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Tacoma Historical Society’s hosts Destiny Dinner

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Tacoma Historical Society’s hosts Destiny Dinner

Imagine a time when great acts such as Charlie Chaplin, Jack Benny, Fred Astaire and Sarah Bernhardt graced the stage of Tacoma's nearly 100-year-old Grand Pantages Theater. This is exactly the idea behind this year's Destiny Dinner hosted by the Tacoma Historical Society (THS). The theme of Sunday evening's event is

Heavy, skilled and a little angrier

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Heavy, skilled and a little angrier

You know those people you always see around town - the ones you never talk to but have seen so many times you give each other a friendly nod anyway? And then one day, some mutual friend introduces you and the two of you vibe out, realizing the nod was

Capital Playhouse’s Buddy Holly a toe-tapper

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Capital Playhouse’s Buddy Holly a toe-tapper

"The Day the Music Died," as Don McLean put it, was February 3, 1959, when a small private plane went down five miles northwest of Mason City, Iowa. The crash killed pilot Roger Peterson and his three rock-star passengers: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J. P. Richardson, aka the Big

The science behind making bratwurst

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The science behind making bratwurst

Ever wonder what goes in those juicy, flavorful links of meat we call sausage? Besides pork, flavors and binders (more on those in a bit), the main ingredient in jagerwursts, bangers, knatwurst and bratwurst is the elbow grease involved in the emulsification process. At least according to charcutier Justin Weaver, who prepares

Combining two of America’s favorites

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Combining two of America’s favorites

Jake: It is difficult to mention pizza around someone from the North End of Tacoma without them talking about the Cloverleaf on 6th Ave.  So I figured I was about due to make a trip down Bridgeport Way. Jason: I'm glad you did, Jake. The Cloverleaf has been serving up quality

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An unfocused Richard III

  Until the 19th century, theater didn't have what we now call directors. Performers led themselves and each other, or a playwright or company manager shouted suggestions. For millennia, actors got by without a single, commanding presence. I consider that often when I direct a show. It means I have to

Friday’s Cookies & Bite Me Cookies Made Here in Tacoma

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Friday’s Cookies & Bite Me Cookies Made Here in Tacoma

When local cookie company owner Deborah Tuggle invited me into her cookie factory, I thought I might have died and gone to heaven. Cookie heaven.   Tuggle is the woman behind the genius that is Friday's Cookies-a company she has owned and operated since 1999. More recently, in 2004, she acquired a

Buzz grows around MC S.A.V.

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Buzz grows around MC S.A.V.

  I'm never quite sure if hip-hop artists from Federal Way and Kent are in the Tacoma scene or in the Seattle scene. They're definitely in the middle, and their presence argues for a more unified Washington state outlook on hip-hop. Artists who live in the middle region in between King

Plenty to eat, see at Thai Hut 2

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Plenty to eat, see at Thai Hut 2

Jason: Recently a buddy told me that if I wanted great Thai food, I needed to get out to 72nd Street and try the Thai Hut 2. Jake:  Good location Jason, it's located directly off I-5 in a major strip mall, so it was easy to find and easy to park. Jason:

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Thursday, October 18, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Harmon Tap Room. Tacoma - Stadium District. Buck Ellard. 8 pm. Spar Cafe. Olympia. James Coates. 8 pm. NC. 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

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Friday, October 19, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Lakewood Playhouse. Lakewood. Jim Page. All Ages. 8 pm. $15. Harmon Tap Room. Tacoma - Stadium District. Nick Deonigi, Kate Lynne Logan. 8 pm. Blue Heron Arts Center. Vashon. Vashon Chamber Music. All Ages. 7:30 pm. BLUES Buffino's Golden West Restaurant and Lounge. Tacoma - South. Back Porch Band. 8 pm. Lucky Eagle Casino. Rochester.

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Saturday, October 20, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Saint Martin's University. Lacey. 10th Annual Sacred Music Concert, with St. Martin's Chorus. All Ages. 7:30 pm. Pantages Theater. Tacoma - Downtown. Debussy & Gershwin. All Ages. 7:30 pm. BLUES Buffino's Golden West Restaurant and Lounge. Tacoma - South. Back Porch Band. 8 pm. Lucky Eagle Casino. Rochester. Billy Mac. 9 pm. NC. Jazzbones. Tacoma

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Sunday, October 21, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Saint Martin's University. Lacey. 10th Annual Sacred Music Concert, with St. Martin's Chorus. All Ages. 2:30 pm. Charlie's Restaurant. Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. Open mic format with Pam Carter from Classic Case as the host. 6-9 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art. Olympia - Downtown. Bill Staines. All Ages. 7

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Monday, October 22, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza. Tacoma - South. Acoustic Couch Jam. 8:30 pm. NC. Mud Bay Coffee Company. Olympia - Westside. Gayle Skidmore. All Ages. 6 pm. BLUES The Swiss. Tacoma - Downtown. Billy Stoops. 8 pm. Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill. Spanaway. Blues Monday. 7 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge. Yelm. Bar Bingo. 7 pm.

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Tuesday, October 23, 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 24, 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.

Electrifying lineup invades Northern

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Electrifying lineup invades Northern

Northern in Olympia is gearing up for an evening of electrifying, avant music featuring Jaap Blonk, Daniel Higgs, Spires That In The Sunset Rise and Lori Goldston.   The all-ages show kicks off at 8 p.m. Oct. 23. Dutch born Jaap Blonk is a self-taught composer, performer and poet who uses his

Nerding out on The Cure

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Nerding out on The Cure

Olympia now has its own Cure cover band. And it plans to take Capitol Theater by storm Oct. 27 when the Olympia Film Society presents Night of the Living Tribute Bands 2012. Joel Shillander (Robert Smith/vocals, guitar), Stevie Benge (Boris Williams/drums), Allison Stewart (Simon Gallup/bass) and Mark Rentfrow (Porl Thompson/guitar, keyboard)

Shorts but sweet

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Shorts but sweet

As much as I hate to spend an entire review listing the content of a show, it befits the nature of An Improbable Peck of Plays. That's because the show is actually seven little plays, each no longer than 15 minutes. It's a co-production of the Northwest Playwrights Alliance, Prodigal

South Puget Sound Live Music Calendar and DJs: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music Calendar and DJs: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Theatre on the Square Tacoma - Downtown. Dala. All Ages. 7:30 pm. $36. Forza - DuPont. Brothers Jim. All Ages. 7-9 pm. NC. Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. Mark Iler. All Ages. 11 am. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy

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