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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Best of Broadway announces exciting new season




'Jersey Boys' and more is coming our way for the new Best of Broadway series. 'Jersey Boys' is the 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS, winner of the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, features their hit songs 'Sherry,' 'Big Girls Don't Cry,' 'Rag Doll,' 'Oh What a Night' and 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You.'

For season tickets call 800-843-4667. For more information on the new season go to bestofbroadwayspokane.com.

Fine art business workshop

Artist Kathleen Cavender is holding a workshop on the business side of art April 28 and 29. She should know, she's one of the northwest's most successful artists. Attendees will learn how to approach galleries, enter competitions, write a resume and artist's statement, promote your artwork, keep records and more. Cost is $125. For more information contact Kathleen at Kathleen@kathleencavender.com.

High flying entertainment at the Civic

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel is playing now through April 22 on the Main Stage at Spokane Civic Theatre. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Eric Burdon and the Animals play Northern Quest

Ranked by Rolling Stone on the current list of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, Eric Burdon and The Animals bring their celebrated Rock and Roll to Northern Quest at 7:30 this Saturday night.

British Invasion band The Animals became known for their deep-voiced frontman Burdon and were exemplified by their number one song 'The House of the Rising Sun,' as well as by hits such as 'We Gotta Get Out of This Place,' 'It's My Life,' and 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood.' The band made tough, rock-edged pop singles with a strong rhythm and blues-oriented edge. Burdon also pioneered the San Francisco psychedelic rock scene and fronted WAR - the biggest funk band of the '70s. War is known for the hit songs 'Low Rider,' 'Spill the Wine,' 'The Cisco Kid,' 'The World is a Ghetto,' and 'Why Can't We Be Friends?.'

His current tour can be summed up by the line in his autobiographical song, The Road: "I don't live - if I don't play this rock 'n roll."

Ticket prices are $30 or $40, and is reserved seating only. Guests can purchase tickets by calling the Northern Quest box office at 509-481-6700 (toll-free 1-877-777-5252) or by ordering online at www.northernquest.com. This show is 18+.


aNeMoNe offering paper flower making classes

aNeMoNe Paper Flowers owner Mary Eberle is sharing her amazing talent in paper flower making classes. Students will learn to make the Rose and the Dahlia. This month's classes are Saturday, April 14, 9:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm and Saturday, April 28th, 9:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm at aNeMoNe's store at 309 W 2nd Avenue. The cost is $35 and all supplies are included. Call 509-458-3333 for more information.

Saranac Siren Series begins this Thursday

The Saranac Siren Series presents Amy Bleu, a Multi Instrumentalist Vintage Singer from Portland, this Thursday, April 12 at 8pm at the Saranac 21 W. Main. No cover charge.

Silver Mountain extends season




Silver Mountain Resort is once again the last resort in the region to remain open for skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. 100% of the 1,600 acres of skiable terrain will be open thanks to the 337" of snow received so far this season.

Silver Saturday Specials include discounted lift tickets: Silver Saturday lift tickets are $39 for adults, $29 for youth (7 to 17) and children 6 and under are free. Season pass holders from all area resorts will receive $5 off.

Surf, Splash and Stay - If you're ready for some wet and wild fun, you're invited to experience the endless summer at Idaho's largest indoor water park and spend the night at the Morning Star Lodge for just $49.75 per person (quad occupancy).

Silver Mountain Resort is offering up to 57% savings on season passes when purchased by April 30th. Pass benefits include access to Silver Rapids and a free round at the spectacular Galena Ridge Golf Course.

For complete details on the current snow conditions, Silver Saturdays, season passes, Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark and Galena Ridge Golf Course, please visit www.silvermt.com or call 866-345-2675.


Titanic exhibit at Spokane Valley Museum




The Spokane Valley Museum presents 'RMS Titanic Remembered' currently showing through June 30. Wed-Sat 11am to 4am at 12114 E Sprague in Spokane Valley. The exhibit highlights the construction, sailing and sinking of the Titanic. Along with the rescue of the passengers and discovery of the wreck site, see what connections the Spokane area has to the ship. Cost: Adults $6, Seniors $5, Students & kids 7-17 $4, group tours welcome. Call 509-922-4570 to schedule.

