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Horror films often offer catharsis, but rarely are they also as deeply sorrowful as Keith Thomas’ “The Vigil,” a horror film based in Jewish faith and culture. Dave Davis stars as Yakov, a young man in Brooklyn struggling to establish a secular life, having left the Orthodox Jewish community after a traumatic experience. One night, leaving a support group meeting, he encounters someone from his old life, Reb Shulem (Menashe Lustig), who offers him a job spending the night as a shomer, a person who serves as a protective watchman over a dead body before it is taken to be buried.
There’s nothing minimalist about the 25th anniversary “A Year With Swollen Appendices: Brian Eno’s Diary.” Praised by the Guardian as one of the seminal books about music, the out-of-print work was recently republished by Faber and Faber.
With livestream concerts providing the next best alternative at the moment, musicians and promoters are aiming for the kind of “event status” we’ve come to expect from the real thing after floundering in 2020.
Local musical artist Norman Robbins chooses not to let the frigid winter snowstorms ride too heavy on his mind. He keeps things light, listening to dance music that’s more summer-and-sand than anything.
The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music will welcome back international performer Eduardo Mendonca during a World Music Celebration at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The free event will be broadcast live from Haddock Hall.
Alice Cooper just received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine and can't wait to return to Spokane. The godfather of theatrical rock, who called from his Phoenix home, is familiar with the Pacific Northwest.
The film "Supernova" is a small and superficially tidy thing, notwithstanding the astronomical implications of its title, which augurs the sudden explosion of a star or – more metaphorically – some brilliant light often heralding its extinguishment.
For nearly a year, masks have been ubiquitous. It seems as if the protective coverings are everywhere. Yes, that is a reminder to sport a mask on the Riverfront Park Clock Tower and the Fox Theater. That familiar visual is courtesy of Terrain.
Northwest BachFest will celebrate its 44th year with an online concert series featuring selections from J.S. Bach’s “Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello” performed by artistic director and Grammy Award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey.
Frances McDormand is superb as a widow who lost her home in the recession and lives out of a van in “Nomadland” (2020, R), a poignant portrait of modern migrant life and the third feature from filmmaker Chloe Zhao.
In “Nomadland,” filmmaker Chloé Zhao’s vision of life on the road in the postmodern American West, “van life” isn’t quite what you’d see under that Instagram hashtag. Zhao turns to the practical details, like the lack of indoor plumbing.
Noel Coward’s 1941 play “Blithe Spirit” is classic material: a comic screwball play about a mystery novelist who is haunted by his ex-wife, summoned by a medium while trying to work through his writer’s block.
Best known for playing communications specialist Lt. Uhura on “Star Trek: The Original Series,” Nichelle Nichols took the show’s mission to heart long after the final episode. “Woman in Motion” tells the story of Nichols’ mission to diversify the space program.
The first-person shooter has come a long way since its inception with the release of “Wolfenstein 3D” in 1992. The genre achieved mainstream success with 1993’s “Doom” to become a popular medium for telling bombastic stories.
Arriving just weeks after “MLK/FBI,” Sam Pollard’s investigation of the FBI’s campaign against Martin Luther King Jr., comes “Judas and the Black Messiah,” an infuriating excavation of how the establishment sought to dismantle the civil rights movement.
The new year is off to a solid start for indie singer-songwriter Casey Ryan, who spent his formative years in Idaho and Spokane and launched his music career in the Inland Northwest: Ryan, 31, has been selected by Breedlove Guitars to be the company’s Featured Artist for 2021.
The University of Idaho opened its annual art and architecture faculty exhibit at Prichard Art Gallery on Thursday. The body of work represents and celebrates the creativity and scholarly research of faculty members.
Thanks to the pandemic, there are less options to celebrate Valentine's Day. Instead of diving into your phone or cruising through Netflix while stuck at home, why not connect as a couple playing board or card games?
Music alters mood, according to a study by the Journal of Positive Psychology. That's especially so for love songs, which have quite an impact on couples who can take a trip down memory lane courtesy of music.
If Dave Grohl retired after the release of 1999's "There's Nothing Left to Lose," the leader of the Foo Fighters could have been like his former Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain. The late Nirvana leader kept ascending before he perished, which is a rock rarity.
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