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Review: Mark Russell Smith, Augustin Hadelich paint Beethoven in bright colors

For the fifth in its Masterworks Series of concerts in the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, the Spokane Symphony chose on Saturday evening to join much of the rest …


Live poets society: Dean Davis photographs local writers and posts their recordings on his website

Dean Davis photographs artists, posts their recordings on website


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

A big noise: ‘No matter what I’m going to do, I’ll never be a conventional artist,’ Wynonna says

Larger than life figures in the entertainment industry are in short supply these days, and many of those figures who breathe rarified air, such as Bono, Cher and Madonna, possess …


Happy Hour of the Week: Bonefish Grill at NorthTown

Details + don’t miss: The focus is on Martini Mondays, when Bonefish’s sweet dessert concoctions are $7 apiece. The espresso martini is caffeinated deliciousness alongside corn chowder and a Bonefish …


Kevin Smith’s ‘Jay & Silent Bob Rebooted’ is an affectionate love letter to … Kevin Smith

Across a three-hour show Wednesday evening that combined Kevin Smith’s latest star-studded feature with a marathon-style Q&A, Smith and original star Jason “Jay” Mewes presented “Jay & Silent Bob Rebooted” …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Itzhak Perlman at the Fox is the epitome of true mastery

An apology is called for here. In past columns, I have referred to the “total” or “utter mastery” exhibited by soloists who’ve played Spokane. To be sure, we’ve been privileged …


Setting up shop: Birdie’s Pie in Post Falls serves more than sweet and savory desserts

To say that Sharee Moss has her fingers in many pies is not much of an exaggeration. She’s a mother of five, a nurse practitioner in the pediatric ER at …


Mac festival in Coeur d’Alene is super cheesy

It’s a comfort food antidote to the first snowstorm of 2020: The Coeur d’Alene Mac & Cheese Festival and Beer Tasting downtown on Saturday celebrates a childhood dish by offering …


Dorothy Dean presents: Family favorite granola is a healthy and customizable snack

Granola is one of the most versatile snacks. From its endless options of ingredients to how it’s served, it’s a healthy and customizable snack that’s downright addicting.


‘Jay & Silent Bob’ actor-director Kevin Smith on Weinstein, Carlin, Springsteen, Affleck, 2018 heart attack

Kevin Smith, the humble son of a postal worker and homemaker who was raised in middle-class New Jersey, called from his Los Angeles home on Wednesday to reveal what he …


Chris Rock was ‘shocked’ to land the lead role in ‘Fargo’

Fans of FX’s quirky dramedy “Fargo” might believe Chris Rock starring in the latest installment is a bit bizarre. Rock would agree with them.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

‘I had a rebirth in music’: Coeur d’Alene country singer-songwriter Colby Acuff, 23, talks ‘Life of a Rolling Stone’

Colby Acuff, a 23-year-old country singer-songwriter who was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, is starting out 2020 with a bang by releasing his first full album, “Life of a …


New on the menu in 2020: Culinary industry weighs in on the year ahead in the Spokane area

The Spokane area’s culinary scene is on the rise and burgeoning by many accounts. With the new year a week old, The Spokesman-Review asked members of that growing culinary industry …


Great Northwest Wine: Maryhill Winery sets record with 15 medals at Platinum Judging

Craig and Vicki Leuthold will look back upon 2019 as an especially exciting time for their Maryhill Winery, a yearlong 20th anniversary celebration sparked by the opening of tasting rooms …


How to choose the right type of salt for your recipe

In a world history of food and cooking, salt is the most universal ingredient. Sweet, savory, meat, vegetable, in the background or in your face, there is salt.


5 kitchen resolutions that you can actually stick with in the new year

It’s Jan. 8! Have you already ditched your totally unrealistic, pie-in-the-sky New Year’s resolutions? Sure, the pressure to make dramatic changes in your life can be a bit daunting, especially …


Dorothy Dean presents: It’s Greek (feta dip) to me for Super Bowl party entertaining

Super Bowl is fast approaching, and I waste no time planning my favorite part of that Sunday: the food. Finger foods are the best for obvious reasons: They’re easy to …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 5, 2020

A towering proposal: Idaho couple become engaged atop The Spokesman-Review after scavenger hunt in Spokane

“She knows but is playing along,” a text message from Travis Christensen said last Monday night and sent during a quick-and-covert bathroom break while dining at Wild Sage Bistro downtown …


2020 Golden Globes preview: A forecast for Sunday’s awards

The 77th Golden Globes Awards will be handed out Sunday. And the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. would very much like to remind you ahead of time that its members are …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Amy Grant announces April 7 concert at the FICA

Grammy Award-winning contemporary Christian/pop singer Amy Grant has announced an April 7 concert at the First Interstate Center for the Arts.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

A winter of comedy, dance, theater: Tom Segura, Broad Comedy, ‘An American in Paris,’ ‘Jay and Silent Bob’

Spokane is kicking off 2020 on a high note with plenty of theater, comedy and dance shows happening in the coming months.


Theme for this First Friday: art in dark rooms

Forget New Year’s diet resolutions to boost your health. Recent research has shown that visiting art galleries and museums can lower anxiety and depression, increase critical thinking skills and even …


How Carrie Fisher’s role was woven into ‘Rise of Skywalker’

Ever since her death, those creatively involved with the Skywalker Saga – which seemingly concluded with the Dec. 20 opening of “Rise” – have tried to honor Carrie Fisher’s memory …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

‘The Grudge’ star John Cho talks about ‘injecting a face that looks like mine’ into ‘pretty white’ horror genre

John Cho is breathing new life into a deadly story. In the third version of “The Grudge,” the “Harold & Kumar” star is trading in his comedy chops for a …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Spokane Symphony offers brilliant Beethoven on NYE

On Tuesday night, a packed house at the Fox was led on this journey by Morihiko Nakahara, resident conductor of the Spokane Symphony, joined by the Spokane Symphony Chorale, directed …


Advice for restaurant gift cards: Use them ASAP

So you received a restaurant gift card or certificate. Visions of good times on a friend’s dime are dancing in your head.


10 of the world’s most beautiful places to unplug

My family and I are phone addicts, so we’ve never purposely searched out vacation destinations with restricted Wi-Fi access. Then, a few months ago, we took off on a small …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

What’s old is new again: Former Milford’s Fish House is now Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill & Irish Pub

When Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill & Irish Pub opened on Dec. 2 on Monroe Street and Broadway Avenue, the restaurant had big plates and pints to fill in the building …


What we’re thankful for in Spokane: Outdoors, yoga and friendships make the list

The features staff here at The Spokesman-Review is a small, talented, dedicated and hard-working group comprised of health and features writer Treva Lind, entertainment writer Azaria Podplesky, deputy features editor …


She’s 100% that star: Lizzo leads a list of the Top 10 albums of the year

Not many things in life are certain aside from birth, death and taxes, and my Top 10 albums list for 2019 will be different from any other best albums list …