Dawn Quinn

Email: dquinn@tacomaweekly.com

10 November 2010

‘Gypsy Jazz’

For Northwest Sinfonietta’s second show of the 2010-11 season, the celebration of their 20th anniversary continues as they bring “Gypsy Nights” to eager Tacoma and Puyallup audiences Nov. 13-14.

Throughout the year, Northwest Sinfonietta will be bringing very special shows to its loyal audience members…

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4 November 2010

Art, Meet Nature

Fulcrum Gallery’s newest exhibit highlights the intersections between nature and art, and demonstrates successfully that the combination does and can exist. Tacoma artist and student of science Maria Jost brings her urban flora-based drawings, prints and installation work to the gallery to share her studies of the world…

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3 November 2010

Month of Art

November 2010 marks the ninth year in which Tacoma has been taken over by local art by way of Art at Work Month. Throughout the 30 days arts events will abound and re-affirm Tacoma’s position as a city that supports and is filled with the arts. The opening party kick-off took place at the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) on Nov.…

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27 October 2010

Emphasizing the Arts

As part of the University of Puget Sound’s (UPS) second ever Race and Pedagogy Conference, a few other elements related to education, race and teaching were added this time around for 2010’s event, which takes place Oct. 28-30. The element that will be greatly integrated, emphasized and discussed in the program for this…

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27 October 2010

Inspired Art

Seattle artist Buddy Bunting takes a lot of road trips. In traveling the country, he returns home inspired to work on pieces that encapsulate what he has seen. The Telephone Room Gallery’s newest show, “Montana (erased),” highlights pieces and items he has made and found on a trip to the “Treasure State.”

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19 October 2010

Three Ravens at Two Ravens

Throughout the month of October, Puget Sound-based arts organizations and groups are putting on events that seek to unite the community through artistic experiences as a part of Arts Crush.

Here in Tacoma there is no lack of events, and this weekend Two Ravens Studio is bringing a unique performance event to its…

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18 October 2010

MOVIE MD.

In this new column, Tacoma Weekly film critic Dawn Quinn dissects for our readers works from the cinema.

Film: The Love Guru (2008), rated: PG-13, running time: 1 hr., 27 min.

Directed by: Marco Schnabel

This is the Tacoma Weekly’s first installment of…

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18 October 2010

TAM 75th Anniversary

This year marks the Tacoma Art Museum’s 75th anniversary, and to celebrate they’re bringing a one-of-a-kind, interactive exhibition to our fair city as a way of saying thank you for the years of support.

From Oct. 21 2010 through April 24, 2011, TAM will present “Mighty Tacoma: Photographic Portrait 2010.”

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12 October 2010

King’s Books: An old favorite, revamped

A little more than a year ago, the Tacoma Weekly reported that sweet pea Flaherty, King’s Books events coordinator and long-time employee, was in talks to take over the store. Recently, he has taken the reins fully and is trying to institute changes in the local fixture.

“We’re still working out the contract,…

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12 October 2010

Biden Visits Tacoma

On Oct. 8 Tacoma received another visit from Vice President Joe Biden, two years after he visited the South Sound to rally votes for himself and President Barack Obama. This time Biden came to the University of Washington-Tacoma, where he spoke in full support of U.S. Senator Patty Murray in her campaign for re-election.

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12 October 2010

Go climb a tree!

On Oct. 16 at Wright Park kids will be invited to get outside, enjoy fall scenery and climb trees as part of Metro Parks Tacoma's (MPT) Tree Festival.

The event was created a few years ago as a way promote the city's tree giveaway program, as well as get more people out and about at one of Tacoma park's gems.

"Essentially…

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5 October 2010

The Tacoma Film Festival Returns

For the fifth year in a row, the Grand Cinema is bringing films from around the world and also many made locally to Tacoma for locals’ viewing pleasure for eight days straight in October, and this year’s event aims to be bigger and better than ever.

The Tacoma Film Festival will be showing 99 total films from…

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28 September 2010

A Conversation with David Sedaris

In preparation for his tour of 35 cities across the US, satirist and ever-witty American writer and commentator David Sedaris sat down for a conversation with staff writer Dawn Quinn. 

Dawn Quinn: Hello David, thank you for taking the time to speak with me.

David Sedaris:…

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23 September 2010

Impressions from the Gallery

Tacoma Community College (TCC) recently opened its eighth annual Juried Art Exhibition to the public, and highlights a multitude of different works utilizing many mediums, types of art and content.

Though not all the pieces chosen to show at the show won awards, each and every piece undoubtedly deserves a space in…

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23 September 2010

Ensuring early connections with nature

On Sept. 11, Metro Parks Tacoma (MPT) and Tacoma Nature Center opened the doors to the Center’s newest enhancement, the kid-centered outdoor exploration space Discovery Pond. With the pond MPT aims to connect children with nature to instill these experiences in them at an early age, and hopefully keep them going for the…

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15 September 2010

Take a walk, fight AIDS

The 19th annual Pierce County AIDS Walk is coming up quickly (Sept. 25), and Pierce County AIDS Foundation (PCAF) has been planning and fundraising throughout the year to make this event the most successful and well-attended to date.

In preparation for the day, PCAF has held two happy hour fundraisers - one at Doyle's…

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14 September 2010

Get your fill at the Tap Room

On May 24, the Harmon Brewing Co. opened the doors to its newest restaurant location with a primary focus on production of the company’s most popular flagship ales: The Harmon Tap Room.

Like the Harmon’s other two restaurants, the original Harmon Brewery downtown and the Harmon Hub, the Tap Room is not only revered…

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14 September 2010

‘On a Mission’

Chandler O'Leary and Jessica Spring are back in action after issuing their ninth in the series of feminist broadside prints, "Drill, Baby, Drill," which was a response to the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April. Not artists to back away from controversy and heated topics, the two women have now chosen…

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14 September 2010

Goats are the heroes at McKinley Park

By Dawn Quinn

Pierce County

Community Newspapers

If you have been out to McKinley Park lately, chances are you have seen a few new visitors hanging around and sharing the off-leash dog park.

In total, 240 goats were brought to the park on Sept. 10 by Metro Parks Tacoma (MPT) and are staying…

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7 September 2010

Where Sails Meet Rails bring rock, brains, heart to Tacoma

Tacoma-based rockers Where Sails Meet Rails have been working hard to get their name in the local rock game. In March the quartet released their first recorded effort together, “The Economics of Love” EP, and have played countless shows to their legions of fans around the region. And they’re not losing steam anytime…

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