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Through June 14: "Wet: Abstract Expressionism in Fluidity, Movement and Space"

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Through June 14: "Wet: Abstract Expressionism in Fluidity, Movement and Space"

The exhibition called "Wet" and subtitled "Abstract Expressionism in Fluidity, Movement and Space" at B2 Fine Art is a retrospective of work by Chuck Smart with some works by other well-known artists thrown in - like Yakime Brown, who is beginning to make a splash in New York;

Through June 1: "Bye Bye Birdie"

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Through June 1: "Bye Bye Birdie"

March 24, 1958, at the height of his popularity, the greatest rock star in the world - in the history of the world - was inducted into the U.S. Army as a private. His fans called the day Black Monday. The occasion was marked by "one last

Wednesday, May 21: Brock Ginther

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Wednesday, May 21: Brock Ginther

Robert Pollard isn't just a hilarious drunk, he's also one of the most prolific recording artists in popular music. He's released 22 albums since 1987, and that's just studio albums under the Guided by Voices umbrella. This isn't counting EPs, live albums, solo recordings, or even his album comprised entirely

Sunday, May 18: LAKE

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Sunday, May 18: LAKE

LAKE had a busy 2013, releasing two full-length albums - The World is Real and Circular Doorway - while continuing their habit of not making too much of a fuss about it. Throughout their seven-year career, LAKE has quietly established itself as one of the best bands in the Pacific

Saturday, May 17: Ex-Gods, Giza, Bali Girls, Diesto

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Saturday, May 17: Ex-Gods, Giza, Bali Girls, Diesto

Saturday's music selection includes the promise of noise rock at its finest with a killer line-up at Bob's Java Jive: Heavy hitters Giza just put out a new record; Bali Girls, with their avant-garde noise rock, are making the show a CD release party; Diesto, a prog metal band from

Friday, May 16: Steel Cranes

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Friday, May 16: Steel Cranes

Hailing from Oakland, Steel Cranes are a no-nonsense duo composed of Tracy Shapiro and Amanda Shuckle. Their brand of wiry, nervy post-punk recalls badasses such as PJ Harvey and Patti Smith. The assault of guitar and drums is dialed in to a degree that would be exhausting if it weren't

Armed Forces Day 2014 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Armed Forces Day 2014 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

If you like laughing at comedians, watching jugglers and stilt walkers. If you like military history, seeing historic weapons from the Civil War and WWII. And if you like seeing modern day military equipment like a UH-60 Black Hawk or weather balloon systems from WWII. Then the Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Armed Forces

Washington disaster team stands ready

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Washington disaster team stands ready

In response to world events, the Department of Defense established 10 regionally oriented Homeland Response Forces (HRF), sourced from the National Guard, to pair with the country's FEMA regions. In 2011, Washington was the second HRF stood up and is responsible for FEMA Region 10, which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Armed Forces Day 2014 events in Washington state

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Armed Forces Day 2014 events in Washington state

Saturday, May 17 marks our country's 64th annual Armed Forces Day, a poignant day to acknowledge, honor, remember and support the extraordinary and brave men and women of the United States armed forces. Throughout the nation, communities will be gathering together to admire, pay tribute and celebrate the military community

1st Special Forces Group takes over Harmon Tap Room

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1st Special Forces Group takes over Harmon Tap Room

It's a takeover of the very best kind. The military and civilian community will join together at one of Tacoma's most beloved restaurant establishments to not only enjoy good conversation, great craft brew and terrific food, but also to support America's heroes in a special and poignant way. The 1st Special Forces

10 things soldiers know that civilians don't

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10 things soldiers know that civilians don't

Robert Fulghum wrote a witty book for us, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. That's funny, and true, too. Play fair. Don't hit people. Clean up your own mess. Goldfish and hamsters die, and so do we. Yep, you learn a lot when you go to kindiegarten,

Mother Nature's finger foods on Vancouver Island

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Mother Nature's finger foods on Vancouver Island

During the Pleistocene epoch 25,000 years ago, a massive glacier - one of the outlet glaciers of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet - advanced down the Strait of Georgia and graced the shores of eastern Vancouver Island with a soft, rich sweep of sand. The embayments stretching from Deep Bay to Parksville acted

Urban Spelunker: University Place

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Urban Spelunker: University Place

University Place is like Tacoma's baby sister. The region boasts pockets of idyllic residential areas partnered with a bustling main strip that houses a staggering amount of credit unions and all of your creature comfort needs. Just a hop from downtown Tacoma and a bridge toll away from our neighbors

10 things you didn't know about the U.S. Army

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10 things you didn't know about the U.S. Army

Whether you are a foreign threat or merely a trivia buff, the U.S. Army has more than its share of surprises. Did you know? The Army is older than the United States itself.  During a Presidential campaign, Alan Keyes was once challenged to find a reference to God in the Constitution;

Theater Review: "La Cage aux Folles" at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

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Theater Review: "La Cage aux Folles" at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

"queen noun \'kw?"n\ 1a: the wife or widow of a king....3b: a goddess or a thing personified as a female and having supremacy in a specified realm...8 often disparaging: a male homosexual; especially: an effeminate one"-Merriam-Webster.com I mean no disparagement whatsoever when I say La Cage aux Folles is a musical

Memorial Day wear blue: run in DuPont

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Memorial Day wear blue: run in DuPont

For those that run with wear blue: run to remember there is no special time to memorialize those who've served and paid the ultimate sacrifice - it just happens every day, every week. Wear blue was founded by local resident Lisa Hallett, who, after losing her husband Cpt. John L. Hallett

Wednesday, May 28: "The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob"

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Wednesday, May 28: "The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob"

Ever since Bob Dylan assumed the throne as the folk-rock-genius laureate of the 1960s, other artists have clamored to cover his songs. Jimi Hendrix's version of "All Along the Watchtower" is one of the guitar god's most enduring hits, more famous than the original. From Peter, Paul and Mary to

Wednesday, May 28, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. The Telephone Projects, Witch Prayer, Follies & Vices, Apollo Reid Sygmund. All Ages. 7 pm. A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist and Cafe Latte Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Steve & Kristi Nebel. All Ages. 7 pm. Ted Brown Music Company

Tuesday, May 27: Young Adult Book Club

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Tuesday, May 27: Young Adult Book Club

Thought-provoking reading doesn't have to come from classic authors such as Dickens and Steinbeck. Young adult literature, which continues to grow in popularity, has been producing intriguing works about society that appeal to a wide audience - a fact that King's Books hasn't missed. The Tacoma Stadium District bookstore hosts

Tuesday, May 27, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, May 27, 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.

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