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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Frozen’s Disney on Ice star lets the boos go

Boos are seldom heard at Disney on Ice shows but some fans make an exception and jeer Prince Hans, the villain from Disney’s animated classic “Frozen.” Miles Addison, who portrays Hans, takes it in the same manner as how he skates, which is in stride.
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If Taylor Swift and Beyoncé are movie stars, what’s that mean for actual movie stars?

Two of the most talked about and most anticipated movies of the fall are concert films from Taylor Swift and Beyoncé. That's a good thing for both of the pop musicians' camps, and a weird thing for the movie industry and, you know, actual movie stars. Well it's a good thing in that the two movies will bring people to theaters. That's something that's desperately needed right now, as the box ...
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Game On: Epic Games’ CEO announces layoffs of 16% of its workforce

On Sept. 28, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney sent out a company-wide email announcing that 16% of Epic employees are being laid off – about 830 workers. He further specified that two-thirds of the layoffs were in teams outside of core development, and that 250 people are leaving Epic through “divestitures from Bandcamp and SuperAwesome.”
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Game On: Unity game engine price model shift sparks developer uproar

Popular video game engine Unity made headlines earlier this month when it announced massive changes to its pricing structure, sparking confusion and outrage. Unity proclaimed that on Jan. 1 it would be implementing a pay-per-download pricing model to charge developers a flat fee any time someone installs a video game utilizing Unity software.
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Dusty Slay keeps his head clear in life and in comedy

There’s a school of thought that drugs and alcohol fuel creativity. Comic Dusty Slay is not in that camp. Slay, who will perform Friday and Saturday at the Spokane Comedy Club, used to drink. Slay, however, discovered that booze never enhanced his personal life or his comedy. He’s been sober since 2012.
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‘Water for Elephants’ musical to arrive on broadway next spring

“Water for Elephants,” Sara Gruen’s novel about a Depression-era veterinary student whose life is transformed when he joins a circus, became a surprise best seller after it was published in 2006. Five years later came a film adaptation, and next spring, a spectacle-rich stage musical version will open on Broadway.