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Arts briefs: ‘Bluegrass in the Cathedral’ to help Catholic Charities

St. John’s Cathedral will open its doors to bluegrass music Friday in a benefit for Catholic Charities of Spokane.

Molly & Tenbrooks and the Panhandle Polecats will be featured in “Bluegrass in the Cathedral.”

It’s the latest in a series of similar fundraising concerts at the cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave., with former events featuring gospel, swing, samba, jazz and country performers.

The evening begins at 5:30 with a beer and wine social ($3 for beer, $5 for wine). Music starts at 7; admission is $10.

Vintage wines and a bluegrass-themed pottery piece also will be raffled. For more information, call (509) 838-4277.

Trey McIntyre Project

The Pend Oreille Arts Council kicks off its 28th annual series with the Trey McIntyre Project on Friday at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint.

The Boise-based contemporary ballet company performs to music spanning rock, classical, jazz, bluegrass and folk, from the Beatles to Beethoven.

McIntyre previously did choreography for the Houston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Ballet Memphis and the Washington Ballet.

The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults ($20 for Arts Council members), $10 for youth 15 and under; call (208) 263-6139.

Washington Idaho Symphony

The Washington Idaho Symphony opens its 40th anniversary season with concerts Saturday in Pullman and Sunday in Lewiston.

“From Russia With Love” will include Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture; Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43, with Rajung Yang, piano; and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70.

Concerts begin Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Gladish Center, Domey Auditorium, Pullman, and Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Lewiston High School Auditorium.

Tickets are $20; children 17 and younger are admitted free with a paying adult. Student tickets are $6, available 30 minutes prior to each performance.

For more information, call (509) 332-3408.



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