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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Enjoy the MasterClass Jazz Orchestra this Sunday

Come join The MasterClass Jazz Orchestra (MCJO), Sunday, April 3, for a Spring Fling Dance at the Spokane Swing Dance Club (German/American Hall) Located at 25 W. 3rd Avenue. From 6-7 pm there will be East Coast Swing Dance Instruction. From 7-9:30 pm the 18-piece MasterClass Jazz Orcherstra (MCJO) plays Big Band music for dancing. For more information go to www.mcjo.org or www.spokaneswingdanceclub.org.

Tap your toes to the Vagabonds

The Vagabonds Traveling Show will be performing at the LaunchPadINW Professional Women's Community Luncheon on Tuesday, April 5 at the Bing Crosby Theater. The Vagabonds will kick off the event with music from 11:30 to 12:00 noon. Lively, gutsy, and eclectic, LeAnn Mae (Cooley) and Deanne Darlene (Logan), present a cabaret of musical treats sure to delight different tastes. With an essence of Vaudeville, this duo will keep your toes tappin' to swing, blues, bluegrass, country, ragtime, rock and roll, and more. Mayor Mary Verner will be the guest speaker for the event from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Discussion and networking will follow from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m Box lunches will be served. Come shake your bones at this fun and interactive LaunchPad event! You can learn more about the event at www.launchpadinw.com.

Calling All Fashionistas! Spokane's Best Boutiques Hit the Runway April 1

Following a sold-out show last fall, the top shops in town are back for the Best Boutiques Runway Show at the Spokane Club. There are some exciting new additions to the spring show that will make this THE best fashionista party of the season. In addition to the fabulous show itself, you'll also enjoy these after-show happenings.

- Boutique Fashion Market: All the fashions from the runway and more will be available for sale directly to you from our vendors: Tangerine, Serendipity, Finders Keepers, Fringe, De Soleil Salon and Anemone.
- The Makeup Studio will be doing on-trend demos
- Girls Night Out Dance Party with DJ Dustin from Ampt'd
- Swag Bags with lots of goodies, including coupons from our Best Boutiques

Cocktails: 7:00pm, Runway Show: 8:00pm, Dessert and Champagne: 9:15. Rack Sales and Dance Party: 9:15 to midnight.

Cost: $30 per person. To reserve, call 838-8511. (This is a ticketed event; all sales are final.)


Spring Fling at the YWCA

The YWCA of Spokane will host its annual Spring Fling, a champagne brunch and silent auction, Saturday, April 16 The fundraising event will be held at Anthony's Restaurant at 510 N. Lincoln from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tickets cost $50 per person with pre-registration, as seating is limited.

All proceeds support the programs and services of the YWCA of Spokane, assisting over 15,000 women and children each year who are victims of domestic violence. Since 1903, the YWCA of Spokane has been at the forefront of helping women and children overcome social, economic, racial, and personal barriers in order to accomplish their goals and achieve their dream of a healthier and more fulfilling life. The YWCA continues to assist women by providing safe shelters, transitional housing options, legal assistance, job training, counseling and a free professional clothing boutique.

Pre-registration is necessary, due to limited seating. Please respond by April 6. To make a reservation, donate an auction item, or inquire about sponsorship opportunities please call 509-789-9304.


Don't Miss First Friday, April 1st!

The artwork of Debbie McCulley will be featured at Whitestone Winery, 111 S Cedar, from 5:30 to 9pm. Live music will be performed by Michael Dwyer. Enjoy a great evening of great wine, music, art. Debbie will be debuting her new painting, "A Mysterious Time" and will also showcase her Wine series, "Metamorphosis; From Animals to Wine", greeting cards and her Safari Series, Papillion Series and Martini Frog Series. To view Debbie's art, visit www.debbiemcculley.com.

Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N. Stevens (Main & Stevens) will feature art from Cecile Charles and music from Spokane favorite Kathleen Cavender. Music from 6-9pm. Appetizers available for purchase.

