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FEEDBAG: Winter barbecue, 253 Tuesdays, Project:U and more ...

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FEEDBAG: Winter barbecue, 253 Tuesdays, Project:U and more ...

COOKING WITH ITALIAN GRANDMOTHERS: Author Jessica Theroux will sign her book, Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily, at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 inside The Mark (407 Columbia St., Olympia). Aperitifs are a certainty. FESTIVUS: Minoela (604 Fawcett, Tacoma) will host a holiday wine, chocolate and

Joyous booty shaking

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Joyous booty shaking

After interviewing Hot Panda's Chris Connelly, I accidentally left my recorder taping for ten minutes as I breathed heavily and read Twitter. I'm afraid to listen. Besides being generally ashamed of hearing my big fat mug heaving sluggishly as I stare deeply into my glowing computer screen (were it not for

Shopping in sweats and slippers

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Shopping in sweats and slippers

I haven't told any good stories lately. I mean this column is called "Grocery Stories" after all. What's the deal? So this week I have a good story and some suggestions for shopping attire etiquette. Do you I have your attention?  Yeah, it's pretty weird. Last night I was invited over

"Shuffle" at Fulcrum Gallery

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"Shuffle" at Fulcrum Gallery

Big Brother is watching. He peers out from the walls of Fulcrum Gallery. In this instance "Big Brother" is the brother of artist Nicki Sucec, whose show at Fulcrum is a homage to her brother and a testament to the variety and creativity that can be unleashed by taking a

‘Think I’m gonna like it here’

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‘Think I’m gonna like it here’

Comedian W. C. Fields once quipped, "Never work with animals or children." Fortunately, Tacoma Little Theatre ignored his admonishment and produced Annie. In the director's notes, Michael O'Hara comments we are ". . . still dealing with the familiar themes of unemployment, poverty, hunger, stock market woes and war as

Tacoma, Turkish baths and innovation, oh my!

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Tacoma, Turkish baths and innovation, oh my!

On the stairs on 12th Street in downtown Tacoma leading from Pacific Avenue up to Commerce Street, there is a new piece of large-scale public art called Projecting Drop, which was part of a larger renovation of the area next to the Pacific Plaza building. Projecting Drop was designed by

MUSIC PICKS: Ghost Feet, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, The Riffbrokers, Doxology, The Black Crowes

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MUSIC PICKS: Ghost Feet, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, The Riffbrokers, Doxology, The Black Crowes

GHOST FEET >>> Friday, Dec. 3 Ghost Feet don't tread as lightly as their name might imply, but they do skip across subgenre boundaries with the ectoplasmic ease of something truly spectral. Theirs is richly textured electronic music, with resounding, chiming melodies and cascading bittersweet synth lines slipping and sliding around an

The power of the mixtape

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The power of the mixtape

As the landscape of hip-hop changes to account for the gift and the curse that is the Internet and the free download epidemic, local and national artists have been forced to adjust their promotional strategies in response. In particular the role of the mixtape, a constantly evolving pillar of hip-hop

Return of the King

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Return of the King

For the uninitiated, guitarist Dick Dale initially rose to fame during the high tide of the '60s surfing craze. While some peg "surf music" as synonymous with the sunny pop of the Beach Boys, for many it's Dale's turbulent, violently fast guitar sounds - coupled with the reverb effects developed

SIPPING OUT: Dec. 2-8

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SIPPING OUT: Dec. 2-8

Thursday, Dec. 2 $3 Thursdays: $3 beer, $3 wells, $3 for two hot dogs, 4 p.m. to close, Hell's Kitchen, 928 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.759.6003. Wine tasting, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Abby's on Broadway: A Wine Shop, 743 Broadway, Tacoma, 253.262.2902. Half-price Wine Bottle Night with two appetizer purchases, Tides Tavern, 2925

TIKI LOGIC: Show Tigon some love

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TIKI LOGIC: Show Tigon some love

  It's a new week, which means it's time for a new installment of Bobble Tiki's South Sound music news and notes column. Without further ado, let's get rolling ... Well, hot damn! It's good to be back. Actually, that's not technically true. Bobble Tiki just kind of feels like that's something you're

New Moon in the morning

Reviews

New Moon in the morning

New Moon Cafe Where: 113 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia, 360.356.3452 Hours: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., happy hour 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cuisine: Local breakfast and café Scene: Everyone from families to the office crowd Drinkies: Coffees and sodas Prices: $5-$10 I really love New Moon Cafe. The hours are limited and the space is small,

South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Thursday, Dec. 9

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South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Thursday, Dec. 9

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Billy Stoops Acoustic Jam. 21+. 9 pm. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Dave Hannon. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Liquid Soul Coffee Roy. Open Mic. Hosted by David Wayne. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES The Junction Sports Bar and Grill Lewis County. Blues Jam. Hosted by Blues Attitude.

South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Friday, Dec. 10

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South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Friday, Dec. 10

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Jam On My Muffin CD Release Party. All Ages. 6 pm. NC. Camille Bloom EP Release Show. All Ages. 8:30 pm. $10. Beyond the Bridge Cafe Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Open Mic Night. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES The Vogue Chelan. Leanne Trevalyan. 21+. 8 pm. COMEDY/PARTIES Hell's Kitchen

South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Saturday, Dec. 11

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South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Saturday, Dec. 11

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Acoustic Couti. All Ages. 6 pm. NC. Robert Boyd, Chara Chamie. All Ages. 8:30 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Lewis County. Kaitlinn Heminger, Zach Kynaston, Chris Shultz. All Ages. 8 pm. $6. Harbor Greens/Forza Wine Bar Gig Harbor. Rick Gonzalez. 21+. 7 pm. NC. Cork! A Wine Bar

South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Sunday, Dec. 12

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South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Sunday, Dec. 12

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. The Straw Hat String Band. All Ages. 2 pm. NC. Open Shape Note Singing Group. All Ages. 5 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Lewis County. Seth Martin & The Menders, Noah & Abby Gundersen. All Ages. 8 pm. $6. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill

South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Monday, Dec. 13

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South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Monday, Dec. 13

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Yenney Music Olympia - Westside. Kate Power and Steve Einhorn Uke & Song. All Ages. 7-8 pm ukuleles and instrument playalong 8-9 pm singalong. NC. BLUES The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Chris Stevens’ Surf Monkeys. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge Yelm. Bar Bingo. 21+. 7 pm. NC. The Mix Tacoma - Downtown. Barstool

South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Tuesday, Dec. 14

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South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Tuesday, Dec. 14

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC John Connelly Law Offices - Tacoma. Classical Tuesdays Annual Benefit Concert, with Alexandra Picard, Charles Robert Stephens. All Ages. 7 pm. $25. O'Blarney's Irish Pub Olympia - Eastside. Irish Sessions. Live traditional Irish music. 7:30 pm. NC. Olympic Club Hotel and Theater Lewis County. Jimmy Bivens. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies

South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Wednesday, Dec. 15

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South Puget Sound live music and DJ Calendar: Wednesday, Dec. 15

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist and Cafe Latte Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Jim Page. All Ages. 7 pm. Tempest Lounge Tacoma - Upper Tacoma. Maurice The Fish Records Showcase. 21+. 7 pm. NC. Hannah's Bar & Grille Olympia - Downtown. Open Mic. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown.

The truth isn't out there

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The truth isn't out there

Here's what most of us "know" about Massachusetts spinster Lizzie Andrew Borden: In 1892, she took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks, then dispensed another 41 whacks to eliminate her father. As with so much common knowledge, it's mostly wrong. Borden's stepmother received fewer than 20 blows, her

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