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Remembering Robin Williams

Remembering Robin Williams

About three months after my heart attack. I was asked the go and introduce Robin Williams at the Fox when he came to town. I got there an hour early because I wanted to make sure that everything went well. After meeting David Steinberg he asked if I would you like to meet Robin. Of course, I said.

We went to Robin Williams room made introductions, some small talk. I told him that I had spent time growing up in Denver, Colorado and also in Boulder, where the Mork and Mindy house was. He explained how the owner of the house had sued the production company  several times never really winning because as the show became so popular. People come by it at all hours screaming for Mork or Mindy to come out.

I talked about how the food in his room was heart healthy and he said he had open heart surgery sometime before that and was trying to eat healthy. I said I had a heart attack and I died and he immediately shot back " show off !".

David said let's go back to my room and go over  the script .

Local game designer looking for success with Kingdoms in Peril

If you're a board game enthusiast who's always on the lookout for a new addition, you may want to check out local Spokane designer Thomas Kaufman and his fast-paced, highly competitive card game Kingdoms in Peril.

I had the chance to sit down and learn Kingdoms recently, and picked it up almost immediately. Set in the ancient middle east (the cards themselves designed with historical carvings from 700 BC, featured in the British museum), each player builds their own kingdom of villages and towns with their capital as the crowning jewel.

Once set-up is complete, players then go to work building a hand of cards that houses their armies, equipment and defensive tactics before turning on each other in an ancient battle royal. To the victor go the spoils, and with a two-hour time limit the winner is declared by either a tally of points (each village, town and city has a numbered value when captured) or when one kingdom emerges victorious.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers annouce show at Gorge

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers annouce show at Gorge

The summer concert announcements keep coming, and now Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have marked a date on Washington’s calendar. The prolific band will play the Gorge at George on Friday, August 15th.


The tour coincides with the band’s first new album in four years. Hypnotic Eye will drop on July 29th, just days before the North American tour begins. Every 2014 concert ticket sold will include a copy of Hypnotic Eye.

Inslee names April National Poetry Month in honor of Oso

Inslee names April National Poetry Month in honor of Oso

Governor Jay Inslee has declared April National Poetry Month in Washington and is hoping the state will use poetry as a way to send solace and well wishes to the communities affected by the mudslide in Oso.

Live Nation cancels second Sasquatch weekend

Live Nation cancels second Sasquatch weekend

Concert organizer Live Nation has cancelled the inaugural second weekend of the popular Sasquatch music festival. The traditional Memorial Day weekend festival will continue as scheduled.


Known for selling out within minutes, Sasquatch at the Gorge is one of the most popular music events of the summer. So popular, that Live Nation decided to add a second weekend to the festival that was planned for  4th of July weekend -- more than month after the first event.

Students invited to Doodle for Google

Students invited to Doodle for Google

Google is calling all kids to enter the 2014 Doodle for Google competition. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade are invited to enter their doodles interpreting the theme “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”

Boston based folk group tours the Northwest

Boston based folk group tours the Northwest

Following the release of their first full length EP, Boston based duo Tall Heights is bringing their harmonies to the northwest. The band will stop in Spokane on Wednesday evening and will play in Moses Lake following several shows in Montana.

 

“We call it folk pop,” said Paul Wright. Tall Heights uses cello and guitar to compliment harmonies that are reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel. Wright and his band mate Tim Harrington have come a long way since they decided to take music seriously three years ago.

 

After releasing two LP's in 2011 and 2012, Tall Heights released their first EP in May entitled Man of Stone. The EP is self released and Wright describes it as a fan funded record.