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Jack & Bill & Lu & Al

Show And Tell

Jack & Bill & Lu & Al

Typecasting can be both a boon and a burden. When an actor plays a role so masterfully or for so long that they become inexorably linked to it, it not only provides them job security, it cements their legacy in the "biz" and their place in the public consciousness. At

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Sasquatch! packages, James Taylor, Motley Crue, Jeff Dunham, Kathy Griffin and others ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Sasquatch! packages, James Taylor, Motley Crue, Jeff Dunham, Kathy Griffin and others ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week

Building Post Hall in downtown Tacoma

Music

Building Post Hall in downtown Tacoma

In the fall of 2012, I was given a tour through the cavernous insides of the old Tacoma Post Office building downtown. You know the one: weathered and storied, hunkered down on A Street, still with a functioning Post Office on the main floor, but with several other floors that

The Silver Dollars take the long, dusty trail back to the Sound

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The Silver Dollars take the long, dusty trail back to the Sound

The past few years have been exciting ones for certain graduates of the Tacoma School of the Arts: members of a SOTA music collective called Dear Records. Alumni of Dear Records include Brad Oberhofer (of Oberhofer, you know?), Molly Hamilton (of Pitchfork-approved Widowspeak), Colin Scott Reynolds (I Low, Watermelon Sugar,

Dillingers Cocktails and Kitchen speakeasy opens in Olympia

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Dillingers Cocktails and Kitchen speakeasy opens in Olympia

John Dillinger, the depression-era outlaw whose gang robbed two dozen banks and prompted the induction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is the inspiration behind the name Dillingers Cocktails and Kitchen, a new business located at 404 Washington St. in downtown Olympia. And, oh how apropos. Not only was the building

"A Punch of Color," works by Camille Patha at Tacoma Art Museum

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"A Punch of Color," works by Camille Patha at Tacoma Art Museum

The Camille Patha show at Tacoma Art Museum is stupendous. Frankly, having seen her paintings only on a computer screen, I had not expected anything so great. On my computer they were too slick, too intense, and overwhelming in a not-good way; but the real deal is breathtaking. The show is

Music Critics' Picks: La Luz, Balms, Dead Winter Carpenters

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: La Luz, Balms, Dead Winter Carpenters

[SURF ROCK] + SAT, FEB. 8 Last November, La Luz were driving along in their tour van when they hit a patch of black ice that sent them skidding into a concrete block. While waiting for AAA to come, a semi-truck came barreling into their van. It was a terrifying and

Fort Carson offers plenty of fun and excitement

Transitioning

Fort Carson offers plenty of fun and excitement

Last summer, the Army announced that it was going to begin cutting several combat teams during the next several years. One of the brigades chosen was Joint-Base Lewis McChord's 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, which will deactivate here next month. This decision came as a way for the

Through May 25: "A Punch of Color: Fifty Years of Painting by Camille Patha"

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Through May 25: "A Punch of Color: Fifty Years of Painting by Camille Patha"

The Camille Patha show at Tacoma Art Museum is stupendous. Frankly, having seen her paintings only on a computer screen, I had not expected anything so great. On my computer they were too slick, too intense, and overwhelming in a not-good way; but the real deal is breathtaking. The show is

Saturday, Feb. 8: Balms

We Recommend

Saturday, Feb. 8: Balms

San Francisco trio Balms do shoegaze right. Their songs are positively drenched with murk - the sort of cloudy texture that'd make you just a little more buoyant if you found yourself swimming in the stuff. The vocals trail off and bleed into one another, punctuated by the occasional angular

Saturday, Feb. 8: La Luz

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Saturday, Feb. 8: La Luz

Last November, La Luz were driving along in their tour van when they hit a patch of black ice that sent them skidding into a concrete block. While waiting for AAA to come, a semi-truck came barreling into their van. It was a terrifying and destructive blip in the middle

Friday, Feb. 7: The Silver Dollars

We Recommend

Friday, Feb. 7: The Silver Dollars

The past few years have been exciting ones for certain graduates of the Tacoma School of the Arts: members of a SOTA music collective called Dear Records. Alumni of Dear Records include Brad Oberhofer (of Oberhofer, you know?), Molly Hamilton (of Pitchfork-approved Widowspeak), Colin Scott Reynolds (I Low, Watermelon Sugar,

Vote for the best burger in the South Sound

Online Contests

Vote for the best burger in the South Sound

In March, the Weekly Volcano will host the South Sound Tournament of Burgers. Chosen through the nomination process below, the top 64 vote getters - the cream of the cow - will compete daily on our blog - Walkie Talkie - March 20-April 7. Through online voting, readers will pick

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight wants you

Jobs

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight wants you

The past decade of combat has increased the need for EOD technicians across the entire military, including within the 446th Airlift Wing's Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight on McChord Field. In fact, that need has grown urgent for the 446th EOD due to a number of its highly

Valentine's Day eats in Tacoma

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Valentine's Day eats in Tacoma

As an urban spelunker, it is my duty, nay, my privilege to explore the South Sound and discover sights to see, things to do and bites to eat. Lately, I've noticed a trend throughout my journeys - a mindset focused on amoré. It always happens around this time of year.

Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza officially commands I Corps at JBLM

News Front

Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza officially commands I Corps at JBLM

With I Corps' mission transitioning from the Middle East to the Pacific Rim, its new commander will be a veteran Army officer with 34 years of military experience, giving him the background and the "perfect preparation" needed to help lead Joint Base Lewis-McChord into the future. Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, whose

JBLM Ready, Set, Sell group

Military Life

JBLM Ready, Set, Sell group

To actually hold a yard sale, you must put up signs, collect items for years before you have enough to necessitate the event and you have to sit there, rain or shine, and hope the people come to buy and not only to haggle. Or you could join the JBLM Ready,

Team Operation Homefront

Health

Team Operation Homefront

Love to run? Enjoy the thrill of competition? Like to challenge your athletic ability? Well, those who answered yes to one or more of these questions are in luck: There's a way to accomplish these goals and help a great cause that supports servicemembers and their families at the same

2nd Ranger Battalion memorial enters next phase

News Front

2nd Ranger Battalion memorial enters next phase

The Pointe du Hoc Foundation, which was founded in 2011, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the families of the 2nd Ranger Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, as well as to recognizing and commemorating Rangers and their families, from WII to the present. As part of that, the foundation's board

Theater Review: A class act at Olympia Little Theatre

Stage

Theater Review: A class act at Olympia Little Theatre

I get Frank Bryant in Willy Russell's 1980 two-hander Educating Rita; not that I've played the role, though I have costarred in a play with a similar setup, David Mamet's Oleanna (1993). In that show, a female student compensates for intellectual weaknesses by accusing her male professor of sexist behavior.

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