Conceived and hosted by concertmaster Mateusz Wolski, <i>The M Show</i> sheds classical formalities

Conceived and hosted by concertmaster Mateusz Wolski, The M Show sheds classical formalities

On the stage of the Fox Theater, beatboxer Brotha Nature stands alone on the conductor's podium. He's sporting a tuxedo and waiting for the cue to begin waving his baton in time to Rossini's William Tell Overture.

A new production of God's Country aims to spark discussion and self-reflection about racism

Starting in the early 1980s, North Idaho became the locus of a concentrated series of hate crimes. A Jewish restaurant and a Baptist church were tagged with swastikas.


A short story
At the funeral, my new boss Trev told me that his Grandpa Dan "fought in the holocaust."

Make America Date Again: Dating in the age of Donald Trump

The Buzz Bin
Dating has always been hard, like learning calculus in a foreign language, and each new date speaks a different dialect. Dating apps help cut to the chase: a photo, pithy profile, some basic parameters and — swipe right — you have a potential match.

Robert Singletary embodies the theme of the North Idaho Museum's 50th anniversary exhibit

Robert Singletary has worn a lot of hats in his 84 years: a Prussian-looking spiked hat like that worn by Fort Sherman's Gen. William Carlin, a kepi worn by Carlin's soldiers, a bowler that might have been favored by Jim Wardner, the man credited with co-founding Bunker Hill Mining Company and after whom the Silver Valley town of Wardner is named.

A conversation with Lilac Festival President Nancy Cole

The Buzz Bin
This year marks the 80th anniversary of Spokane's Lilac Festival.

Hello, Robbi! A new face joins the Spokane stage for the Civic's season finale

If our universe's timeline had unfolded in a slightly different permutation, Troy Nickerson would currently be directing a play about a group of white supremacists from North Idaho. But that's not how things played out.

The heart and soul of Russia are on display in the Spokane Symphony's final Classics concert

Sergei Rachmaninoff composed a total of four piano concertos, the first three each spaced about a decade apart.

Hannibal Buress' comedy takes him to Spokane both on stage and on the big screen

Hannibal Buress' comedy career has progressed in fits and starts that seem common in stand-up.

Kick the Cannes

The Buzz Bin
Right now on the French Riviera, the Cannes Film Festival is in full swing.

Spokane comedian Phillip Kopczynski's album-recording show at the Big Dipper is a DIY affair

Behind the bright lights and glamor of show business there are, of course, myriad people working behind the scenes to make what happens on stage look great, and easy.

Why we run

The Running Issue
And so it comes to pass that in the city of Spokane, every year without fail, over 40,000 runners gather at a starting line and run more than 7 miles on a perfectly nice Sunday morning. It seems insane.

Hit the sidewalks to see the sights and hear the sounds of May's First Friday event

Spokane's monthly arts showcase features events, including gallery receptions, live music and a chance to meet local artists, across the downtown core and beyond.


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"Weird Al" Yankovic, Emo Philips

"Weird Al" Yankovic, Emo Philips @ Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

Sun., May 27, 8 p.m.

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