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

Sun., Feb. 24, 2013

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 Tickets to the public, at $25, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT or>

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> 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: Online:, click on “Contests.” Auntie’s Bookstore is supplying the prizes.

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