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Monty Python's Spamalot at Triad Theater

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Monty Python's Spamalot at Triad Theater

I must confess that I did not have high hopes when I went to The Triad Theater in Yelm to see Standing Room Only's production of Monty Python's Spamalot. My previous experience with small town community theater has never been on a par with Tacoma and Olympia theaters. But the

Sit at this Table

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Sit at this Table

ANNOUNCER: The boys have been trying a number of food for the masses type places that they were excited to put on their fancy pants and get back to a small plate-finely crafted establishment. The Table did not disappoint. JASON: The care and attention that the folks at The Table put

Shows this holiday season

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Shows this holiday season

The holiday season is upon us, that time of tree trimming, menorah lighting, cookie baking, gift buying - and show seeing. No kidding. You might think there'd be enough to do at this time of year, but holiday time is a big time for families to dress up and go out

Jingle Bell fun runs

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Jingle Bell fun runs

When the winter weather outside is frightful and cold, many of us want to curl up by a fire and not go outdoors again until spring. While staying indoors is easy to do, it is even easier to get outside and have some fun - all while getting some exercise.

Puget Sound-area zoos celebrate holiday season

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Puget Sound-area zoos celebrate holiday season

After Thanksgiving is over, it seems like everything is suddenly Christmas-themed. Naturally, the Puget Sound's zoos are joining in on the holiday spirit with some unique activities of their own. Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium For many who have grown up in Tacoma, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium's Zoolights extravaganza is a

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JBLM trips into the snow

The Northwest Adventure Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord can help you embrace the cold and break through any misgivings you may have about the winter with a variety of adventures. “You want to make the most of this weather when you can,” said Ronnie Pippen, NAC manager.

Santa's tactical sleigh

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Santa's tactical sleigh

For those looking to make holiday gifts composed of tactical or gun gear, Quantico Tactical and Tactical Tailor are businesses worth checking before harnessing the reindeer to the sleigh. Both stores are ready for Christmas. "We're stocked up on all our popular items, as well as many new ones," wrote Tyler Hobbs,

Support locally-owned businesses around the Sound

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Support locally-owned businesses around the Sound

If you'd rather spend your time and money supporting local crafters, gardeners, writers and entrepreneurs than fighting the crowds at the mall, the South Sound has plenty of options to meet your holiday shopping needs.The Pacific Northwest Shop: This unique shop features specialty foods, T-shirts, books and one-of-a-kind gifts from

Shopping in downtown Olympia

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Shopping in downtown Olympia

The wonder of shopping downtown Olympia is the variety of unique goods to be found within easy walking distance. Here are five recommended downtown shopping destinations. Traditions Fair Trade at 500 5th Ave. SW, is right across the street from Capitol Lake. Traditions offers a smorgasbord of craft items from around

Stripped down

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Stripped down

Rock and roll has its toehold firmly entrenched in artifice, in overblown personas and carefully constructed appearances. Yes, there are musicians that strive for honesty and the stripping away of affectations, or at the very least a perception of verisimilitude. Still, for the majority of people making pop music, the

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They heart Frida Kahlo

You’ve got to love Frida Kahlo — if not for her art, then for her outrageous sense of style and her superhuman courage. “Frida Kahlo: Images of an Icon” at the Tacoma Art Museum is not so much about Kahlo the artist as it is about Kahlo the woman. There are

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Tunes and Improve

Comedy hasn't evolved much since the glory days of ventriloquist and puppet. Every so often, there's a Gallagher smashing watermelons or a musical funnyman like Jack Black, but for the most part, comedy is a dude on a stage with a microphone, plodding through a joke-punch line-new joke routine. Boring! Well,

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