Matt Nagle

was born and raised in Little Rock, Ark. and moved to the Pacific Northwest upon graduating from college 25 years ago. He has been a community journalist his entire adult life, starting out as a cub reporter in his youth and working his way up to editorship at various Seattle-area publications. He loves his job because he can use his talents to help bring people and communities together.

Email: mnagle@tacomaweekly.com

19 May 2016

Prosecutor finds officer’s use of deadly force lawful

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office announced that Tacoma Police officers Scott Campbell and Aaron Joseph were justified in the shooting death of Puyallup Tribal member Jacqueline Salyers.
According to a news release issued today by the county Prosecutor’s Office, independent and concurrent investigations were…

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28 April 2016

Be Well - Inside and out

Beauregard’s Salon at 4117 Bridgeport Way W. in University Place is unique for numerous reasons but perhaps their most attractive aspect is that each stylist plies her trade in a private studio rather than out on an open floor as is the case with most salons. Offering clients privacy and a more intimate experience with…

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28 April 2016

‘Teepee’ app puts tribes at your fingertips

Puyallup tribal member Miguel Douglas has developed a one-of-a-kind app for use with iPhones and iPads, available now from the Apple Store. Called “Teepee,” the app provides a wealth of information for all 566 federally recognized tribes in the United States. With this information at their fingertips, Teepee users can…

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14 April 2016

CLEAN OUR REZ

Anyone who lives on the Puyallup Reservation – and even those who drive through on occasion – has witnessed the sprawling landscape of refuse that has piled up over the years, generated by senseless littering, illegal dumping and homeless encampments. The Puyallup Tribal Council has retaliated by authorizing a massive…

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3 March 2016

Tacoma Fresh Now Open

On March 1, the ribbon was cut and the doors officially opened to Tacoma Fresh at 6210 29th St. NE. This grand opening celebration went on throughout the day, as customers ventured in to taste free samples and see what this new source for healthy living is all about.
Owner and entrepreneur William Manzanares transformed…

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4 February 2016

Hoopin’ 4 Heroes

Hoopin’ 4 Heroes” at Fife High School is less than two weeks away and things are shaping up nicely for this first-time charity basketball game. On the court will be two opposing teams: the Fife Police Department and first responders on one side and Fife School District staff on the other. Doors to the gymnasium open at…

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3 December 2015

Laughs abound in TLT’s ‘A Christmas Story’

With a cherished holiday film like “A Christmas Story” so firmly engrained in the American psyche, it might seem a risk to present the story in a stage play. After all, this film is known about as widely as the lyrics to “Jingle Bells,” and it wasn’t introduced to the world on the stage, but rather on the silver…

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19 November 2015

UWT begins American Indian Studies minor this winter

Starting this winter, University of Washington-Tacoma will officially offer an American Indian Studies minor. Developed by Assistant Professors Michelle Montgomery and Danica Sterud Miller and grounded by a strong commitment to the histories, representations and political struggles of indigenous peoples, the intellectual…

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The Daily MashUp

30 December 2015

Tacoma Singing Society holds auditions

Tacoma Singing Society, with the emphasis on society, is an auditioned choir…Read More

4 August 2015

Pink Lung Brigade hosts Awareness Wednesday at Health Dept.

Once a month, the Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health allows concerned citizens…Read More

Favorite Articles

4 August 2011

The Art of Hip Hop

With the fourth annual Hip Hop in the Park just a week away – Aug. 13 starting at noon in People’s Park – the young students in Darren “Scooter” Spencer’s The Art of Hip Hop course at D.A.S.H. Center for the Performing Arts are busy pulling together last minute details before the big day. This is their event –…

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14 July 2011

History is made as pride flag flies over city hall

With a jubilant crowd surrounding them on a sunny July 7 afternoon, Mayor Marilyn Strickland and City Councilmember Ryan Mello led the countdown for the first-ever raising of the pride flag over city hall. The event marked the kick-off Tacoma’s LGBT pride festivities, which were extended to 10 days this year.

One…

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11 May 2010

Puyallup Tribe mourns the passing of Lena Landry

May 4, 2010, was a sad day for the Puyallup Indian Tribe, as beloved elder and former tribal leader Lena (Davis) Landry passed away quietly with her family by her side. Even though she lived a full life until age 91, her death was still a blow to people inside and outside the tribe. After more than 60 years working for the…

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18 August 2011

Student travels from Pakistan to study journalism at Pierce College

Note: You can find Ismail's articles in the Tacoma Weekly on these pages:

26 May 2016

CORRECTION

(Re: “Community gets first look at future Eastside rec hub,” TW May 20) This story included erroneous speculation about the center’s future name. A Metro Parks Tacoma spokesperson said the process for naming the center has not begun. Tacoma Weekly apologizes for the error.

