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Feb. 9, 2023: Badger, SKATE & The Manito Park Art Festival

On TA(P) this week are Lake City Drama, history on wheels and a summer art fest

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 Lake City Drama students Ryleigh Broxson, Sam Finley, Alex Jones and Jadzia McConnell about about their new production of Don Zolidis' Badger, directed by Daniel J. Bell. The play is about a group of women who work in an Midwest ordinance factory during WWII. It runs at Lake City High School in Coeur d’Alene from Feb. 15–18.
  • An interview with Gwen Whiting, lead curator at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. She spoke with SPR's Doug Nadvornick by phone about the exhibition SKATE: Rinks, Derbies & Discos in Washington Skate History, which opens at the museum this weekend and continues through Aug. 20.
  • And a studio interview with Kelly Brown, president of the Friends of Manito. Her organization received Spokane Arts Grant Award (SAGA) funding for this year’s Manito Park Art Festival, and she came in to explain how the festival will grow as a result.

Ready to start rexing to the intro music? It's "Skate U" by Snarky Puppy.

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