30 December 2015
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):
23 December 2015
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…
17 December 2015
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,…
10 December 2015
A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away (in fact, you are in it right now), a movie trilogy came out of nowhere to blow the minds of every nerdy Gen-Xer on a planet called earth.
Before “Star Wars,” they had never seen such over-the-top spectacle. There were laser swords, moon-sized spaceships and goons with…
25 November 2015
Locals have a comfy, new spot for catching “The Hateful Eight” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” this holiday season. The Century Point Ruston and XD opened its doors last week, bringing a high-end movie experience to Point Ruston, a development that promises to be a trendy destination for local eats and entertainment.
12 November 2015
“Awake” is the biggest release of Christian-rock band Skillet's nearly 20 year run, having debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 100 album chart in 2009 and gone on to achieve platinum status, with more than a million copies sold. But sometimes a heavy burden comes with success, as singer-bassist John Cooper was reminded…
5 November 2015
Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer - a.k.a. acoustic buzz duo, 10 String Symphony - rank Tacoma's Immanuel Presbyterian Church among their favorite places to play in the country. They'll return for a third time to showcase songs from their new album, “Weight of the World,” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8.
22 October 2015
Looking for something to get you in the mood for All Hallows' Eve? Or something to do on the big day itself, which conveniently falls on a Saturday this year? Here are five promising options.
The Grand Cinema's new cult film series. Organizers at the Grand, (606 S. Fawcett Ave.,) are kicking off their…
15 October 2015
Federal Way singer-songwriter Shyan Selah can only laugh when asked what sorts of things he wishes he'd known before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music in 1996.
“Oh, my goodness. Where do I start?” Selah said. To dispel misconceptions many young and aspiring musicians have about the industry, Selah's…