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UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Review: Tool offers impeccable musicianship, eye-popping stage in ‘Fear Inoculum’ stop at the Arena

Following a handful of international festival appearances, Tool kicked off its “Fear Inoculum Tour” at the Spokane Arena on Monday night to a nearly sold-out venue with fans converging from …


Review: Colin Hay mixes craftsmanship and comedy at Bing Crosby Theater

If Colin Hay wasn’t such a strong singer-songwriter, you might think that the former leader of Men at Work missed his calling. The dry Aussie’s entertaining 105-minute set Sunday at …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Review: Energetic nü metal pioneers Korn sound better than ever at Spokane Arena

Korn, Breaking Benjamin and Bones U.K. played to a sizable crowd at the Spokane Arena on Wednesday night. About two-thirds of the venue’s seats were filled, and eager fans on …


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 …


Hellyeah delivers heavy metal memorial for the late Vinnie Paul

Hellyeah’s performance at the Knitting Factory on Wednesday night featured all of the melodic brutality that established the Dallas-born thrashers as metal mainstays, but, beyond that, the show also was …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

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: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

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 …


Review: Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ courts – gasp! – adults with grown-up emotional complexity

Well, it’s no wonder she nixed that dopey lyric telling kids spelling is fun: On “Lover,” Taylor Swift turns out not to be speaking to the children who made her …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

Review: High-energy Disturbed and In This Moment rock and shock at Spokane Arena

Equal parts shocking and exhilarating, Wednesday night hit an early climax right about the time In This Moment lead singer Maria Brink – channeling every ounce of influence possible from …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019

Review: Youngish, wild and free Snoop Dogg plays for packed house at Northern Quest

As the sun set around 9 p.m., Snoop Dogg emerged. Just a smidgen of fog preceding him, accompanied by two small laptops on a large table and a microphone. Throw …


Concert review: Talent on display, choice for symphony director tougher than ever

There may have been some in the audience of this weekend’s concerts by the Spokane Symphony who harbored a secret wish that the concerts had not gone so well as …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018

Concert review: Metallica thrills fans with long-awaited return to Spokane Arena

The iconic metal band wowed on Sunday night with impressive pyrotechnics and special effects and a setlist deep with fan favorites.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018

A little older and a little wider, as she calls herself, comedian Julia Sweeney came back home to take Spokane stage

Sure, not every member in the audience of Julia Sweeney’s “Older and Wider,” which she performed Friday at the Bing Crosby Theater, had experience as a parent or a spouse.


Noname’s debut brims with resilience, defiance and wanderlust

“Cause when we walk into heaven, nobody’s name gon’ exist,” Noname raps on her self-released debut album, “Room 25.” For the Los Angeles-via-Chicago rapper born Fatimah Warner 26 years ago, …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018

Starbucks’ ‘full-scale racial equity overhaul’ will take more than an afternoon, outside review says

In a report published Monday, Heather McGhee, distinguished senior fellow of the public policy organization Demos, and Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-council of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, …


Review: Faith and fandom at heart of papal portrait

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” offers audiences a thoroughly engrossing portrait of one of the most beloved and galvanizing figures of the 21st century, the first pontiff from …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

Entire operation of federal consumer regulator under review

The Trump-appointed acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the entire operational structure and philosophy of the federal government’s consumer watchdog agency is now under scrutiny.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018

Montana Legislature reviewing sexual harassment policy

The Montana Legislature is reviewing its sexual harassment policy after accusations of sexual misconduct led to the downfall of other lawmakers across the country.


Interior puts science grants through political review

The Interior Department has adopted a new screening process for the discretionary grants it makes to outside groups, instructing staff to ensure those awards “promote the priorities” of the Trump …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017

Puerto Rico governor orders review of all post-hurricane deaths

Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday ordered authorities to review all deaths reported since Hurricane Maria hit nearly three months ago amid accusations that the U.S. territory has vastly undercounted storm-related …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

Honduras president open to review of disputed vote

Honduras’ president said he is open to a review of a disputed vote count in a bid for re-election that has plunged the country into a political crisis following claims …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

U.S. to review ended protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears

U.S. officials said Wednesday they’ll review the recent lifting of protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears in light of a court ruling that retained protections for gray wolves in the Great …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017

At the Knitting Factory, Third Eye Blind takes fans for a ride across the decades

It’s been a while since since the band Third Eye Blind released an album. Since their record Dopamine dropped in 2015, all their fans have had to listen to was …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017

Review to confirm Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

U.S. officials are preparing a recommendation for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to declare that “ethnic cleansing” is occurring against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. That assessment would raise pressure on the …


Kaspersky Lab to open anti-virus software to outside review

Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, battered by suspicion of Russian government influence, wants to reassure customers by opening up its software’s underlying code for outside review. But security experts and …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

Theater review: ‘Psycho Beach Party’ mixes genres for campy fun

If you’ve watched any of the numerous beach party movies from the ’60s, you’ve seen these characters before. The gawky girl and her nerdy best friend, the too-cool-for-school surfer, the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at CST a rockin’ good time

“Million Dollar Quartet,” now playing at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, is a jukebox musical that tells a story of that time when Carl Perkins was recording, backed by a young …


UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017

House GOP wants to link North Korea sanctions to measure on Russia and Iran sanctions

House Republican leaders want to attach a bill increasing sanctions on North Korea to legislation to restrain the president and stiffen punitive measures against Russia and Iran, a last-minute wrinkle …


Tod Marshall’s new anthology proves poetry alive in Washington

For many readers, poetry can seem daunting, freighted with mistaken notions taught long ago by well-meaning but misguided English teachers: that what a poem says and what a poem means …


Yale dean placed on leave over offensive Yelp reviews

A Yale University dean has been placed on leave over offensive reviews she made on Yelp, including one in which she refers to customers of a local restaurant as “white …