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‘Be open to whatever comes’: Vanessa Williams mentors black women, girls ahead of Spokane concerts

Sat, Dec 21, 2019 • Features • Spokesman Review

Sandy Williams, editor of The Black Lens, says she always reaches out to notable African American figures who come to town to see if they will talk with local young people about their experiences. “In a place like Spokane, you feel so r

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Vanessa Williams headlines Fox with Spokane Symphony’s Holiday Pops

Fri, Dec 20, 2019 • Features • Spokesman Review

The Spokane Symphony, under the direction of James Lowe, and the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox have saved one of its best shows for last to wrap up the holiday season and year. Singer, actress and fashion designer Vanessa Williams he

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Vanessa Williams brings a pioneering career and deep roots in Christmas traditions to her shows with the Spokane Symphony

Thu, Dec 19, 2019 • Features • The Inlander

By Dan Nailen If you ever had any question about how powerful a woman Vanessa Williams is, consider the fact she made Arnold Schwarzenegger cry without even laying a finger on her Eraser co-star. It was a few years after that action flick had made

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Education notebook: Spokane Symphony honors three area educators for music education efforts

Thu, Dec 19, 2019 • Features • Spokesman Review

By Rachel Baker Three area educators were honored at the Spokane Symphony’s Education Masterworks Concert in late November for their contributions to music education. This year’s Outstanding Arts Advocate Administrator Award went to Mat

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Giving the gift of experience is easy in Spokane

Mon, Dec 16, 2019 • Features • Spokesman Review

By Megan Rowe In Kathy Gustafson’s family, the gift of an experience often means much more than a traditional present. “Not only to each other, but even to people we meet,” said Gustafson, marketing director of the Spokane Symphon

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