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Best of Olympia 2013 Music: Newspin Photography, Xperience, Reuben Storey, Jimmi Davies, Calvin Johnson and others ...

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Best of Olympia 2013 Music: Newspin Photography, Xperience, Reuben Storey, Jimmi Davies, Calvin Johnson and others ...

BEST DECADE TO MAKE NEW AGAIN '90s nostalgia The major musical trend of the last two years may very well be '90s nostalgia, but for various reasons this may have served the Olympia music community quite well. This past year saw Bangs return, briefly, to live performance. One of the great Olympia

Best of Olympia 2013 Retail: Readers pick Music 6000, Rainy Day Records, Lit Fuse Tattoo, Jamie Lee & Company, Yoga Loft, Orca Books and others ...

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Best of Olympia 2013 Retail: Readers pick Music 6000, Rainy Day Records, Lit Fuse Tattoo, Jamie Lee & Company, Yoga Loft, Orca Books and others ...

The Weekly Volcano would like to thank all those who took the time to vote in the best of Olympia 2013 Readers' Poll. You are the best. Best Shoe Store: Yolli Shoes Best Record Store: Rainy Day Records Best Grocery Store: Olympia Food Coop Best Tattoo Shop: Lit Fuse Tattoo Best Hair Salon: Jamie Lee

Best of Olympia 2013 Retail: Best vintage store - Psychic Sister

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Best of Olympia 2013 Retail: Best vintage store - Psychic Sister

Just as a distinct accessory or trim makes an outfit, the daring pairing of vintage apparel and psychic readings sets Olympia's Psychic Sister apart from the norm. The shop, voted Olympia's Best Vintage Clothing Store, features a lively mix of intact and lovingly updated vintage items, owner Sarah Adams' own creations,

Best of Olympia 2013 Retail: Olympia Olive Oil, Mystical Remnants, Traditions Cafe, Precious Metalsmith and others ...

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Best of Olympia 2013 Retail: Olympia Olive Oil, Mystical Remnants, Traditions Cafe, Precious Metalsmith and others ...

BEST PILLOWS Three Bad Seeds The pillows of this family of crafters have distinctive Northwest flair. Made from upcycled wool and linen, mostly in natural tones, the pillows are cute but never cutesy in such shapes as buffalo, foxes, mountain goats, hedgehogs - oh, and mountains. They also have domestic dogs

Transit cuts jeopardize employment for people with disabilities

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Transit cuts jeopardize employment for people with disabilities

It isn't easy to get a job; harder still when you have a disability - and virtually impossible without transportation. The 28 percent cut in service announced by Pierce Transit on Feb. 11 will devastate most individuals with disabilities trying to find work or to hold on to their job.   "People

Pierce Transit: Going for a bus ride

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Pierce Transit: Going for a bus ride

A sales tax is a good and bad thing. For many individuals, an increase in the sales tax is not welcomed, particularly in an economy that is only marginally better than it was five years ago. For agencies like Pierce Transit, however, an increase in the sales tax means that it can

Friday, March 1: La Luz

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Friday, March 1: La Luz

The world is awash with bands that are tagged as heavy reverb. Despite, or maybe because of this trend, there tends to be many derivatives of the genre. Seattle's La Luz avoids the tag. La Luz is the newest project from versatile artist Shana Cleveland. The visual artist and guitarist

Saturday, March 2: Jazz Tribute - Vince Brown and Steve Luceno Play Jim Hall and Ron Carter

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Saturday, March 2: Jazz Tribute - Vince Brown and Steve Luceno Play Jim Hall and Ron Carter

Guitarist and self-proclaimed man about town Vince Brown teams up with bassist Steve Luceno to celebrate a jazz duo that rolled like a winning pair of dice: bassist Ron Carter and guitarist Jim Hall. The duo recorded and released three live dates during the late '70's and early '80's, ignoring

Saturday, March 2: Werebearcat!

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Saturday, March 2: Werebearcat!

