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MAIL LIFE AS A STAR AIN’T EASY STREET Yes, Bill, you missed the point when you wrote about Susan Boyle. The most offensive thing about the whole American Idol phenomenon is the concept that all you need to be a star is talent and a lucky break. Tell it to the millions of musicians, dancers, poets and actors on this earth. As AC/DC said, “It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock ’n’ roll.” And “it’s harder than it looks.” If Ms. Boyle wants to be a “star,” let her sing at church, to kindergartens, in smelly bars, at weddings. Let her drive six hours to a gig where the club won’t even comp her a dinner. Let her sleep in her car, or not sleep at all. Let her sing to a crowd of 20 or five or zero. Let her get hooked on alcohol or smack and eat in crummy restaurants seven days a week. Entertainment isn’t for sissies. Ask Jimi or Janis or Paul Chambers or Yo Yo Ma. Jagger probably drops 5 pounds every time he sings. Thirty more shows, and there will be nothing left of him. What cheeses me off most about the American Idol concept is that it cheapens the role of art and entertainment. Those people are busting a

families enjoy. A plan that ensures none of their homes will be foreclosed on due to illness and inability to pay their medical bills. In order to truly control costs and compete with private health insurance plans, a strong public health insurance option must be available nationwide. If it’s good enough for our elected officials, it’s good enough for all of us. —Andrea Gilman, Boise

nut trying to make it, trying to express themselves, trying to get you to stop and listen and smile and have some fun with them. Give ’em a break. —Daniel Reed, Boise

GOOD ON BOYLE Mr. Cope, I appreciate what you said regarding Susan Boyle. Thank you for we-projected thoughts and feelings. Why can’t we let people be who they are, instead of trying to “fix” them? I grew up in a small town in Idaho, and knew of some folks who would only show their face at the one store to shop. You knew, even as a child, not to go to their house to “trick-or-treat” because they wouldn’t answer the door. Watching her performance was an amazing, lovely experience, though. I’m grateful to her, and British Idol for giving us that moment. Each viewing of it is still fresh. —Marilyn Foutz, Boise

PARK TOWING UNFAIR I wanted to take a moment to vent about city parks, parking to be exact. On Saturday, I was at Ann Morrison Park hanging out with some friends and may have had a little too much to drink (cans only, of course). Not wanting to hurt anyone or myself, I chose to leave my car parked where it was and pick it up the next day. Upon my return at 8:30 a.m., my car was gone. At first, I thought it was stolen, but after reading the sign at the entrance to the park, I found that you can’t park there after sunset. I went straight to Boise Valley Towing and had to pay $140 to get it out. You may think that I’m an idiot for not knowing the rules, but

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MAIL I didn’t. The bad thing is that like a lot of people in this rough time, I live paycheck to paycheck. Now that I’m short $140, my insurance is going to lapse, and I can’t buy groceries to get me through the next two weeks. Wouldn’t it be a little easier if they gave you a $25 ticket, or gave you 24 hours to move your vehicle? Am I supposed to drive drunk? Why is everyone so interested in robbing people of every dime they have? What a wonderful world we live in. Thank you, Boise City, for taking food out of my mouth just to fill your pockets. —David Hurley, Boise

should be likewise disregarded by the responsible free press, especially by a publication as trusted and well regarded by Boise’s young, enthusiastic and impressionable population of liberals. That demographic deserves columnists that reconcile the government with its disillusioned constituents, not the other way around. Rall’s constant comparisons between the Obama administration and Hitler’s Third Reich are not only unfounded but offensive and destructive to America’s recovery from its current crises. —Spencer M. Sheridan

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OPINION BY CORT CONLEY

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN? Debate goes round about the roundabout

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ine thousand cars travel Warm Springs Avenue daily. With the opening of the East Park Center Bridge, state traffic counts estimate a diversion from the avenue of at least onethird of those vehicles. Additionally, the relocation of East Junior High (around 650 students) may reduce the upstream figure even more. Ada County Highway District—the only such $84-plus-million district in Idaho—at the urging of certain East End Neighborhood Association members, has coupled its funds with predominantly federal money passed through the Idaho Department of Transportation to propagate a controversial roundabout on east Warm Springs Avenue. (In 2004, the district’s cost estimate was $600,000.) In March 2007, when a public meeting was held by the District at Adams Elementary, 60 percent of those who attended expressed opposition to the concept plan. At that meeting, the district spokesperson said the project would “tie up traffic for at least six months”—choking the avenue down to one lane with flaggers—on a 30-mph street with on-street parking, dual bike lanes, and a school zone and a stoplight only 300 yards away. In April 2007, ACHD’s report about the nearby Harris Ranch specific plan said, “ACHD supports roundabouts but only at locations where they would replace other traffic controls, such as fourway stops or signalized intersections. [The Warm Springs location has neither.] By contrast, a two-way stop-controlled intersection [Old Penitentiary/Granite Way] would not merit the roundabout treatment.” Nonetheless, ACHD, oblivious, proceeded with its plans, contracting with a Nampa project engineering consultant for more than $115,000 in preliminary designs, and signing another contract for planting designs. In May 2007, Mark Lenters, head of Ourston Roundabout Engineering and foremost American authority on roundabouts, was asked by the thenpresident of EENA to comment on the latest ACHD design and after examining the site replied, “Having a circle as small as 110 feet is too small for the traffic needs and the desired speed reduction ...” The circle contracted, nevertheless, and although there was no longer room for a properly engineered circle, the plan expanded to 53 pages of engineered drawings, with many more to come. Surprised residents have renewed their strenuous opposition to this ill-conceived overreaction to a nonexistent problem— an intersection virtually accident-free for

10 years. The current president of EENA has expressed strong reservations about the project and continues to ask if other options can achieve the roundabout’s predicted traffic calming. At the end of April, the board of the Warm Springs Estates Homeowners Association voted unanimously not to endorse the roundabout preliminary plan, saying that if ACHD intends to move forward with the plan as it stands, “the funds might be better spent somewhere else.” This month, the project director conceded that “if the right of way is not available, ACHD will likely not construct the roundabout.” (That’s because the required land donation match with the state had evaporated, unless ACHD could inflate its figures and persuade the ITD to deflate its own.) Neighbors in the Old Penitentiary Historic District, such as the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the Idaho Botanical Garden, have also expressed their categorical opposition to the plan, which will, incidentally, uproot some of the flowering apple trees on Old Penitentiary Road and install four 110- to 240-foot splitter islands at the intersection. Recently, when a Boise resident returned from the East Coast and wrote ACHD about concerns discovered with roundabouts there, which had greater traffic on one axis than the other such as Warm Springs Avenue, he received a letter of reassurance from the project director accompanied by photographs of a signalized roundabout as the solution. Two weeks ago, the same ACHD project director announced that “if public sentiment has changed, it is unfortunate because tax dollars will have been spent for not [naught]”—the same tortured logic that explains why some stay to the very last frame of a wretched movie. In short, there are less wasteful, less destructive and disruptive alternatives to address the entrance at Granite Way: curbs, sidewalks, bulb-outs. It’s time that ACHD embrace a more transparent and flexible approach— hearing counter-considerations from resident-taxpayers, even if and when it means the district relinquish so-called “obligated” funds. It’s a bit like trying to turn a supertanker, or like stopping a tank in Tiananmen Square, no doubt, but a letter to board president Carol McKee, in whose sub-district the proposal lies, is the place to begin.

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with flaggers—on a 30-mph street ...”

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UÊWARNING: Any person depicted in the following column is an archetypal representation, pieced together from the rich history of behavior that has been observed in select areas of America, including—but not exclusive to— trailer parks, Florida, seedy saloons, Pentecostal churches that congregate in the minister’s basement, gun shows, Hee Haw, “hollers” where hillbillies are known to gather, Reno, Erskine Caldwell novels, truck stops and, of course, Alaska. Any resemblance between this imaginary character and any real person is purely coincidental.

Furthermore, the column may contain strong language (possibly including— but not exclusive to—“white trash,” “bimbo” and “a Juneau lounge lizard’s fantasy”), nudity (in that the pretensions of a hypothetical over-reaching phony may be laid bare) and violence (being the logical extension of rabblerousing rhetoric from the sort of stereotypical demagogues who all too often rise from the background described previously in this warning) and on the whole, it may not be suitable for all members of the Republican base. So there, I thought I was good to go. I’d been sensitive enough to include a warning, I’d been sensitive enough to disguise any direct references to the pretentious, over-reaching phony in question, and I’d been sensitive enough to change the title so that it no longer contained either “S**** P****” or “f***ing.” Then that darn Dave apologizes. I didn’t think he should have. If anything, he should have said, “Look folks, I’m deeply sorry that many of you are so damn dumb you didn’t understand which daughter I was joking about. But if the governor wants to continue to drag her kids into her never-ending scramble for media attention and political advantage, more power to her. After all, she doesn’t have much else on her mind to talk about, does she? If you don’t believe me, ask Katie Couric.” But he didn’t say that. He flat-out apologized, said it was a bad joke, and did the prudent thing. So then I thought, Bill, if Letterman is willing to acknowledge he’d made a mistake, shouldn’t you just butt out? That’s right, I was ready to throw away everything I’d done and go write about something else. It was discouraging, that a man of Letterman’s intellect and talent could go groveling to the Queen of the Hickabillies. Yet in a sense, it was typical of the way our good people defer to these mouthy yahoos, isn’t it? I mean, they can go on and on about abortion doctors or affirmative action judges or Muslim presidents, and they’re never brought to account, even when one of their number decides to lone-wolf it into a murder. But when one of us makes one little joke about their precious little GED darlins? ... well ... ask Dave Letterman what happens. So yeah, I gave this column up for a dead end. Then the governor issues her acceptance of Dave’s apology: “I accept on behalf of all young women… who hope men who joke about … sexual exploitation will soon evolve.” Whoa! Hold on there! Excuse me!? She isn’t accepting Dave’s apology on behalf of any young women I know. All the women I know—young, old or in the middle— consider her an embarrassment to the gender. All the women I know wouldn’t want this floozy speaking for them if their tongues had dropped off. All the women I know got the joke. Besides, I can’t think of a public figure outside the porn biz who has exploited sexuality any more than this Betty Boop knock-off, can you? Were it not for the high heels and flirty winks, she’d be back in Wasilla stewing up a moose. So in the end, I thought, Bill, you started this ... so finish it. So I did. And if any of you now have the urge to picket Boise Weekly to get me fired, feel free. I’m always on the lookout for fresh subject matter.



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had a heck of a time with this column. I’d gotten off to a good start, I thought. But then I think, Bill, you have a young daughter. Can’t you sympathize with a mother’s outrage? Even if she’s flashing it around like borrowed clothes? And besides, should you really be calling her cheap? After all, she is the governor of a whole state. So, as a result of not quite having the nerve to come right out and say what a tacky number I think my subject matter is, I stopped work on it and set about to find other subject matter. But I couldn’t get the affair out of my mind. First of all, I enjoy and admire David Letterman. A lot more than I ever will her, that’s for damn sure. Secondly, most of us knew exactly which daughter Dave was joking about, regardless of whichever one of Wasilla’s princesses went to the ball game that day. And lastly, it was a joke about something that certainly isn’t beyond conceivability, considering the daughter everyone knew he was joking about (everyone but the governor and her ski-doo dude, evidently) had already demonstrated a proclivity for ... well ... let us call it, “conceivability.” So upon further consideration, I thought Bill, so what if she’s a governor? It’s not like a governor can’t be a pretentious, over-reaching phony. Remember Dirk? And besides, maybe it’d be different if she were governor of one of the real states. But it’s only Alaska. That’s more like being the Duke of Earl, isn’t it? I’d already come up with a good title—“Top 10 Reasons It’s Not David Letterman’s Fault Everything About S**** P**** Is A Cheap F***ing Joke.” But then another thought occurred to me: Bill, maybe it would be better if you just dropped her name completely and pretended you were writing about an archetypal representation of what you consider her to be. That made sense. Believe it or not, there are still people in America who don’t see her as a pretentious, over-reaching phony. And I thought if I kept it hazy as to exactly whom I’m talking about, maybe they won’t get all outraged and indignant and accuse me of siding with a creepy old pervert comedian who made a knock-knock joke about a girl who, not six months ago, became a single mother, then went on a television tour to promote abstinence. After all, irony isn’t something these people are very good at. And to be doubly on the safe side, I decided I should begin the column with a warning to all of those who might be offended by whatever I might come up with, were I to continue with this column. And to prove that I truly did have their delicate sensibilities at heart, I will include that warning now. Here. Before I actually decide whether I’m going to continue with this column, or go to something safer.

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TEDRALL RESISTANCE IS PURILE The going gets tough; the tough start blogging part II ,

NEW YORK, NORTH AMERICAN PROTECTORATE, GREATER GERMAN REICH—At first glance, everything looks fine. Sixty-five years after the Nazi victory at D-Day brought this North American city into the fold of the Greater German Reich, the security situation is calm. Families stroll the sidewalks. Stores that haven’t been boarded up are filled with browsers. Travelers line up to take the express elevator to the top of Manhattan’s Adolf Hitler Tower to board express zeppelin service to Germania. But not everyone is happy. Decades after being conquered by Germany, North American subjects of the Greater Reich are growing restive. “We would greatly appreciate it if you would consider withdrawing,” reads the pointed graffiti on the side of a local SS recruiting station. Why the anger? Six months after a new chancellor came to power amid promises of dramatic change, the Reich remains at war. Between the officially unemployed and the long-term dispossessed, 20 percent of North Americans are out of work. Auschwitz is closing and torture has been banned, but

dissidents say Adolf Hitler III’s reforms are merely window-dressing. “He still reserves the right to use ‘enhanced interrogation techniques,’” points out Seth, a 26-year-old who says he lives in the ‘still cool’ section of the Williamsburg gau of Brooklyn. “OK, so maybe he needs them. But the Auschwitz detainees are being transferred to Buchenwald and Dachau. What’s with that? And now this ‘Soviet surge.’ This isn’t the change we hoped for.” Seth is the twisted face of the Resistance, an umbrella term for the motley mix of militant factions dedicated to the overthrow of the occupation regime. Some are liberals opposed to human rights abuses. Some are leftists who want economic equality. Others oppose the Reich’s wars, which they consider pointless and immoral. All say they’re willing to use any means necessary. Seth is so furious that he has even started a blog, SomewhatAnnoyed.net, where he catalogs a litany of complaints against Nazism. “People are afraid to post comments, but I know they’re out there, lurking. And I earn serious mid-two-digits from BlogAds.”

Whether it’s Twittering, posting to Facebook pages or creating an iPhone app like iResist, such radical action against the authorities takes many forms. After her boyfriend was deported to the east, Greta vowed to write a letter to the editor to her local newspaper. “Once you commit yourself to the path of resistance against the fascist oppressor,” she said, “you must accept that you will either end up dead or in prison. I’m OK with that.” Although she hasn’t gotten around to writing the letter yet—“I’ve been super busy with my book club, not to mention transferring my files from Blogger to Wordpress”—she says nothing can stop her from “ruthlessly smashing the infrastructure of dictatorship.” Bob and Ken blame GAFTA, the Germano-Antipodes Free Trade Agreement, for the loss of their jobs when their employer moved to New Zealand. Bored and broke, they while away their afternoons plotting their revenge over chocolate-flavored caffeinated beverages at chain coffee shops with other disaffected partisans. “The German pigs have to go,” says Bob. “We’ll get them where it hurts.” He is planning to think about organizing a poetry jam. Terrorist sabotage was on the agenda at a recent meeting of their cell. “We should totally march around holding signs and chanting slogans,” Bob suggested. “Maybe it would slow down traffic or something,” he said, fantasizing that a busload of deportation victims might then go to their deaths later than scheduled. But getting a protest permit might require filling out a form, countered Ken. “Not to mention a fee,” agreed Bob. “Anyway, protesting didn’t work in the ’60s. Did it?” Denise, a fierce brunette in her late 30s, represents the ruling elite’s worst nightmare. First, she obtained an MBA. Then she got a job on Wall Street. “I’m infiltrating the corporate capitalists’ den, learning their methods from the inside,” she said. “Once I’ve spent 30 or 40 years allaying their suspicions by doing everything they want and then some, I’ll pose as a harmless retiree. They’ll never see it coming!” At this writing, the Gestapo had inexplicably disbanded the American division of its counterinsurgency operations. Ted Rall, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, is author of the books To Afghanistan and Back and Silk Road to Ruin: Is Central Asia the New Middle East?

NOTE I made a major decision while house sitting for my parents last weekend. After racking up seven hours of TV watching on Sunday, which, for the record, is about six hours more than I typically watch in a two-month span, I decided once and for all that the flat screen I’d been eyeing at Best Buy was going to stay at Best Buy. It started with some Vin Diesel movie. He wakes up in a cafe, beats the shit out of everyone in sight and then a scar-faced Samuel L. Jackson informs him that he’s just passed “the test.” Not at all my kind of movie, but mind-numbingly ideal nonetheless. When the action sequences began to wear on my nerves, I started toggling back and forth between Vin and some show featuring women who gave birth despite having had no idea they were even pregnant. Uh, hello? You had no idea you were pregnant and you carried a baby to term? How is that even possible? Apparently, I needed to know because I watched a good two hours of that. When I found myself laughing out loud at the clueless men— one of whom was pretty sure his girlfriend’s intestines were leaking out of her vagina and another who consider pushing the baby back in—I settled on something called Daisy of Love on VH1. After enduring several episodes of Daisy burning pancakes, prancing around in next to nothing and eating her first-ever chicken cordon bleu (prepared for her by one of the tattooed and monosyllabic wankers competing for her affection), I decided I needed to know what was so special about Daisy that she’d have her

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own show. Nothing, it turns out. She was the runner-up on Bret Michaels’ show Rock of Love. And that seems to be it. My guess is her runner-up status was the second reason TV execs handed her a show; the first being her natural ability to be a complete train wreck. Daisy, thankfully, was my TV low point. From there, I settled on a cheery, hours-long news report on human trafficking in the sex industry in the United States. I was simultaneously ashamed and fascinated that I was able to waste so much time watching TV on a single day. Thing is, I haven’t had what most people would consider a proper TV in my house since 2002. In a neglected corner of my upstairs loft, a small 10-inch-ish TV sits unplugged most of the time. When the digital conversion happened, my better-half and I shrugged off a converter box, but we did go window shopping for a new TV. I take plenty of flak at work for not knowing what’s happening on Nip/Tuck or not having a favorite on Project Runway. I thought maybe it was time to pay a little more attention to pop culture via TV, and Sunday was just a trial run through life with cable. But then I caught a commercial for a women’s razor with a not-so-subtle bush metaphor (as the narrator says, “leaving you smooth and trimmed,” a standard garden bush self-shapes from unruly to a perfect triangle), and I decided I’d had enough. More than enough, in fact, for a long, long, long time. —Rachael Daigle WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM


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winnowing it by about half to come up with an order. Not all of the lists were acceptable, and some Boise selectors did their own research to develop the new collection. “It was kind of random. A lot of the lists were missing volumes from a set,” said library assistant Tully Gerlach, who worked on Cole and Ustick’s graphic novel collection. “There was stuff on the hen the UPS truck pulled up to her soon-to-be-opened list that I said, ‘no we don’t need that right now.’” Library! at Cole and Ustick, Boise’s newest branch That is how it is supposed to work, said Scott Crawford, direclibrary, Cheryl Zobel jumped up and jogged across the tor of sales for customized library services at Baker and Taylor. cork floors to see her order. “In this world, the librarian still has the responsibility of deterZobel’s job as collection development librarian is to oversee the mining that every title that is put in that library is appropriate for purchase of some 36,000 books for the new library’s opening day that community,” Crawford said. collection, a massive task that requires knowledge of demographStill, with Baker and Taylor assisting so many library systems ics, organizational skills, architecture, budgeting, databases and, of with their basic colleccourse, reading, listening to tions, there is a great deal music and watching DVDs. of standardization. Some “What people see on 80 percent of the books at popular media is what Cole and Ustick are also draws them into the found in Phoenix’s newest library,” Zobel said. “We branch library, he said. definitely want to provide But the opening day popular material. We also collection is just the start. want to provide diverse The new library also has materials and meet niche $150,000 from the Friends needs.” of the Boise Public Library So you will find all of for specialized acquisitions the Oprah’s Book Club and $42,000 for fiscal year titles here at Cole and 2009 ongoing acquisitions. Ustick, along with John The librarians are Grisham, James Patterson constantly scouring book and other New York Times reviews for new and bestsellers. You’ll also find interesting materials, taking your encyclopedias and dicpurchase requests from tionaries and a good dose patrons (available on the of Idaho material. library’s Web site), and surfBut there are a few ing the Web. unique features at this new library, starting with the number of Zobel, who is a selector for music and film, reads Slate.com, books for kids. Zobel realized that the library is surrounded by many schools and wanted to make it a headquarters for homework Paste Magazine, browses last.fm, listens to NPR for upcoming artand hanging out after school. About half the collection is aimed at ist suggestions and keeps tabs on local artists. When the last 3,000 books, CDs and DVDs had been dropped younger patrons, whereas most libraries are split 70 percent adult off in the library’s meeting room, Zobel pulled a box cutter from and 30 percent kid. her pocket and started opening boxes, searching for her music colSo you’ll find fairy books, teen fiction and a specialized colleclection. It was buried deep in the pallet. tion of graphic novels geared toward several different age groups. “There’s so many new things and new formats,” the librarian To help purchase the $538,230 opening-day collection, Boise said. Public Library contracted with Baker and Taylor Inc., a 170-yearZobel took a few more questions, but it was clear she’d rather old company and the world’s largest library supplier. Baker and Taylor took Zobel’s community profile and provided be stacking. Excel spreadsheets containing lists of books in each genre that she Library at Cole and Ustick opens Tuesday, June 30, at 9:30 a.m. requested. Boise librarians, called selectors, went through each list,

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BUDGET BOMBS Idaho districts declare financial emergencies

Karen Echeverria at the Idaho School Boards Association, which helped craft the law, said that many districts are cutting programs first, before taking the more drastic step of a financial emergency declaration. Districts are canceling textbook orders and letting janitorial and cooking positions go unfilled, Echevern the two months since the Idaho Legislature adjourned, as ria said. many as 22 school districts across the state have quietly taken And some districts like Kuna and Middleton have also asked advantage of a new law to declare financial emergencies. local property owners for help in the form of property tax levies The law allows districts to reopen contract negotiations with before declaring an emergency. teachers, resulting in up to 7 percent pay cuts in one district, and “It used to be that supplemental levies were used for one-time higher costs for teacher health insurance premiums, elimination of kinds of projects …” Echeverria said. “And that’s just not the previously negotiated raises and furlough days in others. case anymore. Supplemental levies are being used for teacher “What that means to the average parent is that that school dissalaries, for health care costs.” trict is hurting,” said Senate Minority Leader Kate Kelly, who raised The Idaho Education Association has kept the closest tabs the issue at a recent City Club of Boise forum. “I think it really sets on districts that have reopened negotiations with their teachers, a bad precedent for people’s ability to negotiate contracts, from an tallying 22 declarations at press time. But the teachers’ union employment standpoint in Idaho.” co-sponsored House Bill 252, after two months of negotiation, House Bill 252 allowed districts to open up teacher contract and while organizers may decry the decline in school funding in negotiations midterm if state funding decreased, which it did for the Idaho, they also must take credit for allowing the bill through. first time in state history, and if districts met a trigger of 5.5 percent Teacher union president Sherri Wood said the union insisted or less of the money they had budgeted for. Coeur d’Alene and on the 5.5 percent fund balance trigger in the negotiations in an Pocatello schools have already declared emergencies, along with attempt to stave off worse legislation. many smaller districts. “We were asked to come to the table and provide something “It does not bother me that 22 districts have declared a finan- for districts when this kind of financial emergency comes,” Wood cial emergency,” said Sen. John Goedde, Republican chairman of said. the Senate Education Committee. “That to me is a positive tool For a list of districts in emergency straits, see citydesk. that we provided districts this past legislative session to face the boiseweekly.com. current situation.”

