LOCAL, INDEPENDENT NEWS, OPINION, ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM VOLUME 20, ISSUE 04 JULY 20–26, 2011
TAK EE E ON E! NEWS 10
RACKIN’ FRACKIN’ Public voices opinions on drilling in Payette County FEATURE 13
BUBBLING UP Carbon capture might not be all it’s made out to be REC 34
FOOTBALLERS Pro soccer in Boise? FOOD 36
ETHNIC ORIGINS Examining the evolution of Basque cuisine
“Judaism isn’t just a religion; it’s a lifestyle.”
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NOTE BOB’S BACK, NOW GO VOTE In the wee hours of the morning, while most BW readers were either sleeping or closing down a bar, we unleashed the beast we loving call BOB. Longtime Boise Weekly readers may know that BOB is no ordinary man. No, BOB is our annual Best of Boise contest and it’s a force with which to be reckoned. Over the years, BOB has grown and matured, undergoing changes that have been radical (splitting BOB into two issues published over two weeks), mildly controversial (disqualifying businesses that are not local) and sometimes so overdue that few readers even noticed (ditching the printed ballot for an all online voting system). This year, we’ll kick things off Wednesday, Sept. 21, with the Staff Picks edition, an irreverent take on what those of us who cover the city day in and day out think is the best— and in some cases, the best of the worst—about the city we call home. The following week, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Readers’ Picks edition of Best of Boise hits stands. That issue awards accolades to just about everything from the best restaurants to the best park to the best politician. And just how do all the winners get to be winners and why should you care two months in advance? Because BOB has arrived. Starting this morning, Wednesday, July 20, Best of Boise polling was alive and kicking at boiseweekly.com. That means from now until Sunday, Aug. 28, at 11:59 p.m., you can log onto boiseweekly.com and vote for what you like best in the City of Trees. You don’t have to pay to play. You have a full month to get it done. Just remember: We want to know what’s best about Boise, not what’s best about Boise and 75 other cities in which a business is located. Therefore, VOTE: the ﬁrst commandment of Best of Boise: Now through Sunday, Thou shalt not vote for a business that is not Aug. 28. locally owned. The second: Thou shalt not cheat (and if you do—as last year’s would’vebeen ballot stuffers discovered—our tools are very fancy and we can spot cheating a mile away). Now, go forth and vote. Log on to boiseweekly.com and click on Best of Boise or scan the QR code on this page with your smart phone to go directly to the ballot. —Rachael Daigle
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WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world. W ILL JONES
BICYCLED AND BLUES-ED The Twilight Criterium celebrated 25 years rounding corners in downtown Boise on July 16. Check out a slideshow of the event at Cobweb, plus, see photos from last weekâ€™s Alive After Five featuring John Nemeth.
BUSTED Looks like bootlegged CDs and DVDs are going to be harder to get than good weed in a dry spell. Utah po-po busted a ring of bootleggers who were sending their blackmarket goods to Southern Idaho swapmeets.
BLOODIED Big news for local horror fans. Not only has the casting process begun for the Daisyâ€™s Madhouse production of Evil Dead: The Musical, horror movie blog Bloody Disgusting is reporting that casting has also started for an authorized remake of the original ďŹ lm. Deets at Cobweb.
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WHY SHOU L D I B E THE ONLY ONE TRYING TO BE ME A N INGFUL? I’M LOWER ING MY SE LF TO Y OUR S TANDAR DS . IT’S FUN TO BE A DU MBA SS LIK E YOU FOLK S .”