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26 May 2016

Be Well - Inside and out

Since establishing Breo International LLC in October of 2015, Yevgeny Gil, CEO and founder, has worked tirelessly to develop a skin care product that will outshine all others like it on the market today. Next week Breo International LLC will launch its first product, Vivacity Calendula Foaming Facial Wash with Ginkgo Biloba.…

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26 May 2016

Bulletin Board

ECONOMIC SHOWCASE EXPECTS BIG DRAW

Highlighting recent and planned developments, as well as opportunities for developers and investors, the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department will host an Economic Showcase on June 1, from 8-11 a.m. at LeMay: America’s Car Museum (2702…

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26 May 2016

Nightlife

Friday, May 27

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B SHARP COFFEE: 322 Jazz Collective (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA
CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S: James Haye (blues) 8 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite…

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26 May 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MAY 26 – JUNE 12

THURSDAY, MAY 26 - TRACK & FIELD
State 2A, 3A & 4A Track & Field Meet
Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 3:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 27 – TRACK & FIELD
State 2A, 3A & 4A Track & Field Meet
Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 11 a.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 28…

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26 May 2016

‘Buckle Up! Your Family is Waiting for You!’

What would you do if you knew that some of your friends were carelessly putting themselves at the risk of dying?
When Stanzi Hay, a senior at Asotin High School, conducted an observational survey, she found that nearly nine out of every ten students and adults arrived at school buckled up; but she was concerned about…

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26 May 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Cultural Life of Tacoma

Gallery of the Week:

B2 Fine Art Gallery
711 St Helens Ave, Ste 100
Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Info: (253) 238-5065 or www.B2FineArts.com

Current Exhibit:

Symbiosis in Black & White
Work by master artist…

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26 May 2016

Mark your calendars: Florida Georgia Line

Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard – a.k.a. popular country duo Florida Georgia Line – is headed for Tacoma. Fans can expect to hear “This is How We Roll,” “Round Here,” “Cruise” and other hits when they take over the Tacoma Dome on Nov. 11. The show will kick off at 7 p.m., with Granger Smith and Chris Lane adding…

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26 May 2016

Make a Scene: Track 01 to showcase new videos, future multi-use arts space

A new event, called Track 01, will showcase music videos created by some of the area's hottest bands and filmmakers on June 1 and 2 at the Grand Cinema. Then afterward, a related concert will give many their first glimpse at the soon-to-be-renovated Carpenters Building before it officially opens as a multiple-use arts space…

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26 May 2016

Business Spotlight: Emerald Leaves

With the passing of Initiative I-502 in 2012, many medical marijuana shop owners decided to close their doors and try their hand at the new recreational business. One of these early adopters was Thomas Kaapana, general manager of Emerald Leaves, a recreational marijuana shop located at 2702 6th Ave.

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26 May 2016

SPORTSWATCH

PACIFIC LUTHERAN’S WILD RIDE ENDS IN WEST REGION FINALS

The 2016 Pacific Lutheran baseball season has come to a close, but not after the Lutes advanced to the NCAA Division III West Regional championship game. The Lutes finished the season 29-19 after dropping the regional final game to Trinity University…

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26 May 2016

The Things We Like

ARSENIO DATE MOVED

The date for Arsenio Hall's upcoming appearance at the Pantages Theatre has been moved. Organizers at Broadway Center say the original June 4 date had to be rescheduled to accommodate Hall's duties as co-host of ABC-TV's “Greatest Hits” with Kelsea Ballerini. The show has been…

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24 May 2016

Burglars rob the home of ‘Sonics Guy’

Kris Brannon, otherwise known as the "Sonics Guy," said he confronted a burglar at his home Monday who got away with priceless collectibles and one item he can never replace. The burglary happened in the central Tacoma neighborhood on Monday morning.
Brannon gold Q13 News Reporter Steve Kiggins that…

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19 May 2016

Prosecutor finds officer’s use of deadly force lawful

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office announced that Tacoma Police officers Scott Campbell and Aaron Joseph were justified in the shooting death of Puyallup Tribal member Jacqueline Salyers.
According to a news release issued today by the county Prosecutor’s Office, independent and concurrent investigations were…

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19 May 2016

Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival Canceled

This year's Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival has been canceled. Organizer Rich Wetzel issued a press release over the weekend outlining a drop in sponsorship for the event, which was scheduled to take place on July 30 in South Tacoma.
“Based on the sponsorship minimum it takes to produce the festival, sadly I have…

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19 May 2016

Can’t make the trek to Sasquatch Festival?