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CITYDESK LANGLEY GULCH MEETING ON Over the objections of large power users and environmentalists, the Idaho Public Utilities Commission will go ahead with a hearing on Idaho Power’s plans for a new, 330-megawatt gas-fired power plant in Langley Gulch, four miles south of New Plymouth. The public hearing is set for 7 p.m., on Tuesday, July 14, at 472 W. Washington St. in Boise. Idaho Power wants to build the $427.4 million plant to provide more electricity for its customers, but the groups that asked for a delay said market conditions have changed since the company proposed the project in early March.

GOP PRIMARY IN 17 MONTHS Three Republicans are now lining up to run against Idaho Rep. Walt Minnick in 2010, in case you’ve lost count. First it was Vaughn Ward, a Marine from Twin Falls who sent out an endorsement letter from Sen. John McCain in April. Then Idaho Rep. Ken Roberts of Donnelly, who is majority caucus chairman, announced his race. And now, IdahoStatesman.com reports that Allan Salzberg, a Boise physicist and physician, plans to run. The 70-year-old Salzberg, according to the Statesman, happens to be the father of Debbie Holmes, a Boise real estate agent and active Democrat who made an uphill run last year against Rep. Mike Simpson in the state’s other, eastern Congressional District. Minnick, a Democrat, has continued to get his name out, carving some new post-partisan ground of his own, a political affiliation he might as well take to calling “Idahoan.” “As a congressman, the values I am charged to uphold are the bedrock upon which my state and its people base their daily lives: Hard work. Personal freedom. Paying for what you spend. Insisting upon limited, effective government. A right to privacy. The opportunity to succeed,” Minnick wrote in a recent guest opinion.

IN THE NAMPA MAYOR’S RACE Since June 13, when she announced her run for mayor of Nampa, Melissa Sue Robinson has been busy writing letters. Robinson, a male to female post-operative transgendered person, has started her campaign, founded an Idaho chapter of her National Association for the Advancement of Transgendered Persons, and written to everyone from Boise Mayor Dave Bieter to President Barack Obama about anti-discrimination laws. But she has issues beyond LGBT concerns. Robinson wants taller buildings in downtown Nampa, a new name and mission for ValleyRide (she prefers Capital Area Transportation Authority) and light rail from Caldwell to Boise. Nampa Mayor Tom Dale will seek another term. Robinson ran for mayor of Lansing, Mich., in 2003, for Michigan state representative in 2004 and Michigan Senate in 2006. In 2007, Qwest transferred her to Seattle and then to Boise. “I’ve found Idaho to be more accepting than I thought it was going to be,” Robinson said. She is just now starting to go to Nampa City Council meetings, but apparently has not called existing gay and lesbian rights groups in the valley, though she is aware of some of them. Her Idaho chapter of NAATP is pretty close to the name of another LGBT group, Idaho Equality. “Mine is called Equality Idaho,” she said. —Nathaniel Hoffman

war in Iraq U.S. CASUALTIES: As of Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 4,318 U.S. service members (including 31 Idahoans) have died since the war in Iraq began in March 2003: 3,455 in combat and 863 from non-combat-related incidents and accidents. Injured service members total 31,368. In the last week, three U.S. soldiers died. Since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 89 soldiers have died. Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS: Estimated between 92,393 and 100,868. Source: iraqbodycount.net COST OF IRAQ WAR: $680,743,503,700 Source: costofwar.com

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CITIZENBOISE INTERVIEW BY NATHANIEL HOFFMAN

Greg Hampikian is a biologist at Boise State who has a wind-up sperm on his desk and Peruvian mummy bones in his lab. Hampikian, a forensic DNA expert, is in high demand by cops, prosecutors and inmates alike for his skill at obtaining and analyzing DNA evidence. Hampikian directs the Idaho Innocence Project, part of the nowinternational network of groups looking to DNA evidence to assist wrongfully convicted prisoners. As a scientist, and the only Innocence Project director with a scientific background, Hampikian assists victims and suspects in getting to the bottom of their cases. BW talked to him in his crowded, narrow office about criminal justice, Basque DNA, and his inventions. The Supreme Court’s recent Osborne decision leaves prisoner rights to DNA testing up to the states. How does that affect Idaho? There is a law in Idaho. In fact we are working to make sure that the intention of the lawmakers is actually what is in the law. As I see it, there is an issue with the two-year time bar. Imagine that you’re falsely convicted of raping or killing some one. You probably have lost all your money at this point, your friends and most of your family members. In Idaho, you only have two years to find that DNA evidence, get it tested and prove your innocence. That’s, we think, overly burdensome. And when we did the research of the 120 cases [of exonerations] that we could get all the records for, only a handful found their evidence in two years. I don’t think that was an intention of the law. [Boise Mayor] Dave Bieter was the original sponsor of the bill. I don’t think he recalls how this two-year limit was put in and we couldn’t find it in the minutes. So we are working with people trying to get that corrected. You work with law enforcement and you also work with defendants. What do you think the role of DNA is for both sides? You know, there are issues. When I spoke in London about two weeks ago, I was asked about the British database, which is very broad. If you get arrested in Britain, you are likely to end up in a DNA database and a number of people there who were concerned about rights wanted to ask me about it. Then someone said, “What do you think about the database?” It’s a loaded question because I do wear a number of hats. I am worried about privacy issues; I think the public has a right to be concerned. By the same token, when I am working on Innocence Project cases, I wish everybody was in the database. We have a case here in Idaho where they

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have DNA from a rapist, the woman is killed and they can’t get a match to the database but they have a man in prison who doesn’t match that semen. So in order to work on his case, it would be really nice to know who inseminated this victim, and if everyone was in the database we would be able to see that. Now, I realize that there are all kinds of very significant, important issues and I think different groups, the courts are going to have to decide. The European court came down against what they are doing in Britain because there is no easy mechanism for getting yourself out of the database, and they’re saying you know, if you are found innocent, you should be taken out of a criminal DNA database. Which sounds logical. Are you conscious of your DNA trail when you wake up? I’m more aware than other people. I was just in Seattle two days ago on an Innocence Project case there. On Saturday, just going through some exhibits with a lawyer, I saw that the original tie-in to this suspect was the police had surreptitiously gotten a tissue that this guy had blown his nose in, ’cause I saw, like “DNA mucus sample” or something. So I’m very aware that people kind of leave DNA around. I don’t think there’s anything you can do about it. We’ve done some interesting studies trying to pull DNA off of items. I have a friend in a crime lab where everybody was asked to—all the married couples—to use a condom for a few weeks and bring the condom in for testing because they wanted to see if they could pull some of the female cells off of the outside of the condom. This was 12 or 14 years ago. I was visiting my friends in the crime lab and one of them opened the fridge and I was like, what is that? So you get some pretty odd experiments that have to be done. We don’t know you can get DNA from things until you try ... What’s a DNA barcode? That’s an invention that I came up with, and the barcode name isn’t our name ... The idea is, if I asked you to give me a DNA sample because I’m investigating a crime scene and you ask, well where’s that DNA gonna go, and I say, well, it’s going to go to the crime lab and you’re like, well, where is the knife from the crime going. Well, that’s going to the crime lab, too. Well, how do I know you’re not going to make a mistake or drop my stuff on a lab bench and it gets contaminated, because you know, we copy the DNA a billion times? It’s a real concern

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and there have been cases, now proven, of contamination in a laboratory. Even though people don’t like talking about that, it happens. And so what I’ve invented is a little way of marking your sample, that when you give the police a sample, you just stick this barcode in there and now if they spill it or if it gets transferred somehow, it will have this marker in it that will show up next to the DNA profile. What are you looking for with your Basque DNA study? You know, the best health studies are done as twins separated at birth. You separate twins and one of them eats ketchup and the other one never eats ketchup and grows up in a different family. Well, they have the same genetics, and so if you can find out that they did everything the same except eat ketchup, you might find what the effects of ketchup are. What we’re trying to do with our Basque study—Mike Davis in the lab there—is trying to show that the Basque here are similar to the Basque back home. So the first leg of the Basque project is ... to show what the population here looks like in terms of their DNA compared to a few different areas in the Basque homeland. And if they are nearly identical, if the markers we’re looking at are similar, then we can start looking at what are the different diseases they have. Is there a case that you’re familiar with that just really bugs you? Here in Idaho, I think there are plenty of reasons to worry about Chris Tapp’s conviction. Sarah Pearce is another person we’re working with ... To be accused and be innocent is just a horrific nightmare. Greg Hampikian will speak on Saturday, June 27, during the Freedom March for the Wrongfully Convicted, which gathers at 9 a.m. in Julia Davis Park. The march starts at 10 a.m. Read more of this interview at boiseweekly.com.

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CURIOUSTIMES BY ANDREAS OHRT

THE SKY IS FALLING

BALLING FOR CHANGE

A 14-year-old boy in Germany won a cosmic lottery of sorts last week when he was hit by a meteorite and lived to tell the tale. The pea-sized chunk of space debris sliced open the boy’s hand as it crashed to the Earth at 30,000 mph, leaving a 1-foot-long crater in the ground and a 3-inch-long scar on his hand. “At first, I just saw a large ball of light and then I suddenly felt a pain in my hand,” recalled Gerrit Blank. “The noise that came after the flash of light was so loud that my ears were ringing for hours afterwards. When it hit me, it knocked me flying and then was still going fast enough to bury itself in the road.” Scientists calculate that the chances of being struck by a meteorite are about one in 100 million. The only other recorded instance of a person surviving a meteor hit happened in 1954, when a meteorite crashed through the roof of a house in Alabama, bouncing off the furniture and hitting a sleeping woman. (Yahoo News)

Witness competition in its purest form at the Football World Cup for the Homeless taking place in Milan, Italy, next September. The tournament pits 500 homeless players from 48 nations against each other to see who will reign supreme as the World Football champions. Last year, Afghanistan defeated Russia to take the glory, but this year, they’ll face a stiff challenge from strong teams out of Brazil, France, Japan and the United States. Organizer Berhard Wolf says that the tournament has been designed both to highlight the problem of homelessness and also to help the homeless overcome their problems, and he claims that the tournament has proven a huge success with 77 percent of players experiencing a “significant life change” after participating in the event. “It is ... pure therapy for those taking part,” says Wolf, “because football has a magic effect.” Get all the vitals at homelessworldcup.org.

HEALTH TIPS FOR SLACKERS, PART 1

THE REASON STAKEOUTS ARE SO IMPORTANT

Feeling drowsy? Take a nap. Need an excuse? Take one from an article called “19 Reasons to Take a Nap” that claims sleeping between 20 and 90 minutes before 4 p.m. each afternoon will increase your alertness at work, regenerate your skin cells, increase your sex drive, help you lose weight, reduce your risk of heart attack, lift your mood, improve your accuracy, make you more creative, lower your cravings for coffee and alcohol, relieve migraines and improve your nighttime sleep. (besthealthmag.ca)

Police in Salt Lake City are on the lookout for a man who tried to rob a shop called Black Diamond. He entered the store brandishing an ice pick and demanded the staff hand over precious metals and money. The only problem was that the Black Diamond shop deals in ski wear and mountaineering gear. The staff let the man take off with some computers and climbing equipment instead. (KSL.com)

HEALTH TIPS FOR SLACKERS, PART 2 The BBC reports that not bothering to make the bed in the morning might be healthier. Research done at Kingston University in England found that dust mites are less likely to live through the day in the warm, dry conditions of an unmade bed, but thrive in the cool moistness underneath the sheets and blankets of a properly made bed. And fewer mites in your bed reduces the chance of developing or aggravating asthma and other respiratory illnesses. The doctor who led this research claimed that “something as simple as leaving a bed unmade during the day can remove moisture from the sheets and mattress so the mites will dehydrate and eventually die.” (BBC)

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SO THAT’S WHY THE ALLSUSHI DIET WORKS SO WELL Sashimi-loving yuppies beware: A new report from the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases claims that there has been a huge rise in what they call the “urban tapeworm” thanks to the raw fish in sushi restaurants. The main culprit is the Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense, a critter that lives inside a salmon and can grow to the length of 39 feet. The report suggests you eat only fully cooked fish or sushi made from fish that don’t spend time in rivers, such as tuna. (Scientific American)

INTERNET FACT OF THE WEEK The average person spends three years of their life sitting on the toilet. Get way more bizarro news at curioustimes.com.

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very year around this time, our world turns black and white. As stacks of images build up in our office for the annual Boise Weekly Black and White Photo Contest, we are all reminded of the raw power of a simple image. Through the eyes of a skilled photographer, just about anything can induce an emotional response in the viewer, whether it’s the thoughtful look on a child’s face, the raw beauty of nature or the whimsical patterns of an urban landscape. This year’s batch of 124 entries took the judges on journeys to the far corners of the world, exploring exotic cultures and locales. It took them to the hidden corners of our city, offering new and creative takes on the ordinary. It brought them glimpses of everyday life, opening a window on the lives of others. Each of the images reminded us just how many stunningly talented photographers make their homes in the Treasure Valley. The panel of five judges had their work cut out for them as they pored over the many entries in all three categories: People, Places and Things. Images were judged on composition, creativity, execution and subject matter, and the names of the photographers were not known until after the competition. After much deliberation, a few threats and a whole lot of hemming and hawing, the judges selected the top three winners in each category, as well as a handful of honorable mentions (allowing the judges to recognize some of their personal favorites). The grand prize winner was selected from the first-place entries in all three categories and the prize money divided among all the winners. In addition to a couple of Boise Weekly staff members, we recruited three professional judges to help in the deliberations. Returning this year was Craig Clark. He has been working as a professional photographer for more than 20 years and is the owner

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of CC Photography and Digital Design. He’s graced BW with his expertise for years, giving the contest a hefty dose of institutional memory. Making a return to the judging panel was Paul Hosefros, a 36-year veteran photographer with The New York Times. Hosefros spent years in Washington, D.C., covering the White House and federal government. He photographed numerous presidents, and even traveled with President Bill Clinton and later with President George W. Bush after the Sept. 11 attacks. During his long career, he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Now settled in the Treasure Valley, Hosefros is busy working on numerous projects, including a book about Idaho wine country set to be released next year through Caxton Press. Finally, this year’s fresh-faced judge was Laurie Pearman, whose own work can often be found gracing the pages of Boise Weekly. In fact, judging the contest meant coming full circle for Pearman, who won first place in the Places category in 2006 and honorable mentions for Places and People in 2007. It was her 2006 win that inspired her to drop out of Boise State and head to art school to study photography. Now, with her degree in hand, Pearman is sharing her experience with other area photographers. Who knows what this year’s contest might inspire. Photographers can reclaim their work at the Boise Weekly office, 523 Broad St., any time before Friday, July 24. —Deanna Darr

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Don’t know a knish from a latke? Then head over to Deli Days and get schooled on all the delicacies of deli food. Ahavath Beth Israel’s annual community event is also its biggest fundraiser, and free tours of the historic synagogue are available. Order some kosher pastrami, corned beef or turkey on marbled rye. Other items on the menu include hummus and vegetables, kosher hot dogs and Israeli salad. A healthy dose of sauerkraut and kosher pickles add some zing or go for sliced lox and cream cheese on a bagel. The sweets, including rugelach, hamantashen and macaroons, sell out quick. Strumming singer-songwriters provide live entertainment, but if you can’t make it down, don’t worry, delivery is available. Deli prices range from $3-$8. Thursday, June 25, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday, June 26, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Ahavath Beth Israel, 11 N. Latah St., Boise, ahavathbethisrael.org 208-343-6601.

Even if your favorite yoga pose is savasana—the corpse pose in which you lie flat on the floor breathing—a lesson on bhakti yoga teaches you about devotional service and cultivating an open mind. This yoga event is about singing, dancing, listening to music and eating some vegetarian food. His Holiness Gopal Krishna Goswami, a world-renowned bhakti yoga teacher, leads a session of bhakti yoga and shares some of the philosophy for those interested in learning more. Swamis don’t sit still. They travel the world visiting cities, and a Boise stop is a big to-do. Practice yoga and chime in during a transcendental kirtan by dancing to mystical chants from the ancient Vedas of India. Afterward, replenish the body by enjoying a vegetarian spread. 6:30 p.m., FREE, Municipal Park, 500 S. Walnut St., 208-344-4274.

HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES 1. Night Train 2. Softail Custom 3. Fat Boy 4. Rocker C 5. Cross Bones 6. Heritage Softail Classic 7. Softail Deluxe —Source: Softail Family, harley-davidson.com

26 FRIDAY A MILE FOR MEN’S HEALTH Play with local mascots, run with athletes and, at the same time, help promote men’s prostate health. Main Street Mile organizers have some tips for racers—run hard and turn left. See the Rec story on Page 29 for more details. 6:15 p.m., $25, Sixth and Main streets, mainstreetmile.org.

27 SATURDAY MOVIES UNDER THE STARS Grab some bug spray and journey to the bandshell at Julia Davis Park for the first in a series of free family movies projected on a 25-foot by 14-foot inflatable movie screen. The featured movie, Journey to the Center of the Earth, begins at dusk. Before the movie starts, the Boise Parks and Recreation Mobile Recreation Van staff will keep the children busy with fun activities and craft making. Families are welcome to bring picnics or purchase soda, water, hot dogs, popcorn and snow cones from concession stands. Following a few common sense tips ensures everyone has a good time: No unattended children, pack a flashlight to find your way back to the park’s designated parking or to the library’s parking lot across Capitol Boulevard (available after 6 p.m.), and remember to leave the park as sparkling clean as you found it. The remainder of the movies are Monsters vs. Aliens on July 18 and The Wizard of Oz on August 22. 7 p.m., FREE, Julia Davis Park Bandshell, 700 S. Capitol Blvd.

KYS DOWNTOWN UNPLUGGED The Know Your Status event is hosted by Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS and runs in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day. Events include a variety of unplugged, street-style music along with the chance to send local celebrities from radio, TV, and rival coffee shops and bars, splashing into a dunk tank. Vendors offer free rapid HIV testing and educational classes for all ages. A.L.P.H.A.’s goal is to Maharaja Gopal Krishna Goswami in the sit pose. test 150 people under a beautiful canopy of trees while participants are entertained by hula hoopers, drum circles Brendan Fraser doesn’t rely on maps during his journey and dancers. to the center of the earth. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., FREE, Capitol Park, 601 W. Jefferson, Boise, alphaidaho.org, 208-424-7799.

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28 SUNDAY BIG A’S BENEFIT SHOW Alonzo Statham, a.k.a. Big A, chair of the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities, had his power wheelchair damaged extensively when it was swiped and taken for a joyride by reckless thieves. Big A’s friends are getting together to help raise money for wheelchair repairs that insurance won’t cover. With Statham’s only form of transportation in shambles, proceeds from the benefit will help get this community-minded, independent individual back on the move. Head to the park for a fun day of family kickball, a raffle for great prizes, and entertainment by members of the Red Light Variety Show and Sideshow A-Go-Go. Bands include the Meatballs, Molly and the Mick, Demoni, Trigger Itch, Fire Kittens, Roofied Resistance and Hot Dog Sandwich. 1-8 p.m., donations appreciated. Veterans Memorial Park, State Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise.

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wednesday FESTIVALS & EVENTS BUGS FARM STAND—Pick up some produce grown by the children of Boise Urban Garden School. The farm stand includes seasonal produce such as garlic scapes, collards and strawberries. The general list of produce available as the season progresses includes: basil, cilantro, oregano, thyme, parsley and sage, beans, lettuce, peas, beets, kale, chard, raspberries, carrots, leeks, multiple varieties of onions, broccoli, squashes (summer and winter), garlic, tomatoes, blackberries, cucumbers, peppers, cauliflower, potatoes, cabbage, eggplant and corn. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and 4-6 p.m., BUGS Garden, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208424-6665, www.boiseurbangardenschool.org. THE WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR—A rare glimpse into aviation history is on display June 24-26. Take a look at a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII heavy bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII heavy bomber and P-51 Mustang and talk with local WWII veterans about their experiences. Ground tours and display will run: 2-5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday, June 25; and 9 a.m.noon on Friday, June 26. Visitors may also experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a 30-minute flight aboard these aircraft. Flight experiences are a tax-deductible donation. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $425 per person. P-51 flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. For reservations and information on flight experiences, call 800-568-8924. June 24-26. $12 donation for adults and $6 donation for children under 12, www. collingsfoundation.org. Nampa Municipal Airport, 3419 Airport Road, Nampa.

ON STAGE COMEDIAN KATHLEEN DUNBAR—The comedian from Las Vegas performs June 2428 with one show Wednesday,

Thursday and Sunday at 8 p.m. and two shows Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. $10 Wed., Thu. and Sun.; $12 general, $15 VIP Fri. and Sat. Hijinx Comedy Club, 800 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-9477100, hijinxcomedyclub.com. THE SEAGULL—Anton Chekhov’s lyric masterwork effortlessly balances the comic, the lyric and the tragic. Generations collide and dreams are deferred in this powerful classic that subtly dissects the affairs of the human heart and the demands of a life in the arts. 8 p.m., $21-$29, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org.

