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Archives: May 2012

May
31st

Trampires and Homewreckers hit Lakewood on Saturday

A roller derby double header skates into Lakewood on Saturday.

The Trampires take on Hellbound Homewreckers in a championship bout and the Marauding Mollys face off with the Femme Fianna.

What: Tacoma Roller Derby
Who: Dockyard Derby Dames
When: Saturday, June 2 – Doors open at 5 p.m. with the first bout at 6 p.m.
Where: Pierce College Health Ed Center, Lakewood
Tickets: $12 in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ or $15 at the door. $10 for 6 – 12 years-old or with a military ID. Kids age 5 and under are Free; A portion of

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May
31st

Author of Ted Bundy/Ann Marie Burr mystery book to speak on Wednesday

We have our share of notorious serial killers here in the Pacific Northwest. Chief among those is Tacoma’s own Ted Bundy.

Bundy is long dead – executed for his crimes – but the mysteries that surrounded him continue to live on. One of those involve eight-year-old Ann Marie Burr who disappeared from her Tacoma home on August 31, 1961. Her neighbor: 14-year-old Ted Bundy. Burr was never found and it’s long been speculated that she was Bundy’s first victim – a charge he denied.

As did his mother.

In a 1999 interview with The News Tribune, Louise Bundy said,

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May
30th

Hugh Laurie, TV’s Dr. House, will sing the blues in Seattle on Monday

He’s British. He’s a TV actor. So it might be a little hard to picture Hugh Laurie, otherwise known as the irascible Dr. House, singing the blues. But that’s what he’ll be doing on Monday in a 7:30 p.m. show at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall.

Laurie plays piano and guitar as well as sings – accompanied by The Copper Bottom Band

Along with the band Laurie will perform music from his 2011 blues album, Let Them Talk.

Though he’s best known for his role on the FOX drama “House” Laurie has played piano, sung and written music for most

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May
28th

Today’s Memorial Day Events

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS
Arlington Northwest Memorial Display 7 a.m.-8 p.m. May 26-28, Marine Park, 3931 Ruston Way, Tacoma. Free. 253-355-2539, arlingtonnw.org.

Memorial Day Tribute noon May 26, 7 p.m. May 27, 2 p.m. May 28, Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood. Free and open to the public. 253-584-0252, ­mountainviewtacoma.com.

Memorial Day Mass with the Rev. John Wilke, 11 a.m. May 28, Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5012 70th St. W., Tacoma. 253-472-8875.

Memorial Day Service 11 a.m. May 28, War Memorial Park, Sixth Avenue and South MacArthur Street, Tacoma.

Puyallup Memorial

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May
26th

Memorial Day events, festivals, fundraisers, and free museum events this weekend

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS
Arlington Northwest Memorial Display 7 a.m.-8 p.m. May 26-28, Marine Park, 3931 Ruston Way, Tacoma. Free. 253-355-2539, arlingtonnw.org.

Memorial Day Tribute noon May 26, 7 p.m. May 27, 2 p.m. May 28, Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood. Free and open to the public. 253-584-0252, ­mountainviewtacoma.com.

Memorial Day Mass with the Rev. John Wilke, 11 a.m. May 28, Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5012 70th St. W., Tacoma. 253-472-8875.

Memorial Day Service 11 a.m. May 28, War Memorial Park, Sixth Avenue and South MacArthur Street, Tacoma.

Puyallup Memorial

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May
25th

Hydroplane Museum open house, local musical theater, SOTA performance and more events this weekend and beyond

Saturday
You don’t have to wait for Seafair to get excited about hydroplanes. Check out the Hydro Fever Open House Saturday. Tour the gallery featuring vintage unlimited hydroplanes such as Slo-Mo-Shun V, Miss Bardahl, Miss Wahoo, Atlas Van lines, Oh Boy! Oberto, Hurricane IV and Miss Budweiser plus join in the live auction for memorabilia, watch the casper model races for kids and check out dealers. It’s all happening at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, 5917 S. 196th St. in Kent. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and it’s free. Go to thunderboats.ning.com/events/hydro-fever-2012.

Today–Sunday
Based on

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May
23rd

Justin Bieber coming to Tacoma in October

Bieber fever will hit Tacoma this fall.

Pop singer Justin Bieber will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Tacoma Dome. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 2 through Ticketmaster. Tickets will cost $39.50-$89.50, according to Ticketmaster’s website.

Members of Bieber’s fan club can buy during a presale that starts at noon today (May 23) through bieberfever.com. American Express will offer a presale for cardholders May 24-31.

Bieber’s fourth studio album, “Believe,” will be released June 19. His concert tour will include singer Carly Rae Jepsen.

According to a news release from AEG Live and the

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May
22nd

Jackie Evancho to perform with The Tacoma Symphony at Puyallup Fair

The pint-sized opera diva Jackie Evancho will perform with The Tacoma Symphony at the Puyallup Fair on Sept. 15. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on June 2.

If you were watching “America’s Got Talent” in 2010 your jaw probably hit the ground like mine did when the 10 year old and then unknown Evancho opened her mouth. She has the pipes and command of a woman twice her age.

Evancho wasn’t the winner of that season’s AGT. That was Michael Grimm. Yeah, I know…Michael who?

Meanwhile, Evancho has made Platinum and Gold records and just been cast

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