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Spokane Parks Foundation holding Expo '74 Gala

Spokane Parks Foundation holding Expo '74 Gala

The Spokane Parks Foundation is throwing a party to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Expo '74.

The "Expo '74 Celebration and Gala" will be held on May 3, 2014 at the Spokane Convention Center.

The cocktail reception and entertainment will go from 6-7 p.m. Dinner and program are scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. Dessert and drinks will follow.

You can purchase tickets to the event through TicketsWest. Tickets cost $74.

Blake Shelton's Ten Times Crazier Tour coming to Spokane

Blake Shelton's Ten Times Crazier Tour coming to Spokane

Blake Shelton's Ten Times Crazier Tour is is making it's way to Spokane in September.

Tickets go on-sale Friday, April 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, at TicketsWest.com or by calling 800-325-SEAT.

Press release:

Just off the heels of his sold-out Ten Times Crazier 2013 Tour, Blake Shelton wants everyone to know that the crazy will continue in 2014. The Country singer and star of NBC’s The Voice is hitting the road on his 2014 Ten Times Crazier Tour, and will perform live at the Spokane Arena on Thursday, September 18! Joining Blake Shelton on tour will be The Band Perry, Neal McCoy and Dan+Shay.

Inslee names April National Poetry Month in honor of Oso

Inslee names April National Poetry Month in honor of Oso

Governor Jay Inslee has declared April National Poetry Month in Washington and is hoping the state will use poetry as a way to send solace and well wishes to the communities affected by the mudslide in Oso.

Bloomsday posters on display at Downtown Library

Bloomsday posters on display at Downtown Library

From the very first Bloomsday poster that promised a Run with the Stars, to the more recent Hidden Runner posters, all 30 years of Bloomsday are on display at the Downtown Library.


The exhibit, on the third floor, highlights the entire span of Bloomsday, and features a variety of art and photography styles and artists. The posters have come a long way from the first poster, which advertised the race in all purple with a runner carrying a lilac bloom to the series that captured Bloomsday landmarks in the style of vintage travel posters.

WestCoast Entertainment announces 2014-15 season

The curtain has yet to close on WestCoast Entertainment’s current season, but they’re already gearing up for this fall. On Wednesday,  WCE announced the 2014-2015 Best of Broadway season, and it’s full of big shows, fan favorites, and some enjoyable surprises.


The season will kick off with the nine time Tony winning musical Book of Mormon in August. The much anticipated show was announced last year when the 2013-14 season was announced. Here’s a list of this season’s main attractions:

Gonzaga hosting free Chinese language summer camp

Gonzaga hosting free Chinese language summer camp

From Gonzaga University:


Up to 60 Spokane-area students in 1st through 12th grade will once again have opportunities to study Chinese this summer at Gonzaga University, thanks to an $89,713 grant from Startalk. Startalk is a federally sponsored program designed to foster interest in less commonly taught languages such as Chinese, Arabic and Hindi.

"Very Carefully" art show coming to Chase Gallery

"Very Carefully" art show coming to Chase Gallery

A new art show is making its way to Spokane's Chase Gallery.

"Very Carefully" is an art show that exemplifies art by Northwest artists who work with strong attention to detail, materials, and craftsmanship.

The featured artists are Hank Chiappetta of Deer Park, Sarah Fagan of Portland, Patty Franklin of Woodinville, and Rik Nelson of Liberty Lake. 

The exhibition starts April 3 and runs through June 27. The artist reception will be on April 4, from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. in conjuction with First Friday.

The Chase Gallery is located inside Spokane's City Hall at 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd.

PRESS RELEASE:

VERY CAREFULLY is an art show that exemplifies art by artists who work with strong attention to detail, materials, and craftsmanship.    

Exhibition dates:         April 3 – June 27, 2014

Artist Reception:         April 4, 5 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with First Friday.

Artists: