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Theater Review: Constructing The Great Society at Seattle Rep

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Theater Review: Constructing The Great Society at Seattle Rep

Two years ago, my wife and I followed multiple suggestions to see playwright Robert Schenkkan's All the Way at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. They were right; that script's a masterpiece. OSF's production featured actor Jack Willis, riveting as President Lyndon Baines Johnson, plus charismatic Kenajuan Bentley as his sometime partner in

Navy sinks Army at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Navy sinks Army at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Friday, Dec. 12, the 56th Army Band performed "Anchors Aweigh," the Navy's fight song. A team representing the Navy Region Northwest had just scored on the Army during a flag football game at Cowan Stadium on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. "You're going to be hearing a lot more of that!" shouted a

Through Jan. 11: Franciscan Polar Plaza ice rink

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Through Jan. 11: Franciscan Polar Plaza ice rink

Franciscan Polar Plaza is the place to be once winter hits. Think you can find something better to do than busting out some ice skates? Yeah, good luck with that. Polar Plaza is on its fourth year of setting up an ice-skating rink decked

Visual Edge: Jean Nagia's "Correctional Fluid" at Salon Refu

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Visual Edge: Jean Nagia's "Correctional Fluid" at Salon Refu

I don't know how she does it. Susan Christian, owner of Salon Refu, keeps discovering artists of note. Or maybe they find her. The latest is Jean Nagia, an artist completely new to me. He painted the bright, geometric abstract mural on the side of Salon Refu, and he's working

Through Dec. 25: Dancing Lights Marine Christmas Show

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Through Dec. 25: Dancing Lights Marine Christmas Show

Having exhausted all financial resources barring the sale of various vital organs or offspring, you drive the streets, dejected, unsure of what to do now. You venture into downtown Olympia, and you see stars - white stars, red stars, blue stars, in fact all sorts of colored lights. It's Peace

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Dec. 23, 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. Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Ha Ha Tuesdays, featuring

Monday, Dec. 22: A Very Merry Creative Colloquy

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Monday, Dec. 22: A Very Merry Creative Colloquy

If you want to see an entertaining winter play - but are going to puke nutcrackers if you see A Christmas Carol one more time - head to a special early edition of Creative Colloquy. Michael Haeflinger, Titus Burley and William Turbyfill will perform jolly dramatic performances. Wait, there's more.

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Dec. 22, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Brian Lee Trio. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES The Hub Tacoma - Stadium District. Bar Bingo. Win $100 in cash prizes. 6-8 pm. Harmon Tap Room Tacoma -

Sunday, Dec. 21: CD Woodbury Band

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Sunday, Dec. 21: CD Woodbury Band

As we write these words, approximately 80 pounds of eggnog are congealing in our refrigerator and colons. So it's a bit late - and hypocritical - for us to start preaching the importance of moderation. But we're a big believer that a little holiday spirit goes a long way. You

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Dec. 21, 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. Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Sunday Blues

Saturday, Dec. 20: Bret Michaels

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Saturday, Dec. 20: Bret Michaels

Snobbery aside, if I wail, "Don't need nothin'! ... but a -" chances are you know the next two words of that lyric. And if I ask what the phrase "every night has its dawn" implies, almost anyone can extend that musical simile to cowboys and roses. Over a quarter-century

Saturday, Dec. 20: Urban Shopping & Cocktails

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Saturday, Dec. 20: Urban Shopping & Cocktails

Maybe you are done shopping for discount TVs or maybe you've just got better things to do on a Saturday than join the masses at the mall. Whatever the case, Urban Shopping & Cocktails is a breath of fresh air. Every third Saturday of the month, Christy Reedy of Libertine

Saturday, Dec. 20: "Prancer"

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Saturday, Dec. 20: "Prancer"

Click! Cable TV partners with The Grand Cinema to present "Free Family Films" every third Saturday of each month. Naturally, since it's December, a holiday flick will flicker Saturday morning. After all, there's nothing better than a lovely holiday flick, warm and cozy movie theater, hot buttery popcorn and some

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Arbutus Folk School - Olympia. Jack Dwyer, Sara Jane Scouten. All Ages. 7 pm. Treos Tacoma - Old Town. Michael Coucoules. All Ages. 7-9 pm. NC. The Gig Spot Gig Harbor. Stephanie Anne Johnson, with Regan's Rock School students. All Ages. 8 pm. Traditions Cafe and

Friday, Dec. 19: "Geoffrey Castle's Celtic Christmas Celebration"

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Friday, Dec. 19: "Geoffrey Castle's Celtic Christmas Celebration"

The winter holidays' bells, lights and trees are upon us, and along with them the holiday-themed shows. Nutcrackers and Christmas Carols of various stripes are rife and often beloved, but alternatives are out there, too. This week we look to Geoffrey Castle's Celtic Christmas Celebration, an all-ages, revue-style ensemble show

Friday, Dec. 19 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Friday, Dec. 19 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Temple Theatre Ballroom Tacoma - Stadium District. Geoffrey Castle's Celtic Christmas. All Ages. 8 pm. $15-$25. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Tingstad & Rumbel. All Ages. 8 pm. $15-$22. BLUES Little Creek Casino Shelton. Randy Linder. 9 pm. NC. Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth

Thursday, Dec. 18: Tacoma Art Bus

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Thursday, Dec. 18: Tacoma Art Bus

Can you smell it? Holiday shopping panic. (You smug bastards who already finished your shopping can just keep it to yourselves. No one wants to hear how organized and on top of things you are.) But panicking doesn't help; it just makes you drink more and understand why suicide rates

Thursday, Dec. 18 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Thursday, Dec. 18 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 Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Slade Ham. 8 pm. $15. Little Creek Casino Shelton. Comedy Night, featuring Andrew Rivers, Nate Jackson. 8 pm. The Ram Restaurant and Brewery

Through Jan. 4: "Correctional Fluid" by Jean Nagia

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Through Jan. 4: "Correctional Fluid" by Jean Nagia

I don't know how she does it. Susan Christian, owner of Salon Refu, keeps discovering artists of note. Or maybe they find her. The latest is Jean Nagia, an artist completely new to me. He painted the bright, geometric abstract mural on the side of Salon Refu,

Operation Ho Ho Ho

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Operation Ho Ho Ho

While the holidays can be a wonderful time to enjoy friends and family, it can also be a time of financial hardship. Holiday meals and toys can get expensive - especially for junior enlisted service members on a limited income. To help ease that burden, Operation Homefront (OH) joined together

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