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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy with the Spokane Symphony this Saturday



Big Bad Voodoo Daddy made a remarkable arrival onto the music scene 24 years ago and their signature sound continues to define the neo-swing movement of American Jazz. Don't miss this amazing in concert with the Spokane Symphony this Saturday, January 28 at 8pm, at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

The band, co-founded by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, was at the forefront of the swing revival of the early nineties, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing and Dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture. Taking inspiration from the creators of American swing, the band's original horn-infused music and legendary high energy show introduces the genre to a new and younger generation while remaining cognizant and respectful of the music's rich legacy.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, named after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins, has appeared in concert venues across the world and sold millions of records, and had their music appear in hundreds of movies and television shows. Don't miss this special concert!

Tickets available at Box Office, by calling 509-624-1200, online at www.spokanesymphony.org and at all TicketsWest outlets.

Spokane International Film Festival opens with The Basket



This Friday, January 27 at 7:30pm, the Spokane International Film Festival Opening Gala at the Bing Crosby Theater features 'The Basket' a 1999 film produced by Spokane's North by Northwest. Produced, directed and written by Rich Cowan, music by Don Caron, with screenplay credits to Don Caron and Frank Swoboda as well.
For more information on the Film Festival, visit spokanefilmfestival.org. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Annie is headed to the INB



The Tony Award-winning Broadway show, 'Annie' comes to the INB Performing Arts Center for three performances Saturday and Sunday, February 4 & 5. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


McManus In Love comes to the Panida Theater in Sandpoint Feb 11



Just in time for Valentine's Day, 'McManus in Love,' a one-man comedy by Patrick F. McManus, starring Tim Behrens, features the hilarious antics of young Pat and his pal Crazy Eddie Muldoon as they enter their teens and discover that their fear of the dark is child's play compared to their fear of girls!

The fun will take place at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint on Saturday, February 11 at 7:30pm. Pat and Tim see McManus In Love as a public service: if you bring your children or grandchildren to this show, they most likely will avoid their first date until they are at least 27 years old!

Tickets are $17 per adult, $10 for kids 16 and under and are available online at www.panida.org or go to Eve's Leaves or Eichardt's pub. For more information, call 208-263-9191.


Great Blues this Saturday at the Reserve

Saturday, January 28 at 9pm, the Reserve at 120 N. Wall presents some of the best blues around with the Bobby Patterson Band. Just $5 at the door.

This week's music at Arbor Crest

Arbor Crest's Fireside music series continues and this Friday, January 27, Karrie O'Neill is guest performer. On Saturday, January 28, it's Spare Parts Duo. Music runs from 5:30-7:30pm, no cover. The tasting room and wine bar is open until 8pm.

Visit arborcrest.com for more information or call 509-927-9463.


Fox Presents: Black Violin



Black Violin, coming to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Saturday, April 1, features classically trained violist and violinist Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus, who combine classical and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as 'classical boom.' The band released their major label debut Stereotypes (featuring Black Thought of The Roots and MC Pharoahe Monch) on Universal Music which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kayne West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and has creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys.

Tickets available at the Box Office, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online at www.spokanesymphony.org or at all TicketsWest outlets.

Free Poetry Reading at the NW Museum this Saturday



The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Browne's Addition will hold a free poetry workshop this Saturday, January 28 from 10:30am-12:30pm. This workshop, led by Dr. Tod Marshall, Gonzaga University professor, award-winning poet, and current Washington State Poet Laureate, will explore ways to connect participants' imaginations to the real and imagined landscapes of Washington. Tod's workshop title, 'If You Ain't No Place You Can't Go Nowhere' comes from Richard Hugo's 'The Triggering Town.' In his book, Hugo reminds poets of the importance of identifying the 'where' of a poem and how rooting creativity to place can allow the imagination to grow in unexpected ways. (Dr. Marshall is participating in this workshop with support from Humanities Washington and ARTS Washington.)

There is no charge for the workshop, however, donations are welcome. Limited attendance of 180, first-come, first-served. To make a reservation, visit www.northwestmuseum.org under 'Events'.


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Civic Studio Theatre



'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins.

Performances run Friday, January 27 through February 19. Curtain Times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm. For ticket prices and more information, visit www.spokanecivictheatre.com.


Cirque du Soleil returns to the Spokane Arena February 16-19



OVO, the newest touring show of Cirque du Soleil will be presented at the Spokane Arena for six performances Thursday, February 16 through Sunday, February 19.

Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


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