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Olympia poets to share personal stories at national competition

Olympia’s top performance poets are heading to the National Poetry Slam, where they’ll bare their souls and speak their truth in competition with poets from all over the country. But before they head to the nationals next week, the poets will show off the material they’ve been preparing and practicing at a send-off show Thursday.

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Around the remote: Chuck Barney's TV picks for July 31-Aug. 6

DON'T MISS: Summer Olympics opening ceremony - Are you ready for some pomp and pageantry? Athletes from more than 200 countries are expected to compete over 17 days (Aug. 5-21) in the Rio games. But first comes what is expected to be a very festive celebration and the lighting of the cauldron. Ushering viewers through it all will be Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira and Hoda Kotb. 7 p.m. Friday, NBC.

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WATCH: Basement transformed into amazing vintage movie theater

Olympia homeowner David Williams along with former MGM and Paramount studios' set designer Thomas Polidori offer their thoughts during a July 10th tour of the basement area which was turn it into a replica London street from the 1930s, including an Art Deco theater, faux storefronts, cobblestones, manholes, neon signs etc. Scaled down from an actual period commercial movie house a state-of-the-art theater featuring digital access to most any film caps-off the experience.
Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
WATCH: Basement transformed into amazing vintage movie theater 3:36

WATCH: Basement transformed into amazing vintage movie theater

VIDEO: Lakefair rides bring joy to fairgoers 3:00

VIDEO: Lakefair rides bring joy to fairgoers

VIDEO: America's Jazz Classic lights up Saint Martin's University 2:14

VIDEO: America's Jazz Classic lights up Saint Martin's University

VIDEO: Procession's Jerry Berebitsky's parade creation prepares to take flight 1:58

VIDEO: Procession's Jerry Berebitsky's parade creation prepares to take flight