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Saturday, April 13: KAOS FM 40th Anniversary Party

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Saturday, April 13: KAOS FM 40th Anniversary Party

This Saturday, KAOS 89.3 FM celebrates their big 4-0 at the Olympia Ballroom with AfroMassive and Kasata Sound, two groups that will get into your bones with their funk, jazz and rhythm. KAOS has been long been know for their fun, and continue to bring new and refreshing topics to

Saturday, April 13-Sunday, April 14: The Double Shot Festival of Overnight Plays

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Saturday, April 13-Sunday, April 14: The Double Shot Festival of Overnight Plays

Ordinarily, writing a short play takes weeks or even months. As it moves into production, everyone from the cast to the director to the guy who delivers sandwiches has editorial input. What began with a clear authorial vision might veer off in any number of unexpected directions. The Double

Saturday, April 13: Wild Moth

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Saturday, April 13: Wild Moth

The formula of "loud-quiet-loud," as formalized by the Pixies and popularized by bands like Nirvana, is a deceptively simple, yet frequently engrossing, way of assembling songs. These frantic bursts of noise that encapsulate stretches of gentle reflection - it's a hell of a way to demand attention from a listener.

Saturday, April 13: Gray Sky Blues Music Festival

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Saturday, April 13: Gray Sky Blues Music Festival

The annual Gray sky Blues Music Festival began in 2008 when the Daffodil Parade organizers approached the Tacoma Events Commission, asking for help to get more people to attend the long running parade. Seizing on the opportunity to bring some brightness to the mid-spring doldrums, the Commission envisioned the Gray

MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: Wild Moth, Anuhea, Sadie and the Blue-Eyed Devils, Cusses

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MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: Wild Moth, Anuhea, Sadie and the Blue-Eyed Devils, Cusses

>>> Saturday, April 13 WILD MOTH The formula of "loud-quiet-loud," as formalized by the Pixies and popularized by bands like Nirvana, is a deceptively simple, yet frequently engrossing, way of assembling songs. These frantic bursts of noise that encapsulate stretches of gentle reflection - it's a hell of a way to demand

Downrange Golf Clinic: Taking ‘the next step’

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Downrange Golf Clinic: Taking ‘the next step’

Will Silva knows how to play golf, but it was only until recently the JBLM fire prevention officer learned what he was doing wrong with his game.The Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events teamed up with the Professional Golfers' Association Monday for the

New sexual assault documentary, ‘The Invisible War,’ required viewing for all I Corps NCOs and officers

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New sexual assault documentary, ‘The Invisible War,’ required viewing for all I Corps NCOs and officers

  One after another their faces fill the screen. They are familiar. They are men and women we served with, from our neighborhoods, from our lives. Their stories are each unique and yet somehow the same. One by one, from each of the services, enlisted and officer, they

Becoming a casualty assistance officer ‘a calling,’ chief says

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Becoming a casualty assistance officer ‘a calling,’ chief says

On Easter Sunday while children participated in backyard egg hunts and neighbors greeted each other at church, a team from JBLM's Casualty Assistance Office arrived at Gray Army Airfield for another sort of family gathering - to support a grieving father, mother and wife as they

Children’s musical performance highlights weeklong workshop

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Children’s musical performance highlights weeklong workshop

On the eve of her Kids' Fest performance, Lainey Surles swung her head back and forth as she strummed an inflatable guitar to Queen's "We Will Rock You." "This is showbiz," the 8 year old said after rocking out. Highlighted by two performances at the annual JBLM Kids' Fest

Airmen train for casualty movement

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Airmen train for casualty movement

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - When personnel are injured in Afghanistan, help is no farther away than a medic's tactical field care, a nine-line medevac request, and a helicopter flight to a forward operating base. Depending on the severity of an injury, a wounded Servicemember may be sent to Landstuhl Regional

Digital book highlights military finding an outlet through sports

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Digital book highlights military finding an outlet through sports

March Madness may be over, but sports fans can now focus on returning to the gridiron and the approaching football season - and the camaraderie it brings.   Earlier this month, Seattle author Derek Johnson showcased that effect in Rooting From Afar: Military Members Follow Football while on Deployment, a collection of

Diversity Film Festival, Environmental Film Festival, 24 Hour Movie Marathon, 72 Hour Film Competition

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Diversity Film Festival, Environmental Film Festival, 24 Hour Movie Marathon, 72 Hour Film Competition

I see you now, peeking out your bedroom window with trepidation, scanning the skies for the next threat of rain. (Don't ask how I know where you live, just ignore the nondescript vehicle cruising slowly past your home ... YOU LOOKED! *tires squeal*) Where was I? Right, your feeling of house

The Rockford Files: The Redroom bowing out in style

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The Rockford Files: The Redroom bowing out in style

Founded in the fall of 2010, The Redroom quickly became one of the most popular all-ages venues in Tacoma. In terms of attendance and frequency of shows, it is likely the most active. Fostering the South Sound metal scene from its unassuming location on Tacoma Avenue, it has cultivated much

I entered "The Rock Pit" and everyone heard

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I entered "The Rock Pit" and everyone heard

Recently I accomplished one of my many life goals. I heard my voice on the radio. After sending a quick text to the girlfriend telling her to tune in, I sat down in front of a microphone owned by Tacoma's Darrell Fortune who expanded his Northwest Convergent Zone podcast into

The Evergreen State College: "Finish" in the work of art

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The Evergreen State College: "Finish" in the work of art

Works in theme shows often tend to be arbitrary, but when The Evergreen State College puts up a theme show they do it right. They thoroughly, intellectually and aesthetically investigate the theme. The theme of TESC's latest show, featuring works by visual arts faculty and staff, is the idea of

Feedbag: Bates party, Leukemia fundraiser and cooking classes

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Feedbag: Bates party, Leukemia fundraiser and cooking classes

BATES SIZZLES Bates Technical College hosts its 11th annual fundraiser "Bates Sizzles" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 inside the Pantages Theater (901 Broadway, Tacoma). Tickets are $60 if you're going stag or $100 per couple and include libations, nibbles provided by Pacific Grill and a silent auction and raffle event

What's The Word?: The rise of Tacoma hip-hop groups

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What's The Word?: The rise of Tacoma hip-hop groups

The quality of Tacoma hip-hop has really increased. There have always been talented artists doing their thing here, but even just a few years ago there was a lot less dopeness out there. I remember only being able to really like and appreciate a handful of the hip-hop that our

"Premiere!" aims high

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"Premiere!" aims high

In 2010, Shakespeare expert Brean Hammond of Nottingham University declared that the 1727 Lewis Theobald play Double Falsehood was, as Theobald claimed, a reboot of an earlier play called Cardenio. What's the big deal, you ask? Cardenio is one of a handful of plays co-written by William Shakespeare but since

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, April 18, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, April 18, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Cascadia Grill Olympia - Downtown. Jeremy Serwer. All Ages. 6-9 pm. NC. Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. Mark Iler. All Ages. 11 am. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. Eagle's Hall Olympia - Downtown. OlyBlues Dance Night. Third floor, no partner

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, April 19, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, April 19, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Little Creek Casino Shelton. Paul Davis. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. James King & The Southsiders. 8 pm. $6. COMEDY/GAMES Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. 4:20 Comedy Showcase, with Travis Simmons, Nigel Larson, Fred Bowski, Boe Blast. 8:30 pm. $15. Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Shane Mauss.

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