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Published June 6th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The annual Maritime Gig Festival will flood Gig Harbor with more events than ever Saturday and Sunday.
Published June 2nd, 2014 - 6:56AM
Home is a small bucolic community on the shores of Key Peninsula. One hundred years ago, it also was an anarchists’ enclave and a hotbed of controversy.
Published May 28th, 2014 - 4:09PM
Lady Gaga has cancelled her concert tonight at Seattle's KeyArena after coming down with what's being described as a severe case of bronchitis.
Published May 23rd, 2014 - 8:44AM
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Published May 22nd, 2014 - 1:26PM
Provocateur comedian Margaret Cho will appear at The Evergreen State College in Olympia on May 28. The actor, stand-up comic and social commentator will perform in the college’s recreation center at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Published May 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
For a solo artist, singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin has done a surprising amount of collaborative work throughout her career. The musical luminaries she’s worked include Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, James Taylor and Sting.
Published May 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Take a seat Tacoma, you’re about to get teased.
Published May 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
They were willing but their nation wouldn’t have them.
Published May 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
In the end, 16 years worth of work came down to just four minutes. That was all the time Charlie White and Meryl Davis needed to become the first-ever American ice dancing Olympic champions this February in Sochi, Russia. Since then the pair have kept a hectic schedule performing, touring with “Stars on Ice” show and appearing on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
Published May 14th, 2014 - 1:54PM
Attention David Tennant fans: Here's your chance to see the cult favorite "Doctor Who" on the big screen and a new 3D documentary that he's narrated - all for one price over two nights.
Published May 10th, 2014 - 8:00AM
This weekend's events recognize the area's ties to the maritime history, plus cultural festivals and Mother's Day.
Published May 9th, 2014 - 12:05AM
John Ridley is a busy man. He’s a novelist, playwright, director, producer and the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “12 Years A Slave.”
Published May 9th, 2014 - 12:05AM
“UFOTOG” just might change the way we look at movies. The short film, by special effects master Douglas Trumbull, will premiere Sunday as part of the Seattle Cinerama Sci-Fi Film Festival,
Published May 9th, 2014 - 12:05AM
If the men and women who create special effects for the movies were as heralded as actors and directors, Douglas Trumbull would be a household name.
Published April 30th, 2014 - 12:53PM
The region’s largest community musical theater, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, is bringing “Shrek,” “Evita” and other Broadway hits – both classic and recent – to its main stage for the 2014-2015 season.
Published April 28th, 2014 - 3:46PM
They cleaned up at the Grammys and now Macklemore and Lewis are cleaning out their closets. And you'll be able to get a close-up look at their thrift shop finds at EMP Museum.
Published April 26th, 2014 - 8:00AM
Volunteer at your local park, do some shopping for your yard or garden, take in music, tour Meeker Mansion and more this weekend.
Published April 25th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Have you ever wondered what really goes on at Groom Lake, Nev., otherwise known as Area 51?
Published April 25th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Even if you live in Lakewood it might be easy to forget that the town of 60,000 people — Pierce County’s second-largest city — is home to a lot of entertainment options. This weekend’s Sister Cities arts festival likely will bring in a lot of visitors, so I spent a couple of days exploring some of the fun things to do in Lakewood to prove that you can be a tourist in your own town.
Published April 24th, 2014 - 2:55PM
It’s hard to argue the pairing of wine and chocolate. Several events that feature the pair occur in our region annually and the next one is this weekend: the LeMay Family Collection Foundation’s Wine & Chocolate Affair.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 8:00AM
There are lots of things to go and do this weekend from Living History Day to local theater and excursion train rides to The Temptations.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 2:37AM
The sixth-grade girls in the small Aleutian Islands fishing village of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, all wanted to be Sleeping Beauty in the school play. All, that is, except for Darby Stanchfield.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Ash Cornette is a 30-year-old Tacoma computer tech. He’s also Complex.
Published April 17th, 2014 - 6:54PM
Have you ever wondered what really goes on at Groom Lake, Nev., otherwise known as Area 51?
Published April 11th, 2014 - 9:16AM
The smell hits you even before you walk into the little red barn alongside Interstate 5 in Fife: A dozen pigs and five steers make a heck of a lot of manure. But for the teenagers from Fife High School’s Future Farmers of America group, it’s all part of a day’s schoolwork – and part of the excitement of the Washington State Spring Fair.
Published April 10th, 2014 - 2:36PM
Comedian Tom Cotter’s claim to fame is losing to a dog act. Not that he minded. It was on ratings juggernaut “America’s Got Talent,” and he was the most successful stand-up in the show’s history.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 1:55PM
Hold on to your Chihuahuas.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 1:08PM
Singer-songwriter and Radio Disney starlet Megan Nicole will appear Saturday at the NW Family Expo at the Pacific Sports and Events Center in Tacoma. The event will offer a day of family entertainment and tips from experts. Ticket proceeds will benefit Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Center. From a diaper dash to a meet-and-greet with Nicole, the daylong event will have more than 100 vendors and nonprofit organizations offering services, products and resources.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 12:05AM
When Michael Boyd and John Radke began college at Pacific Lutheran University, they were former high school classmates with the same goal: to start a rock ’n’ roll band.

