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National Geographic Live coming to Spokane

Mon., Aug. 4, 2014, 2 p.m.

Spokane has been selected to be one of 15 U.S. cities to host the National Geographic Live series.

The series, which brings scientists, photographers, filmmakers and explorers to town to show their work and discuss it, will begin Oct. 7. The series is being produced locally by West Coast Entertainment, with support from STCU, and all events will be held at the INB Performing Arts Center.

The lineup features:

Oct. 7, “Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice,” with underwater photographers David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes.

Nov. 4, “Exploring Mars: The Next Generation,” with Kobie Boykins, an engineer with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab who worked on the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity.

Feb. 24, “Grizzlies, Piranhas and Man-Eating Pigs,” with wildlife photographer Joel Sartore.

April 24, “Untamed Antarctica,” with extreme climbers and explorers Cory Richards and Mike Libecki. The program covers their expedition climbing Bertha’s Tower, a 2,000 spire in Antarctica.

Tickets are now on sale through all TicketsWest locations, online at or by phone at (800) 325-SEAT. Each event is $41.50. A series ticket is $150.

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