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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 4:19 p.m.

Concert review: Dierks Bentley bookends a marathon night of country at the Spokane Arena

Country singer and his band go undercover at the Hot Country


Concert review flashback: Not exactly a ‘KISS good night’ in Spokane

In 1977, a Spokesman-Review staff writer went to see KISS perform at the Spokane Coliseum. He was not impressed.


The critics need to KISS off: One editor’s impassioned defense of his all-time favorite rock band

When KISS played the old Spokane Coliseum in 1977, a Spokesman-Review critic was not impressed. Current editor Rob Curley goes to bat in defense of his rock icons.


Billy Joel brings singer Michael Cavanaugh from bars to Broadway

The Tony-nominated singer will perform with the Spokane Symphony as part of “The Music of Billy Joel.”


New experiences influence the Record Company’s ‘All of This Life’

The Record Company will headline the Knitting Factory on Tuesday.


Library series explores music of ‘Great Folk Scare: The American Folk Music Revival, 1958-1965’

Musicians Brad Keeler and Linda Parman will perform at the Medical Lake Library on Saturday and the Otis Orchards Library on Tuesday.


Whitey Morgan and the 78’s stay in their comfort zone on ‘Hard Times and White Lines’

The band headlines the Knitting Factory on Saturday.


Terry Fator, Colin Hay, Charley Pride announce performances at Northern Quest

Tickets for all three events go on sale Friday Friday at 9 a.m. through


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 11:04 a.m.

Sammy Eubanks and the Work’in Class place second in the International Blues Challenge

The International Blues Challenge brought more than 260 acts from around the world to Memphis from Jan. 22-26.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 8:55 a.m.

Singer Norah Jones announces July 26 show at the Fox

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. and are available through


Spokane Symphony rocks out at the Fox for music of Queen

The show may have been at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, and members of the Spokane Symphony may have been on stage, but what transpired on Friday night …


Singer Brody Dolyniuk channels Freddie Mercury for ‘Music of Queen’ concerts with Spokane Symphony

Body Dolyniuk will channel Freddie Mercury with the Spokane Symphony on Friday and Saturday. Saturday’s show sold quickly, but seats for Friday’s show remain.


Country singer Dierks Bentley turns to ‘The Mountain’ of Colorado for latest album

The “Burning Man” tour brings Bentley, Tenille Townes, Jon Pardi and Hot Country Knights to the Spokane Arena on Thursday.


Friends of the Spokane County Library District continue Spokane Symphony Pass program

Library patrons can check out symphony passes to select matinee performances at


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Symphony review: ‘Classic 5’ concert shows best of Eckart Preu

This weekend’s Classics 5 concert by the Spokane Symphony marked the midpoint of the 15th and final season in which Eckart Preu has led the orchestra as its music director …


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