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Tuesday, February 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Concert review: James Lowe makes a strong debut with the Spokane Symphony

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

English conductor James Lowe, the second of five candidates who have auditioned for the position of Spokane Symphony music director, led the orchestra over the weekend through a program that allowed him to take on several roles at once: as interpreter of well-known classics, as partner with a soloist in the performance of a challenging concerto, and as leader of the West Coast premiere of a new work

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Inspiring imperfections: Singer Lauren Daigle embraces the occasional happy accident

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

One thing Lauren Daigle has learned about performing live is that it’s OK to relax and go with the flow on stage. “I was just talking to a friend about how in the very beginning you get caught up in trying to get it right,” Daigle said, looking back on when she first began performing. “There’s this feeling of, ‘I have to do it right. I don’t want to fall flat on my face.’ And you learn that actually mistakes and those kinds of moments are some of the purest and most beautiful moments on a stage … I think I’ve learned how to face those moments and run with those moments.”
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Lewis and Clark High School’s musical legacy includes a piano and a pipe organ

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 1:58 p.m.

Hidden deep in the wings of the auditorium stage at Lewis and Clark High School are two musical treasures that came to be because of extraordinary fundraising and a public-spirited principal with an Ivy League emphasis on the arts. First came a grand piano as a gift from the class of 1912. Later came a pipe organ.