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FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016

Flowers lie on a T-shirt signed by fans at a makeshift memorial for musician Prince outside the Apollo Theater in New York on April 22. The singer died at age 57. (Andres Kudacki / AP)

FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 7 P.M.

With the loss of its celebrities, Gen X ponders mortality

Carrie Fisher and Florence Henderson – and other icons of Generation X’s youth – are now gone, stolen by the cruel thief that is 2016. The year has left the generation born between the mid-1960s and the early 1980s wallowing in memories and contemplating its own mortality.

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Carrie Fisher kisses her mother, Debbie Reynolds, on Sept. 10, 2011, as they arrive at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press photos)

FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 4 P.M.

Column: The tragedy of losing Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher one day apart

The image is almost too much to take in, at the very end of a year hellbent on heartbreak and grief. As the news spread on social media Wednesday of Debbie Reynolds’ death at 84, one day after the death of her 60-year-old actress and author daughter, Carrie Fisher, a particular moment of brilliant symbolism captured by photographer Lawrence Schiller backstage at the Riviera Hotel showroom in Las Vegas, one night in 1963, was shared and reshared alike.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016

Spokane singer Nicole Lewis returns as Elsa in a singalong “Frozen” show at the Bing Crosby Theater on Friday and Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 5 P.M.

New Year’s Eve: Turn your ears toward 2017

New Year’s Eve falls on a Saturday this year, which is good news for anyone who doesn’t have to work on the weekend and wants to ring in 2017 with as much spirit as possible. We’ve already got a rundown of First Night festivities, but here are a handful of concerts and music-related events to help you say goodbye to the year that was.

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Fireworks explode above the riverfront Park clock Tower Thursday, January 1, 2015. Thousands flocked to the downtown festivities at First Night Spokane. JESSE TINSLEY jesset@spokesman.com (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 1:05 P.M.

7 Nights Out: New Year’s Eve

1. First Night Spokane 2016 Celebrate the new year with a family-friendly festival of arts and entertainment, with the theme “Midnight in Wonderland.” More than 150 performances at various venues. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and ends with fireworks at midnight. Buttons available at all Global Credit Union locations, Anytime Fitness, Falco Spokane, Auntie’s Bookstore and River Park Square concierge desk. Kids Night Out event with crafts, crown making, robotics, face painting, live performances and more takes place from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. Parade starts at 6:15 p.m. at Spokane Convention Center and opening ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. at Riverfront Park. Event locations are the Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane Convention Center, Doubletree Hotel, River Park Square, Auntie’s Bookstore, INB Performing Arts Center, and outdoors at Riverfront Park with events every hour starting at 7 p.m. Free parking and shuttle service with your button on shuttles every 10 minutes from Riverpoint Campus-South-Green Lot, 2 p.m.-1 a.m.

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