February 24, 2013 in Features

Spotlight: Duo sells out WSU show, but GU adds concert

By The Spokesman-Review

Hot new country duo Florida Georgia Line has already sold out an April 16 show at Washington State University’s CUB Ballroom in Pullman. Area fans have a second chance to see this up-and-coming band.

The Gonzaga University Student Body Association is bringing the duo to the McCarthey Athletic Center on April 17.

Tickets for current GU students will cost $15 and go on sale at noon Wednesday, via the website gogsba.org/events/FGL/. Tickets to the public, at $25, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT or www.ticketswest.com.>

Florida Georgia Line, featuring Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly, splashed onto the scene last year behind the hit single “Cruise.” Their full-length debut record, “Here’s to the Good Times,” was released in December and is at No. 7 on Billboard Magazine’s Country Album chart.

The website Country Weekly said the album lives up to its title, as the disc centers on themes of summertime, women, partying and trucks – in no particular order. The reviewer, Bob Paxman, writes: “And yet it all works. There’s more energy than a year’s supply of caffeine drinks and the songs are simply catchy and infectious.”

There was a man from Spokane …

The limerick contest is back.

<p>Spokane7.com is resurrecting a longtime Spokane favorite this year. Entries – originals only, please – must follow this year’s theme: Creatures of the Inland Northwest. This can include real animals, mythical beasts (hello, Bigfoot), school mascots and political animals. Entries also must adhere to the standard, five-line limerick format.

Oh, and if you really want to show off, shoot a video of yourself reading your limerick(s), upload it to YouTube and send us the link. Upon approval, we’ll add it to the Spokane7 YouTube channel.

Limerick writers have until 5 p.m. Friday to submit as many entries as they’d like. Snail mail: Joe Butler/Limerick Contest, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210-1098. Email: contests@spokesman.com. Online: Spokane7.com, click on “Contests.” Auntie’s Bookstore is supplying the prizes.

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