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Nov.
24th

Tony Roberts on his growing fame, working with Jamie Foxx and … being shy? (audio)

Comedian Nate Jackson calls Tony Roberts “the funniest man in America,” and I’m not inclined to argue. I figured the guy would be huge – potentially Dave Chappelle huge – within a year or two after I first sampled his spontaneous, rapid-fire delivery on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” a few months ago. His “B—-, Where You Been” bit: Classic!
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Nov.
1st

Nate Jackson to host “haymaker” Thanksgiving comedy show at Rialto Theater

Local comedian Nate Jackson is putting on his “haymaker show.” At least that’s how Jackson described his Super Funny Thanksgiving Comedy Concert, which will build on the popularity of his weekly, Thursday night gig at the Varsity Grill at 8 p.m. on Nov. 27 at Tacoma’s Rialto Theater.
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Oct.
24th

What to expect from Jo Dee Messina’s Music Room show (audio)

Last Friday’s GO cover subject, Jo Dee Messina, is the main attraction at Broadway Center’s Pantages Theater tonight. And you can Click here to listen to the county star break down what sets tonight’s Music Room format apart from other concerts she headlines.

May
20th

Broadway Center’s next season to include Ralph Stanley, Jo Dee Messina and more

Broadway Center unveiled it 2010-2011 season today, which includes musical stops by bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley with gospel fusion group Blind Boys of Alabama, country star Jo Dee Messina, singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith and more.

Below I’ve got the music and comedy stuff. Click here for the movies, plays, authors and acrobats.

BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA WITH RALPH STANLEY & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS
Friday, October 8, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. with Free pre-show lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Pantages Theater | Tickets: $29 to $74

JO DEE MESSINA: THE MUSIC ROOM SERIES

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March
2nd

What? Ice T with … Tacoma Symphony Orchestra?

Remember my post from a couple of weeks ago about Broadway Center’s survey on who they should book for next season – Margaret Cho, Ozomatli and Ralph Stanley being among the more intriguing possibilities?

Well, I don’t know if I just missed this as I was clicking through the survey (which you can take here
) but organizers are apparently considering a show pairing Ice T and Tacoma Symphony Orchestra.

Yes, the gangsta rapper, “Law & Order,” guy who played a kangaroo dude in “Tank Girl” Ice T. With Tacoma Symphony Orchestra.

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Feb.
17th

Should Broadway Center host Margaret Cho, Ozomatli and the Seattle Film Festival? You decide

Broadway Center is surveying patrons regarding what sorts of acts should be booked for their 2010-11 season. Among the musical acts they’re apparently considering: Dashboard Confessional, Ozomatli, Nanci Griffith Los Lonely Boys, Dwight Yoakum, the Ralph Stanley, Blind Boys of Alabama, Taj Mahal and Roseanne Cash.

Oh, and did I mention comedians John Cleese and Margaret Cho? Sweet! You can add your two cents here.

Oct.
12th

Preview of Sunday’s Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt show

Lyle Lovett, headed to Tacoma with amigo John Hiatt (photo by Michael Wilson)
Lyle Lovett, headed to Tacoma with amigo John Hiatt (photo by Michael Wilson)

I’m taking a few days off, but thought I’d post an excerpt from a recent review of the show John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett have been taking on the road to give you all an idea of what to expect Sunday (Oct. 18) at the Pantages Theater.
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