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Theater review: "Fighting Over Beverley" at Harlequin Productions

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Theater review: "Fighting Over Beverley" at Harlequin Productions

You may have noticed we theater critics often spend much of our allotted word count telling you the story of a play. To be honest, we sometimes do this to get out of writing mean things about hapless actors or directors. Other times, we can't think of much to say

Visual Edge: Thomas Johnston paintings and photos at Salon Refu

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Visual Edge: Thomas Johnston paintings and photos at Salon Refu

Susan Christian continues to show the strongest art to be seen in Olympia in her little "Project Space" at Salon Refu. Her latest show is "Thomas Johnston Palmpeset II, Paintings and Photography." This is some powerful stuff - most notably "Envelop," the painting used on the posters and invitations. It is

Theater review: A weirder tale at Olympia Little Theatre

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Theater review: A weirder tale at Olympia Little Theatre

Among the most notorious of all stage directions appears in the middle of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. In Act III, Scene 3, Sicilian lord Antigonus has just delivered a longish soliloquy of 45 lines when - why the hell not, really? - the script directs him to "[Exit, pursued by

Wednesday, May 14, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Urban Grace Church Tacoma - Downtown. Kye Alfred Hillig Album Release Party, featuring Bradford Loomis. All Ages. 7 pm. Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Cascade Community Center JBLM-Lewis Main. Bar Bingo in Heroes Lounge. No cash prizes.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool Bingo. 6:30 pm. White Horse Tavern Yelm. Barstool Bingo. Prizes! 7 pm.

Monday, May 12, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, May 12, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Steilacoom Pub and Grill Steilacoom. Monday Music, featuring James Coates. 7 pm. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino and Brooke Lizotte Experimental Jam. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES The Hub Tacoma -

Sunday, May 11, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, May 11, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Open Shape Note Singing Group. All Ages. 5 pm. NC. BLUES The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Abdul El Kader. 7 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma -

Saturday, May 10, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Saturday, May 10, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Morso Wine Bar Gig Harbor. Jaime Wyatt. 8 pm. $25. Northern Pacific Coffee Co. Tacoma - Parkland. James Coates, Patrick Baldwin & Adam Hendricks. All Ages. 8 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Kevin Carr. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. Le

Friday, May 9 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Friday, May 9 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

COMEDY/GAMES Red Wind Casino Yelm. Brian Green. 8:30 pm. NC. Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Don Friesen. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Nat Baimel. 8:30 pm. $15. Lucky Eagle Casino Rochester. Rodney Carrington: Laughter's Good. 8 pm.

Thursday, May 8 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Thursday, May 8 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. Eagle's Hall Olympia - Downtown. OlyBlues Dance Night. All Ages. 9 pm. $5. City Hall Saloon and Eatery Enumclaw. Taco Thursday Live Blues Night. 5 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma

MLK Ballet's MOVE! series turns 21

Arts

MLK Ballet's MOVE! series turns 21

MLK Ballet is a ballet school that thrives on a unique concept in this ever-expensive world: completely free tuition for its students. The non-profit offers free ballet lessons to kids ages 6 to 12, but goes above and beyond by setting up students with ballet uniforms, shoes and opportunities to

Feedbag: Seattle Beer Week in Tacoma, Mother's Day at Lakewold, Toscanos cooking class

Food Matters

Feedbag: Seattle Beer Week in Tacoma, Mother's Day at Lakewold, Toscanos cooking class

SEATTLE BEER WEEK HUG Pint Defiance 2049 Mildred Street, Fircrest) challenges lovers of local craft beer with their Seattle Beer Week Marathon. From May 8-18, the PD crew will be featuring a line-up of 26 excellent Washington state brews. Visit throughout the week to fill a pint or growler with these featured

The "Dune" that died will screen in Tacoma

Show And Tell

The "Dune" that died will screen in Tacoma

If you're a film buff, I have a job for you.  Check the Internet Movie Database's "Top 250" for any movies you haven't seen yet.  Hopefully the gaps in your resume are minimal, because the Top 250 includes some of the greatest films ever made. Still, as great as they

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Elton John, Lauryn Hill, David Spade and others ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Elton John, Lauryn Hill, David Spade and others ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts

A Family of Misfits: "Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble"

Music

A Family of Misfits: "Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble"

"Where are we going?" "Nowhere!" "Where's nowhere?" "Tacoma!" So goes the rallying cry of Girl Trouble, as depicted in archival footage as they ready themselves to go onstage sometime in the mid-'80s. This is not only just one small example of the awe-inspiring mountain of footage dug up for the forthcoming documentary, Strictly Sacred:

Prom Queen are all about shadows and cinematic cool

Music

Prom Queen are all about shadows and cinematic cool

Certain terms get used ad nauseam in writing about pop music to describe things that "folky" and "dancy" and "fuzzy" just can't cover. I know, I know, what other kind of music is there? Well, one word that gets used frequently by frazzled writers with a deadline is "cinematic." It's

Music Critics' Picks: Andy Coe Band, The West, Kye Alfred Hillig, Laughs and Lyrics

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: Andy Coe Band, The West, Kye Alfred Hillig, Laughs and Lyrics

[JAM] + FRI, MAY 9 I have a confession. I love The Grateful Dead. I own Steal-Your-Face shirts. I have dropped and been "enlightened" by Garcia. I sometimes sing "Ripple" as a lullaby to my kids. The reason I'm telling you this is because the Andy Coe Band is coming to

Culinary artist Mareko Maumasi to open studio in Olympia

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Culinary artist Mareko Maumasi to open studio in Olympia

Culinary artist and bladesmith Mareko Maumasi recently attended the Seattle International Knife Show. His 222-mm Babbling Brook Damascus Chef's Knife with Thuya Burl Western Handle swooped up two awards out of five categories - Best Chef's and People's Choice. This was Maumasi's first trade show. "To win those awards was a

Flair to Midland: Bar Bistro is worth the drive

Reviews

Flair to Midland: Bar Bistro is worth the drive

Location, location, location. This has been preached for decades and has an inkling of truth, but folks have also been known to say, "build it and they will come." Whether the slogan applies to Bar Bistro in Midland has yet to be determined. It's only been open since September of last

Sucher & Sons Stars Wars store in Aberdeen

Guides

Sucher & Sons Stars Wars store in Aberdeen

There has been a great disturbance in the Force. I first profiled Don Sucher and his one-of-a-kind shop in Aberdeen three years ago, when the hottest news in the Star Wars universe was season four of Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. Then came a day that will long be remembered:

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