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FRIDAY, NOV. 20, 2015

The Inklings

INK Artspace is inviting eager teen writers to learn from established local writers and take their creativity to the next level. Register online. When: 3 p.m. Saturday21, 3 p.m., Where: Spark Center, 1214 W. Summit Parkway Cost: Free Info: www.sparkwestcentral.org/ink-artspace-programs

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THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2015

Jimi Westbrook, from left, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Philip Sweet, of Little Big Town, perform at the 49th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, in Nashville. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Little Big Town not so little anymore

Kimberly Schlapman gasped the first time she heard the lyrics to “Girl Crush” unfold. She and Little Big Town bandmate Karen Fairchild were bouncing around ideas at the home of Liz Rosen, a member of female songwriting trio the Love ...

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Sharon Stone re-enters the limelight

More than two decades have passed since “Basic Instinct” ushered in the Stone Age. Sharon Stone’s portrayal of a bisexual femme fatale with a wild appetite for sex and murder – as well as a famous disregard for underwear – ...

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Looking ahead

Looking ahead Unless otherwise noted, tickets are available 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 the ...

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Kevin Partridge as Bob Wallace, left, and Mark Pleasant as Phil Davis, perform on “The Ed Sullivan Show” during a scene in “White Christmas” at Spokane Civic Theatre. DAN PELLE danp@spokesman.com (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Civic brings back ‘White Christmas’

Christmas is a time of embracing customs and repeating annual traditions, and the holiday musical “White Christmas” has become something of a ritual for the Spokane Civic Theatre. Its latest production, which opens Friday night, marks the third time in six years that the Civic has tackled this show with some of the same cast members. Directed this time by Jean Hardie, “White Christmas” is a relatively faithful retelling of the 1954 film of the same name, itself a loose remake of the 1942 feature “Holiday Inn,” both of which starred Bing Crosby.

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Josh Brueggemeier as Lord Farquaad in Ferris High School’s production of “Shrek.” GEOFF PINNOCK geoffp@spokesman.com (Geoff  Pinnock / The Spokesman-Review)

Plenty of options for theater-loving families

Ogres and genies and dwarfs. Oh, my! Fairy tales come to life on local stages this weekend. Here’s a look at a few family-friendly productions in the region. “Shrek”: Ferris Performing Arts presents the stage adaptation of the animated feature ...

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Stream on Demand: More superheroes on Netflix

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.Netflix“Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Season 1” – Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) doesn’t wear a costume but she has power, attitude, and a sinister supervillain (David Tennant) stalking ...

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7 Nights Out

Great Russian Nutcracker Presented by Moscow Ballet. Experience the exquisite artistry of world class Russian dancers, playful puppets and the unmatched splendor of handcrafted sets and costumes. A pre-performance Kids by Kids Holiday Party for children and their families and ...

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10 Under $10

1. Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. 39th annual event, featuring more than 300 artists and crafters. ...

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Inside a downtown gallery maybe two decades ago – that’s where I first got McCuddined. I recall strolling through the vast array of art when one canvas stopped me cold. ...



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