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Ryan Adams and others on sale

SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, (253) 627-TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, (866) 468-7623, www.ticketweb.com on sale now Correo Aereo Olympia. Nov. 30-Dec. 1 8 pm. $8-$12 (Traditions, 360.705.2819). Shoshana Bean, Paul Gabrielson Olympia. Dec. 7 8 pm. $10-$25 (Minnaert Center, 360.596.5501). Ain’t Misbehavin’ Seattle. Dec. 18-23 7:30 pm. $26.50-$28.50 (Jazz

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Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest

The Weekly Volcano didn’t spot Cousin Eddie at Doyle’s Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest the night before Thanksgiving, but we did spot winners Mike Finch and Grace Toledo. Although they weren’t handknit, they were truly amazing sweaters.  

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Don’t be absurd

The new show at The Helm may be called “Don’t Be Absurd,” but it is all about absurdities such as shapeless cloths leaping into the air on city streets and cutely menacing creatures that are half whale and half swordfish. Works by nine artists cram the little gallery. Some of the

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Laugh your ash off

The parade of princess shows continues in the South Sound. Tacoma Little Theatre, as you know, is finishing its run of “Sleeping Beauty” this weekend just as Federal Way’s Centerstage Theatre is staging “Cinderella.” This version of the show comes to the South Sound in the tradition of the English pantomime

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Restaurant biz is tough

What makes a restaurant succeed? This is a question that has many complicated answers. If the answers were easy, people would be opening dining establishments right and left. Smart folk don’t open restaurants. Crazy people do. To put it more politely, people that like to live on the edge open

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Holiday spirit

Taste the Holiday Spirit The holidays. Love ’em or loathe ’em, they’re here, complete with fudge, stuffed mushrooms, plump guys in red suits and parties! Pot luck, probably. Bobble Tiki already juggles a stack of invites and might even volunteer (or, more likely, be volunteered) to throw a bash too. And

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Delivering the goods

ANNOUNCER: “Gimme a pig foot and a bottle of gin,” sang Bessie Smith in 1933. “Move me, ‘cause I’m in my sin.” Well, the boys weren’t gnawing on a pork stump, but they were sinning, all right, during the last visit to Cicada Restaurant & Lounge. Cicada’s long list of

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Australian Public and Trade Tasting

Friday, Nov. 30: Pasado’s Animal Safe Haven Fund Raiser and Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., $10, The Wine Basket, 2118 S. 314th St., Federal Way, 253.874. 3070. Saturdays: Wine tasting, 2-5 p.m., Wine Bank, 7017 27th St. W., University Place, 253.564.1101. Monday, Dec. 3: Psychic Shirlee Teabo, 4-8 p.m., $15, Vin Grotto Café

2018 CFC Guide

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2018 CFC Guide

CFC is your opportunity to give to local and national charities through your payroll.  Millions of dollars are donated annually. From September to December, you can choose the CFC organizations you'd like to support. Inside this guide are many local options

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Study in Glass

American composer Philip Glass comes to the University of Puget Sound, Friday, Feb. 16, to present a live multimedia performance celebrating creativity and the art of musical collaboration at Schneebeck Concert Hall at 7 p.m.  The composer uses major collaborations with other artists in his own career to show how

Empowered vision

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Empowered vision

Mary Helen has worked at The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. for over 40 years. "I am one of the small percentage of people who are blind and who are employed," she said.   Nationwide, 70 percent of those who are blind are unemployed. "My steady employment at The Lighthouse has provided the

Working so vets can play outside

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Working so vets can play outside

It's great to be outside! "The outdoors, a lot of times, is about freedom," Ed Bronsdon, the executive director of Outdoors for All, said in a recent news article. Founded in 1979 at Snoqualmie Pass in order to teach 15 children with disabilities to ski, the Seattle-based foundation is dedicated to bringing

USO - always serving

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USO - always serving

The USO strengthens America's servicemembers by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. As a congressionally chartered, nonprofit organization, the USO is not part of the government and does not receive any government funding. In fact, USO Northwest relies entirely on the generosity of

Beating blood cancer

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Beating blood cancer

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is dedicated to finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma while at the same time improving the quality of life of patients and their families. The LLS, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which was founded in 1949, is the world's largest voluntary health organization

First in the medical community

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First in the medical community

For close to a quarter of a century, the Madigan Foundation has steadfastly, and consistently, labored to make the lives of servicemembers, their families, retirees, and the Madigan Army Medical Center's staff better and healthier. Created in 1995, the nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation is unique in the community of military medicine. "The Foundation

Food for action

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Food for action

About 40 percent of the food produced annually in this country ends up in landfills. Meanwhile, there are millions of Americans who go hungry. Closer to home, one in seven people in Washington state live with the threat of hunger. One in five of them are children. "Hunger doesn't have to happen,"

Dignity in providing help

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Dignity in providing help

The Minutemen were citizen soldiers who volunteered before the start of the American Revolution to fight British soldiers at a minute's notice. This spirit of responding quickly in helping today's citizen soldiers is evident in the work of the Minuteman Fund of Washington. "The fund provides assistance grants to Washington National Guard

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Picture perfect

Families that stay at one of the two Fisher Houses at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are under stress, perhaps far from home, and always worried about the well-being of a loved one. Especially if that loved one is a baby. "We have a large neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) here at Joint Base

Abolishing a stigma

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Abolishing a stigma

When asked to describe in a single word what HERO House NW meant to them, three individuals who use the clubhouse took up the challenge and answered. "Welcoming," said Jarod. "Home," replied Tatiana. "Exuberating," concluded Jamaal. "People welcome me and treat me like family," explained Tatiana, "and I don't have to worry about the

Pacific Northwest Explorers kick off the year

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Pacific Northwest Explorers kick off the year

The Pacific Northwest Explorers, a SubClub of the Lewis Community Spouses Club (LCSC), kicked off the year with a visit to Thurston County to explore a few local favorites. The group of military spouses takes a day trip on the third Thursday of each month to learn more about the

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