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Through June 8" "La Cage aux Folles"

I mean no disparagement whatsoever when I say La Cage aux Folles is a musical populated mostly by drag queens. Its two leads are a gay male couple, Georges and Albin. They run a drag cabaret in Saint-Tropez, France, circa 1983. That was the year Allan Carr, producer

Wednesday, May 28: The Telephone Projects

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Wednesday, May 28: The Telephone Projects

The Telephone Projects is a one-man band that seems to revel in cracks and flaws. Made up of one Brennon Gage, of San Diego, the project seems to mostly revolve around Gage and his Casiotone, churning out vaguely miserablist indie pop with a tongue-in-cheek attitude of carefree defiance. Gage proudly

Sunday, May 25: Rhythm of Cruelty

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Sunday, May 25: Rhythm of Cruelty

A cracking drum machine provides the aggressive backbone of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, post-punkers Rhythm of Cruelty. That relentless beat is what propels these nervy tunes, accompanied by the reverb-engulfed vocals of bassist Brandi Strauss and the sharp guitar attack of Ian Rowley. Things are decidedly moody for Rhythm of Cruelty,

Saturday, May 24: Strypes reunion

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Saturday, May 24: Strypes reunion

Beginning in 1981, front man Regan Lane, along with keyboardist Robert Richholt, guitarist Jesse Seales and bassist Bob D'Angelo (now of Mechanism) brought a certain power-pop, boy-band charm (complete with '80s hair) and danceable, relatable stories and music to their hometown of Tacoma, and then to the world. Fans in

Saturday, May 24: Wheelies

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Saturday, May 24: Wheelies

Doug "The Wheelie King" Domokos once accomplished a 145-mile wheelie. Can you imagine the rush? The disbelief? Wheelies, first performed in 1890, are one of the most classic bike moves ever. It's a kid's first sense of control - besides the transition from training wheels to the two-wheeler - and

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

Celebrate tradition and reflection at Veterans Memorial Day Service

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Celebrate tradition and reflection at Veterans Memorial Day Service

Over the years, it's been a timeless tradition and a day of special remembrance that brings together the local community to honor and celebrate the men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country.  It is with great honor that the Pierce County Veterans Advisory Council (PCVAC) and

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

VOTE NOW: 2014 Best of Tacoma Readers' Poll

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VOTE NOW: 2014 Best of Tacoma Readers' Poll

Tacoma and Pierce County is a magical place these days, home to dazzling feats, delicious eats and daredevil acts of creativity, charity and civic accomplishment. Who's pulling back the curtain to reveal the people who make it happen? Presto! - it's the Weekly Volcano's blockbuster bouquet of scarves and surprises,

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

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