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  • Commissioned Lincoln Bicentennial music premieres

    Abraham Lincoln liked music. As a younger man, he enjoyed a good fiddle tune with his fellow lawyers when traveling to the Illinois circuit courts. When he became president, he …


  • Mixed music at the Factory

    Between an ex-Marine and former “American Idol” contestant, the kings of high society hip-hop, and a singing surfer, there’s a mixed menu of music to choose from at The Knitting …


  • Green Light Go wins RAWK title

    Green Light Go is the winner of this year’s eighth annual RAWK Final Four battle of the bands. The local ska group won both the judges’ and popular vote over …


  • Concerts coming up

    Unless otherwise noted, tickets are available through TicketsWest (TW; 509-325-SEAT, 800-325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com) or Ticketmaster (TM; 509-735-0500, www.ticketmaster.com). Prices do not include service charges. Tickets for events at the Martin Woldson …


  • Paisley the guitarist gets his moment on CD

    At a recent concert, as Brad Paisley closed his show, B.B. King flashed onto a giant screen behind him. The pair began trading guitar licks on the blues workout “Let …


  • Music and Arts

    Today COUNTRY JAM SESSION – 8 p.m., Cricket’s, 424 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, 765-1990.


  • Two Cow Garage sings from the heart

    Two Cow Garage can be accused of fits of metaphor throughout its latest album. But “Speaking in Cursive” is also blatantly honest.


  • Five local bands compete at RAWK

    Five local bands face off in the “2009 RAWK Final Four” on Saturday. Yes, five – because a wild card selected by the RAWK board of directors, Bodhi Drip, joins …


  • At a glance: Brad Paisley

    What: Grammy-winning, top-selling country singer/songwriter/guitarist, with special guest Dierks Bentley. When: Thursday, 7:30 p.m.


  • Music and arts

    Thursday COUNTRY JAM SESSION – 8 p.m., Crickets, 424 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, 765-1990.


  • Yes cancels concert for health reasons

    The “In the Present Tour” featuring three original members of the British band Yes has canceled its scheduled appearance Tuesday at Spokane’s Knitting Factory Concert House. The group announced it …


  • Ex-Talking Head David Byrne returns to Spokane

    The name David Byrne conjures up: – Talking Heads. – World music explorer. – Big suit. – “Big Love” soundtrack composer. – “Same as it ever was.” – “Stop Making …


  • Yes bring tour to Knitting Factory

    It’s a good thing Alan White has “This Is Spinal Tap,” for reference. After a four-decade career as the drummer for epic prog-rock band Yes, he’s still quick with his …


  • Paisley nominated for six ACM awards

    Brad Paisley leads all finalists for the Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations, but the biggest surprise might be former Trick Pony singer Heidi Newfield’s five nods. Paisley, …


  • Concerts coming up

    Unless otherwise noted, tickets are available through TicketsWest (TW; 509-325-SEAT, 800-325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com) or Ticketmaster (TM; 509-735-0500, www.ticketmaster.com). Prices do not include service charges. Tickets for events at the Martin Woldson …


  • Percussionist has the beat

    Friday the 13th is a lucky day for fans of percussion music in Spokane. Evelyn Glennie, who stands at the top of the percussion world, will perform with the Spokane …


  • Flutist Frieda Chan presents valentine concert

    Flutist Frieda Chan will present “A Musical Valentine” on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Chan, who lives in Spokane, has studied under …


  • Music and Arts

    Today BONEYARD BUTCHERS (ROCKABILLLY) – 8 p.m., 6105 W. Seltice Way, Post Falls.


  • Town becomes bluegrass hot spot

    CASHMERE, Wash. – No one imagined in 2001 that the little coffeehouse in the back of a church would become the region’s most popular venue for nationally known bluegrass performers. …


  • Jewel’s new LP lulls us to sleep

    As a teenager, Jewel had her share of hard times, including a period of homelessness. To soothe herself, she wrote a song called “Raven” when she was 16. That song, …


  • Crooked Still to perform Thursday

    Crooked Still, a country/folk string band from Boston, will perform at the theater at West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave., Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The band includes a …


  • New album brings Wells home

    Tyrone Wells left Spokane for college to become a youth pastor in California, but while there, he found a different calling – rock ’n’ roll. “In college I knew I …


  • Rock lands in the Arena

    Pop-rock quiz: What do Avenged Sevenfold, Buckcherry, Papa Roach and Saving Abel have in common? A.) Biblical references. B.) California roots. C.) New music. D.) They’re all coming to Spokane …


  • Singer Shakira returns to school

    Shakira wasn’t always the rich, talented singing sensation she appears today. Though it’s now hard to imagine, the native of Colombia once taught reading at a parochial school in the …


  • ‘Three Broadway Divas,’ Spokane Symphony SuperPops

    When: Saturday, 8 p.m. Where: INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.


  • Entertainment coming up

    Unless otherwise noted, tickets are available through TicketsWest (509-325-SEAT, 800-325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com).Prices do not include service charges. Tickets for events at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox also are available …


  • An Dochas

    What: CD release show by local Celtic band, with the Haran Irish Dancers. When: Tonight at 7:30


  • Victor Goines Quintet

    What: New Orleans-bred saxophonist/ clarinetist; closing concert of the 2009 SFCC Jazz Festival. When: Saturday, 8 p.m.


  • SuperPops guests built their reputations on Broadway

    You know what they say about New York: If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere – including Spokane’s INB Performing Arts Center. The Three Broadway Divas, …


  • Music and arts

    Today COUNTRY JAM SESSION – 8 p.m., Crickets, 424 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, 765-1990.

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