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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The curtain goes up on Spokane Valley Summer Theatre this summer



Yvonne A.K. Johnson is back in town and Spokane Valley Summer Theatre is ready to entertain you. SVST is a professional summer theatre and acting conservatory for ages 5-21 that will have its home at the Central Valley High School Performing Arts Center at 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley.

The founders and leaders of SVST are no strangers to the greater Spokane area and you know the quality of their work, professionalism and creativity. They are: former national award-winning Executive Artistic Director of Spokane Civic Theatre, Yvonne A. K. Johnson, Brian Dalen Gunn (Managing Director), star of Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story and Director of Education, Ashley D'Lyn Gunn. The mission of SVST is to enrich, entertain and serve the community in a safe, professional environment. The inaugural season presents: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (July 7-17) starring Brian Dalen Gunn, Oliver! (July 28-August 7) and Bring It On: The Musical (August 18-21).

Go to svsummertheatre.com for more information.

'Best Blues Event' hits Coeur d'Alene March 18



The 7th Annual Coeur d'Alene Blues Festival, winner of the Inland Empire Blues Society 'Best Blues Event', will be at The Coeur d'Alene Resort, Friday through Sunday, March 18-20, celebrating the best of modern blues, featuring many of the most popular blues bands on the planet.

Get more information and tickets at cdabluesfestival.com.


Rock and Worship at the Arena Friday night



The Rock & Worship Roadshow is at the Spokane Arena this Friday night, February 19 at 7pm. Christian music favorites Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Mandisa and more. Only $10 at the door.


Sordid Lives at the Civic Theater

Sordid Lives, a rip-roaring comedy is at the Studio Theatre at Civic runs through this Sunday, February 21. Go to www.spokanecivictheatre.com for tickets, show times and more information.

Award-winning A Capella at the INB Saturday night



BYU's Vocal Point along with GU's Big Bing Theory, award-winning A Capella groups, are at the INB this Saturday, February 20 at 7pm. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


NW Bach Festival begins next week

The 38th Annual Northwest Bach Festival with Zuill Bailey, Artistic Director, will bring 12 days of musical excitement with concerts, films, Flash-Bach! appearances, special events and more. Starting on Tuesday, February 23 and running through Sunday, March 6 at a wide variety of Spokane venues.

The Festival concerts begin on Wednesday., Feb. 24 at 7:30pm with a Festival Classics Concert, Bach XXI--Bach for the 21st Century, featuring the Matt Herskowitz Piano Jazz Trio with Zuill Bailey, cello, turning Barrister Winery, into a Bach Jazz Club. The Festival Classics will conclude with a grand Finale Concert in St. John's Cathedral, on Sunday, March 6 at 3pm.

For a complete listing of events including special and free events, and ticket information, visit www.nwbachfest.com.


KSPS TV Presents Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life at the Bing tomorrow night



Based on the biography by Jim Kershner of the same name, CARL MAXEY: A FIGHTING LIFE is the inspiring life story of a man who changed attitudes about civil and gender rights in Eastern Washington. He was a tireless fighter for racial equality and justice on the state and national level. Mr. Maxey had to overcome enormous odds from his earliest days. His story is one of courage, heroism and inspiration.

Produced by the Emmy Award-winning KSPS production team of Mary DeCesare and Jim Zimmer, the documentary will premiere tomorrow, February 18 at 7:15pm at the Bing Crosby Theater, reception begins at 6:30.

Tickets are $50 and are available at www.ksps.org/community/maxey-doc/, or by calling 509-443-7700.

Spokane Symphony Classics Concert at the Fox Feb 27 & 28

Conductor Eckart Preu leads the Spokane Symphony and guest cellist, Maja Bogdanovic in two performances next weekend. Musical selections include Karen Tanaka's Water of Life, Hector Berlioz' Symphony Fantastique, and Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor, a poignant requiem to a lost way of life. Concerts are Saturday, February 27 at 8pm and Sunday, February 28 at 3pm.

For more concert information or to purchase tickets, visit www.spokanesymphony.org. Tickets are also available at the Box Office, and at www.ticketswest.com.


Little Women coming to the Civic Theater



Little Women the Musical comes to Spokane Civic Theatre February 26 - March 20. This timeless captivating story, directed by Kathie Doyle-Lipe, is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love.

Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Upon the advice of a friend, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Curtain times for this rated G production are 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm on Sundays. Go to www.spokanecivictheatre.com for tickets and information.


Voting closes tomorrow for the Inlander's Best of the Inland NW

Don't miss your chance to vote on the Best of the Inland Northwest in the Inlander's annual readers poll. Vote at www.inlander.com/bestof. Voting closes at midnight on Thursday, February 18.

Winners will be announced in the March 24 issue of the Inlander.

This week's Fireside Music at Arbor Crest

Enjoy the music of Ron Greene this Thursday, February 18 and on Friday, February 19, Karrie O'Neill is musical guest at Arbor Crest, as part of their Fireside Music Concert Series. Wine, beer and food available for purchase. Wine bar is open from 5-8pm and music runs from 5:30-7:30 both nights. No cover charge.

For more information, visit arborcrest.com.

Spokane Youth Symphony Plays Dvorak

This Sunday, February 21, the Spokane Youth Symphony takes the stage at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, starting at 4pm. Under the artistic direction of Dr. Philip Baldwin, the Spokane Youth Symphony is comprised of four progressive orchestras, each designed to develop the skills of young musicians at increasingly challenging levels. The Spokane Youth Strings, the Spokane Youth Sinfonietta, the Spokane Youth Philharmonic, and the Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra. Special musical selection is Symphony No 9, From the New World, by Dvorak.

Tickets available at the Box Office, by calling 509-624-1200, and at all TicketsWest outlets.

Hospice of Spokane to host 11th Annual Taste of Life

Join Hospice of Spokane Friday, February 26 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Spokane Club, 1002 W Riverside Ave, for their annual Taste of Life. This fun event pairs great local wines, premium microbrews, ciders and delicious food, along with live music. This is a very popular event, benefitting a wonderful organization, Hospice of Spokane. For more information, visit www.hospiceofspokane.org/taste.

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