Kate Burrows

is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago, Kate spent several years writing for trade magazines in the windy city. After developing an undeniable love for all things Cubs and Bears, she headed back home to the Pacific Northwest and the world of weekly newspapers.

Email: kburrows@tacomaweekly.com

7 November 2012

FACES OF THE SOUTH SOUND

Since 2007, artist Ray Turner has been creating portraits for his ever-evolving traveling collection “Population,” featuring paintings of a broad cross section of people in communities from around the country. The exhibit has traveled to Tacoma’s Museum of Glass, where it is on view for several months. This exhibit,…

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24 October 2012

Pints for Pierce County 2012

Grabbing a beer at the Swiss Pub is generally a pretty casual affair, but visitors on Oct. 22 got a little more than they bargained for during United Way’s Pints for Pierce County celebrity bartending event. In bringing its “Live United” motto to life, the organization brought together high profile local celebs from…

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24 October 2012

D.O.A. dinner parties feature fun, high-end cuisine

Some of the words guests threw around at Dirty Oscar’s Annex’s Fall Dinner Party on Oct. 10 included “magnificent,” “incredible” and “complex” – not exactly words you would normally hear to describe most bar food in Tacoma. But Executive Chef Aaron Grissom is determined to push the boundaries, and his new…

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3 October 2012

Friends and family gather at EQC to celebrate milestone birthday

When Andy Query turned 100 there was much reason to celebrate, but he admits he did not do all that much to earn the praise he received during a party at Emerald Queen Casino on Sept. 23. "My secret is that I got up out of bed every morning, and kept doing that 36,428 times," he laughed. "And here I am!"

Described…

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26 September 2012

‘Click! Classic Photographs from Washington’

A unique collection of photographs on exhibit at the Washington State History Museum not only portrays day-to-day life of local communities in the early 1900s, but they also prove to document the evolution of photography overall. The photographs on display in “Click! Classical Photographs from Washington” were taken with…

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19 September 2012

Arts& Entertainment: Tom Green plays Tacoma Comedy Club Sept. 27-29

You probably remember Tom Green as the offbeat comic who may or may not have placed his bum on various items while filming a music video in Seattle. Others remember his memorable performances on the big screen in “Road Trip” and “Freddy Got Fingered,” which he also co-wrote and directed. Although it seems Green has…

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19 September 2012

YMCA’s Late Nite program for teens provides safe, fun place to spend Friday night

Flash back to the early 1990s in Tacoma. Gang violence ran rampant in many parts of the city, and there were few places outside of school for youth to spend their time in productive ways. YMCA Executive Director Phil Carter had seen enough, and was inspired to make a change – a real change that could make a difference in…

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12 September 2012

David Bean represents Puyallup Tribe at Democratic National Convention

For Puyallup Tribal Councilmember David Bean, traveling to Charlotte, N.C. for the 2012 Democratic National Convention was an important opportunity to not only gain insight into the party’s priorities, but also to ensure tribal issues remain at the forefront of the agenda.

“My goal was to meet as many Democratic…

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6 September 2012

Make a Scene: Divine Fits rock the Crocodile

Seattle’s epic indie music venue The Crocodile was alive Aug. 30 with the energy from a packed house of fans waiting to see supergroup the Divine Fits rock out. The band consists of Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade) and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks). The band has only performed a handful of shows…

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5 September 2012

Spaceworks fundraiser aims to raise money, awareness

When Spaceworks launched in 2009, the joint initiative of the City of Tacoma and Seattle arts group Shunpike had a goal to activate empty storefronts through artistic enterprises. Since then, the program has given some local artists the opportunity to create successful businesses for themselves that they may not have had…

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5 September 2012

Community gathers for Puyallup Tribe’s annual powwow

The Puyallup Tribe’s 33rd annual Powwow was a celebration of Native American culture, arts and crafts, dancing, drumming and more. Festivities took place Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, with a grand entry celebration on Friday, an annual salmon bake on Saturday and more celebrations on Sunday. A variety of vendors set up shop around…

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29 August 2012

Stand up to lung cancer

When Katie Barth’s father was diagnosed with lung cancer when she was only 12 years old, she was unaware of how serious the situation truly was. It was not until he lost his yearlong battle that she truly understood just how dangerous and deadly lung cancer could be. Today, as an avid supporter of the National Lung Cancer…

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22 August 2012

Annual LeMay Car Show takes place Aug. 25

What started 35 years ago as a small gathering of friends of Harold and Nancy LeMay has grown into a highly anticipated annual event attended by thousands of car enthusiasts. The 35th annual LeMay Car Show, Auction and Swap Meet takes place Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Marymount Event Center. One of the most anticipated…

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22 August 2012

Do the Puyallup!

Although there are few better reasons to do the Puyallup than to stock up on some good old-fashioned scones, this year’s lineup features more events, highlights and activities packed into two weeks than ever before. In addition to a stellar concert lineup featuring performances by Tim McGraw, Enrique Iglesias and Willie…

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22 August 2012

End of Summer Blaze features free school supplies, entertainment

Celebrate the beginning of a new school year with the friendly faces of Mothers of Zion and Servanthood Ministries Revival Center, during an event to benefit local students and families. The End of Summer Blaze takes place Aug. 25 from 5-8 p.m. in the Save-a-lot parking lot, located at 1105 S. MLK Way. The event is geared…

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22 August 2012

Rock the Rim 2012

The competition will be fierce when Tacoma’s barber shops take to the court in the Rock the Rim barbershop basketball classic, a tournament featuring some of the district’s top-notch high school athletes. The teams will compete at Lincoln High School for top honors – bragging rights and a trophy – on the court in…

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15 August 2012

Cutting edge quilt show highlights artistry, tradition

With more than 450 custom made quilts on display at this year’s Pacific West Quilt Show, this 2012 edition is slated to be bigger and better than ever. The show takes place Aug. 24-26 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, and more than 6,000 quilting enthusiasts are expected to attend.

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15 August 2012

Game on!

The Seattle Mariners honored Puyallup Tribal Veterans July 31 during a pre-game ceremony on the field. Tribal Veteran Rodney Sisson was given the chance to throw the first pitch, which sailed straight through the strike zone. “That was definitely one of the coolest things I’ve ever done,” he said. “It was surreal,…

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The Daily MashUp

8 November 2012

Reward! Missing Dog

Help find Minnie Pearl, a three-year-old female teacup Pug who escaped her back…Read More

28 June 2012

Wire theft/vandalism on the rise

Pierce County crews replaced the wiring that powers six street lights along…Read More

Favorite Articles

11 August 2011

Say cheese!

Husband-and-wife team Deanna and Tom Dargan have experienced their share of success in the corporate world – both have worked at architecture and engineering firm BCRA – but their latest venture hits a bit closer to home.

After renovating their detached garage into an industrial kitchen of sorts, the couple officially…

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1 September 2011

Heritage Happens showcases rich Pierce County history

Pierce County’s history is rich with explorers, pioneers, drama, growth and conflict. Next month, the Heritage League of Pierce County will offer an opportunity to explore that history during Heritage Happens, the first event that brings together more than 30 area history museums for re-enactments, exhibits and lectures.…

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1 September 2011

In Remembrance

As a community, how different are we now as a result of the events of Sept. 11, 2001? What has been gained, and what has been lost? A panel of community leaders will explore these topics and more at a University of Puget Sound event to reflect on the time that has passed since the 2001 terrorist attacks.

In a partnership…

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