253 Draft Punk Fest
2 p.m, June 18
The Swiss Tavern, 1904 Jefferson Ave.

The concept is pretty straightforward. “It's kind of a showcase of music and 253 breweries,” Swiss owner Jack McQuade explained before the events's inaugural run last year. “We're gonna close off the…

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19 May 2016

Make a Scene: Comedian Holcomb talks ‘Black Jesus,’

Women of Tacoma, consider this your “trigger warning” for Corey Holcomb’s upcoming shows at Tacoma Comedy Club, six sets scheduled for May 27 to 29; www.tacomacomedyclub.com for details. The 47-year-old comedian revels in stirring up the battle of the sexes, whether he’s…

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19 May 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MAY 19 - 28

THURSDAY, MAY 19 – TRACK & FIELD
3A & 4A District Meet
French Field, Kent – 3:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 19 – BASEBALL
Iowa vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 20 – TENNIS
Girls’ 3A District…

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19 May 2016

University Place celebrates Duck Daze on June 4

University Place residents can get ready to welcome the summer with the annual Duck Daze celebration on Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. The classic community event rolls in with a parade, a car show and a fire station 31 open house.
“What the Duck Daze and specifically the Duck Parade has always provided, is a family-gathering…

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19 May 2016

Fitness Column

I love to exercise. I don’t feel right if I don’t get out for my daily run, preferably in the woods or on the track. I also do daily pushups and a whole regimen of dynamic stretches. Lifting weights? Sure. I’ll even exercise on a stationary cycle if you put a TV in front of me. When I’m feeling cheeky, I’ll join…

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19 May 2016

The Things We Like

DOES SIZE MATTER?

Tacoma Little Theatre will present Neil LaBute's “Fat Pig” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26. In this funny yet poignant play directed by Ellen Peters, LaBute continues his exploration of body consciousness in contemporary America. Handsome Tom falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy…

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19 May 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Museums of Tacoma

Museum of the Week:

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St.
Everyday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Info: FortNisqually.org

Located in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration…

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19 May 2016

Bulletin Board

CELEBRATE BIKE TO WORK DAY

Half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace. We want to celebrate Tacomans who are choosing to commute those miles by bike! As a part of Bike Month, Downtown On the Go is hosting Bike to Work Day. Stop by Cosmonaut Coffee or True North Coffee House…

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19 May 2016

Defending champion Kings stop Bengals in opener

he Puyallup Nation Kings and their rival Pierce County Bengals of the Western Washington Football Alliance opened their season at Chief Leschi Stadium on Saturday, May 14, in a matchup of the previous two WWFA champs, the Kings being the defending champs and the Bengals having won in 2014.
The Kings didn’t wait long…

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19 May 2016

‘Buckle Up! Your Family is Waiting for You!’

What would you do if you knew that some of your friends were carelessly putting themselves at the risk of dying?
When Stanzi Hay, a senior at Asotin High School, conducted an observational survey, she found that nearly nine out of every ten students and adults arrived at school buckled up; but she was concerned about…

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19 May 2016

Munn feels the burn during fundraising roast

That smell of smoke wafting through Lakewood and University Place last Saturday wasn’t a community picnic or forest fire. It was Lakewood Playhouse’s Managing Artistic Director John Munn in the hot seat during a celebrity roast to mark the 50th birthday of the theater’s building and raise money for youth theater programs. Read More

19 May 2016

Nightlife

Friday, May 20

B SHARP COFFEE: David Deacon-Joyner Trio (jazz) 8 p.m., $5-$10, AA
CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S: Kareem Kandi (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Harmonious Funk (dance) 9 p.m.,…

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19 May 2016

WSU seniors envision healthier future for Puyallup River watershed

If you want a diverse education in ecology, psychology, history, art, design, computer graphics, problem solving and policy, not to mention public speaking, a degree in landscape architecture from the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University is just the ticket.
Four WSU landscape architecture…

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19 May 2016

SPORTSWATCH

PACIFIC LUTHERAN BASEBALL BEGINS POSTSEASON JOURNEY IN SPOKANE

It has been three weeks since the Pacific Lutheran baseball team captured the Northwest Conference Tournament and earned their second consecutive bid to the NCAA Regionals. Late Sunday, May 15, the team learned they will travel to Spokane…

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12 May 2016

Prosecutor to request higher bail for convicted child molester

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist plans to request a higher bail amount for convicted child rapist Theodore Burnett who was caught thanks to tips from “Washington's Most Wanted” viewers.
Burnett was released from jail on $10,000 bond early Saturday morning after being arrested last Thursday. He pled…

