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Video of Heartbreak Pass in Action

Enjoy one of Spokane’s own bluegrass bands this fall at the next free KPBX Kids’ Concert.  Heartbreak Pass plays a free concert for kids of all ages at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 in River Park Square, 808 W. Main Avenue in downtown Spokane.

Heartbreak Pass has been one of the Inland Northwest's favorite bands since it started in 2008. They have evolved from traditional bluegrass to include an eclectic blend of Americana. Stan Hall takes care of the guitar duties, Singer Coats joins in on mandolin, and the soulful but lively Bonnie Bliss covers bass and vocals.

Bonnie Bliss has experience with a variety of music but focuses on the bluegrass style.  She has been singing and playing music most of her life.  Stan Hall is a seasoned guitarist and has played with many Inland Northwest regional bands over the years.  He also composes many original songs in addition to his performing.

A free kids’ craft activity will also be provided by Mobius Children’s Museum at the concert. This concert is free thanks in part to event donors Harvard Park Children's Learning Center North, Numerica Credit Union, Rocket Bakeries, and Pizza Pipeline.

SPR Presents one of America's musical icons live in concert at the Bing Crosby Theater on Oct. 6. Mark O'Connor will perform a collection of works featured in his American Classics teaching series.  Wife Maggie O'Connor, also a virtuoso violinist, joins him in duets of a wide range of music.

Tickets are available now at TicketsWest.

This SPR Presents is made possible in part by Event Donors The Cleaning Authority, Dodson's Jewelers, MTR Communications and Sam Rodell, Architects.

Mark and Maggie O'Connor Teach a New String Method

Mark and Maggie O’Connor - American Classics features music from the more advanced selections of his violin training program. The O'Connor Method combines tunes that have made an impact on American music. "American Classics offers a broad and interconnecting compendium of American music through the violin solos and duos with my wife. Audiences as well as students of the violin will find themselves inspired by the songbook of America as they have never heard it before."

More about Maggie O'Connor: "I prove that good technical skills, American styles and fiddling can come together seamlessly.”

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/lawrence-toppman/article93578747.html#storylink=cpy

Mark O'Connor Performances on NPR

Spokane Public Radio does things a little differently than other public radio stations. We were founded on the mission of incorporating the local arts and arts organizations into what we do every day.

Flagship station KPBX holds eight free family concerts a year to introduce kids to a wide variety of music. Each February, we host the biggest sale of vintage vinyl and other music items at the Recordings & Videos Sale. Each fall, in partnership with the Spokane Folklore Society's Fall Folk Fest, we organize and broadcast live performances in a two-hour concert from the campus of Spokane Community College.

In addition to these annual treats, we thank our volunteers and underwriters each year with an event at a community venue, and produce many special events. We've had evenings with public radio reporters and hosts such as Cokie Roberts, Paula Poundstone and Zorba Paster.

Our mission wouldn't be complete without regular live performances from our own broadcast studios, along with our annual forums held at City Hall.

With the help of more than 300 volunteers, 30 staff and community producers, and you, our listeners, Spokane Public Radio has become a place where the community turns for live and on-air arts and cultural experiences.