Stephanie Hammett, SpokesmanReview

Stephanie Hammett


Spokane, WA, United States

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Past articles by Stephanie:

Bryan Harnetiaux's 'Exile' returns to Spokane Civic Theatre

Bryan Harnetiaux has served as Spokane Civic Theatre’s playwright-in-residence since 1982. Over the course of four decades, Harnetiaux has written more than 40 plays ranging from single-act to full-length, 13 of which have been published. → Read More

Terrain, Spokane's favorite art party, returns with more than 300 artists under one roof

After more than two years of hiatus, Terrain is back for an evening unlike any other. → Read More

De España a worthy addition to Spokane's food scene

My first impression of Adam Hegsted’s De España – from the temperature of the restaurant, the music and decor to the staff’s mood – was just “yes.” → Read More

Owen Mir, lifelong supporter of the newspaper and the local arts, dies at age 77

“Owen was gregarious on a scale you’ve seldom seen,” Justin Bell said. Wherever he went, “it didn't matter if it was the head of the corporation or the security guard in the back – Owen knew them on a first-name basis.” → Read More

Spokane Ensemble Theatre adapts Shakespeare's 'Much Ado Much about Nothing' to the cast and the outdoors

Set during the modern-day over the course of the summer solstice, Spokane Ensemble Theatre’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” follows a group of star-crossed lovers through deceptions, hijinks and camaraderie on a camping trip in the Pacific Northwest. → Read More

Larry Isenberg killing gets second documentary treatment Sunday on HLN's 'Sex & Murder'

The 2018 death of Larry Isenberg will receive a documentary treatment on HLN’s “Sex & Murder” on Sunday at 7 p.m. The episode, titled “Deadly Breakfast Date,” will revisit the events surrounding Isenberg’s death at the hands of his wife, Lori Isenberg, who is currently serving a 30-year sentence for second-degree homicide. → Read More

Local performance artist Madeline McNeill explores self-healing through song

From premed to philosophy, local performance artist and classically trained opera singer Madeline McNeill has devoted herself to understanding the dichotomy of body and soul. McNeill began her undergraduate years in premed studies but quickly grew disillusioned. → Read More

Grammy-winning composer Maria Schneider to conduct Whitworth Jazz Ensemble at the Fox

Multiple Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor Maria Schneider joins forces with the Whitworth Jazz Band to perform several of Schneider’s original jazz compositions. Rescheduled from late 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, this event marks the university’s 33rd Annual Guest Artist Jazz Concert. → Read More

Arts Wrap: 'The Godfather' at Magic Lantern and National Poetry Month

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of “The Godfather,” the Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W. Main Ave., will screen a digitally restored edition of director Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 Oscar-winning film starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and James Caan during several showings this weekend and into next week. → Read More

Don't rain on this parade: 'Funny Girl' opens at Spokane Civic Theatre

Directed by Jake Schaefer with musical direction by Henry McNulty, Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “Funny Girl” opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. Delayed one week by material shortages and other supply chain issues, the show will run through April 24. The story plays out in a flashback by Fanny Brice (Kalla Mort). → Read More

Pianist Archie Chen, recovered from COVID-19, looks forward to symphony's 'Masterworks 6'

Spokane-based pianist Archie Chen has performed many times and on different stages with the Spokane Symphony. But, to him, this weekend's performance will be especially meaningful. Last August, he spent 10 days in the ICU recovering from COVID-19. “That time gave me a chance to look back at my life,” he said. → Read More

Spokane Falls Community College drama wins big at 2021 Broadway World regional drama awards

Competing against regional productions, touring shows and more – in a field of more than 100 participating cities across the country – Spokane Falls Community College’s Spartan Theatre and Bigfoot Drama Club productions won in every category possible at the 2021 Broadway World regional drama awards. → Read More

Spokane Symphony postpones 'Eckart's Return' over COVID-19 concerns

Due to concerns surrounding the ongoing rise in COVID-19 cases, the Spokane Symphony has canceled this weekend’s “Masterworks 4: Eckart Returns” concerts featuring conductor laureate Eckart Preu. Both concerts will be rescheduled. → Read More

'Traditions of Christmas: A Musical Spectacular' returns for the holiday season in CdA

After last year’s last-minute cancellation, the creative team at Laura Little Productions is thrilled to be returning to the stage with “Traditions of Christmas: A Musical Spectacular.” “We went all the way through rehearsals until the third week of November last year … so technically it’s the ninth annual," Little said. → Read More

Larry Phelps takes over kitchen at Ambrosia Bistro and Wine Bar

When owners Scott and Kara Cook opened Ambrosia Bistro and Wine Bar 15 years ago, their goal was to “bring a feeling of ‘downtown’ to the Spokane Valley,” their website reads. Today, as Larry Phelps takes on the role of executive chef, the goal is much the same. → Read More

Spokane Civic Theatre's 2022 season includes 'Funny Girl,' 'Murder on the Orient Express'

Returning to the stage with “laughs, mystery and drama,” Spokane Civic Theatre’s 2022 season program is a lighthearted homage to the season that wasn’t. On Jan. 28, the Civic will reopen its doors to the public for the first time since March 2020. The season begins with “The Play That Goes Wrong.” → Read More

10 under $10 Oct. 15-22 – The Happiness, Chasing Eos, No Clue and Spooky Spokane History

The Happiness - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Moose Lounge, 401 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene. Rock group the Happiness visits the Moose Lounge. This event is for ages 21 and older. → Read More

Ashley McBryde postpones concert at the Fox after horse-riding injury in Montana

After sustaining injuries from a horse-riding accident, country singer-songwriter Ashley McBryde has announced that her concert scheduled for 8 p.m. today at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox will be postponed until further notice. → Read More

Bazaar is back: 'We believe really strongly in the power of art and creativity,' Terrain's Ginger Ewing says

Celebrating what would have been their eighth year organizing Bazaar – minus last year’s canceled event – the creative team at Terrain is thrilled to be getting back into the groove highlighting local artists, artisans and craftspeople. → Read More

Bryan Bogue has been a Spokane Symphony percussionist for nearly 50 years

Following in the footsteps of two older siblings, Bryan Bogue started his musical journey with piano lessons. Music classes in public school allowed him to start dabbling in other instruments, and, by the time he started fourth grade, he had his choices whittled down. → Read More