The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, August 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
Zombies need not attend cemetery tour

Have you ever stood in an old cemetery and thought, "How I wish these stones could talk"? The Fort Nisqually Time Travelers, a select group of living history re-enactors, had that same thought. Together with the Tacoma Cemeteries and Tacoma Historical Society they invite you to experience Tacoma's history as it comes to life in a unique, fascinating way at the Fifth Annual Living History Cemetery Tour. Nine historic re-enactors will portray people who had an impact on our history as they share their life stories from their grave sites. This year’s theme “Tacoma’s Icons” gives you the… Read More

Gig Harbor’s Paradise Theatre opened the Northwest’s premiere of “Monty Python's Spamalot” on Friday as a way to end its regular season with a hearty helping of British humor all dressed up in outrageous accents. The gig includes flying stuffed cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, mothers who bear a striking resemblance to hamsters and father who apparently smell like Elderberries.

All this and more left the audience with aching sides from laughter.

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical and nominated for 13 other awards, “Spamalot” pulls from the 1975… Read More

Pierce, Kitsap counties compete to cut costs in Energy Challenge

Pierce County battled it out with Kitsap County to see which could reduce energy use the most in May. Both counties pitted their courthouses against each other in a friendly challenge to raise awareness about energy conservation, save taxpayer dollars, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy generation.

Although the competition was tough, Pierce County came out ahead by reducing the County-City Building’s energy use by 676,344 kBtu in May. This accounted for a significant energy savings of 31 percent, which helped save more than $3,700. For result details click here.

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Tacoma Youth Chorus, the best choir in the South Sound as voted by South Sound Magazine, held its season-ending concert last night at Puyallup High School to say goodbye to its graduating seniors as well as say their fond farewells to TYC’s Managing Director Nancy Brakke, who is retiring.

The concert was a selection of “favorites” as voted on by the individual choirs of the TYC program.

Here is a link to "Sing, sing, sing."taken on a cell phone.
Here is… Read More

Tom Sawyer opens today at Tacoma Youth Theatre for three performances, Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 22 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 23 at 3 p.m.

Performances are held at The Center for Spiritual Living, 206 North J Street at Division Ave. Tacoma Youth Theatre is an educational theatre company, with no religious affiliation.

Seven young actors tell the tale in 60 minutes. Mark Twain's classic coming-of-age tale was adapted for the stage by Maggie Knott and Scott Campbell for Tacoma Youth Theatre.

All tickets are by donation. Walk-ins are welcome and encouraged.… Read More

City of Fife Harvest Festival Sponsored by Fife Towing. Dacca Park. Saturday, October 1st. Click to learn more Lyon Pride Music I'm Not Old I'm Ripe. Red Green. Broadway Center Downtown Tacoma. Tues Sept 13 2016 7pm Stafford Suites