Arts & Entertainment

Lowriders at America’s Car Museum

  America’s Car Museum (ACM) is cycling 11 lowriders, a couple of lowrider-themed bicycles and various artwork into its Route 66 display to celebrate America’s lowrider pastime. As one of ACM’s rotating exhibits, Route 66 regularly undergoes change-outs and modifications to tell a variety of stories that define different aspects of America’s motoring heritage – […]

An Evening of Culture and Music

Three-time Grammy-nominated Latin band Tiempo Libre has been providing audiences with exhilarating tropical music for years. With Caribbean-inspired rhythms blended with jazz, R&B and funk, the ensemble has people from around the nation pining to see them in concert. They’re coming to The Washington Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Feb. 21. and the […]

A Modern Storyteller- Brian Reed

Brian Reed at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts Podcasting was birthed in the 1980s but didn’t gain traction until 2004. Since then, thousands of podcasts have premiered and gained international attention. From the producers of Serial and This American Life, the podcast S-Town premiered on March 28, 2017, quickly taking over thousands of […]

Marc Cohn and Blind Boys of Alabama

There’s nothing like the musical musings of beloved classics. On Saturday, Jan. 27, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn and the Blind Boys of Alabama will bring theirs to Tacoma’s Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.  Cohn’s fans will surely come to hear their favorites from his cache of visionary songwriting. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of […]

Tacoma City Ballet Has a New Home

Tacoma City Ballet has officially become the resident dance company of the new Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center. The change of venue for the ballet, welcomed by Federal Way, means that The Nutcracker of Tacoma will now be in Federal Way. “I’m happy moving to Federal Way,” Ceragioli said. “The stage is bigger […]

Gaelic Storm at Washington Center

Since the 1990s, Gaelic Storm has been defining and transcending the Celtic genre. With their latest release, titled Matching Sweaters, the band has planned an extensive tour that will bring them to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, Oct. 5. The band started in Santa Monica, California, but since then their music has […]

Taking The World By Storm

Storm Large has been taking the nation by storm with her singing talent and rock and jazz musical infusions since 1989. Yet most people may not have known about her until 2006 when she was a contestant on the CBS reality television show Rock Star: Supernova. On Friday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m., she will […]

IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts

This summer marks the Washington State Historical Society’s 12th annual IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Exhibition. The show is displayed at the History Museum in Tacoma. Works on view will include textiles, sculptures, paintings, carvings, and basketry. Materials run the gamut from natural elements—stone, shell, clay, wood, minerals, and grass, for example—to products like […]

Linda MacNeil: Wearable Glass Jewelry

Artist Linda MacNeil’s innovative use of glass to create elegant, wearable jewelry provides a unique opportunity for the Museum of Glass to present its first jewelry exhibition. MacNeil has been a pioneer in both the studio jewelry and studio glass movements since the 1970s. It was during that decade that MacNeil began fashioning a body […]

The Experience at S.P.S. Community College

Over 400 community leaders, businesses and individuals gathered for an evening of innovation and excellence at South Puget Sound Community College’s largest fundraiser. This year’s event featured a social hour with highlights of several college programs, an aerial performance, gourmet dinner, interactive desserts, an after party with entertainment and 100 student volunteers. The Experience raised […]

Fall Theater Preview 2016

12 Weeks of Great Performances in the South Sound This autumn, the lineup of stage shows is both diverse and ambitious, blending classic plays and musicals with new offbeat and adventurous dramas and comedies, concerts, film studies and solo performances. Tip: Get tickets soon, because each year shows sell out sooner than the last—and the […]

Profile: Rita Moreno

The legendary, award-winning entertainer performs on three puget sound stages this fall The whip-smart, spunky 84-year-old is as funny and approachable as your favorite longtime friend. Full of energy, ideas and enthusiasm, Rita Moreno has recently embarked on a triad of new projects: a role as the matriarch on the revamped One Day at a […]