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The Vocal Jazz Choir gathers around the piano in the choir room to practice their parts

EWU choir sings to inspire, inform

June 1, 2020

When EWU announced that spring quarter would be fully online, many departments were left questioning how they could make their student learning objectiv...

(left to right) Micah Luebben, Jared Price, Wes Marvin, Justin Mitchell, and Jake Milet (not pictured) were signed by Corporat as part of their band Thrpii. The group formed around a common interest in heavy music.

EWU Alum’s band Thrpii gets signed

April 17, 2019

EWU alumnus Justin Mitchell and his band Thrpii were signed by Corporat two months ago after releasing their extended play with four tracks. Hosting house...

Spokane Jazz performs with Jeff Coffin

Spokane Jazz performs with Jeff Coffin

September 28, 2018

A three-time Grammy Award winning saxophonist, Jeff Coffin and the Spokane Jazz Orchestra will be performing at the Bing Crosby Theater Saturday Sept. 2...

Eagle Entertainment hosts inaugural music festival, Swoopalooza

Eagle Entertainment hosts inaugural music festival, Swoopalooza

June 6, 2018

EWU held its first music festival, Swoopalooza, on The Inferno Friday, June 1 from noon-4 p.m. Breaking from the traditional spring concert, Swoopalooza fea...

Corey Harper grew up appreciating music and his guitar. Harper has opened shows for Justin Bieber and Niall Horan | Bailey Monteith for The Easterner

Pacific Northwest native returns home for college tour

February 21, 2018

Self-taught musician Corey Harper returned back home for his acoustic PNW Tour, and EWU was his first stop last Thursday. Harper grew up in Vancouver appreciating mus...

Local band Ragtag Romantics | Photo contributed by the Ragtag Romantics Facebook page

Hump Day Concert Series: Ragtag Romantics

October 6, 2017

Eagle Entertainment presents the Hump Day Concert Series featuring the local band, Ragtag Romantics on Wednesday, Oct. 4.   This is the seco...

Last year's Mayfest took over downtown Cheney with local business vendors

Mayfest Brings Music, Food and Entertainment to Cheney

May 11, 2017

Cheney’s fifth annual Mayfest will be bringing 45 vendors, live music and games to this year’s  festival on May 12 and 13. Friday, May 12 is th...

William Conable teaches the Alexander Technique at EWU and around the world

School’s Most Important Lesson

May 4, 2017

Bill Conable lives in Cheney, but he travels the world teaching the Alexander technique. The Alexander technique is a specialized method that teaches one...

Abbi Vance for The Easterner

EWU Professor researches How to turn numbers into music

March 2, 2017

People may listen to a piece of music and interpret it as a reflection of the musician who created it. But what if music could be more than just a glimp...

Editor’s Pick January 20th

January 25, 2017

  Mobile App Natasha Nellis -Merged This addictive puzzle app is free for both Android and Apple devices. Game play is simple, connect three of the same colored dice, which merge to form one dice of the next highest number, the highest being M, which when connected, explodes to clear nine spaces. The goal is to get the highest score possible and beat your f...

Professor Kristina Ploeger teaches in the piano lab

Ploeger helps students prepare for Spokane Symphony Chorale

January 12, 2017

Early this past fall, EWU Professor Kristina Ploeger was named the new director of the Spokane Symphony Chorale. The Chorale has been an official part of the Spokane Symp...

The Bartlett, putting music first

The Bartlett, putting music first

January 28, 2016

Black curtains, brick walls, a wooden bar top and low lighting — The Bartlett is simple yet classy. Another sold-out concert on Jan. 22 had over 150...

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