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Through Aug. 22: "Mining The Ego"

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Through Aug. 22: "Mining The Ego"

This show must be seen. New York artist Benjamin Entner's installation "Ego Sum" from the Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas has now traveled to Olympia and can be seen at the gallery at South Puget Sound Community College. This new version of the show is called "Mining

Sunday, July 13: The Riffbrokers

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Sunday, July 13: The Riffbrokers

I'll never forget how excited I was when I heard the Riffbrokers, something like four years ago. Singer-songwriter Nick Millward achieved all of the requirements of my simple, music-loving mind. With a voice that resembles a more nimble version of Elvis Costello's nasal croon, Millward drew me in, sonically, before I

Friday, July 11: Charts

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Friday, July 11: Charts

On their recent EP, Vacation, Charts burst out of the gate with skittering drums and bright guitars on "Settling Down." The Portland band makes a bold statement, practically daring you not to blast their music out of the open window of your crummy car. This is driving music, first and

Friday, July 11: Masta Ace & eMC

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Friday, July 11: Masta Ace & eMC

From the legendary Juice Crew in New York City, Masta Ace & eMC (Stricklin, Punchline and Wordsworth) make their first ever visit to the state of Washington with stops in Seattle, Bellingham and Friday night at Jezebels, with Afrok, Heretic The Heathen, Kings Records (out of Fresno) and VintageDOPE warming

Friday, July 11: Sarchasm

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Friday, July 11: Sarchasm

One of the more intriguing aspects of our prolonged exposure to intense music snobbery is the eventual caving of critics and admitting support of more maligned subgenres. Pop-punk's return to acceptable regions of taste for folks that would have previously turned up their noses at Blink-182, in particular, has been

Friday, July 11: Dudley Taft

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Friday, July 11: Dudley Taft

Dudley Taft may well be the best white, Cincinnati-based blues artist you've never heard of, despite the fact that he toured with Seattle's own Alice in Chains and Candlebox. But wait, you say, Alice in Chains and Candlebox aren't blues bands. You're right! Now wipe that smug look off your

Jonathan Wagner named VA 2014 Member of the Year

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Jonathan Wagner named VA 2014 Member of the Year

It takes one to know one, and for Jonathan Wagner, the Veteran Navigator at Clover Park Technical College, that familiarity has led to his success guiding and providing support for veteran students. "I go the extra step because I see the need and that's why I get results," said Wagner, who

Officer Candidate School remains at Camp Murray

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Officer Candidate School remains at Camp Murray

While the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Leadership Training Course has moved from Joint Base Lewis-McChord to Ft. Knox, the training for the National Guard's Officer Candidate School (OCS) will still be conducted here. For many years, the OCS and ROTC programs were run concurrently since

Theater Review: "Young Frankenstein" follows in their granfadda's vootshtops

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Theater Review: "Young Frankenstein" follows in their granfadda's vootshtops

Mel Brooks' 1974 parody Young Frankenstein is one of the funniest, most quotable movies ever made. And some funny movies, including Brooks' own The Producers, make for entertaining stage musicals. At a lean 106 minutes, Young Frankenstein must've seemed tailor-made for expansion into a song-and-dance extravaganza; but at 2:20 plus

Visual Edge: Flower paintings by Susan Christian

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Visual Edge: Flower paintings by Susan Christian

Artist and gallery owner Susan Christian worried that it might not be kosher to exhibit her own paintings at her own gallery, Salon Refu, but many friends coaxed her into it so she set up a show of her own paintings - not her most recent work but some odd

McChord's outdoor pool is open to all military ID cardholders

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McChord's outdoor pool is open to all military ID cardholders

The elevated temperatures these last weeks has had everyone seeking out air conditioning, lingering in shade or running through the sprinklers but guess what? There's another way to enjoy the sunrays and cool down simultaneously ... the McChord outdoor pool, which is open to all military ID cardholders on Joint

Wednesday, July 23: Kim Archer Band

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Wednesday, July 23: Kim Archer Band

Note: The Kim Archer concert has moved indoors at the Washongton Center due to weather. With a timeless vocal delivery only matched by her engaging stage presence, Kim Archer and her band have been pleasing live music fans in our area since 2004. Archer's powerful voice a la Janis Joplin and

Wednesday, July 23, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. Live music on the patio. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC. Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Wed night Irish Session. 7:00- 930. Free. BLUES Sylvester Park Olympia -

Tuesday, July 22: Movie Mashup: Wild Literary Adaptations On Film With Robert Horton

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Tuesday, July 22: Movie Mashup: Wild Literary Adaptations On Film With Robert Horton

The entertainment industry, with its long-established allergy to new ideas, often mines the bestseller list for source material. Studios are more likely to greenlight a story after it has been officially vetted by the reading public. They're also less likely to interfere with a proven earner, which is why the

Tuesday, July 22, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, July 22, 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. Washington Center for the Performing Arts Olympia - Downtown. An Evening With Joan Baez. All Ages. 8 pm. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar

Monday, July 21: AEK Band

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Monday, July 21: AEK Band

Algerian blues guitarist Abd.El.Kader, or AEK, has created his own original blues style, SafarBlues, combining the sounds of North Africa and the West. AE discovered the guitar when he was 10. Very quickly he felt a passion for the blues, whose laments reminded him of the traditional songs of his

Monday, July 21, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, July 21, 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 The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. AEK Band. 8 pm. 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.

Sunday, July 20: Food Truck Fest

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Sunday, July 20: Food Truck Fest

If you think you've been hot the past two weeks, think about how hot those guys in the food trucks must be. We shouldn't complain about the heat at the Food Truck Festival. Metro Parks called out to food trucks, and they've answered en masse. Sunday, July 20 will mark

Sunday, July 20, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, July 20, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. Four Shillings Short. All Ages. 6:30 pm. $6-$10. BLUES Dave's of Milton Milton. Blues Jam, hosted by Doug McGrew. 7:30 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim

Saturday, July 19-Sunday, July 20: 30th Annual Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival

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Saturday, July 19-Sunday, July 20: 30th Annual Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival

Often we try to bring you fun activities at a reasonable price. But it doesn't get any better than FREE! Of course most of the time, free isn't exactly free, that is just the sugar-coated packaging the really expensive activities come in. The 30th Annual Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival

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