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Through May 15: "The Lion in Winter"

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Through May 15: "The Lion in Winter"

James Goldman's The Lion In Winter is about nothing so much as legacy. The year is 1183. Henry II, who won the throne by strength of arms, aims to leave behind the one thing his life has lacked: prolonged, lasting peace. Standing in his way? Pretty much everyone

Eye of the beholder

Ragnet

Eye of the beholder

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,

The ultrasound of silence

Advice Goddess

The ultrasound of silence

QUESTION: My 27-year-old girlfriend has two kids (ages 10 and 5). She is financially stable and owns her own house. We began planning to get married, but then she said she didn't want any more children. She cites the financial burden, the time a baby would take from "us," how

Dive Bars

Viva South Sound

Dive Bars

The novelty of overpaying for drinks, or being hustled for drinks, while trying not to look at someone's not-too-clean-looking private parts splayed right there in front of you, well, it wears thin quickly down in the South Sound. And when it does, one may find oneself seeking stronger, more affordable

Cultivating relations

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Cultivating relations

Pfc. Guylaen O'Conner liked the T-shirt the Washington Army National Guard sent him. "Yes sir, I liked the shirt and decided to join," O'Conner said as he dug at the roots of an invasive plant. "Besides, I think the Guard is a great organization, and I wanted to serve." That service took

Boys have harder time with parent deployed, study says

Children

Boys have harder time with parent deployed, study says

It is well known that children of servicemembers face numerous stressors that civilian children do not experience. The constant moving and adapting to new locations is definitely one of the stressors. However, experts agree that the biggest stressor by far, is deployments. When a parent is gone for long periods

Local VFW post anxious to welcome new vets

Veterans

Local VFW post anxious to welcome new vets

The VFW Post 969 in Tacoma has been very good to Steve Reynolds over the years. "It's a great home away from home," Reynolds said of the atmosphere inside post's building, located at 3510 East McKinley Ave. in Tacoma. Reynolds, who has been a post officer for the last four years and

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, May 5

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, May 5

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. Mark Ikler. All Ages. 11 am. NC. Liquid Soul Coffee Roy. Open Mic. Hosted by David Wayne. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. TuTone. All Ages. 6:30 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, May 6

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, May 6

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Jam On My Muffin. All Ages. 6 pm. NC. Seastar. All Ages. 8 pm. $5. Matrix Coffee House Lewis County. Song Circle Acoustic Night. All Ages. 7 pm. $2 suggested donation. BLUES Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Savoy Brown, featuring Kim Simmonds. 7:30 pm. $20-$25. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, May 7

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, May 7

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC LakeBridge Forza Lakewood. Lisa Mitts. All Ages. 9 pm. Gig Harbor Farmers Market at Uptown Gig Harbor. Open Mic and Acoustic Jam with Billy Farmer. A live CD recording of performances are available. All Ages. 9-11 am. NC. Steve Stefanowicz. All Ages. 11 am. NC. Gruv Lounge and Nightclub Tacoma - Sixth

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, May 8

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, May 8

BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Mojo Overload. 7 pm. NC. City Hall Saloon and Eatery Enumclaw. Rockin' Blues Jam Session. Hosted by Max Renshaw. 6 pm. Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Sunday Blues Jam Night.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, May 9

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, May 9

BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday. 7 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge Yelm. Bar Bingo. 7 pm. NC. Steilacoom Pub and Grill Steilacoom. Beer Pong. 9 pm. $15 for 2 person team. Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium District. Tap Room Trivia. $50 cash prize for the winner of

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, May 10

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, May 10

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC O'Blarney's Irish Pub Olympia - Eastside. Irish Sessions. Live traditional Irish music. 7:30 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino Band rockin' blues. 8:30 pm. NC. Summit Pub Puyallup. Tim Hall & The Band Real Times. 7:30 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, May 11

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, May 11

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Hannah's Bar & Grille Olympia - Downtown. Open Mic. 9 pm. NC. The Charleston Bremerton. Open Mic Night. All Ages. 8 pm. Tempest Lounge  Tacoma - Hilltop. Kim Archer solo. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC. Gruv Lounge and Nightclub Tacoma

PLACE: Crockett's Public House

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PLACE: Crockett's Public House

Place: Crockett's Public House Located: Behind Trackside Pizza City: Downtown Puyallup Opened: Last month Full bar: Yes I drank: Beer, duh Server: Chris He took: Forever to bring me my beer So: I got it for free! Did you hear that: Free beer! Correct, my beer was: Free! You're jealous of my: Free beer!   One of my worst childhood memories is of

Party crashers

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Party crashers

Last Wednesday, April 27, a crowd gathered at the Varsity Grill in downtown Tacoma for the kick-off of Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy's campaign for re-election. I know what you're you thinking, and yes, you're correct - McCarthy isn't up for re-election until 2012. However, her campaign appeared to be fully

FEEDBAG: STINK Happy Hour launch, Tacoma Farmers Market opens, Emilia Romagna

Food Matters

FEEDBAG: STINK Happy Hour launch, Tacoma Farmers Market opens, Emilia Romagna

BROADWAY TACOMA FARMERS MARKET OPENS Thursday (yes, Cinco de Mayo!) from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (yes, new hours!) the Tacoma Farmers Market invites all cabelleros and senoritas to experience the fine wears of the land, and the natural abilities of camaraderie and free spirits. Support the local farmers and eat

Thursday, May 5: "To Market, To Market"

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Thursday, May 5: "To Market, To Market"

Olympia's Nikki McClure has many talents. Foremost among them is illustration, no doubt the reason her name has graced the New York Times bestseller list and the Weekly Volcano's Best of Olympia (she won Best Visual Artist this year). This week, McClure will share her new children's illustration book, To

Rise and shine

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Rise and shine

While it would be unfair to call Tacoma's underage music scene comatose, there seems to be no shortage of locals who think it needs a good shot in the arm. Among them are Shayne Weeks and Sam Olsen, two young, doggedly creative musicians spearheading the Coma Collective, an arts contingent in

The return of the goldfish

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The return of the goldfish

Young professionals and college students gather to down microbrews while listening to bluesy classic rock.  In the backroom there are two eight-foot long sections of roof gutter filled with water.  Spray bottles are positioned at one end of the track.  A small tank of feeder fish waits on a bar

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