Pin It
Favorite

Buzz Bin 

by Michael Bowen & r & & r & Tender Him Love


Spokane's Ben "Preslee" Klein is sailing through the Bahamas right now, performing his tribute act on "The Elvis Cruise" to hundreds of folks who paid handsomely ($600-$2,500) just to be surrounded for six days by everything Kingly. Klein, 26, was one of two dozen regional winners in worldwide Elvis-impersonation contests. (Some of the winners came all the way from Australia and Norway.) Two weeks ago in Memphis, Klein was judged to be the fifth-best Elvis tribute artist in the world. You can see him less expensively on Saturday, Sept. 29: Just $45 will get you into the Brotherhood of Friends' historic Dome Building, 933 W. Third Ave., from 8-11 pm that night ($30-$40 for members). Call 456-8076.





Parents, Listen


In his acting classes, Gonzaga theater professor Brian Russo noticed that students kept clamoring to do scenes from a set-in-1982 play about disaffected rich kids in New York. In late-'90s productions, Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth had starred the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo and Anna Paquin. Filled with drug deals, theft, verbal abuse, insecurity, alienation and sex, Lonergan's drama tackles subjects that don't seem contrived to young adults. With nationwide theater audiences graying, both Russo and his cast felt that a play called This Is Our Youth just might appeal to twenty-something college students who distrust revivals of Oklahoma! Russo even secured funding for four weeks of full-time preparation. Judging from a recent dress rehearsal, there's virtually nothing dated about this play. Free performances at Gonzaga's Russell Theater (east end of Admin. Bldg., 502 W. Boone Ave.) on Friday-Saturday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, at 9 pm, and on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 4 pm -- with additional ($7) performances at Empyrean (Nov. 1-11). Write [email protected] or call 323-6551.





Chew on the Choo-Choo


Between now and Oct. 21, you have five weekend opportunities for taking in the autumn colors on the Excursion Train Rides between Metaline Falls and Ione, Wash. Enjoy trestles, tunnels, steep cliffs and a "train robbery." Tickets: $10; $7, children and seniors; free, toddlers. This weekend, departures are at 1 pm and 3 pm on Saturday and at 11 am and 1 pm on Sunday. Call (509) 442-5466.

  • Pin It

Latest in News

  • Recall and Response
  • Recall and Response

    The attempt to remove Spokane Mayor David Condon from office may be a long shot, but he isn't taking any chances
    • Aug 25, 2016
  • Shades of Black Lives
  • Shades of Black Lives

    A Spokane County detective's Facebook post about Black Lives Matter sparks debate among local law enforcement
    • Aug 25, 2016
  • Fires Hit Home
  • Fires Hit Home

    Tens of thousands of acres burn around Spokane on Sunday and Monday; plus, DOJ weighs in on concerns over bail system
    • Aug 25, 2016
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Coeur d'Alene Classic Boat Festival

Coeur d'Alene Classic Boat Festival @ Coeur d'Alene

Sat., Aug. 27 and Sun., Aug. 28

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Michael Bowen

Most Commented On

  • 'Unreasonable Threat to Life and Property'

    Spokane's rental housing has problems, but landlord and tenant groups are split on a solution
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • 'End of Story'

    Condon administration aims to close the controversial Frank Straub chapter — but last week's scathing report has irrevocably changed the narrative
    • Aug 4, 2016
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Hopeless for Heroin
  • Hopeless for Heroin

    As heroin deaths continue to rise in Washington state, what can a parent do to save a child from the depths of addiction?
    • Jul 29, 2015
  • A Little More Money, A Lot More Problems
  • A Little More Money, A Lot More Problems

    Washington state lawmakers make predictions for the upcoming legislative session
    • Jan 7, 2015

© 2016 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation