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PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Get Loud

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PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Get Loud

THURSDAY, Oct. 5 The Model Squad converged on Renee's Chop Shop for a little late afternoon quality time. Kind of like how men gather at the local barbershop to talk sports, poon and politics, but with more hand gestures, giggles, fashion and flair. Dinner later at The Old House Café

PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Latin Festival

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PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Latin Festival

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20 Met Lovely Lisa at the Kickstand Café. LL took a brief moment out of her busy schedule to clue me in on some upcoming winter fun. Look for a live music concert series at Tacoma's Maritime Museum set to begin in November with at least one Saturday all-ages

PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Got Crabs?

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PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Got Crabs?

Again and again Tacoma surprises Keep a close watch on the space next to the Tacoma Grand Cinema. Area artists are raising the bar a bit further this winter with the opening of Kulture Lab, a new gallery and event space in the former Catapult realty office. Those behind the scenes

PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Virgos

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PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Virgos

Virgos are unique people. And being one myself, I have learned from years of excess when to switch to water, when not to care that someone saw you puking, and when to make your exit. A year older, I say party hard when you're young. The older you are the

PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Post Labor Day

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PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Post Labor Day

Post Labor Day reflections It's Tuesday night. I'm past deadline (not uncommon) and am attempting to pull this particular piece of written entertainment out of my, ahem, diary between watching the Video Music Awards on MTV and Storm Large on tonight's episode of "Rock Star: Supernova." It dawns on me that

PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Birthday Weekend

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PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Birthday Weekend

You say it's my birthday Coming up on my birthday weekend again this year, Sea Jayne Trip will play Sept. 2 at Hell's Kitchen. Surfing off the Oregon coast, dining on freshly caught crab and beach bonfires are hard to pass up, so unfortunately I'll miss the show. I have to say

PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Tacoma Townies

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PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Tacoma Townies

Summertime for me is largely spent going out of town every other weekend. When in town, I'm at festivals. Last weekend was family reunion time in Moses Lake. The Moses Lake Rodeo was ultra rad. Rather than blather on about how the town's most happenin' joint, the Sand Bar, was

PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Queen For Our Generation

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PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Queen For Our Generation

MONDAY, Aug. 8 Eric McFadden Trio was amazing. Diehard fans showed up at Jazzbones paying rapt attention to the band's masterful spin through Americana, rock, flamenco guitar, classical bass and drum solos. Somehow Eric McFadden coaxed eerie violin sounds out of his electric mandolin. Awesome. Not surprising, many musicians were in

PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Art Festival

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PERMANENT LIPSTICK: Art Festival

Need to wish drummer Michael Kinder a sweet birthday. He's celebrating another year of outrunning Father Time by constantly gigging with his bands Butterbean and Blues Brothers Revue. It must be all that clean living he does. While driving friends home Sunday morning, we passed Mr. Montagne and J. Taylor on

PERMANENT LIPSTICK:Monkey Parties

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PERMANENT LIPSTICK:Monkey Parties

WEDNESDAY, July 26 The 100th Monkey Parties have pretty much reached their max. What do I mean by this? I'm simply pointing out the fact that there aren't any places large enough in Tacoma's city limits to hold all of the artists, writers, musicians, appreciators, collectors, supporters, active participants, volunteers, live

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