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Sweet Water

Live & CD Reviews

Sweet Water

A few weeks ago I wrote a bit on Green Apple Quick Step, and the place they occupied in my own musical development. Living in a very similar place is Sweet Water. As yet another Seattle band signed to a major label in 1992-Nirvana's Nevermind was released in late

Best of Tacoma 2010 in 3-D!

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Best of Tacoma 2010 in 3-D!

Hollywood has arrived in the greater Tacoma area, spinning off bits of Avatar-style, virtual reality technology to the world of print. The same brand of special effects that produced the billion-dollar blockbuster movie will be used by architects and engineers to design the

RAGNET: Old dog, same tricks

News Front

RAGNET: Old dog, same tricks

In every issue of this fine rag, my hack team of wannabe journalists and I tackle some of the most laughable criminal acts that have recently happened in our area. Then - if we're doing our job - we write about those crimes in a way that makes you chuckle,

ADVICE GODDESS: Bodhi call

Ragnet

ADVICE GODDESS: Bodhi call

QUESTION: This man I dated for two weeks is sensitive, spiritual, talks with trees, appreciates astrology - basically, my ideal match. But, I think I messed up, repeating bad patterns: I kissed him first and had sex too soon. He called twice at 9:30 p.m., wanting me to come over

A UWT Patriot's history

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A UWT Patriot's history

It's sometime around the second magic trick, as the small, 60-year-old man with the mustache and belt buckle makes one of his own ragged business cards disappear, when any lingering anxiety I'm harboring subsides. This is not going to be a fight, of any sort, even if The Evergreen

Wednesday, May 5: The Business of the Arts

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Wednesday, May 5: The Business of the Arts

Laura and Matt Eklund are deeply embedded within the creative landscape of our city. They blaze trails, and defy categories - not to mention conjuring up eclectic art parties and festivals. Throw in the genius of Broadway Center's David Fischer and the talent of artist Elise Richman, and you have

Thursday, May 6: Grit City Fab Follies

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Thursday, May 6: Grit City Fab Follies

Fabulous Tacoman Doug Mackey has retooled his Fab Four-themed variety show  - first seen at the City Club of Tacoma's 25th Anniversary Gala last October - and will present it for the general public May 6 at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse.  Accompanied by keyboardist Terry O' Hara and a

Old World decadence

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Old World decadence

Marzano Italian Restaurant Where:  516 Garfield St. S. Parkland, 253.537.4191 Hours: Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and dinner: 4-8:30 p.m., 4-9 p.m. Saturday Cuisine: Italian and Italian inspired Northwest seafood, salad, pizza, pastas Scene: Comfy, elegant, relaxed Drinkies: Extensive wine list - domestic and Italian, beer, Italian sodas, Lavazza espresso, Seattle's Best coffee, and interesting sodas Prices:

Civil Air Patrol hosts open house

Focus

Civil Air Patrol hosts open house

Cadet Airman William Smith sat straight in the chair, looked straight ahead and said, "Joining the Civil Air Patrol looked like fun." He wasn't kidding. A member of the McChord Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), Smith is a 6th grader who is looking forward to six glider flights next

South Sound Music Calendar: Thursday, May 6

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South Sound Music Calendar: Thursday, May 6

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. Abby. All Ages. 11 am. NC. Uncle Sam’s American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Jerry Miller Unplugged. Plus it's Taco Thursday. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC. Liquid Soul Coffee Roy. Open Mic. Hosted by David Wayne. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Cafe Luna Vashon. Open Mic, hosted by

South Sound Music Calendar: Friday, May 7

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South Sound Music Calendar: Friday, May 7

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi Bar Vashon. Island Women Showcase, with Kiki Means, Allison Shirk, Kelsey Bernheisel, Kat Eggleston, Kate McLeod, Sarah Christine. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Lewis County. Song Circle Open Mic. All Ages. 7 pm. $2. BLUES Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Becki Sue & Her Big

Space camp

Stage

Space camp

It took Susan Sontag over six thousand words to describe "camp," so I probably shouldn't even try.  She viewed it as a "disengaged, depoliticized" aesthetic "sensibility" skewed toward "artifice and exaggeration," with a "spirit of extravagance" and "glorification of [exaggerated] ‘character.'"  Even in 1964, she recognized that homosexuals "constitute

Midnight hours

Scene It

Midnight hours

Last Thursday night during Sax's Ladies Night, DJ Midnight Mike was getting the party krunked up by mixing some soul and R&B cuts that are seriously old school, but are still heard today in the samples and loops of hip-hop songs. Some in the mostly mid-20s crowd recognize the

South Sound Music Calendar: Saturday, May 8

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South Sound Music Calendar: Saturday, May 8

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Back Porch Swing. All Ages. 8 pm. $8-$12. Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. Phil O'Sullivan, Paul Christensen, Leon House. All Ages. 8 pm. $6. The Hub Tacoma - Stadium District. Steve Stefanowicz. 21+. 9 pm. NC. D.A.S.H. Center for the Arts Tacoma - Upper Tacoma.

RV extends McChord USO’s support efforts

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RV extends McChord USO’s support efforts

Loyd Case is perhaps most comfortable when he's in the driver's seat. After retiring from the Army with 20 years of service, Case took a job repairing forklifts, and his coverage area spanned across King and Snohomish Counties. "I put nearly 100,000 miles per year on my service truck," the 77-year-old Auburn

Retirees honored for outstanding volunteerism

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Retirees honored for outstanding volunteerism

On April 23, the McChord Field Clubs and Community Center was a hot spot for the 100 guests on hand for the 32nd annual Retiree Activities Office's Dining Out event. In addition to providing local retirees a chance to swap war stories and memories, volunteers from the RAO were recognized, and

WWII pilot shares experience

Veterans

WWII pilot shares experience

There is nothing ordinary about 93-year-old Lodovico "Loody" Christofero's military career. His years in the U.S. Air Force included being stationed near the jungles of Eastern India, a pet leopard, and flying over the Himalayas. On a recent afternoon, Christofero sat in a conference room in the Museum of Flight where he

Are you buying or selling a house?

Housing

Are you buying or selling a house?

Prior to last September, there were no laws governing home inspectors in Washington. The only licensing that an inspector could obtain before then was a Structural Pest Inspector's license with the Washington State Department of Agriculture, enabling them to recognize things like wood decay and termite damage. While knowledge in

Laws that protect you

Housing

Laws that protect you

Belonging to the military means moving around fairly often, which in turn means having to be knowledgeable about the ins and outs of realty. Depending on the assignment or the current state of the housing market, service-members and their families often opt to rent rather than buy, which can raise

Two counties vary in cost

Housing

Two counties vary in cost

In the 2,400 square miles that span both Pierce and Thurston Counties, Joint Base Lewis-McChord's presence is obvious. This area is known for many things, but at the top of the list is a large military population that lives as our neighbors - not just on the base itself, but

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