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Visual Edge: Susan Christian's sticks on the wall

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Visual Edge: Susan Christian's sticks on the wall

I've been keeping up with Susan Christian's art for well over 20 years. The nine little paintings she has on display at Batdorf and Bronson's flagship coffee house in Olympia are among the best of her works I have ever seen. Here's the thing about Susan Christian: Based solely on her

A really big Shew at Tacoma Community College

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A really big Shew at Tacoma Community College

This isn't the first time I've received a press release that referred to an artist as "legendary." It's an adjective I've employed myself, to describe Smokey Robinson and other members of the pop music pantheon, but I can honestly say it's not a word I use lightly. A promoter who

Wednesday, April 15: Sister Spit

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Wednesday, April 15: Sister Spit

Sister Spit all-girl spoken word road show drops in on the Olympia Timberland Library on Tax Day. If you're envisioning a bunch of gray-haired professors reading Dickinson and Shakespeare in low, expressionless tones, drooling, you've it wrong. Whew!  This tour features half a dozen or so, 20-something queer female writers,

Tuesday, April 14: Tacoma Eco-Hour

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Tuesday, April 14: Tacoma Eco-Hour

In this day and age, it's rare to find someone who didn't have the three R's drilled into them all the way through grade school. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Third graders across the country know it like a prayer. How about adults? Do they know their three R's? Tacoma Eco-Hour has

Monday, April 13: Bobby Shew with Rich Wetzel's Groovin' Higher Orchestra

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Monday, April 13: Bobby Shew with Rich Wetzel's Groovin' Higher Orchestra

This isn't the first time I've received a press release that referred to an artist as "legendary." It's an adjective I've employed myself, to describe Smokey Robinson and other members of the pop music pantheon, but I can honestly say it's not a word I use lightly. A promoter who

Monday, April 13: Hiroya Tsukamoto

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Monday, April 13: Hiroya Tsukamoto

Thirteen-year-old Hiroya Tsukamoto picked up a five-string banjo and before long mastered the guitar. In 1994, Hiroya Tsukamoto entered The Osaka University and while at college was introduced to a musical and social movement in South America called Nueva Cancion headed by musical legends such as Victor Jara and Violeta

Sunday, April 12: 5th Annual TCC Diversity Film Festival

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Sunday, April 12: 5th Annual TCC Diversity Film Festival

Only six films compose the Diversity Film Festival at The Grand (April 12-29), each one a meditation on the theme of cultural diversity. The concept began a few miles (and years) away from the Grand, at Tacoma Community College. Dr. Scott Earle, a TCC English and Humanities instructor since 1999,

Saturday, April 11: Dockyard Derby Dames Championship Bout

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Saturday, April 11: Dockyard Derby Dames Championship Bout

Remember in high school, how your best friend had the coolest sister? You know, the one who loaned you her smokes and bought you beer with her fake ID and laughed at dirty jokes? She's still cool as hell, and now she's skating for the championship Saturday. Tacoma's original roller derby

Friday, April 10: Brian Lynch

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Friday, April 10: Brian Lynch

There are events we in the musical promotional game could never have expected to see. This is one of those events. An otherwise noteworthy jazz musician, Brian Lynch, has cemented our interest in an upcoming concert by adding ... a juggler. This juggler is Henrik Bothe. He's performed all over

Friday, April 10, Sunday, April 12: "Romeo et Juliette"

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Friday, April 10, Sunday, April 12: "Romeo et Juliette"

We could've easily featured Roméo et Juliette (it's OK, you can call it Romeo and Juliet, we won't tell) in our music section, because it goes without saying opera lands like a wet noodle in the absence of stirring music. If there's one thing Tacoma Opera boasts, it's capable singers.

Thursday, April 9: Charles Cross

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Thursday, April 9: Charles Cross

Charles Cross captained The Rocket, Seattle's monthly rock newspaper, during the era when Nirvana played Seattle Vogue club before a handful of people and you could eat breakfast next to Eddie Vedder at the original Cyclopes Café up the street from the Seattle Art Institute. Overnight, Seattle and the Northwest

Tuesday, April 7: Pile

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Tuesday, April 7: Pile

While four-piece Pile from Massachusetts named themselves a single, indistinct word, there are thousands of pages to be written with that one little word. Standing out amongst the English language, "pile" is a word that rarely denotes something good. I guess you could have a pile of delicious donuts? More

Through April 23: Susan Christian paintings

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Through April 23: Susan Christian paintings

I've been keeping up with Susan Christian's art for well over 20 years. The nine little paintings she has on display at Batdorf and Bronson's flagship coffee house in Olympia are among the best of her works I have ever seen. Here's the thing about Susan Christian: Based solely on her

Feedbag: Sleight of Hand Wine Dinner, G. Donnalson's, raise a beer to Old City Hall Tacoma ...

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Feedbag: Sleight of Hand Wine Dinner, G. Donnalson's, raise a beer to Old City Hall Tacoma ...

WINE DINNER Tickets are now available for Pacific Grill's Sleight of Hand Wine Dinner. Chef Jessica Armstrong and Pacific Grill (1502 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma ) will be joined by winemaker Trey Busch of award winning Sleight of Hands Cellars at 6:30 p.m. April 29. Pacific Grill will serve a decadent six-course

Music Critics' Picks: Brian Lynch, Kurupt and Kokane, Haunted Summer, Steady Lean

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: Brian Lynch, Kurupt and Kokane, Haunted Summer, Steady Lean

[JAZZ] + FRI, APRIL 10 There are events we in the musical promotional game could never have expected to see. This is one of those events. An otherwise noteworthy jazz musician, Brian Lynch, has cemented our interest in an upcoming concert by adding ... a juggler. This juggler is Henrik Bothe.

Vicci Martinez premiers new material with a different beat

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Vicci Martinez premiers new material with a different beat

It's easy to take some of the Puget Sound's brightest stars for granted. Tacoma has a way of enveloping its populace like a glorious afghan, soothing and nurturing the talent within. Whenever one of our finer artists flies the coop to Portland or Brooklyn or Los Angeles, it always comes

Wednesday, April 22: Sarah Utter chat

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Wednesday, April 22: Sarah Utter chat

Olympia-raised artist and musician Sarah Utter predominantly paints and creates prints but she is also a well-known graphic designer. Her "Reading is Sexy" merchandise - stickers, buttons, t-shirts and other items - is sold worldwide. Libraries rank high on Utter's list of favorite things: "I was the kid who always

Tuesday, April 21: Earth Day lecture with Dr. Carolyn Finney

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Tuesday, April 21: Earth Day lecture with Dr. Carolyn Finney

Author, professor and cultural geographer Dr. Carolyn Finney will discuss "This Patch of Soil: Race, Nature and Stories of Future Belonging" at the 2015 Earth Day Lecture at Pacific Lutheran University. Finney's discussion will center on how the discussion of environmental and racial issues is grounded in the experience of

Monday, April 20: Nelda Swiggett Sextet

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Monday, April 20: Nelda Swiggett Sextet

Pianist and vocalist Nelda Swiggett will be able to handle the crowd hanging out at Rhythm and Rye on April 20 just fine. She performed for several years on Seattle's thriving late night salsa scene, then got up early on Sunday mornings to lay down soulful gospel riffs at her

Sunday, April 19: "Eclectica!"

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Sunday, April 19: "Eclectica!"

The gang at Harlequin Productions will reveal their plans for shows this coming year. And of course it's a party ... with a name ... Eclectica! The party will feature live entertainment by Red & Ruby, improv troupe Something Wicked, a wine toss, food and drinks, and of course, the

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