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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The biggest show of the year is Swift-ly approaching.

The Taylor Swift Fearless Tour 2009, with guests Kellie Pickler and Gloriana, rolls into Spokane Thursday, May 14. The sold-out show starts at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.spokanearena.com.

The music is going to be Poppin(s) at the Fox.

Led by associate conductor Morihiko Nakahara, the Spokane Symphony will present "The Magical Music of Walt Disney" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 15 in the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. The program will feature orchestral arrangements of music from "Tarzan," "The Little Mermaid," "Mary Poppins," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin," "The Lion King" and more. The music will be brought to life by seamlessly synchronized video clips and still images from the Disney classics. Tickets are $32 to $37 for adults and $14 for children. Tickets are available in advance at the Spokane Symphony Ticket Office, or by calling 509-624-1200 or going to www.spokanesymphony.org. Tickets are also available at all TicketsWest outlets or by calling 509-325-SEAT.

Concert fans will hit the jackpot at the Coeur d'Alene Casino.

The Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel has announced its 2009 Summer Concert Series, which kicks off with the Collective Soul show on June 18. Other shows include Miranda Lambert, July 15; Montgomery Gentry, July 30; Luke Bryan, Aug. 13; Jason Aldean, Sept. 13; and Rodney Carrington, Oct. 29. Tickets are available through www.ticketswest.com or at the Coeur d'Alene Casino.

It'll be a summer full of Wallflowers, Junkies, and Mohr.

The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox announced its 2009 Summer Series lineup, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, with stand-up comedian Jay Mohr. Other shows include The Wallflowers, June 20; Emerson Drive, July 11; Son Volt and Cowboy Junkies, July 23; Lyle Lovett, July 30; Heidi Newfield, Aug. 11; and India.Arie, Aug. 27. Tickets went on sale earlier this week and can be purchased by calling 509-624-1200 or by going to www.martinwoldsontheater.com. Tickets also are available at www.ticketswest.com or by calling 509-624-1200. Order tickets for three or more shows by June 1 to become a subscriber and receive the best seats in the house, a half-price ticket voucher for a pair of tickets to a fall performance and a Friends of The Fox t-shirt.

Don't miss this Swiss classic.

Spokane Children's Theatre will end its 63rd season with a production of "Heidi," the musical based on Johanna Spyri's classic novel. The production starts with a 1 p.m. show Saturday, May 16 at the Spokane Community College's Lair Auditorium, at 1810 N. Greene, and will run through May 31. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children. For more information, go to www.spokanechildrenstheatre.org.

Round up your posse to hear the sweet sounds of Sweet Adelines.

Sweet Adelines International's Region 24 Harmony Roundup will be Friday and Saturday, May 15-16, at the INB Performing Arts Center. The quartet contest is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday, and the chorus contest is noon on Saturday. The Show of Champions is set for 8 p.m. Saturday. Ticket are $15 each for the individual shows or $45 each for all three shows. For tickets, go to www.ticketswest.com or call 509-325-SEAT.

Women have rights—and the right to not get along.

An interactive stage play called "That Woman & Big Noise: The Fight For Women's Suffrage in Washington State" will be performed at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16 at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture's Eric A. Johnston Memorial Auditorium. The play stars Penny Lucas and Claire Rudolf Murphy as Emma Smith DeVoe, of Tacoma, and Spokane's May Arkwright Hutton in this production that focuses on the stormy relationship between the two suffragists. Newman Lake-based playwright Sandra Hosking wrote and directed the piece. Cost to attend the play is included in the price of admission to the museum, and it's free to teachers, students and MAC members. For information, call 509-456-3931.

Forecast calls for the best and brightest.

The Spokane Youth Symphony's "Here Comes The Sun" concert will start at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 17 in the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. The concert will feature performances by Spokane Youth Orchestra and Concerto competition winners: flutist Drew Powell, violinist Janet Hong, and cellist DongGyun Kim. For ticket information, call 509-624-1200.

It's going to get Wilder at Interplayers.

Interplayers Theatre's Annual Gala show is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Interplayers and will include live music and two, short one-act plays. Cast members from the hit show "Cowgirls" will reunite for the Gala. Reed McColm will direct Thornton Wilder's "The Happy Journey From Camden to Trenton" and a companion piece. Admission is $25. For tickets, call 509-455-PLAY or 509-325-SEAT.

Swing into the cathedral to help those who protect our freedom.

"Swing in the Cathedral for Military Families," featuring Tuxedo Junction Big Band, will start at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at St. John's Cathedral, at 127 E. 12th, on Spokane's South Hill. The concert will raise money for Operation Spokane Heroes and the Guard's Family Assistance Centers, which help local military family facing financial problems due to deployments. Tickets are $10 each. For more information, call 509-939-4949.

It's going to get hot at the Northern Quest.

Local firefighters are going to heat up the catwalk during the "Heroes of the Runway" fashion show from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14 at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino. The fashion show, auction and dinner will raise money for the Inland Northwest chapter of the American Red Cross. Tickets are $40 each. For tickets, call 509-326-3330 or go to www.spokaneredcross.org.

Wanna RAWK? Check out The Big Dipper.

Spokane concert promoter RAWK The Inland Northwest will rock The Big Dipper at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16 with a four-band show. The bands include Manic Drive, Storyside:B, Old Man Shattered, and Drawing Two. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. For information, go to www.rawkonline.com.

If you're Hanks-ering for a good thriller ...

Go see "Angels and Demons," starring Tom Hanks. The prequel to the popular "The DaVinci Code" opens in theaters Friday, May 15. For local movie times, go to www.regmovies.com, www.amctheatres.com or www.spokanemovies.com.

Vote now. Or KISS this opportunity goodbye.

Legendary rock band KISS is taking votes from fans on which cities it will rock during its 2009 tour. In what is being touted as the first-ever fan-routed tour, KISS will come to the cities that receive the most votes. To vote for Spokane, go to www.spokanearena.com.

NAME THAT FLICK.

"Son of Jo-Rel, kneel before Zod."

Name the movie that line appeared in to win a $5 coffee card. Send your best guess to info@entertainmentspokane.com. The winner will be selected at random from correct entries and will be announced in next week's e-newsletter. The deadline for entries is noon on Friday, May 15.

Last Week's Winner: We're going to show Lisa Diffley the money. Or at least, the Chinese food.

Diffley correctly guessed that last week's movie quote came from "Jerry Maguire" and won a $20 gift certificate to the Cathay Inn.

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