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TMP’s ‘Sister Act’ is sonically and scenically sensational

“Sister Act, the Musical” looks like a social experiment to find out what happens when a disco diva and a group of nuns are forced together for a time span sufficient that some form of cultural chemistry can take place. The diva is a talented singer but desires nothing but fame and fortune. The nuns can’t sing, but they find value in lives of selfless spirituality. The result, of course, is that each party gives something to the other. The disco diva teaches the nuns to sing and dance – and in so doing enables them to save their church and stay together. The diva discovers that there is more to life than fame and shiny objects. The exchange is complete.
The Tacoma Musical Playhouse production of “Sister Act,” which runs through June 4, is a sassy, silly and sultry excursion into sonic sensations that stimulates the… Read Full Story


Friday, May 19

G. DONNALSON'S: Bill & Denny's Little Big Band (jazz, blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Old School Fellas (R&B,  dance) 9 p.m., NC
JAZZBONES: Afrodisiacs (pop covers) 9 p.m., $10-$15; “Funktion Friday” with DJ Indica Jones (DJ) 11 p.m., $5
KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC
LOUIE G’S: Modern Day Poets, Limberlost, Darby Picnic (rock, pop) 8 p.m., $10, AA
MARKEE (OLD TOWN): Itamare (Brazilian, Latin) 7 p.m., NC, AA
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Friday, May 5

AIRPORT TAVERN: Stay Grounded (reggae) 9 p.m., $7
G. DONNALSON'S: Little Bill Engelhart and Rod Cook (blues, jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: 4 More (dance) 9 p.m., NC
JAZZBONES: Afroman with Haiku, Bvmmer and DJ Indica Jones (hip-hop, pop, DJ) 9 p.m., $9-$15
KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC
LOUIE G’S: Crossing Crusades demo release party with 15 Stitches, Lust Punch,… Read Full Story

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UP for Arts welcomes renowned soprano, pianist

UP for Arts is excited about our next concert on Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. We are featuring critically acclaimed vocalist soprano Erin Guinup and renowned pianist Margie Skreen Dickerson. Our visual artists are Karen Benveniste and Chris Parent. Karen is a University Place resident who has…

Tis’ the Season!

Time to mark your calendars for the 2015 performance of the Nutcracker. Artistic Director, Melanie Kirk-Stauffer, of Dance Theatre Northwest, has put together an outstanding performance of the holiday classic ballet. See below for the schedule of performances. Up coming DTNW performances for November…