Browsing the "Tacoma Celebrity" Tag

Help a Seriously Injured, Uninsured Local Musician

May 23rd, 2012 | by Editorial Staff

Local musician and much beloved friend and citizen Luke Stevens suffered severe injuries due to an on-the-job fall. The accident resulted in five serious fractures to his spine, the most threatening located at C-6: the cervical spine/neck. The harsh reality is that he and his family will need some financial assistance in the coming month to pay rent, bills, and medical expenses.

Community Speech Therapy: Talking to Ourselves at TEDxTacoma

May 22nd, 2012 | by Rebecca Solverson

How do you encourage a city to improve and grow? How do you help connect good intentions with true and meaningful reforms? And who should be included in the conversation? TEDxTacoma took a stab at addressing these provoking questions by gathering a collection of speakers to address the theme of “transformation.” The results, if nothing else, are keeping us talking

“Figure 10: Polystichum munitum” by Maria Jost

April 23rd, 2012 | by Katy Evans

Local artist and middle school science teacher, Maria Jost, has brought her ecologically tinged creative sensibilities to the streets since 2009. This month marks the debut of “Figure Ten: Polystichum munitum,” her tenth print in the Street Botany series. Says Maria: "The Street Botany prints stem from the world of ecology, but toy heavily with the boundaries of academic discipline. I am indeed a product of scientific training, and I hope my artwork speaks ecological truth. But frankly, I also think science (yes, all of it) would much benefit from more attention to style."

Let’s Squeak and Squawk!

April 5th, 2012 | by Katy Evans

STARTING TONIGHT: Five nights, three venues, and over thirty bands - all for you at the Squeak and Squawk Festival, Tacoma!

Daring Imaginarist Marissa Meyer

March 30th, 2012 | by Katy Evans

As we collectively reel, in thrall to our nation's rampant "Hunger Games" obsession, it’s exciting to uncover that Suzanne Collins isn’t the only author creating captivating, intrepid young female characters struggling to survive in dangerous dystopias. In fact, Tacoma can claim one such writerly talent as one of its own. Meet Marissa Meyer, author of "Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles."

The Power of Place – CATHEDRALS: Tacoma

March 27th, 2012 | by Timothy Thomas McNeely

When we listened and sang and danced along, our participation carried us beyond our everyday experience to a place of rich expression and life. Pickwick, The Maldives and Pearly Gate Music (aka Zach Tillman) spoke ex cathedra from Immanuel Presbyterian Church, host to the first edition of CATHEDRALS: Tacoma

From the Bar Stool

March 20th, 2012 | by Sarah Berkley

epicurean // 1022 South : From the Bar Stool Every Tuesday it’s as if a little sliver of the Ice Age descends upon 1022 South, minus the hoarfrost and woolly mammoth tusks. It’s when proprietor Chris Keil summons 150-pound blocks to his small cocktail bar and takes to them like a man possessed. Possessed, specifically, with a very sharp chainsaw

#1022love for 1022 South

March 9th, 2012 | by Katy Evans

As many of you have heard, one of our favorite places has been grievously defiled. 1022 South's gorgeous bar was robbed on March 9th, thieves making off with approximately 40 bottles, many nearly impossible to replace

Puppets + Prophylaxis

March 7th, 2012 | by Sarah Berkley

We never knew dental hygienics and cultural aesthetics paired so well together until we walked into the industrial swank of Brooks Dental Studio for “Tiny Circles”—Tacoma artist Jeremy Gregory’s debut of moldable, ragtag, and utterly charismatic puppets

State of the Food Union

February 10th, 2012 | by Jason Sipe

The restaurant scene in Tacoma looks a lot like a teenager; but look a little deeper and there you’ll see flashes of maturity and ingenuity swimming amidst its efforts to fit in and avoid rocking the boat amid its peers

Clemm Rishad and William Jordan are The Writer’s Block

February 10th, 2012 | by Katy Evans

In just one lightning fast year, William Jordan and Clemm Rishad, the Tacoma duo responsible for Nicki Minaj’s hit "Fly", have become newly anointed, highly-sought after pop and hip hop hit-makers. But these two Tacomans are so much more than songwriters

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