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Hip-hop workshop teaches more than beats

Hip-hop in the 1980s, 90s and 2000s is the big bad wolf that parents, politicians and powers-that-be demonize much like the adults of the 1950s and 60s did with rock n' roll. These days they point to hip-hop as the cause for anything that goes wrong in the inner city.

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Thursday, October 4, 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. Eagle's Hall. Olympia - Downtown. OlyBlues Dance Night. Third floor, no partner necessary. All Ages. 9 pm. $5. City Hall Saloon

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Friday, October 5, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Harbor Greens/Forza Wine Bar. Gig Harbor. Jennifer Lind. 7 pm. Matrix Coffee House. Lewis County. Song Circle. All Ages. 7 pm. $2. Al Forno Ferruzza. Olympia - Downtown. Tarik Bentleemsani and Lizzy Boyer with guests. All Ages. 7:30 pm. NC. BLUES Buffino's Golden West Restaurant and Lounge. Tacoma - South. Back Porch Band. 8

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Saturday, October 6, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Rialto Theater. Tacoma - Downtown. Northwest Sinfonietta: Beethoven's Ninth. All Ages. 7:30 pm. Matrix Coffee House. Lewis County. Walking Willows. All Ages. 7 pm. $8. BLUES Buffino's Golden West Restaurant and Lounge. Tacoma - South. Back Porch Band. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Emerald Queen Casino. Tacoma - Eastside. Carlos Mencia. 8:30 pm. Tacoma Comedy Club. Tacoma -

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Sunday, October 7, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant. Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. Open mic format with Pam Carter from Classic Case as the host. 6-9 pm. NC. Paddy Coyne's Irish Pub. Tacoma - Downtown. Celtic music with Martin Nyberg and friends. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill. Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Monday, October 8, 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. The Dave Roberts Band. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge. Yelm. Bar Bingo. 7 pm. NC. Harmon Tap Room. Tacoma - Stadium District. Tap Room Trivia.

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza. Tacoma - South. Acoustic Open Mic, hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 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 & DJ Calendar: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill. Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill. Tacoma - South. Crazy Texas Gypsies Open Jam. 8 pm. Midtown Grill. Bonney Lake. Wednesday Night Blues Jam. All Ages. 7-11 PM. COMEDY/GAMES Pints & Quarts Pub Westside. Olympia - Westside. Bingo. Win prizes.

An exercise in looking

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An exercise in looking

Look at this painting. It's by Seattle artist David Noah Giles who used to be Tacoma artist David N. Goldberg. Now look again. And again. You'll notice that at first glance you see a field of random blue and orange squiggles on a white background. Then you notice something you hadn't

Tacoma Film Festival poster has distinct Northwest feel

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Tacoma Film Festival poster has distinct Northwest feel

The Tacoma Film Festival hosted by The Grand Cinema strives to fulfill its mission "to enrich our community by bridging the gap between ourselves and the outstanding works of independent film." And through grassroots efforts and the support of the creative community and admirers alike, organizers fulfill that mission heading

Whole lot of jazz at TMP

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Whole lot of jazz at TMP

Tacoma Musical Playhouse opens its season with the stunningly sexy Chicago. Sex, murder, lies, cheating and double crossing never looked so good. Vixen Velma Kelly and doe-eyed Roxie Hart find themselves in prison, working angles for lawyer Billy Flynn to keep them from hanging and get them released.   After seeing the

Jessica Bender at Kittredge Gallery

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Jessica Bender at Kittredge Gallery

Two weeks ago I reviewed Susan Seubert's half of the two-person show at Kittredge Gallery at the University of Puget Sound. This week's column focuses on the second half of the two-shows-in-one: Jessica Bender's mixed-media installation "Dejection," which fills the large front room of the gallery. My initial reaction when entering

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Thursday, October 11, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art. Olympia - Downtown. John McCutcheon. All Ages. 8 pm. $20-$25. 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.

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Friday, October 12, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Amocat Cafe. Tacoma - Triangle District. Amocat Live! featuring the Amocat House Band. All Ages. 7 pm. Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi Bar. Vashon. Dave McGraw, Mandy Fer. All Ages. 8 pm. NC. Spar Cafe. Olympia. Paul Mauer. 8 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House. Lewis County. The S.O. Show, with Doc Rodenbaugh, Snake

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Saturday, October 13, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Matrix Coffee House. Lewis County. Doug Taylor, Julia Antonich. All Ages. 8 pm. $6. BLUES Buffino's Golden West Restaurant and Lounge. Tacoma - South. Back Porch Band. 8 pm. Doyle's Public House. Tacoma - Stadium District. The Cold 102's. 9:30 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club. Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Carlos Alazraqui. 8 & 10:30

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Sunday, October 14, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant. Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. Open mic format with Pam Carter from Classic Case as the host. 6-9 pm. NC. Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Tacoma - Northend. Immanuel Benefit Concert, featuring Chad & Jeremy. All Ages. 8 pm. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill. Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Monday, October 15, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza. Tacoma - South. Acoustic Couch Jam. 8:30 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art. Olympia - Downtown. Uke & Singalong, hosted by Steve Einhorn, Kate Power. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill. Spanaway. Blues Monday. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss. Tacoma - Downtown. The Rod

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza. Tacoma - South. Acoustic Open Mic, hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 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 & DJ Calendar: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill. Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill. Tacoma - South. Crazy Texas Gypsies Open Jam. 8 pm. Midtown Grill. Bonney Lake. Wednesday Night Blues Jam. All Ages. 7-11 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Pints & Quarts Pub Westside. Olympia - Westside. Bingo. Win prizes.

ACCLAIMED GLASS ARTIST CELEBRATES MOG’S ANNIVERSARY

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ACCLAIMED GLASS ARTIST CELEBRATES MOG’S ANNIVERSARY

Maestro Lino Tagliapietra's hands flick and fly around molten glass, expertly forming it into inspired creations. One of the world's preeminent glass artists, the Italian master visits the Museum of Glass for a five-day Hot Shop residency, which kicked off Wednesday and runs through Sunday, to celebrate the museum's 10-year

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