From the Studio

This morning we had representatives from Lilac City Fairy Tales in the studio to talk about their upcoming benefit for Spark Central, Weird Sisters.  Kathryn Smith, Sara Edlin-Marlowe, Mikyla Bordner and Caridwen Irvine-Spatz previewed the event which will include a original stories, poems and songs from local and regional artists as well as a special performance of scenes from Macbeth

The Spokane Civic Theatre will present Holding On-Letting Go March 17 through April 9 in the Studio Theatre.  This morning, playwright Bryan Harnetiaux, director Jack Delehanty and cast member Susan Hardie chatted with Verne in our studios about the play, which takes a humorous and heartrending look at end-of-life issues.  The performances on March 19, March 26, April 2 and April 6 will feature a special guided dialogue session after the show with the cast, production team and representatives from Hospice of Spokane.

This morning Verne was joined in the studio by Jadd Davis and Henry McNulty from the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre to talk about several upcoming events.  On March 10 and 11 Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre present "Living Through The Fire" at the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center.  This original show about the big burn of 1910 which has been seen by over 10,000 students as part of the "CST on the Road" educational program.

Today we had a wide range of live music in the Spokane Public Radio studio as we were joined by the six winners of the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Young Artist Competition.  Each artist - a tubist, a cellist, two pianists, a violinist and a vocalist - gave us a brief performance and sat down with Verne to talk about their musical background and experience with the competition.

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Theater Wednesday contiuned today with a visit form Mimi Feuling and Devin Fredericks from Once Upon A Mattress which opens Friday March 10 at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint.  Fredericks plays the Jester in the musical retelling of the "Princess and the Pea" fairytale.  Tickets and more information available from the Panida Theater

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