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Highway to the Splatter Zone

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Highway to the Splatter Zone

The Evil Dead trilogy -- featuring, of course, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Army of Darkness -- became something of an unlikely success, creating an all-time great cult horror franchise, and ushering in the career of the great director Sam Raimi. I say that this was somewhat unlikely

Bleu Note

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Bleu Note

ANNOUNCER: Just finishing up a needed remodel, the Bleu Note in Lakewood is the South Sound place to be if you're looking for a selection of upscale comfort food and feel-good R&B music. Dutch and Jackie head out this week for a relaxed night out with live music, friends, and

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The Adriatic is coming to Oakbrook

Check out this flyer we just saw.  Chef Bill Trudnowski, owner/chef of the now closed Adriatic Grill at the Tacoma Mall is coming to Oakbrook.  The restaurant will close and re-open around the start of November. AD: Braces for only $129 a month for 24 months and no down payment - at

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Halloween makes me a little giddy. It's the season to play dress-up, carve pumpkins and get cozy and buckle up for frightfests galore with plenty of horror movies to give you some good scares. I'm a year-round lover of the horror genre but October is a month-long celebration of the

Lovestruck and writer’s blocked

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Lovestruck and writer’s blocked

What if William Shakespeare, rather than being a deified author of some of the greatest plays in history, were just a lovestruck doofus with a serious case of writer's block? This is the position taken by Shakespeare in Love, Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman's playful deconstruction of the Shakespeare mythos;

Getting haunted in the South Sound

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Getting haunted in the South Sound

Plenty of people use Halloween as an excuse to doll themselves up and hit the town in their best "sexy" get-up, whether that's as a sexy doctor, a sexy librarian, or a sexy Babadook. Being that you're a Weekly Volcano reader, though, we know you've spent the rest of the

Doing the ‘Time Warp’ again

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Doing the ‘Time Warp’ again

America's favorite cult classic musical, The Rocky Horror Show, is rocking the stage at Auburn Avenue Theater. Since the early 1970s, audiences have been showing up in droves for stage and screen versions of Rocky Horror, often in costume and prepared to open umbrellas, throw rice and shout lines at

Haunted Happenings

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Haunted Happenings

If winding your way half-blindly through a haunted house on Halloween gives you the sniveling fantods, consider downshifting to lighter-hearted Shocktober shindigs. Your lily-livered friends at the Weekly Volcano have you covered. It may surprise you, for example, to learn Halloween's a great night for theater entertainment, thanks to performers

Home Guide

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Home Guide

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Historic Fort Steilacoom predates JBLM

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Historic Fort Steilacoom predates JBLM

You may have noticed the older buildings on the grounds of Western State Hospital in Lakewood. They are what remains of what was Fort Steilacoom, a military base which predates the Civil War, and four buildings from the original fort are open to the public the first Sunday of the

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

There's a buzz in the air folks, and I can guarantee that Tacoma Restaurant Week (TRW) is going to entice you to eat out for lunch and dinner for the entirety of its run this season. There's too many delectable picks to miss and the fear of missing out leaves

A horror mystery unfolds on the Moors

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A horror mystery unfolds on the Moors

Director Trista Duval and her cast and crew went all out to present a harrowing version of The Hound of the Baskervilles at Centerstage, adapted by Seattle playwrights David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright, with an eye toward being true to Sir Conan Doyle's original story. Audience are transformed to England

McMenamins Elks Temple

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McMenamins Elks Temple

ANNOUNCER: This past spring, the long awaited Tacoma Elks Temple came back to life with a small hotel and a handful of restaurants that include a family friendly pub that seats 250, a hidden bar with upscale cocktails, a Spanish bar attached to the building's music venue, and a tiki-inspired

Monet, Renoir, Degas ...

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Monet, Renoir, Degas ...

Well over 100 years later, a majority of the world's landscape painters still paint in an Impressionist style. As if landscape art has not advanced -- which it has -- since the 1880s. The French Impressionists -- Renoir, Degas and their contemporaries -- were considered radical when they were painting. Their

2019 Fall Career & Education Guide

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2019 Fall Career & Education Guide

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Tacoma Restaurant Week Oct. 20-24 and 27-31, 2019

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Tacoma Restaurant Week Oct. 20-24 and 27-31, 2019

I am, what some might consider, a glutton. Surprise, surprise. I know. But in my realm of reality, I'm simply a lover of the culinary culture. Chefs take great care to be innovative and creative while also paying respect to the history of cuisine -- it takes a certain sort

High fashion and snarky women

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High fashion and snarky women

The Women by Clare Boothe Luce, now playing at Harlequin Productions, is a beautifully staged, lavish comedy of errors satirizing 1930s upper crust Manhattan socialites. It opened on Broadway in 1936 and is best known for the 1939 film starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell. For its many stunning

The Cloverleaf

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The Cloverleaf

ANNOUNCER: A Tacoma landmark and favorite tavern for many locals, The Cloverleaf has spent over 60 years earning their reputation. It has been some time since Dutch and Jackie have hit up this local mainstay, so this week they head down Sixth Ave. for some cold drinks, world famous pizza,

West Yellowstone, Montana, Adventure Gateway

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West Yellowstone, Montana, Adventure Gateway

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most visited in the United States, with the number of visitors peaking in the summer months. In October, those numbers slow down before the park roads close in early November. This makes fall a perfect time of year to visit, and the town

Tacoma Film Festival rides again

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Tacoma Film Festival rides again

At this point, we shouldn't really be surprised by the continued expansion in both quality and quantity of the Tacoma Film Festival's (TTF) lineup, but honestly: looking at the schedule, we are awestruck to see what the 14th annual TFF has to offer. Tacoma's preeminent celebration of movies, put on

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