Article Archives (206) Currently Viewing: 21 - 40 of 206

Browse Archives

Restrict to:

THE ROCKFORD FILES: The Informal Gentlemen

Music

THE ROCKFORD FILES: The Informal Gentlemen

From the moment I heard The Informal Gentlemen's song "Cold Dish," I felt a sense of clarity, a sense of purpose. This is conveyed not only through the band's sound, but also through the more implicit vibe that a band can give off. When you listen to The Informal Gentleman,

The Grand Suggests: "Zero Dark Thirty"

Show And Tell

The Grand Suggests: "Zero Dark Thirty"

Ever walk into an argument long after it began and found that it's seemingly too late to take a side? The dueling parties have been firing off rationale after rationale, their heels are dug in, and as you watch them quarrel you decide you might as well stay out of

Todd Glass feels like a silly close friend

Viva South Sound

Todd Glass feels like a silly close friend

There's a certain familiar moment when you're hanging out with very close friends, being giddy and silly, and there's a way that you make each other laugh that's so specific and so unique that it's hard to recreate anywhere else. For sure, it's hard to recreate in the setting of

The future of musicals staged at Capital Playhouse

Stage

The future of musicals staged at Capital Playhouse

  Every 15 years or so, the American musical veers in a new and unpredictable direction. When it works, it inspires a wave of imitators. Phantom and Les Miz spawned a decade of bombast. Rent added urban flava and moved gay life and issues to the forefront. Something tells me Next

Calligraphic art exhibit "Out of the Silence" promotes dialogue

Stage

Calligraphic art exhibit "Out of the Silence" promotes dialogue

I attended the opening of "Out of The Silence," an art exhibit in Olympia's Urban Onion lobby. It was a phenomenal event and a phenomenal exhibition. As they say in high society, everyone who is anyone was there: Mayor Stephen Buxbaum, Congressman Denny Heck, a handful of City Council members,

Six tales of love in the South Sound

Archives

Six tales of love in the South Sound

PUPPY LOVE Eric Pollard and Randy Johnson When Eric Pollard and Randy Johnson met in 1999, Pollard knew it was love at first sight. "One thing we had in common was our love of dogs," says Pollard. He tells me they met for the first time at Olympia's Burfoot Park after

Roberta Flack cares

Music

Roberta Flack cares

On any given morning, after eating her daily oatmeal, and feeding her several dogs, legendary musician Roberta Flack gets busy in her New York City home - busy rehearsing, busy planning, busy listening to or writing music. "I'm a busy person. I have a busy personality," Flack says over the phone.

Through March 30: "Out of The Silence"

We Recommend

Through March 30: "Out of The Silence"

I attended the opening of "Out of The Silence," an art exhibit in Olympia's Urban Onion lobby. It was a phenomenal event and a phenomenal exhibition. As they say in high society, everyone who is anyone was there: Mayor Stephen Buxbaum, Congressman Denny Heck, a handful of City Council members,

Through Feb. 17: "Next to Normal"

We Recommend

Through Feb. 17: "Next to Normal"

Every 15 years or so, the American musical veers in a new and unpredictable direction. When it works, it inspires a wave of imitators. Phantom and Les Miz spawned a decade of bombast. Rent added urban flava and moved gay life and issues to the forefront. Something tells me Next

Thursday, Feb. 7-Saturday, Feb. 10: Todd Glass

We Recommend

Thursday, Feb. 7-Saturday, Feb. 10: Todd Glass

There's a certain familiar moment when you're hanging out with very close friends, being giddy and silly, and there's a way that you make each other laugh that's so specific and so unique that it's hard to recreate anywhere else. For sure, it's hard to recreate in the setting of

Friday, Feb. 8: Andre Nickatina

We Recommend

Friday, Feb. 8: Andre Nickatina

I asked Andre Nickatina totally obscure questions via email. The questions included something about SpongeBob vs. Yo Gabba Gabba, something about being 80 years old, and something totally inappropriate. I not even going to print the last one. But, if you've seen Nickatina's latest sex-riddled video, Jelly, or heard his

