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Thursday, February 11, 2016 This Week's Paper

In recognition of WomenArt's Swans Day Celebrations, artist/storyteller/author Judy Cullen has put her newest published short story collection, “Reflections from The Golden Wheel,” on a free download promotion. The Kindle version of this title will be available free from Amazon today through Sunday. Women are loving these stories, and finding the sentiments both moving and joy-inspiring. Men who value women seem to be enjoying them as well. Links are on her stories site: http://jdcstoryteller.blogspot.com.
Cullen will be part of Tacoma’s WomenArt’s Swans…

Downtown On the Go and Transportation Choices Coalition held a forum today to discuss the ins and outs of transit-oriented development as Tacoma ponders which route to support for an expansion of its Link light rail system.

In the hot seat at the University of Washington-Tacoma gathering were: Puget Sound Regional Council/Growing Transit Communities Program Manager Ben Bakkenta, Sound Transit Government and Community Relations Officer Chelsea Levy, and Tacoma City Councilmember David Boe, who pointed out that he was speaking as an architect and urban planner and not as a member of the…

Bay Area jazz diva Lavay Smith and Tacoma native turned reality TV star LeRoy Bell are the main musical attractions at this year’s Spring Zing. The festival will take place from April 12 and 13 in Tacoma’s Proctor District.

Smith will be backed by the University of Puget Sound Jazz Band instead of her usual group, the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 at the Blue Mouse Theatre, 2611 N. Proctor St. Tickets are $7 general admission,…

In honor of National Poetry Month, former Poet Laureate of Tacoma Tammy Robacker and local writer/columnist Maria Gudaitis are throwing a party and special poetry reading in downtown Tacoma. The public is invited to celebrate with local poets on Friday, April 5, at 6 p.m., at Anthem Coffee & Tea (1911 Pacific Ave.).
The two poets sponsored last year’s much-talked-about, unique history + poetry event in partnership with the Washington State History Museum. This year, Robacker and Gudaitis spent two months soliciting poetry and guest editing an unofficial “official”…

There are some performers who you know are going to put on a killer show, and that’s Rihanna. On April 3, she took over KeyArena with her “Diamonds” tour and she shined bright like the very gem she sings of on her hit song of the same title. Tacoma Weekly concert photographer Bill Bungard was there to capture her moves in a collection of photos that can be viewed at www.billbungard.com. Meanwhile, at her home in Cali, TMZ is reporting that Rhianna is the newest victim of “swatting” while she’s here on the West Coast. It seems someone called the LAPD yesterday and said armed gunmen…

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