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The Rockford Files: Rockin' with the Fishes

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The Rockford Files: Rockin' with the Fishes

Last week The Rockford Files covered the June 2 benefit concert produced by the Fish Food Banks of Pierce County and Maurice the Fish Records at Louie G's Pizzeria. I attended the show that Sunday afternoon, and am gladly here to inform my readers that it was - not surprisingly

Urban Spelunker: Downtown Gig Harbor

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Urban Spelunker: Downtown Gig Harbor

Downtown Gig Harbor boasts majestic waterfront views and an idyllic warm atmosphere. The streets are lined with charming eateries, retail spots and galleries, making it a destination to grab a nibble, sip on a cocktail and take in the view. Whether you're a family man, shopaholic, admirer of art or outdoorsy spirit - what makes this

Guardsman works in the same battalion as his father

People Rule

Guardsman works in the same battalion as his father

Sgt. Christopher Martin has a typical commitment of a servicemember to state, country and family. However, whether his uniform is on or off, Martin goes above and beyond living and breathing that dedication. He is also one of a few soldiers in the military working alongside his dad. "I truly believe

Where to gamble in the Tacoma and Olympia area

Viva South Sound

Where to gamble in the Tacoma and Olympia area

Casinos are some of the few places where you can walk around with a beer in your hand, enjoy some games, win some money if you're lucky ... ah, good times. Fortunately, the Tacoma-Olympia area has casinos big and small. Larger area casinos offer you just about everything a Vegas

Life's a Gamble

Arts

Life's a Gamble

When I think about gambling, for some reason the image of bells ringing and sirens blaring as admirers gather to watch me collect my winnings never quite pops into my head. In my wildest fantasies, I still either end up destitute or out in the alley, getting kicked to death

Olympia Meat Collective

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Olympia Meat Collective

We've all heard the horror stories of what happens in the mainstream meat market: the pink slime chicken nuggets, E.coli outbreaks and cruelty to animals - just to name a few of the monstrosities. What if we could do something at a local level to change that? This is the idea behind Olympia

New food at Cheney Stadium

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New food at Cheney Stadium

Aromas of hotdogs, peanuts and popcorn wafts through the air. Hats, shirts, mitts and more are emblazoned with the same logo and color schemes in an effort to visually root for the home team in unison. There's a buzz in the air, and the energy of a whole group of people

The Cocktail Draper-O-Meter

Liquid

The Cocktail Draper-O-Meter

What's so cosmopolitan about a cosmopolitan? It's not as though the name corresponds to any of the concoction's inherent qualities (in fact, given its hue, "redneck" would make for a more ?tting moniker). Ditto the countless other cocktails whose appellations' origins remain obscure, from the Greyhound to the Rusty Nail.

The macrocosm of Malaikat Dan Singa

Music

The macrocosm of Malaikat Dan Singa

If Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat Dan Singa is a mouthful of a name, then his music does well to invade every other one of your senses. For years, de Dionyso has been making a name for himself as one of the premier practitioners of experimental music in the Northwest. Unlike

Music Critics' Picks: Tommy Dean, Broken Water, Sweet Water, Memory Boys

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: Tommy Dean, Broken Water, Sweet Water, Memory Boys

[FOLK] + FRI, JUNE 7 What Tiny Tim was for Tin Pan Alley-era singers, Tommy Dean is for rambling folk of the '50s and '60s. Like Tiny Tim, Tommy Dean is a self-stylized revivalist, an encyclopedia of long-forgotten tunes. He's a jukebox - pop a quarter in him and he'll go.

Down under at the Museum of Glass

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Down under at the Museum of Glass

Little known to most Americans, there is a glass art movement in Australia that developed alongside the similar glass art movement in our area going back to the 1970s, spurred by artists from Pilchuck and the Bullseye Glass Company in Portland. "The connections between Australia and the Pacific Northwest are

Through June 23: "Same Time, Next Year"

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Through June 23: "Same Time, Next Year"

Olympia Little Theater's production of Same Time, Next Year stars Jeff Hirschberg and Rebecca Lea McCarthy. Director James Patrick cast mature actors and let the script catch up with them. This presents Hirschberg and McCarthy with the challenge of acting 25 while looking, well, not 25, and

Through January 2014: "Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest"

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Through January 2014: "Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest"

Little known to most Americans, there is a glass art movement in Australia that developed alongside the similar glass art movement in our area going back to the 1970s, spurred by artists from Pilchuck and the Bullseye Glass Company in Portland. "The connections between Australia and the Pacific Northwest are

Thursday, June 13: Memory Boys

We Recommend

Thursday, June 13: Memory Boys

Upon first listen to Memory Boys, one gets the impression that they are practitioners of this sort of trendy, depressive songwriting, cloaked in darkness and murky with reverb. This is certainly the case, to an extent, but repeated exposure reveals a nifty knack for interesting twists and turns - unexpected

Saturday, June 8: Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat Dan Singa

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Saturday, June 8: Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat Dan Singa

If Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat Dan Singa is a mouthful of a name, then his music does well to invade every other one of your senses. For years, de Dionyso has been making a name for himself as one of the premier practitioners of experimental music in the Northwest. Unlike

Saturday, June 8: Broken Water

We Recommend

Saturday, June 8: Broken Water

"Sitting down to write about Olympia's Broken Water, I'm tempted to get stoned first. Listening to the three-piece and their fuzzy, shoe-gazing drone-rock, I'm nostalgic for contemplative thoughts that roll with the crescendos and crashes of the music. But I don't have to get stoned. They take me there anyway.

Friday, June 7: Tommy Dean

We Recommend

Friday, June 7: Tommy Dean

What Tiny Tim was for Tin Pan Alley-era singers, Tommy Dean is for rambling folk of the '50s and '60s. Like Tiny Tim, Tommy Dean is a self-stylized revivalist, an encyclopedia of long-forgotten tunes. He's a jukebox - pop a quarter in him and he'll go. Armed with a six-string

Love, brigade style

Military Policy

Love, brigade style

Before the technology age and the advent of Skype, there were love letters. They were the only way soldiers could keep in touch with their sweethearts back home and they were treasured by anybody who received one. Last week, married and single soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment,

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick, The Lumineers, Stereophonics and others ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick, The Lumineers, Stereophonics 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   >>>

5 frozen yogurt shops in Pierce County

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5 frozen yogurt shops in Pierce County

In the golden era of my youth, when I was about 7 years old, my parents and I frequented the delicious, bison-serving Ruston landmark Tatanka Take-Out. Tatanka is famous for its lean and tasty bison meat, which is applied liberally to burgers, burritos and sandwiches, but my 7-year-old, sweets-loving self

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