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Jazz Festival Packed With Outstanding Talent

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Thursday, Feb. 20, UI’s Kibbie Dome Joe Lovano’s performance at the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival on Thursday night demonstrated both the festival’s incredible …


Zephyr Puts Cathedral’s Accoustics To Rich Use

Zephyr Sunday, Feb. 16, St. John’s Cathedral Part of the pleasure of hearing a fine concert lies in listening to the way the music fills the space where it is …


Symphonic Valentines Spokane Symphony Performance Offers Romantic Touch; Trumpet Soloist Shines In Difficult Pieces

Spokane Symphony Orchestra Friday, Feb. 14, Spokane Opera House Friday was a day for exchanging valentines. The audience gave the Spokane Symphony the kind of greeting every arts organization loves …


Jazzfest Greats Bridge Two Eras

Spokane Falls Community College Jazz Festival Saturday, Feb. 10, SFCC Two eras and two styles of jazz joined hands Saturday when Louie Bellson and Bob Berg took the stage at …


19th Bach Festival An Inspiring Success

Northwest Bach Festival First Presbyterian Church, Friday and Sunday Spokane might seem an unlikely place for a successful Bach festival. But Spokane’s Northwest Bach Festival provided a spectacular finale to …


Artistry, Enthusiasm High In Enjoyable Bach Performance

Northwest Bach Festival Wednesday, Feb. 5, The Met Half the performers on Wednesday’s Northwest Bach Festival program were Spokane musicians and half visiting artists. But the concert took no halfway …


Neurosis’ Performance Overshadows Pantera

Pantera Monday, Feb. 3, Convention Center Neurosis is the future of heavy music. Not since Pink Floyd has a band single-handedly assembled webbed, imagery-laced music, concepts and visuals into a …


Beautiful Blues Energetic Veteran B.B. King Brings Full Range Of Delightful Styles To A Powerful Show

Blues musician B.B. King has been performing and enhancing his showmanship for 50 years. Photo by BPI


Organist Christie Revels In Bach’s Music

Northwest Bach Festival Sunday, Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral Bach was considered the greatest organist of his time. Organist James David Christie showed why in a dazzling concert to a …


Bach Festival Gives Italian Musicians Their Due

Northwest Bach Festival Friday, The Met The baroque Italians taught their German neighbors to sing. The music on the brilliant opening concert of the 19th Northwest Bach Festival showed off …


Wagner’s Work Full Of Energy

Symphony SuperPops Saturday, The Spokane Opera House Walt Wagner just won’t quit. After three short symphonic pieces, buoyantly led by Jung-Ho Pak, the evening was Wagner’s. The pianist and this …


Brass Band Finds The Comfort Zone

The Spokane Falls Brass Band with Ann Fennessy Wednesday, Dec. 18, at The Met More successfully than any Christmas musical presentation I have witnessed, the Spokane Falls Brass Band with …


Pops Audience Relaxes Into Holiday Spirit

The Spokane Symphony and Chorale’s Holiday Pops Saturday night, Spokane Opera House The Holiday Pops concert had a new look on stage this year. The Spokane Symphony was on stage …


Etheridge Still Has That Touch

Melissa Etheridge


Midler Show More Broadway Than Concert

Bette Midler Tuesday, Dec. 10, Spokane Opera House Maybe there’s a better entertainer in show business, but right now I can’t think of one. Bette Midler’s sold-out show at the …


Jazz Orchestra Salutes Ellington, Holiday

The Spokane Jazz Orchestra Saturday, Dec. 7, The Met The second installment of the Spokane Jazz Orchestra’s season of tributes to the masters doubled as a Christmas celebration. Duke Ellington, …


‘Hootie And The Blowfish’ An Unremarkable But Enjoyable Show

Guitarist Mark Bryan kicks in some hot licks as lead singer Darius Rucker belts out the words at the start of their show in the Spokane Arena. Photo by Dan …


Zephyr Explores Ragtime

Zephyr Saturday, Nov. 23, The Met Zephyr and its usual suspects, some of the local players who would be an asset to any musical community in the world, visited North …


An Evening Of Warmth Filled The Opera House

Spokane Symphony and Symphony Chorale Friday evening at the Opera House A good-sized audience Friday night proved that the Spokane Symphony does not have just fair-weather friends. Perhaps the warm …


Wish You Could Tune A Phish

Phish Friday at the Spokane Arena Fans lumbered their way toward the doors of the Spokane Arena Friday for Phish, while loose dogs circled them and a school of neo-hippie …


Matthews Better Live Than On Cd

The Dave Matthews Band played the Spokane Arena on Nov. 6.


Newsboys Share Message With Music

The Newsboys played the Spokane Arena on Nov. 3.


Dave Matthews Band Puts Crowd In A Frenzy

The Dave Matthews Band shook the Arena this week - an amazing feat since it’s not a rock band. Photo by Sam Erickson


Spokane Symphony Makes Music Dance

The Spokane Symphony The Opera House, Friday. The Spokane Symphony danced Friday at the Opera House. Lest you get the notion that the orchestra players abandoned their instruments to do …


Michelle Shocked Masterful

Michelle Shocked Saturday, Oct. 26, at The Met Michelle Shocked believes in the redemptive power of music; good thing, because it saved her bacon Saturday at The Met. Red-eyed and …


Jung-Ho Pak Shows Vigor, Class In Symphony Conducting Debut

Spokane Symphony Orchestra Sunday, Oct. 20, The Met A large, enthusiastic audience greeted the Spokane conducting debut of Jung-Ho Pak and the return of Spokane-born pianist Stephen Drury in an …


Pleasant Surprises Symphony Overcomes Ordinary First Half Of Evening To Produce Delightful Effects In Rachmaninoff

Spokane Symphony Friday, Oct. 11, Opera House Rachmaninoff rarely produces surprises. But what surprises there were in Friday’s concert of the Spokane Symphony came in the second half of the …


Zephyr Adeptly Meets Demands Of ‘Facade’

Zephyr Friday, Oct. 4, The Met Zephyr breezed into its 1996-97 season at The Met Friday with an outstanding performance of William Walton’s and Edith Sitwell’s zestful “Facade.” The full …


Smothers Brothers Stay True To Form As Virtuosos Of Comedy

The Smother Brothers/Spokane Symphony Superpops Saturday, Sept. 28, Opera House I haven’t laughed this hard in months. The Smothers Brothers, after more than 30 years of performing, have not lost …


Petrus Must Stumble A Bit Before It Soars

Petrus String Quartet Sunday, Sept. 29, The Met The Spokane Chamber Music Association opened its 1996-97 season with an afternoon of music by Haydn, Debussy and Dvorak played with thorough …