Our favorite Record Store Day Black Friday releases

Because vinyl junkies aren’t content to have just one annual Record Store Day, there’s another one coming up this Black

By Dan Nailen, Nathan Weinbender

Patsy Cline, Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Masters 1960-63
One of the best things in Ken Burns’ recent Country Music documentary series was the reminder of what a badass Patsy Cline was, not only as a performer but as an inspiration for future badasses like Loretta Lynn. Cline gets a reverential Record Store Day treatment from Jack White’s Third Man Records, and this triple-LP contains a whopping 51 songs recorded for the Decca label. It includes every hit you can think of, and the records come in a sweet tri-gatefold sleeve, pressed on pink, yellow and purple pastel vinyl. It probably won’t come cheap if you can score one. (DAN NAILEN)
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Slayer and Primus at Spokane Arena on Nov. 24, 2019

Slayer dropped by the Spokane Arena Sunday night as part of the band's farewell tour, bringing Primus, Ministry and former

By Dan Nailen

Tom Araya's bellows and barks sounded in fine form all night.
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The Essential Scorsese/De Niro

Need a crash course in the work of America’s greatest living director and his most frequent on-screen collaborator, but don’t

By Nathan Weinbender

Mean Streets (1973) Scorsese’s breakout feature, a perceptive story of two lifelong friends, played by Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel, who take very different trajectories in New York’s criminal underworld. Its handheld cinematography, fractured editing and rock ’n’ roll soundtrack perfectly capture the grit of 1970s Little Italy.
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Photos of Chef Peter Froese's Restaurant Gander and Ryegrass

Described by chef Peter Froese as "Italian-inspired long-course meals," Gander and Ryegrass is a carefully executed yet approachable take on

By Young Kwak

Grilled octopus.
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The History of the Bartlett

When it was announced that the Bartlett was closing its doors, just about everyone in the music scene started reflecting

By Nathan Weinbender, Derek Harrison

The Bartlett's iconic disco ball.
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Eight Regional Ski Resorts to Check Out this Winter

The Inland Northwest is great for a lot of reasons, and one of them is the variety of great spots

By Alex Sakariassen

Crystal Mountain
Crystal Mountain, Washington •
3,100 vertical feet • 57 runs

With the jagged, snowy peaks around Mount Rainier dominating the horizon, it's hard to believe Crystal Mountain Resort is just a two-hour drive from Seattle. But there it is, all 2,300 life-accessed acres of it, boasting a dizzying selection of bowls, moguls, groomers, chutes and glades. Crystal gets its fair share of winter too, with an average annual snowfall of 486 inches, and a bevy of lodging and dining options in the village mean riders can stick close to the slopes all weekend long.
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Photos of Spokane Skier Noah Wallace

We Noah Guy... Noah Wallace is a Spokane-based skier whose latest gig involves teaching the Chinese national ski team. Read

By Bob Legasa

Noah Wallace
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Mouthwatering Photos of Chef Kristina Stephenson's Ruby Chocolate

"The ruby adds a brilliant pop of color and flavor and pairs well with many different ingredients," Northern Quest chef

By Young Kwak

Mouthwatering Photos of Chef Kristina Stephenson's Ruby Chocolate
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Evan Weaver, the Cal Linebacker from Spokane

Evan Weaver is a Cal linebacker from Spokane. As he writes the next chapters of his legend, he's also preparing

By Ted S. McGregor Jr.

Evan Weaver (89) Luc Bequette.
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Gonzaga vs. Lewis-Clark State College Basketball Exhibition Game

Gonzaga won their college basketball exhibition game against Lewis-Clark State 116-61 at the McCarthey Athletic Center on Friday, Nov. 1,

By Young Kwak

Gonzaga forward Anton Watson, left, shoots while pressured by Lewis-Clark State forward Travis Yenor during the first half of an exhibition college basketball game.
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The November concerts we're most looking forward to

There's a little something for everybody in the live shows happening this month, from a Prince tribute to thrash-metal, pop-rock

By Nathan Weinbender

Nov. 15
The Sugarhill Gang
It's possible that modern hip-hop would look a lot different if the Sugarhill Gang hadn't come around. Their 1979 single "Rapper's Delight" ushered the genre into the mainstream, with other hip-pioneers like Run DMC and Erik B. & Rakim following right behind. 40 years later and original Gang members Wonder Mike and Master Gee are still going strong, and they'll be performing in Sandpoint alongside Grandmaster Mele Mel of groundbreaking hip-hop collective the Furious 5. The Hive, $25, 9 p.m.
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