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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Zuill Bailey's big day: Grammy nomination and Musical America honor

Zuill Bailey, phenomenal cellist and artistic director of the Northwest Bach Festival had a very big good news day yesterday. He received a Grammy nomination and was named a 2016 Musical Innovator by Musical America.

He was nominated for a Grammy for his solo instrumental on 'Tales of Hemingway,' by Michael Daugherty, which was also nominated in two other categories. The 2016 Musical Innovator award from Musical America was for outreach musical work Bailey has done, like performances in neonatal intensive care units, oncology wards and homeless shelters.

You can see Bailey in the Spokane area this week, performing the Bach Festival's December Classics series, in Coeur d'Alene at the Hagadone Event Center at the Golf Course on Thursday, December 8 and at Barrister Winery in Spokane on Friday, December 9 and Sunday, December 11. Go to for details on the performances. The 'Hemingway' CD will be available for sale at the concerts. The Bach Festival is February 21-March 5.

Art Spirit Gallery's 18th Annual Small Works Invitational is going on now

The Art Spirit Gallery at 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene presents their 18th Annual Small Works Invitational featuring over 200 new works by 32 regional artists. There's a reception from 5-8 this Friday, December 9. The show runs through January 7. Go to to see the show online.

'Gloria' at Whitworth University's Christmas Festival is Saturday night

The Whitworth University Christmas Festival, 'Gloria' is at the Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox this Saturday, December 10 at 8pm and again on Sunday, December 11 at 3pm. It features more than 100 student-musicians including multiple choirs. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Holiday Lights at Manito Park's Gaiser Conservatory begins Friday

See the Gaiser Conservatory transformed into a winter wonderland with over 30,000 lights. The Friends of Manito are presenting their annual holiday lights display in Manito Park at the Gaiser Conservatory this Friday, December 9 through Sunday, December 18. Hours are daily from noon to 7:30pm, best viewing is after sunset. This event is free and open to the public.

Celebrate the Holidays with the Spokane Symphony's Holiday Pops Dec 17 & 18

This year's Holiday Pops with the Spokane Symphony promises to be something very special. There will be festive sing-alongs and crowd favorites for the whole family. Children will enjoy the animated film, 'The Snowman,' who magically comes to life, set to a live score with the Spokane Symphony. Morihiko Nakahara will be conducting the concerts, featuring the Spokane Symphony Chorale and the Spokane Area Youth Choirs. Special guest appearance by Santa.

Musical selections include LeRoy Anderson 'A Christmas Festival', Howard Blake 'The Snowman' (movie with symphonic soundtrack), Tchaikovsky's 'Trepak' from 'The Nutcracker', Kirke Mechem 'Seven Joys of Christmas' and much more. For more concert information, visit
Performances are at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Saturday, December 17 at 8pm and Sunday, December 18 at 2pm. Tickets available at the Box office, by calling 509-624-1200 and at or 800-325-SEAT.

The Duke's Nutcracker Suite by Spokane Jazz Orchestra

The Spokane Jazz Orchestra with vocalist Kelley Johnson presents 'A Christmas Celebration' featuring Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 at the Bing. Contact Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT.

Celebrate 'Traditions of Christmas' in Coeur d'Alene

'Traditions of Christmas' is a Radio City Music Hall style show that inspires the hearts of audience members of all ages. Travel on a journey through time and heritage. Tears well up and hearts are filled with respect as the USO performance takes the stage and our military is honored. Throughout the show, your favorite Christmas classics are brought to life with song and dance. Crowds are amazed by the beautifully choreographed kick-line tap numbers, and children light up as we travel north to Santa's workshop. The grand Nativity conclusion reminds us all that there is a purpose behind the celebration. Featuring a cast of 70 people, spectacular sets, live animals, and over 400 costumes, 'Traditions of Christmas' is an experience you won't want to miss.

The show is at the Salvation Army Kroc Center December 9, 16, 21 and 22 at 7pm and December 10, 11, 17, 18, 22 and 23 at 3 pm. Go to for tickets and more information. Call 208-391-2867 for group tickets.

The Led Zeppelin Experience at the Bing is like the real thing!

The Led Zeppelin Experience at the Bing Crosby Theater this Friday, December 9 at 7pm is the next best thing to a live concert by the iconic rick band.

