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Gayle Selden

Gayle Selden was an easy interview seeing as we’re good friends who met during our first days together in the Junior League of Tacoma back in 2004. In 2006, with the help of a few JLT co-members, I embarked on beginning a little fund-raiser called Bib ‘n’ Bid — a

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Marco Benevento

Marco Benevento's new solo album, Me Not Me, explores a wide range of instrumental covers as well as a few original compositions.  Me Not Me is Benevento's second solo album, following 2008's Invisible Baby, and is the first on his new record label, The Royal Potato Family.  Reed Mathis (Jacob

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TROUBLE WITH DEROSA: Gayle Selden

Gayle Selden was an easy interview seeing as we’re good friends who met during our first days together in the Junior League of Tacoma back in 2004. In 2006, with the help of a few JLT co-members, I embarked on beginning a little fund-raiser called Bib ‘n’ Bid — a

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Marco Benevento

Marco Benevento's new solo album, Me Not Me, explores a wide range of instrumental covers as well as a few original compositions.  Me Not Me is Benevento's second solo album, following 2008's Invisible Baby, and is the first on his new record label, The Royal Potato Family.  Reed Mathis (Jacob

Re-Tire in 2009

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Re-Tire in 2009

IThese days we can’t even look into the heavens without trepidation; the next apocalyptic blizzard could descend on us at any moment. With the End Times seemingly nigh, I can only ask: Anyone up for a bike ride? Tacoma Bike offers two-wheeled escape from financial and meteorological uncertainty. I met with

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Ask Amy

Match dot con A woman wrote me on an online dating site. Her profile said she was 42. I'm 37, which isn't a big age difference, so we went out. We had a blast and were planning to go out again when she e-mailed and confessed she'll be 49 in

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Wine and beer

Friday, March 6 Fridays Uncorked, 5-7:30 p.m., $12, Bayview School of Cooking, 516 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia, 360.754.1448. Wine tasting, 6-8 p.m., $7.50-$10, WineStyles Wine & Gifts, 2665 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, 253.756.1922. Saturday, March 7 Oregon Boutique Wines Dinner, 6:30 p.m., $75, Affairs Café & Bakery, 2811 Bridgeport Way W., University Place, 253.565.8604. Wine

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RAGS

Year 15 has arrived for RAGS, an annual charity fashion and art fund-raiser that benefits Pierce County’s YWCA Domestic Violence Programs, which is scheduled for March 13-15 at Larson’s Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma. More pointedly, the wearable art sale and gallery competition is a favorite among those who like to shop,

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The Odyssey

There’s a machine gun on the wall at mineral. It’s made of bread, seed and salt; it’s in a glass-fronted display case with wire mesh, and it looks like some bizarre archeological find as if machine guns existed in the time of Homer’s Odyssey. That’s my imagination at work and

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Holmes!

I always hate it when people can’t explain a movie or theater production. It makes it seem like they didn’t watch the show carefully enough. But after seeing Centerstage Theatre’s production of Crucifer of Blood — A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, by Paul Giovanni and directed by Vince Brady, I can

Devilish opera

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Devilish opera

These days there may be a good number of people suggesting that they’d sell their soul for a good job. It’s a point Kathryn Smith, General Director of Tacoma Opera, acknowledges even as she sees value in the arts. “All of what we do is important, but it’s not an electricity

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Drooling on the display cases

Mandolin Cafe Where: 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, 253.761.3482 Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m. to midnight Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday Cuisine: Coffeehouse fare with sandwiches, quiche, soups, salads and desserts Scene: A gathering spot for students studying calculus, vibrant flamenco guitar music,

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Valencia

With every band out there in the trendy all-ages scene, or in the pop rock genre in general, sounding homogenous and just plain boring, Valencia, a Pennsylvania product scheduled to play the Viaduct Sunday, has a lot to prove. The meaning of the band’s name seems to change on a

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Eluding Fame Since 1984

I currently have an event that’s glistening on my calendar like the gloss on my lips, and I hope that you’ll add this gig to your own social agenda: Girl Trouble’s 25th Anniversary “Eluding Fame Since 1984” party at 9 p.m., March 13 at The New Frontier Lounge. Recently when I was

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Neko Case 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 Candlebox Seattle. March 19 9 pm. $25 (Neumos, TW). Tony DeSare Trio Seattle. March 24-25 7:30 pm. $21.50 (Jazz Alley, 206.441.9729). George Duke Seattle.

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Deaded Q!

The University of Puget Sound’s SCRABBLE Rousers club will host a tournament to raise funds for the Tacoma Community House with triple word scores. I’ve personally always enjoyed hanging onto the “Q,” where it hangs there on your rack like some ultimate weapon of destruction, waiting for that all-enabling “U”

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Cult of the Crab

Ethiopian Spicy Beef Infinite Soups’ Ethiopian Spicy Beef ($2.50 for 8 ounces) soup sent me frantically digging in my purse for bottled water.  With ingredients such as yams, beef, poblano pepper, garlic, and ginger — it sounds pretty harmless, right?  Yeah, the poblano had some kick but it was Wendy’s

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Don’t Tell Sophie

I saw them standing in front of Puget Sound Pizza as I turned the corner, emerging from a tilted and quiet Tacoma alley into the bustle that is PSP’s late breakfast rush. I was running 10 minutes behind schedule, of course, but they didn’t seem bothered. I lit a cigarette

Looking back

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Looking back

Ah, gawd! Another Girl Trouble article? Another Girl Trouble anniversary? The regularity with which I’ve written stories such as this prove two undeniable facts. Number one: Girl Trouble — the iconic, quirky, punk band that’s about as Tacoma as Tacoma gets — has left an indelible and important mark on

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Shakabrah serves dinner

WORLD BEATS AND EATS The University of Washington’s Student Activities Board hosts a multicultural festival Friday, March 6 from 6-10 p.m. at the William Phillip Hall. Besides world music and dance, expect worldly cuisine from local restaurants. 1900 Commerce St., Tacoma, 253.692.4648. EL GUACHO This swanky joint added pulled pork sliders ($16), diver

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