Roberts Mansion, 1923 W. First Ave, will feature artwork by Irene Dahl includes oil on aged copper plate, egg tempura on clay board and pastel portraits. Live music.

Gina's Design Corner, at One North Browne will display from some of the most talented WSU Interior Design Students. Live music from Suhanna Hamilton.

At Express Employment Professionals at 331 W. Main, the Inland Northwest Peace Corps Association (INPCA) continues its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Peace Corps with a focus on Asia. The Story of Rice - Through a slide show presentation, pictures and food samples, Mary Hensley will lead the discussion on the role of rice in the daily lives of Asian people.

For more First Friday listings, visit www.downtownspokane.org/first-friday.php.


The Sons of the Pioneers are coming!

Legends of Western music, the Sons of the Pioneers, the group that Roy Rogers started, will have two performances on Saturday, April 9, at 1pm and 7:30pm at the Greyhound Park & Event Center in Post Falls. These icons of Western music have been called "A Living Legend in their own time, an American institution" by the Western Music Association. Reserved seating is $40, general seating, $25, wing seats, $15 and parking is $5. Tickets available through Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT. All Proceeds benefit the Hope's Haven Animal Shelter and the Benewah County Humane Society. For more information, please go to www.benewahhumanesociety.org or call 208-245-7387.

Live at the Fox!

Holy Names Music Center presents their 4th Annual Community Music Benefit Concert tomorrow, March 31, 7:30 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. 1001 W. Sprague Avenue. This musical review celebrates the life and legacy of Spokane's only Community Music School. Everyone deserves to benefit from the gift of music. From professional musicians to Tiny string players to beginning adults (the young at heart), all voices will be heard and celebrated during the evening's musical offering. "Live @ the Fox" is the kick-off celebration to Jazz Appreciation Month. April has been proclaimed as Jazz Appreciation Month by the Governor. An official proclamation will be read from the stage! History will be made!

This is a free concert. However, a call for donations will be made. Please come and support the musical legacy and outreach of Holy Names Music Center. A calendar of Jazz Appreciation Month Events can be accessed at www.hnmc.org.


Spokane Spine Team presents Golf Day, this Thursday

Join the pros at Spokane Spine Team at their offices, 510 East Holland. Thursday, March 31st from 8:00am - 6:00pm for a day that will improve your golf game and give you a chance for some great golf prizes. They are offering One-On-One 25 minute sessions by doctors and physical therapists from 1:00pm-4:30pm (by Registration) that includes: Golf Specific Strength & Flexibility Screening with a Physical Therapist; Golf Swing Analysis & Instruction by a PGA Golf Pro from Fairways Golf Course (1 Free Round of Golf at Fairways Golf Course) and Injury Advice from 4:30pm-6:00pm. If you have had Neck, Back, or other Joint Pain, this time is for you. The Spine Team doctors and therapists will be available for any questions you might have. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Union Gospel Mission of Spokane. Space is limited, so call 509-363-3100 for more details and to register.

The High Five from thesomshow.com by Isamu Jordan

The Builders and the Butchers - Portland folk-rockers The Builders and the Butchers play a rollicking brand of indie-rock. In the mix is the standard rock construct with drums, bass and guitar, along with hand percussion, trumpet, melodica, clarinet, mandolin, banjo and a host of backing vocalists. Get down with a proper dose of folk-rock and Americana when The Builders and the Butchers arrive with support from Seattle-by-way-of-Spokane band, The Globes at 10 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $10; 21 and older only.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch - A rock and roll musical about a trans-gender punk rock immigrant from East Berlin, Hedwig and the Angry Inch returns to Spokane for a three day run starring the show's producer/director, Dylan Rock Simons, who also starred in the 2006 run of Hedwig. Hedwig is back with a cast of local rockers backing him/her up starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, and running until Sunday, April 3, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, through www.aclubspokane.com; all-ages welcome, full bar with ID.

