The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, March 27, 2017 This Week's Paper
Applications for 2014 Arts Projects Funding Now Available

The City of Tacoma is now accepting Arts Projects funding applications from eligible organizations producing publicly accessible arts programming within Tacoma city limits in 2014. Arts Projects funding ranges from $1,000 to $5,000, and supports community projects that focus on the arts. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Dec. 6.

Past funding has supported a variety of projects including, but not limited to, arts components of festivals; arts workshops; dance, theater, and music performances; youth-focused arts programming; arts-focused cultural and historical events; exhibits; and… Read More

Former gov creates path to homeownership for farmworkers

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission has honored former Washington state Governor Mike Lowry with a lifetime achievement award for his work on behalf of homeownership for farmworkers.

“In his political career, Governor Lowry upheld policies to protect and lift up those who are struggling in our communities—but he didn’t stop when he left office,” said Karen Miller, chair of the Housing Finance Commission. “His success in providing farmworkers a path to homeownership is a truly inspiring achievement.”

The Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement… Read More

ELECTION ’13 Burnside faces West for Fife School Board

The Oct. 18 edition of the Fife Free Press contained an error concerning the race for Fife School Board. John C. West is running against Bruce Burnside for District 5 on the Fife School Board, not Enid Duncan as was reported. Election day is Nov. 5.

Here West discusses the issues facing Fife Schools:

Fife Free Press: What neighborhood school issues do you see as your top concerns for your district and what plans do you have to champion them?

John C. West: Meeting the growing needs of our diverse district. The communities served in our district… Read More
Two local stages opened shows this weekend

Tacoma Little Theatre presents Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias,” directed by Elliot Weiner starting this weekend and running through Nov. 3. Tacoma Musical Playhouse is staging "Les Miserables."

Magnolias follows a group of gossipy Southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor as they live out life’s challenges with caring and laughter. This production features the talents of Stephanie Leeper (Truvy), Jessica Robins (Annelle), Dana Galagan (Clairee), Gretchen Boyt (Shelby), Kathi Aleman (M'Lynn), and Carol Richmond (Ouiser).

“Steel Magnolias” runs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays… Read More


The Fife Public Arts Commission (FPAC) will celebrate the unveiling of a newly commissioned mural at Fife City Hall on October 22nd at 6:30 in the evening. The mural, entitled “Opulence” by Muralist Savy Jane, represents the diversity and bright and full lives that Fife residents enjoy. It depicts a historical scene with a contemporary, progressive interpretation to represent Fife’s progress, growth and future.

Jane is a local artist from Puyallup and created the mural over three months at her studio in Seattle. The mural is painted on five- four by eight foot panels of outdoor… Read More

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