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Tuesday, April 7, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Take time to discover new music to enjoy at home

If you’re a music fan, you might already be going through withdrawals over not being able to go to concerts while the COVID-19 crisis has closed the vast majority of concert venues. Just consider it a side effect of this disease.
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Game On: Playing games, reading books to fight the coronavirus

UPDATED: Thu., April 2, 2020

It’s a weird time we live in when “doing your part” means staying home and passing the time. For those of us who feel that’s not quite enough, there’s the “Humble Conquer COVID-19 Bundle,” a massive selection of PC video games and ebooks available for $30.

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Continue your virtual tour of the local music scene

UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

More time in lockdown means more time to explore the lush melodies, messages and movements that make up the Lilac City’s local music scene. Here are some of our community’s own musical artists who keep us entertained in isolation.
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The show will go on – just from their living rooms

The spreading coronavirus canceled several touring performances from A-list musical artists, but those acts have found a new venue to sing: their living rooms. John Legend, Bono, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Pink, John Mayer, Keith Urban and more have performed virtual concerts from their homes as the world continues to practice social distancing to slow the spread of the virus.
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509 Beer: Regional brews stock grocery store shelves

As we continue to adjust to this new normal around town, it’s more important than ever to support the many local breweries who face uncertain times ahead. Even with the mandated taproom closings, many local breweries and beer bars have been able to keep their doors open by selling beer to go, and it’s a great option for these long days of social distancing. As always, another option for your beer run is the grocery store, so I want to help you make an informed choice. The good news about grocery store beer in this region is that we are spoiled for choice. The National Independent Brewers Association has created a seal on many bottles and cans that will help you identify independent craft beer quickly and easily, which is a great place to start. Here are a few regional craft beers, widely available in stores, that deserve a place in your cart among the rolls of toilet paper.
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Bring the gym classes home with streaming workouts

With gyms and other recreational facilities closed to help stop the spread of coronavirus, you have to get creative to fit in your workout. But really, you only have to look as far as YouTube for inspiration. No matter your workout of choice, or your fitness level, there’s a channel for you. Here are just a few to consider: Yoga with Adriene
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Review: ‘Bloodshot’ is a supremely silly Vin Diesel vehicle

UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Do any of the characters have clearly articulated motives? No. Are the action sequences a confounding geographical jumble? Indeed. Does Lamorne Morris shout “He’s overclocking the nanites!” in a cockney accent? Of course he does. What more could you possibly expect from a movie called “Bloodshot”? Nothing.
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Review: Spirited ‘Extra Ordinary’ is not your basic paranormal rom-com

UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

There’s absolutely nothing banal about “Extra Ordinary,” a deviously amusing paranormal rom-com(!) that convincingly summons the playful spirit of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement (“What We Do in the Shadows”) and Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead”) while tossing in a few of its own inspired touches.

Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)
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If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.