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Friday, Jan. 25: Bill Davie

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Friday, Jan. 25: Bill Davie

Singer/songwriter Bill Davie has a new CD/DVD out, Raise Your Heart. In celebration of the new release the Tacoma native has invited friends Kat Eggleston and Jim Page to join him in celebrating the record's release at Tacoma's Antique Sandwich Company Friday. Davie brings a style of Americana that is well

Friday, Jan. 25: Searching For Genghis Khan

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Friday, Jan. 25: Searching For Genghis Khan

Legend has it that 13th-century warrior Genghis Khan, the fearless warlord who created the world's largest empire, was actually buried close to his palace. But over the centuries, no one has figured out exactly where and what's inside. The Weekly Volcano KNOWS what's buried in Khan's tomb. Picture this: A

Saturday, Jan. 26: People Under The Sun

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Saturday, Jan. 26: People Under The Sun

James Jenkins is a singer/songwriter who's been on the scene in Tacoma for quite some time. Whether in his own band (Mama Loves Daddy), or as former keyboardist in Umber Sleeping (now known as I Like Science), Jenkins has been known for creating music that nods to '60s and '70s

Saturday, Jan. 26: Big Business

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Saturday, Jan. 26: Big Business

Big Business is about business. The band - comprised of members from Karp, Murder City Devils and 400 Blows - is busy. It's in the heat of its Northwest tour. Jared Warren and Coady Willis split their time performing with the Melvins, and running their own label in L.A. Adapting, I

Saturday, Jan. 26: Mos Generator

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Saturday, Jan. 26: Mos Generator

About to tear off to tour Europe, self-proclaimed "'70's rock preservationists" Mos Generator will give us a glimpse into its rock 'n' roll fantasy Saturday with C.F.A. at The Acme Grub Cage. Making 20 stops across 11 countries, Mos Generator - together with doom metal band Saint Vitus - will

Saturday, Jan. 26: KGHP FM studio tour

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Saturday, Jan. 26: KGHP FM studio tour

Spencer Abersold, a.k.a. The Walrus, sat before the KGHP radio station console for 200 hours - nine days - attempting to beat the Guinness Book of World Record's previous continuous broadcasting record of 187 hours.  "I didn't lose my voice," he Abersold, "but I did go crazy." What Abersold also

Saturday, Jan. 26: Dave the Raw Food Trucker

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Saturday, Jan. 26: Dave the Raw Food Trucker

AmeRAWcan Bistro does things with their nuts you wouldn't believe. Who knew you could make really really thin pancakes out of cashews? Or take one look at an enchilada filled with seasoned walnut meat and not run screaming to the nearest Azteca? But there's more to them than

Through March 2: "Azul: Contemporary Interpretations In Primary Blue Mood"

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Through March 2: "Azul: Contemporary Interpretations In Primary Blue Mood"

There are some astonishing works to be seen, starting with the all-blue figurative sculpture by Franciso Salgado featured on the show poster. It's like a combination Henry Moore and Rodin but made of unidentified mixed media, which looks to me like sticks and straw with plaster slathered with cobalt blue

Through Feb. 10: "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks"

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Through Feb. 10: "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks"

For better and worse, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks at Tacoma Little Theatre is a very cute play. For some in our Sunday matinée audience, it was LOL funny. Mostly, though, patrons appeared to be charmed but not laughing, and they grumbled through its minutes-long scene changes.

Monday, Jan. 28: Shift Happens 2013

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Monday, Jan. 28: Shift Happens 2013

Monday, Jan. 28, Go Local's annual event Shift Happens 2013 will fill the Greater Tacoma Convention Center with local businesses, celebrating and reveling in the fact that Tacoma loves all things local. And what's not to love? Tacoma's local business scene is rad. Shift Happens is designed to give said local

FRIDAY, FEB. 1: "Tacomapocalypse III" opening reception

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FRIDAY, FEB. 1: "Tacomapocalypse III" opening reception

"Tacomapocalypse" is now in its third year, morphing just a tad with each incarnation. The first "Tacomapocalypse" focused on zombies and destruction. The second took a tongue-in-cheek look at the end of the world. "Tacomapocalypse III" in turn is centered on what has lived through the end of days and

Special tax breaks for military

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Special tax breaks for military

Military service demands sacrifices - some personal, some financial. But in many cases, Uncle Sam recognizes those hardships and offers special privileges to compensate. When it comes to paying taxes, for example, military members can claim a host of tax advantages that aren't available to

Military kids website also helps parents, educators

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Military kids website also helps parents, educators

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AFNS) -- The Defense Department website for military children has added new features to help parents and educators explain difficult topics of the military lifestyle to children. Since its launch in January 2012, MilitaryKidsConnect.org has served more than 125,000 visitors and won five

Tale behind JBLM Army Museum is one for the history books

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Tale behind JBLM Army Museum is one for the history books

Editors note: This report begins a series of monthly articles about the historical sites of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. We begin with the Army Museum, but will incorporate McChord Field in future reports. In 2006, the only living things occupying the third floor of the then-Fort Lewis Military Museum

JBLM orientation tailored for military spouses

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JBLM orientation tailored for military spouses

Service members receive an overwhelming amount of information when they move to a new duty station, but sometimes that information doesn't make it to military spouses. That's why Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Army Community Service and Airman and Family Readiness Center have partnered to organize monthly spouses' newcomers

Couple survives Soldier’s injuries, works toward new future

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Couple survives Soldier’s injuries, works toward new future

  "I never, ever expected to get a phone call. I thought you were invincible," Cheryl Leonard said to her husband, recalling his last deployment. But her phone did ring in March 2010, just a few months after 1st Sgt. Mike Leonard went to Afghanistan. As a

62nd AW rules pool

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62nd AW rules pool

The 62nd Airlift Wing has proven for the third consecutive year it rules the pool. With the men's and women's swim team combining to win 14 of 26 events, the major unit based at McChord Field won the 2013 JBLM Swim Meet title for the third straight year

Gamers to celebrate at Warrior Zone

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Gamers to celebrate at Warrior Zone

The Warrior Zone turns 1 Sunday. The popular high-tech, state of the art recreation center on JBLM Lewis North next to Wilson Sports and Fitness Center saw more than 150,000 patrons pass through the door in its first year. The Warrior Zone will celebrate its birthday with a

Musicals mocking musicals

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Musicals mocking musicals

Everyone likes a good joke and being in on the joke is certainly better than BEING the joke. Well, usually. Certainly, people that take themselves too seriously are a drag and theater people who take themselves too seriously are often insufferable. Thankfully, Tacoma Musical Playhouse not only likes a good

Students S.O.A.R. at Carter Lake

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Students S.O.A.R. at Carter Lake

For the school-aged children of today, there's Facebook, texting, tweets, iPads in classrooms, and unfortunately, more frequent reports of bullying (and cyber-bullying) taking place. Bullying is not only traumatic but it can be a life-altering experience for those involved. Life is even harder when it's military kids being targeted. Within the

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