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Tuesday, October 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spotlight: Master yodeler to play Bing


Master yodeler Kerry Christensen will perform in Spokane on Tuesday in a concert to benefit the upcoming Trophée Mondial international accordion competition.

Christensen used to yodel at Epcot Center at DisneyWorld in Florida, and was the yodeling voice of Alameda Slim in the animated film “Home on the Range.”

He will use his mouth to perform music from a range of cultures: American Indian, German, Swiss, Cajun, and the “cattle call” of the American West among them.

The concert will be at 7 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Tickets are $15, and are available at TicketWest outlets – (800) 325-SEAT or – or at the door.

All proceeds will benefit Trophée Mondial, the international accordion competition coming to the United States for the first time in its six-decade history. The event will bring accordion players from 16 countries and counting to Spokane Oct. 23-27. Visit www.worldtrophy for details.

Professors on film

The Magic Lantern is hosting the Professor Series, in which local film critics and professors screen films and then discuss them with the audience.

Screenings will be on select Wednesdays at 7 p.m., beginning this week, at the theater, 25 W. Main Ave. Admission will be $7 per film.

The schedule follows:

• Wednesday: “The Tree of Life” (2011), the Oscar-nominated drama by director Terrence Malick (“Badlands,” “Thin Red Line”); hosted by Brian Clayton, Richard McClelland, and David Calhoun of Gonzaga University and Gonzaga’s Faith and Reason Institute.

• Oct. 10: “Winged Migration” (2001), the Oscar-nominated documentary from director Jacques Perrin; hosted by Paul Lindholdt of Eastern Washington University.

• Oct. 24: “Vertigo” (1958), directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak; hosted by Nathan Weinbender of KPBX’s “Movies 101” and a Spokesman-Review contributor.

• Nov. 14: “Sullivan’s Travels” (1941), by director Preston Sturges and starring Joel McCrae and Veronica Lake; hosted by Leonard Oakland of Whitworth University.

• Nov. 28: “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001), directed by Wes Anderson (“Moonrise Kingdom,” “Rushmore”); hosted by Jessica Maucione of Gonzaga University.

Walk on the spooky side

The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox is home to a new walking tour of Spokane this fall, just in time for Halloween.

The Spooky Spokane walk will visit some of the Lilac City’s ghostly haunts and secrets during the 90-minute walks, starting at The Fox itself. The tours will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 19 and 26. Tickets are $15, with proceeds to benefit the Fox, and are on sale through the box office, (509) 624-1200, or online at

Coffee, hot chocolate and cookies will be available to purchase. The Fox is located at 1001 W. Sprague Ave.

Free and cleer

Chanticleer, the Grammy-winning male chorus, is celebrating its 35-year run with a tour that includes a stop at the Fox on Friday.

The concert, part of the theater’s Spotlight Series, will be at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22, $27 and $32, on sale through the theater box office or online at They’re also available through TicketsWest.

And if for some reason you can’t make it on Friday night? You’ll have another chance to see Chanticleer when the group performs in Moscow, Idaho, on Oct. 2. That concert, part of the Moscow Auditorium Chamber Music series, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Idaho Auditorium. Tickets are available at BookPeople in Moscow or online at>

Classical JACC

The Jacklin Arts and Culture Center in Post Falls is hosting a performance by classical guitarist Brad Richter and cellist Viktor Uzur at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Richter studied at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago before moving on to the Royal College of Music in London. Uzur studied at the Moscow Conservatory and now teaches cello at Weber State University in Odgen, Utah.

The Richter Uzur Duo has been a frequent guest on NPR’s “Performance Today.”

Tickets are $20; to purchase them, call (208) 457-8950 or email The JACC is located at 405 N. William St.

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