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Hip-hop workshop teaches more than beats

Hip-hop in the 1980s, 90s and 2000s is the big bad wolf that parents, politicians and powers-that-be demonize much like the adults of the 1950s and 60s did with rock n' roll. These days they point to hip-hop as the cause for anything that goes wrong in the inner city.

Dirty after deployment? Now an easy cleanup

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Dirty after deployment? Now an easy cleanup

Lakewood welcomed a new shop to the city a month ago that is the first of its kind in the United States. 10-20 Services offers the ability to completely clean and restore military gear. Although the shop caters to military gear, it also cleans sports gear, first responder gear and law

JBLM, Japanese units work together at Yakima Training center

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JBLM, Japanese units work together at Yakima Training center

Col. Katsuaki Okabe looked tired the evening of Sept. 21 as he sat in his tactical operations center. "Despite some language differences, I think training with the cavalry unit helps both our Soldiers and our countries," said the commander of the 3rd Combat Team, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). "We are

New homes welcome JBLM families to base

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New homes welcome JBLM families to base

Meriwether Landing is a precedent-setting neighborhood. The newest addition of 262 housing units to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it is the first residential area to be shared by officers and enlisted Servicemembers. "This is about improving the quality of life for all Servicemembers," Todd Vasko, the post's managing director of Equity Residential, said.

JBLM kid a gymnastics superstar

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JBLM kid a gymnastics superstar

Amelia Wright, a 12-year-old gymnast at North American Sports Academy (NASA) in Gig Harbor, has been the girl to watch in Washington state gymnastics over the past nine years. Her mother, Carolyn Wright, took Amelia to NASA gymnastics for the first time after a friend told her she might enjoy the

Send Your Spouse on Jeopardy

Military Life

Send Your Spouse on Jeopardy

FROM SPOUSEBUZZ... If watching Jeopardy with your spouse is anything like watching Jeopardy with mine it's, well, annoying. And a little embarrassing. Frankly, and don't tell him I said this, the man just knows more than I do. Never mind, I just can't stomach that statement. I am extremely

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Thursday, October 4, 2012

BLUES 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. 8 pm. Eagle's Hall. Olympia - Downtown. OlyBlues Dance Night. Third floor, no partner necessary. All Ages. 9 pm. $5. City Hall Saloon

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Friday, October 5, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Harbor Greens/Forza Wine Bar. Gig Harbor. Jennifer Lind. 7 pm. 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

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Saturday, October 6, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Rialto Theater. Tacoma - Downtown. Northwest Sinfonietta: Beethoven's Ninth. All Ages. 7:30 pm. Matrix Coffee House. Lewis County. Walking Willows. All Ages. 7 pm. $8. BLUES Buffino's Golden West Restaurant and Lounge. Tacoma - South. Back Porch Band. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Emerald Queen Casino. Tacoma - Eastside. Carlos Mencia. 8:30 pm. Tacoma Comedy Club. Tacoma -

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Sunday, October 7, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant. Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. Open mic format with Pam Carter from Classic Case as the host. 6-9 pm. NC. Paddy Coyne's Irish Pub. Tacoma - Downtown. Celtic music with Martin Nyberg and friends. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill. Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Monday, October 8, 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. The Swiss. Tacoma - Downtown. The Dave Roberts Band. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge. Yelm. Bar Bingo. 7 pm. NC. Harmon Tap Room. Tacoma - Stadium District. Tap Room Trivia.

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Wednesday, October 10, 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.

Concert Alert: October 4- 11

Concert Alert

Concert Alert: October 4- 11

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week and down the road. SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, 253.627.TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, 800.325.SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, 866.468.7623, www.ticketweb.com    >>> On Sale Friday at 10am World Party.

Sharing memories of the fair together

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Sharing memories of the fair together

Senior Airman Heather Torres has a heavy heart. She, along with 25 other Joint Base Lewis-McChord Servicemembers, assisted wheelchair-bound seniors and veterans from the Washington Soldiers Home in Orting on Sept. 20 at the Puyallup Fair. Their volunteer efforts allowed people like Arla Willoughby of Tacoma to take in the sights, sounds

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Partnerships develop Air Force youth

WASHINGTON (AFNS) - Gail Donley, Betty Welsh and Paula Roy, respective spouses of the Air Force secretary, Air Force chief of staff and chief master sergeant of the Air Force, attended the 2nd annual Air Force Family Forum here Sept. 17, hosted by the Air Force Association. Secretary of the Air

‘Night at the Museum’ a big hit

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‘Night at the Museum’ a big hit

(62nd AW PA) - "Unlike other events you attend like a squadron holiday party or a group picnic, the U.S. Air Force Ball transcends squadron, unit, even wing cohesion and brings all Airmen and their families together to celebrate the rich history of the Air Force as a whole," said

Airman awarded prestigious Col. Gail Halvorsen Award

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Airman awarded prestigious Col. Gail Halvorsen Award

Master Sgt. Scott G. Winchell of the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron at McChord Field may not be as famous as the "candy bomber" who parachuted treats to the children of Berlin during World War II, but he has demonstrated similar outstanding air transportation accomplishments like the "chocolate pilot" himself -

Deployment brings family together 22 years later

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Deployment brings family together 22 years later

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) - Before Senior Airman Joyce Tucker arrived at the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron to start her six-month deployment, she had another mission in mind. For the first time in 22 years, Tucker finally had the opportunity to meet the two members of her extended family she has

Female officers find support through nonprofit

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Female officers find support through nonprofit

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) - AcademyWomen sponsored its 9th annual Officer Women Leadership Symposium Sept. 21-22 at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va. To go along with this year's theme: Igniting the power and passion within, the two-day symposium was designed to inspire, inform and connect current,

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