The Spokane Symphony’s annual Holiday Pops concerts is a tradition for a lot of area families, who gather at the Fox Theater every December to hear a collection of Christmas songs old and new. And it’s become a ritual for the symphony’s musicians, too, many of whom have been decking the halls for decades. Morihiko Nakahara returns to conduct the holiday concerts on Saturday and Sunday.
Bob Saget’s stand-up is a lot filthier than you might expect. In a way, that’s part of the joke: There’s the original host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and Danny Tanner from “Full House” onstage with a routine riddled with F-bombs. The comedian performs at Spokane Comedy Club this weekend, and his material covers everything from his late parents, his unusual career and all kinds of sexual and scatological subjects.
Screen Actors Guild Awards voters mostly went along with the crowd Wednesday, nominating the actors and ensembles from “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea,” but, notably, overlooking the ensemble from “La La Land” in the cast category.
Board meetings for the Environmental Working Group just a got a little more glam: Actress Michelle Pfeiffer has joined the group’s board of directors. The onetime Catwoman will help steer the Washington-based greenie group, which focuses on harmful ingredients found in consumer products. In a statement, Pfeiffer said she has come to rely on EWG’s research “to help my family avoid toxic chemicals.
Taylor Nation is about to get its own media outlet, courtesy of broadcasting conglomerate AT&T. And on Taylor Swift’s 27th birthday, no less. In news announced Tuesday morning, the superstar singer and songwriter confirmed via a press release and promotional video that she has teamed with AT&T to launch Taylor Swift NOW, a so-called new video experience available on demand through the corporation’s many holdings, including DirectTV and U-Verse, as well as to eligible wireless customers.
LOS ANGELES – “Moana” held on to its first place spot for the third weekend in a row with $18.5 million, bringing its domestic total to $144.7 million. It beat out newcomer “Office Christmas Party,” a comedy starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, which earned $16.9 million. Holdovers populated the rest of the top five, with Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them,” which placed third with $10.4 million, the Amy Adams sci-fi movie “Arrival,” in fourth, with $5.6 million, and “Doctor Strange” in fifth with $4.5 million.