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Communion: The Labyrinth Project

During the Olympia Arts Walk Friday artist Marilyn Freeman will show her multimedia installation Communion: The Labyrinth Project inside the Washington Center from 5-10 p.m. It’s a sculptural autobiography construction from her personal artifacts ranging from 16mm film reels to platform shoes and integrates video and sonic art.  "While the

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The Fabulous Stains

Oct. 2-9 Tacoma Film Festival Tacoma. More than 180 submissions from filmmakers in 15 countries whittled down to 87 films to fill the festival’s screening schedule, Oct 2-9. See pages 7-8 in this rag for full details (www.tacomafilmfestival.com). Oct. 3 Capitol Theater Olympia. The Fabulous Stains, a 1981 proto-riot grrrl punk movie shot

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Tacoma Film Festival

“Part of our mission is to promote film in Tacoma,” says Philip Cowan, executive director of Tacoma’s Grand Cinema, “… to enhance the cultural vitality of the community through the art of film.”    The theater fulfills that mission partly via its schedule of independent and art film screenings throughout the year.

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Magical history

Most folks around these parts know I am a bit of a history nut and often spend my weekends doing something history related around the South Sound. So it is nice to see that others in the area find it as entertaining as I do. But the trouble is that

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Lawyer Milloy visits Lincoln High

We’re in full swing for football season, and even though coaching (high school coaching that is) in the South Sound leaves much to be desired, our athletes continue to represent on the gridiron in both the college and pro ranks. I was raised showing love or nothing at all… so

Boxcar Satan

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Boxcar Satan

“We always do better at off beat venues,” says Boxcar Satan guitarist and vocalist Sanford Allen. “Weird little venues kind of suit us best. That was the environment we were born in.” Luckily for Allen and his band, San Antonio’s Boxcar Satan will play Bob’s Java Jive in Tacoma Thursday, Oct

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Merle Haggard and others 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 Secondhand Serenade, Thriving Ivory, I Hate Kate, Cory Lamb Seattle. Oct. 15 (all ages) 7 pm. $16 (El Corazon, TW). Bayside, The Matches, Valencia, The Status Seattle. Oct. 17 (all ages) 8

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Ask Amy

Better loving through chemistry  I'm a 30-year-old woman who started seeing a guy in his early 40s a month ago. He's very healthy and confident, and seems pretty balanced. We get together about once a week, on weekends, and he's amazing in bed! He wants sex three to four times in

Olympia Arts Walk

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Olympia Arts Walk

I remember the very first Olympia Arts Walk. It was 37 walks ago, which would have been around 1991 or ’92, back when they called it Art Walk and it happened only once a year. During one of those earliest events a fellow artist — I think it was Tucker

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Sydney and Maya

In Washington, not many things can beat a great cup of coffee. The sweet rich smells, the creamy caramel colored crème on top of the perfect shot of espresso, and the warmth that radiates throughout your body with every sip.  There is a Starbucks on practically every corner, but one coffee

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I’m hanging in the front

In this current state of nationwide economic woe, I’m always happy to see that restaurants and bars are still buzzing with people. Sure, as the story goes, bars, casinos and cosmetics always do well in an economic downturn, but for any business, there still has to be a high level of

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Thank you, goodbye

 In life I’ve developed an understanding of the sadness and definite truth in the following statement: All good things must come to an end. That’s why my shoulders are hanging low this evening, because this is my very last column for the Volcano as your Carmen Jones. I must focus on my master’s

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urbanXchange

As the seasons change, so do our clothing needs. Merchants take advantage of this to move out older stock at lesser prices to make room for the incoming fashions. Rebecca Dashow, owner of Dame Lola, knows how to accomplish this in the best way possible — she throws a party!

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Banned Film Night

It wasn’t trapeze artist Cleopatra’s nefarious scheme to manipulate, marry, then murder German midget Hans for his money that was so shocking. Nor was it the attempt by her strongman lover, Hercules, to rape Venus, the seal-trainer. What revolted audiences at Tod Browning’s Freaks upon its release in 1932 was

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Film fund-raiser

Low budget indie films don’t make themselves. They take time, people willing to work for very little (like, nothing) and even a little bit of money.  That last item on the list will draw comedians Rod Long, Colin Dillon and Lee Fleming to Jazzbones this Sunday, Oct 5, for a performance

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Trouble with DeRosa

Just when I think the chew toys for my two dogs and one cat have been destroyed, my animals pull them out of some deep dark corner of the house — and the unharmed toys become resurrected. Dammit, animals, you’ve figured out how to trick me into buying new toys! I’ve

Anna Saner-Ott crop

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Anna Saner-Ott crop

Anna Saner-Ott has recently stepped down from her chair at Embellish Multispace Salon and started cutting hair in the south wing of her house. She calls this cozy room “The Parlor” and nearly every one of her 200 or so regular clients has followed her to her new local. There

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Vet against war not coffee

Coffee, music, computers, poetry readings, movie nights — it may seem like a rather innocuous gathering place for soldiers stationed at Fort Lewis. This coffeehouse, however, would cater to soldiers who are against the war in Iraq and seeking refuge from what organizers are touting as an unlawful occupation in

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Oktoberfest Northwest

Oktoberfest Northwest Beer! Lederhosen! Beer! Bratwurst! Beer! Yodeling! Beer! Yo-Yo Man! Beer! Oktoberfest Northwest has all of these fine things, but, most importantly, it has beer.   The official opening ceremony and Tapping of the Oktoberfest Firkin by the 2008 Festmaster will take place Friday, Oct. 3 at 6:20 p.m. Incoming 2008 Festmaster

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Breakfast for dinner

A few weeks back, I ran into a friend at the grocery store during the late afternoon hours and asked her, “What’s for dinner?” “Breakfast!” she replied. Memories from when I was a kid bubbled to the surface. I remembered that occasionally my mom would serve breakfast for our dinner.

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