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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical plays Spokane

Get your tickets to the not-to-miss limited engagement before "It's too late BABY" 

For me, lyrics are often more important than the music and almost always more important than the singer. Now when you have the trifecta of lyrics, music and voice you get a hit that can become timeless. 
Before she was Carole King, superstar—she was Carol Klein, stubborn teenage songwriter. That determined young lady's music would become the soundtrack to a generation. All songs written by Goffin and King except as noted. 
Here's the musical line up. 
Act 1 "Overture" - Orchestra "So Far Away" - Carole King "Oh! Carol" - Neil Sedaka (music and lyrics by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield)† "1650 Broadway Medley" - Ensemble (arranged by Douglas McGrath, music and lyrics by various artists) "It Might as Well Rain Until September" - Carole "Be-Bop-A-Lula" (music and lyrics by Tex Davis and Gene Vincent) - Ensemble† "Some Kind of Wond…

Local Artist Spotlight : Neicy Frey

I'm in LOVE. After fan-girling her work for no less than a decade, I finally commissioned a painting from the oh so talented Neicy Frey. We met twice at coffee shops this summer and she gave me a rough sketch of what she intended to create. I adored that sketch and proudly hung it on my refrigerator. This afternoon she delivered the remarkable finished work to my teary eyes. It's perfect! Merci Beaucoup Neicy Frey visual arts. I am in awe of your talent.

Local Artist Spotlight : Karrie O'Neill

When it comes to music...make mine LIVE. Sure a big concert with a light show and choreographed dancing can be exciting but to me, nothing compares to listening to a singer/songwriter perform at an intimate venue. There's no special effects to hide behind, so you better have talent. 
I first heard the talented Karrie O'Neill play at a downtown winery and was immediately smitten with her sound. Her honest and alluring originals were worthy of airplay and her covers incorporated her own style. More often than not, I liked her version better than the one from the artist who made it famous. After becoming a semi regular attendee at her gigs, I appreciated how she genuinely connected with each and every person and radiated gratitude for them coming out to listen to her. Fast forward 5 years and countless gigs later, Karrie has airplay on KPND Radio and is embarking on a National tour.  Yep, I called it. Okay, maybe we all did. 
Don't call it a farewell tour but you can catch her …

FALL in love : Lesson from Leaves

It's an ideal day to take a drive through Manito Park. Stop the car and look around as the trees are trying to show you how beautiful it is to let go. LLR

Cloud Wine