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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Ed Condran

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Dad Daze: Seeing Spokane through my children’s eyes

When I signed on with The Spokesman-Review in March, my timing was impeccable. It was just a week before the novel coronavirus changed everything. What an unusual way to become acquainted with a city that basically shuttered shortly after I arrived.

Lollapalooza 2020 goes on as a virtual event

Lollapalooza 2020 is one of the many mega music festivals that canceled ticket sales this year due to the novel coronavirus. However, the show, which was slated for this weekend, will go on, albeit in a virtual manner.

Pair searching for more recognition for Mildred Bailey

The lack of footage showcasing the talent of jazz star Mildred Bailey is probably the reason the former Spokane resident isn't as well-known as her iconic contemporaries Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.

Dad Daze: Be realistic when it comes to youth sports

I'm all for the experts enabling youngsters to reach their full potential. Both of my sons hit with Mike Trout's head club coach, who advised the greatest player in baseball from ages 15-17. His views have been invaluable.

Dad Daze: There’s nothing like road trips with your kids

Friends have always asked why I have allowed my children to be part of travel baseball and ice hockey teams. Since my sons were 6 years old, we've hit the road for games as close as a half-hour away and as far as tournaments that required travel.

Dad Daze: Does father know best? The finest TV parents

While revisiting "The Sopranos," it's evident that mobster Tony Soprano and his complicit wife, Carmela Soprano, are surprisingly relatable parents. Tony was portrayed by the late remarkable actor James Gandolfini.

The Jayhawks return with a hug and a kiss

Gary Louris isn't George Martin. The under-heralded singer-songwriter, who has done most of the heavy lifting for the Jayhawks since his former collaborator, Mark Olson, left the band in 1995 after a run from 2008 to 2014, decided to be a musical socialist.

Dad Daze: Be with your children so every day is Father’s Day

Some memories are indelible. After clearing the bases with a walk-off double during a little league baseball playoff game a generation or so ago, I was mobbed by teammates. I have a vague memory of caps tossed into the air and jubilant hugs.
A&E >  Music

Bob Dylan ages well with ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’

Bob Dylan is the Ted Williams of music. After Williams capped his unparalleled career with a home run in his final at-bat 60 years ago, the “Splendid Splinter” refused to acknowledge the scant home crowd of Red Sox fans at Boston’s Fenway Park.
A&E >  Music

Lamb of God is inspired by the sins of the world

After a spin of “Checkmate,” the initial single from Lamb of God’s eponymous album, it’s evident what inspired vocalist-lyricist Randy Blythe. “Divide and conquer and close them in and bury secrets deep / Make America hate again and bleed the sheep to sleep.”

Car Seat Headrest releases ‘Making a Door Less Open’ despite pandemic

Social media and trends fail to affect Will Toledo. When a myriad of recording artists decided to bump back releases of their projects due to the novel coronavirus, the leader of Car Seat Headrest decided to drop the alt-rock band’s latest album, “Making a Door Less Open,” as scheduled in May.