Claudia Rankine is the author of, among many other works, "Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric," "Citizen: An American Lyric" and "Just Us: An American Conversation," a trilogy of works that examine race and racism through poetry, images and conversation.
The year 2020 saw a resurgence in sweatpants thanks to more people working from home, but the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture's newest exhibit might give you some inspiration to dress up more even if you're not leaving the house.
Event calendars were completely scrambled last year thanks to the coronavirus, and while the world is not yet back to normal, things are starting to look brighter as performances get rescheduled in Spokane.
No matter where they fall on the political spectrum or how long their term, many U.S. presidents have been immortalized on the big or small screen after their time in office. Some, especially the earlier presidents, might only have one or two mentions.
To launch its Alone Together series, Stage Left Theater presents “An Iliad” by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare. The show will be performed virtually Friday through Sunday and Feb. 4-7. As the title suggests, “An Iliad” is a modern-day retelling of the Homer classic.
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.
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.
Thanks to COVID-19, many of us have woken up each day for the last year feeling like Bill Murray in the movie "Groundhog Day." But Groundhog Day, during which a groundhog predicts the coming weather, is officially celebrated next Tuesday.
Seattle-based professor, writer and historian Daudi Abe will present "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Principal's Office?" on Wednesday as part of Spokane Community College's Hagan Center's Diversity Dialogue speaker series. Abe will present to students and SCC faculty
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to breakfast, are you a sweet or savory kind of person? Do you top your waffles with strawberries and a mountain of whip cream? Or do you load an omelette with veggies and call it good? No matter which way you lean in regard to the first or second meal of the day, a bagel is a satisfying option.
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.
Thanks to a new project from Spokane Arts and musician Olivia Brownlee, a few local musicians and businesses are getting some time in the spotlight. The "Arts Mean Business" Music Video Series tasked local musicians and filmmakers to write a song and film a music video in support of a local business of their choosing.
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 uitheatre.com.
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.
For years, the sound of Beethoven’s Ninth, as performed by the Spokane Symphony, has been the soundtrack for saying goodbye to the current year and hello to the new year in Spokane on New Year’s Eve. To no one’s surprise, that concert was canceled earlier this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the special, Charlie Brown (voiced by Peter Robbins) admits to his friend Linus (Chris Shea) that despite the holiday cheer, he still feels depressed. He shares the same thing with Lucy (Tracy Stratford) when visiting her psychiatric booth. Lucy says he should get involved in a holiday project and suggests he direct the school Christmas play.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled countless events this year, event organizers have made their creativity clear, either figuring out how to present events virtually or rework them so they can continue safely in person. And the holiday season is no different. This month, dozens of holiday traditions have been reinvented.