Kate Vita, the widely beloved painter, actress and animator who died of cancer last April, is receiving a lifetime achievement award from Spokane Arts during its annual awards party Saturday. Vita was 59 when she died six months ago.
In years past, the Spokane Arts’ annual awards parties celebrating local artists and cultural organizations have often been raucous affairs. Artists and audiences have shown up with loud costumes, strong cocktails and questionable dance moves. (This is what I’ve been told, anyway.)
"What is the future of American theater, and how do we bring it to Spokane?" Those questions will be discussed during the second "Expanding the Table," a virtual panel discussion series hosted by the Spokane Theatre Arts Council, on Friday at 6:30 p.m. via Facebook Live.
After launching its "Postcards From Spokane" series, which features videos of Northwest BachFest Artistic Director Zuill Bailey and two musicians performing in historic venues around town, last month, the team at Northwest BachFest has announced its latest virtual offering, "Across the Miles."
One genre description seems to be popping up everywhere lately: “roguelike.” Over the past few years, I’ve found the term to be increasingly ubiquitous, so I did some research. Like most genres, it’s a convoluted category now but had a clear beginning: the early dungeon-crawling game “Rogue,” developed in 1980.
Spokane Arts Awards – A live broadcast from Lucky You Lounge featuring Jess Walter reading from his new book, "The Cold Millions," live music and a presentation. For more information and tickets, visit spokanearts.org. Saturday, 8 p.m. Lucky You Lounge, 1801 W. Sunset Blvd. $5. (206) 499-9173.
Since the show debuted in 1975, the writers and performers at "Saturday Night Live" have skewered the latest in national and international politics week after week. With a new season kicking off a month before the presidential election, you can guarantee many a headline will make its way onto TV screens courtesy of "SNL."
Kevin Hart is bringing more of his funny back to SiriusXM. The satellite radio company announced Tuesday a new multiplatform deal with Hart and his comedy network Laugh Out Loud. The superstar comedian-actor will host new regular and live programs on his channel, Laugh Out Loud Radio.
WestCoast entertainment announced Wednesday that, due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, STCU Best of Broadway performances scheduled for November through February have been postponed.
After the coronavirus led the EWU Theatre department to cancel its winter production of "Silent Sky" after the first weekend, and the spring production entirely, the students and staff in the department regrouped and are planning on producing a virtual piece in the fall.
Spokane event venues were awash in red light Tuesday as part of a nationwide campaign to call on Congress to provide a lifeline to a live events industry that has been decimated by COVID-19.
By all current estimates, it's going to be a while before theaters are able to give live performances again. And when they do, things may look a bit different.
As a film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking "Hamilton: An American Musical" makes its debut on the Disney+ streaming service this weekend, Spokane-area theater fans and historians await their change to be in the living room where it happens.
When, a handful of years ago, I heard my best friend Val’s 10-year-old daughter rap a song about the son of a whore and a Scotsman, it seemed strange that a Chinese-Jewish kid in Chicago would be so enthralled with Alexander Hamilton.
Let's have another round tonight. And heck, why not tomorrow night, too? Pour as much "Hamilton" as your heart desires now that Disney Plus is streaming a masterly film of the smash Broadway musical recorded on the stage of the Richard Rodgers Theatre.