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Lucky Day: "Bonedraggers EP"

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Lucky Day: "Bonedraggers EP"

It was a clear day at Owen Beach, and I was sitting on the sidelines with my back turned away from the sand and the sunbathers and toward the green and rising peaks of Vashon Island when Simon Williams asked me a question, "Have you heard it yet?" Simon Williams, being

Saturday, June 15: Tony Bennett

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Saturday, June 15: Tony Bennett

Vocal legend Tony Bennett pushes boundaries when it comes to his duets, most notably those with k.d. lang. But when it comes to flying solo, the man gives the people exactly what they want: his smooth, elegant, laidback take on standards you'd swear were his to begin with. Each time

Thursday, June 13: "Michael Jackson: HIStory"

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Thursday, June 13: "Michael Jackson: HIStory"

One day long, long ago, Michael Jackson appeared on television doing this dance number called the Moonwalk.  His song had groove, his right hand had glove, and this magical dance had Michael sliding, gliding backward, as if he were ... on the moon. It stands today as a best-loved reminder

Saturday, June 15: The Importance of a Party on the Patio

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Saturday, June 15: The Importance of a Party on the Patio

The sundresses and flip flops that are released from their closets this time of year are fine and dandy for this fundraiser. This Saturday, break out your inner Algernon or Lady Bracknell (please imagine the "r" rumbling like thunder as you read that name) for Lakewood Playhouse's Party on the

Special military photography

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Special military photography

One spouse, two businesses and endless creativity. "I do not do background photography. I just love the feel of being outside and in a natural environment to capture these families," stated Autumn Samen, who did photography as a hobby for 13 years before starting her business, Trunks Photography. Samen classifies herself as

Saturday, June 15: "Sweet & Hot" jazz

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Saturday, June 15: "Sweet & Hot" jazz

When jazz trumpeter Lance Buller isn't holding court at Metropolitan Market's espresso area or every Friday at Maxwell's Speakeasy, he's producing jazz concerts, including a Jazz@TMP series at Tacoma Musical Playhouse. Buller has lined up another winner as the Black Swan Classic Jazz Band from Portland, Ore. and their vocalist,

Second JBLM Fisher House seeks support

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Second JBLM Fisher House seeks support

Last year, David Coker - the president of the Fisher House Foundation, Inc. - announced that they were launching a campaign to build a second Fisher House on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Since its inception, all of the Fisher Houses have saved active duty military and veteran families an estimated $192 million

Through Oct. 6: "Creating the New Northwest"

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Through Oct. 6: "Creating the New Northwest"

Opening June 15 and running through Oct. 6, The Herb and Lucy Pruzan collection will be on display at Tacoma Art Museum. Representing half a century of art collecting, the Pruzan collection features more than 100 works from well-known Northwest artists including such art world stars as William Cumming, Gaylen

Saturday, June 22: Brew Five Three

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Saturday, June 22: Brew Five Three

Tacoma is chock-full of fun community events and festivals this summer. With the combination of local food vendors, blues bands and more than 35 Washington craft brewers, Brew Five Three is one not to miss. This inaugural event, put on by Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, takes

Sunday, June 23: Spud Goodman Show reunion

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Sunday, June 23: Spud Goodman Show reunion

WITH A SPATULA IN ONE HAND AND A HOT DOG IN THE OTHER >>> Bruce Walkup was the booking agent for Tacoma's Prosito Restaurant in the mid-'80s. Considered the first commercial venue to host alternative bands, Prosito's music was turned off by the Liquor Board for

"Laramie Project": Important story, well told

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"Laramie Project": Important story, well told

On Oct. 6, 1998, two Laramie men, Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney, offered 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, openly gay, a ride home from a bar called the Fireside Lounge. They drove him outside of town, beat him with fists, pistol-whipped him, tied him to a shake fence and left him to

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist and Cafe Latte Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Kevin Jones. All Ages. 7 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.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, June 18, 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, June 17, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, June 17, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. St. Practice Day, with The Bog Hoppers. 8 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Uke-Olympians. All Ages. 7 pm. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday. With Billy Pease, Paul Buck and Chris

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, June 16, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, June 16, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. BLUES 2 Mile House Olympia - Westside. Blues Bentley Band Sunday Jam. 5-8 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. Immanuel Presbyterian Church Tacoma - Northend. Blues Vespers, with

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, June 15, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, June 15, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. Part Of Fortune. All Ages. 11 am. NC. BLUES Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. The Cold 102's, Ant Estrada. 9:30 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Caroline Rhea. 8 and 10:30 pm. $20-$25. Grit City Comedy

Thursday, June 20: Tacoma Arts Mingle and William H Bryant III

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Thursday, June 20: Tacoma Arts Mingle and William H Bryant III

Thursday, June 20 is the third Thursday of the month, which means only one thing for the Tacoma crowd: Time for Tacoma Arts Mingle - a night of strolling through galleries, museum and art friendly businesses. And as such hip citizens, you take Tacoma Arts Mingle virgins to the best

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, June 14, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, June 14, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Amocat Cafe Tacoma - Triangle District. Amocat Live! featuring the Amocat House Band. All Ages. 7 pm. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Terry Holder, John Batdorf. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. BLUES Vinum Coffee and Wine Lounge Tacoma - Downtown. Friday Night Blues, with

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, June 13, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, June 13, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Cascadia Grill Olympia - Downtown. Jeremy Serwer. All Ages. 6-9 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Lewis County. Open Mic Night. All Ages. 6:30 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. Eagle's Hall Olympia - Downtown.

Saturday, June 15: "Back To The Future"

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Saturday, June 15: "Back To The Future"

"Run for it, Marty! THE LIBIANS!" "That's your name, Calvin Klein, right? It's all over your underwear." "Where we're going, we don't need... roads." It's hard to believe it's been 28 years since Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) first leaped into that plutonium-powered DeLorean and time-traveled back to 1955. LeMay - America's Car

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