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Beautiful Angle

Why, oh why, you might be asking, does the Weekly Volcano put itself through this torment every year? The crowds, the lines, the expense … all to hand off a cheerfully wrapped box with the ideal gift inside, certain to thrill the recipient. No pressure there. Trying to escape the mayhem,

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Jason Ricci

Blues is alive and well in the 21st century, and while there might not be any bluesmen left from the cotton fields of the Mississippi, thanks to a batch of young musicians who are dedicated to keeping the genre alive, the sound of the Delta can still be heard like

Top five

Music

Top five

April marks my 10th anniversary writing for the Weekly Volcano. In that time, the vast majority of my coverage has centered around music in the South Sound, and it's been a real roller coaster ride to see how the scene has shifted and developed. Fallow periods come and go, but

Collaboration transforms 950 Gallery

Arts

Collaboration transforms 950 Gallery

Elise Richman and Nicholas Nyland are ubiquitous presences in Tacoma art spaces, but what they've done together at 950 Gallery is something one has to wonder if either of them could have done alone. Their site-specific and collaborative installation is one large piece of abstract art with individual pieces that

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

Mother Nature has teased us with a window or two of blissed, sunny rays of sunshine, which means more and more foodie festivities will be taking place outdoors! This is a good thing because we can now pretend that putting on our walking shoes and putting in our steps for

Beefy’s Burgers

Reviews

Beefy’s Burgers

ANNOUNCER: Gone is Fish Fish Fish on Sixth, and in its place is another burger concept from the owners of Shake Shake Shake. Dutch and Jackie head down the Ave to get their hands on a burger made from fresh beef. DUTCH: Not a lot of interior change happened from the

It’s all about the art (books)

Arts

It’s all about the art (books)

What better way to welcome the sun back into our lives this April than by heading to the park with a good book ... or two ... or three ... or four ... okay, you get the point! There's something magical about cracking open a new book while lounging in

A room of their own

Stage

A room of their own

Salon is the French word for room. It sounds much the same in la langue française as it did in Latin (sala) or Italian (salone) in days past, but leave it to the Italians and French to elevate it into the realm of the intellectual. Beginning in the 1500s, artsy-smartsy

446th AMDS reopens with improved capabilities

News Front

446th AMDS reopens with improved capabilities

For more than a year, Rainier Wing airmen have been taking care of their medical needs in different facilities around McChord while the 446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron building was being renovated. The experience meant a less private and intimate session with providers, and often times customers had many stops. To showcase

Engaging airmen on the go

News Front

Engaging airmen on the go

The Air Force now has an enterprise-wide mobile app designed to provide airmen with streamlined access to information they need for their lives and careers. Air Force Connect was one of six ideas to compete as a finalist in the 2018 Spark Tank competition, which provided the authority and funding to

Career paths after service

News

Career paths after service

Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) is an excellent choice for active-duty, transitioning and veteran servicemembers wishing to further their career dreams. "We offer an umbrella of services to help this important population of students to succeed in their chosen career field," said Jen Weinmann, the college's workforce development faculty counselor. Home to

Veterans get hands-on with sheet metalworking

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Veterans get hands-on with sheet metalworking

Six transitioning servicemembers attended the Sheet Metal Skilled Trades Rotation March 28. The veterans got the chance to learn about a new career as a Sheet Metal Apprentice and also build a tool box in the hands-on project portion of the event. Participants were allowed to keep the tool box they built. The

An ace-high deal

Jobs & Education

An ace-high deal

Excellent entertainment at the Emerald Queen Casino is largely built and maintained by providing superior service to its guests. "Guest service is very important to us, both internally and externally," wrote Denise Hagler, the EQC's communications coordinator, in an email. "We value the level of experience our team members contribute to our

Brush up

Jobs & Education

Brush up

The Sherwin-Williams Company's logo features a white can of red paint being poured over half of a blue and white globe. In white lettering in the red paint appear the words, "Cover the Earth." When it comes to providing opportunity to veterans and transitioning servicemembers, the world's largest paint company offers

Lyft-ing the independent soul

Jobs & Education

Lyft-ing the independent soul

Many individuals in today's society look for flexible ways to earn a little more money while choosing their own schedule. Lyft is a transportation network company, or TNC, that offers this opportunity in the United States and Canada. The company develops, markets and operates the Lyft mobile app. The majority of drivers

One-stop shop for vets

News

One-stop shop for vets

One Pierce County event in particular continues to lead the way in better serving veterans with the resources they have earned and deserve. The 7th Annual Tacoma Dome Veteran Resources Fair and Stand Down will take place Saturday, April 20, inside the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. The Tacoma Dome Veteran Resource Fair

New Pacific Seas Aquarium

Attractions

New Pacific Seas Aquarium

Last September, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium debuted their beautiful new 35,000-square-foot Pacific Seas Aquarium -- home to green sea turtles, hammerhead sharks, a giant Pacific octopus and so much more. Since opening last fall, there have been dozens of new animals added, and now for the entire month of

Elmo comes to Madigan

News Front

Elmo comes to Madigan

Madigan Army Medical Center kicked off the Month of the Military Child April 1 with a visit from Sesame Street's Walkaround Elmo. The beloved fuzzy, red puppet came to life to get out to meet and greet his fans. He charmed fans of all ages in the Medical Mall to

Washington National Guard and WA DNR preparing together for fire season

News Front

Washington National Guard and WA DNR preparing together for fire season

Spring time in Washington state means the end of the long gray days, no more snow and potentially less rain in the forecast. It is also when the Washington National Guard and Washington Department of Natural resources team up to proactively prepare for the upcoming summer wildfire season. "We have made

It’s all about the dress

Military Life

It’s all about the dress

Prom. Wedding. Homecoming. Military ball. While fun for most once at the event, the sometimes overwhelming stress beforehand all boils down to the dress. Yes, the (dreaded) dress! You can't wear the same one twice. Perhaps the one from last year's ball doesn't fit anymore since having your bundle of joy.

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