—— biggb, boiseweekly.com (BW, Opinion, “Next Week’s Column,” July 13, 2011)
ON ANIMAL TORTURE While I am ﬂattered that Boise Weekly chose to make me the “Citizen” of the week in the July 13-19 edition, I need to clarify a statement in the article. George Prentice asked me: “Have you ever witnessed animals being tortured?” I have never witnessed such abhorrent actions. The answer that was printed, “Well, I grew up on a farm near Jerome,” implies, of course, that I witnessed animals being tortured on our farm. That never happened and I am appalled that the statement creates the illusion that such things are the norm on farms and ranches. Mr. Prentice and I had a lengthy conversation regarding animal torture, repeat offenders and the mission of Idaho 1 of 3 to add felony penalties for torture and repeat offenders. But I must clarify that there was absolutely no intention to imply that I have ever witnessed animals being tortured on farms or ranches or that I believe such egregious actions are in any way part of the legal farming and ranching operations in our state. —Virginia Hemingway, Boise
SCREW BIG OIL ExxonMobil and the Drive Our Economy folks have been working hard the past few months to buy good public relations in the area. ExxonMobil with its $13 billion ﬁrst quarter proﬁt has no problem buying full-page ads in local papers and
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air time over local radio stations in an effort to convince the public its presence in the area is already beneﬁting us. The pretense that the money spent on haircuts, sandwiches, propane, ﬁshing supplies, fun run entry fees, and motel rooms by a handful of temporary, outof-state workers breaking down modules at the Port of Lewiston comes close to off-setting potential losses to state and local economies if these loads are given the green light, is demeaning. The drum banging seems to be an attempt to draw attention away from the fact that expert witnesses at the contested case hearing testiﬁed that private property owners along Highway 12 may easily suffer property value losses in the millions of dollars if this highway becomes a corridor for large industrial loads. Perhaps it wants to shift our focus away from the Idaho Transportation Department’s admission that funds posted by ExxonMobil cover only 30 percent of the estimated future infrastructure repair costs. Considering the potential damage these mega-loads present to our infrastructure, property values and to North Central Idaho’s tourism industry, which has grown from $149 million to $166 million per year since 2004, the highly touted contributions to our local economy appear to be more like the glass beads
traded to Chief Manhattan for his island. —Paula Willis, Kooskia
CHANGE AIN’T THAT GREAT Over 5,000 years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel, “Pick up your shovel, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land.” Nearly 75 years ago, President [Franklin] Roosevelt said, “Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a camel; this is the Promised Land.” Now [Barack] Hussein Obama has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of camels and mortgaged the Promised Land. So now we know what “Change” meant: more debt, more taxes, more welfare, more regulation, more government, more corruption. How do you like change now? —David Hewitt, Boise
REACTIONS TO THE HOLLYWOOD MARKET STORY Of course, we’ll all miss the Hollywood Market lady. But let’s be fair and balanced about this. She had a bit of a mean streak when it came to our local Basque community. I ran into this while campaigning for Mayor [Dave] Bieter. I never understood her Basque enmity but agree to forgive and forget all that now. RIP Margaret. —D. Neil Olson, Boise WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
MAIL Everyone is sad to see Margaret pass away. Perhaps no one was a closer friend to Margaret than I was, but I am certain that many people felt that way. She was one of a kind and a real example of charity, loyalty and pluck to those she left behind. Here are a few facts about Margaret’s last days that were not discussed in the Boise Weekly article. Margaret had been in the hospital frequently over the last two years (one time this spring having to be resuscitated from heart failure) and had recently asked me to review my responsibilities under her will. There were problems at the market. For example, she was robbed each of the last four nights she was at the store and countless times before that. She was losing about $5,000 per month on the store. Before losing her right to sell beer and wine she was losing twice that. She could no longer make change. Some people quoted in the story claimed that that had always been the case, but that is not true (previously, she was very quick with numbers and could do amazing calculations in her head). For the last few months she was often unable to ﬁgure the amounts owed. She was no longer able to ﬁgure out the lottery machine and would ask customers to do it themselves. She could no longer use the credit card reader. She was not able to keep track of rents owed or payments received. Margaret spent 10 hours a day on her feet because she could no longer get up and she was too proud to ask for help. It was physically exhausting for her.
