After White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Thursday that the Department of Justice “will be further looking into” recreational pot use, Chong tweeted, “Of course Trump is going after legal marijuana but like the failed Muslim ban it will be defeated in court. Don’t worry stay High.”
We’re born; life washes us up on various shores; we build our sand castles and navigate the years; we die. From this four-part miniseries we call human existence, the Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit has created “The Red Turtle,” a product of de Wit’s collaboration with Studio Ghibli, Japan’s house of plaintive animation mastery.
“Rock Dog,” an animated tale of a Tibetan Mastiff, Bodi, (Luke Wilson) who wants to be a rock star, hits all the right notes. But the timing of “Rock Dog” is off just enough that this whimsical tale of determination, a love of music and courage won’t get the attention it deserves.
There’s a new show in Iceland that offers all the intrigue, drama and suspense of your favorite reality series. It’s an online livestream of four kittens living in an oversized custom-made dollhouse called “Keeping Up With The Kattarshians.”
Breweries across the state again are hosting a slew of special activities for the seventh annual Washington Beer Open House on Saturday. Here’s what Spokane-area breweries have planned for the event organized by the Washington Beer Commission (all run from noon to 5 p.m., unless otherwise indicated):
Portland singer, songwriter and bassist Esperanza Spalding has performed at the White House for the Obamas, paid tribute to Prince alongside Alicia Keys and Janelle Monae, and beat out Justin Bieber and Mumford & Sons for the best new artist trophy at the 2011 Grammy Awards. She began her music career at age 5, as a violinist with the Chamber Music Society of Oregon, playing classical music. As a teen, she sang with an indie pop rock group.
For the symphony’s Classics concert this weekend, “French Virtuosity - A Tribute to Ravel,” Preu chose to shine the spotlight on renowned French composer Maurice Ravel while also showing his influence on French music.
Since his 2001 debut, Blake Shelton has made a name for himself as one of country music’s most popular voices. In recent years though, the country superstar has been mentoring the next generation of country artists as a coach on the singing competition show “The Voice.” Two of these artists, RaeLynn and Sundance Head, are opening for him on his “Doing It to Country Songs” tour, which stops by the Spokane Arena on Friday.
The show reunites the talent behind the play’s sold-out run last fall at Spokane Valley’s Ignite Community Theatre. Molly Allen, co-host of the “Dave, Ken and Molly in the Morning” radio show on 92.9 ZZU, stars in one act of the two-act production. Her stepfather, Jack Bannon, co-stars in the other act, and her mother, Ellen Travolta, will introduce the reading on Saturday night.