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Winston Pleases Audience

George Winston Thursday, Nov. 6, The Met George Winston opened his Northwest tour in Spokane to two full houses at The Met on Wednesday and Thursday, and did not disappoint …


Jethro Tull Gives Energized Performance

Jethro Tull Monday, Nov. 3, Spokane Opera House No question about it, Jethro Tull is the world’s greatest rock band led by a flute. Of course, they’re the only rock …


Mark Chestnutt Whips Fans Wild

Mark Chesnutt Tuesday night, Oct. 28, at the Arena Mark Chesnutt uncorked hit after hit during a jam-packed Arena concert Tuesday night, but the crowd didn’t howl much until his …


New Conductor Brings Vitality To Symphony

Spokane Symphony Friday, Oct. 24, Opera House Jung-Ho Pak, the Spokane Symphony’s gifted associate conductor, brought an energetic physicality to the podium Friday - the first subscription concert Pak has …


Symphony Takes Trek Through Solar System

Spokane Symphony Friday, Oct. 10, Opera House The time of safe space travel arrived Friday as the Spokane Symphony took its audience through the rocketing thrills of Gustav Holst’s suite …


Loveless Pleases Arena Crowd Country Singer Patty Loveless Inspires Fans Worn Down By Preceding Act

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The Artist Draws Piercing Worship From Fans

The Artist (formerly known as Prince) Saturday, Sept. 27, The Gorge This is what it sounds like when Prince performs live. Oh, oh, oooh my God! I want to seeeee …


The Artist’s Unmatched Energy Captivates Crowd

It was musical genius. That’s the only way I can describe The Artist’s “Jam of the Year.” And that still probably doesn’t do it justice. I have been a consumer …


Season Opens On ‘Bright Wings,’ Stylish Violin Solo

Spokane Symphony Orchestra Friday, Sept. 19, Spokane Opera House The Spokane Symphony opened its 1997-98 season Friday with a burst of orchestral color with Dan Welcher’s “Bright Wings.” Later in …


Live Brings It Down A Few Metaphysical Notches

Live Saturday, Sept. 13, the Gorge When Live took the stage at the Gorge Saturday night, they did so with about half the crowd, half the security guards and half …


Rage Adds Smooth Groove To Intense Show

Rage Against the Machine Friday, Sept. 12, the Gorge About three-quarters of the way into an expectedly intense show, Rage Against the Machine mellowed out. The band went into a …


Montgomery Rides His Range Country Star Shows Off His Brand Of Powerful, Romantic Vocals At Arena Concert

John Michael Montgomery performed at the Spokane Arean on Friday. Photo by BPI


Classic Rock Zz Top, Loverboy Find Greatest Audience Response To Their More Familiar Songs

Guitarist Billy Gibbons, pictured at the Spokane Coliseum three years ago, is still rocking with ZZ Top. File/The Spokesman-Review


Shawn Colvin Gives Solid Performance

Shawn Colvin and Duncan Sheik Wednesday, Aug. 27, Opera House What could be better than a literate, thoughtful introspective singer-songwriter with a great voice and an ear for shimmering folk-pop …


Not-So-Reticent Barenaked Ladies Enjoy Themselves

Barenaked Ladies Friday, Aug. 15, The Met Steven Page, the Barenaked Ladies’ stout front man, told the audience early in the show that his zipper was down. The crowd, a …


Adored Sammy Hagar Promises To Come Back

Sammy Hagar Wednesday, Aug. 13, Opera House The crowd loved Sammy Hagar. No, it adored him. Indeed, at times it seemed the cheering, the whistling, the shouts of “We Love …


Lollapalooza’s Luster Wearing Off

Lollapalooza Tuesday, Aug. 12, The Gorge If there’s one thing Lollapalooza ‘97 proved, it’s that the fans who attend this music circus can and will mosh to anything. I mean …


Laugh Fest Weird Al Yankovic Mixes Old, New Comedy For A Fun-Filled Evening

Weird Al Yankovic Sunday, Aug. 10, Riverfront Park I haven’t laughed so much at a concert since Milli Vanilli broke up. Weird Al Yankovic, the Spike Jones of his generation, …


Fireworks Fun Started Early Thanks To Schuller, Musicians

Spokane Symphony Festival at Sandpoint, Memorial Field Saturday, Aug. 9 Gunther Schuller makes any concert more of an adventure than almost any other conductor. Saturday’s finale of The Festival at …


Mayall Leads Celebration Of The Blues

John Mayall Festival at Sandpoint, Memorial Field Friday, Aug. 8 The man is a fine blues singer, an inventive blues keyboardist and an absolutely smashing blues harpist. Yet he’s best …


John Prine Pleases Fans With Classic 25-Song Set

John Prine Festival at Sandpoint, Memorial Field Thursday, Aug. 7 No doubt more than a few folks woke up Friday with John Prine tunes running through their heads. Prine turned …


Outdoor Concert Evening Of Enjoyment

Mozart on a Summer’s Eve Tuesday night, July 22, Duncan Gardens at Manito Park Mozart on a Summer’s Eve has become so popular that last year Connoisseur Concerts expanded the …


Refreshing Music Couldn’t Save Show

The Vans Warped Tour Thursday, July 10, The Gorge The Warped Tour in quick review: Good bands, lousy show. Now for the longer version: Crackling punk tossed with some snappy …


All-Woman Concert Proves It’s A Winner

Lilith Fair Saturday, July 5, The Gorge The concert was more acoustic-based introspection than it was rock and roll frenzy. And although the music simmered often, only rarely did it …


Tesh Lets Everyone Shine, Even The Audience

John Tesh Friday, June 27, Opera House So, say you’ve got a bit of talent, a measure of fame, some money and all the passion in the world to be …


Costumes, Showmanship Outshine Group’s Music

Seattle Men’s Chorus Saturday, June 21, The Met Hilarious antics and solid singing kept the audience laughing, clapping and rolling in the isles at Saturday’s Seattle Men’s Chorus concert. The …


Gordon Lightfoot’s Melodies, Poetic Lyrics Remain Among Best

Gordon Lightfoot Thursday, June 12, Spokane Opera House Gordon Lightfoot is one of those timeless performers, unaffected by fashion, whose 10th Spokane Opera House appearance probably didn’t differ in most …


Kenny G Much More Than Background Music

Kenny G Monday, June 9, the Arena Kenny G stepped out of the elevator and onto the stage Monday night. And in doing so, this sax guy - oft-criticized for …


Spokane Jazz Festival Continuing Success

Spokane Dixieland Jazz Festival The Masonic Temple Dancing fools and Dixieland fans got their fill this weekend at the third annual Spokane Dixieland Jazz Festival. The event ran Friday through …


Tireless Tina Rain Was A Memory As A Dazzling Turner Wowed The Crowd With High-Energy Performance

Tina Turner performs during her “Wildest Dreams” tour in Las Vegas. Her performance at The Gorge ended on a bizarre note when all the power went out. Photo by Associated …