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Saturday, March 16: AKA and The Heart Hurt Goods

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Saturday, March 16: AKA and The Heart Hurt Goods

If you've seen AKA and The Heart Hurt Goods perform, you've seen how much the band loves its art. You can see it in the band member's fist pumps and facial expressions; in their hip shakes and smiles and in the way they administer their music, be it through a

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Commencement Bay Coffee may not survive through 2008. The celebrated community hub, as well as the livelihoods of its owner Keith Prichard and seven employees, are in jeopardy because of nearly $9,000 in fines levied by Seattle-based Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, which is in charge of enforcing federal clean-air

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Commencement Bay Coffee may not survive through 2008. The celebrated community hub, as well as the livelihoods of its owner Keith Prichard and seven employees, are in jeopardy because of nearly $9,000 in fines levied by Seattle-based Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, which is in charge of enforcing federal clean-air

Bug Nasties

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Bug Nasties

As much as I should really focus on the present with a band like the Bug Nasties, I can’t help but descend into the past for a moment when writing about them. The drive behind the Nasties comes from frontman James Burdyshaw, who’s something of a Northwest rock artifact even

Bug Nasties

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Bug Nasties

As much as I should really focus on the present with a band like the Bug Nasties, I can’t help but descend into the past for a moment when writing about them. The drive behind the Nasties comes from frontman James Burdyshaw, who’s something of a Northwest rock artifact even

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The Band's Visit

The Band’s Visit The Alexandria (Egypt) Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives on the wrong bus in the wrong small Israeli town, and is stranded overnight. The bandleader (Sasson Gabai) stiffly approaches Dina, the owner of the cafe (Ronit Elkabetz) and what begins is a long, tender night of shared loneliness. An exquisite

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The Band's Visit

The Band’s Visit The Alexandria (Egypt) Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives on the wrong bus in the wrong small Israeli town, and is stranded overnight. The bandleader (Sasson Gabai) stiffly approaches Dina, the owner of the cafe (Ronit Elkabetz) and what begins is a long, tender night of shared loneliness. An exquisite

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On local screens

21: A formula movie “inspired by” a true story about the M.I.T. students who developed a card-counting system that enabled them to win millions at the blackjack tables in Las Vegas.  The excitement is as watered-down as the drinks.  It’s not unwatchable, but you could watch it with your eyeballs

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Minus kind of week

Minus kind of week Weekly Volcano’s quality of life meter in Pierce  County Like Friday’s Nose column in the New sTribune stated: Some of the greatest men in history have been named Don. Knotts, Rickles, Ho, Perignon (what?). Add Don Lloyd to the list. Well, maybe not the greatest in history, but

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Minus kind of week

Minus kind of week Weekly Volcano’s quality of life meter in Pierce  County Like Friday’s Nose column in the New sTribune stated: Some of the greatest men in history have been named Don. Knotts, Rickles, Ho, Perignon (what?). Add Don Lloyd to the list. Well, maybe not the greatest in history, but

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Light shines brightly on The Rolling Stones

Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light may be the most intimate documentary ever made about a live rock’n’ roll concert. Certainly it has the best coverage of the performances on stage. Working with cinematographer Robert Richardson, Scorsese deployed a team of nine other cinematographers, all of them Oscar winners or nominees,

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Light shines brightly on The Rolling Stones

Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light may be the most intimate documentary ever made about a live rock’n’ roll concert. Certainly it has the best coverage of the performances on stage. Working with cinematographer Robert Richardson, Scorsese deployed a team of nine other cinematographers, all of them Oscar winners or nominees,

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Ask Amy Alkon

Battlefield girth In a recent column, you validated a woman's desire to lose weight solely to meet her husband's needs. Your encouraging her to take off pounds and get plastic surgery for him is an insult to yourself and every woman who reads your disgraceful article. I disagree with your notion

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Ask Amy Alkon

Battlefield girth In a recent column, you validated a woman's desire to lose weight solely to meet her husband's needs. Your encouraging her to take off pounds and get plastic surgery for him is an insult to yourself and every woman who reads your disgraceful article. I disagree with your notion

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

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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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

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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

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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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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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