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The Spokane Symphony celebrates Holiday Pops

The Spokane Symphony celebrates Holiday Pops

Resident Conductor, Morihiko Nakahara, will lead the Spokane Symphony, the Chorale, and the Spokane Area Youth Choirs in some of the season’s most-loved holiday songs and carols. Santa and local cabaret singer Abbey Crawford will also stop by to help spread the holiday cheer at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Saturday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 21 at 3:00 p.m.


 

“I am particularly excited about this year's program because we are presenting such a wide variety of repertoire,” Nakahara said. “This will be a musical journey with something for everyone in your family.”


 

Spokane Arts seeks artists to develop memorial honoring fallen heroes

Spokane Arts seeks artists to develop memorial honoring fallen heroes

Spokane Arts Fund, in partnership with the Gold Star Families, the City of Spokane, and the Spokane Public Facilities District seeks an artist, or artist team residing in Washington and Idaho, to develop a memorial honoring fallen heroes that have served post- 9/11.

 

The memorial will be sited on the south side of the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The selected artist or artist team will work with Spokane Arts Fund, The Spokane Public Facilities District staff, and the representatives from the Gold Star Families from design through construction of the project. During the design phase, representatives from the Gold Star Families will heavily inform the process.

 

The artist will work with Spokane Arts Fund, the Gold Star Families and the Spokane Public Facilities District to develop a permanent public art memorial for the Spokane Arena. The desired artistic approach will create a sculptural plaza that suggests a place where people will gather for a variety of observances and events. The artwork should represent and be inclusive of all Armed Services with particular attention to post 9/11 fallen heroes.

Spokane native Laura Becker returns to the city as new Executive Director of Spokane Arts

Spokane native Laura Becker returns to the city as new Executive Director of Spokane Arts

After leaving Spokane shortly following her graduation from Mead High School in 1995, Laura Becker is returning to her hometown as the new Executive Director of Spokane Arts.
 

“I'm from Spokane, but I'm new to Spokane,” Becker explained from her desk at Spokane Arts' downtown office.

 

Becker began her undergraduate studies at Santa Clara University, then transferred to the University of Washington where she earned her degree in Art History and Classical Studies. Eventually, she went on to earn a post-graduate degree in Museum Education from the Rhode Island School of Design.

 

Jekyll & Hyde brings fifth national tour to Spokane

Jekyll & Hyde brings fifth national tour to Spokane

WestCoast Entertainment, a division of Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE:RLH), announced today that a special engagement of “Jekyll & Hyde” has been added to the 2014-2015 Best of Broadway Season.


"Jekyll & Hyde" will come to the INB Performing Arts Center (334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201) on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be placed on sale to the public Wednesday, December 10 at 10:00 a.m. online at wcebroadway.com and via phone at 800-325-SEAT. Groups of 10 or more can receive a discount by calling 509-777-6253.


According to WestCoast Entertainment, the epic struggle between good and evil will come to life on stage in this all new production of the musical phenomenon, “Jekyll & Hyde.” The musical is based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and will feature a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn & double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricuss. “Jekyll & Hyde”

Downtown Spokane offers many different activities tonight for First Friday

Downtown Spokane offers many different activities tonight for First Friday

Today is First Friday in downtown Spokane, and this month nearly 50 businesses are participating.

For local foodies, these are just a handful of the places available to check out tonight:

24 Taps will have 13 local craft beers available in a sampler flight to enjoy, and Chocolate Apothecary will offer cheese, wine, and chocolate pairings along with music from local singer-songwriter Alex Ishkov.

LeftBank Wine Bar and El Corazon Tasting Room will offer tastings throughout the whole bar along with photography by Al Hague and music from Sandpoint musician, Truck Mills.

Sound of Music Sing-a-Long tickets only $10 on Thursday, Dec. 4

Sound of Music Sing-a-Long tickets only $10 on Thursday, Dec. 4

For those interested in seeing the Sound of Music Sing-a-Long at the INB Performing Arts Center, today may be the day to buy tickets. For today only, all reserved tickets will be available for only $10 each. This special offer will be available at the Spokane Arena Box Office located at 720 West Mallon Avenue, online at TicketsWest.com, or by calling 800-325-SEAT. The offer is only available on Thursday, December 4 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews musical film in full-screen Technicolor on a screen that takes up the entire stage. The screening will be complete with subtitles so the entire audience can easily sing along.

Every guest will also receive a complimentary "Bag of Musical Moments", which will contain various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film.

Spokane celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Spokane celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The City of Spokane will celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities by recognizing local artists and displaying their artwork at City Hall.

This year, International Day of Persons with Disabilities is Wednesday, December 3. Spokane Mayor David Condon is scheduled to officially proclaim the City’s participation on Wednesday. The aim of the observance is to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

The art being displayed in the Chase Gallery (lower level, City Hall) features five local artists: Penny Cannon, Amber Woodworth, Ruth Mortensen, Amber Joy, and Greg Terhaar

The artwork will be on display through Friday, December 5.