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Lucrative endeavor

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Lucrative endeavor

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,

Helen of Toy

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Helen of Toy

QUESTION: My wife of three years complains that I'm not romantic anymore. In the beginning, I did romantic stuff all the time. I still love her very much, but I guess I'm subconsciously reacting to the fact that I've nabbed her forever. (There's definitely something to be said about "the

Win tickets to "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil" (Closed)

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Win tickets to "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil" (Closed)

(THIS CONTEST CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO AUTUMN, MIKE, MEGAN, ADAM AND DAN) We're giving away five pairs of tickets to the opening weekend of Tucker & Dale vs. Evil at The Grand Cinema in Tacoma. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is one of those gory, good-spirited horror comedies, similar to Shaun of the

Schlitz, meet schmaltz

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Schlitz, meet schmaltz

I suppose one of the defining traits of legendary talent is that it cannot be reproduced. Thousands of doughy Elvis impersonators later, there's still just one King, and Beatlemania remains a mere echo of the Fab Four. Likewise, there has only ever been, and can only ever be, one Virgina

Through Oct. 16: "Always...Patsy Cline"

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Through Oct. 16: "Always...Patsy Cline"

So give it up for Kittra Coomer, who dares not one, not two, but 27 Cline numbers in a little over two hours for Capital Playhouse's production of Always...Patsy Cline. It's not just a matter of hitting those "Crazy" notes, hard as that is. Cline had one of the

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

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

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Friday, Oct. 7, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Friday, Oct. 7, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi Bar Vashon. First Friday Art Walk, featuring Daryl & Renee Redeker. All Ages. 8:30 pm. NC. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Gina Belliveau, Jeff Ross, Andrew & Jesse Hill. All Ages. 6 pm. Blue Heron Arts Center Vashon. Vashon Chamber Music Series, featuring Stephen Bryant, Douglas Davis,

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Matrix Coffee House Lewis County. Dave Randel, Kristen Ford, Kara Kulpa, The Brothers Jim. All Ages. 8 pm. $8. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. E. Pruitt. All Ages. 8 pm. Theatre on the Square Tacoma - Downtown. Kids Concerts, featuring Trains & Tunes In The New World. All Ages. 10 am. NC. Gig

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. An Acoustic Conversation, with Doxology Unplugged, Sevens Revenge, Gina Belliveau, Heidi Vladyka. All Ages. 7 pm. $5. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. City Hall Saloon and Eatery Enumclaw. Rockin' Blues Jam Session. Hosted by Max Renshaw. 6

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Onward, etc.  - a collaboration of rowdy americana/folk/rock musicians. All Ages. 6 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown Tacoma. Tacoma Film Festival acoustic celebration for the film “A Perfect Life” featuring China Davis, Joe Rosati and Heidi Vladyka. 8 pm. NC. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC O'Blarney's Irish Pub Olympia - Eastside. Irish Sessions. Live traditional Irish music. 7:30 pm. NC. Olympic Club Hotel and Theater Lewis County. Mark Alan. All Ages. 7 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

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Hannah's Bar & Grille Olympia - Downtown. Open Mic. 9 pm. NC. A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist and Cafe Latte Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Spanaway Bay, featuring Carol & Kent. All Ages. 7 pm. BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC. Midtown Grill Bonney

FEEDBAG: Free dinner party class, Pumpkin Pie Blizzards, fondue tasting ...

Food Matters

FEEDBAG: Free dinner party class, Pumpkin Pie Blizzards, fondue tasting ...

INFORMAL FALL DINNER PARTY FOR FRIENDS The Bayview School of Cooking (516 W. Fourth Ave., Olympia) teaches a free class on how to make a quick and stress-free party for your friends from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. OLD-FASHIONED CLAM BOIL Salty's at Redondo Beach (28201 Redondo Beach Dr. S.,

TASTE THIS: Washington wines tasting, wine tastings, plus half-price bottle nights and more ...

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TASTE THIS: Washington wines tasting, wine tastings, plus half-price bottle nights and more ...

Thursday, Oct. 6 Ladies Night half-off all wine glass pours, lounge only, The Melting Pot, 2121 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.535.3939. Wine tasting, noon to 6 p.m., $1 a taste, Stina's Cellars, 9316 Lakeview Ave. SW, Suite B, Lakewood, 253.227.9748. Half-price bottle wine night for wines less than $100, Maxwell's Speakeasy, 454 St. Helens,

Veggie vamp

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Veggie vamp

Last I checked Dictionary.com, a vampire was defined as a preternatural being who sucks the blood of humans or animals, and that's a scary concept for youngsters. Luckily, James and Deborah Howe's kid-lit Bunnicula is nothing of the kind. Rather, he's a nocturnal rabbit with teleportation powers who prefers to

Through Oct. 16: "Bunnicula"

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Through Oct. 16: "Bunnicula"

Last I checked Dictionary.com, a vampire was defined as a preternatural being who sucks the blood of humans or animals, and that's a scary concept for youngsters. Luckily, James and Deborah Howe's kid-lit Bunnicula is nothing of the kind. Rather, he's a nocturnal rabbit with teleportation

WHAT'S THE WORD?: Leezy Soprano, Todd Sykes, Tha Deacon and Knucklehead Banga

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WHAT'S THE WORD?: Leezy Soprano, Todd Sykes, Tha Deacon and Knucklehead Banga

It's officially fall and the summer is over. A new season and new music await us. One of the hottest artists this past summer was Leezy Soprano. It looks like fall will be no different. He's hitting it hard with two new videos in September alone! Go to YouTube and

Through Oct. 31: "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" corn maze

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Through Oct. 31: "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" corn maze

What's scarier than your run-of-the-mill haunted corn maze? Try the Rutledge Farm Corn Maze in Tumwater, this year carved in an ode to the next installment of the Twilight movies, Breaking Dawn. No, we're serious. It's literally a corn maze cut into the likeness of Edward and Bella. You have

Saturday, Oct. 8: India.Aria and Idan Raichel

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Saturday, Oct. 8: India.Aria and Idan Raichel

India.Arie's voice is known the world over. Over the course of a decade-spanning career (so far), Arie has managed to touch more than most with her equally inspiring and intimate musical efforts. Saturday, Arie and composer Idan Raichel will perform at the Washington Center in Olympia. Hype describes the teaming

Saturday, Oct. 8-Sunday, Oct. 9: Fall Free For All

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Saturday, Oct. 8-Sunday, Oct. 9: Fall Free For All

As the old proverb suggest, the only thing better than a community arts festival boasting more than 75 awesome events and activities for the entire family is a completely FREE community arts festival boasting more than 75 awesome events and activities for the entire family. Ding! Ding! Ding! We have

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