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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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The Flaming Lips’ light can’t be extinguished

The seemingly endless drives toward Spokane have been epic and occasionally eventful for the Flaming Lips. "It's always an adventure coming in from Minneapolis or Canada toward Washington," the Flaming Lips vocalist-guitarist Wayne Coyne said. "It's always an experience that you have to embrace."

Dad Daze: Face masks are the new T-shirt

When my son Milo, 15, walked out of the bathroom after a shower with a face mask and towel on, I told him he perhaps had gone too far. I couldn't help but chuckle since it reminded me of when my autistic nephew moved in with us and asked for help in the bathroom.


The Stones roll on with ‘Goats Head Soup’ reissue

"Goats Head Soup" might be held in greater regard if the Rolling Stones' 15th studio album wasn't released after what is arguably the finest run in rock history. As the Beatles were disintegrating, the Rolling Stones released "Beggars Banquet" in December 1968, which is the iconic act's first brilliant offering.

Dad Daze: Tattoos leave a lasting mark

It wasn't surprising that my son Milo asked about tattoos. After arriving a few months ago from Philadelphia, we couldn't help but notice that the tattoo culture is much bigger in Spokane than it is back East. After a baseball tournament in Idaho last month, Milo, 15, told me that he and his teammates were discussing body art.

Spokane Comedy Club stays afloat by becoming Spokane Shake Co.

It's not easy shaking off Gov. Jay Inslee's ban on live entertainment if you own a venue in Washington. Adam Norwest, who is the president of the Spokane Comedy Club, is doing what he can to keep the venue afloat after five dormant months courtesy of the novel coronavirus.

Dad Daze: Spokane youth hockey is alive and well

When I crafted my last column and noted that I was unable to find youth ice hockey options for my son, Milo, in Spokane, I was hit with welcome responses. I was hoping folks would provide leads, and they did just that.
News >  Business

Spokane music venue the Pin announces closure

The Pin has dropped from the ranks of Spokane’s music scene. The music venue’s owner, Chelsey Heidenreich, announced Friday afternoon via Facebook that the club at 412 W. Sprague Ave. has permanently closed its doors.

Coeur d’Alene Casino offers culinary, culture and activities

The bright lime green and hot pink colors of the costumes worn by the indigenous dancers were a wonderful contrast to the high blue sky on a picture perfect night at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel. The dancers gyrated to the primal beat provided by local percussionists.

Bark, A Rescue Pub provides a tail-wagging dining experience

Perhaps underselling the menu at Bark, A Rescue Pub, is a wise move. When Josh Wade, the owner of Bark, described the fare at his latest restaurant as "elevated pub fare," he failed to give the culinary delights their proper due.