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Sunday, August 30, 2015 This Week's Paper
News Haiku: Pothole Pig

Pothole Pig's job secure;
Road holes aren't disappearing;
Cold weather brings them.

To give a continuous shout out to the Art at Work effort going on all through the month of November, here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku.

Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (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. Now, you try it.

Use of three lines of up to 17 syllables, with the five, seven, five pattern.
Use of a "season" word;
Use of a "cut" or "kire" (sometimes indicated by a punctuation mark) to compare two unrelated images.

The Tacoma Weekly has a stack of free tickets for the Gem Faire at the Tacoma Dome, Nov. 9-11, submit a haiku for a chance to win.

Reward! Missing Dog

Help find Minnie Pearl, a three-year-old female teacup Pug who escaped her back yard on Nov. 6 around 4 p.m. near East 43rd Street and McKinley. She has a silver collar with crowns on it, and a crown charm. Her family misses her very much, and is offering a reward for her safe return. If you have any information, call or text (253) 227-9861.

The Korean Women’s Association will host forum tonight at its center located at 123 East 96th St., where the City Manager T.C. Broadnax will address the 2013-2014 proposed biennial operating and capital budget. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and is expected to draw some 300 people.

A similar meeting this summer brought more than 300 community members representing diverse nationalities of Cambodian, Vietnamese, Korean, Samoan and other nationalities. The community members spoke up as "voices of the voiceless" presenting observations and suggestions for potential budget savings.

“This is a time to be heard. The City of Tacoma is here to affect change for our diverse communities,” said Peter Ansara, KWA’s executive director.

The city faces an anticipated $63 million shortfall during the next two-year budget.

Goldfinch just released a fabulous new album, “Faded Explanations: Vol. 1 - 3,” despite a year of obstacles that nearly kept it from seeing light of day. It’s available for free download on Band Camp, and the band will celebrate with a performance at Immanuel Presbyterian Church on Nov. 16, during the third installment of Broadway Center’s Cathedrals series.

It’s bound to be an emotional affair for singer-guitarist Aaron Stevens who met with Tacoma Weekly for a story in Thursday’s paper. In this interview outtake you can hear him recall the upheaval and near tragedy that informed his most personal lyrics to date, from the departure of band mate Grace Sullivan to the accident that broke his brother’s back in May.

BARE Tacoma holiday show headed to Immanuel Presbyterian

Broadway Center just announced the lineup for its latest installment of its a cappella concert series, BARE Tacoma. Harvey Danger's Sean Nelson, Shenandoah Davis, Colin Reynolds, Elk & Boar, Hannalee, Eternal Fair, Luke Stevens, Goldfinch and the Tacoma School of the Arts Choir will perform at a holiday themed show scheduled for 8 p.m. on Dec. 7 at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N. J St., in Tacoma.

Tickets are $16 and are available through the Broadway Center box office. BARE Tacoma is based on a concept developed by Kevin Barrans and the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, and you can click on the video below for a clip from a past performance featuring Tacoma's Vicci Martinez and Aaron Stevens.

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