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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

This Date In History: July 4th

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This Date In History: July 4th

For some Americans, July 4th is simply a day of pure rest and relaxation, with baseball, hot dogs and potato salad.  And that is just fine with our past military heroes who fought to secure our back yards and barbecues. Other Americans will use July 4th to reflect on their freedom.

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

Fourth of July 2013 Command Center

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Fourth of July 2013 Command Center

This Independence Day we celebrate our Nation's 237th birthday and honor the legacy of our founding fathers. Pioneers such as Presidents Washington and Jefferson set a young nation on a course for democracy guided by the values of liberty and justice that have shaped our national character. Today, as throughout

Thursday, July 11: Jazz Under the Stars

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Thursday, July 11: Jazz Under the Stars

We always enjoy a Big Dipper after tight harmonies. And thank the heavenly bodies, Pacific Lutheran University will, for the 15th year, make our dreams come true.  The college hosts Jazz Under the Stars, an outdoor jazz concert series followed by rare public entry into the Keck Observatory - although the

Soldiering is a special calling: Brig. Gen. Billy Don Farris

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Soldiering is a special calling: Brig. Gen. Billy Don Farris

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. - "Service to the nation is an affair of the heart, a calling of noble purpose for only a very small percentage of the American people," according to Brig. Gen. Billy Don Farris. Farris answered that calling for 30 years, serving

Thursday, July 11: One Night Only drag show

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Thursday, July 11: One Night Only drag show

If you are a lover of men in fishnets and wigs that reach higher than Marge Simpson's beehive, phone the baby-sitter, prepare to call in sick to work the next day, and make the trip to the Mansion Thursday night to see "One Night Only," a drag show to kick

High Intensity Language Training at JBLM

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High Intensity Language Training at JBLM

Linguists from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Army National Guard and Reserve units put their foreign language skills to the test during a course that would immerse them in the local culture of their target language. The 341st Military Intelligence Battalion (Linguist) and the JBLM Foreign Language Training Center invited military linguists

Friday, July 12: "Ragtime"

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Friday, July 12: "Ragtime"

When you think about it, we already experienced the turn of a century. So, technically, if you think about it, a turn-of-the century musical like Ragtime should really be set in the here and now. It should present contemporary people with ... contemporary issues. It should really accurately represent events

Outdoor Addict: Mount Rainier is gorgeous right now

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Outdoor Addict: Mount Rainier is gorgeous right now

It's that time of year again folks. You know, that moment when the kids have been out of school just long enough to have exhausted the lengthy list of summer activities but not long enough to start preparing for them to go back to school? That few weeks of summer

Through Wednesday, July 17: Tacoma Pride Festival

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Through Wednesday, July 17: Tacoma Pride Festival

We know you're looking forward to Tacoma Pride Festival. Free parties, kick-ass DJs, Paula Poundstone, an excuse to drink - what's not to like? To help you maximize your Pride experience, the Weekly Volcano lists the Mommy Dearest of all previews. These are the must-attend events for the week. See

Friday, July 12: Distringuished Writer Series

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Friday, July 12: Distringuished Writer Series

Distinguished writers, poets, playwrights, short story writers, and people who scribble on cocktail napkins will step up to the mic from 7-9 p.m. Friday as part of the Distinguished Writer Series and Open Mic at King's Books. Lucas Smiraldo - a local poet who has worked in solo performance and

Saturday, July 13: Summertime Spectactular

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Saturday, July 13: Summertime Spectactular

So what does a summertime community festival at the Museum of Glass look like? It includes Jennifer Adams assist you in creating your own spangled (with prose and poetry) star wand, Synergy Dance Company performing new routines in the Grand Hall, Barony of Blatha An Oir medieval reenactment battling before

Saturday, July 13: "The Flintstones"

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Saturday, July 13: "The Flintstones"

The original Flintstones TV cartoon series aired from 1960 to 1966 and was essentially an animated remake of the live-action sitcom The Honeymooners, which aired for the bulk of the '50s. In 1994, The Flintstones was turned into a live-action movie, which will be projected on a giant 40-foot outdoor

Saturday, July 13: Tacoma Urban Coop Tour

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Saturday, July 13: Tacoma Urban Coop Tour

It's high time for a chicken-coop makeover. Just look at your coop with its rusty nails and splintery plywood frame, the dirty wire mesh walls and soiled dirt floor - none of it goes well with your teak loungers from Pottery Barn and copper birdbath from Smith & Hawken. You

Tom Skerritt helps JBLM's Wounded Warriors

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Tom Skerritt helps JBLM's Wounded Warriors

Sure, you can picture him in uniform, lecturing a young Mr. Cruise, but for Tom Skerritt, the military is more than a role he once inhabited.   "I was in the service - sometime after the civil war - so I've always had an interest in the military," explained veteran actor

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