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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Ed Condran

Ed Condran

Current Position: Features writer

Entertainment editor Ed Condran joined The Spokesman-Review in September as a freelancer and became a full-time Features reporter in March. The veteran journalist, who has written for Playboy, Parents, Rolling Stone, Maxim, Details, the Washington Post and the Dallas Morning News, covers music, comedy, travel, stage and more. The Temple University alum crafted jokes for Bette Midler's "Kiss My Brass" tour, and Burt Reynolds, George Carlin and Chris Cornell were some of his favorite interviews. Condran is a long-suffering Minnesota Vikings fan.

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Tickets for Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Gorge go on sale Friday

Red Hot Chili Peppers shows are rarely within driving distance. However, the iconic punk-funk band will play May 31 at the Gorge. Tickets will be available starting with a Citi presale ( Tuesday at 10 am. Tickets for the general public go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at
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One of the biggest stars in rock history begat Mammoth WVH, which makes its Spokane debut at the Knitting Factory

Before there was Van Halen, there was Mammoth. The former, the surname of legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen and his brother, drummer Alex Van Halen, became the moniker of one of the most iconic bands in rock history. And now there is Mammoth WVH after the death of Eddie Van Halen, who passed away in 2020. The group, which released its debut album, Mammoth WVH, in 2021, is fronted by Eddie Van Halen's son, Wolfgang Van Halen.
A&E >  Stage

Metaphors galore propel the provocative ‘How I Learn to Drive’ at Stage Left Theater

It’s surprising on the surface when Stage Left director Susan Hardie noted that actress Jenny Oliver compares the provocative play “How I Learned to Drive,” which is about pedophilia, incest and misogyny, as “an old friend.” But that changes upon digging deeper into playwright Paula Vogel’s extraordinary and surprising work about a young girl, Li’l Bit, portrayed by Lisa Edwards, who is manipulated by her nefarious Uncle Peck, played by Danny Anderson.
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Retro rockers Dirty Honey swings with swagger

Aerosmith plans to resume its final tour at some point in 2024. When the iconic band’s “Peace Out” jaunt is over, it won’t be the end of the sound Aerosmith created, which is bluesy rock, that swings and is delivered with profound swagger.
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The singing server belts out tunes at the Bing

Adriano Ferraro never had to sing for his supper, but he croons tunes for patrons during dinner. The “Singing Server” started belting out songs while bussing tables at his family’s restaurant, Ferraro’s, 15 years ago.
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There’s much to choose from at local record shops on Black Friday

Every day is record store day for Taylor Swift. However, the ubiquitous pop star isn’t issuing a new release for Black Friday. That’s not music to retailers ears. However, there is a consolation, which is 200 new albums, which will drop Friday and there are an array of recently released box sets and albums.
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Three eclectic works will be presented by the Spokane String Quartet

Joseph Bologne's "String Quartet Op. 1 in G Minor" will be played Sunday by the Spokane String Quartet, which includes first violinist Mateusz Wolski, second violinist Amanda Howard-Phillips, viola player Jeannette Wee-Yang and cellist Helen Byrne, at the Bing Crosby Theater.
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A night of righteous tunes by Indigenous musicians at Northern Quest

When discussing music and life on the reservation with singer-songwriter Tony Louie, the subject turned to Mildred Bailey, arguably the greatest Indigenous singer in North American history. Bailey is a historic figure, who enjoyed great success as a jazz singer during the 1930s. However, Bailey somehow slipped through the cracks of entertainment. It’s as if Bailey has been erased from music history.