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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Famous Eds. What a great name for a restaurant!

Photo ID Famous Eds' owners Dale Kleist and Mark Starr

Prior to opening Famous Eds, Dale Kleist and Mark Starr have been friends for years. And each operates his own successful restaurant; Dale owns Fast Eddies and Mark owns David's Pizza. Famous Eds restaurant/bar at 57th and Regal on Spokane's South Hill has the best of those two businesses, and more. The result of their collaboration is a fun, warm atmosphere serving great food and great drinks. Plus they have live music.

And they have the Eds. Dozens of them. Pictures of just about every famous Ed you can think of. Ed Sullivan. Eddie Murphy. Edward Scissorhands. Ed McMahon. And yes, even the slightly famous Ed Clark.

Famous Ed's is located at 2911 E. 57th Avenue. They are open daily from 11 am to 2 am. The phone is 509-290-5080.

Open house at Spokane's coolest studio/gym

Michelle Lobdell, Katie Nelson, Christine Eriksen, and Colleen Robinson are showing off their studio this week and you're invited.

These ladies offer personal training, and workout classes including sculpt, pilates and swing dancing; personal or small group training as well as nutrition counseling from their cool studio/gym in Suite 200 of the Symons Building, S. 7 Howard. You're invited to an open house this Thursday, September 8th from 4:30 to 6:30, and Friday, September 9th from 11am to 1 pm.

They invite you to bring your friends, and discover what so many of their clients (myself included) already know - personal training can make achieveing your fitness (and life) goals more enjoyable and motivating than you ever thought possible.

Come tour the studio, meet the trainers, enter to win door prizes, enjoy refreshments (the kind that are good for you!) and more. For more information call 509-270-0230.

Mel McCuddin's magic is at Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d'Alene

Mel McCuddin's paintings just make you smile. Come see 45 of his new works and meet Mel in person at the Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman Avenue in downtown CdA for Artwalk, this Friday, September 9 from 5 to 8 pm. Then come watch him demonstrate his unique style from 1 to 4 on Saturday. Go to for more information.

It's Prine Time at the Bing next Wednesday

John Prine, one of the most influential songwriters of this generation plays at the Bing Crosby Theatre Wednesday, September 14 at 8 pm. Ticketswest has your seat at or 800-325-SEAT.

Lynyrd Skynyrd in NQRC summer Concert Series finale

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Lynyrd Skynyrd performs the last outdoor concert of this summer season at Northern Quest, Sunday, September 18th at 4 pm. Contact Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT.

Michael J. Dwyer at Whitestone Friday

Singer-guitarist Michael J. Dwyer plays at Whitestone Winery's Spokane Tasting Room, 111 South Cedar, this Friday, September 9 at 6 pm. For more information contact the tasting room at 509-838-2427.

Best of Spokane at the Fox October 28

The votes are in and the readers of Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine have picked the very best in restaurants, lounges, recreation, the arts, shopping, television personalities, and more.

Join them for a 'red carpet' award ceremony and celebration to honor the winners at 'The Best of Spokane Party 2011' held at The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Friday, October 28th from 7:00pm-11:00pm.

The entrance to The Fox will be flooded with lights, local celebrities and screaming fans. After making your way past the paparazzi, you'll be escorted into the theater for a live musical performance and a brief presentation of awards. Following the presentation, you will sample wine and delicious foods from the BEST restaurants, wineries, and bistros in the region. In addition to the food and wine, you'll enjoy many options for entertainment throughout the evening: experience additional performances in the theater, dance the night away with our live DJ Spokane's best, Jeff Keen) on the Mezzanine Level, capture the evening in pictures at our photo booth, or relax in the Bozzi Lounge. Come dressed to impress as you'll be amongst the Best of the Best!

VIP Ticket holders receive a backstage pass to the 'Gold Medal Award Reception' preceding the event from 5:30-6:30pm. This champagne reception sponsored by 'Northwest Cellars' will feature live music, hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to congratulate our Gold Medal winners on stage at The Fox. As a VIP, you'll also receive a 'Swag Bag' filled with exclusive items from sponsors of this event valued at over $100.

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Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament Sun. Sept. 18

Come play Texas Hold 'Em in a tournament sponsored by the WA Restaurant Association-Spokane Chapter, Sunday, September 18th at Northern Quest Resort and Casino - Pend Oreille Pavilion. Enjoy poker, raffle, food, drinks & fun! The event is open to anyone 18 and older.

