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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.
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).
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.
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
Pascal Roge, at 43, has been performing Ravel's Concerto for more than 25 years.
Marchbanks (Noah Tuleja) has romantic thoughts for (Candida) Christina Lang in a scene from "Candida" being performed at Interplayers. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review
1. Little Texas has just released its third album in a short career.< 2. Tim McGraw
Jazz artist Clark Terry has taken his music worldwide.
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
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.
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
Debbie Allen, Dana George, and Jack Gaffney star in "Murder at the Howard Johnson's."
One of the several "Works of Heart" on display at Cheney Cowles Museum. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review
Banu Gibson and her band, the New Orleans Hot Jazz, will play selections from George Gershwin and Irving Berlin.
WASHINGTON STATE AT ARIZONA Sole possession of second place in the Pacific-10 Conference and perhaps even a chance to overtake leagueleading UCLA will be on the line when the Cougars (5-2 in the Pac-10 and 10-5 overall) face the 12th-ranked Wildcats (5-2 and 15-4) at McKale Center. Tipoff has been moved up to 5 p.m. (PST)<. At a glance Having lost 18 in a row to the Wildcats, the Cougars really didn't have to spot Arizona a point guard. But that's what they will do, thanks to the absence of sophomore starter Donminic Ellison, who stayed home with a severe case of chicken pox. That makes the matchup at the point-guard position, where Arizona's Damon Stoudamire has ruled for the last three seasons, nearly impossible for WSU. Cougar coach Kevin Eastman will try to counter Stoudamire's speed, court awareness and scoring ability by alternating freshman Chris Griffin and junior Shamon Antrum. The strategy was a bust earlier in the season against UCLA, when Ellison was serving a one-game suspension, but it's the only realistic thing Eastman can do. "I might play the point a little," Eastman joked earlier in the week. "I'm the next best point guard in our program, and if you've seen me play, that will tell you we're not very good right now." The Cougars, who have won four straight, will also have some matchup problems inside where Mark Hendrickson and Tavares Mack will have to get a body on Arizona's 6-foot-10, 265-pound center Joseph Blair.
Time: Tonight at 7. Records: Spokane (19-31-1), Tacoma (31-20-1). Radio:KGA-AM (1510) 6 p.m. Chiefs Talk with Craig West, 6:20 Mike Babcock Show, 6:50 pre-game.
Lead singer of Sawyer Brown, Mark Miller toned down his act to get people to focus on the band's talent. Gary Null/NBC photo
IDAHO AT NORTHERN ARIZONA The Vandals (1-3 Big Sky, 7-9 overall) call on the Lumberjacks (3-2, 6-10) at the Walkup Skydome at 6:35 PST in Flagstaff. At a glance The Vandals are on the Road to Nowhere and they can't seem to find an exit ramp. UI is 0-5 in road games with the average setback by 21.2 points. The Vandals trailed by 30 in Thursday's 73-56 loss at Weber State.