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The 15th annual Street Music Week reached its finale at 1 p.m. Friday amid intermittent rain and steady generosity.
The 14th annual Spokane Street Music Week officially expired at 1 p.m. Friday amid blue skies, sunny dispositions and an unexpected windfall. John Huckabay handed a piece of paper to me.
Blake Busch finished rocking some AC/DC on his electric guitar and then consented to an interview following his Street Music Week debut Monday in downtown Spokane. Busch, by the way, is 11.
It’s happened again. Time has trickled away like the oil in most of the vintage cars I’ve owned. We are now less than a month away from the 14th annual Spokane Street Music Week.
Do you believe in happy, sappy endings? I didn’t – until last Friday, that is.
Frank Wagner called JayDean Ludiker last Sunday night with instructions. “You’re in charge of the music at my service,” the dying man told his longtime friend, adding that they would get together later this week to go over tunes.
And just like that it was over. The final notes faded. Another spirited week of lunch-hour music and entertainment ceased.
Judy Burr hadn’t been in town very long when she noticed that something quite different was happening on the sidewalks of Spokane. “What’s this?” she asked.
Wednesday’s installment of Spokane Street Music Week was truly one for the ages. Or the annals of YouTube, perhaps.
After last year’s edition of Spokane Street Music Week took in a record $8,300 despite grotesque weather conditions, a challenge was raised by some of my closest friends. “Go for $10 grand for the 10th anniversary,” they urged.
The 10th annual Spokane Street Music Week will be remembered for its number of exciting firsts. As in …
The 10th annual Spokane Street Music Week continues all week from noon to 1 p.m. on downtown street corners.
Huey Lewis and the News and Styx are among the rock acts heading to the Spokane County Interstate Fair this summer. Kicking off the fair’s Grandstand entertainment this year is Wylie and the Wild West ($5-$7) on Sept. 10. Country singer Jake Owen ($5-$15) will perform on Sept. 11.
I’d like to reassure everyone that our upcoming 10th annual Spokane Street Music Week will go on as planned despite recent meddling with the municipal noise ordinance by overzealous City Council members. If, however, anyone finds our benefit for the food bank to be too joyously rambunctious, we can easily change our event to Spokane Meek Music Week, where all performers will make like the little guy in the Penn & Teller act.
Time again to put out the call to bluegrassers, rockers, jazz cats, sidewalk shufflers and vocalists from beginners to virtuosos. Mark your calendars for June 11-15.
The ninth annual Spokane Street Music Week will be remembered for a lot of record setting. As in …
Mary Verner became a history-making Spokane mayor on Wednesday. No, it didn’t have anything to do with her current attempt to become the first two-term mayor since Spokane had a half-dozen drive-in theaters.
In a positively shocking flash of municipal efficiency, the mayor’s office this week e-mailed me a draft of my eighth annual Spokane Street Music proclamation, even though … A. I hadn’t yet asked for it.
Can anything be more rewarding than playing music to strangers on the sidewalk? Aw, who am I kidding? There are a zillion things more rewarding.
Spokane Street Music Week kicked off Monday to terrific weather if you are a salamander – or Seattle. Actually, I knew we were in for a drippy Monday morning because all weekend the weather people had been predicting rain showers for late Monday afternoon.