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12 May 2016

Search for lead in water continues, spread to other areas

The trickle down effects of Tacoma Water finding lead in its water system in April that then prompted Tacoma Public Schools and Metro Parks Tacoma to test their facilities has rippled to surrounding school districts.
Tests of water at park water fountains and facilities have so far shown no lead contamination. Suburban…

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12 May 2016

Bulletin Board

WARM WEATHER PROMPTS OPENING OF SPRAYGROUNDS

Metro Parks staff usually use the month of May to prepare spraygrounds for summer, with normal operation only on weekends. This year, the parks maintenance team stepped up its testing in the hope of providing more service on hot days. Their work paid off…

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12 May 2016

Correction

The I Love the '90s tour will bring Salt-N-Pepa, All 4 One, Color Me Badd, Rob Base, Coolio, Tone Loc and Young MC to the Tacoma Dome on Aug. 26. Our Mark Your Calendars feature from May 6 included artists that will appear in other parts of the country but not in Tacoma. Tacoma Weekly apologizes for the error.

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12 May 2016

Nightlife

Friday, May 13

THE SWISS: The M-80s ('80s covers) 9 p.m., $5-$10
B SHARP COFFEE: Rebecca Kilgore & Dave Tull Quartet (jazz) 8 p.m., $5-$10, AA
CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S: Johnaye Kendrick (jazz)…

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12 May 2016

The Things We Like

BIG FAIR ADDITIONS

Organizers at the Washington State Fair have announced two more shows for this year's Columbia Bank Concert Series. Fair regular Kid Rock will headline the 11,000-seat grandstand on Sept. 3, with support from Uncle Kracker, and rapper Flo Rida will perform on Sept. 24, with opening…

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12 May 2016

Make a Scene: Meet Red Heart Alarm

Seattle's Red Heart Alarm is headed to Jazzbones where the quartet will make its first Tacoma appearance with Everson Pines on Friday, May 13. And here's a breakdown of the Americana band that Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger once likened to “Soundgarden meets Willie Nelson.”
Personnel: Corey Allred…

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12 May 2016

Mark your calendars: Art Garfunkel

Legendary singer-songwriter Art Garfunkel will headline Broadway Center's Pantages Theater on Sept. 24. His shows this year have encompassed classic material from Simon & Garfunkel, his solo hits, and selections from some of his favorite songwriters, the likes of Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman and George Gershwin. Tickets are…

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12 May 2016

Playoff seeding a real burn for some league champs

As the high school athletic season enters the final phase, we’ll take a quick look at which area teams are still alive, and who looks like they could make a little noise at the state tournament level. It’s been an exciting year for several Tacoma-area teams, with a few trophies, as well as some heartache to show for it…

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12 May 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to Cultural events

50th Anniversary Birthday of the Lakewood Playhouse and Celebrity Roast of Managing Artistic Director John Munn, Upon the Occasion of his 50th Birthday Year
May 14, 7 p.m.
5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood
Info: www.lakewoodplayhouse.org

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12 May 2016

Local Restaurants

Deep in South Tacoma at 8217 S. Hosmer St. sits one of Tacoma’s many treasures, the Great Wall Chinese Buffet. The restaurant has been a favorite in the community for many years and manager Nicholas Walker credits the restaurant’s dedication to finding the highest quality food for the cheapest prices.
“We’re…

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12 May 2016

Children’s Museum supports special needs families with ‘Play Days

On a recent Tuesday morning at the Tacoma Children’s Museum, children with special needs – as well as their siblings, classmates, parents and other caregivers – played with running water in a playscape, fed pieces of cloth into Airways, a pneumatic air system that looks like a giant plastic caterpillar, painted faces,…

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12 May 2016

Three men charged in shooting over a street sign

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged three men with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault in the shooting of a Lakewood woman during a dispute over a street sign.
On May 5, Lavell Dickey III, 22, Johnteese Walker, 21, and Riley Orak, 19, pleaded not guilty and each were ordered held on…

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12 May 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MAY 12-22

THURSDAY, MAY 12 – SOCCER
3A District Playoffs
Mt. Tahoma HS – 5 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 12 – SOCCER
2A District Playoffs
Franklin Pierce HS – 5:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 12 – SOCCER
3A District Playoffs
Stadium HS – 5:30…

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12 May 2016

SPORTSWATCH

DOCKYARD DERBY DAMES CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT NIGHT ARRIVES

The tenth season of the Dockyard Derby Dames, Tacoma’s roller derby league, comes to its grand finale May 14 with the league’s championship bout. The night is a double header. The first bout will see the DYDD’s longtime champion Marauding Mollys…

