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"Classical crossover" is no different from fusion cuisine, says cellist Maria Ahn

Thu, Feb 22, 2018 Features

Like many art forms, classical music labors under a stigma of popular assumptions that it constantly has to overcome to appear both vibrant and viable. The name "classical" alone imparts an air of dull, museum-like mustiness.

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Symphony returns to galaxy far, far away in “The Music of ‘Star Wars’: The Symphony Awakens”

Fri, Feb 16, 2018 Features

No matter how you feel about the prequels, Jar Jar Binks, the more recent anthology films or whether Han shot first, there’s no denying the music of “Star Wars” is as imperative to the franchise as the Force. After a successful “The Mus

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Conductor Daniel Hege returns to Spokane to bring ‘Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich’ to life

Fri, Feb 9, 2018 Features

With a nine-hour drive between Spokane and Aberdeen, Idaho, “Classics 6: Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich” isn’t exactly a hometown performance for guest conductor Daniel Hege, who moved to Aberdeen when he was 9. Nevertheless, Hege con

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Legendary folk singer Judy Collins keeps the noteworthy projects coming

Fri, Feb 2, 2018 Features

Legendary folk singer Judy Collins was in Hawaii when she spoke to The Spokesman-Review in early January, but the singer wasn’t there on vacation. Looking at Collins’ output over the past couple years, it seems like she’s long overdue f

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Folk legend Judy Collins enters her sixth decade of performing, stops in Spokane Saturday

Thu, Feb 1, 2018 Features

By Nathan Weinbender It's common practice in folk music for artists to record their own versions of the songs that influenced them, which explains why there are countless covers of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" and Pete See

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