TWISP — "It seems like everybody I’ve met on the east side, they’re just so real," sweet-voiced Tacoma native Vicci Martinez told us in 2006. At that time, Martinez was well on her way to drumming up a loyal following in NCW, and her big showing on NBC's "The Voice" was still five years away. Launching her touring career at age 20, Martinez worked clubs, coffeehouses and outdoor festivals to get her music out, and in 2003 scored highly on "Star Search." Her Republic Records album "Vicci" in 2012 featured ...
LEAVENWORTH — The Bavarian Village’s hometown theater company gets its season started Friday as tickets go on sale for all three summer productions. Leavenworth Summer Theater operates its box office from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with sales continuing for those hours Monday through Friday.
"Million Dollar Arm" is a baseball movie that pulls off a smooth triple play. It's a character-based comedy drama that's also a smart film about the business of sports. As if it weren't difficult enough to work that double angle, there's also an exotic international focus. The story focuses on immigrant players struggling with social disorientation and homesickness, an underreported aspect of the game that has caused many a gifted recruit to fail. And by the way, it's all based on a true story.
The "Godzilla" reboot perfectly illustrates the problem that has long haunted mediocre monster movies. When the big, scaly guys are on screen, it's a fun thrill ride. But when the humans are at the center of the action, things get scary — and not in a good way.