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Thursday, May 14, 2020

The MAC has a virtual tour of the Mount St. Helens Exhibit

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture has an exhibit, Mount St. Helens: Critical Memory 40 Years Later, and since the Museum is currently closed to visitors due to the pandemic orders, the MAC is offering this exhibit as a virtual guided tour. This was the most destructive volcanic eruption in our nation's recorded history and remains one of the most universal memories among Pacific Northwesterners. It was also the first eruption of its kind to be extensively photographed and videotaped, creating a wealth of visible and audible records.

The exhibition will highlight the local and regional aspects of the 'volcano next door' and will convey the 1980 experience, focusing the blur of nostalgia through a combination of material artifacts, film, photography, recordings, first-hand accounts, and interactive virtual and electronic communications. Visitors will encounter a variety of analog and digital technologies that tell the story of the Cascade Range's most active volcano.

To view the exhibit, visit

You can also find more information on the MAC's social media pages:
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More on Mount St. Helens in this week's Inlander

The cover story in the latest issue of the Inlander, takes a look back at the 40th Anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption. Pick up your issue today!

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Spokane Arena and First Interstate Center distributes COVID Guest Services Survey

The Spokane Arena and the First Interstate Center for the Arts are looking for the community's help to understand attendees' level of comfort while attending potential events. With certain protocols potentially mandated, the facility operators are looking to find out how viable consumer interaction will be for future events.

This survey is an important element as the Spokane Arena and First Interstate Center determine the next steps toward reopening. The Spokane Public Facilities District is hoping for as much feedback as possible to help make sound decisions regarding the future state of live events. The gathered information will be delivered to promoters, agents, and other venues to help reshape the event experience locally, while providing information to book and plan future shows.

The survey can be accessed at

Lee Greenwood coming to CdA Casino July 2

Country music icon and Grammy award winner Lee Greenwood brings his 'The Hits Tour 2020' to the Coeur d'Alene Casino on Thursday, July 2 at 7pm. Greenwood has had seven No. 1 hits and thirty-eight singles including songs like 'It Turns Me Inside Out,' 'Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hand,' 'She's Lyin,' and 'You Got A Good Love Comin,' among others. His stand out hit 'God Bless the U.S.A.' has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001 and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat.

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Smithsonian Webinar on Michael Jordan this Sunday through the MAC

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is providing an opportunity for you to participate in the special webinar lecture Michael Jordan: A Re-evaluation. The speaker is Dr. Damion Thomas, curator of sports at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Michael Jordan is one of the most celebrated sport figures of all time as well as one of the most recognizable men in the world. Sports fans who remember his incredible career, those who have been watching the fabulous ESPN ten-part documentary about the final season of Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls dynasty, The Last Dance, will find this webinar particularly appealing.

The webinar is Sunday, May 17 at 11am. Limit to the first 1000 to register online, admission is free. You must register for this webinar through the following link:
Click here to register for the webinar.
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Crave! 2020 is cancelled

The COVID-19 crisis makes it impossible to schedule and coordinate the many moving parts of Crave 2020. However, next year's Crave! is scheduled and will bel held July 15-18, 2021 at Spokane Valley CenterPlace.
Those who have signed up to participate in this year's event have 3 options:
1. Rollover your tickets to next year's event.
2. Refund - notify Crave by May 17.
3. Donate your ticket purchase amount to Food Fighters.

For ticket decisions email; other questions, email or call 509-621-0125.

Crave! is a celebration of the Northwest culinary including by product products, tastemakers, restaurants and producers from the region. It is a unique five-day culinary food event that will showcase the creative talents of visionary chefs from around the Northwest. From fresh seafood and ranch-raised meats to farm-to-table produce with a wide variety of local, regional and international flavors to be featured.
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