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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, Oct. 7 GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Sway (pop, rock covers) 9 p.m., NC B SHARP COFFEE: Velocity (jazz, funk, soul) 8 p.m., $7, AA CULTURA: “Azul Friday” with DJ Mauro and DJ Leo (Latin DJ) 10 p.m., $5-$10 G. DONNALSON'S: Little Bill Engelart and Rod Cook (blues, jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA JAZZBONES:…

Laughing allowed?!
Carolin Jones

Are there things we shouldn't joke about? 9/11? AIDS? The Holocaust? At what point does humor stop being funny? “The Last Laugh,” directed by Ferne Perlstein, aims to answer all of these questions as A-List comedians like Sarah Silverman and Mel Brooks join Jewish and non-Jewish comedians and…


Friday, Sept. 23 B SHARP COFFEE: CD Woodbury Trio (blues) 8 p.m., $7, AA CULTURA: Héctor Tricoche (salsa) 9 p.m. G. DONNALSON'S: Jonaye Kendrick (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Two Story Zori, Rhythm N' Brown (reggae) 8 p.m., $10-$15 KEYS ON…

Dance Theatre Northwest auditions begin Sept. 21

Experienced dancers with classical training are needed for upcoming performances of “Arts Are Education,” “Art Inspires Art” and other community arts performances. Positions are open for company members, the junior dance ensemble and guest performers. Call (253) 778-6534 for an application…


Friday, Sept. 9 CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m. G. DONNALSON'S: Cara Francis (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Radio 80 (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Jeff Angell's Staticland, Ten Miles Wide, Halcion Halo, Black Ocean Temple (rock) 9 p.m., $12-$15. KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos,…


Friday, Aug. 26 {body_image_1} B SHARP COFFEE: Dmitri Matheney (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA CHENEY STADIUM: Power Laces, Stay Grounded, Positive Rising (reggae, hip-hop, funk, dub) 6:30 p.m., NC, AA CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m. G. DONNALSON'S: Kim Archer (rock, blues, soul)…

Flat ticket sales cause Cheneyville cancellation
Ernest A. Jasmin

The Tacoma Rainers have pulled the plug on the inaugural Cheneyville Music Festival that would have brought indie-rock bands Dawes, Cloud Cult, the Mother Hips and Strand of Oaks to Cheney Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 28. The Rainiers made the decision last week after ticket sales remained flat. “There…

Brew Five Three returns to Broadway Center
Ernest A. Jasmin

Broadway Center is gearing up for its fourth annual Brew Five Three festival, which will take over Broadway – between 9th and 11th streets – from 1-8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. “This is one of the largest events that the Broadway Center produces each year,” Broadway Center's Associate Executive…


Friday, Aug. 12 {body_image_1} JAZZBONES; Chris Cain (blues) 8 p.m., $12-$15 CHENEY STADIUM: R House Concert Series featuring Velocity, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio (jazz, funk, soul) 6:30 p.m., NC, AA CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m. G. DONNALSON'S: Johnaye Kendrick (jazz)…

A muskox calf with personality, Hudson is the future at Point Defiance
Larry LaRue

Hudson the muskox was born three months and one week ago, and was immediately rejected by his mother, who ignored him. He hasn’t had a bad day since. The keepers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Large Animal Research Station stepped in and began hand-feeding him, and he was raised with three…