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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dan Spalding show at the Art Spirit Gallery

Artist Dan Spalding is showing 30 new paintings at the Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman in Coeur d'Alene through April 7. Meet Dan and see his latest work at the opening reception from 5-8 pm this Friday. March 9. This show is generously sponsored by The Garnet Cafe and Syringa Cafe & Japanese Sushi Bar.

Dan Spalding grew up in Spokane, in a family that owned the largest auto wrecking yard in Eastern Washington. His early interest in drawing was fueled haunting the wrecking yard, where he began to study ideas of structure, motion and the inherent energy within objects. While getting his bachelor's degree from Gonzaga University, Dan developed a deep love of painting and found a mentor in the iconoclastic northwest abstract painter Robert Gilmore, himself a student of still-life master Walter Murch. It's a lineage Dan sees revealed more in philosophy than in style.

Now 48, Dan has spent the last twenty years extending that artistic vision into the worlds of design and music, retrofitting and renovating several downtown buildings with reclaimed materials to create one-of-a-kind restaurants, bars and condominiums, while also playing in several local and regional bands. As a painter, Dan continues to work at reordering the recognizable, whether in classic portraits or in surprising variations of familiar forms, such as flowers, guitars and outboard motors.

Go to for details and to see the show online.

Kristin Korb stars with the SJO

The Spokane Jazz Orchestra features vocalist/bassist Kristin Korb this Saturday, March 10 at 8pm, at the Bing Crosby Theater.

Kristin Korb is not just a singing bassist. She is a premier singer with a personal approach and a deep sense of swing. She transports you to other worlds with her ballads. Oh yeah, she plays a nasty bass, too. While studying privately with jazz bass icon Ray Brown, he arranged for her first recording with his trio, Introducing Kristin Korb, on Telarc Records. Her new release, In The Meantime, features her innovative arrangements of jazz standards with the help of jazz greats Bob Sheppard, Nick Mancini, Llew Matthews, Steve Barnes and Larry Koonse. When she's not on the road with her trio (featuring Llew Matthews and Steve Barnes), she's on the faculty at the University of Southern California and Azusa Pacific University.

Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Bach Fest continues at St. John Saturday

The Northwest Bach Festival continues through Sunday, March 18. This Saturday, March 10, 8pm at St. John's Cathedral, William Doppmann was originally scheduled to perform a piano recital, but cancelled due to family illness. Connoisseur Concerts announced that Lara Downes will perform instead, and will play her new program '13 Ways of Looking at the Goldberg' inspired by the opening Aria of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Ms Downes has been featured recently on NPR Performance Today, and her concert performances of this program on the Goldbergs have received high praise. Go to for more information about the festival. Contact Ticketswest for your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Correction: In a previous issue of Entertainment Spokane, the free concert of the Bach Festival is the Friday, March 16 organ recital, not the Sunday, March 18 cello recital. Visit the website for all details.

BeGin at the MAC this Friday

This Friday, March 9 is BeGin at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Browne's Addition, which runs from 6 to 8pm. Live entertainment by Eliza Rickman and exhibits are open for viewing. Adult refreshments are available and snacks will be served. No charge for BeGin but donations are welcome.

You can have a special sneak preview of 140 art objects that will be up for auction at the MAC Art Auction Spokane on Saturday, April 21 at the Davenport Hotel. They are all up on display in the gallery walkway. This annual event benefits the MAC. Register at

To find out exhibits currently at the MAC, visit

Spokane String Quartet Sunday at the Fox

The Spokane String Quartet performs this Sunday, March 11, 3pm at the Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox. Call 509-624-1200 for tickets or contact Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT.

Free cooking demo at the Kitchen Engine

Bestselling local cookbook Signature Tastes of Spokane teams up with local chefs and The Kitchen Engine for a free cooking demonstration and fundraiser benefiting Second Harvest, Sunday, March 18 from 12 to 4 pm.

Join chefs from local restaurants at The Kitchen Engine (621 W. Mallon Ave in the Flour Mill) for a cooking demonstration where the chefs will prepare recipes featured in the bestselling local cookbook Signature Tastes of Spokane by Steven W. Siler and Nicole L. Manganaro. This event is a fundraiser which will benefit Second Harvest Inland Northwest and it is free and open to the public--simply bring non-perishable food items* to donate or make a cash donation in any denomination you choose.

Chef Schedule:
12:00-12:45 pm: Chef Nicholas Marinovich of Huckleberry's 9th Street Bistro prepares White Cheddar Crab Bisque
1:00-1:45 pm: Chef Bob Rogers of Masselow's prepares Carnaroli Seared Scallops with Lemon Roasted Cauliflower Sauce
2:00-2:45 pm: Baker/Owner Deserae Cohrs of Maple Street Bistro prepares Huckleberry Scones
3:00-3:45 pm: Chefs/Owners Erin Rauth and Marsha Loiacono of The Flying Pig prepare Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
4:00-4:30 pm: Susan Davis, Owner of Chocolate Apothecary prepares Citrus-Laced Hot Chocolate

For these recipes and more, purchase your copy of Signature Tastes of Spokane at The Kitchen Engine. Retail price $22 with 111 recipes from our local restaurants and kitchens. During the event a portion of the proceeds of book sales will be donated to Second Harvest.
*Items most needed by the food bank are: peanut butter, canned meat such as ham, chicken, and tuna, beans, hearty soups and stews, rice, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables, canned or boxes juices, dried fruit, healthy low sugar cereals, flour, baking mixes, stuffing mixes, oatmeal and cream of wheat.

American Diva Ann Hampton Callaway with Spokane Symphony

Ann Hampton Callaway will perform Broadway's Greatest Gifts with the Spokane Symphony under the baton of Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Saturday, March 17 at 8 pm. One of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film.

Ann Hampton Callaway will perform a selection of Broadway standards, including hits by Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Stephen Sondheim, Frank Loesser, and the Gershwin brothers. In addition, Callaway will perform some Irish music in honor of St. Patrick's Day. She will also demonstrate her considerable talents as an improviser, taking words and phrases from her audiences and creating songs on the spot. The concert will begin with George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, with outstanding jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal as the soloist.

For more information go to For tickets call 509-624-1200 or contact Ticketswest or 800-325-SEAT.

Taste Spokane to benefit Wishing Star

Join Wishing Star Foundation, Friday, March 16 from 6-10 pm at Northern Quest Resort & Casino to experience Taste Spokane 2012. The evening will be filled with live music, great food, adult beverages and raffle prizes. Spokane's most acclaimed restaurants, regional wineries, breweries, chocolatiers and dessert purveyors will exhibit their creations and serve samples. Tickets are now on sale at

Dodge the Madness Dodgeball Tournament

The Spokane Valley HUB Center is having a dodgeball tournament Saturday, March 17th from 9am-4pm at 19619 E. Cataldo Ave.; Liberty Lake, WA, just off I-90 at the Barker Rd. exit.

Sign up your team of co-workers and friends for a fun time of Dodgeball. Use it as a teambuilding exercise and/or challenge others in your industry to meet you on the 'Field of Battle'. Teams consist of 6-8 players, 6 people on the court at one time. Matches are best 2 of 3 within 15 minutes. Cost is $75 per team. Register before Friday, March 9th by calling the HUB Sports Center at 509-927-0602 or by email to

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