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Give the Broadway Center your mind

The high-pitched squeal of feedback is not a sound you want to hear on stage, but behind the scenes the people at Broadway Center for the Performing Arts are collecting feedback of a different kind. The Broadway Center board has some younger hipper members now who would like to bring

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April Fool’s Day with the Nabisco fairy

If you thought the television show was funny, wait until you see what they do when the FCC isn’t watching. When I first heard that Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Who’s Line is it Anyway?” were scheduled to appear in Tacoma on April Fools’ Day, I thought maybe it was

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April Fool’s Day with the Nabisco fairy

If you thought the television show was funny, wait until you see what they do when the FCC isn’t watching. When I first heard that Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Who’s Line is it Anyway?” were scheduled to appear in Tacoma on April Fools’ Day, I thought maybe it was

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Spring into knowledge

Two colleges and two education programs unite this weekend to explore Asian culture as part of the Spring Lunar Festival, one of Asia’s most important annual events. In an effort to entertain, enlighten and educate the community, The Evergreen State College’s Silk Roads program and South Puget Sound Community College’s

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More than a girl with a guitar

Amy Stolzenbach studied piano first, but it was guitar that made her famous. She gained notoriety because she was a female who could really play a guitar, not as just a rhythm player but as a soloist. This shouldn’t be a rare thing, but perception has a funny way of

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Sammy Barrett

Three and a half years ago, following in her mother’s footsteps, Sammy Barrett, 20, began playing guitar. “My mom was a singer/songwriter,” says Barrett, “so music has always been a part of my life.” Barrett found that playing the guitar was therapeutic for her.  “I was going through a very

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Spring into knowledge

Two colleges and two education programs unite this weekend to explore Asian culture as part of the Spring Lunar Festival, one of Asia’s most important annual events. In an effort to entertain, enlighten and educate the community, The Evergreen State College’s Silk Roads program and South Puget Sound Community College’s

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More than a girl with a guitar

Amy Stolzenbach studied piano first, but it was guitar that made her famous. She gained notoriety because she was a female who could really play a guitar, not as just a rhythm player but as a soloist. This shouldn’t be a rare thing, but perception has a funny way of

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Sammy Barrett

Three and a half years ago, following in her mother’s footsteps, Sammy Barrett, 20, began playing guitar. “My mom was a singer/songwriter,” says Barrett, “so music has always been a part of my life.” Barrett found that playing the guitar was therapeutic for her.  “I was going through a very

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Old School Drop Out

They describe their music as “modern hard-rock melodies with a few old school headbangers sprinkled in.” Old School Drop Out is not a band that caters to people who would be just as happy with a jukebox. They don't take quarters for song requests. They stake their territory as a

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Old School Drop Out

They describe their music as “modern hard-rock melodies with a few old school headbangers sprinkled in.” Old School Drop Out is not a band that caters to people who would be just as happy with a jukebox. They don't take quarters for song requests. They stake their territory as a

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Bohemian rhapsody

Prepare to seriously crush on Eric Stern of Vagabond Opera Friday night at Jazzbones. There’s something about his decadent, chocolaty voice and his rebellious use of unusual music that makes him at least a fascinating, enigmatic character and at most a goddess, demon, virgin whore. (After you’ve seen the show

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Jana Losey

The lovely and talented singer/songwriter and pianist Jana Losey from New York will make three appearances in Tacoma this week as part of her West Coast tour in support of her new album, Bittersweet. Losey and her accompanist Melanie Peters will make their first stop at Buzzard's CDs & Video

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Ramp up for Art Walk

Anyone who’s ever caught wicked air knows that if your wheels are turning but you can’t get off the ground what you really need is a ramp. For the last three years, Tacoma artists have learned to fly using a particularly steep ramp known as RampArt. Tracing backward the paths

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Bohemian rhapsody

Prepare to seriously crush on Eric Stern of Vagabond Opera Friday night at Jazzbones. There’s something about his decadent, chocolaty voice and his rebellious use of unusual music that makes him at least a fascinating, enigmatic character and at most a goddess, demon, virgin whore. (After you’ve seen the show

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Jana Losey

The lovely and talented singer/songwriter and pianist Jana Losey from New York will make three appearances in Tacoma this week as part of her West Coast tour in support of her new album, Bittersweet. Losey and her accompanist Melanie Peters will make their first stop at Buzzard's CDs & Video

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Ramp up for Art Walk

Anyone who’s ever caught wicked air knows that if your wheels are turning but you can’t get off the ground what you really need is a ramp. For the last three years, Tacoma artists have learned to fly using a particularly steep ramp known as RampArt. Tracing backward the paths

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Super Bowl in a theater

“People in Puyallup tend to think of the Liberty as their theater,” says Tom Nuemann, owner of Liberty Theater in Puyallup. “So we try to have a wide array of events to appeal to different types of people.” To that end, two very different events, both elaborately carried out in their

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Super Bowl in a theater

“People in Puyallup tend to think of the Liberty as their theater,” says Tom Nuemann, owner of Liberty Theater in Puyallup. “So we try to have a wide array of events to appeal to different types of people.” To that end, two very different events, both elaborately carried out in their

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Dar Williams

While many singer/songwriters suffer from stage fright, I think anyone's confidence level would rise if Joan Baez decided to sing and record some of that musician's songs. That's what happened to Dar (short for Dorothy) Williams early in her career after she got a gig as opening act for Baez.

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