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Tuesday, April 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spotlight: Local musicians hope to help tornado victims

Area musicians will perform a concert to benefit victims of last week’s powerful tornado in Moore, Okla.

The lineup features Mark Schirtz, winner of the 2011 Spokane’s Got Talent contest and Dawghouse Entertainment recording artist, Tommy G, a two-time Spokane’s Got Talent finalist, rock and country guitarist Kicho Forrest, and the hippie-groove rock band the Angela Marie Project.

The show is Tuesday at nYne Bar & Bistro, 232 W. Sprague Ave., beginning at 6 p.m. There is no cover charge, and no minimum donation required for entry.

Raffles and other fundraising activities are planned between sets. All donations of canned food or money collected during the show will be given to the Spokane chapter of the American Red Cross for distribution in Oklahoma.

Good night, Spokane

Humanities Washington is hard at work on another Bedtime Stories in Spokane.

Bedtime Stories, a longtime favorite in Western Washington, made its east-of-the-mountains debut last year with a lineup that included Kim Barnes and Shann Ray, with Jess Walter as emcee. It raised more than $35,000 for Humanities Washington.

This year’s event, set for Sept. 20 at the Spokane Club, will be themed “Pillow Talk,” and the participating writers will present original works on that theme. The writers are Walter, author of the New York Times best-seller “Beautiful Ruins,” Kathleen Flenniken (“Plume”), Sharma Shields (“Favorite Monster”) and Spokesman-Review columnist Shawn Vestal, whose debut collection of short stories is titled “Godforsaken Idaho.”

The emcee will be Gary Stokes, executive director of the Friends of Spokane Public Radio.

Those interested in sponsoring a table for the event should call KayLee Jaech at (206) 682-1770, ext. 103, or email her at A limited number of individual tickets will go on sale later this summer.

‘Movies 101’ on Hitchcock

Spokane Public Radio will thank listeners next month with a live taping of “Movies 101” followed by a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest.”

“SPR Goes to the Movies” will be June 5 at the Bing Crosby Theater. “Movies 101,” featuring regular hosts Dan Webster and Nathan Weinbender and guests Leonard Oakland and Barbara Williamson, will begin at 6:30 p.m. The foursome will discuss the films and career of Hitchcock. The show will be taped for later broadcast.

At 7:20 p.m., Oakland, a retired film professor from Whitworth University, will introduce “North by Northwest,” Hitchcock’s iconic 1959 thriller starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. The film begins rolling at 7:30.

Tickets are $10 and are on sale by calling Spokane Public Radio, (509) 328-5729.

Palouse photography

The Whitman County Library is seeking photographers to participate in a summer photo exhibition, “Our Palouse: People, Places and Possibilities.”

The exhibit will be shown at the Colfax Library July 26-28 in conjunction with Concrete River Days.

There is no fee to participate in the exhibition, however, photographers are asked to contribute an image 8-by-10 or larger with white matting to be included in the library’s permanent “Our Palouse” exhibit.

Photo sales will be permitted during the show. Call Kristie Kirkpatrick at (509) 397-4366 or email her at for details and an application.

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