At her home things were falling apart. She couldn’t get up from frequent falls and had to call neighbors in the middle of the night to help. Her relationship with Danny became unpredictable and very out of character. Danny needed help to cope emotionally and leaned heavily on members of his ward and on me. Margaret couldn’t take care of her personal needs or those of her son, such as preparing food and proper hygiene. The bank and I were deeply concerned because she was signing contracts and not remembering what she had signed or why. The bank and I tried to help her understand what the issues were, but she would ask the same questions repeatedly. We began writing down the questions with the answer so that she could remember what had been said. When we showed her the written notes from minutes before, she was confused and scared. When her personal physician declared her incapacitated due to vascular dementia, every one in her immediate circle of advisors and caregivers agreed. Difﬁcult decisions were made with regard to Margaret’s best interests and Danny’s. She was appointed a guardian. We decided that we could have someone assist her at the store, because we all knew that she did not want to give it up. We hired around-the-clock care for her to help her dress, bathe, prepare food and to help at the store. This was to enable her to still be with her friends, keep her safe from falls and give her help sitting down and getting up. A few people at the store were rude to the
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caregiver, who witnessed the robberies, and was afraid for her safety and Margaret’s. Unfortunately, it was clear that Margaret needed more help than it was possible to give at the store. These were all hard decisions, but I can assure you that all of these moves were made with Margaret’s best interest in mind. We were required by Margaret’s Last Will and Testament, which she wrote in 2003, to take steps to protect her ﬁnancial estate so Danny would be well cared for in case of her mental incapacity or death, which responsibility we all took seriously. St. Luke’s Hospital, Boise Behavioral Health, Willow Park Assisted Living, and Castle Rock Services were kind and professional during Margaret’s last weeks. Those concerned about Margaret’s money will be happy to know that she left everything to her son, Danny. I personally have never accepted any compensation from Margaret, though she tried to pay me many times. Margaret’s friends, including me, received no money or any other compensation from her will either. Healthcare providers and other professional services were compensated according to services rendered. Margaret’s family was all gathered around her bedside for the last few days of her life. Her heart, kidneys and lungs had given out. Danny and I were alone with her when she drew her last breath, Danny holding her right hand and I her left. She opened her eyes and looked at the two of us. I felt good knowing that there was some comfort for her, knowing that, as she had planned, there were people who would continue to care for her son in the future. Margaret, God Bless you. —Reed Hansen, Boise
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CONSTITUTION REBOOT Part I: Badger Bob insists we can do better When in the course of modern human events a nation’s citizenry cannot rely on their government to be as strong an ally as is realistically possible in the eternal struggle against the ravages of disease, injury and inﬁrmity—not to mention the existential plagues thrust upon them by the unquenchable greed of pharmaceutical and insurance barons—then there is little reason to consider that government to be benevolent. Furthermore, when the country is divided over whether government healthcare programs adhere to the Constitution, it may not be that something is wrong with the programs so much as that something is wrong with the Constitution. —From “Badger” Bob Berzerquierre’s upgrade of the Declaration of Independence U I found him in his back yard. He was wearing a pink Hawaiian shirt that probably ﬁt him pretty well—40 pounds ago. “Bob! Wha’z up? Pull up a lawn chair, buddy. Grab yourself a brewski. Take a load off. Sit a spell. Get shed of them shoes and put some grass between your toes. Throw another weenie on the barbie. You got time for an Oscar Mayer, haven’t you, Bob? What you been doing with yourself? Haven’t seen you in a coon’s age. How’s about them Cubbies, eh? What are you ...” “Cope, shut up. I have something important to talk to you about.” “Sure. Fine. Okie-dokie. Happy to visit any old time, Badger. It’s like some people say, ‘Stop and smell the roses?’ Well instead of that, I say, ‘Stop and smell your old pals.’ Carpe amigos, eh, Bob? That’s what I say. ‘Carpe amigos.’” “Christ, you sound like your beans have been refried one too many times, Cope. And what’s with this King of the Cookout routine?” “Golly, Bob. I’m just trying to get the most out of summer. Six months from now, we’ll be sloshing around in the mud wishing we’d spent more time counting butterﬂies and running through the sprinkler.” “Have you started next week’s column?” “Uh, not exactly. Not yet. No. But don’t you worry none. I’ll get to it. Have I ever let you down? And say, you wanna make some smores while the briquettes are still hot? I can’t ﬁnd any graham crackers, but we could use Melba toast, don’t you think?” “Look, I read what you wrote last week, and it sounds like maybe your motivation went hiking and got lost in the woods. I have an idea that’ll help you out, and with any luck, the country, too.” “Aw gosh, Bob, nice of you to offer. But you know me. I have to blow the cobwebs out now and then. I’m not lost ... just blowing the cobwebs out, that’s all. How’s about some watermelon? Your face looks like it could use a half-moon of melon wrapped