Werebearcat! self-identifies as an "elixerous mating of rockpop rapswagger jazzxuberance." Are they joking? Well, yeah, and no. The band is as right on with its own description as I could be, but the thing is that, even still, Werebearcat! seems like it is always joking. Everything it does is so

Saturday, March 2: Boats

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Saturday, March 2: Boats

Kill Rock Stars artists Boats hail from Canada (Winnipeg, to be exact), home of all things bright, bubbly and indie pop these days, and Boats are no exception. With its barrage of hook-laden, buzzing pop gems, and lead singer's helium-enriched lead vocals of Mat Klachefsky, comparisons to Passion Pit will

Dear Drink: Perfect Mint Julep

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Dear Drink: Perfect Mint Julep

Dear Perfect Mint Julep, Why did I choose to write about you, Perfect Mint Julep? People often ask me if I have a checklist of drinks I plow through for this column. Well, all I really need to know I learned in my email inbox: I'm holding between 25 and 30 pounds

A phantastic "Woman in Black" at Lakewood Playhouse

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A phantastic "Woman in Black" at Lakewood Playhouse

Do you believe in ghosts? According to a 2009 CBS News poll, more Americans say they do than don't, and over one in five say they've experienced paranormal activity. There's a specter running loose in Lakewood Playhouse right now, in a masterful production that demonstrates what talent, commitment, hard work,

The readiness is all

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The readiness is all

If I haven't made it abundantly clear in the past, I think Hamlet is the greatest piece of dramatic literature ever written, its only competition being the Biblical book of Job. (It's a musical. I promise. Look it up.) It's also one of the most intimidating works in the canon,

Burgers! Burgers! Burgers!

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Burgers! Burgers! Burgers!

The hamburger has been a meaty meal staple since the dawn of time - well at least since around 1900. The hamburger's born-on date is still being debated in burger circles. Who cares? The South Sound is a burger-loving region, and you can find excellent versions all over: beefy patties, oozing juice, coated

Through March 17: "The Woman in Black"

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Through March 17: "The Woman in Black"

Do you believe in ghosts? According to a 2009 CBS News poll, more Americans say they do than don't, and over one in five say they've experienced paranormal activity. There's a specter running loose in Lakewood Playhouse right now, in a masterful production that demonstrates what talent, commitment, hard work,

Through March 3: "Hamlet"

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Through March 3: "Hamlet"

If I haven't made it abundantly clear in the past, I think Hamlet is the greatest piece of dramatic literature ever written, its only competition being the Biblical book of Job. (It's a musical. I promise. Look it up.) It's also one of the most intimidating works in the canon,

Planet of Giants

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Planet of Giants

The band Planet of Giants and I slide into a booth at the Brotherhood Lounge in Olympia. My interview with the duo goes down as one of the longest and most entertaining sessions I've had in awhile. It lasted a good four beers, included tons of commentary that isn't publishable

The JBLM Passport to Travel Show could be your ticket to adventure

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The JBLM Passport to Travel Show could be your ticket to adventure

Planning a vacation can become a chore, but thanks to Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Leisure Travel Services, the only difficulty will be deciding where to go: Oregon coast? Hawaii? A cruise? Coming March 6, LTS will host its fifth annual Passport to Travel Show at the AFC Arena from

MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: La Luz, Werebearcat!, Vince Brown and Steve Luceno, Boats

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MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: La Luz, Werebearcat!, Vince Brown and Steve Luceno, Boats

>>> Friday, March 1 LA LUZ The world is awash with bands that are tagged as heavy reverb. Despite, or maybe because of this trend, there tends to be many derivatives of the genre. Seattle's La Luz avoids the tag. La Luz is the newest project from versatile artist Shanna Cleveland. The

Urban detritus

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Urban detritus

  I was impressed with Marsha Glaziere's paintings at Fulcrum Gallery. There are only seven paintings in the show, but they are large. They fill the space and demand attention. Glaziere's acrylic and mixed-media paintings picture the gritty industrial side of cities with a focus on interweaving networks of highway overpasses and ramps.

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