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This week’s RLW by Ed Ohlweiler

Take 5 for jazz By Ben Olson Reader Staff

A Taste of Music at the Pend d’OReille Winery Live Music & Fine Food. Enjoy the celestial sounds of Marg Cooke on the harp followed by Sam Minker on the cello, and Tess Halverson on violin. 10% of all sales between 4-7 pm will be donated the the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint scholarship programs.

PARADE OF LIGHTS - SPONSORED BY WASHINGTON TRUST BANK The wild ‘n crazy Parade of Lights arrives in downtown Sandpoint with its legions of zany floats, marching groups, and snow-shovel brigades! Parade starts at 5:30 pm at City Parking Lot, down Church to First, along First to Cedar, up Cedar to Fourth, and back to the City Lot (Awards Ceremony immediately following parade, near staging area).

Like baseball and apple pie, jazz in an American institution. Over the past century, the saxophone has played an important role in the development of this indigenous art form. Lovers of jazz and the saxophone are in for a rare treat Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Panida Theater; Rob Verdi’s Take 5 tribute to legendary artists who gave the sax its unique voice in jazz. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on the Panida main stage, and features a glimpse at some of the most unusual saxophones ever made. Our local student choir will join legendary saxophonist Rob Verdi for a night of Vaudeville jazz. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $13 for POAC supporters and $10 for students. This show is part of Pend Oreille Arts Council’s 2017 Performance Series.

MICKDUFF’S BEERHALL ANNUAL CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT MickDuff’s Brewing Co. Beer Hall hosts and sponsors the King of the Cornhole Tournament. Registration starts at noon and first toss is at 1 pm. $10 buy-in per team, and 100% of registration fees are paid out as cash prizes. MickDuff’s matches the cash pot up to $100 in gift cards. Winners get complimentary Mug Club Membership until the next tournament champions are crowned. 21+ non-smoking, fun-and-games environment. 208-209-6700

ANNUAL 219 PARTY The 219 Lounge hosts the annual 219 party starting at 2:19 pm. There will be $2.19 drink specials, including beer and cider specials along with brewery representatives from Ballast Point, Georgetown and Shilling Hard Cider on hand from 7 to 10 pm. Lots of prizes and swag! Featuring live music with Marty Perron and Doug Bond from 8 – 11 pm. Free and open to all ages 21 and older; non-smoking environment.

Rob Verdi plays one of his unique saxophones that will be showcased on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Panida Theater. Courtesy photo.

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Have your wedding at the beautiful Heartwood Center!

“LET IT GLOW!” NIGHT PARADE AND FIREWORKS! Schweitzer Mountain and Coca Cola are celebrating over President’s Weekend with a kids parade and fireworks show! 6-8 pm.

KPND SKI PARTY @ TRINITY AT CITY BEACH Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts the KPND Ski and Board Party starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy great prizes, food and drink specials, and lots of fun! to see the full schedule of events

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In 1987, I was working at a college radio station when an album came in that floored us all. We knew nothing about it except that it was apparently produced by The Edge, and featured a woman with a vocal range and power that we’d never experienced before. That woman was Sinead O’Connor (she was 20 and pregnant at that time) and the album was “The Lion and the Cobra.” Of course, she’s gone on to greater fame, but this album still elicits goose bumps.

WATCH Idaho Public Television produced a show called The Color of Conscience: Human Rights in Idaho [2011, available online] which is mainly about how a small group of dedicated individuals were able to defeat the Aryan Nations and offers hope for us today. It also touches on a few other civil rights issues and even features footage and interviews from Bonner County (with residents you may recognize).

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In this issue: An educated decision: The community takes sides on the LPOSD supplemental levy, County commissioners pass counter-resolution...

Reader february16 2017  

In this issue: An educated decision: The community takes sides on the LPOSD supplemental levy, County commissioners pass counter-resolution...