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Pete Yorn keeps solo, acoustic ‘You & Me’ show simple, intimate at Knitting Factory

As promised in an interview in Seven on Friday, New Jersey-born singer-songwriter Pete Yorn kept his solo, acoustic “You & Me” tour stop simple and intimate at Knitting Factory on …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 20, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Nakahara leads Spokane Symphony confidently through ‘Soviet Transcendence’

Led by resident conductor Morihiko Nakahara and joined by cello soloist Joshua Roman, the orchestra offered a program of works by Arvo Pärt (1935-), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and Sergei Prokofiev …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Jimmy Page guitar finds its way to River City Guitars in Spokane

Hanging first in a row of instruments at River City Guitars is a 1979 Fender Stratocaster. This electric guitar is a rarity, even more so than its rock-and-roll kin in …


Days of Yorn: Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn gets intimate on solo acoustic tour

New Jersey native Pete Yorn, who now resides in California and has embarked on his “An Evening With Pete Yorn: You & Me Solo Acoustic Tour,” stops at Knitting Factory …


Whitworth student Ryan Dresen, 20, wins horn seat with Spokane Symphony

The college student won the role of assistant principal horn in late September.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 11:42 a.m.

REO Speedwagon cancels Northern Quest show

Just days after it was announced, “Keep on Loving You” rockers REO Speedwagon announced that they have to cancel their Jan. 30 concert at Northern Quest Resort and Casino due …


2 writers claim they deserve credit on Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’

Lizzo’s breakthrough tune, which spent six weeks on top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this year, features the signature line: “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Review: Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra, double bassist Gary Karr perform works with panache

The late Myrtle Woldson bestowed two outstanding concert halls on Spokane: the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, home of the Spokane Symphony and performance venue for a growing variety …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 11:08 a.m.

The Commodores, REO Speedwagon, Brian Regan coming to Northern Quest in 2020

Northern Quest Resort and Casino has announced its first slate of performers to kick off the new year: the Commodores, REO Speedwagon and Brian Regan.


‘David Brighton’s Space Oddity’ celebrates music of David Bowie

Musician David Brighton’s career began somewhat typically as a sessions and touring guitar player for a number of musicians, as well as in original bands with record deals of their …


Aaron Crawford returns to Spokane for ‘Blessings Under the Stars’

Seattle-based independent country artist Aaron Crawford was so impressed with Spokane-based homeless organization Blessings Under the Bridget that he asked to return to help the group raise money again, and …


Esteemed double bassist Gary Karr is all about that bass, no treble

Acclaimed double bassist Gary Karr is 77 years old, but his nearly life-long love affair with the musical instrument is as strong as ever. “I think I’m sexually attracted to …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 8:03 a.m.

Longtime fans turn out for still-influential, evolved Sleater-Kinney at the Fox

When Sleater-Kinney filed onto the stage at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Wednesday night, the Olympia-born band made a simple request to the audience before a single note …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 11:28 a.m.

Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs on the Wing brings ‘Animals’ to the Kenworthy

In 2017, Pigs on the Wing, a Portland-based Pink Floyd tribute band, focused on “The Wall.” Last year, the band brought “The Dark Side of the Moon” to the Bing …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 12:04 p.m.

Classic tunes, dumplings fuel fundraiser at Green Bluff church during ‘Apple Days’

It’s fall on Green Bluff, and that means freshly picked apples making their way into dumplings at Green Bluff Community United Methodist Church. Seventy-three-year-old singer Merridee Joy McCarthy provided the …


Garth Brooks to receive Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Country music superstar Garth Brooks has more than just friends in low places. The Library of Congress said Wednesday that the Grammy winner will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin …


‘The Center Won’t Hold’ brings Sleater-Kinney back to Spokane

Olympia-born band Sleater-Kinney has a thing for Spokane. The band is opening its “The Center Won’t Hold” tour in the Lilac City on Wednesday at the Martin Woldson Theater at …


Ask Dr. Universe: Why do people like different kinds of music?

There are hundreds of genres of music, so while you might like one kind, a friend might like something completely different. Or maybe you became friends because of your similar …


Spokane Symphony celebrates music of James Bond during ‘Pops 1’

The concert, conducted by Morihiko Nakahara, features guest vocalists Hugh Panaro and Morgan James.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Riverfront Park pianos see plenty of performers on last day of summer

Two piano installations in Riverfront Park started as an idea from the Piano Technicians Guild to weatherproof and paint a piano for the park. The first was placed in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

Review: Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band say farewell in classic-rock style

For the first and last time at the Spokane Arena, classic-rock icon Bob Seger proved that there’s still a place for that old time rock ’n roll when his “Roll …


On velvet wings: Elizabeth Caballero as Cio-Cio San leads ‘Madame Butterfly’ at the Fox

Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Madame Butterfly” is the story of Cio-Cio San, a geisha known as Madame Butterfly, and Lt. Pinkerton, a U.S. Naval officer with whom Butterfly has a contracted …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 5:31 p.m.

Paper by design: ‘Madame Butterfly’ stage director Fenlon Lamb is familiar with many aspects of opera, including design

One of the fascinating aspects of Inland Northwest Opera’s “Madame Butterfly,” at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Friday and Sunday, is that the set is made of paper. …


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, 7:16 p.m.

The Tenors are bringing ‘Wonder of Christmas’ tour to the Bing on Nov. 30

Canadian vocal group the Tenors – Clifton Murray, Fraser Walters and Victor Micallef – are bringing their award-winning harmonies, charisma and showmanship – with a holiday twist – to the …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 8 p.m.

Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ singer, dies at 70

Eddie Money, the husky-voiced, blue collar rock star known for such hits as “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight,” has died at 70


Fall Music Preview: Concert calendar features something for everyone

Temperatures are dropping, but the autumn concert calendar is really starting to heat up. Here are concerts you can look forward to in the coming months.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

Andy Grammer brings his positivity to the Knitting Factory

Andy Grammer has earned a reputation since arriving on the music scene in 2011 for being Mr. Positive, an artist who consistently builds optimism and sometimes downright happiness into his …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Downtown music venue the Bartlett to close Nov. 8

The Bartlett, a downtown staple for local, regional and national musicians since it opened six years ago, will host its last show Nov. 8. Co-owners Caleb and Karli Ingersoll announced …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 10:23 a.m.

At ‘American Idol’ auditions in Spokane, high notes abound

Thousands of ‘American Idol’ contestants showed up for a shot at a golden ticket Sunday at the Davenport Grand Hotel.