‘Between Sea and Sky’ dedication set for May 30

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A stunning suspended glass sculpture celebrating the beauty of the Pacific Northwest will be dedicated on Saturday, May 30 (10 am), in the UP Civic/Library Atrium (3609 Market Place W – University Place).

UP for Arts, a nonprofit 501c3 volunteer group, successfully completed a $100,000 fundraising campaign in less than one year to bring this spectacular artwork to our community. [Read more…]

‘Cabaret’ at TLT reveals decadence and danger of the era

LaNita Hudson (L) Haley Kim, Kathy Kluska and Amanda Jackson, the Kit Kat Klub girls surround Mauro Bozzo as the Klub’s Emcee,  in the current production at TLT of “Cabaret.” Photo by DK Photography.

Berlin, 1931:  Hitler’s Nazi slag was just beginning to ooze through the cracks in the Weimar Republic; Sally Bowles was waiting in the wings of the Kit Kat Klub; and life was a cabaret, old chum!

Tacoma Little Theatre presents the theatre’s 96th season’s final production “Cabaret,” with book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. [Read more…]

‘The K of D’ opens at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom May 27

K of D graphicThe truth is that Charlotte’s brother was killed by a reckless driver and died in her arms. In the moments before he died, he kissed her gently. Legend has it that everything Charlotte kissed from that day forward also died.

Set in small-town Ohio in the height of the summer, The K of D is a ghost story about a lonely girl with a lethal skill. [Read more…]

‘Buddy’ rocks Tacoma Musical Playhouse

Matt McClure, as Buddy Holly, stands in front of his back-up (Left) Jake Atwood, Megan Worthen (at keyboard in background), Markus S. Kamp (as Jerry Allison), John Miller and Cameron Brown on guitar during the final concert at Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s current production of “Buddy – the Buddy Holly Story.”  Photo by Kat Dollarhide

If you are a native of the Digital Generation, you don’t remember the night the music died. Those who were teeny-boppers in the 1950s will remember February 3, 1959 forever.

That was the night a small plane fell from the sky about five miles north of Clear Lake, Iowa, and slammed into the frozen earth. That is the night Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and Jiles P. Richardson, also known as the Big Bopper, lost their lives and the world lost their music. [Read more…]

Lakes High School to host annual art celebration May 13

Lakes High School’s annual celebration of the arts known as Artasia will be held Wednesday, May 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Lakes High School’s Pathways Building, 10320 Farwest Drive in Lakewood. Students will have displays featuring sculptures, ceramics, glass, photography, drawings and paintings. Lakes musicians and singers will perform and 12th-grade art students will have individual displays showcasing their work. [Read more…]

‘The Art of Thought Experiments’ on view until May 15

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Have you ever wondered if you would survive teletransportation—where your body is broken down into particles and then reconstructed on another planet? Or wondered if a person who knew all the laws of nature would be able to predict the future? Or what it would be like to plug into an “experience machine” that would allow you to experience everything you ever wanted? [Read more…]

Ticket giveaway for the ‘253-Second Short Film Viewing Party’

The Grand Cinema is hosting a ticket giveaway contest in conjunction with the 253-Second Short Film Viewing Party happening on Friday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m.

The viewing party gathers people to watch and celebrate the premiere of 30 films created by The South Sound’s brightest and best filmmakers. Formerly known as the “72 Hour Competition,” this event displays the work of filmmakers who were given seventy-two hours to complete the task of conceiving, creating, and editing an original short film lasting a maximum of two hundred and fifty-three seconds. [Read more…]