Ernest Jasmin

Email: ejasmin@tacomaweekly.com

24 March 2016

Make a Scene: Frampton comes unplugged

In hindsight, it may not have been the best idea to bring up David Bowie during a recent interview with rock legend Peter Frampton.
Tacoma Weekly had Frampton on the line last week in anticipation of his acoustic tour taking over Broadway Center's Pantages Theatre on Saturday, March 26.
The conversation got off…

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17 March 2016

Kahulanui brings island sound to Rialto March 19

Chances are that the weather will get a bit blustery at some point this weekend; but Kahulanui will be at Broadway Center's Rialto Theater on Saturday, March 19, to help Tacomans warm up with breezy sounds from the Hawaiian islands.
The group – best known for its Grammy nominated 2013 debut, “Hula Ku'i” - plays…

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25 February 2016

Local filmmakers weigh in on Oscars controversy

Race has been a hot topic in the entertainment world this Black History Month, between pop star Beyonce's controversial, Black Panther-themed performance at Super Bowl 50 and rapper Kendrick Lamar's arty, criminal-justice-themed medley during the Grammy Awards on Feb. 15.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences…

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11 February 2016

L.A. production brings ‘Dracula’ to the theater of the mind

Given the timing of L.A. Theatre Works production of “Bram Stoker's Dracula” – it will be presented at 3 p.m. on Valentine's Day at Tacoma's Pantages Theater – no wonder cast members are playing up romantic aspects of the story.
“On Valentine's Day, it's perfect,” jokes Renton native Skip Pipo who will play…

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4 February 2016

Night of the Keys

Drop by Louie G's Pizza in Fife this weekend to see some of the region's heaviest hitters on keyboard. The 11th session of A Night of Keys will kick off there at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, featuring headliner Brooke Lizotte, Doug Skoog, organizer Raymond Hayden and more.
The showcase started at the Mandolin Cafe in…

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30 December 2015

Make a Scene: Big Events to Look Forward to in 2016

So long, 2015. We hardly knew ya. And before we can stop and take a breath, our entertainment calendar is already filling up for the new year. So, without further ado, here are eight of the biggest deals headed our way in early 2016.
Brian McKnight (8:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Emerald Queen Casino): Read More

23 December 2015

Make a Scene: Get Ready For First night

Soon we'll turn the page on 2015, which means it's almost time to ring in the New Year at First Night Tacoma-Pierce County. Between 10,000 and 20,000 revelers are expected to flock downtown when the area's biggest alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebration takes over the Theater District.
“Because it's a community art…

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17 December 2015

Make a Scene: Broadway Center spreads vintage Christmas cheer

A new production will transport locals back to an era when Andy Williams, Perry Como and Tacoma's own Bing Crosby brought Christmas cheer to living rooms across America. “Ye Olde Merry Holiday (TV) Spectacular” will immerse audiences in the experience of filming a live Christmas special, circa the Kennedy Administration,…

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5 June 2016

Slipknot delays upcoming appearance in Auburn

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

16 May 2016

Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival canceled

This year's Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival has been canceled. Organizer Rich…Read More