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Friday, April 21

REAL ART TACOMA: Cheap Sweat, Stamps, Sprism, Mop (alternative) 8 p.m., $7, AA
B SHARP COFFEE: “Something to Tell” (story telling open mic) 7 p.m., NC, AA
G. DONNALSON'S: Bill & Denny's Little Big Band (jazz, blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Sonic Funk (dance) 9 p.m., NC
JAZZBONES: Champagne Sunday and Kim Archer (pop, folk, blues, soul) 9 p.m., $10
KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC
LIFT BRIDGE COFFEE: Squeak & Squawk fundraiser with Pig Snout, Trees and Timber, Coma Figura, Scorn Dog (indie-rock, power pop) 6 p.m., $7, AA
LOUIE G'S: Midnight Rambler, Body Electric (Rolling Stones, Rush tribute) 8 p.m.,… Read Full Story

Lakewood Playhouse presents classic absurdist spoof

Deep into its 78th season of main stage shows, Lakewood Playhouse has opened a production of Tom Stoppard’s 1966 absurdist comedy, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.” The play takes two minor characters from William Shakespeare’s masterpiece “Hamlet” and features them as anti-heroes in a convoluted series of dialogues that deal with various facets of the existentialist conundrum. Having found themselves in a peculiar, limbo-like place, the two seem perplexed as to where they are, who they are and why they are. Via a series of scenarios, colored by humor (ranging from slapstick to highly refined wit), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern… Read Full Story

Joffrey Ballet Scholarship Award

The Joffrey Ballet recently conducted a master class in University Place at Dance Theatre Northwest for area dancers. In addition, auditions were held for the Joffrey Ballet summer intensive programs. Two DTNW Jr. Dance Ensemble members, 13-year-old Emma Young and 15-year-old Oceana Thunder, were awarded dance scholarships to the Joffrey Ballet School New York summer intensive. Both dancers performed leading roles in DTNW’s holiday performances of "Nutcracker" and will be featured in upcoming seasonal community service outreach performances.Read Full Story

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Friday, Dec. 16 G. DONNALSON'S: Kim Archer (blues, funk) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA CULTURA: “Jingle Bachata” with DJ Mauro and DJ Leo (bachata, salsa, reggaeton DJ) 10 p.m., $20 JAZZBONES: Erotic City (Prince tribute) 8 p.m., $15-$20 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G'S:…

American holiday classic lands ‘wonderfully’ from screen to stage
Steve Dunkelberger

The usual trajectory of a work of fiction is that it enters the world as a book than then becomes a play, followed by a version taking to the silver screen. Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” bucked that trend by jumping straight to movie theaters in 1946 from Philip Van Doren Stern’s…


Friday, Dec. 2 CULTURA: “Azul Fridays” with DJ Mauro (DJ) 10 p.m., $5-$10 G. DONNALSON'S: Little Bill Engelhart and Rod Cook (blues, jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA JAZZBONES: Norm, Baba B. and Unified Culture (reggae) 7 p.m., $10-$15 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G'S: U253 (U2 tribute)…


Friday, Nov. 18 GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Old School Fellas (funk, hip-hop, R&B) 9 p.m., NC B SHARP COFFEE: Dmitri Matheny (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA CULTURA: “Azul Fridays” with DJ Mauro (DJ) 10 p.m., $5-$10 G. DONNALSON'S: Kim Archer (blues, rock, soul, acoustic) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA JAZZBONES: Folsom…

Sobottka’s menagerie of cybernetic animal totems on display at TCC
Dave R. Davison

In Tacoma, fine art galleries come and go like the tides that wash in and out along the rocky fringes of Commencement Bay. Lately, however, it seems that there is more going and than coming in the art gallery universe. The art scene in Tacoma currently seems limited to the big museums and to a handful…


Friday, Nov. 4 LOUIE G'S: Andrew Landers & Mainstreet Struggleville (Americana, folk) 8 p.m., $10, AA B SHARP COFFEE: Marc Harper and Friends (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA CULTURA: “Azul Fridays” with DJ Mauro (DJ) 10 p.m., $5-$10 G. DONNALSON'S: Little Bill Engelhart and Rod Cook (blues, jazz) 7:30…

2016 Fall Arts & Concerts Series 

Internationally acclaimed Pianists Kristina Henckel and Lynn Worcester will enthrall audiences at the final Fall Arts & Concerts Series sponsored by UP for Arts on Friday, November 18 from 7 pm to 8:30pm in the UP Civic/Library Atrium.  The duo will perform the following classics: Camile…


Friday, Oct. 21 JAZZBONES: Layzie Bone, Mo Thugs, Barz, Cally Reed (hip-hop) 8 p.m., $15-$20 B SHARP COFFEE: Joe Doria Trio (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA CULTURA: “Azul Friday” with DJ Mauro and DJ Leo (Latin DJ) 10 p.m., $5-$10 G. DONNALSON'S: Ed Taylor (smooth jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN…

Dance Theatre Northwest performs at the Tacoma Dome

Dance Theatre Northwest will perform at the Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival at the Tacoma Dome on Oct. 22 from 12-3:15 p.m. Musical Theatre style favorites along with holiday songs and dance staged and directed by Melanie Kirk-Stauffer, Artistic Director, will be presented. Excerpts from classical…

Congratulations to DTNW’s junior dance ensemble members

Congratulations to the young dancers chosen to be members of Dance Theatre Northwest’s newest junior dance ensemble through recent auditions. These young dancers receive extensive performing experience, group and private training in classical ballet in addition to other dance styles. They perform…