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Saturday, Jan. 11: Trees and Timber

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Saturday, Jan. 11: Trees and Timber

Over the past year or so, Trees and Timber have picked up a lot of steam around the South Sound. Their brand of garage rock incorporates playful elements of gypsy music, casually tossing in a French verse here and there, luring audiences into impromptu oompah dance parties. Their sense of

Friday, Jan. 10: Stop Light Party with DJ Hawkskee

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Friday, Jan. 10: Stop Light Party with DJ Hawkskee

"Grand opening!" "Grand closing!" These two words grace South Sound hip-hop music venue posters too often, many times within two months. Somebody with an attitude, somebody messin' with somebody's somebody or somebody trippin' in general - dope hip-hop shows or parties disappear because somebody acts "ignint." This isn't the case for

Friday, Jan. 10: Abdu Ali

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Friday, Jan. 10: Abdu Ali

Baltimore artist Abdu Ali is a tough one to pin down. Combining surreal poetry with droning R&B, Abdu Ali comes across as a restless experimenter, switching back and forth from rapping, chanting, singing and startling outbursts. His recent, lurching "Thornz" is as unsettling as it is oddly sensual. Elsewhere, "Machete

Friday, Jan. 10: Echo Echo Echoes

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Friday, Jan. 10: Echo Echo Echoes

The Echo Echo Echoes are a Seattle band, far from the sunny beaches that they love to evoke. Though they call themselves a surf-pop band, and they have a song nostalgically titled "Surfer Girl," they are very quick to joke that wearing wetsuits and catching waves is something very far

Urban Spelunker: Sumner

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Urban Spelunker: Sumner

As one may imagine, any town dubbed "the Rhubarb Pie Capital of the World" is likely to maintain a small-town charm built upon a history built on agriculture. This stands true for the city of Sumner. Sumner's downtown boasts a plethora of spots prime for antique shopping excursions, fun retail

Army veteran paralyzed after surgery

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Army veteran paralyzed after surgery

"When I started my organization my love was to take care of my comrades because of the bond we had," explained Kelly Carroll, an Army and National Guard disabled veteran who founded the "R Place of Refuge" charity out of her home in Kent in 2000. "I wanted to continue

Puget Sound military health care network stretches from JBLM to Oak Harbor to Bremerton

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Puget Sound military health care network stretches from JBLM to Oak Harbor to Bremerton

Facing budget cuts, Brig. Gen. John Cho is studying how to do more with less and still provide quality health care for the military by streamlining and partnering. Cho, the commanding general of the U.S. Army's Western Regional Medical Command, said part of the solution is found in cooperative efforts, partnering

Theater Review: "Who's Afraid" of a three-act war?

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Theater Review: "Who's Afraid" of a three-act war?

There are roles we actors take on to prove, to ourselves and others, we can bear them. We dash ourselves against the windmills of Hamlet and Lear, Ophelia and Lady Macbeth. We speak of epic, three-hour monsters like Angels in America or August: Osage County with daunted respect. Some scripts,

Through Sunday, Jan. 26: Washington Sportmen's Show

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Through Sunday, Jan. 26: Washington Sportmen's Show

It's winter, and you're hankerin' for some good old-fashioned outdoor fun, but all you can do is sit by the fireplace and watch Aunt Tilly do the mendin'. Never fear, the Washington Sportsmen's Show is here, with all the fish catching, bow hunting and turkey calling seminars you can cram

Wednesday, Jan. 22: Big Winter Reds tasting

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Wednesday, Jan. 22: Big Winter Reds tasting

One of the more embarrassing chapters in our culinary education happened in what we like to call wino season, when restaurateurs and wine merchants conspire to raise our consciousness (and open our wallets) with tastings, feasts and soirees. It's always January and February, when we would do well to stay

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC The Bomb Shelter Tacoma - Eastside. Miss Massive Snowflake, Rainstick Cowbell. Secret show. All Ages. 9-12 pm. $5, Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Cascade Community Center JBLM-Lewis Main. Bar Bingo in Heroes Lounge. No cash prizes. 7

Tuesday, Jan. 21: Freedom Trilogy

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Tuesday, Jan. 21: Freedom Trilogy

If you missed the stage reading of the delicious Southern-fried fiction of our own Mr. Alec Clayton at Olympia Timberland Library this past summer, you have another chance Tuesday, y'all. Clayton wrote a trilogy set in the steamy Mississippi Gulf Coast: The Backside of Nowhere is the story of movie

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool Bingo. 6:30 pm. White Horse Tavern Yelm. Barstool Bingo. Prizes! 7 pm.

Monday, Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Monday, Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King was propelled into the public limelight five days after civil rights activist Rosa Parks, on Dec. 5, 1955, refused to obey the Montgomery, Ala., law mandating that blacks sit in the back of the bus. A boycott of the city buses was declared, and King, as

Monday, Jan. 20, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Jan. 20, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Uke-Olympians. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Dakota Bob & The Businessman Band. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma

Sunday, Jan. 19: Opera Cinema Series - "The Magic Flute"

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Sunday, Jan. 19: Opera Cinema Series - "The Magic Flute"

Do you know the story of The Magic Flute? Mozart's famous 1791 opera tells the tale of four hopeless romantics who triumph over adversity - including giant serpents, a ruthless queen and evil sorcerers - to find true love. By Victorian standards, The Magic Flute was considered risqué because it

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Jan. 19, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. Urban Grace Church Tacoma - Downtown. Martin Luther King, Jr. Redeeming the Prophetic Vision Interfaith Service and Event featuring a new theatrical creation from C. Rosalind Bell, spoken word, African drumming, and group singing of civil rights-era songs. 2:30-4

Saturday, Jan. 18: NSC Speed Skating

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Saturday, Jan. 18: NSC Speed Skating

Looks like the Bettie Brigade, Dockyard Derby Dames and Oly Rollers have competition for the title of Fastest Wheels in the South Sound. The National Speed Skating Circuit (NSC) holds its first event of the year Saturday at the Tacoma Armory.  Inline skaters will race around a wooden track at

Saturday, Jan. 18: Dining at Downton: A Trial By Fork

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Saturday, Jan. 18: Dining at Downton: A Trial By Fork

If you're a fan of Downton Abbey, and have craved receiving a fancy engraved invitation that reads, "Lord and Lady Hinklebottom request your company for dinner at Hinklebottom Manor in East Thrappingstock," then this is your lucky day. OK, "Hinklebottom Manor" is actually the Key Center Pierce County Library and

Saturday, Jan. 18: Oshogatsu in Olympia: Japanese New Year Celebration

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Saturday, Jan. 18: Oshogatsu in Olympia: Japanese New Year Celebration

Do you know what Shodo is? How about Sumi-e? Tako? Ikebana? Well, you have to know origami - don't you? OK, quickly, in reverse order, they are: paper-folding, flower-arranging, kite-making, ink-painting and calligraphy. Confused? Excellent. Now you can go to the Oshogatsu in Olympia: Japanese New Year Celebration to get

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