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MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: Manhattan Murder Mystery, Full Moon Radio, the Maxines, Miss Massive Snowflake

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MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: Manhattan Murder Mystery, Full Moon Radio, the Maxines, Miss Massive Snowflake

>>> Friday, Jan. 11 MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY Manhattan Murder Mystery - despite taking their name from a light Woody Allen comedy - follows in the tradition of other lovably scuzzy acts like the Rolling Stones, J. Geils, The Replacements and countless other bands that revel in the smoke and the sound and

Thursday-Jan. 10-Saturday, Jan. 12: Kyle Kinane

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Thursday-Jan. 10-Saturday, Jan. 12: Kyle Kinane

"When you eat pancakes out of a bag in a semi-public place, there are rules," says comedian Kyle Kinane midway through an eight-minute story about watching a man on an airplane eat pancakes out of a grocery bag. You or I might see such a sight and, upon reporting it

Friday, Jan. 11: Manhattan Murder Mystery

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Friday, Jan. 11: Manhattan Murder Mystery

Manhattan Murder Mystery - despite taking their name from a light Woody Allen comedy - follows in the tradition of other lovably scuzzy acts like the Rolling Stones, J. Geils, the Replacements and countless other bands that revel in the smoke and the sound and the drink of a bleary,

Saturday, Jan. 12: Full Moon Radio

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Saturday, Jan. 12: Full Moon Radio

When it comes to interviewing bands, there are some band members who say few words. And there are band members who say everything so well, you'd like for them to just write the whole article. All girl indie rockers Full Moon Radio is one such band. Ali Baker and Sarah

Saturday, Jan. 12: the Maxines

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Saturday, Jan. 12: the Maxines

Over the course of the past couple of years the Maxines have evolved from a one off party-project to a band that has been barnstorming the Pacific Northwest with itsspecial brand of two-piece garage rock. The K Records duo of Matt Murillo and Kelly Norman have simply been one of

Tuesday, Jan. 15: Miss Massive Snowflake

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Tuesday, Jan. 15: Miss Massive Snowflake

When I first was made aware of the existence of a band called Miss Massive Snowflake, with song titles like "The Doctor, the Thief, and the Poet Versus Confetti," I was given pause. Happily, instead of the kind of treacly, sneeringly cutesy indie rock that I expected, I was met

WHAT'S THE WORD?: Fresh Blends returns to Tacoma

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WHAT'S THE WORD?: Fresh Blends returns to Tacoma

Fice, Can-U, EvergreenOne, Todd Sykes, D.J. Reign and Rockwell Powers: These are just a few names of people that I met at Fresh Blends about five years ago. Back then, MySpace was dying, blogs were popping-up everywhere and Tacoma hip-hop was in a huge growth spurt. Today in Tacoma, there

REACH Center launches "Housing 4 Success" program

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REACH Center launches "Housing 4 Success" program

Wednesday, Jan. 9 was a banner day for a young couple and their 3-year-old child. The couple will no longer have to sleep in a benevolent stranger's car, with their child sleeping 20 feet away in the stranger's house. The Resources for Education and Career Help Center, or REACH, in

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

Cowan Stadium renovations complete

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Cowan Stadium renovations complete

After the Joint Base Lewis-McChord rugby team played an inter-squad tournament Dec. 6, Cowan Stadium was shut down for renovations. Contractors sealed cracks in the stadium seating areas to stop water from leaking into the stadium's hallway. Bleachers were removed to seal the cracks and to pressure

Hundreds join fun during annual JBLM aerobathon

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Hundreds join fun during annual JBLM aerobathon

Nearly 200 people woke early Saturday to line up in the Soldiers Field House gym. The JBLM sports and fitness center served as the venue for the Seventh Annual JBLM Aerobathon, a popular January event that highlights the free floor aerobics and cycling classes on base. "Some people want

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

Local kids compete during Seahawks game

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Local kids compete during Seahawks game

The minute that I realized my teacher and Mr. Wildeski were talking about the Seahawks," said Kaden Walker, a fifth grader at Carter Lake Elementary School on McChord Field (CLES), "I had a really good feeling about it. Something about football always brings a smile to my face. I'm a

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

Looks to go Gaga in Tacoma

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Looks to go Gaga in Tacoma

Jan. 14 is a day of historic musical significance. Jan. 14, 1785, Mozart completed "Dissonantenkwartet," opus 10. Jan. 14, 1900, Puccini's opera "Tosca" premiered in Rome. And finally, Jan. 14, 2013, Lady Gaga will bring "The Born This Way Ball" to the Tacoma Dome. With Gaga - joined by special

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

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