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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Spokane's Sophia Caruso auditions for Annie on Broadway (inside the theatre and out!)

The photo on the front page of Monday's New York Times says it all. Nine year old Spokane actress Sophia Caruso, in line to audition for Annie on Broadway, isn't content to just stand there like the 2,000 of other girls. She's practicing the part. So far it worked, she got an instant call back. She was among a handful of girls who met the producers and the production team, sang songs and was interviewed longer than any of the other contestants. She goes back for another call back soon. Good luck Sophie!

Get a KISS at the Arena Friday night

One of the most influential rock n roll bands of all time takes the stage Friday night at the Spokane Arena. The infamous KISS is coming to town for a 7:45 concert. Ticketswest has your seat

The Judds are at Northern Quest Saturday night

This Saturday night at 7:30 country music icons Wynona and Naomi Judd kick off Northern Quests Pepsi Summer outdoor concert series at the casino. Contact Ticketwest.

Basketball fun at the Lincoln Center this Friday and Saturday

GU and NBA star Ronny Turiaf and charismatic actor/comedian Cedric "The Entertainer" come together this Friday at 7 pm at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln, to raise funds for the Ronny Turiaf Heart to Heart Foundation. The night will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, auction and program. Contact Ticketswest.

Then on Saturday night get in on the action and join Hoopfest players and special appearances by NBA standouts for the biggest party in town at The Lincoln Center. Special guests include former Gonzaga fan favorite and NBA player Ronny Turiaf and NBA slam dunk champion "Nate Robinson presents Terrence Williams Hoopfest Birthday Bash." Two Nightclub venues to choose with DJ Freaky Fred in The Lincoln Ballroom and Dartae Entertainment presents "80's Jam" in the Monroe Ballroom.

This is 21 + event and tickets are available on Ticketswest. Cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. You select your party! Both parties are only $20 and 1/2 off all registered Hoopfest players at the door. Doors open at 9:00.

Complimentary downtown private shuttle bus service will be provided with several pick-up and drop-off locations for event goers. See the Lincoln Center web site for more details and pick-up locations.

VIP tickets with tables seating and courtesy limo service available by contacting The Lincoln Center at 509-327-8000 or

The MAC's Renaissance Mix: Music, Genius, Theology

As part of the summer of da Vinci at the MAC, you will have a chance to enjoy music performances and lectures wrapped in a Renaissance theme. The first performance features Donivan Johnson, a teacher in the Selkirk School District, named as the 2009 recipient of the Humanities Washington Award of outstanding achievement in the arts. All programs will be held in the Eric A. Johnson Memorial Auditorium on the MAC campus. Start the afternoon with Italian wines at the 2:15 pm cash bar followed by a 3:00 pm performance. Programs are typically one hour long and suggested donation is $8.

This Sunday, June 26, the program is Man and Music in a distant Mirror: Instrumental Music in the Age of Da Vinci and Beyond

This concert reflects the numerous similarities in musical techniques by Renaissance composers during the age of Leonardo da Vinci and 20th Century composers who sometimes looked back, as in a distant mirror, to that time. Music by Renaissance and Baroque composers will be performed along with music by 20th Century composers Erik Satie, Arvo Paert and others. Instrumental selections in a variety of styles will be experienced by the audience.

Performers include: Steve Maurer, recorder; Patrick French, flute; Kevin Hekmatpanah, cello; and Donivan Johnson, keyboard. Two new works by Johnson will be premiered: The Da Vinci Coda (trio) and Deeply Fixed Thorns (cello and keyboard). Johnson will also give a brief talk about how music played a crucial role in Da Vinci's life and work.

Go to for more information

Wildlife Invitational Fundraiser at Gallery of Thum

The Gallery of THUM, 2910 North Monroe, presents Beautiful wildlife artworks in all mediums, contemporary, mixed media, watercolor, photography, by Buck Mountain, Tony Pfiffer, June Wagner Cuda, Henry Borland, Lucinda Wurtz, Emma Randolph, Cecile Charles, Timothy Phillips, Joyce Sonabend, Betty Bradley, Bill Werle, Shanda Woodward, Theodora Sallee, Michael Folsom and K and R Heartworks. This is a must see art walk. Show closes July 23, 2011.This is a fundraiser for Mt Spokane Veterinary Hospital.

