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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bling! At the Lincoln Center Spokane's Biggest Greatest New Year's Party




Party planning for the 3rd annual Bling! Spokane's Biggest Greatest New Year's party is well under way. The Lincoln Center and Bling! Sponsors plan to make this year's event an even bigger, greater party than last year! Over $25,000 in prizing will be given away and EVERYONE is guaranteed a prize! Dodson's Jewelers will again be providing the diamond grand prize.

Both ballrooms will be a part of the party that night. The Monroe Ballroom features 6 Foot Swing. Colleen Robinson of Lindy Town will also be on hand with complimentary swing dance lessons following the incredible buffet dinner. The Lincoln Ballroom will be striking another note with popular DJ Freaky Fred spinning contemporary club hits.

Tickets are available at Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT and information is on The Lincoln Center Events calendar at www.thelincolncenterspokane.com.

A spectacular Christmas show!




Laura Little Theatrical Productions Presents 'Traditions of Christmas-First Annual Christmas Musical Spectacular,' opening this Friday, December 14 and continuing through December 21 at the Kroc Center, in Coeur d'Alene.

Traditions of Christmas is a musical journey of all the greatest Christmas songs and traditions from around the world. Santa's Workshop comes alive with dancing elves, gingerbread dolls, toy soldiers and magical toys. The high-kicking Rockette style tap dancers are sure to amaze and the USO scenes will bring you back to yesteryears. Sing along to some of your favorite carols like 'White Christmas,' 'Joy to the World' and many others. The production all comes together at the end with a fully staged Living Nativity scene. It has a cast of 80 people with spectacular sets and 387 costumes...it is truly the perfect show to capture the sights and sounds of Christmas. Traditions of Christmas has grown to be the biggest Christmas show in San Diego drawing over 250,000 patrons over the years. Laura Little Productions is delighted to now make this an annual tradition in the Inland Northwest.

Get tickets at traditionsofchristmasnw.com or at New York Bagels Cafe and Deli, 226 Ironwood Drive in Coeur d'Alene.


Holiday Pops with the Spokane Symphony




This Saturday, December 15 at 8pm and Sunday, December 16 at 2pm, the Spokane Symphony Orchestra presents 'Holiday Pops' under the baton of Morihiko Nakahara and his favorite sidekick, Santa with the Spokane Symphony Chorale on stage at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Get your tickets at www.spokanesymphony.org.


Sammy Eubanks and Friends at the Knitting Factory




The great Sammy Eubanks and Friends, featuring The Usual Suspects and Gary Yeoman's VooDoo Church, hit the stage at the Knitting Factory Saturday, December 22 at 8pm, as Numerica Credit Union presents 'Blue Christmas,' a blues show. Go to www.ticketfly.com for your seats.


Yo Gabba Gabba! Tickets on sale now for Feb 27th show




Yo Gabba Gabba! is an award-winning, live-action television series and live stage show whose unconventional formula has made it one of the most popular entertainment properties among preschoolers, parents and indie music lovers alike. The television show, now in its fourth season, airs several times a day on Nick Jr. It is coming to the INB Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, February 27th at 6 pm. Tickets are on sale now and Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Billy Gardell standing up at Northern Quest Dec 27

Hard working actor and comedian Billy Gardell established himself in the comedy world with skillfully executed stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence, and new family life.

Currently enjoying success as the star of CBS hit comedy, 'Mike & Molly,' Gardell opened for famous comedians including George Carlin and Dennis Miller and performed in several feature films including 'Bad Santa,' 'You, Me, and Dupree' and 'Avenging Angelo.' He is also recognized for his extensive television work with recurring roles on 'My Name is Earl,' 'The Practice,' 'Monk,' 'Judging Amy,' 'Desperate Housewives' 'Heist,' 'Yes, Dear,' 'Lucky,' and 'The King of Queens.' He appeared as himself on the Comedy Central series 'Make Me Laugh.'

After the success of his first comedy album, 'Billy Gardell: Throwback,' he still continues to tour as a standup comedy headliner.

Billy will be at Northern Quest, Thursday, December 27 at 7:30 pm. Go to northernquest.com for information and tickets.


'Walking with Dinosaurs' creator returns to Spokane Arena with 'Mission Control'

Tickets on sale this Friday, December 14 at 10 am.