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5 May 2016

UPS Seniors use traditional forms to create new meaning

There is a lot going on at University of Puget Sound’s “Senior Art Show,” which is currently running at UPS’s Kittredge Gallery, an understated space that almost never fails to deliver dynamic art shows.
The show features the work of nine art seniors, the majority of whom are painters. The art on the walls is…

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5 May 2016

Tacoma Police searching for woman accused of stabbing another in the face

Tacoma Police are asking for the public’s help to find a suspect accused of stabbing a woman in the face with a knife. Ka’Dora Princella Foster is charged with assault in the first degree. A bench warrant was issued for her arrest after she didn't show up in Pierce County court for her arraignment on May 2.
Tacoma…

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5 May 2016

Bulletin Board

UNSHELTERED HOMELESSNESS UP 37 PERCENT IN PIERCE COUNTY

On Jan. 29, 2016, nearly 2,000 people in Pierce County were homeless. Pierce County has seen a dramatic rise in homelessness over the last 12 months. Based on the 2016 Point in Time homelessness report released today, the number of people and…

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5 May 2016

CORRECTION

The April 29 story “Empty tanker cars jump tracks on tideflats” contained inaccurate information about the level of insurance Tacoma Rail has. The arm of Tacoma Public Utilities has $100 million in insurance with a $1 million deductible. Tacoma Weekly apologizes for the error.

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5 May 2016

Culture Corner - A Guide to Cultural Events

Mother’s Day Events

May 7, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Half-Price Moms’ Day at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
5400 N Pearl St.
Info: www.pdza.org

Bring your mom to the Zoo for a special day jam-packed with new experiences on Saturday, May 7. All moms will receive…

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5 May 2016

Nightlife

Friday, May 6

B SHARP COFFEE: Stephanie Porter Trio (jazz) 8 p.m., $5-$10, AA
CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S: Dmitri Matheny (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Funk Factory (dance) 9 p.m., NC Read More

5 May 2016

SPORTSWATCH

WILSON HIGH GRAD ROLLS HIS WAY TO A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
By Brenda Zimmerman

Wilson High Grad, Daniel Hanson, bowled his way into the history books Saturday, April 23 as he captured the 2016 Intercollegiate Singles Title in Wichita, Kansas. A freshman at Robert Morris University Illinois, Hanson…

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5 May 2016

Make a Scene: Mark your calendars: Relive the ‘90s

The I Love the '90s tour announced more dates last week, including an Aug. 26 stop at the Tacoma Dome. On the bill are Salt-N-Pepa, All 4 One, Color Me Badd, Rob Base, Coolio, Tone Loc, Young MC (shown.) Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, with prices ranging from $25.50 to $99.50.
Find more info on these other…

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5 May 2016

Toy Rescue Mission throws mega fun roller skating birthday bash

Tacoma’s Toy Rescue Mission is a staple in the local community known for providing birthday gifts, Easter baskets, back to school items, Christmas gifts and many more charitable services to low income and at-need families in the local community. With its mission – “To refurbish and recycle gently-used toys for disadvantaged…

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5 May 2016

The Things We Like

SHE'D LIKE TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE

Iconic game show “Wheel of Fortune” has been featuring local contestants this week including Tacoma's Dana Anderson (shown) who racked up $18,400 on Thursday night's episode. Vashon Island's James Batey is up next on May 6. Anderson, Batey and three Seattle contestants…

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5 May 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MAY 5 - 15

THURSDAY, MAY 5 – SOFTBALL
Capital vs. Foss
Heidelberg Field – 3:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 5 – BASEBALL
Salt Lake vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 6 – BASEBALL
Clover Park vs. Foss
Foss HS –…

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5 May 2016

Destiny Middle School now accepting student applications

Tacoma families and students praise Destiny Middle School, Tacoma’s newest public charter school, which will offer sixth and seventh grades in the fall.

When 11-year-old Josh Covarrubias first stepped foot into Destiny Middle School, he could tell this Tacoma school was special.
“I was amazed by…

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5 May 2016

Nine-year old gets man-cave after heart surgery

Nine-year old Ryder LaPointe-Augkhopinee had four major surgeries before he turned a year old, and has been in and out of the hospital for most of his life. Born with a heart condition, Ryder is too familiar with hospital beds and doctors. During his latest surgery last August, he made a list of things that would help him…

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28 April 2016

CRIME STOPPERS: Tacoma Police searching for kidnapping and rape suspect

Tacoma Police are asking for help finding Oscar Sanabria who is charged in Pierce County Superior Court with rape in the first degree and kidnapping in the first degree.
Prosecutors say that on March 29, he offered to give the victim a ride from a McDonalds restaurant at 72nd Street and Pacific Avenue South in Tacoma.…

