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The freewheelin' Joan Osborne

Music

The freewheelin' Joan Osborne

For most people, the name "Joan Osborne" immediately brings to mind the smash hit "One of Us," which reached the Billboard top five in February 1996. If that's all you know about Joan Osborne, though, you're missing a voice that shifts from blues to folk to pop without missing a

The sounds of Oly

Music

The sounds of Oly

Why did you move to Olympia? If you ask the Olympian natives this question, you will get a variety of answers. Some people would tell you that they wanted to be closer to the art community. Others will say it's the only place in Washington where you can look at

Three easy pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three easy pieces

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Three Easy Pieces, a column in which I guide you through the evolution of a particular genre of pop culture: its birth, its development, and how the form is represented today. This is a Cliff Notes-esque examination of these topics, so if brevity is

The Pirates of Penzance

Stage

The Pirates of Penzance

Sometimes the fates work against you. As I made my way to Lakewood Playhouse this past Sunday to see their new production of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic musical farce, The Pirates of Penzance, I was excited to get a jolt of color and timeless humor. Unfortunately, a power outage had hit

Student standouts

Arts

Student standouts

As a former college art teacher, meaning as someone who has at least a little knowledge of what might reasonably be expected of college art students, I think the overall quality of the "12th Annual Student Art Exhibition at South Puget Sound Community College" should be better than it is.

Mixed bag

Music

Mixed bag

I've long subscribed to the belief that any given show need not have a complete unity in style or genre. Having booked a number of shows, in my time, I do know that there are some rules that you need to adhere to - at least one local act, to

Save in Seattle

Travel

Save in Seattle

Seattle traffic is challenging, so when you commit to spend the day, you want to see as much as you can. The Seattle CityPASS gives you the most bang for your buck. For $79 for adults and $59 for children, choose five Seattle attractions from a list of seven and

Christopher Titus

Stage

Christopher Titus

Here's an unsolicited testimonial from someone who knows: "Tacoma (Comedy) Club is so cool," Christopher Titus declared. "(It's like) what I imagine the '60s vibe was, when comedy was this perfect, precious thing ... when Carlin was coming up ... Tacoma's got this smart vibe to it that I really

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Stage

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Longtime and much celebrated Tacoma theatrical director David Domkoski directs his last show in Tacoma before moving to the East Coast. The play is The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. This modern classic set in the Wild West in 1890 is based on a short story by Dorothy M. Johnson.

Legendary sculptor at Spaceworks Gallery

Arts

Legendary sculptor at Spaceworks Gallery

Tacoma's own Bruce Bickford, the legendary animator famous for his work on the Frank Zappa movie Baby Snakes, has his first Tacoma art exhibit at Spaceworks Gallery, and it's a doozie. The show includes two animated videos, still frames from many of his animated films, sculptures of clay and of

Harbor History Museum

Attractions

Harbor History Museum

The Harbor History Museum sits overlooking Gig Harbor, an appropriate location for a museum focusing on the unique heritage of the peninsula. At 7,000 square feet of permanent galleries, it is a smaller museum, but it packs a bunch of history in its creative exhibits. The permanent exhibits are professionally designed

A general center of support

Online Newspapers

A general center of support

Waller Hall adds a distinctive element to Joint Base Lewis-McChord's history. It is the cornerstone of support for soldiers. Named in 1998 to honor Lt. Gen. Calvin A.H. Waller, it is the welcoming and departing center for all JBLM soldiers. Waller twice commanded Fort Lewis from August 1989 to November 1990 and then

Vashon Island

Travel

Vashon Island

On a recent Saturday morning, I traveled to Vashon Island with the family. Within five minutes, we had met a woman who ventured down the Yukon River with her husband and a gaggle of dachshunds. We also experienced our first "Black Lives Matter" protest. That is just the kind of

Local lunches on Naval Base Kitsap

Features

Local lunches on Naval Base Kitsap

Lunch time comes quickly for most servicemembers on Naval Base Kitsap (NBK), especially when their day starts at 6 a.m. Regardless of whether you're on NBK Bangor, NBK Bremerton, or NBK Keyport, it's worth noting that most servicemembers get released for lunch around 11 a.m., and nothing fills a restaurant

Fresh catch seafood in the South Sound

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Fresh catch seafood in the South Sound

One of the many great things about living in the Pacific Northwest is the abundance of fresh seafood. And equally fortunate is that seafood isn't difficult to find across the South Sound.  Whether you like it deep fried, spicy, grilled, or even combined with other fresh Northwest ingredients, there are

Outdoors

Festival of Sail

Tacoma has a long and interesting history of maritime commerce, development and lore. The City of Destiny's official motto is even, "where rails meet sails," reflecting a dedication to the waterfront as a necessary and much-loved part of the city's growth. This week, Festival of Sail Tacoma 2017 will reconnect Tacoma

Celebrate love and life

Outdoors

Celebrate love and life

If you're from Olympia, or a visitor, you probably noticed a couple things about the city. One of them being dreadlocks and pajamas are a common fad that the community wears very well. And what I really hope that you took away from your visit is how loud and proud

America's Car Museum turns 5

Arts

America's Car Museum turns 5

America's Car Museum (ACM) is an imposing four-story building with a shiny chrome roof that mimics the gleam of a new auto. The museum opened June 2, 2012, and since that date has received visitors from all 50 states and 47 countries around the world. The ACM houses a larger

Vinny makes WA pie

Reviews

Vinny makes WA pie

ANNOUNCER: The problem with identifying your menu to a region is that in our global world, there are always people from those places ready to discredit what you do.  Fair or not, New York Vinny's in Lacey gets the same bad rap on Yelp.  And having eaten there, the boys

Love Letters at Olympia Little Theatre

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Love Letters at Olympia Little Theatre

Love Letters by A. R. Gurney presents 50 years in the life of a loving couple, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, as seen through letters they wrote to each other beginning in the second grade and continuing until maturity. Traditionally, the play has been presented with different actors

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