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Johnathan Curley

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Johnathan Curley is a part-time features writer and general assignment reporter.

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Jango’s new ‘Espresso and Shine’ explores isolation, pride and fear

In 10 minutes of music that’s as fresh and energizing as the album’s central symbol, Spokane hip-hop artist Jango explores themes of togetherness, isolation and pride versus fear in his latest release, “Espresso and Shine.” Navigating dizzy and deep soundscapes sculpted by executive producer Benn Suede, Jango (born Elijah Kilborn) muses.
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Sense of community: CorpoRat Records’ new album features local music

UPDATED: Fri., May 1, 2020

Part of what makes local music so special is how its sounds and sonic attitudes are so tied to the community that raised it. This is no different for the music coming out of Spokane’s homegrown independent label, CorpoRat Records, where its newest release owes its existence to the community in a more direct way.

News >  Spokane

Ferris seniors make memories at John Krasinski’s virtual prom

UPDATED: Tue., April 21, 2020

Ferris High School senior Will Clements had no reason to expect anything but an unceremonious end to his school experience without a prom. Instead, he got to distance and dance with a date in front of The Jonas Brothers, Chance the Rapper and Billie Eilish, all thanks to John Krasinski of television hit The Office.
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Continue your virtual tour of the local music scene

UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

More time in lockdown means more time to explore the lush melodies, messages and movements that make up the Lilac City’s local music scene. Here are some of our community’s own musical artists who keep us entertained in isolation.
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Let local music provide soundtrack to life in the time of coronavirus

UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Just because we’re on a hiatus from normal life, it doesn’t mean we have to be on a hiatus from quality local music. Even without their live shows lighting up local venues, the products of the Spokane music scene and their diverse streaming selections are still here to keep quarantine from sounding dull.