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Let me give YOU advice

I have decided to dabble with a subject near to my heart: the unusual number of people who feel free to offer unsolicited advice to restaurant owners. For some weird reason, other trades don’t seem to get the well-meaning, know-it-alls we do. Think about it. Have you ever walked up

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\"The Wizard of Oz\" and \"Princess Ida\"

Yellow brick fun Capital Playhouse’s Kids at Play musical offering these days is “The Wizard of Oz” — lions and tigers and bears and such. [Capital Playhouse, 7 p.m. July 12-15, $19-$25, 612 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia, 360.943.2744, www.capital playhouse.com] “Princess Ida” A fun show that is well worth the trip to the Emerald

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\"The Wizard of Oz\" and \"Princess Ida\"

Yellow brick fun Capital Playhouse’s Kids at Play musical offering these days is “The Wizard of Oz” — lions and tigers and bears and such. [Capital Playhouse, 7 p.m. July 12-15, $19-$25, 612 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia, 360.943.2744, www.capital playhouse.com] “Princess Ida” A fun show that is well worth the trip to the Emerald

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‘Beast’ is a feast

Tacoma Musical Playhouse is staging one of the most expensive gambles in the theater’s history. Everything about producing Disney’s stage version of “Beauty and the Beast” comes at a price. The royalties are costly. The costumes are pricey. The staging requirements are substantial. But any theater willing to stage the show

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â€Ë"Beast’ is a feast

Tacoma Musical Playhouse is staging one of the most expensive gambles in the theater’s history. Everything about producing Disney’s stage version of “Beauty and the Beast” comes at a price. The royalties are costly. The costumes are pricey. The staging requirements are substantial. But any theater willing to stage the show

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Jazz Under the Stars, Harry Potter and more

THE JAZZ Moonlight rhapsody Pacific Lutheran University, home to the stellar jazz and NPR station KPLU, takes the rhythms to the outside hosting Jazz Under The Stars — an outdoor concert series in the Mary Baker Russell Amphitheater. The shows are free, and so is the Starbucks coffee — sweet. The fun

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Jazz Under the Stars, Harry Potter and more

THE JAZZ Moonlight rhapsody Pacific Lutheran University, home to the stellar jazz and NPR station KPLU, takes the rhythms to the outside hosting Jazz Under The Stars — an outdoor concert series in the Mary Baker Russell Amphitheater. The shows are free, and so is the Starbucks coffee — sweet. The fun

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Vacation ends strong

Let me start by saying I really picked a great week to take off of work. I decided that on this vacation I didn’t need to go anywhere because I’m having too much fun discovering and re-discovering everything that’s fun about funkadelic Tacoma. Most of my vacation was spent doing things that

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Vacation ends strong

Let me start by saying I really picked a great week to take off of work. I decided that on this vacation I didn’t need to go anywhere because I’m having too much fun discovering and re-discovering everything that’s fun about funkadelic Tacoma. Most of my vacation was spent doing things that

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Sixth Avenue is poppin’

This week I’m going to draw your attention away from just one establishment so you can have a look-see at the bigger picture. There’s a new Scene of the Crime that’s been emerging ever since I became a loyal Tacoma socialite, and it’s now requiring me to switch gears because this

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Sixth Avenue is poppin'

This week I’m going to draw your attention away from just one establishment so you can have a look-see at the bigger picture. There’s a new Scene of the Crime that’s been emerging ever since I became a loyal Tacoma socialite, and it’s now requiring me to switch gears because this

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Tree trauma before Ramtha

She goes by the name “Tree” and her story unfolds on the Enlighten Me Free site (www.enlightenmefree.com), arguably the first to publicly criticize the Royal School of Enlightenment. It’s apparent that she is a strong, independent-minded, intelligent woman who has gone through some brutally trying times. She was drawn to Yelm

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Tree trauma before Ramtha

She goes by the name “Tree” and her story unfolds on the Enlighten Me Free site (www.enlightenmefree.com), arguably the first to publicly criticize the Royal School of Enlightenment. It’s apparent that she is a strong, independent-minded, intelligent woman who has gone through some brutally trying times. She was drawn to Yelm

Friday, Sept. 6: Film Foward - "The Loving Story"

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Friday, Sept. 6: Film Foward - "The Loving Story"

Audiences from Bosnia to Columbia, from Maine to Puerto Rico, from China to Tacoma will grab a taste of independent film, as the Sundance Institute's Film Forward program rolls on for a fourth year. Film Forward will travel to eight locations - four in

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Party like it’s 2005

So how does it work that you’re in business for two years and then you have a grand opening? Deidre Norris, runs such a business, a shop selling funky quirky indoor/outdoor decor with Paige Williams. She’s also spearheading the Sanford & Son Middle Floor Merchants’ Grand Opening all day Saturday,

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Party like it’s 2005

So how does it work that you’re in business for two years and then you have a grand opening? Deidre Norris, runs such a business, a shop selling funky quirky indoor/outdoor decor with Paige Williams. She’s also spearheading the Sanford & Son Middle Floor Merchants’ Grand Opening all day Saturday,

Saturday, Sept. 7: Film Foward - "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

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Saturday, Sept. 7: Film Foward - "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Audiences from Bosnia to Columbia, from Maine to Puerto Rico, from China to Tacoma will grab a taste of independent film, as the Sundance Institute's Film Forward program rolls on for a fourth year. Film Forward will travel to eight locations -

Friday, Aug. 30-Sunday, Sept. 1: Olympia Harbor Days

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Friday, Aug. 30-Sunday, Sept. 1: Olympia Harbor Days

The Weekly Volcano is synonymous with fun, so there's no way we would ever let Olympia Harbor Days festival pass without trumpeting it. Why? Because we love the hell out of some tugboats. And if there's one thing Oly Harbor Days is synonymous with, it's tugboats. And history. And fun.

Through Monday, Sept. 2: Get Out of the Rut Weekend

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Through Monday, Sept. 2: Get Out of the Rut Weekend

Ahhh yeah! It's that time of year! Time for getting it on! That's why Northwest Trek invites you to its "Get Out of the Rut Weekend," your chance to play peeping Tom on the breeding habits of moose, elk, deer and even sheep. You see, the "rut," refers to the

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The Prom â€" One Night in Bangkok

If you were a geek in high school — whether in the ‘70s or ‘80s — and still dream of lost days of glory, Sanford and Son and The Middle Floor Merchants could put you into a school daze of your very own with The Prom - One Night in

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