The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, June 30, 2016 This Week's Paper

“Little Shop of Horrors” is a mainstay for community theaters that are looking to stage an approachable musical that is fun for families and still has bite for musical theater aficionados.

And for good reason. It is quirky. It is fun and it has a great score, with great characters to round out the pages.

It last played locally at Tacoma Musical Playhouse to sold-out performances. Tacoma Little Theatre is now staging the show in hopes of landing some of those audiences. And the theater has a great shot at it. This production has all the elements of a blockbuster. The campy… Read More

“Little Shop of Horrors” is a mainstay for community theaters that are looking to stage an approachable musical that is fun for families and still has bite for musical theater aficionados.

And for good reason. It is quirky. It is fun and it has a great score, with great characters to round out the pages.

It last played locally at Tacoma Musical Playhouse to sold-out performances. Tacoma Little Theatre is now staging the show in hopes of landing some of those audiences. And the theater has a great shot at it. This production has all the elements of a blockbuster. The campy… Read More

As you may have heard, I’m a Jailbird.

I’m taking part in the 2013 Tacoma Executive Lock-Up benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It feels great knowing I can do a little time and do a lot of good at the same time. But, I need your help!

With just a few clicks, you can help me:
· Make a muscle — let’s show our strength by supporting local kids and adults living with muscle disease.
· Make my bail — let’s work to reach my fundraising goal so I can break out of the Lock-Up!
· Make a difference — let’s team up with MDA in the global fight… Read More

Umpqua Bank set to give TAM grant

Umpqua Bank, the bank that bought Rainier Bank after it collapsed, has announced Tacoma Art Museum is one of five nonprofits to receive $2,500 for receiving the most votes in the bank's Show Us How You Give photo campaign.

The bank will give a total of $25,000 to five nonprofits and five schools in its region. A check presentation with TAM officials is currently being planned.

Additional Show Us How You Give grantees include Helen Baller Elementary in Camas, Wash.; Playworks in Portland, Ore.; Humboldt County Children's Author Festival in Eureka, Calif.; NeighborWorks Umpqua in… Read More

Clouded leopard cub joins zoo family as string ray exhibit debuts

An endangered clouded leopard gave birth to a healthy cub at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium last week.

Zoological staff members are providing round-the-clock feedings and care for the half-pound cub, said zoo general curator Karen Goodrowe Beck.

“We are delighted with the birth of this cub,” she added. “Clouded leopards are very endangered and every one is a precious addition to the population.”

He is the third litter born to Chai Li (pronounced Chai-lye) and her mate Nah Fun (pronounced Nah-foon).

They… Read More

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