TALKS & LECTURES FISH OF THE BOISE RIVER—Idaho Fish and Game fisheries biologist Jeff Dillon discusses the native fish of the Boise River, the current condition of the fishery and the efforts of agencies and citizens to improve the fishery. 6:30 p.m., FREE, 208-343-7481, www. idahorivers.org. Caldwell Public Library, 1010 Dearborn, Caldwell.

CITIZEN CYCLIST PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT SHOOT—Kristin Armstrong is filming a public service announcement about cycling safety on Idaho roads and all cyclists are invited to be part of the message. Arrive in cycling clothes with any type of bicycle, or head over after work still in business attire. 5:45 p.m., FREE, Boise Train Depot, 2603 Eastover Terrace, Boise.

ODDS & ENDS VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF IDAHO— The theme of the June meeting is the United States of Vinyl, so bring all the records you can carry that pay homage to America the beautiful. Monthly meetings (held every fourth Wednesday of the month) include guest speakers and DJs, opportunities to buy, sell and trade vinyl and, of course, a chance to share the group’s favorite albums. Keep it spinning. 7-10 p.m., FREE, www.vpsidaho.org. Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244.

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thursday FESTIVALS & EVENTS THURSDAY FARMERS MARKET—Stock up on locally produced fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants during the farmers market on Thursdays. Also find Idaho specialty foods and wines. 4-8 p.m., www. capitalcitypublicmarket.com. Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise, 208-345-9287. COLLISTER NEIGHBORHOOD PICNIC—The neighborhood barbecue sponsored by Hillside Academy and 36th Street Garden Center includes music by the Old Time Fiddlers, raffle prizes, face painting and art activities for the children. Bring your own picnic or purchase hamburgers or hot dogs with grilled onions, chips and a drink for $3.50. 5:30-8:30 p.m., FREE. Catalpa Park, 4516 W. Catalpa Dr., Boise. THURSDAY THUNDER—Parties throughout the summer include live music, a beer garden (ride responsibly) and food. Last Thursday of every month, 5-8 p.m., FREE admission. High Desert Harley-Davidson/Buell, 2310 E. Cinema Dr., Meridian, 208-338-5599, www.highdeserthd.com.

ON STAGE THE COMEDY OF ERRORS— The Shakespearean farce full of mistaken identities and crazy characters follows the uprise at the port of Syracuse after twin brothers and their twin servants are reunited after 30 years apart. 8 p.m., $21-$29, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org. THE KING AND I—Music Theatre of Idaho presents a unique love story between a woman from the West and an Eastern king. In 1862 Siam, an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son are summoned by the king to serve as tutor to his many children and wives at the Royal Palace in Bangkok. Anna and the King both keep a firm grip on their respective traditions and values and eventually grow to understand and respect one another. 7:30 p.m., adults $15; senior/ student $14; door $20, 208468-2385, www.mtionline.org. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa. NAMPA FIRE DEPARTMENT CHAPLAINS BENEFIT SHOW—Make reservations to attend the benefit show featuring comedians Kathleen Dunbar and Joe Fontenot. The doors open at 5 p.m. for a pre-show silent auction. All proceeds from the door and auction will go toward medical costs for Nampa Fire Department chaplains Brian Knight and Cliff Williams. 8 p.m., $12. Hijinx Comedy Club, 800 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-9477100, hijinxcomedyclub.com.

FOOD & DRINK DELI DAYS—We’ve got your bagels, lox and potato knishes right here. See Picks on Page 17. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., $3-$8. Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel, 11 N. Latah St., Boise, 208-343-6601, www. ahavathbethisrael.org.

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8 DAYS OUT WORKSHOPS & CLASSES ARGENTINE TANGO PRACTICA/MILONGA—The Boise Tango Society is mixing it up by hosting a Special Thursday night Milonga (dance party). Enjoy dancing, music and friendly conversation until 11 p.m. All skill levels are welcome, and no partner is necessary because there are plenty of dancers willing to take a spin around the floor with those new to the tango. Bring appetizers or treats to share; beer and wine are available for purchase. The Milonga fee is $6 general or $4 for seniors or students with ID. Take advantage of a free beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m. The lesson is an excellent opportunity to try tango for free, and only pay if you stay for the Milonga. For more information, contact Camille Wood at 208-9890239 or e-mail starfiretango@ gmail.com. 7:30 p.m., www. boisetango.com. Boise Cafe/ Cafe Bellisima, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397.

ART ART BREAK—Take a quick half-hour tour of the museum’s current exhibit “Corrugated: Sculptures by Ann Weber.” 12:15 p.m., FREE with admission. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, 208345-8330., www.boiseartmuseum.org.

TALKS & LECTURES SOLAR ENERGY MEETING— Attend the general meet-andgreet for the Idaho Renewable Energy Association, the official Idaho chapter of the American and International Solar Energy Society. Learn more at www. ases.org. 7:30 p.m., FREE, www. idahosolar.org. Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, 208-514-3755.

ODDS & ENDS FRIENDS OVER DINNER— Singles 30-55 years old (approximate) are invited to register on the Web site to attend a Friends Over Dinner event. Mix with other singles at a designated table and enjoy good food and conversation. 6:30 p.m., $12 special, www.friendsoverdinner.com. Flatbread Community Oven, 3139 S. Bown Way, Boise, 208-343-4177. INTRO TO THETA HEALING— Theta Healing is an effective and profound healing modality that removes limiting beliefs revealing your true self, and it can take effect in just one session. Call to RSVP at 208859-2087 and witness a demonstration. 7-9 p.m., FREE. The Herb Pantry, 851 S. Curtis Road, Boise, 208-433-1882, www.theherbpantry.com.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS ENCHANTED GARDEN GALA—Idaho Botanical Garden celebrates 25 years of sowing natural beauty with a series of themed events. During the gala, the garden’s transformation from a blank slate of land into a lush garden of native plants and flowers is remembered through displays of professionally designed outdoor living spaces. Guests can lounge in the garden, enjoy a tasting menu by Chef Bill Green and listen to jazz music by Frim Fram Four. Local winemakers from Cinder, Fraser, Syringa and Vale Wine Co. vineyards pour samples and chat with guests. Creative live and silent auctions include the chance to bid on a Ward Hooper

original design. Admission comes with free membership to the garden for one year and a 25th anniversary commemorative wine glass. Raffle tickets for $25 will be sold for the chance to win a week-long home-stay in Cozumel, Mexico. Reservations are required. 6:30 p.m., $100 per person. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, www. idahobotanicalgarden.org. MAIN STREET MILE—See Picks on Page 17 and Rec, Page 29. 6:15 p.m., $25, www. mainstreetmile.org.

ON STAGE THE COMEDY OF ERRORS— See Thursday. 8 p.m., $28-$38, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org. THE KING AND I—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m., adults $15; senior/student $14; door $20, 208-468-2385, www.mtionline. org. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa.

ON STAGE PROJECT: OLIO—A combination of miscellaneous elements come together during an evening of improvised music and live visual arts. 8 p.m., FREE, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. Ninth St., Boise

FOOD & DRINK DELI DAYS—See Picks on Page 17. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., $3-$8. Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel, 11 N. Latah St., Boise, 208-343-6601, www. ahavathbethisrael.org.

SCREEN CABLEONE MOVIE NIGHT—The popular movies are projected on a big screen in the park beginning at dusk. The family can enjoy dinner and a movie with the addition of Idaho Five Star Concessions selling Pittsburgh stuffed sandwiches, hot dogs, kettle corn, funnel cakes and snow cones. Famous Dave’s sells pulled pork and brisket sandwiches with sides. Check the Web site for movie titles. FREE, 208-888-3579, www. meridiancity.org. Settler’s Park, corner of Meridian and Ustick, Meridian.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES TECHNOLOGY CLASSES—If you don’t know a mouse from a USB cable, these classes will teach you to be tech savvy in no time. The class is on Computer Basics for Adults and this hands-on class is designed for people new to computers. It focuses on basic computer functions and terminology, using the mouse, and getting around in Windows. 9-10 a.m., FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, www. boisepubliclibrary.org.

SPORTS & FITNESS CRITICAL MASS—Get on board with Boise’s Critical Mass bike ride, which occurs at the same place and time, on the last Friday of every month all summer long. 6:30 p.m., FREE. Gene Harris Bandshell, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., in Julia Davis Park, Boise, www. cityofboise.org/parks.

CITIZEN MAIN STREET MILE DRIVE AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER— Men age 40 and older are encouraged to take advantage of free prostrate screenings the day of the Main Street Mile race in downtown Boise. See Rec, Page 29. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE. Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise.

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NEW REPUBLICAN CLUB (TREASURE VALLEY PACHYDERMS)—Attend an information-packed event with guest speakers and an open forum to discuss current events. Meet with a group of like-minded Republicans who believe in less government, lower taxes, strong defense and fiscal responsibility, and who uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. Call 208-375-5233 to reser ve a seat for dinner at 6 p.m. at the Eagle City Hall, 660 E. Civic Lane. The group, which is an officially recognized ally of the Republican Party, has many who are new to politics or new to the Treasure Valley and want to become involved. For more information, e-mail treasurevalleypachyderms@yahoo.com. Fourth Friday of ever y month, 6 p.m., donations accepted.

ODDS & ENDS BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS— Get a basic Latin dance lesson included in the cover at 9 p.m. and then practice dancing to music by DJ Tomas or DJ Saya. Loosen up with a beer or glass of wine. Empanadas from Tango’s are served Friday evenings. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. Boise Cafe/Cafe Bellisima, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208343-3397.

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8 DAYS OUT GLENWOOD SATURDAY VENDORS’ MARKET—The west parking lot of Expo Idaho fills with holistic practitioners, intuitives and wellness products along with crafts. Follow the yellow signs and banners to your bliss. For more information, e-mail Caren at ihatt@msn.com, or call 208-3789179. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., FREE admission, www.boiseholisticwellnessfair. com. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650. IMCHOG 23RD ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RODEO—Get tickets in advance at High Desert Harley Davidson for the motorcycle rodeo with on-site vendors, a bike swap meet, tattoo artists and more. Some of the featured events include a drag race, weenie bite and a balloon joust. 1 p.m., $5 adv.; $7 gate, www.intermountainhog.org. Gem County Fairgrounds, 2199 S. Johns Ave., Emmett, 208-365-6828. KYS DOWNTOWN UNPLUGGED—The Know Your Status event is hosted by Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS and runs in conjunction with the National HIV Testing Day. See Picks on Page 17. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., FREE. Capitol Park, 601 W. Jefferson, Boise. MERIDIAN FARMERS MARKET— The theme for the 2009 farmers market and bazaar is Five for Five, celebrating five years of fresh food and family friendly fun. Besides fresh produce, food specialties, baked goods and on-site barbecue, the weekly market offers live entertainment on the Market Stage, an expanded Kid Smarts Craft Zone and a free Kid’s Bounce. For more information, e-mail info@MeridianFarmersMarket.com. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., www.meridianfarmersmarket.com. Ustick Marketplace II, 3630 N. Eagle Road, Meridian. SUMMER GARDEN PARTY—As part of the 25th anniversary of the Idaho Botanical Garden, the garden is sowing their seeds of success with a casual dance party. Guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine and music by Blaze and Kelly and Jon Bonine’s Quartet. Place a bid in a silent auction and purchase raffle tickets for a week-long home-stay in Cozumel, Mexico. The price of admission includes a one-year membership to IBG. 6:30 p.m., $40 per person. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, www.idahobotanicalgarden.org. TERRACE LAKES RESORT 15TH ANNUAL WINE AND ART FESTIVAL— The festival includes the work of Northwest artists with live entertainment by Jimmy Bivens. Sample wines provided by Hayden Beverage Co. and BRJ Wine Cellars. Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, June 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Terrace Lakes Resort, 101 Holiday Dr., Garden Valley, 208-462-3250 or 208-462-6058.

ON STAGE THE KING AND I—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m., adults $15; senior/student $14; door $20, 208-468-2385, www.mtionline.org. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa. THE SEAGULL—See Wednesday. 8 p.m., $28-$38, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org.

AUDITIONS YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN—The classic Peanuts musical directed by Wendy Koeppl and presented by Boise Little Theater runs September 4-19, 2009. Auditions are in the theater Green Room through the back door. Needed are two women and four men ages 25-45. Have a song prepared; a CD player will be available. Dress comfortably and be ready to dance and move around. June 27-28, 2 p.m., FREE. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www.boiselittletheater.org.

FOOD & DRINK FIRST OF HARVEST PARTY—The Williamson Vineyard is the spot for an afternoon of live music, fresh fruit and wine tasting. Sample the 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and other wines poured straight from the barrel, including the newest vintages of syrah, viognier and riesling. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., FREE. Williamson Orchards and Vineyards, 19692 Williamson Lane, Caldwell, 208-4597333, www.willorch.com.

SCREEN MOVIES UNDER THE STARS—Bring the whole family to the park to watch movies on a huge inflatable movie screen. The movie is Journey to the Center of the Earth. See Picks on Page 17. 7 p.m., FREE, 208-3844240, www.boiseschoolsfoundation. org. Gene Harris Bandshell, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., in Julia Davis Park, Boise.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES AUDITIONING SEMINAR—CSA casting director Catrine McGregor is known for advocating for the regional actor. Register for a one-day workshop on the art of auditioning. The cost of the seminar is normally $150 per person, but is discounted one time only because the seminar will be filmed. Preregister by e-mail at c.mcgregor@mindspring.com. McGregor is the founder and president of ACT! Across America and has accrued more than 30 years of experience as an award-winning casting director and producer in the film and television industry. She is considered to be an expert on regional casting and the implication of state laws on the Screen Actors’ Guild rules. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $75 per person. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-3422000, www.stagecoachtheatre.com. HIGH DESERT SWING DANCE CLUB—Instructors Michael and Cassie Eads lead an intermediate/ advanced lesson for dancers who are comfortable with the country two step, night club two step, West Coast swing and cha cha. Arrive half an hour early to register. The fee is $50 for members, $65 for nonmembers for the weekend (eight classes) or $10 a class. For more information, call 208-8307622 or 208-860-2132 or e-mail HDSDC@idahoswingdance.org. June 26-27, noon, Boise Valley Square and Round Dance Center, 6534 Diamond St., Boise, 208-377-5788, www.idahoswingdance.org.

SPORTS & FITNESS BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT MOVE—BBP has a new location and is requesting that at least 100 riders help move more than 250 bikes from the old location at 520 W. Front St. to the new building. Riders are asked to bring their bike trailers, friends and anything else that will assist in transporting equipment during the Human Powered Bike Move on a .9-mile ride/walk along the Greenbelt. Helmets are encouraged for all bike transporters. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lisk St., 208-859-3984, boisebicycleproject.org.

CITIZEN FREEDOM MARCH—Before the people take to the streets, speaker Greg Hampikian will address the crowd regarding the rights of those who have been wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for decades before being exonerated either with or without the use of DNA evidence. 9 a.m., FREE, www.freedommarchusa. org. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.

KIDS & TEENS TEEN CLUB—This informal teen group meets weekly though the end of August to work on cool science projects. Call 208-343-9895, Ext. 228 or 208-331-0696 for more information. 9:30-11:30 a.m., price varies. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895, www.scidaho.org.

ODDS & ENDS BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS—Get a basic Latin dance lesson included in the cover at 9 p.m. and then practice dancing to music by DJ Tomas or DJ Saya. Loosen up with a beer or glass of wine. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. Boise Cafe/Cafe Bellisima, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS BIG A’S BENEFIT SHOW—A group of Big A’s friends along with a bunch of bands are getting together to help raise money for wheelchair repairs. See Picks on Page 17. 1-8 p.m., donations appreciated. Veterans Memorial Park, corner of State Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise. CLASSIC CAR SHOW—The people at Barbacoa, the fancy Latin-infused steakhouse, are always looking for fun things to do so they are hosting an antique car show. Guest are welcome to head down for live music, drinks and the chance to gawk at a display of classic cars in a lovely park setting. For those who would like to register, plan to arrive between 10-11:30 a.m. Organizers are hoping to display cars from 1974 and earlier. The show is open to all classic, collector, street rods and antiques. This show is the first of three

planned throughout the summer. 1-5 p.m., FREE. Barbacoa, 276 Bob White Court, Boise, 208-338-5000, www.barbacoa-boise.com. COFFEE AND CARS—The coffeehouse is hosting a car show. Everyone is invited to bring down their hot rod, antique car or anything motorized that they want to show off. No judging and no fees, just good times and good coffee. For more information, call Mike at 208-921-1014. 7 a.m., FREE. Black Bear Coffeehouse, 5687 E. Franklin Road, Nampa, 208-468-0696, blackbearcoffeenampa.com. FAMILY FUN DAY—Guests can purchase access to a pancake brunch from 10 a.m.-noon. The cost is $5 for adults, and children eat pancakes for free. The community celebration includes games and crafts, a jump house, music from Steve Eaton and stories and exploration from garden experts and educators. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $4 adults; $2 children (6-12); $3 seniors; IBG members FREE. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, www.idahobotanicalgarden.org. LIQUID LAUGH TRACK—Every Sunday, the funny is found in BoDo during Laugh Track, featuring stand-up comedy from locals and professionals looking for laughs in a live setting. 7 p.m., FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, www. liquidboise.com.

ON STAGE THE SEAGULL—See Wednesday. 7 p.m., $21-$29, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org.

CITIZEN IDAHO CAMPAIGN TO END ISRAELI APARTHEID—The group meets every Sunday at Papa Joe’s, 1301 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, and is continually working to educate and lobby for a just and truthful U.S. policy that works to end apartheid. For more information, e-mail lamalucynasser@yahoo.com. 6 p.m., FREE, idahocampaign.wordpress.com.

RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL AZRAEL ONDI-AHMAN—Azrael OndiAhman presents an explanation of physical and metaphysical evolution focusing on a new book called The Song of God in connection to the mortal life theory behind human existence. 5 p.m., FREE, 208-407-4590, www.truegnosticchurch.org. Municipal Park, 500 S. Walnut St., Boise.

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ART IN THE MOUNTAINS Fine art and theater fill the need for culture BY DELLA SENTILLES

or a mountain town, there is a lot of culture in Sun Valley. In fact, if you have had too much sun or can’t move your behind after hiking up Baldy, then there is a way to spend the day and evening sans athletic undertakings: stroll the galleries in Ketchum or check out a play in Hailey. Sun Valley hosts an assortment of galleries featuring everything from contemporary paintings, black-and-white photography, sculpture and originals by Picasso. Galleries are typically open seven days a week, but visitors should be sure to check out the free monthly gallery walks when the galleries open their doors late, pour the wine and show off their goods. This summer, the gallery walks are scheduled for Friday, July 3, and Friday, Aug. 7. Most Ketchum galleries are situated on the west side of town on First Avenue. Gail Severn Gallery, on the corner of Fourth Street and First Avenue, is a beautiful structure even without the art, and this season it has some fantastic artists as well. In July, view largerthan-life sculpture by Julie Spiedel and breath-taking photographs by Laura McPhee, whose work has been shown in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Getty Center and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. Just one block south on First Avenue is Gallery DeNovo. The work featured in the film Vicky Cristina Barcelona was by Spanish artist Agusti Puig, who is a staple at Gallery DeNovo. While the gallery itself is small, the work is no understatement. Above DeNovo is Frederic Boloix Fine Arts, which is home to pieces by masters such as Matisse, Miro and Picasso. It’s worth just a peek even if your bank account wouldn’t cover a quarter of the cost. For the ultimate modern experience, visit Gilman Contemporary. This gallery is a couple blocks east of Main Street on Sun Valley Road. The gallery is modern in feel and in show, hanging works by some of the country’s most successful contemporary artists like Ashley Collins. Make sure to check the back rooms filled with great work from previous shows, including Nick Brandt’s incredible, seemingly larger-than-life photographs of Africa. The image of the elephant is a local favorite. Another plus is that Gilman often serves some kind of bubbly for its “wine beverage.” Stunning art galleries aren’t the only culture available. There Nick Brandt, Elephant With Exploding Dust, Amboseli, is also the Company of Fools, archival pigment ink print, 20-inches by 20-inches which performs three rotating productions at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey throughout the summer. The season begins on Saturday, July 4, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 2, featuring everything from drama to humor with a few musical numbers in between. This summer the season begins with 110 in the Shade. The tale is set in a drought-stricken community in the American West circa 1930. It premiered on Broadway more than 40 years ago but remains a poetic and moving piece of work. The second performance is Welcome Home Jenny Sutter, a contemporary piece based on the return of a wounded Marine from Iraq. The protagonist, Jenny Sutter, returns to her home in California without the body or mind she remembers and must struggle to overcome her limitations and accept her new life. Finally, the third play is the classic Steel Magnolias, about the lives of six women in rural Louisiana. Chances are, it will make you laugh and cry. Theatre tickets typically run $25 for adults, $10 for students and $18 for seniors. But Company of Fools also offers many deals. Groups of six or more go for $18 per ticket with students still at $10. There are also 10 seats for $10 each sold every night, one hour before the show. Each play also features a pay-what-you-feel preview, and special educators’ nights give those in the education profession tickets for $10. For more information visit companyoffools.org or call 208-788-6520. For more event listings, check out the calendar of events on Pages 4-5.

