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‘Jagged Little Pill’ leads Tony Awards nominations with 15

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

NEW YORK – The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday as the Broadway community took the first steps to celebrate a pandemic-shortened season.
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Herbert Kretzmer, lyricist of ‘Les Miserables,’ dies at 95

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

LONDON – Herbert Kretzmer, the journalist and lyricist best known for his English-language adaptation of the musical “Les Miserables,” has died. He was 95. His family confirmed Wednesday that Kretzmer died after a long illness with Parkinson’s disease at the London home he shared with his second wife, Sybil Sever.

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Jon Bon Jovi tackles 2020: ‘I am a witness to history’

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2020

NEW YORK — Jon Bon Jovi has been churning out love songs and arena anthems for nearly 40 years, but his latest release, “2020,” has taken his music to another level. It’s Bon Jovi’s most socially conscious album to date, and the singer-songwriter calls the collection a “moment in time."
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Game On: ‘Early access’ games can be a ripoff or a sweet deal

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2020

If you’ve spent any time perusing the Steam storefront, you’ve probably seen the words “early access” or “pre-alpha” next to a game’s title. There’s boatloads of high- and low-profile examples of these games, with the likes of “Fortnite” only dropping the phrase early access from its title in June.
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There’s fun to be had with Northern Quest reopen

It doesn't feel like Spokane while relaxing at the pool of the sun-splashed RV Park at Northern Quest Casino. It's a quiet, late summer afternoon, and folks have chilled beers on a table as they sunbathe on lounge chairs. The destination crackles with life as pre-pubescents swim in the pool.
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Game On: Comprehensive tutorials are crucial for enjoyment

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2020

Few video games are entirely self-explanatory. In the early glory days of arcades, instructions were printed on the cabinet around the edges of the screen. When video games came home, many titles were released in a box with several pages of printed instructions. Developers typically try their best to make games intuitive.
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Spokane Arts Awards: Celebration is online Saturday for the first time

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 26, 2020

In years past, the Spokane Arts’ annual awards parties celebrating local artists and cultural organizations have often been raucous affairs. Artists and audiences have shown up with loud costumes, strong cocktails and questionable dance moves. (This is what I’ve been told, anyway.)
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Game On: What’s a ‘roguelike’ game, and why are they everywhere?

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2020

One genre description seems to be popping up everywhere lately: “roguelike.” Over the past few years, I’ve found the term to be increasingly ubiquitous, so I did some research. Like most genres, it’s a convoluted category now but had a clear beginning: the early dungeon-crawling game “Rogue,” developed in 1980.
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Things to do in Spokane: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 24, 2020

Spokane Arts Awards – A live broadcast from Lucky You Lounge featuring Jess Walter reading from his new book, "The Cold Millions," live music and a presentation. For more information and tickets, visit spokanearts.org. Saturday, 8 p.m. Lucky You Lounge, 1801 W. Sunset Blvd. $5. (206) 499-9173.
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‘I can see Russia from my house!’ From Barack and Bush to Bill and Biden (and Sarah, too): Notable ‘SNL’ political impersonations

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 23, 2020

Since the show debuted in 1975, the writers and performers at "Saturday Night Live" have skewered the latest in national and international politics week after week. With a new season kicking off a month before the presidential election, you can guarantee many a headline will make its way onto TV screens courtesy of "SNL."
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Kevin Hart inks new multi-platform deal with SiriusXM

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 22, 2020

Kevin Hart is bringing more of his funny back to SiriusXM. The satellite radio company announced Tuesday a new multiplatform deal with Hart and his comedy network Laugh Out Loud. The superstar comedian-actor will host new regular and live programs on his channel, Laugh Out Loud Radio.
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Water Cooler: Films to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is a complex celebration aiming to pay tribute to generations of Hispanic Americans. Some celebrate with food, history lessons or Spanish-language activities. Another excellent way to celebrate is to watch films created by and focused on this diverse group.

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