Past SPR Events

Don Hamilton / Hamilton Photography & Studio

At 3 p.m. on June 27, all 2800 people inside the Spokane Opera House sat silently. The stage manager pointed, the "On Air" light hanging from a lamppost gleams from a semi-darkened stage.
Rich Dworsky tinkled on a piano, clarinetist Butch Thompson blew an embellishment, and Garrison Keillor sang, "I smell the lilacs, I look around for you." And thus the live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion beamed from downtown Spokane to the world.