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  • A case of puppy love

    We’ve all had one-sided conversations with our pets, but in A.R. Gurney’s play “Sylvia,” the pet talks back. Perhaps the word “pet” is a bit of a misnomer: Sylvia is …


  • On sale

    Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. today to see: • Mozart on a Summer’s Eve on July 14-15 at Manito Park. Tickets are $10-$30 through TicketsWest.


  • On sale

    Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. today to see: • Mozart on a Summer’s Eve on July 14-15 at Manito Park. Tickets are $10-$30 through TicketsWest.


  • 7 Nights Out

    1: Bloomsday Whether you run, walk, wheel or watch, Bloomsday is one of Spokane’s most popular events.


  • Silverwood ready for season

    Silverwood Theme Park opens for the season Saturday. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the park’s Porter Steam Locomotive, Old Engine No. 7, tickets will be $19.15 this weekend.


  • Artist’s work reflects family’s influence

    Her Montana mother and grandmother and great- grandparents and great-aunts and aunts – they were all artists, passing along what they knew about painting, sculpture and drawing from one to …


  • Deal’s side project is the real deal

    Kelley Deal is no stranger to side projects. She’s best known as a member of the Breeders, which was founded as a side project by her twin sister, Kim, during …


  • DVD roundup: Classic ‘Escape’ features Russell’s growling Snake

    Pickings are slim for new DVDS this week. • “Escape from New York” (Collector’s Edition) , A-minus: The fact that this movie gave the film world the character of Snake …


  • Fiddlers tune up for contest

    “Arkansas Traveler.” “Edelweiss.” “Five Foot Two.” “Festival Waltz.” These are just a few of the old-time songs contestants are likely to perform this weekend during the 47th annual Northwest Regional …


  • Review: Tech-age caution ‘Machina’ stays compelling

    “Ex Machina” is an “Island of Dr. Moreau” for the singularity era. It’s a cerebral, chilling and austere thriller that stokes our fears about digital privacy and artificial intelligence, a …


  • Review: ‘Boy’ a step above faith-based fare

    Racism and religion, hatred and friendship, bullying and war, atomic bombs and the consequences of using them – heavy stuff to pack into a faith-based film. And one aimed at …


  • Review: ‘Doubt’ puts climate crisis in dire terms

    Spoiler alert: There’s no magic moment of hope at the end of “Merchants of Doubt.” This documentary, the first to zero in on how and why the global climate change …


  • Review: ‘Honest Liar’ gives glimpse of skeptic’s life

    “Magicians are the most honest people in the world. They tell you they’re going to fool you and then they do it,” the Amazing Randi says at the start of …


  • Our pick for local families: Festival fills sky with fun

    The Hayden Kite Festival got its start in 2007 – in part because there was no event like it in the region. “Now, it’s Hayden’s thing,” said Suzanne Cano, director …


  • Review: ‘Dancer’ fights against artistic repression

    “So you are an artist,” an Iranian member of the Basij, the country’s paramilitary morality police, hisses at the hero of “Desert Dancer,” who is about to be punished. “Beat …


  • Review: ‘White God’ dogs face grim fate

    Budapest, Hungary, has a serious PR problem thanks to the movie “White God.” The film, a grimly dark satire, depicts a city of serious dog haters – from ordinary apartment …


  • Cirque du Soleil show ‘Varekai’ blends dance, aerial performance and a myth reimagined

    Fabrice Lemire lives “Varekai.” As the show’s artistic director, he travels with the troupe and is “with them 24/7.”


  • Latest honor secures Maryhill’s spot among region’s finest wineries

    When Maryhill Winery opened 14 years ago, the Washington wine industry was much different. Maryhill was one of the first 125 wineries open in the state when owners Craig and …


  • ‘Wolf’ brings adventure gaming to compelling fairy tale world

    Imagine a world where fairy tales are real, their characters living their lives in New York with the same foibles as humans. It’s an easier thing to imagine nowadays with …


  • ‘Noah’ takes creative approach to familiar biblical story

    What’s new to watch this week on pay-per-view and streaming services: “Noah” isn’t your usual Biblical epic. Directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Russell Crowe as God’s moral man in …


  • Pink Martini joins Spokane Symphony for lush genre mashup

    The Inland Northwest clearly likes Pink Martini. Portland’s world famous “little orchestra” packed War Memorial Field for a Festival at Sandpoint gig in 2012. And now, as they did in …


  • 10 under $10

    1. Spokane Symphony: Link Up: The Orchestra Sings 7 p.m. Thursday, Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Fourth annual program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, …


  • 7 Nights Out

    1: Jason The country superstar, fresh off his win for best male vocalist at the Academy of Country Music Awards, is bringing his “Burn It Down” tour to the Spokane …


  • Spokane String Quartet closes season on unified note

    The Spokane String Quartet closes out its current season with a program called “Quartet Kismet,” which is more than just a reference to the 1953 Broadway musical “Kismet”; it’s also …


  • Wayne Hancock brings old-school country to the Bartlett

    There’s no pop veneer to Wayne “The Train” Hancock. His is gritty, rusty, dirt-under-your-fingernails country, the kind of music you’d expect to hear at a dirt road juke joint after …


  • Review: ‘Adaline’ charming, somber, surprising

    Hollywood long ago ceded “love that stands the test of time” to the realm of science fiction and fantasy, so “The Age of Adaline” falls neatly into a genre that …


  • Jill Barville: Time spent testing better spent learning

    Normally, I’m a compliant complainer. I’ll follow the rules, however asinine, while rolling my eyes and making sarcastic jokes in the back of the room. This month is different. I’m …


  • Get Lit!

    By now, we’re pretty familiar with Get Lit. After all, the annual literary festival has for 17 years brought writers of all stripes to town for a week of events …


  • Sharing flavors, experiences

    A shiny samovar sits atop a tall cupboard, watching over operations at the new Caffé Affogato. Proprietor Shahrokh “Sharo” Nikfar put it up there, well-polished and in a place of …


  • ‘Monkey Kingdom’ both cute and brutal

    “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s latest Earth Day offering, is an intriguing peek inside the social structure of macaque monkey society in Sri Lanka. So while it’s got plenty of cute macaque …

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