Registration begins at 3:30 pm and includes tutorial for beginners. Play begins at 4 pm. The cost is $50 per person. Cash payout for top 4 to 5 players. Advance Reservations & Payment Required. Call 509-467-7744 for tickets.

Stars on the Hill Starring the MasterClass Jazz Orchestra

The MCJO (MasterClass Jazz Orchestra and the P.E.O. present the Stars on the Hill Women's Education Benefit Dance. Join them under the stars at Arbor Crest Winery, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane, Valley on Thursday, September 15 from 5-9 pm. Tickets $12/ea or $20 for 2 & include raffle ticket, hors d'oeuvres, dessert bar and great ballroom dancing music by the MCJO. For more information contact or 509-290-2917 or

Project Safe Place Blues Benefit

You can support North Idaho youth through Project Safe Place while having a rip-roaring time by attending the 13th annual Blues Benefit sponsored by the Inland Empire Blues Society. This year's event features VooDoo Church (6-8pm) and Riverboat Dave and the Fur Traders (8-10pm) and will include a fantastic auction, food specials, a raffle and lots of dancing, all to benefit Project Safe Place. Saturday, October 1st, 6-10pm (doors open at 5pm). O'Shay's Irish Pub and Eatery, 313 E Coeur d'Alene Dr. Families welcome. $10 suggested donation. Get more info at or 208-676-0772.

Spokane Symphony Invited to Participate in Carnegie Hall's Link Up

In collaboration with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI), the Spokane Symphony is participating in WMI's Link Up program during the 2011-2012 season. Link Up pairs orchestras across the country, with schools in their local communities, inviting them to learn about orchestral repertoire through a year-long hands-on music curriculum. Utilizing curriculum materials provided free-of-charge by WMI, teachers guide students in exploring music through a composer's lens, with students participating in active music making in the classroom, performing repertoire on recorder, violin, voice, or body percussion and taking part in creative work such as composing their own pieces inspired by the orchestral music they have studied.

The culmination of the yearlong program is a live performance at the Fox, May 11, in which students have the opportunity to sing and play the recorder or violin along with the Spokane Symphony. This performance often serves as students' first concert experience and provides them with the opportunity to apply the musical concepts they have studied.

Link Up's national partnerships grew out of the program's ongoing work with New York City schools, through which Carnegie Hall has engaged hundreds of thousands of students in musical learning since its inception in 1985. During the 2011-2012 season, Link Up incorporates a new curriculum called 'The Orchestra Moves.' Students in grades 3-5 discover how composers create musical movement using elements such as motif, melodic direction, steps and leaps, dynamics, and orchestration. Exploring a range of orchestral repertoire, students compose, sing, and play the recorder and/or the violin.

Visit for more information. Or call 509-326-3136.

The High Five from by Isamu Jordan

Joe Pug - When he's not sneaking in to studios late at night to record his albums on the sly -- or setting up his own online ticketing service to keep costs low for fans -- Joe Pug is tirelessly touring with the likes of Steve Earle, Josh Ritter and M. Ward. At the moment, Pug is headlining his national run, which stops Wednesday, September 7, at 7 p.m. at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Mark Ward supports the 21-and-older show. Cost: $5 in advance, $8 at the door, through

The Reverend Horton Heat - Psychobilly fixture Jim Heath, aka The Rev., has been preaching his own gospel of rowdy live shows. Experience the healing power rock when The Rev brings the heat on Saturday, September 10, at 8 p.m. at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. The $5 floor 'seats' are sold out, but premium tickets are still available. Cost: $10-$15, through

Alpha Rev - Fronted by Casey McPherson, formerly of Endocrine, Austin alt-rockers Alhpa Rev features strings and piano. See it live when Alpha Rev comes with Rawlry on Sunday, September 11, at 7 p.m. at The A Club, 406 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $8 in advance, $10 day of show, through; all ages welcome.

Belt of Vapor - Experimentally fused and absolutely unhinged live, Belt of Vapor is surfacing to headline a show with local cohorts Munuments and Drag Like Pull, followed by a dance party on Wednesday, September 7, at 9 p.m. at The Baby Bar, 827 W. First Ave. Cost: Free.

Mark Ward - A seasoned performer and deft lyricist, Mark Ward holds it down at the patio at Rocket Market, Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. 726 W. 43rd Ave. Cost: Free.

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