Early last week, Overwatch executive producer Jared Neuss dropped the bombshell announcement that Overwatch 2’s “Hero Mode” was officially canceled. Although Blizzard had shared very little about the planned “player vs. environment” mode since its initial showcase at BlizzCon 2019, the news was met with shock and near-universal backlash from gamers and critics alike.
John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band will preview its forthcoming single, “A Day in the Sun,” when the veteran group performs Sunday at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. The Providence, Rhode Island based band knows what it’s like to have that day in the sun.
The sounds of Eastern Europe aren’t what most folks reach for first when in search of an uplift. However, nothing boosts Spokane Symphony conductor James Lowe’s mood quite like a classical blast from Hungary and Romania. Lowe will close the Symphony’s 77th season with classical pieces rooted in folk music.
Sometimes character actors steal a scene. Harland Williams did just that while appearing as a hitchhiker/mass murderer in the Farrelly Brothers’ 1998 classic “There’s Something About Mary.” Williams scored laughs while playing off a beleaguered Ben Stiller.
“They have scoliosis from constant slumps in misery” is one of the many lyrics that leap from the voice of Karly Hartzman, who is adept at creating vivid imagery. Wednesday’s singer-songwriter has no problem hooking listeners with clever wordplay as with a guitar line.
Nintendo is often considered the Disney of the video game world. Both have dozens of instantly recognizable properties, products with mass appeal to children and older fans alike, endless streams of merchandise and even their own theme parks. Oh, and both companies will sue the pants off of anyone within reach, issuing cease-and-desist letters faster than you can say “it’s-a me.”
Editor’s note: After eight years, film critic Sean Axmaker has decided to retire his Stream on Demand newspaper column. Today is his final column. Next week, The Spokesman-Review will begin running a streaming column from the Tribune News Service.
With the exception of perhaps ESPN announcer Sean Farnham, there is probably no other out-of-towner who is a bigger fan of Spokane than Bryan White. The veteran country singer-songwriter has been beating the drum for Spokane for a decade.
It makes sense that Kellen Erskine was inspired by such quirky and cerebral comics as the late Garry Shandling and Steven Wright. Both brilliant stand-ups broke out courtesy of their unique style and provocative humor.