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Very personal orchestra

Andrew Buelow was happy living in Michigan, where he was the head honcho at the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. His family had a summer home in Traverse when he was growing up in Wisconsin, so he jumped at the chance to move there when the director position opened up at the

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Capt. Dale rushes to greet guests

As you enter Tacoma’s former Sheraton Hotel, now Hotel Murano on Broadway, Bell Captain Dale Rush’s smiling face usually greets you. He’s a 61-year-old who not only enjoys life, his job and Tacoma, but every hotel visitor. “What I like most about my job is seeing the new faces that

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Go Latin

It’s a Thursday night — ladies night — at Cans in downtown Tacoma, and everyone is ramping up for the disc jockey to take the stage. He arrives at around 9:30 p.m. to set up, and it doesn’t take long for the dance floor to start filling up. Pedro Lopez

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Home is where the bar is

The home bar is a place where you can drink in peace, inexpensively, and in various stages of undress without those curious stares from strangers. Sure, your home bar could comprise a stack of Kwik Shop 64-ounce plastic cups and a half-gallon jug that says “Hy Vee Orange Juice” containing

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Capt. Dale rushes to greet guests

As you enter Tacoma’s former Sheraton Hotel, now Hotel Murano on Broadway, Bell Captain Dale Rush’s smiling face usually greets you. He’s a 61-year-old who not only enjoys life, his job and Tacoma, but every hotel visitor. “What I like most about my job is seeing the new faces that

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Go Latin

It’s a Thursday night — ladies night — at Cans in downtown Tacoma, and everyone is ramping up for the disc jockey to take the stage. He arrives at around 9:30 p.m. to set up, and it doesn’t take long for the dance floor to start filling up. Pedro Lopez

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Home is where the bar is

The home bar is a place where you can drink in peace, inexpensively, and in various stages of undress without those curious stares from strangers. Sure, your home bar could comprise a stack of Kwik Shop 64-ounce plastic cups and a half-gallon jug that says “Hy Vee Orange Juice” containing

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Green drinks all around

What do a Green Mojo, lime and honey Martini and an Apple-tini all have in common? Yes, they are all delicious alcoholic drinks, but there’s something else — they are all some shade of the color green. No, it’s not St. Patrick’s Day yet so what prompted the

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Green drinks all around

What do a Green Mojo, lime and honey Martini and an Apple-tini all have in common? Yes, they are all delicious alcoholic drinks, but there’s something else — they are all some shade of the color green. No, it’s not St. Patrick’s Day yet so what prompted the green beverages?

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Dias de los Tres Reyes goodies

Holiday option No. 1: Slave for days in the kitchen baking gingerbread people, cake and pies for your relatives, who will then declare their devotion to the South Beach diet. Holiday option No. 2: Head to Julia’s Bakery and Café in Lacey. The assortment of freshly baked goods at Julia’s overflows

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Ho, ho, no?

As the holidays inch closer and closer, galleries and museums in Tacoma are ramping up for Third Thursday Art Walk Dec. 20. Since it’s only five days before Christmas, we figured the museums at least, and perhaps a few galleries, would be doing something festive. We were a bit disappointed,

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Dias de los Tres Reyes goodies

Holiday option No. 1: Slave for days in the kitchen baking gingerbread people, cake and pies for your relatives, who will then declare their devotion to the South Beach diet. Holiday option No. 2: Head to Julia’s Bakery and Café in Lacey. The assortment of freshly baked goods at Julia’s overflows

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Ho, ho, no?

As the holidays inch closer and closer, galleries and museums in Tacoma are ramping up for Third Thursday Art Walk Dec. 20. Since it’s only five days before Christmas, we figured the museums at least, and perhaps a few galleries, would be doing something festive. We were a bit disappointed,

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Spoken word poet has a lot to say

Lucas Smiraldo looks like your average middle-aged man with thinning hair and a pudgy mid-section, but he has a fire in him that he needs to release. His chosen form of creative expression is spoken word poetry — something he’s been doing since 2000. He was inspired by the movie

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Movie positioning

If you haven’t seen local filmmaker Eric Colley’s “GPS” movie yet, then you need to get off that lazy ass and come out to  Capitol Theater Friday, Dec. 7, for a screening and filmmaker Q&A. The Tenino native is the director, writer and mastermind behind the film, which is based

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Spoken word poet has a lot to say

Lucas Smiraldo looks like your average middle-aged man with thinning hair and a pudgy mid-section, but he has a fire in him that he needs to release. His chosen form of creative expression is spoken word poetry — something he’s been doing since 2000. He was inspired by the movie

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Movie positioning

If you haven’t seen local filmmaker Eric Colley’s “GPS” movie yet, then you need to get off that lazy ass and come out to  Capitol Theater Friday, Dec. 7, for a screening and filmmaker Q&A. The Tenino native is the director, writer and mastermind behind the film, which is based

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Fort Lewis spouse a calendar girl

A woman draped in an American flag leaving just enough skin showing to capture some attention isn’t the typical image of a Fort Lewis wife one pictures, but Paige Teakell is proud of the work she does to support the troops. Teakell, also known as Cherry Lane, and two other

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Fort Lewis spouse a calendar girl

A woman draped in an American flag leaving just enough skin showing to capture some attention isn’t the typical image of a Fort Lewis wife one pictures, but Paige Teakell is proud of the work she does to support the troops. Teakell, also known as Cherry Lane, and two other

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