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Lemolo, MLKBallet and Barefoot Collective in The Kaleidoscope Dance at Urban Grace this Saturday

Lemolo – Meagan Grandall and Kendra Cox – play live with contemporary dance this Saturday at Urban Grace. Photo: Genevieve Pearson.
Lemolo – Meagan Grandall and Kendra Cox – play live with contemporary dance this Saturday at Urban Grace. Photo: Genevieve Pearson.

New choreography meets live music this Saturday as indie rock female duo Lemolo collaborates with two Tacoma contemporary dance companies – MLKBallet and The Barefoot Collective – in the warm acoustics of Urban Grace Church. The collaboration is not the first such collaboration; MLK’s Move show once featured Vicci Martinez playing a couple of numbers before she got famous, and TBC is known for including a couple of live musicians in their dance shows, from solo viola to jazz combo. But “The Kaleidoscope Dance” is entirely live from beginning to end, and sets some of Tacoma’s best choreographers to the rock duo’s 2012 debut album “The Kaleidoscope,” played in its entirety.

Lemolo, made up of Port Orchard gals Meagan Grandall and Kendra Cox, has wowed the Seattle area scene over the last year.  They’ve been called everything from “heavenly and haunting” (City Arts Magazine) to “fragile yet strong” (, layering high ethereal voices over guitar riffs and sparse drums. Read more »


Macklemore adds second KeyArena show

Macklemore is big in his hometown. No surprise there.

His Dec. 12 show quickly sold out and now he and partner Ryan Lewis have added a second show on Dec. 11. Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m.

Tickets will be available for the Dec. 11 show at the KeyArena Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets,, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.


Go fly a kite at festival, admire roses at show, check out antique trucks and tractors, cycle the county and Taste of Taccoma all happening this weekend

Besides the Taste of Tacoma going on all weekend at Point Defiance Park here are other activities happening around the Sound.


Discover the beauty of the rose when Tacoma Rose Society puts on its annual Rose Show on Saturday. This year’s theme, “A Symphony of Roses, A Concord of Colors” will features dozens of varieties of roses on display. Judging is at 10 a.m., and the show is open to the public from noon-5:30 p.m. at Jackson Hall, 314 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. Admission is free. Call 253-537-2564.

It’s all about kites and family fun at

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Stuff your face: Taste of Tacoma is happening this weekend

The Taste of Tacoma happens today through Sunday at Point Defiance Park. File photo.
The Taste of Tacoma happens today through Sunday at Point Defiance Park. File photo.

Attention fans of deep-fried gluttony: This is the weekend to make good use of those stretchy Thanksgiving pants buried in the back of your closet. You know the ones – they’ve got the sort-of-still-there elastic waistband.

Your mission: Elephant ears, corn on the cob, corn dogs, burgers, Philly cheesesteaks and about 200 other foods that will leave you filled with regret and reaching for a hefty dose of Zantac. This weekend is Taste of Tacoma, the region’s biggest food court that brings 26 pop-up restaurants to Point Defiance Park for three days. Read more »


Cigars, cars…and booze

LeMay America’s Car Museum and El Gaucho Tacoma are teaming up to put on “Cars & Cigars” on August 3.

The event combines:
– Tastings from Northwest wineries, distilleries and breweries
– Cigars
– LeMay’s cars
– El Gaucho appetizers

Cigars can be purchased with the ticket or at the event.
Or you can bring cigars with you.

Cars & Cigars
When: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3
Where: Anderson Outdoor Plaza at America’s Car Museum
2702 East D. St., Tacoma
Cost: $95 per person inclusive, no cigar
$105 per

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Artist Ricco diStefano kicks off LeMay Marymount summer arts program with exhibit

Artist Ricco diStefano. Photo courtesy LeMay foundation.
Artist Ricco diStefano. Photo courtesy LeMay foundation.

The LeMay Family Collection Foundation has announced an expanded summer fine arts program at its Marymount campus, kicked off this weekend with the opening of an exhibition of work by Northwest painter Ricco diStefano. The opening preview will be from 5-7 p.m. this Saturday, including an artist reception.

From the press release: “The June 29 event represents a major public exhibition designed to raise awareness (and funds) for an increasingly rich and diverse fine arts program that includes a growing number of fine painting, sculpture and historic offerings ranging from classic Americana and iconic statuary installations to new works by local and world masters.”

Based on Tiger Mountain, Spokane-born artist di Stefano is influenced both by his forested studio and his training in graphic design and illustration, creating Northwest-based landscapes in a vivid, unique style. Exhibits include a recent co-exhibition with Northwest glass legend Dale Chihuly.

A portion of all sales from work at the preview will go to the foundation.

5-7 p.m. June 29. Free. LeMay Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma. Read more »


Hit the Thrift Shop: Macklemore to play KeyArena

It’s time to dust off your thrift shop treasures. The Seattle hip-hop duo of Macklemore and Lewis are returning to their hometown for a Dec. 12 show at KeyArena.

The concert will be the final stop on their fall arena tour. If you want to catch them earlier they’ll kick off the tour in Portland on Oct. 22 and play Spokane on Oct. 23.

The concert will feature special guests Talib Kweli and Big K.R.I.T.

Tickets will be available at 10 a.m. on Friday.

The duo will precede their U.S. tour with an already sold out tour

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Instagram your close-ups of the gritty city in Tacoma Art Museum’s #253 StreetArt Photo Contest

Think you take pretty good photos? Then get up real close to Tacoma’s gritty streets and enter some of your shots via Instagram in the Tacoma Art Museum’s #253 StreetArt Photo Contest. You might even win a museum membership for the year.

Inspired by Eric Carle, who, aside from his winsome tissue-paper collages of rubber ducks and brown bears for kids likes to shoot extreme close-ups of streetscapes, the contest is open to anyone with a photo device and internet access. Like Carle, cruise your neighborhood and find the abstract beauty in parking lot lines, drain grates, sidewalk cracks

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