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Jay-Z, Beyonce release surprise album ‘Everything Is Love’

Jay-Z and Beyonce are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Local music spotlight: Kosh uses music to connect to the crowd

Koshi Shioya, more commonly known by his stage name Kosh, is passionate about his music above all else. The local musician, based in Coeur d’Alene, has been performing in the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy books a solo date at Spokane’s Bing Crosby Theater

Tweedy is touring behind last year’s acoustic solo release, “Together at Last.”


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Solo or duo, Sugarland proves its talent is intact

Country duo Sugarland was in town Friday in support of their sixth studio album, “Bigger,” bringing a close to the five-year hiatus the pair took after completing the “In Your …


‘Street Music Week’ starts Monday

The streets of downtown Spokane will be a little livelier than usual during lunch hour next week.


Summer concerts: Warmer weather means it’s time to enjoy music al fresco

The Park Bench Cafe at Manito Park kicks off its outdoor music season tonight. The folks at Arbor Crest have been at it for a few weeks now with their …


New Storm coach Dan Hughes escapes the pressure by losing himself in music

Whenever the pressure to lead the Storm to its first winning season since 2011 becomes too much, first-year coach Dan Hughes will slip on his Bose earpiece and listen to …


10 Under $10: Lilac Parade, ‘Garageland Chronicles,’ and the symphony in Wellpinit among the week’s entertainment options

Our weekly wrap up of things to do on the cheap in the Inland Northwest.


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Pianist Natasha Paremski shines in Rachmaninoff piano concerto

At a time when our thinking about Russia is clouded by evidence of election meddling, authoritarianism and geopolitical hostility, we would do well to step back and contemplate “The Heart …


Spears says stage persona is ‘healthy’ way to combat shyness

If you thought the workout videos Britney Spears recently posted on social media looked grueling, the pop superstar confirms that they were – even if she and her trainer boyfriend …


For Nick Bold, portraying George Harrison for Beatles fantasy show is only natural

Meet the (middle age) Beatles: Tribute band envisions a night when John, Paul, George and Ringo perform again


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

Spokane’s Elkfest canceled permanently over concerns about noise, traffic, trash

The annual free concert in Browne’s Addition will not take place in June, and will end after 13 years of filling neighborhood streets, organizers said Monday. The decision comes after …


Kennedy, hometown crowd enjoy walk down memory lane

When he spoke to The Spokesman-Review in December in advance of Alter Bridge’s sold-out show at the Knitting Factory, singer/guitarist Myles Kennedy expressed awe at the path his life had …


Meek Mill to focus on criminal justice system in six-part Amazon Prime docuseries

Philly rapper Meek Mill’s experience with the criminal justice system over the past decade will be the focus of an upcoming six-part documentary series from Amazon Prime, Amazon Studios announced …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

The Bucket List: Spokane holds out hope for Springsteen and McCartney, Beyoncé and Bruno

The Bucket List is back, and we asked some of Spokane’s glitterati who they want to see at the Spokane Arena.


ABBA to release first new music in 35 years

The Swedish pop group announced the release of new material the first time in three-and-a-half decades. Two new tracks are forthcoming, including one titled “I Still Have Faith in You,” …


Karr, Gonzaga orchestra debut concerto

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra, featuring double-bassist Gary Karr, will play the Klezmorim Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra for the first time.


Record Store Day: Vinyl, CDs outsell digital music

Record Store Day, which is celebrated Saturday from coast to coast, celebrates the brick-and-mortar spot where people have long gathered to thumb through vinyl records.


Right-sized ukuleles fill tiny hands

Using 25 newly purchased ukuleles in various colors, kindergarteners at Millwood Kindergarten Center in West Valley started playing the small instruments this spring as part of regular music sessions. The …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 2:53 p.m.

Avicii, DJ-producer who performed around the world, dies

Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28.


Kelsea Ballerini keeps things close to the heart on her second album ‘Unapologetically’

“Unapologetically” follows Kelsea Ballerini’s 2015 debut album, “The First Time,” that produced four singles – three of which, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs” and “Peter Pan” topped the …


Best bets in the Spokane area: 10 Under $10

Our weekly round up of fun to be hand on the cheap in the INW in the next 7 days.


Looking ahead: The list of announced shows

Mark your calendars: Our weekly rundown of stuff that might interest you.


Coming to Spokane: ‘Office’ scene-stealer Creed Bratton

Now, with his “Office” days behind him, Bratton tours the country, bringing a blend of comedy and music to audiences everywhere. He’ll land at the Bing in Spokane in July. …


Dar Williams, with a show next week in Spokane, mixes music and sociology in recent tour dates

The past year has turned out to be busy for Dar Williams, and 2018 may be a repeat performance.


From Ono to the B-52s to Lennon: 40 years ago, ‘Rock Lobster’ launched one career and revived another

That the song reminded John Lennon of Yoko Ono’s music isn’t surprising. Cindy Wilson has said the song was, in part, “a tribute to Yoko.”


What marijuana goes best with your music?

One of the great things about the Spokane area is that, along with a wide variety of marijuana strains, we have a large selection of choices for live music.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Taylor Swift typically stays out of politics. Now she’s publicly supporting gun reform.

On Friday afternoon, Taylor Swift published an Instagram post that took many people by surprise: A logo for this weekend’s “March for Our Lives,” the student-led rally urging Congress to …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

Fleetwood Mac,Tony Bennett, Run-DMC hits added to Library of Congress registry

Every year, the registry collates for preservation 25 recordings it deems “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” This year’s musical selections are a diverse assortment that includes disco (Chic’s “Le Freak”), …


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 11:26 a.m.

‘Hamilton’ and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ stars release new song

Miranda has been releasing “Hamilton”-related content each month in a series called Hamildrop. Previous releases have included a track cut from “Hamilton,” “Ben Franklin’s Song,” recorded by the Portland band …