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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 …


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


Tuck And Patti Bring Message Carried On Powerful Music

Tuck and Patti


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 …


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


Despite Odds, Gayle Gives A Good Show

Crystal Gayle Thursday, Aug. 10, Festival at Sandpoint Here’s a concert that did not exactly go off according to plan. To wit: Most of the crowd had purchased tickets for …


The Met Comes Alive With New Music

Schweitzer Institute Chamber Concert Wednesday, Aug. 9, The Met The mountain came to The Met on Wednesday with an evening of chamber music by composers from the Schweitzer Institute of …


Good Effort From Bellamys Despite Dampened Spirits

The Bellamy Brothers’ harmonies brought warmth to a cold crowd of hard-core fans.


Rockin’ Zydeco Queen Ida And Her Zydeco Band Gave The Crowd Plenty Of Ammunition For A Rock ‘N’ Roll Two-Step

Queen Ida and her son Freeze rocked the stage with their rock ‘n’ roll Cajun sounds Saturday night at The Festival at Sandpoint. Irene Young photo


State-Of-The-Art Jazz Schuller’s Flawless Programming Paved The Way For Swinging Show

Gunther Schuller’s Journey Into Jazz Friday, Aug. 4, at The Festival at Sandpoint The big tent of jazz holds many sounds, and Gunther Schuller loves most of them. Schuller, who …


Chamber Players Offer Light Touch Schweitzer Musicians Convey Melodic Humor As Well As Emotion

New Works Chamber Concert Wednesday, Aug. 2, the Festival at Sandpoint Modern classical music needs the kind of help it received Wednesday at the opening chamber music concert of the …


Surprise Opening Rusty Stole The Show From Collective Soul, Who Turned In A Dreadful Performance

Rusty opened for Collective Soul at The Met.


Mccorkle Plays The Crowd Singer Introduces A Wide Range Of Jazz Styles To A Family Crowd

Susannah McCorkle Sunday, July 30, at the Festival at Sandpoint Jazz singer Susannah McCorkle accomplished the near-impossible Sunday evening. When a patron underwrote McCorkle’s concert, ticket prices were waived and …


Bluegrass With Heart And Soul

Fans rank Alison Krauss and her band Union Station among the top bluegrass bands of the past 20 years.


Man In Black Is Back Johnny Cash Sang Fans’ Favorites With Ageless Enthusiasm

Johnny Cash’s recent comeback has shown audiences he has what it takes to explore musical roads untraveled. American Recordings photo