Hey, it was the ’60s.

Published April 5th, 2014 - 8:00AM
Daffodil parade travels through four cities, blues festival in downtown Tacoma, paddlers cup in Gig Harbor and more happenings this weekend
Published April 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
This is not for the claustrophobic. I’m crawling through a ventilation duct, peering through grates, trying to spy on a KGB agent. In a few moments I’ll have to negotiate a laser maze to successfully complete my espionage mission.
Published April 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The Nuclear Cowboyz Freestyle Motocross Tour is coming to the Tacoma Dome this weekend, and rider-athlete Brody Wilson thinks newcomers to the sport should give it a try.
Published April 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
There are those who are doing it for the first time. And then there are those who’ve been doing it so long they’ve lost count of the years they’ve done it. But whichever end of the spectrum an individual is on, participants agree Tacoma’s annual Junior Daffodil Parade is just as much fun – and an important way to be a part of the community, whether a participant is riding a unicycle, leading a dog or showing off stroller moves.
Published April 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Don’t ask Tacoma Yacht Club member Linda Dent what this year’s boats will look like in the Daffodil Marine Parade. She doesn’t know. In fact, she won’t know until they line up at 11 a.m. April 12 to sail from Point Defiance to the Thea Foss Waterway.
Published April 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The Daffodil Festival’s Grand Floral Parade returns to its roots on Saturday. “Ready, Set, Grow!” is the theme for the 81st edition of the parade that features white-glove-clad princesses blowing kisses, marching bands loaded with brass and daffodils attached to just about anything possible.
Published April 1st, 2014 - 12:58PM
Don’t be surprised if you see Spider-Man webbing up the 11th Street bridge or Iron Man flying over the LeMay car museum in 2016.
Published March 31st, 2014 - 12:05AM
Ayesha Brooks, the Federal Way singer competing on the NBC talent show “The Voice,” remembers the moment her alter ego, Music Box, was born.
Published March 29th, 2014 - 8:00AM
1940s music review "In the Mood," Seattle Men's Chorus, local theater and more happenings this weekend
Published March 28th, 2014 - 12:05AM
In a cramped Renton boxing ring, a group of masked men and two women are bouncing off ropes, body slamming each other and occasionally groaning in pain. All of them seem to be having the time of their lives. It’s the twice-weekly training session for the roughly 20 members of Lucha Libre Volcanica, an amateur league of Mexican-style wrestlers. Lucha libre (free wrestling) began in Mexico in the 1930s but really took off when television came to the country in the 1950s.
Published March 22nd, 2014 - 8:00AM
Get dirty at the Titlow Mud Run, listen to music, dance with fairies, shop for bargains and more happenings this weekend
Published March 21st, 2014 - 12:05AM
When Seattle’s David George Gordon has his ants over for dinner, he’s not having a family reunion.
Published March 21st, 2014 - 12:05AM
Something was bugging me. My dinner, to be exact. I was about to chow down on a pancake made from crickets. I was at Shanik, an Indian-themed restaurant in Seattle. It’s one of a handful of restaurants in Puget Sound that are serving insects as a (very small) part of their cuisine. Insects are eaten the world over, from Thailand to Mexico. But whenever the subject comes up in America, it’s usually met with shock and revulsion. After all, insects in your food are something you complain about, not something you actually order.
Published March 21st, 2014 - 12:05AM
Sometimes vacations can go seriously wrong. For Canadian comic Ed Hill, a childhood trip turned into a Dickens-like tale.
Published March 12th, 2014 - 12:03PM
Bulls, and the cowboys who ride them, will fill the Tacoma Dome this weekend for the Professional Bull Riders Passport Invitational.

The event will feature the 2013 PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney and 35 other bull riders on Saturday and Sunday for the event, part of the 2014 Built Ford Tough Series.

Each two hour plus show will feature the bull riders attempting to stay on top of their 2,000-pound rides for eight seconds. 

In addition to Mauney other riders include Silvano Alves, Renato Nunes, Guilherme Marchi, Mike Lee, Iron Cowboy and 2013 Rookie of the Year Joao Ricardo Vieira, British Columbia’s
Ty Pozzobon, Jory Markiss, Douglas Duncan, Ben Jones, L.J. Jenkins and defending event
champion Marco Eguch.
Published March 10th, 2014 - 12:37PM
Chateau Ste. Michelle announced today some of its summer concert series lineup. Coming to Woodinville are John Legend, Sarah McLachlan, Allen Stone, Steve Winwood, Merle Haggard and Emmylou Harris.
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