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Three Easy Pieces

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Three Easy Pieces

Welcome to another edition of Three Easy Pieces, where I explore a certain subsection of pop culture, from its birth to how it looks today. Since the holiday season is upon us -- bringing with it yet another remake of Black Christmas -- I thought I'd revisit a topic I

Anthropomorphic animals

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Anthropomorphic animals

The Wind in the Willows at Olympia Family Theater offers a respite from the usual spate of Christmas stories this time of year. It is a delightful romp in the woods and trip down a river by a loveable group of anthropomorphized animals who demonstrate the power and beauty of

Spud’s Pizza Parlor

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Spud’s Pizza Parlor

ANNOUNCER: Spud's Pizza has been an east Tacoma staple for nearly 60 years, often boasting several generations of loyal customers. Known for its large helpings of pizza and salads, Dutch and Jackie head over to relive a dining foundation from their youth. DUTCH: I like the reminiscence of the place. On

Holiday movie preview

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Holiday movie preview

The Banker (Dec. 6)  George Nolfi, who did such a splendid job of adapting The Adjustment Bureau and turning it into one of the great romantic films of the 2010s, is behind the camera for this based-on-true-events story starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie as African-American businessmen in the 1950s

Reunited and it feels so good

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Reunited and it feels so good

Let us now sing once again (or should we say "carol?") the praises of The Christmas Revels at Tacoma Arts Live's Rialto Theater. It's a mid-December medley of family-friendly skits, songs and instrumental performances that showcase a different, though primarily European, culture each year. As it has been for the

Holiday magic at Enchant in T-Mobile Park

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Holiday magic at Enchant in T-Mobile Park

Enchant Christmas returns to Seattle's T-Mobile Park for an extravagant Christmas experience. This year, the world's largest Christmas light maze, Mischievous, will delight children of all ages as they search for Santa's missing gifts in time to save Christmas. During the event, the stadium is packed with fun things to do.

Volunteers bring holiday cheer to airmen

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Volunteers bring holiday cheer to airmen

Not everyone can go home for the holidays, but that doesn't mean anyone has to miss out on holiday festivities. Operation Turkey Drop, Operation Cookie Drop and Operation Ham Grenade are among several seasonal initiatives Joint Base Lewis-McChord conducts to spread Yuletide spirit. The season recently kicked off with Operation Turkey

Air Force addresses privatized housing problems

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Air Force addresses privatized housing problems

(Photo: Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett provides testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., Dec. 3. The committee examined privatized military housing for service members and their families.) Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett insisted to the Senate Armed Services Committee Dec. 3

Online community helps veterans connect

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Online community helps veterans connect

Have you served in the military and looking for a way to connect with other service members without being broadcasted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media platforms? TogetherWeServed.com (TWS) has you covered with their social platform specifically intended for veterans and family members. Whether you are looking to engage with

Younger sister outranks older sister on deployment

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Younger sister outranks older sister on deployment

(Photo: Master Sgt. Eliana Y. Gallardo, operations noncommissioned officer in charge, and Capt. Carla J. Gallardo, operations officer, 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade Resolute Sustainment Support Brigade, (1AD RSSB), who are now deployed together to Afghanistan supporting Operation Resolute Support.) Imagine being the younger sister, in a traditional Mexican house, where

RHC-P honors retired Col. Timothy Hoiden during a conference room dedication ceremony

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RHC-P honors retired Col. Timothy Hoiden during a conference room dedication ceremony

(Photo: Regional Health Command-Pacific honored retired Col. Timothy Hoiden Nov. 27 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord during a memorialization ceremony dedicating the RHC-P and I Corps inspector general conference room in his name. Maj. Gen. Dennis LeMaster, commanding general, RHC-P, hosted the ceremony which included the unveiling of a plaque in

Spreading the holiday spirit

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Spreading the holiday spirit

For many Americans, the holiday season is one filled with family fun, food and festivities accented by cards, lights on a Christmas tree, and nicely wrapped gifts. But for some service members' families, their military budgets do not leave much leeway in order for them to celebrate a traditional Christmas holiday. To

Free screening of 1917 to select military communities

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Free screening of 1917 to select military communities

Service members, military families and military retirees can see a free movie screening of Universal Pictures' 1917, starring George McKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, with Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch, at Reel Time Theaters on select military installations Dec. 14. The following military communities will

Military Family Holiday Party at Shipwreck Beads

Military Life

Military Family Holiday Party at Shipwreck Beads

Join in on the fun this weekend as local businesses and organizations join together to bring a free afternoon of holiday fun to the local military families surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McChord. All military personnel including veterans, reserve, Guard, active-duty, retired, spouses and their family members are invited to an afternoon

Army committed to fixing military housing problems

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Army committed to fixing military housing problems

(Photo: Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville, along with other service secretaries and chiefs, speak to the Senate Committee on Armed Services during a hearing on privatized housing in Washington, D.C., Dec. 3.) The Army's top leaders updated lawmakers

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Capt. Dale rushes to greet guests

As you enter Tacoma’s former Sheraton Hotel, now Hotel Murano on Broadway, Bell Captain Dale Rush’s smiling face usually greets you. He’s a 61-year-old who not only enjoys life, his job and Tacoma, but every hotel visitor. “What I like most about my job is seeing the new faces that

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My favorite albums of 2007

I noticed recently that the Internet, music festivals, movies, television shows and even commercials have replaced radio as the place I find new music. Should I be embarrassed to say that I bought a song because I heard it on a commercial? In the past I think I would have

2019 Holiday Guide #2

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2019 Holiday Guide #2

A guide on local holiday shopping, events and more! Come back each week for more holiday ideas. Click here to view our interactive 2019 Holiday Guide #2.

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Turning Point Integrative Therapies

Kate Shanaman Bender starts her day by going downstairs for coffee with her neighbor. “What’s the good news?” she asks Chiara Wood. She calls Wood by many names: Chiara, Kiki, my mother. “We have a unique situation,” Bender admits. Together they’ll begin their commute down one flight of stairs into the offices of

The never-ending war

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The never-ending war

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, not to be confused with The Iliad by Homer, is a one-person, one-act play, and it is as powerful and as intense as anything you're likely to see this year. Peterson and O'Hare's An Iliad will be performed two nights only in

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