Ernest Jasmin

Email: ejasmin@tacomaweekly.com

12 January 2017

LOCAL WRITERS PREPARE TO RESIST

A group of local writers will meet on Sunday, Jan. 15 to discuss ways of combining their art with community activism. Tacoma Writers Resist will hold its first public event at 6:30 p.m. at King's Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., using readings and workshops to spark conversation about community needs and what life may look like…

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12 January 2017

Make a Scene: Get the party started, she will: Saucy Yoda returns next week

Saucy Yoda has turned to the dark side (sort of), which may come as some surprise to local fans that have followed her since she first surfaced in Tacoma at Maltoberfest, an Oktoberfest-spoofing event held at Bob's Java Jive in 2011.
Saucy Yoda being the stage name of Alaska's Melodie Langer who will headline The Valley…

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29 December 2016

Can’t miss options for New Year’s Eve

Still looking for last minute New Year's Eve plans? Here are six good bets for ringing in 2017.
First Night Tacoma (downtown Tacoma): Between 10,000 to 20,000 are expected to flock to downtown Tacoma for the city's biggest and most family friendly New Year's Eve celebration. Festivities will kick off…

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29 December 2016

City Life Top 10

As another year is almost in the books, and the readers have spoken by clicking their mouses and tapping their smart phones. Here is a recap of 10 of the most popular City Life stories posted at www.tacomaweekly.com.
1. “The Real Guns N' Roses is worth the wait in Seattle” (Aug. 18): This section's…

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1 December 2016

Make a Scene: Annual Countdown show brings rock and holiday cheer to New Frontier

Tacomans will have plenty of reminders this month that Christmas is almost here: The shimmery spectacle of “Zoolights” at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium; the heart-warming sounds of Tacoma boy Bing Crosby's 1942 classic, “White Christmas,” dusted off for its yearly spin on the turntable; local weeklies that dedicate…

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1 December 2016

“A Big Band Christmas” returns to TCC

Rich Wetzel and his Groovin' Higher Orchestra have moved their Big Band Christmas show back to Tacoma Community College after last year's dinner show at the Temple Theatre. This year's event is slated for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Tacoma Community College's Building 2 Auditorium.
Over the last decade and a half, the event…

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3 November 2016

Make a Scene: Peaks & Pints brings craft beer craze to Proctor

Ron Swarner is best known as a local media mogul. He founded Tacoma City Paper in 1997 followed by the Weekly Volcano which he ran with his brother, Ken, until he sold his stake early last year.
While he was covering the local arts and dining scenes with those publications, the seeds of another passion were germinating.…

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27 October 2016

Brit folk-poppers Chad and Jeremy end touring with stop in Tacoma

Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde – the British folk-pop duo best known as Chad & Jeremy – are done with life on the road. Five decades after they invaded our shores as part of the British Invasion, their final tour stop - and possibly their final show ever - will take place on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Immanuel Presbyterian…

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The Daily MashUp

5 August 2016

Watch Pig Snout’s Dahlia Tamminga play drums with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

In March, we ran a story about Tacoma indie-rock family Pig Snout flying to…Read More

5 June 2016

Slipknot delays upcoming appearance in Auburn

Medical issues have caused alt-metal band Slipknot to postpone its scheduled…Read More