Stories tagged: Bing Crosby
Fri., May 3, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Seventy-five years ago today, the movie “Going My Way” was released in theaters. The musical featured Spokane’s own Bing Crosby in a role that would win him an Academy Award …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 6:49 a.m.
“Did you know that when Bing Crosby wrote ‘Silver Bells,’ he wrote it after hearing the Salvation Army’s bells while here in Spokane during Christmas?” Or not.
Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 3:16 p.m.
In thinking about our Bing Crosby Holiday Playlist, it occurred to us that Spokane-area musicians might have opinions on the subject. Turns out they do.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 3:37 p.m.
We all know the image: A smiling Bing Crosby, wearing a Santa hat and a bow tie of holly leaves, looking out at us from a snow-white background. It’s the …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, noon
The festival will screen the 1936 film “Pennies from Heaven” for the first time.
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
This is Bing Crosby’s time of year. You can hardly walk through a mall or listen to the radio without hearing Spokane’s own world-famous crooner singing “White Christmas” or any …
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 4 a.m.
“Bing Crosby: Swinging On a Star – The War Years 1940-1946,” Giddins’ second Crosby biography, hits shelves Tuesday.
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 9:51 p.m.
Lead by the late Bing Crosby, serving as grand marshal, the 2018 Spokane St. Patrick’s Day Parade wound through downtown Saturday afternoon.
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 12:28 p.m.
Bing Crosby had a wee bit of Irish in him – enough to earn him the title of “grand marshal” of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
The sweater-clad septuagenarian joined with the rocker known to the world as Ziggy Stardust for a collaboration in 1977. Five weeks later, Crosby was dead of a heart attack, and …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
For the first time in the festival’s twelve years, the Bing Crosby Advocates, the group behind the festival, will screen 1950’s “Riding High,” which was directed by Frank Capra, the …
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, noon
Bing Crosby Advocates, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the legendary entertainer’s legacy, is set to host two of its biggest events in early December.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
“White Christmas” is one of the most covered songs of all time. Some sources say it’s
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
75 years after it debuted on Bing Crosby’s radio show, the Irving Berlin tune “White Christmas” remains one of the most popular and beloved compositions in the American musical canon. …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016
A few Sundays ago, it was Sept. 11 – the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon – and I was at the …
Sun., June 19, 2016, 4 a.m.
A new book by Bing Crosby’s youngest son recounts his father’s lifelong love affair with golf, and how the game cemented a close bond between Bing and Nathaniel Crosby.
Sun., June 19, 2016, 4 a.m.
Nine things you might not know about legendary crooner Bing Crosby.
Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 11:30 a.m.
Here’s how the Associated Press reported the death of Bing Crosby in 1977. This obituary ran on the front page of the Spokane Daily Chronicle, the region’s afternoon newspaper.
Thu., April 2, 2015
Gary Dahl, Spokane’s biggest Rock Star, is dead. I know. The name didn’t mean a bushel of beans to me, either.
Sat., Feb. 21, 2015
Exactly 100 years ago this Sunday, about 7,500 people crowded into a brand new, modern “photoplay” palace named the Clemmer Theater. Today, we call it the Bing Crosby Theater. On …
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
A PBS documentary seeks to remind younger generations there was so much more to Bing Crosby than crooning “White Christmas” – from media master to philanthropist to difficult dad. “It’s …
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Gonzaga University has 70 newly acquired photographs of Bing Crosby that offer a glimpse of his life growing up in Spokane. A selection of the photos will be on display …
Thu., Sept. 11, 2014
In a display case in the boyhood home of Bing Crosby is a 1946 Newsweek magazine with a portrait of Crosby on the cover. The headline reads, “Crosby: His music …
Sat., Sept. 6, 2014, 8:25 p.m.
Items once owned by Bing Crosby, a singer famous for his rendition of “White Christmas,” have found a new home on the Gonzaga University campus.
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013
There is a mistaken notion that Bing Crosby’s family home was moved from another site to the campus of Gonzaga University because of the world-famous crooner’s association with the university. …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2012
Iron Mike is coming to Spokane. Mike Tyson, former heavyweight champ – he of the “Hangover” cameo, facial tattoos, a prison record, and the ear incident – has performed a …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2012
It still surprises me that so many people in Spokane don’t know how Bing Crosby and Spokane are intertwined. I mean, everybody knows Bing, if for no other reason than …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2012
Area children can take a trip back to the Revolutionary War era on Saturday at the next KPBX Kids’ Concert. “Music From the Revolutionary War” will feature Robbin’s Rebels, a …
Sat., Nov. 3, 2012
Bruce Davis, who grew up in Spokane and played with some of the country’s best-known musicians, died Monday. He was 91. In the years before World War II, Davis played …
Sun., June 3, 2012
Firefighters tried but failed to save a historic Medical Lake house from destruction in a raging fire Saturday afternoon. Neighbors reported the fire on the 200 block of East Lake …