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Fire destroys 1880s home in Medical Lake’s heart

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 …


Fire destroys historic house in Medical Lake

A historic house in Medical Lake burned down Saturday afternoon.


Spotlight: ‘Groom’ arrives to celebrate Bing’s 109th birthday

Thursday would have been Bing Crosby’s 109th birthday. To celebrate, the Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater will hold a birthday gathering and show Crosby’s 1951 film “Here Comes the …


Buyer plans to improve Bing Crosby Theater

Spokane’s historic Bing Crosby Theater, a downtown entertainment landmark, has been purchased by area business developer Gerald V. Dicker. Dicker’s GVD Commercial Properties Inc. paid $920,000 to the previous owner, …


Bing Crosby’s boyhood home open as part of tour

A big slice of Spokane history is going to be on display this weekend in a historic home tour at Gonzaga University and the adjacent neighborhood. A highlight will be …


Spotlight: ‘Thunderballs’ rolling with casting call

The Spike TV sitcom pilot “Thunderballs” will start filming in Spokane this week. Dude, the casting call speaks volumes about this show. For one thing, they are seeking someone to …


Spotlight: ‘Thunderballs’ right up alley for North by Northwest

North by Northwest has just signed a contract to film a sitcom pilot in Spokane titled “Thunderballs” for the cable TV channel Spike. It’s about three 30-something guys on a …


Doug Clark: Bing, census still going our way

Last week, while I was off recharging my fat cells, the government gave birth to new census numbers, reaffirming our lilac wonderland as Washington’s second-biggest burg. Shortly afterward, Tacoma News …


Spotlight: Nelly-led Blizzard hits Spokane

Pop-rapper Nelly is coming to Spokane on March 10 – and he’s bringing Big Reeno, Sick Puppies and 30H!3 with him. The Blizzard Music Tour 5.0 will play the Star …


Annual Crosby film festival even includes rare clips and images

The fifth annual Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival on Saturday will include two of the most famous Crosby movies, “White Christmas” and “Road to Morocco.” Yet of even more interest …


Spotlight: Crosby uniform will be on display at Bing

Attention, “White Christmas” fanatics: The Army uniform worn by Bing Crosby in that 1954 movie will be on display at the Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival on Saturday.


Theater review: They’ve got The Song down, and plenty more

When I say that “White Christmas” at the Spokane Civic Theatre will be a crowd-pleasing hit, I am not merely guessing. On opening night, the Civic announced from the stage …


Civic Theatre finally gets chance to stage Bing-inspired play

Three different entities are titled “White Christmas.” The third entity is the one we’re focused on today, since – at long last – it premieres regionally on the Spokane Civic …


Spotlight: KSPS-7 set to upgrade signal

KSPS-7’s broadcast signal will be off the air Tuesday through Thursday to upgrade the public television station’s transmission tower. It will affect only people who get KSPS over the air. …


Spotlight: Local foundation has big plans for Bing collection

A Spokane foundation has purchased one of the three largest Bing Crosby photo/memorabilia collections in the world – about 5,000 pieces – with an idea toward a future museum in …


Theaters’ upcoming season include ‘Wicked,’ ‘White Christmas’

Buy a ticket, park yourself in your theater seat and watch the following unfold: • Four actors playing 150 characters in a Hitchcock spoof.


GU offers Regis Philbin a tour of Bing’s old house

Is Regis Philbin actually going to sleep in Bing Crosby’s bed when he comes to Spokane? That’s what he said on the air last week on “Live with Regis and …


Bing’s magnetism still has pull

Joan Northcott’s train ride from New York to Spokane took four days. By 3 a.m. Thursday she was dead tired. But she insisted on staying awake as the train crossed …