Pin It
Favorite

Buzz Bin 

by Inlander Staff & r & & r & The Mattea Effect & r & We saw a fascinating cultural divide at the Opera House Saturday night for Kathy Mattea's set with the Spokane Symphony. Up front sat the orchestra's season ticket holders, a crowd that even Mattea described as "well dressed"; many didn't know Mattea from Dave Matthews. The back rows were filled with country music fans, who knew all the lyrics to "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses" and cheered at the opening chords to her biggest hits. It seemed an unbridgeable gulf. But the effervescent Mattea worked her magic, Morihiko and the brass section rocked out on "455 Rocket," and in the end, everyone stood and cheered. Maybe there's hope for our polarized nation after all.





Tea Leaves & r & In our travels this week, we learned that the Pleasant Times Tea House in Endicott, Wash., has closed its doors. At this island of Victorian gentility on the Palouse, Red Hat Ladies rubbed elbows with farm implement dealers over tea and scones and finger sandwiches. But no more. Like so many fine things, it's now just a memory.





Don't Get Around Much Anymore & r & Spokane's Davenport Hotel has been named one of the top 10 hotels in the world, according to Expedia.com.


In the world? It's a fine and outstanding hotel -- but in the world? Don't these people ever get out to, say, Hawaii? Or Monte Carlo? Or, for that matter, Chicago? Don't the folks at Expedia ever travel anywhere?





Street of Dreams & r & During a six-week showcase starting June 10, 30,000 visitors will traipse through six model homes in Liberty Lake's Legacy Ridge development, each a custom creation by local homebuilders and designers. Why all the gawking? Because these houses will cost up to $2 million.





Do Them a Flavor & r & Now through July 31, you can compete to create Ben & amp; Jerry's next great confection. Are you ready to concoct the next Chunky Monkey? (You've gotta do better than the guy who proposed a flavor called Pepperoni Pizza With Anchovy Swirl. Yecchh.) Visit www.benjerry.com.





Extended Royal Treatment & r & Everyone remembers Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments -- but director Cecil B. DeMille had filmed an even better biblical epic nearly 30 years before. In the 1928 "roadshow" version of The King of Kings, DeMille included an early Technicolor treatment of the Resurrection. The rarely seen 1927 original -- clocking in at 155 minutes instead of 112 -- will be shown on Friday, April 7, at 6:30 pm at First Pres, Cedar and Third -- and it's free. Call 747-1058.

  • Pin It

Latest in News

  • Bridging 
the Gap
  • Bridging the Gap

    Bridge Avenue stands as the dividing line between the swanky Kendall Yards and impoverished West Central. Is that about to change?
    • Sep 29, 2016
  • Rematch
  • Rematch

    Once again, Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Joe Pakootas face off for her seat in Congress. Here are some ways they differ
    • Sep 29, 2016
  • Hail to the Chief (Again)
  • Hail to the Chief (Again)

    Craig Meidl again gets the nod from Mayor Condon; plus, a WSU football player in Domino's brawl won't be charged
    • Sep 29, 2016
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Spokane Chiefs Home Opener

Spokane Chiefs Home Opener @ Spokane Arena

Sat., Oct. 1, 7:05 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by n/a

  • Iron Upgrade
  • Iron Upgrade

    The new one is smart and funny and action-packed, and it’s bigger and better and sleeker. And Downey does it again, this time ramping up Stark’s arrogant wisecracking, telling anyone who’ll listen (mostly women) that, via the creation of his powerful Iron Man suit, he’s brought years of uninterrupted peace to the world.
    • May 12, 2010
  • Seeing Gay
  • Seeing Gay

    A festival showing GLBT from all angles
    • Nov 9, 2009
  • Get Out the Vote
  • Get Out the Vote

    With all the uncertainty in the world these days, hot wings and cold beer are two things we can get behind
    • Nov 9, 2009
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • To Kill the Black Snake

    Historic all-tribes protest at Standing Rock is meant to stop the destruction of the earth for all
    • Sep 8, 2016
  • Murrow's Nightmare

    Debate moderators need to be much more than an onstage prop to make our democracy work
    • Sep 15, 2016
  • More »

Top Tags in
News & Comment

election 2016


Briefs


trail mix


green zone


marijuana


Readers also liked…

  • Spark of Change
  • Spark of Change

    Why Chris Hedges thinks we're ripe for revolution
    • Mar 4, 2015
  • Supply And Demand
  • Supply And Demand

    Spokane's methadone clinic expands as heroin addiction rises
    • Apr 22, 2015

© 2016 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation