March 22, 2009 in Features

The Fray concert moves to INB

By The Spokesman-Review
 

The Aug. 7 concert by The Fray, with Jack’s Mannequin, has been switched from the Spokane Arena to the INB Performing Arts Center.

All of the other details remain the same. Tickets are still on sale through TicketsWest outlets (509-325-SEAT, 800-325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com).

By the way, here’s a concert-related trivia question: What do The Fray and Taylor Swift have in common, besides the fact that they are booked into Spokane?

Both have scored No. 1 albums on the Billboard chart in 2009.

Taylor Swift is booked for May 14 at the Spokane Arena in a show that sold out immediately.

The Merchant of Venom

Mr. Warmth himself, Don Rickles, is making a return visit to the Northern Quest Casino’s Pend Oreille Pavilion on April 11, 8:30 p.m.

Rickles has been prowling the stages of America for more than 50 years, doing his sarcastic brand of insult comedy. The Merchant of Venom last played the Northern Quest in August 2007.

He was recently the subject of an HBO documentary film: “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.”

Tickets are now on sale, $45 and $55, through the Northern Quest box office, (509) 340-6700 or through TicketsWest outlets.

Broadway Baritones

The Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre has a springtime special coming up: The Broadway Baritones, featuring some of the stars of last summer’s “Les Miserables.” They’ll perform a Broadway musical revue, April 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Schuler Auditorium on the North Idaho College campus.

You’ll hear songs from shows such as “Damn Yankees,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Miss Saigon” and, naturally, “Les Miserables.”

Tickets are $25, available by calling (800) 4-CDATIX.

Feeney and the Quartet

Pianist Kendall Feeney will be the guest artist in the Spokane String Quartet’s next concert, “Musical Travels: Spain,” on March 29, 3 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

The concert includes works by Piazzolla, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Turina.

Feeney is well-known from her days as the artistic director of Zephyr. She has performed throughout the U.S. and Asia.

Tickets are $18 for general admission, $15 for seniors and $10 for students, available at (509) 624-1200, at www.spokanestringquartet.org and through TicketsWest outlets.

Moses Lake millionaire?

Brandee Graff from Moses Lake will be a contestant along with her fiance James Wolfe on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” as the game show celebrates “Wedding Week,” Tuesday and Wednesday on KHQ-6, 6:30 p.m.

They plan to get married in New York in September – presumably, with or without an extra million dollars.

Cami Bradley CD release

Spokane singer-songwriter Cami Bradley will appear at the Bing Crosby Theater, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. in a concert to celebrate the release of her new album, “Anomalous.”

She was the winner of the 2006 Gimme the Mike contest, a local talent competition.

Tickets are $8 through TicketsWest or $10 at the door.

Jesse Colin Young

Remember the Youngbloods, the great ’60s band known for “Get Together,” the classic anthem of brotherhood?

The band’s leader was Jesse Colin Young, who will play the Panida Theater in Sandpoint on July 3, 8 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and will go on sale April 3 at Eichardt’s Pub in Sandpoint and TicketsWest outlets. Don’t dawdle; the Joan Baez concert tonight at the Panida sold out quickly.

‘Before the Music Dies’

The documentary “Before the Music Dies,” about the state of the American music industry, will be screened April 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W. Main.

It tells two diverging tales, one about the corporate music industry and its problems, and the other about independent music and its invigorating influence.

Artists in the movie include the Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello, Branford Marsalis and Erykah Badu.

This is a benefit for KYRS-FM (Thin Air Community Radio, 92.3). A $6 donation will be accepted at the door.

Jim Kershner can be reached at (509) 459-5493 or by e-mail at jimk@spokesman.com.

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