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Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

BLUES Rhythm and Rye Olympia - Downtown. Mudcat. 9 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Dave's of Milton Milton. Comedy Night, featuring Gabe Rutledge, Will Seagrim, Skippy Sprinkles. 8 pm. $10. Mud Bay Coffee Company Olympia - Westside. Fool's Play Improv Comedy Troupe. All Ages. 8 pm. $5. Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Hootenany, hosted by Holly Gwinn Graham. All Ages. 2 pm. NC. BLUES The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Anni Piper. 8 pm. NC. Dave's of Milton Milton. Blues Jam,

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Aug. 25, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Steilacoom Pub and Grill Steilacoom. Monday Music, featuring James Coates. 7 pm. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Crazy Texas Gypsies. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino and Brooke

The good and the bad

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The good and the bad

Community theater actors come in a number of types. There are the classical amateurs, who can memorize their lines and speak them loudly and clearly, still a step above many of us but without much art. There are the painful over-actors, whose version of performance is to put on a

SLOUCHING TOWARD UTOPIA: Is stretching your face the key to better art?

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SLOUCHING TOWARD UTOPIA: Is stretching your face the key to better art?

So stress is a creativity killer. If you're one of the folks who believe stress makes your art better, you can just stop reading now. For those of you interested in working hard to be the best artist you can be, I am going to share some secret techniques

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool Bingo. 6:30 pm. White Horse Tavern Yelm. Barstool Bingo. Prizes! 7 pm.

CONCERT ALERT: Melissa Etheridge, People Under the Stairs, Electric Six, The Flaming Lips, Toadies, Neil Young ...

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CONCERT ALERT: Melissa Etheridge, People Under the Stairs, Electric Six, The Flaming Lips, Toadies, Neil Young ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week and down the road. 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 Bobby Caldwell with the

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. Live music on the patio. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC. A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist and Cafe Latte Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Sweet Wednesday. All Ages. 7:30 pm. Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm.

Take in the view from a kayak

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Take in the view from a kayak

With temperatures outside finally starting to warm up, soon people will start to flock to lakes and the serene waters of the Puget Sound. One of the best ways to enjoy the many views the Pacific Northwest has to offer is from a kayak floating on the water. Washington has dozens of

Thursday, Aug. 21: Tacoma Post Office Building ART WALK!

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Thursday, Aug. 21: Tacoma Post Office Building ART WALK!

You have to walk up stairs. You have to walk down long halls. Technically, to see the art in the Tacoma Post office Building you have to, well, walk. Held the same night at the third Thursday Tacoma Art Mingle, the city-wide art walk, the Tacoma Post office Building ART

WEDNESDAY READING: Part Three of Tacoma, 2005-07

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WEDNESDAY READING: Part Three of Tacoma, 2005-07

So, they cut me open and saddled me. I came out of the surgery and recovery quite well. Looking back now, it seems almost comical that one of my first worries was whether I could rehabilitate my abdomen muscles in time to play two sets I had committed to

Thursday, Aug. 28: "Searching for Sugar Man"

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Thursday, Aug. 28: "Searching for Sugar Man"

You should really stop reading this right now. Seriously. It isn't that Searching for Sugar Man's plot developments are gotcha!-like, but this documentary does boast some bowl-you-over reveals best experienced blind. Swedish filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul treks his camera to South Africa to investigate the legend of Rodriguez, a '70s-era singer-songwriter

MUSIC PICKS: DOA, The Accused, Paul Lynde Fan Club, Pegasus Dream

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MUSIC PICKS: DOA, The Accused, Paul Lynde Fan Club, Pegasus Dream

DOA >>> Saturday, June 5 The South Sound has it made in the music department. This little watered-down peninsula not only generates amazing talent, but also attracts amazing talent; we get some of the best touring bands around. We are that sweet little spot between Portland and Seattle that other towns wish

Friday, Aug. 22: Evening of Live Music and Glassblowing

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Friday, Aug. 22: Evening of Live Music and Glassblowing

Here's a novel idea: Put rags and ribbons on the floor at the Museum of Glass. After all, there is breakable glass everywhere. Check that. Rags & Ribbons is actually a melodic rock band from Portland, Oregon. The band rocks the anthems, driven by classically-inspired piano. Progressive and post-rock influences

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This ‘Hoax’ is no joke

Fact and fiction, truths and falsehoods, loyalty and betrayal, are at the core of this fascinating new film from director Lasse Hallstrom.  Based on the intriguing, amusing and often disturbing story of literary hoaxer Clifford Irving and his attempt to convince the world he was Howard Hughes’ officially designated biographer,

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‘Fracture’ delivers as an intelligent thriller

The old, wealthy husband.  The young, beautiful wife.  The torrid affair.  The gun.  The perfect crime.  The surprise twist ending.  These are the main ingredients of “Fracture,” director Gregory Hoblit’s latest film, in which he makes generous use of Hollywood’s tried-and-true recipe for intelligent thrillers — films that don’t rely

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Dave Matthews and others on sale

on sale now Groundation Olympia. April 27 7 pm (all ages) and 11 pm (21+). $10, $15 booth (The Vault, www.buyolympia.com). The Presidents of the United States of America Parkland/Tacoma. May 4 8 pm. $20-$25 (Olson Gym, Pacific Lutheran University, TW). Hiromi Seattle. May 8-9 7:30 pm. $20.50 (Jazz Alley, TM). Lifesavas, Strange Fruit

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Jazz and blues are back

Immediately following the Tacoma Daffodil Grand Parade in downtown Tacoma Saturday, the Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival will hit four downtown venues — Greater Tacoma Convention Center, The Swiss, The Harmon Pub and Brewery, and the Tacoma School of the Arts on Broadway. The Festival was founded in 2004 by Rich

Friday, June 11: Marcy Playground

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Friday, June 11: Marcy Playground

You're probably familiar with the Marcy Playground story - or at least the band's hit "Sex and Candy."  The song came from Marcy Playground's platinum-selling, self-titled, major label debut, released by Capitol Records in '97 and highlighted by a grunge-stained take on folk rock and the occasional children's rhyme.  As

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