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The Rockford Files: Freedom Fair music

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The Rockford Files: Freedom Fair music

If you are a loyal attendee of Tacoma's Fourth of July festival, Freedom Fair, you may have had a bit of a scare last year when you heard the rumors. Prior to last year's annual celebration on Tacoma's Ruston Way - featuring live music, food vendors, a car show, and

The Grand Suggests: "Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm"

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The Grand Suggests: "Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm"

I know that I may be revealing myself as a bit of a musical troglodyte if I tell you this, but when I first received word that I'd be reviewing the movie Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm, my first thought was, "Who the heck

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Danzig, Shabazz Palaces, Digital Affair and others ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Danzig, Shabazz Palaces, Digital Affair 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

Friday, July 5: Hip-hop show

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Friday, July 5: Hip-hop show

Most renowned for its rock sensibilities and downtown Olympia hardcore patronage - as well as favored (pricewise and taste-wise) drinks among Olympians - McCoy's Tavern continues its mild shift of venue personage as it hosts another hip-hop function.  This time featuring the likes of an O'Lacey (Olympia and Lacey) who's who

Thursday, July 4: Fourth of July events

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Thursday, July 4: Fourth of July events

Oh my gawd. Bobble Tiki loves the Fourth of July. He loves it so freakin' much he doesn't know what to do with himself. He's giddy for two weeks in advance and suffers from a deep depression for two weeks after. Bobble Tiki is as patriotic as they come -

Feedbag: Summer desserts, Culinary Boot Camp, Stadium Fare and more ...

Food Matters

Feedbag: Summer desserts, Culinary Boot Camp, Stadium Fare and more ...

SUMMER DESSERTS STAR Center's (3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma) wellness coach Laurie Larson will be instructing "Fresh and Healthy Summer Desserts" - a fresh take on berry bountiful desserts - at 6 p.m. Monday, July 8. The class is $25 for residents and $27 for non-residents. STAR Center's cooking and nutrition

Washington state motorcycle club has veterans' backs

News

Washington state motorcycle club has veterans' backs

It's adding a little sugar to a cup of coffee or opening a fresh new bar of soap just out of the wrapper. For some, these things are simply woven into the fabric of our lives and seemingly overlooked or taken for granted. For others, like local veterans in need,

Where to eat in the South Sound when you're pregnant

Features

Where to eat in the South Sound when you're pregnant

Ah pregnancy, affectionately referred to as the ole "bun in the oven," is a miraculous and lovely time in one's life that I happen to be in the midst of. With all of the amazing and delightful aspects, though, there comes a certain level of sacrifice. After all, we all

Narrows Brewing Co. opening at Narrows Marina

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Narrows Brewing Co. opening at Narrows Marina

A bridge, a band and now a brewery, the Narrows is an iconic name in the South Sound. Narrows Brewing Company in Tacoma is on the cusp of its opening day, and a talk with head brewer Joe Walts offers insight on what to expect. "The main thing people are going to

Paula Poundstone tells Tacoma

Arts

Paula Poundstone tells Tacoma

Within the first few minutes of her latest album, I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston, Paula Poundstone lays out the groundwork for everything she's all about, comedically: she talks about the difficulties in raising her adopted children and her animals, she touches on her OCD, and, most notably,

Lemolo and "The Kaleidoscope Dance" is a celebration of beauty

Music

Lemolo and "The Kaleidoscope Dance" is a celebration of beauty

The past couple of years have been exciting ones for Lemolo. Last year, in particular, saw the release of the Seattle duo's debut LP, The Kaleidoscope - an appropriate title, evocative as it is of the band's dreamy, summery shimmer. Capitalizing on the steam that Lemolo had been building up,

Critics' Music Picks: C.F.A., McTuff, Muscle and Marrow, Sam Vicari

Critics' Picks

Critics' Music Picks: C.F.A., McTuff, Muscle and Marrow, Sam Vicari

[ROCK] + SAT, JULY 6 When you just need to beat the heat, or shake a shitty day, or celebrate a good one for that matter, then a good rock show can fill the void, getting into all the crevices of your brain and soul, like a quality coating of caulking.

"Life is OOD" on Hilltop Tacoma

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"Life is OOD" on Hilltop Tacoma

Sean Alexander's installation, "Life is OOD" at Fulcrum Gallery, is a giant departure from the ink drawings he is known for. It is a love song to the Hilltop Tacoma neighborhood in manipulated found objects. Alexander has collected, and in some cases stolen, items unique to Hilltop - even iconic

Friday, July 12-Sunday, July 14: Narrows Brewing Co. Opening Weekend

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Friday, July 12-Sunday, July 14: Narrows Brewing Co. Opening Weekend

With a second story view, the Narrows Brewing Company's taproom is divided into two separate rooms connected at the same bar, lending itself to an L-shaped arrangement. Reclaimed wood from the marina is used in the structure and décor, and while there is wine, beer and food from

Friday, July 12: Paula Poundstone

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Friday, July 12: Paula Poundstone

Beginning her career at open mics in Boston, Paula Poundstone soon moved to San Francisco, which in the late '70s and into the '80s, was the hub for freethinking and unique comedians. People like Dana Gould, Jake Johannsen and Bobcat Goldthwait, among others, would hone their craft at places such

Thursday, July 11: Sam Vicari

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Thursday, July 11: Sam Vicari

The opening chords of "The Things I Say," by Sam Vicari, give me chills of recognition. With its gently chugging guitars and sugary sweet vocals, it is instantly reminiscent of decades of power pop, its melody even stretching back to the two-minute guitar heaven of early Beatles. Vicari is clearly

Thursday, July 11: Muscle and Marrow

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Thursday, July 11: Muscle and Marrow

Hailing from Portland, Muscle and Marrow is the project of singer and guitarist Kira Clark. I want to emphasize those words: singer and guitarist. Muscle and Marrow is entirely concerned with the dance and interplay between Clark's tremulous voice and the fuzzy tones emitted from her guitar. The gauzy guitar

Saturday, July 6: Lemolo and the Kaleidoscope Dance

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Saturday, July 6: Lemolo and the Kaleidoscope Dance

The past couple of years have been exciting ones for Lemolo. Last year, in particular, saw the release of the Seattle duo's debut LP, The Kaleidoscope - an appropriate title, evocative as it is of the band's dreamy, summery shimmer. Capitalizing on the steam that Lemolo had been building up,

Saturday, July 6: Cody Foster Army

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Saturday, July 6: Cody Foster Army

When you just need to beat the heat, or shake a shitty day, or celebrate a good one for that matter, then a good rock show can fill the void, getting into all the crevices of your brain and soul, like a quality coating of caulking. Not many folks in

The Perfect JBLM Fourth of July Party

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The Perfect JBLM Fourth of July Party

When we think of holiday picnics, we think of backyard parties filled with good food, interesting people and fascinating conversation. The food and drink are important, but successful mingling is paramount in my mind. We believe these types of experiences are to be valued. Holiday gatherings are not about how

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