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Winter and spring events around JBLM

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Winter and spring events around JBLM

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Great American musical classic

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Great American musical classic

The great American musical classic An American in Paris is coming to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts for one night only, tonight, Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. The beloved musical features music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. The play was inspired by the 1951 film starring

Invasive Species

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Invasive Species

As themes for art exhibitions go, Invasive Species might be one of the most intriguing imaginable. It's a horror show in the making -- animals brought in from foreign countries that destroy local plants and animals, plants such as kudzu from Japan that overrun everything in their path, species of

Pizzeria Fondi

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Pizzeria Fondi

ANNOUNCER: A popular community pizza stop in Gig Harbor, that unexpectedly closed in 2019, reopened this past October. Still serving pizza, salads, and paninis along with an open bar, Dutch and Jackie head across the bridge to check it out. DUTCH: I really like the atmosphere of this place with its

Japanese-style pod hotel is a value stay in Canada

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Japanese-style pod hotel is a value stay in Canada

It is peak season in Whistler, British Columbia, one of the top North American ski resorts. While its upscale village can lead to some pretty pricey accommodations, Pangea Pod Hotel aims to provide a more affordable option. Here, you'll stay in a boutique hotel, but only pay for the part you

Family theater family

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Family theater family

Olympia Family Theater is a family affair in every possible meaning of the phrase. The company was co-founded by Jen Ryle, along with Samantha Chandler in 2006, and Ryle is the company's artistic director. Her husband, Ted, has written and co-written many OFT shows, including the original adaptation of Cinder

VK Viet Kitchen

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VK Viet Kitchen

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie are well acquainted with the quality and authentic food fare that hails from Tacoma's Lincoln District. VK Viet Kitchen is a somewhat new addition, and the two wanted to see what it was all about. DUTCH: This is a nice little hidden spot in the middle of

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

In the last issue of Grub Gossip, I laid out just a few hands-on learning opportunities for those looking to hone their culinary prowess or pick up a new skill in the kitchen. That same week, one of my favorite chefs announced a workshop that should have been on that

Arizona is a warm-weather paradise during the winter

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Arizona is a warm-weather paradise during the winter

The greater Phoenix area offers days of sunny, mild weather during the winter and spring months. For example, Scottsdale is a luxurious enclave with upscale resorts, while Mesa is a vibrant town with more economical options. Phoenix itself falls somewhere in between. Phoenix also makes a great base for your vacation, and

Magnuson Kitchen + Brewery

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Magnuson Kitchen + Brewery

ANNOUNCER: Ruston welcomes its newest restaurant as the third place in this location. Kobrew's owners have revamped the space into an American Brewhouse with 14 beers on tap. Dutch and Jackie hit the waterfront this week to check out the latest offerings. JACKIE: When Kobrew closed their doors after the summer

Best movies of 2019

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Best movies of 2019

1.  The Irishman To anyone still intimidated by that three hours and 30 minutes running time: click to any random spot on the timeline and watch for a few minutes. No matter where you've landed, you'll be dropping in on a masterpiece -- from Martin Scorsese's direction to the performances of

What’s your damage?

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What’s your damage?

It's hard to look at the 1988 film Heathers and imagine it becoming anything other than a cult hit. All of the hallmarks of a cult film are there: a campy aesthetic, a profoundly dark sense of humor, and a subject matter that might've once seemed fantastical, but has only

Three Easy Pieces

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Three Easy Pieces

Welcome to Three Easy Pieces, where I examine a piece of pop culture from its birth to today. This month, I'm acutely aware that the world's a nightmarish hellscape of suffering and dread. What type of entertainment pairs best with that? Nicecore! Coined by critic David Ehrlich, nicecore concerns a

Hundreds of paintings

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Hundreds of paintings

If you've never stepped foot inside Olympia's Art House Designs, you would be well advised to do so. Art House Designs is a large frame shop and gallery with hundreds and hundreds of paintings, prints and other artworks displayed salon-style on the walls and on tables and even stacked on

E9 Brewing Co. and Taproom

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E9 Brewing Co. and Taproom

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie needed to take a little field trip to Tacoma's Brewery District to check out the E9 Brewing Co. taproom that opened its doors this last spring. DUTCH: As a long-time fan of the original E9, I really like the downtown, industrial feel of the Taproom. The dining

2020 preview

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2020 preview

The remainder of the 2019-2020 theater season in Tacoma and Olympia looks exciting, with a great lineup of shows in the next month or two in particular. Tacoma Arts Live -- David Mamet's Oleanna is one of the most intense and most controversial plays written in modern times. Audience members famously

Learn about the history and wildlife of the Willapa Bay

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Learn about the history and wildlife of the Willapa Bay

December is the perfect month for day trips to the areas surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Willapa Bay, famed for its oysters, is a pristine body of water around an hour and a half drive from JBLM. We'll start the day with a unique hike at the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge,

2019 Winter Guide

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2019 Winter Guide

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How to keep pets safe during the holidays

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How to keep pets safe during the holidays

This information, from the Belvoir Veterinary Center, details the dangers of pets and holiday decorations. Christmas trees: Sometimes, pets can make hazards for us, by trying to climb Christmas trees or break ornaments. Consider having your tree tied down to a ceiling or door frame. Water additives to trees: Hazards, including aspirin

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