Ernest Jasmin


22 October 2015

Make a Scene: Five ways to have a scary good time in the days leading up to Halloween

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…

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15 October 2015

‘M.I.C.’ event gives students insight into the music biz

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…

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1 October 2015

Make a Scene: Comedian Mohr promises to ‘wreck house’ in Tacoma

In no time, Jay Mohr shifts into his go-to Tracy Morgan impression, familiar to fans of the popular comedian's stand-up and his sports talk program, “The Jay Mohr Show,” which airs from noon to 3 p.m. locally, weekdays on KHHO-AM (850).
“You sound fiiiiiiine,” he says, speaking in Morgan's thick Bronx drawl…

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24 September 2015

Maybe not ‘the realest,’ but Aussie rapper Azalea thrills youngish crowd in Puyallup

“First things first, I’m the realest,” goes the opening salvo of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” among the most ubiquitous hits of 2014. That sentiment has been widely debated since the Australian-born rapper took the pop world by storm, becoming the poster girl for cultural appropriation in the process with her faux Southern…

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24 September 2015

Make a Scene: Australian tribute act to bring Queen to life at Pantages

Freddie Mercury's supple, operatic tenor. Brian May's majestic, tone-rich solos. Nobody sounds quite like legendary rock band Queen. Well, almost nobody.
Recreating the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' sound is what the Australian production, “Queen: It's a Kinda Magic” is all about. Specifically, the production will…

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17 September 2015

Make a Scene: The Genius of Weird Al

Admit it, cool people. You secretly love Weird Al Yankovic. You once filed the nerdy King of Pop Parody under “guilty pleasure,” or maybe you pigeonholed him as “that guy who's cashed in on food puns since the Reagan Era.” But it's about time you openly embraced his brilliant brand of weirdness. 
Like many…

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19 August 2015

Variety is the spice of life at Hilltop Street Fair

Martin Luther King Jr. Way will be swarming with family friendly activites on Saturday, Aug. 22, as a four-block section of the street is fenced, between South Ninth and South 13th streets, for the second annual Hilltop Street Fair.

“We didn't know quite what to expect last year,” event coordinator Kristie Worthey…

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29 July 2015

Make a Scene: Reunited Dead Letter Office set to rock MAWP Fest

Leaving Tacoma has only made Dan Stone's heart grow fonder for the music scene that he left behind.

“I had to leave Tacoma for years to come back and understand how unique and special that scene is,” said Stone, who has lived in San Diego since 2001.

“You kind of take it for granted,” he said, “but…

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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