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Two Grammy wins for 2020 BachFest featured artists

The Attacca String Quartet that will be the featured artists for the 2020 Northwest BachFest, to be held from Tuesday, February 25 to Saturday, February 29. The Quartet won two Grammy's at last week's ceremony. The first was for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance. Receiving this Grammy puts the spotlight on this young string quartet that had already received significant recognition.

The second was for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Caroline Shaw's Orange album performed by the Attacca String Quartet. They will be performing Entr'acte from the Grammy-winning composition on Wednesday, February 26 at Barrister Winery. Artistic Director Zuill Bailey, without fear of setting up a disappointment, predicted to the full house at the Itzhak Perlman concert at the Fox Theater on January 13 that the Attacca Quartet would win a 2020 Grammy!

The 2020 BachFest concerts features a celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday. For tickets and more information, visit Congratulations to the members of Attacca Quartet!

Cherry Poppin' Daddies perform with the Spokane Symphony February 1

The Cherry Poppin' Daddies join the Spokane Symphony for their first-ever orchestra concert this Saturday, February 1, 8pm at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. The Daddies, from Eugene, OR, set the bar for the neo-swing movement of the 90s with their huge hit, 'Zoot Suit Riot.' The Spokane Symphony's own David Armstrong, assistant principal second violinist, wrote the arrangements for the Daddies' music for this concert, giving the Daddies a new avenue for their music in the future, backed by the full power of symphony orchestras. Don't miss these cool cats, playing with the Spokane Symphony for one show only -- it will be a concert full of swing music, mixed with other genres, including Americana, rockability, rhythm and blues and soul.

Tickets and more information at, or call 509-624-1200.

Zonky Jazz Band at Lucky you February 9

The Zonky Jazz Band presents their monthly hot variety show featuring special guests and a group of talented local jazz musicians. It's Sunday, February 9, 7pm, at the Lucky You Lounge, 1801 W Sunset Blvd. Enjoy great music, a delicious menu, full bar, a dance floor, and free parking. has your tickets for just $10 each.

Inlander Restaurant Week menus revealed tomorrow

Get ready to make your reservations for Inlander Restaurant Week Thursday, February 20 to Saturday, February 29. Tomorrow, all 121 of the participating restaurants throughout Spokane and Coeur d'Alene will be revealed, along with their menus on

Spokane Symphony Masterworks concert celebrates Valentine's Day

The Spokane Symphony celebrates Valentine's Day with lovely and passionate music by Debussy and Ravel, Saturday and Sunday, February 8 & 9 at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Music Director James Lowe conducts, and special guest, trumpeter Allen Vizzutti (pictured above), performs Tomasi's brilliantly difficult Concerto for the Trumpet.

For tickets and more information, visit Tickets are also available at the Box office or by calling 509-624-1200.

Wishing Star's Taste Spokane coming February 28

Wishing Star presents their 14th Annual Taste Spokane - A Night at the Speakeasy, Friday, February 28 at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. It will be an evening of local eats and drinks, live entertainment and more.

VIP and General admission tickets available. For more information, visit

This week's music at Arbor Crest

For Arbor Crest's Fireside Music concerts, this week's guest performers are: Nobody Famous, this Friday, January 31. On Saturday, February 1, Sara Brown performs. Music runs from 5:30-7:30, no cover, and the tasting room is open until 8pm.

For more information, visit

Esperanza on stage at the Bing Friday

Esperanza Flamenco & Celtic Music & Dance comes to the Bing this Friday, January 31 at 8:30. The show will feature dancer Melissa Cruz of Oakland, California, Spain native and Boise resident, percussionist Luis de la Tota, guitarist Joaquin Gallegos from Santa Fe, New Mexico, dancer Amelia Moore of Oleaje Flamenco of Seattle, local favorite Nicolas Vigil of Milonga on percussion, dancer and Quiero Flamenco founder Monica Mota, and a special guest singer.

Go to for more information and your tickets.

Art classes at Spokane Art School

Check out all of the great art classes offered by Spokane Art School, at 811 West Garland. Classes in different mediums for children and adults.

Go to for all the details.

Human trafficking movie to be filmed on Kalispel Reservation

As our mayor, Nadine Woodward, has declared January Human Trafficking Awareness Month, a new movie by Misty Shipman-Ellingburg of Ugly Cousin Productions, sponsored by Spokane Arts, is taking the issue head-on as it relates to Indigenous People in our local area, and across the U.S. and Canada.

Tiger Lily Is My Little Sister will be filmed on the Kalispell Reservation. Actor and Producer on the film Terry L. Fossum who is also acting and producing another film pertaining to human trafficking, Role Prey, states "this horrendous crime must be brought out of the shadows and into the light, so these children can be saved." Other producers include Hope Shipman-Ellingsburg, and Rick Rivera, actor and acting coach in Spokane.

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