The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, February 24, 2017 This Week's Paper
TV Tacoma show, ‘artTown,’ launches today

The City of Tacoma's Media and Communications Office – in partnership with its Community and Economic Development Department's Arts Program – announces the launch of “artTown,” a cultural documentary-style TV initiative exploring Tacoma's emergence as a major creative hub in the Pacific Northwest. The quarterly series offers segments featuring diverse perspectives on a variety of creative disciplines. The show launches today – you can view anytime online or watch tonight at 8 p.m. on TV Tacoma.

"In developing the concept for ‘artTown,’ we wanted to offer a more holistic… Read More

Local politicos and business boosters rallied last night to show their support for efforts to find funding to construct the last “critical mile” of State Route 167 that would finally connect the Puyallup Valley’s warehouse centers to shipping operations at the Port of Tacoma. The road was first envisioned more than 30 years ago, but has never been fully funded.

Elected officials from around Pierce County made their case at a forum last night in Tacoma that a group of state lawmakers organized in an effort to develop a roster of transportation packages around Washington that could… Read More

Below is a continuation of Tacoma Weekly's interview with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, who will headline the Pantages Theater on Oct. 27. We were talking about his decision to release a sequel to “Thick As A Brick” last year - 40 years after his band's original prog-rock classic – when his thoughts strayed into conflict in the… Read More

Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson will perform his band's classic 1972 album “Thick As A Brick” along with last year's sequel, “Thick As A Brick 2: Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock,” on Oct. 27 at Tacoma's Pantages Theatre. We'll have a related story in Friday's City Arts section which includes some of his thoughts on the prog-rock genre his band parodied on the original “Brick” album.

“Around 1972, it became known as 'prog,' and bands like Yes, Emerson Lake and Palmer and early… Read More

Associated Ministries will be conducting a Moment of Blessing for Tevin Geike on Friday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. at 12500 Pacific Hwy. SW in Lakewood. Geike, a U.S. soldier, died on Saturday,
 Oct. 5, after being stabbed to death by a fellow soldier.
Moment of Blessing is a program of Associated Ministries designed to reclaim spaces where homicides have occurred.  The brief service is open to the public and designed to give support to the victim's family, friends, and the neighboring community. Please accept this invitation to join in and help take back our community as a place of life and… Read More

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