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Dec. 1, 2022: Poetry, blues & ornaments that give back

Poet Cara Lorello, bluesman Joe Bonamassa & potter Amy Wharf are on this week's TA(P)

This week's episode of the Thursday Arts (P)review — where the "p" is parenthetical because we look both forward and back — includes the following:

  • A fresh interview with Amy Wharf, coordinator of the Liberty Gallery and a co-op artisan at Pottery Place Plus. She's helping to organize their second annual ornament sale to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. The sale is on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Pottery Place Plus.
  • An interview with blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, which aired on Downhome Blues last Saturday at 10pm on KPBX. Bonamassa plays the First Interstate Center for the Arts on Friday, Dec. 2.
  • Another fresh interview, this one with poet Cara Lorello, whose debut chapbook was recently published by Dancing Girl Press. Lorello has been reading selections from that chapbook, titled but at least you're beautiful, on Poetry Moment this week.

Digging the intro music? It's "Triptico" by The Gotan Project.

The Thursday Arts (P)review airs every Thursday at 12pm on KPBX with a roundup of arts-related news and information from across the Inland Northwest.

E.J. Iannelli is Spokane Public Radio's Arts and Music Director
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