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Jan. 26, 2023: Facing Fire, Sacha Boutros, stilt walking

This week's TA(P) covers a wildfire art exhibition, vocal jazz and aerial arts

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 studio interview with Paul Manoguerra, the director and curator of the Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University. A new traveling exhibition—and the Jundt's first since COVID—titled "Facing Fire: Art, Wildfire, and the End of Nature in the New West" opened there this week. It runs until May 13.
  • A reprise of Rachel Bade-McMurphy's interview with Grammy-nominated jazz singer Sacha Boutros that previously aired on Friday Afternoon Jazz. Boutros' entertainment company Hear Me Roar is helping to relaunch the daily live jazz series at The Historic Davenport Hotel. It closes with Boutros' rendition of "I Believe in You" from her album NY After Dark.
  • A studio interview with competitive adult gymnast Sherrie Martin. Her organization Spokane Aerial Performance Arts was recently awarded Spokane Arts Grant Award (SAGA) funding for their youth stilt walking program.

Intro music new to you? It's "Fire" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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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  • Rachel Bade-McMurphy is a musician, composer, and arts advocate raised in the Pacific Northwest. She studied Music and Humanities at Washington State University and received her Master of Music in Jazz Pedagogy from Eastern Washington University. A passionate teacher and jazz enthusiast, she founded Imagine Jazz, a local arts organization that hosts guest artists from New York and around the globe for concerts and educational events. Rachel's Friday Afternoon Jazz show will explore many eras and sub-genres of jazz, threading the layers of a complex and rich art music. The show will not only celebrate diversity and a lush heritage but explore new directions and varied approaches within the art form. The show will include interviews and features including regional happenings all centered around a playlist of great jazz music from classics and rare gems to modern innovations.