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The Rockford Files: Freedom Fair music

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The Rockford Files: Freedom Fair music

If you are a loyal attendee of Tacoma's Fourth of July festival, Freedom Fair, you may have had a bit of a scare last year when you heard the rumors. Prior to last year's annual celebration on Tacoma's Ruston Way - featuring live music, food vendors, a car show, and

The Grand Suggests: "Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm"

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The Grand Suggests: "Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm"

I know that I may be revealing myself as a bit of a musical troglodyte if I tell you this, but when I first received word that I'd be reviewing the movie Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm, my first thought was, "Who the heck

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Danzig, Shabazz Palaces, Digital Affair and others ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Danzig, Shabazz Palaces, Digital Affair 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

Feedbag: Summer desserts, Culinary Boot Camp, Stadium Fare and more ...

Food Matters

Feedbag: Summer desserts, Culinary Boot Camp, Stadium Fare and more ...

SUMMER DESSERTS STAR Center's (3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma) wellness coach Laurie Larson will be instructing "Fresh and Healthy Summer Desserts" - a fresh take on berry bountiful desserts - at 6 p.m. Monday, July 8. The class is $25 for residents and $27 for non-residents. STAR Center's cooking and nutrition

Where to eat in the South Sound when you're pregnant

Features

Where to eat in the South Sound when you're pregnant

Ah pregnancy, affectionately referred to as the ole "bun in the oven," is a miraculous and lovely time in one's life that I happen to be in the midst of. With all of the amazing and delightful aspects, though, there comes a certain level of sacrifice. After all, we all

Paula Poundstone tells Tacoma

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Paula Poundstone tells Tacoma

Within the first few minutes of her latest album, I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston, Paula Poundstone lays out the groundwork for everything she's all about, comedically: she talks about the difficulties in raising her adopted children and her animals, she touches on her OCD, and, most notably,

Lemolo and "The Kaleidoscope Dance" is a celebration of beauty

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Lemolo and "The Kaleidoscope Dance" is a celebration of beauty

The past couple of years have been exciting ones for Lemolo. Last year, in particular, saw the release of the Seattle duo's debut LP, The Kaleidoscope - an appropriate title, evocative as it is of the band's dreamy, summery shimmer. Capitalizing on the steam that Lemolo had been building up,

Critics' Music Picks: C.F.A., McTuff, Muscle and Marrow, Sam Vicari

Critics' Picks

Critics' Music Picks: C.F.A., McTuff, Muscle and Marrow, Sam Vicari

[ROCK] + SAT, JULY 6 When you just need to beat the heat, or shake a shitty day, or celebrate a good one for that matter, then a good rock show can fill the void, getting into all the crevices of your brain and soul, like a quality coating of caulking.

"Life is OOD" on Hilltop Tacoma

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"Life is OOD" on Hilltop Tacoma

Sean Alexander's installation, "Life is OOD" at Fulcrum Gallery, is a giant departure from the ink drawings he is known for. It is a love song to the Hilltop Tacoma neighborhood in manipulated found objects. Alexander has collected, and in some cases stolen, items unique to Hilltop - even iconic

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. St. Practice Day, with The Bog Hoppers. 9 pm. NC. 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.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, July 16, 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. Skansie Brothers Park Gig Harbor. Summer Sounds At Skansie, with 133rd Army National Guard Band. All Ages. 6:30 pm. NC. BLUES

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, July 15, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, July 15, 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. Palmer Junction. 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, July 14, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, July 14, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. BLUES 2 Mile House Olympia - Westside. Blues Bentley Band Sunday Jam. 5-8 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Sunday

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, July 13, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, July 13, 2013

BLUES Little Creek Casino Shelton. John "Scootch" Cungo. 7 pm. NC. The Mountaineers Club - Tacoma. Old Town Rhythm & Blues Festival Mountaineers Stage, with Strange Nails, Gin Creek, Dean Reichart, James King & The Southsiders. 12 pm. Tacoma Music Society - Tacoma. Old Town Rhythm & Blues

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, July 12, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, July 12, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Amocat Cafe Tacoma - Triangle District. Amocat Live! featuring the Amocat House Band. All Ages. 7 pm. BLUES Vinum Coffee and Wine Lounge Tacoma - Downtown. Friday Night Blues, with T-Town Swing. All Ages. 8:30 pm. Rock The Dock Pub & Grill Tacoma - Downtown. Tim Hall Band. 9

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, July 11, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, July 11, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Cascadia Grill Olympia - Downtown. Jeremy Serwer. All Ages. 6-9 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Lewis County. Open Mic Night. All Ages. 6:30 pm. NC. Toscanos Cafe and Wine Bar Puyallup. Sean Lewis. 7 pm. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open

The Rockford Files: Tacoma Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival

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The Rockford Files: Tacoma Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival

This is a busy month for Old Town Tacoma. The Fourth of July drew thousands of South Sounders to the Freedom Fair along Ruston Way for an all-day celebration featuring live music, food vendors a spectacular air show - and, of course, the annual fireworks display off the barge. And

The Grand Suggests: "Fill the Void"

Show And Tell

The Grand Suggests: "Fill the Void"

Foreign films are a hard sell for some people. Many moviegoers are quick to dismiss them as pretentious, esoteric little things best reserved for only the hippest of hipsters.  Unless the foreign film in question is dubbed over in English and features giant rubbery monsters moshing in the middle of

Feedbag: Fresh Swap, PROUD Outloud, Grub Crawl and more ...

Food Matters

Feedbag: Fresh Swap, PROUD Outloud, Grub Crawl and more ...

FRESH SWAP With the increase in community gardens and household farmers in the South Sound, Trinity Community Gardens (Park Avenue South and 121st Street, Parkland) at Pacific Lutheran University thought it would be a good idea to gather as a group of gardeners and do a bit of a Fresh Swap.

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Peter Frampton, Mingo Fishtrap, Snoop Dogg, The Weeknd, Gramatik and others ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Peter Frampton, Mingo Fishtrap, Snoop Dogg, The Weeknd, Gramatik 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,

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