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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, SEPT. 20, 2018

‘American Idol’ coming to Coeur d’Alene

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

The show will bring to the Hagadone Event Center contestants who have advanced from the first round, along with judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.



FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2018


Burt Reynolds’ prolific acting career brought him to Spokane in 2005 for ‘End Game’

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

As news of Burt Reynolds’ death circulated on Thursday, Hollywood turned to social media to express their sadness and share fond memories. Actor James Woods (“Salvador,” “Once Upon a Time in America,” “Casino”) was no different, tweeting out: “I finally got to work with one of my heroes in 2006. #BurtReynolds led a really fun cast in Spokane and we laughed all day, every day he was on the set. A wry humor and a warm heart defined this wonderful man. He will be sorely missed. #RIPBurtReynolds”

MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2018

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FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2018

THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2018

Gleason Fest: A Q-and-A with the festival’s namesake, Steve Gleason

“When I was diagnosed with ALS, I told our family and friends that I wanted to continue doing the things I love, with the people I love. Gleason Fest is a great example of how, with the help from family and friends, we’ve been able to keep doing things we love.”


SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2018

Sweeney’s second act: Spokane-born ‘SNL’ alum relaunches her Hollywood career

Ten years ago, Julia Sweeney dropped out of Hollywood. After four seasons on “Saturday Night Live,” two acclaimed stage monologues, “God Said ‘Ha!’” and “Letting Go of God,” appearances on television and in movies, she and her daughter, Mulan, left Southern California and moved to Willmette, a suburb of Chicago, where her husband, a biophysicist, owns a business. The idea, she says in her latest one-woman show, “Older and Wider,” is that he would be the breadwinner. She could be the bread eater.

FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018

The Posies are still rocking 30 years later

In 1993, Whitney Houston ruled the pop charts. The late diva’s iconic recording of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” was the year’s No. 1 song. It was also the year of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box,” Pearl Jam’s “Daughter” and Belly’s “Feed the Tree,” songs that all topped Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart.


TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018

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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018

Summer concerts: Warmer weather means it’s time to enjoy music al fresco

The Park Bench Cafe at Manito Park kicks off its outdoor music season tonight. The folks at Arbor Crest have been at it for a few weeks now with their twice-weekly outdoor shows. The Hotel RL recently announced its lineup of shows, and things are brewing with the Live After 5 series in Coeur d’Alene.

SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018

‘Stars on Ice’ brings Olympians and Spokane favorites to the Arena

UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 4:19 p.m.

It’ll be a little like old home week for many of the figure skaters taking the ice Friday at the Spokane Arena for “Stars on Ice.” Just two years ago, former U.S. champions Adam Rippon, Jason Brown and Ashley Wagner were in town for the Kose Team Challenge Cup. By that point, both Rippon and Wagner were Spokane veterans, having competed in both U.S. Figure Skating Championships held here – as junior skaters in 2007 and in the seniors category in 2010.