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Washington National Guard vie for Best Warrior title

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Washington National Guard vie for Best Warrior title

Purple smoke enveloped Sgt. Robert Kendricks and Spc. Josh Beal as they approached Building 70. Their mission was to move tactically in an urban environment, use grenades to neutralize enemy positions, communicate and clear the building. All the while being watched by experienced soldiers holding stopwatches and clipboards. As the two soldiers worked,

8th Brigade ROTC tackles the inaugural Ranger Challenge at JBLM

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8th Brigade ROTC tackles the inaugural Ranger Challenge at JBLM

On this day - as ROTC cadets do as many burpees as they can in two minutes, or scale a 30-foot wall using a rope as fast as they can, or jog 6 miles carrying a 35-pound pack as quick as they can - it's all about tearing down and

Wednesday, March 12: Howard Levy

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Wednesday, March 12: Howard Levy

When Chicago bands need a musician, they call Howard Levy. He can play any instrument and genre, although he prefers the piano and harmonica - and has a special affection for the music of South America, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Most know Levy as the founding harmonica player

Wednesday, March 12, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC 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 pm. Pints & Quarts Pub Westside Olympia - Westside. Bingo. Win prizes. 8:30 pm. NC. Tacoma Comedy

Tuesday, March 11, 14 and 15: Used Books Sale

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Tuesday, March 11, 14 and 15: Used Books Sale

Used books reign supreme over new books because there's something to be said for encountering a chocolate stain, a teardrop or a snot smear on random pages, reminding you that you're holding something someone enjoyed before you. Used books are things with histories. At the Friends Lakewood Library's Book Sale

Tuesday, March 11, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014: 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, March 10: Author Brandon Stogsdill

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Monday, March 10: Author Brandon Stogsdill

Ready for a success story ... in storyform? At 17, Brandon Stogsdill was arrested, tried as an adult for assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to four years in prison. While in prison, Stogsdill vowed to change. When he was released, Stogsdill enrolled in college and began a career

Monday, March 10, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, March 10, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Maia Santell and House Blend. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino and Brooke Lizotte Experimental Jam. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge

Sunday, March 9: Magical Strings

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Sunday, March 9: Magical Strings

Something about this time of year - it makes plaid cool. It makes bagpipes cool. Pale, hairy, muscular men in skirts with no underwear?  Too far?  Because St. Patrick's Day is this month, Pam and Philip Boulding, the husband and wife foundation of Magical Strings, will bust out the Celtic

Sunday, March 9, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, March 9, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. Olalla Community Hall - Olalla. Pre-St. Patrick's Day Concert, with Magical Strings. All Ages. 2 pm. $15. Open Space For Arts and Community Vashon. R.I.S.K. Benefit Concert, with The Onlies. All Ages. 2 pm. $10. BLUES 2 Mile

Saturday, March 8: Radical Reels Tour

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Saturday, March 8: Radical Reels Tour

Do you like the idea of skiing more than the actual activity? Are you considering taking up an extreme sport, but need a hit of inspiration before acquiring the mandatory tattoos and safety equipment? Then consider watching BANFF Mountain Film Festival's Radical Reels Tour's that explore environmental, adventure or adventure-related

Saturday, March 8, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Saturday, March 8, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

COMEDY/GAMES Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Luke Ashlocke. 8:30 and 10:30 pm. $15. Dave's of Milton Milton. Comedy Night, featuring Justin Hayes, Geoff Brousseau, Stephen Morton, music by Rock N Roll Magic. 8 pm. $10. Mud Bay Coffee Company Olympia - Westside. Fool's Play Improv

Friday, March 7: Black Violin

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Friday, March 7: Black Violin

The Weekly Volcano can't pretend to be a street-savvy musicologist, but Black Violin is the shit. From Bach to Bird to Biggie, Black Violin executes a unique and often brilliant juxtaposition of urban and classical styles. The two-man violin/viola hip-hop outfit of Wil B and Kev Marcus mix classical music

Friday, March 7, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar

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Friday, March 7, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Peter Mayer. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. COMEDY/GAMES Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Luke Ashlocke. 8:30 pm. $15. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Magic At Your Table, with Cary Durgin. 6 pm. NC. Tacoma Comedy

Thursday, March 6: Author Brett Lawrence

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Thursday, March 6: Author Brett Lawrence

See, the funny thing about punctuation is it breaks sentences up so you'll notice once it's taken away suddenly this preview or brief or whatever it is seems a lot more hurried and it works even better if you imagine somebody reading this out loud because they start to sound

Thursday, March 6 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Thursday, March 6 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 Farrelli's Gourmet Wood Fire Pizza DuPont. Fired-Up Bingo. All Ages. 7 pm. NC.

Wednesday, March 12: Trail Running Film Festival

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Wednesday, March 12: Trail Running Film Festival

Lately our society has become lazy. Our interest in the Great Outdoors has been replaced by an extreme interest in technology. Olympia Film Society is on it. The organization presents an interesting mash-up of our favorite, and least favorite, things to do. Its Trail Running Film Festival will allow us

Tuesday, March 11: "The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee" release party

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Tuesday, March 11: "The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee" release party

Yeah, I know what your thinking. With a title of The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, let's face it; no one reads it as such. You thought it was The Itty Bitty Titty Committee. But, in this case, being called "Itty Bitty" is not such a bad thing. The Itty Bitty

Visual Edge: 1001 Faces at B2 Gallery

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Visual Edge: 1001 Faces at B2 Gallery

I entered the "1001 Faces Exhibition" at B2 Fine Art Gallery with less than stellar expectations, after having been inundated with tribal masks for more than 20-odd years since moving to the Pacific Northwest. But I must say I was pleasantly surprised and even moved by some of the contemporary

The Power of One: "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"

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The Power of One: "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"

Nelson Mandela. That he doesn't require any introduction beyond that is testament enough to his greatness, and I dare not risk disrespecting the man with any of my standard snarky non sequiturs. I'll just say that the story of how Nelson Mandela became the Nelson Mandela whose legacy lives on

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