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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fleetwood Mac to rock Spokane this June!




Tickets are on sale this Saturday, February 2 at 10 am for the legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac coming to the Spokane Arena on Saturday, June 29! The lineup for the 2013 tour includes Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, both original members since 1967, and Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, who joined the band in 1975. The 2013 tour marks the first time the group has hit the road since 2009 and celebrates the 35th anniversary of the release of their iconic album, 'Rumours.'

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10 am at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Fire Artisan Pizza Opens tomorrow at 5 pm


The long awaited Fire Artisan Pizza opens tomorrow, January 31 at 5 pm at 816 West Sprague across the street from the Davenport Hotel, in the former Moxie location. Fire, which is also located at 517 Sherman Ave in downtown Coeur d'Alene was designed by the talented HDG design group, serves fabulous artisan pizza crafted with the highest quality ingredients cooked in a 900 degree, wood-fired pizza oven. Some of the offerings are Margherita which has fresh mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, finished with fresh basil and olive oil; Gordy with dates, gorgonzola and mozzarella cheeses, olive oil, finished with balsamic reduction; Parma with prosciutto, gorgonzola, pecorino, mozzarella and provolone cheeses, finished with truffle oil, and more.

Fire also serves gourmet soups and salads including Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Salad, Spinach and Gorgonzola Salad and Baked Three Cheese Onion and Seven Mushrooms soups. They offer an excellent wine list and a nice selection of hand-crafted beers.

The phone number is 509-413-1856. The facebook page is Fire Artisan Pizza Spokane.

Spokane International Film Festival starts Friday




The Spokane International Film festival begins this Friday. This small festival features over 30 carefully selected films, ranging from documentaries to a bit of grown-up themed animation. Showings will take place at the Magic Lantern Theatre and the Bing Crosby theatre, with opportunities for audiences to meet filmmakers and performers as well as ask questions and discuss films afterward. Passes for the entire festival cost $180, while tickets for individual shows cost $10. For information and tickets go to spokanefilmfestival.org.


Fly Fishing Tour Movie at the Bing




Tuesday, February 5, at 7 pm, head to the Bing Crosby Theater, at 901 West Sprague, for the 2013 Fly Fishing Tour movie. Each year Peter Laurelli films fly fishing the inshore waters of the northeastern U.S. and produce a 'movie' of the results. This is the full and final version of the Surf & Inshore Fly Fishing project covering the full year 2012. For all the details go to bingcrosbytheater.com.


Bob Kraut's art is at Kolva-Sullivan Gallery

Back home in Spokane after two decades in the New York City art scene, Bob Kraut has created a bright, colorful, and provocative body of work that all can enjoy at the Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, 115 South Adams. His work is in major collections including the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, City of Spokane, and private collectors. Bob's Kolva-Sullivan show opens this Friday, February 1 from 5 to 9 pm. Contact Jim Kolva 509-458-5517 for galley appointment hours and information.

Spokane Visual Arts Tour Feb. 1 & 2

This First Friday, February 1 is the Spokane Visual Arts Tour at various locations around town. Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Artists receptions and live musical performances at selected locations.

For more information and a listing of First Friday events, visit www.downtownspokane.org/first-friday.php.


New Shanghai Circus comes to town




Watch and wonder at the only Chinese acrobatic company to have performed on Broadway as the New Shanghai Circus comes top the INB Performing Arts Center this Friday, February 1 at 7 pm. Fearless athletes perform various traditional Chinese circus acts including trapeze, contortion and plate spinning stunts. Performers range in age from 13 to 45 and the troupe boasts some of the best performers that China has to offer.

This is like no other 'circus' you have ever seen. The New York Times says, "In acts that often trace their origins to the harvest festivals of more than 2,000 years ago, this youthful, handsome and graceful company spends a swift two hours in a range of demanding performances, most of them typifying Chinese circus and constituting a refreshing alternative to the Western tradition. Under the direction of Zhao Lizhi, the artistry, individually and collectively, attains levels that make it seem almost unfair to single out any act."

Tickets range from $12.50 to $25.00. Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


'Rock of Ages' at the INB Performing Arts Center




The worldwide party musical 'Rock of Ages' features a mix of 28 rockin' 80's tunes including 'Don't Stop Believin',' 'We Built this City,' 'The Final Countdown' and more. In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA's most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80's. It's five time 2009 Tony nominee ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story at the INB Performing Arts Center, Thursday February 7, 7:30 pm; Friday, February 8, 8pm, Saturday February 9, 2 and 8 pm and Sunday, February 10 at 1 and 6:30 pm. Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Lindaman's Sunday Night Supper Club coming Feb. 10


Lindaman's restaurant on Spokane's South Hill (1235 S. Grand Blvd) will once again have their Sunday Night Supper Club with live music on Sunday, February 10 starting at 5pm.

The evening will feature singer/songwriter/guitarist John Floridis with special guest Hannah Siglin. Floridis has released 6 recordings mixing bluesy, folk-rock vocal tunes with adventurous solo acoustic guitar compositions and has been named Missoula's best musician by the Missoula Independent.

