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Brilliant Beginning Spokane Symphony Orchestra Launches 51st Season With Masterful Performances

Spokane Symphony Friday, Sept. 20, Opera House Music director Fabio Mechetti led the Spokane Symphony Orchestra in a dazzling beginning to its 51st season Friday night at the Opera House. …


Jazz Group Gives Life To Decades-Old Music

Spokane Jazz Orchestra Saturday, Sept. 21, The Met If jazz fans seem obsessed with the past, it’s because in jazz there is no past. The great musicians never really die …


Wynonna And Her Fans Happy She’s Back

Wynonna Judd, Friday night at the Arena. Back when she and her mother, Naomi, were the hottest country act in the land, Wynonna Judd often seemed put off by her …


From The Heart Neil Young Pumps Out Raw Emotion As Crazy Horse Adeptly Keeps The Music Afloat

Young


Kiss’ Timeless Rock ‘N’ Roll Appeals To Fans Of All Ages

You can’t help but love bat-guy Gene Simmons.


Taylor’s Easygoing Style Warms Arena Crowd

Taylor


Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus Kiss Concert Was An Event With Music Every Bit As Good As It Was 20 Years Ago

Kiss used every gimmick available in its concert, and the crowd loved it.


Guest Conductors Rise To Musical Challenges

Spokane Symphony Saturday, Aug. 17, The Festival at Sandpoint Five young conductors learned some things about the reality of conducting while preparing for the final Spokane Symphony concert at The …


Sedaka Fills Evening With Songwriting Hits

Neil Sedaka Sunday, Aug. 18, The Festival at Sandpoint What looked like the largest crowd for any Festival at Sandpoint event this year showed up to hear Neil Sedaka close …


Steely Dan Still Full Of Life At Close Of 30-City Tour

Steely Dan Saturday, Aug. 17, The Gorge They didn’t play “Deacon Blues.” But that was about the only negative at Saturday’s high-energy, memory-filled Steely Dan concert at The Gorge. The …


Concert Shows Best Of Festival

Festival at Sandpoint, Saturday, Aug. 10, Memorial Field Saturday at Memorial Field, The Festival at Sandpoint showed why its concerts are distinctive - what sets Sandpoint apart from its summer …


Still Rockin’ Sting Gave A Great Performance Singing Old Hits From His Police Days As Well As New Tunes

Sting wowed the crowd with old and new hits.


Haggard, Band Produce Full, Rich Sounds

Merle Haggard Saturday, Aug. 10, Silver Mountain Amphitheatre The last time Merle Haggard came to town, he left his guitar player and a fiddler at home. It forced Haggard to …


Despite The Location, Baez, Morrissey Shine

Joan Baez/Bill Morrissey Sunday, Aug. 11, Masonic Temple Aside from the fact the Masonic Temple is a rotten place to see a concert, the Joan Baez/Bill Morrissey show Sunday evening …


Mattea Made Perfect Summer’s Night Of Song

Kathy Mattea’s songs were rich with meaning and emotion.


Symphony Shines Despite Difficult Music, Weather

Spokane Symphony Saturday, Aug. 3, the Festival at Sandpoint An interesting collection of music for strings was the reward for hardy souls at this year’s first Spokane Symphony performance at …


Rockin’ In The Rain Brian Setzer, 17-Piece Group Transform Concert Into Celebration Of Big-Band Sound

Brian Setzer Orchestra Sunday, Aug. 4, Festival at Sandpoint Rain accomplished something Sunday that some great musicians haven’t: It turned a Sandpoint Festival concert into a party. Brian Setzer and …


Cranberries Could Use More Time To Ripen

O’Riordan


Rawls A Suave And Soulful Crowd Pleaser

The rain stopped just in time for Lou Rawls appearance at Memorial Field.


Classic Diamond Electrifies Frenzied Crowd

Two years ago, retirement pounded furiously on Neil Diamond’s career. Had he quit, it would have been the most unspectacular and disappointing finish to a distinctive recording career that spans …


Mainstream Fest Lollapalooza Loses Its Historic Edge For Innovation Despite Hard-Charging Rock Performances

Lollapalooza Tuesday, July 30, The Gorge Tuesday’s Lollapalooza concert at The Gorge confirmed what most of us have been thinking all summer. Lollapalooza ‘96 is nothing more than overhyped, bloated …


Audience Appreciates Guy Clark’s Easy Charm

Guy Clark Tuesday, July 30, Festival at Sandpoint Guy Clark’s brilliant songs and easygoing delivery found an appreciative audience Tuesday at Sandpoint’s Panida Theater. Clark’s show at the super-heated Panida …


Music, Fireworks Offer Evening Of Serenity, Excitement

Critic-at-large For 18 years, the last Sunday in July has been set aside in Riverfront Park for fireworks coordinated to music. Friends and families in the tens of thousands know …


Ratdog Listless While Others Energize Music

Furthur Festival Friday, July 26, The Gorge Amphitheatre Bob Weir’s Ratdog headlined, but other groups supplied the fireworks Friday at The Gorge. Los Lobos and Mickey Hart’s Mystery Box offered …


Conscious Daughters Offer Wake-Up Call

Conscious Daughters, Mac Mall, Young Lay, Watts Gangsters Saturday, July 20, The Met Between a drowsy crowd and some sleepwalking rappers, it’s amazing the Conscious Daughters were able to keep …


Hopelessly Romantic Blues-Stricken Chris Isaak Pours His Heart Into An Evening Of Crooning Quality Music

Chris Isaak Saturday, July 6, Riverfront Park While many of us stood in line to enter the gate for the Chris Isaak concert Saturday at Riverfront Park, a dumbfounded woman …


Imeldas Trio Polishes Collection Of Music

Imeldas Friday, June 7, The Met Back in college when a fellow student gave a recital about which there was nothing else nice to say, what we did say was: …


Yoakam Pays Varied Tribute To Music Roots

Dwight Yoakam Thursday, June 6, the Arena Dwight Yoakam and the Babylonian Cowboys took the stage Thursday night to the bouncy strains of “Green Onions” by Booker T and the …


Bands Bring Variety To Dixie Fest

Spokane Dixieland Jazz Festival, Friday, May 31, Masonic Temple The Spokane Dixieland Jazz Festival seems to be in fine shape for its second year. This year’s festivities included nine solid …


From The Soul Alanis Morissette Sings With Heartfelt Conviction To Appreciative Crowd

Alanis Morissette has developed her own distinctive style. Photo by BPI