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Vicci Martinez by Scott Haydon

Vicci Martinez comes home with Enter-Exit-Stay

Published on April 17th, 2015 | by Katy Evans

Since February 25, Vicci Martinez and her new production company Enter-Exit-Stay have released nine strong songs that sound decidedly different from her past work.The new music blends confident, epochal electronic/hip-hop infused production, thoughtful and nuanced lyrics, ... Read More


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Lucha Libre: 100% real

Published on April 16th, 2015 | by Ricky German

“I would just like to tell you that two men fighting to exhaustion doesn’t compel me.” I looked at him.  However, I still found myself yelling at the ring, “This is something isn’t it?” He smiled ... Read More


CITY LIFE

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Off the rails with Jack

Published on April 15th, 2015 | by M. Morford

I am convinced that Tacoma has more than its share of memorable and colorful characters, but few were as visible as Jack Falk. Most of us who have worked or even just passed through downtown Tacoma have ... Read More


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The magic and madness of Adventures in Oz

Published on April 14th, 2015 | by Editorial Staff

You should go see Adventures in Oz with our own burlesque darlings, the Gritty City Sirens. This year, they are spreading the love with TWO performances, April 18 in Tacoma and April 25 in Olympia. Not ... Read More


CITY LIFE

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Give your bike a better home

Published on April 14th, 2015 | by Joe Korbuszewski

A bicycle is a wonderful thing.  It can be a commuter or a destroyer of forest trails. It’s a leisurely ride down Ruston Way or a forty mile per hour descent on an aerodynamic superbike. A ... Read More


CITY LIFE

Rainiers

Tacoma’s pastime

Published on April 13th, 2015 | by Katy Evans

I really like our local baseball team, the Tacoma Rainiers — initially and mostly because they combine my love of Tacoma with my love of our mountain. See, I have spent nearly all my life hating baseball, ... Read More


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At home in your head

Published on April 13th, 2015 | by Patricia Sully

My head doesn’t feel like home lately. I know why. I started taking Celexa. Or more accurately, I started taking citalopram, the generic version of Celexa. It’s an SSRI, an antidepressant often used to help manage ... Read More


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Lovely duets define Roméo et Juliette

Published on April 10th, 2015 | by Katy Evans

Tacoma regularly attracts incredibly talented classical musicians and features them in strong live programming. Maybe this is due to Seattle proximity; maybe to the strong music programs at University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University; ... Read More


Community

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What story would a drunken telegraph tell?

Published on April 9th, 2015 | by M. Morford

“Overhead the drunken telegraph, telephone, and electric-light wires tangled on tottering posts whose butts were half whittled through by the knife of the loafer.“ In his book Coast to Coast, the 24 year old Rudyard Kipling ... Read More


CITY LIFE

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Don’t move to Tacoma

Published on April 7th, 2015 | by Katy Evans

Way back at the end of January, I couldn’t wait to see Patton Oswalt grace the stage at the Pantages Theater. After a very funny opener, Patton took the stage and spent a significant portion of ... Read More


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