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Saturday, May 24: The Olympia Record Show

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Saturday, May 24: The Olympia Record Show

A bevy of vinylists will descend upon The O to dig through the crates and study album covers, remixes and the oh-so-sought-after UK 12-inch Mix - you know the one, with the 2:27 length intro using sounds that never made it into the original track. With dealers and buyers from

Friday, May 23: Kevin Seconds

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Friday, May 23: Kevin Seconds

Kevin Seconds has never been a slave to expectations, even as his immensely influential band, 7 Seconds, helped to foster the West Coast hardcore scene in the early '80s. Never one to rest on his laurels, Kevin Seconds led his band beyond the confines of straight-edge hardcore and into more

Chat with Brig. Gen. John S. Tuohy

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Chat with Brig. Gen. John S. Tuohy

The Washington Air National Guard is postured for success," stated Brig. Gen. John S. Tuohy. Tuohy, commander of the Washington Air National Guard (WAANG), was promoted May 3 but he will continue to serve as the assistant adjutant general for the Air Guard. In that role he is a state employee

Red Cross, JBLM and community leaders discuss resiliency and preparedness

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Red Cross, JBLM and community leaders discuss resiliency and preparedness

The team of teams was assembled into one special place for an evening of sharing, bonding, connecting and planning with an eye toward the future. The Mount Rainier Chapter of the Red Cross, AUSA, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and community leaders came together for the second annual "Sip & Sign" event

Washington National Guard streamlines premobilization training

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Washington National Guard streamlines premobilization training

The Premobilization Training Assistance Team (PTAT), an asset of the Washington Army National Guard (WAARNG), is working hard to ensure the safety of its citizen soldiers but also the safety of area residents. The PTAT originated from a disparity; the National Guard was noticing a difference in the amount of training

Theater Review: "The Exonerated"

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Theater Review: "The Exonerated"

I spent my formative years in an Oklahoma college town, Ada. With 16,000 residents and a median household income of less than $23,000 a year, it might not seem like the kind of place that'd have two books written about it. Robert Mayer's The Dreams of Ada and John Grisham's

2014 Special Olympics Summer Games coming to Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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2014 Special Olympics Summer Games coming to Joint Base Lewis-McChord

It's a day they've circled on their calendars; a day they've trained for since March. It's the Special Olympics Summer Games, a three-day event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that includes a variety of sports for children and adults with mental disabilities. "It's a very exciting day for them," said Genia Stewart, coach

10 restaurants you must visit before you are a true South Sounder

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10 restaurants you must visit before you are a true South Sounder

The South Sound area is a rich and diverse community. A melting pot, if you will, surrounded by majestic scenery offering up the best of both urban adventures and nature-driven journeys. The Pierce County region also serves up a plethora of fabulous dining options, some of which are known far

Theater Review: "A Life in the Theatre" at Working Class Theatre NW

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Theater Review: "A Life in the Theatre" at Working Class Theatre NW

We were two or three scenes into David Mamet's two-hander A Life in the Theatre, the debut production from Tacoma's Working Class Theatre NW, when my wife leaned over and whispered, "People do not talk like this." I knew what she meant. Actors and critics often claim Mamet's truncated sentences

Dave Graham was my friend

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Dave Graham was my friend

Editor's Note: I was lucky enough to call Dave Graham my friend. Many Tacomans could make the same claim. After all, Dave Graham was Tacoma, overlapping many circles, advancing music, film and the arts at every turn. Dave Graham, 49, passed away May 17, 2014, after a courageous battle with

Through June 1: "The Exonerated"

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Through June 1: "The Exonerated"

In 2001, wife-and-husband team Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen conducted interviews with more than 40 exonerated Death Row residents, then condensed some of those interviews into a direct-address theater piece, The Exonerated. Their play won numerous awards and was adapted into a star-studded telefilm that aired,

Wednesday, June 4: "Ink This!" lecture

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Wednesday, June 4: "Ink This!" lecture

Several days ago, Bobble Tiki put a plastic bag containing his typical plate lunch - two scoops of white rice, macaroni salad and kalua pork - in the fridge. Kalua pork is cooked in a traditional Hawaiian cooking way in which pig is rubbed with salt, wrapped in ti leaves

Wednesday, June 4, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Irish Session. All Ages. 8-10 pm. NC. Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist and Cafe Latte Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Watch The Sky. All Ages. 7 pm. COMEDY/GAMES

Tuesdays: West Olympia Farmers Market

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Tuesdays: West Olympia Farmers Market

Ever since the Westside Tavern won the Tournament of Burgers, the real estate agents representing Olympia's Westside have been inundated with inquiries. The Westside is happening, but that's not news to those who live up on the hill. If you want proof, drop by the Tuesday West Olympia Farmers Market.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, June 3, 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, June 2: Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader's Theater

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Monday, June 2: Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader's Theater

The Civil War, as anyone with access to a history book can tell you, got its official start on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked the U.S. military base at Fort Sumter, S.C. Earlier, seven states had declared their secession from the Union in advance of the March inauguration

Monday, June 2, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, June 2, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Steilacoom Pub and Grill Steilacoom. Monday Music, featuring Kurt Lindsay. 7 pm. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES The Hub Tacoma - Stadium District. Bar Bingo. Cash prizes. 6-8 pm. Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown.

Sunday, June 1: Back to Beale Street Blues Preliminary Competition

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Sunday, June 1: Back to Beale Street Blues Preliminary Competition

Bobble Tiki doesn't just love the blues, he is the blues. Themes that define the genre also define Bobble Tiki's very life. Yes, Bobble Tiki has seen a lot of pain - he's had many girlfriends leave, he's squandered plenty of money, and he's seen the bottom of a box

Sunday, June 1, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, June 1, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. BLUES Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Back To Beale Street Blues Competition, with Emily Randolph & Oaklawn, King Kombeaux, The Julie Duke Band, Phat Daddy & The Zone, Pacific Drive, Aaron Jones & The Way, Thai Barker Band, Rafael Tranquilino

Saturday, May 31: Survival Knife

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Saturday, May 31: Survival Knife

Survival Knife is fresh off a West Coast mini-tour with Modest Mouse. Next stop: hitting up their home turf, the South Sound, and specifically, Bob's Java Jive. The foursome will show up at the Jive's front door with a California glow and a fresh-cut, debut LP, Loose Power (out April

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