Stories tagged: music
UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Joni Sledge, member of Sister Sledge, dies at 60
Joni Sledge and her sisters Debbie, Kim and Kathy formed the Sister Sledge in 1971 in Philadelphia, their hometown, but struggled for years before success came.
Fri., March 10, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Rap battle: Nicki Minaj addresses Remy Ma drama in new song ‘No Frauds’
Some fans said they expected more from Minaj’s response. Minaj released two other songs – “Changed It” and “Regret In Your Tears” – on Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Journey keeps on believing
In a few weeks, Journey will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Before then, they’re bringing all their beloved hits to the Spokane Arena.
Thu., March 9, 2017, 4 p.m.
For Karli Ingersoll and Windoe, it’s a time of growth, creativity and exposure
After starting Windoe as a solo act, Ingersoll has expanded it into a band. Now, Windoe is having a Very Big Week. First, on Friday, there’s a new EP, “Shake …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Bearded Michael Stipe finds doppelganger in David Letterman
Both the singer and the late night television icon have been sporting bushy beards lately. Letterman showed his off in a cover shot for this month’s New York magazine. Stipe …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 6:40 a.m.
Spokane’s Palomino hosts Americana night with Bluegrass in the City
Bluegrass in the City will feature local acts Brown’s Mountain Boys, a quartet that plays both traditional and original bluegrass songs, Lucas Brookbank Brown, who infuses a dose of soul …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Lily Collins forgives her father, Phil Collins, in new book
In “Unfiltered,” Lily Collins writes she forgives her father for “not always being there” when she needed and for “not being the dad” she expected. She adds they can’t “rewrite …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Symphony mixes No-Li brews and Beethoven
As history tells it, Ludwig van Beethoven wasn’t shy when it came to drinking, so much so that it’s noted in “The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven: Volume 3” by …
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Spokane’s Kendall Feeney, a beloved musician and advocate, dies of cancer
Memorial plans are pending for Feeney, 58, a member of the Eastern Washington University music faculty, a frequent performer with the Spokane Symphony, and creator of the former Zephyer music …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
Prince’s Revolution bandmates going on tour that ends in Seattle
The band will be at the Showbox on July 15.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Concert review: Elton John keeps the hits coming
Elton John played Sunday night to a packed Spokane Arena on his “Wonderful Crazy Night” tour.
Sun., March 5, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Bach festival: soprano Danielle Talamantes brings vocal prowess to festival program
Danielle Talamantes’ soprano voice possesses considerable power throughout its wide range. It is the sort of voice capable of taking on the most demanding roles of Giuseppe Verdi and of …
Sun., March 5, 2017
Symphony celebrates ‘three Bs of classical music’ in 2017-18 season
Thomas Hampson will headline a concert to mark the 10th anniversary of the Fox Theater restoration.
Sun., March 5, 2017
Can a pop song prepare us for the end of the world?
When we were still innocent babes, pop songs prepared us for the things that couldn’t be prepared for. Sex. Heartbreak. Nuclear annihilation.
Sat., March 4, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson arrested in airport scuffle
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has been arrested for allegedly attacking a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport, an incident the singer’s lawyer described as “provoked” by paparazzi.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Bach Festival: ‘Tales of Hemingway’ showcases Bailey, Daugherty at their finest
At Barrister Winery on Thursday, Zuill Bailey, distinguished cellist and artistic director of the Northwest Bach Festival, performed in an event that was as much a celebration as a recital. …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Review: Ed Sheeran shows vast talent in new album ‘Divide’
On “Divide,” the British singer-songwriter shoots out a dozen, vastly different songs that showcase his tremendous musical ability, from misty ballads to hip-hop. Each one is calculated to find a …
Fri., March 3, 2017
Lorde is back with ‘Green Light’ – and heartbreak never sounded this great
After a week of teasing, Lorde is officially back. On Thursday, the “Royals” singer debuted her single “Green Light,” along with its accompanying music video.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Free Celtic music concerts downtown this weekend
Get a jump-start on St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this weekend with two free family-friendly concerts.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Young Dubliners play to their Irish side during March
Despite what you may think, the members of Irish rock band the Young Dubliners don’t party like rocks stars on St. Patrick’s Day.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Elton John returns to Spokane as the prolific artist begins to talk about slowing down
There is no other word for Elton John but prolific. Start counting his hits and you need a calculator. Take a look at his career, from “Madman Across the Water” …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 3:09 p.m.
Lady Gaga to headline Coachella in place of Beyonce
INDIO, Calif. – Attention Little Monsters: Lady Gaga is coming to Coachella. The diva announced Tuesday night she will be performing at the music festival for both weekends in April. …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Alison Krauss goes solo again on ‘Windy City’
If Alison Krauss has learned one thing along the way to becoming the musician laden with more Grammy Awards than any other woman in pop history, it’s to trust her …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Bach review: Bailey, Bodinger bring Bach’s Gamba sonatas to beautiful life
Written for a cello-like instrument called the viola de gamba, Bach’s three Sonatas for Viola de Gamba and Harpsichord present challenges for cello players. Zuill Bailey and harpsichordist John Bodinger …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Single-day tickets for Sasquatch available Monday
The single-day tickets are $99.50 for the annual music festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Spokane Symphony electrifies crowd with Ravel
No concerts of the current season of the Spokane Symphony have displayed the power of the orchestra so brilliantly as those that took place this weekend in the Martin Woldson …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 11 a.m.
Competition is back at University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
After 11 years, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho is officially competitive again. And some local schools are already reaping the rewards.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
Jack White launches vinyl record plant in Detroit
Detroit-raised rocker Jack White is building on a vision to blend music and manufacturing in a part of his hometown that long inspired him.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Bach Festival: ‘Three Dancers’ a riveting new work
While Piers Lane and Zuill Bailey collaborated beautifully on works by Chopin and Beethoven, the real star on Friday night was the Northwest Back Festival unveiling of “The Three Dancers.”
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
Concert review: Blake Shelton’s voice shines brightest at Arena show
Blake Shelton’s charisma and carefree smile lit up the stage from the first notes he sang. His vocals during the live performance surpassed the recording, and there was a careful …