Stories tagged: White Christmas
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
7 of the best ‘White Christmas’ covers
“White Christmas” is one of the most covered songs of all time. Some sources say it’s
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
75 years after its premiere, Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ still enthralls listeners
75 years after it debuted on Bing Crosby’s radio show, the Irving Berlin tune “White Christmas” remains one of the most popular and beloved compositions in the American musical canon. …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 5:08 p.m.
Chances of a white Christmas? Good this year
What are the chances of a white Christmas, one that would make the Bing sing?
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015
Chances looking better for white Christmas
Deep breath, snow lovers. There’s a good chance El Nino won’t steal our white Christmas. A temporary shift in weather from warmer-than-usual to cool suggests the odds are improving that …
Thu., Dec. 10, 2015, 7 p.m.
Dreaming of a Bing Christmas: Film festival is Saturday
They don’t really make movie stars in the mold of Bing Crosby anymore. It’s hard to imagine him having a place in today’s pop culture landscape: He’s a little too …
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015, 9:30 p.m.
Review: ‘White Christmas’ brings back its old-fashioned charm
According to the lyrics of one of Irving Berlin’s most famous tunes, love and the weather can’t be depended upon – they’re unpredictable, irresponsible, unbelievable, unreliable. The same adjectives can’t …
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 10 a.m.
Civic brings back ‘White Christmas’
Christmas is a time of embracing customs and repeating annual traditions, and the holiday musical “White Christmas” has become something of a ritual for the Spokane Civic Theatre. Its latest …
Wed., Dec. 24, 2014
Opinions vary on wonder and joy of white Yuletide
Will you be disappointed if we don’t have a white Christmas? I walked around downtown Spokane at lunchtime Tuesday, asking that question of shoppers and others who failed to elude …
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Painting a portrait of Bing
A PBS documentary seeks to remind younger generations there was so much more to Bing Crosby than crooning “White Christmas” – from media master to philanthropist to difficult dad. “It’s …
Thu., Sept. 11, 2014
Bing Crosby collection on display in his boyhood home
In a display case in the boyhood home of Bing Crosby is a 1946 Newsweek magazine with a portrait of Crosby on the cover. The headline reads, “Crosby: His music …
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013
Randy Mann: Odds of White Christmas in Inland NW improving
Earlier this week, a massive arctic air mass moved across most of the western and central U.S. At Spokane International Airport, the mercury plunged to minus 2 Sunday morning, and …
Thu., Dec. 5, 2013
Randy Mann: Odds of white Christmas in Inland Northwest promising
It’s really feeling like winter across the Inland Northwest as frigid air from Canada has invaded the region. We’re now into December and, of course, the big question is, “Are …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2012
Dreams of white Christmas likely to come true
As we get closer to Christmas Day, I’ve been asked about the chances for a white Christmas across the Inland Northwest. Based on expected weather patterns, there is a 70 …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2012
Theater review: ‘White Christmas’ sets holiday tone
Just in time for a gray Thanksgiving, Spokane Civic Theatre is giving fans a “White Christmas.” The company has revived its sold-out production of the holiday chestnut from two years …
Fri., Nov. 16, 2012
‘White’ on cue
When Spokane Civic Theatre opened “White Christmas” two years ago, executive artistic director Yvonne A.K. Johnson knew it was going to be a hit. She didn’t just hope it was …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2011
Spotlight: Civic offers few teases to 2012-13 season
Here’s a sneak peek at the Spokane Civic Theatre’s 2012-’13 season. The 2011-’12 season is only halfway finished, yet executive artistic director Yvonne A.K. Johnson has already set the schedule …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2011
La Niña boosts chances for white Christmas
Late last week, our first major snow was seen across the Inland Northwest. After today, we’ll pass the Thanksgiving holiday and be heading toward Christmas. The big question I’m starting …
Thu., Dec. 9, 2010
Crosby festival to feature photos, crooner’s costume
The fifth annual Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival on Saturday will be the most elaborate festival presented by the Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater since Kathryn Crosby, wife of …
Thu., Dec. 9, 2010
Annual Crosby film festival even includes rare clips and images
The fifth annual Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival on Saturday will include two of the most famous Crosby movies, “White Christmas” and “Road to Morocco.” Yet of even more interest …
Sun., Nov. 21, 2010
Theater review: They’ve got The Song down, and plenty more
When I say that “White Christmas” at the Spokane Civic Theatre will be a crowd-pleasing hit, I am not merely guessing. On opening night, the Civic announced from the stage …
Thu., Nov. 18, 2010
Civic Theatre finally gets chance to stage Bing-inspired play
Three different entities are titled “White Christmas.” The third entity is the one we’re focused on today, since – at long last – it premieres regionally on the Spokane Civic …
Sun., Aug. 29, 2010
Theaters’ upcoming season include ‘Wicked,’ ‘White Christmas’
Buy a ticket, park yourself in your theater seat and watch the following unfold: • Four actors playing 150 characters in a Hitchcock spoof.
Wed., Nov. 25, 2009, 11:03 a.m.
Why do we dream of a White Christmas?
Bing Crosby didn’t have to dream of a white Christmas — he could bank on it. The crooner was from Spokane, a city that is among the most likely to …