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ADVICE GODDESS: The way of the nailgun

Advice Goddess

ADVICE GODDESS: The way of the nailgun

QUESTION: My boyfriend of four years is a wonderful man who makes me incredibly happy. He was there for me throughout my breast cancer, making me feel sexy, beautiful, and loved. I'm 43, divorced five years. He's 41, never married, and his longest relationship was with a train wreck of

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Katy Evans: ‘Tis the reason for celebration

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Katy Evans: ‘Tis the reason for celebration

Tacomans must've been on their best behavior lately (aside from that whole Bieber laptop swiping - and hey, it's debatable whether that's even a bad thing,) because the Gritty City's stocking has been stuffed with one of the finest gifts ever - Katy Evans, who like the spirit of the holidays,

New JBLM USO Center opens

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New JBLM USO Center opens

The ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for the newly remodeled Joint Base Lewis-McChord United Service Organization (USO) Center held today - Nov. 8, on McChord Field, marks a new era for the USO of Puget Sound. First, it will be renamed The Shali Center after the late Gen. John Shalikashvili, a USO

Free holiday feast for JBLM troops and families

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Free holiday feast for JBLM troops and families

Out comes the turkey, the ham and the baked potatoes, as one local business offers a free feast for 300-plus military personnel and their families in December. South Tacoma Auto celebrates its 3rd annual holiday feast to commemorate the service of our country's military, and is inviting local military to

Olympia Film Festival dishes out the goods

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Olympia Film Festival dishes out the goods

Riding on the successful (sold out) wave of Night of the Living Tribute Bands, Olympia Film Society keeps the drive alive into this year's incredible lineup of screenings, events, guests and kick-ass gala that is the 29th annual Olympia Film Festival. The event runs Nov. 9-18, and while there are many

MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: Barleywine Revue, Hillstomp, Roman Holiday, Kimya Dawson and Jeffrey Lewis

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MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: Barleywine Revue, Hillstomp, Roman Holiday, Kimya Dawson and Jeffrey Lewis

>>> Friday, Nov. 9 BARLEYWINE REVUE Barleywine Revue credits itself simply as a bluegrass band, but to hear it, the band somehow transforms that format into something more. Depending on whose lead vocals you get (in a very egalitarian move, the members trade off lead vocal duty,) you'll either find yourself in

Dear Drink: Zombie

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Dear Drink: Zombie

Dear Zombie, I'll be brief. I need your help. Need your input. Here's the gist: I have a new drink column coming out soon. It's called Dear Drink. It's an open letter to a cocktail in the South Sound I consumed during the previous week. Expect big strange wonderful compendium of curated

Tacoma's quintessential neighborhood bar

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Tacoma's quintessential neighborhood bar

Peterson Brothers 1111 Where: 1111 S. 11th, Tacoma, 253.284.1111 Hours: Open daily from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. Scene: Comfortable neighborhood bar vibe. Lots of character thanks the decor that includes an understated voodoo head and a plethora of illuminated brew signs. Drinks: Full bar, beers on tap, bottle and can, usual suspects for

Self contained music festival

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Self contained music festival

  Despite an impressive resume and discography some critics feel Texas-born performer Jolie Holland has failed to find the audience she yielded as a member of the folk outfit The Be Good Tanyas and her early solo career. In a candid Denver Westworld article the singer joked, "I've done a good

To praise with faint damnation

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To praise with faint damnation

After watching three professional plays at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, my wife and I traveled six hours to catch the opening night of Night Must Fall at Olympia Little Theatre. As she drove, we dialed our expectations down. Community theater, including OLT, can and should be inconsistent in quality.

Warhol's Flowers for Tacoma

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Warhol's Flowers for Tacoma

The exhibition Andy Warhol's Flowers for Tacoma at Tacoma Art Museum is a major event for Tacoma any way you look at it. We didn't get to see Andy Warhol turn the Tacoma Dome into a giant flower 30 years ago when he originally proposed it, but now we get

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Beep. Boop. Beep.

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Beep. Boop. Beep.

Video Games Live is not just a concert. It's an experience. An experience to end all experiences for all nerdkind. An experience that will give every game geek in the land the chance to hear live video game music. An experience that will yank game fanatics from joysticks Friday night

WHAT'S THE WORD: L. Hammond

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WHAT'S THE WORD: L. Hammond

I have been getting lots of messages in my inbox from the team that represents L. Hammond. I honestly have never heard of this cat. I have never seen him on a local bill. I have also never heard anyone or any other artists talking about him. I do not

Friday, Nov. 9: "Video Games Live"

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Friday, Nov. 9: "Video Games Live"

Video Games Live is not just a concert. It's an experience. An experience to end all experiences for all nerdkind. An experience that will give every game geek in the land the chance to hear live video game music. An experience that will yank game fanatics from

Saturday, Nov. 10-Sunday, Nov. 11: Juried Art Show

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Saturday, Nov. 10-Sunday, Nov. 11: Juried Art Show

Saturday and Sunday, Patrons of South Sound Cultural Arts (POSSCA), together with Friends of the Olympia Library are once again hosting their juried arts show and sale.  Come meet local artists and see works in jewelry, photography, painting, glass, pottery and more - just in time

Through Sunday, Nov. 18: 29th Annual Olympia Film Festival

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Through Sunday, Nov. 18: 29th Annual Olympia Film Festival

Olympia Film Society presents incredible lineup of screenings, events, guests and a kick-ass gala that is the 29th annual Olympia Film Festival. The Opening Night Gala will match previous year's spectacles. The "Glam Gala" gets fabulous at 6 p.m. with glamorous costumes galore. The gala includes a screening of

Wednesday, Nov. 14: HUMP!

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Wednesday, Nov. 14: HUMP!

Olympia Film Society keeps the drive alive into this year's incredible lineup of screenings, events, guests and kick-ass galas that is the 29th annual Olympia Film Festival. The event runs Nov. 9-18, and while there are many worthy screenings and highlights of this year's festival, I'm getting straight to

JBLM Engineers test new shotguns

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JBLM Engineers test new shotguns

  Private First Class Jesus Hafen was fumbling a little with the magazine, until he figured out he was trying to put it into the weapon backwards. It was a weapon that would take some getting used to, but that was exactly the point of the day's training

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