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Robbery Suspect Blames Song Lyrics

A 19-year-old charged with robbery told police the lyrics of a rap song made him do it. But the rapper, known as Master P, said that if his fan had …


Dylan Spans Generations

Poet in the park Amanda Larson, 18, and Kira Marciniak, listen from outside the fence that kept non-ticket holders from seeing Bob Dylan. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review


Dylan Gives Spokane Concertgoers A Night To Remember

Bob Dylan gave his Spokane fans a night to remember Wednesday in Riverfront Park. In a show that nearly was moved indoors because of wet, cool weather, Dylan kept the …


Adams Strikes Soundtrack Gold

If Bryan Adams wants to have a No. 1 song, all he has to do is record a movie soundtrack theme. After all, he now has done it four times, …


Dylan: Listen For Free, Pay To See Fans Aren’t Sure What To Expect

Bob Dylan fans don’t have to spend $25 for a ticket to hear the rock ‘n’ roll legend sing next week. Just about any berm in downtown Spokane’s Riverfront Park …


She Caught Country-Tune Infection

“Bye, bye, Bruce. Hello Garth.” His country sound has taken this woman by the heart.


Percy Sledge Releases First Album Since ‘70s

If there were ever a soul music evergreen, it is Percy Sledge’s 1966 hit “When A Man Loves A Woman.” The song, a No. 1 pop and R&B; hit upon …


If Led Zeppelin Won’t Reunite, Fans Happy To Get Page & Plant

Robert Plant, left, and Jimmy Page will be playing some timeless Zepp standards along with new material at The George.


Country Joe, New Riders Share Panida Stage

Country Joe McDonald at Woodstock in 1969.


Queensryche’s Popularity Long-Standing

Queensryche plays at The George in George tonight.


Off The Charts Beyond The Pop-Chart Mainstream Thrive A Plethora Of Distinctive Regional And Cultural Styles

Grammy-winning recording star Selena, who was shot and killed March 31, generated heated fervor among fans of Tejano music. Photo by Associated Press


Concert Canceled Because Of Parade

The Ed Gerhard concert scheduled for tonight at the Guitar Gallerie, 421 W. Riverside, has been canceled because of the Lilac Parade. The owner of the Guitar Gallerie, Rick Rubin, …


Sandpoint Festival Has Most Everything Except Pearl Jam

Loretta Lynn


Achievements

Following are certificate and medal winners for the 50th annual Greater Spokane Music and Allied Arts Festival. The festival continues through Friday. More winners will be listed in the coming …


Mixing Country And Gospel Music Is Making Hits For Valley Vocalist

Crystal Rose’s latest album, “Heaven Bound Train,” is getting play on country and gospel stations. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Lollapalooza ‘95 At Gorge July 4

Lollapalooza ‘95 kicks off July 4 at the Gorge in George, Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell announced on the Internet earlier this week. The lineup is: Sonic Youth, Hole, Cypress Hill, …


Her Students Never Play Solo Piano Teacher Plays Every Note, In Spirit, During The Music And Arts Festival

Piano instructor Fifi Hut counsels students Ann Liu, 17, and Karrie Goldwin, 14, at Gonzaga University. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Wynonna Ponders Her Rocket Ride To National Stardom

Sitting with her baby and her boyfriend in her mother’s kitchen a few weeks ago, Wynonna - eldest daughter of Naomi Judd - ponders the difference between the lives of …


Costello’s Covers You Wouldn’t Expect Mediocrity From Elvis Costello, And His ‘Kojak Variety’ Album Of Favorites Is No Disappointment

A devoted record collector, Elvis Costello sings the best of his favorite songs between 1930 and 1970 on his album, “Kojak Variety.”


Hit Single Might Carry Chris Isaak’s ‘Forever Blue’ Album

“Chris Isaak is the best salesman of Chris Isaak,” says Reprise Records president Howie Klein. “If Chris paid a visit to every home in America, he would be the biggest …


Bob Dylan ‘Unplugged’ Among Early May Releases

Elvis Costello does covers, Celine Dion sings in French, Herbie Hancock goes hip-hop and Isaac “Shaft” Hayes makes a double-disc comeback as part of May’s album releases. Tuesday Bob Dylan …


Love Battery ‘Straight Freak Ticket’ Album Could Bring Breakthrough Success For Seattle Alterna-Rock Band

There’s no disputing Love Battery’s roots in the rich musical tradition of the Northwest. An independent-label perennial for the past few years, Love Battery’s muddy guitars, vaguely poetic lyrics and …


Spiritual Selections Record Sales Indicate More People Than Ever Are Bending An Ear To Christian Music

Amy Grant, shown in a 1992 photo, is arguably the most successful contemporary Christian music singer. Photo by Associated Press


Old Favorites Continue Raking In Big Bucks ‘Bob Marley & The Wailers’ “Legend” Tops The Catalog Sales List.

(photo of Bob Marley)


Rumbling Belly They May Be The Perky ‘Cute New Band,’ But It’s Not As If Members Of Belly Have Had Success Handed To Them

Belly, from left, is Gail Greenwood, Tom Gorman, Tanya Donelly and Chris Gorman.


Loveless Hopes Song Can Help Others Appreciate, Renew Love

Coming behind such previous No. 1 hits as “Blame It on Your Heart,” “Here I Am” and “How Can I Help You Say Goodbye,” the unflinching lyrics of Patty Loveless’ …


Slash’s Bands Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Is Going In New Directions With His Own Band, Snakepit, But Is Keeping Ties To Gnr

Slash doesn’t mind a little gossip.


Country Conscience Women Are The Only Ones Singing Music With A Message

1. Patty Loveless 2. Martina McBride 3. Mary Chapin Carpenter’s “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her” was nominated for Record of the Year in this year’s Grammys. Photo by Associated Press …


Low Pop Suicide Still Looking For That Big Break

“Low Pop Suicide deserves at least one shot where they can be heard and seen by thousands of people,” said Low Pop Suicide singer/songwriter/ guitarist Rick Boston in a phone …


Coffee That Cooks?

Jazz, a staple at many coffee houses, is joining the java world in a new way, with an alliance between Starbucks Coffee and Capitol Records. Last week, Starbucks issued its …