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28 April 2016

Marijuana prevention conference to bring youth, parents together

“What’s your natural high?” That’s what the Pierce County Prevention Collaborative is asking teens next month – and a warning: the answer they’re looking for isn’t marijuana. The Collaborative consists of several local organizations, including Safe Streets, Tacoma Urban League, Puget Sound Educational Services…

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28 April 2016

Learn all about city services at ‘T-Town: Play, Explore, Learn’ expo

Nearly a decade since a community event like this was held in the city, Tacoma presents T-Town: Play, Explore, Learn City Services Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, May 7. This free, public event is part of an ongoing effort to raise community awareness about the services delivered…

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28 April 2016

SPORTSWATCH

LUTES CLAIM NWC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 6-5 ROAD WIN
The Pacific Lutheran baseball team are Northwest Conference champions for the second consecutive season as the Lutes knocked off No. 14 Whitworth 6-5 on Sunday, April 24 at Merkel Field in Spokane.
The Lutes (25-16) entered the…

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28 April 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS APRIL 28 – MAY 8

THURSDAY, APRIL 28 – SOCCER
Bellarmine vs. Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor HS – 5:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28 – SOCCER
Lincoln vs. Foss
Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28 – SOCCER
Shelton vs. Wilson
Stadium Bowl…

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28 April 2016

Be Well - Inside and out

Beauregard’s Salon at 4117 Bridgeport Way W. in University Place is unique for numerous reasons but perhaps their most attractive aspect is that each stylist plies her trade in a private studio rather than out on an open floor as is the case with most salons. Offering clients privacy and a more intimate experience with…

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28 April 2016

Nightlife

Friday, April 29

B SHARP COFFEE: Greta Matassa (jazz) 8 p.m., $5-$10, AA
CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S: Little Bill & Rod Cook Duo (blues, jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance)…

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28 April 2016

Caring men ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ for women

Every year, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes continues to grow. And a rainy day on April 22 couldn’t stop Tacomans from making a wet walk to raise funds for the Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County and raise awareness of sexual violence.
The event sees men throw on a pair of high heels and literally walk a mile down Pacific…

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28 April 2016

The Things We LIke

BUMBERSHOOT LINE-UP

Organizers of Seattle's Bumbershoot festival released their lineup this week featuring the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Death Cab for Cutie, Billy Idol, Tyler the Creator, Run the Jewels, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Reggie Watts, Tame Impala and dozens more. The festival…

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28 April 2016

CELEBRATE TACOMA’S HISTORY AT AMAZING PRESERVATION RACE

Registration is now open for the City of Tacoma’s second annual Amazing Preservation Race on Saturday, May 14 as part of Historic Preservation Month. The race will begin at 11 a.m. on the University of Washington Tacoma campus stairs (1900 Commerce St.). Registration is $50 for a team of up to four people and includes T-shirts…

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28 April 2016

ComicStrip Cabaret begins new time slot at Jazzbones

The ComicStrip Cabaret returned to the stage April 21, after having had to drop March from its third Thursday schedule. The monthly burlesque show – a bawdy variety of comedy, music, acrobatics and striptease acts – has moved from Tacoma Comedy Club to Jazzbones where the show is able to open at 8 p.m., far more amiable…

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28 April 2016

PLU’s University Gallery shows art seniors’ ‘In Flux’

One of the local rites of spring is the showing of artwork by graduating seniors of the art departments of area universities. As the academic year draws to a close, the fledgling artists that have honed their skills and developed their ideas get one more showing in the school art gallery before they are shoved out of the…

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28 April 2016

Bulletin Board

UTILITIES, HEALTH DEPARTMENT TEAM UP FOR LEAD RESPONSE EFFORT

Tacoma Public Utilities and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department are teaming up to respond to community concerns related to the recent discovery of elevated lead levels in water samples from pipes outside four customers’ homes.

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28 April 2016

Mark your calendars: Drake

Canada's No. 1 hip-hop export, Aubrey “Drake” Graham, has released new tour dates, that include a Sept. 16 stop at the Tacoma Dome. Fellow rap hit maker Future - who collaborated with Drake on their  September mix tape release, “What a Time to Be Alive” - will open at 7:30 p.m.
Drake's hits include “Over,”…

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28 April 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to Cultural Organizations

Wayzgoose! Letterpress and Book Arts Extravaganza
April 30 and May 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave Tacoma, WA 98402
Info: www.kingsbookstore.com

