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Theater Review: A Year with Frog and Toad - The Musical

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Theater Review: A Year with Frog and Toad - The Musical

Tis the season for the playhouses to be rolling out their family fare in the hopes of spreading cheer and hooking the next generation of potential theatergoers. Instead of choosing a straight up Christmas tale this year, Lakewood Playhouse chose to go the more reflective route. A Year with Frog

A people's history of the Land of Sweets

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A people's history of the Land of Sweets

Did you know the 1892 debut of Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker was not a huge success? It was originally paired with Tchaikovsky's final opera, Iolanta, a fictionalized biography of Yolande, Duchess of Lorraine. Critics found The Nutcracker's dancers "amateurish" and "corpulent," then dismissed the piece itself as "insipid"

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Bebel Gilberto, Sleater-Kinney, The Roots, Jamie Cullum, R. Kelly, Dark Star Orchestra and others ...

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Tickets On-Sale Alert: Bebel Gilberto, Sleater-Kinney, The Roots, Jamie Cullum, R. Kelly, Dark Star Orchestra and others ...

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 The Roots, Lion Babe Seattle. Dec. 28 8 pm. $65-$75 (The Showbox, axs.com) Martin Taylor Seattle. Jan.

Catching and hooking Trees and Timber

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Catching and hooking Trees and Timber

In the late '70s, a record label was born in London called Stiff Records. Among the prominent voices in the label were the prolific and pop-minded likes of Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello and Wreckless Eric. What these artists had in common was a love for pop structure, albeit informed by

Music Critics' Picks: Wauby, Bret Michaels, The Fabulous Downey Brothers

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: Wauby, Bret Michaels, The Fabulous Downey Brothers

[ACOUSTIC INDIE POP] + SAT, DEC. 20 Olympia's Wauby usually play plugged-in, sunshiny indie pop, but this Saturday they'll be going acoustic. Still, as much as the vibrancy of their synths will be absent from their Le Voyeur set, there isn't much that can dampen the enthusiasm that Wauby bring to

Culture Club

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Culture Club

Oftentimes, some of a community's greatest assets are organizations that may not get a lot of buzz. Such is the way with the Arts and Culture Coalition of Pierce County (ACCP). You may not have even heard of it, but the Coalition consists of a team of arts and cultural

Happy Belly

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Happy Belly

"If it tastes good, it must be bad for you." Although Americans are eating better than we once did, the old idea that healthfulness and taste are inversely proportional is still around. Maybe Tacoma's Happy Belly can help to finally put it to rest. On a couple of recent visits, the casual eatery

Feedbag: Wingman Brewers Night, Santa Breakfast, wine on Sunday ...

Food Matters

Feedbag: Wingman Brewers Night, Santa Breakfast, wine on Sunday ...

SANTA BREAKFAST Metro Parks Tacoma presents Breakfast with Santa from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Enjoy hands-on crafts, breakfast and an opportunity to meet Santa at the Portland Avenue Community Center (3513 E. Portland Ave., Tacoma). Tickets are $25 for the family, or $7 per person plus $3 for photo opp

Saturday, Dec. 20: The Fabulous Downey Brothers

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Saturday, Dec. 20: The Fabulous Downey Brothers

The Fabulous Downey Brothers are aggressively, endearingly strange. Half performance art, half spiky art-rock, the Olympia band always bring a surging current of off-putting energy to their live performances. Calling on the daring New Wave of late '70s/early '80s groups like Talking Heads, Devo, and Adam Ant, the Fabulous Downey

Saturday, Dec. 20: Trees and Timber

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Saturday, Dec. 20: Trees and Timber

Like Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello, Trees and Timber have a knack for writing perfect pop songs that don't get just get by on production sheen. There's a tactile feel to Trees and Timber that lends weight to songs that are otherwise light as a feather. On their new LP,

Saturday, Dec. 20: Wauby

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Saturday, Dec. 20: Wauby

Olympia's Wauby usually play plugged-in, sunshiny indie pop, but this Saturday they'll be going acoustic. Still, as much as the vibrancy of their synths will be absent from their Le Voyeur set, there isn't much that can dampen the enthusiasm that Wauby bring to their party. If anything, the acoustic

Operation: Ham Grenade

Military Life

Operation: Ham Grenade

"This program is amazing - not just for the meals that it will provide to everyone's families, but also because this is a visible reminder of the support that our community partners and civic leaders have for our airmen and soldiers here at JBLM," said Col. David Kumashiro, 62nd Airlift

Visual Edge: Mary Lucier's "Plains of Sweet Regret" at Tacoma Art Museum

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Visual Edge: Mary Lucier's "Plains of Sweet Regret" at Tacoma Art Museum

Grab a seat in one of the vintage school desks scattered haphazardly about Tacoma Art Museum's spacious Weyerhaeuser gallery and prepare to be immersed in desolate beauty as Mary Lucier's five-channel video installation "The Plains of Sweet Regret" takes you to another time and place not so far away -

Tuesday, Dec. 30: Sassparilla

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Tuesday, Dec. 30: Sassparilla

It's the night before New Year's Eve, and conventional thinking has it that you're going to sit home tonight and go out tomorrow to trip the night fantastic, pop open the Tattinger's, and sing "Auld Lang Syne" in some festive environment as this dreary, war-torn year winds down. But maybe

Tuesday, Dec. 30 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Dec. 30 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. White Horse Tavern Yelm. Barstool Bingo. Prizes! 7 pm.

Monday, Dec. 29: Maria Joyner-Wulf

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Monday, Dec. 29: Maria Joyner-Wulf

It's been awhile since we last stumbled into Rhythm and Rye for its Monday night Jazz Lounge Series, mainly because we're leading a lifestyle that discourages partying on days that don't begin with an F or an S. There are, however, many folks whose responsibilities don't begin until late in

Monday, Dec. 29 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Dec. 29 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. Chris Stevens & The Surf Monkeys. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES The Hub Tacoma - Stadium District. Bar Bingo. Win $100 in cash prizes. 6-8 pm. Harmon Tap Room

Sunday, Dec. 28: Stickshift Annie and The Fugitives

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Sunday, Dec. 28: Stickshift Annie and The Fugitives

Does Stickshift Annie and The Fugitives really need an introduction? Is there a more professional band? Is there a more respected one? Are you really going to pretend that you don't enjoy hearing America's sweetheart Stickshift Annie on vocals? Let alone watching her front the band with charisma few have,

Sunday, Dec. 28: "Breaking Up Christmas and Appalachian Country Dance"

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Sunday, Dec. 28: "Breaking Up Christmas and Appalachian Country Dance"

Ever heard tell of "Old Christmas Day?" I hadn't, either. Apparently it took centuries for the West and East to see eye to eye about the day Christ was born. The Western world settled on Dec. 25, of course, while Eastern churches preferred Jan. 6. (They were both wrong. Historians

Sunday, Dec. 28 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Dec. 28 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. Prosperity Grange Hall Olympia - Westside. Breaking Up Christmas Concert and Appalachian Country Dance with Carl Jones and Erynn Marshall. 6 pm concert, 7 pm dance. $5 kids/students; $8 adults. BLUES Dave's of Milton Milton. Blues Jam, hosted by Doug

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