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So much to see, hear and ‘Ado’

Fri., June 21, 2013

Superman is still flying high at theaters, but we have more contenders vying for the title of king of summer box office. In Pixar’s family-friendly “Monsters University,” fans of Mike and Sully are taken back in time to when the boys were not the best of buds. Meanwhile, Brad Pitt is out to save the world and his family from a global epidemic that turns its victims into zombies in “World War Z.”

For fans of Joss Whedon, those who cannot get enough of “Firefly,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” or “The Avengers,” there is much reason to rejoice! His highly anticipated adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” opens here this weekend.

On the music scene, we have Eddie Money coming back to town, this time to perform a benefit concert to help his friend and drummer, Spokane Valley native Glenn Symmonds, pay for cancer treatment. A renowned Beatles tribute band will perform Sunday to raise funds for Music Aid Northwest, which help support music programs in the region’s schools. Another tribute, featuring Atomic Jazz, Soul Proprietor and Sammy Eubanks, set for Tuesday at the Bing, will help support the families of three Fairchild airmen who perished in a plane crash.

Meanwhile, we check in with Spokane artist Melissa Cole, who is showing this month at the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center in Post Falls, having recently unveiled a large public art project in Lewiston.

Carolyn Lamberson

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