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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tommy Emmanuel performs at the Bing July 24




Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia's most respected musicians. His unique style is similar to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drum parts, Tommy plays all that on one guitar.

Emmanuel played on recordings for Air Supply, Men at Work and dozens of other popular bands and artists, as well as thousands of commercial jingles. He became known as one of the best modern guitarists in Australia. In 1985 Emmanuel joined one of the decade's biggest Australian rock bands, Dragon, and recorded the platinum-selling album 'Dreams of Ordinary Men.' Most recently, Guitar Player's 2010 Readers Choice awards named him Best Acoustic Guitarist for the second time.

Concert is July 24 with special guest, Antsy McClain. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 21, 10am at all TicketsWest outlets, www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT. Prices range from $35 and $45 in advance. All tickets $4 higher day of show.

Spokane Symphony Classics Concert this Weekend

The Spokane Symphony with conductor Morihiko Nakahara, will perform works by Adams and Mozart, and guest violinist Sayaka Shoji will perform Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2.

Performance times are Saturday, March 15 at 8pm and Sunday, March 16 at 3pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Tickets begin at $15 and are available at the Box Office at the Fox by calling 509-624-1200 and are also available at all TicketsWest outlets, www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Swirl Washington Formerly Taste Washington Returns to Spokane

June 15, 2014, marks the debut of one of the largest wine tasting events in Eastern Washington with Swirl Washington, featuring more than 100 wineries and 15 restaurants. Event will be held at the Davenport Hotel from 5 to 8pm.

Co-produced by Visit Spokane and the Washington State Wine Commission, this event is sure to be a a sell out. Proceeds from the event benefit Providence Health Care Foundation, Eastern Washington. The Foundation ensures access to compassionate, world-class health care with special emphasis on reaching the poor and most vulnerable in the Inland Northwest.

Stay tuned for more information as the event gets closer!


Ansel Adams at GU's Jundt Museum

Gonzaga University's Jundt Art Museum has on display 'Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams' in the Jundt Galleries through Saturday, March 29. The exhibition features 50 of the renowned photographer's images of the Japanese-American relocation camp in Manzanar, Calif. during World War II. Adams' Manzanar work is a departure from his signature style of landscape photography.

Jundt Art Museum is located at 202 E Cataldo. For more information, call 509-313-6611 or click here. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday 10am to 4pm.


Celebrate St. Patrick's Week with the Spokane Limerick Sister City Society

The 24th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration Dinner/Auction & Soda Bread Contest is tomorrow, Thursday, March 13, 6pm at the Knights of Columbus (East of GU Campus on Boone Ave). Cost is $25 per person. Traditional Irish Fare is presented by Limerick Board Member Sheila Geraghty and includes Corned Beef, Salmon, Irish Soda Bread and more. There will be traditional Irish music, a live and silent auction and an Irish Soda Bread Contest. All proceeds from the auctions benefit the Tim Sarbaugh Scholarship at Gonzaga University. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Sister City Garden Project slated for Riverfront Park on the site of the former Japanese Garden.

For more information and to RSVP for dinner tickets in advance, email Kerry Lynch, klynchapi@comcast.net or call 509-328-2584.

This Friday, March 14, the Dedication of the Limerick Monument/ Friendly Sons Plaza will be at O'Doherty's Irish Grille, 525 W Spokane Falls Blvd at 3:00pm.

And don't forget the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick's 36th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, starting at noon on Saturday, March 15, downtown Spokane.


Bruce Cockburn performs at the Bing April 3

Canadian artist and humanitarian Bruce Cockburn will bring his musical talents to the Bing Crosby Theater on Thursday, April 3 at 8pm. Cockburn has earned honors for his musical and humanitarian work and is the recipient of 13 Juno Awards, is an inductee in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and has earned several international awards. 'Small Source of Comfort,' Cockburn's 31st album, is his latest collection of songs of romance, protest and spiritual discovery. The album is primarily an acoustic blend of folk, blues, jazz and rock.

Concert begins at 8pm. Ticket prices range from $32.50 and $39.50 in advance and are available from TicketsWest, at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Variety Pak Headlines Friday Night Dances at Southside Senior Center

The Southside Senior Center announces that Variety Pak, a 5-piece, Spokane-based dance band, will headline several upcoming dances. FRIDAY DANCES will be held the 2nd Friday of each month at the Southside Senior Center, which houses one of the best floating dance floors in Spokane. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, this Friday's dance features a celebration of St. Patrick, 'Wearin' of the Green,' from 7 to 10pm.

Variety Pak plays music for ballroom dancing, from Night Club to Jitterbug, Latin music to classic Rock 'n' Roll. The Pak members are Leslie Ann Grove and Keith LaMotte up front alternating trumpets, flugelhorns and vocals, bassist Kyle Pugh provides a lot of bells and whistles, guitarist Steven King and drummer Marv Richter. Every band member sings.

The Southside Senior and Community Center is located at 3151 East 27th Avenue. Tickets are $8; $6 for students and are available at the Box office, 509-535-0803.


Showing at the Magic Lantern Theater

Don't miss these Oscar-nominated films this week at the Magic Lantern Theater: '12 Years a Slave,' 'August: Osage County,' 'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'Nebraska' and 'Philomena.'

New films and show times will be posted Friday, March 14. Visit www.magiclanternspokane.com for daily show times or call 509-209-2383. Tickets are $8 for all shows. The Magic Lantern Theater is located at 25 W Main Ave in downtown Spokane.


Head to the Arena this week to Cheer on the Spokane Chiefs & the Spokane Shock




The Chiefs have two home games this week: Tonight, Wednesday, March 12 at 7:05pm, the Chiefs play the Everett Silvertips. On Friday, March 14 at 7:05pm, the Chiefs face the Tri-City Americans.

Tickets range from $10 to $20 and are available at Ticketswest.com or by calling 509-535-PUCK.

This Saturday, March 15, The Spokane Shock play the Iowa Barnstormers. Game time at 7pm at the Spokane Arena.

Tickets available at Ticketswest.com.


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