Spotlight archive for Jan. 2011

MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2011

A "Wicked" ticket scramble on March 5

Start lining up, Broadway musical fans: Tickets for "Wicked" will go on sale to the general public on March 5, 7 a.m. at the INB Performing Arts center box office. That's the only place you'll be able to grab tickets for those first three hours....

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SATURDAY, JAN. 29, 2011

Dubious mystery genres 

One thing about being the books editor – I have the privilege of sorting through a lot of review copies. And before I started doing this I was oblivious to a pervasive publishing trend – the mystery series tied to hobbies, pets, professions and other...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 27, 2011

Paul Allen gives MAC show of support

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has given Spokane’s Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) what amounts to a $30,000 vote of confidence. The foundation announced on Tuesday that it is giving the MAC $30,000 in funding for an upcoming series at the MAC...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26, 2011

Was 'Spring Awakening' 'disgraceful'? 

I attended the creative and imaginative touring production of "Spring Awakening" at the INB Performing Arts Center on Jan. 19 and, no, I was not shocked. In my 30-plus years as a theater reviewer, I've seen plenty of nudity on stage, from "Hair' and "Oh...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 25, 2011

"A River Sorrow" trailer

The people at Spokane’s film production company, North by Northwest, are particularly high on their new thriller “The River Sorrow.” It was filmed this fall in Spokane with Ray Liotta, Christian Slater, Ving Rhames and Gisele Fraga. NXNW’s own Rich Cowan was the director. It...

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MONDAY, JAN. 24, 2011

A David Mamet coup in Spokane

Spokane’s Interplayers Professional Theatre has scored a significant coup: It will stage one of the first productions anywhere of David Mamet’s “Race” since it closed on Broadway in August. This controversial play, about a white businessman accused of raping a black woman, will run March...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 23, 2011

'Opus' review 

As you may have noticed from the review in Sunday's print edition (Jan. 23) , I loved "Opus" at Interplayers. I thought it was a fascinating and well-acted look at the art of creating music. Actually, I liked it even more than the print review...

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