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Tuesday, February 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Rory Block Pours Emotion Into Music, Audience

Rory Block


Shoveljerk Packs House In Local Gig Black Happy Offshoot Meets High Expectations Of Fans

Shoveljerk Saturday, April 15, at Outback Jack’s Shoveljerk, the new Black Happy offshoot, played its maiden local show Saturday at Outback Jack’s but the new group hardly expected a sell-out …


Great Music Zephyr’s Performance Friday Night Tosses Dreary Stereotypes Of Chamber Music To The Wind

Peter Rejito, cello; Kendall Feeney, piano; James Schloepflin, clarinet, and Elisa Barston, violin, performed as Zephyr Friday night at The Met. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


Fresh Energy Sets Predictable Program Apart

Violin soloist Elmar Oliveira. Henry Grossman photo


Schuller’s Ragged Side Conductor Shows Another Facet Of His Considerable Talent With Ragtime Concert

Spokane Symphony Sunday, April 2, at North Idaho College ‘The guy is just amazing.” That was the phrase I heard again and again Sunday. It came from professional musicians, students …


Guest Conductor And Pianist Excel

Piano soloist Ursula Oppens possesses a mighty intellect, a splendid technique and a great sense of style.


Guests Push The Sjo To New Heights

Spokane Jazz Orchestra Saturday, March 18, The Met It’s an ill wind that blows no one good, and when one McDougall stood in for the other Saturday night, the old …


Listeners Taken On Emotional Musical Journey

Spokane String Quartet Sunday, March 19, The Met Why would anyone give up a springy Sunday afternoon to listen to a depressing, despairing string quartet? Is it really more fun …


Songcatchers Use Music To Blend Cultures

The SongCatchers


Wagner Fulfills Pops Audience’s Exceptations Longtime Spokane Favorite, Pianist Richard Wagner, Brought His Dazzling Style To The Opera House Saturday Night.

Walt Wagner’s first name is incorrect in the headline and caption. Pianist Richard Wagner brought his energy and enthusiasm to the Opera House Saturday night.


Rover’s Songs And Wit Hoist Listeners’ Spirits

The Irish Rovers Sunday, March 12, at the Opera House From the looks of it, St. Patrick’s Day came a week early this year in Spokane. First, the St. Patrick’s …


Allegro’s Season-End Concert Combines Lively Music, Dance

Allegro’s “Dance Baroque” Tuesday, March 7, The Met Allegro wrapped up its season - directors Beverly Biggs’ and David Dutton’s silver anniversary of making music in Spokane - with a …


Inspiring, Soul-Searching Sounds Twila Paris Shares Her Voice And Her Beliefs With Enthusiastic Audience

Twila Paris sang at the Opera House Thursday night.


Soloist Use Violins To Tell Their Stories Cerovek And Ferris Added Color And Imagery To Symphonic Notes

Spokane Symphony Orchestra Friday, March 3, the Opera House Great instrumentalists are either actors or storytellers. The “actors” supply such bodily commentary as “oh, see how gorgeous this tune is” …


The King’s Singers Ensemble Performs Like A Well-Oiled Machine

The King’s Singers


Ledoux’s And Chestnut’s Fans Were In Full Form For Their Stars Hard-Rocking Honky-Tonk Sound Rocks The Spokane Coliseum

Chris LeDoux and Mark Chesnutt, Sunday, Feb. 26, the Spokane Coliseum It wasn’t a sold-out concert, but judging from the crowd’s response to the performances by both Chris LeDoux and …


Jazz - Gotta Love That Razzmatazz Festival Offered Four Days Of Total Jazz Immersion

Ray Brown and his trio, a self-contained band, highlighted Saturday night’s concert.


Mega-Metal Friday’s Crowd Came Out For A Heavy-Metal Beating — Megadeth Deliverd

Megadeth’s heavy-metal sound rocked the Coliseum Friday night. Ken Settle photo


Thrilled Missoula Crowd Gives Pearl Jam Send-Off

From left, Stone Gossard, Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready.


Holding Back Gibson Was Good But Lacked All Out New Orleans Jazz Energy

Banu Gibson and her New Orleans Hot Jazz Orchestra shared the stage Saturday night with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra.


Quick Review

Banu Gibson & New Orleans Hot Jazz with the Spokane Symphony Saturday night at the Opera House “Banu Gibson and her hot jazz sextet were ably backed by the Spokane …


Sawyer Brown Continues To Ride Wave Of Country Success

Joe Smyth, Mark Miller, Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard, and Duncan Cameron and Jim Scholten make up Sawyer Brown.


Glowing Sound From Lafayette String Quartet

The Lafayette String Quartet consists of violinists Ann Elliott-Goldschmidt and Sharon Stanis, violist Joanna Hood and cellist Pamela Highbaugh-Aloni.


Guest Conductor From Tokyo Symphony Proves Exemplary

Flutist Marina Piccinini gave a virtuoso solo performance Friday night.


Allegro Shines With ‘Lights’

Allegro’s “Feast of Lights” Tuesday, Jan. 10, The Met Allegro’s “Feast of Lights” program Tuesday was a polished presentation. The program stayed well within the confines of a small subset …


Steve Perry Comes Back Strong With Romance, Guitars

Steve Perry Monday, Jan. 9, Spokane Opera House Steve Perry, as one woman put it, is the rock ‘n’ roll equivalent of the romance novel. The theory is simple: Romance …


New Year Gets Sober Welcome At Symphony’s Gala

Fabio Mechetti