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around it, huh?” “It’s one hell of a bad time to be blowing the f***ing cobwebs out, Cope. Those demented goons on the right are out there working like termites to set America back 200 years, and we need every voice we got on the front lines. We can’t afford to have you or any other liberal drop out so’s he can barbecue smores and blow cobwebs!” “Mellow out, dude. Say, there’s an orange soda in that cooler. That’ll make you feel better, won’t it? Some Sunkist?” “Here’s my idea, Cope. What say you and I cooperate on a re-write of the Constitution so that the anachronistic parts make more sense in the here and now? Make it a multipart series or whatever? It would give you material for a s**t-load of columns, and ...” “Holy smokes, Bob! Are you saying we put out a revised edition of the U.S. Constitution? Criminey! Do you know how many folks we’d drive bonkers even to suggest the Constitution could use some revision? Why, those right-wingers take that stuff like it came direct from the mouth of God.” “Yeah, and that’s the problem, isn’t it, Cope? It’s all turning into another damn religion. They make the Constitution out as a testament to their conservative Christian values, ignoring the reality that a good part of it came to be to protect the rest of us from people like them. And you can guess where it will lead, especially when those Bible Belt yahoos start interpreting the intentions of the Founding Fathers as not only the law of the land, but Gospel, too.” “But Baaawwwwb. We’d make so many people so maaaaad!” “Who cares. Now, I’ve already done some writing on this, Cope. Just notes, mostly. But I thought we could start with the Preamble and work our way straight through. We’d leave a lot of it as is, of course, except even the parts that still work could use some heavy-duty reinforcing. Like the …” “Bob Bob Bob Bob Bob. You and I aren’t qualiﬁed to rewrite the Constitution. Can’t you see that? We’re just common Americans.” “Who says we’re not qualiﬁed? We know everything old Madison and Jefferson knew, don’t we? Plus about 225 years more of history than they did. So why is it OK for one bunch of swinging d**ks to write a constitution, and off-limits for the next bunch? Besides, neither one of us ever owned a slave or told a woman she didn’t have a say in this country’s affairs, so as far as I’m concerned, that makes us more qualiﬁed than a lot those powdered wig hypocrites.” “Oh, Bob.” “Listen to what I have so far, Cope. ‘We, the people of the 21st century and the United States, in order to form a more perfect union ...’” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
TOXIC ASSETS Many foreclosed houses are infested by mold NEW YORK—When someone tells you capitalism is efﬁcient, remember the mold houses. I used to be a banker. Some of my customers had trouble making their loan payments. We usually had recourse to some sort of collateral—often real estate. But my bank really didn’t want to foreclose. “We’re bankers,” my boss told me the ﬁrst time this issue came up. “Not landlords.” My bank did a lot to avoid declaring a default. We lowered interest rates. We allowed skipped payments. Sometimes we even reduced principal. Banking became exciting during the 1990s. Glass-Steagall got repealed, allowing formerly staid bankers to compete with high-ﬂying Wall Street ﬁnanciers in the securities business. Banks issued millions of home loans to borrowers whom they knew couldn’t afford to pay them back. Credit Suisse estimates that such “liars’ loans” accounted for 49 percent of originations by 2006. Why they’d do it? Like mobsters, bank executives were “busting out” their companies—generating false short-term proﬁts in order to collect annual performance bonuses. By the time the toxic chickens came home to roost, as they did in the form of the September 2008 ﬁnancial crisis, they and their paychecks had moved on. As the global ﬁnancial system was in the midst of total collapse, greedy bankers conjured up a way to proﬁt from the very misery they had caused. Rather than work with distressed homeowners who faced foreclosure, they dragged out the process in order to collect more late fees. Banks were eager to foreclose. They were merciless. They evicted homeowners while
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they were on active duty serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, a violation of federal law. They evicted people who didn’t owe them a cent. “All told, [banks] own more than 872,000 homes as a result of the groundswell in foreclosures, almost twice as many as when the ﬁnancial crisis began in 2007, according to RealtyTrac, a real estate data provider,” reports The New York Times. “In addition, they are in the process of foreclosing on an additional 1 million homes and are poised to take possession of several million more in the years ahead.” Which is where the wonderful tragic tale of the mold houses comes in. “In most homes,” reported NPR recently, “as residents go in and out and the seasons change, natural ventilation sucks moisture up to the attic and out through the roof. It’s called the ‘stack effect.’ And in many parts of the country, it’s driven by air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter. But no one is going in or out of most foreclosed homes—regardless of climate—and the effects can be devastating.” Empty houses depreciate faster than a new car driving off the lot. They fall apart quickly. Mildew and mold sets in, some of it toxic. “In some states, it’s estimated that more than half of foreclosed homes have mold and mildew issues,” reported NPR. “Realtors across the country say they’re seeing the problem in everything from bungalows to mansions.” Turns out those old-fashioned bankers were on to something. Bankers shouldn’t become landlords. Greed may be good. But it doesn’t always pay.