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cover artist Troy Passey’s Sleepwalking is part of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts summer exhibition. Located in the town of Ketchum, the exhibit is housed inside four large storage containers. The unusual space will be home to a series of regional artists—four artists showing in July and four more in August— who will each transform the containers into unique artistic spaces. The show will open on Friday, July 3, and run through Friday, Sept. 4, at the center, on the corner of Second Avenue and Fourth Street. Artists joining Passey in the show are Jan Cox, Bob Dix, Pamela De Tuncq, Curtis Kemp, Elissa Kline, Megan Murphy and Angela Tsai. Troy Passey, Sleepwalking, acrylic and graphite on paper, 44-inches by 30-inches

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KETCHUM ON A BUDGET Best bets for big fun and little money BY KENT LAVERTY

un Valley has an image of glitz and glamour a beautiful, but expensive area that only the rich and famous can afford. But it’s well within reach of a savvy, budgetconscious traveler. Whether you’re into roughing it or hanging in town, there are options for every taste. Here are some of our favorite ways to get out of town without heading to the poor house. Timing is everything. First, bribe your boss and leave work early for an extended weekend—you’ll beat the traffic and be able to roll into town in time for dinner. The key thing to remember about Sun Valley is that it’s not the only town in the game. Hailey and Bellevue are just down the valley, and often offer more affordable options, albeit not at the base of the ski hill. One of our favorite just-rolled-in dinner spots is South Valley Pizzeria, half a block from the center of Bellevue, next to the Silver Dollar Bar on Elm Street. It’s a family friendly sort of place where pasta goes for as little as $7 for marinara spaghetti or fettuccine alfredo, and the pizza has been named “Best in the Valley” for eight years running. Now that you’ve eaten, you’ve got to find a place to lay your head. The iconic Sun Valley Lodge is an option during the off season— spring and fall—when the lodge offers highly discounted rates on both rooms and activities like golf and tennis. But in “high season,” the lodge may be out of many visitors’ price range. Instead, summer deals can be found among the many condos, cabins and rental homes that dot Ketchum, Sun Valley and even Hailey. Vacation Rental By Owner (vrbo.com) allows you to deal directly with a condo owner instead of a property management agency. You’ll likely get a better price, especially if you stay for a week instead of a weekend. In fact, you can always ask for a lower price than what may be listed on the Web site. Instead of a hotel room for around $130 per night, you can get a one-bedroom condo that sleeps four, and you’ll have your own kitchen to cook in. You might even score the elusive private hot tub and other amenities like a barbecue and a deck. Renting a condo or cabin also has the benefit of offering a much more private and at-home experience. Your best deal, of course, is to dig out the tent and camp. However, you have only a couple of choices within a few miles of Ketchum. Boundary Campground is just two miles past Sun Valley, making it the closest to town. But, unfortunately, it has only six campsites and is usually full on weekends. The North Fork and Wood River campgrounds—which have 57 campsites between them cost $10 each—are located eight miles north of Ketchum, off Highway 75 past the Sawtooth National Recreation Area headquarters. Lesser known campsites include Murdock and Caribou campgrounds near the SNRA HQ. You can reserve a space by calling 877-444-6777 or trying recreation. gov. Finally, if you have a camper or RV, try the Meadows RV park for $25, just three miles south of Ketchum. It’s hard to resist shopping when you’re in Sun Valley, where classy boutiques beckon from every street. While designer labels might not be in your budget, there’s always the Sun Valley institution: the Gold Mine. It’s the thrift store that attracts both tourists and locals alike, and sales from the store benefit the Ketchum Community Library. In a town like Sun Valley, there is always gold to be found among the piles of donations. From a terrific Patagonia shell, a wacky hydra-headed floor lamp and woven baskets to killer ladies cowboy boots, Japanese dinnerware sets or even classic albums and ski boots, you can find nearly anything if you take the time to look. Since many visitors to the Sun Valley area go for the outdoor recreation, there are a few shops that cater to the adventurous with sales that won’t damage your wallet too badly. Try Backwoods Mountain Sports, Elephant’s Perch, Bob Gordon’s Formula Sports (all in Ketchum) or Sturto’s in Hailey. When you finally get hungry again, you don’t have to be stuck with Ramen noodles. Instead, try Despo’s (formerly Desperado’s), which offers Mexican cuisine with numerous vegetarian specialties and is the only restaurant in Idaho certified by the Green Restaurant Association. For wraps, salads and lighter lunch fare, try Wrapcity Cafe. And if you miss KB’s in downtown Boise, visit its parent locations in both Ketchum and Hailey. But, because you have taken the trouble to go all the way to Sun Valley, why not treat yourself to one good meal out? We recommend the iconic Pioneer Saloon, which has been serving up massive steaks grilled over the flames since 1950. There are taxidermied animal heads in the wood-lined saloon, plenty of meat and potatoes in the restaurant, and it’s well worth the extra cash. Besides, you’ll probably leave with leftovers. If you’ve blown your budget by now, check out one of the free summer music series in the area. For a full listing, check the music story (Page 7) and calendar listings (Pages 4-5). After all this free and low-cost entertainment, you’ll be able to head home without any traveler’s remorse weighing you down. WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

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tions, live music and a children’s activity area. More than 130 artists exhibit unique handmade fine arts and crafts, including painting, photography, fiber, ceramic, metal, jewelry and woodwork. Aug. 7-8, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., and Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Atkinson Park, Ketchum, www.sunvalleycenter. org.

4 1 s t a n n u a l S u n V a l l e y C e n t e r A r t s a n d C r a f t s Fe s t i v a l The 2009 Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival is a community event featuring artist demonstra-

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The theme of this year’s festival is Broadway in the Rockies and features a rotating repertoire of plays, including 110 in the Shade by N. Richard Nash, Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt; Steel Magnolias by Ron Harling, and Welcome Home Jenny Sutter by Julie Marie Myatt. Adults $25, seniors (62 and older) $18, students (18 and younger) $10; many different tickets packages and theme night tickets are available, as well as the Summer Fools Festival pass. Visit the Web site for details. Company of Fools at the Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, www.companyoffools.org.

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Take in free classical music performances in the The Sun Valley Pavilion and on the lawn outside. The season runs July 27-Aug. 18. The open seating begins at 5:30 p.m. with the concerts beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, 208-622-5607 www.svsummersymphony.org.

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The 28-year-old event runs the weekend of July 23-25 and includes the auction gala, vintner dinners in private homes, a hosted wine picnic on a golf course, and a tasting that includes wines from the more than 120 wineries. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-726-9491, Ext. 22.

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Dunbar Interiors opens its courtyard for artists to share their talents with others. On July 17, the designer forum features Janet Dunbar, Susan Hall and Patti Linberg discussing the latest in the design world. On July 24, the Company of Fools delight and entertain. On July 31, Jorunn “Ue” Coe demonstrates her combination of realism and impressionism. Lisa Holley is the guest artist on Aug. 7. JoEllen Collins demonstrates applique on Aug. 14, Kevin Werbinsk and Rober Del Signore bring the magic of woodworking to the courtyard, and local artist Gay Odmark demonstrates multimedia including printing, collages and photography. Refreshments are provided. 3-5 p.m., $10 per person, Dunbar Interiors, 440 East Ave., Ketchum, 208-726-8573.

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The lineup on July 31, includes Up A Creek at 5 p.m., Brave Combo at 6:30 p.m., and The Blasters at 8:30 p.m. The music starts on Aug. 1 at 11:30 a.m. with Joe Paisley, followed by No Cheap Horses at 12:30 p.m. and The Damphools at 1:30 p.m., Kim Stocking Band at 3 p.m., Ryebender at 4:30 p.m., Olin and the Moon at 6:15 p.m. and the headliners, The Gourds, take the stage at 8:30 p.m.

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Walk around on a self-guided tour of seven private gardens that flourish in the mountain climate. The gardens are in the West Ketchum, Northwood and Warm Springs neighborhoods. Both residents and visitors can learn about native and cultivated plants, proven gardening techniques, and see unique garden designs. Tickets are $35 for SBG members and $45 for nonmembers. July 11, Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road, Ketchum, 208-726-9358, www.sbgarden.org.

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Booths are set up with the work of more than 100 Wood River Valley resident artists. The three-day festival July 10-12 includes live music, dancers, poets, culinary chefs and brewmeisters. July 10-11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and July 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun Valley Festival Meadows, www.mountainangels. com/kaf.

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Everyone loves a parade, especially one that marches through downtown Hailey followed by an exciting bike race hosted by the Blaine County Recreation District. The 4th of July Bike Criterium features a carnival with bounce houses, face painting and children’s activities. July 4, www.bcrd.org.

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Tenors Dennis McNeil, Jose Medina and Eduardo Villa perform, along with the eight-member Hutchins Consort. June 28, 7:30 p.m., $25, $45, $75; children 18 and younger are free; students over 18 receive a $10 discount. Sun Valley Music Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, 208-622-2135, www.sunvalleypavilion.com.

More than 20 artists set up canvases at Redfish Lake and invite the public to watch them interpret the natural beauty around them to create art. The four-day paint out ends with a sale on Sept. 3 at 5

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The two-day festival Aug. 22-23 at Pioneer Park in Stanley includes educational tours, booths and history of salmon, along with food, vendors and entertainment. For more information, call 1-800-8787950, www.stanleycc.org.

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The day of recreation starts with a run out to Quigley Canyon, and then heads back to town on the Wood River Trail. The after-party at the BCRD Aquatic Center gives participants the chance to cool off in the pool, under the gazebo or on the grass after a fun day in the sun. Aug. 29, Blaine County Recreation District, 1050 Fox Acres Road, Hailey, 208-788-2144, www.bcrd.org.

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The annual summer event brings out the outdoor enthusiasts to ride the 20-mile Wood River Trail, a paved bike path that runs along the river and through the streams from Ketchum to Sun Valley. Aug. 1, 208-788-9142, Blaine County Recreation District, www.bcrd.org.

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The competition at the Ketchum Skate Park is Aug. 7, registration is from 10:30 a.m.-noon and the contest starts at 1 p.m. Helmets are required. The first-ever skateboard contest is being staged with the cooperation of The Board Bin. The entry fee is $10 and includes a free T-shirt. Ketchum Skate Park, Warm Springs and Saddle roads, Ketchum, 208-726-1222.

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Picnics and low-back chairs are welcome as each performer plays a full set in the park. Mishka’s roots reggae music is a great warm-up for pro surfer turned musician Donavon Frankenreiter’s mellow music inspired by the waves he still longs to ride. Aug. 15, 6 p.m., $30 general, $10 children 12 and younger, $100 VIP tickets includes valet parking, early entry and two drink coupons, Atkinson Park, Ketchum, www.sunvalleycenter.org.

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Watch as world-class ice skaters perform on the ice rink at the Sun Valley Lodge June 27-Sept. 5, $32-$62, Sun Valley Resort, 1 Sun Valley Road, 888-622-2135, www.sunvalley.com.

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The free concerts are in Rotary Park, across from the YMCA on Warm Springs Road in Ketchum. The concerts begin at the end of June and run through July 26. Picnics are welcome. June 28: Latin Jazz Ensemble; July 5: John Northup’s Jazz Rangers; July 12: Alan Pennay and Cheryl Morell; July 19: Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia; and July 26: Idaho Falls Jazz Big Band. 6 p.m., FREE, 208-726-3423.

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The Tuesday evening free concerts are in Ketchum’s Forest Service Park and run June 30-Aug. 25. A local band opens at 7 p.m., followed by a headliner act at 7:30 p.m. A schedule of musicians can be found at www.visitsunvalley.com.

Ketch’em Alive 2009 Summer Concert Series

Get tickets for the 2009 Fly Fishing Film Festival presented by Blue Ribbon Films and Silver Creek Outfitters. All types of outdoor enthusiasts and anglers can take in the finest fly fishing films from around the country. All proceeds are donated to The Nature Conservancy. June 26, 7 p.m., $15, NexStage Theatre, 120 S. Main, Ketchum, www.silver-creek.com, 800-732-5687.

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Hailey boasts a beauty of a park built by the world-famous Dreamland skatepark builders (www. dreamlandskateparks.com). The 12,500-square-foot cement playground for skaters is world-renowned because of the full pipe and 16-foot roll-ins. Ketchum has a park as well. Even if you’re not a skater, stop by and check out the talent.

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According to the Sun Valley Ketchum Chamber and Visitors Bureau, the top trails to ride are as follows: 1. Bald Mountain Trail. Climb 9,000 feet on this uphill only trail with great views at the top and a fast ride down the Cold Springs or Warm Springs trail; 2. Lane’s Trail, near Ketchum, takes riders on a 5-mile loop with a picnic table at the top and a steep decline; 3. Oregon Gulch and Saddle Trail features twists, turns and views of the Boulder mountains; 4. Prairie Creek Loop is a technical ride that requires full-suspension and disc-breaks to come down off the high point of 9,000 feet, mountain lakes and a steep and rocky descent from Miner Lake; 5. Fisher Creek Loop takes riders on a 17.5-mile wildflower-viewing loop through the burn zone of the 2005 Valley Road Fire.

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Ketchum’s biggest weekend of the year celebrates the area’s mining history. The highlight occurs on Saturday, Sept. 5, with the Big Hitch parade, billed as the longest non-motorized parade in the country. This must-see event features more than 100 museumquality buggies, carriages, carts and restored buckboards of every variety, including the renowned Budweiser Clydesdales. The culmination of the parade is the arrival of the JAM ES B OU R R ET/ M OU NTAIN IM AGES Big Hitch—six tall, narrow Lewis Ore Wagons. The wagons stand 15-feet tall and are

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Hailey is also the setting of an incredible musical treat, the Northern Rockies Folk Festival. For its 32nd year, the Folk Festival will offer up a diverse mix of some big names—The Gourds and The Blasters— and tons of area talent, including Up a Creek, Brave Combo, No Cheap Horses, and the Damphools. Bring your blanket and settle in to Hop Porter City Park next SUN VALLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS to the Big Wood River in a beautiful natural setting. Bring your own picnic, or you can come hungry and treat yourself to cuisine from the array of local food booths. Admission is typically $20 for a button, which gets you in any time.

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Nestled in the shadows of the glitz and glamour of Sun Valley, the Hailey Days of the Old West is a hometown celebration and a glimpse into the heritage and tradition of a Western town. It’s a great way to spend a Fourth of July weekend, complete with a pancake breakfast, parade, shootout, barbecue with live music. And of course, there’s a traditional rootin’, tootin’ rodeo, named Rodeo of the Year two years running by the Intermountain Professional Rodeo Association. It beat out 50 other rodeos held throughout the region for the honor. You can also visit two different outdoor antique markets on each side of town starting Wednesday, July 1, and running through Sunday, July 5. The City of Hailey offers one of the largest fireworks displays in the state so everyone can get their Fourth of July fireworks fix.

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Residents in the Sun Valley area love to celebrate those things that make Idaho unique. Over the years, a number of festivals have grown into must-attends, drawing visitors from across the region. Here are our picks for some of those most worth the drive from Boise.

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When Boiseans think jazz festival, they tend to think of the Gene Harris Jazz Festival or the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow. But neither of these are as big and as varied as the Sun Valley M ATT LEIDEC K ER Jazz Festival. More than 300 performances by more than 40 groups are spread across five days. Morning, noon and night, the sound of Dixieland fills the crisp fall air. This is a pilgrimage for jazz aficionados from around the country, and lodging is hard to come by. This event has become one of the signature jazz festivals in the country, yet it has flown under the radar in the Treasure Valley.

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Ketchum was once the sheep capital of America, second only internationally to Sydney, Australia. When the mining boom faded in the 1870s, sheep took over as an economic engine. To this day, Basque sheepherders run thousands of sheep through the town S TEVE PLATZ ER in the fall, moving them from their summer pastures in the Boulder and Smoky mountains to warmer pastures. The weekend features the Oinkari Basque dancers, sheepherding demonstrations, and regional artisans shearing, carding, spinning and weaving wool. Catch Peruvian musicians and dancers, sheep wagon displays and even the Boise Highlanders pipe and drum band. It’s a family event filled with children’s activities, wool and crafts shops, and lamb tasting. On Sunday, Oct. 11, the Trailing of the Sheep parade moves thousands of sheep through town.

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On your way back to Boise, stop in Bellevue on Monday, Sept. 7, for the annual Labor Day Celebration, which includes a traditional parade, barbecue, arts and crafts fair, and great music in the city park.

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pulled by a team of 16 draft mules tied in an authentic jerkline. When the wagon team makes a 90-degree turn at the intersection of Main Street and Sun Valley Road, it is a sight to see. But the parade is only one part of an action-filled weekend, featuring the Blackjack Ketchum shootout, a fiddler’s contest, antique markets, car auctions, a tennis tournament, food, music and a children’s carnival.

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The 20th anniversary of the jazz festival begins on Oct. 14 at 12:30 p.m., and fills the air with the sounds of jazz, ragtime and swing until 5 p.m. on Oct. 18. The free community concert is Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Other activities include an amateur dance contest, big band bash and a pianorama. Most of the featured venues have a dance floor, food and beverages for purchase. Oct. 14-18, $40 per event or $100-$115 for all event pass, www.sunvalleyjazz.com.

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The event held Oct. 22-23 celebrates Hemingway’s history in the Wood River Valley. The event includes lectures, speaker presentations and a Hemingway Haunts tour of Papa’s favorite spots in the area. The Community Library, 415 Spruce Ave. N., Ketchum, 208-726-3493, www.thecommunitylibrary.org.

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The event in Ketchum and Hailey runs Oct. 9-11 and honors the history and culture of sheep ranching in the West. Learn how to cook with lamb during demonstrations by area chefs, hear tall tales during storytelling gatherings and hop on board the Sheep Shuttle to hear about the sheep ranching life with John Peavey, a third generation sheep rancher. The NexStage Theatre features Rosalie Sorrells with Hal Cannon on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m., and Hal Cannon and recording artist Brenn Hill at Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. The main event is the Trailing of the Sheep Parade Oct. 12 at noon. Downtown Ketchum’s Main Street fills with 1,500 woolly sheep and the ranchers and herders who tend them, Peruvian musicians, Oinkari Basque dancers, the Boise Highlanders and the Polish Highlanders. No dogs allowed. 208-720-0585, www.trailingofthesheep.org.

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The Wild West Players take the original script and music arrangements by Derek Furch and put their own spin on it to present an energetic mix of dancing, singing and comedy for the whole family to enjoy. Sept. 4-5, 7:30 p.m., Sun Valley Opera House, 208-622-2135, www.sunvalleypavilion.com.

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See a collection of traditional and contemporary quilt designs Sept. 18-20. For more information, e-mail doron221@msn.com, Stanley Community Center, Stanley, Idaho.

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The admission is free to shop for antiques and unique treasures during the three day sale, which runs Sept. 4-7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., NexStage Theatre, 120 S. Main St., Ketchum, 208-720-5547.

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More than 25 films produced all over the world are screened in Sun Valley Sept 18-20 at the Liberty Theatre and the Sun Valley Opera House. Many of the filmmakers are on hand to discuss their craft with attendees and conduct panel discussions. $8-$15 individual tickets and special events or $135 festival pass, www.svspiritualfilmfestival.org.

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Ketchum Wagon Days runs Sept. 2-7. Get out of the way for the Big Hitch Parade, the largest nonmotorized parade in the Northwest is on Sept. 5. The area’s mining heritage is recognized during the 51st annual Labor Day celebration and an authentic 16-draft mule jerkline powers the parade of museum quality wagons, buggies, carts and buckboards though downtown Ketchum. www.wagondays. com.

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The contemporary ballet company headquartered in Boise performs in Sun Valley. Aug. 27-28, 8 p.m., $35-$55, Sun Valley Pavilion, www.treymcintyre.com.

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p.m. at Redfish Lake Lodge. Aug. 31 Sept. 3, Redfish Lodge, 208 774 3819, www.pleinairpainterso fidaho.org.

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Bring sunscreen, shades and dancing shoes because the 2009 lineup includes Elephant Revival, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Low-fi, Hillfolk Noir, Portland Cello Project, and Free Peoples. Vendors are on site selling food, beer and wine. Participate in some experimental educational opportunities while enjoying a great view and rocking tunes. Everyone has fun and proceeds benefit a good cause; the 2009 beneficiary is the Stanley Community Library. July 25, $25 adv., $30 day of show, $20 seniors (60 and older), children 12 and younger FREE, $10 per vehicle to camp, Pioneer Park, Stanley, Idaho, www.sawtoothmusicfestival.com.

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The popular fair in a beautiful setting sells only handcrafted items with food available for sale. July 18-19, Stanley, Idaho. For more information, e-mail sawtoothmountainmamas@gmail.com.

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The 11 musicians from Venezuela, Ireland, Cuba and Scotland perform a unique blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz with salsa music and Scottish bagpipes. They perform on instruments ranging from brass, bagpipes, fiddles and congas. July 18, 7 p.m., $20 general; $5 children 12 and younger, Hop Porter Park, Hailey, www.salsaceltica.com.

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The monthly performing arts series kicks off with a featured performer followed by an open stage, where the public can sign up to perform. The schedule is every third Thursday. July 16: Hickory Blue featuring Courtney Lloyd; Aug. 20: The Mighty Shims featuring Fletcher Brock; Sept. 17: Tony Evans and Friends Writers’ Cooperative; Oct. 15: Tim East, Heavy Piano. Check the Web site for a complete schedule. 7 p.m., $5 general; FREE for youth age 15 and younger, Main Street Bistro, 107 S. Main St., Hailey, 208-788-6047, www.haileywordsandmusic.com.

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Sip on a gimlet, the event’s signature drink garnished with fresh mint from the garden, during the major fund-raising event for the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a live auction and slip over to place a big bid for goods and services in a silent auction. Proceeds benefit educational programs sponsored by the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. July 18, Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road, Ketchum, 208-726-9358, www.sbgarden.org.

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The cross-country and marathon race sponsored by Knobby Tires Series (www.knobbytireseries.com) includes double track, single track, creek crossings, flats and climbs, all with scenic mountain views. July 25, 8:30 a.m., $10-$45, Galena Lodge, northern end of the 19-mile Harriman Trail, 24 miles north of Ketchum on Highway 75, 208-726-4010, sites.google.com/site/galenalodge.

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The Elkhorn neighborhood in Sun Valley is the site for a series of concerts. The first is by G. Love and Special Sauce on July 16; the Drive-By Truckers on Aug. 13; and Big Head Todd and the Monsters on Sept. 3. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert wraps by 10 p.m. Individual tickets are $37.50 plus tax or $100 plus tax for the whole series. Elkhorn Village Center, 95 Badeyanda Drive, Ketchum, users.bandzoogle.com/elkhornconcerts.

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The regularly held benefit concert series produced by Figgleaf Productions (figgleafproductions.com) raises money for different charities and organizations. The money raised is split between a beneficiary and the band. The lineup includes June 24: Finn Riggins; July 1: Up a Creek; July 8: Kim Stocking Band; July 15: Cosmic Beans; July 22: Hat Trick, Piers Lamb, No Cheap Horses; July 29: 812 Band; Aug. 5: The Damphools; Aug. 12: Whiskey Burnin’; Aug. 19: Slow Children Playing; Aug. 21: a special back-to-school event with music by Disciples of Rock and Hoodwink; and Aug. 26: FourStroke Bus. The Wicked Spud, 305 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-788-0009.

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Free events throughout the month of July include art walks, concerts, farmers and artist markets and theater productions. The Art Walk on July 17 from 5-8 p.m. is a chance to gaze at fine art and sip wine. Throughout Hailey.

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The Folk Festival Friendship Quilt is back this year and the drawing is at 8 p.m. on Aug. 1. The theme for this year’s quilt is “Celebrate the Wood River Valley.” July 31-Aug. 1, $12 Friday; $18 Saturday, or advance two-day ticket for $25, Hop Porter Park, Hailey, www.nrff.net.


