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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Strauss honored by Spokane Symphony and Amber Wagner




The Spokane Symphony and Amber Wagner honor one of the great German composers, Richard Strauss this Saturday, April 12 at 8 and Sunday, April 13 at 3 at the Fox. The performance celebrates Strauss' works from the beginning and end of his stellar career. 'Also Sprach Zarathustra,' a tone poem composed early in his career, was used by Stanley Kubrick in '2001: A Space Odyssey.'

His 'Four Last Songs', a farewell to a golden era, will be sung by internationally acclaimed soprano Amber Wagner. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Shock vs Portland this Saturday night




Saturday night, April 12 at 7, the Spokane Shock take on the Portland Thunder in the Spokane Arena. Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Hell's Belles plays AC-DC




Hell's Belles, an all female tribute to AC-DC, is at the Knitting Factory this Saturday, April 12 at 8:30.

Hell's Belles has toured Canada, Japan and Singapore. The band released an album in 2005, 'We Salute You,' and performed at the Winter and Summer X-Games, the 2009 and 2010 Beerfest Asia in Singapore and Sundance Film Festival in 2007. They are currently working on a second release with new singer Amber Saxon, who is also the singer of Australian band BugGiRL.

Go to sp.knittingfactory.com for information and tickets.


Premier Home Improvement Show this weekend

The Premier Home Improvement Show, presented by the Spokane Home Builders Association, is this Friday through Sunday, at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, featuring over 200 vendors showcasing the latest in home remodeling and improvement. Go to SpokanesPremierShow.com for more information.

Entertainment at the Bartlett




The Bartlett at 228 West Sprague is fast becoming one of Spokane's most popular music venues. Hard working folk singer, John Craigie returns to Spokane for a performance at The Bartlett on Friday, April 18. His personality and unique story telling can captivate any room. All girl group, Mama Doll, appear as the opening act. The Bartlett is open Tuesday through Friday from 4pm-11pm and Saturday from noon to 11pm. For show times, upcoming shows and tickets go to thebartlettspokane.com.


Concert & Auction for Isaac features Big Mumbo Blues Band & Peter Rivera




The Gus Johnson Ford Concert and Auction for Isaac is April 26th at the Spokane Knitting Factory. The bands donating their time and talents this year include: A brand new band: Mojo Box with their 'voodoo rock' style, 'The Friends for Isaac band' including KXLY Radio host Rick Rydell, 12 year old Elijah Friese (who stole the show last year) and The Tunfels playing Classic Rock, Local Salsa music sensation Milonga and topping it off with one of the hottest bands in the area, the Big Mumbo Blues Band with Peter Rivera (Rare Earth).

"This year's auction of autographed guitars collection is terrific" says organizer Kosta Panidis. "With the amazing support of Matt Judge and the Knitting Factory they have collected autographs from Ted Nugent, Living Color, Reverend Horton Heat, US Postal Service, Killswitch, Candle Box, Lifehouse, Randy Houser and more!" Auction items can be viewed on Facebook '4th Annual concert for Isaac' page.

All proceeds from this fundraiser go to the Isaac Foundation which supports families of children with autism. www.theisaacfoundation.org.

Tickets are available at sp.knittingfactory.com.


Tickets on sale Friday for Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience




Tickets are on sale this Friday, April 11 at 10 am for Long Island's favorite medium, returning to the Inland Northwest and to the INB Performing Arts Center. Theresa Caputo, from TLC's hit show 'Long Island Medium,' will appear before a live audience on Thursday, June 12 at 7:30 pm where she will give interactive readings to audience members throughout the show and will also share personal stories about her life and her unique gifts.

Contact Ticketswest beginning Friday, April 11 at 10 am at the Arena Box Office, all Ticketswest locations, www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT. 800-325-SEAT or Ticketswest.com.

Last weekend for the American Trailer Park Musical at Lake City

You have four more chances to see the hilarious American Tailer Park Music at Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden in Coeur d'Alene. Performances are this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2.

For more information and tickets go to lakecityplayhouse.org.


Don't wait to see 'Wait Until Dark' at Interplayers




Long time theatre legend Jack Phillips has returned to Spokane to direct The White-Knuckle Classic Broadway Thriller 'Wait Until Dark' at Interplayers. The show runs through April 19. For tickets call the Box Office at 509-455-7529 or visit TicketsWest online at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT. For more information go to Interplayers.com.


GU's Jundt Art Museum opens Senior Thesis Art Exhibition

Gonzaga University's Senior Thesis Art Exhibition opens Thursday, April 10 with a free public preview reception from 7-9pm at the Jundt Art Museum. The annual presentation, which highlights the work of Gonzaga's graduating seniors, opens officially to the public on Friday, April 11 in the Jundt Galleries.

