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Thursday, Feb. 27-Sunday, March 2: Sewing & Stitchery EXPO

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Thursday, Feb. 27-Sunday, March 2: Sewing & Stitchery EXPO

Well holy crap. Honestly, we see an event title like "Sewing & Stitchery EXPO" and our eyes instantly glaze over. Sounds like about 11 old ladies in a double wide crocheting death certificates, right? Wrong. Completely false. As it turns out, the Sewing & Stitchery EXPO overtaking the Washington State

Thursday, Feb. 27 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Thursday, Feb. 27 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. Eagle's Hall Olympia - Downtown. OlyBlues Dance Night. Third floor, no partner necessary. All Ages. 9 pm. $5. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Andy Haynes. 8 pm. $15.

Visual Edge: Becky Knold at Salon Refu

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Visual Edge: Becky Knold at Salon Refu

Three years ago I wrote that painter Becky Knold was an up-and-coming late bloomer and galleries should take a look at her. Since then her work has become ubiquitous. Galleries took a look, and they liked what they saw. This week she had openings at two different galleries on successive

Joint Base Lewis-McChord dependent wins Act Six Scholarship

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord dependent wins Act Six Scholarship

When local high school student Elexia Johnson says she wants to do something, believe her. The Harrison Preparatory student, who resides with her family at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has a passionate commitment and mission to strive for excellence and to mentor and help others. For Elexia, these are more than mere

Talking TED with Vicci Martinez

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Talking TED with Vicci Martinez

The notion of "ideas worth spreading" is a broad one, but it's one that will be explored when TEDxTacoma comes to the Theatre on the Square. TED, of course, standing for "technology, entertainment and design," these speaking engagements always draw a wide range of presenters with divergent backgrounds, all talking

Feedbag: Thursday Night Throwdown Northwest, We Are The Champions IPA, Sukiyaki Dinner

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Feedbag: Thursday Night Throwdown Northwest, We Are The Champions IPA, Sukiyaki Dinner

THURSDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN The folks at Valhalla Coffee Co (3928 Sixth Ave., Tacoma) take their roasted bean biz seriously and prove it by hosting #TNTNW - aka Thursday Night Throwdown Northwest - showcasing local barista talents making latte art from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 27. The $5-buy-in-winner-takes -all event is open to

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Snoop Dogg, Florida Georgia Line, Justin Nozuka, YG, Eels, Clay Walker, Colt Ford, Terry Bozzio, Vokab Kompany and others ...

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Tickets On-Sale Alert: Snoop Dogg, Florida Georgia Line, Justin Nozuka, YG, Eels, Clay Walker, Colt Ford, Terry Bozzio, Vokab Kompany and others ...

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

TBASA keeps you on your toes

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TBASA keeps you on your toes

May as well get this out of the way right now: TBASA is not an acronym. Rather, it's a sort of convenient mashup of one guy's name. Tim Basaraba is a restlessly inventive singer-songwriter, beginning his musical life in Idaho as a punk singer, and subtly merging into a genre-hopping

Music Critics' Picks: Survival Knife, Big Wheel Stunt Show, Seagull Invasion, Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: Survival Knife, Big Wheel Stunt Show, Seagull Invasion, Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery

[HARD ROCK] + FRI, FEB. 28 This week the entire bill rules. I wish I had room to dive into the history these bands have, how deep their ties to the music scene run, how stellar their dynamic is, like the patterns of a mandala, reaching into the organisms of time

Here comes Tacoma Beer Week 2014

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Here comes Tacoma Beer Week 2014

Tacoma's first annual Tacoma Beer Week is mere moments away. Earlier this year, some of Tacoma's finest brewmasters joined forces to create a collaborative brew, which, at the time, was simply reported as a black IPA. We now know that this brewski has been given the moniker Tacoma's Neo Noir

Through March 16: "Atmosphere, Land and Water"

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Through March 16: "Atmosphere, Land and Water"

Becky Knold's paintings are hard to describe. They're nothing and they're everything. They're abstract, minimalist, colorful but in a subdued way. They're atmospheric color-field paintings with barely discernable forms if any, and no subject matter whatsoever; yet they are clearly landscapes and paintings of buildings. They

Monday, March 3-Thursday, March 6: Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery

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Monday, March 3-Thursday, March 6: Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery

Look, at this point the Pacific Northwest - not to mention the current pop landscape in general - is choked with folk-rock revivalists. Bands like Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and even American Idol winners (good lord, Phillip Phillips) have taken to appropriating folk and bluegrass and imbuing with a

Monday, March 3: Seagull Invasion

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Monday, March 3: Seagull Invasion

Seagull Invasion list their music as "funk slip slop slurp," and that's as good a place to start as anywhere. From the rubbery first beats of their song, "Oop," it's clear that Seagull Invasion are approaching everything from a skewed angle. Drum machine clatter is engulfed in elastic guitars and

Saturday, March 1: TBASA

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Saturday, March 1: TBASA

May as well get this out of the way right now: TBASA is not an acronym. Rather, it's a sort of convenient mashup of one guy's name. Tim Basaraba is a restlessly inventive singer-songwriter, beginning his musical life in Idaho as a punk singer, and subtly merging into a genre-hopping

Saturday, March 1: Big Wheel Stunt Show farewell show

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Saturday, March 1: Big Wheel Stunt Show farewell show

"Come out and get some Hugs" stated Big Wheel Stunt Show's Facebook, just above the link to the band's event page, "Last Ride of the Big Wheel. ..." Yup, the beloved trio announced it would disband earlier this month, and they're making good on their promise Saturday. But this is

Friday, Feb. 28: Survival Knife, C Average, The Narrows

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Friday, Feb. 28: Survival Knife, C Average, The Narrows

This week the entire bill rules. I wish I had room to dive into the history these bands have, how deep their ties to the music scene run, how stellar their dynamic is, like the patterns of a mandala, reaching into the organisms of time and space and stitching elements

Know a veteran whose house could use a bit of repair?

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Know a veteran whose house could use a bit of repair?

"People helping people, that is the whole point," stated Raechel Kilcup, executive director for Rebuilding Together Thurston County (RTTC). RTTC is an affiliate of Rebuilding Together U.S.A., an organization dedicated to helping rehabilitating less-advantaged homeowners' houses. "Veterans as a whole are part of the clients that we always serve," continued Kilcup, who became

Step-by-step guide to Tricare Prime for retirees

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Step-by-step guide to Tricare Prime for retirees

I met Col. Michelle Nassar soon after her retirement from the Army. When our discussion turned to health insurance, she expressed concern. After 20 years of receiving health care at military treatment facilities with no out-of-pocket expenses, figuring out how to use TRICARE Prime in the civilian marketplace and the idea of paying for it can be

Friday and Saturday: DJ Iceman

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Friday and Saturday: DJ Iceman

There's a new club/party in the T-town. Tacoma's own - by way of Brooklyn, NY - DJ Iceman spins every Friday and Saturday night at the Black Star Pub & Grill. Maybe the busiest and most hungry DJ in the area, Iceman is known and respected for his personality and programming,

JBLM SPOUSE Magazine: March 2014

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JBLM SPOUSE Magazine: March 2014

SPOUSE magazine is a free, online magazine that addresses the unique needs and interests of military spouses at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. SPOUSE speaks to our reader's values and focuses on what's important. We empower her with smart solutions for her core concerns - deployment issues, career tips, relationships, home, food,

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