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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Review: Diana Krall at the FICA is an all-around showcase of talent and skill

Canadian jazz singer-songwriter and pianist Diana Krall – dressed in black boots, black pants and a rock-star black leather jacket with noise-making accoutrements – strolled onstage Monday night at 7:40 …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 4:53 p.m.

Review: James Lowe makes confident, energetic debut with Spokane Symphony

Was the listener merely projecting his feelings on what he heard, or was there not something special about the rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” that opened the first concert …

Sunday in Spokane: Sugar? Yes, please – at Trailbreaker Cider, Hello Sugar and Luna

With all the peace and quiet around me, I took it upon myself to enjoy a sugar rush – everything in moderation, of course – and checked out two new …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

Local ‘Lem’s Pops’ ice cream truck a knockout father-daughter duo

Chauncy Welliver, the “Hillyard Hammer,” is used to packing a punch. With an impressive heavyweight boxing career, he also owns and operates BoxFit in Spokane. But for once, he’s not …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 8, 2019, 11:16 a.m.

Q&A: Music director James Lowe prepares for first season with the Spokane Symphony

Season opener “Masterworks 1: American Rhythms,” Saturday and Sept. 15 at the Fox, features guest pianist William Wolfram.

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.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019, 9:28 a.m.

Dream on in Las Vegas: Aerosmith and ‘Celestia’ are new, ‘Le Reve’ reimagined

As soon as Labor Day passes, September and November are great months for a Las Vegas visit. The summer crowds thin out, the Mojave heat starts to break, and good …

Trumpeter Larry Jess has been finding ‘the sound’ for 50 years with the Spokane Symphony

When musician Larry Jess gathers his trumpet, it’s like a meeting between old friends – inseparable as the day is long, but still excited to make the acquaintance. Similar to …

C’mon, get Happy (Hour): It’s time to gather with friends and celebrate

There are a number of reasons to be happy about Happy Hour. The workday is over. It’s time to gather with friends. Why not over food and drinks that are …

Still down the rabbit hole for ‘The Matrix’ 20 years later

All it took was a red pill. A plunge down the rabbit hole. A slowing of time while a man dodges bullets. We were hooked. And still are.

Review: Zuill Bailey shakes things up in BachFest fall season debut

Since assuming the role of artistic director of the Northwest BachFest, Zuill Bailey has not only continued its elevation into the front ranks of similar events in our country, but …

How to avoid meat at Pig Out: Options for vegetarians and vegans

Don’t let the name ruin the fun: Pig out in the Park isn’t all about the pigs. Or the meats. In fact, in the food festival’s 40 years in Spokane, …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 8 p.m.

Powered by Plants: Where to purchase plant-based products in Spokane

Like an 18th century sailor mapping out a series of Caribbean islands on a rum-running escapade, vegans and vegetarians will often ping-pong around a city bouncing from store to store …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 10:01 a.m.

‘It’s like time traveling’: Museum devoted to prolific photographers of Wallace history to open Sunday

The picture is so clear, the detail so crisp, you can easily count the wrinkles under his eyes. Especially the ones at the sides, fanning outward like tiny crow’s feet.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

The Festival at Sandpoint offers the Avett Brothers, Che Apalache and peaceful, easy vibe

Friday evening was a night of at least two firsts: the Festival at Sandpoint and, well, traveling to the popular resort enclave of less than 8,000 on the shoreline of …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

Film finds a ‘Home Sweet Home’ in Spokane area

Amy Lillard, executive director of Washington Filmworks, the nonprofit that manages the Motion Picture Competitiveness program, said the Spokane area is, so far this year, the preferred destination for films …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

ZZ Top cancels Aug. 17 Northern Quest show, citing illness

Bad news, sharp dressed fans: ZZ Top won’t be playing in Spokane after all. Citing an illness to drummer Frank Beard, the trio announced Thursday that it’s bowing out of …

UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 8:50 a.m.

Powered By Plants: Slicing vegan cheese, which ones are the best?

Like hundreds of thousands of Americans who’ve taken the plunge, I became vegan for animals and the environment, not my own health. In fact, in the year since – after …

UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 7:21 a.m.

‘Now we are in coffee land’: Deborah Di Bernardo travels to Rwanda in search of industry’s next big bean

As the owner of Roast House Coffee in North Spokane and First Avenue Coffee downtown, Deborah Di Bernardo is not only judging on taste, consistency and freshness. She also is …

UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

Travis Rivers, longtime EWU professor and Spokesman-Review classical music critic, dies at 81

Travis Suttle Rivers, a retired Eastern Washington University music professor and prolific critic of the Spokane Symphony, covering hundreds of performances for the Spokesman-Review, died Sunday, July 21. He was …

Vegfest offers lifestyle inspiration

From the diverse cast of speakers and presenters, who shared plant-based recipes and tips for a vegan lifestyle – including a particularly fit and energetic vegan bodybuilder – to vendors …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Review: Youngish, wild and free Snoop Dogg plays for packed house at Northern Quest

As the sun set around 9 p.m., Snoop Dogg emerged. Just a smidgen of fog preceding him, accompanied by two small laptops on a large table and a microphone. Throw …

UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

Milford’s Fish House building to find new life as Irish pub

The 94-year-old structure sitting vacant north of the Monroe Street Bridge will soon start its next chapter when an Irish eatery based in the Seattle area moves in later this …

Chef Spotlight: 13 questions with Bryant Terry

The 44-year-old James Beard Leadership Award-winning chef will be in town for GetLit. Here, we get to know him a bit better.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 12:25 p.m.

Leaving Los Angeles: The ‘Orbit Gum Girl’ makes a new home on Spokane’s South Hill

They tried Texas. They tried North Carolina. Third time – Spokane – was a charm.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Find perfect wine pairings at ValenWine Weekend

The Spokane Cork District is celebrating ValenWine Weekend from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Davenport Hotel’s famous brunch draws fans from near and far

Luxurious Sunday meal presents you with a wide array of edible excellence every week.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Will ‘La La’ have another day of sun at Sunday’s Oscars?

Sunday night’s Oscars are shaping up to be one of the most turbulent and politically charged ceremonies in recent memory.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

Joseph Wapner, star of ‘The People’s Court,’ dead at 97

He was hospitalized a week ago with breathing problems and had been under home hospice care.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

Washington state gems shine with Hollywood stars

Opals are non-GMO Washington state gems known for their natural non-browning ability.