The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 This Week's Paper

Country megastar Taylor Swift headlined the Tacoma Dome on Aug. 31 followed by the formidable one-two punch of Craig Morgan and Trace Adkins kicking off the Washington State Fair concert series last weekend. Then - as if local country fans weren't spoiled enough - Little Big Town dropped by to headline the Fair grandstand on Monday, a raucously received appearance before the quartet headed back out on the road with Keith Urban's Light the Fuse tour.

Little Big Town is enjoying the hottest streak of its 15-year career having scored its first No. 1 on the country album charts with “Tornado”… Read More

PLU students rally for faculty in union vote

Students at Pacific Lutheran University rallied in support of the contingent faculty at the university yesterday as these adjunct instructors are seeking to form a union in an effort to raise standards and conditions for students and faculty.

Students said they are seeking to hold the university accountable to its stated mission and core values: allowing its community to make free and informed decisions, part of PLU’s mission to teach students to “care -- for other people, for their communities and for the earth.”

The students gathered outside the annual meeting of the Pacific… Read More

Little Big Town set list

Chart-topping country quartet Little Big Town took time off from its gig opening for Keith Urban's Light the Fuse tour to do a little headlining of their own tonight at the Western Washington Fair. The show was attended by 6,500-plus hyped up fans and just wound down about an hour and a half ago. We'll have more later, but here's the 18-song set list, for starters.

Little Big Town set list (Sept. 9, 2013, Washington State Fair):

Little White Church, On Fire Tonight, Bring It On Home, Pavement Ends, Bones,… Read More

An all-star benefit will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Swiss Tavern to help local musician Jho Blenis pay medical bills. The event will include an auction, with gear donated by Ted Brown Music, All-Star Guitar and other local businesses. The musical lineup is as follows.

1 p.m.: Spin Cycle. 2 p.m.: Randy Oxford Band. 3 p.m.: Big Nasty. 4 p.m.: Dean Reichert Band. 5 p.m.: Jerry Miller Band 6 p.m.: Tim Hall Band. 7 p.m.: Little Bill and the Blue Notes. 8 p.m.: Bump Kitchen

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Call for art, models, musicians and vendors

Tacoma visual artist Julian Peña is busy planning the next big art event at The Mix. Always pursuing variety and change, he encourages all to consider participating in a multitude of ways.
“This event is all about the creative community coming together and showing their work and sharing their visions,” he said. “Though we artists have bills and we always strive to do art/music that’s paid, this event is all about the creative community and showcasing art/music that’s current in the state of Washington.
“You can’t pursue artistic… Read More

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