The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, July 25, 2016 This Week's Paper

We now know at least one act that will represent Washington at Memphis' prestigious International Blues Challenge next January.

The South Sound Blues Association held its annual Back to Beale Street Competition yesterday at Jazzbones. I helped judge, and we picked dynamic boogie-woogie keyboardist Arthur Migliazza to advance out of… Read More

Cheap Trick headed to Puyallup

Cheap Trick has been added to the Washington State Fair concert lineup. The band – known for “I Want You to Want Me,” “Dream Police” and other confectionary rock hits – will be backed by orchestra as it performs two of its albums, “At Budokan” and “Sgt. Pepper Live,” on Sept. 11 at Puyallup's Washington State Events Center (formerly the Puyallup Fair & Events Center.) The show will kick off at 7:30 p.m. that evening, and tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. On June 8,… Read More

Today may be your last day to grab a pint at Cheers West. The sports bar - located at 7102 27th St. W., in University Place - is shutting down this weekend, and building owner Ali Mehdizadeh said he plans to remodel the space and add it to his local chain of Cheers Bar & Grills. “The target opening day is Aug. 1,” he said. “It will be the same as Cheers in Puyallup, Cheers in Tacoma or Cheers in Lacey – the exact setup and the same menu.”

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The lineup for Music and Art at Wright Park is starting to firm up. Cody Foster - one of the festival's organizers, and the namesake of local punk-metal trio Cody Foster Army - confirmed that Kramer, Mahnhammer, Blanco Bronco, Deathbed Confessions, Furry Buddies, the Hunt, Big Wheel Stunt Show, the Purrs and Mosquito Hawk are among the regional bands that will play Tacoma's Wright Park on Aug. 10.

The festival is very D.I.Y., and the latest in a series of fundraisers will be held this weekend. The first is tonight at the New… Read More

Memorial service for fallen firefighter will be broadcast live tomorrow

The public memorial service for firefighter Al Nejmeh is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.

Nejmeh suffered a fatal heart attack on Tuesday, May 14, while providing emergency medical care at an incident. He was a 12-year veteran of the Tacoma Fire Department assigned to Ladder 2 at Fire Station 8, and served in a key role on the department’s technical rescue team.

The service will include fire engines and response vehicles from agencies around the region.

It will be broadcast on Tacoma… Read More

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