Cost is $50 and includes musical entertainment, dinner and dessert. Taxes and gratuity included, beverages not included. Doors open at 5pm, no-host wine and cocktails available. Dinner is served at 6pm and concert begins at 6:30. Seating is limited, so call for reservations and information on dinner choices, 509-838-3000, on or before February 7.


'The Heart of Jimmy Valentine'

The Lion's Share dinner theatre, 1627 North Atlantic, will present a special Valentine show on February 8, 9, and 10 at 6 pm. A delicious dinner by Catered for You will be served around a play adaption of an O. Henry story, 'The Heart of Jimmy Valentine'. Written and produced by The Lion's Share owners, Jim and Joan Becker, the drama is a delightful story that will be enjoyed by everyone. Cost for dinner and show is $40. For reservations (requested by Feb. 3rd) call 509-327-1113. For more information go to lionaround.org.

Everything is 'Next to Normal' at the Civic Theatre

'Next to Normal', recipient of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and winner of three Tony Awards, is a contemporary rock musical that runs February 1 through March 3 at the Civic's Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre. This groundbreaking, compelling story addresses one suburban family as they deal with crisis and explore what it means to cope and love. Featuring musical numbers 'I Am The One' and 'I'm Alive.' The show is directed by Yvonne A.K. Johnson with music direction by David Brewster. Curtain times are Thursdays through Saturdays, 7:30 pm and Sundays 2:00 pm.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with cowboy love songs




Wylie & The Wild West present 'Cowboy Love Songs' Thursday February 14, 7:30pm in Chateau Rive at The Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Avenue.

In this era of prepackaged superstars, of pale imitations of country music being pushed onto the public by faceless media giants, the music of Wylie & The Wild West is a beacon of truth and honest beauty. As one critic says, "Wylie Gustafson is the coolest cowpoke around. Forget everything you hate about modern country, this guy is old-school cool without being a tired period piece."

Singer, songwriter, rancher, horseman, and the original, world-famous Yahoo yodeler, Wylie & The Wild West has played before thousands of local fans at venues such as The Spokane Fair, The Fox Theater and many more, brings 'Cowboy Love Songs' to the comfortable confines of Chateau Rive. This concert is a rare opportunity to see Wylie & The Wild West in an intimate setting and kicks off 'Spokane River Roots' world class concerts on the banks of the Spokane River.

Tickets are on sale at all Ticketswest Outlets at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT. $20 advance/$25 day of show/general admission The website is www.wyliewebsite.com.

'Savor the Vine' Valentine's Day Wine Dinner at Lincoln Center

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Lincoln Center with a five course gourmet dinner paired with Columbia Valley wines. Reservations strongly recommended. Price per person is $45 per person, plus service fee & tax. Call The Lincoln Center for reservations at 509-327-8000. For more information go to lincolncenterspokane.com.

Regional Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals at the Bing Feb 8

Drawing from a collection of more than 600 poems, two students from the Eastern Washington area will memorize, prepare and recite their way to the Poetry Out Loud state finals.

Students from nine regional high schools will participate in the Poetry Out Loud Regional Final, hosted by Eastern Washington University's Get Lit! Programs. The competition will take place from 7-9 pm, Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Bing Crosby Theater. It will include the winners from the following high schools: Central Valley, The Community School, East Valley, Lakeside, Liberty Bell, Mead, Medical Lake, The Oaks and Okanogan.

The two winners of the regional final will go on to compete at the state Poetry Out Loud contest, where they will join the top students from competitions being held in five other regions across the state. A total of 13 regional champions will meet at the state final on March 9, at Theater on the Square, in Tacoma. The winner of the state contest will receive $200, and the winner's school will receive a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. The state winner will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip (with a chaperone) to represent Washington state in the national finals in Washington, DC, April 29-30. The second place contestant will receive $100, with $200 for his or her school library.

For more information on Eastern Washington's Poetry Out Loud competition, contact the regional coordinator, Get Lit!, at poetryoutloud509@gmail.com or at 509-359-6447. For more information on Poetry Out Loud visit www.poetryoutloud.org.

Prominent NW Concert Organist to Perform at St. John's Cathedral

On Sunday, February 10 at 4pm, Dr. Douglas Cleveland, Director of Music at Plymouth Church, Seattle, will present an organ recital at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. His program includes a range of composers from the classic Johann Sebastian Bach to French romantic, Alexandre Guilmant to contemporary composers Ken Yukl and David Briggs.

An internationally acclaimed organist raised in Olympia and a sixth generation Washingtonian has rapidly risen from student days to concert organist. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said, "Cleveland is a stunning organist. He plays with precision, technical facility, great musical instincts, and best of all, a bold sense of drama." Dr. Cleveland teaches on the organ faculty at the University of Washington School of Music.

Tickets for Sunday's concert are $10 and are available at TicketsWest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT and at the door on the day of the concert. The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is located at 127 E. 12th Avenue, at Grand Blvd. Free parking is available in the lot behind Lindaman's Restaurant. For more information, check the Cathedral website at www.stjohns-cathedral.org, or call the Cathedral at 509-838-4277.


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