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Thursday, May 9: Spaghetti Feast

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Thursday, May 9: Spaghetti Feast

One Saturday this August, Music and Art in Wright Park will, once again, shake the lawn bowlers at Wright Park in Tacoma's Stadium District. What began in 1993 as an awesome outdoor rock concert is still an awesome outdoor rock concert, only now with more art. Last year 2,500 lounged

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

BLUES The Royal Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Alice Stuart, with Dan Tyack. 7:30 pm. Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Crazy Texas Gypsies Open Jam. 8 pm. Midtown Grill Bonney

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Summit Pub Puyallup. Tim Hall & The Band Real Times. 7:30 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool

Brig. Gen. Halstead to speak at 2013 Women Veterans Summit in Tacoma

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Brig. Gen. Halstead to speak at 2013 Women Veterans Summit in Tacoma

Retired Brig. Gen. Rebecca (Becky) Halstead spent 27 years in the Army and was the first female graduate of West Point to reach the rank of general officer. She is living proof that life is a continuous opportunity for growth, education and improvement.  "The day you stop learning is the day

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, May 13, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, May 13, 2013

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. Dean Reickard. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino rockin' blues jam. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, May 12, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, May 12, 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. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Open Shape Note Singing. All Ages. 5 pm. NC. BLUES 2 Mile House Olympia - Westside. Blues Bentley

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, May 11, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, May 11, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Under The Bridge (5601 S. Puget Sound) Tacoma - South. An Evening Of Words and Music featuring Rane Stone and Bradford Loomis, plus spoken words by Jeff Richardson, Athena Nation and Tina Rawle. All ages. 5-10 pm. $10. Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi Bar Vashon. Islewilde's Mother Of All Shows.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, May 10, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, May 10, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Amocat Cafe Tacoma - Triangle District. Amocat Live! featuring the Amocat House Band. All Ages. 7 pm. Spar Cafe Olympia - Downtown. Paul Mauer. 8 pm. NC. BLUES Vinum Coffee and Wine Lounge Tacoma - Downtown. Friday Night Blues, with T-Town Swing. All Ages. 8:30 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, May 9, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, May 9, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Cascadia Grill Olympia - Downtown. Jeremy Serwer. All Ages. 6-9 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. The Junction Sports Bar and Grill Lewis County. Blues Jam. Hosted by Blues Attitude. 8 pm. Eagle's Hall

Tacoma Little Theatre stages "Little Shop of Horrors"

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Tacoma Little Theatre stages "Little Shop of Horrors"

Whether you've seen Little Shop of Horrors or not, it is so much a part of our pop culture that it is difficult not to have some preconceived ideas when you hear the title. Thankfully, Tacoma Little Theatre's production of the musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken lives up

The Rockford Files: Olympia native Erica Freas

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The Rockford Files: Olympia native Erica Freas

This week as I sat down to write my column concerning the no-longer-important subject matter I had been planning to write about, I made a musical discovery of seismic proportions - the kind of discovery one might liken to IMPORTANT DISCOVERY HERE, with an effect more profound than a college

Friday, May 10: 72 Hour Film Festival viewing party

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Friday, May 10: 72 Hour Film Festival viewing party

72 hours is not a long time. The teams competing in this year's Grand Cinema 72 Hour Film Festival - a yearly Tacoma institution - know this all too well. Last weekend, frenzied packs of Tacoma filmmakers dashed around T-town, hurriedly capturing on film all the entries

Tickets On-Sale Alert: The National, Royal Teeth, Adam Carolla, Hinder, Rebelution and others ...

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Tickets On-Sale Alert: The National, Royal Teeth, Adam Carolla, Hinder, Rebelution and others ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week and down the road. SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, 253.627.TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, 800.325.SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, 866.468.7623, www.ticketweb.com   >>> ON SALE NOW Orgone, Polyrhythmics. Seattle. June 21 9:30

Feedbag: Wine benefit, Hilltop Kitchen, Italian cooking and more ...

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Feedbag: Wine benefit, Hilltop Kitchen, Italian cooking and more ...

DRINK WINE FOR THE CHILDREN Treos is not your average cafe. Though you can get a superb cup of the roasted bean, they also have a lovely selection of vino. Friday May 10, Treos (2312 N. 30th St., Tacoma) will give you a good excuse to try some of their selecting

Friday, May 10: Midnight Salvage Co. CD Release Party

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Friday, May 10: Midnight Salvage Co. CD Release Party

Looks like it's the end of the road for Tacoma Rock Band Midnight Salvage Co. Well, sort of. This Friday, May 10, at Jazzbones, the band will be playing their last official show - and releasing their sophomore album, Neon Lights. A year ago, the band holed up at Seattle's

Saluting moms of local rock stars

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Saluting moms of local rock stars

Sun-kissed hair piled lightly on top of her head, wearing a flowing white blouse and matching white skirt with eyelet detail, Carole Black looks angelic, not the type of woman you might expect to have given birth to a rock 'n' roll party machine. But it's true. Black, called "Rocker Mom"

Meet these two musicians: Simon Williams and Eli Moore

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Meet these two musicians: Simon Williams and Eli Moore

Equipped only with a steno pad and ballpoint pens Weekly Volcano intern Sean Contris braved the local music scene to find out what's hip, what's hop and what's happening. Below, you'll find profiles of two local musicians: oddball instrumentalist Simon Williams and singer/songwriter Eli Moore. Readers who wish to learn more

Music Critics' Picks: The Super 8, Midnight Salvage Co., Mammoth Salmon, Rose windows

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Music Critics' Picks: The Super 8, Midnight Salvage Co., Mammoth Salmon, Rose windows

[AMERICANA] + FRI, MAY 10 There's a kind of gauzy, depressive Americana that began spreading around in the '90s, spearheaded by the likes of Bill Callahan and Lambchop - these masters and practitioners of the slow-burning, baritone-voiced folk music that reveled in cynical humor as much as poignantly expressive dirges. The

Laugh it up Mom

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Laugh it up Mom

Being a mother is rough. From wiping bottoms and runny noses to shelling out the credit card for another school expense, the demands of a mom never stop. We at the Weekly Volcano understand. That's why I suggest a night of comedic relief and live music. Saturday, May 11 the Temple

Sweet prints

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Sweet prints

My admiration for Lisa Sweet is growing. I was impressed with the pieces she had in the recent "Finish" show at The Evergreen State College and even more impressed with her work in the current show at Childhood's End Gallery - "Printmakers: The Art of the Hand Pulled Print." It

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