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So much to see, hear and ‘Ado’

Superman is still flying high at theaters, but we have more contenders vying for the title of king of summer box office. In Pixar’s family-friendly “Monsters University,” fans of Mike …


Spokane artist thinks globally, creates locally

On the side of a pedestrian bridge right outside of downtown Lewiston, a bright blue and yellow rattlesnake leaps out from the otherwise unassuming landscape. Three sockeye salmon adorn the …


Rockers unite for friend in need

Glenn Symmonds, 58, grew up in Spokane. He loved music and was a member of the West Valley High School band and the Percussion-Nauts, a local drum corps. “I marched …


Spokane artist thinks globally, creates locally

On the side of a pedestrian bridge right outside of downtown Lewiston, a bright blue and yellow rattlesnake leaps out from the otherwise unassuming landscape. Three sockeye salmon adorn the …


Pitt, zombies an entertaining mix

“World War Z” promised to be some sort of ultimate zombie movie experience, and it’s hard to call it that. But the first 25 minutes or so of this “Contagion”-meets-“28 …


Rockers unite for friend in need

Glenn Symmonds, 58, grew up in Spokane. He loved music and was a member of the West Valley High School band and the Percussion-Nauts, a local drum corps. “I marched …


KYRS Music Fest will harness solar power

There’s a new festival on the horizon. The nonprofit radio station KYRS (88.1/92.3 FM) is hosting its first KYRS Music Fest on July 13 at Glover Field in Peaceful Valley.


A place for music’s healing powers

In some science-fiction movies, nondescript doors open to reveal alternate realities – a lush jungle, for instance, or an ocean beach. Characters step through the doors and enter new worlds, …


10 under $10

1 Bowl and Ice Cream Sale Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., corner of Lakeside Avenue and Fifth Street, Coeur d’Alene. Presented by Bowls on the Edge. Savor ice cream in …


Creativity’s spawn

Todd McFarlane calls himself “a jack of all trades, master of none,” although it’s difficult to see where he’s coming from once you take all of his accomplishments into consideration. …


Dad-to-be has anxieties to deal with, too

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m very concerned about my husband. We’re just a month away from our due date and although he has been very involved and attentive throughout the pregnancy, …


Rising comedy star brings stand-up routine home

Kelsey Cook is a professional foosball player. It says so, right there on her Twitter profile (@KelseyCook).


Flying Mammals pump up the funk on new EP release

Flying Mammals have landed and with a new album in tow. At the turn of 2013, the Coeur d’Alene band of brothers made a pledge to fans that they would …


For holiday soundtrack, turn on the TV

NEW YORK — MTV, VH1 and CMT are going back to their roots on the Fourth of July. The networks said Wednesday they will throw a “Music Independence Day” party …


‘Something’ captures spirit of youth, times

The something in the air in Olivier Assayas’ “Something in the Air” is youth, politics, violence, art, sex and mopeds. The film begins “not far from Paris” in 1971, when …


The movie to end all end times movies

The lads of Hollywood’s “Pot Pack” get together for a riotous riff on The Rapture in “This is the End,” an often hilarious, generally irreverent comedy about the Biblical apocalypse …


Franco’s ‘Oz’ lacks necessary magnetism

This week’s new DVD releases range from the magic of “Oz” to the comedy of Pryor. • “Oz the Great and Powerful,” Grade B-minus: A look at how the Wizard …


Super in a rather expected way

For its first half, “Man of Steel” is well on its way to superhero-movie greatness. Dark, turbulent and not at all campy, it casts the young Clark Kent as a …


Witty ‘Midnight’ cuts to heart of relationships

They met on a Vienna-bound train and fell in love with each other over a long night’s talk “Before Sunrise.” Nine years later, they reconnected in Paris and fell in …


Silent film meets fable, to captivating effect

At first glance, “Blancanieves” looks like a gimmick: It’s a Spanish film based loosely on the story of Snow White, and it’s photographed to resemble a black-and-white silent film from …


Classic car enthusiasts bring out best, boldest

Yes, it has wheels. Really, there are wheels under it. You can drive it.


Even a perfect superhero must adapt with the times

When you think of superheroes, there’s one who leaps to your mind: Superman. It’s a natural reaction. He’s the purest crystallization of the strength, integrity and patriotism a superhero is …


Hopped Up gets tapped in

You might think Steve Ewan named his new Spokane Valley brewery Hopped Up for his love of hoppy beers. Or you might suspect it has something to do with his …


Voyeuristic story-in-a-story intrigues to end

The teacher is a veteran of the French school system, not burnt out but resigned to the mediocrity of each new crop of high school sophomores. That first assignment – …


Feedback

We’re fresh on the heels of Volume, and staring Elkfest right in the face. So it begs the question: Who’s your favorite local band?


From Elkfest to Bennett, and plenty in between

School is out for summer. For some. For others, the end comes next week. Regardless, June is here, and the next 12 weeks stretch out ahead of us. For swimming …


Add to your don’t-miss list: NIN, OneRepublic, Sara Bareilles

Some new shows should be hitting your calendars this month. Perhaps most notable is a Nov. 19 concert at the Arena featuring Nine Inch Nails. Tickets will go on sale …


On sale

• Tickets are on sale at 8:30 a.m. today to see comedian Ron White on Sept. 20 at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino. Tickets are $75, $85 and $100 …


What’s happening

First Friday on Garland Visit your favorite Garland District stores and watering holes, featuring local artists all month. Meet the artist, mingle with other creatives and enjoy the district’s nightlife. …


Chronicling hope in East L.A.

G-Dog is the last nickname you might expect to belong to a guy like the Rev. Greg Boyle, but the reformed gang members he works with have been calling him …