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A Lifetime

I have written about the challenges and opportunities Lakewood Playhouse directors face when they stage shows in the theater’s in-the-round performance space. The staging has to be sharp since the actors have to keep members of the audience on every side of them engaged and entertained even when at least one

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Ask Amy

Breaking the nice Can you help a nice guy become a bad boy? Being nice is a curse, and not just with women. I do volunteer work, and always hear stuff like "You're the only one we can trust, so stay and guard the door while we're at a party with

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Back to Beale Street

It’s Back to Beale Street time again — which for Bobble Tiki feels a little more like Back to back to back to back to Beale Street. Every year the Back to Beale Street competition, which is sponsored by the South Sound Blues Association, is one of the highlights

Fruit and veggie cleanse

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Fruit and veggie cleanse

The sun has woken up and the temperature has peaked above 50 degrees. All is good here in the Pacific Northwest as summer awaits us and attitudes begin to improve. I feel motivated to detox my Volcano-induced, alcohol-laden liver with a fruit and veggie cleanse lasting approximately five days. After

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Gaby Moreno

GABY MORENO Thursday, June 4 How’d you learn to speak English? Probably the usual, American boring way, huh? Your parents probably repeated words like potty, diaper and teddy bear over and over and over — and eventually you caught on. One day you put the bear on the potty and said something

Hangover: raunchy fun

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Hangover: raunchy fun

Roger Ebert’s review of The Hangover ran in the print version of the Weekly Volcano. Ebert’s peeps will now allow us to run the review online. To read his review online, visit Ebert’s Web site. The Hangover Score: Three and a half out of four stars Stars: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach

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Kids these days

Ballsy. That’s one way to describe it. Rest assured, there are other adjectives that apply — depending on who you ask. I’m speaking, of course, of an 17-year-old Peninsula High School student who made headlines this week for lighting up a joint at school, in the middle of a packed assembly hall

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Ladyfest

OK, Ladies. Oh, and gentlemen. You’re invited … no, you’re strongly encouraged to head to Sanford & Son this Saturday for a celebration of one of Tacoma’s defining features — amazing, motivated, strong women. Yes, Tacoma, Ladyfest is coming, and you better be going. Tacoma is flush with powerful women.

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L.I.F.E.

Sunday, June 7 the Brick City Project will teem with kids. But don’t even think they’re up to no good: these youths, part of the Fab 5 urban arts program L.I.F.E., are putting on a show that will mix up a slew of hip-hop art and culture into a great

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Metal-Urge

In the interest of full disclosure, I will admit to some confusion upon receiving this week’s Metal-Urge story assignment. Doesn’t my editor realize there are far better people than I to write about music? And doesn’t he realize that I am a bit more disposed toward classical music — despite

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Neddy Artist Fellowships

The Neddies are here again. The Neddy Fellowships are among the most prestigious art awards in the state and are granted each year to two worthy Washington state artists in honor of longtime Seattle painter Robert “Ned” Behnke, who died in 1989. The Fellowship is awarded to Northwest artists who demonstrate

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HIP-HOP IN THE 25360: Ocean Records returns

Real 25360 music heads know that Tacoma/Lakewood has always had a foot in the door when it comes to tastemaking and trendsetting for music in the Pacific Northwest. From the ’80s and ’90s era of Penny Lane Records on Bridgeport to the presence of Nastymix Records (former home to Sir

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Pabst and SOTA kids

Fool me once … Remember how last week we tricked you into reading about Tacoma’s Retirement Director, Patricia Pabst, being ousted? We put the word Pabst on the cover, and you totally thought we were talking about beer. Ha. Gotcha again, didn’t we? This week, in a somewhat surprising chain of events, Pabst

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Positive vibes, love and some ass shaking

The Olympia All-Ages Project finally has a permanent home, and its name is northern — 321 Fourth Ave in downtown Oly. And the space is being used for the kind of shows that inspire the audience: both local and touring bands, music and art. The latest show lineup is no

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Progressive cocktail

There’s just something about a drink with an umbrella. On days like today when I’m stuck in a stagnant office and want nothing more than to be wearing only swim trunks and SPF 125, an umbrella drink has strong appeal. As does the thought of a coconut bikini top. As

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Rocking

It seems the Wintergrass bluegrass festival is thinking about dumping us, Tacoma. At the very least our relationship is on the rocks and may need some serious Dr. Phil intervention. At a Tacoma City Council committee meeting Tuesday, June 2, Tacoma honchos discussed ways to keep Wintergrass in Tacoma —

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Rudo y Cursi

Roger Ebert’s review of Rudo y Cursi ran in the print version of the Weekly Volcano. Ebert’s peeps will now allow us to run the review online. To read his review online, visit Ebert’s Web site. Rudo y Cursi Score: Three out of four stars Stars: Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna Sony Pictures

Sink or swim?

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Sink or swim?

Sometimes things just don’t make sense. Take, for example, the way we treat felons re-emerging into society. They don’t get much help. Thanks to a few recent bits of legislation, they get some education in hopes of determining whether or not they’re viable for training to take their place in

DIVE IN: Skeeters Lounge

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DIVE IN: Skeeters Lounge

Something in the sun last week begged me to hit up multiple dives and conquer a daytime pub crawl. I rallied my liver and headed down Portland Avenue into the underrated, friendly neighborhood of Midland. With the sunroof open and the radio blaring, my shriveled liver and I began our

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Smashing art

You’ve already seen all the latest shows at Tacoma Art Museum and Museum of Glass, at Robert Daniel, Fulcrum, Grand Impromptu and all the others — although the fetish art and Tacoma Erotic Art Show are yet to come. So where do you look to satisfy your craving for visual

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