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Archives: March 2010


Cellist Soo Bae to perform with TSO

Cellist Soo Bae (photo courtesy Tacoma Symphony Orchestra)

A celebrated Korean-Canadian cellist is making her debut with Tacoma Symphony Orchestra for the group’s 2009-2010 concert season finale.

Cellist Soo Bae will perform Antonin Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the TSO.

Bae won the 2005 Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

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Calling all high school artists: Design a poster for Ethnic Fest

Ethnic Fest 2010, the weekend event devoted to Pierce County’s diverse cultures, is coming once again to Tacoma’s Wright Park July 24-25.

This year, Pierce County high school students are invited to participate in the Ethnic Fest Poster Contest.

Winning artwork will be used on posters, t-shirts, and promotional materials as well as in advertising and public service announcements for Ethnic Fest.

If that isn’t enough there’s cash: money will be awarded to the top three winners.

Ethnic Fest, started in 1986, draws about 60,000 people each year. Wright Park fills with families and individuals as they enjoy

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Art sale to benefit injured deputy’s daughter

Local artists are donating their work to help the daughter of a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy injured in a paralyzing car crash.

The January 4 accident left Richelle Heacock, a college athlete, paralyzed from the chest down.

Heacock was returning home from school in Oregon at the time to attend the memorial service for slain sheriff’s deputy Kent Mundell, who worked alongside her father in the Sheriff’s Department Mountain Detachment.

The two-day sale at the Robert Daniel Gallery features painting, prints, jewelry, photography, posters, wine, bedding and blown glass. Over 50 items will be for sale from $20 to $2,000.
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Critic’s Picks: “Noises Off” at Tacoma Little Theatre, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Northwest Sinfonietta does Bach and Alex Stisser at MoG

“Noises Off” opens at Tacoma Little Theatre

Opening tonight at TLT is “Noises Off,” the Michael Frayn comedy about a disastrous play as seen from the backstage side. Ages 13-plus. 7:30 p.m. tonight, then 7:30 p.m. Fri-Sat and 2 p.m. Sun through April 25. Pay-What-You-Can 7:30 p.m. April 1. $16-$24. 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Pantages

The famed a cappella vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, multi-Grammy winners, brings its signature African harmonies and rhythms to Tacoma. 7:30 p.m. tonight, pre-concert lecture 6:30 p.m. $59/$45/$35. Pantages Theater, 905 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org

Northwest Sinfonietta

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Mike Capp’s monsters at Mineral, mighty nice


Sorry for the Seussian alliteration in the title, but it’s hard to resist getting back to childhood when you step into Mineral these days. The tiny gallery/art jewelry space on Puyallup Avenue is filled with monsters – the friendly kind, that is. Mike Capp‘s show “I wonder what that’s about?” has been up for a few weeks now and with a vibe that mixes painterly care with childlike humor it’s definitely worth a long look.

Capp’s an Everett painter with an eclectic background –  including a stretch as a stand-up comic – but a lot of

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Edible Books at the UPS Collins Library


Go on, get into the library and eat those books! No, seriously, the Edible Books Festival is back next week at the Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound. Edible books? You bet. The April 1 festival is an annual event celebrated by hundreds of other libraries around the world to unite two things that a lot of us love – reading and eating.

And no, it’s not an April  Fools’ joke, though it has the same spirit. Local artists or chefs create book-shaped or book-inspired food that will be on display in the library

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Critic’s picks: “Caveman” at TOTS, Click Flick at Grand, Oly Dance Fest and Two Vaults fiber art

“Caveman” is back at TOTS

It’s the last weekend to see the Tacoma return of “Defending the Caveman,” a hilarious one-man-comedy about the relationship between the sexes (yes, every cliché you can think of is true) and the longest-running solo play in Broadway history. Bring your better half. 7:30 p.m. tonight and March 20, 3 p.m. March 21. $39/$29. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org

See “George” free at the Click! Flick

The free Click! Family Flick this weekend at the Grand is “Curious George,” the lovable tale of a lovable monkey that always gets so innocently

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Local gospel choir enters online competition for American Stroke Association; vote by Saturday

Local gospel choir DaNell Daymon and Royalty is one of many gospel choirs competing in an online public voting competition co-sponsored by the Gospel Music Channel and the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. The Most Powerful Voices competition, which runs through April 6, aims to raise awareness about stroke, particularly in the African American community.

Each choir presents a number on the competition’s Web site, and visitors can vote for the choir they think is best. Voting is open through March 20, and each choir needs at least five different registered

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