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Their Irish tables

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Their Irish tables

Any holiday that encourages partaking in food and drink to celebrate is something I can get behind. Which, let's face it, for those who love food and drink, that's every holiday - save for maybe Martin Luther King, Jr. and President's Day. I don't think anyone celebrates those with more

Music Critics' Picks: Warren G, Freeway Park, New Kingston, Diynosaur

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Music Critics' Picks: Warren G, Freeway Park, New Kingston, Diynosaur

[RAP] + THURS, MARCH 12 If the catch phrases "The G-Funk, We Funk ... " or "Regulators ... Mount up" don't have you funked up for Warren G's show this week, then you must not know your '90s hip-hop/rap. Warren G is (and I don't know how this is possible) one

The dancing fingers of Jake Shimabukuro

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The dancing fingers of Jake Shimabukuro

I think we each have that friend who "discovers" Facebook memes that made the rounds two years ago. We think, "How can he just now be seeing this? Has he really never heard ‘The Bed Intruder Song?' Does he still think Rick rolling is funny?" Last month I was that

Stories to tell

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Stories to tell

In the late '60s and into the '70s, there was a sea change in the world of country music. Rather than drawing from the glut of radio-ready folk and country that dominated the airwaves, a new class of country singers came up through the ranks, bringing with them a more

Thursday, March 19: Diynosaur

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Thursday, March 19: Diynosaur

Diynosaur adorn themselves with lofty, contradictory descriptors like "pre-rhythm," "post-music" and "neo-analog," and the impression one gets is not one of self-aggrandizement, but more a sign that Diynosaur would rather throw their hands up in defeat than explain just what they are. Made up of three people apparently named Funkasaurus

Saturday, March 14: Southern Troubadours In The Round

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Saturday, March 14: Southern Troubadours In The Round

In the late '60s and into the '70s, there was a sea change in the world of country music. Rather than drawing from the glut of radio-ready folk and country that dominated the airwaves, a new class of country singers came up through the ranks, bringing with them a more

Friday, March 13: Freeway Park

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Friday, March 13: Freeway Park

In a dismissive manner typical of the man, my dad used to say that anyone could sing a Neil Young song better than Neil Young. Personally, I've always been drawn to atypical voices such as Young's, as well as usual touchstones like David Byrne and Isaac Brock, but to each

Friday, March 13: Jake Shimabukuro

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Friday, March 13: Jake Shimabukuro

I encountered Jake Shimabukuro through his much-admired rendition of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," a piece that went viral in YouTube's infancy. Since then he's toured with Jimmy Buffett and played the West Hollywood House of Blues, B.B. King's Nightclub in New York, Bumbershoot and popular

16th Combat Aviation Brigade soldier defies limits of age

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16th Combat Aviation Brigade soldier defies limits of age

For the large majority of people who join the Army, the choice to enlist came in their late teens to early 20s. That large percentage, young and single, take on all of the challenges the military presents. One soldier, Spc. Angelia Lopez, defied the statistics by joining the Army

The big bam boom of Recycled Percussion

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The big bam boom of Recycled Percussion

There are times when it falls on the Weekly Volcano to shatter pop-cultural myths. This, we're sorry to say, is one of those occasions. No matter what the preternaturally effusive judges on America's Got Talent claim, they aren't always the discoverers of brand-new artistic geniuses. Last year, for example, contestants

Tacoma Art Bus 5-Year Anniversary Tour

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Tacoma Art Bus 5-Year Anniversary Tour

The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round, all through the town. ... Whether you find that song a childhood travel mantra or an invasive earworm, there's one thing that rings true: There is an actual bus, of the most wonderful kind, that has been winding its way around the

Visual Edge: Chihuly Drawings at Museum of Glass

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Visual Edge: Chihuly Drawings at Museum of Glass

I have always thought Dale Chihuly's drawings were more impressive than his glass creations, but I have never seen enough of his drawings to say so until now. "Chihuly Drawings" at Museum of Glass makes the case quite emphatically. One hundred and eighty-six drawings fill the main gallery at MOG,

Wednesday, March 25: Jerry Miller

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Wednesday, March 25: Jerry Miller

Moby Grape was one of the most versatile San Francisco rock bands to emerge out of the summer of love.  While they were rooted in psychedelia, they injected elements of folk, blues and country. Unlike the jam bands of the time, Grape possessed a meticulously unique sound by way of

Tuesday, March 24: 1936 Olympics and Sports Icons

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Tuesday, March 24: 1936 Olympics and Sports Icons

There's a sport for everyone. Whether it's video football or dangling from great heights by little ropes, you have enjoyed at some point the principles of fair play, hard work, achievement, etc. Well, so did many folks in 1936. History professor Chad Moody wants to tell you all about the

Monday, March 23: FOG

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Monday, March 23: FOG

What is FOG? It's the reaction of the air when hot meets cold. It disrupts air traffic at SeaTac. It causes crashes on Interstate 5. It's the ooh-la-la factor of Adrienne Barbeau. Or maybe we're confusing it with Swamp Thing. Either way, there are good reasons for FOG, too. It

Sunday, March 22: Recycled Percussion

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Sunday, March 22: Recycled Percussion

For a hell of a lot less than the cost of a plane ticket to Las Vegas, you can see four guys who still have the same enthusiasm as, but decades more experience than, any game show wannabe. Throw in acrobatics and a fair amount of drumstick

Sunday, March 22: Songs of the Emerald Isle

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Sunday, March 22: Songs of the Emerald Isle

You may not know it yet, but you are going to love Kaitlyn Lusk. She first sang with the Baltimore Symphony at age 14. A year later, she was chosen as featured vocal soloist for composer Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings Symphony suite. If you're a Tolkien geek, her

Saturday, March 21: Rhythm and Rye One-Year-Anniversary

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Saturday, March 21: Rhythm and Rye One-Year-Anniversary

I knew the traditional fifth anniversary gift was the astoundingly lame "wood," and, of course, the 25th anniversary is the silver and 50th golden. We're pretty sure the 75th is either oxygen tanks or pre-chewed food. Apparently, the first anniversary is the kickass music anniversary, because downtown Olympia music and

Saturday, March 21: Amy Schumer

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Saturday, March 21: Amy Schumer

If I need to tell you who Amy Schumer is, you must not own a TV. Her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer was nominated for an Emmy. Both Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone praised it as one of last year's best series, especially a firecracker of a sketch about

Saturday, March 21: Women's League 47th Annual Flea Market

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Saturday, March 21: Women's League 47th Annual Flea Market

You spend hours wandering around consignment stores, yard sales, and nothing. Break the cycle. Rethink your thought process. Antiques - The older they are the better. And, unlike the average retail giant's merchandise, you can sometimes get a deal. So come check out the Women's League Annual Flea Market and

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