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Archives: July 2008

July
15th

Gig Harbor Art Fest this weekend

Design for Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival poster by Ariana Smith. Image courtesy Peninsula Art League.


Looking for something to do this weekend? The folks from the Peninsula Art League are organizing the 24th annual Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.


Here’s what the organizers say will be there:


&bull 128 local and national arts and crafts vendors on Judson Street, in downtown Gig Harbor

&bull Fine food from crab melts to Peruvian, shaved ice to ice cream, and all of

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July
15th

2 excellent movies at the Grand

The Grand Cinema is opening two new movies on Friday and they couldn’t be more different. One, “Roman de Gare,” is a devilishly twisty thriller from France’s Claude Lelouch, best known as the director of 1966′s “A Man and a Woman,” which won the Oscar for best foreign language film. The other, “Up the Yangtze,” is lushly photographed and remarkably intimate documentary about the vast social upheaval caused by the construction of the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world that has caused millions of people to be displaced by its rising waters.


These pictures

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July
15th

Doug Kerr to head Tacoma Little Theatre as interim director

The board of directors at Tacoma Little Theatre has appointed local Doug Kerr as interim artistic director, following their decision last Wednesday to release David Duvall from the position. Here’s what their press release has to say about Kerr:


"We have tapped a veteran of the arts with a strong business management background and familiarity with TLT and the management team," stated TLT Board Vice President, Marie Kelly. "Doug was the head of the Pierce Community College Theatre Department for more than thirty years and is a respected and accomplished director, set designer and artist. Importantly, he shares

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