The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, February 27, 2017 This Week's Paper
District seeks ‘For,’ ‘Against’ statement authors for February 2014 levies

Election regulations require Tacoma Public Schools to solicit Tacoma citizens who want to represent the “For” and “Against” committees in the official election voter’s pamphlet.

If you would like the district to consider you for appointment to one of the two committees, please email your name, mailing address, phone number and email address to Dan Voelpel, Public Information Director, dvoelpe@tacoma.k12.wa.us, no later than Friday, Nov. 1. Please identify which of the four committees you would like to participate in:

For: Replacement of Expiring Levy for Educational Programs… Read More

After the workday is done come Monday, Oct. 28, join your fellow Tacomans and Tacoma Arts Commission in a free community celebration to kick off Tacoma’s 12th annual Art at Work Month, 6-8:30 p.m. at Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St.
You will be kept entertained with:
•    music by Taxi Driver
•    molten iron pour by Tacoma Community College
•    contemporary dance by the BareFoot Collective
•    urban arts by Fab-5
•    poetry by Tacoma Poet Laureate… Read More

TMP Opens ‘Les Mis’ to a Standing Ovation

Tacoma Musical Playhouse opened its 20th Anniversary season with a new $1.2 million stage, sound system, lighting and the hit Broadway show, Les Misérables, on Friday October 18th, to a weekend of standing ovations.

The talented cast was superb in their opening performance led by James Walters as Jean Valjean who is seen regularly on west coast stages, including the Seattle Opera’s. This is Walters’s first performance at TMP. John Cooper who played Javert with an equal list of credentials also had given a magnificent performance in Les Mis as the antagonist. John Kelleher plays a… Read More

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

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