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  • TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013

    Lesser-known works open Northwest Bach Festival

    The 35th Annual Northwest Bach Festival Orchestra and Choir, under the leadership of artistic director Gunther Schuller, opened this year’s festival Saturday with two relatively unknown but beautiful works: Cantata …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013

    Spotlight: Prism Quartet sets tone for area calendar

    OK, kiddos. Buckle in. We’re in for a fun week. The award-winning saxophone ensemble Prism Quartet will land in Moscow, Idaho, for a performance Tuesday that concludes the University of …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013

    Review: Symphony uses Spanish flair to impart color

    One of the great joys of orchestral music is that it can be enjoyed in many different ways. One can listen for beautiful melodies or delightful combinations of instrumental sounds, …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2013

    Spotlight: Duo sells out WSU show, but GU adds concert

    Hot new country duo Florida Georgia Line has already sold out an April 16 show at Washington State University’s CUB Ballroom in Pullman. Area fans have a second chance to …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013

    Deal to reinstate Knitting Factory license may be near

    Spokane officials could announce as early as this morning a decision to reinstate the entertainment license of the Knitting Factory after police Chief Frank Straub closed the downtown concert venue …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013

    Doug Clark: Singer set tone of humor, humility at Dutch’s

    Saying Gary Singer ran a pawnshop is like saying the Clocktower’s just a timepiece. Singer was a larger-than-life Spokane original. And you didn’t have to patronize his landmark family business …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 17, 2013, 8:41 P.M.

    Singer Mindy McCready dies in apparent suicide

    HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday in Arkansas in an apparent suicide. She …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 17, 2013

    Chet O’Keefe says life experiences add emotion to his music

    Peering out from behind a pair of black spectacles, beneath the brim of a dark hat, singer-songwriter Chet O’ Keefe watches the world turn round. At first glance, he radiates …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 17, 2013

    Spotlight: String Quartet tackles ‘Black Angels’

    The Spokane String Quartet is planning something unusual for today’s concert. The group will be tackling George Crumb’s avant garde 1971 piece “Black Angels,” which incorporates sounds created by crystal …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2013

    Review: Violinist, symphony give magnificent show

    We lovers of concert music in Spokane are much indebted to the generosity of individual benefactors and foundations. Thanks to gifts from the Johnston-Fix and Mary Jewett Gaiser foundations, weekend …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 10, 2013

    After long hiatus, bluegrass jam band back in action

    After an eight-year hiatus, Leftover Salmon has re-emerged refreshed, refocused and with a new record. Last year the bluegrass jam band trailblazers released their first album of original tunes and …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013

    Accomplished teen musicians feel at home in the spotlight

    If Justin Sherfey, 14, had known how to tie a necktie, a gifted musical duo might never have been born. As Sherfey, the reigning Northwest Fiddle champion, waited to take …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013

    Broadway’s ‘Rock of Ages’ takes musical journey back to ‘80s

    For those about to rock, “Rock of Ages” salutes you. The hit Broadway musical comes to Spokane’s INB Performing Arts Center today for a four-day run as part of the …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 3, 2013

    Spotlight: One-man show will pay tribute to activist Robeson

    A one-man show coming to Spokane on Wednesday will tell the story of legendary performer and African-American civil rights activist Paul Robeson. Robeson will be portrayed by Nigerian-born playwright and …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013

    New Horizons Orchestra seeks members

    New Horizons Orchestra of Spokane offers an opportunity for adult music students, who are at the beginning through advanced level of playing an instrument, to participate in an orchestra. Each …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2013

    Symphony review: Berlioz’s vision brought to life

    The splendid auditorium of the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox is a veritable riot of color: flamingo pink, pea green, azure, teal, rose, silver and gold, all simultaneously calling …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 19, 2013, 9:56 A.M.

    AP Source: Lady Gaga to perform at inaugural ball

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Watch out Beyonce and Katy Perry. There’s another diva set to perform during the inauguration festivities — Lady Gaga. A person familiar with the inauguration tells The …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 19, 2013

    Mead High graduate plays in Marine Band

    A Spokane native will perform at Monday’s presidential inauguration. Gunnery Sgt. Gregory Ridlington, a 1991 Mead High School graduate, is a saxophonist in “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band. The …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2013

    Spokane native’s photos reveal burgeoning music scene in Mexico

    Marshall Peterson knew he felt the most alive in foreign cultures, so a decade ago the Seattle schoolteacher caught a ride south and went to Mexico, not sure what he’d …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2013

    CV band ready for inauguration parade

    The horns will trumpet the arrival of Central Valley High School’s marching band in Washington, D.C., this week for a celebration that only happens every four years. President Barack Obama …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2013

    Entertainment venues in shake-up

    A Club isn’t what it used to be. At the end of December the downtown music venue closed its doors suddenly, leaving an uncertain fate to shows booked there as …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2013

    Spotlight: Bing launches two film series

    The Bing Crosby Theater is kicking off two new film series this year. The Cinema Encore Series begins Saturday, with a screening of the James Bond classic “Dr. No.”


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 6, 2013

    Spotlight: Balazs, Gendron, Schindler go ‘Wall to Wall’ at SFCC

    This past week, the Fine Arts Gallery at Spokane Falls Community College opened its door to a full exhibit. Packed full.


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 6, 2013

    Local performing arts scene just heating up

    The winter-spring performing arts season in Spokane is jammed full of familiar names: • Comedian and motormouth Robin Williams.


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2012

    Lind sees connections among us

    On singer/songwriter Dirk Lind’s Facebook page, he has two small sentences under the “about” heading that read “I eat life and poop music. True story.” That is Lind in a …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012

    Mead High students jazzed by Grammy winner’s visit

    In the past three years, the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival has engaged in more outreach to regional schools. Last week it was the Mead High School jazz …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 5:48 P.M.

    Funerals become a routine in shattered Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — One by one by one by one, each with fresh heartbreak, hearses crisscrossed two New England towns on Wednesday, bearing three tiny victims of the Sandy …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 4:51 P.M.

    One by one, shattered Newtown buries its dead

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — One by one by one by one, each with fresh heartbreak, hearses crisscrossed two New England towns on Wednesday, bearing three tiny victims of the Sandy …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012

    Review: Symphony returns in style for Holiday Pops concert

    Leading Saturday’s Holiday Pops concert by the Spokane Symphony and Spokane Symphony Chorale at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox was the orchestra’s resident conductor, Morihiko Nakahara. His impish …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012

    Clark: Ascension to rock star status slow, deserved

    His name looms high on the cover of the latest Slash album as well as in the songwriting credits. When he isn’t touring and recording with the former Guns N’ …


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