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Carolyn Lamberson

Carolyn Lamberson

Carolyn Lamberson joined The Spokesman-Review in 2008. As the Assistant Managing Editor/Features, she oversees the daily feature sections, including Food, 7, Family, Health and Today.
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THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2019


SUNDAY, JAN. 6, 2019

SATURDAY, DEC. 29, 2018

THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2018

A&E >  Music

Sing with Bing: A playlist of favorite Bing Crosby holiday tunes

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 3:37 p.m.

We all know the image: A smiling Bing Crosby, wearing a Santa hat and a bow tie of holly leaves, looking out at us from a snow-white background. It’s the cover image from “Merry Christmas,” the 1955 re-release of an earlier Crosby compilation. The title was changed again, in 1986, to “White Christmas,” in honor of the record’s most famous song. Bing and Christmas go hand in hand; as Richard Corliss pointed out in a 2014 article in Time, “Bing pretty much invented the Christmas music industry. He’d been hosting Christmas specials on radio since 1936.”

THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2018

A&E >  Stage

Theater review: ‘Waitress’ mixes up a delicious confection for theater fans

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Take flavors that are sweet and tart, like a good key lime. Mix it with characters well worn and comfortable. Stir in a dash of vinegar for some bite. Bake it into an entertaining and heartwarming confection. This is the recipe for “Waitress,” the touring Broadway show playing at the First Interstate Center for the Arts through Sunday.

A&E >  Movies

The 25 new films added to the National Film Registry in 2018

Since 1989, the Library of Congress has been adding 25 films a year to the National Film Registry as a way to recognize and preserve movies that have a “cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage.” Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, on Wednesday added the following films to the list.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2018

FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2018

A&E >  Stage

Serving up something special: Best of Broadway brings national tour of ‘Waitress’ to Spokane

On its face, “Waitress” seems like a heavy show. After all, it involves domestic abuse, unplanned pregnancy and infidelity. But there’s pie. Lots of pie. Humor, too. The color palette is bright and cheery, and the charm is as Southern as a glass of sweet tea. There’s affection among friends, and the show is set to a terrific Tony-nominated pop score by singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.

TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2018

SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2018

TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2018

SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2018

A&E >  Stage

Ellen Travolta and family unwrap the holidays with ‘Christmas Unwrapped’

“Christmas Unwrapped,” Ellen Travolta’s latest holiday cabaret at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, opens Friday and will feature stories, music and dancing from the Travolta sisters and Ellen’s daughter, Molly Allen. A rotating crop of guest performers will round out the program, which is being directed by Troy Nickerson.

FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2018

A&E >  Stage

‘Finding Neverland’ flies high in Spokane

Inspired by a true life story, and based on a 2004 Johnny Depp-Kate Winslet film, the musical “Finding Neverland” tells how J.M. Barrie came to create his most famous play, “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.”

FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2018

SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2018

A&E >  Books

Pulitzer winner Nicholas Kristof has hope despite assault on truth

On Monday, the night before one of the most hotly contested midterm elections in recent U.S. history, Nicholas Kristof will be at Gonzaga University in Spokane talking about the state of American journalism in the era of “fake news” and President Donald Trump’s assertion that journalists are enemies of the people

TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2018

SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2018

SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2018