November 11, 2012 in Features

Spotlight: Revolutionary show set for Bing on Saturday

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Area children can take a trip back to the Revolutionary War era on Saturday at the next KPBX Kids’ Concert.

“Music From the Revolutionary War” will feature Robbin’s Rebels, a Spokane fife and drums corps, vocalist Tim Westerhaus and Jim Tevenan, who will do double duty as pianist and event host.

The free concert will be at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave., at 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.kpbx.org.>

Crosby films at the Bing

Mark your calendar. The seventh annual Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival is around the corner.

On Dec. 8, the Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater will host a four-film festival. Things kick off at noon with “White Christmas,” followed at 2:30 p.m. by “The Bells of St. Mary’s.” At 5 p.m., “Holiday Inn” hits the screen and the festival concludes with a 7:30 p.m. screening of “White Christmas.”

Those attending also will be able to check out the Oscar Crosby won for his performance in 1944’s “Going My Way,” on loan from the Crosby Collection at the Gonzaga University Library and a display of Crosby photos owned by Jerry Dicker. Dicker bought the theater this year.

Admission for the full day is $7; children 12 and younger will be admitted free. Tickets are available at all TicketsWest outlets, (800) 325-SEAT or www.ticketswest.com.

For more information, visit www.bingcrosbytheateradvocates.org.>

Classical music concerts today

With the Spokane Symphony on hiatus for the time being, classical music fans might be searching for events to fill the gap. Turns out, there are several just today.

The Spokane Youth Symphony will kick off its 2012-’13 season with “Made in the U.S.A.,” a show celebrating Veterans Day. Music will include selections from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and “Candide,” Irving Berlin’s “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” the first movement of David Ott’s Concerto for Two Cellos and more.

Showtime is 4 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Tickets are $17 for adults and are available through TicketsWest.

Meanwhile, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Gonzaga Univeristy senior Douglas Starkbaum will perform a cello concert. Starkbaum plays with the Gonzaga University Symphony and the GU chamber quartet.

Showtime is 4 p.m. and admission is $5 at the door. The church is at 127 E. 12th Ave.

On the North Side, Whitworth University’s Wind Symphony will hold a concert on campus at the Cowles Auditorium Mainstage beginning at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door.

And down on the Palouse, the Greater Palouse Youth Orchestra will perfom at 4 p.m. today in the University of Idaho’s University Auditorium in Moscow. Admission is free.

Change of plans

If you’re planning to attend the upcoming John de Lancie appearances at Interplayers, heads up. The dates have been changed.

The “Q & A with Q” will be held on Nov. 23, instead of this coming Friday. The Saturday session, “Flying Without a Net,” also has been pushed back a week, to Nov. 24. Both events begin at 7:30 p.m.

De Lancie is a veteran actor who has dozens of credits to his name. He’s done everything from “Breaking Bad” to “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.” In sci-fi circles, he’s known for playing the meddlesome Q on three different “Star Trek” series, “The Next Generation,” “Voyager” and “Deep Space Nine.” He had a recurring role on “Stargate: SG-1.”

De Lancie’s Spokane appearances are in support of Interplayers. He and Reed McColm, Interplayers’ artistic director, worked together when McColm was in graduate school at the University of Southern California.

Tickets are $30 each, or $50 for both events, available through TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT or www.ticketswest.com. For more information, call Interplayers box office at (509) 455-7529. Interplayers is at 174 S. Howard St.


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