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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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Once a Beatle, always Ringo

There are still good seats available for the one and only Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band at Northern Quest Resort and Casino this Friday night, July 13 at 7pm, as a part of their Summer Concert Series. Ringo's evolution from a former Beatle to one of the world's brightest musical luminaries includes a dynamic and successful solo career as a singer, songwriter, drummer, musical collaborator and actor. He continues to play an important role in contemporary music with his solo touring and recording.

Get your tickets at 509-481-6700 or 877-777-5252.

Mel McCuddin's magic at the Art Spirit Gallery

The incomparable Mel McCuddin opens a month long show with 50 new paintings this Friday at the Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Go to for details and to see the show online.

Spokane loses an entertainment icon

Joan Welch (age 84) passed away July 8 in Spokane. Joan and her late husband Bob founded Spokane Interplayers Ensemble in 1980, as the Inland Northwest's first resident professional theatre.

Funeral Mass will be at 2:30 pm on Friday, July 13, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 3520 E. 18th Ave. A reception will follow at the Rockwood South Community Center, 2105 S. Forest Estates Dr.

Closing weekend for Ring of Fire at CdA Summer Theatre

Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical is a show from the heart of the songs of Johnny Cash and includes many of the Man in Black's famous tunes. The show closes on Sunday, July 15 and has been receiving rave reviews. Some have even said it is their favorite show that they have seen on our stage. Tickets are going fast...don your cowboy boots, and head to the theatre in Boswell Hall on the campus of North Idaho College.

For tickets call 208-769-7780 or go to

Ride 'em cowboy and the Cheney Rodeo!

The 45th annual Cheney rodeo is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the BiMart Arena between Four Lakes and Cheney. Go to for ticket information.

Seattle rock and soul band, City Faire at the Blue Spark

City Faire is playing the Blues Spark this Friday, July 13th at 9 pm. Over the last 6 months, City Faire has completely renewed their sound with a new singer and new bassist; adding heaving blues and old soul mixed with urban styling and high energy. This is a sound that compels the audience to pay attention and is making this year an exciting time to be part of this band.

Funny fireman Terry Canfield at the Knit

Spokane fireman Terry Canfield is one hot comedian. He's doing 30 minutes of stand up, opening for No One Else at the Knitting Factory this Saturday night, July 14. Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm. Tickets are free if you go to

Don't miss Mozart at Manito

Connoisseur Concerts presents Mozart on a Summer's Eve, 7 pm, next Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17th and 18th at Manito Park on the lawn east of Duncan Gardens. Contact Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT.

Broadway comes to Coeur d'Alene July 18

Broadway star Douglas Webster will sing selected songs from 'Les Miserable,' 'Man of La Mancha,' 'Phantom of the Opera' and more, Wednesday July 18, 7 pm, at Coeur d'Alene's Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road. He will be joined by local vocal favorites Aaron Baldwin and Robby French.

Douglas Webster made his Broadway debut in Les Miserables; his Carnegie Hall debut with Leonard Bernstein's MASS and his Metropolitan Opera debut singing onstage, in a shower (literally) in Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk. Winner of the Joy In Singing and Concert Artist Guild Award, he has performed in forty-six of the United States. His recordings for Telarc, Koch, New World, Eco Classics, Yamaha, Zephyr and Kultur Video labels cover repertoire including Disney, Dover Beach and Dichterliebe.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at or at New York Bagels and Deli at 226 Ironwood in Coeur d'Alene.

This Friday concert at Manito Park Bench Cafe

The free Summer Concert Series continues at Manito Park Bench Cafe this Friday, July 13 with the music of classical guitarist Paul Grove. Concert begins at 5:30 and runs through 7:30 and the Park Bench Cafe will be serving great food, beverages and ice cream. Beer and wine are also available for purchase.

Sekani Adventure Day July 21

The 4th Annual Sekani Adventure Day is set for Saturday, July 21 from 10am to 3pm at the Camp Sekani recreational area and adjacent Boulder Beach in Spokane. People can participate in a variety of outdoor sports with gear provided by the City of Spokane Parks & Recreation and local outdoor companies.

Activities include mountain biking, archery, hiking & climbing and more. Paddle boarding, canoes & kayaking are also part of the event. Sekani Adventure day allows families to participate in these and other sports using provided gear, so they can have a fun family experience without a large equipment investment.

Advanced registration is $9; admission at the door is $15. Camp Sekani is located at 6706 E Upriver Drive. Visit to register or for more information.

Photography 2012 at the Chase Gallery

A large group of photographers will be featured at the Chase Gallery, July 10 - August 31. The Chase Gallery is located in City Hall at 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. in Spokane. An artist reception will be held in conjunction with First Friday on Friday, August 3, 5 to 8 pm. Gallery hours are Monday from 8 am to 9 pm and Tuesday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Photographers in the exhibition include: Wendy Allen, East Wenatchee; Renee Couture, Glide, Oregon; Dean Davis, Spokane; Patty DiRienzo, Yakima; Ira Gardner, Spokane; Richard Heinzen, Bayview; Bill and Kathy Kostelec, Spokane; Del Lusk, Spokane; Alexander Maxwell, Yakima; and Craig Sweat, Spokane.

For more information go to and click on Chase Gallery.

Ride like a pro

Mike Alessi, sponsored by MotoConcepts Racing and currently 2nd in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Nationals, is putting on a riding clinic for local motocross racers. This is a great opportunity to learn motocross racing from the best. Friday, July 27th Mike Alessi will be putting on two riding schools 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm. All bike sizes and riding skills welcome, with a limit of 10 per class. Cost is $100 per rider. That same evening in conjunction with Organized Practice, he will offer a Holeshot clinic. Limit 20 riders, $30 per rider. After learning from the best on Friday, who thinks they can beat Mike Alessi to the first turn? Saturday night during intermission Mike Alessi has put up $500 to the first person who can beat him to the first turn. This opportunity is limited to 20 riders, cost $30 per rider. Sign up early, contact Patti at

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