GET OUT Sun Valley offers escapes for recreationists BY KENT LAVERTY

hile the promise of art-filled galleries, high-end boutiques and world-class restaurants may be alluring, there’s one feature of the Sun Valley area that refuses to be ignored: the breathtaking natural landscape. From towering mountains to rolling hills to rivers that meander through groves of aspen trees, it’s hard not to be lured outdoors when visiting the area. Our advice? Don’t fight it. Dive in with all the power of your recreation dreams. The area is a gateway to incredible hiking trails. Many think first of the Sawtooth Mountains, but the Pioneer Mountains to the east of Sun Valley, the Boulder and the Smoky mountains north of Ketchum provide easy and ample opportunity to get out in the backcountry. Of course, the choices of trails and activities can be a little overwhelming, so here are some of our favorites.

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HIKING Pioneer Cabin Loved by locals, the four-mile Pioneer Cabin Trail is incredibly beautiful, somewhat challenging because of its switchbacks and steepness, and only a few miles from town. The cabin sits at 9,400 feet, just below a ridge opposite a view of the 11,000- to 12,000-foot-tall Pioneer Mountains. Reminiscent of a scene from the Sound of Music, you will never forget the sight. The cabin the trail gets its name from was built by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1937, and the stories of the hikers and skiers are etched in the journals kept inside. The more heavily used and recommended access is five miles east of Sun Valley, then about three and a half miles up Corral Creek Road. The trail climbs steeply at first, through beautiful old-growth fir forest, then winds along open ridges with wonderful views to the north of the Boulder Mountains. If your timing is right, you’ll be able to see Indian paintbrush, lupine and penstemon, among the many wildflowers in the area. The trail has a 2,500-foot elevation gain over four miles. But the reward is far greater than the pain. This is a favorite lunch spot for summer hikers in the Sun Valley area, so put it on your to-do list.

Norton Lakes The Norton Lake trail is another quick getaway, this time into the Smoky Mountains. This is a good day hike for inexperienced hikers—only two miles one way. The beauty of the lakes is wondrous. The sheer rock cliffs surrounding this destination frame a backcountry getaway that is hard to beat. Bring your fishing rod because the lakes are full of trout. To get there, drive north of Ketchum to Baker Creek Road (just more than 15 miles and turn left. Travel six miles on a good dirt road, and turn right on Norton Creek Road. From there, it’s just more than one mile to the trailhead.

Boulder City and Boulder Basin This hike is both interesting and historic. Boulder City is an old mining settlement in the Boulder Basin at the base of the Boulder Mountains north of Ketchum. It’s accessible by foot, horse, mountain bike or a sturdy 4x4 vehicle. We recommend parking at the creek crossing, but the more adventurous can drive the rough, steep road to the trailhead and parking area at the mouth of the canyon. Drive north of Ketchum 12.5 miles and turn right on Boulder Creek Road, located at the top of Phantom Hill. After one mile, turn right at the sign indicating Boulder Basin. Go another mile and you’ll come to the creek crossing. You can park here or continue on to the trailhead and parking area at the mouth of the canyon another mile up the road. If it’s early in the year, the water may be high on the trail, since Boulder Creek crosses the trail a few times. After some pine forest and meadows, you’ll see a junction and an easy walking road to the left. This leads to the remains of the historic Boulder City, built in the 1890s, where old cabins and dilapidated buildings still stand. Beyond, the Boulder Basin winds up and around and is exceptionally beautiful.

BIKING Wood River Trails Bike Path Known by locals simply as “the bike path,” this system of paved bike routes links Ketchum, Sun Valley, Hailey and Bellevue. The old Union Pacific Railroad route paralleled Highway 75, but was retired in the 1970s. The Blaine Country Recreation District was formed shortly thereafter, which created a splendid example of “rails to trails” within the Wood River Valley. The best part of this system runs from Ketchum past East Fork Road south of Ketchum (about six miles). This portion of the route is mostly away from Highway 75 and runs near shimmering cottonwood and aspen trees. Two old railroad bridge crossings add to the diversity of this segment. The other paved portions connect Ketchum to Sun Valley and Elkhorn. A new portion runs past Sun Valley up Trail Creek Canyon. For those who are seeking some hills for a workout, the view of the Boulders from the top of Elkhorn hill is spectacular.

Bald Mountain Take the lift up and ride down from the top of Bald Mountain. At the top, wildflowers, breathtaking views and clean air await bikers. The trails are wide and not too steep, making the ride available for both experienced and novice riders. Single-ride lift tickets cost $15, or $20 for an all-day pass. Children age 12 and younger are half price.

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SOUNDS OF THE SEASON Music ďŹ lls the Wood River Valley in free and low-cost concerts BY DELLA SENTILLES

un Valley isn’t just a playground for the athletically inclined. In the summer, the valley is also host to an incredible line up of concerts featuring artists from all around the world. The best part is that most concerts are affordable and, sometimes, free. Sun Valley Center for the Arts is always raising the bar, and this summer is no exception. The center began its annual concert series in June, and continues in July with Salsa Celtica, a unique Scottish group blending salsa music with traditional Scottish sounds. Salsa Celtica boasts 11 musicians from across the globe—Venezuela, Ireland, Cuba and Scotland—and uses a mixture of instruments, including ďŹ ddles and congas. The concert takes place at Hop Porter Park in Hailey at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for kids. The summer concert series concludes with Donavon Frankenreiter and Mishka on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Atkinson Park in Ketchum. Mishka grew up in Bermuda and performs mostly reggae music while Frankenreiter incorporates his passion for surďŹ ng and fatherhood into his tunes. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for kids. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit sunvalleycenter.org. Summer in Sun Valley is also when the Northern Rockies Folk Festival comes to town. This family friendly two-day event takes place Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1, and it will have everyone jamming. In its 32nd year, the festival will feature performances by Sun Valley locals like The Damphools and Kim Stocking Band, as well as national groups like The Blasters and The Gourds. The festival takes place at Hop Porter Park in Hailey, a family friendly location where picnic baskets, wine bottles and young ones are welcome. Tickets are $10 for Friday, $18 for Saturday or $25 for a two-day pass. For more information, visit nrff.net. Fortunately, not every event costs money. In fact, many concerts in Sun Valley are free during the summer. Starting Tuesday, June 30, and running through Friday, Aug. 25, is Ketch’em Alive, a weekly concert series that takes place every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Ketchum’s Forest Ranger Park on First Avenue. The music is eclectic, and watching the locals dance is an absolute must. There is also Jazz in the Park on Sundays, featuring local and not-so-local performers. The concerts take place at Rotary Park across from the Wood River YMCA every Sunday from June 21 through July 26. A local favorite is the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, a series of free outdoor concerts featuring classical music, opera and some musicals. The symphony is celebrating its 25th anniversary and its second year at the state-of-the-art Sun Valley Pavilion. There is nothing quite like ending the day by listening to Brahms and Mozart while taking in unbelievable views of Bald Mountain, especially with a nice glass of pinot grigio. Concerts take place Monday, July 27, through Tuesday, Aug. 18. For a complete schedule, visit svsummersymphony.org. And last, but not least, is a new event this year. Elkhorn Village is rekindling its own concert series with a lineup that’s sure to impress. The series kicks off on Thursday, July 16, with G. Love and Special Sauce, followed by the Drive-By Truckers on Thursday, Aug. 13. Finally, Big Head Todd and the Monsters will ďŹ nish things off on Thursday, Sept. 3. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Elkhorn golf club. Tickets cost $37.50 plus tax, or $100 for the whole series, and are available at Atkinsons’ Market in Ketchum or the Market at Elkhorn.

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ON THE ICE Olympic stars hit the rink in Sun Valley BY DELLA SENTILLES

utdoor ice skating in the summer may sound like a wet prospect, but Sun Valley Resort is home to an all-seasons outdoors skating rink with Bald Mountain as its backdrop. While kids and adults can have their day on the ice, they can also see some of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best ďŹ gure skating stars on that very same ice. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like watching the Olympics a couple of years early, in your own back yard and without any of those controversial judges. In the past, Sun Valley Resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ice rink has hosted super skaters like Peggy Fleming, Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner, and Dorothy Hamill, to name a few. This year, more gold medalists are set to perform. On Saturday, July 4, catch 2009 U.S. champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Then on Saturday, July 11, Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano will take the ice. The season ends with ďŹ gure skating power couples Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon, as well as Kimberly Navarro and Brent Bommentre, the 2008 U.S. bronze medalists. As of press time, the schedule has yet to be completed, so for an up-to-date list, visit sunvalley.com. All shows begin at dusk and can be seen either from the bleachers ringing the ice rink or the sunroom terrace of the lodge, complete with dinner and a dessert buffet. Prices vary from $32 to $62 per person. The professional skaters often practice on the ice during the day, and they can be seen from the porch of Gretchenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant at Sun Valley Lodge. Order lunch, sip some iced tea and take in the show for free. For complete details or to make a reservation, visit the Web site or call 208-622-2800.

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8 DAYS OUT are on tour from Orange County and are sharing the spotlight with local musician Tuck Nelson. 7-10 p.m., $3 donation. Camelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES DANCE WITH CAIRO FUSIONâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Boiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only progressive fusion bellydance company is accepting new students monthly. Classes are on Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m. Visit www.cairofusiondance.com or e-mail samirailnaia@hotmail. com for more information.

LITERATURE POETRY READINGâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Poetry host Scott Berge invites poets to share their own work or favorite poems during a fun night of poetry readings. For more information, e-mail ScottBerge@live.com. 6:30 p.m., FREE. Brick Oven Bistro, 801 N. Main St., Boise, 208-3423456, www.brickovenbistro. com.

never meant to be heard and other fascinating ďŹ nds that give a glimpse into someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. 8:30 p.m., $5, www.foundmagazine.com. Visual Ar ts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297.

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SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Learn Scottish country dance with The Thistle and Ghillies Scottish Country Dancers, and while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re having fun, you are also exercising and improving ďŹ&#x201A;exibility. Beginners are welcome and dancers may join the group at anytime. No partner is required, all dances are taught and an enjoyable time among pleasant people is the standard. Comfortable shoes and street clothes are advised. For more information, e-mail scottish@cableone.net or call 208-342-2812. 7:159:15 p.m., $4 per night. Eagle Performing Arts Center, 149 W, State St., Eagle, 208-3384633, epacdance.com. TIERNAN IRISH DANCERSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Tiernan Irish Dancers offer classes for boys and girls ages 4 and older. No previous Irish dance experience is necessary and participants can try the ďŹ rst class for free. At these fun, interactive workshops, your child learns the basic steps in Irish dance along with Celtic language, music and culture. Call for pricing. Tiernan Irish Dancers Studio, 5232 Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-4665516, www.tiernanirishdancers.com.

KIDS & TEENS KIDSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ART CLASSESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Summer art classes (June-August) are offered every Monday and Wednesday. Kids can sign up for classes to learn ďŹ ne art skills, including watercolors, decoupage, acrylics, mosaic tile, weaving, printmaking and ink drawing. 10-11:30 a.m., $12 (or $10 each on a 4 class punch card). Puffy Mondaes, 200 12th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-407-3359, www.puffymondaes.com.

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tuesday FESTIVALS & EVENTS MCFADDEN MARKET CO-OP FARMERS MARKETâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;The farmers market includes information about green living, entertainment, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities and products such as specialty chocolate and breads as well as naturally farmed lamb, pork, beef, chicken, eggs and garden starts. 5-8 p.m., www. mcfaddenmarketcoop.com. Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Idaho St., Meridian.

ON STAGE THE COMEDY OF ERRORSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; See Thursday. 8 p.m., $21-$29,Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box ofďŹ ce 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org.

FOOD & DRINK TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHTSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sample wine and learn to taste, compare and contrast. See, swirl, smell, sip and savor ďŹ ve wines for $5. 5 p.m., Grape Escape, 800 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-368-0200.

  

         

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LITERATURE BOISE NONFICTION WRITERSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Join a group of nonďŹ ction writers who meet to learn from guest speakers and from each other. The July meeting is with The Idaho Writers Guild. Doug Copsey, author of With Our Good Will, 30 Years of Shakespeare in Idaho, will recount the process of forming the guild and describe its mission, goals and proposed activities. Arrive at 6 p.m. to browse bookshelves and chat it up with other aspiring writers. 6:30-8 p.m., FREE, www.sageecosci.com/Writers. html. The Rediscovered Bookshop, 7079 Overland Road, Boise, 208-376-4229.

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BARE BONES Laura Gibson’s meditation on mortality

Songs” and “Communion Songs” as the difference between looking inside yourself and looking around at others and seeing yourself. “I noticed in my writing that these related themes would come up, one being the idea of reaching outside of ourselves to someone or something and how that’s such a part of facing mortality … n the soil that pushes up against the walls of Laura Gibson’s old The other, just the idea of funeral songs and the finality of death basement apartment, you’ll find the bones of Portland’s founding and the idea of aloneness that we also grapple with in facing members. A tug of the blinds and you’ll see the sun—or, more mortality,” said Gibson. often, cascading rain drops—bounce off the top of graying tombEven with such weighty themes, there’s something in Gibson’s destones. When you share space with an old cemetery, it’s bound to livery that keeps Beasts of Seasons from sinking under the weight of seep in somehow. For Gibson, its words. Gibson lingers on each syllable a Portland-based folk singer, like a child running her index finger across it got her pondering mortality. a page, pronouncing each word like she’s Her second full-length album, forming it in her mouth for the first time. Beasts of Seasons, is a hauntingWhile comparisons to Joanna Newsom ly delicate nine-song meditation might not be unprovoked, Gibson’s hymns on that theme. to the majesty of the natural world some“I just kept on writing these how shrug off fey tendencies, and instead, songs about mortality, and revel in a certain bones-and-skin simplicity. it didn’t really occur to me “Lyrics are the part that I really spend until after I moved from the so much time on and so much focus,” said cemetery that, ‘Oh, I just wrote Gibson. “There are songs that I have gone nine songs circling the theme of back and forth for months between just mortality as I was living next one phrase or a few words.” to a cemetery,’” said Gibson. But that’s not to say that the album “There are so many factors is a sparse assemblage of spoken word in my life and with the people recordings. Working with producer around me that it felt like the Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Sufjan theme of mortality was just Stevens), Gibson gathered a handful of nohanging in the air.” table Portlandites—including Laura Veirs, Though somber at points, Musee Mecanique’s Micah Rabwin and Beasts of Seasons never edges Sean Ogilvie, Norfolk and Western’s Adam toward macabre. Gibson’s Selzer and Rachel Blumberg and Menomcrackling coo winds measuredena’s Danny Seim—to add instrumental ly through prose that aches flourishes and backup vocals on many of with humanity—collarbones, the tracks on Beasts of Seasons. Though swaying bodies and frail the album’s instrumentation colors inside hands—all backed by the slidethe lines of Gibson’s songwriting, it never squeak of her nylon-stringed bleeds out and obscures the songs’ underlyacoustic guitar. The album ing emotion. emerges as more of a tribute to “In writing these songs, I felt like I the plights and longings of the can’t really speak about aloneness or living than a fixation on the can’t speak about—or sing about, I inevitability of death. It seems suppose—these moments of intimacy even the cemetery couldn’t and connection and have them served by quell Gibson’s quiet optimism Beasts of Seasons is Laura Gibson’s crowning achievement. this whirlwind of sound,” said Gibson. and wide-eyed wonderment. “I wanted it to have the feel of moving “The thing that surprised me through different landscapes or giving a was how many sounds of life came down into my window. It’s a re- setting to the conversation happening within the songs.” ally beautiful spot and there are so many different kinds of trees, and Currently winding her way back to the West Coast for a smatpeople go there for picnics a lot,” explained Gibson. “So, I’d hear as tering of live shows, Gibson and tour-mates Rabwin and Ogilvie many joyful sounds coming down into my room as mournful.” (who are also playing as Musee Mecanique) will set up their banjo, Divided into “Communion Songs” and “Funeral Songs,” Beasts saw, melodica, drums, accordion and keyboard on Pengilly’s tiny of Seasons wraps its white knuckles around the comfort of shared corner stage Saturday, June 27. But for all the instruments crowding experience before releasing its grip in a flutter of hushed resignation. the space, and all the fans surely crowding the bar, Gibson’s quietly Songs like “Spirited” echo with a ghostly chorus and the upbeat powerful reflection will hopefully ring louder than any of the chaos warble of Gibson’s words: “When the seasons settle in our lungs stumbling by on the streets. / they’ll harden us / they’ll cover us in crows / but cannot wash “In the end, those moments of silence, I think, speak more than the laughter from our tongues.” At other times, songs like “Sweet pop string sections,” said Gibson. Deception” sigh in surrender, “Sweet deception / Oh, cruel, cruel, With Musee Mecanique. Sat., June 27, 8 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s cruelest comfort / I have known the first / I have known the last / Saloon, 513 West Main St., 208-345-6344. of your kind.” Gibson sees the subtle distinction between “Funeral

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NOISENEWS LAB LOVE Construction delays and financial issues have postponed Audio Lab’s Steve Fulton and Pat Storey from moving the recording studio from its Chinden location to its new home in the Visual Arts Collective building even though it’s just across the street. Details are still forthcoming, but on Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11, Fulton and friends are planning a fundraiser at VAC to see if they can’t raise a little dough to help facilitate the move. On Friday, music comes in the form of Doug Martsch, Finn Riggins, Travis McDaniel Band, Rebecca Scott Band, David Andrews Band, Steve Fulton Music, an

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acoustic Audio Moonshine and whatever the new incarnation of Farmdog is calling itself. On Saturday, hear Pinto Bennett, Thomas Paul Band, King Cotton, Kelly Lynae, Steve Fulton Music (yes, both nights), Tim Willis and Friends, Smooth Old-Fashioned High and Andy Byron. Tickets are a little steep at $15 in advance and $20 at the door, but ticket holders receive a compilation CD with one song from each act/performer, and Audio Lab is donating a scholarship in the form of studio time to Boise Rock School. Tickets will be available through ticketleap. com. Check boiseweekly.com for more details as they become available.

MUTEMATH OUT LOUD To precipitate the August 18 release of their anticipated new album, Armistice, New Orleans-based Mutemath are holding Mutemath Mobile Listening Parties across the country starting in July. The nearest to Boise is in Portland, Ore., on Tuesday, July 7, but might be worth the roadtrip for diehard fans: A $49 VIP bundle includes the party, a copy of the album, downloads of the first single and two non-album B-sides, an MMLP T-shirt, exclusive signed album artwork, a “first-in-line” pass and a ticket to any show on the upcoming tour. Visit mutemath.com for more info. —Amy Atkins

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MUSICGUIDE wednesday 24 5GEARS IN REVERSEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6-9 p.m., FREE, Bardenay-Eagle, 155 E. Riverside Dr.

M AR ION ANEE

ALIVE AFTER FIVEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;5-8 p.m., Belle of Les Bois, Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband; FREE, The Grove Plaza

BILL CALLAHAN

BILL CALLAHAN, JUNE 25, NEUROLUX Smog songs and Bill Callahan songs are cut from the same monotonic, folksy cloth. Which makes sense, seeing as Smog is Bill Callahan. But like a Highlightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Can you spot the difference?â&#x20AC;? game, there are some nuanced variations between the two. Callahan recorded, under the moniker Smog, 11 full-length albums that chronicle 15 years of introspection, lost love and world-weary resignation all punctuated by his uninďŹ&#x201A;ected, Johnny Cash-like croon. But from the humorous â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dress Sexy at My Funeralâ&#x20AC;? to the faith-questioning â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Feel Like the Mother of the World,â&#x20AC;? Smog tunes shudder with an unshakable lo-ďŹ darkness. When Callahan released 2007â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Woke on a Waleheart under his real name, there was an immediately perceivable difference. With a rich orchestration and more poppy arrangements, the album sounds almost happy. Songs like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Diamond Dancerâ&#x20AC;? brim with Callahanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature bellow but are also laced with wailing violins and fantastical imagery: â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was dancing so hard / She danced herself into a diamond.â&#x20AC;? In April, Callahan released his second non-Smog album, Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle. While the album is notably less upbeat than Woke on a Waleheart, it still reverberates with the softer, more accessible charm fans have come to associate with Callahanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side project. To see if you can tell the difference, stop by the Neurolux on Thursday, June 25, to catch Callahan in action. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tara Morgan 9 p.m., with Bachelorette, $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886.

