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UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017

Northwest Bach Festival’s Zuill Bailey now a Grammy winner

Zuill Bailey is now a Grammy winner. The cellist, who serves as artistic director of the Northwest Bach Festival in Spokane, won a Grammy for best solo instrumental performance Sunday, …


Rock musician charged with having loaded gun on Delta flight

Found with a loaded gun in his carry-on bag after stepping off a Delta Air Lines flight from Cancun, Mexico, Rick Derringer now faces a criminal charge in Atlanta, court …


Museum ends Shia LaBeouf project, citing safety concerns

NEW YORK – The Museum of the Moving Image announced Friday it has closed a performance art project involving Shia LaBeouf, citing “serious public safety hazards.” The project involved the …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017

Katy Perry gets political on her new song ‘Chained to the Rhythm’

Katy Perry – whose Twitter bio now reads “Artist. Activist. Conscious.” – really drops the hammer.


Spokane Arena gets creepy and crawly with touring Cirque du Soleil show

The Cirque du Soleil show “Ovo,” which lands at the Spokane Arena next week, presents a simple story of love in a colony of bugs. It’s also full of spectacle, …


Aretha Franklin says she’s retiring: ‘I feel very, very enriched and satisfied’

In an interview with the television station WDIV in her hometown of Detroit, Aretha Franklin, 74, said she’ll retire this year after the release of a new album.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017

Wallenda says ‘Never Give Up’ after 5 tightrope walkers hurt

During a news conference in Sarasota, Florida, on Thursday morning, Nik Wallenda said the performs suffered broken bones, scrapes and bruises in Wednesday’s fall, but all are expected to fully …


Stephen Sondheim to receive PEN ‘literary service’ award

NEW YORK – Stephen Sondheim’s latest honor comes from literary and human rights organization PEN America. The group announced Wednesday that the composer is this year’s recipient of the PEN/Allen …


NBC’s Bob Costas being replaced by Mike Tirico at Olympics

bob Costas has been the prime-time host for 11 Olympics televised by NBC since 1992. He is 64 years old. He said he felt the time was right and that …


Stream on Demand: Check out Ruth Negga’s Oscar-nominated performance in ‘Loving’

Oscar-nominated “Loving” is on VOD and the continental drama “The Collection” debuts on Amazon Prime.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017

With ‘love and joy,’ Jake Gyllenhaal opens Broadway theater

Broadway welcomed a new theater Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Jake Gyllenhaal.


Tom Hiddleston: Taylor Swift is ‘an amazing woman’

The “Avengers” and “Thor” star tells GQ for the magazine’s March cover story that Taylor Swift is “an amazing woman.”


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017

Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton headline Watershed

Darius Rucker also will headline a night at the sixth annual country music festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre this summer.


Historic homes concerts this week postponed by road conditions

Organizers cite icy, slushy roads near the concerts’ location on West Sumner Avenue as reason for postponement.


KatyCats rejoice! Katy Perry returns to Grammys

Other performers include Demi Lovato, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, group Little Big Town, Adele, Bruno Mars, the Weeknd, Daft Punk, A Tribe Called Quest and Alicia Keys.


Octavia Spencer announces plans to become Hollywood producer

“The role I’m destined to play is to be one of the biggest producers in Hollywood,” Octavia Spencer said at the 3rd annual Makers Conference, a women’s empowerment event sponsored …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017

Rosie O’Donnell: ‘Available’ to play Steve Bannon on ‘SNL’

On her Twitter feed Monday night, Rosie O’Donnell responded to suggestions that she play Steve Bannon by saying “available – if called I will serve.”


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II marks record 65 years on throne

Queen Elizabeth II has become the first British monarch to reach the milestone of 65 years on the throne.


No, Lady Gaga didn’t really jump off the roof live at the Super Bowl

The intro to Lady Gaga’s performance was actually taped several days in advance, officials with Intel Drones confirmed to The Washington Post. The creative teams behind the dazzling display wanted …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017

Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ leads box office for third weekend

NEW YORK – M. Night Shyamalan’s multiple-personality thriller “Split” led the box office for a third-straight week, an unusual streak for a low-budget horror film. According to studio estimates Sunday, …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017

Lady Gaga follows up Super Bowl with tour announcement; stop planned at Tacoma Dome

Gaga will kick off her “Joanne” world tour in Vancouver, B.C., and open in the U.S. on Aug. 5 at the Tacoma Dome.


AP Exclusive: Patton Oswalt says heart condition, meds killed wife

Oswalt writes in a statement to the Associated Press that he and his wife Michelle McNamara did not know she had a condition that caused blockages in her arteries.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

With ‘Salish Stories,’ Ric Gendron finds inspiration in storytelling traditions

The paintings look like illustrations for a children’s book. And as Ric Gendron painted, his grandchildren were sitting around him, telling stories about what they thought he was painting. No …


‘Deadpool’ star Ryan Reynolds being honored at Harvard

The “Deadpool” star will be honored Friday night as the group’s 2017 Man of the Year.


Michael Bublé: Son ‘progressing well’ in cancer battle

The Canadian singer and his wife say “doctors are very optimistic about the future for our little boy.” They say Noah has been brave during the battle and they “continue …


The Spokane Symphony goes to the movies with the silent classic “The Phantom of the Opera”

As with previous screenings of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” and Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights,” the Spokane Symphony will be providing a live musical accompaniment for the 1925 silent film “The Phantom …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

7 Spokane-area spots to watch the Super Bowl

Get your game on Sunday at these local sports bars.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017

No, ‘Nashville’ star Connie Britton has no plans to run for office

When asked if she would consider public office, actress Connie Britton concluded with a kind-but-firm “no.” “But thank you. I’m really very complimented and honored.”


‘Superior Donuts’ stars Judd Hirsch as owner of kneady shop

“Superior Donuts” shakes out as a sitcom dialectic pitting experience, wisdom and mulishness against unbridled energy, initiative and being too impulsive.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

Best of Broadway’s season continues with the beloved musical ‘Annie’

You know the story. A plucky orphan girl and her scruffy dog are begrudgingly adopted by a cantankerous billionaire in Depression-era New York, and his emotional resistance toward her is …