Recent SPR Events

Spend an elegant evening with Pearl Django, performing energetic and exciting Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhart and the Hot Club of France this November 20. The group adds traditional jazz classics and the feel of American swing for an unforgettable musical delight. “Irresistible to jazz and non-jazz listeners alike,” says the Seattle Weekly.

Carlos Alden Verne Windham
Janean Jorgensen

KPBX Folk host Carlos Alden pulled together some of the past favorites of the annual Fall Folk Festival for this year's two-hour broadcast, which aired live on KPBX 91.1 FM Saturday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Audience members watched in the Lair Auditorium, on the campus of Spokane Community College. The radio performers for 2014 were Broken Whistle (local Celtic), Heartbreak Pass (Bluegrass), PK Dwyer (Blues from Seattle), Alice Howe (solo folk from Seattle), Mateo Ryan (Flamenco Guitar), and Dram & Go (Celtic from Portland).

Zorba Paster
Janean Jorgensen / Spokane Public Radio

"America's Favorite Family Doc" enjoyed his visit to Spokane very much, and showed his appreciation for the warm welcome both in his evening talk and on his Facebook page. The host of Zorba Paster On Your Health spoke at the Bing on Thursday, October 9 at 7 p.m. on his 5-4-3-2-1 steps for a healthier life, answered health questions, and signed autographs afterwards.

Songs of the Australian Outback and British Isles echoed through River Park Square on Saturday, October 4 as the Urban Coyote Bush Band performed for another KPBX Kids' Concert.

Kids of all ages made musical noise with clappers, washboards, small cymbals, and the 'lagerphone' made out of bottlecaps.

Kids also had help creating kangaroo headgear, a craft by the Mobius Children's Museum.

See photos of the event here

Moviegoers 'met the Beatles' all over again in a ONE NIGHT ONLY showing of the revolutionary musical comedy film A Hard Day's Night, held at the Bing on August 20, 2014.