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SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017


SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017

Mini-stroke may be sign of major underlying health issue

Dear Doctor: While my wife and I were working in the garden, she got dizzy and couldn’t understand what I was saying. It went away after a few minutes, but I took her to the ER anyway. The doctors said she had a TIA. What is that, and is it dangerous? Dear Reader: Your wife experienced a transient ischemic attack, or TIA. Also known as a mini-stroke, a TIA happens when part of the brain is temporarily deprived of blood flow.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017

The Slice: Licensed to eavesdrop

I’ve been saying this for almost 30 years. If you want to get a look at a true cross-section of Spokane’s population, go to a state driver’s licensing office. If you suspect you live in a protected bubble of people ...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017



Acrobat Eliana Dunlap, from the cast of the musical “Pippin,” demonstrates a German wheel on the INB Performing Arts Center stage, Jan 12, 2017, in Spokane. The show runs through Sunday. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 9:56 P.M.

‘Pippin’ is odd in all the right ways

There certainly is something a little trippy about “Pippin,” playing this weekend at the INB Performing Arts Center. Trippy in a good way. The touring production is fun and colorful, with lots of eye candy to keep you engaged, and ...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 10:51 A.M.

Jamie Foxx goes undercover in the moody but rote Vegas cop thriller ‘Sleepless’

More honesty in criticism is one of my New Year’s resolutions, so here goes: “Sleepless,” a Las Vegas-set cop thriller starring Jamie Foxx, actually put me to sleep for a few minutes. Fortunately, like the character who bumps his head and almost drowns in a women’s spa, I wasn’t unconscious for long. OK, I missed the scene in which Foxx hides 25 kilos of cocaine in a men’s lavatory, but the exposition in this movie – even when yelled over the heavy drone of dance music and gunfire – is thick and repetitive enough to keep you from getting too lost.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 10:47 A.M.

Show that cast Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson is shelved

It’s quite possible that no one would have heard of the show “Urban Myths” if the Sky Arts network’s series hadn’t cast white actor Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson. Social media users were up in arms that a series airing in 2017 would cast a white actor as a black man. The late singer’s relatives were equally horrified. Daughter Paris tweeted that the portrayal made her sick.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017

Looking ahead: Our weekly rundown of new shows on the horizon

Looking ahead Unless otherwise noted, tickets are available through TicketsWest (TW); Ticketmaster (TM); Ticketweb (TB); Ticketfly (TF), Hold My Ticket (HMT), Northern Quest (NQ), Nashville North (NN, www.thenashvillenorth.com), Festival at Sandpoint (FS, www.festivalatsandpoint.com), Big Dipper (BD, www.bigdipperevents.com); Brown Paper Tickets ...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017

Nightlife

Karrie O’Neill - (original) Friday, 5-8 p.m., Bistango Martini Lounge, 108 N. Post St. (509) 624-8464. Kosh - (solo variety) - Friday, 7 p.m., Fedora, 1726 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 765-8888.

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