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Even though Blackhouse Records is a midsized label selling records across the globe, its roots run deep in the Inland Northwest, where label co-founder Scott Rozell first threw the name around to promote bands.
Inspired by writer/director Lee Isaac Chung’s childhood as the son of South Korean immigrants in Arkansas, “Minari” is a gentle story of a family’s rich harvest. At its center is an enchanting performance by child actor Alan Kim.
Newcomer Andra Day plays legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” (2021, not rated), which dramatizes her career against the backdrop of the FBI’s campaign of harassment.
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.
"The longer I live, the more I am inclined to believe that this earth is used by other planets as a lunatic asylum,” wrote George Bernard Shaw in the early 1900s. And now, Elon Musk is planning to return the favor.
It's an honor when Craig Finn namechecks your town. The Hold Steady singer-songwriter and diminutive frontman takes lyrics as seriously as Bruce Springsteen and the Replacements' Paul Westerberg.
Actress Robin Wright began dipping her toes into directing with episodes of “House of Cards,” the Netflix series in which she played a conniving political wife for several seasons. Now she makes her solid feature debut.
With “Little Oblivions,” Julien Baker gifts 42 minutes of ambrosial reality to a world that desperately needs it. This is far from an anesthetic, but it seems a different sort of unbandaged pain from her previous work.
University of Washington professor Anu Taranath will explore cultural perceptions and the role of hairstyles and beauty in a discussion of race and gender bias at Spokane Community College’s Hagan Center.
Andra Day delivers an astonishing breakout performance as the complicated subject of “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” in a movie that often feels like it’s unworthy of the actress and the persona she adopts so seamlessly.
In honor of Black History Month, Gonzaga University Choirs will present a concert celebrating the work of Black American composers livestreamed from the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center. “Can You See?” is at 7 p.m. Saturday.
I first learned about Kanzi, who recently celebrated his 40th birthday, from one of his best-known musical collaborators. The year was 2001, and Peter Gabriel, took a break from our interview to show me “home videos.”
As a British TV addict and former archaeology nerd, Netflix’s “The Dig,” based on John Preston's 2007 historical novel of the same name, gets me on a remarkable number of levels. So much so, I thought someone was pulling my leg.
On Feb. 17, Nintendo hosted its first full-length “Nintendo Direct” in two years, and fans of first-party titles were left largely disappointed. There were no details regarding the next “The Legend of Zelda” game.
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.
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