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For the fifth in its Masterworks Series of concerts in the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, the Spokane Symphony chose on Saturday evening to join much of the rest of the world in celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Ben College scored 23 points, and Whitworth collected a 92-90 victory over George Fox in a Northwest Conference men’s basketball game Friday night.
Published reports say Disney is dropping the word “Fox” from movie studios it acquired as part of last year’s $71 billion purchase of Fox’s entertainment business
Across a three-hour show Wednesday evening that combined Kevin Smith’s latest star-studded feature with a marathon-style Q&A, Smith and original star Jason “Jay” Mewes presented “Jay & Silent Bob Rebooted” at the Fox as part of their 60-plus-city “Reboot Roadshow” tour.
An apology is called for here. In past columns, I have referred to the “total” or “utter mastery” exhibited by soloists who’ve played Spokane. To be sure, we’ve been privileged to hear magnificent playing.
Kevin Smith, the humble son of a postal worker and homemaker who was raised in middle-class New Jersey, called from his Los Angeles home on Wednesday to reveal what he was thinking when he suffered a major heart attack in 2018.
Cellist Zuill Bailey is bringing Itzhak Perlman to town in celebration of the violinist’s 75th birthday.
On Tuesday night, a packed house at the Fox was led on this journey by Morihiko Nakahara, resident conductor of the Spokane Symphony, joined by the Spokane Symphony Chorale, directed by Kristina Ploeger-Hekmatpanah, and four soloists.
Vom Saal was hired as the executive director in 2016, replacing Brenda Nienhouse, who left the symphony after 10 years.
If attendees were expecting a classic and old-fashioned holiday concert by the Spokane Symphony and guest singer Vanessa Williams on Saturday night, they were instead treated to an early Christmas gift by the talented musicians led by animated and lively musical director James Lowe and the award-winning singer and actress.
The Spokane Symphony, under the direction of James Lowe, and the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox have saved one of its best shows for last to wrap up the holiday season and year. Singer, actress and fashion designer Vanessa Williams headlines the Holiday Pops Concert with the Spokane Symphony at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fox.
In one of her first declarations in “Bombshell,” former Fox News star Megyn Kelly (portrayed uncannily by Charlize Theron) lays out exactly who she is. “I’m not a feminist,” she claims, “I’m a lawyer.”
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.