TAG: music

Mixtape: A non-traditional Halloween playlist

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_MixtapeHalloween By David Wyatt This might be heretical, but as far as Halloween-themed music goes I have never been a fan of Tim Burton’s soundtracks, Rob Zombie gets old after the n-teenth time, and Ghostbusters is a little too upbeat for my taste. I get it though—it’s easy to make a list of songs or albums […]

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Mixtape: Punk retrospective

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_MixtapePunk By Brian Vander Veen Not long ago, a young college student realized exactly how old I was and started grilling me about 1990s punk music, of which he was a particular fan. And it quickly occurred to me that he, thanks to the web, knew much more about the music of my teenage years than […]

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Mixtape: Contemporary ladies of country music

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 24, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_MixtapeCountryLadies By Clarissa Fidler Growing up my dad exposed me to a variety of music genres. He played everything from smooth jazz and disco to pop and classic rock. But of all the genres we listened to, one always reigned supreme—country. It probably had something to do with the fact that it was my mom’s favorite. Modern […]

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Mixtape: Four metal bands for fantasy fans

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on June 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

Audio cassette tape By Brian Vander Veen Not long ago, I was lamenting to my long-suffering partner the unfortunate decline of references in popular music to fantasy literature. Although I’m too young to remember much of it firsthand, I had imagined this glorious, idealized decade or so—let’s call it “the long 1970s”—when every van was airbrushed with a […]

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Let There Be Music: Jim Gill’s Family Room Tour Returns to CenterPlace

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, News, Parents and Teachers on February 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_JimGill Jim Gill, an award-winning musician and author, offers more than a show to watch. Each concert is an opportunity for family play! In concert, Jim strums energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, sings, dances, and even sneezes along to the silly and inspiring musical games that he creates. Jim Gill is a musician […]

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Finding Free Music Without Getting Sued

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Music By Brian Vander Veen It recently made me feel old to realize that more than fifteen years had passed since the first major peer-to-peer file sharing service, Napster, was launched. Napster lasted only two years before it was shut down by court injunction, but it helped ignite almost a decade of contention between the recording […]

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Deer Park Celebrates Art

Posted in News on October 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_DP_ArtNight Celebrate Deer Park Library’s sixteen sweet years (in the current building) as you mingle with artists and musicians from your neighborhood. The Friends of the Deer Park Library will provide light refreshments for an evening filled with photography, face painting, quilts, stained glass, watercolors, and more. DEER PARK Friday, Nov 14, 6–8pm

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Mixtape: Your Summer Soundtrack

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on July 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

Audio cassette tape By Sheri Boggs I’ve made, and received, a lot of mixtapes over the years. The early ones were literally tapes; hand-labeled cassettes painstakingly recorded in front of the radio and full of an 11-year old’s dubious taste (Electric Light Orchestra, Donna Summer). As technology evolved, so did my mixes and I blew through stacks of […]

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Summer 2014 at The Gorge

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Gorge2 by Stefani Miller The Gorge is one of the premiere concert venues in North America, and luckily it isn’t too far away from Spokane. So if you’re up for a little time on the road, the payoff is worth it. This summer the Gorge is again offering a summer lineup filled with familiar stars and […]


Hey, What’s hoopla?

Posted in Teens on April 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_Hoopla by Sheri Boggs If you’ve been on our website or in our libraries wondering what the hoopla “hoopla” is – wonder no more. hoopla is SCLD’s new streaming media service that gives you (free) access to brand new music by Nicki Minaj, Lorde, Rihanna and more, as well as classic and newer movies and TV […]

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