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1408: John Cusack is the man to watch in this horror thriller based on a Stephen King short story.  Like “The Shining,” also based on King material, the main character is a frustrated writer who likes to drink, has a terrible trauma in his past and is in isolated surroundings

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Three movies receive high marks

Evening Upstairs in a big Newport mansion, a woman is dying in a Martha Stewart bedroom. She takes a long time to die, and the movie is flashbacks from her reveries. An all-star cast sinks in a turgid weepie that commits the cardinal sin: It doesn’t make you weep. One cliché

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Yippe-ki-yay, movie-lovers

In “Live Free or Die Hard,” John McClane is the Energizer Bunny, Chuck Wepner and Batman rolled into one.  Like the battery-powered bunny, he just keeps going and going.  Like Wepner, the heavyweight punching bag known as the “Bayonne Bleeder” who was pummeled for 15 rounds by Muhammad Ali and served as

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Concerts on sale this weekend

on sale now Gretchen Wilson Tulalip. July 11 7 pm. $40-$100 (Tulalip Amphitheatre, TM). Chris Brown Tulalip. July 14 8 pm. $40-$80 (Tulalip Amphitheatre, TM). Jane Monheit Seattle. July 17-22 7:30 and 9:30 pm. $24.50-$26.50 (Jazz Alley, TM). Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, The Moaners Seattle. July 21 7:30 pm. $15-$18 (Triple Door,

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Bobble Tiki loves the Fourth

Oh my god. Bobble Tiki loves the Fourth of July. He’s loves it so freakin’ much he doesn’t know what to do with himself. He’s giddy for two weeks in advance and suffers from a deep depression for two weeks after. Bobble Tiki is as patriotic as they come — at

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Back To Beale Street Blues Challenge

South Sound Blues Association’s Back to Beale Street Blues 2008 Challenge final round will be held on the Blues Stage at Freedom Fair July 4 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The stakes are high because the winning band will be sent all expenses paid to the International Blues Challenge held

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The bite of Ms. Led

Ms. Led’s new CD, Shake Yourself Awake, sounds like a battle cry. The first thing I heard when I put the disc into my CD player was the “GRRR” of distorted guitar, and right then I knew this album was going to have some bite. But I expected that, mainly

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The Elephants stampede back

For the record, the Elephants never broke up. “Per se.” Call it a hiatus. Call it a break. Call it an all-expenses-paid trip to the couch, complete with inactivity and boredom. Call it whatever you want, but after speaking with Cody Jones and Trevor Dickinson, the two remaining original members of the Elephants

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JW-Jones, These Little Nothings and more

Friday, June 29-Saturday, June 30 BLUES MUSICAL “i thought i heard elliot bay” Now here’s a fun idea. Bluesman/guitarist/songwriter Jack Cook has put together the “fake history of Seattle’” in a blues musical. “I Thought I Heard Elliot Bay” tells the fictional story of music in Seattle in the ’40s through the

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Tara McCormick

As if she borrowed a pair of Shania Twain’s walkin’ boots, Tara McCormick’s music is country with a sexy rock/pop attitude. If McCormick’s name sounds familiar, it’s probably because she was Miss Washington in 2004, and she made it all the way to the top 15 in the Miss USA

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Model at South Hill

You’ve been watching “America’s Next Top Model” re-runs and you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that that top model could be you. You know that top modeling career could be your springboard to fame and fortune, and you could then land a movie deal and eventually make it

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Shoe love, summer style

So here I am, head in my closet, with a problem. My pedicure is in seriously sad shape, between several over-long chipped toenails and polish that’s losing its sparkle. Right now I don’t have time for a pedi, and I have no close-toed spring-summer shoes. What to do? Can’t very well wear

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Weird shopping

Weird hobby (or, how I got into bird watching) Some time ago I got a happy little bird feeder and filled it with happy little bird seed. For some time, the birds avoided my yard like the plague, probably seeing the bits of torn stuffed-animal fluff on the grass, and envisioning

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Truffles, Capers and pie

Capers Downtown There’s everything to like about Eve Hewitt’s Capers Downtown, a downtown Tacoma version of her popular Capers Take Home Eatery in the Proctor District.  The downtown version offers seating next to Fireman’s Park, gourmet sandwiches, delicious soups, and worthy wine list with half-glass options for working stiffs. Let me put

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Run to the Yukon River salmon

You may have never heard cat owners talk about their pets with half the affection El Gaucho uses to describe their Yukon River salmon whose fat content is enormous — the highest of the entire king salmon species at 24 to 34 percent. And although there is much ado about salmon

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Julie Bennett

Walking around the Urban Art Festival I spied a hat-wearing, cool looking chick who I immediately thought was Whatcha Wearin’ material. Turns out the cool chick was a friend of mine, Julie Bennett, beaming at the success of her daughter Brooke’s Teen Vogue coup. Most of Julie’s ensemble does, in fact, come

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Spa-litics

It’s a dilemma. I find out weekly, sometimes daily, about people offering services and doing them really well, sometimes at really good costs. Things like massages, waxing, pedicures, manicures, hair cuts, hair coloring, are brought to my attention, and I get to meet fabulous professionals who rock my world. And then there’s

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McCabe’s American Music Café Concussion

Everyone knows about the drunk guy at the party who ends up with a lamp shade on his head. My version of the drunk lampshade scenario is the cowboy hat. It’s the last accessory you’ll ever find me donning, unless I’m drunk. I wore a cowboy hat last Thursday. McCabe’s American Music

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Truffle dinner

Thursday, June 28: Luna Vineyard Wine Dinner, 6:30 p.m., $85, Sea Grill, 1498 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.272.5656. Thursday, June 28: Terra Blanca Winery wine tasting, 5:30-8:30 p.m., complimentary, Pour At Four, 3814 N. 26th St., Tacoma, 253.761.8015. Thursday, June 28: Mountaineers Social Singles wine tasting, 7-9 p.m., Katie Downs, 3211 Ruston Way,

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Wrap it up

While scanning several local blogs lately, I have noticed one particular subject that keeps appearing: restaurant hours. Some of the questions about this topic include: Why don’t more downtown restaurants stay open late? Why are some restaurants closed on Sundays? Why aren’t they open for breakfast? I am sure there

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