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Tag: Urban Grace Church

July
2nd

Lemolo, MLKBallet and Barefoot Collective in The Kaleidoscope Dance at Urban Grace this Saturday

Lemolo – Meagan Grandall and Kendra Cox – play live with contemporary dance this Saturday at Urban Grace. Photo: Genevieve Pearson.
Lemolo – Meagan Grandall and Kendra Cox – play live with contemporary dance this Saturday at Urban Grace. Photo: Genevieve Pearson.

New choreography meets live music this Saturday as indie rock female duo Lemolo collaborates with two Tacoma contemporary dance companies – MLKBallet and The Barefoot Collective – in the warm acoustics of Urban Grace Church. The collaboration is not the first such collaboration; MLK’s Move show once featured Vicci Martinez playing a couple of numbers before she got famous, and TBC is known for including a couple of live musicians in their dance shows, from solo viola to jazz combo. But “The Kaleidoscope Dance” is entirely live from beginning to end, and sets some of Tacoma’s best choreographers to the rock duo’s 2012 debut album “The Kaleidoscope,” played in its entirety.

Lemolo, made up of Port Orchard gals Meagan Grandall and Kendra Cox, has wowed the Seattle area scene over the last year.  They’ve been called everything from “heavenly and haunting” (City Arts Magazine) to “fragile yet strong” (Seattlepi.com), layering high ethereal voices over guitar riffs and sparse drums. Read more »

July
16th

Critic’s Picks: Click Flick at the Grand, Gig Harbor Art Fest, chamber music at Lakewold and poetry performance workshop at Urban Grace

Click Flick: “Ice Age”

This month’s Click Family Flick at the Grand is “Ice Age,” the animated feature set 20,000 years ago about a mammoth, a sloth and a human baby. Doors open 10 a.m., screening 10:30 a.m. July 17. Free, first 100 people only. The Grand Cinema, 608 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-572-6062, www.grandcinema.com

Gig Harbor Art Fest

The Peninsula Art League’s 26th Annual Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival this weekend features local artists, live music including the Kim Archer Band, roving fiddlers, kids’ activities and sidewalk chalk art. Free shuttle from Pierce Transit Park and Ride lot and

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April
28th

Tammy Robacker is Tacoma’s new Poet Laureate

Urban Grace Church, local poetry sponsor, has announced that Tacoma poet Tammy Robacker has won the 2010 Soul of the City poetry competition and is the city’s Poet Laureate through April 2011.

The five judges that chose Robacker as Laureate include current Laureate Antonio Edwards, past Laureate William Kupinse, poets Emily Noelle-Ignacio and Grace Livingston and artist Holly Senn. Robacker, who published her first book “The Vicissitudes” in 2009 under her own company Pearle Publications and who has co-edited the anthology “In Tahoma’s Shadow,” received her BA in writing from Evergreen College and is an active poet around

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