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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A glorious way to celebrate New Year's Eve



Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is a glorious and rousing way to celebrate New Years. People around the world enjoy this inspirational music tradition as they welcome the new year. And conductor Eckhart Preu has brought that tradition to Spokane. Join the Spokane Symphony at the Fox New years eve for a stirring welcome to 2012. Go to spokanesymphony.org for information and Ticketswest for your seats.

Tonight at the Bing. CYT's "Encore Encore."

"Encore, Encore 2011: A Country Christmas" is rapidly approaching! "Encore, Encore" is CYT-Spokane's traditional year-end family celebration where they perform numbers from each of the shows done in the past calendar year, as well as some favorite CYT classes and camps. They will also be previewing some of their 2012 shows!

This year, the theme is "A Country Christmas" in anticipation of their Winter 2012 show, "Oklahoma!" Come experience the comfort and warmth of a good-old fashioned Christmas complete with all the fixings! There will be lovely holiday decorations, delicious refreshments, exciting auction and raffle items, and more - you won't want to miss out!


Brian Setzer Rockabilly Riot will be rocking Northern Quest

Brian Setzer Rockabilly Riot Tour is coming to Northern Quest Resort & Casino for two-nights 7:30pm this Friday and on New Year's Eve at 9:00pm. Contact Ticketswest.

Celebrate with dining, dancing and diamonds

There's still time to get a ticket to Spokane's biggest New Year's party, Bling!, at the Lincoln Center...dinner buffet, two bands, dancing, and over $25,000 in prizes. Including diamonds from Dodson's to be given away at midnight. Contact Ticketswest.

Live music lives in the Inland Northwest

The Spokane Coeur d'Alene area is alive with the sound of live music at dozens of venues and the Inlander has all the details every week. Pick up a copy and go out and enjoy all there is to do here. You can get the Inlander at more than 1,000 locations all over eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Or you can see them online at inlander.com.

More Sisters of Swing this week at Interplayers

Due to popular demand, Interplayers Professional Resident Theatre is once again extending their sold out production of Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters. The musical play, which was set to close on Christmas Eve will now run for four additional performances: Tuesday, Dec 27 at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. (matinee only), Thursday, Dec 29 at 7:30 p.m. and will now close with a 7:30 p.m. performance on Friday, Dec. 30.

The play is directed by Abbey Crawford, who also stars as chief vocalist Patty Andrews. Renei Yarrow and Jennifer Jacobs play the other sisters. Patrick Treadway plays 10 on and offstage characters, and Jim Ryan leads the on-stage three-piece combo.

Go to Ticketswest for your seats.

Civic Theatre's new season will inspire you

Get your season tickets now for a season of sensational theatre. Go to spokanecivictheatre.com for information and tickets.

On the Main Stage:

The Producers (Musical, Winner of 12 Tony Awards)
September 21 - October 21, 2012
Directed by Marianne McLaughlin

White Christmas (Musical)
November 16 - December 21, 2012
Directed by Yvonne A.K. Johnson

Escanaba in Love (Comedy, Prequel to Jeff Daniels Escanaba in da Moonlight)
January 11 - February 2, 2013
Directed by Scott Doughty

The Drowsy Chaperone (Musical)
February 22 - March 17, 2013
Directed by Kathie Doyle-Lipe and Ben Bentler

Treasure Island (Adventure Story - Version Pending)
April 5 - 21, 2013
Directed by Chris Wooley

Grease (Musical - Rights Pending)
May 17 - June 16, 2013
Directed by Yvonne A.K. Johnson

In the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre:

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline (Musical)
October 19 - November 18, 2012

Next to Normal (Tony Award Winner - Best Musical)
February 1 - March 3, 2013
Directed by Troy Nickerson

On Golden Pond (Comedy/Drama)
March 22 - April 14, 2013

The Dixie Swim Club (Comedy)
May 3 - June 2, 2013
Directed by Tia Wooley

Happy Days (Musical) - Summer Performance Camp
August 10 -12, 15-17, 2012
*All titles and dates are subject to change.


The New Year's Eve High Five

Flying Spiders - After a two-month run of playing one to two shows per week on the heels of a debut EP, Spokane's 12-piece hip-hop orchestra is closing out a red-hot year at what is sure to be one of the biggest New Year's Eve parties in town, the Bling in the New Year soiree at 9 p.m. at The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Along with classic rock band Vibe and a rotating cast of DJs, Flying Spiders will provide the sound track welcoming 2012. Cost: $50, $75 includes a prime rib dinner buffet, $100 VIP includes dinner, wine pairing, VIP prizing and $50 gift certificates to Dodson's Jewelers.

Son Dulce - Made up of some of the finest musicians in the area, Spokane's highly touted 12-piece salsa band, Son Dulce spices up the dance floor with authentic Latin dance music at 3 p.m. as a part of First Night Spokane at Bank of America, 601 W. Riverside Ave.

Soul Proprietor - Laying down grooves by the likes of Tower of Power, Kool and the Gang, Earth Wind and Wife and Stevie Wonder, 9-piece funkestra Soul Proprietor rings in the New Year at 9 p.m. at The Luxury Box Event Center, 10512 E. Sprague Ave. Cost: $25, through TicketsWest, www.ticketswest.rdln.com.

Summer in Siberia - A cluster of indie-bands from the Platform Presents stable come together for a New Year's Eve benefit for Spokane's independent full-power community radio station, KYRS Thin Air Community Radio at 9 p.m. at Mootsy's, 406 W. Sprague Ave. On the bill is Bandit Train, Summer in Siberia, Old Bear Mountain, The Soul and The Machine, DJ Bandit Bear. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 day of show, proceeds benefit KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

Beauflexx - The name that's becoming synonymous with Spokane's electronic music scene, DJ Beauflexx directs the Winter Wobbleland benefit for Starlight Children's Foundation with fellow DJs Bruin, Dementia, Abstract Jack, Thumper, Beauflexx, Dirty Panda, Shauk at 8:30 p.m. at Spokane EpiCEnter, 6425 N. Lidgerwood St. Cost: $15 early bird, $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door, $30 VIP, through brownpapertickets.com, proceeds benefit Starlight Children's Foundation.

Entertainment Quote of the Week

Harry: What does this song mean? My whole life, I don't know what this song means. I mean, 'Should old acquaintance be forgot'? Does that mean that we should forget old acquaintances, or does it mean if we happened to forget them, we should remember them, which is not possible because we already forgot?

Sally: Well, maybe it just means that we should remember that we forgot them or something. Anyway, it's about old friends.

When Harry Met Sally, 1989




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