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Doug Clark: With a crescendo and finale, Spokane Street Music Week draws to a close

The 15th annual Street Music Week reached its finale at 1 p.m. Friday amid intermittent rain and steady generosity.

Doug Clark: 2016 Spokane Street Music Week buys 127,130 meals for food bank

The 14th annual Spokane Street Music Week officially expired at 1 p.m. Friday amid blue skies, sunny dispositions and an unexpected windfall. John Huckabay handed a piece of paper to …

Doug Clark: Whatever the key, Spokane Street Music starts with a groove

Blake Busch finished rocking some AC/DC on his electric guitar and then consented to an interview following his Street Music Week debut Monday in downtown Spokane. Busch, by the way, …

Doug Clark: It’s time to tune up for Street Music Week

It’s happened again. Time has trickled away like the oil in most of the vintage cars I’ve owned. We are now less than a month away from the 14th annual …

Doug Clark: Donations big and small set another music week record

Do you believe in happy, sappy endings? I didn’t – until last Friday, that is.

Doug Clark: Humble picker changed Spokane music scene

Frank Wagner called JayDean Ludiker last Sunday night with instructions. “You’re in charge of the music at my service,” the dying man told his longtime friend, adding that they would …

Doug Clark: $25,458.11, a can of peas, and my deepest thanks

And just like that it was over. The final notes faded. Another spirited week of lunch-hour music and entertainment ceased.

Doug Clark: Altruistic artists turn out for Street Music Week

Judy Burr hadn’t been in town very long when she noticed that something quite different was happening on the sidewalks of Spokane. “What’s this?” she asked.

Clark: Condon and Stuckart ‘pitch’ in for good cause

Wednesday’s installment of Spokane Street Music Week was truly one for the ages. Or the annals of YouTube, perhaps.

Street Music Week launched with 40-plus performers

The 11th annual Spokane Street Music Week kicked off with stellar sunny weather and 40-plus performers, including a juggler, a ukulele made out of a cigar box and Cole Barber, …

Doug Clark: Thank you for turning poetic goal into reality

After last year’s edition of Spokane Street Music Week took in a record $8,300 despite grotesque weather conditions, a challenge was raised by some of my closest friends. “Go for …

Doug Clark: Firsts and monsoons at Street Music Week

The 10th annual Spokane Street Music Week will be remembered for its number of exciting firsts. As in …

10th annual Street Music Week continuing downtown

The 10th annual Spokane Street Music Week continues all week from noon to 1 p.m. on downtown street corners.

Sun shines on Street Music opener

Day one of our 10th annual Spokane Street Music Week had it all: warm weather, about 50 performers and gobs of generous donors to help put us on the road …

Spotlight: Huey Lewis, Styx set to play Spokane fair

Huey Lewis and the News and Styx are among the rock acts heading to the Spokane County Interstate Fair this summer. Kicking off the fair’s Grandstand entertainment this year is …

Clark: City ordinance shows lack of sound thinking

I’d like to reassure everyone that our upcoming 10th annual Spokane Street Music Week will go on as planned despite recent meddling with the municipal noise ordinance by overzealous City …

Come busk with me, and help feed the hungry

Time again to put out the call to bluegrassers, rockers, jazz cats, sidewalk shufflers and vocalists from beginners to virtuosos. Mark your calendars for June 11-15.

Doug Clark: Thank you: Music taps soul of city

The ninth annual Spokane Street Music Week will be remembered for a lot of record setting. As in …

Clark: Mayor sings for food bank; other candidates welcome

Mary Verner became a history-making Spokane mayor on Wednesday. No, it didn’t have anything to do with her current attempt to become the first two-term mayor since Spokane had a …

Doug Clark: Spokane Street Music Week kicks off

Spokane Street Music Week kicked off Monday under butt-ugly skies and the impending threat of deluge. Weather as usual, in other words.

Get your act together for Street Music Week

In a positively shocking flash of municipal efficiency, the mayor’s office this week e-mailed me a draft of my eighth annual Spokane Street Music proclamation, even though … A. I …

Fellow street players lend generous spirit

Can anything be more rewarding than playing music to strangers on the sidewalk? Aw, who am I kidding? There are a zillion things more rewarding.

Guest vocalists turn up heat for Street Music Week

Spokane Street Music Week kicked off Monday to terrific weather if you are a salamander – or Seattle. Actually, I knew we were in for a drippy Monday morning because …

Spokane Street Music Week back again

Organizing an annual event like Spokane Street Music Week – which will take place June 11-15 – is a lot more challenging than many of you might suspect. Oh, sure, …