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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017

7 presidential television, film favorites for the holiday weekend

It’s President’s Day weekend. We thought we’d celebrate with a film festival of sorts, featuring memorable performances on the big and little screens of American presidents – real and fictional. As we started brainstorming, it occurred to us that this is a more difficult task than it initially seemed. The list of notable screen presidents is long. Here are 7 of our favorites.

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Ice Cube, left, and Charlie Day in a scene from "Fist Fight." (Bob Mahoney / AP)

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017

Movie review: ‘Fist Fight’ gets by on its stars’ chemistry

There’s a scene near the end of the comedy “Fist Fight” – not long before the altercation promised in the title – that more than makes up for whatever weak-sauce comedic sins have gone before. Let’s just say that the combo of Big Sean’s unprintable hit rap, star Charlie Day’s nebbishy physicality and a young girl’s school talent show is comedy gold.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017

The Slice: Zzzzzzzzz entertainment survey

I’ve never really thought it was fair to call Spokane “sleepy.” But there might be some truth to that. Talk to enough people who have attended local entertainment events and you are almost certain to hear stories about ticket-holders in ...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017

THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 4:04 P.M.

UI’s Hampton jazz festival turns 50

The Lionel Hampton Festival of Jazz turns 50 this year. To celebrate the festival is bringing in four-time Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding to headline the Feb. 25 finale concert. Spalding, a native of Portland, was the first jazz performer to ...

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Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons (Tony Morey)

THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 10 A.M.

10 Under $10

1. “Witness for the Prosecution” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Ignite! Community Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. A reader’s theater production of Agatha Christie’s fascinating courtroom drama. The story centers on the trial of ...

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A scene from "The Great Wall." (Photo Credit: Legendary and Univ / AP)

THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 9:18 A.M.

Movie review: ‘The Great Wall’ defies expectations

The buzz on “The Great Wall” has been less excitement and more puzzlement and controversy. What project required Matt Damon to rock that man bun for years? Why does the poster for a movie called “The Great Wall” (as in China) have a huge picture of a white guy on it? All is now revealed, and “The Great Wall” defies any expectations – it’s absolutely bonkers wild.

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