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Friday, August 26, 2016 This Week's Paper

Take the ‘I Love the ‘90s’ trivia challenge

The “I Love the '90s” tour will take over the Tacoma Dome on Friday, Aug. 26. A lot of you will be there, but we're wondering how much you really love and remember '90s pop music. Take our quiz, and then check your answers over here. (Also, click here for our interview with one of this weekend's performers.)


1. Salt-N-Pepa and DJ Spinderella are the stage names of …

A) Pamela Grier, Jackée Harry and Wendy Williams
B) Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet and Keishia Knight Pulliam
C) Esther Rolle, Diane Carroll and Lena Horne
D) Cheryl James, Sandra Denton and Deidra Roper

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I Love the ‘90s quiz answers

Spoiler alert! Below are the answers to the "I Love the '90s trivia challange" that's running in our Aug. 26 edition. But here ya go, if you've already tested how much you know about the performers playing the Tacoma Dome Friday night

1. D) Cheryl James, Sandra Denton and Deidra Roper

2. C) “New Jack City”

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The third annual Destiny City Film Festival will take over the Blue Mouse Theatre, 2611 N. Proctor St., on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27. Among the films being shown this year are “It Had to Be You,” “Brides to Be,” “The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere” and “Buddymoon” (shown). Tickets to single screenings are $5 to $8. Punch cards – which allow access to four films – are $20, and all-access VIP passes are $45. Find the full schedule online at



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Culture Corner, A Guide to the Cultural Events of Tacoma
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Art Gallery of the Week: Retro Colby, a Bill Colby Retrospective and “Under Construction” Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound Opens Aug. 29 and runs through Sept. 24 Opening Reception and Gallery Talk Aug. 31, 5-7 p.m. {body_image_1} On one side of the gallery, Bill Colby shows the dedication…

Mark your calendars: Freak Night
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Seattle's USC Events will bring its popular, Halloween-themed EDM fest Freak Night back to the Tacoma Dome on Oct. 28 and 29. This year's lineup includes Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Zedd, Jamie Jones, 3 Lau, Galantis, Getter, Flux Pavilion and Tchami with more to be announced. Two-day…

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Friday, Aug. 26 {body_image_1} B SHARP COFFEE: Dmitri Matheney (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA CHENEY STADIUM: Power Laces, Stay Grounded, Positive Rising (reggae, hip-hop, funk, dub) 6:30 p.m., NC, AA CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m. G. DONNALSON'S: Kim Archer (rock, blues, soul) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA…

Color Me Badd returns with ‘90’s pop tour
By Ernest Jasmin

Sometime between the tail end of New Kids on the Block's initial run and the rise of the mega-boy bands in the late '90s, Color Me Badd were among the reigning harmonizers in pop. The trio – Mark Calderon, Bryan Abrams and Kevin Thornton, and early member Sam Watters – will be back onstage delivering…

McKinley Hill Street Fair returns this weekend
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

The McKinley Hill Street Fair returns this weekend, with activities kicking off at 10 a.m. Saturday around the 3500 block of East McKinley Avenue. “Everything seems to be over on the other side of town,” remarked festival co-chairwoman Tara Scheidt. “So this is something we feel East Tacoma…

Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Friday, Aug. 19 {body_image_1} B SHARP COFFEE: Kin Kom Beaux (blues) 8 p.m., $7, AA CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m. EMERALD QUEEN: Josh Turner (country) 8:30 p.m., $35-$55 G. DONNALSON'S: Steve Stefanowicz (jazz,blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: N otorious 253 (dance) 9 p.m.,…

EN.DUB.MEXI, Chicano Rap and Tacoma
By Josh Rizeberg

Hip hop has many sub-genres. There is old-school, boom-bap, Conscious, street, West Coast, Trap, Southern, international, Chicano Rap, and many others. Luckily we live in Tacoma and if we choose we can venture out and experience some of these diverse music styles. I was able to sit down with EN.DUB.MEXI…

Mark your calendars: “Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience”
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

If you can't wait to see what's going to happen to Arya, Cersei and Jon Snow in the final season of HBO's “Game of Thrones,” you can at least get your fix of the show's music when “Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience” takes over Seattle's KeyArena on March 31. The show will feature music…

The Things We Like
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

JOSH TURNER Country superstar Josh Turner will headline the Emerald Queen Casino's I-5 Tacoma Showroom on Friday, Aug. 19. With his rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 12 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music, and one of the youngest members of the…

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Cultural Events of Tacoma
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

This Week in Theater: “STOP KISS” Presented by Found Space Productions Aug. 19 & 20, 7:30 p.m. Tacoma Little Theater, 210 N. I St., Tacoma, WA 98403 Tacoma Little Theatre is pleased to welcome Found Space Productions, and their production of “STOP KISS” by Diana Son. A poignant and funny…