Ernest Jasmin

Email: ejasmin@tacomaweekly.com

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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10 December 2015

How long should you wait to see “Star Wars?”

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…

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25 November 2015

New movie house provides centerpiece for Point Ruston

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.  Read More

12 November 2015

Make a Scene: Skillet headed to Tacoma, expect follow-up to “Rise” by Spring

“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…

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5 November 2015

Make a Scene: Americana buzz duo 10 String Symphony returns to Tacoma

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.
“It's…

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The Daily MashUp

16 May 2016

Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival canceled

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

6 April 2016

... aaaaaaand we have Jeff Dunham contest winners

Congratulations to Debbie Nubile and Laura Moltzen who each answered all four…Read More