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Herky-jerky chaos

Music

Herky-jerky chaos

I've written before about bands that can seem antagonistic or confrontational toward their audience. Sometimes, this can make for a frustrating, distancing listen, pitting the band against the listener in a way that come off as more of a turn-off than a challenge. Other times, for reasons I don't quite

Pick of the crop

Arts

Pick of the crop

By definition, the Juror's Invitational at South Puget Sound Community College should be an exhibition of the best of the best. Featured are works from the award-winning artists from the 2018 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition, selected by juror Asia Tail. Absolutely, she did choose some outstanding artists, but she also

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

Restaurant openings, closures and brew and dumpling-fueled festivities abound in this week's edition of Grub Gossip. Celebrate spring with the Dumplings and Beers Night at Dystopian State Brewing Company Friday, March 29, 5-9 p.m. Indulge in hand-crafted, traditional Siberian dumplings served with a dollop of sour cream and freshly chopped dill.

Tim’s Kitchen

Reviews

Tim’s Kitchen

ANNOUNCER: Tim's Kitchen, a popular stop in Orting, opened a second location on South Hill this past month. Dutch and Jackie bring their appetites this week and dive into the huge menu of diner comfort food ranging from breakfast dishes to dinner classics. DUTCH: The weekend breakfast crowd here can cause

Isaan central

Features

Isaan central

The largest region in Thailand is a landlocked conglomeration of 20 northeastern provinces. At 65,200 square miles, it's a bit smaller than Wisconsin. We'll spare our typesetters the challenge of printing its authentic name, four Thai characters, noting instead that its English-language name has been transliterated as Esan, Isaan, Isan

Musical time travel

Stage

Musical time travel

Tacoma Musical Playhouse is revising the tongue-in-cheek musical The Drowsy Chaperone from their 2010-2011 season with four of the actors from that earlier production: Mauro Bozzo as Robert Martin, John Miller as Mr. Feldzieg, John B. Cooper as Aldolpho, Nancy Hebert Bach as Chaperone and TMP Artistic Director Jon Douglas

How to stay on track: prioritizing health

Health

How to stay on track: prioritizing health

Now that March is in full swing, many may find themselves running on fumes of January's resolutions, or perhaps the dedication to the "new year, new me" mantra has been abandoned entirely. Fortunately, Pacific Medical Centers' Registered Dietician Christy Goff, MS, RDN, CD, is on the scene to discuss food

Volunteers to be honored for military nonprofits

Military Life

Volunteers to be honored for military nonprofits

The Soroptimist International of Olympia will honor three volunteers for military nonprofits at the third annual South Sound Exceptional Woman Awards Banquet Saturday, May 4. The event honors women who help their organizations make the community a better place. This year, 20 women will be recognized as Exceptional Women. The

Children of Fallen Patriots

Military Life

Children of Fallen Patriots

David Kim founded the Children of Fallen Patriots in 2002 after serving with Sgt. William Delaney Gibbs who was killed in action during Operation Just Cause in Panama in 1989. Kim never forgot him, or the daughter he left behind. His memory spurred Kim to establish the organization, which now

Showing leadership in a parking lot

Military Life

Showing leadership in a parking lot

Landon Flake waited to make a left turn from a local coffee shop's parking lot onto a busy street.  A person was walking down a sidewalk. Seeing him, the 17-year-old Flake slowly backed his car up a few feet to allow the person space to safely cross in front of him.  "There

Total force recruiting on full display

News Front

Total force recruiting on full display

The Air Force's new integrated total force recruiting team put on a show of force at this year's Women in Aviation International conference in Long Beach, California. In previous years, the active-duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air Force Academy and other parts of the Air Force would have separate booths

Mentoring future female aviators

News Front

Mentoring future female aviators

Aviators from all over the country traveled to sunny Long Beach, California, for the 30th annual Women in Aviation International Conference March 14-16. Ten of the female aviators attending were Air Force Junior ROTC cadets who recently earned their pilot wings. The cadets completed the Air Force JROTC Flight Academy program

News Front

Locals headed to Warrior Games

The Deputy Chief of Staff for Warrior Care and Transition is proud to announce the 40 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans who will represent Team Army at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, Florida, June 21-30, hosted by the U.S. Special Operations Command. Local team members

Guardmembers to see changes in GI Bill transfer benefits

News Front

Guardmembers to see changes in GI Bill transfer benefits

Provisions allowing Guardmembers to transfer some or all of their Post- 9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouse or children are set to change, limiting the timeframe soldiers and airmen can transfer those benefits. "You have to have a minimum of six years (in service) in order to be eligible to

Improving opioid prescribing at Madigan

Health

Improving opioid prescribing at Madigan

In October, Madigan's Internal Medicine Clinic moved into the implementation phase of a long-term quality improvement project addressing opioid use that aims to improve both patient safety and quality of life. It is already showing impressive results. "We had two goals with this: Improved compliance with safety standards in our clinic

A captivating voice

Music

A captivating voice

Do you remember the first time a singer's voice ever truly touched you? In my experience, growing up listening largely to pop songs from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, I mostly let everything wash over me in a great mass, very rarely tuning in specifically to hear the power behind

Idyllic landscapes and frightening worlds

Arts

Idyllic landscapes and frightening worlds

I thought the art of landscape painting had reached an unstoppable point of redundancy at which original landscapes were no longer possible, and then Olympia artist Kathy Gore Fuss started painting in nature in all sorts of weather amongst the trees in Priest Point Park and the industrial business of

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

While we've just entered the first week of spring, I'm already daydreaming about outdoor foodie festivities, picnics and patios. We're close but not there quite yet. While that shiny, hot orb in the sky teases us for just awhile, we are going to select a few foodie-themed festivities before we

One bourbon, one wine and one beer

Reviews

One bourbon, one wine and one beer

ANNOUNCER: This week, Dutch and Jackie had beverages on the brain and skipped spots with a traditional menu. Join them on their journey as they sip, chug and throw back a few. JACKIE: Let's kick things off with the hard stuff. Chambers Bay Distillery is a small space -- tucked away

Seeking refuge

Stage

Seeking refuge

Screaming Butterflies Productions, an independent theater company based in Tacoma, will be putting up a production of Lisa Loomer's mystical, family-friendly fable ¡Bocón! The story concerns a young boy named Miguel, a loquacious storyteller, who gets labeled a bocón (AKA "big mouth"). As Miguel flees an oppressive regime in Central

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