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In her own write

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In her own write

January is unique month for Tacoma. While there are several published writers in town, in January, one local novelists will make her debut. The first is Marissa Meyer. Her book, Cinder, launches Jan 3. Cinder is a young-adult book based on 16-year-old Cinder, who is part human and part machine. The story

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012

BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. The Junction Sports Bar and Grill Lewis County. Blues Jam. Hosted by Blues Attitude. 8 pm. City Hall Saloon and Eatery Enumclaw. Taco Thursday Live Blues Night. 5 pm. Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Taco

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Tempest Lounge Tacoma - Upper Tacoma. Gina Belliveau. 7:30 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Lewis County. Song Circle. All Ages. 7 pm. $2 suggested donation. BLUES Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Jerry Miller Band. 7 pm. Doyle’s Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. McTuff funk soul boogaloo and Jesse T’s birthday. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Big

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Josiah & Sam Bogle. All Ages. 8 pm. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Judd Wasserman. All Ages. 6 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Big Whisky Saloon Tacoma - Downtown. Comedy Underground Presents Jay Montepare. 8 pm & 10:30 pm. $15. MetroGruv Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Drag n' Dance Saturdays with host Aphelia

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Northern Pacific Coffee Co. Tacoma - Parkland. Jeriactric Jazz. All Ages. 11 am-1 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Open Shape Note Singing. All Ages. 5 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. The Spar Tacoma - Old

South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Monday, Jan. 9, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Monday, Jan. 9, 2012

BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Jerry Miller. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge Yelm. Bar Bingo. 7 pm. NC. Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium District. Tap Room Trivia. $50 cash prize for the winner of each round. 6-8 pm. Farrelli's Gourmet

South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC O'Blarney's Irish Pub Olympia - Eastside. Irish Sessions. Live traditional Irish music. 7:30 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino Band rockin' blues. 8:30 pm. NC. Summit Pub Puyallup. Tim Hall & The Band Real Times. 7:30 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and

South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC. Midtown Grill Bonney Lake. Wednesday Night Blues Jam. All Ages. 7-11 PM. COMEDY/GAMES Pints & Quarts Pub Westside Olympia - Westside. Bingo. Win prizes. 8:30 pm. Free. Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedy Open Mic Night. 7:30

WHAT'S THE WORD?: Loose ends

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WHAT'S THE WORD?: Loose ends

Before we get ahead of ourselves with the New Year, there's some clean up I have to do. I need to mention a few things I missed in 2011. One of the biggest and coolest singles of last year came by way of a Gazmo the Great and Bruce Leroy collaboration

Food Matters

FEEDBAG: Dishing Up Oregon, Wednesday special, Emilia Romagna Italian cooking class ...

DISHING UP OREGON Cookbook Author Ashley Gartland and Bayview School of Cooking instructor Beth Storey share stories about farmers, chefs, fishermen, winemakers, distillers, brewers, cheesemakers and artisans who dedicate their time and energy to shrinking the distance between farm and table as well as prepare dishes Gartland's cookbooks at 6 p.m.

BITE US: Back in T-town

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BITE US: Back in T-town

Opening in late November on Hilltop Tacoma near St. Joseph's Medical Center, "juicy and tender" seem like trite ways to describe the Southern-style fried chicken served at Ezell's Fried Chicken. Thighs, legs, chicken tenders and jumbo wings are meaty and tasty. Searching for authenticity? Those wanting old-school proteins can get down

CRITICS' PICKS: A Leaf, Roman Holiday, Corin Tucker Band, Christian Mistress

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CRITICS' PICKS: A Leaf, Roman Holiday, Corin Tucker Band, Christian Mistress

A LEAF >>> FRIDAY, JAN. 6 A Leaf is one of the first bands I ever wrote about. Now, two and a half years later, I find myself returning to the band's music with fresh ears and a newfound admiration for the velvety smooth sounds they create. Drawing inspiration from the British

The Great Healer

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The Great Healer

To credit an individual with the creation of a genre - beyond that, the creation of a sound - is typically a murky endeavor. Saying the Mekons created alt-country with the album Fear and Whiskey, for instance, is a statement that can be disputed and enthusiastically argued over by music

The strange saga of Gorilla Productions v. Girl Trouble comes to an end

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The strange saga of Gorilla Productions v. Girl Trouble comes to an end

Good things come to those who wait. Or, in Girl Trouble's case, good news has come to those who waited - specifically news that the lawsuit hanging over the band's head in Ohio for almost two years has officially been dismissed. Judge Joan Synenberg ruled Nov. 22 to toss a lawsuit

8 days a week

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8 days a week

MONDAY For years, the Greta Jane Quartet played every Monday at the Royal Lounge. "Quartet of what?" you ask, as yet unhip to Ms. Greta Jane Pederson's jazz combo featuring Cary Black, Vince Brown, and Andrew Dorsett. In your world, jazz is the Pandora station your boss makes you listen to

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Morso Wine Bar Gig Harbor. Ian Moore. 8 pm. $25. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Kitt Bender. All Ages. 6 pm. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. The Junction Sports Bar and Grill Lewis County. Blues Jam. Hosted by Blues Attitude. 8 pm. The

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Amocat Cafe Tacoma - Triangle District. Amocat Live! featuring the Amocat House Band. All Ages. 7 pm. Harbor Greens/Forza Wine Bar Gig Harbor. Kelsie Bahr. 7 pm. Cork! A Wine Bar Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Louis Degal. 8 pm. Tempest Lounge Tacoma - Upper Tacoma. Nick Deongi. 7:30 pm. NC. Spar Cafe Olympia. Paul

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC The Hub Tacoma - Stadium District. James Coates. 9 pm. NC. Harbor Greens/Forza Wine Bar Gig Harbor. The Dark Horses. 7 pm. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Highrollers. 9 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Chris Mata. 8 & 10:30 pm. $15. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Comedy Night In

South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Northern Pacific Coffee Co. Tacoma - Parkland. Jeriactric Jazz. All Ages. 11 am-1 pm. NC. Vashon United Methodist Church Vashon. Tribute to Martin Luther King, featuring Vashon Chamber. All Ages. 3 pm. $18-$21. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall Band. 8 pm. City Hall Saloon and

South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Monday, Jan. 16, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Monday, Jan. 16, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Uke & Singalong, hosted by Steve Einhorn, Kate Power. All Ages. 12 pm. NC. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Blues Night. 8 pm. NC COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge Yelm. Bar Bingo. 7

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