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Love Our Local Fest

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Love Our Local Fest

  Last summer, the Love Our Local Fest (LOL) in Olympia's Eastside neighborhood drew 1,500 people. Live music, face painting, street painting, kid's activities, food and artisan vendors helped make the 2nd annual festival a success. "It was pretty much an awesome frickin' day," says Daniel Landin, co-curator. "We had 400 or

MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: Pat Doherty, Andre Nickatina, Jake Shimabukuro, Night Beats

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MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: Pat Doherty, Andre Nickatina, Jake Shimabukuro, Night Beats

>>> 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.

WHAT'S THE WORD?: ILLFIGHTYOU

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WHAT'S THE WORD?: ILLFIGHTYOU

It is a fresh 2013. Who is going to make noise, as far as music? So far ILLFIGHTYOU has been garnering big buzz in Tacoma and Seattle. Every single the group has dropped, such as "Gertrude" and "92," have garnered press by the likes of The Stranger and Seattle Times.

Dear Drink: Mojito

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Dear Drink: Mojito

  Dear Mojito, What exactly are you smiling at? The fact that I forgot my wallet, or that you knocked me on my ass? Laugh it up, salad face. OK, both facts are true. First, I did come to a Friday afternoon meeting at the Matador in downtown Tacoma with my wallet holding down

JBLM Soldiers, Families dancing to new beat

Military Life

JBLM Soldiers, Families dancing to new beat

  Soldiers in the 593rd Special Troops Battalion invited their Families to Wilson Sports and Fitness Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord for an opportunity to dance and sweat during a Zumba workout Feb. 1. The event was part of the battalion's family fitness program, which focuses on promoting

Raider Ready Reserve conducts team live-fire exercise

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Raider Ready Reserve conducts team live-fire exercise

  It's a new year at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the Army is changing. From budget cuts to the new opportunity for women to serve in combat positions, the Army as we know it is entering into a new era. One thing that won't be changing within the

Vaping marijuana club opens in Tacoma

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Vaping marijuana club opens in Tacoma

As I walked into South Tacoma Way's Stonegate Pizza, I appreciated the cathedral like art of Karen Hallis' interior themes, and gave thumbs up to Leanne Trevalyn of Junkyard Jane fame as she prepared for her Tuesday acoustic open mic night. I made my way upstairs to Stonegate's new Vape

McChord’s Chiefs Group donates to AMVETS

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McChord’s Chiefs Group donates to AMVETS

"Thank you for what you've done and continue to do," said Chris Lipphardt, Chief Master Sergeant CMSgt. and President of the McChord Chiefs Group, to veterans gathered at American Veterans (AMVETS) post one in Tacoma, on Jan. 24. Lipphardt and outgoing President, CMSgt. Jim Williams gifted AMVETS with an Air Force

AF’s most combat-decorated unit since Vietnam War honors latest heroes

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AF’s most combat-decorated unit since Vietnam War honors latest heroes

The most combat-decorated Air Force unit since the end of the Vietnam War named more heroes Jan. 23-24 during medal presentation ceremonies at Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore., and Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The 24th Special Operations Wing gained one Silver Star, six Bronze Star medals with Valor, and seven

Monday, Feb. 11: Graphic Novel Book Club

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Monday, Feb. 11: Graphic Novel Book Club

Book clubs are one of the last vestiges we have of formally engaging conversations for groups of strangers. You can discover a lot about a person by learning their opinions on any piece of art, but books prove to be especially revealing. If you're into

The Grand Suggests: "Amour"

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The Grand Suggests: "Amour"

There are profoundly powerful human experiences that are captured and recaptured seemingly annually by filmmakers. Then there are those that are equally or exceedingly powerful yet are seldom selected for depiction. What's even more peculiar is that the large majority of humanity shares some of the experiences that seem to be

Wednesday, Feb. 13-Sunday, Feb. 17: Artist In Residence Raven Skyriver

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Wednesday, Feb. 13-Sunday, Feb. 17: Artist In Residence Raven Skyriver

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13, something unique will happen in the Museum of Glass Hot Shop. An artist will return for the second of two back-to-back residencies, a rare occurrence to be sure. Said artist is Raven Skyriver, maker of intriguingly real-looking marine creatures large and small.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Heart Day, Feb. 14, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Heart Day, Feb. 14, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Cascadia Grill Olympia - Downtown. Jeremy Serwer. All Ages. 6-9 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Jim Malcolm. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. Eagle's Hall Olympia

The Tail of Two Cities

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The Tail of Two Cities

There's a magic rainbow that connects Tacoma and Olympia. An ethereal, colorful, sparkly bridge that connects us in many ways: art, music and beer, for instance. Next week, a burlesque event like no other will make that rainbow shine a little brighter, make that connection a little stronger and make your

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Jim Malcolm. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi Bar Vashon. Love Duets: A Benefit For Risk, hosted by Allison Shirk, Cami Lundeen. All Ages. 8 pm. NC. BLUES Forza Coffee Fircrest. Nolan Garrett. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Part Of Fortune. All Ages. 2 pm. King's Books Tacoma - Stadium District. Songwriter's Circle: Steve Nebel, John Sparrow, Gary Kanter. Join these three for an evening of song and storytelling. All Ages. 7-9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Feb. 17, 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. First United Methodist Church of Tacoma Tacoma - Downtown. An Afternoon With Mary K. McNeill. All Ages. 3 pm. $5-$10. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Puget Sound Music For Youth Association

Saturday, Feb. 16: KRUNK8 - STR8 BEASTIN IT!

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Saturday, Feb. 16: KRUNK8 - STR8 BEASTIN IT!

The hip-hop movement began in New York in the late '70s. Thirty-five years later, well, here it is. Everywhere. Even Tacoma. Especially at the D.A.S.H. Center. The Hilltop Tacoma arts center's hip-hop classes are it. The students know the dorky girl in the Mitsubishi commercial was indeed popping, but not

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, Feb. 18, 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. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Palmer Junction. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino rockin' blues

Daily: Happy hour at the Top of Cool

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Daily: Happy hour at the Top of Cool

Top of Tacoma Bar and Cafe is a cool bar. So cool that Weekly Volcano readers have voted it the Best Bar in Tacoma. In fact, readers have voted Top the Best Bar three years running. An honor, to be sure. But Top's top-dog status has nothing to do with

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