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FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2016

The Slice: Eat it, just eat it

What goes through your mind when an acquaintance wanting to try someplace new asks you to recommend a Spokane-area restaurant? A) Eager anticipation of turning that person on to a place you really enjoy. B) The searing memory of a ...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2016

The touring production of “Book of Mormon” lands at INB Performing Arts Center from Jan. 26-31. (©2012 Marcus)

‘The Book of Mormon’: By the numbers 

It’s been 15 months since the national touring production of “The Book of Mormon” first visited Spokane. If you didn’t catch the profane, controversial, offensive and often hilarious show last time it was here, and are interested, here are a ...

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Twin Falls native Korby Lenker performs at Auntie’s on Wednesday night.

Musician’s life provides fertile ground for prose

When you’re a touring musician, meeting unusual people in unexpected places on the road, you’re probably going to be inspired to document your travels. Korby Lenker does that, but not always through his music. The singer-songwriter, raised in Idaho and currently based in Nashville, is traveling to promote his debut short story collection “Medium Hero.” His upcoming appearance at Auntie’s Bookstore will feature both readings and acoustic music.

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On Tap: 238 expanding to meet demand

After getting things dialed in during its initial year of operation, 238 Brewing is ringing in 2016 in a bigger way. The Green Bluff brewery, named after the area’s telephone prefix, celebrates its first anniversary Saturday with a taproom and a brewhouse that both are about to grow considerably larger.

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Pianist Alon Goldstein is featured in the Spokane Symphony’s weekend concerts.

Symphony welcomes guest pianist for ‘Love Hurts’ program

The Spokane Symphony’s latest Classics program goes by the title “Love Hurts,” and several of its pieces deal with adoration, heartbreak or loss in one way or another. The big showstopper on the evening’s program is Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, which doesn’t easily fit the “Love Hurts” theme, although its second movement is titled “Romance.” It also exudes a sense of romantic anguish, especially because it’s written in D minor, and it could certainly be the soundtrack to a particularly tempestuous relationship.

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“All My Sons” lands at the Modern Coeur d’Alene. (Daniel Baumer)

‘All My Sons’ at the Modern delves into family pain

In the years following the Great Depression and World War II, America went about rebuilding and reinventing itself. The Kellers, the family at the center of Arthur Miller’s 1947 play “All My Sons,” are trying to do the same. The Tony Award-winning domestic drama, which opens at the Modern Theater Coeur d’Alene on Friday, was Miller’s first major hit. In its dissection of family dynamics and its examination of the nature of guilt and failure, it feels almost like a dry run for Miller’s landmark work “Death of a Salesman.”

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Lulo Reinhardt

7 nights out

1. Spokane Symphony Classics 5: Love HurtsExperience a musical journey of passion and emotion, featuring “Don Juan” by Richard Strauss, Jennifer Higdon’s “blue cathedral,” Sergei Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s stormy Piano Concerto No. 20. The concert ...

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This bison meatloaf crepe is one of the top-sellers at the new Fleur de Sel Artisan Creperie, which opened in early November on Spokane's Lower South Hill. (Adriana Janovich / The Spokesman-Review)

Fleur de Sel opens creperie in Spokane

The Champs-Élysées, it is not. But, for just over three months now, Spokane’s Grand Boulevard has been home to a little piece of Paris. Nestled in the crook where Ninth Avenue meets the base of the boulevard, Fleur de Sel ...

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This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre in a scene from “Straight Outta Compton.” The movie is not on pay-per-view, DVD and Blu-ray.

Stream on demand: True stories shine on PPV

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming services.Pay-per-view / video on demand“Straight Outta Compton,” the story of gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A, is a musical biopic in the urban warzone of South Central L.A. ...

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Symphony adds concert of ‘Star Wars’ music

The Spokane Symphony on March 4 will perform “The Music of Star Wars,” a program of movie music from the two “Star Wars” trilogies. The concert, set for the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, also will feature “complementary music,” ...

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Paul Turner

Paul Turner


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