The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, July 24, 2016 This Week's Paper

He's the reigning king of the crooners, he’s loved by old timers and hipsters alike and he’s got Lady Gaga on speed dial. You wish you could be as cool as Tony Bennett who, at 86, still possesses a strong, expressive voice and effortless charm, both on display Saturday night as the 17-time Grammy winner headlined a benefit for Broadway Center at the Pantages Theater.

Backed by a stellar four-piece band that included Lee Musiker on piano, Marshall Wood on upright bass, Harold James on drums and Gray Sargent on guitar, Bennett kept a near capacity crowd spellbound with big hits from… Read More

If you're looking for something fun to do this Father's Day, the South Tacoma Farmers Market is the place to be. The market will be hosting free kite-making as part of its Father's Day festivities, so stop by to catch some fresh air, sun and family time. In addition, if you buy $20 in market tokens, you will receive $5 off all adult T-shirts, which means your Dad can look stylin' in the market’s "Get Fresh with a Local" T-shirts for only $10! Add to that the market’s growing offering of fresh produce (check out the berries coming out this week!) and the… Read More

A local group of Tacoma women has joined together to encourage more women to cycle and they’re kicking it off with a free cycling celebration in Tollefson Plaza on June 20 at 5 p.m. with a short 3.7 mile bike ride at 6:30 p.m.
The event is open to all women and will include bike maintenance support by 2nd Cycle, commuter tips, art, jewelry, helmet-friendly hairstyles by Hair by Carina, chalk art, food and fun giveaways – all by women and for women. The bike ride is designed to be accessible to all levels of cyclists and on any type of bike. It will culminate in food and drinks at the… Read More

The City of Tacoma and Metro Parks Tacoma have teamed up to restore Old Town Dock. The grand opening will be held on Sunday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The City of Tacoma Arts Commission will dedicate a fun new interactive public artwork and Pearl Django will provide acoustical entertainment to complement the beautiful scenery.
In addition to the new artwork, visitors to the restored historic dock can enjoy breathtaking views from the new benches, improved lighting, and those arriving by water now have access to two slips that can moor vessels up to 40-feet and 60-feet and low, free-board… Read More

In a precedent-setting ruling, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rejected Pacific Lutheran University’s objections to allowing contingent faculty a vote on forming a union. PLU administration had blocked the efforts of contingent faculty for an election run by the NLRB, on the grounds that the religious affiliation placed it outside the labor board’s jurisdiction.
“This is a great day for all contingent faculty and students at PLU and other universities,” said Steve Lansing, Ph.D, Former Administrator of Region 1 Office of the Evangelical Lutheran Church… Read More

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