The Doma Tacoma!

My recent project - digitizing vinyl that has been hiding out in the collections of local libraries and historical societies - has uncovered another fun gem! This novelty song, The Doma Tacoma, was written by local musician Arel Thomas and performed by The Kicks, a short-lived early-1980's band, in honor of the opening of the Tacoma... Continue Reading →

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Bernice Newell’s ‘Artist Course’ Concerts

Don't miss this summer's exhibit at the Tacoma Historical Society, Showtime in Tacoma: Theaters and Performers. One of the highlights of the exhibit are artifacts from Bernice E. Newell, a newspaper writer, arts booster, and impresario who brought dozens of world-class musicians to Tacoma to perform in her 'Artist Course of Concerts' from 1904 to... Continue Reading →

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