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Saturday, February 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spotlight: Nomee new head at Jacklin Arts Center

Third Day will perform July 13 in Riverfront Park.
Third Day will perform July 13 in Riverfront Park.

The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center has a new acting executive director.

The JACC’s board named Shaina Nomee to the post on Thursday after Liisa Spink announced she was leaving to become manager of the Playhouse in the Seattle Center.

Previously, Nomee worked in the Cultural Awareness Department for the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort, where she coordinated the Julyamsh Powwow, North Idaho College’s American Indian Heritage Week and the Painted Face NW American Indian Art Show & Auction. She is co-chair of the Arts and Culture Alliance in Coeur d’Alene and is on the board of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Foundation.

Spirit Fest coming in July

Grammy-winning Christian rock band Third Day will headline Spirit Fest on July 13 in the Lilac Bowl of Spokane’s Riverfront Park.

Also on the bill are “American Idol” contestant Colton Dixon and former Newsboy leader Peter Furler. And the opening act? Local bands will have a chance to compete for the spot.

Bands interested in competing can go to and click on the “contests” link for details.

Meanwhile, tickets for SpiritFest are on sale online at or by phone at (855) 443-8499. Prices are $75 for VIP passes, $35 for reserved seating and $17.50 for general admission.

Grants bringing students to MAC

The Colville National Forest has won a grant to bring students from Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties to see the “David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work” exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane.

The grant, part of the More Kids in the Woods and Children’s Forest programs of the U.S. Forest Service, will involve 12 schools and 800 students, according to a news release. Students and their teachers will visit the museum before the end of the school year.

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