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Tuesday, October 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Occupy Spokane movement spotlighting its cause

A man who calls himself Ziggy leans against his bumper-stickered Dodge Stratus sedan, anchoring a stage light between his body and the roof of the car. He gazes up at …


Some will wear Pig Out’s fare

Barbara Towey knows most people don’t go to food fairs and outdoor concerts for the fruit. But that hasn’t stopped her from offering a healthier substitute for fried Twinkies and …


Concert, food offerings grow at Pig Out in the Park

The 33rd-annual Pig Out in the Park features 54 food vendors and 100 musical acts, including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee The Yardbirds on Saturday night. The event …


Spotlight: Jump on Northern Quest offer

There’s still no word when the recently postponed Van Halen tour will resume and make its way to Spokane. In the meantime, however, Northern Quest Casino is offering up a …


Eating contest benefits food bank

Pig Out in the Park isn’t all about gluttony. It can be about giving, too. Four people won a chance to compete in Ben and Jerry’s Vermonster ice cream eating …


Gluttony, for a good cause

Pig Out in the Park isn’t all about gluttony. It can be about giving, too. Four people won a chance to compete in Ben and Jerry’s Vermonster ice cream eating …


Annual Pig Out has it all: music, food, ambience

Is it possible to describe Pig Out in the Park in three words or less? Music: Free. Musselwhite. Leon.


For Pig Out in the Park organizer, it’s all about fun

Bill Burke, 59, will oversee his 32nd Pig Out in the Park from Wednesday through Monday at Riverfront Park. This year’s Pig Out features 54 food booths, 82 bands and …


Spotlight: Listen to all that’s playing this week

It’s time to start planning the live music portion of your Labor Day weekend. Here are my top suggestions:


Spotlight: Judds kick off Northern Quest’s summer series

The summer concert lineup is rapidly taking shape, beginning with an impressive list of household names in the Northern Quest Resort and Casino’s new outdoor series. Here’s that lineup, announced …


Sha Na Na provides a unique flavor to this year’s Pig Out

Sha Na Na has been booked into Pig Out in the Park, a big outdoor festival, almost exactly 41 years after the band was booked into a slightly more gigantic …


Pig Out in the Park: Some new food, lower prices

I hope you’ve been fasting. Or, that there’s a little bit of give in the waistband of your pants. Yep, it’s Pig Out time again. That wonderful time of year …


Surveillance cameras help deter crime, manage traffic

Maybe Rockwell’s 1984 song “Somebody’s Watching Me,” about the fear of being watched, foretold the future of surveillance. The chorus, “I always feel like somebody’s watching me. I have no …


Pig Out bands yield to wedding bands

After the Spokane band Blue Canoe wrapped up a rocking rendition of “Peace, Love and Understanding,” a brand-new act stepped to the stage Saturday afternoon at Pig Out in the …


Couple tie knot at Spokane food fest

After the Spokane band Blue Canoe wrapped up a rocking rendition of “Peace, Love and Understanding,” a brand-new act stepped to the stage Saturday afternoon at Pig Out in the …


Pig Out music has grown as big as the food

Here are a few tasty items to sample at the 30th annual Pig Out in the Park: Hot Buttered Rum, The Other White Meat and a nice, crisp Cracker. And …


Appetite for Pig Out has grown over years

If this were a marriage, it would be the pearl anniversary. But when it comes to the 30-year love affair between Spokane and Pig Out in the Park, the appropriate …


Summer wanes, wonderfully

Spokane listened to Lucinda Williams on Sunday night as she glided through a set of songs from a new album and belted out her tough tune about a worthless boyfriend. …


Pig Out in the Park

What: Spokane’s annual Labor Day weekend festival of food and music in Riverfront Park features something for all tastes. Entertainment highlights include: An array of local indie rock acts sponsored …


Event of porcine proportion

The way Bill Burke tells it, Pig Out in the Park’s defining moment came on a Saturday night in 1999, when the Grammy award-winning reggae artist Shaggy performed in Riverfront …


Pig time: Booker T. Jones headlines annual chowfest

Among the delicacies at this year’s Pig Out in the Park, which opened Wednesday, is a funky little dish called “Green Onions.” That would be a song, not a vegetable. …


The Slice: These lines sure to spoil appetites

Here are five rejected Pig Out pickup lines. 1. “Is that barbecue sauce on your chin or what?”


Pig Out off to cool start

The first day of Pig Out in the Park turned into Chill Out in the Park as Wednesday’s unseasonably cool temperatures and some showers put a shiver in Spokane’s annual …


Festival in park an opportunity to pig out

Don’t forget … the pigs are in the park a few days earlier this year. The unofficial end-of-summer bash Pig Out in the Park begins today at noon and lasts …


Loosen up belt, pants; it’s Pig Out

Break out the buffet pants. Better yet; buy a backup pair. You might need it for six solid days of Pig Out in the Park. Yep, you read that right. …