AUDRA CONNOLLYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m., FREE, Smoky Mountain, 980 W. Fairview Ave., Meridian BLAZE AND KELLYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6:30 p.m., FREE, Smoky Mountain, 1805 W. State St. DAN COSTELLOâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7-9 p.m., FREE, Tablerock ERIC GRAEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill GIZZARD STONEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., FREE, Liquid HURT, BIGELF, ROYAL BLISSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., $15, Knitting Factory

FREE, Chandlers LARRY CONKLINâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6 p.m., FREE, Sa-WadDee, 1890 E. Fairview, Meridian MILK DRIVE, THE JACKSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., FREE, Flying M Coffeegarage NATHAN JAY AND THE QUARTERTONSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., FREE, Liquid PILOT ERRORâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9:30 p.m., FREE, Hannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s THE PINK SNOWFLAKES, MICROBABIES, BEAUTICIANâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., $5, VAC PRIDE SUBJECT, COUNTER CLOCKWISEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., FREE, Terrapin Station RUBBER SOULâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7-9:30 p.m., FREE, Humpinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

JEREMIAH JAMES GANGâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

RUNNAMUCKS, SUPERAIDS, LIBYAN HIT SQUAD, HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATHâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., $5, Gusto Bar

JIM FISHWILDâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6-9 p.m., FREE, Highlands Hollow

SPINDLEBOMBâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;10 p.m., FREE, Tom Graineyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

KEN HARRIS, BROCK BARTELâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6-9 p.m., FREE, Gelato Cafe

STEVE EATON, JOHN KLEINâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m., FREE, Bungalow

KEVIN KIRKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m.; with Jon Hyneman, Phil Garonzik, 7:30 p.m.,

WHITE RABBITS, THE SUBJECTSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., $8, Neurolux

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BILL CALLAHAN, BACHELORETTEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., $8, Neurolux, (see Listen Here, this page)

ANNA GILBERT, KATIE WILSONâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., FREE, Flying M Coffeegarage

THE CAB, SECRET HANDSHAKE, THE SUMMER SET, EYE ALASKA, ANARBORâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7:30 p.m., $10, The Venue

BLAZE AND KELLYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6:30 p.m., FREE, Seasons Bistro, 1117 E. Winding Creek Road, Eagle

FALLOUTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., FREE, Liquid THE FRIM FRAM 4â&#x20AC;&#x201D;8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GREAT GARDEN ESCAPEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6:30-9:30 p.m. Hoochie Coochie Men, $10 nonmembers; $8 IBG members; $6 children (6-12), Idaho Botanical Garden HIGH DESERT BANDâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6:30 p.m., FREE, Whitewater Pizza JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7-10 p.m., FREE, Modern Hotel and Bar KENI THOMASâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., $5 adv., $10 door, Cowgirls KEVIN KIRKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m., FREE, Chandlers MATISYAHU, Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;NAAN, DUB TRIOâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 8 p.m., $27, Knitting Factory THE MCCLEARY BANDâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;5-8 p.m., FREE, Waterfront at Lake Harbor PAT FOLKNERâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6-9 p.m., FREE, Tablerock POCONO BILLâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6 p.m., FREE, Donnie Macâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s POP CULT KIDSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;10 p.m., FREE, Tom Graineyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SPINDLEBOMBâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish STEVE EATONâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8:15 p.m., FREE, Chandlers TERRI EBERLEINâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6:30 p.m.,; with Dee Anderson Steele, Carmel Crock, Carol Dorsey, 8:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill

B-3 SIDEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., FREE, The Gamekeeper

BLUE SKIES FOR BLACK HEARTS, LARRY AND HIS FLASK, REVOLTREVOLTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., $5, Visual Arts Collective BUXX DELUXEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., $2, Shortyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saloon CANDREAD AND THE RIZING RESISTANCEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9:30 p.m., $5, Reef CHURCH, THE OCEAN FLOOR, ATTN, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAINâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., $3, Neurolux ERIC GRAEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6:30 p.m., with Shades of Grae, 8:30 p.m. FREE, Berryhill FIVE SMOOTH STONESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., FREE, Barbâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barr, 400 N. Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road, Nampa INEPOGYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., $3, Terrapin Station JOHN CAZANâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;5-9 p.m., FREE, Lock, Stock & Barrel JOHN JONES, MIKE SEIFRIT, JON HYNEMANâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8:15 p.m., FREE, Chandlers JONAS BROTHERSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m., $27.50, $47.50, $67.50, $87.50, Idaho Center KEVIN KIRKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m., FREE, Chandlers MARK CARLSONâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub MOONDANCEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6-9 p.m., FREE, Kodiak Grill NATHAN JAY AND THE QUARTERTONSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish THE NAUGHTIES, POP CULT KIDSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;June 2627, 9 p.m., $3, Tom Graineyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s THE NEW WEST GUITAR QUARTETâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OCEAN STORY SOCIALâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., FREE, Sockeye PILOT ERRORâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9:30 p.m., $5, Hannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

TRIPLE THREAT REGGAEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m., $7, Terrapin Station

SPROCKETS, BACKHANDED COMPLIMENTS, 3RD TO LAST, THE USELESS, FREE WILLY AND THE BLOWHOLESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7:30 p.m., $6, Knitting Factory

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MUSICGUIDE saturday 27 ACTUAL DEPICTION—9 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish;

JOHN JONES—7-10 p.m., FREE, Gino’s

AUDRA CONNOLLY—9 p.m., FREE, The Plank

JOHNNY SHOES, MARK “SERGIO” WEBB—7 p.m., FREE, Hyde Park Pub

B-3 SIDE—8 p.m., FREE, The Gamekeeper BODO BROTHERS—6-9 p.m., FREE, Kodiak Grill BRIGHT LIGHT FEVER, BY SUNLIGHT—8 p.m., $3, Flying M Coffeegarage FIVE SMOOTH STONES—9 p.m., FREE, Barb’s Barr THE GARDEN, KID ESPI—9 a.m., $5, The Bouquet

REBECCA SCOTT—8 p.m., FREE, O’Michael’s

JOHNNY SHOES—5 p.m., FREE, Tablerock

RYAN PECK—7 p.m., FREE, Bungalow

MOONDANCE—6-9 p.m., FREE, Kodiak Grill

RYAN WISSINGER—6-9 p.m., FREE, Lock, Stock & Barrel

MUSIC FROM STANLEY—4-8 p.m., Blind Driver, FREE, Redfish Lake Lodge

SMILE EMPTY SOUL, ABRUPT EDGE, MALACHI, THE SINDICATE—8 p.m., FREE, Knitting Factory

THE SIDEMEN—6-9 p.m., FREE, Chandlers

LAURA GIBSON, MUSEE MECANIQUE—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s

THE NAUGHTIES, POP CULT KIDS—9 p.m., CHANDLERS STEAKHOUSE—MSa: Kevin Kirk, 7 p.m.; acts at 8 p.m., 981 Grove St., 383-4300 CHINA BLUE/DIRTY LITTLE RODDY’S—100 S. 6th St., downstairs, 338-6604

BARBACOA—276 Bob White Ct., Boise, 338-5000

COMMON GROUND CAFE—303 E. Colorado St., McCall, 208634-2846

BERRYHILL AND COMPANY—MSa: 6:30 p.m., 121 N. 9th St., 387-3553

CORKSCREWS WINE SHOP— 729 N. Main St., Meridian, 888-4049

BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSE—246 N. 8th St., 345-1813

COWGIRLS—353 Ave. E., Kuna, 922-9522

BOUQUET—1010 W. Main St. 345-6605

CRUSTY’S—214 Lenora St., McCall, 208-634-5005

BUFFALO CLUB—10206 Fairview Ave., 321-1811

DONNIE MAC’S—1515 W. Grove St., 338-7813

BUNGALOW—1520 N. 13th St., 331-9855

FLYING M COFFEEGARAGE—1314 2nd St. S., Nampa, 467-5533

BUZZ CAFE—2999 N. Lakeharbor Lane, 344-4321

THE FABULOUS CHANCELLORS—1-4:30 p.m., $15 per person; Ste. Chapelle Winery, 19348 Lowell Road, Caldwell

KEVIN KIRK—7 p.m.; with Sally Tibbs, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers

JOHN CAZAN—7-9 p.m., FREE, Woodriver Cellars

BAD IRISH—199 N. 8th St., 338-8939

PILOT ERROR—9:30 p.m., $5, Humpin’ Hannah’s

BEN BURDICK, BILL LILES— Noon-3 p.m., FREE, Grape Escape

PY INFAMOUS, ELEVEN, FREE RADIO, WORD LYFE—8 p.m., $5, Neurolux

MEWITHOUTYOU, THE DEAR HUNTER, KAY KAY AND HIS WEATHERED UNDERGROUND—7:30 p.m., $14 door, The Venue

THE BALCONY CLUB—150 N. 8th St., 2nd floor, 336-1313

$3, Tom Grainey’s THE NEPTUNE—9 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub

KEN HARRIS—6:30 p.m., with Carmel Crock, 8:30 p.m. FREE, Berryhill

HALF THE WORLD, TIME 4 CHANGE, FAULT PARADOX, FOOLSBAIN—9 p.m., $5, Grizzly Rose

Venues

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FOCACCIA’S—404 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 322-2838

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THE SOUL CATS—9 p.m., $1, Liquid

JIM LEWIS—11 a.m.-1 p.m., FREE, Focaccia’s

SOLIZ PETERSON—11 a.m.-1 p.m., FREE, Dream Cafe, 3110 S. Bown Way, Boise THE SOUL HONEY—8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish

GAMEKEEPER—1109 Main St., 343-4611 GELATO CAFE— 2053 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian GINO’S RESTAURANT—3015 McMillan Road, Meridian, 887-7710 GRAINEY’S BASEMENT—107 S. 6th St., 345-2505 GRAPE ESCAPE—800 W. Idaho St., 368-0200 THE GRIZZLY ROSE—1124 W. Front St., 342-3375 GROOVE COFFEE—1800 N. Locust Grove, Meridian, 890-6128 GUSTO BAR—509 W. Main St. HA’PENNY—855 Broad St., 343-5568 HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREWHOUSE—2455 Harrison Hollow, 343-6820 HIJINX COMEDY CLUB—800 W.

mon. 29

tues. 30

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1332 RECORDS’ PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m., A Thousand Effigies, Fury of the Cyclops, Asher (member of the Unseen), $2, Liquid

BLAZE AND KELLY—7 p.m., FREE, O’Michael’s

ALEX RICHARDS—6-9 p.m., FREE, Gelato Cafe

GIZZARD STONE—9 p.m., FREE, Liquid

ALIVE AFTER FIVE—5-8 p.m., Low-fi, Culver City Dub Collective, FREE, The Grove Plaza

BRENT VAARTSTRA, SHAWN SCHLOGEL—6:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers

JONAH SHUE, THOMAS PAUL—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s

THE JACKS—8 p.m., FREE, Sockeye

KEN HARRIS—6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill

KELLY LYNAE, DAN COSTELLO—7:30-10 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish

OPEN MIC—9 p.m., FREE, Terrapin Station

KEN HARRIS—6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill

REBECCA SCOTT AND ROB HILL OPEN MIC—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s

KEVIN KIRK—7 p.m.; with Sally Tibbs, Phil Garonzik, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers

STREETWISE—9 p.m., FREE, Mr. Lucky’s

MOONDANCE— 5:30 p.m., FREE, Generations Plaza, Meridian

THOMAS PAUL—8 p.m., FREE, Red Feather Lounge

THE QUARTERTONS—8 p.m., live video shoot FREE, VAC

JIMMY BIVENS AND FRIENDS—7-9:30 p.m., FREE, Humpin’ Hannah’s JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—7-10 p.m., FREE, Lush KEVIN KIRK—7 p.m.; with Jon Hyneman, Phil Garonzik, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers MIKE D AND THEE LOYAL BASTARDS, TRIGGER ITCH—8 p.m., $3, Neurolux NATHAN JAY AND THE QUARTERTONS—9 p.m., FREE, Liquid REBECCA SCOTT—7:30 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub

LUSH—9 p.m., 760 Main St., 342-5874

PENGILLY’S—513 W. Main St., 345-6344

SUN RAY CAFE—1602 N. 13th St., 343-2887

MAIN STREET BISTRO—609 Main St., 345-9515

PIPER PUB & GRILL—150 N. 8th St., 343-2444

SUPERB SUSHI—208 N. 8th St., 385-0123

HYDE PARK PUB—1501 N. 13th St., 336-9260

MODERN HOTEL—1314 W. Grove St., 424-8244

THE PLANK—650 S. Vista Ave., 336-1790

TABLEROCK BREWPUB—705 Fulton St., 342-0944

IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDEN—2355 N. Penitentiary Rd., 343-8649

MONKEY BIZNASS—724 First St. S., Nampa

THE RECORD EXCHANGE (RX)—1105 W. Idaho St., 344-8010

TERRAPIN STATION—1519 W. Main St., 342-1776

Idaho St., 947-7100 HUMPIN’ HANNAH’S—W-Sa: Rocci Johnson Band, 621 Main St., 345-7557

KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE—416 S. 9th St., 367-1212 KODIAK GRILL—12342 E. Hwy. 21, 338-8859 THE LINEN BUILDING—1402 W. Grove St., 385-0111 LIQUID—405 S. 8th St. LOCK, STOCK & BARREL—F-Sa: live music, 1100 W. Jefferson, 336-4266 LULU’S FINE PIZZA—2594 Bogus Basin Road, 387-4992

MOON’S KITCHEN CAFE—712 W. Idaho St., 385-0472 MR. LUCKY’S—4902 W. Chinden Blvd., 327-0925 MUSIC OF THE VINE—2805 Blaine St., Caldwell, 454-1228

RED FEATHER LOUNGE—10 p.m., 246 N. 8th St., 429-6340 REDFISH LAKE LODGE—Hwy. 75, south of Stanley, 208-774-3536 REEF—105 S. 6th St., 287-9200

NEUROLUX—F-Sa: DJs, $3, 11 p.m., 111 N. 11th, 343-0886

REMBRANDT’S—93 S. Eagle Rd., Eagle, 938-1564

NEW FRONTIER—116 E. Broadway, Meridian, 888-9034

RODEWAY INN—1115 N. Curtis Rd., 376-2700

O’MICHAELS—2433 Bogus Basin Rd., 342-8948

SHORTY’S SALOON—5467 Glenwood, 672-9090

PAIR—601 Main St., 343-7034

SOCKEYE—3019 Cole Rd., 658-1533

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TOM GRAINEY’S—109 S. 6th St., 345-2505 THE VENUE—521 Broad St., 919-0011 VISUAL ARTS COLLECTIVE (VAC)—3638 Osage St., Garden City, 424-8297 WATERFRONT AT LAKE HARBOR—3050 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Boise WHITEWATER PIZZA — 1510 N. Eagle Rd., Meridian, 888-6611 WOODRIVER CELLARS—3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 286-9463

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BY JEREMIAH ROBERT WIERENGA

it’s a period piece that could have been set in any era. The anemic love affair between Lorca and Dali only shows energy when Magdalena aggressively takes Lorca to bed while Dali lurks voyeuristically in the corner. With exaggerated newsreel montages balLorca is broken, until a decade later when an anced against somber poetry recitations and invitation brings them again face to face. a story based on conjecture—Dali repeatLittle Ashes is as pretty as an illustrated edly denied being intimate with Lorca—it picture book, with wind-blown fields of suitably matches the surrealist ideal of skewed perspective and disorientation, but this does not make for a masterful film. Although it was shot before Pattinson’s household-name-making film Twilight (2008), the two films share three qualities—tepid sexuality, a brooding atmosphere and a story with only enough depth to fulfill a teenage girl’s conception of impossible love. Pattinson is given a far better role than the one-note Edward Cullen, but his come-and-go accent and abrupt switches from shy artiste to manic pseudo-celebrity still leave him two voices short of a barbershop quartet. The other two male leads do fine work, but LITTLE ASHES (R) it is Gatell as the underutilized Magdalena that elevates the material above that of Directed by Paul Morrison a made-for-TV movie. The script feels Stars Robert Pattinson, Matthew McNulty, extremely amateurish, with characters comJavier Beltran ing and going only as needed, and an odd Now playing at The Flicks silence descending over the scenes whenever the two leads are speaking. Even if they’re quietly discussing a painting in a corner, Andalusian grass and gorgeous cliff-side there’s no one else speaking in the entire seascapes, but has only about as much room. As the love story element doesn’t to say. The sometimes lyrical, frequently have concrete historical evidence to support stilted script—penned by first-time screenit, screenwriter Goslett uses Lorca’s assassiwriter Philippa Goslett—skips over any nation as the emotional coda to the film, an explanation of Spain’s cultural and political event that has little lead-up. A jumbled and revolutions, relying only on brash and unengaging screenplay that’s only slightly heard-before drunken student diatribes elevated by the superior cinematography and providing only a surface exploration (Adam Suschitzky) and a few first-rate of the work of Lorca, Bunuel and Dali. supporting performances, Little Ashes only Without these anchoring pieces of history, fizzles when it should flare.

SURREAL AND SILLY Little Ashes burns time instead of blazing

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urrealism, the avant-garde philosophical and artistic movement that developed in continental Europe after the cessation of the first World War, is concerned with the expression of juxtaposition, psychic free association and surprise. Many of its key members, such as filmmaker Luis Bunuel, poet Federico Garcia Lorca and painter Salvador Dali, came to be known as the Generacion del ’27, a Spanish community of thinkers who expressed revolution through art. Much like the work created during this period, British director Paul Morrison’s new feature Little Ashes uses nonsequitur editing, a colorful palette and occasionally obscene imagery to weave a fanciful tale of the aforementioned trio, all of whom attended Spain’s famous Residencia de Estudiantes institution. In 1922, effeminate young painter Salvador Dali (Robert Pattinson) arrives in Madrid, where he is immediately swept into the artistic and intellectual community headed by gregarious fellow student Luis Bunuel (Matthew McNulty). Upon meeting Federico Garcia Lorca (Javier Beltran), a burgeoning poet also in residence, the two form an intimate friendship that masks their instant attraction to one another. Despite the radical and progressive nature of their circle, they keep silent about their taboo desires until a moonlit summer swim transforms into a sensual encounter. But their union is complicated both by Lorca’s unreciprocated relationship with the headstrong Magdalena (Marina Gatell) and Dali’s carnal reticence. When Dali follows Bunuel to the artistic mecca of Paris, his obsessive rapport with

SCREENLISTINGS special screenings RURAL IDAHO STORIES: LIVING WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE— Residents of Idaho get a chance to tell their stories at the premiere of Rural Idaho Stories: Living without Health Insurance. After the screening, the audience is welcome to weigh in during a discussion of the effects that the lack of health insurance has on the public and the health care industry. For more information, call Idaho Community Action Network at 208-385-9146. Thursday, June 25, 7 p.m., $5, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222, theflicksboise.com, idahocan.org.

opening AWAY WE GO—Expectant couple Verona (Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live) and Burt (John Krasinski, The Office) set out on a trip across the country in their Volvo in search of a place where they feel comfortable enough to raise their child. Along the way, the couple visits family and friends to soak up advice both solicited and shoved in their faces. The movie, directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty), is from an original screenplay by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, and the soundtrack features music by singer-songwriter Alexi Murdoch. (R) Flicks

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MY SISTER’S KEEPER—The Fitzgerald family, Sara (Cameron Diaz), Brian (Jason Patric) and their two kids, Kate (Sofia Vassilieva) and Jesse (Evan Ellingson) live a happy life until Kate is diagnosed with leukemia. The parents have another baby, Anna (Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine), to ensure Kate has a perfect match for bone marrow and an eventual kidney transplant. When Anna reaches her teen years, she is tired of all the medical procedures and visits Campbell Alexander (Alec Baldwin), a lawyer who helps Anna sue her parents for the right to make decisions about her own body. The touching drama reaches a boiling point in Judge De Salvo’s (Joan Cusack) courtroom where right and wrong, ethics and morality all take a stand against the duties of family. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9 PUBLIC ENEMIES—The Depressionera gangster film directed by Michael Mann, and starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, pits bank robbers against government agents. (R) Edwards 9

continuing ANGELS AND DEMONS—Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) discovers the ancient Illuminati has reared its scandalous head again to outrage the Catholic church. (PG-13) Edwards 21

THE BROTHERS BLOOM—Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) and Mark Ruffalo play a couple of con man brothers who go after Penelope (Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener), an eccentric heiress who claims that her hobby is collecting hobbies. The brothers plan to rob her blind by getting her involved in a complex extortion scheme full of twists, turns and explosions that destroy cars and historic monuments along with one of the brother’s desire to steal. (PG-13) Flicks DRAG ME TO HELL—Spider Man director Sam Raimi’s gory-fied return to his horror film roots has all the over-done blood, screams and cries of horror fans who love to be scared out of their theater seats could ever want. Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) and her boyfriend Clay Dalton (Justin Long) have a good life. Christine is a loan officer and her man is a psychology professor. Until recently, Christine’s only concern was meeting her sales goals, then she meets Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver), who is begging for an extension on her home loan. Christine must choose: give the old lady with the evil eye a break, or impress her boss and say “no” to the extension? The choice she makes unleashes the fury of the scary gypsy woman who places a curse on the poor girl and summons the underworld up through the portal to hell which appears to be located smack

dab in the middle of Christine’s living room. (PG-13) Edwards 21 EASY VIRTUE—From the director of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert comes this remake of the 1928 Alfred Hitchcock classic based on a Noel Coward play. Jessica Biel stars as Larita Whittaker, an American woman who turns her English husband’s stodgy family upside down. The outspoken Larita races motorcycles, poses nude for Picasso and isn’t ashamed when the family finds her and her husband in flagrante in an outbuilding. Will the family finally accept their charming if unnerving new member of will they be forever scandalized? Also stars rakish Ben Barnes as John Whittaker, proper Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs. Whittaker and dashing Colin Firth as Mr. Whittaker. (PG-13) Flicks THE HANGOVER—Three friends head to Las Vegas before one of them takes the final plunge into matrimony. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) are charged with showing Doug (Justin Bartha) a good time in Sin City. After a wild night at Caesar’s Palace, the groomsmen have massive hangovers, a tiger in the bathroom, a baby in the closet but the groom is nowhere to be found. More frightened of the bride than the tiger, the dudes realize they best get Doug down the aisle on time and in one piece. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21

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SCREENLISTINGS LAND OF THE LOST—Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell) is a has-been paleontologist hell bent on proving his time travel theory. When he and his crew, research assistant Holly (Anna Friel) and survival skills expert Will (Danny McBride), stumble upon a time warp they are whisked off to a land inhabited by monkey people, lizard people and salivating dinosaurs. (PG13) Northgate Ends Thursday, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 THE LIMITS OF CONTROL—Director Jim Jarmusch’s drama reunites his thematic relationship with actor Isaach D Bankole (Night on Earth, Ghost Dog, Coffee and Cigarettes). Mystery and intrigue lurk in the shadows along with a loner who walks the streets of Spain waiting for the right moment to strike out and gain control in secret revenge plot. The film also stars Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Gael Garcia Bernal and John Hurt. (R) Flicks Ends Thursday LITTLE ASHES—See Screen Page 26. (R) Flicks MONSTERS VS. ALIENS—The animated movie by DreamWorks features a cast of monster/alien/hybrid characters engaged in an epic battle against an army of multipleeyed aliens with a little social commentary added to the mix. The bad guys are a gaggle of four-eyed aliens led by Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson) who go up against a group of government grown hybrids under the command of a 50-foot-tall woman

named Susan, aka Ginormica (voice of Reese Witherspoon), a 20,000-year-old half-fish/halfape called The Missing Link (Will Arnett), a big furry bug named Insectasaurous, a mad scientist Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (Hugh Laurie) and a one-eyed blue blob named B.O.B. (Seth Rogen). (PG) Egyptian Ends Thursday NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN—Ben Stiller reprises his role as Larry Daley, the night watchman who moves from the Museum of Natural History to the Smithsonian Institute to rescue Jedediah and Octavius who had been shipped there on accident. (PG) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21, THE PROPOSAL—Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is a heavy handed book editor who persuades her male assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her so she won’t get deported to Canada. The business arrangement quickly turns into a family affair when the fiances travel to Alaska and the Paxtons (Mary Steenburgen and Craig T. Nelson) arrange a quick wedding in conjunction with Grandma Annie’s (Betty White) 90th birthday. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 STAR TREK—J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, Lost and Alias) boldly takes this TV classic in a whole new direction, yet preserves the universal message of acceptance for all species. The crew of the Enterprise

is made up of an ensemble cast of relative unknowns (for now). Captain Kirk is played by Chris Pine, Spock by Zachary Quinto and Uhura by Zoe Saldana. Even Tyler Perry (Madea) has a part as Starfleet Admiral Barnett. A hip crew, spectacular special effects and a dash of romance adds a little action to all the adventure (with Spock/ Leonard Nimoy’s approval). (PG13) Edwards 21 THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123—The remake of the 1974 film stars Denzel Washington as Walter Garber, a subway train dispatcher caught up in the hijacking of a subway car full of commuters. Ryder (John Travolta) and his accomplices (Luis Guzman, Victor Gojcaj) demand that Walter deliver $10 million or people will get hurt. Director Tony Scott doesn’t stray far from the action formula with the prerequisite cussing up a blue streak culminating in a car chase through New York City traffic. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 TERMINATOR SALVATION—The fourth movie in the Terminator series features John Connor (Christian Bale) as the leader of mankind’s fight against deadly robots bent on humanity’s destruction. In the year 2018 things aren’t looking good for the human race. Anton Yelchin co-stars as Kyle Reese. The new terminator is played by Sam Worthington. (PG-13) Edwards 21

VIDIOT

The new Enterprise crew stands up to expectations.