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PAYETTE COUNTY’S “THINGAMAJIG” What’s big, has 20-foot smokestacks and sits on farmland? GEORGE PRENTICE Attending Planning and Zoning Commission meetings in Payette County is not for wimps— they’re tedious and technical. When nearly 100 citizens squeezed into the Payette County courtroom on July 14 (even more were out in the hallway), they were poised for an evening of engaging public discourse. Even television crews from Boise set up cameras to report on a story that heretofore had received sparse coverage. The hearing was called to order at 7 p.m. One hour later, someone cracked the ﬁrst yawn (dozens would follow). Two hours into the session, TV crews had packed up and left. Three hours in, spectators lining the walls had slumped to the ﬂoor. Four hours, ﬁve hours, six hours. As the clock swept past 1 a.m., only three spectators (including BW) were still in the room when P&Z’s 10 commissioners gaveled their meeting closed. The chief attraction of the marathon was a request from Bridge Resources (which has been exploring for natural gas in Payette County) to build an industrial facility on a 13-acre site to prep gas before it goes into commercial production (BW, News, “No Sale,” June 22, 2011). The actual description of the plant was a chief point of dispute throughout the evening. “Look it up in the dictionary,” said Mike Dalton. “It’s a reﬁnery.” “It’s just a big plant with a 30-foot smokestack,” said Kenneth Butts. “I’m not afraid to call it what it is—a reﬁnery,” said Manuel Borge. “A duck is a duck is a duck.” “It’s a big gas thingamajig,” said Julie Krygsman. Borge, Butts, Dalton and Krygsman, all Payette County residents, said they don’t want to deal with the noise, sight or smell of the plant. Steve West, president of Centra Consulting and Bridge’s project administrator, won’t have to cope with living near the proposed facility—he lives in the Treasure Valley. Even he couldn’t seem to decide what to properly call the plant. The project was originally classiﬁed as a “gas compression and dehydration station,” but on July 14, West kept referring to the facility as a “natural gas gathering center.” At least one P&Z commissioner, Mary Cor-
dova, was perplexed. “Your narrative tonight is signiﬁcantly different than what you originally presented,” said Cordova. “Which is it?” “I apologize for not being clearer,” said West. “We’ve learned a lot in the last two months.” In fact, Bridge has
husband Travis live directly next door to the parcel of land where Bridge wants to build its facility, complete with 20-foot-tall smokestacks, three 18,000-gallon tanks, a collection pond and a large gas compressor. By the end of the evening, 28 residents had testiﬁed against the proposal. Only ﬁve testiﬁed in favor. Four of the ﬁve were either employed by or contracted by Bridge and the ﬁfth worked in the gas and oil industry. Three witnesses, who testiﬁed in opposition, were well known to the assemblage. “You all know me. I’m Dallas Hawker, commissioner of the New Plymouth Rural Fire Department,” said the 50-year veteran of the force. “Bridge has never once come to talk to us about safety.” “They have given us zero information,” said Jerry Stelling, another ﬁreﬁghter. “I don’t understand how all of this is going on in our community.” “You need to think long and hard about what you’re hearing from people this evening,” said Joe Cook, mayor of New Plymouth. “I am here on behalf of the city, and I can tell you that we are ofﬁcially opposed to the location for this plant.” West listened to hours of negative testimony, as Thursday night gradually became Friday morning. He returned to address P&Z commissioners’ concerns on smell, noise and trafﬁc. West was speciﬁc with some answers, not so much with others. Smell: “I’m not expecting odors will be an issue,” West said. “That’s as much as I’m able to say about that.” Noise: “I’m hopeful that we will not exceed 45 decibels. That’s the best I can say.” Trafﬁc: “We’re anticipating no more than ﬁve trucks per day.” But P&Z Commissioner Frazer Peterson had one major concern, even though he announced it as three. “I think there are three major issues: location, location and location,” he said. “Are you sitting here tonight and saying this location has to be it?” “This really is it,” said West. “We absolutely need this to get going so we can start drilling again.” P&Z commissioners agreed to consider the request with 13 additional conditions (including smell, noise and trafﬁc) before they vote on the measure at their August meeting. B EN W ILSON
When Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. and its CEO Don Gillispie, skated away from fraud accusations in a federal courtroom in February, Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Mark Fickes was visibly upset. As Gillispie, his attorneys and AEHI colleagues exchanged smiles and handshakes, Fickes told BW that he would not comment for the record but wanted to make clear that his ﬁle on AEHI remained open (BW, News, “AEHI Back in Business,” Feb. 9, 2011). On July 7, that ﬁle became a bit larger. In an amended complaint, the SEC alleged that AEHI and Gillispie defrauded the public through a series of so-called “private placement memoranda,” telling investors they should rush to buy stock before a “public offering.” AEHI never engaged in a public offering, according to the SEC, because it was already a publicly traded company. The 27-page amended complaint totaled more than 90 charges against AEHI, Gillispie and his former colleague, Jennifer Ransom. AEHI’s ﬁrst full-time employee, Ransom resigned in June as president of Energy Neutral, an AEHI subsidiary. “They’re throwing more darts against the wall and hoping one will stick,” said AEHI attorney Richard Roth. On June 20, Payette County commissioners voted unanimously to rezone a parcel of property where Gillispie wants to build a $10 billion nuclear reactor (BW, News, “The Butcher, the Baker and the Candlestick Maker,” June 8, 2011). “There will soon be major announcements that show we are very serious about building a nuclear power plant and progress on our other business units,” said Gillispie. But the SEC, referring to AEHI’s Form 10-K for ﬁscal year 2010, said the company had “minimum liquid assets” and “will be reliant upon stock and/or debt offerings to fund any kind of nuclear operations.” The SEC complaint alleged AEHI “had spent substantially all the cash it had raised from investors.” But in a Nov. 12, 2010, interview, Gillispie said that in the long term AEHI “could rival ExxonMobil in proﬁtability.” The SEC also stated that while Gillispie claimed his compensation in 2009 was $133,000, he also set up automatic debits from AEHI so the company would pay $3,000 per month for his Idaho home. “Gillispie also submitted at least $143,456 in credit card bills for travel, food and season tickets to football games. Gillispie received at least $55,000 of additional undisclosed cash from AEHI in 2009,” the complaint alleged. Gillispie was also accused of lying about overseas AEHI ofﬁces. In letters to investors, Gillispie said AEHI had opened ofﬁces in Beijing and Seoul as well as a franchise ofﬁce in Lagos, Nigeria. “AEHI and Gillispie knew, or were reckless in not knowing, that their claims to investors and the public about AEHI’s purported international ofﬁces and subsidiaries were false and misleading,” reads the SEC complaint. Gillispie and Ransom will appear in Boise’s U.S. District Court on Sept. 27, when they will look across the aisle and again see Fickes and his ever-growing ﬁle on AEHI.