The Senior Exhibition marks the culmination of the Gonzaga art department's Bachelor of Arts degree program. Participating seniors are required to submit a portfolio of work and share responsibilities for all aspects of the exhibition. A small selection of prints and ceramics will be displayed through May 10, graduation weekend at Gonzaga, Keiko Hara, Winslow Homer, Andy Warhol, Sue Coe, and Emilio Sanchez.

The museum's exhibitions are free and open to the public from 10am-4pm, Monday through Saturday; closed Sundays and school holidays. For more information, call Karen Kaiser, curator of education, at 509-313-6613, or visit www.gonzaga.edu/jundt.

Jazz Appreciation Month features tribute to Mildred Bailey




An evening of song and music featuring local female musicians entitled, 'Thanks for the Memory: Spokane Songbirds Sing A Tribute to Mildred Bailey' will take place on April 24, at 7 pm at the Bing Crosby Theater. Featured jazz vocalists Julia Keefe and Heather Villa, together with local group Mama Doll and the Mukogawa Women's Ensemble are scheduled to perform. The event will highlight local participation in National and International Jazz Appreciation Month, with proceeds from the show supporting the work of the Holy Names Music Center (HNMC) in Spokane.

Jazz legend Mildred Rinker Bailey, a member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, was raised in Spokane, where her brother Alton Rinker played in a local band with Bing Crosby. Al Rinker and Bing Crosby later followed Mildred to Los Angeles, and Crosby later credited Mildred with helping launch his own successful singing career.

Reserved seat tickets are $20 and $15 for seniors and students, and are available through TicketsWest.com, or by calling 800-325-7328. Special Golden Circle and Artist Reception tickets are available at HNMC.ORG or by calling 509-326-9516.

Anemone Paper Flowers announces spring classes




Classes are officially back at Anemone Paper Flowers, 301 W 2nd Avenue. The April and May offering features one class, 'Paper Flower Making 101.' The class runs 2 hours and students make two flowers. All supplies are included in the $40 per person fee. Ages 6+ are welcome.

The classes are April 19th 1pm & 3pm , April 26th 1pm & 3pm, April 28th 5:45pm, May 3rd 1pm & 3pm (Perfect For Kids Making Mother's Day Gifts) and May 12th 5:45pm.

Private classes are also available. For more information and to register for the classes call 509-458-3333.

Bada Bing Comedy Series presents Jeff Dye




Jeff Dye headlines the Bada Bing Comedy show Friday, April 25 at 8 pm. He will be joined by Harry J. Riley and Jason Komm. Ken Martin emcees.

Jeff is an extremely talented comedian/actor/host who has hosted 2 series for MTV - 'Numbnuts' and their newest series, 'Money from Strangers'. Jeff can also be seen on MTV's two hit shows 'Guy Code' & 'Girl Code'. Jeff did so well at the TBS Comedy Festival in Chicago and Comedy Central's 'Live at Gotham' that he got his very own half-hour comedy special titled 'Comedy Central Presents Jeff Dye' that aired last year.

Jeff gained national attention when he was a finalist on NBC's Emmy nominated series 'Last Comic Standing' and then performed in a 50 city tour with the other top vote getters. He previously won the Giggles 10th Annual Laff-Off in his native Seattle, and was selected to perform at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.

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

NAWBO's unCorked! Wine tasting Fundraiser this Friday

Inland NW Chapter of NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) annual wine event, unCorked!, will be held this Friday, April 11 at The Lincoln Center, 1316 N Lincoln, from 6 to 9pm. This fun event will include 5 Washington Wineries (Arbor Crest, Bergevin Lane, Coeur d'Alene Cellars, Skylite Cellars and TERO Estates), plus Selkirk Abbey Brewery, and food pairings from Executive Chef Steve Jensen with Sommelier Ryan Biesen and Music from blues guitarist Cary Fly. There will be a silent auction of art, wine, treats, gift certificates, and much more. Tickets are $60 in advance or $75 at the door. For information and tickets, visit www.nawbonw.org/Event_Details.aspx?eid=161#RegisterHere.

unCorked! is NAWBO's Only Fundraiser. Funds raised at this event will energize the local economy, provide education for local women business owners, support the Inland Northwest Chapter of NAWBO, and support Transitions, a Spokane based non-profit. For more information on NAWBO, visit their website at www.nawbo.org.

Now Playing at the Magic Lantern Theater

'Gloria,' 'Particle Fever,' 'Different Drummers' (a Local Spokane-made film), 'Mistaken for Stranger,' '20 Feet From Stardom,' and 'Dallas Buyers Club' are currently playing at the Magic Lantern Theater. A special limited engagement of 'Moulin Rouge,' performed by Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet will be shown Thursday, April 10, Saturday, April 12 and Monday, April 14. Check website for showtimes.

New films and showtimes for the Magic Lantern Theater change on Fridays. Visit www.magiclanternspokane.com.


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