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Rise and Shine Road in Tacoma

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Rise and Shine Road in Tacoma

In these modern times where everyone is on the go, it seems as though the most important meal of the day is neglected and often replaced with power bars and copious amounts of roasted bean. Long gone are the days of a full buffet-style breakfast placed upon the dining room

Jukebox musical time travelers

Arts

Jukebox musical time travelers

One of the most popular theater trends to emerge over the last two decades is the jukebox musical, in which some theme or performer is used as a justification for stringing together a bunch of hit songs you already know. The term dates to 1962 at the latest, and An

Peepholes and "Metamorphosis" in downtown Tacoma

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Peepholes and "Metamorphosis" in downtown Tacoma

Elise Koncsek's "Sneak Peek" in the Woolworth Windows is an impressive and fun work of art. It consists of flat, cut-out images in a pop style not unlike children's book illustrations. There are stylized trees and animals, and each one has peepholes at adult and child levels. What you see

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Wed night Irish Session. 7:00- 930 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Cascade Community Center JBLM-Lewis Main. Bar Bingo in Heroes Lounge. No cash prizes. 7 pm. Pints & Quarts

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015: 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, Jan. 12, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Jan. 12, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Crazy Texas Gypsies. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES The Hub Tacoma - Stadium District. Bar Bingo. Win $100 in cash prizes. 6-8 pm. Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi Bar Vashon. Allison Shirk CD Release Party. All Ages. 7:30 pm. $10. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Null Set Remembered Music CD Release, with Dan McKinstry, Mike Dumovich, John

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Mary Flower, with Spud Siegal. All Ages. 8 pm. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Fingertips. 9 pm. B Sharp Coffee House Tacoma - Downtown. The Paul Green Blues Band. All Ages. 8 pm. $5. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Friday, Jan. 9, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Arbutus Folk School - Olympia. Betse Ellis, Clark Wyatt. All Ages. 7 pm. $5-$8. Rhythm and Rye Olympia - Downtown. McDougall, Acousta Noir. 9 pm. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Fingertips. 9 pm. Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Hambone Blues Band. 9

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015: 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. Third floor, no partner necessary. All Ages. 9 pm. $5. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Joe List. 8 pm. $15.

Feedbag: Secret Envelopes, Porterpalooza and coffee tasting

Food Matters

Feedbag: Secret Envelopes, Porterpalooza and coffee tasting

SECRET ENVELOPES Brix 25 (7707 Pioneer Way, Gig Harbor) is at it again with their annual Secret Envelope Giveaway through Feb. 14. With every dinner, a secret envelope will be awarded. Don't open it! Revisit Brix 25 between Feb. 16-April 15, open that sucker up and reveal your monetary prize from

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Johnny Mathis, Tower of Power, Caspar Babypants, Keith Sweat, Guster and others ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Johnny Mathis, Tower of Power, Caspar Babypants, Keith Sweat, Guster and others ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week. SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, 253.627.TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TWEB = Ticketweb, 866.468.7623, www.ticketweb.com   >>> ON SALE NOW The Weather, Ravenne Woods Seattle. Jan. 17 8 pm. $10 (Neumos, etix.com) Stanton Moore Trio Seattle. Jan.

Chain and the Gang get minimized

Music

Chain and the Gang get minimized

Once bands became available to legitimate journalism - when writers were truly available to artists to find out what they were truly thinking - questions began to arise about the sincerity of the artists we knew and loved. Were the Beatles really inseparable friends? Was Prince this mystifying sex god?

Music Critics' Picks: Aan, Sol Seed, Mattress

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: Aan, Sol Seed, Mattress

[EXPERIMENTAL POP] + FRI, JAN. 9 Portland-based experimental pop maestros Aan are making their return to Olympia for a show at Deadbeat Olympia, a record store that's quickly making a name for itself with exciting in-store shows. Although Aan opened for the Smashing Pumpkins, there's little of the Pumpkins' melodramatic posturing

Theater Review: Glengarry Glen Ross

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Theater Review: Glengarry Glen Ross

We all know what it feels like to be stuck in a job we hate, where managers lead by harassment and double down on strategies that didn't work the first hundred times. Imagine you're trapped in a low-rent Chicago sales office with five alpha males, each struggling to sell Florida

Where Noodlebird came from and where they're going

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Where Noodlebird came from and where they're going

Noodlebird might just be a first for one of my articles: by the time the show I'm writing up comes around, they may no longer be called Noodlebird. As I spoke with frontman Scott Anderson, he expressed that Noodlebird has just become sort of an all-encompassing moniker that he slaps

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Wed night Irish Session. 7 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Cascade Community Center JBLM-Lewis Main. Bar Bingo in Heroes Lounge. No cash prizes. 7 pm. Pints & Quarts Pub

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015: 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, Jan. 19, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Jan. 19, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Steilacoom Pub and Grill Steilacoom. Monday Music, featuring Kurt Lindsay. 7 pm. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Uke-Olympians. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma -

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. BLUES Dave's of Milton Milton. Blues Jam, hosted by Doug McGrew. 7:30 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. Immanuel Presbyterian Church Tacoma - Northend. Blues Vespers, with

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