BY TRAVIS ESTVOLD

ADVICE: BOLDLY GO TO VIDEO STORE BEFORE TREKKING TO THEATER Sitting in the theater watching producer/director J.J. Abrams’ (TV’s Alias and Lost) new Star Trek prequel, I elbowed my pal on several occasions and whispered what section of back story this movie was currently explaining—partly because I wanted him to appreciate the scene and partly because I wanted him to appreciate my knowledge of Star Trek. I personally grew up addicted to Star Trek spin-off shows The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, but I made time over the years to watch all six of the original cast’s movies and a handful of episodes of the show. The repeated elbow jabs I doled out got me to thinking: Does one actually need to be well acquainted with the original series and films to appreciate this new edition? I’m working to improve my ability to succinctly synopsize (see boiseweekly.com’s 3SR), so I’ll limit myself to three sentences as I discuss what occurred in the original films. At the outset, the story is slow and viewers are eased back into the Trek universe by long shots of the Enterprise and the crew’s pajama-like uniforms, but in Part II, Kirk’s nemesis and Shatner’s melodramatic delivery resurface (“Do you hear me, Khan?! Do YOU?!”); alas, Spock meets his demise. The crew then searches for their fallen science officer while makeup-laden Christopher Lloyd and a Klingon crew harass the Enterprise, and when a strange alien ship threatens to destroy Earth, the planet’s only hope is for Kirk and Co. to go whaling in the 1980s. Part V sees Spock’s eccentric brother lead the crew into a mislabeled Eden, and Part VI is all about debates—and battles—over making peace with the Klingons. In the newly released prequel, we witness Captain Kirk’s birth and see snapshots of Kirk and Mr. Spock as children, young men and Star Fleet officers. This is a full-on prequel and a different storytelling style, covering decades instead of single missions. The action is so amped up now that if one only watched the original series beforehand, he or she may only see a thread of connection. However, the Star Trek universe—in the form of the Next Generation movies—has been evolving for years. Many of the new portrayals of these extremely iconic sci-fi characters are puzzling. While Zachary Quinto, (TV’s 24 and Heroes) absolutely nails the look and speech pattern of Spock, Chris Pine (Just My Luck) reinvents Kirk. I didn’t hear or see anything Shatner-like in Pine, but I credit the script for keeping Kirk brash. Simon Pegg (Sean of the Dead) and Karl Urban (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) are mere shades away from the original Scotty and Dr. McCoy—who is my favorite character in all-original cast productions—and provide loads of comic relief. Pretend now I’m throwing elbows in your direction as the opening credits roll. “You’re going to love this two-hour roller coaster ride, but to really appreciate it, you probably should’ve been around for my 12-hour Trek fest last week,” I say. “Ooh, sorry about your ribs there.”

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SCREENLISTINGS TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN—Action, loads of metal smashing and grand explosions are part of the second installment of the battle between a resurrected Megatron and his crew of villainous Decepticons. The cast of the first movie, Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro star with the addition of Rainn Wilson (The Office) in the role of a college professor. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21, Edwards IMAX

to his home and sets sail for South America. The 78-year-old and his stow away companion, an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell, go on the adventure of their lives and meet some funny characters along the way. (PG) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21

UP—The 3D movie by DisneyPixar is about an older man who fulfills his dreams of flying after his wife passes away. Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) attaches a bunch of hot-air balloons

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE— The story before the story of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the fearless, steel-clawed warrior mutant of the X-Men. Delve into his past and find out about his mixed history of violence with a touch of romance. He’ll run into new and old enemies and friends and meet some of the legends of the X-Men universe. (PG-13) Edwards 21

YEAR ONE—Michael Cera (Juno) is going to be funny any time he’s the comedic foil in a film. Jack Black also usually plays the same character: a spastic goof who’s a bit morally bereft but ultimately redeems himself in the end while at the same time helping an uptight square find the hero or child inside. In Year One, Black plays Zed, a pre-historic rule breaker banished from his village for eating forbidden fruit. Cera is Oh, his trusting, naive sidekick. When they set out to rescue Eema, the object of Oh’s desire, who has been forced into slavery, the two hunter-gatherers find that their destiny may be less about the goal and more about the journey. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21

BOISE WEEKLY MOVIE TIMES Cut this out and put it on your fridge!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 TO TUESDAY, JUNE 30 ANGELS & DEMONS—

Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:15, 3:25, 6:35, 9:30

AWAY WE GO—

Flicks: F-Su: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10; M-Tu: 5:10, 7:10, 9:10

THE BROTHERS BLOOM—

Flicks: W-Th: 4:55, 7:10, 9:25; F-Su: 2, 4:30, 7, 9:25; M-Tu: 4:30, 7, 9:25

DRAG ME TO HELL—

Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:55 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:55

EASY VIRTUE—

Flicks: W-Th: 5:15, 7:15, 9:15; F-Su: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15; M-Tu: 5:15, 7:15, 9:15

THE HANGOVER—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:35, 3:55, 8, 10:35; F-Tu: 12:35, 3:55, 8, 10:35 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:10, 2:45, 5:25, 7:45, 10:05

HORTON HEARS A WHO!—

Northgate: M-Tu only: 10:30 a.m.

LAND OF THE LOST—

Northgate: W-Th only: 12:10, 2:40, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:25, 4:40, 7:55, 10:25 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11 a.m., 1:25, 4, 6:45, 9:15

THE LIMITS OF CONTROL—

Flicks: W: 4:30, 7, 9:30; Th only: 4:30, 9:30

LITTLE ASHES—

Flicks: W-Th: 5:05, 7:20, 9:35; F-Su: 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05, 9:30; M-Tu: 4:50, 7:05, 9:30

MONSTERS VS. ALIENS—

Egyptian: W-Th only: 2, 4, 6, 8

MY SISTER’S KEEPER—

Northgate: F-Tu: 12, 2:20, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45 Edwards 9: F-Tu: 1:25, 4:40, 7:55, 10:25

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN— Northgate: W-Tu: 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:30 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:30, 4:45, 7:25, 9:55; F-Tu: 1:30, 4:45, 7:25, 9:55 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:45 a.m., 2:20, 5:05, 7:25, 10:10 THE PROPOSAL—

Northgate: W-Tu: 12, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:20, 4:20, 7:35, 10:40; F-Tu: 1:20, 4:20, 7:35, 10:40 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:50 a.m., 1:30, 2:25, 4:15, 5:15, 6:55, 8, 9:40, 10:35

PUBLIC ENEMIES—

Edwards 9: Tu: 12:01 a.m.

RURAL IDAHO STORIES: LIVING WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE— STAR TREK—

Flicks: Th only: 7

Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:10, 4:05, 6:50, 9:35

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:40, 4:35, 7:50, 10:20; F-Tu: 12:40, 4:35, 7:50, 10:20 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:35 a.m.,12:40, 2:05, 3:10, 4:35, 5:35, 7:05, 8:05, 9:25, 10:40

TERMINATOR SALVATION—

Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:50, 4:50, 7:35, 10:20

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN— Northgate: W-Tu: 12:30, 3:45, 7, 10:05 Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:30, 1, 3:45, 4:15, 7, 7:30, 10:15, 10:45; F-Tu: 12:30, 1, 3:45, 4:15, 7, 7:30, 10:15, 10:45 Edwards 21: W-Th: 9:50 a.m., 10:10 a.m., 10:50 a.m., 12:10, 1, 1:20, 2, 2:40, 3:20, 4:10, 4:30, 5:10, 5:50, 6:40, 7:20, 7:40, 8:20, 9:10, 9:50, 10:30, 10:50, 11:30 Edwards IMAX: W-Th: 9:30 a.m., 12:40, 3:50, 7, 10:10 UP—

Northgate: W-Tu: 12:20, 2:40, 4:55, 7:10, 9:20 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:05, 3:50, 7:05, 10:05; F-Tu: 1:05, 3:50, 7:10, 10:05 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:25 a.m., 1:55, 4:25, 7, 9:20

UP 3D—

Edwards 21: W-Th: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10

X-MEN ORIGINS WOLVERINE— YEAR ONE—

Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:05, 2:35, 5:20, 7:50, 10:25

Northgate: W-Tu: 12:20, 2:30, 4:35, 7:20, 9:40 Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:55, 4:10, 7:10, 10; F-Tu: 12:55, 4:10, 7:05, 10 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:40 a.m., 12:50, 2:10, 3:15, 4:40, 5:40, 7:10, 8:10, 9:45, 10:45

Movie times listed were correct as of press time. To verify: Edwards 21 Boise, 208-377-1700, www.regmovies.com; Edwards 9 Boise, 208-338-3821, www.regmovies.com; The Egyptian Theater, 208345-0454, www.egyptiantheatre.net; The Flicks, 208-342-4222, www.theflicksboise.com; Northgate Cinema, 208-377-2620, www.reeltheatre.com. For second-run movies: Overland Park $1 Cinema, 208-377-3072; Towne Square Reel, 208-377-2620; Country Club Reel, 208-377-2620; Nampa Reel, 208-377-2620, www.reeltheatre.com.

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BY DEANNA DARR

MULTIPLICITY The multiple personalities of the

for Everyone will start. Last year, 1,300 people took to the roads accompanied by Boise Mayor Dave Bieter. While Bieter won’t be running this year, he will be cheering on what Canning hopes will be up to 2,000 runners. Following the Mayor’s Mile, the Prep Mile Showdown will put teen and pre-teens in fifth through 12th grades on the course, irst, the costumed runners emerge, hidden beneath layers of followed by the Beauty and the Beast Mile—men and women aged fabric and padding. Then, they release the children, luring 40 and older. Then, the teams take over, with five-person competithem through town with sweet confections. They are followed tive teams. First, the corporate teams will run, but it’s who’s coming down the street by the hordes—the teens, the seniors and everyone afterward that garners the most attention. else—who are in turn chased by men wearing rubberized suits and PERSONALITY NO. 5 helmets, who are followed by a mass of athletes with the gleam of Each year, fans flock to check out the First Responders race, in glory in their eyes. which firefighters and police officers don 35 pounds of equipment The Main Street Mile is a race with multiple personalities: part before running. In past years, the Boise Fire Department came out children’s race, part comic sideshow, part competitive race, part on top, thoroughly thumping the Eagle Fire Department two years fundraiser and part parade. In its sixth year, the event has become a fan favorite, as specta- ago. But last year, Eagle got its revenge. tors line the streets of downtown Boise to watch the cavalcade of runners pass by. But it’s about more than pure entertainment or sportsmanship. The Main Street Mile puts a spotlight on men’s health, seeking to do for prostate cancer what the Race for the Cure does for breast cancer. “I was going through my own health issues at the time,” said race Executive Director Ryan Canning of starting the event. “It’s a long journey of rediscovering yourself and trying to look at life from a different perspective.” Canning also came to the realization that there wasn’t much attention being paid to men’s health issues, while massive grass-roots campaigns were thrusting women’s health issues into the mainstream. He teamed with St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and Idaho Urology Institute to provide free prostate screenings. But it’s more than its dual purpose that makes the Main Street Mile one of Boise’s most colorful events.

Main Street Mile

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Mascots and children will flood the streets of Boise for the Main Street Mile. Stay out of their way. First and foremost, the race is a fundraiser. Last year, the event raised roughly $95,000, and in the past five years, the program has provided 2,598 men with Eagle firefighter Kelsey Backen took on the responsibility of free prostate screenings, a $493,000 value, according to Canning. putting the team together last year, and with a proactive training Each year, the screening program has expanded. When it started program, he hopes to have a repeat victory. in 2004, it provided 355 screenings in two days, that increased to “There’s a bit of bragging rights,” he said with a laugh, describ444 over three days in 2006 and 737 in just four days last year. For ing the trash talking that’s been going on between departments for Canning, it’s part of a larger national pattern in which men’s health the last year. “People in firefighting are pretty competitive,” he said. is finally being addressed. “Whether they’re athletic or not is another question.” “It’s sort of our society,” Canning said about the lack of focus on The firefighters will run in the shells of their turnout gear and men’s health issues. “Women are taught at a young age to be very their packs, which, while lighter than their full gear, are still pretty open about their health issues. For guys, it’s that mentality of, ‘if it’s hot. For his part, Backen said he wouldn’t be upset to have a cool not falling off, it’s OK. Put a little duct tape on it.’ There’s hesitation day for the race. about going to the doctor because it’s perceived as a weakness.” Recently, the Boise and Eagle fire departments competed in the Seattle Stair Climb, in which roughly 140 teams from around the PERSONALITY NO. 2 world raced to see who could climb 69 stories the fastest. Boise When the race begins, the first runners out of the gate will be placed 14th, while Eagle came in 21st. Now, Eagle is in the mood wearing foam padding. The annual mascot race will send between for a victory. 18 and 23 area mascots hurtling down the street in search of brag“I hope they’re back,” Backen said. “We want to beat them.” ging rights as the fastest mascot to complete a 100-yard dash. “Some Canning hopes to see representatives of the Boise Police Departrun, some walk, some stumble and fall,” Canning said with a laugh. ment and the United States Marine Corps turn out as well. Expected to run this year are Humphrey the Hawk, the Idaho Finally, the evening of racing will end with the Men’s and Stampede’s Rumble, the Steelheads’ Blue, Eddy the Trout, Buster Women’s open mile, an open race category for all seriously competiBronco, McGruff the Crime Dog, Smokey Bear and Billy the Blood tive adult racers. Drop from the Red Cross, among others. They will don their giant This year, the race will begin at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, June 26. The heads, their faux fur and, in some cases, their cartoonish oversized starting line is at the corner of Sixth and Main streets and the route shoes and boldly go for what few mascots achieve: speed. leads to Fifth Street, left onto Idaho Street, then to Eighth Street and back to Main Street. PERSONALITY NO. 3 The mascots will start things off, followed by the sugar-hungry Once the fallen mascots are cleared from the road, the children’s hordes of children at 6:25 p.m. and the Mile for Everyone at 6:40 half-mile race will begin. Last year, roughly 500 kids aged 10 and p.m., with the rest of the groups following in succession. younger turned out, and this year, Canning expects up to 600. But Racers can register on the Web site up until 2 p.m. on race day; how do you get young children to run through the streets of Boise? after that point, registration takes place at the starting line outside You tempt them with sweets, of course. The racers will actually be Bandana Racing. Entry costs $25 for adults and $10 for children age chasing a Meadow Gold ice cream truck down the road. For safety’s 10 and younger. sake, the driver better pass out the goods at the finish line. For more information on the race or screenings, check out mainPERSONALITY NO. 4 streetmile.org. To learn about artist Erin Ruiz’s work with the Main After the sugar-induced frenzy has passed, the Mayor’s Mile Street Mile, see boiseweekly.com for a Web-exclusive story.

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he double glass doors at Tacos El Torito opened, and the aromas o the foodie conspiracy theorists out there, it may of warm tortillas, sizzling meats and fresh cilantro were thick seem that sometime in the 1980s, a group of Hispanic in the hot air. The blast of humidity, the festive party pinatas Chambers of Commerce and Mexican expat cooks and the red, white and green mural of Mexico on the wall made my met in secret in Guadalajara to draw up plans for the typidining companion and I long for the chance to escape on another cal, or authentic, stateside Mexican restaurant. Mexican vacation. We mulled over the choices on the big menu board But there is a much simpler explanation for the ubiquiabove the cash register and talked about our most memorable dining tousness of the decor, menus and attitude at this particular experience in Mexico, when after a long, hot tour of ancient ruins, genre of taqueria, at least here in Boise. Workers immiour group was treated to a coveted meal inside an impressive dining grate, family follows, folks get hungry and someone opens hall. We shuffled through a buffet loaded with tantalizing dishes and a convenient, cheap and familiar restaurant. And since a the food went down fast, large portion of Idaho’s aided by the sounds of Mexican populace hails a large band blowing from the west-central their horns and banging states of Michoacan and on tamboras. The festive Jalisco, familiar cuisine music performed at a fupretty much means tortas rious pace created a sense on those oversized white of digestive urgency. rolls, carnitas, mediocre Everyone in that room tamales and, on a good horked down their meals day, some fresh tripe. with very little chewing Such is the deal at Tainvolved. The sights and cos El Torito, a modest smells of Tacos El Torito Mexican joint that shares made us a little nostalgic a generic shopping plaza for that meal. with the Reel Theater I’ve ordered the bean ($3 movies), a computer and cheese burritos with parts store and a sewing onion at Tacos El Torito machine supplier. many times, and they (Perhaps Mexicans register at a nine on my ask why these gringo burrito rating scale that shopping plazas all look tops out at 10. Tightly the same?) wrapped tortillas made weighty with saucy But there are also a few nice surprises thrown TACOS EL TORITO pinto beans and mild strings of melted cheese in at El Torito, and I’m not just saying that 4518 W. Overland Road, 208-343-4235 are appealing but wouldn’t trigger nostalgic because I went there on my birthday. Open Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. vacation memories like tostados, tamales and The torta ($4.50), which I ordered with tortas would. So instead, we ordered the dinner carnitas, came wrapped in foil and cut in half special ($6), a fish taco ($2.50), a carne asada for neater eating, though it still, thankfully, torta ($4.50) and a chicken tostada ($2.50). We settled in a big prifell apart. The bread was toasted perfectly on both sides, vate wood booth, slid the radish, carrot and onion garnish to the side yielding a satisfying crunch, enhanced by the crunchiness of and dug into our culinary flashback to paradise. the pork bits enveloped inside. I actually prefer the cubed The dinner deal came with a Taco El Torito (beans, lettuce, tomato, and crunched up carnitas to the pulled pork variety, and the onion, cilantro, hot sauce and choice of meat), a second taco with cook at El Torito did something to her pork that made it seasoned pork, and a fresh side of beans and fluffy rice. I am a fan lightly fried on the surface while retaining the soft warmth of sandwiches in any culture—be it Philly, panini or falafel—and the of slow-roasted pig. beauty of a torta is all the different ingredients that work together to The pork tamales, which my 4-year-old rejected on a permake a harmony of flavors between two pieces of grilled white bread. ception of spiciness, were about average, though they actuThe first thing I tasted was the seasoned chunks of beef and a smooth ally had some veggies inside, which is unusual. I have tried to guacamole and sour cream blend followed by the crunch of lettuce, impart a deep appreciation of chile peppers to my offspring, juicy diced tomato and chopped onions. The fish taco with grilled tila- but on random days, they parrot a depressing societal averpia was stuffed with tomato, lettuce and onion that were held at bay sion to spice in their preferences. Or maybe she just didn’t by huge slices of avocado and drizzled with hot sauce that added color like the tamale ... I am a sucker for conspiracies. and a kick. A spritz of lemon brought out the smooth flavor of the fish My daughter traded out her tamale for my mild chicken encased in a double layer of warm corn tortillas. The chicken tostada taco, which was a Taco El Torito ($2), the slightly souped-up had a smear of refried beans that effectively spackled down the chicken version of the regular taco. The Torito includes pintos, onion, on a crunchy corn tortilla, and the firm nuggets of cotija cheese, letcilantro, lettuce, tomatoes and, supposedly, hot sauce (don’t tuce, tomato and thick green slices of avocado were piled three inches tell the kids!) and comes on a slightly larger taco shell. high. But the standout ingredient in the tostada was the warm, thick A bite of a grilled shrimp taco ($2.50) also made me quite slivers of onion that were rosy pink and sweet enough to eat on their happy. Though I didn’t ask, I’d bet this particular restaurant own. The tostada was accompanied by a cup of spicy sauce made from is informed by a coastal cuisine, because the shrimp were chicken alongside a dollop of sour cream that offered cool relief from permitted to dominate the taco shell they inhabited, spiced the spiciness. The cloudy broth with flecks of red floating like buoys in and fried in a manner reminiscent of the playas of Nayarit. a turbulent ocean served as a warning for the kick to the taste buds we The offerings include a full breakfast taco menu and the were about to receive courtesy of the cayenne pepper flakes. As soon as typical Mexican restaurant cooler—Jarritos, Corona, Negra I dipped a finger in the sauce to test it, my eyes began to water. and a tank of aguas frescas, including horchata and hibiscus. We had ordered far too much food for just the two of us without Since it was my birthday, I had a Bohemia, a light Mexican room to take home some flan for $1.99. As we finished dinner, we beer, with lunch. could hear the whirl of the jamaica and horchata machines cascading I’d recommend El Torito as a decent neighborhood joint if streams of sweet liquid in a trio of colors, soft Mexican music playing you live in the vicinity. It will stick on the taqueria map in my in the background and the sound of steady chopping as the cooks brain, ideally as a prelude to cheap movies or as a proletarprepped ingredients. We both picked up the pace of our chewing and ian way to balance any potential golf outing across the street then realized that we were acting like impressionable diners again. were anyone ever to invite me on a golf outing. Or as a pit During our feast at Tacos El Torito in the Country Club Plaza, we had stop if I ever need sewing machine parts. plenty of time to chew our Mexican food. And maybe, just maybe, for another cumpleanos. —Elaine Lacaillade is a mean, green burrito-rating machine.

