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Avenue West to host photographers Pat Schilling, Kevin Montgomery

During the months of February and March, Avenue West Gallery will showcase photographs by Pat Schilling and Kevin Montgomery. Spokane's Schilling, the featured artist, focuses on landscape photography, especially urban landscapes. Montgomery is known for his night photography.
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Humanities Washington announces February virtual events

Humanities Washington has announced a slew of virtual events for February. On Tuesday at noon, the Holocaust Center for Humanity will host “Who Was Chief Seattle?” presented by David M. Buerge. Buerge is a biographer and historian to the Duwamish Tribe.
A&E >  Entertainment

Keep Music Live announces application for relief grants

Keep Music Live, a fundraising campaign that raises money to support small, independently owned venues in Washington in the time of COVID-19, has announced the application for relief grants is now open. The application period, which opened Tuesday, will close on Feb. 2 at 11:59 p.m. PT. 
A&E >  Food

National Pie Day today is a sweet celebration of pie, not pi

If you're particularly into numbers, the phrase "National Pie Day" might make you think of March 14, aka Pi Day, a celebration of the mathematical constant that begins with 3.14. But March is still a couple of months away, so National Pie Day can only mean one thing: a day to celebrate the pastry filled with sweet or savory goodness.
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MAC is now open for private visits

In accordance with the first phase of Gov. Jay Inslee's reopening plan, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is now open for private visits. On Tuesdays through Saturdays, a group of as many as six people from the same household can visit the MAC for 50 minutes. Visits begin at 10 a.m., with the last visit at 4 p.m.

Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour makes donation to Spokane Public Radio

The Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour took a moment to reflect on 2020, thank patrons for their support during a very trying year and announce an in-person tour scheduled for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25. But in the spirit of giving, the group also took a moment to show its support with a gift of $1,100 to Spokane Public Radio.
A&E >  Entertainment

University of Idaho holding virtual auditions for spring theater season

The University of Idaho theater department invites students, faculty and staff as well as members of the Moscow-Pullman community to submit a video audition for its spring season. Those interested in auditioning should prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue recorded via video and fill out an audition card at 

Resolutions for 2021 – and tips for success

With the new year right around the corner, you've likely thought, at least a little bit, about whether you'd like to set a resolution. Perhaps you're a resolution regular, setting goals year after year with varying degrees of success. Or maybe this is the first time you've felt inspired to set a goal for yourself in the coming year. 
A&E >  Entertainment

Holiday viewing: Cue up one of these top-grossing Christmas films

Chances are high you and your family have a list of must-watch holiday films. You might watch one or two a week beginning the day after Thanksgiving. Maybe you watch as many Hallmark movies as you can each year, or perhaps you turn the television to TBS and watch the 24-hour "A Christmas Story" marathon.
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Gonzaga students create Berlin, Crosby and ‘White Christmas’ digital exhibit

As far as holiday music goes, the Irving Berlin-penned "White Christmas" is a staple on nearly every holiday playlist. And while covers by the likes of Frank Sinatra, the Drifters, Bette Midler, Garth Brooks and Andrea Bocelli have been released, none is as classic as the version sung by Spokane's own Bing Crosby. 
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Spokane Symphony to go virtual for New Year’s Eve celebration

In any other year, the Spokane Symphony could be found performing Beethoven's Ninth to ring in the new year. But, seeing as 2020 is not your average year, the symphony has had to rethink its annual celebration. This year, the symphony will make available a virtual concert featuring performances from the orchestra and special guests beginning 4 p.m. Dec. 31 on Vimeo.
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Spokane audiences can stream Liz Callaway concert, ‘Jagged Little Pill’

Spokane audiences have the chance to watch two new performances thanks to WestCoast Entertainment and STCU Best of Broadway. Beginning Friday, Emmy winner and Tony nominee Liz Callaway's "Home for the Holidays" will be available for viewing. During "Home for the Holidays," Callaway will perform holiday favorites, Broadway showtunes and more.
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Friends of Manito Park turn holiday lights show into drive-thru tour

Holiday lights will still illuminate Manito Park this year, just not from inside Gaiser Conservatory. Instead, the annual event has been reworked as a drive-thru holiday lights tour to allow for social distancing. Enchanted Garden Drive-Thru Holiday Lights at Manito Park, presented by the Friends of Manito and Spokane Parks, opens Friday.