The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, April 23, 2017 This Week's Paper

Old school Tacoma punk fans will recall Swelter as one of Grit City's most popular bands, circa 1995; an outfit that featured members of Mahnhammer, CFA and Mico de Noche, among the most popular hard rock acts on today's scene. Swelter will be back in action, for one night only, on Nov. 22 at Tacoma's New Frontier… Read More

News Haiku: Seahawks

The masses have spoken. The News Haiku is back for the month of November to celebrate Art at Work month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku.

Is it now "the year?"
Seahawks head into strong game;
Winter could be warm.

Now you try it: American haiku consist of 17 “ons” (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” are not the same, but this is Tacoma so we make our own rules. Use of three lines of up to 17… Read More

The big summer concert announcements don't normally start trickling out until February or so. But we just got a couple of big ones this week, starting with popular art-rockers, Arcade Fire, a band that will be out on the road next year in support of its excellent, new album, "Reflektor." The Montreal-based outfit will kick off its tour on March 6 in Louisville, Ky., before eventually making its way to the Gorge Amphitheatre in George on Aug. 8.

And, for the Baby Boomer set, there's Journey,… Read More

Empty Bowl event sets out to aid Food Network

The line starts forming an hour before the doors open. That’s when the semi-mad dash begins for the “best” bowls. Preference, of course, is relative. One person might grab a bowl donated by Open Arts Studio, and another person chooses a bowl made and donated by a child at the Washington State Fair.

Once selections are made and paid for, with all proceeds going to Emergency Food Network (EFN), attendees make their way to eat free soup, donated by Pacific Grill, The Swiss, Adriatic Grill, Infinite Soups, AmeRAWcan Bistro, The French Hen, The Hub, Masa, Alina Soups, and Chambers Bay.

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The Korean Women’s Association (KWA) leads fundraising efforts locally to raise relief dollars for the Philippines. As a multicultural agency, KWA partners with many associations for the benefit of many cultures.
The staff of KWA will be fundraising internally at all of its 11 locations in 10 counties to raise resources for those affected by the recent Typhoon Yolanda (internationally known as Haiyan). Beyond the internal efforts, KWA is reaching out to the general public for donations as well. Checks can be sent to KWA Tacoma at 123 E. 96th St. Tacoma, WA 98445. One-hundred percent… Read More

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