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U.S. Pavilion in Riverfront Park will reopen in September with inaugural performance by new Spokane Symphony director

Fri, Aug 23, 2019 Features

The iconic centerpiece of Riverfront Park will reopen to the public Sept. 6 after a $24.6 million renovation that began in early 2018. Spokane Parks and Recreation is planning a two-day opening celebration for the U.S. Pavilion beginnin

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Boxer Chauncy Welliver to join Mateusz Wolski in ‘M Show: Percussion Edition’

Thu, May 16, 2019 Features

Boxer Chauncy “The Hillyard Hammer” Welliver was a little dumbfounded when he heard Spokane Symphony concertmaster Mateusz Wolski’s pitch. Wolski, organizing his next “M Show,” which combines music, comedy and science, wanted Welliver t

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After 15 years, Eckart Preu sets down his Spokane Symphony baton

Sun, Apr 28, 2019 Features

In his 15 years as music director of the Spokane Symphony, Eckart Preu has come into his own, establishing himself on and off stage as a talented conductor and capable leader. But back in 2004, when Preu was a music director finalist, h

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Musical sampler: Pink Martini returns to Spokane’s Fox theater, and the conga line forms at the back

Fri, Apr 26, 2019 Features

For Pink Martini, there’s always a little bit of nostalgia involved in coming back to the Lilac City to perform with the Spokane Symphony. It’s been 21 years since Portland’s “little orchestra” first trekked to Eastern Washington to pla

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Pink Martini's never-ending world tour stops in Spokane

Thu, Apr 25, 2019 Features

By Ben Salmon Over the past 25 years, Thomas Lauderdale has steered Pink Martini into some pretty incredible places. What started out as a sort of house band for political events in Portland has since performed all over the world, from New York City

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