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The ballet “The Nutcracker” has become an annual holiday tradition for families and friends alike across the country, and the beautiful production, performed by the Spokane Symphony and Santa Barbara, California-based State Street Ballet, at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox is an absolute delight.
Growing up, acclaimed musician Mark O’Connor’s home was full of music during the holidays, a mix of Christmas songs, fiddling, bluegrass and Americana. Grammy-winning O’Connor remembered those being the best times during the school year.
In each city Chevy Chase visits, the local venue has to identify a local host for the event. The folks from The Fox Theater have been to more than a few of our Northwest Passages events and knew there isn’t a microphone I don’t like. They wanted me to lead the discussion with Chevy Chase.
Former CNN mainstay Nancy Grace will begin simulcasting her ‘Crime Stories’ radio and podcast series on the Fox Nation streaming service.
Legendary and award-winning singer-songwriter Art Garfunkel has canceled his rescheduled performance at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Jan. 16 due to scheduling conflicts.
His soft-spoken, polite and fairly-often-repeated “thank you” was barely audible throughout the evening. “It’s nice to see you tonight – thank you for coming to see me” followed the first thank you after “Hold You in My Arms.”
The images are out of this world, but, for José Francisco Salgado, the music comes first. Salgado is an astronomer who creates films to accompany orchestral music. This weekend, he’ll present three of those films with the Spokane Symphony. Sharing the stage with him will be astronaut Anne McClain. The program will feature “Un Bal,” a movement from Hector Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique”; “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy; and Gustav Holst’s “The Planets.” “It’s a beautiful presentation of things in the solar system,” Salgado said.
Pretension, flash and lack of substance seem to be the calling card for so much of what passes for musical talent nowadays. If this is what you come to expect from Ray LaMontagne, you’re advised to look elsewhere.
The “Room to Spare” EP features an acoustic version of “Plead the Fifth,” from 2017’s “Slowheart,” as well as six never-before-released songs.
Spokane couples are choosing to get out of the church and into their community at public locations for weddings. Choices include the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, the downtown Spokane public library, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture as well as parts of the city’s expansive parks system.
“Phantasm” is getting bigger. Silverwood Theme Park magician Nick Norton, along with his wife and assistant, Amanda Norton, and Isaiah Daniels will take over the stage at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Wednesday.
Ryan Keberle and his band Catharsis will reunite with the Whitworth University jazz ensemble, which is directed by his father, at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.
The concert is conducted by Morihiko Nakahara and features pianist Archie Chen, vocalist Derrick Parker, the Spokane Symphony Chorale, Spokane Area Youth Choirs, magician Isaiah Daniels and the Professional Ballet School.
Led by resident conductor Morihiko Nakahara and joined by cello soloist Joshua Roman, the orchestra offered a program of works by Arvo Pärt (1935-), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) that challenged the audience to face some brutal truths and rewarded with the pleasure that comes with the experience of great art.
After piling up 150 points in its two previous Northwest Conference routs, Whitworth gutted out a 19-14 victory over George Fox on Saturday at a wet and chilly Pine Bowl.
Whitworth 19, George Fox 14.
The Pirates (3-1 overall, 2-0 NWC) are coming off wins over Willamette and Lewis & Clark, teams they beat by a combined score of 150-37.
The college student won the role of assistant principal horn in late September.
Tickets for symphony and Fox subscribers are available beginning Thursday at 10 a.m., and tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Musician David Brighton’s career began somewhat typically as a sessions and touring guitar player for a number of musicians, as well as in original bands with record deals of their own. But Brighton was introduced to the world of tribute artists when he was hired to portray George Harrison in a Beatles tribute act called Twist and Shout.