December 10, 2009 in Features

Sounds of the season

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TobyMac, ‘Winter Wonder Slam’

When: Tonight at 7

Where: Spokane Arena Star Theatre, 720 W. Mallon Ave.

This is tour number … Five (first time on the West Coast)

Special guests: rockers Relient K, hip-hop/popster B. Reith, singer/songwriter Stephanie Smith

Extra credit: Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys For Tots

Cost: $26/advance general admission ($10 at the door, with toy donation); $36/reserved seats or dance floor (standing room only); $76/VIP

Call: TicketsWest (800-325-SEAT,

Note: If you bought your ticket earlier, when the show was scheduled for the full Arena, you need to exchange it at the Arena box office for one that says Star Theatre; if you haven’t already done so, you can starting today at 3 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.)

Where he’s from: Tennessee, by way of Virginia

Born: Oct. 22, 1964

Formerly of: DC Talk

Number of albums (solo): four studio, two remix, one live

Career highlights: Grammy for best rock or rap gospel album, “Alive and Transported,” 2009; nine Dove awards, including Artist of the Year, 2008

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The Singing Nuns, ‘Christmas Evermore’

When: Today and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Where: Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.

This is year number … 14

Special guests: the Kelly Irish Dancers, from Chattaroy

Cost: $20/adults, $16/seniors and students (age 11 and under)

Call: TicketsWest outlets (800-325-SEAT,

Where they’re from: Mount St. Michael, north of Spokane

Order: Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen

Born: 1979 (first concert, in Seattle)

Number of albums: More than 20

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Performed at the Hollywood Bowl, 2004; appeared on “The Merv Griffin Show,” 1981

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