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A payment dispute between Spokane-based KAYU-TV and national satellite provider DirecTV has left viewers in the area distraught over not getting favorite shows. The blackout started at midnight New Year’s Eve, shutting off KAYU’s Fox Network programs for about 170,000 households in five TV markets, including Spokane, the Tri-Cities and Yakima.
DirecTV said Friday evening that its customers in Spokane no longer will be able to view Fox affiliate KAYU-TV after midnight following the breakdown of negotiations between the company and KAYU’s parent, Northwest Broadcasting. El Segundo, Calif.-based DirecTV said in a press release that it has been unable to reach a deal with Northwest Broadcasting, which owns KAYU as well as stations in Yakima, Medford, Ore., Laredo, Texas and Binghampton, N.Y. The two companies are negotiating the fees DirecTV will pay to carry those stations’ broadcasts.
DirecTV said early this evening that its customers in Spokane no longer will be able to view Fox affiliate KAYU-TV after midnight following the breakdown of negotiations between the company and KAYU’s parent, Northwest Broadcasting.
It’s one of Spokane’s traditions – and, like Bloomsday and Hoopfest, it features a cast of thousands. It’s the Spokane Symphony’s Holiday Pops concerts, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.
Her stepdaughter’s children were her top priority, and Tina Crone devoted herself to their care. She took them in, eventually won custody and sought counseling to help the two accept the traumatic loss of their mother, Becky Brosnan, who was beaten to death by her estranged husband – the children’s father – in February 2009.
Fox’s bold shift of “American Idol” to the competitive turf of Thursday night adds another twist for television’s No. 1 show as new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler come aboard. The long-ensconced Tuesday performance show will move to Wednesdays and the results show will shift forward a night to Thursdays when the singing contest returns Jan. 19 for a 10th season.
The Spokane Symphony celebrated the third anniversary of the opening of the refurbished Fox theater on Saturday with a concert that combined high energy and intimate beauty. The performance in The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox featured guest conductor David Amado and the symphony’s principal clarinetist, Chip Phillips, as soloist.
A venerable Coeur d’Alene nonprofit recently received a much-needed makeover courtesy of Fox 28’s House to Home program. For 35 years, TESH Inc. has assisted disabled children and adults throughout North Idaho. The organization’s programs foster self-sufficiency and independent living skills.
Aron Ralston has watched his arm cut off dozens of times. It’s the most controversial scene of the new film “127 Hours,” a fictional account based on Ralston’s 2003 solo canyoneering trip gone wrong in southern Utah’s narrow Bluejohn Canyon.
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner kicked off the Inland Northwest snow season on Monday with a plea to residents to keep their sidewalks clear and cars out of the way of plow trucks. At the same time, National Weather Service forecasters said that the risk of snow and cold weather will increase as the week wears on.
Two out-of-the-ordinary cultural attractions are on the way to the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox – one coming up soon, the other in midwinter: • Paul Taylor 2 , one of the ensembles of the acclaimed Paul Taylor Dance Company, will perform at The Fox on Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. It’s your chance to see Taylor’s inventive choreography and a troupe of world-class dancers.
Vladimir Feltsman is a musician with three careers – he ranks as one of the world’s great pianists, and he is a well-regarded conductor as well as a distinguished teacher. Feltsman makes his fourth appearance with the Spokane Symphony in a pair of concerts this weekend at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.
The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox is being recognized nationally with a preservation award for the $31 million restoration completed in 2007. The Fox, at Sprague Avenue and Monroe Street in downtown Spokane, is one of 23 projects nationwide that will be honored Oct. 29 at the annual conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Austin, Texas.
The Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox is being recognized nationally with a preservation honor award following completion of $31 million restoration in 2007.