Kyle Gass is best known as one half of Tenacious D, the comedy rock duo he formed with Jack Black in the mid-’90s. But Tenacious D is, because of Black’s thriving film career, frequently dormant. In 2011, Gass formed another group, appropriately called the Kyle Gass Band, which performs at the Big Dipper on Monday.
The Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival is an annual daylong event celebrating the crooner’s music and films at his namesake Spokane theater. Below is the lineup of three classic Crosby-starring films that will screen on Saturday.
After months of speculation about its future, the Magic Lantern Theater, 25 W. Main Ave., recently announced that it was finally reopening this week, and the news inspired a sigh of relief among local film fanatics.
British rock icon Elton John will bring his latest tour to Spokane in March. John, who last played town in 2014, will be at the Spokane Arena on March 5 as part of his “Wonderful Crazy Night” tour. The tour refers to his latest album, also called “Wonderful Crazy Night,” released in February. It is John’s 32nd studio album, and a follow up to 2013’s “The Diving Board.”
Packed into the space are more than 70 pencil drawings, ink sketches, oil paintings, pastels and tattered journals by the late artist who taught at Whitworth for more than 20 years. Most pieces are unfinished and unframed, some even showing wrinkles and water damage, most are affixed to the walls by tacks. Many are on sale for the holiday season.
NEW YORK – “Moana,” Disney’s animated voyage to ancient Polynesia, sailed away with the Thanksgiving box office, debuting with $82.1 million over five days and $56.6 million over the weekend, according to final ticket sales figures Monday. That was the second best Thanksgiving debut following Disney’s 2013 hit “Frozen.” “Moana” pushed Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” to second. The J.K. Rowling-scripted fantasy grossed $45.1 million in North America in its second week of release.