'Walking with Dinosaurs - The Live Experience' Creator, Bruce Mactaggart is set to return to Spokane with an entirely new, and entirely interactive viewing experience. Taking the audience back in time, Mactaggart recreates one of America's, and indeed, history's greatest survival stories with 'Apollo 13: Mission Control.'

Transforming the Spokane Convention Center's Exhibit Hall C into a replica of NASA's 1970 Mission Control Room, the audience is placed in the middle of the action. A true feast for the senses, the fate of the three Apollo 13 Astronauts will be in the hands of the audience, begging the question, 'can you bring them home?'

Being called 'Interactive Theater,' 'Apollo 13: Mission Control' launches off from the Spokane Convention Center Wednesday, January 9, through Sunday, January 20, 2013. Audience members can choose to be part of the action in the Console seating area, or sit in the Press Gallery and watch our Flight Director take them on this unique journey.

'Apollo 13: Mission Control' was created by two New Zealand talents - Kip Chapman and Brad Knewstubb - after being inspired by a road trip around the United States in 2007. The show caught the attention of 'Walking With Dinosaurs - The Live Experience' creator, Bruce Mactaggart in 2010. The show will make its US debut in Tacoma, WA on Friday, December 21. Spokane will be just the second US city to host this brilliantly clever and wonderfully crafted, interactive masterpiece.

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the incredible Apollo 13 story, when 'Apollo 13: Mission Control' takes flight for 17 thrilling performances at the Spokane Convention Center Exhibit Halls beginning Wednesday, January 9, 2013 through Sunday, January 20, 2013! For more information, please visit: www.apollo13.co.nz or www.spokanemissioncontrol.com.

Console seat tickets are $52.50 and Press Gallery seat tickets are $37.50 and go on sale Friday, December 14 at 10:00am at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10 or more by calling 509-777-6253.


Cannes Film Festival Winner, Serena Belsby's 'The Merry Graingers' at The Magic Lantern




'The Merry Graingers' was selected by the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) to participate in their sponsorship program allowing fiscal support to be raised by donations through a 501c3. After debuting with a program in the 1979 New York Film Festival, the nonprofit IFP has evolved into the nation's oldest and largest organizations of independent filmmakers, and also the premier advocate for them. This honored film is written, produced and directed by Serena Belsby, co-produced by Linda Kee and edited by local Jason McKee. Local cast includes Ian Kelley, McKenzie Mayra, Leslie Spencer, Randy Weatherbee, Brent Belsby and Tenaya Belsby. Musical talent includes 2012 Grammy award winner John Flynn who also has two duets with Kris Kristofferson. Local talent includes Milonga, Darkhorse, and Wild Card featuring Phil Andrade who acts in the film.

Filmed throughout Spokane and Whitman County, this Christmas family Dramedy embodies a cast that most anyone can identify with; which one are you? A mysterious death, a feisty city girl, a Cuban lover and dysfunctional quirky family all thrown together deep in the heart of the Palouse. Between rounding up and hunting buffalo, bar fights and chores on the ranch there is still room for forgiveness, acceptance and carrying on.

Writer, Producer, Director Serena Belsby is a Sundance Lab alumni and grand prize winner of the Hartley Merrill Award from the Cannes Film Festival. Belsby attended the Dreamago Lab in Sierre, Switzerland and holds an MBA from Texas Christian University. In 2009, Belsby returned to hometown Spokane, where the film takes place. The Merry Graingers will run for one week at the Magic Lantern, 25 West Main, beginning December 14. The 8:00 pm showings on December 14 and 15 will follow with a Question and Answer sessions with the cast and crew. For more information go to www.merrygraingers.com.


The Brow Bar at River Park Square

The Brow Bar was created by KHQ News Anchor, Stephanie Vigil after a trip to visit family in San Francisco. It offers convenience and affordability while highlighting the best spas in town. Urbanna, Spa Paradiso and Vida salon all rotate weeks during the 6-week holiday season.

Vigil assembled a team of professionals to create a one-of-a-kind concept. Madison Home Furnishings designed a beautifully chic setting that seats 6 customers at a time. The Brow Bar is located on the main floor of RiverPark Square and operates during mall hours.

At this point, The Brow Bar is seasonal, but that could change depending on demand.


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