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JBLM NCO finds match in Army combatives

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JBLM NCO finds match in Army combatives

For many Soldiers reporting to B Battery, 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment for the first time, it's a rite of passage to face one's peers in hand-to-hand combat. And Avenger team chief Sgt. Jacob Skeels was no exception. "The combatives challenge is our way of

Weaving tales at TAM

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Weaving tales at TAM

Walking into the installation of Tacoma Art Museum's upcoming exhibit, Marie Watt: Lodge, the first thing I see is a woman rolling back and forth on a 6-feet high stack of flattened blankets. Her arms are folded as if she's on fire and she's trying to put herself out.   "That's actually

Freedom rock: They will, they will rock you

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Freedom rock: They will, they will rock you

"Hey, man, is that Freedom Rock? ... Well, turn it up, man!"-TV ad (1987)   Remember LPs? Remember lying splayed on an overstuffed bean bag chair, aromatic substances hazing both your consciousness and the atmosphere of your room, eyes closed as your latest album purchase made sweet, sweet love to your earholes?

A frightening wonderland in pastel in Tacoma

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A frightening wonderland in pastel in Tacoma

This duo at B2 Gallery is a modern Vaudeville act in pastel, inventive, sometimes frightening and often moving. It's Ric Hall and Ron Schmitt, two artists who have now spent years collaborating on pastel paintings. I use the term "painting" because even though pastel is a chalk, a drawing media,

Hip Hop is alive part 3 in Tacoma

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Hip Hop is alive part 3 in Tacoma

A-Hyp's show "Hip-Hop Is Alive Part 3" is back this Saturday night. This is almost a monthly show Hyp plans, books, and promotes himself at the Taproom Underground. The venue has good food and drink and it has a smaller more chill-vibe than most spots in Tacoma. It's got a college

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Aerial porters take experience on deployment

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Aerial porters take experience on deployment

(446th AW PA) - Travel plans are on the books for 40 percent of the 86th Aerial Port Squadron later this summer. Only these plans are not for summer vacation. These Reservists will be deploying on an air expeditionary force rotation. "We're currently on a two-year rotation," said Capt. Jim Voytilla,

Ambition leads to commission

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Ambition leads to commission

Senior Airman Leah Young has done nothing but learn since she arrived at McChord Field in May of 2010. And when she departs by the end of the month, she plans to bring with her the same mentality as a cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs,

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Spirits of the season

It is officially damn cold. Technically winter is not here yet, but after this past week, who is going to argue? So you know what blistering cold weather means? Hot toddies! — Those toasty adult beverages that curl your toes and warm your cockles. There are many traditional holiday beverages that

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Spirits of the season

It is officially damn cold. Technically winter is not here yet, but after this past week, who is going to argue? So you know what blistering cold weather means? Hot toddies! — Those toasty adult beverages that curl your toes and warm your cockles. There are many traditional holiday beverages that

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The Tale of Despereaux

Roger Ebert's review of The Tale of Despereaux ran in the print version of the Weekly Volcano. To read his review online, visit his Web site here. The Tale of Despereaux Starring: Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Robbie Coltrane, Emma Watson, Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, Sigourney Weaver   Rating: Three out of four stars   Universal

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The Tale of Despereaux

Roger Ebert's review of The Tale of Despereaux ran in the print version of the Weekly Volcano. To read his review online, visit his Web site here. The Tale of Despereaux Starring: Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Robbie Coltrane, Emma Watson, Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, Sigourney Weaver   Rating: Three out of four stars   Universal

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Say no to Yes Man

Roger Ebert's review of Yes Man ran in the print version of the Weekly Volcano. To read his review online, visit his Web site here. Yes Man Starring: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper Rating: Two out of four stars   Warner Bros. presents a film directed by Peyton Reed. Written by Nicholas Stoller

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Say no to Yes Man

Roger Ebert's review of Yes Man ran in the print version of the Weekly Volcano. To read his review online, visit his Web site here. Yes Man Starring: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper Rating: Two out of four stars   Warner Bros. presents a film directed by Peyton Reed. Written by Nicholas Stoller

Seven Pounds is a heavy experience

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Seven Pounds is a heavy experience

Roger Ebert's review of Seven Pounds ran in the print version of the Weekly Volcano. To read his review online, visit his Web site here. Seven Pounds Starring: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson   Rating: Three stars   Columbia Pictures presents a film directed by Gabriele Muccino. Written by Grant Nieporte. Running time: 100

Seven Pounds is a heavy experience

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Seven Pounds is a heavy experience

Roger Ebert's review of Seven Pounds ran in the print version of the Weekly Volcano. To read his review online, visit his Web site here. Seven Pounds Starring: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson   Rating: Three stars   Columbia Pictures presents a film directed by Gabriele Muccino. Written by Grant Nieporte. Running time: 100

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On local screens

AUSTRALIA: An Australian Gone With the Wind, a sweeping romantic melodrama and broad family entertainment.  With Nicole Kidman as a British society figure, Hugh Jackman as as rough-hewn cattle drover, and Brandon Walters, wonderful as the young Aborigine who narrates.  Gorgeous film, strong performances, exhilarating images, a powerful but sometimes

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Dead on ghoulies

I saw Capital Playhouse’s take on the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol a few weeks back and liked how the theater, which is known for perfection, served up a wonderful musical version of the show. Scrooge: The Musical is still playing at the theater if anyone is interested and

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Dead on ghoulies

I saw Capital Playhouse’s take on the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol a few weeks back and liked how the theater, which is known for perfection, served up a wonderful musical version of the show. Scrooge: The Musical is still playing at the theater if anyone is interested and

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