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Archives: April 2012


The Doobie Brothers added to fair line-up

The Puyallup Fair hasn’t yet finished filling in the gaps in their entertainment line-up. Veteran rockers The Doobie Brothers will be performing there on Sept. 19. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m.

The group, with 16 albums and hit songs, “Black Water,” “What a Fool Believes,” “Real Love,” and “Long Train Running,” has been around since the 1970s. Though the band’s makeup (including Michael McDonald) has changed over the years founding members Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons are still the writers and lead vocalists for the group.

The Doobie Brothers will perform on Wednesday,

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Puyallup spring fair, junior daffodil parade, fishing, Earth Day events and more happenings this weekend

Here are a few family friendly activities to take in today:

Spring Fair in Puyallup April 21-22, Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. $9 adults, $7 students (6-18), free for kids younger than 5. 253-841-5045,

Junior Daffodil Parade 10 a.m. April 21, Proctor Business District, North 27th and North Proctor streets., Tacoma. Free. 253-759-0725,

Lacey Family Fish-In This event is for ages 5-14 and is designed to encourage fishing as a fun family activity. Registration is required, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21, Woodland Creek Community Park, 6729 Pacific Ave. S.E.,

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Historic tours, baseball book signing, Norway Day, music and more happenings this weekend and beyond

At Puyallup’s Meeker Mansion
you’ll be able to see areas seldom viewed by the public and learn about one of the Northwest’s most famous pioneers during a “Top to Bottom Tour” from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at 312 Spring St., Puyallup. Admission is $6; $3 for ages 10 and younger; free for members. Call 253-845-1770 or go to

Author Jon Wells
brings our own professional baseball team into sharp focus in “Shipwrecked, A Peoples’ History of the Seattle Mariners.” Wells, a baseball writer who has covered the Mariners for more than 15 years,

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Here’s your chance to be on ‘The Real World’

It seems hard to believe: the “kids” on MTV’s “The Real World” are as old as the show itself – one of the first reality shows of the modern era and definitely the longest running.

The 20 year old show will be holding a casting call for its 28th season on April 28 in Seattle. It will be held at Gordon Biersch Restaurant and Brewery.

Casting directors from the show’s creators and long-time producers, Bunim/Murray Productions, will be at the restaurant from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pacific Place Shopping Center, 600 Pine Street, in Seattle.

The producers say

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Train closes Puyallup Fair’s entertainment lineup

The Puyallup Fair announced today that Train will perform there on the fair’s final night, Sept. 23. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m.

Train joins Willie Nelson, Martina McBride, TobyMac, Big Time Rush, Tim McGraw, Jeff Dunham and others in the star-studded lineup.

Train first rose to prominence with their single “Meet Virginia” but shot to chart topping status with “Drops of Jupiter.” After a three year hiatus this three-time Grammy Award winning group is back together. Last year Train lead singer Patrick Monahan performed with Tacoma singer Vicci Martinez on “The Voice.”

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Puyallup’s Spring Fair starts on Thursday

Music-making and NASCAR are the themes of two new attractions at this weekend’s vernal version of the Puyallup Fair which swings open its gates at 2 p.m. Thursday.

While some of the action is happening only Friday through Sunday there are still plenty of reasons to head over on Thursday. First: admission is free all day to anyone 18 or younger. The Fair just asks that you bring a non-perishable food donation for the Puyallup Food Bank.

Up for a good scare? The Extreme Scream is only $7.50 on Thursday ($3 off the usual $10.50 price.) Top it all off

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Red Hot Chili Peppers to play KeyArena Nov. 15

On Sunday the Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But today the bigger news is that they are coming to KeyArena for a concert on Thursday, November 15.

Tickets for the I’m With You World Tour go on sale Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m. at, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone 800-745-3000.

If you’re a fan I wouldn’t delay in getting tickets. Six of the band’s tour dates in September and October are already sold out.

Frontman Anthony Kiedis and bass player Flea have been

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Linkin Park and Incubus to play Tacoma Dome Sept. 5

The Tacoma Dome just announced that Linkin Park and Incubus are coming to the big round building – part of the 2012 Honda Civic Tour – on Wednesday, September 5 for a 5:30 p.m. show.

Tickets for the show, which includes Mutemath, go on sale Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.