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Review: Two sugary love stories converge in the clumsy tear-jerker ‘2 Hearts’

The hospital gurney that shows up mere minutes into “2 Hearts” – carrying one of its four protagonists and trailing a wake of weepy loved ones behind it – telegraphs that the story we’re about to see is a medical tear-jerker, the nature of which will not be difficult to guess given the clumsy hints that are sprinkled throughout its early scenes.

A&E >  Music

BTS makes Billboard history by dominating top two spots on Hot 100 chart

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

It’s no secret BTS is dynamite on the music charts – and as of Monday, the South Korean boyband has made Billboard history by landing at both No. 1 and No. 2 on the Hot 100. With “Savage Love” beating out “Dynamite” for the top spot, BTS is the first group to achieve such a feat since the Black Eyed Peas.
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Review: A dickens of a ‘David Copperfield,’ with Dev Patel heading up a great ensemble cast

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

If ever a match were made in cine-literary heaven, it would be Charles Dickens and Armando Iannucci, each a master of probing social criticism, slashing wit and floridly besotted love of language. So the fact that Iannucci’s “The Personal History of David Copperfield” is a surpassingly lively and acutely observant flight of fancy doesn’t come as a shock. 
A&E >  Music

Keep Music Alive is hoping to do just that for Washington venues

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 16, 2020

Shannon Welles was prescient when her peers were foolishly optimistic weeks after the pandemic crushed the live music industry in March. "I believe we will have things figured out in about a week," singer-songwriter Cherie Currie told The Spokesman-Review in April. "There will be a plan by then."
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Stream on Demand: Movies, shows put politics front and center

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

Courtroom drama meets political theater in “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (2020, not rated), Aaron Sorkin’s dramatization of the real-life trial of protest leaders at the 1968 Democratic National Convention charged with “conspiracy.” Sorkin takes on issues of free speech, protest and suppression.
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Singer/pianist Jim Brickman announces virtual Christmas show in Spokane

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

Singer and pianist Jim Brickman was looking forward to going on his annual holiday tour across the U.S. at the end of the year, but the coronavirus pandemic had other plans. Instead of cancelling the tour, Brickman is taking the show on the virtual road. "Comfort and Joy at Home" will find Brickman performing a virtual concert.
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Spokane Pride goes virtual: ‘We will keep marching!’

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

After consulting the Spokane Parks Department and Spokane Regional Health District about social-distancing requirements, Out Spokane has decided to move the Annual Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival to online this weekend. June, the month in which organizers had hoped to march, marked 29 years of pride in Spokane.
A&E >  Art

‘Pop Art’ artists featured in new MAC exhibit ‘created their own style’

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2020

It's difficult not to be drawn to the beauty and contrast of Andy Warhol's "Reigning Queens." Illustrating the difference between chilly and distant Queen Elizabeth II and sunny and approachable Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland, courtesy of screen prints, is inspired, and the concept by the late, legendary artist holds up a generation later.
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Coming later, much later, to a theater near you

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2020

Regal Cinemas, the country’s second-largest movie theater chain after AMC Theatres, suspended operations at its 536 locations on Thursday – a bold move that its parent company, Cineworld, attributes to an “increasingly challenging theatrical landscape.” The decision affects approximately 40,000 jobs.
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Joshua Martel scores mural at Riverfront Park Sports Complex

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2020

Spokane Arts has made a selection for the 2021 Hooptown USA outdoor basketball court mural project located at Riverfront Park. Local mural artist Joshua Martel will be the painter for the mural at the multi-court complex, which is still under construction at the North Bank of the park.

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