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Cellist Zuill Bailey kicks off series of free performances for Northwest Bach Festival

 

 

Cellist Zuill Bailey kicked off a series of 6 free Flash-Bach concerts on Wednesday with a noon performance in the Riverpark Square Atrium.

 

These flash performances are organized to make classical music more accessible to various people in different locations.

 

“I think that concerts are one thing. Those are people that know to go, they know the beauty of the music, they prepare themselves to go. But I really feel the need to bring music to people that may not know,” Bailey said. “It's basically bringing music to the people, in any way that I possibly can outside the concert hall.”

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Two local developers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to prove games aren't just fun, they also have the power to make a difference in the world.

 

In their game, Ebola Attack, players act as the hero white blood cell that must protect the red cells from a deadly infection: the Ebola virus. Over the course of the game, the human body is healed as gamers progress through increasing levels of difficulty. The player’s goal is to save as many people as possible, meanwhile, all net profits from the purchase of the app will aid the relief effort in the very real Ebola war zone in West Africa.

 

 

Jeffrey Hatcher's 'The Turn of the Screw' to be performed at The Stage Left Theater Feb. 6-8

Jeffrey Hatcher's 'The Turn of the Screw' to be performed at The Stage Left Theater Feb. 6-8

Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of The Turn of the Screw will preformed at the Stage Left Theater February 6-8.

 

The play, based on Henry James' novel of the same name, is a psychological ghost story that follows a young governess' time caring for two recently orphaned children at an English manor. However, shortly into her time at the manor, the governess starts seeing ghosts of the children's previous governess, and the estate's valet, who died under disturbing circumstances.

 

“The question is whether the ghosts are real, whether my character is crazy, whether the ghosts are a threat to the children,” said Khouri Potts who plays the governess in this production of the play. “There's a lot of different interpretations. So both the book and the play are written that way to be both open ended and to make up your mind about what is really happening.”

 

Disney on Ice to bring Frozen to Spokane

Disney on Ice to bring Frozen to Spokane

Disney on Ice is bringing Frozen to the Spokane Arena from Wednesday, November 4th to Sunday, November 8th for eight performances.

Tickets will go on-sale Tuesday, January 27th at 10:00 a.m. at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, at TicketsWest.com or by calling 800-325-SEAT. Reserved seat tickets will range from $20.00 to $65.00.

“In our more than 30 years of producing Disney On Ice shows, Feld Entertainment has been waiting for a film like this,” said producer Nicole Feld.  “While it might seem obvious that Frozen is well suited for the ice, this Disney On Ice production will touch audiences emotionally through innovative show elements and world-class skating.”

Cultivate Spokane Salon series to be on Jan. 21 this month

Cultivate Spokane Salon series to be on Jan. 21 this month

The Cultivate Spokane Salon Series is returning on January 21st. This month, Spokane Arts said the Salon series will say goodbye to 2014, and look forward to 2015. 

Those in attendance will be able to meet the new Spokane Arts Executive Director, Laura Becker, and discuss what the Spokane art community hopes to leave behind, and what they hope to explore in 2015.

This month's Salon will be held at The Big Dipper on 171 S. Washington Street from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Spokane International Film Festival “Posterizes” the Symphony

Spokane International Film Festival “Posterizes” the Symphony

The 17th Annual Spokane International Film Festival and the Spokane Symphony are partnering to launch SpIFF's 2nd Posterize on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. during the Symphony’s Movie Music Spectacular concert at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. The event is designed to celebrate the art surrounding film.


 

For Posterize, artists from Spokane’s local design community will create movie posters of upcoming SpIFF films and also for some of the blockbusters to be performed by the symphony. The posters will be on display, in the Fox lobby before the concert.


 

Documentary, 'Glenn Campbell: I'll Be Me' to premiere in Spokane

Documentary, 'Glenn Campbell: I'll Be Me' to premiere in Spokane

The Riverview Retirement Community will premiere the critically acclaimed documentary, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, for two showings at the Bing Crosby Theater on Saturday, January 17th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 18th at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $12.50 plus a handling fee, and can be purchased at 1-800-325-SEAT or ticketswest.com

The film conveys the life and career of American music icon, Glenn Campbell, chronicling his diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, decision to go public, and his final tour.

After glen made history as the first major American celebrity to go public with the diagnosis, he and his family embarked on a short "Goodbye Tour" that eventually evolved into a 151-show nationwide tour. The tour included a stop in Spokane in March 2012.

The documentary has earned widespread critical acclaim for reviewers including Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times who called it "one of the most remarkable documentaries in recent years."