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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

'War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation' this Sunday at Aunties



Local columnist, reporter, and author Cindy Hval is releasing a new book called, 'War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation.' The book tells the stories of marriages and families forged during and after World War II, as the Greatest Generation became the backbone of our society. These relationships were tested and thrived under the most difficult circumstances. "This book is a celebration of love, sacrifice, and commitment between men and women," said Hval.

Hval will read selected excerpts from 'War Bonds' at Auntie's Bookstore, 402 W Main on Sunday, February 22 at 3:30pm and signing copies afterward.

Sante's Jeremy Hansen on Beard's 2015 semifinalist list



The James Beard Foundation released its list of semifinalists in the 2015 Restaurant and Chef Awards. And Sante chef Jeremy Hansen is on the list for Best Chef in the Northwest. Over the next month, this 'long list' will be pared down. On Tuesday, March 24, the finalists will be announced. Finally, the winners of the Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards will be honored at a dinner on Friday, April 24 at Pier Sixty in New York City. The winners of the Chef and Restaurant awards will be announced at the official Awards Gala & Reception on Monday, May 4, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. This is the first time the awards will take place outside of New York City.

Congratulations Jeremy! All of us a cheering for you!

New West Guitar Group ensemble at Chateau Rive Friday



This Friday, February 20 at 8:00pm you have an opportunity to hear one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world, The New West Guitar Group at Chateau Rive At The Flour Mill.

The New West Guitar Group (NWGG) has developed a wide spread reputation for excellence. Founded over ten years ago by guitarists Perry Smith and John Storie, NWGG performs classic pop covers, jazz standards and exciting originals. Their signature sound comes from an innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty and virtuosity with the acoustic and electric guitar. Based in Los Angeles and New York, the ensemble tours extensively through the United States and abroad giving a variety of concert programs and educational masterclasses.

Tickets are $15 for General Admission and Ticketswest has yours at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Let's go to Memphis this weekend!



'Memphis' the Musical Broadway show plays at the INB Performing Arts Center for six performances this Thursday, February 19 through Sunday, February 22.
From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis where rock and roll was born, comes a hot musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. 'Memphis' tells the story of DJ Huey Calhoun, a good ole' local boy with a passion for R&B music and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that's ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey that's filled with laughter and roof-raising rock 'n' roll. T1cketwest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Celebrate the Oscars at the SAN's Red Ribbon Gala



Celebrate Hollywood's biggest night at two great Oscar parties this Sunday, February 22...the Spokane AIDS Network (SAN) '17th Annual Red Ribbon Gala', formerly the SAN Oscar Night Gala, a black tie (suggested) evening featuring a live Academy Awards telecast and auctions at Northern Quest this Sunday. Doors open at 4:30 pm, with the event and telecast commencing at 5 pm. Visit OscarNightGala.org.


Or you can see the Oscars on the Bing's 30 foot screen



The Bing Crosby Theater is having an Oscar party too... Red Carpet Sunday benefitting Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre and Friends of the Bing, starting at 4pm. Enjoy the Oscars telecast on the Bing's 30 foot HD screen, with food beer and wine. Go to bingcrosbytheater.com for more information.

WE HAVE FOUR PAIRS OF TICKETS TO THE BING'S RED CARPET SUNDAY. THE FIRST FOUR PEOPLE TO EMAIL US AT INFO@ENTERTAINMENTSPOKANE.COM WILL WIN THEM!


The Nerd at CdA's Modern Theatre



Critics call 'The Nerd' "one of the funniest plays ever written" and you can see it at Modern Theatre Coeur d'Alene starting this Friday, February 20 and running through March 8. How do you tell a man that saved your life he is driving you crazy, that you want him to leave, that you might possibly kill him if he stays a moment longer? Come find out at Modern Theatre, 1320 E. Garden, Coeur d'Alene. For tickets and information go to themoderntheatre.org.


Save your appetites! Inlander Restaurant Week starts Friday

Restaurants from Spokane to Coeur d'Alene, Spokane Valley to Airway Heights make up the record number of 97 participants in Inlander Restaurant Week 2015, February 20 through March 1. For more information about the participating restaurants, their menus and general information about Inlander Restaurant Week, go to inlanderrestaurantweek.com.

Tim Allen Coming to NQC May 9



Don't miss funnyman Tim Allen for a one night performance at Northern Quest Resort & Casino on Saturday, May 9 starting at 7:30pm. The popular comedian, known to many as Tim 'The Tool Man' Taylor, Santa Clause, or Buzz Lightyear, will bring his unique comedy to the Inland Northwest. Allen is a Golden Globe- winning actor, writer and comedian.

Tickets on sale now at northernquest.com.


Luke Bryan to perform at the Spokane Arena May 15

Luke Bryan with Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch will have one performance at the Spokane Arena this May 15. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 20, 10am at all Ticketswest outlets. Reserved Seat Tickets are $39.75 and $69.75.

Spokane voted him #2 on Spokane Arena's 'Bucket List', and now Luke Byran will make a stop in the Lilac City during the Spokane Arena's 20th Anniversary Season. Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, Bryan will bring his Kick The Dust Up Tour on Friday, May 15 at 7:30pm.
For more information about The Bucket List, visit www.spokanearena.com/bucketlist.


KPBX 2015 Recordings & Videos Sale this weekend

KPBX, Spokane Public Radio's 2015 Recordings & Videos Sale will be this Saturday, February 21 from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, February 22 from 11am to 5pm at The Lincoln Center, 1316 N Lincoln. You'll have an opportunity to shop through thousands of CDs, DVDs, records, & videos in dozens of genres. Each day also features a silent auction of classic equipment and a few rare recordings. Great bargains benefit Spokane Public Radio KPBX, KSFC, and KPBZ.

Admission is free; all single items are priced under $5. This is a great opportunity to meet up with other music lovers and support Spokane Public Radio. For more information, visit www.kpbx.org.

Bach is back!



The 37th Annual Northwest Bach Festival & Series with Zuill Bailey Artistic Director, presented by Connoisseur Concerts will be held in Spokane February 24 - March 8 with a celebration of musical events each day in landmark venues in Spokane.

This year's Festival will offer four Festival Classics Concerts featuring local and guest artists and will also offer a Twilight Tour series of the six J.S. Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin performed by guest violinists Kurt Nikkanen and Soovin Kim.

A new feature will be offered, Noon-time Flash-Bach! programs by Zuill Bailey, cello, with 20-30 minutes of music presented free of charge in six various business, government and medical locations in the area.

Festival Film Classics, classic films related to the Festival's music program, will be screened at The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Auditorium.

For a complete listing of concerts and events and for ticket information, visit www.nwbachfest.com.

Spokane Symphony Classics feature Schubert and Beethoven

Music Director Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony will perform Schubert's famous piece, the romantic 'Unfinished' Symphony (No. 8)), and Beethoven's Symphony No. 2, along with Arvo Part's masterpiece Tabula Rasa: Ludus ('Game'), showcasing the talents of Principal Second Violin Amanda Howard-Phillips and Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski.

Performances are at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Saturday, February 28 at 8pm and Sunday, March 1 at 3pm. A pre-concert talk about the music will be held in the hall one hour before each performance. Tickets are available at the Box Office, or by calling 509-624-1200 and at all TicketsWest outlets.

Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla at the Spokane Arena Sept 30



Don't miss Def Leppard's spectacular live show at the Spokane Arena with Styx and Tesla on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Reserved seat tickets are $35, $55 and $75 and go on sale Friday, February 27, 10am at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


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