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Pitch Perfect

Northwest singer teams up with Cee-Lo on The Voice. Read now in our Tacoma edition.
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Street Signs

Guerilla messages offer direction At the intersection of Tacoma’s Stadium Way exit, two red panels with hand-painted white text adorn the metal posts guarding an empty lot: “REALLY LOVE SOMETHING,” they read. It’s a simple enough message. Who...
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Pitch Perfect

Northwest singer teams up with Cee-Lo on The Voice Tacoma-based singer Vicci Martinez is making a fierce run on The Voice, television’s latest performance competition. “I had a feeling this show would be different,” Martinez says by phone from...
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Class Notes

Theatre stops fights. That’s the message at the core of YEAR, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts’ latest education initiative. The program, which wrapped up its inaugural year in April, is the latest step in the Broadway Center’s...
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Room to Grow

While some institutions are feeling the squeeze, the Children's Museum of Tacoma is stretching out. Currently housed in a modest space on Broadway, TCM recently announced that it will soon move into expansive new digs on the first floor of United Way...
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Top Shelf

A crawl through the city’s greatest watering holes, and a salute to the talented drink slingers who make them that way. Photography by James Bailey for City Arts Walk down the “Aves” of Tacoma, from 6th Avenue to Pacific Avenue, past the...
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Questions: Stand Up and Be Counted

When Aaron Flett-Riggs started doing stand-up in 2004, Tacoma’s comedy scene was flourishing. Since then, the local comedy circuit has turned into a wasteland. Riggs swears he had nothing to do with it. But he could have a lot to do with the...
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Pay It Forward

Three years ago, Linda Danforth set out to bring creativity to the urban core of Tacoma. She started the nonprofit Tacoma Art Place on 11th Street, where she offered the space, tools and classes to foster that creativity. The organization has been, to...
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Bridge Building: Collaboration Fuels a New Venue

Photograph by Jaci Hendricks Earlier this fall, music lovers packed the old Il Fiasco space on 6th Avenue to welcome Beyond the Bridge Café (above) to its new home, away from its old Sumner haunts, and to hopefully ring in a new era for music and...
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Weyerhaeusing the Arts: Filling the Mansion

The Weyerhaeuser mansion is on the market, and we think it would make a great home for the arts. Here are three suggestions for how the fifty-room compound of buildings on seven acres that includes a carriage house, a chapel and a greenhouse could be...