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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Miracle at Interplayers has been extended

Interplayers has a hit on their hands. The Miracle Worker caps off their 30th anniversary season with the Miracle Worker, and it's so popular they've already added another week. The show now runs through May 29th. The classic drama of determined teacher, Annie Sullivan, and blind, deaf child Helen Keller is directed by the legendary Patty Duke who won and Academy Award in 1962 for playing Helen.

Diminutive but powerful, nine year old Sophia Caruso steals this show with her incredibly professional portrayal of Helen Keller. She has been in many plays before, but this role is especially demanding. Little Sophia steps up and gives a huge performance. She is Helen Keller. Caruso and Sarah Denison who plays Annie Sullivan create riveting theatre in this often violent, physical and emotional story. Patrick Treadway is also excellent as Helen's father, Captain Keller. This is a play not to miss! As the Spokesman-Review's Jim Kerschner said in his fabulous review of this play in Sunday's paper, "I've attended every Interplayers production for 22 years, and I have never, ever, seen the audience continue applauding long after the actors had left the stage." It is truly a miraculous experience!

Go to www.interplayers.com for more information and Ticketswest for your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Cock a doodle, do you want to have fun?

The 5th Annual Rooster Festival and Street Fair is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 13, 14 and 15 at Spencer's Antiques, 1325 N. Division. This outdoor flea market and street fair features 25 outdoor booths and 90 indoor vendors offering all manner of antiques, art, accessories, tools, toys, trunks, figurines, furniture, fake plants and fun stuff! Go inside to meander through the colorful alleys and treasure-laden corridors of Spencer's Antiques then enter to win gift cards and prizes plus enjoy great food including sandwiches, salads and Italian sodas. For more information call Tina or Kay Kallenbach at 509-489-1600 or visit www.antiquesatspencers.com.

Ready to rock at the Rockin B Ranch

Rockin' B Ranch opens their Summer Show season June 10th! Cowboy Supper Shows with the Riders of the Rockin' B run Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's through the summer. Tickets can NOW be purchased on line: www.rockinbranch.com.

Parsons Dance Company will fly at the Fox

The phenomenal Parsons Dance will perform the critically-acclaimed dance/rock opera Remember Me, with the lead singers of the Grammy-nominated East Village Opera Company Saturday, May 14 at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

BeGin your weekend with some fun

May's BeGin!, this Friday, May 13 from 6 to 9pm at the Museum of Arts and Culture features folk songstress Jenee Halsted, a Spokane native who currently resides in Boston, MA. You're not going to want to miss this rare Spokane show! Listen to Jenee at www.jeneehalstead.com.

This month's BeGin also features Victor Azar's Hummus, Townshend Wine, Golden Hills Brewery and da Vinci Celebrations. Please Note -- In order to prepare for the upcoming exhibit Leonardo da Vinci: Man - Inventor - Genius, the galleries will be closed this month.


Jazz this weekend at Laguna Cafe

Jazz guitarist Nick Schauer will be playing with fantastic trumpet master, Michael Lenke on Friday, May 13 and on Saturday, May 14 with the funkiest piano player around, Mark Norton at the Laguna Cafe. Music is from 6:30 until 9:00pm.

Farm fun in Spokane Valley this weekend

The 4th Annual Valley Heritage Fair is this Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, from 10am to 6pm each day at E. 10200 Sprague Ave in Spokane Valley. The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, in collaboration with the Inland Empire Steam & Gas Engine Buffs #197, presents this annual celebration of antique farm equipment usage and demonstrations including Tractors, Engines, Grain Grinding, Wheat Threshing, Tractor Parade, Food, Music and more!!

Symphony Associates Benefit Performance of "The Miracle Worker"

The Spokane Symphony Associates is sponsoring a matinee performance of "The Miracle Worker" that will take place on Sunday afternoon, May 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at the Interplayers Professional Theatre at 174 S. Howard Street in Spokane. Proceeds will benefit the Spokane Symphony but Interplayers will benefit too, because the performance was fully reserved in advance of the regularly scheduled run for this play.

Tickets are $25 each for admission to the play followed by a VIP reception with the cast. Tickets may be purchased at the following locations: Finders Keepers, 309 W. 2nd Avenue. Finders Keepers II, 18 W. Main Avenue. Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, 9507 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley. Great Harvest Bread Company, 2106 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene.

For information and tickets call the SSA office at 509-458-8733. The Spokane Symphony Associates is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fundraising for the Spokane Symphony.

MacKenzie River Pizza Co. Restaurant to Open on South Hill

Montana-based restaurant MacKenzie River Pizza Co. announced that they have entered into a lease for a 5,850 square foot restaurant located in the Moran Prairie Cedar Canyon Village, located on the corner of 57th Ave. and Regal St. MacKenzie River Pizza will be occupying the former Hollywood Video space on the North West corner of the shopping center.

The High Five from thesomshow.com by Isamu Jordan

Jim Boyd - Award-winning singer-songwriter and Colville Native Jim Boyd took a hiatus from performing and releasing albums while working to help his tribe attain title rights across the Canadian boarder. But his community is widespread, as Boyd put the band back together to play a benefit for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, at The Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.

Jackie Chain - Half Korean, half Caucasian rapper from Huntsville, Alabama, Mr. VIP, aka Jackie Chain sets out to break all cultural boundaries with his hip-hop fusion that explores everything from childhood trauma to addiction. And he's got some fun stuff sprinkled through his adventures of growing up in between the lines. See it live when hapa emcee Jackie Chain headlines a show with local support from Rod Mac, Pest and GasMasq at 7 p.m. tonight, May 11, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $7, all ages welcome.

William Fitzsimmons - After self-releasing and self-producing two stunning albums on his own, William Fitzsimmons dropped his first proper studio album, "The Sparrow and the Crow," and reached No. 1 on iTunes Top Folk Albums chart. He's since had his music frequently featured on TV shows such as "Grey's Anatomy," "One Tree Hill," and MTV's "Life of Ryan." Take in an evening of songs of sorrow and serenity when Fitzsimmons appears with Slowrunner and Spokane's Will Haworth on Sunday, May 15, at the A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, through www.aclubspokane.com

Rocket Music - With a decade-long reputation for showcasing Spokane's standout singer-songwriters, the outdoor summer concert series at Rocket Market kicks off with local folk favorite -- and bandleader of Horse Thieves -- Marshall McLean, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd. Cost: Free (come early to snag a table).

Mad Rad - The ragtag Seattle hip-hop group that only became more popular after being banned from Seattle venues for various shenanigans, Mad Rad is coming through wreck shop at 10 p.m. on Monday, May 16, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $7, 21 and older only.

For local music news, events, mp3s, artist profiles, multimedia and more, visit thesomshow.com.

NAME THAT FLICK.

"I want a wife, not a nursemaid to look after me!".

Name the movie that line appeared in and win a $20 gift certificate to the Cathay Inn. Send your best guess and your phone number 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 13.

Last Week's Winner, Emerson Wilson, correctly identified last week's flick and won a $20 gift certificate to the Cathay Inn. Last week's movie quote was "A boy's best friend is his mother." Emerson correctly guessed that it was from the movie Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" and won a $20 gift certificate to The Cathay Inn.


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