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Lights back on at Harbor Lights

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Lights back on at Harbor Lights

With loyal regulars and a rich history since opening in 1959, the remodel and menu update of Harbor Lights has been an embattled topic of conversation amongst locals after its six-week renovation and reopening debut April 19. The restaurant has undergone small changes in the past. Purchased by Anthony's Restaurants in

Feedbag: Wine tastings, Luau Dance Party, Taco Tuesdays

Food Matters

Feedbag: Wine tastings, Luau Dance Party, Taco Tuesdays

ART + WINE You know what's better than sipping Abeja 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon with its flavors of plums, blackberries and umami mushroom/soy nuances? Sipping it while looking at awesome art. Morso Wine Bar (9014 Peacock Hill Ave., Gig Harbor) will host a reception and meet and greet for featured artist Christina Hella

Northwest Artist Collect

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Northwest Artist Collect

Exhibiting works by Northwest glass artists alongside selected works from their personal art collections is an intriguing concept for an art exhibition. This is what you can find in the Northwest Artists Collect exhibition at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Seven favorite regional glass artists are shown with works

SOTA dance: What the Frack?

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SOTA dance: What the Frack?

Fracking isn't magic. What the Frack? is. Friday, magic takes the form of music, dance and thought-provoking performance when Tacoma School of Arts Theater (SOTA) stages What the Frack? - a social commentary about fracking, which is the controversial use of hydraulic fracturing to release natural gas from the earth.

Federation X and candles

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Federation X and candles

Forming in Bellingham, Wash. in 1998, Federation X has brought a generation of rockers a release from the daily grind with their raw brand of high-energy, low-fi, heavy rock. With a sound that leans toward tumultuous, this band has been compared to Black Sabbath and the Melvins. Thursday, May 2, Fed

Music Critics' Picks: RowHouse, The Jessica Blin Quintet, The West, Shyan Selah and the Republic of Sound

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: RowHouse, The Jessica Blin Quintet, The West, Shyan Selah and the Republic of Sound

[INDIE ROCK] + FRI, MAY 3 It's been a pleasure over the past while to watch as RowHouse grew and changed and inevitably found its feet. Fronted by Alex Tapia - previously of Bayonet - RowHouse has finally settled itself into a comfortable groove as a two-piece. Manning the drums are

What's The Word?: Farewell

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What's The Word?: Farewell

In the late 90s and early 2000s, I worked for the Tacoma Facts newspaper. The Facts is the oldest, longest running African-American newspaper in the Pacific Northwest and they still publish in Seattle. I was given the job because owner/editor Dennis Beaver liked my spoken word/poetry. Beaver let me write

72 Hour Film Festival celebrated in Tacoma

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72 Hour Film Festival celebrated in Tacoma

Think of all the things you could do in 72 hours. You could watch six installments of the Star Wars series five times. You could walk back and forth from Seattle to Tacoma approximately seven times. You could drive from Tacoma to Yellowstone National Park and back about six times

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

BLUES The Royal Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Alice Stuart, with Dan Tyack. 7:30 pm. 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

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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 Summit Pub Puyallup. Tim Hall & The Band Real Times. 7:30 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, May 13, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, May 13, 2013

BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday. With Billy Pease, Paul Buck and Chris Gartland. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Dean Reickard. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino rockin' blues jam. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, May 12, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, May 12, 2013

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. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Open Shape Note Singing. All Ages. 5 pm. NC. BLUES 2 Mile House Olympia - Westside. Blues Bentley

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, May 11, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, May 11, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Under The Bridge (5601 S. Puget Sound) Tacoma - South. An Evening Of Words and Music featuring Rane Stone and Bradford Loomis, plus spoken words by Jeff Richardson, Athena Nation and Tina Rawle. All ages. 5-10 pm. $10. Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi Bar Vashon. Islewilde's Mother Of All Shows.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, May 10, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, May 10, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Amocat Cafe Tacoma - Triangle District. Amocat Live! featuring the Amocat House Band. All Ages. 7 pm. Spar Cafe Olympia - Downtown. Paul Mauer. 8 pm. NC. BLUES Vinum Coffee and Wine Lounge Tacoma - Downtown. Friday Night Blues, with T-Town Swing. All Ages. 8:30 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, May 9, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, May 9, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Cascadia Grill Olympia - Downtown. Jeremy Serwer. All Ages. 6-9 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

Tacoma Little Theatre stages "Little Shop of Horrors"

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Tacoma Little Theatre stages "Little Shop of Horrors"

Whether you've seen Little Shop of Horrors or not, it is so much a part of our pop culture that it is difficult not to have some preconceived ideas when you hear the title. Thankfully, Tacoma Little Theatre's production of the musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken lives up

The Rockford Files: Olympia native Erica Freas

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The Rockford Files: Olympia native Erica Freas

This week as I sat down to write my column concerning the no-longer-important subject matter I had been planning to write about, I made a musical discovery of seismic proportions - the kind of discovery one might liken to IMPORTANT DISCOVERY HERE, with an effect more profound than a college

Tickets On-Sale Alert: The National, Royal Teeth, Adam Carolla, Hinder, Rebelution and others ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: The National, Royal Teeth, Adam Carolla, Hinder, Rebelution and others ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week and down the road. SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, 253.627.TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, 800.325.SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, 866.468.7623, www.ticketweb.com   >>> ON SALE NOW Orgone, Polyrhythmics. Seattle. June 21 9:30

Feedbag: Wine benefit, Hilltop Kitchen, Italian cooking and more ...

Food Matters

Feedbag: Wine benefit, Hilltop Kitchen, Italian cooking and more ...

DRINK WINE FOR THE CHILDREN Treos is not your average cafe. Though you can get a superb cup of the roasted bean, they also have a lovely selection of vino. Friday May 10, Treos (2312 N. 30th St., Tacoma) will give you a good excuse to try some of their selecting

Saluting moms of local rock stars

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Saluting moms of local rock stars

Sun-kissed hair piled lightly on top of her head, wearing a flowing white blouse and matching white skirt with eyelet detail, Carole Black looks angelic, not the type of woman you might expect to have given birth to a rock 'n' roll party machine. But it's true. Black, called "Rocker Mom"

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