Today, the Spokane Symphony celebrates its 75th anniversary. And, although this past year has been less than kind to the symphony, its members continue to draw hope from the countless other trials and tribulations over which they have triumphed during the previous 74.
Lynn Ellsworth had just sat on his couch after a trip to the dentist when his wife, Diane, came in to ask him if he had heard Eddie Van Halen died. His first reaction was disbelief.
From the time author and columnist Jim Kershner left high school, more than anything, he wanted to write in whatever style and on whatever subject he could. “It's a tough choice to make,” Kershner said, explaining the difficulty writers face in making a living by their work. But he was determined.
Many lives changed and some lost a great deal when the novel coronavirus altered everything in March. Cami Bradley was left with a huge void seven months ago when her father, Paul Miller, passed away. The worship pastor at the Bradley family's church, Life Center, succumbed to a blood clot.
Audiences aren't yet welcome back at Lucky You Lounge in Browne's Addition, but owners Karli and Caleb Ingersoll have figured out a way to bring live music back to the venue. On Tuesday, the pair announced the lineup for the fall series of Live at Lucky You.
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.)
A little more than 25 years ago, Charlie Butts never would have imagined himself getting to play the national anthem in front of thousands of fans for any major Spokane sporting event. And it was even more unimaginable to think of himself as becoming a staple of Spokane sporting events in general.
After launching its "Postcards From Spokane" series, which features videos of Northwest BachFest Artistic Director Zuill Bailey and two musicians performing in historic venues around town, last month, the team at Northwest BachFest has announced its latest virtual offering, "Across the Miles."
Sufjan Stevens has made a name for himself across the board, from scoring a major motion picture (2017’s “Call Me by Your Name,” the soundtrack for which earned him an Academy Award and a Grammy nomination) to several acclaimed solo albums (2005’s “Illinois”).
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.
The man who killed John Lennon in 1980 says he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for a “despicable” act. Mark David Chapman, 65, made the comments in response to questions last month from a parole board, which denied him parole for an 11th time.
Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The multi-platinum-selling 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, Dick Clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist.
I witnessed Neil Young's fans turn on him in Philadelphia on numerous occasions for refusing to pander. A decade ago, Young was buried in boos by a portion of a Wells Fargo Center audience for bleeding feedback out of his guitar for nearly 5 minutes. Young grinned and played on.
With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the Spokane Symphony in the spring, musical director James Lowe returned home to Scotland with his fiancée, food educator Charlotte Maberly, and the couple adopted a dog, Humphrey. Lowe and Maberly also wed in an intimate ceremony in Scotland last month.
For more than six decades, musicians have competed with one another to reach the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 songs chart. The competition is about to get a lot more intense. Billboard magazine released a largely streaming-based tally of the most popular songs in the world on Monday.
After cancelling the spring Record Expo because of the coronavirus pandemic, Thin Air Community Radio will host its Semi-Annual Record Expo in Kendall Yards on Sunday. The expo, in partnership with local J.J. Wandler of Gold Rush Auction Services, will feature vendors from across the state and the Northwest.
When Dawn Wolski left her South Hill home en route to the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture on Saturday afternoon, it appeared that life was imitating art. The sky was hazy and smoky. The air quality was hazardous. However, the general and artistic director of Inland Northwest Opera braved the elements.
Who will be the next megastar from the world of television, music or the NBA to grace Coeur d'Alene? Last week, reality-TV star, fashion icon and supermodel Kendall Jenner, her boyfriend NBA star Devin Booker, pop sensation Justin Bieber and his model wife Hailey Baldwin enjoyed a few days on the lake together.
Not all replacement singers have helped the cause. The following 10 vocalists made some fans pine for the original lead singers. Sammy Hagar replaces David Lee Roth in Van Halen. Yes, Hagar is a much better vocalist than Roth. However, the original Van Halen vocalist brought wit and showmanship to the table.
What works on paper might not pan out onstage or in the studio when it comes to replacing members of bands, particularly singers. The chemistry might or might not be there. The only way to know if something will work is by trying it out. Here's a look at singers who replaced established vocalists.
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