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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Amore, Opera's Greatest Hits




The Spokane Symphony presents 'Amore, Opera's Greatest Hits' this Friday, March 30 at 7:30pm at the Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox. The Symphony will be joined by singers Mela Dailey, Soprano; Jami Tyzik, Mezzo-Soprano; Brandon Wood, Tenor and Marcus DeLoach, Baritone.

This will be an expertly crafted evening of the most popular melodies everyone knows (whether they know they know or not) bringing the drama, romance, seduction and betrayal of Opera to the concert stage. Simply semi-staged, the four talented young vocalists bring these stories to life with their fun and energetic introductions between numbers and their captivating performances in the most famous solos, duets and quartets from Rigoletto, La Boheme, La Traviata, Carmen and much more!

Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Pete n Keely at Lake City Playhouse

Directed by Abbey Crawford, Pete n Keely runs through April 1 at Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d'Alene. A live taping of a 1968 television special reunites a divorced singing duo. As Pete and Keely stroll down memory lane reprising songs from their days of stardom, they take unscripted swipes at each other that dredge up hilarious moments from their turbulent past.

Go to lakecityplayhouse.org for information and tickets.


Everybody wins at Bingo at the Civic




Bingo is a fun new musical comedy on the stage of the Firth Chew Studio Theatre at the Spokane Civic Theatre, now through April 15. In this splashy, zippy, fun show a colorful group of die-hard bingo players literally take the stage by braving the storm of all storms to make it to the bingo hall. Audience participation is a must with three actual games and prizes. Come prepared to win! Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Calling all bird watchers




Get ready for one of the scariest movies of all time. Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller, 'The Birds', is at the Bing Crosby Theater, Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30pm. Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Dining, dancing and delightful music




The MasterClass Jazz Orchestra presents their 2nd 'Supper Club Showcase' Saturday night, April 7th, 7pm, at the Sons Of Norway. Call 509-599-5934 for tickets.


Sophia Caruso is Annie at the Civic (and maybe on Broadway!)

The cast of Annie has been selected and 11 year old Sophia Caruso will play the lead role of 'Annie.' An accomplished actress and singer, Sophia recently brought the character of Helen Keller to life in 'The Miracle Worker' at Interplayers. Annie opens May 18 and runs through June 17 at Spokane's national award-winning Civic Theatre. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Meanwhile Sophia will know next week if she gets the role of 'Annie' on Broadway. She is one of three girls up for the lead and the understudy. Keep your fingers crossed for our Annie and send good vibes her way!


Jazz at the Copa

This Friday the Copa restaurant at 9265 N. Government Way in Hayden presents 'The Jazz Guys,' a local group out of Spokane, who have been touring the Inland Northwest for years. They will tantalize your ears with smooth jazz and soulful blues while you enjoy the delicious creations of chef Everett. That's this Friday, March 30th at 6:00 pm. Call 208-635-5534 for reservations.

New radio station in town

This past Friday at 5:00pm Clear Channel Spokane launched a new radio station at 96.1FM. The New HITS 96.1 is the Inland Northwest's new home for the hottest Mainstream Contemporary Hit Music. HITS 96.1 features Elvis Duran and Ryan Seacrest. Elvis Duran is a proven success in Spokane having spent the past two years at 105.7. According to the most recent Arbitron Ratings report, Elvis Duran was the most listened to Morning Show in Spokane among Women 18-34, Teens, and Adults 18-34. In addition to Elvis' success in Spokane, his show is broadcast throughout the country making him one of the most listened to personalities in the country.

Ryan Seacrest is one of the most popular Radio and Television personalities in America. From his work on American Idol to his work with American Top40 to his daily radio program, Ryan Seacrest is the Dick Clark and Casey Kasem of this generation. KIX Country personalities Paul Neumann and Cody Carlson are still at Clear Channel and are a vital part of the new Classic Country station, 1280 KPTQ-AM.


Art on the Ave is coming to East Sprague

A group of merchants including the Flying Pig restaurant is working hard to put together a great art walk this year in the International District. They have named it 'Art on the Ave' and right now they are looking for artists of all kinds who would like to show their art at this great event May 18th from 5-8pm. If you are an artist or you know someone who is, then you should fill out an application and get involved. You can find more information on facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/ArtontheAve. You can also get more details at The Flying Pig, 1822 East Sprague, 509-863-9591.

6 Foot Swing new CD release




Heather Villa's band's 4th CD release is this Saturday, March 31 at the AClub, 416 West Sprague (upstairs). It's been over 3 years since 6 Foot Swing has released a CD, and Heather believes after a year of hard work and 2 babies being born in the band, among other things, this is the finest CD they have put together yet, in their 7 years. The musicians are amazingly talented, the songs are fun, sexy, and are great vintage finds.


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