Friday, February 18, 2011


Highlighting Bing Crosby’s story
by Nelson Daily

Many people know about legendary entertainer Bing Crosby, who enjoyed international fame and respect as a beloved singer and actor for decades, going back to the 1930s.

But far fewer people, especially younger generations, know that Crosby was born and raised in The Evergreen State of Washington. And even fewer know about the Crosby family’s history in Tumwater, Tacoma and Spokane.

A free event in Spokane on Saturday, March 5, will shine a spotlight on the history of Crosby and his family during their Spokane years. The event also will enable attendees to learn more about their own family’s history.

Road to Spokane: Bing Crosby’s Family History will be held at Gonzaga University’s Wolff Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the doors opening at 8 a.m. The auditorium is in Jepson Center on the Gonzaga campus (502 E. Boone Ave).

Space is limited, so people wishing to attend the Crosby event need to register soon. For more information and to register, call (360) 902-4171 or go to


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