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Natalie Takes You Back Natalie Cole Does Her Father Proud With Romantic Repertoire And Mastery Of Phrasing

Natalie Cole won the Best Jazz Vocal Performance Grammy in 1994. Photo by Associated Press

Simon Sings

Carly Simon is on a mini-tour showcasing songs from her ‘94 album “Letters Never Sent.” Photo by Associated Press

Live Jams In Acoustic Sets

Live played at The Gorge Friday night. Photo by Associated Press

Symphony Rises To Challenge Of Difficult High School Venue

Spokane Symphony Orchestra Thursday, Aug. 17, Festival at Sandpoint The Festival at Sandpoint, for the first time in its 13-year history, was forced Thursday to move one its mainstage concerts …

Big Band Swings With The Mood Of Teryear The Winter-Like Temperatures Didn’t Hold The Dorsey Orchestra Back

Jim Miller’s trombone playing was featured in the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra favorite “Danny Boy.”

All-Russian Show Surprises Schuller’s Program Spanned The Gamut

All-Russian concert at Memorial Field again demonstrated Schuller’s perspective stylistic insight. Don Hamilton Studio

Boyz, Oh, Boyz Boyz Ii Men Thrilled The Crowd With Its Romantic Trademark Harmony

Wanya Morris, Nate Morris, Shawn Stockman and Michael S. McCary make up Boyz II Men. The mostly a cappella group played at The Gorge Sunday night. Chris Pizzello photo

Despite Odds, Gayle Gives A Good Show

Crystal Gayle Thursday, Aug. 10, Festival at Sandpoint Here’s a concert that did not exactly go off according to plan. To wit: Most of the crowd had purchased tickets for …

The Met Comes Alive With New Music

Schweitzer Institute Chamber Concert Wednesday, Aug. 9, The Met The mountain came to The Met on Wednesday with an evening of chamber music by composers from the Schweitzer Institute of …

Rockin’ Zydeco Queen Ida And Her Zydeco Band Gave The Crowd Plenty Of Ammunition For A Rock ‘N’ Roll Two-Step

Queen Ida and her son Freeze rocked the stage with their rock ‘n’ roll Cajun sounds Saturday night at The Festival at Sandpoint. Irene Young photo

State-Of-The-Art Jazz Schuller’s Flawless Programming Paved The Way For Swinging Show

Gunther Schuller’s Journey Into Jazz Friday, Aug. 4, at The Festival at Sandpoint The big tent of jazz holds many sounds, and Gunther Schuller loves most of them. Schuller, who …

Good Effort From Bellamys Despite Dampened Spirits

The Bellamy Brothers’ harmonies brought warmth to a cold crowd of hard-core fans.

Chamber Players Offer Light Touch Schweitzer Musicians Convey Melodic Humor As Well As Emotion

New Works Chamber Concert Wednesday, Aug. 2, the Festival at Sandpoint Modern classical music needs the kind of help it received Wednesday at the opening chamber music concert of the …

Surprise Opening Rusty Stole The Show From Collective Soul, Who Turned In A Dreadful Performance

Rusty opened for Collective Soul at The Met.

Mccorkle Plays The Crowd Singer Introduces A Wide Range Of Jazz Styles To A Family Crowd

Susannah McCorkle Sunday, July 30, at the Festival at Sandpoint Jazz singer Susannah McCorkle accomplished the near-impossible Sunday evening. When a patron underwrote McCorkle’s concert, ticket prices were waived and …

Bluegrass With Heart And Soul

Fans rank Alison Krauss and her band Union Station among the top bluegrass bands of the past 20 years.

Man In Black Is Back Johnny Cash Sang Fans’ Favorites With Ageless Enthusiasm

Johnny Cash’s recent comeback has shown audiences he has what it takes to explore musical roads untraveled. American Recordings photo

Good Vibrations The Concert In Sandpoint Proved Again That The Beach Boys Still Have What It Takes

The Beach Boys played at the Festival at Sandpoint on Thursday and will perform at The Gorge tonight.

Kathy Mattea Warms Fans With Her Voice Relaxed, Mellow Pace Blended With Silver Mountain Setting

Kathy Mattea brought her warm personality to her show Friday night at Silver Mountain.

Mile-High Sound John Denver Puts On A Memorable Shoe - No Preaching, Just Plain, Good Music

John Denver brought his Wildlife Concert to Riverfront Park on Sunday night, giving listners a perfect chance to sit back and listen to his gentle repertoire. Photo by Dan McComb/The …

Lollapalooza Serves Up A Great Time

1. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones were a big hit with the Lollapalooza fams. 2. Sonic Youth vocalist and bass player Kim Gordon. The band played a great set at the …

Heck Of A Show Bonnie Raitt’s Stage Performance Is Worthy Of Role-Model Status - Rocking Talent And Wholesome Fun

Ego doesn’t seem to control Raitt. She openly pays tribute to those who have helped her, backed her up and provided music she obviously enjoys playing. Ken Settle photo.

Zombie Grabs Audience With Heavy Metal

White Zombie has everything it takes to breathe life back into a fading genre, heavy metal.

Dylan Gives Spokane Concertgoers A Night To Remember

Bob Dylan gave his Spokane fans a night to remember Wednesday in Riverfront Park. In a show that nearly was moved indoors because of wet, cool weather, Dylan kept the …

Drury Plays Heart And Soul For Ott

Margaret Saunders Ott was honored by a performance at The Met by Stephen Drury. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review

R.E.M. Is Gutsy And Flawless Lead Singer Michael Stipe Brings An Exciting Freshness And Flamboyance To The Sold-Out Show

R.E.M. with lead singer Michael Stipe started their American tour in California on May 15. Sam Morris photo

Musical Poise Young Artist Award Winners Exude Confidence Performing Solos

Critic-at-large Greater Spokane Music and Allied Arts Festival Young Artist Awards Concert Wednesday, May 17, the Opera House The Young Artist Awards Concert of the 50th Annual Greater Spokane Music …

A ‘Hang On To Your Hat’ Performance Spokane String Quartet Took Bartok And Brahms To New Levels

Spokane String Quartet Sunday, May 14, at The Met The Spokane String Quartet performance Sunday was exciting. For those not in attendance, and for those who may not realize chamber …

Genuine Etheridge Rocker Enjoys Working The Audience Playing On Her High-Energy, High-Charm, High-Talent Personality

The Spokane Opera House rocked with the energy from Melissa Etheridge’s “All-American Girl.” Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review

Petty Keeps Cold, Wet Fans Entertained

Tom Petty brought his band to the Gorge. Ken Settle photo