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A goodbye to Bernie Mac

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A goodbye to Bernie Mac

Roger Ebert's review of Soul Men ran in the print version of the Weekly Volcano. To read his review online, visit his Web site. LINK: Soul Men  review: Three stars Find Soul Men starting times here.   FILM RATING SYSTEM  One Star: Reel Waste  Two Stars: Reel Potential  Three Stars: The Reel Thing  Four Stars: Better Than The Reel Thing

A goodbye to Bernie Mac

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A goodbye to Bernie Mac

Roger Ebert's review of Soul Men ran in the print version of the Weekly Volcano. To read his review online, visit his Web site. LINK: Soul Men  review: Three stars Find Soul Men starting times here.   FILM RATING SYSTEM  One Star: Reel Waste  Two Stars: Reel Potential  Three Stars: The Reel Thing  Four Stars: Better Than The Reel Thing

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A matter of Martins

There are few comedians who can keep my attention for more than about half an hour. Robin Williams, for example, is one funny dude in short spurts, but his high-energy, scatterbrained shtick gets older than Nina Hartley flicks after about 20 minutes. Sure, he gets flashed in the limelight much

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A matter of Martins

There are few comedians who can keep my attention for more than about half an hour. Robin Williams, for example, is one funny dude in short spurts, but his high-energy, scatterbrained shtick gets older than Nina Hartley flicks after about 20 minutes. Sure, he gets flashed in the limelight much

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Ask Amy

Stalking On Air I asked a guy out and we went salsa dancing last night. Afterward, he gave me a quick kiss goodbye on the lips. Does the fact that it was on the lips mean he likes me and wants a second date? Would he have kissed me there

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Ask Amy

Stalking On Air I asked a guy out and we went salsa dancing last night. Afterward, he gave me a quick kiss goodbye on the lips. Does the fact that it was on the lips mean he likes me and wants a second date? Would he have kissed me there

Calendar Girl

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Calendar Girl

Seattle Symphony FRIDAY, NOV. 7: Tacoma Philharmonic presents the Seattle Symphony in Concert. Frankly, I’d rather not drive to Seattle if I can help it. So if I have a chance to hear the Seattle Symphony performing in Tacoma, I’ll grab it. This one is a mostly Mozart concert with a

Calendar Girl

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Calendar Girl

Seattle Symphony FRIDAY, NOV. 7: Tacoma Philharmonic presents the Seattle Symphony in Concert. Frankly, I’d rather not drive to Seattle if I can help it. So if I have a chance to hear the Seattle Symphony performing in Tacoma, I’ll grab it. This one is a mostly Mozart concert with a

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Children’s Film Series: Spirited Away

Grand Cinema Downtown Tacoma. Children’s Film Series: Spirited Away, Nov. 7-9, 11 am, 11 am. Children 17 and under free (606 S. Fawcett, 253.572.6062, www.grandcinema.com). Museum of Glass Downtown Tacoma. The Time of Lino and White Light: Glass Compositions by Daniel Clayman throughout the day. 10 am to 5 pm Mon-Sat,

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Children’s Film Series: Spirited Away

Grand Cinema Downtown Tacoma. Children’s Film Series: Spirited Away, Nov. 7-9, 11 am, 11 am. Children 17 and under free (606 S. Fawcett, 253.572.6062, www.grandcinema.com). Museum of Glass Downtown Tacoma. The Time of Lino and White Light: Glass Compositions by Daniel Clayman throughout the day. 10 am to 5 pm Mon-Sat,

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Gwar is coming this week

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 This week’s shows Experience Hendrix 2008 Tribute Tour featuring Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Cesar Rojas, David Hidalgo, Brad Whitford, Mike McCready Seattle. Nov. 6 7:30 pm. $49.50-$69.50 (Paramount Theatre, TM). Mason Jennings, Zach Gill

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Eat well

It would seem that former News Tribune food critic Ed Murrieta left the paper rather abruptly a few months back and then fell off the face of the earth. I was fortunate to run unto Murrieta recently and probe him for the “dirt” on why he left the TNT and

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Eat well

It would seem that former News Tribune food critic Ed Murrieta left the paper rather abruptly a few months back and then fell off the face of the earth. I was fortunate to run unto Murrieta recently and probe him for the “dirt” on why he left the TNT and

Educational alternatives

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Educational alternatives

Stepping through the doorway at Tacoma School of the Arts is like watching “FAME — The Musical.” Students arrive in eclectic garb that ranges from traditional teen to outlandish punk, runway model to starving artist. As they breeze past murals and photographs in the hallway, they talk about everything from

Educational alternatives

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Educational alternatives

Stepping through the doorway at Tacoma School of the Arts is like watching “FAME — The Musical.” Students arrive in eclectic garb that ranges from traditional teen to outlandish punk, runway model to starving artist. As they breeze past murals and photographs in the hallway, they talk about everything from

Fall in love with the view

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Fall in love with the view

ANNOUNCER: Every once in awhile the boys visit an old friend — a restaurant that has transcended time and novelty to stay true to its original mission. After a long separation, they returned to Tumwater to spend time with the Falls Terrace — the last bastion in the South Sound

Good times

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Good times

Four years ago I wrote a music column for the Weekly Volcano on a Tuesday night while my thoughts were elsewhere — Ohio to be exact. The fate of our nation was at stake, or so it truly felt that night, and there was no official word yet about whether

Good times

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Good times

Four years ago I wrote a music column for the Weekly Volcano on a Tuesday night while my thoughts were elsewhere — Ohio to be exact. The fate of our nation was at stake, or so it truly felt that night, and there was no official word yet about whether

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Hot lunch

Sick of eating your bologna sandwich in your cubicle every day? Then break out! The Museum of Glass will gladly entertain you for your 60-minute lunch break (and where do you work?) during its Hot Lunch glass demonstrations.  Every Friday, audience members are encouraged to try the museum’s box lunch

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Hot lunch

Sick of eating your bologna sandwich in your cubicle every day? Then break out! The Museum of Glass will gladly entertain you for your 60-minute lunch break (and where do you work?) during its Hot Lunch glass demonstrations.  Every Friday, audience members are encouraged to try the museum’s box lunch

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