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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Diva-inity is coming to Northern Quest Resort & Casino.

Actresses from the popular serial dramas "One Life To Live" and "All My Children" will hit the Northern Quest stage at 8:30pm on Saturday, April 4, with their "Divas of Daytime TV" revue. The show includes the music of Bobbie Eakes, who plays Krystal Carey on "All My Children;" Kassie DePaiva, Blaire Daimler Cramer on "One Life To Live;" and Kathy Brier, Marcie Walsh McBain on "One Life To Live." Tickets are $45. For information, call 509-340-6700 or go to

Say cello to my little friend.

World-renowned American cellist Alisa Weilerstein plays Classics No. 8-Narrations at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on at 8pm Saturday, April 4, and at 3pm Sunday, April 5. Tickets are still available. They range in price from $20 to $42 for the Saturday night concert and $16 to $39 for the Sunday afternoon performance. For ticket information, call 509-624-1200.

To go or not to go. That is the question.

We're betting on a "go" rating for "Shakespeare In Hollywood," the newest production to hit the Spokane Civic Theatre main stage. See what happens when Shakespeare's fairies materialize on the set of the 1934 film, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The PG-13 comedy opens with an 8pm show on Friday, April 3, and runs through April 19. Tickets are still available. For ticket information, call 509-325-2507 or go to

TGIFF: Thank God It's First Friday.

Head to downtown Spokane from 5-8pm Friday, April 3, to see a bevy of art exhibits when galleries, restaurants, retailers and others put local artists on display including "Paradigm Paradox" oils and acrylics, showcasing the works of Melissa Carpenter at the Artist's Tree Gallery, 828 W Sprague; "Continuous Field" by Ryan Hardesty at Lorinda Knight Gallery, 523 W Sprague; Orla Colvin's watercolors, Pottery Place Plus Gallery, 602 N Washington (main floor of Auntie's); "Bokuseki, Ink Traces" Japanese exhibit of many local artists, in conjunction with Japan Week, April 18 - 25. Kress Gallery, 808 W Main, River Park Square, 3rd level; The works of Spokane Watercolor Society, Express Employment Professionals, 331 W Main; Original newspaper accounts of the assassination of President Lincoln, Gallery 1889, 2124 W 2nd Ave. For more information, go to

Don't get your mind out of toilet, not if you want to see "Urinetown: The Musical."

This musical comedy will be performed April 1-4 at the Magnuson Theatre on the Gonzaga University campus. For more information, go to

Watch hundreds of women battle it out, in four-part harmony.

Sweet Adelines from Washington, Alaska and North Idaho will compete Thursday, April 2, through Saturday, April 4, in an annual competition of female barbershop choruses and quartets. One of the group members, Spokane's Claudia Kirkebo who own Lelands, is the only barber in the bunch. The groups will perform at the Doubletree Hotel City Center and the INB Performing Center in hopes of representing the region at an international competition in Nashville later this year and in Seattle in 2010. Show times and prices vary. For more information, call 509-325-SEAT or go to

He'll be right next door, and he's such a strong persuader.

The Robert Cray Band, which started in Eugene, Ore., and won a Grammy for its "Strong Persuader" album, will play The Knitting Factory's Main Space at 8pm Saturday, April 4. Opening for Cray is The Detour Project, a Spokane band consisting of Bill Tierney and Sam Endress on guitar & vocals, Mike Ludlum on bass, Miah Flores on drums and Roger Nelson on harmonica. Tickets are $25 in advance, $27.50 the day of the show. For tickets, call 509-325-SEAT or go to

Snow is in the forecast for Gonzaga University's Crosby Quad.

The Cricket Wireless Campus Rail Jam Tour will truck into the Gonzaga University campus at noon tomorrow, Thursday, April 2-and it will bring 20 tons of snow with it. Dozens of skiers and snowboarders will compete on three rails on a 20 foot-by-100 foot course that will be built that morning. It's the sixth round of a nationwide ski and snowboarding tour-and is free and open to the public.

