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Spotlight: Thin Air Radio celebrates 10 years on air with party

Sun., Nov. 3, 2013, midnight

KYRS, the community radio station the broadcasts on 88.1 FM and 92.3 FM, will celebrate 10 years on the air this week.

The station, which launched on Oct. 26, 2003, as a low-power FM station, is now a full-power outfit that reaches parts of six counties. Programming centers on local public affairs and arts.

Thin Air Radio, as it’s also called, will celebrate Friday with a party at 7 p.m. at Silver Auctions, 2020 N. Monroe St. The festivities will include dancing to salsa music by Son Dulce, appetizers, drinks, silent auction and raffles.

Tickets are $15 a person and $20 per couple. Kids 12 and younger will be admitted to this family-friendly event for free. For details or tickets, visit or call (509) 747-3012.

Christmas with Der Bingle

The Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theatre will expand the annual Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival to two days this year, and include a new guided bus tour of Bing Crosby’s Spokane.

The festival will run Dec. 14 and 15, with the bus tour set for Dec. 15 only.

Saturday’s film lineup includes “White Christmas” and “Going My Way.” Sunday’s films will be “Holiday Inn,” “High Society,” and a repeat of “White Christmas.” Sunday’s program also will include a performance by Crosby’s nephew, singer Howard Crosby.

The festival is held at – naturally – the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Admission is $8 and includes both days. Tickets are available through TicketsWest (800) 325-SEAT or, or at the door (cash or check only, please). Children 12 and younger get in for free. Cost for the bus tour is $20 a person, which includes admission to festival events following the tour’s conclusion. Tickets are available through TicketsWest and must be purchased in advance. The bus tour will leave from the Hotel Ruby, 901 W. First Ave.

For more information, visit

Liberty Lake Ball

Tickets are on sale for the 16th annual Liberty Lake Holiday Ball.

The event, Dec. 7 at the Davenport Hotel, helps support the Friends of Pavillion Park, a nonprofit community group that sponsors summer movies in the park, an annual fun run, the Labor Day concert by the Spokane Symphony, Shakespeare in the Park and other free summer concerts.

Tickets are $75 per person, and are available online at

Schedule change

A concert by harp guitarist Andy McKee originally scheduled for the Bing Crosby Theater on Oct. 2 has been rescheduled for Jan. 13.

Tickets purchased for the October show will be honored in January.

Also, Keller Williams will be performing on Nov. 20 at Chateau Rive at the Flour Mill. His concert originally was scheduled at the Center, on Spokane’s North Side, but the venue closed earlier this fall.

Tickets to McKee are available through TicketsWest. The Williams show is on sale through

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