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Spotlight archive for July 2011


Duke's 'Miracle' will return

“The Miracle Worker,” directed by Patty Duke – a springtime hit for Interplayers Professional Theatre – is coming back next month for a 12-performance encore. The story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan will return from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4. Tickets are $24 and...

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Best of Broadway's single ticket on-sale date

On-sale dates for single tickets to the upcoming Best of Broadway shows and various add-on events have now been set by WestCoast Entertainment. These will be the first dates you can buy tickets to these shows without buying a full subscription or group package. Here...

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Symphony celebrates 'Best of Spokane'

The Spokane Symphony will play Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and Vivaldi's "Summer" from "Four Seasons" for some of Spokanes "best" causes on Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. We say "best" because the symphony is billing this as its first-ever...

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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011

Kristofferson, Haggard together in Spokane

We just got word of a new concert, with tickets going on sale Friday: KRIS KRISTOFFERSON & MERLE HAGGARD Sun, September 25th, 2011 7:30 PM INB Performing Arts Center 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201 (509 279-7000) All Ages. Tickets Range From: $35,...

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FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011

A Kathy Griffin date switch

Comedian Kathy Griffin's appearance at the INB Performing Arts Center has been switched from Aug. 20 to Aug. 28. All tickets dated Aug. 20 will be honored on the later date. No word on the reason for the switch, except she now has no tour...

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See some Pollock, Warhol, Johns at WSU

The Washington State Museum of Art has won a $10,000 grant from the Robert Lehman Foundation for an upcoming exhibition and book project titled, “Works on Paper: American Art 1945-1975.” It will run at the museum from October through December and will include works by...

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Maria Muldaur coming to Spirit Lake

Maria Muldaur, of “Midnight at the Oasis” fame, has been booked into Spirit Lake’s Red, Wine & Bluz Fest on Aug. 20 at 9 p.m. Muldaur and her Red Hot Bluesiana Band be the closing act in the newly reinvigorated blues festival, which has been...

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The nation's top Highland dancers are here

The best Highland dancers in the US are in Spokane for the 2011 U.S. Inter-Regional Highland Dance Championships. Yes, you can watch them, both at paid admission events Friday and Saturda at the INB Performing Arts Center and free events on Sunday. Here's the info...

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A 'Deadliest Catch' ticket deal

On Friday only, you can pick up two tickets for $40 to "Deadliest Catch Live: A Night with Capt. Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers," on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the INB Performing Arts Center. They're calling it the "Catch of the Day." These are...

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TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011

MAC gets new executive director

Forrest B. Rodgers has been appointed the new executive director of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC). Rodgers was most recently the director of the Central Washington University Foundation in Ellensburg. From 2001 to 2007, he was the president and CEO of the...

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Big buzz for 'Badassdom'

The Joe Lynch movie, "Knights of Badassdom," filmed in Spokane last summer, is getting some priceless national publicity. Entertainment Weekly gave this indie-comedy-fantasy a full page treatment in its "First Look" section in its July 22 issue, with photos of stars Summer Glau, Ryan Kwanten,...

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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011

A mad 'rush' for $25 k.d. lang tickets

You can pick up a $25 ticket to the k.d. lang concert, but you have to pounce right away. This afternoon, 100 balcony seats went on sale for $25 in a kind of early 'rush' ticket deal. These tickets are available through all TicketsWest outlets...

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FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011

A really big band at the Northern Quest

A really big band has been booked into the Northern Quest Resort and Casino's outdoor venue: The Spokane Symphony, Aug. 20, 7 p.m. They're calling this a "Sizzling Summer Concert With the Spokane Symphony" and it will feature Eckart Preu conducting the symphony in a...

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She's playing Bill Clinton's mama

Spokane opera singer Jessica Bowers is receiving national attention for her role in a New York folk opera titled, “Billy Blythe,” which is about, of all things, the adolescence of Bill Clinton. Bowers plays Clinton’s mother, Virginia. This Metropolis Opera Project production is based on...

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A talk with Capt. Sig of 'Deadliest Catch'

I just got off the phone with Sig Hansen, the captain of the Northwestern of "Deadliest Catch" fame. He's coming to the INB Performing Arts Center for a stage show called "Deadliest Catch: An Evening with Capt. Sig and the Hillstrand Bros." on July 24...

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TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011

Getcher free Springsteen, right now

I logged onto the Spokane Public Library's new free music download service, Freegal, yesterday -- and it lived up to expectations. It contains 500,000 songs from the Sony music archives. City library card holders can download -- and keep -- three songs per week. It...

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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

A second Brandi Carlile concert option

Brandi Carlile has been booked into the Knitting Factory on Oct. 6 -- which will be just two months after her appearance at the Festival at Sandpoint. So, choose your preference: The lakeshore under the stars? Or the downtown Spokane nightclub? Or both? There are...

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FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

Neko Case is a Baby Bar fan

Neko Case apparently hung out at the Baby Bar, the tiny gem at 827 W. First, after her Thursday concert, because here's what she just tweeted: "The Baby Bar in Spokane, WA. Best bar in USA. No question."

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An outdoor 'Much Ado' at G-Prep

Free Shakespeare will return to the lawn on the Gonzaga Prep campus, with "Much Ado About Nothing," Aug. 5-21. This follows a successful "Taming of the Shrew" in 2009. Director and creative force Kevin Connell (also known as the G-Prep principal) said this year's production...

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UPROAR Festival: Bands with 'Seven' in name 

The Spokane Arena has just announced that the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival has been booked into the Arena on Oct. 2. This lineup includes two bands with "Seven" in their names: Avenged Sevenfold and Sevendust. The complete lineup: Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace,...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd ticket date switch

TicketsWest has now changed the Lynyrd Skynyrd on-sale date to Tuesday at 10 a.m. This show, as we noted in previous posts, is Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino's outdoors venue. It's the final show in the summer series.

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A new Spokane String Quartet member

Violinist Amanda Howard-Phillips has joined the Spokane String Quartet for its new season, replacing Tracy Dunlop, who has moved to Michigan. Howard-Phillips is on the Gonzaga University faculty and is current the principal second violin for the Spokane Symphony. The quartet’s new season consists of...

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Skynyrd tickets on sale Saturday 

We've finally received confirmation on the Lynryd Skynyrd on-sale date: Saturday at 10 a.m. through TicketsWest outlets. Ticket prices will range from $55 to $100. The show, as we noted in a previous post, is Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. at the Northern Quest Resort...

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A Leonardo learning experience 

Line I overheard on the bus last week: "That Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at the MAC isn't even real! They want us to pay to see a bunch of fake stuff!" OK, where should I begin? First, get real. Did you truly expect the Northwest...

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