The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, May 06, 2016 This Week's Paper

Tacoma Events Commission members felt that after enduring the seemingly endless overcast days of winter, a lot of usually chipper people were suffering from a bad case of the gray sky blues. So they created the Gray Sky Blues Music Festival as a fun way to welcome spring and the brighter days ahead. Please join us on Saturday, April 13, 2013 in downtown Tacoma for the Sixth Annual Gray Sky Blues Music Festival. The best way to start shaking off those gray sky blues is find a good spot along Pacific Avenue between 10th and 21st Streets before 10:30AM and enjoy the annual Grand Floral Daffodil… Read More

News Haiku: Link lovers

You have asked; and I have answered. The News Haiku is back for the month of April to give a continuous shout out to National Poetry Month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku.

Debating Link route;
Sixth built out? boom too costly?;
"Med Mile" more hot spots.

Now you try it:
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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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,… Read More

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