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Slower-paced 3rd album maintains layered sound

After releasing two bouncy albums of reggae-flavored pop laced with African rhythms, Vampire Weekend turns down the tempo and ups the indie-rock vibe on its third effort. “Modern Vampires of …


Strait sticks to classic country – and succeeds

George Strait is amid a two-year tour before retiring from the road, but new album “Love Is Everything” proves he still has plenty of great new country music in him. …


Adkins tests new ground, falls back on tried and true

Trace Adkins works with five different producers on his 11th album, suggesting the country music veteran and reality TV star is searching for an infusion of fresh energy. And “Love …


Walters’ style changed face of interviews

Let the Barbara Walters farewell tour begin! Monday’s edition of “The View” opened with the show’s founder and star fixing the camera with that fearless don’t-let-the-strange-absence- of-wrinkles-fool-you-I’ve-been- on-television-for-50-years gaze and …


10 under $10

1 Sixth Annual Eastern Washington Farm Heritage Fair: Friday through Sunday, University City North, 10200 E. Sprague Ave. Celebrate the heritage of the Spokane Valley at this fundraiser for the …


Festivals packed with hot lineups

Festival season is on. The Festival at Sandpoint, the Wallace Blues Festival and Pain in the Grass, a hard rock festival slated for the Gorge, all announced their lineups this …


7 Nights Out

1 Race the Joe! What: Jet boat races on the St. Joe River near St. Maries includes a community Show & Shine and fireworks at dusk today. Saturday and Sunday …


On sale

• Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. today to see: Pain in the Grass, featuring Alice in Chains, Avenged Sevenfold and Jane’s Addiction, Sept. 6-7 at the Gorge Amphitheatre …


‘Blood Dragon’ revives ’80s bravado in modern platform

Video games came of age in the 1980s, a decade that was also the heyday of cheesy Hollywood action movies. Thirty years later, you don’t have to look hard to …


‘Moody, broody’ beauty

His studio is half a garage behind his house, with the door wide open to sun, lawn, quiet and dandelions in Peaceful Valley. He keeps painting after the sun goes …


Maines shines in solo effort

Natalie Maines’ first solo album continues her movement into a deeply considered, provocative form of polished adult rock heard on her last recording, the Dixie Chicks’ 2006 award-winning “Take the …


Nightclubs

Bad Monkey (classic rock/’80s new wave/new rock) - Today and Saturday, 9:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Casino, Nighthawk Lounge, 37914 S. Nukwalqw Road, Worley. Bill Bozly (solo rock/pop) - Today and …


Heat’s no match for these options

Hot enough for ya? Sure, it seems crazy to complain about hot weather in May, given the past few Seattle-like springs we’ve endured. But it’s possible that some of us …


Modern soundtrack probes film’s dark heart

“The exhilarating ripple of her voice was a wild tonic in the rain.” Daisy Buchanan from “The Great Gatsby” gets to be reincarnated on the film’s soundtrack under the guise …


Film Events

“Impossible” In 2004, a devastating tsunami hit Southeast Asia. The Boxing Day tsunami was a natural disaster of incomparable power and unspeakable loss. This film depicts the many emotions and …


10 under $10

1 Musicfest Northwest 2013 Young Artist Concert: Wednesday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Young musicians and dancers perform movements of popular concertos, operatic arias or a …


Whatever you drink, a bargain awaits

These days, more than ever, I seem to find myself searching for bargains. Not that I need to worry that much about money. If I were living in, say, Bangladesh, …


Schmaltzy ‘Safe Haven’ has touching moments

There’s a wide variety of new movies – horror, romance, action – out on DVD this week. • “Safe Haven,” Grade B: A woman (Julianne Hough) goes into hiding to …


Staying true to the stories

Cami Bradley doesn’t write songs so much as stories. And while the stories are not her own, they are true.


MGMT show promises hint of anticipated third album

MGMT cast a spell on the indie world with the hypnotic hooks and catchy anthems of its 2007 major-label debut, “Oracular Spectacular.” The Grammy Award- winning “Electric Feel” and the …


Symphony ends season with Beethoven bonanza

Conductor Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony Orchestra will join with acclaimed pianist Conrad Tao for two concerts to close the 2012-13 season. The 18-year-old superstar will perform all five …


Police, firefighters battle for a cause

The police will take on the firefighters on the ice Saturday at a “Guns and Hoses” hockey game. Proceeds will benefit the family of Spokane firefighter John Knighten, who was …


What’s happening

EWU Willow Springs Editions Reading and Fundraiser Inland Northwest Center for Writers hosts an evening of readings from Sherril Jaffe’s short story collection “You Are Not Alone & Other Stories,” …


Local beers get cask treatment

When it comes to craft beer these days, “roll out the barrels” has a whole new meaning. Aging beer in barrels that previously held wine, whiskey or other spirits to …


Visually stunning ‘Wonder’ carries emotional heft

There are no dinosaurs. No swirling cosmos. Not even a confused Sean Penn stumbling about in the desert. But the gorgeously impressionistic and intensely spiritual “To the Wonder” is 100 …


Grim, unsettling ‘Graceland’ is hard to forget

“Graceland” may devastate or puzzle you, but it is unlikely to leave you unmoved. The noirish thriller, set in the Philippines, does some important things well: It keeps viewers rapt …


It’s 5 puts Cashmere on the spirits map

Cashmere is best known as the home of Washington’s famous Aplets and Cotlets candies, but this small town is home to another artisan purveyor. It’s 5 Artisan Distillery, owned by …


Japan’s whiskies follow Scottish roots

Much of the world, including the United States, spells whiskey with an “e.” The Scottish do not. On those salty, green cliffs, they drink whisky. The Japanese also drink whisky, …


‘Peeples’ predictable but amusing

“Peeples” is an African-American “Meet the Parents” that slips funnyman Craig Robinson into the Ben Stiller role. Casting the musically minded Robinson in this formula comedy about screwing up your …


Men just as competent at parenting as women

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m seeing news stories all the time about how stay-at-home dads are becoming more common, and how fathers of all kinds are taking on a greater share …