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Spokane Symphony Chorale excels in ‘Carmina Burana’

Betty Kiemle had a birthday last week, and decided to throw a party and invite some friends. The arts patron and Spokane Symphony benefactor’s notion of a party venue is …


Boston cancels 3 concerts over North Carolina LGBT law

The rock group Boston is the latest act to cancel concerts in North Carolina because of the state’s new law on LGBT rights.


Symphony, chorale will join voices for Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’

The Spokane Symphony, joined by the Spokane Symphony Chorale, soloists and guest artists, will bring Orff’s stunning work to life on the stage of the Martin Woldson Theater at the …


President Obama to host International Jazz Day concert at White House

International Jazz Day, one of the world’s biggest celebrations of jazz, is coming to the White House.


Too Slim and public support

These days, Tim “Too Slim” Langford is feeling pretty good. The frontman of Too Slim and the Taildraggers had surgery in December to battle prostate cancer, a procedure that seems …


Ska-punk rockers Less Than Jake keep shows fresh

A lot has changed since Florida-based rockers Less Than Jake rode the third wave of ska to stardom in the 1990s. Frontman Chris DeMakes said some of those changes are …


Ska-punk rockers Less Than Jake keep shows fresh

A lot has changed since Florida-based rockers Less Than Jake rode the third wave of ska to stardom in the 1990s. Frontman Chris DeMakes said some of those changes are …


‘Psychology,’ honesty add to Neon Trees’ glow

When is a cliché not a cliché? When is it absolutely true to say that a band is having a crazy spring? When that band is the Neon Trees.


Lesbian couple from Macklemore show attends Ephrata High dance

As the final notes of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” died in the Spokane Arena on Wednesday night, a high school senior pulled her girlfriend onto the stage. “I …


Ian McLagan concert cancelled

Thursday’s Ian McLagan concert has been cancelled due to low ticket sales.


Pearl Jam to play Spokane Arena

Legendary Seattle rockers Pearl Jam will play the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Nov. 30 as part of the band’s 2013 North American tour.


Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena drops Bon Jovi name

The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena’s shall be known as the Bon Jovi Veterans Arena no more. Arena managers decided late Thursday evening to drop the publicity stunt.


Lesser-known works open Northwest Bach Festival

The 35th Annual Northwest Bach Festival Orchestra and Choir, under the leadership of artistic director Gunther Schuller, opened this year’s festival Saturday with two relatively unknown but beautiful works: Cantata …


Education Notebook: Festival of arts to end Tuesday with concert

The public is invited to the Festival of the Arts concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the INB Performing Arts Center. The concert comes at the conclusion of a two-day …


Pages of Harmony offers musical mystery

The Spokane-based a cappella group Pages of Harmony is presenting the musical mystery “Murder in E-Flat” on Saturday. Yet the audience should arrive expecting to laugh out loud. “It’s like …


Fine-tuning life’s playlist

In 18 years as a journalist, I’ve interviewed senators and CEOs, even got a statement from the president. But I’m as nervous as Chris Farley’s star-struck teenage talk show host …


The epitome of party band, this electropop duo ready to let it fly at Spokane Arena tonight

Everyone knows what LMFAO means. It means it’s time to party.


Floater concert canceled in Spokane tonight

The Floater concert scheduled for tonight at the Knitting Factory Concert House in downtown Spokane has been canceled.


Van Halen postpones summer tour dates

Just last week, officials at the Spokane Arena were thrilled announce that Van Halen would be coming to Spokane. Today, that show was postponed, along with more than 30 other …


Van Halen coming to Spokane in August

Legendary rock band Van Halen, featuring original lead singer David Lee Roth and guitar ace Eddie Van Halen, will play the Spokane Arena this summer.


Rogers choir alumni return for an encore

There are two very small babies and a couple of toddlers in the band room at John R. Rogers High School. That’s a little unusual in itself, but so is …


Richardson, SJO team for benefit at the Bing tonight

Rex Richardson is a trumpet virtuoso equally at home in symphony orchestras, brass bands and jazz combos. Tonight, he’ll be appearing with a big band: the 17-piece Spokane Jazz Orchestra, …


Youth symphony considers top résumés for artistic director

When Spokane Youth Symphony’s artistic director Verne Windham announced his retirement from the orchestras in 2009, everyone knew he’d be extremely difficult to replace. The question on everybody’s mind was: …


LC student’s concert will benefit food bank

When Kendall Watson turned 5, she got an electric keyboard for her birthday. Lots of kids get keyboards for their birthdays and lots of keyboards end up in the back …


Tribute to Ott opens series’ last concert

The Spokane Symphony ended its Classics Series “entangled in passion” (to quote from the concert’s title) with two performances of music by Wagner, Strauss and Franck. Conductor Eckart Preu and …


Symphony rolls with Beethoven

The Spokane Symphony staged a Beethoven mini-festival over the weekend with two excellent concerts at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Conductor Eckart Preu took the highly appreciative audience …


Otis Orchards Elementary earns $25,000 OSPI grant

Otis Orchards Elementary is one of only five elementary schools in the state recently awarded a $25,000 Apple Award Construction Achievement grant from the Office of the Superintendent of Public …


CdA Symphony ‘Salute’ set for Saturday

The Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra kicks off its new season Saturday with one of the best-loved works by an American composer – Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” – paired with one …


Concerts planned this week at churches

Music is in the air this week as two Spokane Valley churches prepare to host concerts. Several Christian bands will perform today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Spokane …


Spokane’s Manilow concert postponed

The Barry Manilow concert scheduled for Saturday night in Spokane has been postponed until late October, according to the singer’s Web site.