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Freaky Sunday

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Freaky Sunday

As I groggily blink away the sleep from my eyes this morning, yawning and stretching, I'm hit by the feeling that something is not quite right. My room smells like my mom, Jackie, has been in here again:  faint lavender and chamomile aromas linger. And as I stretch my gangly adolescent limbs, I

Through May 26: "Little Shop of Horrors"

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Through May 26: "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

Through May 31: "Printmakers: The Art of the Hand Pulled Print"

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Through May 31: "Printmakers: The Art of the Hand Pulled Print"

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

Thursday, May 16: Rose Windows

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Thursday, May 16: Rose Windows

As I've said before, the hunt for nostalgia in contemporary music has been both a blessing and a curse, as bands have found and emulated long-forgotten artists and influences to varying degrees of success. At its worst, this kind of emulation comes across as the pandering output of those who

Friday, May 10: The Super 8

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Friday, May 10: The Super 8

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 Super 8 are instantly

Saturday, May 11: Women In Comedy

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Saturday, May 11: Women In Comedy

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

Saturday, May 11: Mammoth Salmon

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Saturday, May 11: Mammoth Salmon

Portland's Mammoth Salmon is playing this Saturday in Olympia. Of course, McCoy's will be hosting, as the band's chunky, heavy riffs need the proper ship to anchor down in. There is no doubt in my mind that this show will be as good as the name Mammoth Salmon implies. Imagine

Outdoor Addict: The Waterwalk at Point Ruston

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Outdoor Addict: The Waterwalk at Point Ruston

Oh dear reader. I swear that last weekend you all turned Ruston Way into material for the next Macklemore hit. You were poppin' tags and on the prowl. I enjoy watching y'all strut your stuff as much as anybody but if hoards and traffic aren't your thing there is a

How to be a military journalist

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How to be a military journalist

Terry Leonard has been the editor of Stars and Stripes for the past 5 1/2 years. Prior, he spent 28 years with the Associated Press - 20 of that overseas in places as diverse as Rome, Rwanda, Romania, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. We caught Leonard for a few minutes and

JBLM sexual assault survivor turns tragedy into triumph

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JBLM sexual assault survivor turns tragedy into triumph

Former Army Spc. Christina Jones swallowed 30 morphine pills and slumped against her bedpost. "Maybe this time, I'll get it right," she whispered, referring to her second suicide attempt in a week. The voices in her head grew distant and Polaroid images of terror blurred. Jones was sexually assaulted three times

A veteran's best friend

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A veteran's best friend

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce's Veteran and Business Specialist Greg Mowat is on the road virtually non-stop these days. He doesn't mind it one bit. Since the Chamber's Veteran and Business Service Program in partnership with Workforce Central launched late last year, Mowat has made a number of business and community connections in

Urban Spelunker: Proctor District

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Urban Spelunker: Proctor District

Tacoma's Proctor District personifies what makes a charming business district hip with its community events, walkability and variety of services available. Surrounding the intersection of North 26th and Proctor streets, the Proctor District is within a short trip from the Ruston Way waterfront, downtown Tacoma and Point Defiance Park. Within a

Thursday, May 23: Memorial Day Exhibition

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Thursday, May 23: Memorial Day Exhibition

Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl, USMC (Ret.) kept a journal of his time on a ship traveling around the western Pacific, when he was in Desert Storm, and the third was serving as the military escort in charge of accompanying the remains of 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps - who was

Thursday, May 16: Westerns chat with Robert Horton

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Thursday, May 16: Westerns chat with Robert Horton

Appropriate. One meaning, multiple nuances. Uno: It is not appropriate to use outside voices inside. Dos: It is very appropriate to yell "Yeehaw!" every time you agree with film reviewer Robert Horton at the Olympia Timberland Library. Horton will pull up a bale of hay Thursday and explain how the

Thursday, May 16: Tacoma ART BUS

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Thursday, May 16: Tacoma ART BUS

Those who tour the Tacoma art galleries, museum and businesses every Third Thursday - whether it was during the former Third Thursday Artwalk or its replacement, the Tacoma Art Mingle - have had that Moment. The Moment you know you will look back on six months (or a year, or

Saturday, May 18: Historic Home Tour

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Saturday, May 18: Historic Home Tour

You wake up. Your knees ache, your back pops - maybe you feel like a totally different person. That's essentially what has happened to the J.C. Todd home - a "free classic" Victorian style home built in 1901 by general contractor Edward C. Hill for newlyweds J.C. and Gladys Todd.

Monday, May 20: Fleetwood Mac

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Monday, May 20: Fleetwood Mac

The Mac is back! Well, kind of. The Mac - that's Fleetwood Mac, for those of you who weren't around in the late '70s/early '80s and/or don't have parents - is back in name, at least, Monday, May 20 at the Tacoma Dome. Drummer Mick Fleetwood, bassist John McVie, guitarist/vocalist

Mary Mann named muralist of the month

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Mary Mann named muralist of the month

Tacoma Art Group - or TAG to the cool kids - is a conglomeration of Tacoma's museums, galleries, artists and other artsy goodness that has set out to support Tacoma's arts scene. Its latest artsy razzmatazz sees TAG highlighting a mural/public art artist monthly and his or her contributions to the

Saturday, May 18: Swantown Boatswap and Chowder Challenge

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Saturday, May 18: Swantown Boatswap and Chowder Challenge

Get your Gilligan on Saturday when the Port of Olympia resurrects the Swantown Boatswap and Chowder Challenge. Boat connoisseurs will be able to peruse boats listed for sale, pick up parts and accessories all while enjoying a little bit of live music and chowder from Thurston County eateries. The chowder

Friday, May 17: Pierce County READS with Paul McLain

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Friday, May 17: Pierce County READS with Paul McLain

Ernest Hemingway was a megalomaniac. We know this from Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris flick. Hemingway was also suffered from depression, and ultimately committed suicide at the age of 61. There has been much written about this great American writer, but not through the sensibility of his wife or lover

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