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Carolyn Lamberson joined The Spokesman-Review in 2008. Formerly the Assistant Managing Editor/Features, she is the Senior Editor for Special Projects. In addition to her work as lead editor for Sunday's front page, Lamberson will be coordinating special sections and other long-term projects. She also will serve as the newsroom's grantwriter, with an eye toward bringing in new sources of funding to maintain and strengthen The Spokesman-Review's local journalism.

Most Recent Stories

News >  Spokane
Nov. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
Annual series of news stories profiling Spokane-area Difference Makers will begin in late December and continue through New Year’s Eve.

A&E >  Books
Nov. 3, 2019, midnight
Vigeland, an award-winning broadcast journalist, will be in Spokane on Nov. 14 in conversation with tech executive Karen Wickre.

A&E >  Books
Oct. 27, 2019, 4 a.m.
Wickre, a former executive at Google and Twitter, will be in Spokane on Nov. 14 for a Northwest Passages Book Club event with journalist Tess Vigeland.

A&E >  Stage
Oct. 24, 2019, 12:48 p.m.
The spectacle of “Miss Saigon” is still spectacular. The tragedy is still tragic. And a show that has been controversial since its debut 30 years ago remains problematic despite excellent staging and performances from a talented cast.

A&E >  Stage
Oct. 23, 2019, midnight
In the mid-1980s, legendary playwright Neil Simon did something unusual. He took one of his best-known works, “The Odd Couple,” and adapted it for female leads.

A&E >  Books
Oct. 19, 2019, 5 p.m.
In Homer’s epic “The Odyssey,” the hero Odysseus and his men land on the island of Aeaea, where they encounter Circe, a powerful witch who is the daughter of the sun god Helios.

Oct. 17, 2019, 5 p.m.
Set against the backdrop of the war in Vietnam, “Miss Saigon” tells the story of a doomed Vietnamese girl, Kim, a prostitute who falls in love with an American soldier as the war is accelerating to a close.

A&E >  Stage
Oct. 14, 2019, 11:51 a.m.
In keeping with past practice, the Travolta holiday show will features songs, stories and laughter. Some of the stories will comes from Travolta family lore. Others will be be provided by the people of the Inland Northwest.

Oct. 13, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
Lessons learned on the set of “A Christmas Story” have served the actor Zack Ward well over a 40-year career.

A&E >  Books
Oct. 2, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Seattle writer Timothy Egan, the National Book Award-winning author of “The Worst Hard Times,” as well as “The Big Burn” about the Great Fire of 1910, is coming to his hometown of Spokane on Oct. 29 to celebrate the release of his latest book with the Northwest Passages Book Club. Egan’s new book strays from the historical journalism for which he has become known. “A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith” chronicles Egan’s travels along the Via Francigena, a 1,200-mile medieval route that runs from Canterbury to Rome, where he sought an audience with Pope Francis.

A&E >  Stage
Sept. 3, 2019, 8 a.m.
Ellen Travolta’s new holiday show at the Coeur d’Alene Resort will center on Christmas miracles.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 19, 2019, 6:09 p.m.
The oldies but goodies – “I Lost on Jeopardy,” “I Love Rocky Road” and “Like a Surgeon” – were relegated to a medley at the top of the show. “Eat It” made its only appearance via video during a costume change. And that was OK. Because when it comes to the catalog of “Weird Al” Yankovic, there’s plenty to love and laugh along with.

A&E >  Music
Aug. 15, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Giants in the Trees is certainly more low-key. They play small clubs – places like the Big Dipper, where they stopped in 2017, and the Bartlett, where they’ll play in support of their second album, the simply-titled “Volume 2.”

Aug. 11, 2019, midnight
When The Spokesman- Review began the Summer Stories series in 2014, the idea was to celebrate Spokane-area authors and give readers some new and interesting things to read in the paper.

Aug. 9, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
When it came to popular music in the 1950s, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller were among the most successful writers around. The duo scored 70 chart hits in their long career but were prolific in the ’50s when they wrote or co-wrote hits for the Coasters, Elvis Presley, the Drifters, Ben E. King and Big Mama Thornton, among others. “Jailhouse Rock”? “Charlie Brown”? “On Broadway”? “Stand By Me”? All written or co-written by Lieber and Stoller.

A&E >  Stage
Aug. 7, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
“Les Misérables,” based on Victor Hugo’s epic novel, dives into big themes – crime and justice, love and forgiveness, life and death. The beloved musical, now playing in Spokane as part of STCU’s Best of Broadway series, gets at these themes through the story of one man, Jean Valjean.

Aug. 1, 2019, 5 p.m.
The touring production of the iconic musical lands in Spokane on Tuesday for an eight-show run.

A&E >  Music
Aug. 1, 2019, 4 p.m.
The Welsh rock band, which found moderate success in the U.S. and U.K. in the 1980s, is proof that staying true to yourself pays off in the long haul.

June 22, 2019, midnight
It’s summer. You have the day off. The open road calls you. But where to go?

A&E >  Stage
June 14, 2019, 2:50 p.m.
The story of “Beauty and the Beast,” despite the singing candlestick and dancing teapot, belongs to the main characters, Belle, the beast and Gaston.

A&E >  Stage
June 13, 2019, 3:37 p.m.
Since 2014, theater fans have been able to see such theater luminaries as Kenneth Branagh, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Gillian Anderson and others performing acclaimed works without having to board a single airplane through the Bing’s Stage to Screen series.

A&E >  Stage
June 9, 2019, 4 a.m.
Max Kumangai is jumping from ‘Waitress’ to ‘Jagged Little Pill’ on Broadway, and Sophia Anne Caruso is collecting accolades for ‘Beetlejuice’

A&E >  Books
May 19, 2019, 11:32 a.m.
Simeon Mills, a teacher at Garry Middle School in Spokane, will celebrate the release of his book Tuesday with fellow Montana MFA graduate Rob Schlegel.

A&E >  Movies
May 18, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
After the end credits of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” rolled, William Shatner strolled out on stage. The hourlong discussion that followed, which included some questions from the audience, was at times meandering. But it reinforced for those assembled that Shatner is at his core an entertainer.

A&E >  Movies
May 16, 2019, 5 p.m.
“Wrath of Khan” was a critical and commercial success, earning nearly $100 million worldwide and helping revitalize the “Star Trek” brand.