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Review: Pianist David Fung spices up a subdued Symphony Tacoma

Maybe it was the Rialto Theater — suddenly live and demanding crisper vivacity than their usual Pantages home. Or maybe it was a reduced Mozart orchestra, something they’re not famous for. Whatever the case, Symphony Tacoma produced a concert Saturday night that went quickly from lush to lackluster, thankfully spicing up at the end with a witty combination of pianist David Fung and Beethoven.

Home & Garden

Bee friendly: Keeping mason bees

Native to North America, mason bees are a whole different ball game from honeybees: They live in solitary “houses” rather than hives, they don’t have a queen or make honey, so they are far more docile. In fact, the males can’t even sting. And they hatch right about now.

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Mail a letter, have a cocktail

Operator Chris Keil discusses the upcoming debut of En Rama, a new cocktail lounge located in downtown Tacoma at Courthouse Square, known locally as the Old Post Office building. The interior is still under construction so Keil was reluctant to offer an early peek.
Drew Perine drew.perine@thenewstribune.com
Mail a letter, have a cocktail 0:58

Mail a letter, have a cocktail

Tiny pieces of cedar create 'Middle Fork' 0:44

Tiny pieces of cedar create 'Middle Fork'

Turning the Northern Lights into music 2:43

Turning the Northern Lights into music

Playing Tchaikovsky: Kristin Lee on that famous violin concerto 2:49

Playing Tchaikovsky: Kristin Lee on that famous violin concerto