This authentic Live Concert reproduction goes far beyond any group of musicians covering the same tunes you've heard on the radio for over 4 decades. Any musician can learn a song note for note. However, to do a full tribute with all of the subtle nuances and authentic look and sound and mannerisms is comparable to an actor preparing for a character in a film. In this case the characters are members of the Legendary British Supergroup. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Entertainment this weekend at the Reserve

The Reserve at 120 North Wall has some great live music this weekend for only $8 cover. Friday, December 9 it's the soul, rock and adult contemporary sounds of GRE3NE and Saturday, December 10 B. Radicals and Buffalo Jones take the stage for some groove rock and funk.

Visit for more information.

Live Music and Holiday Art Show this week at Arbor Crest

The Fireside Music Series continues at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars with live music this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Music runs from 5:30-7:30pm, no cover.

Thursday, December 8: KOSH - singer/guitarist and master of covers, plays songs by Boston, Journey, Van Halen and more.
Friday, December 9: Evan Denlinger - singer/guitarist/master of southern-rock, folk-rock, and country-rock blends.
Saturday, December 10: Dan Conrad - singer/songwriter and guitarist plays captivating pop/country/rock covers.
Wine, beer and food available for purchase.

Also on Saturday, December 10 from Noon to 6pm, Arbor Crest Wine Cellars will present their 1st Annual Holiday Art Show with locally crafted art, wine and music, on display throughout the Wine Bar and the Cliff House. The show will feature creations from a dozen local artisans, including paintings, photography, jewelry, hand-turned wood pieces, rock art and more. Admission is free (ages 21 and over only).

Visit for more information.

KC and the Sunshine band brightens up Northern Quest this Sunday

Get on your Boogie Shoes and get down with KC and the Sunshine Band at Northern Quest this Sunday, December 11 at 7:30pm. Go to for your tickets.

Breakfast and Photos with Santa Dec 10 & 17 at Southside Senior Center

The Southside Senior and Community Center is having their annual Breakfast and photos with Santa on Saturday, December 10 and 17 from 9am to 1pm. Cost is for photos in Santa's sleigh is $10 for 1; $12 for 2. Full hot breakfast will be served, cost for the breakfast is $3 for ages 5-12, $7 for ages 13 and up, ages 4 and under, free. The Southside Senior & Community Center is located at 3151 East 27th Ave. For more information, call 509-535-0803 or visit

Affiniti Celtic Christmas Sunday at the Bing

Sunday, December 11 at 7pm at the Bing Crosby Theater, enjoy what the Boston Globe describes as 'Full of Soul, Sass and Sophistication' An Affiniti Celtic Christmas is a great show.

A trio of Harp, Violin and Soprano voice like you have never heard before. Affiniti have been performing together for 10 years and have enjoyed three sell out tours of the States over the last number of years. Their show 'A Celtic Christmas' will feature classical and celtic music, haunting and uplifting Christmas songs, and with a particular penchant for movie music, there will be a 'Leading Ladies of yesteryear' section in this years show. They will be joined on stage by the charismatic Howard Crosby and are looking forward to duetting on 'White Christmas' with Bing's own nephew. Affiniti are renowned for their ethereal sound, stage personality and exciting arrangements of popular songs. They will perform their own Celtic version of 'O Holy Night' as well as some uplifting jigs and reels and of course the ever beloved 'Danny Boy.'

Contact Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT.

Spokane Entertainment District Events this week

Thursday, December 8
'Burn Country' - NY Film Critics Series, 7:30pm at the Bing Crosby Theater

Friday, December 9
The Led Zeppelin Experience, 7pm at the Bing Crosby Theater
December Classics in CdA - Romance of the Cello, 7:30pm at Barrister Winery
Porter Robinson and Madeon, 8pm at the Knitting Factory

Saturday, December 10
Spokane Jazz Orchestra, 7:30pm at the Bing Crosby Theater
Whitworth Christmas Festival Concert, 8pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
Old Dominion, 8pm at the Knitting Factory

Sunday, December 11
Affiniti - Celtic Christmas Concert, 7pm at the Bing Crosby Theater
All Is Calm, 2pm at the Modern Theater Spokane
Whitworth Christmas Festival Concert, 8pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
December Classics in CdA - Romance of the Sonata, 3pm at Barrister Winery

Tuesday, December 13
The Oaks: Christmas Concert, 7pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox

Wednesday, December 14
Gentri: The Gentleman Trio, 8pm at the Bing Crosby Theater
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