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By Carol Horning Stacey | 12/11/2018

Ellen Travolta presents her annual Christmas entertainment at the Coeur d’Alene Resort again this season and there may be a few tickets left for the show, which ends December 16th. The program is a revue and is titled “Christmas Unwrapped.”

The cast you see depends on when you go – that’s variety! Guest artists join Ellen, her sister Margaret Travolta and daughter Molly Allen, and

Unusual Play at Stage Left

By Carol Horning Stacey | 12/11/2018

Stage Left’s “Long Christmas Ride Home” has not struck audiences as very Christmassy, so expect something in another tradition when you go to the small playhouse in downtown Spokane.

The script by Paula Vogel involves an ordinary Christmas time trip to see relatives, but her the plot is something else again. Some of the players are actual people and some are played by puppets from an anc

“La Traviata” at Cinema

By Carol Horning Stacey | 12/11/2018

The Regal Cinema in Coeur d’Alene will carry the high definition simulcast of “La Traviata” on Saturday morning, December 15th, starting at 9:55am. The very early hour comes from matinée time in New York City where the opera is live on stage.

One of Verdi’s most popular operas, “La Traviata” is the sad tale of Violetta, a party girl of sorts, who falls in love with the impetuous bu

Art Walk Friday in CdA

By Carol Horning Stacey | 12/11/2018

Ready for Christmas shoppers, Coeur d’Alene’s downtown will stay open Friday evening, December 14th, with the galleries welcoming visitors to the monthly Art Walk, 5pm to 8pm.

The Art Spirit Gallery holds a reception for the current 2018 Holiday Show for the evening. Le Danse Studio is sponsor for this exhibition.

Meanwhile at the Jundt Art Museum on the campus of Gonzaga Univer

“Elf” Musical on Main Stage

By Carol Horning Stacey | 12/11/2018

The Civic Theatre in Spokane continues “Elf, the Musical” on the Main Stage running Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm ending December 23rd.

In the story the Buddy, an orphan, is brought to the North Pole by Santa where he is raised as an elf. Seeking his origins in the big city, he finds a father and brother who need to find the true meaning of Christmas, etc. You’

Family Fun With “Traditions”

By Carol Horning Stacey | 12/11/2018

Again this year “Traditions of Christmas: A Musical Spectacular” plays at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene. This is brought to Coeur d’Alene by Laura Little Theatrical Productions, with a huge cast of dancers and singers, elaborately costumed and staged.

The remaining performances are December 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd at 3pm and December 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, and