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University of Puget Sound celebrates 125 years

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University of Puget Sound celebrates 125 years

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela. University of Puget Sound in Tacoma has been using the weapon Mandela mentioned for nearly 125 years. The prestigious university is approaching its birthday March 17, 2013 as UPS was founded March 17, 1888 -

Hall of the gods

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Hall of the gods

The "Greek and Roman Mythology" exhibition at Tacoma Community College is outstanding. The operative word is strength - depicted strength of character, purpose and ideology; beauty and strength in the human body, and strong drawing and composition. There is also a lot of humor and wisdom in the way these

A wish list of show tunes

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A wish list of show tunes

Broadway nerds are in for a treat Friday. Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway Song & Dance will consume the Pantages Theater's stage with songs from hit musicals through the past century. Four veteran Broadway stars and an equally all-star New York band will perform some of the most well-known

Mike Ziegler and his adventures with Unwound

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Mike Ziegler and his adventures with Unwound

Imagine it's the early '90s. You are young, have an ear for music and love going to and recording shows. You hang on the scene long enough to make friends, start selling merch and next thing you know, you're at roadie status. Fast forward to 2001, after working with the Melvins

Vet clinic on base expanding number of surgeries available to pet owners

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Vet clinic on base expanding number of surgeries available to pet owners

An expansion of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's veterinary center will double the number of surgical procedures staff can perform, shortening the waiting list for treatment for pets of service members and military working dogs. The addition of a new surgical suite, recovery area, lab and office space brings

5th ASOS sergeant earns Bronze Star

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5th ASOS sergeant earns Bronze Star

A staff sergeant assigned to the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron was awarded the fourth highest combat decoration, the Bronze Star Medal, during a ceremony Dec. 21. Staff Sgt. Andrew Cox, a joint terminal attack controller, earned the medal for exceptional and meritorious service while deployed May through November 2011 in

Friday, Jan. 11: Neil Berg's "100 Years of Broadway Song & Dance"

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Friday, Jan. 11: Neil Berg's "100 Years of Broadway Song & Dance"

Broadway nerds are in for a treat Friday. Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway Song & Dance will consume the Pantages Theater's stage with songs from hit musicals through the past century. Four veteran Broadway stars and an equally all-star New York band will perform some of the

Mondays: Rockaraoke

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Mondays: Rockaraoke

Every Monday Jazzbones is packed to the brim with college kids. Party types. The type that wear tight shirts and trucker hats. Throngs of Chad Fratguys and Sarah Sororitysisters swarm the bar, line up for the bathroom and dance to the Rockaraoke - live band karaoke. The

The story behind Tacoma Memes

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The story behind Tacoma Memes

We tend to leave the meme spotting to the trained experts, but Tacoma Memes is too hard to ignore. In September 2012, Tacoma Memes Facebook popped into existence. A few months later, the page has more than 32,000 likes and growing. But where do these cheeky images with even cheekier text

Work on JBLM? Kids can go to school on JBLM

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Work on JBLM? Kids can go to school on JBLM

Whether or not a military family lives on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, its children can potentially attend school on the base, as long as certain requirements are met and the correct paperwork is filed. "Generally, requests are approved, unless there is no room or extenuating circumstances," said Holly Shaffer, Clover Park School

Local by car dealership secures $500 donation for Fisher House

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Local by car dealership secures $500 donation for Fisher House

Lakewood Ford didn't know for sure what the outcome would be when it signed up to join in on a promotional contest sponsored by its parent company, Ford. A big component of the contest was collecting funds for the dealership's chosen charity. Lakewood Ford definitely knew who it wanted help -

Saturday, Jan. 19: "Return to Freedon" staged reading

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Saturday, Jan. 19: "Return to Freedon" staged reading

Alec Clayton, author of The Backside of Nowhere and art critic for the Weekly Volcano, recently published Return to Freedom, which begins where Backside left off - the day of the hurricane that wiped out the little bayou village of Freedom, Miss. Teenage hoodlums, who looted an electronics store during

Thursday, Jan. 24: "Whose Live Anyway"/Comedy in the Box

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Thursday, Jan. 24: "Whose Live Anyway"/Comedy in the Box

Remember that time in high school when your parents went away? You know, plot line of every teenage movie ever made - except this time, you blew up the house. Standing in the ashes as your parents roll up, what do you do? Say it with us now - iiiiiimprovise.

Wednesday, Jan. 23-Sunday, Jan. 27: Tacoma Home & Garden Show

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Wednesday, Jan. 23-Sunday, Jan. 27: Tacoma Home & Garden Show

  Judging by the looks of John and Sherry Petersik of Young House Love blog fame, this annual prompt for spring cleaning - the Tacoma Home & Garden Show - is aiming for the young market. The Petersiks are one of those likable young couples that drives you nuts. Not only

Monday, Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Monday, Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. inspired and energized millions of people worldwide to seek and win basic human rights that had long been denied them, and inspired millions of others to join the struggle. At the 2013 Unity Breakfast ($5-$15, 253.692.4501) from 8-10:30 a.m. in the William W.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Spar Cafe Olympia - Downtown. James Coates. 8 pm. NC. Cascadia Grill Olympia - Downtown. Jeremy Serwer. All Ages. 6-9 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. Open Mic Night. All Ages. 6:30 pm. NC. Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. St. Practice Day, with The

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Cosy Sheridan. All Ages. 8 pm. $8-$12. BLUES Forza Coffee - Fircrest. Rev. Slim's "Grin & Bear It" Medicine Blues Revival. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Mike Brody. 8 and 10:30

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

BLUES Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. The Cold 102s. 9:30 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Mike Brody. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. Dave's of Milton Milton. Comedy Night, featuring Mike Colleta, Jon Scarman, Andrew Rivers, music by Cuzinit. 8 pm. $10. Big

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

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. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. Immanuel Presbyterian Church Tacoma - Northend. Blues Vespers, with Junkyard Jane,

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Uke-Olympians. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Billy Pease, Paul Buck and Chris Gartland. 7 pm. NC. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino rockin' blues jam. 8 pm.

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