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  • Quartet features soprano in wedding cantata

    Soprano Dawn Wolski will join the Spokane String Quartet for a wedding cantata by J.S. Bach on Sunday at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Keith Thomas on oboe, …


  • Review: Piano mastery makes Chopin concerto transcendent

    Pianists with dazzling technique grow thick on the ground. But pianists who combine technical glitter with an ability to make the instrument sing with the tonal colors of a great …


  • Good times, great music

    Having a good time playing good music with good people. Those are three essentials for Floating Crowbar. Playing traditional Irish dance music, this Spokane group has more than 120 songs …


  • Symphony celebrates ‘Spring’ a little early

    The Spokane Symphony has a triple celebration in store for its audiences this weekend. The concerts at The Fox on Saturday and Sunday will be early observances of Valentine’s Day. …


  • Bassoonist, ballet at Bing with Allegro

    Allegro Baroque and Beyond returns to the Bing Crosby Theater stage Friday with a program of music and dance titled “Night at the Opera.” Jesse Read, a bassoonist from Vancouver, …


  • Folk hero Weddell hits Nyne tonight

    At any given moment Wes Weddell might be up to a number of projects in any given part of the Northwest: arranging music with middle school students in Renton; annually …


  • Empyrean closes shop with jam-packed weekend

    On Monday night, a small gathering of mostly teenagers and barely 20-somethings occupied the stools and couches aimed at the stage at Empyrean Coffee House. Some had guitars, others a …


  • Legendary guitarist brings magic fingers to the Bing Sunday

    Whether steering the ship with his own band or playing lead guitar with supergroup Chickenfoot, the legendary Joe Satriani continues to keep listeners guessing with his extraterrestrial technique and phenomenal …


  • Young soloists top remainder of season

    The second half of Spokane’s classical music season offers a group of impressive young soloists, two anniversary celebrations, Spokane’s annual Bach Festival, and chamber music both rare and familiar. The …


  • ‘A night of pure joy’

    The New Year’s wishes of Henry Groenen, 5, and his brother Jakob, 8, seemed completely attainable at Friday’s 10th annual First Night Spokane. Jakob wished for “more fireworks,” and Henry, …


  • Germany-bound Pants puts on show at A Club

    James Pants might just as well change his name to James Hosen. For the former Spokane deejay and multi-instrumentalist, Germany has always treated him well.


  • Country, be-bop, resort-style offerings for New Year’s Eve

    Fashion wise, different cultures bring in the New Year in a variety of different ways. For example, fancy panties are de rigueur for folks in Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Venezuela; …


  • Muve service includes unlimited music downloads

    NEW YORK — Recording companies fed up with people illegally downloading music have a possible solution: Add the cost of music to monthly phone bills. Mobile phone operator Cricket Communications …


  • Alter Bridge singer caps a wild 2010

    Alter Bridge lead singer and longtime Spokane resident Myles Kennedy has had a whirlwind of a year, touring internationally with the band, collaborating on the road and in the studio …


  • One critic’s picks for the best albums of the year

    1. Janelle Monae, “ArchAndroid”: A pure dreamland that wove in Walt Disney influences, Fela and James Brown-inspired beats, Outkast-style rhymes and Beatle-esque melodies for a heavenly, spectacular debut that envelops …


  • Clark: Band swelled with pride for EWU gridiron classic

    After a four-decade absence, I was tooting my trumpet once again at an Eastern Washington University football game. Well, whaddya know. Guess you can go back.


  • Midnight Cry brings seasonal stylings to Bing

    For most of the year, Leighton Miles spends his days staring at a computer screen, doing information and technology work for a concrete manufacturing plant. But during the winter months …


  • Annual Christmas concerts offer new twists on classics

    The Clarion Brass “Reindeer Games” tour wowed ’em in Portland, Seattle and Yakima. And now it’s coming home to Spokane, where audiences will have two chances to hear, for instance, …


  • Love Cirque’s Beatles? You’ll love ‘Michael’

    Michael Jackson isn’t exactly touring anymore, but “Michael Jackson: The Immortal, World Tour” is on the way to the Spokane Arena next year on Nov. 12. This is a Cirque …


  • Beatsmiths from around world help in Ahmad’s latest

    Although a rapper surrounded by live instruments is still a novelty, fans are used to hearing Raashan Ahmad with a full band. As the frontman for California’s Crown City Rockers, …


  • Annual Holiday Pops concerts feature Santa, singalong

    It’s one of Spokane’s traditions – and, like Bloomsday and Hoopfest, it features a cast of thousands. It’s the Spokane Symphony’s Holiday Pops concerts, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at …


  • Array of rock lands at Knitting Factory

    If you’ve got an appetite for live music, the Knitting Factory Concert House has a feast for the ears in the coming days, highlighted by a local hard rock benefit, …


  • SJO spices up its act for annual Christmas show

    “Sweet and mellow” are two perfectly reasonable attributes for holiday music, but sometimes you crave something hotter and spicier. So the Spokane Jazz Orchestra is presenting “A Hot Spiced Christmas” …


  • Seasonal CD offerings range from Boyle to The Rat Pack

    The annual avalanche of seasonal CDs is again upon us, and like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike. Among the offerings:


  • Béla Fleck set to jingle all the way to The Bing

    Here’s a Christmas promise: You’ll never hear a crazier “Jingle Bells” than the one Béla Fleck and the Flecktones will play Friday at the Bing. Imagine that jaunty song delivered …


  • John Butler Trio retools with familiar face

    Last year John Butler appeared on an episode of a reality show and the experience, he said, was life-changing. The Australian television program “Who Do You Think You Are?” followed …


  • Bareilles’ long-awaited return goes deeper than love songs

    Sara Bareilles’ opinions tend to reveal themselves in song. Her first hit, “Love Song,” was about the disdain she felt toward record label executives who insisted she deliver a commercial …


  • Upbeat beat downs

    Between art-noise hip-hop, wrestler-friendly alt-rock and Seattle indie-pop, the options ahead for live music are, at the very least, diverse. Here are a few blips showing up on the radar …


  • ’80s New Wave sounds highlight latest Built to Spill effort

    “The Electronic Anthology Project” is the title of Built to Spill’s new EP – sort of. It’s not a Built to Spill album in that it’s a self-titled EP by …


  • Symphony review: Rich, rare, with dose of intrigue

    The Spokane Symphony’s Casual Classics concert Friday started life as a quirky marketing ploy. The program was advertised as “CSI Spokane: Unusual Composer Deaths.” But the evening blossomed into some …

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