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INB Performing Arts Center announces Jason Mraz

INB Performing Arts Center announces Jason Mraz

The INB Performing Arts Center announced a new show today – Jason Mraz and Raining Jane are coming in October, and tickets go on sale this Friday!

Since getting his start 15 years ago playing in coffeehouses, Jason Mraz has released five albums. His most recent, and first acoustic, album is titled “Yes,” and will be featured at the October show.

“Yes inspires creativity. It's what allows creativity to occurs,” said Mraz. “Yes is love. Yes is what gave us life. We're all here because two people said yes.”

Mraz's positive message and folk-pop sound have earned him platinum or multi-platinum certifications in more than 20 countries for his various releases. He's also sold 48-million singles and made pop record history when his record-breaking classic single “I'm Yours” won two Grammy Awards and won a prestigious Hal David Songwriter Hall of Fame award.

Fizz Boom Read! Summer reading at Spokane libraries

Fizz Boom Read! Summer reading at Spokane libraries

This year's summer reading program has kicked off at libraries all across Spokane. Once kids have signed up, keep track of your books and hours reading! Once you've finished 15 books, or 15 hours, head back in to pick out a free book to keep - or, just stop in during the week to check out some seriously cool programs.

 

Downtown Library

  • Friday, August 8 at 2:00 pm - Radical Rick
  • Friday August 29 at 2:00 pm - Cecil the Magician

 

East Side Library

  • Tuesday, July 8 at 3:00 pm - Ruby Devine
  • Tuesday, July 22 at 3:00 pm - Radical Rick
  • Tuesday, August 12 at 3:00pm - Cecil the Magician
  • Tuesday, August 19 at 3:00 pm - Everyday Scientists

 

Hillyard Library

  • Thursday, July 17 at 3:00 pm - Radical Rick
  • Thursday, July 31 at 3:00 pm - Dr. Suess Zentangle
  • Thursday, August 14 at 3:00 pm - Cecil the Magician
  • Thursday, August 28 at 3:00 pm - Everyday Scientists

 

Indian Trail Library

Summer music returns to Browne's Addition

Summer music returns to Browne's Addition

Summer is officially here and it’s time once again for the Browne’s Addition Summer Concert Series. The music kicks off in Coeur d’Alene Park on July 3, and all concerts go from 6 pm to 8 pm.


Here’s a list of this summer’s shows:

Anonymous artist(s) building cairns in Kendall Yards

Anonymous artist(s) building cairns in Kendall Yards

An art project has taken shape on the north side of the Monroe Street bridge, where someone is using fractured basalt to create several galleries of rock sculptures.

They are called cairns and throughout history have been used to mark hard to spot trails or hazards ahead. In this case they are more of an ad hoc expression of art but no one seems to know who the heavy lifting artist -- or artists -- is.

Kendall Yards is already home to a growing collection of outdoor art.

"We have some permanent art installations as well as some installations coming up in the future and we invite everyone to come down and enjoy the wonderful art we have on site," Cat Carrel with Greenstone Homes said.

Recently some unexpected art has showed up here as well, the cairns, carefully stacked towers of rock.

"Well the cairns are kind of an interesting phenomenon, they just kind of popped up and we're not sure who did them, or how long they'll stay but for now I think they're pretty cool," Carrel said.

Artists beautifying downtown underpasses

Artists beautifying downtown underpasses

Downtown Spokane should look a little brighter after this summer after several teams of local artists finish beautifying four railroad underpasses.

One downtown mural was painted back in 2000 and it has made it 14 years without really being defaced by vandals. That's the hope with the Wall Street railroad underpass, one of four downtown that will look completely different after the summer.

"We kind of wanted to have nature re-infiltrating this industrial area," Eric Parker said.

Parker is part of a two-person team taking on the Cedar Street underpass. His mission is simple: "Beautify, deter graffiti and generate a drawing that really responds to the pre-existing space."

"This is our community too, so we want to keep it nice," Todd Benson said.

The Maple Street underpass is the biggest project brothers Todd and Cain Benson have ever signed up for

"We are going to be here for at least a month, we got the other side of the street to do too and there is color to come but we should have her done in a month or so," Todd Benson said.

Mural team looks to Spokane kids for inspiration

Mural team looks to Spokane kids for inspiration

Spokane’s railroad underpasses are in the process of getting a facelift, and one of the art teams involved wants to hear the ideas of the next generation. The SUMAC Project is calling for submissions from local kids to help them design the mural that will revamp the walls of the Howard Street underpass.

Spokane is Reading Swamplandia! this summer

Spokane is Reading Swamplandia! this summer

Spokane is reading this summer, and will be diving into the swamp lands of Florida for the 13th year of the community reading event. This summer Spokane is Reading Swamplandia! by Karen Russell.