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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.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 3:37 p.m.

Sing with Bing: A playlist of favorite Bing Crosby holiday tunes

We all know the image: A smiling Bing Crosby, wearing a Santa hat and a bow tie of holly leaves, looking out at us from a snow-white background. It’s the …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Concert review: Clarion Brass players demonstrate great skill in bringing new sounds to familiar tunes

At this concert, the focus was and remained very much on the music itself, the quality of its performance, and the skill and originality of its composer, William Berry.


The Posies’ Auer, Stringfellow returning to the Bartlett

The duo will perform on Jan. 26. Tickets are on sale now.


Holiday concerts let soprano Lisa Vroman make up for lost time

Vroman will join the Spokane Symphony for “Pops 3: Holiday Pops” on Saturday and Sunday.


Dance into the holiday with ‘From Swing to the King,’ ‘Blue Christmas’

Ben Klein will perform at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, and Sammy Eubanks will headline the Knitting Factory.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

Make Music Winter brings music to the streets

Make Music Winter Spokane, dubbed Harmonicas for Happiness, will kick off at the STA Plaza.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 3:28 p.m.

Hanging out with Myles: Kennedy show at the Fox an intimate night of rock ’n’ roll

Myles Kennedy was clearly enjoying the hometown crowd at a packed Fox Theater on Friday night.


Clarion Brass concerts to feature world premieres of two holiday arrangements

Clarion Brass will perform in Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday and Spokane on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81

Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.


Trumpeter Keith LaMotte says goodbye to Spokane Jazz Orchestra after 43 years

LaMotte will perform his final show with the orchestra on Saturday.


Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Radiohead and Stevie Nicks among 2019 inductees to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The class also includes the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies.


Brandi Carlile announces June 1 concert at the Gorge

Tickets for the show go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

‘Year of the Tiger’ brings Myles Kennedy back to Spokane

At the Fox, Kennedy will be joined by Tim Tournier and former Mayfield Four drummer Zia Uddin.


Violinist Mark O’Connor brings ‘Appalachian Christmas’ to the Fox

“An Appalachian Christmas” features both classic Christmas songs and Appalachian-themed songs.


Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is now the most-streamed song from the 20th century

Iconic Queen track surpasses “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Take on Me” and “Sweet Child o’ Mine” to become the most streamed song from the past century.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Concert review: Exquisite display of memorable music enlivens weekend

You know how it is this time of year: people hunkering down, getting ready for the holidays. Many of the big films haven’t opened yet, nor have the touring stage …


‘Take Me to Church’ singer Hozier announces April 14 show at First Interstate Center for the Arts

Tickets for the “Wasteland, Baby!” tour go on sale Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 12:28 p.m.

Washington’s Brandi Carlile earns six Grammy nods - making her this year’s most-nominated woman

Carlile, who lives outside Seattle, leads women nominees with six nominations, for song, record and album of the year, and best roots, best roots song, and best Americana album.


Chewelah’s Allen Stone wraps up busy year with Knitting Factory show

Allen Stone is set to release a new album early next year.


Joseph, Noah Gunderson to headline Bartlett anniversary concerts

Tickets are $25 for each show and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

Metallica draws a record-breaking crowd of 13,184 to Spokane Arena on Sunday night

The Arena hosted 13,184 fans for Sunday’s show, the largest crowd ever gathered in the building for a single concert. Sunday’s performance bested the record that had stood since Aug. …