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The Most Awesome Protagonist

There’s not much room on Le Voyeur’s stage. Anyone who’s been to the Olympia club knows that. For this reason, and many others, when the one man band known as The Most Awesome Protagonist hits Le Voyeur this Sunday, Jan. 13, it’ll be a perfect fit. The Most Awesome Protagonist is

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How to release a CD

Software programs like Garageband and Cubase have made it easier for bands to go the DIY route and record their music at home, but after the stop button is pressed on the last take, the business side of the process begins. This is often the biggest challenge for independent musicians.

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“We will do our best”­­

  As Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials scramble to find more spaces for military families suddenly in need of day-long childcare for their school aged children, youth program officials emphasized Wednesday that they’ll do their best to help children stay connected to their remote learning during their time in on-base programs this

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Reservists have rights at work

  The last thing reservists and National Guard members called to duty should expect is to find their civilian job no longer there when they return. Yes, employers face burdens and inconveniences when an employee leaves for an extended period of time, but laws are in place to protect military members.

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Should you own two homes?

  It is bound to come up in a military homeowner’s mind. Should you keep your current home and rent it out while buying another home at your next duty station?   An expert at Harborstone Credit Union says you need to know how VA loans work before boxing yourself into a corner.   Seeing

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Local COVID support for military

  It’s nice to have someone on your side, especially during these uncertain times when your household income may have dropped and the future isn’t clear.   Harborstone Credit Union, with a branch on Joint Base Lewis McChord, is supporting that effort through its Financial Navigator program.   Think of it like having a trusted

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GI Bill/TA lets you do self-paced schooling

Do you want to go back to school, but not on someone else's schedule?  However, in the past, you thought the GI Bill and Tuition Assistance didn't count for self-paced programs? You can earn that certificate, associates, bachelors or master's degree on your own schedule using your military education benefits. You

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Island Exploration

  Located two hours from JBLM  on the Puget Sound is Whidbey Island, a must visit during your time stationed in Washington. Spanning 55 miles, this island provides endless opportunities for exploration, sightseeing and of course, eating.   If you're the exploring type, Whidbey has multiple State Parks, chalked full of exploration.  Starting

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U.P. Station Bar & Grill

When Bandito Betty first moved to Tacoma, and began looking for a bartending job, she often contemplated U.P. Station Bar & Grill. Unfortunately, she was too chicken shit to go inside and check it out. It looks quite small and uninviting from the outside, and there were always the same

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The Freakouts

Rock and roll is a youthful expression. It’s how the music was created and what it was meant to be. Rock and roll is about rebellion and energy and letting loose — all things you do better young. No matter how many more tours the Rolling Stones sellout, the facts

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Dead Air Fresheners, 7 on 7 and others

Thursday, Jan. 10 SYNTH PUNK unicorn basement Just when I think I know everything about music, I get thrown for a loop. Part New Wave, part punk and part noise rock, Unicorn Basement is an experimental synth duet who are as quirky as Zappa, but their low-fi synthetic sound is more accessible

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8/11 Town Hall Updates: Madigan Pharmacy Hour Updates, School Resources, Covid-19 Drive-Thru Testing,

  Services and programs across Joint Base Lewis-McChord Updates from 8/11 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Town Hall.    Washington State allows children to register for school  without being in the state as long as they know what their address will be upon arrival. Once a child arrives at JBLM proof of residency must be

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Vince Brown

Vince Brown is no stranger to string swing fans in the Northwest. As a part of the Tune Stranglers, Hot Club Sandwich and the duo Red and Ruby with LaVon Hardison, Brown’s nimble fingers have delighted audiences for more than 30 years. Beginning tonight, the guitarist/banjoist/ukulele-ist will host Swing Set

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Crystal clear message

No photo Crystal clear message YAYA media spreads the word on meth abusers  / by robert dobbs This week at Olympia’s Capitol Theater, filmmakers from Oly-based  YAYA Media will offer a deeper look into the lives of methamphetamine abusers — their struggles, their perspectives and their evaluation of prevention tactics and programs, among

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Dog Days of Summer

  With summer in full swing, it's hard not to want to pile the family in the car and head to the beach! But, what about your beloved Fido that also longs to play frisbee on the beach or splash in the waves? Lucky for Fido there are plenty of Washington

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Virtual schools impact JBLM

The impact of local school districts going virtual only this fall is a priority for all senior leaders on Joint Base Lewis-McChord said Col. Owen Ray, I Corps, during a townhall meeting Wednesday.AD: Tricare covers depression help in Lakewood and Lacey - TMS is a no-drug and successful program.  START

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Black and white is in

What’s black, white and chic all over? Everything this season. The combo of black and white has been a fashion statement ever since the days of Coco Chanel and Elisa Schiaparelli, and it’s back for 2008. This trendy twosome was spotted all over the spring runways in bold silhouettes and

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A more sophisticated thriller

Now here is an excellent example of why it is more frightening to await something than to experience it. “The Orphanage” has every opportunity to descend into routine shock and horror, or even into the pits with the slasher pictures, but it pulls the trigger only a couple of times.

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Precautions ramp up on base

  Precautions to reduce COVID-19 cases on base ramped up in recent days to include expanded mask requirements, temperature checks, and more. AD: Tricare covers depression services off base - no referals for family members.  Start HERE. While cases on Joint Base Lewis-McChord are relatively small they have been increasing along with the

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Kick the "Bucket List"

“The Bucket List” is a movie about two old codgers who are nothing like people, both suffering from cancer that is nothing like cancer, and setting off on adventures that are nothing like possible. I urgently advise hospitals: Do not make the DVD available to your patients; there may be

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