Ernest Jasmin

Email: ejasmin@tacomaweekly.com

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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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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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