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DININGGUIDE Coffeehouses/ Bakeries ALIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEEHOUSEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;A bagel shop thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just bagels. Get pastries, smoothies and lattes, or get beyond breaky with a portobella sandwich, a ham and brie bagel, or any of Aliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fresh soups and salads. 908 W. Main St., 208-3381299. $ SU OM . DAWSONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Dawsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interior is almost as tasty as the handpicked beans (grown everywhere from Sumatra to Ethiopia to Mexico) roasted the old-fashioned way. Owners Dave and Cindy Ledgard know where to ďŹ nd the best fair trade, organic, shade grown and just plain excellent coffees. 219 N. Eighth St., 208336-5633. 216 W. 38th St. Suite A, 208-376-2787. $ P SU. THE FIXXâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Serving the needs of coffee drinkers hunkered down in the western end of downtown, The Fixx brews up locally roasted coffee from Eagle Coffee Roasting, and the eats are all provided courtesy of Le Cafe de Paris. Live music Friday and Saturday nights. 224 10th St., 208-331-4011. $ SU . FLYING M COFFEEHOUSEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;In addition to a fantastic atmosphere (cool tunes, friendly employees, art on the walls and comfy seating), â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Mâ&#x20AC;? makes killer coffee drinks. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the Art-O-Mat. 500 W. Idaho St., 208-345-4320. $ SU . JAVAâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Three words: Bowl of Soul. This cinnamon/ espresso/chocolate concoction is liquid redemption. In addition to all things coffee, Java also serves scones, mufďŹ ns and tasty lunch offerings. 223 N. Sixth St., 208-345-0777. 1612 N. 13th, 208-345-4777. $ P SU OM .

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Boise Weekly Dining Guide offers selective listings of editorial recommendations and advertisers. Listings rotate based on available space. Updates from diligent readers and listed restaurateurs are heartily encouraged. E-mail to food@boiseweekly.com or fax to 342-4733. LUCYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;No-nonsense coffee on Broadway with homemade pastries and desserts. Brewing Cafe Mam coffee from native Mayan farmers thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free of contaminants and is CertiďŹ ed Fair Trade. Lucyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is committed to providing quality coffee, as to well as being a green business. 1079 Broadway Ave., 208-344-5907. $ P SU . REMBRANDTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Located in a restored church on Eagleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main drag, Rembrandtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has become a neighborhood gathering point for more than just coffee. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sustenance you seek, Rembrandtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has hot and cold libations aplenty, a pastry case full of homemade mufďŹ ns, sweets, breads and quiches, and a short lunch menu with largely portioned sandwiches, soups and salads. The cathedralâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;literallyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ceilings and plush furniture lend the atmosphere a deďŹ nitively welcoming and serene feeling. 93 S. Eagle Road, Eagle, 208-938-1564. $ P SU

THOMAS HAMMERâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Boise has been loving Thomas Hammer for years in various locations and now its own downtown location. With all the coffee and sweet goodies necessary to keep you moving during the day, all served up in eco-friendly cups. Order up a heaping stack of the infamous Hammer T-shirts and mugs, or some beans and merchandise in stores or online. The Web site lists different organic, fair trade and even rare varietals coffees. 298 N. Eighth St., 208-433-8004. $ P SU . ZEPPOLEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Nothing beats the low prices and fresh-baked goodness of Zeppole on a lunch break, unless itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taking home a loaf of their near-legendary bread to enjoy later. 217 N. Eighth St., 208345-2149. 983 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208-338-1499. 600 S. Rivershore Ln., 208-939-3947. $ P OM SU

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ALL OVER THE RESTAURANT MAP This last weekend, I discovered just how painful it can be to ďŹ nd decent food in Eagle on a Sunday. Pamelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Willowcreek and Seasons were all closed, which left me with what proved to be a completely failed restaurant experience at one of the few open joints. I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t out the restaurant here, but sufďŹ ce it to say that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never go back, and the next time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in Eagle on a Sunday, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll drive straight to Boise for grub. Eagle has lost a handful of restaurants over the last year, among them SixOneSix, Franco Latino, Cheerleaders, the Original Pancake House, and one that I was particularly sad to see go: Eagle Rib Shack. I swear I can still smell burnt ends and the loaded smashed potatoes every time I go by its now-empty location. As I passed by this weekend, I had to explain to my shocked dining companion (who hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heard the rib shack has closed) what had happened to the once always-busy restaurant. Apparently, a few of you missed the story. After the owners spent years battling the city over a heated tent erected to accommodate wintertime patrons, Eagle Rib Shack ďŹ nally got fed up, pulled roots and relocated to Meridian, where it shed its geographically speciďŹ c moniker and became Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rib Shack. Unfortunately, that venture was short-lived and before I could get my rib ďŹ x, the rib shack was gone altogether. These days, owners Andrew Petrehn and his wife Saundra McDavid are running the Rib Shack as a catering-only business until the credit market loosens up and they can open another location. The couple was spotlighted in a May 2009 New York Times article for their new approach to business, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one that another couple is taking a stab at. Three weeks ago, the Old Havana Cafe began catering in hopes of building a modest clientele before opening a brick-and-mortar location. Run by the Cuban-born husband and wife team Raul and Raysa Diaz, the Old Havana Cafe makes twice weekly deliveries of homemade Cuban food. Monday and Wednesday, the couple bakes their own bread to ensure a more authentic experience, while Tuesdays the couple delivers in Eagle and Thursdays in downtown Boise. No delivery fee. No minimum charge. For now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a lunch menu, which includes slow roasted pork sandwiches, ďŹ&#x201A;ank steak platters, croquettas, papas rellenas (described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;buttery mashed potato balls ďŹ lled with seasoned ground beef and lightly breadedâ&#x20AC;? ... uh, yes, please), plantain chips and a rotating daily special. Raul Diaz says dinner is in the future and he hopes to be able to accomplish it with deliveries in reusable containers that would go straight to customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; place of work before they head home. Also in the future, says Diaz, is a proper cafe. Once they build up a loyal following, he and his wife are hoping to open a small cafe reminiscent of what was found circa 1940 in the old section of Havana, complete with Cuban music and always-turning ceiling fans. They want a cafe, says Diaz, that is â&#x20AC;&#x153;the place where Hemingway would hang around.â&#x20AC;? Count me in. E-mail or call in your order a day ahead of time (or if you forget, you have until 9 a.m. that morning) at 208-891-5707 or order@oldhavanacafe.com. To see a copy of the menu, visit oldhavanacafe.com. Last but not least in this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restaurant drivel are a few updates. Boise lost Chef Louâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at Eighth Street. I sadly bid adieu to the chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monte cristo; it was the best in town. And Idaho Fry Company and the Idaho Potato Commission have reached an agreement on the formerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name change. According to a release from the Idaho Potato Commission, the fry company will change its name to Boise Fry Company before Aug. 31, and the commission will help the small, locally owned business fund the name change.

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DININGGUIDE Fine Dining BERRYHILL & COMPANY RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR—In its downtown location, Berryhill is open for lunch and dinner. The lunch menu offers finer casual food like a fig and feta grilled cheese sandwich, a buffalo burger and a crab melt of focaccia. A separate hors d’oeuvre menu features nibbles like baked escargot, and entrees include everything from rack of lamb to fish and steaks to both the white meats. Berryhill also offers a special kid-friendly, little foodie menu. 121 N. Ninth St., 208-3873553. $$-$$$$ RES P SU OM . CHANDLERS—It didn’t take long for this Sun Valley restaurant to win the hearts and mouths of Boise. Known for its fine cuts of meat and its see-and-beseen happy hour, Chandlers in Boise has pushed the bar for a fine dining experience in Boise to a new level. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers and a little music in the lounge before moving into the dining room for an intimate dinner with your date. 981 W. Grove St., 208-343-7776 $$$$ RES P SU OM. COTTONWOOD GRILLE—The food and ambience here share a terrific, tasteful symbiotic relationship. Inside, it’s like a big hunting lodge; outside, it’s watching the world go by on the Greenbelt. 913 W. River St., 208-333-9800. $$$-$$$$ RES P SU OM. EMILIO’S—This hotel restaurant applies five star hospitality in the dining room as well as it does as the front desk. With over 450 wines and a classically elegant fine menu, Emilio’s is one of those never-miss dining experiences that Boiseans love. 245 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-333-8002. $$$-$$$$ RES SU OM .

THE MELTING POT—Delicious, savory and sweet, here’s fondue for every course. A cozy, classy place to repast. Order a drink from the extensive selection of wines and linger over a romantic dinner. 200 N. Sixth St., 208-383-0900. $$$-$$$$ RES P SU OM . RED FEATHER LOUNGE—Red Feather Lounge is all about wine and good food. You can get great macaroni and cheese for lunch, and for dinner, the menu turns deliciously swanky. If you can snag a seat in the cellar, count yourself especially lucky. 246 N. Eighth St., 208-429-6340. $$-$$$ RES P SU OM .

Pizza ATZA PIZZA—The pizza place uses handmade dough and pizza sauce and fresh ingredients. Hit the salad bar, order jumbo wings, or go for the sandwiches and breadsticks option. Decide between thin or original crust and you’re halfway done building your own pie, or you may choose one of Atza’s specialty pizza creations. 6564 S. Federal Way, 208-4331112. $-$$ OM . CASANOVA PIZZERIA—Pizza made like traditional pizzerias in New York and Naples make. Fresh sauces, thin crusts, and toppings from figs and bleu cheese to prosciutto and arugula. And of course real clam pizza from folks hailing from the homestate of clam pizza—Connecticut. 1204 S. Vista Ave., 208-331-3535. $-$$ P SU OM. FLATBREAD COMMUNITY OVEN—Stone fired pizza, pasta and sandwiches served up from the community oven. A sleekly lined interior and two large fire pits beckon flatbread lovers to Bown Crossing. 3139 S. Bown Way, 208-343-4177. 830 N. Main Street, Ste. A (Generations Plaza), Meridian, 208-288-0969. $-$$ P SU OM .

FLYING PIE PIZZERIA— Boise’s longest-lived and most inventive pizzeria. They have their own beer (the impeccable Triple Pi Belgian-style ale), and pies to please even the pickiest eaters. 6508 Fairview Ave., 208-345-0000. 4320 W. State St., 208-384-0000. $-$$ P SU OM. FRONT DOOR NORTHWEST PIZZA AND TAP HOUSE— Offering tasty pizza, sandwiches, soups and salads. Features a stellar line of beers, including 14 rotating beer taps, 20 bottles of Belgian Ale and more to comprise over 60 beers to choose from. Eat -in or take-out. 105 S. Sixth St., 208-2879201. $-$$ P SU OM. GUIDO’S ORIGINAL NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA—There’s nothing like a slice (or three) of Guido’s New York-style pizza for lunch. Their giant pies are inexpensive and addictive, just like the infamous pizza by the slice. 235 N. Fifth St., 208-345-9011. 12375 Chinden, 208-3761008. $ SU OM. LUCKY 13 PIZZA—The former North End mainstay has moved essentially “as was” to Harris Ranch, where the best (and best-named) pizzas and sandwiches on the planet are still on the menu. 3662 S. Eckert Road, 208-344-6967. $ P SU. These restaurants are only a few of Boise’s eateries. For a comprehensive list of restaurants in Boise and the surrounding areas, visit boiseweekly.com and click on “Food.” Do you have a BW Card yet? Save 40 percent at participating restaurants. For details, visit boiseweekly.com and click on the BW Card icon.

WINESIPPER BY DAVID KIRKPATRICK

ITALIAN WHITES It’s as true in wine as it is in fashion—white is the color of choice after Memorial Day. When the heat is on, red wine starts to feel a little too heavy, even in the air-conditioned comfort of home. A well-chilled glass of white is what I want, preferably while sitting on a patio overlooking the Italian coast, but the closest my budget will come to that is a bottle of Italian white. We tried a lineup featuring different grapes from different regions, all hailing from Italy and all with the emphasis on refreshment. Here are the panel’s picks: 2007 FONTEVECCHIA VERDICCHIO DEI CASTELLI DI JESI, $17.50 In the central Italian region of Marche on the Adriatic coast, Verdicchio is the preferred white. A refreshing wine of substance, this Fontevecchia Verdicchio is a great example of how good this grape can be. The aromas are a mix of ripe apple, citrus and tangerine, along with an intriguing bit of sweet pea and fresh garden greens. This is a nicely textured wine that offers creamy peach and juicy apple flavors that are as elegant as they are charming. LAMURA GRILLO, $9.99 The grillo grape is indigenous to Sicily and is best known as a component of Marsala— the one fortified wine that retail shops in Idaho can’t sell. As a table wine, it has much to recommend, offering the weight of chardonnay with the crispness of sauvignon blanc. The aromas here are a mix of peach and tropical fruit with a nice hint of clover. The fruit flavors are dominated by lively citrus, but there’s a definite richness to this wine and good persistence on the finish. An undeniable bargain in a summer white. 2007 SAN GEORGIO PINOT GRIGIO, $12.99 Sweet melon aromas with a touch of fig play against bright citrus and quince on the nose of this wine. Straightforward fruit flavors mark the palate— white peach, lime and gooseberry—with a touch of candied lemon peel, adding interest on the finish. It’s a refreshing wine with good acidity; serve it as an aperitif, but it would also shine with simply prepared fish like sole, cod or tilapia. This week’s panel: Greg Barnes, J.R. Premier Wines; David Kirkpatrick, Boise Co-op Wine Shop; Karen McMillin, Young’s Market; Kevin Settles, Bardenay.

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208-342-3508 This sweet, mature lady is approximately 8 years old, but don’t let that age fool you. She is feisty and lively and absolutely loves to play fetch. She came into the shelter as a stray, but she knows all the basic commands and is house- and cratetrained. She has had her teeth cleaned and a cyst removed, so now she is ready for a new, forever home. Her adoption fee is $20. (Kennel 316 - #7763317) This beautiful, 6-to 8-month-old female kitten is gray and white and has gorgeous green eyes. She is friendly and loving and enjoys being picked up and handled. She was found as a stray near Overland Road and South Pacific Street without identification. However, she is well cared for and nicely socialized. She is also litterboxtrained and ready for a new home today. (Kennel 95 - #7821110) This handsome boy is an approximately 6-year-old border collie mix who is described as a little shy at first, but once he warms up to you (in about 30 seconds), he is a gentle, mellow and very loving guy. He enjoys sitting beside you to be petted, and he also enjoys the company of other dogs. This nice dog only weighs 43 lbs. and has an easy-to-care-for coat of fur. (Kennel 310 - #7778451) These adorable male littermates are 3 and a half months old and ready for lots of playing and loving. They are friendly and playful and both are litterbox-trained. They were found near South Junior High without ID These little guys are sociable and adorable. They are just a few of the many cats and kittens that are now available at the Idaho Humane Society. (Kennel 90 – #7901698 & 7901707) Gracie is a 7-year-old female Labrador retriever mix who needs an owner that will allow her to be part of the family. She knows a few basic commands and can even “speak” when asked to do so. She is house- and crate-trained, and she enjoys playing with soft toys and tennis balls. This gentle girl likes to be petted and enjoys being with people. She is active and a good choice for walks or hiking. (Kennel 300 - #7218511)

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CDG9>8H@>G68>C< Train with the Bogus Basin Nordic Ski Team this summer. Free training day July 15th, 7:30am-9:30am at Camel’s Back Park. Ages 1319. For info call Kevin, 389-9553 or Mark, 424-0522. Join the fun. E6G6CDGB6AG:IG:6I Idaho’s ONLY official TAPS Family member, the International Paranormal Reporting Group (IPRG) is having a paranormal retreat! IPRG Paranormal Retreat at Geiser Grand Hotel, Baker City, Oregon! Oct. 16th & 17th. Check out IPRGC.com for your ticket. You can also email admin@idspiritskrs.com or Mercedes@iprgc. com for info or questions. LDB:CHEDA:96C8>C<8A6HH:H Brand New Pole Dancing Studio has opened in Nampa! Fantasy World Studios! Call 208-703-9664 or fantasy.world@live.com www.myspace.com/fantasyworldstudios

BW FOUND 7>GI=8DCIGDA Research Associates is currently conducting a research study to evaluate an investigational transdermal birth control patch system. We are seeking females who are: 18-45 yrs. of age and generally healthy, desire contraception, willing to come to 6 clinic visits over 1 yr. Study participants will receive study-related exams, lab work and the investigational birth control patch at no cost. For more information please contact: Kathy, Dianna, or Geri at Research Associates 208-384-5977. H8=DA6GH=>EH;DGBDBH Scholarships for moms is exactly that, scholarships designed for moms. Even single moms! You can also register to win a free scholarship. Several resources to choose from. Visit www.sourcedistrict.com

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BW CLASSES 68I>C<&%& Clam City Productions is offering a class designed with beginning and intermediate actors/actresses in mind. Participants will be given tips and tools for creating characters on stage and film. For more information go to www.clamcity.com

;6B>ANE=DID6A7JB You left it at the Flying J on Overland/Cole area on April 10. I am the clerk and rescued it this week before it went in the trash. It’s a cute album and I’d hate to see someone not get it back. Many pictures are of a couple with four little boys. You mentioned you were from Garden Valley. Email to identify milosovech@gmail.com Found: Two pairs of women’s dancing shoes. Black, found near BSU on Beacon. Call 344-0474.

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FREEW I L L ASTROLOGY BY ROB BREZSNY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Reality TV personality Spencer Pratt used to be skeptical about the power of prayer. But his wife Heidi, herself a devout believer, urged him to keep his mind open. Then, as an experiment, Spencer asked God to help him and Heidi get a double date with teen pop star Miley Cyrus and her boyfriend, despite the fact that neither of them even knew Cyrus. Apparently God heard and responded, because not too long after that, the hoped-for double date did indeed come to pass. I’m telling you this, Aries, because I think you’re entering a phase when you, like Pratt, will have extra luck in making idiosyncratic wishes come true. If I were you, though, I’d focus on more profound idiosyncratic wishes than the kind Pratt pined for. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Do you have a subconscious urge to escape the constraints of your customar y behavior? Have you ever wished you could be someone else for a while? If so, this is your lucky week, Taurus. The cosmos is granting you a temporar y exemption from acting and feeling like your same old self. From now until July 2, you have permission to walk like, talk like, think like and even make love like a Pisces or Virgo or Gemini—or any sign, for that matter, except Scorpio or Aquarius. You might enjoy checking out my horoscopes for the other signs, and following the advice that sounds most fun. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): It’s Fete Your Feet Week, Gemini. Your soles definitely need more attention, pampering and contact with nature. (So does your soul, and hopefully that will happen as you carr y out the more literal assignment.) So abstain from wearing your shoes and socks at ever y oppor tunity. Get as much contact as possible between your naked feet and the naked ear th. Even walking unshod on floors and pavements could prove helpful. Foot massages are advisable, as well as pedicures, henna tattoos and foot baths. Tr y praying with your feet instead of your hands, and see if you can get someone to kiss and adore you down there. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “His hear t was growing full of broken wings and ar tificial flowers,” wrote poet Federico Garcia Lorca. “In his mouth, just one small word was left.” There were times during the first half of June when I was tempted to borrow those words to describe you, Cancerian. Now, thankfully, you’re moving into a much brighter phase. The buds that are about to bloom in your hear t are ver y much alive, not ar tificial, and your wings, while not fully restored to strength, are healing. Meanwhile, your mouth is even now being replenished with a fresh supply of many vivid words. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): What scares you or perturbs you in the coming week could, by August, become what fuels you. What makes you feel unsettled and out of sor ts could turn out to be good medicine. But of course, you’re under no obligation to submit yourself to this experimental sequence, Leo. The fact is, you could probably run away from the discomfor t and get immediate relief. Unfor tunately, taking that approach would deprive you of the benefits that will almost certainly come from enduring the discomfor t for a while. My preference is that you be brave and far-seeing.

ing and the light in your eyes will be growing more intense, making it more likely that your point of view will be heard and appreciated. Your powers of persuasion will be increasing, as well, and you’ll have extra understanding about how to motivate people and get them to work together effectively. So let me ask you the most impor tant question: What exactly do you want to accomplish with your enhanced clout? SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Congratulations, Scorpio. You’ve reached the end of the Big Squeeze. You’ve ser ved your time in the bottleneck. And so I invite you to relax your pinched expression, loosen up your puckered expectations, and let the Season of Experiments begin. According to my projections, you will soon be receiving a host of invitations to wander into the frontier with your raw sense of wonder turned up all the way. Please research each invitation thoroughly before choosing. When you’ve decided which adventures are most likely to enhance your understanding of the ar t of liberation, dive in. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A guy I barely know critiqued me at a par ty recently. “You haven’t suffered enough to feel intense passion,” he said. “Your life has been too happy, too easy.” I didn’t want to get into a debate about whether my life has been too happy and easy, so in my reply, I didn’t mention my divorce or the time I was shot or the grueling pover ty I endured for 18 years. “So you’re saying,” I told him, “that suffering is the only way you can acquire passion? I don’t agree. Have you ever raised a child? Have you ever been in love with someone who incited you to make radical changes in your life? Have you ever worked on a creation for many years and then submitted it to be judged by thousands of people? I have.” I’m letting you know about this, Sagittarius, because I predict you’ll soon be offered an experience like those I named—adventures that have the potential to build intense passion without requiring you to suffer. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows,” said journalist Sydney J. Harris. That would be an excellent motto for you to live by in the coming weeks, Capricorn. Whether you’re enrolled in school, you’re in a phase when your capacity for attracting learning experiences is at a peak. To take maximum advantage of the cosmic tendencies, all you have to do is cultivate a hungr y curiosity for fresh teachings and life lessons—especially those that shift you away from gazing at your own reflection and toward peering out at the mysteries of the world. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Here’s a preview of the accomplishments I expect you to complete in the next four weeks. Number of karmic debts paid off and canceled: 1. Number of bad habits replaced with good habits: 2. Number of holes blasted in your theor y about why you can’t do more of what you love to do: 300. Number of “necessities” lost that turn out not to be necessities: 1. Number of psychic wounds successfully medicated: 1. Number of confusing messes that evolve into interesting oppor tunities: 2. Number of romantic obstructions eliminated: 1 and a half.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There’s a better than even chance that you’re about to embark on a Summer of Love. To improve your odds even more, meditate on the following questions. 1. What qualities do you look for in a lover that you would benefit from developing more fully in yourself? 2. What do you think are your two biggest delusions about the way love works? 3. Is there anything you can do to make yourself more lovable? 4. Is there anything you can do to be more loving? 5. Are you willing to deal with the fact that any intimate relationship wor th pursuing will inevitably evoke the most negative aspects of both par tners—and require both par tners to heal their oldest wounds?

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A delicious forbidden fruit will be more available than usual in the coming weeks. You can choose to ignore it, of course. You can pretend it’s not even there and instead concentrate on the less forbidden fruits that are tasty enough. Or, on the other hand, you can sidle up closer to the forbidden fruit and engage in some discreet explorations, testing subtly to see whether it’s any healthier for your sanity than it used to be. I’m not sure what the best decision is, Pisces, but I do suggest this: Don’t just rip off all your defenses, forget all your commitments, and star t heedlessly taking big bites out of the forbidden fruit.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You are entering a phase when you’ll have more power than usual to influence people. Your charisma will be wax-

Homework: Send me a description of your game plan for hunting down happiness during the second half of 2009. freewillastrology.com.

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