On Sunday, a who's who of classic Northwest rock descended on the Temple Theatre for “Buck's House Party,” a tribute concert for fallen legend Buck Ormsby who died on Oct. 29. Among the highlights was Merrilee Rush's set-ending performance of her 1968 breakthrough, “Angel of the Morning,” featuring husband Billy Mac on keys. Check back throughout the week as we'll be posting more clips from the show, and be sure to pick up our March 31 edition for more on Sunday's tribute.
The Daily Mash-Up
The Tacoma Police Department is presenting the data sets it has released in support of the White House Police Data Initiative – on officer-involved shootings since 2012 and complaint allegations with findings since 2015 – during a public event on March 29, from 6 - 8 PM, at Destiny Middle School (1301 E. 34th St. in Tacoma).
The event follows a successful series of Project PEACE conversations designed to build trust, relationships and understanding between community members and Tacoma Police Department officers. "The City of Tacoma has been taking proactive steps to increase… Read More
When the Puyallup Tribe opened its Restorative Correctional Facility three years ago, the plan was to make it not just a place for incarceration but also a bridge to help guide inmates on a path to creating better lives for themselves. The word “restorative” was taken to heart, presenting a different way of treating Native American people – with compassion and respect rather than locking them up to do their time then be released back into the world no better equipped for life than they were before. Through programming including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings, and… Read More
The Schooner Zodiac has partnered with the Foss Waterway Seaport. While docked in Tacoma, the Zodiac will offer daily dockside tours to the seaport’s visitors.
“We are delighted to invite the public to come down, visit the seaport and participate in dockside tours and sailings and to partner with the majestic Schooner Zodiac as a preview of the Festival of Sail, June 15-18, 2017,” Wesley Wenhardt, Executive Director of Foss Waterway Seaport, said.
The dinner cruises will take place each evening. Passengers are welcome to assist in the raising and maneuvering… Read More
Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will convene a summit – called “Tacoma Works” – on Wednesday, March 22, geared toward boosting Tacoma-Pierce County employment in the construction field. The event will bring together contractors, job trainers and workforce development agencies to identify strategies for getting more people employed in the skilled trades and crafts, and related fields. Attendees will discuss barriers to employment and develop strategies to overcome them.
“From residential and commercial buildings to highways, city streets and transit, the Puget Sound region will… Read More