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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

Music pioneer and hitmaker Bonnie Guitar dies

Music pioneer and legend Bonnie Guitar died early Sunday morning. She was 95.

R. Kelly, Sony split after sexual misconduct allegations against the artist resurface

R&B singer R. Kelly and Sony have parted ways, according to a person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to a confidentiality agreement.

Young performers shine during the Coeur d’Alene Symphony’s ‘Classical Family Fun’

“Classical Family Fun” will be performed Friday and Saturday at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene.

Mateusz Wolski checks Dvorák concerto off performance bucket list with this weekend’s symphony performances

The concert will also feature performances of Miguel del Aguila’s “Chautauquan Summer Overture” and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “The Bells (Kolokola).”

Spokane Symphony offers free tickets to furloughed government workers

Tickets are available at the Fox box office today through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 12:29 p.m.

The Cranberries debut ‘All Over Now’ to mark first anniversary of Dolores O’Riordan’s death

The Cranberries debuted the single “All Over Now” on Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of lead singer Dolores O’Riordan’s death. The new song comes ahead of the April release …

Little River Band brings 40 years of hits to the Fox

The band’s latest collection of new music, “Cuts Like a Diamond,” was released in 2013.

REO Speedwagon is happy to oblige fans by playing the hits

The band headlines a sold out show at Northern Quest Resort and Casino on Thursday.

Reel Big Fish band leader Aaron Barrett brings new, upbeat tunes to the Knitting Factory

The ska punk mainstays will promote their ninth and latest studio album, “Life Sucks, Let’s Dance!” on Jan. 15 at the Knitting Factory. Aaron Barrett, the main songwriter and only …

Nominees announced for fourth annual Bartlett Awards

The Bartlett Awards will be held Jan. 19 and will feature performances by nominees Von the Baptist, Gabriella Rose and CATE. The awards are free to attend.

Canadian country singer Corb Lund feels at home in western U.S.

Lund and his band the Hurtin’ Albertans will perform a sold-out show at the Bartlett on Friday as part of the “No Rest for the West” tour.

Additional seats released for Thomas Rhett’s Spokane Arena concert

Tickets are located on each side of the stage and cost $31.75-$91.75.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 1:06 p.m.

‘Baby Shark’ moves from YouTube behemoth to Top 40 hit

After more than 2 billion views on YouTube, the catchy kiddie song becomes a Top 40 hit with its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

The Bartlett celebrates five years with trio of anniversary shows

Joseph, Noah Gundersen, Water Monster and T.S. the Solution will perform Jan. 16 through Jan. 18.

Art Garfunkel to perform at the Fox on May 16

Tickets go on sale Jan. 17 at 12:01 a.m. online at

Singer/actor Rick Springfield announces March 19 Northern Quest show

Tickets are $59-$89 and go on sale Friday at 9 a.m. through

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 11:38 p.m.

Country singer Kane Brown opens the year by sporting a Gonzaga shirt in video posted to Twitter

In a Twitter video, up and coming country singer Kane Brown wore a Nike “We are Gonzaga” T-shirt while singing what he is hinting will be a collaboration with Khalid. …

CDA’s Larry Almeida headlines Friends of the Guitar Hour concert

Almeida will perform at the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center on Friday.

Spokane’s Dr. Bob Riggs to celebrate debut album with Bartlett show

“Cairns,” which was released on streaming platforms in November, features a mix of originals, traditional folk songs and covers.

Darkwave artist Dancing Plague, aka Conor Knowles, returns to the Observatory

Spokane’s Conor Knowles released “Pure Desperation,” his debut full-length as Dancing Plague, in March.

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

‘Been a long time’: Led Zeppelin’s first live recording was a bootleg made at Gonzaga 50 years ago today

Billed as “Len Zefflin” by the advertising department of the Spokesman-Review and Spokane Daily Chronicle, the band that would come to define hard rock in the 1970s left an indelible …

Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic sets one-day streaming record on Spotify

Mariah Carey’s 24-year-old Christmas classic is so popular it set a new one-day streaming record on Spotify on Christmas Eve.

Eckart Preu to lead his final New Year’s Eve performance of Beethoven’s Ninth

This year’s concert will feature more than 150 performers on stage, including the Spokane Symphony Chorale.

Reggae singer J Boog to perform at Knitting Factory in February

The singer released “Wash House Ting” in 2016.

Ring in 2019 on a musical note with these New Year’s Eve concerts

Stop by the Observatory, the House of Soul Omega or the Bartlett for a musical start to 2019.

Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience returns to Spokane Friday

The band performed at the Knitting Factory twice last year.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Update: ‘The Voice’ finalist Kirk Jay’s April concerts in Spokane canceled

The singer, joined by his band Kuntry Funk, was set to perform April 12-13.

Mikael Wood’s best albums of 2018: Searching for glimmers in the sprawl

Searching for that pinpoint glimmer is what it’s felt like to listen to pop in a year when culture, politics and technology have combined to create an endless sprawl of …

Musicians bring Christmas spirit to those waiting at the Christmas Bureau

The Christmas Bureau is closed now, but every day that it was open singers and performers filled the building at the Spokane County Fairgrounds with the sound of music.

Spokane musicians weigh in on Crosby’s holiday playlist

In thinking about our Bing Crosby Holiday Playlist, it occurred to us that Spokane-area musicians might have opinions on the subject. Turns out they do.