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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Moving The Art Spirit Gallery legacy forward



Nearly 20 years ago, Steve Gibbs began the dream of The Art Spirit Gallery in a small house on Sherman Avenue in Coeur d'Alene. With the assistance of artist John Thamm, Steve began building an arts institution that continues to be alive and strong today and features new shows every month, panel discussions, demonstrations by artists, and access to the best contemporary artists of our region.

With the passing of Steve from ALS on December 31, 2016, many are asking, "What will happen to the gallery now?" This great legacy will continue on. Steve began putting in place a transition plan over a year ago, months before his diagnosis, in an effort to move on to retirement. He worked hard to put together a top notch team to lead this great place into the future. Blair Williams and Debi Terracciano are now owners of the gallery. Blair has been working with Steve for nearly three years and has a full understanding of what it takes to keep operations up and running. Steve sold the building to another member of the team who, as the building owner, intends to continue the partnership with the gallery.

Beginning last fall, Steve and Blair began a partnership with the University of Idaho and created The Art Spirit Education Collaboratory. Their goals include the development of programming, meant to teach the 'business' of art. This is a separate non-profit organization, running alongside the for-profit gallery.

The Art Spirit Gallery staff; Blair Williams, Kasey Davis, Teresa Runge, Mason Miles, Jared Mendenhall, and Debi Terracciano, are honored to carry this great legacy forward on behalf of Steve and on behalf of you. They ask that you remain with them as they continue to offer top notch art shows, programming, and more here in our region.

For more information contact The Art Spirit Gallery at 208-765-6006 or info@theartspiritgallery.com.

Broadway at the Museum



In celebration of WestCoast Entertainment's 30th anniversary season, 15 costumes from some of the most popular touring Broadway musicals are on display at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture through the week of February 19. The exhibit includes costumes from national tours including The 'Phantom of the Opera,' 'Annie,' 'Wizard of Oz,' 'CATS,' 'Disney's The Lion King' and 'Annie.' All costumes have been utilized in either recent or current tours.

For more information, visit www.northwestmuseum.org.


Spokane Symphony to Showcase American Composers Jan 21 & 22



Music Director Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony will explore inspiring works from five great composers this Saturday, January 21 at 8pm and Sunday, January 22 at 3pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Selections include Scott Joplin Overture from Treemonisha, Duke Ellington's Harlem, Samuel Barber's Overture to The School for Scandal, John Adams' The Chairman Dances, and George Gershwin's An American in Paris. Also on the program is Violin Concerto No. 2 by Prokofiev, who resided in San Francisco for a time during his exile from Russia. It is the perfect showcase for the virtuosity of the soloist, concertmaster Mateusz Wolski.

Both performances include a talk one hour before curtain time that is free to all ticket holders. The concert program features music that reflects the fusion of new American idioms - ragtime, blues and jazz - with classical forms.

Ticket available at the Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, by calling 509-624-1200, online at www.spokanesymphony.org or www.ticketswest.com.


Howie Mandel is at Northern Quest Sunday for two shows



The multi-talented Howie Mandel will do two shows this Sunday, January 22 at Northern Quest, 4 and 7pm. For more information and tickets go to northernquest.com.


Def Leppard coming to Spokane Arena June 7

Live Nation welcomes Def Leppard with special guests Poison and Tesla to Spokane Arena on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Fresh off winning their fan-voted Classic Rock Magazine Album of the Year award, Def Leppard will return to the road this spring for a three-month run across North America.

Front man Joe Elliott says, "We're thrilled to be able to take this tour to cities we didn't play in 2016. The demand for us to return, or rather extend the tour was phenomenal! There's a great buzz around the band right now, and we're loving the fact that we can do this with the latest album being so well received."

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, January 21, 10am at the Spokane Arena Box Office and at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi classic Blade Runner at the Bing this Monday



Friends of the Bing takes you back a few decades to Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller 'Blade Runner,' the director's final cut version. Set in the futuristic year of 2019, Los Angeles has fallen into depressing decay. Humans have genetically engineered 'Replicants' - artificial humans designed for labor and entertainment, and they are illegal on earth.

