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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

Wednesday, April 24: Sabrina Chap

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Wednesday, April 24: Sabrina Chap

When you build your act and your music around theatricality, you quickly realize after making a few recordings that there is eventually no place to go but bigger and bigger. More hooks, more color, more eccentricity. Sabrina Chap has backed herself against this wall, but she continues to imbue her

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, April 20, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, April 20, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Longbranch Improvement Club. Blame Sally. All Ages. 8 pm. $15 adults, $8 teens and younger. Little Creek Casino Shelton. Paul Davis. 7 pm. NC. Lucky Eagle Casino Rochester. Songwriter's Circle, featuring Bobby Pinson, Jamie Paulin, Trent Tomlinson. 8 pm. $15. Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. Tommy Dean. All Ages. 8 pm. $6. BLUES Jazzbones Tacoma -

Ancient Warlocks

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Ancient Warlocks

I need to get my hot little hands on the upcoming split 7-inch release by Mos Generator and Ancient Warlocks. If they can put all the power and straight fucking rock they pull at their live performances onto a little piece of vinyl, then I'm sold. I apologize for dropping the

Congratulations Oliver's Sandwiches

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Congratulations Oliver's Sandwiches

Readers were asked to name the best, the tastiest, the most fantastic sandwiches in the South Sound to compete in the Tournament of Sandwiches, sponsored by Subway. Sixty-four sandwiches and three weeks of tournament-style voting later, it was a showdown between STINK's Stinker sandwich and Oliver's Sandwiches' lobster sandwich. The

Saturday, April 20: Ancient Warlocks

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Saturday, April 20: Ancient Warlocks

I need to get my hot little hands on the upcoming split 7-inch release by Mos Generator and Ancient Warlocks. If they can put all the power and straight fucking rock they pull at their live performances onto a little piece of vinyl, then I'm sold. I apologize for

Music Critics' Picks: Hands In, Bleak Outlook and Sabrina Chap

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Music Critics' Picks: Hands In, Bleak Outlook and Sabrina Chap

>>> 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 In is made up of one guy, a series

Fab-5 and Walidah Imarisha spoken word performance

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Fab-5 and Walidah Imarisha spoken word performance

American Voices: Invisibility, Art, and Educational Justice is a three-part series presented by Puget Sound University's Race and Pedagogy department. The series features educators, scholars, artists, and activists whose work stimulates critical intellectual engagement about issues of racial justice and educational reform. Thursday, April 25, the series culminates in a collaboration

New ACS class asks married couples to focus on themselves

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New ACS class asks married couples to focus on themselves

Some married couples fight to the point of screaming and yelling, which can lead to one side blaming the other. But in the nine-week ScreamFree Marriage course, offered by JBLM's Army Community Service, the focus is more on the individual rather than both people in the

110th Chem. Bn. Soldiers help beautify VFW post

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110th Chem. Bn. Soldiers help beautify VFW post

TACOMA - Soldiers from JBLM's 110th Chemical Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade spent their Friday doing a little bit of spring cleaning at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 969 in Tacoma. As part of the battalion's "Care Fridays," Soldiers helped with a beautification of the building both inside

JBLM Soldiers helping on Habitat for Humanity project

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JBLM Soldiers helping on Habitat for Humanity project

PARKLAND - "Communities like this are amazing," Katrina Masters professed Saturday afternoon, looking over a charming 30-home development that boasts two separate playgrounds, a sports field, numerous rain gardens, protected wetlands, walking trails - even streets and driveways that soak up rainfall. She smiled as she talked

McChord Reservist shoots straight from the hip about new command

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McChord Reservist shoots straight from the hip about new command

In the midst of 280 acres of flat Colorado farmland, stands a man with the gaze of Clint Eastwood. His day will include bailing hay, tending his barn or herding cattle with his son. It's hard work, but at least he can look out at his ranch and admire the

8th AS returns home

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8th AS returns home

More than 60 Airmen from the 8th Airlift Squadron returned to McChord Field April 5 after a 60-day deployment to Southwest Asia. The Airmen were deployed as the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Their mission was to provide global strategic airlift, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation and humanitarian

After The Battle: The flying ICU

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After The Battle: The flying ICU

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Three critically injured patients need immediate transfer to a medical facility outside of Afghanistan. One has a shot to the head, the other has missing limbs and the last has an open abdominal wound. Without a mobile intensive care unit, these patients will not make the

Wear purple Friday to salute military youth

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Wear purple Friday to salute military youth

"Purple Up day is great, because you can show your support for military kids no matter where you are," said Washington National Guard Youth Council member Dari Batey. "When kids see people in their own communities showing support, they have an opportunity to know that people all over acknowledge our

The Grand Suggests: "42" with Tacoma leaders

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The Grand Suggests: "42" with Tacoma leaders

Athletes are often honored as heroes for their speed, agility or skill on the field. They become legends with each record they break or title they lead their team to win. But sometimes in history their actions off the field are more heroic than on it. Such is the story of

A warrior chaplain: 2/75 Ranger serves God, country

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A warrior chaplain: 2/75 Ranger serves God, country

There is a theology of combat. At a recent 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment award ceremony, the unit's chaplain said during the invocation, "You are used by Him to fulfill the mission on earth to rid the world of evil." That Protestant chaplain is Capt. John McDougall, and he is a warrior

JBLM teen seeks crown

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JBLM teen seeks crown

Kalie Wright does not let life's challenges stop her from pursuing her dreams. "I believe I have to do more to be successful," the 15-year-old freshman at Clover Park High School said recently as she enjoyed a caramel macchiato at a local coffee shop. "I take the lessons learned to turn

Love, law and the desire to defend

Family

Love, law and the desire to defend

"One of the aspects of military life that civilians don't always get is that when you marry a Soldier, the military and your spouse are a package deal," said Heather Straub. Straub and her husband, Capt. Alex Straub, have been married for almost five years. They met working at a public

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