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  • A lovely bouquet of Mozart

    The Spokane Symphony and Symphony Chorale celebrate Valentine’s weekend with an all-Mozart program Saturday and Sunday at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Vocal soloists soprano Ester Heideman, mezzo-soprano …


  • Cast of stars is not enough to love ‘Valentine’s Day’

    Garry Marshall emptied his Facebook for “Valentine’s Day,” overstuffing this overlong ode to love with Oscar winners, up-and-comers and top Internet bikini searches. It’s an American “Love Actually” without the …


  • ‘The Wolfman’ a ho-hum remake

    If werewolves are going to take their place at the front of the contemporary pop-culture pack with vampires and zombies, they’re going to need a better vehicle than “The Wolfman,” …


  • ‘Percy Jackson’ visually engaging but story lacks direction

    Somewhere at Hogwarts School a wizard is working on a powerful anti-mimicry spell. “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” echoes J.K. Rowling’s mythological world so closely, with its …


  • Dunham proves he’s no dummy

    Jeff Dunham has single-handedly rescued the art of ventriloquism from what looked like its final resting place: old Ed Sullivan videos. Just take a look at what Dunham – and …


  • R-rated ‘Q’

    America’s 20-somethings and 30-somethings lived on “Sesame Street” growing up. Now they can live on a more mature, imaginary puppet street named “Avenue Q.” This puppet musical for adults clearly …


  • Travolta’s action hero doesn’t rescue ‘Paris’

    In the space of just a few weeks, we have movies starring Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and John Travolta. It’s like the early ’90s all over again. Nostalgia is on …


  • Bridges raises the bar

    There’s something comforting about the way Jeff Bridges’ relaxed drawl floats lazily at the center of the wonderful “Crazy Heart,” the tale of a faded man trying to find color …


  • ‘Zombieland’ brings gore to fore

    Available on DVD this week: “Zombieland”: Uncontaminated by a plague that has transformed the population into zombies, four survivors battle the flesh eaters while traveling to a zombie-free amusement park. …


  • Anvil finally arrives, three decades later

    Playing to a packed stadium in Tokyo, a calamitous transcontinental tour, punchouts with sleazy club owners, attempts at a comeback record, guitar solos played with sex toys … This is …


  • ‘Dear John’ fails to deliver

    Nicholas Sparks writes “beach novels” for people whose vacations are too short for anything heavy and whose tastes are pretty far from the cutting edge. And the movies made from …


  • Bach’s B Minor Mass a major job

    Job applications, successful or not, eventually end up in the wastebasket. But J.S. Bach’s 1733 application to be appointed court composer of Augustus III, elector of Saxony, survives. And the …


  • Harrelson saves best work for ‘Messenger’

    In “The Messenger,” Woody Harrelson vividly reminds us that he’s not just a drawling punch line, a handy hunk of comic relief or ace zombie killer. As an Army captain …


  • Mel Gibson returns to form in ‘Darkness’

    After torturing Jesus to death and subjecting Mayan tribesman to gruesome human sacrifice, what could possibly be next for Mel Gibson? For the enigmatic filmmaker, who last directed “The Passion …


  • Empyrean settles into new digs

    Empyrean Coffee House is cozying up to its new home. The coffee house, local arts hub and all-ages music venue reopened at the former Big Dipper space, 171 S. Washington …


  • ‘Rome’ won’t earn Bell America’s sweetheart title

    You’d think by now Hollywood would have romantic comedies down to a cell-phone ap any studio exec could access. Cute couple? Check.


  • ‘This Is It’ shows Michael Jackson once again

    Available on DVD this week: “Michael Jackson’s This Is It”: A behind-the-scenes peek at planning for the late King of Pop’s planned farewell concert tour. (1:51; PG for some suggestive …


  • Bach Festival mixes diverse composers, performances

    Spokane’s Northwest Bach Festival celebrates its 32nd season starting this weekend with music by Bach and a batch more composers. It begins Saturday with a piano recital by Christopher O’Riley …


  • ‘Revolution’ promises to get 12th SpIFF off to a powerful start

    The phrase “world-class” aptly describes the Spokane International Film Festival – but don’t get the idea that this means the world’s paparazzi will descend, Cannes-style. It means this ambitious, 11-day …


  • Civic Theatre’s ‘Sylvia’ much deeper than a show about a dog

    Yes, A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” is a dog play. One of the three main characters is a dog named Sylvia. She’s played by a human – in this case, Spokane actress …


  • SpIFF schedule

    Spokane International Film Festival events and film programs: Today


  • What they lacked in Hollywood looks, Duke researchers made up for in substance

    Being only 5 years old, Clay Bowden isn’t aware of the drama surrounding the drug that keeps him alive. But he can watch the movie. “Extraordinary Measures,” the new film …


  • Review: ‘Curtains’ light on mystery but loads of musical fun

    Because “Curtains” is part backstage comedy, part musical and part murder mystery, let’s give it separate grades for each. Backstage comedy: B-plus.


  • Hillstomp joins local favorites at new-look Sunset Junction

    If the Sunset Junction had a Facebook page, its latest status update would probably read something like this: “Under reinvention.” The bar that sits in the west end of Browne’s …


  • Hollywood seems poised for a big 2010

    Hollywood may find it tough to match 2009’s record box-office revenue, yet studios have a cast of characters this year to make a run for their money. Among the gang:


  • Civic Theater: ‘Curtains’ one-part whodunit, one-part who sang it

    You might say you can see two musicals for the price of one at the Spokane Civic Theatre beginning Friday: • “Curtains,” the hit Broadway musical from 2007.


  • Symphony’s next stop: Prague

    Traveling by music holds few of the drawbacks of, say, air travel. There’s no luggage, no lines, no pat-downs or full body scans, no delays. And there are special bargains …


  • Spotlight:Spokane films set to make DVD debuts

    Two Spokane-filmed movies are about to be released on DVD: • “Wrong Turn to Tahoe” – This is the Cuba Gooding Jr.-Harvey Keitel thriller that was shot last winter. The …


  • Winter theater preview: The shows keep going on

    Theatergoers can look forward to some unusual sights on Spokane stages the next few months – an actress playing a dog, a man with a hangup about argyle socks – …


  • Classical music preview: Masterworks, masterpieces and more

    The second half of Spokane’s classical music season offers some masterworks for choir and orchestra, trips to musical cities, chamber music masterpieces and a visit from a world-famous dance company. …

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