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Saturday, July 19, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Saturday, July 19, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC B Sharp Coffee House Tacoma - Downtown. Dean Reichert Band. 9 pm. Lacey Timberland Library Lacey. Four Shillings Short. All Ages. 2 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. Rickshaw, Michael Shohan. All Ages. 7 pm. $6. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Andy Woodhull. 8

Friday, July 18: Spazmatics

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Friday, July 18: Spazmatics

Allow me to set a scene. Having just departed Algebra II, I hustle to Starcade IV, the blinking, bleeping console-game paradise across the street from Fortuna High. Lunch will be a burger and rings from Pam's mom-and-pop burger shoppe around the corner. First, however, I have an appointment with Pole

Friday, July 18, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar

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Friday, July 18, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar

COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Andy Woodhull. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. Urban Onion Restaurant and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. New Queens on the Block Drag Show. 9 pm. $6. COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Lucky Eagle Casino Rochester. Clay Chambers & The Last Ride. 9 pm. NC. Red

Thursday, July 17: That Irish Guy

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Thursday, July 17: That Irish Guy

Emmet and Marque met online. They fell in love. She moved to Ireland and lived with Emmet for seven months. Then, she brought him to the States. They became Irish man and wife. Emmet began the process of immigration. After three years, he secured his green card. He performed Irish

Thursday, July 17 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Thursday, July 17 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. St. Practice Day, with That Irish Guy. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. Charley's Pub Fircrest. Chicago Blues Thursdays. Real Chicago blues with Richard Molina. 8-11 pm.

Theater Review: "The Maids" cleans up King's Books

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Theater Review: "The Maids" cleans up King's Books

"Good acting in a humble house" is the motto of Marilyn Bennett's Toy Boat Theatre. Back from a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, Bennett brings Jean Genet's play, The Maids, to life among the stacks at King's Books. An affiliated event of the 2014 Tacoma Pride Festival, The Maids, is a dark, assuredly

446th Airlift Wing commander Col. Bruce A. Bowers to retire

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446th Airlift Wing commander Col. Bruce A. Bowers to retire

People look forward to retirement for a variety of reasons. "Starting on Aug. 12, I have no intentions to ever run again," said Col. Bruce A. Bowers, Jr., 446th Airlift Wing commander. "Unless I am being chased." Bowers, who has been with the 446th at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, McChord Field for three

Best flavors at Art on the Ave in Tacoma

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Best flavors at Art on the Ave in Tacoma

It's hard work being a foodie scribe. On the one hand, you have the barrage of demands to indulge in delectable cuisine; on the other, you have the need to investigate the local culinary culture. I mean, seriously, what's a girl to do? Most recently, my civic duty required me

Feedbag: Smokin' Hot RibFest, Tacoma Food Truck Fest ...

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Feedbag: Smokin' Hot RibFest, Tacoma Food Truck Fest ...

SMOKIN' HOT RIBFEST LeMay - America's Car Museum (2702 E. D St., Tacoma) is hosting an exclusive summer event for lovers of the grill, both the one that adorns your wheels and the ones you cook over fire with in their Smokin' Hot RibFest 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Judas Priest, Interpol, Garfunkel and Oates, Dave Rawlings Machine, The Kills, Noah Gundersen ...

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Tickets On-Sale Alert: Judas Priest, Interpol, Garfunkel and Oates, Dave Rawlings Machine, The Kills, Noah Gundersen ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week. SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, 253.627.TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TWEB = Ticketweb, 866.468.7623, www.ticketweb.com   >>> ON SALE NOW Curtis Stigers Seattle. Aug. 5-6 7:30 pm. $24.50 (Jazz Alley, jazzalley.com) Fourplay Seattle. Aug.

TV Girl spans generations

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TV Girl spans generations

The first song I ever heard from TV Girl was the title track from their 2011 EP, Benny and the Jetts. I didn't know, at the time, what an appropriate song it was to get introduced to this band. As the story of the song goes, a man is in

Music Critics' Picks: Wow, Laura, Spazmatics, For MCs By MCs, The Cave Singers

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: Wow, Laura, Spazmatics, For MCs By MCs, The Cave Singers

[INDIE POP] + FRI, JULY 18 Lately, I've been spending too much time thinking about the preponderance of math rock influences in local indie rock. I think I first noticed it during the last batch of Makeup Monster shows. Something changed in the SOTA music scene, and - as near as

Fashion Forward Tacoma

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Fashion Forward Tacoma

There's a community brewing in Tacoma, and it's not beer. Tacoma's fashion-loving Gritizenry are roaming our urban streets looking for the next fix in the form of crazy-good vintage shoes, jeans that are pure perfection and lovingly worn concert tees that just beg to be snapped up. The best part? We

Through July 27: Flowers By Susan Christian

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Through July 27: Flowers 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

Sunday, July 20: The Cave Singers

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Sunday, July 20: The Cave Singers

What might have come across as a bit of cheeky, gimmickry with the Cave Singers, has coalesced into an easy and natural product. Combining members of punk bands like Pretty Girls Make Graves and Murder City Devils into a folk-rock band (right at the apex of Seattle's neo-folk inundation, mind

Saturday, July 19: For MCs By MCs One-Year Anniversary

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Saturday, July 19: For MCs By MCs One-Year Anniversary

For the past couple of years, Olympia has doubled its role as a capitol, not only housing the state's government affairs, but also the capitol of hip-hop battles. From The Go Hard Or Go Home series, to the We Out Here Showcases and, in the past year, For MCs By

Friday, July 18-Saturday, July 19: TV Girl

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Friday, July 18-Saturday, July 19: TV Girl

The first song I ever heard from TV Girl was the title track from their 2011 EP, Benny and the Jetts. I didn't know, at the time, what an appropriate song it was to get introduced to this band. As the story of the song goes, a man is in

Friday, July 18: Wow, Laura

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Friday, July 18: Wow, Laura

Lately, I've been spending too much time thinking about the preponderance of math rock influences in local indie rock. I think I first noticed it during the last batch of Makeup Monster shows. Something changed in the SOTA music scene, and - as near as I can tell - it

Idlewild Elementary named International Baccalaureate World School

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Idlewild Elementary named International Baccalaureate World School

It's official, there's a school in Lakewood serving civilian and military students that is on the cutting edge of education. Clover Park School District's (CPSD) Idlewild Elementary School recently announced its has authorization as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School that implements the Primary Years Program (PYP). Idlewild is the third

Theater Review: Olympia Little Theatre's "The Tempest"

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Theater Review: Olympia Little Theatre's "The Tempest"

I often hear people defend flawed productions by protesting, "It's community theater," thereby entitled to amateur errors. I get that, and do assess productions according to what I know their participants can accomplish. The catch is I've seen some mighty fine community theater over the years. Scan my Carvy year's-best

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