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Saturdays: Fools Play Improv

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Saturdays: Fools Play Improv

I improvised for 20 minutes on stage once, but that was because a prop got lost and our show was in freefall. Believe me, it's a lot more fun when actors plan to not plan. Of course, quality improv comedy is never entirely made up on the

Sundays: Movie Night

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Sundays: Movie Night

You know what I like? Movies. You know what I like even more? Classic movies, preferably from the '80s (my formative years, aka a prehistoric era which ended years before our average reader was conceived). You know what I like even more than that? Classic movies and

Sundays-Tuesdays: Karaoke with Nikki Weatherhead

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Sundays-Tuesdays: Karaoke with Nikki Weatherhead

Remember back in the day when you were in your first apartment and spent a memorable Saturday night with your friends just blaring the record player and singing along to random selections from your album collection? Toss in a pitcher of PBR and extreme lighting and that is karaoke at Bob's

Dear Drink: Cointreau

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Dear Drink: Cointreau

  Dear Cointreau, OK, look. You're up to your neck in it, right Cointreau? Too much Mount Gay Rum, too much Remy Martin VOSP Cognac, too many trips through the effing blender with that no-good Milagro Tequila followed by dumps into a ridiculous salt-rim glass the size of a human head. You're

Taste testing Tacoma and Gig Harbor brews

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Taste testing Tacoma and Gig Harbor brews

Oh Father Winter, with you comes Jack Frost nipping at my nose. Fingers rigid and cold, hair wild from blustery winds, I curse you. And then I remember that with you also come winter ales and I take all the bad things I said about you back. You warm my

Death-defying streaks of ridiculously funny words

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Death-defying streaks of ridiculously funny words

"When you eat pancakes out of a bag in a semi-public place, there are rules," says comedian Kyle Kinane midway through an eight-minute story about watching a man on an airplane eat pancakes out of a grocery bag. You or I might see such a sight and, upon reporting it

MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: Manhattan Murder Mystery, Full Moon Radio, the Maxines, Miss Massive Snowflake

Music

MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: Manhattan Murder Mystery, Full Moon Radio, the Maxines, Miss Massive Snowflake

>>> Friday, Jan. 11 MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY Manhattan Murder Mystery - despite taking their name from a light Woody Allen comedy - follows in the tradition of other lovably scuzzy acts like the Rolling Stones, J. Geils, The Replacements and countless other bands that revel in the smoke and the sound and

REACH Center launches "Housing 4 Success" program

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REACH Center launches "Housing 4 Success" program

Wednesday, Jan. 9 was a banner day for a young couple and their 3-year-old child. The couple will no longer have to sleep in a benevolent stranger's car, with their child sleeping 20 feet away in the stranger's house. The Resources for Education and Career Help Center, or REACH, in

University of Puget Sound celebrates 125 years

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University of Puget Sound celebrates 125 years

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela. University of Puget Sound in Tacoma has been using the weapon Mandela mentioned for nearly 125 years. The prestigious university is approaching its birthday March 17, 2013 as UPS was founded March 17, 1888 -

Hall of the gods

Stage

Hall of the gods

The "Greek and Roman Mythology" exhibition at Tacoma Community College is outstanding. The operative word is strength - depicted strength of character, purpose and ideology; beauty and strength in the human body, and strong drawing and composition. There is also a lot of humor and wisdom in the way these

A wish list of show tunes

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A wish list of show tunes

Broadway nerds are in for a treat Friday. Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway Song & Dance will consume the Pantages Theater's stage with songs from hit musicals through the past century. Four veteran Broadway stars and an equally all-star New York band will perform some of the most well-known

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Food Matters

Food Matters The Sea Grill hosts a kestrel Wine Dinner Thursday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. The evening will feature a six-course menu created by Executive Chef Matt Brandsey, and will be highlighted by six hand-selected wines from Kestrel. The cost is $125 per person. Reserve your spot at 253.272.5656. The Northwest

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Food Matters

Food Matters The Sea Grill hosts a kestrel Wine Dinner Thursday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. The evening will feature a six-course menu created by Executive Chef Matt Brandsey, and will be highlighted by six hand-selected wines from Kestrel. The cost is $125 per person. Reserve your spot at 253.272.5656. The Northwest

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Expired!

The Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer’s office announced recently that many property owners in Pierce County will receive decreased property valuations for 2007. Pierce County followed national trends of decline, but not to the same degree as super-heated markets in places like South Florida and California. DuPont and Steilacoom showed big drops,

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Expired!

The Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer’s office announced recently that many property owners in Pierce County will receive decreased property valuations for 2007. Pierce County followed national trends of decline, but not to the same degree as super-heated markets in places like South Florida and California. DuPont and Steilacoom showed big drops,

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Smoke and confusion’

Rarely can being found in contempt of court be considered a good thing, but for Frank Schnarrs — owner of Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill on Pacific Avenue Southeast in Olympia — it may at least be a positive sign. Having fought the 2005 smoking ban since it took effect

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Smoke and confusion’

Rarely can being found in contempt of court be considered a good thing, but for Frank Schnarrs — owner of Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill on Pacific Avenue Southeast in Olympia — it may at least be a positive sign. Having fought the 2005 smoking ban since it took effect

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Too much thought involved

“If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years to live” — Albert Einstein An alarming prospect, and all the more so because there has been a recent decline in the honeybee population. Perhaps it is comforting to know that Einstein never

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Too much thought involved

“If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years to live” — Albert Einstein An alarming prospect, and all the more so because there has been a recent decline in the honeybee population. Perhaps it is comforting to know that Einstein never

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Trippin’ with Sally D

There are a lot of ways to get high. The world is filled with too many drugs to count. Both legal and illegal, daily existence offers us uppers, downers, pain relievers, and mind expanders at every turn. Everything from energy drinks to coffee, to cigarettes, to aspirin, to prescription antidepressants,

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