After the Beatles formally disbanded in 1970, John Lennon wowed critics with his inaugural post-Beatles solo album, “John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.” But it took that album’s successor, “Imagine,” to capture the public’s affection in a major way with a more broadly accessible work that became the first of his three solo efforts to top Billboard’s national album sales chart, reaching No. 1 in October 1971. In conjunction with the 78th anniversary of Lennon’s birth on Oct. 9, 1940, his widow, Yoko Ono, has overseen production of an immersive six-disc box set, “Imagine – The Ultimate Collection,” slated for Oct. 5 release and encompassing 140 tracks, a majority of them never officially released.
Pig Out in the Park runs Wednesday through Sept. 3 at Riverfront Park.
The Cello-Bration quartet includes BachFest artistic director and Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey, Melissa Kraut from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and rising stars Cicely Parnas and Jared Blajian.
Cardholders can reserve passes two weeks before each performance. Passes must then be picked up from the library where they were reserved no later than the end of the day Thursday before the concert.
The “ultimate” Beatles tribute band will perform at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel on Thursday.
Water Monster, aka Max Harnishfeger, will perform at the Bartlett on Saturday.
The band will headline the Bartlett on Friday.
Saturday night, commemorating 50 years since the closing of Natatorium Park, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is hosting a 1930s and ’40s themed party to help locals remember the amusement park’s heyday. “Nat Park,” the original home of the Looff Carousel which now entertains visitors of Riverfront Park, was fully dismantled in 1968.
The concert begins at 7 p.m., and a variety of Arbor Crest Wine Cellars wines will be sold at the theater.
Wednesday night at the Idaho State Fair the James Barker Band is scheduled to open for country star Randy Houser at his “Party in the Dirt” concert.
The Eagles’ greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to become history’s best-selling album of all-time.
Lamb of God returns to their roots with covers album “Legion: XX.” The group also is returning to Spokane for a show at the Knitting Factory on Aug. 22.
Stagecoach West is truly a Spokane staple. The band has been performing in the area since 1972. Original members Peter Arthur and Jim Braukmann met at Gonzaga in 1967 and joined with John Keogh and Bob Barzee to form the band five years later.
The third annual Unifest will take place Saturday in the Kendall Yards Business District.
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Alabama’s 90 minutes of nonstop hits hit all the right notes.
Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.
Only major difference: Leave the picnic baskets at home. Outside food will not be permitted at the theater, so eat before the show.
The music icon will play on Jan. 13 with his band, the Strangers. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Actress/singer said she was inspired by her time on the set of “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” to record ABBA songs.
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