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THURSDAY, NOV. 26, 2015

Downtown Onion gets Area 51 treatment

Area 51 is about to land in downtown Spokane. Owners of the Onion Bar & Grill are taking the 51-tap alehouse concept they installed at the North Side location a year ago and extending it to the original restaurant. “It’s ...

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Alex Boye

Musical moral: Listen to your mother

Alex Boyé is of Nigerian descent but was born and raised in London, which is immediately apparent in his music. The singer specializes in “Africanized” versions of mainstream pop songs, and he makes a stop at the INB Performing Arts Center on Monday.

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Joe Nichols performs during the 2015 Shaky Boots Music Festival at the Kennesaw State Sports and Entertainment Park on Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Atlanta. (Photo by Katie Darby/Invision/AP)

Nichols kicks off holiday tour at Northern Quest

In 2004, country star Joe Nichols released a holiday album titled “A Traditional Christmas,” and it featured such perennial favorites as “O Holy Night,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Silver Bells” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” A decade later, Nichols is getting back into the Christmas spirit: The singer’s Country Christmas tour makes its way to Northern Quest Casino on Wednesday night, and the show will serve as the first gig on the holiday-themed leg of his tour.

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Horse-drawn carriage rides return to downtown Spokane and Coeur d’Alene this holiday season. JESSE TINSLEY jesset@spokesman.com (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

10 Under $10

1. Free Horse and Carriage Rides Spokane: Friday through Dec. 24, 3-8 p.m. Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, and noon-3 p.m. Dec. 24, Spokane Falls Boulevard across from the Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park. Coeur d’Alene: Saturday through Dec. 19, 1-5 ...

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Earecka Tregenza

Stringing together the holidays

There’s a moment near the end of the second act of P.I. Tchaikovsky’s legendary ballet “The Nutcracker,” in a movement known as “The Waltz of the Flowers,” when the orchestra goes silent and the harp takes center stage for a moment.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle is Washington’s oldest winery, with its roots going back to 1934. The French-style manor was built in Woodinville in 1976. (Chateau Michelle)

Wineries take root in Woodinville

In the past decade, the northern King County community of Woodinville, Washington, has gone from being home to a small collection of wineries (including the state’s oldest and largest) to developing into an international destination. These days, Woodinville boasts more ...

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Gallery Glance: Ornament sale benefits art school

Gallery glance Ornaments and Small Works Holiday Show, featuring more than 30 artists, including Gay Waldman, Tom Quinn, Tiffany Patterson and Liz Bishop. When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 pm. Saturday Where:Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. ...

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Looking ahead

Looking ahead Unless otherwise noted, tickets are a vailable through TicketsWest (TW); Ticketmaster (TM); Ticketweb (TB); TicketFly (TF), Hold My Ticket (HMT), Northern Quest (NQ) or the Bartlett (BT, www.thebartlettspokane.com). Prices do not include service charges. Tickets for events at ...

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This photo provided by Bleecker Street shows, Helen Mirren, left, as Hedda Hopper and Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo, in Jay Roachs "Trumbo." (Hilary Gayle / Bleecker Street)

Movie review: ‘Trumbo’ does its brave subject justice

Dalton Trumbo won an Oscar for writing the 1956 film “The Brave One” – a moniker that should have been bestowed on Trumbo himself. He didn’t personally accept the award until nearly 20 years later, because he wrote the movie under a pseudonym. Trumbo was one of the most outspoken of the Hollywood Ten, blacklisted for refusing to testify about Communist sympathizers during the Cold War panic that made the First Amendment its biggest victim. Imprisoned for eleven months and barred from working at the peak of his career, he stuck to his ideals when those around him were caving to Congress’s House Un-American Activities Committee.

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