For more information call 509-294-9234 or go to

Dave's Killer Bread team coming to Hoopfest this weekend

Dave's Killer Bread (possibly the BEST bread you've ever tasted) announces the founder of the uniquely famous organic whole grain breads, Dave Dahl, and his team will host a full product-tasting demo at the Spokane HoopFest on June 25-26. The demo will include samplings from their wide array of whole grain breads as well as their new cinnamon roll product, the Sin Dawg. They will also be giving away Dave's Killer Bread Coloring and Activity Books, meeting and greeting fans, and selling loaves.

Dave's Killer Bread recently announced its expansion into Safeway Stores throughout Eastern Washington and the Pacific Northwest. The killer breads can also be found in Spokane at Costco, Fred Meyer, and other local markets; each carrying select items from the wide array of Dave's Killer Bread products - Good Seed, 21 Whole Grains, Power Seed, Blues Bread, Rockin' Rye, Good Seed Sprouted Wheat, Peace Bomb (Ultra-seedy sprouted wheat baguette), and Sin Dawg (seedy, 100% whole-grain cinnamon-roll baguette)…to name a few. For more information, visit

Walk through beauty at the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens

This is a great time to enjoy Spokane's historic Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, west of Corbin Art Center on 7th and Stevens. There are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Photographer Mike Ault showing at Brick Wall Gallery in July

The Brick Wall Gallery will be featuring the work of local photographer Mike Ault for July's First Friday Artwalk. Mike works with large format b&w film. The show will continue throughout the month of July.

Also featured are the winning entries from the Idaho Forest Products Commission photographic contest. The contest was open to Idaho students from 5th to 12th grade.

The gallery is located at 530 W. Main on the skywalk just east of Macy's in the Bennett Block. Call 928-7721 for more information.

New fishing spot opens Wednesday

Long time Spokane Valley fish and wine market, Williams Seafood, is preparing to open in a new location next week. The new spot is at 2118 North Ruby at Montgomery. We'll have more about the new store in next week's How's Business and Entertainment Spokane. You can get more information at

Have a Hoop-a-Palooza at the Spokane Club tomorrow night

What's a Hoop-a-Palooza? It's a Heap of Fun! We all deserve a summer party and that's exactly what Hoop-a-Palooza delivers tomorrow night, Thursday in the club's Georgian Room; doors open at 7, show starts at 8. In a nod to our city's upcoming (and nationally-renowned) 3-on-3 basketball tournament, the Spokane Club is kicking off summer with a hoop-tastic concert featuring Kari Marguerite and her band, The 76. Kari's style has been likened to Norah Jones and Fiona Apple--and for good reason. The girl has pipes! Come join the fun at this casual summer concert where the Club's amazing bartenders will be serving up Blender Bender drinks--including the soon-to-be-famous Kari Marguerita! Tickets $10. Call 838-8511 to register.

The High Five
by Isamu Jordan

Kiss - Arena rock legend Kiss is readying to release its 20th anniversary album, one that promises to recall the bands vintage rock sound. The new record follows the band's best charting album yet, "Sonic Boom." While "Sonic Boom" was simple no-frills old school rock jams, the next set is expected to be more of the same. Grab your face paint and black leather and get ready for flame licking, blood spitting fun with Kiss on Friday, June 24, at The Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. Cost: $47.50, $67.50 and $97.50, through

The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars have been the subject of Tweets by the likes of Taylor Swift, Adele, and Boy George, and the folk Americana duo went viral when their music was used on an episode of "Grey's Anatomy." Relying on sparse arrangements and purist songwriting craft, The Civil Wars headlines a show at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $12 in advance, $15 day show, through

Harry and the Potters - With the final chapter of the Harry Potter film saga happening this summer, America's favorite wizard-rock band is back on the road, hitting up nightclubs, coffee shops and libraries large and small. Harry and the Potters come to The A Club at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 27. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 day of show, through; all ages welcome.

Dead Hoopster Dance Party - Celebrating Hoopfest weekend in customary style, Platform Booking Presents the Dead Hoopster Dance Party with MG of Dead Hipster and Sick Kids XOXO at 9 p.m. on Saturday at Mootsy's, 406 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $3.

Man Your Horse - Vancouver, B.C. math-rock band Man Your Horse is known for sophisticated beat and infectious grooves. Catch it live when Man Your Horse arrives at 9 p.m. at Checkerboard Tavern, 1716 E. Sprague. Cost: $5.

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