Tacoma http://nwpr.org en Pinball In America - From A New York Ban To Northwest Fans http://nwpr.org/post/pinball-america-new-york-ban-northwest-fans <p>When you first walk in to the annual <a href="http://www.nwpinballshow.com/">Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show</a> in Tacoma, you’re greeted by a wall of sound. It’s the loud rocket-engine hum of hundreds of people, pinball machines and arcade cabinets.</p><p>Get up close and you’ll pick up some familiar sounds – Ken’s cries of “Shoryuken!” in Street Fighter, Shao Khan’s laughter in Mortal Kombat, Mario’s famous jump and even the “wakka wakka wakka” of Pac-Man devouring pellets. And of course the sounds of flippers flipping, spinners spinning, and silver balls hitting bells.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:49:23 +0000 Max Bartlett 47973 at http://nwpr.org Pinball In America - From A New York Ban To Northwest Fans From The Top Auditions Due http://nwpr.org/post/top-auditions-due <p></p><p>Young classical musicans: <a href="http://www.fromthetop.org/casting">send in your audition tape now</a>! Submissions are due at the end of the month.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Northwest Public Radio is&nbsp;seeking applications from young musicians across the region to be on the April 24 show, at the Rialto Theater in Tacoma, sponsored in part by <a href="http://www.tedbrownmusic.com/">Ted Brown Music</a>&nbsp;and the <a href="http://www.broadwaycenter.org/">Broadway Center For The Performing Arts</a>.</span></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:56:01 +0000 Gillian Coldsnow 36423 at http://nwpr.org From The Top Auditions Due Aquarium In Tacoma To Let Visitors Dive In Shark Tank http://nwpr.org/post/aquarium-tacoma-let-visitors-dive-shark-tank <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Beginning Friday an aquarium in Tacoma will let paying visitors dive in a shark-infested tank. That&#39;s right. The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium has built a dive cage in a tank that is home to 17 sharks. Experienced SCUBA divers can even swim out into the center of the pool.</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:42:07 +0000 Tom Banse 35509 at http://nwpr.org Aquarium In Tacoma To Let Visitors Dive In Shark Tank How Did Tacoma, Wash., Get To Be America's 'Gayest City'? http://nwpr.org/post/how-did-tacoma-wash-get-be-americas-gayest-city Every year when <em>The </em><em>Advocate</em> magazine publishes its list of the "Gayest Cities in America" it comes with a few surprises. This year was no different.<p>At the top of <a href="http://www.advocate.com/print-issue/current-issue/2013/01/09/gayest-cities-america-2013">the list</a> for 2013: Tacoma, Wash.<p>To Tacoma resident Ellen Cohen, the superlative was unexpected.<p>"In all of Tacoma coming out as No. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:02:00 +0000 editor 21436 at http://nwpr.org How Did Tacoma, Wash., Get To Be America's 'Gayest City'? WA And OR National Guard Soldiers Headed To Afghanistan http://nwpr.org/post/wa-and-or-national-guard-soldiers-headed-afghanistan <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; text-align: left; ">JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. &ndash; They&#39;re leaving their jobs and their families to spend a year in Afghanistan. Nearly one hundred and fifty Washington and Oregon National Guard members will deploy this summer. Mon, 17 May 2010 23:05:00 +0000 2161 at http://nwpr.org WA And OR National Guard Soldiers Headed To Afghanistan