Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
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.
Arnold Zweig, 89, an Olympia resident and survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp, along with Washington State representative Laurie Dolan, light a 9 ft. Hanukkah menorah in Sylvester Park Dec 12 to signify the first night of the eight-day holiday.
Salish Middle School students Brennon and Skylar Fisher had a very special pizza delivery during their Tuesday lunch hour by their dad, Sgt. Major Brett Fisher, who surprised the siblings with his early holiday homecoming from his US Army deployment to Korea.