The Big Bang is hands down the funniest show I have ever seen on stage,” says Roxy's Downtown CEO John Hammer. The production, opening April 10, centers on two playwrights who’ve written an over-budget theatre extravaganza. They sell the idea to the audience by acting out the show’s cast of hundreds. “The pace of the show is awe-inspiring.” For tickets go to


Eagles and schoolchildren

are both beneficiaries in two SPLURGE! stories this month. The Eagle Valley Raptor Center in Cheney has assisted approximately 175 birds per year to become independent and return to nature. And Exploration Place's outreach program has brought its own unique brand of engaging science to 32,000 schoolchildren in the community.

We also interview Bill Crites, the new executive chef at YaYa's, and look forward to two perennial April favorites in the 'Ta: Gridiron and the Art and Book Fair.

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