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Archives: Jan. 2013


Tacoma’s latest reality TV star is a nerd

Tacoma and the South Sound churn out reality TV contestants at a numbing pace. From Vicci Martinez on “The Voice” to Nellie Veitenheimer on “The Glee Project” to “Cupcakes Wars” and “Survivor” and shows about Ford Escapes and looking-for-love bachelors.

Tacoma’s latest TV star wannabe, Genevive, will be one of 11 contestants vying to be “King of the Nerds” on TBS. The show premiers tonight.

According to her bio on the TBS site Genevive is obsessed with Batman, can’t decide if she likes math or science better and has a dog named Marty McFly. Her mother told

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KIRO radio goes to the dogs (and cats)

America’s love affair with their cats and dogs shows no sign of slowing and now KIRO Radio (97.3 FM) is catering to that demographic with a new show.

“It’s Raining Cats and Dogs,” hosted by Shawn Stewart, debuts Sunday at 1 p.m. The two-hour show will broadcast on Sundays in that time slot.

The show features pet experts from the Ahimsa Dog Training Center (owned by Stewart) who will take listener questions. The show will feature tips on training techniques, nutritional advice and “timely advice for keeping your pets happy.”

“I’ve never seen a city more in love

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Rickie Lee Jones returns to Jazz Alley this weekend

Former Tacoma girl and “Chuck E.’s in Love” vocalist Rickie Lee Jones returns to Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley Friday through Sunday. She’s touring in support of her new release The Devil You Know.

Opening for Jones is Boston-based singer/songwriter Jesse Dee.

Set time is 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m. each night.

Here’s more from Jazz Alley:

“It’s a simple, surprising record,” says Rickie Lee Jones of her new album, The Devil You Know. Though she’s one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of our time, interpretive singing has long been part of Jones’s musical tapestry

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Aerial protest planned for Lady Gaga today in Tacoma

A Florida-based anti-gay group said today it has a hired an aircraft to fly a banner over the Tacoma Dome protesting the message of Lady Gaga’s current Born This Way tour. The tour kicks off its American leg today.

The Florida Family Association said the banner will read, “NOT Born this way” and will fly from 1 p.m. until sunset today. Lady Gaga’s Born Brave Bus tour will be set up in the Dome’s parking lot starting at 4 p.m. Read more about that here.

On its website the group asks, “How would you feel if your

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Lady Gaga’s Born Brave Bus headed to Tacoma

The Lady Gaga concert is only hours away but you can catch the bus early. We’re talking about her Born Brave Bus, soon to be parked in the Tacoma Dome parking lot.

Covered in fan-generated artwork the bus is part of Gaga’s U.S. Born This Way Ball tour. It’s the rolling, physical embodiment of her Born This Way Foundation that’s meant to inspire bravery and promote self-acceptance.

The bus provides an interactive “tailgate” experience that connects youth with local resources in their communities including behavioral and mental health services, school psychologists, mentoring, volunteer opportunities and bullying and suicide prevention

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Dog show, local theater, music, snow ball fights and more happenings this weekend and beyond

With up to 3,000 dogs, exhibits and prizes by various vendors, the Western Washington Winter All Breed Dog Show is a canine-lovers delight. Bring the family for a free event where you can view all kinds of pooches, talk to breeders and possibly meet your next four-legged family member. Hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. today through Sunday at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth St., SW, Puyallup.

Today–Feb. 3
Lakewood Playhouse’s production of “The Children’s Hour” tackles the tough subjects of bullying, homosexuality and suicide in a story about two women who

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A great film and some Palestinian politics

I try to stay out of politics here on the Get Out blog but here’s an event that includes an outstanding movie. And some good food. Regarding the politics: proceed according to your own compass. I make no endorsements here.

The award-winning 2011 film “5 Broken Cameras” will be shown on Saturday at 5 p.m. as part of an evening of Palestinian Non-violent Resistance.

Iyad Burnat, the filmmaker’s brother, will be on hand to talk about his life in the West Bank under Israeli military occupation.

Here’s a description from the movie’s site:

5 Broken Cameras

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Vicci Martinez to perform with Seattle Women’s Chorus

If you missed hometown hero Vicci Martinez’s recent performances at Tacoma’s Jazzbones and Seattle’s Jazz Alley you have another chance to hear her. And this time she’s going to be backed up by a full chorus.

Martinez will perform with the Seattle Women’s Chorus on February 8 in an 8 p.m. show at Benaroya Hall. “Celebrate!” marks the 10th anniversary season for SWC.

Here’s more from the announcement:

Highlighting some fantastic musical divas from the past few decades, Seattle Women’s Chorus will give audiences a curtain-to-curtain celebration that is sure to bring the house down. The selected songs are

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