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Sep. 21, 2023: Arc of Spokane, African Children's Choir, Shades of Motherhood

Pianist Jim-Isaac Chua, choir manager Tina Sipp and SAGA grantee Stephaine Courtney

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

  • Pianist and former Richland, WA resident Jim-Isaac Chua. He's holding a benefit concert for The Arc of Spokane at The Bing Crosby Theater tomorrow (Fri., Sept. 22) with a program of pieces by Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven and Rameau.
  • Tina Sipp, choir manager for the African Children’s Choir. The choir is currently in Spokane for a series of concerts at various churches between September 20 and 29. Their 2023 tour includes 50+ stops across the country.
  • Stephaine Courtney, founder of The Shades of Motherhood Network, a Black-focused empowerment group centered around birthing people and their stories. With Spokane Arts Grant Award (SAGA) support, her group will be developing an in-person and online art gallery with art from a collective of Black and BIPOC artists.

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