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O Fortune!

Stage

O Fortune!

"O Fortuna," the opening chorus of Carl Orff's 1935 classic Carmina Burana, is as famous and ubiquitous a melody as any in 20th-century music. Its staccato chant added drama and majesty to the soundtracks of Excalibur, Speed, and Jackass: The Movie. It powered trailers for Glory and South Park: Bigger,

Top 10 sandwiches

Features

Top 10 sandwiches

Of all the available foods across the South Sound, my favorite has to be the sandwich.  It's the simplicity of it all - bread, meat, and cheese - the formula for success.  However, there are a handful of places nearby that have elevated this to a new standard.  Magical Sandwich

Growing the nation's Armed Forces

News Front

Growing the nation's Armed Forces

Stories about military drawdowns might be popular in many recent news cycles, but the number of youth enlistees continues to grow in the Puget Sound area. Six years ago, John Faust, the then Seattle Army Recruiting Tacoma Company commander, asked four people to join him in creating an event designed to

Turning heartbreak into a place of healing

Military Life

Turning heartbreak into a place of healing

Betsy Reed Schultz will never forget that day, five years ago in May, when she learned that her son, Capt. Joseph William Schultz, a Green Beret stationed in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, had been killed in action when the Humvee he was riding in was hit by an IED. According to those

'Symbiosis in black & white'

Arts

'Symbiosis in black & white'

I am continually surprised by the museum-quality art Gary and Deborah Boone bring to B2 Fine Art. Few commercial galleries, especially not in smaller cities such as Tacoma, can mount shows such as B2's recent showing of works by Faith Ringgold and Aminah Robinson or bring in top-notch artists such

Have chili on it

Reviews

Have chili on it

Announcer: You got to have a lot of respect for a place that loves what they make ... so much so that there are few boundaries when it comes to the dishes they serve.  Take for example the Chili Parlor on South Tacoma Way.  They love Cincinatti-style chili so much

Not too jazzed about the KPLU sale?

Music

Not too jazzed about the KPLU sale?

Pacific Lutheran University plans to sell its public radio station, 88.5 FM KPLU - a fixture in the South Sound community since 1966 - to the University of Washington. In turn, UW reportedly intends to fold that station into its own radio station, KUOW, effectively shutting down KPLU and leaving

Frames per second

South Sound Cinema

Frames per second

It's been about eight years since I last competed in The Grand Cinema's annual test of filmmaking wills, and I still will occasionally wake up with cold sweats and delirious flashbacks to faulty editing equipment and quickly encroaching deadlines. Then called the 72-Hour Film Festival, it was renamed the 253

Exceptional families bond in advocacy

Military Life

Exceptional families bond in advocacy

It's Monday morning.  Angela Fish, who heads up the Exceptional Families Network (EFN) as the nonprofit organization's executive director, has kept her son from school because he's feeling under the weather.  He's here with her at the EFN headquarters in Lakewood in a spacious, welcoming office above a physical therapy

Fourth annual Pat's Run

News Front

Fourth annual Pat's Run

Cummings Park along Ruston Way on Tacoma's waterfront last Saturday morning was a flurry of activity as runners, walkers and young families with strollers gathered for the fourth annual Pat's Run, to fundraise for scholarships distributed to military veterans and their spouses by the Pat Tillman Foundation. More than 200 participants

Training for the Pacific

News Front

Training for the Pacific

In single file, the eight Blackhawk helicopters appeared from the south as they approached the Marion landing zone. Slowing to a hover, they gently touched down. Moments later, approximately 80 soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, spilled out of the birds, huddled

It's a jungle out there

Attractions

It's a jungle out there

You probably already know about the zoo in Tacoma, or you have visited the Aquarium in Seattle, but did you know you could pet a baby grizzly bear in Oregon, or touch a shark just over the border in California?  How about driving through not one but two wild animal

Walking rocks

Outdoors

Walking rocks

Put one foot in front of the other. It's called walking, and health professionals have been saying this for years - walking is good for you. What follows is a sampling of where to take a good walk in the South Sound area. Tacoma Nature Center:  Located at 1919 Tyler St., Tacoma, this

South Sound beach guide

Outdoors

South Sound beach guide

The Puget Sound area is rightly named for a body of water because to live here is to be always moments from a cold jump into saltwater. But because the area was also once covered in Ice Age glaciers, we have a lot of freshwater lakes, too. The following is

Seaside summer in Port Orchard

Outdoors

Seaside summer in Port Orchard

Let's face it: Washingtonians have varying notions of beach life. If anyone in this region owns a bikini, it's because she owns an indoor pool or just got back from somewhere else. Our beach bunnies are actual rabbits, our beach blankets thermal sleeping bags. Cabanas and hot dog stands give

Bouquet of taste

Reviews

Bouquet of taste

Windmill Bistro Where: 16009 60th St. E., Sumner, 253.826.7897Hours: Lunch Monday-Tuesday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday-Friday11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday & Sunday brunch 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Cuisine: Simple Northwest fare with emphasis on locally sourced products - pasta, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, desserts.Scene: Casual, relaxed dining surrounded by beautiful

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Gritty pretty

At the risk of stating the obvious, Ashley Wells’ paintings at Two Vaults Gallery are Hopperesque. Edward Hopper set the standard for the type of urban landscape Wells paints, and the inevitable comparison is not fair to Wells or anyone else who paints gritty urban scenes marked by strong lighting and

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Tacoma Farmers Market

The Downtown Farmer’s Market kicked off last Thursday with a variety of treats ranging from edible to inedible; with the Go Local campaign and the REI tent giving props to the two-wheeled commuters present, it was a busy, fun day.

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Pirate in Tacoma

Well shiver me timbers, it’s that time again.  The scrumptious Johnny Depp can be hankered for in yet another pirate flick —  “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” this weekend.  And in honor of this not-so-momentous occasion, we at the Weekly Volcano have declared it Week o’ the Pirates! 

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Chinese secret arrives in Tacoma

Zhang Baibo traveled here from China so Americans can view his secret during a Chinese Reconciliation Park fund raising event Tuesday, May 22. However, the artist expects Americans to appreciate his secret for the beauty it brings, not to figure it out. Baibo, a 63-year-old artist considered elite in his

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