Friday, Feb. 8: Pat Doherty

We Recommend

Friday, Feb. 8: Pat Doherty

Earlier this year, Pat Doherty, lead singer of local favorites the Wheelies, released his solo debut via the quickly up-and-coming local record label, Swoon Records. On Doherty's Rail Car EP, he breaks from the nervy indie rock practiced by the Wheelies and embraces easy-going, indie folk-pop. As a frontman, Doherty

Friday, Feb. 8 & Sunday, Feb 10: "La tragedie de Carmen"

We Recommend

Friday, Feb. 8 & Sunday, Feb 10: "La tragedie de Carmen"

For its 2012-13 season, Tacoma Opera is all about girl power. Its next installment of feminine mystique is La tragedie de Carmen staged Feb. 8 and 10 inside Rialto Theater. Peter Brook’s La tragedie de Carmen is a stripped-down version of the famous Georges Bizet opera Carmen. The story focuses

Saturday, Feb. 9: Jake Shimabukuro

We Recommend

Saturday, Feb. 9: Jake Shimabukuro

The ukulele has had a moment over the course of the last half-decade. Unfortunately, to some, this has come in the form of tweeer-than-thou renditions of classic songs that are so disgustingly adorable your ears and heart melt. But, the "Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele" Jake Shimabukuro is not resigned

Saturday, Feb. 9: Love Our Local Fest

We Recommend

Saturday, Feb. 9: Love Our Local Fest

With an activity-focused afternoon, and a music and entertainment packed night, Love Our Local Fest has something for everyone.  LOL kicks off Saturday afternoon with a free festival. From 1-6 p.m. at the Olympia Ballroom, expect live acoustic music, laughter yoga, children's activities, (including balloon drop), classical Indian music of Rag

Tuesday, Feb. 12: Night Beats

We Recommend

Tuesday, Feb. 12: Night Beats

One of the joys of being engaged in the local music scene for the past few years - both as a writer and an enthusiastic fan - has been to watch the growth and success of the Night Beats. For the uninitiated, the Night Beats consists of Danny Lee Blackwell,

Thursday, Feb. 14: Love Wall

We Recommend

Thursday, Feb. 14: Love Wall

The Swiss will celebrate both sides of love on Valentine's Day. On one side of the expansive bar will stand a Love Wall for those who met at The Swiss and later got married, to pin their wedding photo, have dinner and enjoy a some bubbly. On the other side

Friday, Feb. 15: Roberta Flack

We Recommend

Friday, Feb. 15: Roberta Flack

On any given morning, after eating her daily oatmeal, and feeding her several dogs, legendary musician Roberta Flack gets busy in her New York City home - busy rehearsing, busy planning, busy listening to or writing music. "I'm a busy person. I have a busy personality," Flack says over the

Sumptuous dinner is fantastic foreplay

Features

Sumptuous dinner is fantastic foreplay

Stop with the tirade about hating Hallmark holidays. Clearly, it's true that Valentine's Day is an artificial way of forcing you to synchronize your expressions of love, loyalty, and romance with those of the rest of the world, but you have to admit that it's also nice to go out

FEEDBAG: Bonjour Cupcakes, Chocolate & Wine, Fat Tuesday and more ...

Food Matters

FEEDBAG: Bonjour Cupcakes, Chocolate & Wine, Fat Tuesday and more ...

CUPCAKE PARTY The city of Lacey has just climbed a few notches on the coolness ladder, bringing in downtown Olympia's cupcake queen, Cecilia Mikler and her successful business, Bonjour Cupcakes (730 Sleater-Kinney Road, Lacey). Bonjour will have a grand-opening celebration at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb 9. The Oly Rollers

Archives By Date (View All)

2018
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
2017
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2016
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2015
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2014
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2013
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2012
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2011
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2010
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2009
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2008
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2007
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2006
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2005
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2004
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2003
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2002
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2001
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2000
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
0000
January
-0001
November, December