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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It's Pig Out time in Spokane!

Spokane's biggest party is going on now through Labor Day at Riverfront Park - the 35th annual Pig Out in the Park. It's the biggest music and food event in the Inland Northwest with 45 great food booths, three adult beverage gardens and 100 free concerts on three stages.

Los Lobos, the featured band, is playing on the Clocktower Stage Friday night, August 29 at 9. And I'll be emceeing the City Hall stage for all six days introducing 32 bands. Come say hello!

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Labor Day Weekend Symphony Concert in the Parks

This Labor Day weekend, the Spokane Symphony will have two outdoor performances. Both performances are free to the public.

The first is this Saturday, August 30 from 6-7:30pm at Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake. Concert is sponsored by Friends of Pavillion Park.

Then on Monday, Labor Day, from 6-7:30pm, the Symphony performs in Comstock Park on the South Hill. This concert is sponsored by Umpqua Bank, who is also giving away free ice cream on a first-come, first-serve basis ahead of the concert!

Sit out side and enjoy the Symphony Conducted by Music Director Eckart Preu performing 'The Star-Spangled Banner', Prokofiev's 'Peter and the Wolf', with Jim Swoboda, narrating, Williams' 'Theme from Star Wars', Sousa's 'Stars and Stripes Forever', and much more. The concert is especially kid-friendly this year, featuring an audience sing-along of 'Let it Go' from Disney's blockbuster film 'Frozen'.

So come early with your picnic, blanket & chairs, bring the whole family and enjoy the sounds of the Spokane Symphony for their last outdoor concerts of the summer season!

Big News from Broadway!

Spokane's Sophia Caruso stars as Tina Denmark in the Broadway show 'Ruthless', September 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20 & 22 at Stage 72/The Triad in New York City.

The show has already received rave reviews! "Hilarious...It is beyond praise!" - New York Daily News. "The fun comes from the sheer brazenness!" - The New York Times. And "Malicious, Delicious...A Total Joy!" - Rex Reed.

Congratulations Sophia! All of Spokane wishes you well! Break a leg!

Spokane Tribe powwow this Labor Day weekend

The Spokane Tribe of Indians hosts its 100th annual Labor Day weekend powwow and celebration in Wellpinit. Events include traditional dancing and drumming performances, ceremonies, and more. Events are open to the public. Thursday, August 28 through Monday, September 1. For more information call 509-458-6500.

'Church' is in session in Sandpoint September 3

Reverend Horton Heat plays Sandpoint's The Hive Wednesday, September 3 at 8pm.

Formed in 1985, Reverend Horton Heat exploded on the scene by playing gigs around their hometown of Dallas, Texas, mixing elements of surf, country, punk, big band and rockabilly to create a genre that took the world by storm. Often imitated, never duplicated, the Rev has continued to garner the support of both the underground rockabilly/ psychobilly scene and mainstream critics. Throughout the band's million plus album selling career, their music has been featured in countless TV shows, movies and commercials, it's impossible to deny the powerful force that is Reverend Horton Heat. They continue to electrify audiences time and time again with their incredible stage presence, rock 'n roll charisma and contagious energy.

The Hive is located at 207 N. First in Sandpoint. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Les Mis at Lake City Playhouse

Tickets are on sale now for Coeur d'Alene's Lake City Playhouse's presentation of 'Les Miserables' opening September 12. The most powerful story ever written is told on one of the most intimate stages in our area. This eight-time Tony Award winner explores the beauty of love and compassion while dealing with social injustice. The story of love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption along with an incredible musical score will leave you breathless. Go to for more information and tickets.

The circus is coming to town!

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus brings 'Super Circus Heroes' to the Spokane Arena for seven performances September 11 through 14. This action-packed super circus, filled with superhuman athleticism, power and pageantry that will have children of all ages discovering their own superhuman strength. Amazing elephants, horses, camels, and more alongside astonishing acrobats, awe-inspiring aerialists and some over-the-top clowns that will have audiences in stitches of laughter. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Cirque Zuma Zuma at the Bing too!

And more circus action for Spokane, Cirque Zuma Zuma is at the Bing Crosby Theater next Friday September 5 at 8pm and Saturday the 6th at 1pm. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Spokane Civic Theatre's season starts September 19

Spokane's national award winning Civic Theatre kicks off its 2014-15 season Friday, September 19 with 'Fiddler on the Roof,' running through October 19 on the Main Stage.

Other great shows this season are 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' October 17 through November 16 in the Studio; 'The Women' on November 1 on the Main Stage; 'A Christmas Carol, the Musical' November 21 through December 20 on the Main Stage; 'The Servant of Two Masters' January 16, 2015 through February 8 on the Main Stage; 'Nunsensation' February 27 through March 22 on the Main Stage; 'Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of Four' April 10 through 26 on the Main Stage; 'Sylvia' May 1 through 23 in the Studio Theatre; and 'The Music Man' May 15 through June 14 on the Main Stage.

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