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  • Twain’s World

    Mark Twain is back on the best-seller list, 100 years after his death, and at least two people are laughing. One is Hal Holbrook, chortling merrily during a phone interview …


  • Loony tunes

    Many people in Spokane are familiar with Julia Sweeney: Gonzaga Prep grad, “Saturday Night Live” star, “Pulp Fiction” actress and one-woman Broadway show creator. Yet most of us don’t know …


  • Celtic Fire blazes new trail

    You can’t exactly call Celtic Fire a local act. This Irish-themed music and dance troupe is national in scope, soon to film a PBS special. It’s in the middle of …


  • Clark reaps the rewards of hard work

    Over the past few years Stacy Clark has gone from a do-it-herselfer – writing her own songs, releasing her own records, booking her own tours and handling her own publicity …


  • Unlikely path brings Hege to The Fox

    Daniel Hege failed to follow the traditional route to a conducting career. Despite some back roads, and some fortunate twists, the path has led him to the music directorships of …


  • Interplayers stages ‘Privilege,’ a touching story of brotherly love

    Does the name Paul Weitz ring a bell? He was one of the two brothers responsible for directing the movie “American Pie,” a 1999 teenage sex comedy famous for its …


  • Book Notes: Get Lit! writing workshops set

    Do you want to work on your poetry? Your nonfiction? Your playwriting? The Get Lit! writing workshops have been announced for Spokane’s premier literary festival on April 13-17.


  • The Methodical March

    Aside from the stilt walkers, acrobats, burlesque dancers and 20-plus musicians spilling out into the audience from the stage, one of the most memorable images of the MarchFourth Marching Band’s …


  • Civic brings back the hilarious ‘Nunsense’

    Way back in March 1990, a wimple-wearing Mother Superior Mary Regina walked out on the Spokane Civic Theatre stage and gave the audience a crabby tongue-lashing for arriving late and …


  • Book Notes: ‘Radioman’ dedication to take place Feb. 25

    Here’s a local development that illustrates the power of a book: On Dec. 22, the tower at Spokane International Airport was officially named the Ray Daves Air Traffic Control Tower. …


  • Spotlight: CdA’s Owens achieves visual success in Hollywood

    Michael Owens, who lives in Coeur d’Alene, is an Oscar nominee for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for his work on the movie “Hereafter.” Owens is the real deal: He …


  • Good times, great music

    Having a good time playing good music with good people. Those are three essentials for Floating Crowbar. Playing traditional Irish dance music, this Spokane group has more than 120 songs …


  • National tour of ‘Legally Blonde’ lands at INB

    “Legally Blonde,” the musical, was a hit on Broadway in 2007 for the same reason that the movie was a hit in 2001: People just love Elle Woods. Elle is …


  • Folk hero Weddell hits Nyne tonight

    At any given moment Wes Weddell might be up to a number of projects in any given part of the Northwest: arranging music with middle school students in Renton; annually …


  • Get in on the action in Civic’s ‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’

    Brush up on your orthography. And if you don’t know what that means, look it up, because “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is on its way to the …


  • Spokane Youth Ballet lands at Fox

    It features 55 young ballet students and it’s based on a Grimm’s fairy tale, but “The Dancing Princesses” goes beyond kid stuff. The Spokane Youth Ballet’s show on Saturday has …


  • Your week

    YOUR HEALTH Want to eat healthy, but you’re in a hurry?


  • Your Week: a guide to navigating the days ahead

    Your guide to navigating the week ahead, with the help of your newspaper.


  • Arts calendar

    “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” – Pend Oreille Players Association is holding a read-through and sing-through for middle- and high-school age youths today; auditions are next Thursday, both days from …


  • Gallery listings

    Galleries with new exhibits and/or receptions are indicated with a . For complete listings, see www.spokane7.com. Please send information about upcoming exhibits to features@spokesman.com. Spokane


  • Arts calendar

    Auditions “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: 10 men (appearing ages 18-50) and eight to 10 women (appearing to …


  • Artist, teacher helps others tell stories through art

    Born in Barbados, Priscilla Barnett immigrated with her family to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she attended high school and earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, focusing on sculpting and painting, …


  • Coeur d’Alene’s massive Art on the Green boasts art, food and music

    Art on the Green isn’t strictly visual art. It’s also flamenco dance, cotton candy and hip-hop “flash mobs.” More on those later. But first, let’s run the numbers on Coeur …


  • Arts Calendar

    “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Aug. 2-3, 6:30 p.m., 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: 10 men (appearing ages 18-50) and eight to 10 women (appearing to …


  • Fascination with space helped inspire Colfax artist’s creativity

    Tim Ely’s artwork might make one think he is channeling the mind of some alien physicist, blending geometric shapes, lines and his own take on hieroglyphics set in books and …


  • Gallery listings

    Galleries with new exhibits and/or receptions are indicated with a . For complete listings, see www.spokane7.com. Please send information about upcoming exhibits to features@spokesman.com. Spokane


  • Arts Calendar

    Auditions “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m., 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: three men, appearing ages 22-32. Auditioners will be expected to perform a …


  • Arts Calendar

    Auditions “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” – Saturday, 9 a.m. at The Lion’s Share, 1627 N. Atlantic Ave. For ages 14-19. Auditioners should prepare a speech from a Shakespeare play, not …


  • Arts calendar

    Auditions A Midsummer’s Night Dream – July 3, 9 a.m., at The Lion’s Share, 1627 N. Atlantic Ave. Teens ages 14-19 may audition by preparing a speech from a Shakespeare …


  • Arts calendar

    Classes and workshops The Art Coop Classes – Fused Glass Pendants and Earrings – Today, 6-8 p.m., or June 28, 6-8 p.m., $30. Sun Dyeing – Sunday or June 23, …

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