Another new exhibit, 'Electrifying the Modern Woman,' allows us to step back into a time when all possibilities seemed limitless.

For more information go to www.valleyheritagecenter.org.

MS Fundraiser April 20

Friday, April 20th at 6:30 pm there's a fundraiser for MS at the Lincoln Center featuring the Film 'The Ride', about Phil Keoghan's 3500 mile journey across the US in 40 days. That's an average of 100 miles a day. The cost is a minimum donation of $5. Please come and tell your friends. They will have food for 150 people.

Spokane writer publishes first fiction novel based on the region




Thomas White, a native of California who currently lives in Spokane, decided to take his experience moving to the Northwest and translate it into a fiction novel. "People in the Northwest are unique and being an outsider, I've been able to observe their habits from a different perspective." White continues, "After the OJ Simpson trial, I thought how incredibly frustrating it must be to know who killed your son and be absolutely unable to do anything about it. This set me down the path of writing this novel."

In the mystery thriller, Justice Rules, FBI special agent Brian Wylie investigates the murder of an ex-con in Eastern Washington. This single murder leads to a band of vigilantes taking justice into their own hands. Wylie's investigation reveals a thick plot that involves the betrayal of a best friend and his own teenage daughter's well-being.

Tom White is a veteran theatrical director and producer. Tom graduated from United States International School of Performing Arts located in San Diego, CA. He began touring the country on a variety of shows, Tom eventually landed in Los Angeles as an Artistic Director for a theatre. In 1990, he directed and co-produced 'The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming Out of Our Shells.' The show toured for more than two years and was translated into seven different languages.

It is available at amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and as an e-book at createspace.com. You can learn more at Justice-rules.com.

Funky Junk this weekend at Spokane Public Market

It's time to experience the original Funky Junk Antique Show and Crafts Market. It's Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15, 10am to 4pm each day, at the Spokane Public Market at 24 West 2nd in downtown Spokane.

Funky Junk offers an affordable mix of junk you love; vintage, antique, industrial, shabby, salvaged, created, repurposed, and more all in a funky urban setting, and right next to a market bursting with fresh produce, fresh treats, and of course, coffee. So come and get your spring started right. Cost is $2, with kids 12 and under free.

For more information go to funkyjunkantiqueshow.com.

A Singer's Night Out Northwest Karaoke Contest Information

Night Out Spokane and Night Out Coeur d'Alene present the biggest karaoke contest ever at 13 different venues, with qualifying rounds starting the first week of April and run weekly until the middle of July. The Semi-finals will take place July 12th through the 19th.

The semi-finals for each venue will pay 1st place $150, 2nd place $100 and 3rd place $50.

The grand finale will be held at The A Club in downtown Spokane on Saturday, July 21st, with first place paying $1,000, second $600 and third $400. The exact start time of the finals has yet to be determined but all finalists will be notified in advance.

You can more details including the venues at CdaNightOut.com and SpokaneNightOut.com. Contact kbrown@SpokaneNightOut.com with questions.

Northwest Mama Magazine debuts

Northwest Mama Magazine, designed specifically for mamas of all ages, races, walks of life and cultures is hot off the presses with its first issue. Northwest Mama is a 52 page, monthly magazine packed with interesting editorial and photography. Every month in addition to great feature stories the reader can expect coverage of food and wine, arts and culture, events, home & garden, local wares, what mamas do when they are off the clock, money matters and more.

Complementary copies are available at grocery stores, retail establishments, trade shows (April events include the Baby Expo and the Spokane Women's Show) and in doctor's offices and waiting rooms. Paid subscriptions are also available for those readers who wish to receive each issue hot off the press.

Check Northwest Mama out online at www.nwmama.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nwmamamagazine.


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