The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, April 28, 2016 This Week's Paper
TAM showcases expansion designs

Tacoma Art Museum is meeting with the Landmarks Preservation Commission on April 24 to seek approval for an approximately 16,000 square foot planned building expansion and renovation. The museum’s new Haub Wing will feature the Haub Family Collection, one of the leading collections of Western American art.

The project will create over 50 percent more gallery space and a more welcoming environment for the community to enjoy and explore the museum’s collections. The significant donation of iconic works by the Haub family, announced in July 2012, will transform Tacoma Art Museum into… Read More

News Haiku: Tiger lovin’

You have asked; and I have answered. The News Haiku is back for the month of April to give a continuous shout out to National Poetry Month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku. Follow the links for the back story.

*Jaya just gave birth;
Zoo didn't see baby bump;
Darn thick tiger fur.

Now you try it:
Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (also known as morae), in three phrases of five, seven and five "on" respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this isn’t quite right since syllables and “on”… Read More

Freddie Dennis has mostly been in Sonics mode lately. He plays bass and sings for the iconic Tacoma garage-rock band, which just got back from a New York benefit for Norton Records, a label devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

But next weekend Dennis gets to switch gears, strap on his guitar and play with his other band, Freddie & the Screamers. On April 28,… Read More

Pierce County residents can go green as they tackle their spring cleaning to-do list.
“Indoors and outdoors, sometimes the products and methods we use to clean and spruce up our homes can be harmful to our family and the environment,” said Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy. “Citizens can make simple changes as they tackle spring cleaning that are healthier for both.”
Before working on their own property, residents are invited to help keep Pierce County’s waterways healthy. On April 20, Trout Unlimited and Pierce County will host the Puyallup River… Read More

The Grand Cinema released the schedule for its 24 Hour Movie Marathon this afternoon. Check the accompanying photo to see when the Tacoma movie house will show "Blazing Saddles," "Reefer Madness" and other flicks.

The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. April 20 to 10 a.m. April 21, is a fundraiser for the Grand's digital conversion efforts. The Grand must install digital projectors in all four of its theaters in the coming months to keep up with changes… Read More

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