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Texas de Brazil

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Texas de Brazil

ANNOUNCER: Tacoma now has its own Brazilian-style steakhouse located at the Tacoma Mall. Dutch and Jackie battled parking to get their hands on as much churrasco cooking as they could manage. JACKIE: The morning before my visit was full of preparation. I had every intention of arriving hungry, releasing my

A cold wave of anxiety

Stage

A cold wave of anxiety

Henrik Ibsen's famous and much-examined A Doll's House is a play that announces itself as being about one conflict, but eventually reveals itself to be about something far larger in scope. As produced by Tacoma Little Theatre, adapted by Marilyn Bennett and Lydia K. Valentine, with direction by Bennett, A

Her, too

Stage

Her, too

We'll state this up front: Benjamin Britten's English-language opera The Rape of Lucretia is about the circumstances preceding and consequences resulting from an act of sexual assault. For that reason it's been a focus of debate since its 1946 premiere. Director Linda Kitchen of Tacoma Opera took the show on

Exploring JBLM museums

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Exploring JBLM museums

Explore the rich military history of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) at McChord Air Museum and Lewis Army Museum. Both museums are open to the public and admission is free. McChord Air Museum Classified as a Heritage Center, the McChord Air Museum includes a gallery in the tower building on Barnes Blvd, Heritage

Free salmon

Outdoors

Free salmon

Each year, when the salmon begin their long journey back to their birth stream, the Nisqually Clear Creek Hatchery kicks into high gear processing the Chinook salmon for their sperm and eggs. It has been a tradition for more than 20 years for the Nisqually Tribe to give away the

Base monuments mark history on JBLM

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Base monuments mark history on JBLM

With a century of history behind it, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) offers newly assigned personnel, their families, and visitors a number of historical markers. The Meriwether Lewis Monument: Just inside JBLM's Liberty Gate stands an impressive bronze statue honoring Capt. Meriwether Lewis of the famed Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition. Commissioned

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

The drizzly, grey skies might have you feeling like you don't want to leave the house, but there's a big wide world out there still going about its business as usual. Get out of those jammie pants and get out there. Heck, keep the jammie pants on. There's no judgment

Hanilkwan Bulgogi

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Hanilkwan Bulgogi

ANNOUNCER: This week, Jackie and Dutch head to South Tacoma, a South Sound area known for authentic Asian cuisine. Hanilkwan falls right into that category and serves up a broad variety of Korean dishes amounting to nothing less than a tasty feast.DUTCH: If you have been here before, you should

Shakespeare and #MeToo

Stage

Shakespeare and #MeToo

More than 100 years ago, William Shakespeare wrote a play, Measure for Measure, about the power differential between men and women. Inspired by the #MeToo movement, actor, writer, director and Volcano contributor Christian Carvajal wrote an adaptation of Measure for Measure that will be performed as a one-night-only reading at

Urban axe-throwing trend hits the Northwest

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Urban axe-throwing trend hits the Northwest

After this experience, darts just aren't going to cut it. Once players step up from tossing skinny, pointy tipped projectiles to hurling large axes at a round slab of wood on the wall, there's likely no going back. Although plenty of participants wear flannel, the phenomenon isn't part of some one-off

New wing opens with Benaroya collection

Arts

New wing opens with Benaroya collection

On Saturday, Jan. 19, Tacoma Art Museum celebrated the opening of the new Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Wing, with its 4,800 square feet of new gallery space including the gorgeous vista gallery with its 46-foot-wide window projecting six feet out from the building's north face. On display in the new

A heart-pumping concoction

Music

A heart-pumping concoction

Is it possible for a musician to be too skilled at playing their instrument? I'll sometimes listen to a progressive rock artist, like Robert Fripp or the Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth, and become lost in thought about how many man-hours it must have taken for these people to get bored

California dreaming

Stage

California dreaming

Neil Simon, Jason Haws, Harlequin Productions. That alone should be enough to convince theater lovers to buy tickets to I Ought to be in Pictures. A typical Simon comedy/drama, this lovely little show elicits laughter, and it is human drama as true as true can be -- despite the required

Marvel Bay Café

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Marvel Bay Café

ANNOUNCER: Just off Pacific Avenue near the campus of PLU, the Marvel Market offers hard-to-find European produce, baked goods as well as meats and cheeses. With a focus on Eastern European cuisine, the attached Marvel Bay Café, which offers breakfast and lunch, also has a heavy Eastern European focus. Jackie and

Enjoy the scenic Seattle waterfront

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Enjoy the scenic Seattle waterfront

There is so much to see and do in Seattle it is hard to know where to start. I like to visit with a set area in mind and focus on that. One such area is Seattle's vibrant and historic waterfront which makes a great day trip from Joint Base

Across the Great Divide

Music

Across the Great Divide

As a teenager, seeing the great concert documentary The Last Waltz was a foundational experience for me; not only was I getting exposed to music that I hadn't really absorbed as a kid, but I was getting a peek behind the curtain of what it meant to be a working

Quantity and quality

Arts

Quantity and quality

The defining thing about the annual postcard show at South Puget Sound Community College is humor, is variety, is lots and lots of little works of art -- is most of all that nothing is rejected. Every work submitted is accepted into the show without judgment, which means inevitably there

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Signage for Oddfellas Pub & Eatery have officially been installed in the Westgate Shopping Center located on North 21st and Pearl St. in Tacoma. Situated next door to The Habit Burger Grill, I'm enticed by the "Open in February" sign in the window. While some strip mall gems reside in

Everybody gets skewered

Stage

Everybody gets skewered

I can't remember when I've laughed so much as I did at opening night of Forbidden Broadway Greatest Hits at Lakewood Playhouse. Forbidden Broadway is a musical review spoof on almost every big hit musical in the past half century and longer in which everybody gets skewered -- from Ethel

19 for 2019

South Sound Cinema

19 for 2019

Win some, lose some. Have to wait to see some. A little more than a year ago, I shared my list of the movies I was most keenly anticipating in 2018. (The super-secret and highly complex formula for choosing "most anticipated" titles has evolved over the years, but the basic playbook remains

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