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Gray Sky Blues Music Festival

Music

Gray Sky Blues Music Festival

Blues, by design, has always been the musical genre of the people. In order to make blues music, one needn't own anything more than an acoustic guitar and a story to tell. Its bare bones form and personal lyrics enabled even the poorest of folk to take part, leading to

Peter and the Starcatcher

Stage

Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter Pan: the boy who never grew up, who learned to fly, who valued the power of imagination and a sense of wonder over trivial matters like responsibility and adulthood -- this is a character that's become so familiar to generations of audiences, hopping from literature to theater to film

Expanding your mind

Arts

Expanding your mind

La Sala is Spanish for "living room," and Priscilla Dobler's installation by that name at Feast Arts Center is a conceptual environment that questions how a person's living room affects their life -- turning on its head the concept that we affect the spaces in which we live. After all,

For the hopeful and defeated

Music

For the hopeful and defeated

For many people, they engage with music the same way they do with smart phone games, mindless reality shows, and endless cycles of nostalgia: it's all about escapism. And it makes sense, with music having the potential to be one of the most transportive art forms out there. If you

A hand up

News Front

A hand up

Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region is offering two free career programs in April that will be of interest to transitioning servicemembers and their families. Goodwill works with hundreds of local employers and organizations to find the right match for servicemembers and business partners. This attitude reflects Goodwill's philosophy of

Challenges facing military children

Military Life

Challenges facing military children

Editor's note: April is Military Month of the Child. This is the first of multiple stories throughout April focusing on military children. "Mom, is Dad going to die?" asked the little voice coming from the car seat behind me. This was my husband's second deployment and it was my first inkling

Cabaret comes to Tacoma

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Cabaret comes to Tacoma

Cabaret is the kind of musical that has shown itself capable of working its way into the pop culture landscape, functioning under a veneer of pure bravado and style, while also carrying with it a message that has only grown more resonant over the years. Beginning its life as a play

Tacoma Restaurant Week

Features

Tacoma Restaurant Week

It has arrived! Tacoma Restaurant Week boasts big flavor and even bigger savings with over a dozen establishments offering a three-course dining experience for an attractive $30 tab and it runs from April 8-12 and 15-19. A few of the participating spaces even offer tasty coursed lunch hours for a

Authentic Korean experience

Military Life

Authentic Korean experience

The Pacific Northwest Explorers, a sub club of the Lewis Community Spouses' Club, ventured to South Tacoma Way, recently, to an area referred to locally as Koreatown. This international zone has a wide variety of shops and restaurants that are authentically Korean. If your family has been stationed in South

Military family clinic to open in Lakewood

News Front

Military family clinic to open in Lakewood

In April 2016, philanthropist and billionaire hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen pledged $275 million to support military veterans and their families by opening mental health clinics around the country. One of these clinics is slated to open in Lakewood by the end of the year. The clinic's construction and services funding

I Corps kicks off SAAPM

News Front

I Corps kicks off SAAPM

During the month of April, soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord recognized sexual assault awareness and prevention through a series of proclamations and observances. I Corps kicked off the month early, March 29, at the Nelson Recreation Center. I Corps deputy commanding general Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn, recognized several key members

Play ball!

News Front

Play ball!

The Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) Lakewood Subchapter and the Tacoma Rainiers invite the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community to enjoy AUSA Night At The Rainiers Friday, April 6, at Cheney Stadium. The second game of the season, the Rainiers will play the Sacramento River Cats.   The event is a

News Front

62nd Med. Bde. team wins Commander’s Cup bowling title

Five teams competed in the finals of the bowling portion of the 2018 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup March 21 at Bowl Arena Lanes. The winning four-man team was the Awkward High Fives of the 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 62nd Medical Brigade, with a total score of

Benefits & Deals

Program offers recreational therapy for vets

Rowing can be quite a strenuous sport that tests one’s physical limitations, but with the local Seize the Oar program, it can also be a recreational therapy outlet for those who were injured serving in the U.S. military. Rowing club Seize the Oar under the Freedom Rows

Military Life

Air Force retirees share golf tricks on JBLM

Both golf courses on Joint Base Lewis-McChord have instructors who are able to provide the tips, tools and tricks for anyone on base who would like to improve their game. Art Romero provides one-on-one lessons at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main, as the director of

Grub Gossip

Features

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

Reviews

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

Arts

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

Arts

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.

Travel

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

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