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Bing Crosby’s lasting legacy in Spokane

Though he was born in Tacoma and moved to Los Angeles in 1925, Spokane has always been proud to call Bing Crosby one of our own. Crosby moved to Spokane at the age of 3. He enrolled in Webster Grade School in 1908. Two years later, a neighbor, Valentine Hobart, began calling Crosby, born Harry, Bingo after the lead character in the comic "The Bingville Bugle."

A look at Bing Crosby’s hit records

After growing up in Spokane and performing regularly at the Clemmer Theatre – now called the Bing Crosby Theater – Bing Crosby and his pal Al Rinker left Spokane in 1925 to try to make it big in Hollywood. By the end of 1930, Crosby’s path was clear: He set out to become a solo artist. History – and the record-buying public – would take it from there.

Keep Music Alive is hoping to do just that for Washington venues

Shannon Welles was prescient when her peers were foolishly optimistic weeks after the pandemic crushed the live music industry in March. "I believe we will have things figured out in about a week," singer-songwriter Cherie Currie told The Spokesman-Review in April. "There will be a plan by then."

Local music teachers take a turn in the spotlight

This weekend, Jody Graves, recent Steinway Hall of Fame inductee, will join the Spokane Jazz Orchestra for a concert showcasing some of the best work of American composer George Gershwin.

Review: The Music of Cream rises to the top again

When Cream reunited in 2005 for one of three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden, there was a palpable chill among the three members of the iconic power trio. It wasn’t surprising since many reformations are marred by a tangible iciness among members.

In brief: Salvation Army seeks holiday help; Crosby film festival set

The Salvation Army of Spokane seeks the community’s help this holiday season to help create a memorable Christmas for area residents in need, the Salvation Army of Spokane said in a news release. There are three ways businesses, organizations, churches and families can help.