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Flying squadrons continue to rotate

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Flying squadrons continue to rotate

After Airmen in the 10th Airlift Squadron left Feb. 24 for a 75-day deployment to the Middle East, the base welcomed home Airmen from the 7th AS on Wednesday. More than 120 Airmen from the 7th AS returned after a 60-day deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, New Dawn, Odyssey

CRITICS' PICKS: Destruction Island, Science!, Too Slim and the Taildraggers, Sound Icons, Atomic Outlaws

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CRITICS' PICKS: Destruction Island, Science!, Too Slim and the Taildraggers, Sound Icons, Atomic Outlaws

DESTRUCTION ISLAND >>> Friday, March 9 Destruction Island makes big sounds and big hooks with their guitars, but the band persists in being betrayed by small sound. As much as Destruction Island puffs out its chests with these arena sounds, the band always cheat a look of uncertain modesty - like a

AMC boss delivers new C-17

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AMC boss delivers new C-17

(62nd AW PA) - Gen. Raymond E. Johns Jr., Air Mobility Command commander, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 24 to deliver McChord Field's newest C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. During his short visit, Johns also took the opportunity to thank and inspire Airmen during a commander's call. "First of all, I want to

"Hide/Seek" at Tacoma Art Museum offers difference and desire

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"Hide/Seek" at Tacoma Art Museum offers difference and desire

The internationally-acclaimed exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture caused a ruckus when it debuted at The Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery in 2010. David Wojnarowicz's unfinished film, A Fire in My Belly, was removed from the exhibition, sparking a national controversy, demonstrations and renewed discussions about censorship and artists' rights.

Kali Kucera’s Papakali tells the tales of Tacoma

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Kali Kucera’s Papakali tells the tales of Tacoma

Crime-fighting vampire cats and old men holding sunflowers that never die are taking over Tacoma. Online anyway. Local creative extraordinaire Kali Kucera is a music composer. He also helped to found the Tacoma Poet Laureate program, and is the arts development guy at Urban Grace Church. Kucera has told stories at libraries

Saturday, March 10: August Wilson's "Jitney"

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Saturday, March 10: August Wilson's "Jitney"

Playwright August Wilson is best known for his Pittsburgh Cycle - a series of 10 plays each set in a different decade recalling the struggles and comedies of the African American experience in the 20th century. That's what happens when you win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. At 3 p.m.,

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Saturday, March 10: Harmony Sweepstakes

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Saturday, March 10: Harmony Sweepstakes

The Harmony Sweepstakes may sound like a new dating service, but it's actually an annual event in Olympia featuring some of the region's best a cappella talent. No kidding. A night of music and awards, Saturday's festivities will include hosts and guest artists The Baudboys, the 2011 first-place champions, along with event

New Reserve chief eager to start

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New Reserve chief eager to start

A South Sound resident himself, Senior Master Sgt. Anthony Mack knows how diverse the area is when it comes to supporting Servicemembers in the different military branches. He believes a significant portion of people who show their support for military members don't know specifically about Reservists in the 446th Airlift Wing

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446th AW preps for Wingman Day

(446th AW PA) - "You can be my wingman anytime." Most moviegoers know this cliché line uttered by Val Kilmer to Tom Cruise at the end of the 1986 film Top Gun by heart. But these classic words sum the Air Force's Wingman Day concept. Wingman Day is mandatory for all Airmen

Cadets to hear from pioneers

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Cadets to hear from pioneers

Aspiring female aviators can get the chance to meet several exceptional women in the aerospace field as part of a two-day event this week at the Museum of Flight. "Women Fly!" is an annual event that gives young women the rare opportunity to meet women in aerospace professions. The two-day program,

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Saturday, March 10: The Bad Plus

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Saturday, March 10: The Bad Plus

Everything is jazz. Or damn near everything. As The Bad Plus proves, bald heads and fu Manchu mustaches are pretty freakin' jazzy, too. But let us not trivialize this world-renowned jazz band, hitting Tacoma's Pantages Theater Saturday, as anything but remarkable. There's good reason why Billboard, and subsequently the Broadway

Saturday, March 10: Poetry Out Loud State Finals

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Saturday, March 10: Poetry Out Loud State Finals

In high school, you went to State in pizza eating and acne. It could have been cooler. Saturday, you'll have a chance to see a dozen Washington high school students get a better jump on their lives than the Little Caesar's slogan, "Pizza! Pizza!" ever afforded you, competing in the Poetry Out

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Through June 10: 'HIDE/SEEK'

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Through June 10: 'HIDE/SEEK'

The internationally-acclaimed exhibition HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture caused a ruckus when it debuted at The Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery in 2010. David Wojnarowicz's unfinished film, A Fire in My Belly, was removed from the exhibition, sparking a national controversy, demonstrations and renewed discussions about

Friday, March 9: Olympia Pub Crawl

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Friday, March 9: Olympia Pub Crawl

The Weekly Volcano has a Street Team of 20-somethings who attend events in the South Sound, takes photos, blogs and distributes flyers and posters for future events. They also host events, such at the Street Team Pub Crawl. How do you get in on the first Street Team

Saturday, March 10-Sunday, March 11: "Collision"

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Saturday, March 10-Sunday, March 11: "Collision"

Ariana Throne's one-woman "dance drama" Collision looks at rape culture in American college life. She herself was involved in two such collisions, and much of her performance is uncomfortably autobiographical. Throne uses a variety of performance skills to examine our views about rape - and to tell her own story

Sunday, March 11: Olympia Symphony Orchestra

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Sunday, March 11: Olympia Symphony Orchestra

The close of the week offers a chance to join the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and guest pianist Wolfgang Wortberg for "By Audience Request," a performance promising Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, Verdi's Overture to NabuccoI, Grainger's Irish Tune from County Derry and Stravinsky's Suite from

CONCERT ALERT: Primus, Dave Matthews Band, Flight To Mars, Big Time Rush and others ...

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CONCERT ALERT: Primus, Dave Matthews Band, Flight To Mars, Big Time Rush and others ...

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