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Tuesday, January 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Dave Attell’s comedy continues to evolve with times

Dave Attell visits the Spokane Comedy Club Friday and Saturday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Baking up laughs: Tom Papa brings his styling to the Bing Crosby Theater

Comedian Tom Papa brings his life and travel themed comedy hour to the Bing Crosby Theater this weekend.


Review: ‘Indivisible’ a refreshing war story that balances home and abroad stories

Every now and then, faith-based movie studio PureFlix gets it right, releasing a film that feels like it might have some crossover appeal. The Iraq War film “Indivisible,” based on …


Review: Jonah Hill’s ‘Mid90s’ is a sweet and authentic coming-of-age story, but it feels like he forgot to finish it

Ballasted by a sweetly affecting performance by Suljic, aglow with visual textures slightly before its time (Hill photographed the movie on grainy 16mm stock, using a boxy, archaic aspect ratio …


Review: The world didn’t ask for another Rowan Atkinson James Bond spoof, but maybe it needs one

As Johnny English, Atkinson – utilizing the rubbery face and bulging, expressive eyes that served him so well on the silly British sitcom “Mr. Bean” – delivers a brand of …


Review: Four British acting legends dish on their memorable careers in ‘Tea With the Dames’

Candid, insightful and unpredictable, Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith are not only acting legends but also great friends. And a treat to …


Stream on Demand: Netflix’s ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ puts a different twist on the teenage witch

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.


Review: ‘Hunter Killer’ so full of military action stereotypes it’s borderline parody

If you aren’t taking “Hunter Killer” all too seriously, the film is a hoot, even if that’s not exactly what the filmmakers were going for.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Chris Tomlin’s “Holy Roar” tour comes to the Spokane Arena in March

Special guest performers at the March 11 will include Tauren Wells, Pat Barrett and Nicole Serrano.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Aaron Watson, Young the Giant book dates at the Knitting Factory

Young the Giant and Aaron Watson scheduled at the Knitting Factory for March 2019.


Streaming Python: If life seems jolly rotten … look on the bright side of Netflix

Although it lasted a mere four seasons and 45 episodes, “


Review: It takes a granny (Jamie Lee Curtis) to get tough on Michael Myers in new ‘Halloween’

At this point in 2018, a movie featuring three generations of victimized women squaring off against a predatory male is destined to find an audience. Nostalgia and catharsis; splatter and …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 1:40 p.m.

‘42nd Street’ taps its way from Broadway to Coeur d’Alene

Aspire Community Theater presents “42nd Street” at the Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene


Stream On Demand: Marvel demands some buzz with ‘Ant-Man’ sequel

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 1:53 p.m.

Review: In the current political climate, ‘The Oath’ is a frustrating watch

Ike Barinholtz makes his directorial debut with a politically charged comedy that’s sort of a satire, designed to wring wry laughs out of our deeply divided political state. But in …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 1:49 p.m.

Review: Amandla Stenberg shines in powerful ‘The Hate U Give’

While there are moments where “The Hate U Give” could use more restraint, what it proves is restraint is ill-advised when it comes to sharing your voice, and your truth.


Violinist Shlomo Mintz to perform Mendelssohn concerto with GU orchestra

Kevin Hekmatpanah, Gonzaga’s orchestra director, said the Mendelssohn concerto is “an absolute delight,” that showcases the virtuosity of the soloist.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

With ‘Closing It Up,’ playwright and actress Molly Allen explores the funny side of dysfunctional families

KZZU’s Molly Allen writes and stars in the new family comedy on stage this weekend at Stage Left.


Matthew Ball, YouTube’s ‘Boogie Woogie Kid,’ performing at Wallace High School

“Boogie Woogie Kid” You Tube sensation, Matthew Ball, is coming to perform at Wallace High School.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Stream on Demand: In ‘July 22,’ Paul Greengrass explores 2011 terror attack

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.


Review: Mountain-climbing documentary ‘Free Solo’ is breaking box-office records because it’s great

“Free Solo,” from the directors of “Meru,” chronicles the exploits of champion climber Alex Honnold, whose specialty is scrambling up mountains and virtually any vertical plane without benefit of equipment …


Concert review: Godsmack, Shinedown electrify crowd at Spokane Arena

From the first chord to the last pyrotechnic blast, you could feel every Godsmack drum beat and Shinedown guitar riff echoed in your chest.


Review: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ lacks substance, but it’s beautiful to watch

With a dazzling array of stars playing shady characters with murky pasts, one character in the film truly stands out: the El Royale itself, a sparkling midcentury gem of a …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 3:13 p.m.

Review: It’s impossible not to fall in love with the stars of ‘A Star Is Born’

A star has indeed been born: Bradley Cooper as auteur, who takes his chance to say what he wants to say and simply knocks it out of the park.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 10:09 a.m.

The Red Violin’s journey continues to Spokane this weekend

Violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn brings “the Red Violin” to perform in concert with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra.


Review: Ethan Hawke’s musical biopic ‘Blaze’ introduces an unsung genius

Foley isn’t a household name; he’s best known as the subject of Townes Van Zandt’s song “Blaze’s Blues” and Lucinda Williams’s “Drunken Angel.” But Foley comes charmingly, roaringly, maddeningly into …


Review: ‘I Am Not A Witch’ is a remarkable, strange and politically potent first film

The story it tells centers on Shula, a 8-year-old orphan who, having been accused of witchcraft, is banished to a rural “witch camp” where women many decades older than her …


Stream on Demand: ‘Python’ lands on Netflix and ‘RBG’ visits Hulu

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.


Hottman Sisters graduate from family jam sessions to national tours and big-time stages

Sisters, Jessica, 26, and Heather Hottman, 28, formed their band, the Hottman Sisters, in 2015, and soon added drummer Ed Getzlaff, 25. This week their journey brings them to Spokane …


Review: ‘Venom’ is a fun, fascinating mess

Superhero fatigue got you down? Tired of the same old bland Marvel Cinematic Universe offerings? A dose of “Venom” could be just the right antidote.