Don't fiddle around. Head down to the Bing Crosby Theater.

Celtic fiddler Deby Grosjean will be playing at 7:30pm this Friday, April 3, at the Bing Crosby Theater. Tickets are $14 and $16 and available at the Bing Crosby Theater box office, at 901 W Sprague, which is open from 10am to 2pm every weekday. Tickets also are available through Tickets West, at 509-325-SEAT or at

Vin Diesel fans are going to be revved up this weekend.

"Fast and Furious," the newest in the testosterone-laced street-racing movie series, opens this weekend with a midnight showing on Thursday night/Friday morning at the Regal Cinemas in NorthTown Mall. For more information, go to

Here's a peach of an idea.

Head to Coeur d'Alene for the final weekend of the fantastical journey of "James and the Giant Peach." The story of a young orphan who finds an enormous peach with talking insects hits the Lake City Playhouse stage on at 7:30pm each evening this Thursday through Saturday, with a 2pm Sunday matinee performance. Popular shows at this small playhouse, located at 1320 Garden Ave. in Coeur d'Alene, frequently sell out. To see this cast of children and creepy-crawlies, get tickets early at 208-667-1323 or go to

Scare up some SKA tonight.

The English Beat, a band at the forefront of the British SKA music movement in the 1980s, is playing The Knitting Factory's Main Space at 7pm tonight, April 1. Come hear the unique vocals of SKA legend Dave Wakeling as he plays music that was alternative before alternative became mainstream. Tickets are $17 on the day of the show. For ticket information, call 509.325.SEAT or go to

It's not an Urban legend; Keith is coming to town.

The Keith Urban Escape Together World Tour, with Little Big Town, hits the Spokane Arena on Sept. 14. Tickets go on sale at 10am Saturday, April 4, and range in price from $20 to $59.50. For more information, go to

You like Dancing With The Stars? Then check out Dancing With The Studs.

Tickets for The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions show, at the Spokane Arena, go on sale today, April 1. This equestrian ballet will come to Spokane June 13 and 14, with a troupe of the fleet-footed horses performing spectacular leaps and stunning maneuvers. Tickets will range in price from $22.50 to $29.50. For more information on the show, go to To buy tickets, call 509.325.SEAT or go to

Here's a little preview from Mr. Preu.

The Spokane Symphony and music director Eckart Preu announced the lineup for its 2009-2010 Power of Music season. The Symphony's season starts Sept. 26-27 with a reprise concert by pianist Pascal Roge playing the Gershwin Piano concerto, the first in the 10-concert classics season. This year, the company's six SuperPops concert move to the Symphony's home at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. The first of those shows will be Oct. 3 and will feature the Canadian Brass. For season-ticket information, call 509-624-1200.

If you don't have tickets already, you weren't Swift enough.

The May 14 Taylor Swift concert in Spokane is sold out. The Lilac City isn't alone though. Nearly every spring stop on the Taylor Swift Fearless Tour 2009, with Kellie Pickler and Gloriana, is sold out.

They're taking it to the streets, Doobie Brothers style.

The Coeur d'Alene Casino has started selling tickets to the May 14 Doobie Brothers concert at the casino. Tickets are $35 or $45. For more information, go to

Mohr comedy is on the way.

The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox announced this week that popular comedian and movie star Jay Mohr will appear on The Fox stage for an evening of standup comedy. The star of the television series "Gary Unmarried" will put on a standup show that starts at 7:30pm on May 20. Tickets are available now at The Fox box office and range in price from $29 to $102 for premium seats that include a meet-and-greet session with the comedian. For more information, call 509-624-1200.


"Who was the best pilot I ever saw? Well, uh, you're lookin' at 'im."

Name the movie that line appeared in to win a $5 coffee gift card and bragging rights among the crowd. Send your best guess to The winner will be selected at random from correct entries and will be announced in next week's e-newsletter. Deadline is 9am on Monday, April 6.

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