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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 10:33 p.m.

Beneath gray skies, Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival rolls on

The looming threat of heavy gray rain clouds didn’t dissuade dozens of concert goers from attending the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake on Sunday

UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:29 p.m.

Royal Fireworks Concert in Riverfront Park canceled this year

A funding shortfall and ongoing construction in Riverfront Park, among other issues, have forced the organizers of the 38th annual Royal Fireworks Concert to cancel the free event.

UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Concert review: Sublime with Rome, The Offspring show the power of cross-generational punk in Northern Quest show

Both bands opened on their co-headline tour at Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Airway Heights Thursday night, part of the casino’s Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts series.

UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

Concert review: Sammy Hagar and the Circle let loose with a top notch set of rockin’ hits

The set list at Northern Quest on Friday touched on various stages of Hagar’s career – from Montrose and his solo stuff to Van Halen and beyond. And there was …

UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Concert review: Paul Simon brings his best in Spokane Arena show

The legendary American singer-songwriter shines in performing classic and new material before an enthusiastic Spokane crowd.

UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Knitting Factory announces September date with the Shins

Aside from a couple stops at Sasquatch at the Gorge Amphitheatre, including the 2017 edition, the indie rockers have been noticeably absent from Eastern Washington.

Harrop: Need a controlled response to terror

There can be limits to letting one’s emotions get played for the benefit of terrorists.

UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 3 p.m.

Fishburne, Mantegna to host Memorial Day concert in DC

Performers will include classical singer Renee Fleming; singer and actress Vanessa Williams; country singer Scotty McCreery; and singer John Ondrasik of the band Five for Fighting. Irish tenor Ronan Tynan …

NYC tightens security after concert blast in England

New York City police say they have tightened security at high-profile locations “out of an abundance of caution” following the deadly explosion in Manchester, England.

UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:35 p.m.

At least 22 dead following ‘terrorist incident’ at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

An explosion described by police as a likely terrorist attack ripped through a crowd of teenagers and other concertgoers late Monday after a performance in the English city of Manchester, …

The 7: Seven Jimmy Eat World songs you can expect to hear at their Knitting Factory show

With nine albums, most recently last year’s “Intergrity Blues,” and half a dozen EPs to its name, pinning down an exact Jimmy Eat World setlist is nearly impossible. But here …

UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea goes all in as solo artist

NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea is going all in as a solo artist, bringing her violin and looping pedal to the Bartlett on Saturday.

Christian pop/rock quartet Newsboys keep things fresh on latest tour

After 32 years as a band, Australia-born, Nashville-based Christian pop/rock quartet Newsboys is always looking for ways to keep things fresh – for them and their fans. The band’s latest …

Blues Festival brings top talent to Coeur d’Alene Resort

For one weekend every year, Coeur d’Alene becomes a hotspot for both blues fans and musicians as the Coeur d’Alene Resort hosts the Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival.

Change of sound: Local rockers Elephant Gun Riot experiments with acoustic, electrified sounds

Elephant Gun Riot’s “The Acoustic EP,” released in January, was the result of both band and fan interest.

UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

Audience can’t hold back applause for symphony and soloist Beilman

The first thing one learns in attending concerts of classical music is never to applaud between movements. Doing so, we are told, shows disrespect for the composer’s intentions and the …

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

Eric Church pulls out the stops, putting voice, guitar and showmanship on stage at Spokane Arena.

Church, winner of five ACM and three CMA awards, played his “Holdin’ My Own Tour” without any supporting acts to a nearly packed Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday night. …

UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Bach Festival: ‘Tales of Hemingway’ showcases Bailey, Daugherty at their finest

At Barrister Winery on Thursday, Zuill Bailey, distinguished cellist and artistic director of the Northwest Bach Festival, performed in an event that was as much a celebration as a recital. …

UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:45 a.m.

Elton John returns to Spokane as the prolific artist begins to talk about slowing down

There is no other word for Elton John but prolific. Start counting his hits and you need a calculator. Take a look at his career, from “Madman Across the Water” …

UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Bach review: Bailey, Bodinger bring Bach’s Gamba sonatas to beautiful life

Written for a cello-like instrument called the viola de gamba, Bach’s three Sonatas for Viola de Gamba and Harpsichord present challenges for cello players. Zuill Bailey and harpsichordist John Bodinger …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Spokane Symphony electrifies crowd with Ravel

No concerts of the current season of the Spokane Symphony have displayed the power of the orchestra so brilliantly as those that took place this weekend in the Martin Woldson …

Bach Festival: ‘Three Dancers’ a riveting new work

While Piers Lane and Zuill Bailey collaborated beautifully on works by Chopin and Beethoven, the real star on Friday night was the Northwest Back Festival unveiling of “The Three Dancers.”

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

Concert review: Blake Shelton’s voice shines brightest at Arena show

Blake Shelton’s charisma and carefree smile lit up the stage from the first notes he sang. His vocals during the live performance surpassed the recording, and there was a careful …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:24 p.m.

South Hill neighbors sue Rocket Market over free outdoor concerts

The owners of the popular Rocket Market at 43rd Avenue and Hatch Road are deciding how to respond to a lawsuit targeting the small outdoor jazz and folk music concerts …

Historic homes concerts this week postponed by road conditions

Organizers cite icy, slushy roads near the concerts’ location on West Sumner Avenue as reason for postponement.

Willie Nelson cancels three California shows because of illness

Willie Nelson has postponed three California shows because of illness.

Flaming Lips add stop at Spokane’s Knitting Factory in May

Oklahoma’s most bombastic psych rockers will hit the Lilac City on May 13

North American rhapsody: Queen, Lambert will bring tour to Seattle

Since joining forces with the “American Idol” runner-up for a series of shows in 2012, the band that ruled rock radio in the 1970s and early ’80s has enjoyed tremendous …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 5:04 p.m.

Indie rockers Grouplove cancels show at Spokane’s Knitting Factory

Indie rock band cancels most upcoming dates, as singer Hannah Hooper recovers from a vocal cord injury.