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Eclectic Portland band Pink Martini teams up with Von Trapp grandchildren

Pink Martini, Portland’s frothy and sweet “little orchestra,” is playing in Tacoma with the von Trapps. Yes, the real von Trapps, descendants of the couple whose story is chronicled in “The Sound of Music.”

Dancing gets Complex when computer tech hits the floor

Ash Cornette is a 30-year-old Tacoma computer tech. He’s also Complex.

See knee slides and more when Ash Cornette of Tacoma, who goes by the stage name Complex, competes this weekend in Seattle.

‘Particle Fever’ a smashingly captivating look at a big idea

Watching a film won’t make you smarter, but if there ever was one that could, it would be “Particle Fever,” a movie so mind-bending...

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is the star of “Particle Fever.”

Cage in fine, gritty form as hard-living Texan ‘Joe’

Just when you think you can write off Nicolas Cage as a foolish squanderer of talent, carpet-bombing his reputation with misconceived garbage like...

Nicolas Cage, left, and Jonny Mars in “Joe.”

‘Haunted House 2’ is too much of bad thing

Imagine a Venn diagram charting three qualities: silly, gross and dumb. At the point where they overlap, you will find the fright film spoof “A Haunted House 2,” a scattershot, anything-goes affair that’s unapologetically stupid...