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Sheryl Stone winced when she gazed at the capacity crowd cramming the Knitting Factory for a sold-out Alter Bridge show in late February. "I looked at this sea of people in the audience, and I just knew that these people were super-spreaders," Stone said.
The Gorge Amphitheatre has postponed several big acts on its calendar by one year, while other shows have been canceled. The Dave Matthews Band will now be at the Gorge from Sept. 3-5, 2021, while Phish will play from July 16-18, 2021.
At some point, concerts and other public gatherings will be scheduled. The bigger question is not when but how will promoters set up everything so that it is safe for performers and the audience?
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.
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.
It’s been a great run for drag queens on television and in everyday life in recent years. “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” first on Logo, then VH1, is the reigning Emmy Award champion in the competition program category four years running. Ditto for its host, RuPaul Charles, who is now tied with Jeff Probst (“Survivor”) for most wins as a reality-TV competition ringleader.
Sorry, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fans: Michelle Visage is not the emcee of the “Werq the World Tour” this time around.
Lisa Brown joined the Washington Legislature in 1993 and rose to the highest level of power in the state Senate. Many of her legislative accomplishments came as the leader of the party in power, and they include changes to insurance coverage for people seeking mental health care, public dollars for construction in Liberty Lake and restoring the Fox Theater.
The two candidates took the stage for the second time in the closely watched contest Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane, in a debate focused on the economy and jobs in the region. That included discussion of the two major GOP legislative initiatives of this Congress – health care and taxes.
Two very different ballets will be showcased Saturday: “The Stone Flower,” is a classical ballet featuring music by legendary Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, and “Cindy-Rella,” is a comical re-imagining of the classic “Cinderella.”
Lights for the Steam Plant stacks and other city venues will beam in orange during March to highlight the national Developmental Disability Awareness Month in Spokane, an initiative supported locally by The Arc of Spokane.
The world-renowned opera singer will help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Fox Theater restoration in two performances this weekend with the Spokane Symphony.
The Fox, built in 1931, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of a major renovation that helped kick off a resurgence of economic development in Spokane’s downtown core.
Landmark theater in downtown Spokane is marking 10 years since it reopened after an extensive renovation.
“I think there’s all sorts of good stuff we can continue to do and unleash our energies around,” vom Saal said during a recent meeting at the Spokesman-Review.
Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox opening night gala.
2007 special section on the Fox renovation
Using historic photographs, written accounts, paint chip analysis and other methods, restoration experts labored to return the Fox Theater to its original splendor.
The idea of restoring and renovating the historic Fox Theater in downtown Spokane arose ironically from a plan to tear it down. Floor-to-ceiling scaffolding filled the theater for months, protecting ceilings and fixtures from damage. Huge hunks of foam were fastened around ornate furnishings such as staircase railings.
The art deco theater opened in 1931 as a first-run movie house, but with its stage, it also served as a venue for live performances that frequently attracted Hollywood celebrities. William Fox of Fox West Coast Studios, later to become 20th Century Fox, presided over construction of nearly 280 Fox theaters around the country, using teams of designers and artisans in each city. Fox theaters in Atlanta, St. Louis and Stockton, Calif., are among those that have been restored. The Spokane Fox was among the most elegant of the new theaters, and opened even as the Great Depression was taking down the national economy.