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Archives: Sep. 2011


Tacoma’s own Jo Koy makes return appearance at The Moore

You may have sat next to Joe Herbert at Foss High School but now’s he’s nationally known comic Jo Koy and he’s coming back to Seattle’s Moore Theatre Nov. 19 for an 8 p.m. show.

Koy is bringing his new Lights Out Tour to Seattle. He’s a regular guest on E!’s “Chelsea Lately” and will be filming his second 1-hour Comedy Central stand-up special later this year.

Tickets are on sale now at Live Nation.


Things to do in the next 7 days

Craft beer, hops vines, live music, food and kids’ activities will fill the historic Mary Olson farmstead just outside Auburn this weekend for the second annual Hops and Crops Harvest Festival. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. General admission is $5, beer tasting admission for those 21 and older is $10, but those younger than 13 get in free. The Mary Olson Farm is at 28728 Green River Road, Auburn. 253-288-7433,

Relive early trader life at DuPont’s annual Hudson Bay Day and Salmon BBQ, with historical demonstrations, antique guns, live music, kids’ activities and a salmon dinner. 11:30

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Yes, that’s Seattle’s KeyArena in the new show ‘X-Factor’

Maybe you remembered the auditions held in April for the new Simon Cowell TV show, “X-Factor,” in Seattle at KeyArena. Or the live audience with the judges in the second national call-back audition in July also at KeyArena. If not, then tune in Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on Channel 13 for the debut of “X-Factor” where those July auditions will be part of the show. With all the hype, the show bills itself as “unlike other audition-type shows.” The first time contestants audition, they will not only be in front of the judges, Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger,

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Jeff Dunham brings Controlled Chaos to Tacoma Dome

Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is returning to the Tacoma Dome on March 24 for his Controlled Chaos tour.

You can get a taste of what’s to come when his TV Special of the same name premieres Sunday on Comedy Central. He’s introducing two new characters: Achmed Junior (the son of Achmed the Dead Terrorist) and Little Jeff (a puppet version of Dunham.)

When: Saturday, March 24, 2012. Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
Where: Tacoma Dome
Tickets: On sale September 30 at 10 a.m. Available for purchase at the Tacoma Dome box office,

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This weekend at the fair: great pumpkin carving, Miranda Lambert

Heading out to the Puyallup Fair this weekend? Here’s some of what’s going on.


4-H Film Festival, 10 a.m., Pavilion

Jazz Disciples, 10 a.m., Education Stage

Giant Pumpkin Carving, 11 a.m., Pavilion Overhang

Meet Dora the Explorer, 11 a.m. ToonzVille

4-H Dog Agility Show, 1, 5 p.m., W.H. Paulhamus Arena

Roberto the Magnificent, Comedy Juggling, 1:30, 3:45, 6 p.m. Fountain Plaza Stage

Miranda Lambert, 7:30 p.m., Grandstand


Mutton Bustin’, 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30 p.m. Green Gate Area

Fiestas Patrias Festival, 11 a.m., Grandstand

Let’s Pretend

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Today at the fair: dog show, Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith

Strike keeping you home with the kids? Head out to the Puyallup Fair for some fun today. Here’s the daily schedule for Friday:

4-H Dog Show, 10 a.m., 4-H Cat/Dog Barn

Target Shooting, noon, NW Outdoors Go Play Outside

C&H Parent-Child Christmas Cookie Contest, 1 p.m., Pavilion, 2nd floor

Egg Artistry, 2 p.m. Hobby Hall

Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith, 7:30 p.m., grandstand

Puyallup Valley Community Band, 8 p.m., Education Stage

How to Do the Puyallup

Hours: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.

Admission: $11 adults, $9 seniors (62 and older) and students (ages

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Today at the fair: Spammy and Sammy

Here’s what’s going on at the Puyallup Fair Wednesday:

Dizzy Pass Bracelet Day: Ride most of the fair’s rides on an unlimited basis all day long after buying a $25 pass.

The Great American Spam Championship, 10 a.m., Pavilion, 2nd Floor

Open Class Holstein Cow Show, noon, Large Show Arena

Kids Tractor Pull, 1, 2:30, 4, 6 p.m., Green Gate Area

YouthFest, 4:30 p.m. Coca-Cola Stage

Sammy Hagar & The Wabos, 7:30 p.m., Grandstand


Dates: Today-Sept 25.

Hours: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays.

Admission: $11 for adults,

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Today at the fair: Ride deal, Chicago concert

Guessing there may be some Tacoma families looking for something to do today. Here’s what’s happening Tuesday at the Puyallup fair.

It’s Dizzy Pass Bracelet Day. You can enjoy most of the fair’s rides on an unlimited basis all day long after buying a $25 pass.

Fastest Fingers Contest, tatting, 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30 p.m. Pavilion, second floor

Tacoma Banjo Club, 11 a.m., Education Stage

World Of Music, interactive hands-on museum of music, noon, 2, 4 p.m., Paulhamus Park

4-H Equine Show, 4:30 p.m. W.H. Paulhamus Arena

A Wee Bit Celtic, 7 p.m., Education Stage

Chicago with

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