The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, July 28, 2017 This Week's Paper

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

On Sunday, Oct. 13, Immanuel Presbyterian Church will host a special tribute ceremony for local blues promoter Ted Brown, who died of a heart attack on Sept. 25. He was 61.

Brown was known for founding Tacoma's Old Town Blues Festival, which he produced for 21 years with its final installment taking place in July. He also founded and booked the Spar Tavern's long-running Sunday night blues series.

“Ted's… Read More

Tacoma Musical Playhouse Invites the Public to See Remodeled Theater

Tacoma Musical Playhouses, Jon Douglas Rake, Founder and Managing Artistic Director, is proud to announce plans to showcase the newly renovated Tacoma Musical Playhouse stage and auditorium, to the public, at 7116 Sixth Ave.

TMP hosts this grand opening celebration, on Saturday, October 19, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of the remodel was to increase the size of the stage area both on and offstage to better accommodate actors, backstage crews, sets and to enhance the sound quality in the auditorium itself by adding an orchestra loft back stage,… Read More

On our next Make A Scene page we'll have Radio On, a garage-rock outfit that's making its public debut on Saturday at O'Malley's Irish Pub. The band may be new, but it includes some familiar faces: singer-guitarists John Carey and Stu Miller (the latter of Coloffs and Gold Teeth fame), drummer John Ledington (Blanco Bronco, Pioneers West) and bassist Andy Childs (Brotherhood of the Black Squirrel, Legend of Bigfoot, Dandy.)… Read More

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