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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017

Cardinal Bernard Law, central figure in abuse scandal, dies

Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked what would become the worst crisis in American Catholicism, died early …


Former Spokane actor Sophia Anne Caruso continues work in ‘Lazarus,’ this time in London

Caruso reprises her role of Girl in the David Bowie musical.


Gary Crooks: Newspapers’ decline has a price

The movie “Spotlight” packed an emotional wallop with ink-stained journalists because of its expert depiction of how we think, work and even dress (too quickly). To most moviegoers, it was …


Ignite theater will stage new play by KZZU’s Molly Allen

Allen’s mom, Ellen Travolta is producing “On Shaky Ground,” while her stepfather, Jack Bannon, is one of the play’s stars.


Spokane Civic Theatre hires artistic director

Lenny Bart is the new artistic director for the Spokane Civic Theatre


MAC lectures focus on treasure hunting, the Hope diamond

Mark your calendars for two lectures at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture this month.


‘Spotlight’ company settles complaint over made-up dialogue

The distributor of the Oscar-winning film “Spotlight” has acknowledged that filmmakers fabricated dialogue that made it appear as if a Boston College spokesman downplayed the extent of the Catholic priest …


Civic announces lineup for 70th season

Civic Theatre kicks off 2016-17 year with ‘Beauty and the Beast.’


Dick Meyer: History as drama instructs, entertains

Politics, Wall Street and the Catholic Church exposed in the movies.


Movie review: Fast-paced ‘Spotlight’ tells story brilliantly

Tom McCarthy’s mesmerizing “Spotlight” is, quite simply, a story about storytelling. After a brief 1970s prologue, it takes place over about a year at The Boston Globe, where a team …


Travolta brings third Christmas show to Coeur d’Alene

“Christmas With Friends” will star Ellen Travolta’s husband,


Touring ‘Christmas Story’ seeks pair of performers

West Coast Entertainment, producers of the Best of Broadway series, are looking for two local children to sing and dance in the Spokane stop of the touring “A Christmas Story: …


Bailey hints toward Bach festival highlights

At Connoisseur Concerts’ Mozart on a Summer’s Eve on Wednesday night, Zuill Bailey told the crowd a few of the plans he has for the 2016 edition of the Northwest …


‘King Size Recliners’ hit Regal Cinemas

The Regal Cinemas at NorthTown soon will offer a big comfort of home: reclining seats. The theater is replacing all its seats with recliners that feature footrests. According to a …


Spotlight: CdA Symphony Orchestra unveils 2015-16 lineup

The Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra has announced its lineup for the 2015-16 season. The year will kick off at noon Aug. 1 with a free concert at North Idaho College …


Wolski, Lee, Bailey to play Manito concerts

Violinist Mateusz Wolski, concertmaster with the Spokane Symphony, and violist Jessica Lee, will join cellist Zuill Bailey for two nights of music under the stars at Manito Park. Connoisseur Concerts …


Lineup set for Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival in August

The Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival, set for Aug. 8-10 at Medical Lake, has announced its lineup for this year. On the bill are Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick, Phillips, Grier …


Ex-Spokane actress Caruso honored for work Off-Broadway

Former Spokane actress Sophia Anne Caruso is one of the nominees for the Earn Lortel Awards, which honor the best in Off-Broadway theater. Caruso, 13, is up for Outstanding Featured …


Spotlight: Art at Convention Center spice up expansion

With the expansion project at the Spokane Convention Center recently completed, it’s time to take a look at the four new pieces of public art that will grace the indoor …


Spokane Symphony, Terrain unite for ‘Uncharted Territory’

Call it old school meets new school. The Spokane Symphony, the seven-decades-old institution, and Terrain, the 8-year-old arts upstart, are collaborating on a new project this month, “Uncharted Territory.”


Think & Drink discussion to focus on Hebdo attacks

Humanities Washington is hosting a talk Wednesday to discuss the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the role of cartoonists in society and related issues. “Killer Cartoons: Is the Pen Mightier Than the …


Spotlight: Uzcátegui added as assistant conductor

The Spokane Symphony has added an assistant conductor to further outreach efforts and fill in as needed. Jorgé Uzcátegui conducted the symphony this past October, when the company headed to …


‘Catch Me If You Can’ to kick off 2015 Civic season

Spokane Civic Theatre this past week announced its lineup of plays for the 2015-16 season, a lineup that includes a mix of newer works, classics and the bizarre. The season …


Spokane Arts Commission seeks new panel members

The Spokane Arts Commission is looking for six new commissioners to begin work in January. Commissioners serve three-year terms, attend monthly meetings (on the fourth Tuesday), and have the opportunity …


Spotlight: ‘Decasia’ to be shown Wednesday

More than a decade ago, New York filmmaker Michael Morrison took footage from old, decaying silent movies, edited them together, and added a new score by composer Michael Gordon. The …


Spotlight: Travolta, friends return to stage holiday musical

Ellen Travolta is once again cooking up some entertainment for the Coeur d’Alene Resort during the holiday season. This year, the holiday musical revue will feature family and friends. “I …


Spotlight: Mural project aims to hide downtown crater

People have wondered for six years about the pit at the corner of Third and Division in downtown Spokane that was once called St. John’s Lutheran Church. After the century-old …


CdA Symphony season kicks off Labor Day

The Coeur d’Alene Symphony is readying five weekends of music in the coming season, in addition to the group’s traditional free Labor Day concert. The season officially will kick off …


Spotlight: WSU art museum lures new curator

The Washington State University Museum of Art has hired a new curator and exhibit designer, Ryan Hardesty. Hardesty will leave his position at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture …


Spotlight: IRT holds reading of Caisley’s ‘Happy’

Idaho Repertory Theatre in Moscow is hosting a reading of Robert Caisley’s play “Happy” on June 27. Caisley, who lives in Moscow, has seen his play become a finalist for …