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Ministry’s ‘AmeriKKKant,’ singer make views crystal clear on Trump, America

Al Jourgensen knew he could pull no punches when he decided that he’d make the new Ministry album a scathing assault on Donald J. Trump – and, by extension, the …


Art Garfunkel cancels rescheduled concert at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox

Legendary and award-winning singer-songwriter Art Garfunkel has canceled his rescheduled performance at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Jan. 16 due to scheduling conflicts.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Kenneth Lonergan’s ‘This Is Our Youth’ is as relevant as ever

Andrew Start is no stranger to working in minimalism. Having previously directed “The Flick” for Spokane Civic Theatre, Start again brings his audience an intimate portrayal of humanity, this time …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019

Singer-songwriter Heather Mae has finally found her voice

Growing up in Virginia near Washington, D.C., in an area fueled by politics, Heather Mae had one goal: “I wanted to get out of the suburbs, move to a big …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

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Whitworth Symphony Orchestra - 7 p.m. Monday, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Classical orchestral concert also featuring “The Golden Windows,” a fairy tale set to …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

‘The Janitor’ is a labor of fright for local aspiring filmmakers

Aspiring producers Shane Tyler, who lives in Athol, and Austin Meyers, who resides in Spokane Valley, released their short film, “The Janitor,” in August on YouTube, a movie the two …


CGI James Dean director never intended casting ‘to be a marketing gimmick’

A director behind the film that cast a CGI version of James Dean says he’s surprised by the backlash it sparked. “Finding Jack” filmmaker Anton Ernst said that he was …


George R.R. Martin promises to finish next ‘Game of Thrones’ book before HBO prequel

George R.R. Martin has made his priorities clear. The “Game of Thrones” author promised that he will finish the series’ next book, “The Winds of Winter,” before writing any episodes …


What’s wrong with assigning books – and kids – reading levels

Sit in any bookstore or library for enough time, and you’ll hear an adult tell a child, “You can’t read that book – it isn’t at your reading level.”


It’s in their DNA: ‘We speak the same language about art,’ creative family says

Lesa Delisi has found success in Spokane bringing colors to canvas for wildlife acrylic paintings. But Delisi isn’t alone in a family with two sisters and two brother who are …


Silverwood’s Nick Norton brings ‘Phantasm’ to the Fox

“Phantasm” is getting bigger. Silverwood Theme Park magician Nick Norton, along with his wife and assistant, Amanda Norton, and Isaiah Daniels will take over the stage at the Martin Woldson …


How to make TV time with your kids actually matter

I admit that I’ve thrown on a TV show and plopped my kid in front of the screen when I needed to get dinner on the table. But on the …


The Full Suburban: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Ditto family

I know it’s bad when I get down to the Tootsie Rolls. Like an alcoholic drinking Listerine, that is my signal that my post-Halloween binging has officially reached rock bottom, …


He’s all yours: Jason Mraz offers positive music, avocados, coffee as remedies for fans

“Please ask him when his avocado gift packs will be available again.” That was one important question a friend and Jason Mraz super fan in Spokane requested to be asked …


Record-breaker Luke Combs headlines sold-out concert at Spokane Arena

ACM and CMA Award-winning singer-songwriter and musician Luke Combs has extended his “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour” through fall and is in the Lilac City on Friday in a …


Presidential portraits by John Thamm are on display at county libraries

A thoughtful James K. Polk gazes at book browsers at the Argonne Library. The quote posted next to his portrait seems surprisingly contemporary: “There is more selfishness and less principle …


Warm up with art for First Friday

November’s First Friday Art Walk is a time to start squirreling away locally crafted cool stuff for the winter. Or just come enjoy what the creatives cooked up.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

The joint is closing: Lindaman’s to serve final slice of pie this week after 35 years

Walking in as a customer in need of coffee, a drink or a bite to eat, you’d be forgiven for not realizing that this is a place forged out of …


Dorothy Dean presents: Zesty Mississippi roast phenomenon ‘owns the internet’

What takes five ingredients, 8 hours and tastes mind-blowingly delicious? Mississippi roast. If you haven’t had this internet phenomenon, you haven’t lived.


Leftovers: Halloween candy cookies are a hot mess – and that’s OK

Leftover Halloween candy does not last long at our house. It’s not because we didn’t collect that much in the first place or we boxed it up and sent it …


What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Pumpkin, ‘Sour Patch,’ chocolate and candy beers

Several local spots will be celebrating Halloween, so throw on a costume and get ready to have some fun.


Great Northwest Wine: Chardonnay evolves deliciously throughout Pacific Northwest

While some wine consumers will ask for “anything but chardonnay,” recent marketing data from the Nielsen Co. proves that chardonnay remains America’s favorite wine. In California alone, more than 93,000 …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019

Celebrity party planner Bryan Rafanelli shares his secrets

The Obamas’ purple-and-chartreuse English garden-themed state dinner for the British prime minister at the time, David Cameron. A lavish wedding in a sultan’s palace in Istanbul under arches of hanging …


For Spokane couple, 1,300-mile Via Francigena pilgrimage was a bridge and blessing

A Spokane couple has followed in the footsteps of Spokane author Timothy Egan in walking the 1,300-mile Via Francigena trail from Canterbury to Rome.


Whether Frenchie or Rizzo, Halloween costumes have meaning

I’ll be Rizzo this Halloween with a group of The Spokesman-Review Pink Ladies, but many Halloweens ago, I went as Frenchie with a group of girls at the Catholic grade …


Roselyn Sanchez, Ricky Martin, Paz Vega to host 2019 Latin Grammy Awards

Uno, dos, tres! The 2019 Latin Grammy Awards are getting a trio of hosts this year. Musician and actor Ricky Martin will join “Devious Maids” actress Roselyn Sanchez and “Cuna …


The Full Suburban: All Halloween takes is a miracle

I am a praying woman. I always have been and forever will be. Sometimes I feel like I have a direct line to heaven, and sometimes I feel like it’s …


‘Grown and Flown’ authors: Helicopter parenting isn’t all bad, and other tips for raising teens

Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington, co-founders of the Grown and Flown website that spawned an enormous online community and a new book, aren’t fans of “helicopter parent” being tossed …


Annual coloring contest winners: A patch of great pumpkins

It was a beautiful harvest this year. Nearly 300 area children colored, painted, glued and stitched their way to pumpkin perfection. The judges looked through the bounty to find the …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019

Fox is transformed into Hogwarts for Spokane Symphony’s ‘Ancient Tales’

The concert is conducted by Morihiko Nakahara and features pianist Archie Chen, vocalist Derrick Parker, the Spokane Symphony Chorale, Spokane Area Youth Choirs, magician Isaiah Daniels and the Professional Ballet …