learned a lot in the last year-and-a-half since it started drilling for natural gas in Payette County (BW, News, “Hell of a Well,” July 14, 2010). It has drilled at 11 locations, with immediate success at three sites. Bridge wants to “frack” (the controversial technique of injecting high-pressured ﬂuids to improve gas ﬂows) at least four more drill sites (BW, News, “Getting Mini-Fracked,” April 27, 2011). “I have been asked to remind everyone here tonight that we’re not here to talk about fracking,” announced Jenni Davenport, Payette County deputy prosecutor, the hearing’s mediator. “Don’t worry,” said Tina Fisher in a loud whisper. “Nobody is leaving.” Fisher and her
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on rejecting tax increases: “We don’t accept that you raise taxes in an economy like this,” he said recently. In June, negotiations led by Vice President Joe Biden fell apart after Cantor walked out. But as Time magazine notes, Cantor hasn’t always attached so many demands to raising the debt ceiling. He voted in favor of it repeatedly during the Bush presidency without any insistence on spending cuts, and he wasn’t alone. In fact, Cantor and Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner voted to raise the debt ceiling ﬁve times—by more than $3.7 trillion in all— during the Bush presidency, according to the liberal outlet Think Progress. But politics on the issue cuts both ways. As we noted, then-Sen. Obama voted in 2006 against raising the debt limit. A White House spokesman has said the president now “thinks it was a mistake” to vote against the measure. Meanwhile, the deadline looms just two weeks away. The Treasury Department said in May that creative maneuvering can only avert a default until Aug. 2—at which point the United States will begin to default on some of its debts, potentially lowering the nation’s credit rating and making borrowing more expensive in the long run. Obama has said he won’t accept a short-term deal to put off the debate by 30 to 90 days. Though a full default has never happened before, the Washington Post notes that late payments of U.S. debts back in 1979 resulted in increased interest rates and even some investor lawsuits ﬁled against the government. Still a handful of Republican lawmakers believe that fears of a default are greatly exaggerated. Dubbed the “default deniers,” some have accused the administration of using scare tactics when dealing with the debt ceiling. ADAM ROSENLU ND
It’s been two months since the federal government technically hit its $14.3-trillion debt limit, but there’s still no agreement on a deal even as the Aug. 2 deadline draws near. Here’s a rundown of what has happened recently and what’s being discussed at the negotiating table right now. Initially, the White House and some Democrats pushed for a “clean” vote—that is, a vote on raising the debt ceiling that didn’t tie in other measures or conditions. They’ve given that up. In late May, 82 House Democrats joined their Republican colleagues in rejecting a clean vote to raise the ceiling. With the clean vote ruled out, negotiations over the debt ceiling and reducing the deﬁcit have gotten messy. The Treasury Department has said it will need the debt ceiling raised by more than $2 trillion to get through the 2012 elections. That ﬁgure is essentially being used now as the baseline for the spending cuts being discussed by lawmakers pushing their various demands. Republican presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann has continued to insist that she’ll vote for a debt-ceiling increase only if it’s tied to a repeal of the health-care overhaul. However complex the current debate may sound, at heart, it is a very simple concept. A deﬁcit can be tackled in only two ways: by spending less or by taking in more revenue. President Barack Obama has pushed for both, in the form of a more ambitious, longterm agreement that would reduce the deﬁcit by $4 trillion over 10 years. He’s reportedly offered to raise the eligibility age for Medicare in order to win some concessions from Republican negotiators, who’ve opposed any deal that would include tax increases. So far, that hasn’t seemed to sway them. Rep. Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican and House Majority leader, has held a hard line
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By how much will tuition increase? [By] 8.4 percent. The total with tuition and fees for in-state residents will be approximately $5,800 per year. Among our peer institutions in the region, only the University of Wyoming is less than us right now, and they have signiﬁcant subsidies from coal, natural-gas and petroleum taxes. But this year’s increase follows a year when tuition went up 9.5 percent. We’re still a great value. Washington State is eight miles away from our university, and they are double what we are for in-state residents. Payscale.com recently did an analysis of return on investment—in other words, the cost of tuition vs. the potential earning power in a 30-year career. Among public universities, the University of Idaho was 52nd in the nation when it came to return on investment. I’m sure you have seen the charts that track tuition vs. the amount of general funding from the state. Those numbers continue to come perilously close to one another, and you said once that this could become unsustainable. We need to articulate to the general public and our legislators how important higher education is as an investment. For every $1
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When M. Duane Nellis (not many know that M. stands for Marvin) took ofﬁce as the University of Idaho’s 17th president in July 2009, he was the institution’s ﬁfth president in approximately 10 years. He has already outlasted a number of his predecessors. Facing a lean budget and greater demand from students and faculty, Nellis conceded that he doesn’t like seeing tuition go up higher, but for now, it’s the only option. Besides, he said, tuition is still a bargain.
