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Washington Veteran Affairs receives two national awards

Heroes & Awards

Washington Veteran Affairs receives two national awards

Because of its projects to eliminate homelessness among military veterans and to increase Medicaid assistance for veteran families, the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs received two national awards Tuesday, Feb. 11. Clyde Marsh, the president of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs, presented the WDVA with two

2014 Washington National Guard Combatives Tournament results

Recreation

2014 Washington National Guard Combatives Tournament results

Camp Murray played host to the Washington National Guard Combatives Tournament last weekend "It was pretty impressive. I was thoroughly surprised by some of the participants and their performance levels," said first-time combatives tournament staff member Staff Sgt. Adam Zangenberg. "I think the tournament is important for soldiers because it improves

36th Aerial Port Squadron deploys to Southwest Asia

News Front

36th Aerial Port Squadron deploys to Southwest Asia

This month, reservists attached to the 36th Aerial Port Squadron, which is part of the 446th Airlift Wing on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, McChord Field, will deploy to Southwest Asia in order to assist with the drawdown and subsequent redeployments out of Afghanistan. They are expected to be there for six

Feedbag: Four nights of Mischief, chocolate and beer, wine and cheese ...

Food Matters

Feedbag: Four nights of Mischief, chocolate and beer, wine and cheese ...

FOUR NIGHTS OF MISCHIEF The Social Bar and Grill (1715 Dock St., Tacoma) is celebrating a day of amore with four nights of Fremont Mischief, as in the distillery. Feb. 13-16 the Social will offer a special menu featuring matrimony between Mischief distillery and Mischief-based cocktail concoctions and entrees such as

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Keith Urban, Dave Matthews Band, Tech N9Ne, Mastodon, Old 97's, Aziz Ansari, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and others ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Keith Urban, Dave Matthews Band, Tech N9Ne, Mastodon, Old 97's, Aziz Ansari, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and others ...

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

Poppet puts on a show

Music

Poppet puts on a show

The first time I saw Poppet, it was a complete surprise. All I knew about her was that the wonderful Tender Forever had chosen to share a stage with her at The New Frontier Lounge, and that was enough of a seal of approval for me. I headed down to

Theater Review: Olympia Family Theater makes a charming "Pooh"

Stage

Theater Review: Olympia Family Theater makes a charming "Pooh"

There's not much better than sharing something you love from your childhood with the next generation of kids. There's not much worse than beloved literature being remade into something unrecognizable in the name of "modernization." The House at Pooh Corner currently at Olympia Family Theater allows you to revel in

Agnes Martin's artistic evolution

Stage

Agnes Martin's artistic evolution

I am about to say something that many lovers of modern art will consider downright sacrilegious. Here it is: I do not care for Agnes Martin's paintings. Never have. To me they are boring, and the new show at Tacoma Art Museum has done nothing to change my mind. We

Checking in with the Southern Exposure in waiting

Features

Checking in with the Southern Exposure in waiting

Sixth Avenue in Tacoma bustles with diners, and by diners I mean people who eat food. The street swells with happening restaurants and lounges, serving the late-night crowd to the foodnik lunch hour gang. Sixth's culinary cred will only demand more respect when Southern Exposure finally opens. Yes, I said

Acts of love at Café Love in Olympia

Features

Acts of love at Café Love in Olympia

In honor of our anti-Valentine's Day-themed issue, in which Volcano staff wrote bitterly about the woes of dating, love and relationships, I have decided to be anti-anti and write about the positivity of love. To be specific - to observe the random acts of love that surround us at any

Weekly Volcano writers grumble their way to V-Day

Arts

Weekly Volcano writers grumble their way to V-Day

In the third-grade, the students in my class were instructed to get each and every classmate a Valentine's Day card - usually something with Batman and Robin or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on it, along with a little pun. Nothing too intense. After all of the cards were distributed

Music Critics' Picks: People Under the Sun, Horse Bodies, Levels

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: People Under the Sun, Horse Bodies, Levels

[SYNTH-ROCK] + SAT, FEB. 15 I've written several times before about People Under the Sun, but here's the deal for the uninitiated: Beyond being reliably catchy providers of psychedelic synth-rock, People Under the Sun are perhaps the Tacoma music scene's most committed aesthetes. Not content to simply call it a day

Through Feb. 23: "Educating Rita"

We Recommend

Through Feb. 23: "Educating Rita"

As I watched Olympia Little Theatre's production of Educating Rita, a show it essentially ported over from Evergreen Playhouse in Centralia, I was reminded of both Oleanna and another play in love with English poetry, Margaret Edson's Wit. In this production, John Pratt (Premiere!) embodies Frank. Kaaren Spanski-Dreffin, one

Thursday, Feb. 20: Poppet

We Recommend

Thursday, Feb. 20: Poppet

Poppet, AKA Molly Raney, is a hard act to do any justice in describing. Just one woman, a keyboard and a looping pedal, yet it amounts to so much more than the sum of its parts. Clad in a spandex green onesie, Raney commands the stage with inventive melodies and

Through Feb. 21: "Joe Turner's Come and Gone"

We Recommend

Through Feb. 21: "Joe Turner's Come and Gone"

Director C. Rosalind Bell's staging completes the Broadway Center's production of all 10 plays in Wilson's "Pittsburgh Cycle," one for each decade of the 20th century. (Famous installments include Fences and The Piano Lesson, each of which won a Pulitzer Prize.) Joe Turner's Come and Gone demands nuanced

Through Feb. 23: "The House at Pooh Corner"

We Recommend

Through Feb. 23: "The House at Pooh Corner"

Olympia Family theater's production is charming, funny and quite adorable. It was difficult to tell who enjoyed the show more with laughter coming from the adults as well as the children in attendance. The main plot follows Pooh and the gang as they attempt to help their

Saturday, Feb. 15: Horse Bodies

We Recommend

Saturday, Feb. 15: Horse Bodies

Where do you rock on Valentine's weekend? How about McCoy's, where the crowd is rough and the music is loud. Saturday, Horse bodies, DBST and 10 Cents in Oklahoma will be playing for all the lovesick South Sounders, bringing a well-round bill of classic rock. Horse Bodies,

Saturday, Feb. 15: Levels

We Recommend

Saturday, Feb. 15: Levels

When Levels make music, they do not fuck around. With compositions tight as a drum and volume knobs dialed in to "internal-organ-jostling," Levels approach a purity of alt-rock purpose that nears elegance. Even with the guitar onslaught, Levels never come close to anthemic. Sounding something like the fuzzy baby of

Saturday, Feb. 15: People Under the Sun

We Recommend

Saturday, Feb. 15: People Under the Sun

I've written several times before about People Under the Sun, but here's the deal for the uninitiated: beyond being reliably catchy providers of psychedelic synth-rock, People Under the Sun are perhaps the Tacoma music scene's most committed aesthetes. Not content to simply call it a day at paying homage to

“The Square” captures Egypt’s ongoing revolution after Mubarak’s fall

Show And Tell

“The Square” captures Egypt’s ongoing revolution after Mubarak’s fall

Our government stinks. A disconcerting number of our politicians are corrupt, scheming scoundrels obsessed with growing their own bank accounts and stock portfolios and totally unconcerned with the welfare of the common folk! Wait, that's not right; let me try again. A disturbing amount of our politicians are nefarious socialists

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