Screening at the Bing, 'Blade Runner' will include a brief introduction by Spokane film critic and entertainment writer for The Spokesman-Review, Nathan Weinbender. Friends of the Bing pairs up with Nathan to help curate and present a fresh, pop-culture series: Monday Night Movies with Nathan Weinbender. Stay tuned for more!

'Blade Runner' screens Monday, January 23 at 7pm. Doors open at 6. Tickets are available online at friendsofthebing.org. Online Prices: Adults $7, Students $3. Door Prices: Adults $10; Students $7.

By producing shows at The Bing, Friends of the Bing helps to sustain the 100-year-old theater by presenting exciting, enlightening and entertaining events. More information about FOB and ways to support The Bing can be found at friendsofthebing.org.


The 29th Annual Inland NW RV Show and Sale starts tomorrow

This is the Northwest's largest RV Show and Sale with over 170,000 sq. ft. of RVs and accessories, and it's coming to the Spokane Fair and Expo Center, Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, January 22. With six gigantic dealers, 10 huge Fairground's buildings packed with RV's, from tent trailers to motorhomes this will be a great show. There will be hundreds of RVs, brands, styles and accessories to choose from.

This year, you can enter to win a $100 gas card, which will be given away every two hours. Admission is $8 cash only, good all weekend. Hours are Thursday, January 19 noon-8pm, Friday, January 20 & Saturday, January 21 10am-8pm, and Sunday, January 22, 10am-4pm. Kids 12 and under free with adult.

For more information, visit www.spokanervshow.com.


CdA Summer Theatre's Cabernet Cabaret moves to Jacklin Center



The Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre's Cabernet Cabaret, at 7 pm on Friday & Saturday, January 27 & 28, is moving to the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center in Post Falls.

This evening of fine wine, exquisite food, and prestigious entertainment will feature a three course 'European Inspired' dinner created by the culinary team of Mangia Catering, three-act professional cabaret entertainment, tax and gratuity. Beer and Wine will be available for purchase at additional cost. Tickets for this intercontinental experience are $55.

Join a couple as they take their dream trip to Europe before the birth of their first child. As they travel to Italy, Germany and France, they experience the requisite culture-shock, but also fall more in love by the end of their journey. Four actors will play multiple characters in this comedic and silly dinner cabaret. Featuring: Sarah Dahmen, Jadd Davis, Kasey Davis & Henry McNulty.

Go to www.cdasummertheatre.com for details or call 208-660-2958.

Max at Mirabeau Entertainment

This Friday & Saturday, January 20 and 21, Steve Livingston and Triple Shot play at Max at Mirabeau beginning at 9pm.

Visit www.maxatmirabeau.com for more information.

This week's films at the Garland Theater

Starting Friday, January 20, the following movies will be playing at the Garland Theater:

'Trolls' - the animated film starring Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake and Zooey Deschanel
Adventure film 'Doctor Strange' - starring Benedict Cumberbatch
WWII film 'Hacksaw Ridge'
'Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,' with a special showing Tuesday, January 24 at 7pm.

Check out the link for show times and dates at garlandtheater.com.

Spokane Entertainment District Events this week



The Spokane Entertainment District is the South side of Riverside to 2nd Ave. Adams to Howard.

Friday, January 20
Nixon Rodeo - 6:30pm, The Knitting Factory
Illusio: Tour of Illusion - 7:30pm, Bing Crosby Theater

Saturday, January 21
Spokane Symphony Classics 5: American Voices - 8pm, Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

Sunday, January 22
Spokane Symphony Classics 5: American Voices - 3pm, Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Excision - 8pm, The Knitting Factory

Monday, January 23
'Blade Runner' Monday Night Movies - 7:30pm, Bing Crosby Theater


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