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THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2015

Gallery Glance: ‘Ode to Bowls’ at Trackside

Gallery glance ‘Ode to Bowls’ What: A collection of more than 135 ceramic bowls created by more than 35 artists from across the country. When: Continues through Jan. 16 Where: Trackside Gallery, 115 S. Adams St. Call: (509) 863-9904 or ...

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Movie review: 'Theeb' follows epic journey

Fans of “Lawrence of Arabia,” I have a film for you. Deliberate or not, Naji Abu Nowar’s adventure tale “Theeb,” Jordan’s entry in this year’s foreign language Academy Award race, comes across as a fascinating, parallel tale, closely related in time and subject matter to David Lean’s 1962 epic, a landmark effort that is easily one of the 10 best films ever made. A coming-of-age film set in the Arabian desert in 1916, a time when the Ottoman Empire wreaked havoc upon the Bedouin nomadic tribes of the area, “Theeb” begins in earnest when its pre-adolescent hero Theeb (Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat) – a particularly watchful, shaggy-haired, recently orphaned boy whose name means “wolf” – more or less bluffs his way into accompanying beloved older brother Hussein (Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen) on a perilous journey. Hussein is the guide of blond-haired British soldier Edward (Jack Fox). Edward has an Arab escort named Marji (Marji Audeh), and Edward has in his possession both a new Webley revolver and a mysterious small, wooden box.

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On sale: Lyle Lovett, Tyga, Altan

Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday to see: Altan on March 25 at the Bing. Tickets are $20-$27 through TicketsWest. Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival on March 18-19 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Tickets are $35 by calling (888) ...

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Review: Ron Howard’s ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ is adrift

Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea” is a curious beast. The ambitions are as big as a whale; the results are an earnest wreck. It could possibly work if you think of the movie as a metaphor for the story it’s trying to tell, but that’s a little too meta for something that should be fairly straightforward. It’s ostensibly about the real expedition that inspired Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick” that Nathaniel Philbrick wrote about in his nonfiction book. But despite a promising start, something is lost in the spectacle and the framing device, which ultimately undermines its own story.

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Perenne will be part of The Bartlett Christmas Special.

Singer enjoys being back in the scene

Kim Wescott was a regular in the Spokane music scene in the mid-2000s, playing acoustic sets at places like the Rocket Market and the now-defunct Caterina Winery. But six years ago, Wescott decided to put down her guitar and take a break from creating music. But she started performing and writing again in May, and her new project Pérenne came together shortly thereafter.

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The Slice: Growing up the time-lapse way

I have never met the Osborne boys, Tiernan, Teagan and Torin. But I feel like I know them because their parents, Tadashi and Donelle, have long included me in the list of recipients of their family photo and holiday letter ...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 2015


‘Traditions’ changes every year

Now in its fourth year, “Traditions of Christmas” indeed can be considered a tradition. Presented each year by Laura Little Theatricals, “Traditions of Christmas” brings high-stepping kick-line dancers, singers, child actors and even animals to the Salvation Army Kroc Center ...

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Spokane Chiefs Jason Fram, Kailer Yamamoto (17) and Curtis Miske, above, celebrate their first goal against the Brandon Wheat Kings in the first period Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the Spokane Arena. On Saturday, the first Chiefs goal of the game will be celebrated with a barrage of Teddy bears during the annual Teddy Bear Toss. The bears will be dontated to the Christmas Bureau. JESSE TINSLEY jesset@spokesman.com (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Forget tea, take your Teddy to hockey

It’ll be raining bears at the Spokane Arena on Saturday. After the Spokane Chiefs’ first goal of the night, fans will send stuffed animals flying down to the ice for the annual Teddy Bear Toss. The event is one of ...

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Terry Hackler is the proprietor of Twelve String Brewing in Spokane Valley. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Twelve String’s birthday gift

Since Twelve String’s Terry Hackler is an IPA guy, it’s no surprise his first three anniversary beers all were imperial versions of the style – regular, black and red, respectively. But for the brewery’s fourth birthday party Sunday, Hackler cooked up a big barleywine and aged it for six months in Woodinville Whiskey barrels.

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The SliceI spoke too soon

This round of autograph stories would not be complete without one of these. "Back in the '60s when the Spokane Indians were the triple A affiliates with the Dodgers, my ...




ClarksvilleMel McCuddin: The Art of Darkness

Inside a downtown gallery maybe two decades ago – that’s where I first got McCuddined. I recall strolling through the vast array of art when one canvas stopped me cold. ...





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