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Sweet dreams: Goodnight Moon is picture perfect

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Sweet dreams: Goodnight Moon is picture perfect

It's easy to make fun of entertainment for toddlers. We've all heard Samuel L. Jackson or Betty White read the audio version of that potty-mouthed bestseller (you know the one) about a kid who's reluctant to go to sleep. As for Goodnight Moon, that 1947 classic on the same topic,

Styer’s Nightwatchman: A stunning photo installation at Fulcrum

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Styer’s Nightwatchman: A stunning photo installation at Fulcrum

The back room at Fulcrum Gallery is seldom used for art exhibits. It is usually a space for music and special events - the bread-and-butter stuff that allows DJ Broam, aka glass artist Oliver Doriss, to keep his gallery open. Currently on view is an installation of photographs by Sharon

Blue Barons Motorcycle Club ran the streets of Tacoma

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Blue Barons Motorcycle Club ran the streets of Tacoma

"A lot of people ask ‘Who were the Blue Barons?' I tell them they were a motorcycle club and the first thing they always think of is the Hell's Angles or whatever.  And they're not, they are totally the opposite," explained David Allen, son of Blue Baron's founder, Paul Allen.   From

Broken Water makes waves

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Broken Water makes waves

Sitting down to write about Olympia's Broken Water, I'm tempted to get stoned first. Listening to the 3-piece and their fuzzy, shoe-gazing drone-rock, I'm nostalgic for contemplative thoughts that roll with the crescendos and crashes of the music. But I don't have to get stoned. They take me there anyway.

Tacoma’s own Miztah Zelle’s hip-hop journey is legendary

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Tacoma’s own Miztah Zelle’s hip-hop journey is legendary

Hip-hop's history is living - it is still being made. The innovators and originators are still around to tell their story. Our musical story is alive because they are alive to still tell it. They are still making it to this day. Enter Miztah Zelle. Zelle was born in Tacoma and

The Sweet and sour chicken expedition of Tacoma, Olympia

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The Sweet and sour chicken expedition of Tacoma, Olympia

When asked to name her favorite food, 12-year-old Abby Hubbard of DuPont will gladly proclaim to everyone sweet and sour chicken has been her favorite forever. While most people have a few favorite dishes, Hubbard has taken her love of sweet and sour chicken to a whole new level. Hubbard and best

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Thursday, June 7, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Anthony Tripp. All Ages. 7 pm. Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. Greg Parke. All Ages. 11 am. NC. BLUES Tacoma Farmers Market - Broadway Tacoma - Downtown. Billy Farmer. All Ages. 12 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Friday, June 8, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. Ali Marcus. All Ages. 11 am. NC. Amocat Cafe Tacoma - Triangle District. Amocat Live! featuring the Amocat House Band. All Ages. 7 pm. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Josiah & Sam Bogle. All Ages. 8 pm. Spar Cafe Olympia. Paul Mauer. 8 pm. NC. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Saturday, June 9, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Dave Randel. All Ages. 6 pm. Cork! A Wine Bar Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. John Nichols, Caleb Hegg. 8 pm. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Rafael Tranquilino. All Ages. 8 pm. BLUES Buffino's Golden West Restaurant and Lounge Tacoma - South. Back Porch Band. 8 pm. Red Bicycle Bistro and

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Sunday, June 10, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Northern Pacific Coffee Co. Tacoma - Parkland. Jeriactric Jazz. All Ages. 11 am-1 pm. NC. King's Books Tacoma - Stadium District. Jim Page. All Ages. 7 pm. donation. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Open Shape Note Singing. All Ages. 5 pm. NC. Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. The

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Monday, June 11, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic Couch Jam. 8:30 pm. NC. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Piano By Request. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Blues Redemption. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge Yelm. Bar Bingo. 7 pm.

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Olympic Club Hotel and Theater Lewis County. Amy LaVere. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. 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

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Sharon Knight. 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

Falling in love with Freighthouse food

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Falling in love with Freighthouse food

Lunch escapes with Alicia Lawver always lead into inevitable food coma.   As she works downtown, a quick and free trip on Tacoma's Link Light Rail will drop her off right in front of Freighthouse Square located in the Tacoma Dome District.   With more than a handful of dining establishments serving quick bites

Shao Sosa is having a Birthday Show at Stonegate Pizza

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Shao Sosa is having a Birthday Show at Stonegate Pizza

It looks like Friday is the night to see the best in 253 Hip-Hop. The Prince of the 509, Shao Sosa, is having a Birthday Show at Stonegate Pizza. The show is sponsored by Razor Tongue Radio and it's a who's who of local underground Hip-Hop with a few heavy-hitters

Treasure hunts, gladiator fights, court jesters highlight weekend faire

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Treasure hunts, gladiator fights, court jesters highlight weekend faire

Fantasy world aficionados can immerse themselves in a community of foam weapons, treasure hunts and role-playing cinema this weekend as part of the fourth annual Bonney Lake Fantasy Faire at Swiss Park. The faire runs daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 9 and 10, and will feature boffer fighting

First Olympia Comedy Festival at the Royal Lounge June 21-23

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First Olympia Comedy Festival at the Royal Lounge June 21-23

The first days of summer will be loaded with laughter as the Royal Lounge hosts the first annual Olympia Comedy Festival June 21-23. Presented by Baurice Nelson, the festival will showcase top Northwest comics and perhaps uncover a future comedy star when up and coming Northwest comics compete in the

Oly Love is amazing

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Oly Love is amazing

The best work of art I've seen in a long time is the "Oly Love" poster created by students of Olympia High School in response to the visit to Olympia by the hateful Westboro Baptist Church. I never really believe art by committee was possible - not real meaningful art.

Barbecue season has commenced in Tacoma/Olympia

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Barbecue season has commenced in Tacoma/Olympia

Barbecue: A noun, an adjective, a verb.   I love a good barbecue attended by friends and family that carries you from hot sunny daytime to cool, Smores-mandatory fire pit nights. I love a good barbecued piece of meat that holds smoky goodness and leaks tasty juice that runs down my arm.

NW musician website a one-stop shop

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NW musician website a one-stop shop

The great Northwest has many cities that seem to be synonymous with music. From Bellingham to Eugene to Missoula, the entire region is dotted with indie record labels, budding bands, seasoned pros, legendary icons - not to mention studios, record stores, music shops and venues. While this network of music junkies

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