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Special Edition Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hot theatre in Coeur d'Alene




Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre presents 'Ring of Fire' July 5th through 15th in North Idaho College's Schuler Performing Arts Center. Go to cdasummertheatre.com for your seats.

A great catch at Interplayers




Be sure to catch 'Greater Tuna' at Interplayers Theatre, July 5th through July 21st starring local favorites Michael Weaver and Patrick Treadway. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Celebrate Independence Day in Riverfront Park


Riverfront Park presents Spokane's 4th of July Independence Day Festival, starting today, July 3. The fun starts at 6pm at the Riverfront Park Lilac Bowl Stage, with Swing Dance Lessons, followed by a performance by Six Foot Swing at 7pm. At 8:30 Wingspan and Jazz in Blue performs.

Enjoy all day activities, entertainment and discounts on Wednesday, July 4, festivities start at 1pm at the Clocktower stage, and at 2pm at the Lilac Bowl stage and carry on through the evening, ending with the spectacular Larry H. Miller Dealership Fireworks Display. Visit spokaneriverfrontpark.com for more information and a listing of events.


Chocolate Apothecary's First Friday debut

The First Friday debut of the Chocolate Apothecary and the brand new Chateau Rive at The Flour Mill. Music, art, Townshend wine, appetizers from Chateau Rive and of course decadent chocolates is this Friday, July 6. Music at Chocolate Apothecary by Kari Marguerite, 5-7pm and Tana Bachman-Bland, 7-8pm. Music at Chateau Rive, 'Irish Music Jam' by Merilee Schultz & Autumn Dryad, 5-9pm. RSVP to events@bozzimedia.com.

Fireworks on the field and in the air at Avista Stadium




The Spokane Indians return to Avista Stadium on Wednesday, July 4th for a three game series against the division-rival Yakima Bears as they battle for the top spot in the Northwest League Eastern Division. The homestand will be filled with fireworks, a family feast night, and of course, lots of fun! Tickets still remain for all three games. Call 509-343-6886 to reserve your seats today.


Is there a more beautiful place for a concert?

Come enjoy the Spokane area's most impressive concert venue. Arbor Crest's first Wednesday Signature Series Concert is July 11, starting at 5:30 pm. Come enjoy Herrick, a Spokane-based country/rock/bluegrass band, with lead singer Donna Herrick. $20 tickets available at Arbor Crest Tasting Room and Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Don't forget this great event

Raft to Remember, benefiting the Alzheimer's Association, is Saturday, July 14th on the Clark Fork River. Cost is $100 per person, of which $50 goes to the Alzheimer's Association. Go to ROWadventures.com/remember for registration and information.

Mozart in Manito Park



Connoisseur Concerts presents the 22nd Annual Mozart on a Summer's Eve, Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18 at Manito Park on the lawn East of Duncan Gardens. The area opens at 5:30 pm for pre-concert picnics and the concert begins at 7pm.

This year's concert is 'Ciao, Belle Donne!' (Hello Beautiful Women!). Music Director Verne Windham has invited three dazzling sopranos to join the Connoisseur Concerts Wind Ensemble for a program of beautiful melodies. Heather Steckler Parker, Colleen Bryant Palmer & Heather Peterson. All three guest artists attended school in Spokane and are enjoying successful careers in music and theater. Renowned cellist Zuill Bailey will also be featured, back by popular demand from his outstanding sold-out Bach Festival appearance in March.

Table seating is sold out but lawn tickets are still available at $10 through TicketsWest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT. Enjoy Mozart On A Summer's Eve. For more information, visit www.nwbachfest.com/mozart/index.php.


Northern Quest Resort & Casino welcomes Earth, Wind & Fire

Spanning the musical genres of soul, jazz, R&B, funk and rock, Earth, Wind & Fire is the third act of the 2012 Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert lineup at Northern Quest Resort & Casino on Thursday, July 19. Showtime is at 7 pm. Ticket prices range from $30 to $60 and can be purchased by calling the Northern Quest Box Office at 1-877-777-5252 or by ordering online at northernquest.com.

All 2012 Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts are held on the Outdoor Stage at Northern Quest. This beautiful outdoor venue boasts more than 11,000 square feet of outdoor space which can hold more than 5,000 people and is complete with beverage and food vendors to accommodate guests. Other upcoming entertainers for the 2012 Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts include:

Kelly Clarkson with The Fray and Carolina Liar - Sunday, July 22 at 5 pm.
Journey, featuring Pat Benatar and Loverboy - Sunday, July 29 at 4 pm.
Darius Rucker - Saturday, August 4 at 7 pm.
Sugarland - Thursday, August 16 at 7 pm.
ZZ Top - Saturday, August 25 at 7 pm.
Heart - Sunday, September 9 at 5 pm.

Live music continues at the Manito Park Bench Cafe

Just Plain Darin will be performing at the Manito Park Bench Cafe this Friday, July 6 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Beer and wine available for purchase, along with the great food and beverages offered at the Manito Park Bench Cafe. The concert is free.

First Friday Spokane

Enjoy an evening of great artwork this Friday, July 6 at Spokane's monthly artwalk. Visit www.downtownspokane.org/first-friday.php for details.

Broadway star Doug Webster in concert in Coeur d'Alene

Doug Webster who made his Broadway debut in 'Les Miserables' will present a concert Wednesday, July 18 at 7pm at the Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d'Alene.

Doug will sing selected songs from 'Les Miserables,' 'Man of La Mancha,' 'Phantom of the Opera' and more. He will be joined by local vocal favorites Aaron Baldwin and Robby French.

Tickets are $25 per person $20 for groups of 15 or more and students from his workshop. Tickets can be purchased online www.cytnorthidaho.org or at New York Bagels and Deli at 226 Ironwood in Coeur d'Alene.

Experience the 'E9 Streamliner' Locomotive




The most prestigious passenger trains in the 1950s were pulled by the Union Pacific E9 locomotives. These Streamliners were known for their 'fine foods, fine service, and fine trains' as well as carrying America's elite. All aboard for a tour Tuesday, July 10 from 10 am to 4 pm at Spokane's Amtrak station, 221 West First. At 11 am Mayor David Condon will be there to proclaim Spokane as an official Union Pacific Town.

For more information go to up150.com.


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