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Own your kitchen

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Own your kitchen

If there is one skill you should actively cultivate in life it is cooking. Being able to feed yourself is not the point. Any person can buy a six-pack and a frozen dinner and call it good. Yet, as we know, all sustenance is not created equal. Though cooking for

Carved Out of Oak

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Carved Out of Oak

I'm sitting here, staring at my keyboard, and trying to think of more to say about Lozen other than they f#@*ing rock. I guess that's ultimately the best place to start.   Lozen - a two-piece, all-girl, alt-metal-experimental-tribal-etcetera band - f#@*ing rock. They exploit the limitations of having a band made up

Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

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Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

The key to a good murder mystery, comedy or not, is in the web of misdirection, and the handling of the ultimate reveal in a way that is equally surprising and sensible. The key to a great murder mystery is in crafting a tale that remains entertaining, even when the

Universe of glass

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Universe of glass

Siblings Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana continue a long line of Venetian glass artists from Murano, Italy. They are the grandchildren of Paolo Venini, founder of Venini & Co. in Murano, and their father, Ludovico Diaz de Santillana, was director of Venini from 1959 to 1985 and

Stellar service and consistently good food at Toscano’s Café & Wine Bar

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Stellar service and consistently good food at Toscano’s Café & Wine Bar

Tucked away in the corner of a business park of downtown Puyallup, you will find a gem of a restaurant. Toscano's Café & Wine Bar has been serving customers since 2004, and has become the go-to spot for laid back upscale dining in the area. Sitting down at a table

South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Friday, May 4, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Friday, May 4, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Al Forno Ferruzza Olympia - Downtown. Tarik Bentleemsani and Lizzy Boyer with guests. All Ages. 7:30 pm. NC. Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. Tattered Dress. All Ages. 11 am. NC. BLUES Buffino's Golden West Restaurant and Lounge Tacoma - South. Back Porch Band. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Jerry Miller Jam.

South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs: Saturday, May 5, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs: Saturday, May 5, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Matrix Coffee House Lewis County. Annie Henry. All Ages. 8 pm. $6. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Brad Andrews. All Ages. 6 pm. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Claudia Schmidt. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. KT Hoops. All Ages. 8 pm. $5. Cork! A Wine

South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Sunday, May 6, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Sunday, May 6, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Northern Pacific Coffee Co. Tacoma - Parkland. Jeriactric Jazz. All Ages. 11 am-1 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Chicago Blues Jam. 8:30 pm. NC. City Hall Saloon and Eatery Enumclaw. Rockin' Blues Jam Session. Hosted by

The week in South Sound food

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The week in South Sound food

NOW OPEN Mash, a store dedicated to home beer brewing, is now open at 2714 N. 21st Street in Tacoma. Go there to get everything you need to make your own beer at home. Open Tues. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sat. - Sun 12 p.m. - 4

Tacoma’s first home for music:

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Tacoma’s first home for music:

Girl Trouble's drummer, Bon Von Wheelie, sets the music scene of 1980s Tacoma:   "The punks got chased a lot. People would be violent just because they dressed different. You had to be tough to be into that scene. It made people stick together almost because they had to, it was safer.

South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Champagne Sunday. All Ages. 7 pm. 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

South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC O'Blarney's Irish Pub Olympia - Eastside. Irish Sessions. Live traditional Irish music. 7:30 pm. NC. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Justin Klump, Nick Sandy. All Ages. 7 pm. 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

South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Thursday, May 10, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Thursday, May 10, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Chuck Pyle. All Ages. 8 pm. $8-$12. 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. Eagle's Hall Olympia - Downtown.

South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Friday, May 11, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Friday, May 11, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Amocat Cafe Tacoma - Triangle District. Amocat Live! featuring the Amocat House Band. All Ages. 7 pm. C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. Kitt Bender. 7 pm. Spar Cafe Olympia. Paul Mauer. 8 pm. NC. BLUES Buffino's Golden West Restaurant and Lounge Tacoma - South. Back Porch Band. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Jerry

South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Saturday, May 12, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Saturday, May 12, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC First United Methodist Church of Tacoma Tacoma - Downtown. Benefit Concert For Oasis Youth Center, featuring Bobby Jo Valentine, Tom Goss. All Ages. 8 pm. $15 suggested donation. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Elk & Boar, Gina Belliveau, Jasper & The Homies, Brad Loomis. All Ages. 6 pm. Cork! A Wine Bar

South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Sunday, May 13, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Sunday, May 13, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Northern Pacific Coffee Co. Tacoma - Parkland. Jeriactric Jazz. All Ages. 11 am-1 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Chicago Blues Jam. 8:30 pm. NC. City Hall Saloon and Eatery Enumclaw. Rockin' Blues Jam Session. Hosted by

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Tuesday, May 15, 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

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Monday, May 14, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic Couch Jam. 8:30 pm. NC. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Palmer Junction. 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

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Tim McKamey. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. 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.

On the boards: Getting butts in the seats

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On the boards: Getting butts in the seats

Directing is a talent which requires many sub-talents. The well-prepared director should know something about music, world history, fight choreography, acting, architecture, carpentry, dramaturgy, and graphic arts. On top of all that, stage directors often get stuck doing their own publicity. That's okay, really; it gives

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