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Broadway Center announces 2013-14 season

The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2013-14 season today. Member tickets and multi-show packages are on sale now with single ticket sales starting July 8.

The BCPA will be celebrating its 30th anniversary season with over 40 events coming to Tacoma’s Theater District.

Here’s the 2013-14 season in chronological order:

Musical “Chicago”
(Tickets: $59, $79, $89, $109)

Travel writer Rick Steves
(Tickets: $15, $25, $75*) *$75 ticket includes post-show meet and greet with Rick Steves

The Acting Company: William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

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Author Timothy Egan presents his new book on photographer Edward Curtis at Tacoma Library

Edward S. Curtis’s name is synonymous with photography of Native Americans in the early 20th century. The man traveled all over the American West in his quest to document indigenous peoples before their way of life was subverted.

On Thursday Pulitzer-Prize winning author Timothy Egan will speak about and sign his new book on Curtis at 7 p.m. in the Olympic Room at Tacoma’s Main Library.

“Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis” chronicles the stories behind Curtis’s work.

Egan is the best-selling author of six books. In 2006 he won the

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Author J.A. Jance talk and book signing at UP library on July 26

New York Times best-selling author J.A. Jance will appear at University Place Pierce County Library on Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. for a free talk and book signing.

Jance joins a list of over 20 authors who have given talks and book
signings at the University Place library since it opened in its new location last year.

Jance is the author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series and four thrillers about the Walker Family.

Jance’s newest book in the Brady series, “Judgment Call,” will be released July 24 and will

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Broadway Center announces its 2012-13 season

David Sedaris, TEDx, Wayne Brady, Roberta Flack, August Wilson plays, Alfred Hitchcock films and “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” – they are just some of the 40 events in the just announced 2012-13 season at Broadway Center. Theater, dance, comedy, music and films are all represented.

Member tickets and multi-show packages are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale July 16.

The new season begins July 19 with a staged reading of Lanford Wilson’s “Fifth of July” followed on July 29 with Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest, a medley of legendary rockers including the Edgar Winter Band, Johnny

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Kitsap author Gregg Olsen on summer ‘Envy’ tour

“Envy,” a young adult (YA) novel by Kitsap County true-crime author Gregg Olsen, could be the next big thing.

Based on a true and deadly case of bullying, “Envy” is set in Port Gamble and follows twin sisters who uncover some terrifying secrets after the supposed suicide of a friend. The paperback edition comes out on Tuesday.

A film adaptation of the novel, which is set in Port Gamble, will start production in fall. It’s been chosen by state librarians to represent Washington at September’s National Book Festival Pavilion of the States.

You can meet Olsen at several

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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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Indy film shooting in Tacoma stars Michael Pitt of HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’

A film about an outlaw hobo starring Hollywood actor Michael Pitt is filming in Tacoma through Thursday.

“You Can’t Win” features Pitt, one of the stars of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” and Hannah Marks of this year’s “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

The film is an adaptation of a 1926 autobiography by hobo and burglar Jack Black. Filming with Pitt is taking place in and around Old City Hall now through May 3.

Black’s autobiography covers his life on the road in the western United States and Canada. He was born near Vancouver, B.C. in 1881. His writings influenced author William

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Warren Etheredge and ‘The High Bar’ belly up to Tacoma’s KBTC

Warren Etheredge has been hosting his digital watering hole, “The High Bar,” for three seasons now. The interview series covers filmmakers, authors and other cultural movers and shakers.

Beginning Monday “The High Bar” will be broadcast on KBTC public television (physically located right next door to The News Tribune, I might add.)

Etheredge is one of the best questioners/listeners I know and has an impressive tally of over 1,500 interviews with the likes of Jodie Foster, Gary Oldman, Susie Bright and Mike Daisey.

Etheredge promotes “slow culture.” His motto: Smarter

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