Join us for our twelfth annual Wayzgoose, or, letterpress and book…

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28 April 2016

‘Teepee’ app puts tribes at your fingertips

Puyallup tribal member Miguel Douglas has developed a one-of-a-kind app for use with iPhones and iPads, available now from the Apple Store. Called “Teepee,” the app provides a wealth of information for all 566 federally recognized tribes in the United States. With this information at their fingertips, Teepee users can…

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27 April 2016

Playoff picture still a puzzle in 2A SPSL

Winning a league championship is pretty difficult. Hanging onto a first-place lead for all, or most of, the season seems even tougher sometimes. Not only is every team gunning for you because you’re team is the best, they’re also giving it their all, because if they’re a decent squad, chances are they’re in the hunt…

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25 April 2016

CRIME STOPPERS: Mother-daughter duo wanted in multiple cities

Detectives in Pierce and King counties are searching for a mother-daughter duo who have felony warrants for their arrest.
“Right now we’re looking for Lora McKay. She also goes by Lora Contor,” says Normandy Park Police Det. Jeremy Hedrick. “Basically, her hustle is to wait outside daycares and as parents run…

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21 April 2016

Despite late start, Democratic caucus offered opportunities for productive conversations

On Sunday, April 17, as the sun set record high temperatures in Western Washington, people started queuing up at Jason Lee Middle School to sign in to the 27th Legislative District’s Democratic Caucus around noon. By 1 p.m. the line stretched from the school’s entrance through the parking lot and down the sidewalk. For…

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21 April 2016

Wilson remains in playoff hunt despite tough loss

Two seasons ago, the Wilson Ram boys’ soccer team was the toast of the town as they ran away with the 3A Narrows League crown. The next season saw the Rams slip a little with potent newcomers Central Kitsap and Capital joining the league. While the Rams made the playoffs both seasons, one-point losses bounced them from…

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21 April 2016

Mark your calendars: Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani has been one busy woman this spring, between being a judge on "The Voice," performing on “Saturday Night Live” earlier this month and dropping her new, solo album, “This is What the Truth Feels Like.” But that's just prelude to a huge summer tour that will take over Seattle's KeyArena on Aug.…

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21 April 2016

Comment period on proposed Transit plan arrives next week

The next stop in the planned Sound Transit 3 package that is bound for the November ballot comes on April 29. That’s the deadline for public comment on draft roster of mass transit projects that includes Sounder rail service between Federal Way and Tacoma and a light rail extension from downtown Tacoma to Tacoma Community…

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21 April 2016

Man sentenced to 34 years in 2006 cold-case murder

Brandon Lee Farmer, 30, was sentenced on April 14 to 407 months in prison for the 2006 shooting death of Velma Tirado, 45. In 2014, Tacoma Police Department cold-case detectives received a tip that led to Farmer’s arrest. Earlier this month, a jury convicted Farmer of murder in the first degree.
“Our cold-case project…

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21 April 2016

The Things We Like

LOVE FOR LOCKING

On Sunday, April 24, Top of Tacoma will hold a benefit for Tacoma musician, chef and former employee Jason Locking who is undergoing treatment for late-stage pancreatic cancer. Locking – formerly of Tacoma band Pioneers West - has been unable to work as he has undergone treatment.…

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21 April 2016

Ruston runner heads for South Africa marathon

Going the extra mile has been a lifelong mantra for marathon runner Amber Walker, whose steps, having taken her across the U.S., will soon cross the hills of South Africa in the famous Comrades ultra marathon.
The Vermont native moved around the nation during her lifetime before finding, as many other transplants have,…

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21 April 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS APRIL 21 – MAY 1

THURSDAY, APRIL 21 – SOCCER
Wilson vs. Foss
Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 21 – SOCCER
South Kitsap vs. Stadium
Stadium Bowl – 7:15 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 22 – SOCCER
South Kitsap vs. Bellarmine
Bellarmine…

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21 April 2016

Nightlife

Friday, April 22

REAL ART TACOMA: Waking Things, Mister Master, Po' Brothers (rock) 7 p.m., $10, AA
B SHARP COFFEE: Thomas Marriott's All-Star Sextet (jazz) 8 p.m., $5-$10, AA
CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S:

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21 April 2016

Latest design for W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory to be shown April 28

Metro Parks Tacoma staff will show the latest plans for improvements to the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in a public meeting at 6 p.m. April 28 at Metro Parks headquarters.
The conservatory is a historic treasure that has graced the east side of Wright Park since 1908. After more than a century of use, the Victorian-style…

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21 April 2016

Football returns to the Sound

The Puyallup Nation Kings hosted the Renton Ravens on Saturday, April 16 for a pre- season scrimmage. Working out a mix of new and returning talent, the Kings gave up an 11-0 halftime lead and were edged by a score of 12-11. Puyallup is the defending Western Washington Football Alliance champions and will face a season of…

