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Tickets On-Sale Alert: Alice in Chains, The Psychedelic Furs, Justin Timberlake, Daniel Tosh and others ...

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Tickets On-Sale Alert: Alice in Chains, The Psychedelic Furs, Justin Timberlake, Daniel Tosh 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 Jonah Tolchin. Seattle. May

Outdoor Addict: Fresh start

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Outdoor Addict: Fresh start

The Great Ankle Fiasco of 2013 is the gift that keeps on giving. At this rate it's going to be a saga worthy of a Monty Python film. I keep waiting for the Knights Who Say Ni to tell me my ransom is a shrubbery. When I pitched this column to

The big transition

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The big transition

The transition from the military to civilian life is challenging, regardless of branch or rank; however, it is proving to be hardest for the lower enlisted who only spend a few years serving in uniform. According to the DoD's No Vet Left Behind, Inc., more than half of homeless veterans

Female Engagement Team at JBLM

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Female Engagement Team at JBLM

Those who serve in uniform are typically driven to it because they want to help others, they want to protect their country and because it is a great way to see the world. "I wanted to travel and explore, so I joined the Army right out of high school," said Sgt.

Seven Servicemembers whose resilience saved lives

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Seven Servicemembers whose resilience saved lives

When we talk about resilience, in an object, we're thinking about its ability to bounce back after being smashed. A racquetball pops back to "round" after squeezed. But a house, hit by a falling tree, caves in - hopefully not in a living area. A Soldier's resilience allows him/her to bounce back

Armed Forces Day 2013 events

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Armed Forces Day 2013 events

Until 1949, the Army, Navy and the newly established Air Force each had its own day for public recognition. The single-day observance was a natural follow - on to the unification of the armed forces under one department - the Department of Defense - in 1947. Armed Forces Day did

Urban Spelunker: Tacoma Dome District

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Urban Spelunker: Tacoma Dome District

The Tacoma Dome may well be the most recognizable landmark in the city of Tacoma. In addition to being a behemoth dome, the venue plays host to dozens of national acts each year. At first glance, the urban landscape surrounding the Tacoma Dome exudes the roughness that confirms Tacoma's unofficial

Honoring the armed forces

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Honoring the armed forces

Philip Pantoja couldn't stop smiling as he held a M1 carbine. "The Marine Corps taught me well in the use of this," the 20-year veteran said as he stood next to a restored Willy's Jeep. "But what I like most about today is that the public gets a chance to honor today's

Wednesday, May 22: Views on the Pacific - From backstage to center-stage of international relations

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Wednesday, May 22: Views on the Pacific - From backstage to center-stage of international relations

As the Defense Department shifts its military power and presence from a shrinking Middle East war zone to the vast Asia-Pacific region, it also is rebalancing its focus within the increasingly important region. Wednesday, May 22, the University of Washington Tacoma will host a symposium focusing on

Saturday, May 25: Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival

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Saturday, May 25: Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival

Whaddaya wanna do this weekend?" "I dunno, whadda you wanna do?" Ah, the clarion call of the ill-prepared. Memorial Day Weekend stares you in the face with its myriad entertainment and edification options, and you blink in confusion. How many of your valuable hours will you waste pondering where to spend

Military Sea Hawkers Booster Club entering golden era

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Military Sea Hawkers Booster Club entering golden era

On Jan. 13, the young and talented Seattle Seahawks team flew down to Atlanta to take on the intimidating 13-3 Falcons. Master Sgt. Traci Williams was there, tailgating with other Servicemembers. Ten years ago, she founded the Military Sea Hawkers booster club, which has grown to more than 1,000 members. The "young"

Wooden Lip Service: Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival

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Wooden Lip Service: Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival

Whaddaya wanna do this weekend?" "I dunno, whadda you wanna do?" Ah, the clarion call of the ill-prepared. Memorial Day Weekend stares you in the face with its myriad entertainment and edification options, and you blink in confusion. How many of your valuable hours will you waste pondering

May 25-Sept. 2: Spraygrounds

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May 25-Sept. 2: Spraygrounds

Good news! The eight spraygrounds in Tacoma - Kandle Park, Norpoint Park, Wright Park, South Park, McKinley Playfield, Wapato Hills Park, Jefferson Park and new destinations Titlow Park and Franklin Park - will be open daily beginning Saturday. As a result of the 2005 Park Improvement Bond, the old wading

Through June 2: "View of the Dome"

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Through June 2: "View of the Dome"

In the last month, recent corruption scandals in (pick a state or country) have been compared to From Russia With Love, season two of The Sopranos, Stranger Than Fiction and Groundhog Day. In regards to momentum, The South Puget Sound Community College Theater Program sure picked the right time to

Saturday, May 25: Street Scramble

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Saturday, May 25: Street Scramble

Scavenger hunts seem to be everywhere these days: museums, ballet companies and, of course, pubs. Many involved drinking booze and dressing like strippers and are not meant for kids, but street scrambles decidedly are. Typically, a street scramble is about navigating and discovering, which is exactly what will happen at Saturday

Blue Star Military Family Survey results

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Blue Star Military Family Survey results

Thursday, May 16, the Blue Star Families organization released the results of its fourth consecutive comprehensive survey, reflecting 2012. The survey is intended to take the pulse of the country's military families and pinpoint areas of strength, need and concern. Topics of interest ranged from suicide to the effects of the

Tuesday, May 28: Jim Whittaker lecture and slideshow

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Tuesday, May 28: Jim Whittaker lecture and slideshow

Finish this sentence: It ain't summer until you ... a) grill some kind of meat on the barbecue with a fruity beverage in tow. b) finally read Wuthering Heights.  c) build a sand castle and pretend your Godzilla for 30 seconds. d) Climb Mount Rainier. If you answered a), b) or c), we suggest you

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Cork! A Wine Bar Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Champagne Sunday. 8 pm. 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 Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, May 28, 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

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, May 27, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, May 27, 2013

BLUES The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. AEK Band. 8 pm. Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday. With Billy Pease, Paul Buck and Chris Gartland. 7 pm. NC. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino rockin' blues jam. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge

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