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Tempest Lounge Anniversary

Tempest Lounge Anniversary What is grace? Is it the toes of a ballerina or the sunglasses of a Jackie O? Nope, it’s the Tempest Lounge. Anniversaries are a big deal, and since it comes around only once a year, no amount of planning is too much to ensure a smooth and festive

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1 club, 2 Mikes and 8 feet

There’s an old joke that proprietors of jazz clubs secretly share with each other but only reluctantly enjoy with the public. During an interview with a veteran tenor sax player, the question was asked, “What made you go into jazz?” His reply: “Well, man, I hate big crowds.” Whether that tenorist

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A bunch of rock and Steve Alboucq

Wednesday, Nov. 21 PUNK neutralboy Over a 15-year career, Neutralboy has gained a devoted local following and made a name for themselves within the local punk scene. With one record to their name and another allegedly on the way, Neutralboy seems to have focused more on the basic elements of punk than

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Ho! Ho! Blow!

The Museum of Glass is kind of a big deal. But you already knew that, right? Just like you already knew about the worldwide reputation our own little inverted ice-cream cone is gaining with renowned artists in the medium of glass. You probably knew all about how visiting artists will come to

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Ugly sweaters, Catholic gilt and holiday events

THE PARTY Bad Xmas Sweater You knew there was a reason to hold on to the Christmas-light-laden and obscenely geometric printed green-and-red sweater. You once thought even the one with reindeer had potential. Now it’s time to explore your closets because, ladies and gentlemen, the ugliest holiday sweater contest will be held

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

The South Sound dining scene is an ever-evolving beast. Restaurant news includes special dining opportunities, closures, grand openings and seasonal transitions equating to a continuous feed of foodie headlines, it can be hard to keep up. This week we cover a few of the stories that blipped across our radar

Around the Corner Cafe 2

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Around the Corner Cafe 2

ANNOUNCER: Clearly, Dutch and Jackie have been in the mood for breakfast lately and wished to continue the trend with a visit to South Tacoma Way's Around the Corner Café 2. This sister store is the second of two locations opened last fall. The OG Around the Corner Café calls

A bookstore like no other

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A bookstore like no other

A trip to Browsers Bookshop in Olympia isn't just about buying books; it's about thumbing through stationary crafted by local artists, sharing a meal with friends at the cookbook club and enjoying a new exhibit in the upstairs art gallery. Browsers is more than a bookstore -- it's a community

Alma Mater rises

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Alma Mater rises

Having the kind of mid-sized venues that cities like Seattle and Portland enjoy has typically been something that's eluded Tacoma. Sure, we have a number of smaller places for your workaday touring bands to play, and we've got enormous institutions like the Broadway Center and the Tacoma Dome, where your

Spring Break in Whistler, B.C.

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Spring Break in Whistler, B.C.

Whistler is a scenic five-hour drive north of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, with the last hour-and-a-half spent on the dramatic Sea to Sky Highway. If you are driving on a sunny day, allow a little more time to make stops along the way. One must-see is Shannon Falls Provincial Park. It

The happiness bonus

Military Life

The happiness bonus

As far back as the 1830s, French political scientist Alexis de Tocqueville traveled through the United States and applauded Americans for their ability to see a problem and come together almost spontaneously to tackle solving it. He saw this as the foundation of our democratic society. Yet most of us

The Tenino Special

Military Life

The Tenino Special

Tenino is on the map. No, really ... it's on every single map used in the U.S. Army's land navigation portion of basic training. The infamous map, known as the Tenino Special, short for Tenino Military Map, edition 7-DMATC series V791 sheet 1477 IV, is the standard military training map seen

USS Olympia conducts namesake visit in the Pacific Northwest

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USS Olympia conducts namesake visit in the Pacific Northwest

Sailors assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) demonstrated high-quality service and experienced local culture during a namesake visit to the Pacific Northwest, March 16-21, that included a series of engagements with key civic and government leaders, and locally-based organizations in the Washington State capitol city

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Army's 'Ghost Brigade' competes in DA Philip A. Connelly Competition

A team of food service specialists assigned 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team represented United States Army Forces Command during the Department of the Army level of the Philip A. Connelly Program for field feeding March 22, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Evaluators from the Department of the Army inspected the team's field

Focusing on soldier injuries, tobacco use

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Focusing on soldier injuries, tobacco use

The U.S. Army Public Health Center recently released its third edition of the Health of the Force report. The report makes soldier health and readiness information accessible to a wide array of stakeholders, including military medical professionals, soldiers, and the larger community. As noted by U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen.

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Purple up to support military kids

In 1986, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger designated April as the Month of the Military Child to celebrate military kids and the sacrifices they make. The Department of Defense has continued this tradition for over 30 years. Show Your Support. April 13 is designated "Purple Up Day." On this day, wear purple

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It's all about women

“whistle down the wind” A show of note around the Puget Sound is 5th Avenue Theatre’s staging of the U.S. premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Whistle Down the Wind.” The show is an uplifting musical about a young Louisiana girl who finds a mysterious stranger and hides him from the townspeople, who

Healing through music

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Healing through music

At last, they're home, having served their time in the military after fighting abroad.But their war isn't over. Mary Gauthier, a nationally renowned country music singer, listens to their stories, to their troubles dealing with everyday life, and to their problems coping. Then, she puts it to song. Gauthier shares these soldiers' stories

Cerebral intimacy

Music

Cerebral intimacy

In rock music, passion and verve have traditionally led the way for lead vocalists to express themselves. Nothing played so effectively as an open heart, inviting listeners to empathize with the music, enabling them to put themselves in the shoes of the people singing about love, loss, indignation, sorrow, and

Award-winning artists at SPSCC

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Award-winning artists at SPSCC

An invitational exhibition is something new and exciting for the gallery at South Puget Sound Community College. Juror Amy McBride invited 10 award-winning artists from the 2017 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition to display their best works. I haven't the space to write about all 10 artists, so that will leave

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