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Friday, Feb. 22: Closing reception for Mary Larson's art show

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Friday, Feb. 22: Closing reception for Mary Larson's art show

HOMELESS OUT OF SEATTLE >>> The memory part of my ageing brain fails to dredge up a clear picture of where I first saw Mary Larson's portraits of homeless people in Seattle. I think it was some documentary on telvision, or perhaps I walked into some gallery in the

Friday, Feb. 22: Argonaut CD Release Party

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Friday, Feb. 22: Argonaut CD Release Party

What's your perfect day? I'm not asking a question; the question is the name of Argonaut's latest EP, released on Strange Earth Records. If your perfect day has anything to do with rock 'n' roll that's heavy in sound and heart, that's saturated with the sweat of hard and pounding drums;

Saturday, Feb. 23: Taxi Driver

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Saturday, Feb. 23: Taxi Driver

"It is challenging to lose a band mate," says pianist Nathaniel Dybevik. "In a jazz band, the singer is like another instrument. It's an interesting endeavor because everyone brings something to the table, adds their own character and imparts their own influence on the direction of

Saturday, Feb. 23: The Deep Wile

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Saturday, Feb. 23: The Deep Wile

The Deep Wile make the kind of music that hits a sweet spot for me: that era in the late '70s when roots-y rock and humble pop were meeting up punk and DIY aesthetics, with the likes of Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe and Wreckless Eric, to name a few. There

Sunday, Feb. 24: R. Stevie Moore, LAKE, Visiting Nurses

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Sunday, Feb. 24: R. Stevie Moore, LAKE, Visiting Nurses

Here are four reasons yo should head to Northern on Sunday to catch a live performance featuring R. Stevie Moore, LAKE and Visiting Nurses. 1. R. Stevie Moore! Moore is the kind of outsider-genius-weirdo-musician that consumes whole websites and books. The son of famed Elvis sideman Bob Moore, R. Stevie Moore

Sunday, Feb. 24: Academy Awards Party

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Sunday, Feb. 24: Academy Awards Party

The Grand Cinema's annual Academy Awards Party is THE way to celebrate the accomplishments of people way richer than you'll ever be, and this year the party is bigger and better than ever. While watching the Oscars on your HDTV with a bag of microwave popcorn might sound appealing, The

Tuesday, Feb. 26: Unknown Relatives

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Tuesday, Feb. 26: Unknown Relatives

The first song I heard by Unknown Relatives was called "New" - ironic, considering that it sounds like a dead ringer for song you'd find hidden in one of those Nuggets compilations of long-lost '60s garage gems. It's all bopping guitar and bouncy rhythms, with cute little stop-start dynamics that

Wednesday, Feb. 27: "Ich Hunger"

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Wednesday, Feb. 27: "Ich Hunger"

Take an international cast, a rolling landscape in Flint, Mich., the thundering music of Red Hex and the twisted, talented mind of Isaac Olsen and you have German expressionist art film, Ich Hunger. "I've always wanted to something a lot more abstract and experimental," says Olsen, who has also directed the film

Promoting resiliency: Secretary of the Army visits JBLM

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Promoting resiliency: Secretary of the Army visits JBLM

The news conference was about cause and effect.   On Monday, John McHugh, the 21st Secretary of the Army, signed a memorandum at Joint Base Lewis-McChord ordering the development of an Army-wide Ready and Resilient Campaign Plan to standardize and synchronize support programs.   The campaign is one part of the Army's attempt to

The gentleman's general

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The gentleman's general

The key to understanding and appreciating James Collins (Jimmy to his friends), a retired Weyerhaeuser executive and Army major general is to read between the lines of his life.   The man's experiences span both the civilian and military worlds, and his life is an instructive read.   "I become involved in things that

Tools to use when you’re shopping for a new neighborhood

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Tools to use when you’re shopping for a new neighborhood

Whether you are about to PCS, move into a different area at your current duty station or choose your retirement locale, there are a number of criteria that families look at before deciding on a new town or neighborhood. Important factors can include school districts, census information and taxes of

Former JBLM Servicemember recognized on national stage

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Former JBLM Servicemember recognized on national stage

While shopping at McChord Field, Cpt. Shanda Taylor-Boyd saw a Ranger newspaper and knew immediately that she'd found the perfect name for the puppy she'd just purchased for her three daughters. But Ranger would grow to mean much more to her - he not only saved her life one day,

JBLM kayaking a great way to explore outdoors

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JBLM kayaking a great way to explore outdoors

When the Casanova Family moved to Joint Base Lewis-McChord last May, the Georgia natives wanted to get familiar with their new outdoor surroundings. During the past nine months the Army Family has attended five guided trips with the Northwest Adventure Center, exploring snowy terrain on snowshoes

Doolittle raid: History began on McChord Field

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Doolittle raid: History began on McChord Field

On the day after the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, flight crews from McChord Field's 17th Bombardment Group began patrols along the Washington and Oregon state coastlines, searching for Japanese submarines to prevent another attack on the United States. But soon the 17th Bomb

JBLM Warrior Training Academy challenges cadet fitness

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JBLM Warrior Training Academy challenges cadet fitness

  Muscles fatigued, abs twitching and fingers slipping, the cadet struggles to lift her boots over the pull-up bar for the fifth time. Staring forward, with time quickly slipping away, a burst of energy propels her legs over the top of the bar. "Six," the score keeper shouts. She bends

Saturday, Feb. 23: Erev Rav Klezmer Orchestra

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Saturday, Feb. 23: Erev Rav Klezmer Orchestra

The 2013 Best of Olympia Best Band winner Erev Rav performs Saturday night in downtown Oly. Erev Rav pulls together with Seattle's great Orkestar Zirkonium, a brass-and-drum band, for an unforgettable night of perfectly executed dance and rhythm.  With Erev Rav weighing in at seven members, and Orkestar Zirkonium with

Saturday, Feb. 23: Full Moon Radio

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Saturday, Feb. 23: Full Moon Radio

I've made it no secret that I'm a fan of the 2013 Best of Olympia Best New Band Full Moon Radio. Saturday night they will host a free EP release and one-year anniversary party at Le Voyeur. Copies of the new EP, Drop Off, will be available, and auditions for

Soldiers help judge local middle school science fair

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Soldiers help judge local middle school science fair

  LAKEWOOD - "If this, then what?" is the basis for a hypothesis in a science experiment. So if you put 60 Soldiers together with hundreds of middle school children and have the Soldiers judge their science projects, what do you get? The hypothesis is a bunch of

Same-sex military couples still face obstacles

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Same-sex military couples still face obstacles

The repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) was a progressive step for the military community, but for the families, couples and individuals most affected, it was just the first step.   Fort Bragg spouse Ashley Broadway's name has been splashed across headlines for the past month; despite being married to a

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McChord Reserve unit moves into new home

With the instant slice of a red ribbon, Citizen Airmen with the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron here celebrated the inauguration of their new home in Hangar 12, Feb. 9. Originally, they shared Bldg. 691 with the 446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. However, packing two squadrons with more than 300 Reservists into one

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