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Roger Ebert’s review of A Perfect Getaway 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 A Perfect Getaway Score: Three out of four stars Stars: Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant and Milla Jovovich Directed

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Julia & Julia

BANDSLAM: Early opening. (PG) Century Olympia: Thurs, Aug. 13 12:01 a.m. CAPTAIN ABU RAED: This heartwarming story of a lonely janitor at Amman’s International Airport is playing one-week only.  When a group of children mistake Abu Raed for a real pilot a friendship begins as he takes the

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A return to SAX

SAX: Glad I went back in A visit to SAX Restaurant and Lounge at the end of May revealed a pleasant staff lacking in menu knowledge. Two months later? Obviously, studying has occurred. Our server informed us soups are freshly made — not frozen from a bag. She was also honest,

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TROUBLE WITH DEROSA: Diane R. Lachel

For 12 years, ever since Click!’s conception in 1997, Diane Lachel has kept an office seat warm, and a congenial disposition in Click!’s home base in the Tacoma Public Utilities building.  For the last five of those years, Diane has witnessed Tacoma area cable subscribers save over (gasp!) $107 million

Bringing the A game

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Bringing the A game

I’d be the first to admit, comparisons between Tacoma and Portland — when it comes to music, politics, bike riding, public transportation, recycling and everything else — are getting a little tired. The two places are different — and probably always will be. Portland is pretty much the hippest city

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Cheers to 10 years

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Cheers to 10 years

It’s been 10 years since Jana Zimmerman decided to open a wine bar in Tacoma’s Old Town. Back then there weren’t as many museums in Tacoma, the University of Washington, Tacoma was still young, and there were about 1,000 fewer condos than there are now. Back then, Zimmerman didn’t know

10 apps to help vets find jobs

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10 apps to help vets find jobs

Last Wednesday, we joined Dr. Jill Biden at the Code for America headquarters, a non-profit startup that has attracted dozens of civic-minded software developers spending a year building new products and services - powered, in part, by open government data - to improve the lives of everyday

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Of the Lo-Fi Empire

In his junior year at Tacoma School of the Arts, Jasper Spicero dropped out and moved to Kansas, where he finished his schooling. He’s since returned, but not for long; he’ll be moving to Portland this month. He, like many others, has squeezed all he could out of Tacoma and

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Maltacalypse Now

It’s a new week, which means it’s time for a new installment of Bobble Tiki’s South Sound music notes column. Let’s get rolling … Are you tired of this shitty economy keeping your favorite yearly festivals and celebrations down? Well, while Bobble Tiki can’t say for certain that this

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Ocean Grooves 10th Anniversary

Inspired by the lack of variety in dance music in Tacoma, Calvin Murphy and Omar Stokes founded Ocean Grooves Entertainment in January 1999. They started off strong that February with Monday night shows at the 6th & Proctor Bar & Grill (now Hell’s Kitchen) and dedicated it to underground dance

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Here Today

Once again in the blink of an eye, the city of Olympia presents a month of temporary art projects. Mark your calendars because it’s here and then gone — visual, performance and literary art in various spots around downtown Oly throughout the month of August. Now, if only we can get

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Zook

FISHTANK ENSEMBLE Thursday, Aug. 6 The Eastside Club in Olympia is on a musical roll. It’s been a hot spot for seriously talented, seriously diverse musicians. Reggae, rock, punk, blues — you name it. This week’s highlight is a group out of L.A. called Fishtank Ensemble. Having recently hit the road on

Collective efforts

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Collective efforts

Simon Moon It’s 2 a.m., and the bars are spitting patrons out onto the street. On any other night, on the corner of 25th Street and Tacoma Avenue, hookers, drug dealers and other unseemly types would be milling about, slinging ass and addictions. But on the eve of a recent art

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The uterus of T-town rock

Tarek Wegner just woke up.  It’s five in the evening.  Standing in a dirty alley, he holds a beer in a plastic bag.  The alley is quiet and bright.  No cars pass.  He sits down on the concrete and leans against an overhead door.  “There was a secret

Through Sunday, Jan. 29: Washington Sportsmen's Show

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Through Sunday, Jan. 29: Washington Sportsmen's Show

  It's a busy week for O'Laughlin Trade Shows - the juggernaut behind this week's Tacoma Home & Garden Show at the Tacoma Dome, AND the 25th annual Washington Sportsmen's Show and Sport Fishing Boat Show at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Wednesday through Sunday, the Washington

THING: Meat & cheese bundles

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THING: Meat & cheese bundles

Thing: Russian PiroshkyLocated in: MiltonOr: SeattleYou chose: Whichever location is closerThey're both: DeliciousIf you buy more than: OneI don't: Blame youPlural form of piroshki: Still called piroshkyDon't add: An ‘S'Trust me: I looked it up Craig Adamowski of 99 Bottles - dude has a digestive repertoire built on three things: chicken

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