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Hampson Shows Why He Is The Best There Is

Hampson’s performance Friday night was entirely remarkable.

Music Backs Maestro’s Murder

Magic Circle Theatre Company joins Symphony SuperPops for a mysterious affair.

Dancin’ Duo The New Spokane Arena Allows Brooks & Dunn To Show Off Their Strong, Crowd-Pleasing Sound

“I think this place was made for country music,” said Ronnie Dunn (right) during Brooks & Dunn’s Sunday night show at the Arena.

Tabu Ley Celebrates Rhythm, Energy The Dancing Davenport Crowd Was Introduced To The Central African Sound Called Soukous

Tabu Ley Rochereau sings in a native tounge of Zaire, Lingala, adding mystery to his highly harmonic sound.

Soprano’s Technique Shines Complex, Poetic Language Rates Vocal Interpretation

Guest conductor Patricia Handy’s large gestures encourage robust playing. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review

Carl Fontana Explores Bebop To Ballad

Despite a long period of semi-retirement, Carl Fontana proved that he is still a remarkably powerful and inventive trombone player in his performance with the Whitworth Jazz Band on Saturday …

Pianist Gallantly Faces Challenges Of Rachmaninoff

Spokane Symphony Orchestra Friday, Oct. 27, at the Opera House For the classical music listener, nothing quite matches the thrill of a masterful performer revealing the beauties of an enormously …

, Nomeansno Remains A Great Band Vancouver Punk Quarter Ranks Among Region’s Best

NoMeansNo Friday, Oct. 20, Knights of Columbus When the Northwest music scene was still in diapers and members of Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam were still learning to play their …

Lighter Music Helps Balance Heavy Russian Fare

Leontovych String Quartet Sunday, Oct. 22, The Met The Spokane Chamber Music Association began its 1995-96 season with an almost-all-Russian program by the Leontovych String Quartet. Even Beethoven’s “Serioso” Quartet, …

Nero Gets Off To A Great Start Spokane Symphony Superpops Concert Gives The Crowd Its Money’s Worth

Peter Nero rocked the keyboard at the Opera House.

Guest Conductor, Guest Violinist Bond In Rewarding Style

Guest conductor Patricia Handy gave Schumann’s “Spring” an enlivening variety. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review

Listeners Taken On Party Tour Of The Americas

Spokane Jazz Orchestra Sunday, Oct. 8, at The Met With the introduction of a new music director Saturday, the Spokane Jazz Orchestra ushered in a new era. Dan Keberle led …

Phish Fry Grateful Dead-Like Band Has Following That Responds To Lack Of Variety And Monotonous Solos

Mike Gordon, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman and Trey Anastasio of Phish played at the Opera House Saturday night. Danny Clinch photo

‘Zephyr Cabaret’ Plays Schoenberg

Zephyr Saturday, Sept. 30, at The Met Count on Zephyr to storm into its season with something outrageous. The scene was Berlin cabaret sometime early in this century before Adolf …

Melodic Tunes Carry Message Reggae Band Black Uhuru Plays To A Small Crowd

Jamaican reggae band Black Uhuru brought their sound to Spokane.

Boyz Ii Men Find Crowd Eager Ii Hear

Boyz II Men Monday, Sept. 25, Spokane Arena One would think, by the third visit in less than a year, Spokane has had its fill of Boyz II Men. Hardly.

Mcgraw, Mcbride More Than Fair

1. Tim McGraw is one of the fastest rising stars in country music and his show at the Fair showed why. 2. Martina McBride had fun with the crowd when …

Comstock Concert: A Grand Exercise In Civilization

Thousands jammed Comstock Park on Sunday evening for the symphony’s annual Labor Day concert. Photo by Liz Kishimoto/The Spokesman-Review

Stewart, Santana Still Satisfy

1. Rod Stewart thrilled the Gorge crowd with his showmanship. Photo by Ken Settle. 2. Carlos Santana’s classics drew standing ovations Saturday. Photo by Ken Settle.

Seasoned Singer At 62, Willie Nelson’s Voice Still Has The Rich Tones And Distinctive Style That His Fans Love

Willie Nelson

Jazz By Schweitzer Institute Of Music A Definite Treat

Critic-at-large When the last note died Saturday morning at Swan’s Landing near Sandpoint, everyone knew something special had happened. Last Saturday’s concert was the final of three shows that featured …

Conductors Put To Test In Festival Season Finale

Spokane Symphony Orchestra Saturday, Aug. 19, at The Festival at Sandpoint Six young conductors from the Schweitzer Institute of Music led the Spokane Symphony Orchestra in the finale of this …

Tuck And Patti Bring Message Carried On Powerful Music

Tuck and Patti

Natalie Takes You Back Natalie Cole Does Her Father Proud With Romantic Repertoire And Mastery Of Phrasing

Natalie Cole won the Best Jazz Vocal Performance Grammy in 1994. Photo by Associated Press

Simon Sings

Carly Simon is on a mini-tour showcasing songs from her ‘94 album “Letters Never Sent.” Photo by Associated Press

Live Jams In Acoustic Sets

Live played at The Gorge Friday night. Photo by Associated Press

Symphony Rises To Challenge Of Difficult High School Venue

Spokane Symphony Orchestra Thursday, Aug. 17, Festival at Sandpoint The Festival at Sandpoint, for the first time in its 13-year history, was forced Thursday to move one its mainstage concerts …

Big Band Swings With The Mood Of Teryear The Winter-Like Temperatures Didn’t Hold The Dorsey Orchestra Back

Jim Miller’s trombone playing was featured in the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra favorite “Danny Boy.”

All-Russian Show Surprises Schuller’s Program Spanned The Gamut

All-Russian concert at Memorial Field again demonstrated Schuller’s perspective stylistic insight. Don Hamilton Studio

Boyz, Oh, Boyz Boyz Ii Men Thrilled The Crowd With Its Romantic Trademark Harmony

Wanya Morris, Nate Morris, Shawn Stockman and Michael S. McCary make up Boyz II Men. The mostly a cappella group played at The Gorge Sunday night. Chris Pizzello photo