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Asado's Cachaca Side Car

I have a confession: I hate tequila. Ever since a spring break trip to Puerto Vallarta went bad during my freshman year of college, I can barely stand the smell of the wretched stuff. But I love all other things south of the border, and I can’t resist the lure

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Let’s get small

Three years ago, Springtide Press’ Jessica Spring’s and King’s Books’ original sweet pea had a conversation during one of Springs’ letterpress classes, and an idea for an event evolved. “She had the word ‘Wayzgoose’ in her arsenal,” explains sweet pea. A word of obscure origin, it was the name of the annual

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Let’s get small

Three years ago, Springtide Press’ Jessica Spring’s and King’s Books’ original sweet pea had a conversation during one of Springs’ letterpress classes, and an idea for an event evolved. “She had the word ‘Wayzgoose’ in her arsenal,” explains sweet pea. A word of obscure origin, it was the name of the annual

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Black on fire

Jennifer Combe’s paintings at The Black Front Gallery are ablaze with color. Anyone who has studied basic color theory knows that temperature is a primary element of color. Blues and greens are cool; reds, yellows and oranges are hot ¾ all due to associations. For instance, we associate red with

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Black on fire

Jennifer Combe’s paintings at The Black Front Gallery are ablaze with color. Anyone who has studied basic color theory knows that temperature is a primary element of color. Blues and greens are cool; reds, yellows and oranges are hot ¾ all due to associations. For instance, we associate red with

Performance Triad

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Performance Triad

Army Medicine, under the leadership of surgeon general and commanding general for U.S. Army Medical Command, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, is about to shine a spotlight on preventative care, rather than just caring for soldiers when they are sick, through the Performance Triad pilot program. "I think our patients will

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Shafer Bros. Logging Film and Book Signing

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Wednesday, Sept. 25: Shafer Bros. Logging Film and Book Signing

"I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay / I sleep all night and I work all day I cut down trees, I eat my lunch / I go to the lavatory On Wednesdays I go shopping / And have buttered scones for tea I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay / I sleep all

Fife History Museum features World War II exhibit

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Fife History Museum features World War II exhibit

Centrally located in the South Puget Sound, the city of Fife is today a hub of business, retail and industry, boasts an award-winning school district and features great parks and community activities year round. However, the Fife of the past was a small farming community. And like many other communities of

Warhorse spouses

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Warhorse spouses

Spouses of soldiers assigned to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, gathered at Rose Field, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, for a Spouse Spur Ride, Sept. 5. The event was designed to give the spouses some idea of what their soldiers endured during their

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Urban Spelunker: Fircrest

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Urban Spelunker: Fircrest

The town of Fircrest boasts a scenic, park-like tranquility and quaint charm. If you were to drive among its tidy residential streets, you would never guess that it maintains such a close proximity to University Place, Tacoma and Lakewood. Even traveling through the heart of its "downtown," you're met with

Wednesday, Sept. 25: The Voodoo Organist

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Wednesday, Sept. 25: The Voodoo Organist

You say you want some spooky?  Having started the journey as a one-dude act, using machines to complement his organ skills, The Voodoo Organist - a Los Angeles artist sometimes known as Scott Wexton, who channels Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Devo, the Doors and Lon Chaney to conjure a circus of

Saturday, Sept. 21: The Drunken Telegraph #5

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Saturday, Sept. 21: The Drunken Telegraph #5

"So she spit in her own face." "Looks like slutty is the new black." "You wanna see her belly-dance?" Forget wishing you were a fly on the wall: the beauty of eavesdropping is that you get to be a barfly at the bar, picking up snippets of conversation that you

Tuesday, Sept. 24: Harvest Fest

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Tuesday, Sept. 24: Harvest Fest

Whether one has a passion for nabbing the leaf under the window shield wiper while in motion, performing an all-gourd reenactment of an episode of Diff'rent Strokes or slingin' in the mud, harvest season cannot be denied it's special place in everyone's lives, unless your on a strict high-preservative, low-nutrition-value,

Tuesday, Sept. 24: YA Not Book Club chats Roald Dahl

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Tuesday, Sept. 24: YA Not Book Club chats Roald Dahl

Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident? Or that he was once a chocolate candy tester for Cadbury's? Have you heard about his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924? Did you know he was a spy? Before beginning his literary career,

Theater Review: "Arsenic and Old Lace" at Lakewood Playhouse

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Theater Review: "Arsenic and Old Lace" at Lakewood Playhouse

I last saw Arsenic and Old Lace back in 1992, when I stage-managed a college production. It had a reputation for being over-performed at the time. Now, thanks to director Dale Westgaard's finely calibrated revival at Lakewood Playhouse, it's a pleasure to welcome it back. We were ushered in with jubilant

Saturday, Sept. 21: Red Hot Auction

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Saturday, Sept. 21: Red Hot Auction

The Museum of Glass is kind of a big deal. But you already knew that, right? Just like you already knew about the worldwide reputation our own little inverted ice-cream cone has with renowned artists in the medium of glass - freaking Dale Chihuly, James Mongrain and Pino Signoretto collaborated

Mondays: Rockaraoke

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Mondays: Rockaraoke

Want to feel like a rock star without all the pain and annoyance of having to be a  fire-breathing demon that bleeds from the mouth? Then hit Jazzbones Monday nights for Rockaraoke, where you can belt out songs like the Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again," Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make

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Visual Edge: 11th Annual Local Juried Art Exhibition is worth seeing

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Visual Edge: 11th Annual Local Juried Art Exhibition is worth seeing

The 11th Annual Local Juried Art Exhibition at the gallery at Tacoma Community College may be the biggest ever, with 40 artists and some of them represented by multiple pieces; yet the show does not seem crowded. As with all juried exhibitions, there is some good stuff and some not-so-good, but

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