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Tuesday, Sept. 16: Pablo Menendez and Mezcla

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Tuesday, Sept. 16: Pablo Menendez and Mezcla

The story behind this sound begins in late sixteenth-century Cuba. Spaniards had arrived years before, establishing a colonial system, decimating the Siboney and Taino Indian populations. That left the invaders short on the labor needed to mine for the yellow metal that made them so feverish. Enter the Yoruba people.

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Sept. 16, 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 Little Creek Casino Shelton. America's Greatest Game Shows, hosted by Erik Estrada. 4 & 8 pm. Westgate Bar and Grill

Monday, Sept. 15: Author Karen Barnett

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Monday, Sept. 15: Author Karen Barnett

Flash back to the Roaring 20s, when Port Angeles was in the midst of the Prohibition: Booze was banned, stealthy bootleggers, rum-runners and manufactures of moonshine roamed the streets. Local author Karen Barnett captured the scene in her book, Mistaken, a suspenseful, historical romance set in and around Port Angeles,

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Sept. 15, 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. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Uke-Olympians. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma -

Sunday, Sept. 14: Mark Lewis Quartet featuring guitarist Milo Petersen

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Sunday, Sept. 14: Mark Lewis Quartet featuring guitarist Milo Petersen

Jazz LIVE at Marine View is one of the best jazz series in the South Sound, and it isn't even a club. The venue is actually a church off beautiful Marine View Drive in Northwest Tacoma; it also happens to host a treasured music series for free. The series starts

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Sept. 14, 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 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 Hall. 8 pm. The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Mark Dufresne. 8

Saturday, Sept. 13: Katy Perry

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Saturday, Sept. 13: Katy Perry

It'd be a waste of everyone's valuable time to pretend the biggest item in Tacoma music news this week isn't the arrival of Katy Perry and her Prismatic World Tour. Like, not only is Perry, like, one of the biggest names in Top 40, she's also brought Tegan and Sara

Through Feb. 1: "Hilltop Artists 20th Anniversary"

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Through Feb. 1: "Hilltop Artists 20th Anniversary"

Opening Sept. 13, Museum of Glass and Hilltop Artists present "Hilltop Artists 20th Anniversary," an exhibition highlighting the impact of glass art on the lives of youth, the Hilltop neighborhood, and beyond. The exhibition will consist of glass objects, images, and videos, telling a story that spans the past 20

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Olympic Club Hotel and Theater Centralia. Halfway To St. Patrick's Day, featuring Matthew Szalechetka. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. B Sharp Coffee House Tacoma - Downtown. Jeff Ross Trio. All Ages. 8 pm. BLUES Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. Staxx Brothers. 9:30 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Dave's

Through Oct. 12: "And Then There Were None"

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Through Oct. 12: "And Then There Were None"

Whodunit? Criminal mastermind Agatha Christie's 1943 And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians) - based on her best-selling novel of the same name - is a mind-bending murder mystery that asks that very question. And the Lakewood Playhouse production will keep you guessing. Ten strangers are trapped on an

Friday, Sept. 12 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Friday, Sept. 12 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Rhythm and Rye Olympia - Downtown. Lob Strilla Band, Ryan Coughran, Austin Cooper, Miles Nowlin. 9 pm. BLUES B Sharp Coffee House Tacoma - Downtown. Patti Allen. All Ages. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Ian Karmel. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Lucky Eagle Casino

Thursday, Sept. 11: Le Diner en Blanc

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Thursday, Sept. 11: Le Diner en Blanc

The summer is winding down and clothing retailers are rolling out fall's thick knits and denims, so why on earth are people across the city hitting stores in a mad scramble to find crisp, white duds? It's because Le Diner en Blanc Tacoma - an outdoor dinner party at Wright

Thursday, Sept. 11 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Thursday, Sept. 11 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES The Ram Restaurant and Brewery Tacoma. Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. 8:30 pm. NC. Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Ian Karmel. 8 pm. $15. Narrows Brewing Company Tacoma -

Feedbag: Cheese class, Hub anniversary, Made In Tacoma event

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Feedbag: Cheese class, Hub anniversary, Made In Tacoma event

MAKE YOUR OWN CHEESE Cheese mongers should gather at Bayview School of Cooking (516 W. Fourth Ave., Olympia) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 to take the hands-on instructional course, "Make Your Own Cheese." Mark Solomon, a Seattle-based cheese maker, guides participants through every step toward making seven soft cheeses: mozzarella,

446th Airlift Wing salutes Seattle Seahawks

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446th Airlift Wing salutes Seattle Seahawks

They got one last win. While the Seattle Seahawks seem poised for a return to the big game at the end of this season, the men and women of the 446th Airlift Wing will be giving up the 12th man flag. Last year, the Seahawks and USAA presented the 446th Airlift Wing

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Maroon 5, Tony Bennett, Super Diamond, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Yaslin Bay ...

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Tickets On-Sale Alert: Maroon 5, Tony Bennett, Super Diamond, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Yaslin Bay ...

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 Nick Jones Seattle. Sept. 22 8:30 pm. $29.50-$32 (The Showbox, axs.com) Kenny Lattimore Seattle.

Golden Drugs and the dreadful mayhem

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Golden Drugs and the dreadful mayhem

I recall reading an interview with Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, where he commented on the bittersweet trend of critics comparing him to people like Syd Barrett, Daniel Johnston and Brian Wilson. His response was something along the lines of, "Yeah, they're all iconic musical minds, but they're also all

Music Critics' Picks: Katy Perry, Toucan Sam and the Fruitloops, Never Young

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Music Critics' Picks: Katy Perry, Toucan Sam and the Fruitloops, Never Young

[POP] + SAT, SEPT. 13 It'd be a waste of everyone's valuable time to pretend the biggest item in Tacoma music news this week isn't the arrival of Katy Perry and her Prismatic World Tour. Like, not only is Perry, like, one of the biggest names in Top 40, she's also

Powerhouse Restaurant and Brewery overhauls its menu, adds bourbon bar

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Powerhouse Restaurant and Brewery overhauls its menu, adds bourbon bar

As leaves begin to change color and sunny skies dim to cloud cover, so too do restaurant menus shift. However, Powerhouse Restaurant and Brewery in Puyallup is in a much more dramatic transition than the usual seasonal menu update. Blaine Baird, a manager with roots in the corporate world, once

Fall South Sound theater preview

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Fall South Sound theater preview

Looking ahead to local companies' fall theater offerings, it'd take an NSA supercomputer to find anything resembling a trend. Thank the gods! All too often, theater troupes play it safe from September to December, packing 'em in for inoffensive comedies and heartwarming holiday shows, thus stocking their coffers for colder

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