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May 15, 2006 at 12:23pm

Elvis' house sells on eBay

ElvisdannyReuters reports: Psychic Uri Geller and two partners have bought the Tennessee house Elvis Presely lived in before moving to Graceland, with a winning bid of $905,100 on eBay.  More story here.
Why is Elvis on Bobble Tiki's brain? The "Viva La Hope" City of Hope Fund-raiser gyrates Saturday at the Emerald Queen Casino with Puget Sound's beloved Elvis impersonator Danny Vernon headlining.  It's a dinner show with nifty commemorative gifts; plus, there's hope of you walking away with a trip to Graceland viva, er, Bobble Tiki means via a live auction.
Cancer survivor Randy Everett steals a bit of time from the king with a heartfelt speech on the City of Hope organization's goal of curing cancer through research.
Hope you're there.  Saturday, May 20, 7-10 p.m., $85 dinner show, $45 show only at Ticketmaster outlets of the casino's gift shop, Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 25th St., Tacoma, (253) 383-1572.  â€" Bobble Tiki



May 15, 2006 at 3:50pm

We scream

Olympia is sporting a new candy and ice cream shop near Capitol Boulevard and Columbia.  Don't know the name yet but our cracker jack team is on their way.  We'll report back. â€" Jason de Paul

Filed under: Food & Drink,

May 15, 2006 at 4:18pm

Sir Elton in Seattle

EltonjohnElton John will bring his 2006 "The Captain and the Kid Tour" to Seattle's KeyArena Sept. 22.  Trailing his golden coattails will be his long-time band: guitarist Davey Jonstone, keyboardist Guy Babylon, bassist Bob Birch, percussionist John Mahon and drummer Nigel Olsson.  The tour supports his new album, The Captain and The Kid, which will be release in September.
Elton John tickets go on sale Monday, May 22, 9 a.m. at Ticketmaster outlets.  Tickets are $45-$125, a bargain compared to his Las Vegas shows.  Tickets are $45-$125. A House of Blues Internet presale begins Tuesday, May 16, 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster. â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Concert Alert,

May 15, 2006 at 6:11pm

There's no drink like Bling-Bling...

BlingblingIn the Broadway smash "Wicked," when the male lead asks, "So â€" what's the most swankified place in town?," good witch Galinda answers, "That would be the Ozdust Ballroom." If the Broadway show were set in Tacoma, she definitely would have named El Gaucho the most swankified place in town. Everytime I walk in, I feel as if a tornado has swept me up and sat me down in a completely different town.
As a monthly payday treat, I glide to El Gaucho's bar and ordered an otherworldly "Bling-Bling" Martini ($100), made with the most swankified, ultra-luxury vodka Stolichnaya elit (which retails for about double of most premium vodkas), Grand Marnier 150 and L'Esprit de Courvoisier.
"Dancing through life, down at the Ozdust, if only because dust is what we come to! And the strange thing: Your life could end up changing, while you're dancing...through!" â€" Suzy Stump
(Photo by Sam Tropp/Film Stop)

Filed under: Food & Drink,

May 15, 2006 at 10:22pm

Greg Brady at Fort Lewis

The Fort Lewis PX continues to bring celebrities to Fort Lewis to rub shoulders with soldiers and their families.  Here’s a list of those coming soon:
May 20 â€" Eric Jerome Dickey, noon; May 22 â€" Jim Belushi, 3 p.m., and a Blues Brothers style concert at 6:30 p.m.; May 29 â€" Wrestlemania DVD signing, 9 a.m.; June 16 â€" Thomas Kinkade, 6 p.m.; June 17 â€" Jeffery Deaver, noon; June 17 â€" Barry Williams (Greg Brady), noon; June 17 â€" Wonder Woman, noon; July 3 â€" Carly Goodwin, 4 p.m.; July 8 â€" Giovanni, noon, Darren Coleman 1 p.m., and Trevor Scott 3 p.m.;  July 8 â€" Darren Coleman, 1 p.m.; July 8 â€" Trevor Scott, 3 p.m.; July 17 â€" Junie B. Jones Bus Tour, noon; July 22 â€" Charles Garner, noon; Aug. 5 â€" Garfield The Cat, noon; Sept, 16 â€" Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders, noon;   Sept. 30 â€" Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders, noon. â€" Ken Swarner

May 16, 2006 at 7:46am

Broken Boy Soldiers

RaconteursToday, at long last, the Raconteurs debut album, Broken Boy Soldiers, finally hits the shelves.  One can only assume this to be a good thing.
The Raconteurs, incase you're in the dark, are four fellas from Detroit, one of them happening to be Jack White. At least that's what they'd like you to believe. In truth, the Raconteurs are Jack White, and three fellas from Detroit about to reap huge financial dividends from being in a band with Jack White. They'd like you to believe the Raconteurs are an equal collaboration between four musicians, but the world will never view this band as more than a side project.
Perhaps they are just that. Either way, the record should be worth purchasing. They'll perform on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" this Thursday, May 18. â€" Matt Driscoll

Filed under: Matt Driscoll,

May 16, 2006 at 7:57am

Kickin' it open

The Kickstand Cafe next to the Grand Cinema in Tacoma off Sixth Avenue has re-opened to serve great coffee and treats â€" and just in time for the summer.  The outside patio is a great place to enjoy the late afternoon shade while sipping an iced coffee.  Also, it's rumored that all-ages shows will be brought back too. â€" Jason de Paul

Filed under: Food & Drink,

May 16, 2006 at 8:06am

Sold out in 10 minutes? Really?

When Elton John tickets go on sale Monday, May 22, keep this in mind:
NPR reports: Fans of Madonna, Radiohead and Bruce Springsteen sometimes find that getting tickets for upcoming concerts a little frustrating. Often, within hours â€" or even minutes â€" of tickets going sale, breathless reports indicate the shows have already sold out. But can concerts really sell out in 10 minutes? Slate senior editor Andy Bowers explains. â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Radio,

May 16, 2006 at 8:14am

Bling this

Suzy, our #1 drunk (sorry Ginger), discussed the $100 martini at El Gaucho but fogot to mention these elixirs that cost a lot of lettuce:
The Ultimate Sidecar: Hennessy Paradis cognac, Grand Marnier 150, sweet and sour, muddled fruit ($85);
The Ultimate Margarita: Patron Platinum, Grand Marnier 150, scratch-made sweet and sour, fresh limes ($70);
The Scotsman: Hendrick’s Scottish Gin, laced with Lagavulin 16-year scotch ($26). â€" Jason de Paul

Filed under: Food & Drink,

May 16, 2006 at 10:07am

This just in

The Weekly Volcano just received this release from the Broadway District:
Tacoma, WA â€" The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the $5.1 million renovation of the lobby of Tacoma's historic Pantages Theater on May 23 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The lobby renovation is a joint project between the City of Tacoma and BCPA and will bring about long needed changes and updates to the theater's amenities. The City of Tacoma has provided $1.3 million in support and the remaining $3.8 million was raised by BCPA through corporate, foundation and individual gifts.

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