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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Leap of faith: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ looks forward by going back to the beginning

If you were alive in the 1970s, chances were good you had a copy of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s hit concept album “Jesus Christ Superstar” in your vinyl …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 3, 2019

Jason Mraz and Raining Jane a harmonious collaboration at FICA

The four members of Raining Jane – vocalist, cellist and guitarist Mai Bloomfield; vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist Chaska Potter; vocalist, percussionist and drummer Mona Tavakoli; and vocalist, bassist, guitarist and …


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 …


Review: ‘Miss Saigon’ still thrills despite problematic story

The spectacle of “Miss Saigon” is still spectacular. The tragedy is still tragic. And a show that has been controversial since its debut 30 years ago remains problematic despite excellent …


It’s creature power suit activation time with ‘Wild Kratts Live’ at the FICA

Kids, it’s time to activate your creature power suits. Chris and Martin Kratt will be in town Tuesday for “Wild Kratts Live 2.0.” The show brings “Wild Kratts” adventures to …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

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 …


Kansas’ Richard Williams reflects on ‘Leftoverture,’ ‘Point of Know Return’

The “Point of Know Return” anniversary tour brings Kansas to the First Interstate Center for the Arts on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

3 Doors Down’s Brad Arnold talks changing industry, new music

3 Doors Down will headline the First Interstate Center for the Arts on Wednesday.


Review: ‘Les Misérables’ at the FICA tells a story that still rings true

“Les Misérables,” based on Victor Hugo’s epic novel, dives into big themes – crime and justice, love and forgiveness, life and death. The beloved musical, now playing in Spokane as …


Dreaming a dream as national tour of ‘Les Miserables’ begins Tuesday at the FICA

The touring production of the iconic musical lands in Spokane on Tuesday for an eight-show run.


‘The Bachelor Live on Stage’ passes out roses March 8 at the FICA

Hosted by “The Bachelor” fan favorite Ben Higgins, “The Bachelor Live on Stage” fits an entire season of “The Bachelor” drama into one night, giving audience members the opportunity to …


Joe Bonamassa, Mark O’Connor announce concerts in Spokane

Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.


Beatles tribute band Rain to celebrate 50 years of ‘Abbey Road’

The band will perform the biggest hits from “Abbey Road,” plus early Beatles favorites during the show.


Jason Mraz and Raining Jane announce Nov. 2 concert at the FICA

Tickets for the “Ladies and Gentleman, An Evening with Jason Mraz and Raining Jane” tour go on sale Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019

‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Live coming to the FICA on Jan. 16

A variety of VIP packages are on sale now through TicketsWest with code 20SEASONTIX, and single tickets will be available to the general public in mid-August.


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019

After ‘Khan,’ William Shatner regales Spokane audience with stories and wit

After the end credits of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” rolled, William Shatner strolled out on stage. The hourlong discussion that followed, which included some questions from the …


Performer Maddie Drees brings fearless pup Skye to life in ‘Paw Patrol Live’

“Paw Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure,” stops by the First Interstate Center for the Arts on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Robert Plant announces Sept. 29 show at the FICA

Tickets are $61-$101. Fan pre-sale begins Wednesday at 10 a.m. through


Class is in session: ‘School of Rock’ makes its way to the FICA on Wednesday

The touring Broadway musical, based on hit 2003 movie starring Jack Black, features kid actors doing their own rocking out.


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Triple play: Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss team up for ‘Chicks with Hits’

The trio will headline the First Interstate Center for the Arts on Monday.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

‘Wild Kratts Live’ coming to the FICA on Oct. 1

Tickets are $35-$100 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Tickets are available through all TicketsWest outlets, www.ticketswest.com and (800) 325-SEAT.


3 Doors Down announces Aug. 21 concert at the FICA

Tickets are $39.50-$88.50 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available through all TicketsWest outlets,


UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019

John Mellencamp brings high energy, humor to the First Interstate Center for the Arts

The singer performed Saturday as part of his “The John Mellencamp Show” tour.


John Mellencamp likely to bring diverse collection of hits to the FICA on Saturday

Mellencamp played the Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls with Bob Dylan in 2010.


Photographer David Guttenfelder to share experiences in North Korea and Cuba at the FICA

An eight-time World Press Photo Award winner and seven-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Guttenfelder has built a reputation for covering countries not often explored by outsiders.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Review: Hozier humbly put impressive talent on display at First Interstate Center for the Arts

Hozier’s sold-out concert at the First Interstate Center for the Arts marked the end of the current leg of his North American tour.


Kansas announces Sept. 11 show at First Interstate Center for the Arts

Pre-sale tickets are on sale through TicketsWest with the code SPOKANSAS beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m.


‘Double Dare Live’ coming to First Interstate Center for the Arts on Oct. 28

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. and are available at all TicketsWest outlets,


The right rhythm: Percussionist Jeremy Price leads the way in ‘Stomp’

“Stomp,” the percussion-heavy theatrical experience, comes to the First Interstate Center for the Arts on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Extreme filmmaker Bryan Smith to speak about ‘Capturing the Impossible’ at the FICA

Smith will share stories from adventures in British Columbia, Papua New Guinea and Alaska.