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SATURDAY, OCT. 15, 2016

SATURDAY, OCT. 15, 2016

The Slice: Taking your show on the road

The Slice asked about singing in your car. “I need a bumper sticker that reads, ‘I’m not talking to myself. I’m practicing for a show!’ ” wrote Gail Cory-Betz of Newport. “As an actor, traveling back and forth to rehearsals, ...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016

FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016, 7 P.M.

I told my daughter she can’t dress up as a Native American for Halloween. Here’s why.

My 8-year-old daughter is obsessed with American Girl dolls. She knows every doll’s name, pet’s name and horse’s name. And she’s particularly obsessed with a doll named Kaya, which is short for Kaya’aton’my, “she who arranges rocks.” A fictional character that came out in stores in 2002, Kaya is from the Nimi’puu, or Nez Perce tribe, and the first Native American doll of the American Girl line since the company began in 1986.

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MOMIX. (Charles Paul Azzopardi)

FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016

7 Nights Out

1. Indigo Girls The Spokane Symphony will share the stage with these Grammy-winning folk icons. With a career spanning nearly three decades and 15 albums to their credit, the Indigo Girls – Amy Ray and Emily Saliers – perform select ...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016

On sale: Iration, Devine, KC add shows this week

Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday to see: Iration on Jan. 29 at the Knitting Factory. Tickets are $20 through Ticketweb. Comedian Adam Devine, pictured, on March 1 at the Bing Crosby Theater. Tickets are $29.50-$39.50 through TicketsWest. ...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016

Tall usually happy to aid the short

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a petite woman (5 foot 2) and have a problem stowing my carry-on luggage in the compartments above the seats, as I am generally unable to lift my suitcase and deposit it into the overhead. Even worse is getting it out without its falling on someone's head! In general, I will wait until the passengers behind me have deplaned, and then I ask the tallest flight attendant for help, or I will ask a taller fellow passenger.

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FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016

The Slice: Wanted: A few good children

It’s time again to invite Spokane-area teachers to do my work for me. Specifically, teachers in charge of classrooms full of grade schoolers. If you would be so kind as to ask your pupils to explain in writing, step by ...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016

THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 9:15 P.M.

Aguilera cancels Prince concert appearance

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Fans decked out in purple shirts and scarves – and the occasional raspberry beret – turned out to groove to a revival of Prince’s 1980s Minneapolis Sound at a tribute concert honoring the late megastar Thursday night. Just before show time, a concert publicist announced that singer Christina Aguilera canceled her scheduled appearance as she fights a “vocal illness.” Singer Jessie J will replace Aguilera in the lineup for the sold-out concert at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 9:10 P.M.

Michael B. Jordan stars in PSA highlighting racial bias

NEW YORK – A searing new public service announcement starring Michael B. Jordan, Danny Glover and Michael K. Williams takes on the issue of racial bias in police shootings with a simple message: “Black is not a weapon.” The 4-minute, black-and-white PSA features the actors up against a wall to a soundscape of news reports, TV commentators and 911 calls about police encountering black men. At one point, the screen goes dark to the sound of bullets.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 7 P.M.

Five things about Ringo

1. Starr released his first solo album, “Sentimental Journey,” in 1970, two months before the release of the Beatles’ final album, “Let It Be.” 2. Starr has been Legoed. Actually, all the Beatles have. Lego, the Danish toy manufacturer, has ...

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In a scene from Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show,” Janet(Amber Fiedler) and Brad(Shawn Michael Hunt) meet Dr. Frank N. Furter (Alexander Edmonds), in back on right,as Riff Raff(Ben Dyck) looks on. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 5 P.M.

Civic jumps to the left for ‘Rocky Horror’

Few pieces of theater better represent the culture’s shifting social mores than “The Rocky Horror Show.” What was seen as a risque cult curiosity upon its premiere in 1973 is now a beloved mainstream classic, thanks in large part to the 1975 film adaptation that still plays to sold-out midnight audiences around the country. The show’s depiction of bold sexuality and gender non-conformity might not seem so controversial anymore, but Spokane Civic Theatre’s upcoming production of Richard O’Brien’s sci-fi musical is likely going to raise a few eyebrows.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 4 P.M.

Hopsin always finds room to grow

The California-based rapper Hopsin released his third record, “Knock Madness,” in November 2013 to critical acclaim Top 10 spots on two Billboard charts. But that wasn’t good enough for Hopsin, who heard flaws when he listened to the record.

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