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News Haiku: weekend edition

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.

Rain in the forecast
Alice Cooper at EQ;
Beer at AMOCAT.

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 253 Heart Music and Arts Festival will bring its biggest lineup yet to the Harmon Brewery, Harmon Taproom and Dorky’s Barcade next week. But with the festival’s third installment, organizers are still trying to settle into the right niche.

The musical fundraising event started in the fall of 2010, with most performances taking place at Tacoma’s Harmon Taproom. A few months later, sought to fill the void left when the Wintergrass bluegrass music festival defected from Tacoma to Bellevue and held the second 253 Heart Fest in February, with disappointing results.

“It didn’t wind up being the best timing for us,” recalled principal organizer Ben Fuller. “That week, it wound up being icy out. Some of the locations that we had were on hills. So the amount of people showing up to it was a little lower than we hoped. It wasn’t a disaster necessarily. But it just wasn’t as good as the first one.”

This time, organizers are trying Thanksgiving weekend, and they’re encouraging attendees to bring non-perishable food donations for the Emergency Food Network, a group that has provided such items to needy Pierce County residents since 1982. (See www.efoodnet.org.)

“We want to get the right time and the right kind of benefit that people would want to look forward to every year,” Fuller said. “Around the holidays, everybody kind of likes to give to either the food banks or Toys For Tots. So we’re trying to do the food bank stuff this time and see how it works so we can actually go forward with making it bigger the next time around.”

The set times haven’t all been firmed up yet. But here is the lineup for this year’s festival. Checkthe event’s Facebook page for updates.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

Harmon Taproom, 204 St. Helen’s Ave., Tacoma

Hella Sunshine. the.north.oaks.project, Stained By A Killer, Devil On A Leash. The Cottonwood Cutups,

Acoustic stage: Jon Kurtis Lindsay, Annie Lockwood, Champagne Sunday, Quincy “Q Dot” Henry, James Coates

Dorky’s Barcade, 754 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

DJ stage featuring Chris Savenetti, Mr. Melanin, dAb, Deron “Suga” Jones, D:Fi, Ninja Kat

Friday, Nov. 23

Harmon Taproom

*Underground, Halcion Halo, Tin Man, Blanco Bronco, The Bog Hoppers, Thunders of Wrath, Sean Michael’s Kight, Reji LeFleur, White City Graves

Acoustic stage: Nick Deonigi, Eric Thomas, Stoned Evergreen Travelers*

Harmon Brewery, 1938 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

Monday Ukulele Ohana, Jasmine Parker, Raymond Hayden, Leah Tussing, Eddie Mendoza

Saturday, Nov. 24

Harmon Taproom

*In the Between (6 p.m.), Amelia Circle (6:45 p.m.), The Lush Tones (7:30 p.m.), The Trasholes (8:15 p.m.), The Variety Hour (9 p.m.), A Leaf (9:45 p.m.), Blacstahl (10:30 p.m.), Bodybox (11:15 p.m.), Rikk Beatty Band (midnight)

Acoustic stage: Evan Purcell, Gene Vallejo, Joe Rosati, Kody Ryan, Jeanlizabeth, Jake Nannery*

Harmon Brewery

Deborah Page, Two Cities, Rafael Tranquilino

TRCVB awards tourism boosters at annual event
News Haiku: Perceval Pig

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.

Bus vote still in limbo
Pothole pig named: Perceval;
Storms on horizon.

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.

Progressive talk radio may soon be done in the Seattle-Tacoma market. Various sources are reporting that Seattle's KPTK-AM (1090) will soon switch formats, from political talk to sports.

When reached for comment KPTK program director Carey Curelop said, “There's nothing I can confirm or deny.” But CBS Radio – the conglomerate that owns KPTK – has changed the station call letters to KFNQ on its web site. And local radio insiders expect there to be an announcement that the format will flip on Jan. 2.

Rumors have persisted since Portland's progressive talk station, KPOJ-AM (620) – which is owned by Clear Channel - switched to sports with no warning last week. Earlier this week, political pundit Ed Schulz brought Ring of Fire radio co-host Mike Papantonio onto his show, which airs on KPTK, to speculate on a link between the format changes and last week's election results. The exchange generated the video embedded in this post.

“Why do you split revenue between five sports stations ... when you have something that's a niche and it's unique and it's generating money?” Papantonio said. “Why do you do that unless there is some kind of back story to what you've done?”

Papantonio, also president of the National Trial Lawyers Association, said he and others were looking into possible legal action. “This is part of the public commons,” he said. “We allow these businesses to use our airwaves.”

CBS Radio also owns KJAQ-FM (Jack, 96.5), KMPS-FM (94.1) and KZOK-FM (102.5) in the Seattle-Tacoma market.

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