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Artists get no respect

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Artists get no respect

Artists get no respect. At least not small town artists, at least not beginning artists. Andy Warhol got plenty of respect. So did Roy Lichtenstein and Willem de Kooning, and Paul Cezanne was venerated in his lifetime. Van Gogh, on the other hand, was ignored and laughed at by all

New food featured at the Puyallup Fair

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New food featured at the Puyallup Fair

People venture to the Puyallup Fair for many reasons-rides, shows, competitions, tradition. But no one can deny the draw of greasy, buttery, and well-sugared fair food. This year brings a number of new sinful treats to the fair. New treats designed to up the ante on how naughty fair food

Book helps with post-deployment reintegration

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Book helps with post-deployment reintegration

Sometimes it is hard to access help or even ask for it, especially when it comes to matters like PTSD and post-deployment reintegration. Luckily, Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare in Lakewood is trying to help those individuals by distributing free copies of the book At Ease, Soldier! How to Leave the

62nd Medical Bridage CSM reflects on long career

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62nd Medical Bridage CSM reflects on long career

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - As a bright-eyed 17-year-old, entering the Army was Eugene Jeffers' first serious occupation outside of having a paper route and picking produce for a local farmer in Syracuse, Ohio.   "This was my first real job, and the only thing I have done since then," said Command

Lakewood girl proves soccer is not just for kicks

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Lakewood girl proves soccer is not just for kicks

Bianka Parrish is learning to expect the unexpected.   After all, when she took up soccer, she never anticipated she would still be playing seven years later. And she was definitely caught off guard by the news that she is one of eight youth across the United States to receive the 2012

Turning Over A (New) Leaf in Tacoma

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Turning Over A (New) Leaf in Tacoma

It seems like all the best bands know just how to mix the tried and true methods of the icons of their genre with their own brand of freshness and intrigue. A Leaf is one of those bands. Hailing from Tacoma, A Leaf is Chris Bridges (guitar), Nate Daley (vocals/guitar), Stephen Demuth

A blast from the past in downtown Olympia

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A blast from the past in downtown Olympia

It was Saturday night and Grandpa's Soda Fountain and Ice Cream Parlor in Olympia was packed. A group of teens huddled near the granite counter tops, debating between hard and soft ice cream, an older couple enjoyed a waffle cone at an intimate table and families with young children eagerly

Putting the squeeze on Tacoma hip-hop

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Putting the squeeze on Tacoma hip-hop

Tacoma doesn't have the strongest hip-hop scene. It's often overshadowed by what's going on in Seattle. The one thing Tacoma hip-hop does get credit for is having authentic street MCs who make hardcore hip-hop. The Seattle scene is known for Macklemore, Blue Scholars and other good hip-hop in that vein.

Embrace the smokiness of good BBQ in Tacoma

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Embrace the smokiness of good BBQ in Tacoma

Jake: Always on the lookout for good, authentic BBQ, I happened upon Thrill of the Grill, located in downtown Tacoma. You can't miss this little hole in the wall . . . just follow the smell of the smoke, because all the meat is slow smoked right in the parking

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Thursday, September 6, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Spar Cafe. Olympia. Jabi Shriki. 8 pm. NC. BLUES Tacoma Farmers Market - Broadway. Tacoma - Downtown. Billy Farmer. All Ages. 12 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill. Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. The Junction Sports Bar and Grill. Lewis County. Blues Jam. Hosted by Blues Attitude.

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Friday, September 7, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Matrix Coffee House. Lewis County. Song Circle. All Ages. 7 pm. $2. Al Forno Ferruzza. Olympia - Downtown. Tarik Bentleemsani and Lizzy Boyer with guests. All Ages. 7:30 pm. NC. BLUES Buffino's Golden West Restaurant and Lounge. Tacoma - South. Back Porch Band. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza. Tacoma - South. Jerry Miller Jam. 9

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Saturday, September 8, 2012

BLUESBuffino's Golden West Restaurant and Lounge. Tacoma - South. Back Porch Band. 8 pm.Gig Harbor Farmers Market at Uptown. Gig Harbor. Billy Farmer. All Ages. 11 am. NC.Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi Bar. Vashon. Vashon Community Care Benefit featuring Mark Dufresne. All Ages. 8 pm. $10.COMEDY/GAMESTacoma Comedy Club. Tacoma -

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Sunday, September 9, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Olympia Farmers Market. Olympia - Downtown. Momenti Robati. All Ages. 11 am. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art. Olympia - Downtown. Open Shape Note Singing. All Ages. 5 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill. Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza. Tacoma - South. Chicago Blues

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Monday, September 10, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza. Tacoma - South. Acoustic Couch Jam. 8:30 pm. NC. 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. Capitol Theater. Olympia - Downtown. Henry Rollins: Capitalism Tour. All Ages. 8 pm. Harmon Tap Room. Tacoma - Stadium District. Tap

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Tuesday, September 11, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza. Tacoma - South. Acoustic Open Mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. 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.

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill. Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill. Tacoma - South. Crazy Texas Gypsies Open Jam. 8 pm. Midtown Grill. Bonney Lake. Wednesday Night Blues Jam. All Ages. 7-11 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Pints & Quarts Pub Westside. Olympia - Westside. Bingo. Win prizes.

Beachwood principal back where she belongs

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Beachwood principal back where she belongs

In her office on JBLM Lewis North, new Beachwood Elementary school principal Meghan Eakin can't say enough about her students and staff. "We have a fabulous group of educators and the students are incredible," Eakin said. Managing the educational needs of more than 400 students and supervising 35

Keep bear safety in mind as fall season approaches

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Keep bear safety in mind as fall season approaches

  The approach of fall means black bears will be moving around more and Soldiers and civilians at Joint Base Lewis-McChord need to practice bear safety. "As long as people are giving (bears) their space, they pose no threat," Lt. Christopher Enoch, JBLM training area patrol supervisor said. According

Pint-sized gymnasts tumble into new class

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Pint-sized gymnasts tumble into new class

  Flipz 4 Kidz is an introductory gymnastics class that enhances children's strength and gross motor skills. Students learn to walk a balance beam, flip over a bar, and tumble on floor mats - skills Denise Ruffner, gymnastics coach for Flipz 4 Kidz in JBLM SKIES Unlimited, said

Human resource company trains on battlefield tactics

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Human resource company trains on battlefield tactics

  YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. - Concealed by scrub brush and tall grass, opposition forces lie in wait for the postal platoon's convoy to cross their path. After a loud report, the simulated roadside bomb released a puff of white dust and a small arms attack commenced

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