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SPR would like to meet you at the Fall Arts Preview before the Spokane Symphony's free Labor Day Concert.  Stop by the Spokane Public Radio table anytime between 4-7 p.m. in Comstock Park to enter the drawings for tickets to BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet.

Staff, board members, and volunteers for the station love meeting with visitors and talking about what's coming up on the air, events, and our ongoing news and arts coverage.

The Season Preview is organized by the Spokane Folklore Society, giving performing arts groups in the region an opportunity to connect with those who believe in the importance of the arts.

The free concert starts at 6 p.m. The Spokane Symphony Orchestra had a tradition of playing parts of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever, among favorites from the world of pop, Hollywood and Broadway.

Tim Mueller

Grammy award-winning BeauSoleil returns to Spokane Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Proceeds benefit SPR. Tickets available at TicketsWest.com, 800.325.SEAT, the Fox Box Office, or 509.624.1200.

Smithsonian Institute Says BeauSoleil's Cajun Sound Envelops The Heart of Americana Culture 

Fiddler and vocalist Michael Doucet’s Louisiana band entertains with a unique blend of zydeco, western swing, calypso, blues, and traditional New Orleans jazz. Doucet formed BeauSoleil in 1977. The group has performed in all 50 states and 33 countries and have released over two dozen albums. In 1997, BeauSoleil’s “L’Amour Ou la Folie” became the first Cajun record to win a Grammy. They were a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, and he calls BeauSoleil “the best Cajun band in the world.” 

Born near Lafayette in 1951, Michael Doucet grew up with a variety of musical influences and started playing music at the age of 6. In addition to violin and vocals, Doucet also plays guitar, mandolin and accordion. Doucet is acclaimed for his innovative approach to Cajun music which has brought the traditional genre new relevance. Doucet received the National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, recognizing artistic excellence, cultural authenticity and an artist's contributions. This is the highest honor in U.S. folk and traditional arts.

Thanks to Event Donors: The Cleaning Authority, Design Spike, North Division Bicycle Shop, and Strong Solutions.

Tom Ashbrook, host of NPR's On Point, will come to Spokane's Bing Crosby Theater on September 22, to tape an upcoming program as part of his "Listening To America" Tour. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater.

The SPR fundraiser had to be postponed due to medical reasons. He will also be off the air a few weeks beginning mid-May. His doctors say his prognosis is excellent.

What To Do With Tickets With May Date?

Ashbrook said he’s looking forward to the rescheduled visit.  “Sometimes we just have to take care of medical stuff,” he added.  “My doctor says now's the time.  He says I'll be back at the gym in a month.  That sounds good to me!  Thanks for your patience.” 

Thanks Event Donors: MTR Communications, Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Vino! A Wine Shop, and Sam Rodell, Architects.

On Saturday, September 23, SPR staff and volunteers will host a record drop-off day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring your gently used items down to 1229 N Monroe where staff and volunteers will be standing by to help.  Please park along the Fire Station on Sharp, or in the parking cutout on Monroe in front of the Kirby Vacuum shop.

The next SPR Record Sale is still several months away, but we know that spring and summer are often the best time to sort through boxes in the garage and do some downsizing. We appreciate you thinking of us with your gently used recording and video items! We will still have our big donation day in 

How & What to Give to the KPBX Recordings & Videos Sale:

We accept equipment, vinyl records, 78 RPM records, 45 RPM singles, compact discs, DVD and Blu-ray discs, cassette tape, eight-track cartridges, reel-to-reel tapes, commercial VHS and Beta tapes, and sealed blank tapes. See details below.

We CANNOT accept home-recorded cassette tapes or CD-R recordings due to copyright issues.

What better way to start the fall than with an Oktoberfest! This free KPBX Kids Concert celebrates the dance and music of Bavaria at River Park Square at 1 p.m. The hour-long free concert features the low brass quartet, SPARC.

Sometimes spelled “Octoberfest” this traditional German festival celebrates much more than the autumn harvest. It’s an explosion of traditional music, folk dancing, cultural expression, and (for adults) beer drinking.

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