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Unaltered: Spokane’s Myles Kennedy and his band Alter Bridge return to ‘America’s best-kept secret’

Much like Bruce Springsteen, singer-songwriter Myles Kennedy could have left his home base for industry towns such as Los Angeles or New York. However, the Alter Bridge frontman, who gre …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

New ‘A Garden of Roses’ blooms with Spokane String Quartet, Spokane Kantorei Choir

A sizable crowd of people poured into Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Sunday having decided to brighten their afternoon by listening to the Spokane String Quartet. The quartet …


Chris Young, with guests Scotty McCreery and Payton Smith, to headline Spokane Arena on May 7

Chris Young and guests Scotty McCreery and Payton Smith are headlining the Spokane Arena on May 7 with their “Town Ain’t Big Enough World Tour 2020,” and tickets go on …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Blake Shelton charms in Spokane country: ‘I love the Zags – I really do!’

“I love the Zags – I really do!” country music superstar Blake Shelton proclaimed unexpectedly during his Friends and Heroes 2020 Tour stop at the Spokane Arena on Saturday night. …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Family-owned music stores keep Spokane sounding good

There’s something about the charm and personality of a family-owned music store. Here’s a quick tour of some of the local shops around town who keep Spokane sounding so good.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Curley: How a Spokane music store, the Senator, brought back a long-lost, six-string dream machine

There were three things that mattered when I was a kid, in no particular order: running, writing and rhythm – rhythm guitar, to be more specific. I wasn’t particular good …


Review: Midori and Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra master Schumann’s violin concerto

Kevin Hekmatpanah, music professor at Gonzaga University and director of the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra, has scored yet another coup in bringing to Spokane one of the world’s greatest musicians, the …


Blake Shelton’s ‘Friends and Heroes 2020’ tour features legendary and new country acts

With a lineup like this, Blake Shelton’s “Friends and Heroes 2020 Tour” is an early frontrunner for country music party of the year in Spokane. The country superstar and his …


Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s Flesh-n-Bone: ‘We have so much more to accomplish’

Excuse Stanley Howse if he ever thought that “The Last O.G.,” Tracy Morgan’s sitcom vehicle, was a documentary. The show is about an ex-con who is released from jail after …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

They’re hot, sticky sweet and sharp dressed men: Def Leppard and ZZ Top to rock Spokane Arena on Oct. 18

Legendary rockers Def Leppard are bringing their “20/20 Vision Tour” with guests ZZ Top to the Spokane Arena on Oct. 18, and tickets go on sale for the concert at …


Noted jazz keyboardist Lyle Mays dies at age 66

Lyle Mays, a jazz keyboardist whose work, chiefly with the Pat Metheny Group, won nearly a dozen Grammy Awards, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 66.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Review: Spokane Symphony and Allen Vizzutti open door to world of color

All music is a mixture of horizontal and vertical elements. The horizontal elements are those that take shape over time as we listen to a musical passage from beginning to …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Backstreet Boys, Megadeth and Lamb of God announce concert dates at Spokane Arena

Three legendary music acts – a boyband turned, well, man band and two heavy metal groups – announced this morning concert dates at the Spokane Arena. After the success of …


How Justin Bieber’s new song, ‘Intentions,’ helps women in Los Angeles

Everyday Angelenos are the stars of Justin Bieber’s new music video. A far cry from “Yummy” – Bieber’s bubblegum-pop comeback single – the singer’s latest effort, “Intentions,” tackles real-life challenges …


For the love of the trumpet: Allen Vizzutti joins symphony for Valentine’s-themed concert

If you’ve been to the symphony before, you’ve likely heard your fair share of violin and piano soloists, perhaps a few cellos. But a trumpet? Joining the Spokane Symphony Orchestra …


Spirit of Spokane – making music, winning competitions for 30 years

Happy, finger-snapping, toe-tapping music soared through Opportunity Presbyterian Church on a recent evening, as the Spirit of Spokane Chorus belted out “Oh, You Beautiful Doll.”


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Guns N’ Roses announce concerts in Seattle and Missoula

Tickets for both shows go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. for Nightrain members and Friday at noon for the general public through the band’s website gunsnroses.com.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Tribute band Hairball announces May 1 concert at the FICA

Hairball, which is celebrating its 20th year as a band this year, performs as Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey and Aerosmith, to name a few, throughout its concerts.


Jennifer Lopez and Shakira vow ‘empowering’ halftime show

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira said Thursday their upcoming Super Bowl halftime show will pay homage to Latin culture, promising a joint performance that has an empowering message and also one …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Symphony violinist David Armstrong tasked with creating charts for Daddies concert

Between teaching and performing with the Spokane Symphony, David Armstrong, assistant principal second violin, has spent his limited free time pursuing orchestral arrangement and composition, a musical hobby dating back …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Working together seamlessly: Steve Perry of Cherry Poppin’ Daddies is ready to share stage with symphony

International modern swing groups like Caravan Palace and Parov Stelar have been drawing the attention of music and dance lovers worldwide for the last decade, and, as we enter the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Jauz attacks! Popular DJ and opening acts slay sets at Knitting Factory

Electronic dance music DJ and producer Jauz, who has headlined the nightclubs Hakkasan at MGM Grand and new-and-now-closed Kaos at Palms Casino Resort in the Entertainment Capital of the World, …


Bob Shane, founding member of Kingston Trio, dead at 85

Bob Shane, the last surviving original member of the popular folk group the Kingston Trio and the lead singer on its million-selling ballad “Tom Dooley” and many other hits, has …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Family affair: Billie Eilish, Finneas win big at Grammys

The edgy, avant-pop album that siblings Billie Eilish and Finneas created in a small bedroom has made a huge splash at the 2020 Grammy Awards, winning 11 honors for the …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Odds-maker Sports Betting Dime favors Billie Eilish sweep at Grammy Awards

According to odds-makers sportsbettingdime.com, newcomer Billie Eilish is favored to capture all four of the most-coveted awards today at the Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles: Album of …


Former President finds his inner child: Seattle’s Chris Ballew is up for Grammy for children’s recording

Long before he became children’s music troubadour Caspar Babypants, Chris Ballew lived the dream as frontman for Seattle rock ’n’ roll heroes the Presidents of the United States of America.


Demi Lovato is already bracing for the letdown after her Grammys performance

Demi Lovato is getting ready for her Grammy Awards performance by preparing for what she knows will happen after the ceremony this weekend.


Royal wedding cello prodigy looks to inspire next generation

Sheku Kanneh-Mason didn’t have to look far for inspiration as an aspiring cellist, growing up in the English town of Notting.


Review: ‘Thank you for the gift of tonight,’ Wynonna says at the Bing Crosby Theater

Wynonna Judd is still only as standard as her fiery red hair. The dynamic country icon, now credited simply as Wynonna, played her first show of the new decade alongside …


To the symphony … and beyond! Spokane Symphony to perform alongside clips from 14 Pixar films

It’s a symphony concert that Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Merida, Fergus, Nemo, Dory, Carl Fredricksen, Russell, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, Miguel and more are certain to enjoy with their family and …