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Stories tagged: music

UPDATED: Sun., June 28, 2020

Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over using their songs

LONDON – The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives.

UPDATED: Sun., June 28, 2020

Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump if he keeps using their music

President Donald Trump is playing with fire.

UPDATED: Sun., June 21, 2020

Did TikTok teens, K-Pop fans punk Trump’s comeback rally?

For more than a week before Donald Trump’s first campaign rally in Tulsa on Saturday night, these tech-savvy groups opposing the president mobilized to reserve tickets for the rally they …

UPDATED: Mon., June 15, 2020

Drake tops BET Awards nods; show to air on CBS for 1st time

NEW YORK — Drake is the leading nominee at the 2020 BET Awards, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary later this month.

UPDATED: Sat., June 13, 2020

Bars reopening in New Orleans. Will tourists come?

NEW ORLEANS – Bar owners in New Orleans prepared for a soft opening, and an uncertain one, as they began letting customers in Saturday for the first time in months. …

UPDATED: Sat., June 13, 2020

Lady Antebellum changed its name — but didn’t check first with the original Lady A

A quick Google search for “Lady A songs” brings up pages and pages of results for the country trio formerly known as Lady Antebellum. That’s a problem for those trying …

Virtual Street Music Week performer brings more than just music

The streets of Spokane don’t know what they’re missing this week.

On the road, online or on the corner, performer brings stories to Street Music Week

Hank Greer has recently accomplished two feats that would strike cold fear into the heart of most people.

UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

Running Tab: Culinary creativity – music, themed events can add excitement to the menu

When you meet and get to know me, I would like to think that your overall impression is a journalist who is upbeat, positive and optimistic. I like to surround …

UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

The Dalai Lama to release 1st album in July

NEW YORK – Stressed out while working at a bank in New Zealand, Junelle Kunin began searching for music paired with teachings from the Dalai Lama to calm herself down …

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

All in WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief is rescheduled for June 24

“With the events that have taken place over the past several days, built on generations of trauma and violence, the organizers of All in WA have decided to reschedule All …

UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

Indigo Girls make history, discuss new album ‘Look Long,’ riots and Spokane

The folk duo comprised of singer-songwriters Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, both 56, is the first tandem in history to reach the Billboard Top 200 in five different decades courtesy …

UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

Washington-based musicians, including Allen Stone, Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews, all in for relief concert

All in WA, a collective of nonprofits, public officials, business leaders and philanthropic groups, has announced an online concert with Washington heavy-hitters as a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief work in …

Dolly Parton’s new song ‘When Life Is Good Again’ pays tribute to front-line workers

At a time of disarray and struggle, Dolly Parton has released a new song, “When Life Is Good Again,” which premiered last week on, as did the accompanying music …

UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

‘We’re so happy to be free to come out’: Live music returns to downtown Spokane venue

On Wednesday evening, local blues legend Sammy Eubanks played at Barrister Winery, bringing live music back to Spokane.

Scientists to choirs: Group singing can spread coronavirus despite what CDC might say

Scientists studying tiny exhaled particles that could transmit the coronavirus say a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decision to drop warnings against choral singing is dangerous.

UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Eagles’ Don Henley asks Congress to change copyright law

Eagles songwriter Don Henley is urging Congress to “Take It to the Limit” to protect artists against online pirating.

UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2020

Music industry calls for Black Out Tuesday amid unrest

The music industry is planning to turn off the music and hold a day to reflect and implement change in response to the death of George Floyd and the killings …

UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020

He dresses to his personality: Symphony trombonist revels in eccentric and unconventional

For Spokane Symphony principal trombonist John Church, the characteristic loudness of his chosen instrument resonates through areas of his life and personality far beyond music. During quarantine, the time he …

UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Quarantine songs from Brad Paisley to Bon Jovi range from prophetic to playful

A number of quarantine songs were created before the novel coronavirus placed the music industry and the world on pause. “We’re All in This Together Now” is the “My City …

UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

10 indie artists you should be listening to right now

Indie music is diverse. It’s sort of a catch-all genre for artists who you wouldn’t define as classic rock, pop or rap. For that reason, even for longtime indie listeners, …

Water Cooler: Give your ears, eyes a treat

With most everyone a little beyond stir-crazy, it’s always nice to get a taste of something fresh. This week has been full of notable music video releases, so if you …

Isolation is a chance to connect with music, each other, EWU professor says

Jody Graves, an Eastern Washington University music professor, said music carried her through many difficult times in life and believes it can help others adjusting to isolation. She recommended others …

UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

50 Cent helps fans with the hustle – and he’s not the only one

“It’s very easy to run through a million in this country,” writes Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson in his newly published self-help book “Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter.”

UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Barbecue and Bach? Dinner benefits Spokane Symphony; Festival at Sandpoint canceled

Charley’s Grill & Spirits and the Spokane Symphony are kicking off grilling season with a grill-and-serve dinner of marinated chicken skewers, Caesar salad, garlic herb potato foil pack and Texas …

No contest: In corona era, Eurovision seeks to unite Europe

Shut down by the coronavirus crisis, Europe’s annual musical spectacular that pits countries against one another has instead sought to unite them.

Bono gives peers a gift as he celebrates his 60th birthday – plus our top U2 songs

During U2’s early days, frontman Bono would often tip his hat to recording artists who influenced his teen years in Dublin, Ireland.

X strikes a chord with ‘Alphabetland’

The urgent X punk anthem “We’re Desperate” could be playing when John Doe speaks about the impact the novel coronavirus is having on his legendary band. “We have no career …

UPDATED: Fri., May 15, 2020

To release or not to release: Musicians struggle with the question of when to drop their new albums

Will “Bon Jovi 2020,” the title of the latest album from the veteran New Jersey pop-rockers, be altered? The first album by Jon Bon Jovi and his band was slated …

UPDATED: Thu., May 14, 2020

Cool Nutz was riding high, then pandemic hit after album release, Knitting Factory date

The energy was palpable halfway through Cool Nutz’s set March 7 at the Knitting Factory. The veteran rapper from Portland kicked off his tour showcasing tracks from his latest album, …