pusher from Yakima. I was expecting to have my typical skeptical reaction to Eyman’s antics

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Pints for air waves

Food Matters Doyle’s Public House will donates $1 to KUOW’s Spring Pledge Drive for every Guinness downed in their pub between April 7-17. Cielo Blu closed after three years in downtown Olympia. We will miss its delicious fusion fare with Vince Brown live swing. Eat 101 The Bayview School of Cooking in Olympia presents

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Eklundic

Bobble Tiki has heard it from multiple sources, and he knows it to be true. In Tacoma, anyone can be an artist, or at least claim to be an artist without fearing Tacomans will call bull. This isn’t a new revelation. It’s understood to be true. Just this week Bobble

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The king of late night

ANNOUNCER: The Crown Bar in Tacoma channels cosmically in a certain sense the revelry occurring thousands of miles across the sea at the Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Tacoma’s chef pioneer Charlie McManus, who has captained Primo Grill for nearly a decade, opened the Sixth Avenue spot last

Clooney on top of his game

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Clooney on top of his game

In sports and in movies, star quality counts. We may already know the rules of the game and what strategy’s going to be used in each inning, but it can be a joy just watching the pros perform. George Clooney’s Leatherheads goes into overtime for no good reason, and the

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