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Queen Latifah

I walked into the Pantages Theater last night with exact notions on how I felt about Queen Latifah and what her performance would look and feel like. I walked out after finding all of these notions to be true. Queen Latifah is beautiful. Queen Latifah

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On local screens this week

30 DAYS OF NIGHT: Barrow, Alaska, said to be the northernmost town in America, undergoes 30 days without sun every winter, which makes it an ideal holiday haven for vampires.  The townsfolk, led by Josh Hartnett and Melissa George, do battle against ravenous vampire hordes led by Danny Huston, in

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Art in the City

When the bombings of Sept. 11, 2001 left a country reeling, Stella Haioulani was a coffee-shop regular who took it upon herself to be sociologist to her community. Haioulani, (say, How-a-lahnie) whose first name means “Star” and whose last name means “Beautiful Heavens,” came to Tacoma from California as a young

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Ryan Adams and others on sale

SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, (253) 627-TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, (866) 468-7623, www.ticketweb.com on sale now Correo Aereo Olympia. Nov. 30-Dec. 1 8 pm. $8-$12 (Traditions, 360.705.2819). Shoshana Bean, Paul Gabrielson Olympia. Dec. 7 8 pm. $10-$25 (Minnaert Center, 360.596.5501). Ain’t Misbehavin’ Seattle. Dec. 18-23 7:30 pm. $26.50-$28.50 (Jazz

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Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest

The Weekly Volcano didn’t spot Cousin Eddie at Doyle’s Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest the night before Thanksgiving, but we did spot winners Mike Finch and Grace Toledo. Although they weren’t handknit, they were truly amazing sweaters.  

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Don’t be absurd

The new show at The Helm may be called “Don’t Be Absurd,” but it is all about absurdities such as shapeless cloths leaping into the air on city streets and cutely menacing creatures that are half whale and half swordfish. Works by nine artists cram the little gallery. Some of the

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Laugh your ash off

The parade of princess shows continues in the South Sound. Tacoma Little Theatre, as you know, is finishing its run of “Sleeping Beauty” this weekend just as Federal Way’s Centerstage Theatre is staging “Cinderella.” This version of the show comes to the South Sound in the tradition of the English pantomime

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Restaurant biz is tough

What makes a restaurant succeed? This is a question that has many complicated answers. If the answers were easy, people would be opening dining establishments right and left. Smart folk don’t open restaurants. Crazy people do. To put it more politely, people that like to live on the edge open

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Holiday spirit

Taste the Holiday Spirit The holidays. Love ’em or loathe ’em, they’re here, complete with fudge, stuffed mushrooms, plump guys in red suits and parties! Pot luck, probably. Bobble Tiki already juggles a stack of invites and might even volunteer (or, more likely, be volunteered) to throw a bash too. And

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Delivering the goods

ANNOUNCER: “Gimme a pig foot and a bottle of gin,” sang Bessie Smith in 1933. “Move me, ‘cause I’m in my sin.” Well, the boys weren’t gnawing on a pork stump, but they were sinning, all right, during the last visit to Cicada Restaurant & Lounge. Cicada’s long list of

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Australian Public and Trade Tasting

Friday, Nov. 30: Pasado’s Animal Safe Haven Fund Raiser and Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., $10, The Wine Basket, 2118 S. 314th St., Federal Way, 253.874. 3070. Saturdays: Wine tasting, 2-5 p.m., Wine Bank, 7017 27th St. W., University Place, 253.564.1101. Monday, Dec. 3: Psychic Shirlee Teabo, 4-8 p.m., $15, Vin Grotto Café

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Cheese basket

I love cheese the way some people love coffee. I need it, want it and think about it at least once an hour. When eating, I’m considering what type of cheese would make whatever I’m munching on better. I love trying different cheeses, as I am on the never-ending search

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Candye Kane, John Courage and others

Thursday, Nov. 29 ROCK beautiful mothers I must admit I have no clue what’s going on with one of my favorite local bands, the Beautiful Mothers. Many indications seem to suggest the Mothers have disbanded, yet they’re most definitely scheduled to play Hell’s Kitchen tonight. The band’s MySpace page has a video

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Finn Riggins

Idaho isn’t known for much, but that seems to be changing. Bands like Hailey, Idaho’s Finn Riggins are reinventing the potato state. Of course, Idaho has had Built to Spill for some time now, but besides that, it’s mainly been starchy tubers, Mark Fuhrman, and Jake Plummer. That’s a pretty impressive list,

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Similar garage rock to a point

When Pierced Arrows played the Brotherhood Lounge in October, it was hard not to take note. Considering both Fred and Toody Cole, from Dead Moon fame, play in Pierced Arrows, how could you not be intrigued by the couple’s new band? Oregon’s Dead Moon were the definition of seminal over

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Barefoot Studios reopens

Moving is never easy and more difficult for businesses, yet Tacoma’s Barefoot Studios has made the leap and settled in a new location. Many factors in 2006 made the move for Barefoot a necessity, not the least being a 50-percent rent increase.  Owners Paul and Josephine Zmolek moved from their

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Kitty Diggins moves in

This week I became one of the luckiest girls in the world because I got something that’s going to help me with my personal finances, safety and general quality of life. I got a roommate! Hellooooo Ian! He’s been one of my best pals ever since I moved back to Seattle after

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Tacoma Gnome

Leave it to Natasha to launch a full-blown investigation to get to the bottom of a question that has been on the lips of so many Tacomans. Who in the heck is the Tacoma Gnome? In case your eyes have been closed in the City of Destiny, there’s this pint-sized gnome that

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The King of rock and roll

Broadway, Tacoma, United States, the World. Walk down a street, notice empty store fronts with official looking signs ensuring they’ll remain empty for a while. Pass the Rainbow Center and Club Silverstone. Go too far and hit the Republican Party storefront. But what’s this? Yep, you’re seeing it with me. There,

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Skinny chef

Back in the day, I was a diver on the high school diving team. In the water, we girls all pretty much looked the same, devoid of makeup and crazy-eighties big hair. The boys, slicked-down wet and wearing tight little skivvies, were unrecognizable in the halls by day, prompting me

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