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Archives: May 2011


The Flaming Lips to heat up Puyallup Fair

Maybe Yoshimi and the Pink Robots will be there.

The Flaming Lips will perform on Sept. 21 at the Puyallup Fair. Besides great music the band puts on one of the most visually interesting concerts going. In 2002, Q magazine said The Flaming Lips was one of the “50 Bands to See Before You Die.”

From the press release:

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m. NEW THIS YEAR: Tickets go on sale on the Fair website, (NOT Ticketmaster) or by phone (888) 559-FAIR (3247). The new phone number will be staffed daily, 8

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From Russia With Love at the Puyallup Library

The Puyallup Public Library explores Russian folk culture on July 29. Traditional folktale stories will be taught, Russian language will be taught and craft making . Then create a surprise craft. The free event begins at 3 p.m. and all ages welcome. No registration required.

This event is part of the 2011 Summer Reading program at the Puyallup Public Library which encourages children up to 12 years old to explore “One World, Many Stories” at the Library.

The library is at 324 S. Meridian, in downtown Puyallup.


Adele loses voice, Seattle loses Adele

UK soul pop singer Adele has come down with a case of laryngitis forcing her to cancel several dates on her North American tour including Wednesday’s concert at the Paramount in Seattle.

Also canceled was Portland on June 3. The tour will resume in San Francisco on June 4.

A makeup date for Seattle has not been announced.

The following was posted on Adele’s website:

Adele has been forced to postpone 5 dates on her current sold-out tour of North America due to laryngitis, she was diagnosed last Thursday in Minneapolis, MN, where doctors ordered immediate rest and postponement

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Things to do in the next 7 days


Scramble in the street
Thirty locations are circled on a map – go. At the free Gig Harbor Street Scramble, teams and individuals compete to find as many checkpoints as they can on foot or bike in 90 minutes or three hours. It’s fun for families, runners, cyclists and anyone who likes to explore. Activities start at 10 a.m. at Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. Registration forms are available at the Gig Harbor YMCA or Gig Harbor Visitor Information Center. For more details, go to


Adore Adele
At the 2009 Grammy Awards,

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Rockwell closes Monday at TAM

You only have a few days left to see Tacoma Art Museum’s current show “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell.” It closes Monday.

TAM director Stephanie Stebich told me Wednesday that attendance figures have far exceeded projections. She said people are coming back three or four times to see the show.

The show includes 44 paintings and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers created by the iconic American artist.

The museum, located at 1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, is normally open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday but will be open Monday for the final day

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Kenny Chesney goes coastal at the Tacoma Dome July 22

Kenny Chesney is bringing his Goin’ Coastal Tour to our coast in July. Specifically, he’s coming to the Tacoma Dome on July 22 with guests Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 3 at the Tacoma Dome box office and all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at

Ticket prices range from $25 to $79.50.


Yo Gabba Gabba! comes to the Paramount in November

DJ Lance Rock and the rest of Yo Gabba Gabba! partied in the Tacoma Dome last year. This year they are headed to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre for two shows Nov. 12 and 13.

Hip Hop Legend Biz Markie and Razzle Dazzle Gabba!-favorite Leslie Hall join the colorful cast of characters for “Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: It’s Time to Dance!”

Tickets go on sale May 31.