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Fashion shows to feature military families

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Fashion shows to feature military families

Military spouses and female troops will be honored Sunday at the Capital Mall in Olympia with free pampering services, mall military discounts and fashion shows featuring military families. Sponsored by USAA and presented by The Ranger, NW Airlifter and JBLM Living newspapers, the day is designed to honor spouses and troops

Wednesday, Dec. 17: Olympia Aloha Ukulele Pu'ukani Holiday Concert

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Wednesday, Dec. 17: Olympia Aloha Ukulele Pu'ukani Holiday Concert

The bronzed and scaly receptionist lady made me too scared to say no to her vacuum-saleswoman-like spiel, and that was that. I am now tanning, you pale freaks. I got a sunburn on my first visit, and though every time I go in there it feels like I'm buying drugs

Curtis Salgado, Vicci Martinez and others at DB Cooper Music Festival

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Curtis Salgado, Vicci Martinez and others at DB Cooper Music Festival

He hasn't been heard from since parachuting from the Northwest Airlines plane he hijacked in 1971, landing in Southwest Washington with a duffel bag full of $20 bills. But D.B. Cooper, the mastermind of the only unsolved aviation crime in U.S. history, has resurfaced in the last year to promote

Maria Muldaur joins the DB Cooper Music Festival

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Maria Muldaur joins the DB Cooper Music Festival

Maria Muldaur's 50-year career is probably best described as an odyssey through American roots music. Although she is known worldwide for her sultry 1974 mega-hit "Midnight at the Oasis," which topped the charts, received several Grammy nominations and landed her on the cover of Rolling Stone, Maria was also in on

Laid Back Attack: Parrotheads for USO

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Laid Back Attack: Parrotheads for USO

When the ParrotHeads of Puget Sound gather next month to raise funds for the USO Northwest, they'll be continuing a nearly 20-year tradition of "partying with a purpose." The local Parrotheads are among the most active and productive chapters of the national Parrotheads in Paradise network of Jimmie Buffet devotees.

Saturday, Feb. 22: Dockyard Derby Dames

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Saturday, Feb. 22: Dockyard Derby Dames

I couldn't think of a better way to spend a Saturday night than on a hot date with myself listening to loud rock and roll and watching tough-as-nails roller derby chicks knocking each other on their asses. Yes, my Saturday night will be spent with Dockyard Derby Dames characters such

Theater Review: "My Brother Kissed Mark Zuckerberg"

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Theater Review: "My Brother Kissed Mark Zuckerberg"

Peter Serko's production of "My Brother Kissed Mark Zuckerberg" at Dukesbay Theatre reminds us that AIDS is still with us. It also reminds us that boundless familial love is still possible. During the most devastating days of the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s local photographer Peter Serko found out his

The great military ball gown exchange

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The great military ball gown exchange

Attend the military ball this year in a new dress the easy and affordable way - trade up during the Great Military Ball Exchange, Thursday, Aug. 29 at Stacy's Closet in Lakewood. As ball season approaches, military spouses and girlfriends may look inside their closets thinking it's time for a new

Sunday, Aug. 4: Ethan Tucker

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Sunday, Aug. 4: Ethan Tucker

If Ethan Tucker falls short of his goals, it won't be for lack of persistence. Signed just weeks ago to a multi-record deal with Capitol Records, the Olympia-born singer-songwriter has never been afraid to take a chance and never been too willing to take "No" for an answer. As

Olympian Ethan Tucker signs record deal with Capitol Records

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Olympian Ethan Tucker signs record deal with Capitol Records

If Ethan Tucker falls short of his goals, it won't be for lack of persistence. Signed just weeks ago to a multi-record deal with Capitol Records, the Olympia-born singer-songwriter has never been afraid to take a chance and never been too willing to take "No" for an answer. As a teenager,

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Sunday: When dreams of seductive sirens, social media and Elvis come true

SO ESOTERIC >>> Have you ever fallen asleep while listening to someone tell you about his or her dream from last night? Apparently it's quite common. Put your sleeping cap on ... Here are my three dreams from last night. Mason Bates' Sirens My first dream followed a vocal ensemble and I as we

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Van HALEN coming to the T-Dome May 5

LET HIS SPIRIT BE UNCHAINED >>> UPDATE: Tickets for Van Halen and openers Kool & the Gang (natch!) go one sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 through Ticketmaster, LiveNation.com and or charge by phone 1.800.745.3000. Ticket prices haven't been released. As KZOK FM and Tacoma KOMO reported yesterday, Van Halen will

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"Family Feud" auditions coming to South Hill Mall

WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE >>> When I was a wee one, my heroes were not Roger Staubach, James Bond or even H. R. Puffinstuff. No, I looked up to Ted Simmons, a science professor from Orlando, Florida, and Milly Cornwall, a "stewardess" from Wichita, Kansas. I knew little about them; Ted

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Strung out on recycling

YO CLARK GRISWOLD! >>> For many Americans, the holiday season could be better-called "The Consumption Season." Corporate America has seasoned our perception of a year's end into an annual rite of buying on credit, looking anxiously for parking spaces and slipping unconsciously into a "Buy! Buy! Buy!" mind frame. The seasonal celebration

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Tryptophan buster

WINTER BEERS >>> Thanksgiving -  cruelly sandwiched in between two much cooler holidays - has always been a bit of a letdown for me. Maybe I just had to draw one too many handprint turkeys and write too many lists of things to be thankful for when I was a kid. I

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Climb it like Beckey

LOCAL LECTURE >>> I was introduced to rock climbing in the mid-'80s. David Lee Roth was singing and swinging from a rock during one of his lame MTV videos. I had the hair; all I needed was the skills. However, TV sports broadcasts portrayed climbers as unbalanced rock-hermits who feasted on

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Tonight at the Olympia Film Festival: "World on a Wire"

LET'S GET WEIRD TONIGHT >>> As a roommate, I have done some horrible things in my day. But the worst thing, without a doubt, was when I was in a hurry to tape a movie on TV - surely you remember videotape - and I taped over 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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I drank five pumpkins tonight

Note to self: Don't show up late to a Varsity Grill beer tasting. My 15 minute tardiness tonight forced me out of the packed bar area, past THREE reserved sections for parties, past another long table full of partiers and into a back corner next to the kitchen. Where the

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Tonight: One stroke, two sips, one stroke, two sips ...

BRILLIANT! >>> Ever noticed how tiresome co-workers can sour Hump Day drinks? Skip the bar and head instead to Uncorked Canvas's Wednesday night wine and painting get-together. Beginning at 6 p.m., you'll complete a simple painting project with an instructor while tasting wines and munching on food. Awesome, huh? As a change of

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TONIGHT: Kelley McRae and her life drop by the Mandolin Cafe

JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED >>> After a month of changes, a couple special sections and a design intricate Tacoma Film Festival program, all I want to do is kick back with some sweet-ass music. No jostling. Certainly no shoe-gaze or cry in my beer melodies. I want sit sink into

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