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University of Idaho holding virtual auditions for spring theater season

The University of Idaho theater department invites students, faculty and staff as well as members of the Moscow-Pullman community to submit a video audition for its spring season. Those interested in auditioning should prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue recorded via video and fill out an audition card at uitheatre.com. 

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Spokane Symphony to go virtual for New Year’s Eve celebration

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 21, 2020

In any other year, the Spokane Symphony could be found performing Beethoven's Ninth to ring in the new year. But, seeing as 2020 is not your average year, the symphony has had to rethink its annual celebration. This year, the symphony will make available a virtual concert featuring performances from the orchestra and special guests beginning 4 p.m. Dec. 31 on Vimeo.
A&E >  Art

Think local, shop local: A Spokane-centric gift guide for the holiday season

During this holiday season, shoppers can add extra-special meaning to their purchases by not only selecting gifts with thought for loved ones, but also by buying items from local businesses and with Spokane in mind. Here is a list of Spokane-centric holiday gift ideas by The Spokesman-Review's Features staff. If you want to add your gift-giving ideas to our list, keep reading.
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Spokane audiences can stream Liz Callaway concert, ‘Jagged Little Pill’

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 14, 2020

Spokane audiences have the chance to watch two new performances thanks to WestCoast Entertainment and STCU Best of Broadway. Beginning Friday, Emmy winner and Tony nominee Liz Callaway's "Home for the Holidays" will be available for viewing. During "Home for the Holidays," Callaway will perform holiday favorites, Broadway showtunes and more.
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Spokane Arts awards nine local artists and groups in final round of grants

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 3, 2020

Spokane Arts announced its third and final round of Spokane Arts Grants Awards for the year, with nine local artists and organizations receiving a total of $41,827 from the nonprofit arts advocacy group. The nine proposals from a pool of 28 will use the monies to fund projects in literature, dance, education, painting, therapeutic arts, storytelling and music.
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‘A Christmas Carol’ virtually returns to the University of Idaho

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 3, 2020

From casting call to final dress, the University of Idaho’s upcoming production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” from Friday-Dec. 13 has been organized entirely over Zoom. Adapted by MFA playwriting candidate Kendra Phillips, the holiday classic will be presented in semi-staged readers theater-style with lighting, special effects and costuming. 
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‘Jersey Boys’ rescheduled to February 2022; Travolta show canceled

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 3, 2020

"Jersey Boys," which was originally scheduled as part of the 2019-20 STCU Best of Broadway season, has been postponed until Feb. 11-13, 2022. Those with tickets for the original dates should keep their tickets. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates. Ticketholders will receive an email with more information.
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Northwest BachFest announces new ‘Across the Miles’ series package

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 19, 2020

What do you get for the music lover who has everything? A ticket to something they've never heard, or seen, before, like Northwest BachFest's virtual "Across the Miles" series. The series, which features virtual concerts from and interviews with a variety of performers, launched in October with “The Intimate World of Cole Porter.”
A&E >  Music

Gonzaga Theatre & Dance and Kyle Davis present free, virtual ‘Dance Presents!’

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 12, 2020

Gonzaga University’s Theatre & Dance Department is presenting its second annual “Dance Presents! Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and the free event, livestreamed from the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, will feature original choreography by Kyle Davis, principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Gonzaga Ballet Ensemble.
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Water Cooler: Brain activity during improvisation

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2020

In his book, “Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life,” trumpeter, composer and educator Wynton Marsalis wrote, “Because jazz musicians improvise under the pressure of time, what's inside comes out pure. It's like being pressed to answer a question before you have a chance to get your lie straight.”
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‘Jagged Little Pill’ leads Tony Awards nominations with 15

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

NEW YORK – The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday as the Broadway community took the first steps to celebrate a pandemic-shortened season.