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Spokane Symphony, soloist sparkle in season opener

Saturday’s concert by the Spokane Symphony – the first of its 71st season – was demanding and auspicious.


Macklemore, Ryan Lewis kick off Camping Trip with fun, high-energy show in Spokane

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis wanted to eliminate the lights and the screens and instead get “face to face” with the fans. It’s a decision that paid off as they launched …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 3, 2015, 11:55 p.m.

Concert review: Neil Young praises Spokane leaders for suing Monsanto

Seven songs into his Friday night set at the Spokane Arena, Neil Young abruptly stopped a rendition of the “Harvest” album opener “Out on the Weekend” because he realized he …


Preu takes listeners on journey through mystery, delight and sorrow

Eckart Preu, music director of the Spokane Symphony, chose to open the third in this season’s Classics Series at The Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox with “King Tide” (1999), …


Elton John show a joyous event

Elton John gave a sold-out crowd of 10,000-plus at the Spokane Arena exactly what it craved Friday night: An unbroken string of hit after hit after hit, performed with professional …


Puff Daddy A Spectacle Of Contradictions

Puff Daddy and the Family Sunday, Dec. 21, the Arena It was a study in contradictions set to a deep thumping beat. In the span of three-plus hours, the crowd …


Brass Band Offers A Joyful Tradition Charming Concert Even Includes Yo-Yo Performance

Spokane Falls Brass Band Friday, Dec. 19, The Met Every city needs some tradition associated with Christmas. Some are quite grandiose - building an ice palace on a lake or …


Symphony, Chorale Deliver A Big Dose Of Holiday Cheer Concert Also Includes Beautiful Christmas Religious Music

Spokane Symphony and Chorale’s Holiday Pops Saturday, Dec. 13, Opera House Dressed in their holiday best, throngs of Spokane Symphony fans turned out Saturday night to be escorted musically into …


Looking At Mick Is Like Looking Into The Future

Mick Jagger roars with “Satisfaction.” Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Pantera/Anthrax Show Gives Fans A Heavy Dose Of Metal

Pantera/Anthrax Friday, Nov. 21, Convention Center Friday’s sold-out metal-fest at the Convention Center is an indication that, even though metal is widely ignored and disrespected, it is alive and well …


Brecker Plays Trumpet With Masterful Ease

Randy Brecker and the Whitworth Jazz Ensemble Saturday, Nov. 22, Whitworth College Cowles Auditorium Saturday night’s appearance at Whitworth College was enough to remind a comfortable crowd at Cowles Auditorium …


Cray’s Greatness Builds On Simple Style

Robert Cray Friday, Nov. 21, Masonic Temple Forget for a moment the clean, soul-piercing voice that has given Robert Cray his rightful place among the ranks of history’s greatest bluesmen. …


Reba, B & D Concert Begins, Ends With A Bang

Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Arena Country superstars Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn put on a fantastic visual and musical feast Thursday night …


Allegro Sparkles Despite Setback

Allegro Tuesday, Nov. 11, The Met Allegro gave Tuesday evening to the sweet, melodic music by Gaetano Donizetti and a couple of his buddies from the beginning of the 19th …


Guest Composer Arranges Delightful Evening Of Song

Spokane Symphony SuperPops with Marvin Hamlisch Saturday, Nov. 8, Spokane Opera House Marvin Hamlisch wrote two songs before our eyes - or is that before our ears? - at his …


He Sings The Songs And Barry Manilow Finds An Appreciative Audience At Spokane Concert

Barry Manilow


Zephyr Opens With A Vibrant Sound

Zephyr Friday, Nov. 7, The Met Paris was the city where the Roaring ‘20s roared loudest. Friday, Zephyr’s season-opening concert at The Met gave a sizable audience an entertaining glimpse …


Winston Pleases Audience

George Winston Thursday, Nov. 6, The Met George Winston opened his Northwest tour in Spokane to two full houses at The Met on Wednesday and Thursday, and did not disappoint …


Jethro Tull Gives Energized Performance

Jethro Tull Monday, Nov. 3, Spokane Opera House No question about it, Jethro Tull is the world’s greatest rock band led by a flute. Of course, they’re the only rock …


Mark Chestnutt Whips Fans Wild

Mark Chesnutt Tuesday night, Oct. 28, at the Arena Mark Chesnutt uncorked hit after hit during a jam-packed Arena concert Tuesday night, but the crowd didn’t howl much until his …


New Conductor Brings Vitality To Symphony

Spokane Symphony Friday, Oct. 24, Opera House Jung-Ho Pak, the Spokane Symphony’s gifted associate conductor, brought an energetic physicality to the podium Friday - the first subscription concert Pak has …


Symphony Takes Trek Through Solar System

Spokane Symphony Friday, Oct. 10, Opera House The time of safe space travel arrived Friday as the Spokane Symphony took its audience through the rocketing thrills of Gustav Holst’s suite …


Loveless Pleases Arena Crowd Country Singer Patty Loveless Inspires Fans Worn Down By Preceding Act

Loveless


The Artist Draws Piercing Worship From Fans

The Artist (formerly known as Prince) Saturday, Sept. 27, The Gorge This is what it sounds like when Prince performs live. Oh, oh, oooh my God! I want to seeeee …


The Artist’s Unmatched Energy Captivates Crowd

It was musical genius. That’s the only way I can describe The Artist’s “Jam of the Year.” And that still probably doesn’t do it justice. I have been a consumer …


Season Opens On ‘Bright Wings,’ Stylish Violin Solo

Spokane Symphony Orchestra Friday, Sept. 19, Spokane Opera House The Spokane Symphony opened its 1997-98 season Friday with a burst of orchestral color with Dan Welcher’s “Bright Wings.” Later in …


Live Brings It Down A Few Metaphysical Notches

Live Saturday, Sept. 13, the Gorge When Live took the stage at the Gorge Saturday night, they did so with about half the crowd, half the security guards and half …


Rage Adds Smooth Groove To Intense Show

Rage Against the Machine Friday, Sept. 12, the Gorge About three-quarters of the way into an expectedly intense show, Rage Against the Machine mellowed out. The band went into a …


Montgomery Rides His Range Country Star Shows Off His Brand Of Powerful, Romantic Vocals At Arena Concert

John Michael Montgomery performed at the Spokane Arean on Friday. Photo by BPI


Classic Rock Zz Top, Loverboy Find Greatest Audience Response To Their More Familiar Songs

Guitarist Billy Gibbons, pictured at the Spokane Coliseum three years ago, is still rocking with ZZ Top. File/The Spokesman-Review