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Around the remote: ACM Awards are postponed, but not the music

With the annual ACM Awards show postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, country music artists are still finding ways to connect with fans. This two-hour special promises at-home acoustic performances …

The last night of normalcy: Gabriel Rutledge at Spokane Comedy Club on Saturday evening

Much has changed in 48 hours. While walking down Sprague Avenue on a chilly Saturday evening, it was evident that business was slow. Restaurants and bars were midweek quiet. The …

Around the remote: ‘Westworld’ moves the action to the real world

TV and streaming picks for March 15-21

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ at the Fox on Sept. 29; Las Vegas residency begins in January

No tea, no shade, but shantay, they’re staying! Fresh on the heels of a “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour 2019” date at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox …

More frights await in theaters this fall

Summer’s almost over. The days are getting shorter. Pumpkin spice is in the air. Orange and black-themed stores are opening in once-vacant buildings. Yep. It’s nearly Halloween.

Missy Elliott, in tears, gets inducted into Songwriters Hall

Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry, felt the love back from …

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019

Nick Cannon to host morning show on LA radio station

Nick Cannon will soon be on the radio as he joins Los Angeles hip-hop station Power 106 for the morning show

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019

Review: Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch sizzle in Very Hot Summer Tour kickoff at Spokane Arena

Despite the rain the past few days, summer has arrived early in the form of Thomas Rhett’s Very Hot Summer Tour with opening act Dustin Lynch. The “it boy” of …

Human Rights Campaign to honor Christina Aguilera

The nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization is honoring Christina Aguilera with its Ally for Equality award

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019

’Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek says he has pancreatic cancer

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek says he has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer

Adam Levine says he expected controversy surrounding Maroon 5’s Super Bowl halftime performance

Maroon 5’s performance comes amid calls for Maroon 5 to back out of the gig out of support for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began protests of …

Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations

The nation’s largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in …

What to watch for at this Sunday’s Golden Globes

Sunday’s Golden Globes has dramatic movies in comedy-musical categories, song-stuffed ones in drama categories and a host that may win an award, too.

Golden Globes nominations deliver a big boost to ‘Vice,’ plus early Oscar front-runners ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Green Book’

Nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning, offering the first major indication of where this year’s awards-season winds may be blowing. Some movies expected to …

‘Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!’ celebrates 20 years

NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” officially celebrated its 20th anniversary last month, a milestone that was marked with an intellectual, refined evening befitting public radio … oh, who’s …

On sale: The symphony, Carrie Underwood, Kris Kristofferson and Penn & Teller among the shows on sale this week

Our weekly roundup of new shows going on sale in the next 7 days.

UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018

TAG movie based on Gonzaga Prep students premieres in Spokane

Six of the 10 men whose 30 years of elaborate strategies, betrayals and friendships inspired the movie “Tag” gathered in the NorthTown Mall cinema in Spokane for the premiere of …

Summer concerts: Warmer weather means it’s time to enjoy music al fresco

The Park Bench Cafe at Manito Park kicks off its outdoor music season tonight. The folks at Arbor Crest have been at it for a few weeks now with their …

UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018

Royal wedding: Where to watch online and on TV

The day has almost arrived: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot Saturday in the royal-family-and-“Suits” mash-up we never knew we needed. Here’s everything you need to know …

UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018

Spokane filmmaker Andrew Hyatt sees storytelling opportunities in the Bible

Andrew Hyatt couldn’t get in to see his own movie at River Park Square’s AMC Theater this past weekend. Hyatt, who lives in Spokane, is the writer and director of …

UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018

Keri Russell loves ‘The Americans’ but ready to say farewell

“As a woman, these kind of characters are just rare,” Russell, 42, says. “For Elizabeth, it’s more than just being single-minded. To me, it’s such a feminist role. She is …

Rising star: Auli’i Cravalho’s finds similarities, differences with her character on ‘Rise’

It’s been a whirlwind 16 months for Auli’i Cravalho. She exploded out of obscurity at the end of 2016 when her Disney animated film, “Moana,” opened. It was the Hawaii …

Actress Jenifer Lewis embraces her bipolar self

Character actress Jenifer Lewis has played the hilarious, take-no-prisoners grandmother Ruby Johnson to great acclaim for 3

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

Former Spokane TV anchor gets split-second appearance in Super Bowl ad

Spokanites who regularly tune in to local TV news may get a jolt of deja vu this Super Bowl Sunday.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

Moving pictures: A brief history of Spokane’s movie theaters

Before the turn of the 20th century, Spokane had numerous theaters for live shows.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

‘Black Lightning’ delivers a jolt of reality to CW’s superhero lineup

The new year isn’t even a month old, and a new superhero is charging onto the scene, smashing into the jam-packed universe already occupied by Superman, Batman, Thor, Wonder Woman …

Around the remote: ‘American Crime Story’ delves into Versace murder

After a mesmerizing look back at the O.J. Simpson murder case, this anthology series from prolific producer Ryan Murphy turns its attention to the 1997 murder of fashion icon Gianni …

Sterling K. Brown: Award-winning actor and devoted family man

The morning after making history as the first black man to win a Golden Globe Award for lead actor in a TV drama, Sterling K. Brown fulfilled an acceptance speech …

Stream on Demand: Letterman returns to TV with monthly Netflix show

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.

Around the remote: Meyers hosts 75th Golden Globes

Normally, this celebration of the year’s best movies and TV shows is a fun, free-wheeling and booze-filled bash. But as Hollywood continues to be rocked by claims of sexual harassment …