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Spokane HOPE to host annual Hoedown

Spokane HOPE to host annual Hoedown

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

The Spokane Hearing Oral Program of Excellence wants to make a difference in the lives of children with hearing impairments by providing them with early intervention auditory language therapy. The nonprofit organization’s annual Hoedown for HOPE will take place at the Spokane Convention Center on Oc...

Hump Day concert series returns

Hump Day concert series returns

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

The Hump Day Concert Series is Eagle Entertainment’s answer to the mid-week blues, featuring live music, free food and frequent EWU visitor Izzy, the camel. The series spans three weeks, beginning at the Campus Mall on Wednesday Sept. 26  between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The first concert will ...

Spokane walks out of darkness

Spokane walks out of darkness

By Shandra Haggerty, Contributor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

Silence fell over Riverfront Park on a cool Saturday morning save for the clicking of thousands of beaded necklaces. Red, for the loss of a spouse. Gold, for the loss of a sibling. White, for the loss of a child. Each one rattling in chorus as they were raised into the sky honoring loved ones lost to...

EWU art exhibit uses technology to tell stories

EWU art exhibit uses technology to tell stories

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

The "Path to Tolerance,” an art exhibit by former EWU professor Robert Lloyd, is on display at the EWU downtown student gallery until Oct. 26. The exhibit challenges the viewer to look beyond their own experiences and view life from a different perspective. Lloyd’s artist statement describes...

Neighbor Fest nurtures student communities

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

EWU’s annual Neighbor Fest event brought in 200 groups from across the EWU, Cheney and Spokane communities to display the resources, clubs and opportunities available to students this year. The event ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. Over 38 nonprofits and 32 businesses from Cheney and Spokane ta...

EWU grad-student brings jazz to community

EWU grad-student brings jazz to community

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Since moving to Spokane in 2009, EWU grad student and founder of the organization Imagine Jazz, Rachel Bade-McMurphy, has been working to promote the local-jazz scene. Now she is bringing musician Logan Richardson to town for music workshops at Spokane Falls Community College and EWU, finishing with...

Spokane Jazz performs with Jeff Coffin

Spokane Jazz performs with Jeff Coffin

By Richard Clark IV, Multimedia Director

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Sounds of Spokane

A three-time Grammy Award winning saxophonist, Jeff Coffin and the Spokane Jazz Orchestra will be performing at the Bing Crosby Theater Saturday Sept. 29. The Spokane Jazz Orchestra is a traditional big band that has annual shows in the Inland Northwest. Founded in 1975, the Spokane Jazz Orchestr...

Artists wanted for First Friday posters in Spokane

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

The Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District is looking for original artists to submit work for First Friday to be printed on posters, postcards, event maps and other promotional materials by Oct. 5. Selected art will be featured in a monthly press release and other media opportunities. Artists wi...

Gallery of Art to display Whitworth professor’s works

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

The EWU Gallery of Art opens an exhibition of works by Whitworth art professor Katie Creyts on Sept. 27. Creyts visualizes narratives using a wide range of materials, currently graphite on paper and etched glass. Creyts describes the exhibition in a statement as “a collection of fable-like scenes. Objects, ...

Photography exhibit opens at EWU art gallery

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

Retired EWU photography professor Robert Lloyd’s new photography exhibit is now on display at the EWU Downtown Student Gallery until Oct. 25. Lloyd explains his exhibition as “one of quiet post-retirement observations.” His artist’s statement describes the show as including stories of traffic...

Welcome Week helps new students feel at home

Welcome Week helps new students feel at home

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Lights strobe, music blares and people stand in a tight group as someone yells incoherently into a microphone. Then you’re moving. Just a little bit at first, but enough to know that in a short time you’ll pass through those pillars and give enough high fives to consider eating a protein bar. This is W...

Dance Force team set to break it down one more time

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

June 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

As an all-skill level and dance style team, EWU Dance Force breaks it down for the end of the school year with a spring show, at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 8 in the Showalter Auditorium. Throughout the year the dance team membership has fluctuated and there are currently five members of the team who wi...

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