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Vote now: Best of Olympia 2011

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Vote now: Best of Olympia 2011

Home of Kurt Cobain and grunge rock, K Records, The Evergreen State College, and the best crappy beer you can get, Olympia is the perfect place to fill the musical void in your life. With a constant forecast of rain, an abundance of hairy armpits and the

ADVICE GODDESS: Home is where the fart is

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ADVICE GODDESS: Home is where the fart is

QUESTION: My wife of eight years is a really good person but always needs reassurance that she's attractive. I'm finding that difficult because, on a typical night, she takes a dump in our master bathroom with the door open, saunters over to our bed with a few open sores on

Through Feb. 6: "Frost/Nixon"

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Through Feb. 6: "Frost/Nixon"

As you know if you've seen the erstwhile Opie's 2008 movie version, Frost/Nixon is Peter Morgan's dramatic distillation of David Frost's historic 1977 TV interviews with Tricky Dick, in which our 37th president finally admitted to being a nefarious crapsack.  As good as Michael Sheen and the Oscar-nominated Skeletor

Saturday, Jan. 22: "Spring Awakening"

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Saturday, Jan. 22: "Spring Awakening"

What better to do with an evening out than see an oft-banned musical? Spring Awakening follows a group of German students as they come of age and explore their sexuality - providing an afternoon or evening of entertainment for you. The content is explicit as it chronicles

RAGNET: Drop it like it's hot

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RAGNET: Drop it like it's hot

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,

Thursdays: Swing of Things Social Dance

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Thursdays: Swing of Things Social Dance

It's no secret that a typical Meat Market outing isn't for everybody. Let‘s face it, unless you enjoy tequila shots, club tracks and booty shorts, appropriate Meat Market recommendations can seem a tad ... sparse. But dammit, let it never again be uttered that the Meat Market let down those

South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 6

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South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 6

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Billy Stoops Acoustic Jam. 21+. 9 pm. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Jenne Sluder. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Liquid Soul Coffee Roy. Open Mic. Hosted by David Wayne. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES The Junction Sports Bar and Grill Lewis County. Blues Jam. Hosted by Blues Attitude.

South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Friday, Jan. 7

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South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Friday, Jan. 7

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Beyond the Bridge Cafe Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Open Mic Night. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Blues Redemption. All Ages. 8:30 pm. $5. O'Callahan's Pub & Grill Key Peninsula. Junkyard Jane. 21+. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Clinton Jackson. 21+. 8 pm & 10

South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Saturday, Jan. 8

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South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Saturday, Jan. 8

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC The Charleston Bremerton. Free Acoustic Show, featuring Blues Bellied Dante. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Cafe Luna Vashon. Jenne Sluder. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. The Den at urbanXchange Tacoma - Downtown. Pleasure Coma, OhMe! OhMy!, Thank You Darling. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Russ Salton & Friends.

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Jan. 9

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Jan. 9

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. The Straw Hat String Band. All Ages. 2 pm. NC. Open Shape Note Singing Group. All Ages. 5 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 21+. 8 pm. Tides Tavern Gig Harbor. Breakfast Jam, with

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, Jan. 10

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, Jan. 10

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Yenney Music Olympia - Westside. Kate Power and Steve Einhorn Uke & Song. All Ages. 7-8 pm ukuleles and instrument playalong 8-9 pm singalong. NC. BLUES The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Doug Skoog Band. 21+. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge Yelm. Bar Bingo. 21+. 7 pm. NC. The Mix Tacoma - Downtown.

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, Jan. 11

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, Jan. 11

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC O'Blarney's Irish Pub Olympia - Eastside. Irish Sessions. Live traditional Irish music. 7:30 pm. NC. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Josiah & Sam Bogle. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino rockin' blues jam with Dominique Stone

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, Jan. 12

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, Jan. 12

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Tempest Lounge Tacoma - Upper Tacoma. Maurice The Fish Records Showcase. 21+. 7 pm. NC. Hannah's Bar & Grille Olympia - Downtown. Open Mic. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 21+. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedy Open Mic

Rockaraoke: Sigma Alpha Jazzbones

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Rockaraoke: Sigma Alpha Jazzbones

My hopes are admittedly high for Monday night Rockaraoke at Jazzbones. A chance to sing onstage with a live band, cheap Miller High Life and a valid excuse to drink on a Monday (!) night? Yes, yes and, oh God, yes. But fantasies of wooing a thoughtful Jazzbones crowd are quickly

Mondays: Rockaraoke

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Mondays: Rockaraoke

My hopes are admittedly high for Monday night Rockaraoke at Jazzbones. A chance to sing onstage with a live band, cheap Miller High Life and a valid excuse to drink on a Monday (!) night? Yes, yes and, oh God, yes. But fantasies of wooing a thoughtful Jazzbones crowd are quickly

Mondays: Man Day

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Mondays: Man Day

Fast Eddie Felson from the 1961 classic The Hustler wasn't good with booze, money or women. But he could sure shoot a mean game of pool, and that made all the difference. Malarkey‘s Pool & Brew offers Man Day Mondays with half-priced burgers, 25 percent off drinks and free pool

Hometown antiheroes

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Hometown antiheroes

"Meth metal" band Owen Hart have a talent for demanding attention, whether through the aggro assault of their music or with disarmingly twisted, comical track titles. They're as heavy as they are heavily self-aware; even their name has a morbid, winking quality, deriving from the famed WWF wrestler who plummeted

FEEDBAG: Whiskey tasting, Off The Vine tasting, WTF Sundays ...

Food Matters

FEEDBAG: Whiskey tasting, Off The Vine tasting, WTF Sundays ...

NEXT NOSH LEAGUE EVENT: The Weekly Volcano foodie/drinkie Nosh League group will gather at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 inside Big Whisky Saloon to taste Jim Beam brand whiskeys - Knob Creek, Booker's, Marker's Mark - and an assortment of others with contrasting taste profiles. We

News Articles

Need a resolution? Quit smoking

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) - Each year, more than a million people successfully quit using tobacco, and Defense Department officials want more servicemembers included in that number in 2011. "In the tradition of New Year's, we are asking our active-duty and retired service members and their families to make a resolution

Reflections on an epic milestone

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Reflections on an epic milestone

A C-17 Globemaster III recently surpassed 2 million flying hours during an airdrop mission over Afghanistan on Dec. 10. The aircraft was part of the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron operating out of Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. The milestone mission was a low-cost, low-altitude assignment to deliver 70,000 pounds of fuel to a

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