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Past articles by Ed:

Will the Adams Family tractor business gain traction after Super Bowl ad airs?

Images of Google, Doritos and Bud Light are what most folks conjure when thinking Super Bowl commercials. Local ads, however, are sprinkled in each year. → Read More

Black Friday is about sales, leftover turkey and Trans Siberian Orchestra

If it’s Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Al Pitrelli must be in Spokane. → Read More

'A totally Spokane event': Orchestra powered by local universities will add new dimension to Peter Rivera's classic songs at the Fox

A string and brass section made up of current and former students from Whitworth University and Gonzaga University will add a new dimension to the sound of Peter Rivera's songs for his show Friday at the Fox Theater. → Read More

A watering hole for Gatsby, Biggie and Tupac debuts at Northern Quest

Highball: A Modern Speakeasy will open Monday at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. → Read More

The Wayans way works for Damon Wayans Jr.

Comic Damon Wayans Jr. will perform Friday and Saturday at the Spokane Comedy Club. → Read More

Elle King to perform at 2022 Spokane County Interstate Fair

Singer Elle King is the biological daughter of comic and actor Rob Schneider, but she doesn't share much with the veteran humorist. The soulful King, who possesses a sexy and raspy voice, doesn't sound like anybody else on the circuit. That's part of what makes King so refreshing. → Read More

A night with Billy Bob Thornton: Actor goes back to his musical roots with the Boxmasters

Like Johnny Depp, Billy Bob Thornton arrived in Hollywood during the 1980s attempting to become a recording artist but instead became an actor of considerable renown. Thornton, 66, a vocalist-drummer, took a hiatus during the Reagan era as a musician but started writing songs again during the 1990s. → Read More

In flight: Michael C. Hall's band Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum headlines the Big Dipper

It's not surprising that actor Michael C. Hall is the vocalist of the eclectic art-rock band Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum. The star of Showtime's "Dexter" has starred in musicals such as "Lazarus," the music and lyrics by David Bowie, and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." → Read More

Jimmy Fallon's team is Gonzaga and rowdy rags are headed to Spokane

Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon is supporting the Gonzaga Bulldogs run for their first NCAA basketball championship. → Read More

Christopher Titus is ready to deliver his uncompromising humor at Spokane Comedy Club

It's not surprising that George Carlin is Christopher Titus' favorite comedian. Much like the late iconic Carlin, who was as much philosopher and wordsmith as a standup, Titus is raw, blunt and uncompromising. Unlike many of his peers, Titus, 57, doesn't care who he offends. → Read More

2022-23 Best of Broadway season includes 'Evan Hansen,' 'Hairspray' and 'Hadestown'

Musical theater fans who enjoy variety will be impressed with STCU's 2022-23 Best of Broadway season, which commences July 5 with "Hadestown." The season's initial play, which connects two mythic tales, is a sensation and premiered in March 2019 on Broadway. → Read More

Snacks at Midnight, John M.F. Ward headline 'Live From Somewhere' at Magic Lantern

With movie theaters across the country becoming casualties during the pandemic, some venues have expanded to feature live music. The Magic Lantern Theatre has joined such ranks in booking local recording artists. The Magic Lantern kicked off its "Live From Somewhere" concert series in January. → Read More

Mad about Reiser: Legendary comic and actor to make his Spokane debut

Once a standup comic commits to TV and film projects, it's difficult to find a way back to the stage. That's been the story for many comics, including Paul Reiser since the New York City native starred in the hit sitcom "Mad About You." After a lengthy hiatus, Reiser is back on the road. → Read More

Hinder believes music fans need live entertainment now

Since Hinder hit the big time in 2005 with their breakthrough album, "Extreme Behavior," it's been about keeping it together. The post-grunge band, who releases visceral tunes, reached the upper echelon courtesy of their biggest hit, "Lips of an Angel," which helped buoy "Extreme Behavior" to triple-platinum status. → Read More

Difference Maker: Chris Bovey's art style celebrates what makes Spokane unique

Chris Bovey is having the last laugh. While toiling as art director of The Inlander, Bovey developed an art tourism concept that was presented to Visit Spokane in 2015. “I had this idea of a poster series on Spokane that I thought could highlight how unique and cool it is here,” Bovey said from his Medical Lake studio. → Read More

Cole Swindell, Tim Allen, Carlos Santana and 'Stars on Ice' announce 2022 dates in Spokane

Four shows scheduled for First Interstate Center for the Arts and Spokane Arena will go on sale soon. Country singer-songwriter Cole Swindell's Down to the Bar tour is scheduled to stop at First Interstate Center on Feb. 26. The country star will deliver his hits including "Ain't Worth the Whiskey." → Read More

Coeur d'Alene film 'A Match Made at Christmas' screens in Hayden next Wednesday

"A Match Made at Christmas" is a family affair. Coeur d'Alene's Annie Poling Swet directed and co-wrote the charming romantic comedy with her sister, Lizzie Poling. Her brother, Josiah Poling, edited the film, and their sister, Rachel Jordan, produced the project that was inspired by their parents' relationship. → Read More

O Holy Fight: Lawyer and neighbors are at odds over home's holiday display at West Hayden Estates

The aforementioned iconic characters are fictional. The same can't be said for Jeremy Morris and his disgruntled neighbors in the documentary " 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas," which debuted Friday on Apple TV. Morris and his wife, Kristy, started searching for a larger home the day after Christmas 2014. → Read More

Dad Daze: Thanksgiving is a time to not take anything for granted

Thanksgiving was like "Groundhog Day" – not the holiday, but the 1993 film – for yours truly thanks to my old-school, Depression-era parents. There was nothing like the aroma of the 20-pound turkey and eventually my mother's stuffing, which was mixed with ground meat, that permeated the house late morning. → Read More

Nothing to be blue about as Justin Furstenfeld kicks it up a notch with Blue October

Justin Furstenfeld knows the difference a father can make. When the Blue October singer-songwriter and guitarist was 14 a generation ago, his dad insisted that Furstenfeld catch Midnight Oil. "That concert changed my life," Furstenfeld said while calling from his San Marcos, Calif., home. → Read More