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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

Video: Do you Understand PTSD?

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Video: Do you Understand PTSD?

FROM SPOUSEBUZZ... When my wife deployed a couple years ago my biggest concern was that she would come home with some form of post traumatic stress disorder. The idea of PTSD scared the crap out of me because I didn't know anything about it. I laid awake at

1/2 off at Goodwill during USO promotion

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1/2 off at Goodwill during USO promotion

Military service members, dependents and retired military with a valid military ID can shop for half price during a special USO Northwest promotion at Goodwill retail outlets in Tacoma (April 20), Lakewood (May 11) and Spanaway (June 1). All shoppers will also have the opportunity to purchase and donate assorted

4th AS deploys for overseas contingency

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4th AS deploys for overseas contingency

The 4th Airlift Squadron deployed March 31 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. More than 60 Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing's 4th AS departed for a 60-day deployment to the Middle East. They will be accompanied by Airmen from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

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

Brigade boot camp: Strykers celebrates Month of the Military Child at JBLM

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Brigade boot camp: Strykers celebrates Month of the Military Child at JBLM

Landon Hall scampered up the ramp of a Stryker, looked around the vehicle and said, "This is cool!" He was one of about 200 children who - along with their parents - braved sporadic downpours to enjoy a Spring Break Boot Camp. The 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division's Ready Reserve hosted the

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

Girl Scouts at JBLM rock

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Girl Scouts at JBLM rock

About 20 Girl Scouts listened intently as Kate Tegeler, a camp director, explained how to use a knife to cut a banana safely. "Always be careful where you point this," she said.  Participating last week in a Girl Scout Spring Break Camp at the DuPont headquarters, the girls learned about conservation, water

Making your own booze in Gig Harbor

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Making your own booze in Gig Harbor

In his usually pointed way, Mark Twain neatly summed up his feeling about spirits when he said, "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough."   Making this kind of distilled, liquid goodness - the Irish called it "lively water" - is an interpretive process involving

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

South Sound Cinema

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

Music

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

Food Matters

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.

Friday, April 19: Hands In

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Friday, April 19: Hands In

The first time I saw Hands In, it was in a basement in South Tacoma. All I knew about what I was going to see was that it was a one-man band from Portland. In practice, Hands Is made up of one guy, a series of pre-programmed beats and melodies,

Friday, April 19-Sunday, 21: Bleak Outlook Volume 1

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Friday, April 19-Sunday, 21: Bleak Outlook Volume 1

Before Tacoma's semi-longstanding, all-ages venue The Redroom closes its door for good April 27, Bleak Outlook Volume 1 will blow open doors and minds this weekend with a three-day fest that includes two kickin' shows at The Redroom and one at Fifth Dimension. Bleak Outlook? Is this about the fate of

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