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Archives: May 2011


‘Glee’s’ Matthew Morrison joins NKOTBSB tour at Tacoma Dome

He’s the lovable choir director and Sue Sylvester’s favorite punching bag on the hit FOX show “Glee.” Now you can see Matthew Morrison live in Tacoma July 8 when he joins New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys at their Tacoma Dome show.

Morrison isn’t just a lip-synching pretty boy on “Glee.” He has a significant history on Broadway in productions like “Hairspray” and “The Light in the Piazza.” He received a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for “10 Million Miles.”

Matthew Morrison’s self-titled debut album is out now.


Happenings around the Sound tonight

Home & Garden

Natural Yard Care Workshops Learn how to save money and care for your lawn and garden using environmental maintenance practices, 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight, City of Tacoma Tagro Facility, 2201 Portland Ave., Tacoma; Free; (253) 798-4587;


Ha Ha Tuesdays Hosted by Ralph Porter, Reservations strongly recommended, 7 p.m. tonight, Jazzbones, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; $5 or free with comedy pass;
LadyJaneJazz Piano 7 p.m. tonight, Bob’s Java Jive, 2102 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma.
James Bryan & Carl Jones James on fiddle from his roots in Alabama as Carl on guitar from his upbringing

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Happenings around the Sound for the next seven days


Queen tribute
Seattle Rock Orchestra will pay tribute to the virtuosic playing and song-writing talents of the British rock band Queen with an 8 p.m. concert Saturday. Songs include “You’re My Best Friend,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and the 8-minute epic “The Prophet’s Song.” Tickets are $18 for the show at the Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. Call 877-784-4849 or go to


Go green
Learn about everything “green” at the Seattle Green Festival this weekend at Qwest Field and Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S, Seattle. There will be more than 125 speakers and experts available,

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There’s nightlife, theater and book events to choose from tonight

Tacoma nightlife

Karaoke 9 p.m. tonight, Gloria’s Bar and Grill, 8201 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; Free ; (253) 475-5877.
Karaoke on the big stage, 8 p.m. tonight, The Swiss Tavern, 1904 S. Jefferson Ave., Tacoma; Free.
Barry Torrence Band Featuring Jay Douglas and Rob Rideout 8 p.m. tonight, Stonegate Restaurant & Bar, 5421 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma; no cover; (263) 473-2255.

Community Theater

Capital Playhouse Presents “Fame” 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Capital Playhouse, 612 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia; $28-$39; (360) 943-2744;

Book Event

Author Event with Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm will be discussing

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Motley Crue to rock the Tacoma Dome in August

The iconic rock band Motley Crue returns to the Tacoma Dome on Aug. 12.

Poison and the New York Dolls will join Motley Crue for the Friday night show. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, May 20.

Motley Crue’s 30th anniversary tour will include drummer Tommy Lee’s “360” drum rollercoaster. During his drum solo, Lee will perform while being launched into multiple loops. The band’s set list was chosen by their fans, who voted at from a list of every song the Crue has ever recorded.

Tommy Lee, David Johansen, and Nikki at the Sixx Sense Studio. Photo from

The band is noted for a bit of local Tacoma history. The Crue is among three bands producing the largest general admission concerts at the Tacoma Dome, according to the Dome website. Motley Crue, The Police and Scorpions placed concerts that each attracted 30,000 fans.

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Check out psychic readers, book clubs, health tips and music around the Sound tonight

“The Palmistry Lady” Ask a Psychic Event Leean Lester joins us for this special Q&A session, 6-8 p.m. tonight, The Progressive Spiritual Center, 6108 Mt. Tacoma Drive SW, Lakewood; $10;

The Healthy and Fit Woman: Midlife & Beyond Family physician Tanya Wilke, MD of the Franciscan Medical Group will discuss how to age well by managing hormonal imbalances, menopause, osteoporosis and other health concerns, 6-7 p.m. tonight, St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1455 Battersby Ave., Enumclaw; Free; 1-888-825-3227;

Book Group All are welcome to join this book discussion group, “The Housekeeper and the Professer” by Yoko Ogawa, 6:30 p.m. tonight,

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Daniel Tosh brings tour to Tacoma’s Temple Theatre Aug. 15

Comedian Daniel Tosh, the host of the Comedy Central series, “Tosh.0,” is coming to Tacoma’s Temple Theatre on Aug. 15. The show will start at 7 p.m.

The Tacoma stop is part of his all new 2011 comedy tour “Tosh Tour On Ice,” kicking off in July in Boston and hitting more than 30 cities across the United States and Canada.

Tosh has been named one of the “10 comics to watch” by Daily Variety.

Tickets are $45 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at


Kings of Leon to play KeyArena Sept. 12

The Kings of Leon will play KeyArena on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

Kings of Leon’s summer tour will include special guests Band of Horses. The Seattle show is the only one currently scheduled tour stop in the Northwest.

The tour is the first stateside since the release of the band’s fifth album “Come Around Sundown.”

Tickets are $35, $45 and $65 and go on sale at, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.