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21 April 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Museums of Tacoma

Museum of the Week:

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St.
Wed. through Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Info: FortNisqually.org

Located in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park, Fort Nisqually Living History…

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21 April 2016

Bulletin Board

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND TO HOST LATINO YOUTH SUMMIT

Latino youth from across Washington state are coming together to encourage and support one another, and to chart a path for an engaged Latino citizenry and vibrant communities.
Proyecto MoLE will host the 12th annual Latino Youth Summit, engaging…

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21 April 2016

SPORTSWATCH

BIG NAMES RETURNING TO SOUNDERS U23 AFTER STELLAR 2015 CAMPAIGN

Guillermo Delgado and Michael Bajza will return to play for the Sounders U23 team in 2016. Delgado, who plays college soccer at the University of Delaware, led the Sounders U23 team in scoring in 2015 as the team went on to claim the 2015…

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14 April 2016

Tacoma Weekly ‘Crime Stoppers’ article leads to ID ‘Felony Lane Gang’ member

A 32-year-old woman from Florida has been identified as the suspect in a series of identity theft and check fraud cases in Pierce County. She was wanted after a woman's purse was stolen during a car prowl at a gym in Edgewood. The suspect cashed $6,000 worth of checks at six different banks. She…

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14 April 2016

Nightlife

Friday, April 15

THE VALLEY: The Devil Bores Me, Slow Code, 29A (alternative, hard rock) 9 p.m., NC
B SHARP COFFEE: Tracy Knoob Trio (jazz) 8 p.m., $5-$10, AA
CULTURA: Malo Combo (Latin jazz) 5 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S: Cool Blues with…

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14 April 2016

CLEAN OUR REZ

Anyone who lives on the Puyallup Reservation – and even those who drive through on occasion – has witnessed the sprawling landscape of refuse that has piled up over the years, generated by senseless littering, illegal dumping and homeless encampments. The Puyallup Tribal Council has retaliated by authorizing a massive…

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14 April 2016

The Things We Like

OLD TOWN CONCERTS

This week, Old Town Treo's announced the lineup for its Treo's Summer Concert Series, which takes over Old Town Park, 2350 N. 30th St. with weekly concerts. Shows start at 6:30 p.m. and are free and open to all ages.  Here is the schedule of this year's performers: Steve Stefanowicz…

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14 April 2016

Tacoma laces up and goes to school for annual Walk Series kickoff

Health-conscious Tacomans honed body and mind on April 6 during Walk Tacoma’s kickoff event for the year. Participants threaded their way through Wright Park and around downtown, making a couple stops to familiarize themselves with the stories behind two of the city’s historic schools, Stadium High School and Central…

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14 April 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS APRIL 14 - 22

THURSDAY, APRIL 14 – FASTPITCH
North Beach vs. Chief Leschi
Chief Leschi HS – 3 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 14 – FASTPITCH
Foss vs. Stadium
Peck Field – 3:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 14 – SOCCER
Mt. Tahoma vs. Foss
Mt. Tahoma…

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14 April 2016

Tacoma’s Expand Yoga Serves It Hot

Hot yoga. Just two words, but when I hear them now, having finally sat in on my first session, a series of images stretches my mind. I see a puddle of my own sweat. I see fans whirring overhead. I see a roomful of quietly focused people making pleasing shapes with their bodies.
How do they do that?
As someone…

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14 April 2016

Mark your calendars: Fiestas Patrias

Year after year, Fiestas Patrias is among the most highest attended attractions at the Washington State Fair. The celebration of Latino culture will return to the grandstand on Sept. 18, this year showcasing the music of Voz de Mando, Proyecto X and Marichi Divas. The fun starts at 5 p.m., and tickets went on sale over the…

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14 April 2016

Troubles continue to mount for planned methanol plant

The president of Northwest Innovation Works, the company behind the controversial natural gas-to-methanol plant in the offing for Tacoma’s tideflats, was set to speak at the Fife-Milton-Edgewood Chamber of Commerce this week. He was set to talk about the benefits of what is planned to be the world’s largest plant of its…

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14 April 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to Cultural Organizations

This week in theater:

Lakewood Playhouse
Lakewood Towne Center, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 588-0042 – www.lakewoodplayhouse.org

“Noises Off!” by Michael Frayn

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14 April 2016

Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY INVITED TO FUNDRAISER FOR KPLU

Pierce County Community Big Band, Studio 6 Ballroom Event Hall & Studios, The Table, Crown Bar, Ubiquitous Journey and Legendary Doughnuts will be donating their time to hold a brunch tour and Big Band dance on Sunday, April 17 to fundraise for…

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