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Film Around the Clock

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Film Around the Clock

Tonight 30 teams of filmmakers will converge on The Grand Cinema in Tacoma. They have all anticipated this night for weeks, maybe months. They cram into the theater lobby, receive their instructions, then rush out the door again. Their mission: create a short film entirely from scratch in only 72

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Gluttony on a Budget

Born and raised over on the West-sigh-eed, I lived this crazy cloistered existence, which encompassed unincorporated University Place (now citified), Lakewood and Ruston Way (see last week’s column). Everything else was too far away, and downtown Tacoma was strictly off-limits. I now live in the heart of Tacoma

Three owners and a bistro

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Three owners and a bistro

Tacoma does not have a butcher or a candlestick maker (that I know of, if you all are out there, make yourself heard). Tacoma does, however, have a baker. Her name is Julie Rex, and in that case, one out of three ain't bad. Walter and Jessica Gaya hired Julie

Wishbone Ash

Music

Wishbone Ash

Bobble Tiki knows it. He’s the oldest music columnist the Weekly Volcano has. That means, when sitting around in the Weekly Volcano War Room with fresh faces like Matt Driscoll, Brad Allen, Paul Schrag and even the hard living Suzy Stump, Bobble Tiki assumes the role of elder. When a

History of Tacoma Jazz

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History of Tacoma Jazz

To check on the history of jazz in Tacoma, you’d have to go back to the end of the First World War when one of Jazz’s most flamboyant characters, Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton opened a tavern-and-brothel in Lakewood’s still-blighted Ponders Corner. It’s only fair to begin with Jelly Roll because

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