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THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2015




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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Fast-paced ‘Spotlight’ tells story brilliantly

Tom McCarthy’s mesmerizing “Spotlight” is, quite simply, a story about storytelling. After a brief 1970s prologue, it takes place over about a year at The Boston Globe, where a team of investigative reporters (known as Spotlight) is piecing together the details of an explosive story about the Catholic Church’s cover-up of numerous predatory priests.

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Gallery glance: Manic Moon has new name, home

New Moon Art Gallery What: The former Manic Moon gallery has moved and changed names. The first show at the new location features paintings by Melissa Cole and Kim Long and glass works by Ann Contois and Steve Reynolds. When: ...

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Movie review: ‘The Night Before’ is an instant Christmas classic: naughty, but nice 

Directed by Jonathan Levine, “The Night Before” proves the stoner comedy and the holiday movie to be a surprisingly wonderful combination. An instant classic, the film features plenty of nice characters doing very naughty things to celebrate the season. But fortunately for audiences, this updated twist on seasonal cheer isn’t a lump of coal, with a warm-hearted message to be found amongst all the Christmas Eve mischief.

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