Stephanie Hammett joined The Spokesman-Review in 2020. As an arts and literature reporter, she covers local authors, fine arts and other A&E events for Features. Have any opera-centric or -adjacent story ideas? She’s your gal.
Growing up in Louisville, Spokane-based artist Brandy Seistrup was hesitant to dive headfirst into an art career. “I was worried I would lose my love of it,” Seistrup said. “Art encompasses so much of my life.” But after years in the corporate world, Seistrup decided to take the chance.
After sustaining injuries from a horse-riding accident, country singer-songwriter Ashley McBryde has announced that her concert scheduled for 8 p.m. today at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox will be postponed until further notice.
In honor of this year’s studio tour, local artist Sheila Evans has created an original oil painting that will be featured as the tour’s official 2021 poster. A limited number of the posters will be available for $50 at each of the studio tour locations.
Returning for a third season, “Sex Education” follows a group of English high school students as they navigate the embarrassing, hormonal trials and tribulations of their teenage years. Shy in most areas of his life, Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) “has all the answers.”
Wonder Saturday Market - 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Wonder Market, 835 N. Post St. Featuring live entertainment, street food vendors and works by local artisans, Wonder Saturday Market showcases local small farmers in an indoor-outdoor setting.
Coeur d’Alene Symphony’s music director and conductor Jan Pellant and executive director Dr. Holly Blanchette have left the organization to take on new positions. Pellant officially gave the symphony notice of his resignation last week. Blanchette did the same this month.
“I started creating art at a very young age, pretty much since I can remember,” said Samaha, now 27. “I grew up in a dance studio. My grandma was a painter, my mom is extremely musically, creatively and physically talented. … I get a lot of who I am today from that upbringing.”
Set designer Christopher Mumaw first signed on to work with Inland Northwest Opera on Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” in 2020. But when the coronavirus pandemic forced an early end to the season, Dawn Wolski decided to move her production team in another direction.
The Spokane Symphony will return to the stage of the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox this weekend for two concerts at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Violin soloist Bella Hristova is featured in Jean Sibelius’ popular “Violin Concerto in D Minor.”
Actors can usually be expected to improvise a line or two every now and then, but a whole script? In “My Son,” James McAvoy does exactly that, solving the mystery step by step. An English remake of director Christian Carion’s 2017 French thriller, the film also stars Claire Foy.
Shakespeare in the Park - 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. The Spokane Shakespeare Society presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” a comic play written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield.
One of the Spokane Symphony’s many married couples, assistant concertmaster Jeanne Bourgeois and double bassist Stephen Swanson might easily have met during their studies at Northwestern University, but they finally crossed paths in ... Switzerland.
Already midway into their touring season after a year at home, the chart-topping musicians of Foreigner are thrilled to be getting back onstage and into the swing of things. They will be joined by glam metal artist Lita Ford and the East Valley High School Choir.
One of the first stops on their post-shutdown tour, the internationally acclaimed Eroica Trio – named for Beethoven’s popular third symphony – will explore a wide variety of musical periods during two distinctly programmed concerts Monday and Tuesday at Barrister Winery.
The Spokane String Quartet concerts will require audience members to wear masks and provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test from within 48 hours of all upcoming indoor concerts until further notice. The quartet’s season opens at 3 p.m. Oct. 3.
Former American football coach Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) makes his way to England to take a crack at coaching soccer, that is, European football. "Ted Lasso" is heartwarming, wholesome and seriously binge-able whether or not you like sports.
“On Broadway” - An all-star cast tells the inside story of the Broadway theater and how it came back from the brink thanks to innovative work, a new attention to inclusion and a sometimes uneasy balance between art and commerce. Directed by Oren Jacoby.
In honor of the 55th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek,” listed in order of airdate, here are 10 episodes from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (1987-1994) that are worth watch again once you’re done viewing the original series.
Featuring a “welcome poem” from Poet Laureate Rena Priest, the livestream will showcase “the Humanities Washington programs that bring our state together,” and Charles Johnson, Tiffany Midge and Jess Walter will read aloud original works at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8.
Just one week ahead of the Spokane Symphony’s official season-opening concerts in the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, the orchestra will treat audiences across the Inland Northwest to two free outdoor concerts over Labor Day weekend.
Set in the same universe as the 2014 mockumentary horror film of the same name, “What We Do in the Shadows” follows a new trio of incompetent vampires – Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), Laszlo (Matt Berry) and Nandor (Kayvan Novak) – their energy vampire roommate and more.
Bringing BachFest’s 2020 Celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday to a close, BachFest artistic director and cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Elizabeth DeMio will perform Beethoven’s five cello sonatas.
Fox Theater Open House - noon Friday, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Celebrating its 90th birthday, the Fox Theater will open its doors for self-guided tours, refreshments and a program of virtual Spokane Symphony concerts.
For individuals who are finding themselves newly interested in chess since the release of “The Queen’s Gambit” starring Anna Taylor-Joy, here’s a list of other films and TV shows that feature the board game in one way or another.
Growing up in church choirs and with flute lessons, Amy Porter never thought much of her voice. She knew she could sing, but it wasn’t until high school, when she landed the role of Fiona in a production of “Brigadoon,” that she realized she might have a real talent.