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Friday, June 3-Sunday, June 5: "Romeo and Juliet"

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Friday, June 3-Sunday, June 5: "Romeo and Juliet"

This weekend, Evergreen Shakespeare's production of Romeo and Juliet is blooming in the former Griswold's Office Supply in Olympia, gutted by fire in 2004. Soon, there'll be much more growing in the long-vacant building - literally. Clifford Lee of Olympia, the building's owner, envisions not only a performance space, commercial and

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JBLM's Bettie Brigade falls to the Toxic

FROM LAKEWOOD PATCH ... The power of the halftime pep talk could be found in the turn-around the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bettie Brigade had in its roller derby bout with the Toxic 253 Saturday night in University Place. The bout did not disappoint either -- in action or in drama. The Bettie Brigade's Team Bravo had

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WDVA Welcomes 20th Higher Education Partner for Veteran Supportive Campuses.

  Olympia: For veterans just returning home from combat zones, making the transition from boots to books sometimes presents challenges. While our military personnel are well trained in military survival skills, they aren't necessarily experts at surviving on a college campus. Thanks in part to Washington state's Partners for Veteran Supportive Campuses campaign, colleges and universities

Thursday, June 2: The Billy Nayer Show

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Thursday, June 2: The Billy Nayer Show

American Astronaut is a bizarre new film classic, celebrating American underground rock, made by and starring Cory McAbee and other affiliates of the Billy Nayer Show, which has long stood as a shining example of the collision between alternative rock, filmmaking and performance art. A perpetually rotating stable of New

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More Evidence That PTSD, Heart Disease Linked

FROM FOX NEWS ... People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be at a higher risk for heart disease, with a study of U.S. war veterans finding that those with the disorder were more likely to have heart disease than their peers. The war veterans with PTSD were also more likely

JBLM Photo Links of the Day (6/1/11), BfSB, YTC, 1-37th Field Artillery

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JBLM Photo Links of the Day (6/1/11), BfSB, YTC, 1-37th Field Artillery

BfSB YTC 1-37th Field Artillery  

THING: Free wings, baby!

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THING: Free wings, baby!

Thing: Free wings, baby! Place: Sparks Firehouse Deli Located: Across from Sparks Stadium In: Puyallup Given to: Local high schools In pursuit of: Fundraising And: School spirit Sparks also has: Awesome pizza Goes with: $5 happy hour pitchers of beer Which makes for: A cheap date   An estimated $85,000 has been donated in the form of either food product or

Friday, June 3-Sunday, June 5: "Honk"

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Friday, June 3-Sunday, June 5: "Honk"

Dare we call it egg-citing news that Evergreen's Riot To Follow Productions is opening Honk: The Ugly Duckling Musical? If they don't quack up, readers will cluck at us for making such a fowl pun. Yet the 1993 British musical update of the Hans Christian Andersen classic is itself undeniably

Turner’s latest

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Turner’s latest

Mavi Contemporary Art has a stable of about 20 artists whose works rotate from month to month. I may be wrong, but it seems like three of them, William Turner, Michael Croman and William Quinn, are in almost every show. These three are again featured in Mavi's latest show. To

Through June 16: William Turner show

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Through June 16: William Turner show

Mavi Contemporary Art has a stable of about 20 artists whose works rotate from month to month. I may be wrong, but it seems like three of them, William Turner, Michael Croman and William Quinn, are in almost every show. These three are again featured in Mavi's latest show. To

A rose by any other name

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A rose by any other name

"That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." - William Shakespeare, Romeo and JulietThis weekend, Evergreen Shakespeare's production of Romeo and Juliet is blooming in the former Griswold's Office Supply in Olympia, which was gutted by fire in 2004.Soon, there'll be much more growing

Useless and indispensable

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Useless and indispensable

Saul Becker is a Tacoma artist who strives to capture the world via sculpture and landscape painting and drawing. While Becker grew up in T-town, he has traveled the world more than he has stayed, seeking new horizons to fortify his work. His unique sense of style yields some cool

NES-Rock

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NES-Rock

With James Jenkins of Mama Loves Daddy moving to Portland; the increasing irregularity of Drug Purse and Paris Spleen shows; the switch ideologically and title-wise from the Elephants to the Nightgowns; and with lots of people just getting their shit together - it seems as if the last vestige of

Saturday, June 4: Umber Sleeping

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Saturday, June 4: Umber Sleeping

With James Jenkins of Mama Loves Daddy moving to Portland; the increasing irregularity of Drug Purse and Paris Spleen shows; the switch ideologically and title-wise from the Elephants to the Nightgowns; and with lots of people just getting their shit together-it seems as if the last vestige of the dirtbag,

Crate diggers paradise

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Crate diggers paradise

Walk, bike, drop in by parachute. However you do it, make your way to the Elks Lodge Saturday, June 4, for the third occasional Olympia Record Show. Naturally, the Olympia Record show will feature live music by DJ Wildman James and Selector Edmund, a full bar for those of drinking age

Saturday, June 4: Olympia Record Show

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Saturday, June 4: Olympia Record Show

Walk, bike, drop in by parachute. However you do it, make your way to the Elks Lodge Saturday, June 4, for the third occasional Olympia Record Show. Naturally, the Olympia Record show will feature live music by DJ Wildman James and Selector Edmund, a full bar for those of drinking age

Tuesday, May 31: Booze and Tattoos Tuesday with Black Top Demon

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Tuesday, May 31: Booze and Tattoos Tuesday with Black Top Demon

Sweet mother of Minnie Pearl! The Gruv Lounge on Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue passes over the usual Tuesday night trivia and goldfish race hijinks in favor of some swinging rockabilly. The music is a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll, with pinup girls, hotrods and cheap booze in

Friday, June 3: The Breaklites

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Friday, June 3: The Breaklites

Volcano photographer Patrick Snapp has been bugging us to check out the BreakLites for months now. We should have listened. Luckily, we got hip to this funked-up white kid hip-hop just in time for the group's release party for their latest effort, Robots and Daytons, Friday at the Mountaineers Club.

The punch line

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The punch line

Tacoma has the divine privilege of welcoming another new comedy club to town.   But there's slightly more to the story ...   Comedian and filmmaker Aaron Flett-Riggs, sans former business partner Adam Norwest, will be bringing comedy back to the former Tacoma Comedy Club locale in Malarkey's on Tacoma Avenue. He'll launch this

Saturday, June 4: "Present Tense"

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Saturday, June 4: "Present Tense"

"The staff of this publication believes the time has come to focus a spotlight on those writers whose work moves beyond the traditional publishing industry standard. We want more tension." So go the first two sentences of the mission statement of Present Tense, a writer's journal put together by Hubris

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