Singer Elle King is the biological daughter of comic and actor Rob Schneider, but she doesn't share much with the veteran humorist. The soulful King, who possesses a sexy and raspy voice, doesn't sound like anybody else on the circuit. That's part of what makes King so refreshing.
When you're an actor on tour, your life is lived out of suitcases and trunks shipped from city to city. Packing becomes science. For Donald Webber Jr. and Rebecca Covington, currently performing in "Hamilton" at First Interstate Center for the Arts, life on the road is a bit more complicated.
TURIN, Italy — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in the early hours of Sunday in a clear show of popular support for the war-ravaged nation that went beyond music. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed the victory, Ukraine’s third since its 2003 Eurovision debut.
TULSA, Okla. – True to form, Bob Dylan was nowhere to be found as a construction crew put the finishing touches on his museum this month. The smell of fresh lumber lingered in the air, the fire marshal was checking emergency sprinklers, and workers were setting up a jukebox with Dylan’s greatest hits.
Henry Rollins isn't talking prior to delivering his spoken word show Wednesday at Bing Crosby Theater. But I've interviewed the punk icon a half-dozen times, and he is one of pop culture's most fascinating but now-under-the-radar figures.
MC Lyte is tired. You can hear it in her voice, the same smooth alto that made the rapper a hip-hop legend. It's the end of a long day of interviews, sound checks – general boss behavior – and the 51-year-old could use some vocal rest. She's not getting it, though. Because even as she sends a text, she'd rather talk than type.
The Electric Daisy Carnival is at Las Vegas Motor Speedway next weekend (Friday through Sunday) – I covered it as a journalist in its first year in Sin City in 2011 and then the next six consecutive years. It’s one of my favorite music events on Earth, and one of the reasons is the opportunity for discovery.
It's apt that A Day to Remember will christen The Podium, the next Spokane concert venue, on Oct. 14. There's no doubt the concert will be a day to remember as The Podium fills a void in local entertainment since it's a 4,200-capacity venue with a maximum of 2,200 flexing floor capacity and 2,000 seats in the grandstand.
Like Johnny Depp, Billy Bob Thornton arrived in Hollywood during the 1980s attempting to become a recording artist but instead became an actor of considerable renown. Thornton, 66, a vocalist-drummer, took a hiatus during the Reagan era as a musician but started writing songs again during the 1990s.
In "Happening," a promising young college student named Anne Duchesne (Anamaria Vartolomei) discovers, to her dismay, that she is pregnant after a sexual encounter that occurred before the events of the French film. The film is set in 1963 when abortion was still illegal in France.
"On the Count of Three" opens as childhood friends Val (Jerrod Carmichael) and Kevin (Christopher Abbott) are preparing to shoot each other in the head, as the title suggests, on the count of three. A gunshot is heard off-screen, and then the film backtracks, by way of exposition, to earlier that morning.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo takes on the role of Mickey Haller in “The Lincoln Lawyer: Season 1” (TV-MA), a sequel to the 2011 movie starring Matthew McConaughey as the attorney who works out of the back of his town car. David E. Kelley developed the show from the novels of “Bosch” creator Michael Connelly.
Tickets are on sale now for the Spokane red carpet premiere of Washingtonian filmmaker J. Rick Castañeda’s “All Sorts” at the Magic Lantern Theatre on May 20 at 7 p.m. Daily showings continue through the following Thursday, and tickets are on sale now.
The SRD Festival was an acronym for "socially responsible distancing" last year. A new meaning for SRD is required since the latest attraction at the festival, which returns to Indian Trail from Friday through Sunday, is wrestling. "I guess things have changed," SRD festival manager Matt Loi said.
Returning to the stage after two years of canceled gigs and an ongoing battle with shingles that nearly ended her career, Keleren Millham will join the Spokane Jazz Orchestra for an evening of song celebrating life, rebirth and the Great American Songbook. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bing Crosby Theater.
Community Learning Event: Virtual Conversation With Resmaa Menakem – Resmaa Menakem, therapist, licensed clinical social worker and author of "My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies," discusses Somatic Abolitionism, an embodied anti-racism practice.
Brian Posehn pulls no punches when it comes to himself. The towering comic, who is 6-foot-7, typically beats himself up. Posehn, 55, who will perform Friday and Saturday at Spokane Comedy Club, assails himself by pointing out how unattractive the balding, bearded and bespectacled entertainer is.
Based on a true story, “Operation Mincemeat” (2021) follows the eponymous British military operation aimed at disguising the Allied invasion of Sicily. Starring Colin Firth, Matthew MacFadyen, Kelly MacDonald, Penelope Wilton and Simon Russell Beale, among others.
Elizabeth Olsen was a supporting player as Wanda Maximoff in the "Avengers" movies, the largest superhero gathering ever seen onscreen. But when "WandaVision" arrived at the beginning of 2021, on its way to Twitter domination and meme glory, Olsen became a headliner.
Synthwave heavy-hitters Magic Sword and Dance With the Dead are wrapping up their co-headliner North American tour in Washington, playing Lucky You Lounge on Saturday night before finishing up in Seattle on Sunday. Since 2013, Magic Sword and Dance With the Dead have made a name for themselves.