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Jim Tevenan spoke with Tim Westerhaus on Thursday morning, about choral music at St. John's Cathedral and at Gonzaga University.


Director Troy Nickerson and actors Tom Heppler and Nathan Patrick Nelson spoke with Verne Windham this morning about Stage Left Theater's upcoming production of "Equus." 

Kasidy Devlin, who plays Mordred in Westcoast Entertainment's Best of Broadway production of Camelot stopped by the station this morning to talk with Verne about the show.


The Spokane Symphony will present  Classics #8: Eastern Journeys this weekend at The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Conductor Eckart Preu, Daniel Cotter, clarinetist and boy soprano Amiel Elfert spoke with Verne Windham this morning to introduce the program 

This weekend The Spokane Symphony will present its 6th Classics performance of the season. Guest Conductor Robert Moody and violinist Benjamin Beilman spoke with Verne Windham about the program this morning. For more information, visit the symphony website.


Emily Jones, Daniel McKeever and Phoebe Oosterhuis, all cast members in the Modern Theater production of God of Carnage stopped by the studio on Wednesday morning to speak with Verne Windham about the show which opens this weekend at The Modern Theater - Coeur d'Alene.


Tonight's Symphony with a Splash program will feature composer/pianist Thiwangkorn Lilit's new piece, commissioned especially in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Welty's 100th birthday. Singer Heather Peterson and  Thiwangkorn Lilit spoke with Verne this morning about the concert and celebration this evening.

This weekend the Spokane Choral Artists and Mid-Columbia Mastersingers will join forces to present a concert of works for double-chorus featuring music by Vivaldi, Brahms, Rutter, Tavener, Whitacre and Muehleisen at the Spokane Falls Community College Music Building Auditorium on Saturday evening and at St. John's Cathedral on Sunday afternoon. Max Mendez spoke with Verne Windham this morning to talk about the program. More information about times and tickets can be found on the Community Arts Calendar.  

Mystery Behind the Scenes: The Maltese Trout? 

Verne Windham interviews Nancy Klingman for this Thursdays Live @ the Bing, Faculty and Student Soloists and Ensembles of Holy Names Music Center.

According to Terrain's Facebook post, "Uncharted Territory is a first-of-its-kind collaboration and fundraiser between the Spokane Symphony and Terrain, pairing some of Spokane’s most inspiring emerging musicians, thespians and authors with the full force and might of the Spokane Symphony." Conductor Jorge Uzcatagui, Charles Pepiton from the Gonzaga University Theater Department and Cameron La Plante of the Flying Spiders spoke with Verne this morning to introduce the program.

Director Brian Cheney and actor, Andrew Biviano spoke with Verne Windham this morning about Ignite Community Theatre's upcoming production of As Bees in Honey Drown by Douglas Carter Beane.

 Friends Of the Bing, in partnership with Modern Theater Coeur d'Alene, present Company, in the third installment of Friends Of the Bing's four-part theater series. Cast members performed live in the studio this morning, The Little Things You Do Together, and Marry Me a Little.  Listen to Andrew Ware-Lewis as "Bobby," Mary Starkey as "Joanne," Patrick Treadway as "Larry," Kristen Nanditt as "Sarah," and Kelly Hauenstein as "Amy."

This weekend, Conductor Piotr Gajewski will conduct the Festival Finale for the 2015 Northwest Bach Festival, with soloists Soovin Kim, violin, Zuill Bailey, cello and Awadagin Pratt, piano. Maestro Gajewski visited with Verne Windham during the Morning Classical program to talk about the program. For more information visit the Bach Festival website.  

Violinist Soovin Kim is appearing this week at various venues in performance with the Northwest Bach Festival 15. He spoke with Verne Windham this morning, to introduce himself and talk about what he'll be doing for the festival. For more information on his appearances, visit the Northwest Bach Festival website.

The Modern Theater Spokane will present the U.S. premier of Daniel McIvor's play Best Brothers opening this Friday evening and running through Sunday, March 22. Director George Green and actor Dave Rideout spoke with Verne Windham during the Wednesday morning program to introduce the play to the community.

 Verne Windham interviews the director and two cast members of the upcoming musical "13"  presented by The Community School.

Verne Windham visits with Paul Coletti regarding his career and upcoming performance, Monday, March 2, with Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra. 

 Cecile Ganteaume, Curator, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Washington, DC and Multi-Media Artist and Colville Confederated Tribal Member Joe Feddersen spoke with Verne Windham on Friday morning about the Museum of Arts and Culture's three-days of special programs focusing on American Indian Basketry.

Verne Windham speaks with Catalyst Quartet prior to their Spokane Bach Fest Performance.

Erin Fitzgerald talks about the play My Name Is Rachel Corrie​ based on the writings of the Olympia, Washington born activist who died defending a Palestinian home in 2003. The play will be presented on March 2 and Gonzaga University's Magnuson Theater at 7 p.m.

Playwright Sandra Hosking spoke with Verne Windham this morning, about her play, "Creeps," which will open this weekend at Stage Left Theater

The University of Montana Chamber Choir under the direction of David Edmonds, stopped by the studio for a live performance on Friday morning!  

Christopher Lamb and Khouri Potts have a conversation with Verne Windham about the production of The Turn of the Screw at  Stage Left Theater.

    Ryan Shore and Jennie Oliver stopped by the studio to chat with Verne about Reasons to be Pretty, which opens this Friday at The Modern Theater - Spokane.

From Spokane Public Radio's archives, this program was produced in 1984 by Mary Mitiguy Miller to celebrate The Age of Elegance in Browne's Addition, Spokane.

Verne Windham interveiws Cellobration concert performers John Marshall & Jeff Lastrapes.

Discussing Harold Balazs's upcoming Exhibition at Art Spirit Gallery, January 9 - February 7, 2015.


'Residents' of the Campbell House visit Verne in the studio to discuss the Campbell House Holidays exhibit at The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Direct from 1910, the lady of the house -- Mrs. Campbell -- welcomes visitors to her decorated home, and the cook -- Hulda Johnson Olson -- asks for assistance in the kitchen making sugar cookies.

Director Kim Roberts and actor Neesha Schrom discuss Ignite's "A Christmas Pudding" with readings, stories, and traditional carols. 

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    Laura Little chats with Verne about Traditions of Christmas, the annual extravaganza at the Kroc Center with a cast of 80 regional performers

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