Boy Eats Drum Machine - Always the spectacle, Jon Ragel's one-man wrecking crew, Boy Eats Drum Machine, incorporates funky indie-rock jazz, hip-hop and electronic pop. This one was made for dancing. That's at 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague. Cost: $5; 21 and older only.

Attila - There are at least three bands and one French DJ named Attila. One of them is a psychedelic rock group founded by a young Billy Joel in 1969; another is a New York metal band from the early 80s. But the one that's coming to Spokane is the deathcore party band from Atlanta sharing a bill with Epitaph Records metalcore quintet Our Last Night along with A Bullet for Pretty Boy, Armor for the Broken, and Across the Sun, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost:$12 in advance, $14 at the door, through www.aclubspokane.com; all ages welcome, full bar with ID.

A Day To Remember - Victory Records powerhouse A Day To Remember is touring in support of its latest studio release, "What Separates Me from You," which has been getting major burn in the world of sports entertainment and late night talk TV. The post-punk-metalcore champs headline a show with Bring Me the Horizon, Pierce the Veil, and We Came As Romans at 6 p.m. tonight, March 30, at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: Sold out.

For local music news, events, mp3s, artist profiles, multimedia and more, visit thesomshow.com.

Artist Profile



Kathleen Cavender, Renaissance woman

Kathleen Cavender is a true Renaissance person...an artist, jazz singer, poet, writer, art and voice teacher. She is a fourth generation artist that comes from a very creative family. Her great grandfather was a working artist in London in the late 1800s and provided for his family of 12 by painting. His sketchbook which Cavender treasures today was always a part of her life. Her grandmother used to keep it in her nightstand and young Kathleen would spend hours looking at it, gaining inspiration for a fantastic creative career that was to come. She can't remember a time in her life when she wasn't drawing. She has always been passionate about art, and it shows in the magnificent paintings she creates.

Her grandmother, who worked at John W. Graham store in Spokane, would bring her art supplies and books on drawing and art; and when acrylic paint came on the market, Kathleen was one of the first to try it. Even at a young age, her painting was so professional that her mother and grandmother sold her paintings. Today her paintings fetch a tidy sum on the art market. She still paints four to five hours a day and her art is in demand. Her work has been exhibited in many Northwest galleries and art museums. She is currently represented by the Art @ Work Gallery in Spokane, the Grace Chosy Gallery in Madison, Wisconsin, and Art Source L.A. in Los Angeles, Monterey and Washington D.C. You can see her work at her website www.kathleencavender.com.

Her mother taught her to read music and at age nine she soloed in a performance at the Spokane Coliseum. Her music has led her to perform in a wide variety of bands and venues. She was a music leader at Calvary Chapel church, and has sung with many bands including Weston Davis. Today her own Kathleen Cavender Band, from a duo up to five pieces, performs regularly around Spokane. She adds musicians for an 8 piece band at Art Fest every year.

And with all her painting and performing Kathleen finds the time to share her knowledge and experience with others teaching creativity, art and music classes and workshops to children and adults. She also offers private art and voice lessons.

Kathleen Cavender, a true renaissance woman, providing us with fabulous art and music, and teaching her craft to future generations. Thank you!

Kathleen performs in at Nectar Tasting room, at Main and Stevens, this Friday, April 1st from 6pm to 9pm. She is also preparing a show of her paintings for a group show at Art Spirit Gallery at 415 E. Sherman in Coeur d'Alene opening next Friday, April 8.

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Name the movie that line appeared in and win a $10 gift certificate to Ben and Jerry's Scoop Shop on the 3rd floor of River Park Square. Send your best guess and your phone number to info@entertainmentspokane.com. The winner will be selected at random from correct entries and will be announced in next week's e-newsletter. The deadline for entries is noon on Friday, April 1.

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Last week's movie quote was, "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." Steve correctly guessed that it was from the movie "Godfather II" and won a $10 gift certificate to Ben and Jerry's Scoop Shop on the 3rd floor of River Park Square.


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