Recent SPR Events

KPBX Kids' Concert: The Piano Bench June 24

Jun 24, 2016

The Piano Bench host Jim Tevenan wants kids of all ages to experience the wide variety of the piano, so he put together a special KPBX Kids' Concert on Friday, June 24: From Bach to Brazilian.

Lively, short pieces by some of the region's best pianists showcased different sounds and styles the piano produces. Jim also explored the history of the piano, an amazingly complex musical machine.

The FREE KPBX Kids' Concert took place Friday, June 24 at Noon on the campus of Spokane Community College (SCC) in the Lair auditorium. The summer concerts are possible in part by event donors Harvard Park Children's Learning Center North, Numerica Credit Union, Rocket Bakeries, and Pizza Pipeline.

SPR Goes to the Movies: Buena Vista Social Club

Jun 9, 2016

The movie Buena Vista Social Club was a huge 1999 art-house hit that introduced people around the world to Cuba's special blend of Latin music, and the island's post-revolution culture.

Many of SPR"s Volunteers, Underwriters, and members saw it on the big screen June 9 at the Bing Crosby Theater for the annual Thank-You Event.

Bike to Work Week 2016

May 20, 2016

May 16-20 was Bike to Work Week and Spokane Public Radio was proud to once again be a Gold Wheel Sponsor, highlighting bike commuting to work, school, and everywhere!

SPR took part in three events, plus encouraged everyone to get involved in all of the Bike Everywhere Week events happening in our community.

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Legendary author, humorist, and radio host Garrison Keillor broadcast his acclaimed radio program live from Spokane on May 14, 2016 in front of a sold-out INB Performing Arts Center.

Listen to the entire show and see videos of highlights at priairiehome.org

Musicfest Northwest 2016 Students In the KPBX Studio

May 13, 2016

Selected students competing in Musicfest Northwest were invited to perform in the new Performance Studio live on KPBX during Classical Music with Verne Windham.

Photos and audio for the following segments are posted here:

These live broadcasts are made possible in part by KPBX Kids' Concert event donors Harvard Park Children's Learning Center North, Numerica Credit Union, Rocket Bakeries, and Pizza Pipeline.

Thanks also to Peggy Smith of Musicfest Northwest, Hearn Brothers Printing, Piano Technicians Guild of Spokane, Jim Tevenan, Bill Wright, and the SPR Volunteers!

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