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  • Gershwin tunes placed in Beach Boy’s hands

    LOS ANGELES – In a surprise union of two quintessentially American composers from different eras – one the 1960s mastermind of “Good Vibrations,” the other the Jazz Age creator of …


  • Rosewood Thieves headline The Blvd.

    Erick Jordan doesn’t like to overthink things too much. Especially when it comes to making an album. The last time the lead singer for the Rosewood Thieves made an actual …


  • Castlegar, Revelstoke offer unique looks at Canadian history

    It was a fall British Columbia golfing holiday for my wife Sally and me, but since you can’t play the game all day long, we had time to sightsee. We …


  • Molter-led SJO kicks off with Freelon

    As a longtime trombonist for the Spokane Jazz Orchestra, Tom Molter had the privilege of playing with world-renowned conductors, Grammy-caliber artists and the region’s top talent. Now Molter is in …


  • Jason Mraz brings act to Lilac Bowl tonight

    What do you do when you’ve got the fifth biggest-selling digital single of all time and a certified quadruple platinum smash on your hands? If you’re Jason Mraz, you follow …


  • Pianist Rogé returns for Symphony’s opener

    The Spokane Symphony opens its 2009-10 season with concerts Saturday and Sunday featuring pianist Pascal Rogé. Budget cuts because of the bad economy have forced some changes in the orchestra’s …


  • Allegro opens with ‘Britannia’

    Allegro, Baroque & Beyond opens its 24th season Friday with “Rule Britannia,” a program of 19th century British ballads. The concert will feature works by Liza Lehmann, including several of …


  • Armed with elation, gratitude, Urban heads to Spokane

    Keith Urban is floating on air. Between marriage, sobriety and having a child, the international country music superstar can’t hold in the joy.


  • Finding Fiction’s novel approach

    They write, record and release their own music, book their own shows, and control their own destiny. The members of New York’s “Finding Fiction” exude the essence of DIY, and …


  • Market’s live shows to go on, with new scientific purpose

    Music will be allowed again at a South Hill market – at least for three more shows. A noise complaint forced the Rocket Market at High Drive and 43rd Avenue …


  • Interstate Fair lands quartet of top music acts

    Some people love the Spokane County Interstate Fair for the rodeo cowboys, but at least as many this year will be drawn by the “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Glen Campbell will be …


  • ‘Mind-boggling’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra sure to entertain

    If you’ve already experienced Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, then you probably don’t need to be persuaded to buy tickets for Wednesday’s concert. You probably bought …


  • Spokane String Quartet welcomes Farris at Fox

    Kelly Farris, the Spokane String Quartet’s founding first violinist, will make an encore appearance with the ensemble on Sunday – but on viola. He will join quartet members for a …


  • Jazz legend Brubeck brings Quartet to Fox

    Dave Brubeck, 88, has been piling up the honors and achievements over the last couple of decades: • A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.


  • Sun, crowd emerge in time for Spokane Symphony concert

    Usually people share blankets and lawn chairs, but this year umbrellas and big blue tarps were in high demand, too, as picnickers claimed their spots at the Spokane Symphony’s traditional …


  • Modest Mouse stays the course

    “No One’s First and You’re Next” is not really a new album from Modest Mouse. With songs as old as nine years old, collected on a record sifted from B-side-ish …


  • Plethora of music festivals close to home this month

    The community of Elk is a “border town” – mostly in Spokane County, but the northern-most strip of about 20 square miles lies in Pend Oreille County. The area runs …


  • Pig Out music has grown as big as the food

    Here are a few tasty items to sample at the 30th annual Pig Out in the Park: Hot Buttered Rum, The Other White Meat and a nice, crisp Cracker. And …


  • Ban ends live music outside local market

    The Rocket Market on Spokane’s South Hill has been banned from hosting its thrice-weekly live outdoor music shows. Co-owners Shanda and Alan Shepherd were notified by letter from the Spokane …


  • Outdoor music banned at Rocket Market

    The Rocket Market on Spokane’s South Hill has been banned from hosting its thrice-weekly live outdoor music shows.


  • Manson takes metal to next level

    Spokane loves its metal (and “American Idol,” apparently). There have been a few sold-out shows at The Knitting Factory this summer – Godsmack, Hollywood Undead and “Idol” winner David Cook …


  • Show benefits club sprinklers

    Live music could be dying at Empyrean Coffee House. Like many venues across the state, Empyrean is facing a new law that would require the costly installation of sprinklers in …


  • Monstrous Rock Hard II hits Spokane

    JD DeServio may be pulling double duty, but it’s still business as usual for Black Label Society’s bassist. In anticipation of recording an album with Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, …


  • India.Arie’s soulful touch

    India.Arie arrived on the music scene in 2001 and proceeded to – and this is hardly an exaggeration – become an important part of many people’s lives. Take, for instance, …


  • Bob Weir set to bring ‘other’ popular band to Spokane

    Bob Weir is closely identified with the Grateful Dead, the band he made history with for 30 years, beginning in 1965. Yet his “other” band, RatDog, is not exactly a …


  • Ice T.’s image transcends music career

    Ice T. may not top many Greatest Rapper Alive lists. But the gangsta rap pioneer gets undoubted respect for keeping it real, even if he’s just playing the part. Nearly …


  • Festival at Sandpoint takes contemporary angle

    The giant musical party known as the Festival at Sandpoint has hit the halfway point, with four concerts left to go. If swing is your thing, you can catch clarinetist …


  • Spokane Youth Symphony to open season outdoors

    It’s a Thursday afternoon, and the Spokane Youth Symphony is rehearsing at the Masonic Center on Riverside Avenue. It’s a steaming hot day, so the dress is casual, right down …


  • Brotherhood lifts Los Lonely Boys

    Grammy-winning, multiplatinum-selling, Texican rock trio Los Lonely Boys is all about family. Since their 2003 self-titled major label debut, Henry, Jojo and Ringo Garza have shown their musical synchronicity, and …


  • The Fray enjoys ride on wave of success

    You know you’ve made it big in pop music when you’re getting props from Kanye West. The Fray did just that, and rather unintentionally, when the Denver-based band’s cover of …

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