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From the Studio: Lara Downes (Part 1)

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Acclaimed pianist Lara Downes is in town for a couple of shows, and she visited our studio to give us the scoop on her new album: “Holes in the Sky.” A collection of songs written and performed by Lara and other leading female artists, it celebrates the contributions of phenomenal women to the past, present, and future of American music.

She will be performing in Thomas Hampson’s “Song of America: Beyond Liberty” concert at 8 PM this Friday in the Martin Woldson Theatre at The Fox, and a Girls on the Run benefit concert at 7 PM on Saturday in the Patsy Clark Mansion.

For more info on Lara, go to: www.laradownes.com

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.
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