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‘Mind-boggling’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra sure to entertain

If you’ve already experienced Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, then you probably don’t need to be persuaded to buy tickets for Wednesday’s concert. You probably bought …


Spokane String Quartet welcomes Farris at Fox

Kelly Farris, the Spokane String Quartet’s founding first violinist, will make an encore appearance with the ensemble on Sunday – but on viola. He will join quartet members for a …


Jazz legend Brubeck brings Quartet to Fox

Dave Brubeck, 88, has been piling up the honors and achievements over the last couple of decades: • A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.


Sun, crowd emerge in time for Spokane Symphony concert

Usually people share blankets and lawn chairs, but this year umbrellas and big blue tarps were in high demand, too, as picnickers claimed their spots at the Spokane Symphony’s traditional …


Fall movie preview: A well-blended taste of Hollywood itself

Hollywood might be telling its own life story this fall, presenting a lineup of liars, phonies, smooth talkers, bloodsuckers and greedy old men. Granted, there are heroes in the mix, …


Review: Shallow characters doom Judge’s ‘Extract’

Ten years ago, Mike Judge satirized the absurdities of the workplace experience from the perspective of put-upon employees with “Office Space.” It didn’t do much when it came out but …


Modest Mouse stays the course

“No One’s First and You’re Next” is not really a new album from Modest Mouse. With songs as old as nine years old, collected on a record sifted from B-side-ish …


Stars carry load in ‘State of Play’

Taking cues from such recent headlines as Chandra Levy and Blackwater – not to mention the classic “All the President’s Men” – this film plays politicians and journalists against each …


Review: ‘Soul Power’ rekindles legendary concert

Timing is everything. It took “When We Were Kings,” Leon Gast’s riveting 1996 documentary about the Muhammad Ali-George Foreman “Rumble in the Jungle,” more than 20 years to arrive in …


Networks offer 10 new shows worth watching

In sizing up the new TV series on tap this fall, it’s worth remembering that a new show usually premieres with its pilot episode, which isn’t always representative of the …


Plethora of music festivals close to home this month

The community of Elk is a “border town” – mostly in Spokane County, but the northern-most strip of about 20 square miles lies in Pend Oreille County. The area runs …


Pig Out music has grown as big as the food

Here are a few tasty items to sample at the 30th annual Pig Out in the Park: Hot Buttered Rum, The Other White Meat and a nice, crisp Cracker. And …


Ban ends live music outside local market

The Rocket Market on Spokane’s South Hill has been banned from hosting its thrice-weekly live outdoor music shows. Co-owners Shanda and Alan Shepherd were notified by letter from the Spokane …


Manson takes metal to next level

Spokane loves its metal (and “American Idol,” apparently). There have been a few sold-out shows at The Knitting Factory this summer – Godsmack, Hollywood Undead and “Idol” winner David Cook …


Tarantino offers up World War 2.0

Quentin Tarantino is about to unleash the ultimate Hollywood rewrite job: He’s changed the ending of World War II. Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” opening in theaters today, puts an end to …


Show benefits club sprinklers

Live music could be dying at Empyrean Coffee House. Like many venues across the state, Empyrean is facing a new law that would require the costly installation of sprinklers in …


Monstrous Rock Hard II hits Spokane

JD DeServio may be pulling double duty, but it’s still business as usual for Black Label Society’s bassist. In anticipation of recording an album with Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, …


Review: ‘Post Grad’ aims low in plot department

“Post Grad,” a comedy about a driven, hardworking college student who’s unable to find a job after she graduates, actually might have been relevant. It might have been a satirical …


India.Arie’s soulful touch

India.Arie arrived on the music scene in 2001 and proceeded to – and this is hardly an exaggeration – become an important part of many people’s lives. Take, for instance, …


Bob Weir set to bring ‘other’ popular band to Spokane

Bob Weir is closely identified with the Grateful Dead, the band he made history with for 30 years, beginning in 1965. Yet his “other” band, RatDog, is not exactly a …


Director injects apartheid storyline into ‘District 9’

In the documentary-style sci-fi thriller “District 9,” which arrives in theaters today, hundreds of thousands of aliens become stranded in South Africa after their massive spaceship comes to a standstill …


Review: ‘Time Traveler’s Wife’ manages to lose its way

So let’s try to get this straight: In “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” Eric Bana plays a guy named Henry who jumps around the past, present and future, only he can’t …


Ice T.’s image transcends music career

Ice T. may not top many Greatest Rapper Alive lists. But the gangsta rap pioneer gets undoubted respect for keeping it real, even if he’s just playing the part. Nearly …


Festival at Sandpoint takes contemporary angle

The giant musical party known as the Festival at Sandpoint has hit the halfway point, with four concerts left to go. If swing is your thing, you can catch clarinetist …


‘(500) Days’ takes inventive approach on old theme

Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy tries to win girl back: It’s a tale you’ve heard a million times before. But it’s told in such a relatable, inventive way …


‘Soloist’ tells true, heartening story

‘The Soloist’ The true story of a newspaper columnist (Robert Downey Jr.) and his friendship with a schizophrenic street musician in Los Angeles (Jamie Foxx), the film is suffused with …


Brotherhood lifts Los Lonely Boys

Grammy-winning, multiplatinum-selling, Texican rock trio Los Lonely Boys is all about family. Since their 2003 self-titled major label debut, Henry, Jojo and Ringo Garza have shown their musical synchronicity, and …


The Fray enjoys ride on wave of success

You know you’ve made it big in pop music when you’re getting props from Kanye West. The Fray did just that, and rather unintentionally, when the Denver-based band’s cover of …


‘Tyson’ paints man’s life of contradictions

Soft-spoken, contemplative, weepy, the subject of James Toback’s documentary “Tyson” – Mike Tyson, former heavyweight champion of the world – is not the ferocious, ear-biting, head-butting convicted rapist (“falsely accused,” …


‘Getaway’ offers summer joyride

Back in the days of movie double-bills and snack-bar food that didn’t cost as much as a small car, “A Perfect Getaway” would have been the perfect diversion. This suspenseful, …