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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 This Week's Paper

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CLASSICAL VALENTINE

Old Town Business & Professional Association presents “Canonici: A Consort of Voices & Lute,” a special Valentine's Day show that will kick off at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St. Performers will include Holly Boaz singing soprano, Anny Lyman (mezzo soprano), James Brown (tenor, Baroque guitar) and Elizabeth Brown (lute, Baroque guitar.) The show is free and open to all ages, though donations will be accepted. To learn more, call (253) 752-2135.

GUITAR HERO

Rock fans can catch a living legend on Valentine's Day at the Valley Pub. Tacoma boy Jerry Miller – known as a member of Moby Grape, ranked No. 68 on Rolling Stone's list of greatest guitarists of all time – will headline Tuesday Bluesday which will kick off at 7 p.m. on Feb. 14. There is no cover charge, though the Valley collects donations at the door for its performers; www.thevalleytacoma.com.

ROCK N' BEERS

The Washington State History Museum has teamed up with Three Magnets Brewing to create a new event, called “Music to My Beers,” set to start at 7 p.m. on March 2. The event – essentially a mash-up for the museum's “A Revolution You Can Dance To” and “Steins, Vines & Grinds” exhibits, commemorating the region's alternative rock, beer, wine and coffee cultures – will include exclusive new craft beers, music from the artists that inspired them, games and more. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit www.washingtonhistory.org for further details.

SOLDIER'S STORY

The final of two readings of “Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Broadway Center's Studio 3. Directed by Marilyn Bennett, Artistic Director of Toy Boat Theatre, and performed by UW Tacoma students and community actors, it is the first in a trio of plays by Quiara Alegría Hudes about a young Puerto Rican Iraq War veteran seeking his place in society after his traumatic and haunting experience in Iraq. The event is free; www.broadwaycenter.org.

TOWER OF POWER HORNS

The legendary Tower of Power Horn Section will conduct a brass clinic from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at Ted Brown Music, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd. The Horns will play, discuss their famous horn lines and share stories about their time on the road and in the studio. The cost is $10. Space is limited. Register at www.tedbrownmusic.com.

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