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I've met some cool cats in my day, but few as cool as Leon. I met little Leon as I was running the trails outside of Kendall Yards. I noticed a small fluffy thing slinking along the ice and snow, out for a stroll with his human, Megan Ferney, a program assistant at Gonzaga's business school. You can see all of the places that Leon and Megan travel to on Instagram at @leonadventurecat, as they are both avid hikers. Not only is Leon a better hiker and outdoorsman than me, he also has more Instagram followers. (QUINN WELSCH)


The Spokane Civic Theatre announced the lineup for the 2018-19 season for both its Main Stage and Studio Theatre stage over the weekend. Tickets are now available at Here are the basics:


Mary Poppins, Sept. 14-Oct. 14

Elf the Musical, Nov. 23-Dec. 23

You Can't Take It with You, Jan. 25-Feb. 17, 2019

The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time, March 22-April 14, 2019

Young Frankenstein, May 17-June 16, 2019


Bug, Sept. 21-Oct. 4

Constellations, Nov. 9-Dec. 2

The Memory of Water, Jan. 18-Feb. 10, 2019

The Flick, March 1-24, 2019

The House of Blue Leaves, May 5-25, 2019

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Some noteworthy new music arrives online and in stores March 16. To wit:

 THE DECEMBERISTS, I'll Be Your Girl. First single "Severed" sounds more '80s synth-pop than you'd expect from the hyper-literate Portlanders.

 MOUNT EERIE, Now Only. The Anacortes songwriter follows up his brilliant musical obituary to his wife, 2017's A Crow Looked At Me.

 SNOOP DOGG, Bible of Love. Snoop Dogg made a gospel album. Check that: Snoop Dogg made a gospel double-album.

 YO LA TENGO, There's a Riot Goin' On. Still buzz-worthy after three decades together, this is the New Jersey trio's first new album in five years. (DAN NAILEN)

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Our anti-pot Attorney General Jeff Sessions is now the unwitting mascot for a pro-marijuana group. The marijuana advocacy group called #JeffSesh is selling rolling papers featuring the AG's cartoon mug with a fat doobie pinched between his lips. General Jeff's "Old Rebel" Session Papers go for $5 online. A portion of the profits will be donated to the Drug Policy Alliance, according to the group's website. (MITCH RYALS)

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It's hard to imagine Glenn Howerton playing a character other than Dennis from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. And the good thing about his new role in NBC's A.P. BIO is you don't really have to. The premise — a bad teacher (Howerton) using his students to advance his own selfish agenda as a weak-willed principal (Patton Oswalt) tries to rein him in — isn't particularly original or complicated. But the reason I'm eagerly awaiting the rest of the season is just as uncomplicated: It makes me laugh. (WILSON CRISCIONE)

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