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April
30th

‘Chasing Ice’ returns to Tacoma

“Chasing Ice,” the documentary about Earth’s rapidly shrinking glaciers and ice sheets, is returning to Tacoma for a special showing on Monday.

The film, with stunning time lapse photography, played recently at The Grand Cinema. This showing will be at the University of Washington Tacoma.

Here’s the schedule:

5:00 – Refreshments
5:30 – Welcome by Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland
5:30 – Screening of “Chasing Ice”
7:00 – Discussion with glaciologist Matt Bachmann and UW Tacoma faculty
7:30 – Encore screening of “Chasing Ice”

It’s free and will be in Phillips Hall on the UWT

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April
23rd

Comedian Brian Regan coming to Pantages Sept. 20

Comedian Brian Regan will perform at Broadway Center’s Pantages Theatre on Friday, September 20 in a 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Here’s more from the announcement:

With his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1995, Brian solidified his place on the show and in 2012 he made his 25th appearance, the most of any comedian on the CBS show. Brian has starred in two hour-long Comedy Central specials and released three DVDs and two CDs. His non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities

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April
5th

Tacoma R&B artist William Jordan is finalist in national competition

Tacoma native and R&B singer William Jordan is one of 25 artists from across the United States competing in the Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Stars Competition.

The artists were selected by radio giant Clear Channel Communications. The competition is based on votes.

Jordan’s contest site (where you can listen to his music) is: http://macys.iheart.com/macys/entries/profile/25.html

Jordan, along with fellow Tacoman Clemm Rishad, co-wrote the Nicki Minaj hit “Fly.”

March
13th

Gray Sky Blues festival lineup announced

The Gray Sky Blues Music Festival returns this year to downtown Tacoma on Daffodil Sunday.

Once again the festival follows the annual Grand Floral Daffodil Parade on April 13. Best of all: it’s free (except for headliner Franco Paletta and the Stingers.)

Over 12 acts will perform at the event’s live music venues: The Harmon Brewery, The Swiss Restaurant & Pub and Cutters Point Coffee.

And don’t miss the 100-plus hot rods parked outside The Harmon as part of the Rod and Custom Car Show.

The festival’s headliner is Franco Paletta and the Stingers from Portland. They’ll perform at 6

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March
7th

Taxidermist Cat Grey’s giant ‘Nightmare’ spider loses to 9/11

Tacoma rogue taxidermist Acataphasia “Cat” Grey’s nightmarish gigantic spider lost to a patriotic themed competitor on AMC’s “Immortalized” Thursday night.

Read the feature I wrote about Grey here.

She was bested by “Immortalizer” Dave Houser who sported a pink mohawk on the show. Houser is a traditional taxidermist with an unidentifiable accent who said he didn’t care for rogue taxidermy.

Grey commented that Houser didn’t appear traditional. I’d have to agree. Especially when he started dancing.

The show’s theme was “Your worst nightmare.” Grey told the judges: “I went with a generalized ‘Nobody Escapes’ nightmare.”

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