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Hallowscene 2013: Halloween events, parties and shows in the South Sound

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Hallowscene 2013: Halloween events, parties and shows in the South Sound

The frights are upon us once again, and there are, as always, plenty of ways to spend the Devil's holiday. Below we list the parties, the theater performances, haunted houses, the kids fare and the rock 'n' roll - it's up to you to decide where you'll go, and, of

Tacoma Opera stages "Pirates of Penzance"

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Tacoma Opera stages "Pirates of Penzance"

Tacoma Opera's season opener is the Gilbert & Sullivan comedy Pirates of Penzance, Oct. 25 and 27. This will mark the first Gilbert & Sullivan show produced by Tacoma Opera. Bernard Kwiram, musical director and conductor of the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society, will conduct a cast that includes several

Police brigade memorial unveiled at JBLM

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Police brigade memorial unveiled at JBLM

As a tribute for their ultimate sacrifice, a memorial honoring 29 military police killed in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2003-2011 was unveiled Friday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's memorial park. It was a tearful ceremony as 10 families of the fallen soldiers were at the 42nd Military Police Brigade memorial. The names

"Red Obsession" is a study of power and passion

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"Red Obsession" is a study of power and passion

Being that Halloween is almost upon us, it's both fortunate and fitting that I'm able to start this week's review with a quote from a classic horror film. In 1931's Dracula, well before Van Helsing and Harker show up with crosses and stakes, the titular Count (Bela Lugosi) entertains an

Feedbag: Lunchbox Laboratory, beer float social, Elk Rider Blended Whiskey release and more ...

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Feedbag: Lunchbox Laboratory, beer float social, Elk Rider Blended Whiskey release and more ...

LUNCHBOX LABORATORY Lunchbox Laboratory, with locations in Seattle and Bellevue, has received favorable press from Evening Magazine, Food Network, Bon Appétit and Food and Wine Magazine. A new round of press is certain with the opening of its third location - Gig Harbor (4901 Point Fosdick Dr. NW) Friday, Oct. 25.

Saturday, Oct. 26: Lois, the Hive Dwellers, Lovers Without Borders

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Saturday, Oct. 26: Lois, the Hive Dwellers, Lovers Without Borders

Saturday's show at the Northern is a showcase of Olympia legends, including K Records founder Calvin Johnson with his Hive Dwellers project, and a supergroup of Karl Blau, Allen Peril, and Jessica Bonin by the name of Lovers Without Borders. Of particular interest is a performance from Lois Maffeo, who

Saturday, Oct. 26: Pioneers West

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Saturday, Oct. 26: Pioneers West

Pioneers West's debut album, Move West, was recorded live in the ballroom above The New Frontier Lounge. Released in 2010, it captures a band at its most vital, so confident in the energy that they conjure that they decided to lay their songs out unvarnished, straight to tape. But this

Saturday, Oct. 26: E-40

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Saturday, Oct. 26: E-40

The legend, the lyricist, the greatest gamespitter of all time, the Ambassador of The Bay, E-Feezy Fonzarelli ... Call him what you want, but don't be late catching this man rock the stage at The Royal Lounge Saturday night in Olympia - and he often travels with his cohort from

Thursday, Oct. 31: Joe Buck Yourself

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Thursday, Oct. 31: Joe Buck Yourself

In my early days of bartending, I worked in a country bar. There were many heated, good-natured arguments that stemmed from me loading up the jukebox with punk and rock. It was one unique customer though, that eased me into the extraordinary crossover of genres and the appeal of liquor-twinged

296th Brigade Support Battalion raises the bar in Yakima

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296th Brigade Support Battalion raises the bar in Yakima

After an hour of heading north into the vastness of the Yakima Training Center, we crested a ridge and began descending into Badger Gap. "There's the Emerald City," Sgt. Nathaniel Phillips said with a laugh as he carefully drove our Humvee down a dusty road. "Other Soldiers call it the ‘Land

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Helmet, Wire, The Bobs, Kim Virant, Ash, Ani DiFranco, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and others ...

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Tickets On-Sale Alert: Helmet, Wire, The Bobs, Kim Virant, Ash, Ani DiFranco, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and others ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week and down the road. SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, 253.627.TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest,

Rufus Wainwright is possessed by Judy Garland

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Rufus Wainwright is possessed by Judy Garland

It's no surprise that Rufus Wainwright should find himself years later to be a consummate showman. The son of folkies Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Wainwright grew up in a house of music, joining his mother's band at the age of 13. Even his sister, Martha, has a respectable

The Rockford Files: Olympia legends at Northern

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The Rockford Files: Olympia legends at Northern

It's a very festive time of year. Along with Halloween rapidly approaching - and the slew of other holidays marked by the latter part of the year - there are also some important show dates to cram in between your full celebratory schedule. One falls on Oct. 26, the Saturday before

Music Critics' Picks: Pioneers West, E-40, Lois, Joe Buck Yourself

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Music Critics' Picks: Pioneers West, E-40, Lois, Joe Buck Yourself

[POST-PUNK] + SAT, OCT. 26 Pioneers West's debut album, Move West, was recorded live in the ballroom above The New Frontier Lounge. Released in 2010, it captures a band at its most vital, so confident in the energy that they conjure that they decided to lay their songs out unvarnished, straight

Halloween cocktails in Tacoma

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Halloween cocktails in Tacoma

While mini-ghouls and goblins fill the streets to panhandle door to door for sugary sweets (affectionately referred to as trick or treating), those without children will come out to play. What better reason to play a little dress up and imbibe in treats of the adult variety with tasty specialty

Pairing Halloween costumes with Tacoma restaurants

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Pairing Halloween costumes with Tacoma restaurants

Watch out costume stores, I am about to raid you! Believe me when I tell you that you will see me coming, wild eyed and goofy grinned, ready to nab some dreamy little costumes for my ultimate holiday fantasy. It's not scary or too weird (now, now, don't stop reading, stay

New Directions Veterans Choir

Heroes & Awards

New Directions Veterans Choir

When you think of a choir, you might not think of a positive force in the world. You might not think of a team of people who have overcome their own obstacles to help others. You might not think of a life-changing outreach program for veterans or others who need

Lancer Brigade seeks memorial

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Lancer Brigade seeks memorial

Fans, family and friends of the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division are working to ensure that those who have died in combat are memorialized. The work to install a granite memorial in Memorial Park on Joint Base Lewis-McChord is getting underway and they need your help. "This is a labor of

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Urban Spelunker: Three Bridges District

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Urban Spelunker: Three Bridges District

The Three Bridges District is aptly named thanks to several small bridges that link North Tacoma streets over the Puget Gulch Creek surrounding North 21st and Oakes streets. This quaint district could almost be considered an expansion of the Proctor District due to its close proximity, but it maintains a

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