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Salve Blues With Poetry, Bluegrass

Slip into your snakeskin boots and faded jeans. It's just about downhome time in Post Falls. The Post Falls Arts Commission has roped cowboy poet and philosopher Glen Bair and bluegrass band Rare Mountain Aire into performing for WinterSong at Templin's Resort tonight.

Nic At Salt Lake; Utah Valley

North Idaho (6-8 Scenic West, 14-12 overall) visits Salt Lake (8-7,20-7) tonight and Utah Valley (8-7,18-9) in Orem on Saturday. Game times are 6:30 p.m. PST. The NIC women (6-8,10-13) face the same foes, Salt Lake (12-3,19-6) and No. 10-ranked Utah Valley (13-2,24-2). At a glance

Concert Benefits Salvadoran Village

Boston musician Dean Stevens will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, W4340 Fort George Wright Drive. The concert is sponsored by the Peace and Justice Action League and the Central American Committee of the Unitarian-Universalist Church; proceeds will go toward medical and educational materials for the village of Ita-Maura, El Salvador.

Programs To Shine Rare Spotlight On Female Composers

Music symposium Quick - name five female composers. Time's up. Pretty tough, isn't it? That's the point of "Women Composers Part II: The Untapped Source," a two-part musical and cultural perspective on American female composers: increasing our awareness of women as creative artists.

Harlem Globetrotters Bouncing Into Town

The National Basketball Association has drawn its share of players from the ranks of the Harlem Globetrotters - now it's starting to give them back. Darryl Dawkins, one-time clown prince, dunkmeister and backboardblaster for the Philadelphia '76ers, is a showman-in-training for the revitalized Globetrotter organization, and he's heading for Spokane. "He's the first one to shatter a backboard in the NBA," said his new teammate and 'Trotter spokesman Kelvin "Special K" Hildreth.

Stories, Songs Highlight Irish Famine

The Irish Potato Famine of 1845 might seem like an unusual subject for an evening of entertainment. But in the hands of Irish singer-storyteller Mick Moloney, this theme promises to be entertaining and educational.

Whitworth At Pacific; Lewis & Clark

The Pirates (7-3 Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges, 18-7 overall) wrap up the regular season on the road against Pacific (1-9, 6-18) on Friday at 8 p.m. and against Lewis & Clark (6-4, 12-13) on Saturday at 8 p.m. At a glance Here's how tough the NCIC is: Five out of the conference's seven teams could wind up with the NCIC title late Saturday night (Whitworth 7-3, Willamette 7-4, Lewis & Clark 6-4, Pacific Lutheran 5-5, Whitman 5-5).

A Cappella Quartet At Opera House

Seattle's much-touted a cappella quartet, the Trenchcoats, plays a free concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Opera House as part of the Northwest Music Educators National Conference. The Trenchcoats croon a cappella music in the style of the Bobs, Bobbie McFerrin and the Nylons.

WSU At Oregon State

The Cougars (6-5 in the Pac-10 and 11-8 overall) will be looking for only their second road win of the year when they invade Gill Coliseum for a 7:05 p.m. matchup against the Beavers (2-9 and 6-13). At a glance

College Basketball Today

Spokane at Yakima The Community Colleges of Spokane (3-5 NWAACC) visits Yakima (0-9, 2-18) for an 8 p.m. contest. At a glance

Portland Winter Hawks At Spokane

Time: Tonight at 7. Records: Spokane (19-32-1), Portland (16-32-5). Radio:KGA-AM (1510) 6 p.m. Chiefs Talk with Craig West, 6:20 Mike Babcock Show, 6:50 pre-game.

WSU At Arizona St.

The Cougars (5-3 Pac-10, 10-6 overall) try to recover from Thursday night's emotionally draining loss to Arizona when they take on the Sun Devils (5-3, 15-5) at 12:45 p.m. at the University Activity Center. The game will be televised live by ABC-TV. At a glance