So you want to increase enrollment to increase your revenue? Our goal is by 2020 to be up to 16,000 students. We’re currently at 12,300. Won’t that require considerable investment into brick and mortar? No. We have some classroom capacity, plus we still have capacity in our residence halls, which are at about 80 percent currently. How do you measure quality of student life? We have 3,800 students that do servicelearning projects each year. They contribute 150,000 hours of community service. I’m convinced that those are transformative experiences, inside and outside of the classroom. I understand that you spent a night in a dorm last semester. How did you sleep? It was ﬁne. I ended up eating in the dining hall, worked out with the students in the rec center, and we had a ﬁreside chat late into the evening. It was great. As the evening went on, did some of the conversations become a bit more real? Absolutely. They were impressed that I was willing to listen. They asked for improvements to the residence halls. They reﬂected on the rec facility and even the food. Some of the cost has gone up, but the cost of food continues to rise across the country.
I would be remiss if I didn’t ask you about the words that were exchanged between you and Boise State President Bob Kustra regarding the Bronco-Vandal football rivalry. He and I have a great relationship, and I think we want to move beyond that. But that story took on a life of its own. Isn’t there a lesson here about how words matter? I think the key is for us to move beyond that. We all learn from things we do in life. When you took this job, you followed a number of short-timers. About ﬁve presidents in 10 years. You said you weren’t going anywhere anytime soon. What I said was, I wanted to make this my last stop. But of course, that means support from the people I work for, and I have to feel good about what I’m doing. So, two years later, on a scale of one to 10, where are you? I’d say about eight or nine. I feel really good about the quality of our faculty, staff and students. Our alumni base has been super. The budget situation? Well, that’s been challenging. It wakes me up at night sometimes, but we’re not alone in that.
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we’re not prepared to deal with the unknown consequences,” she said. But the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, a U.S. Department of Energy-funded project, is looking to store carbon underground in basalt rock formations. A test site in Washington is all drilled and set to go, and if tests pan out, Oregon’s basalt someday could be home to tons of future carbon projects. Power plants pumping out CO2 could send carbon to injection sites, pump the stuff into the ground and never deal with it again. Drill a hole and bury it. That’s much easier than managing a forest or a rangeland for CO2 storage. Last November, the EPA ﬁnalized rules about geologic carbon sequestration to protect drinking water. It created a new class of wells called Class VI wells that the EPA said are to be “appropriately sited, constructed, tested, monitored and closed.” According to a DOE document about the Big Sky project, “To date, Wyoming, Montana, Washington and North Dakota have developed speciﬁc statutory requirements to regulate geologic storage of CO2.” Oregon is not included on that list of states with laws about carbon storage.
n 2000, energy giant Cenovus began injecting CO2 into an aging oil ﬁeld to store carbon and force oil to the surface. Three years later, Cameron and Jane Kerr dug a couple gravel pits on their nearby farm in Saskatchewan, Canada. The pits ﬁlled in with water and soon the ponds bubbled, animals died and clots of foam bubbled up. The land was ﬁzzing like soda pop. Carbon capture and storage. It sounds boring but really it’s magic. It’s like Harry Potter takes on climate change but with ﬂue gases instead of ﬂoo powder: If CO2 gas is a big factor in global warming, then why not just conjure it away? First take the CO2-ﬁlled ﬂue gases from the power plant. Then with a little hocus pocus, the gas is turned to a special liquid. Inject that liquid into the ground, and magically, the liquid becomes part of the rock and, poof—your little CO2 problem is gone. It’s not that simple. It might be a little more like a curse than a spell, or it least it has been for the Kerrs’ farm. “There’s no silver bullet, only silver buckshot for climate change,” said Cesia Kearns of the Sierra Club. “The challenge with carbon capture and storage is that it’s unproven, and
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THE CO2 PROBLEM The ﬁrst step is admitting you have a problem. The United States has a problem. It’s one of the world’s biggest global warming gas emitters, but it never ratiﬁed the Kyoto Protocol that sought to cut carbon dioxide emissions. Neither did the other big offender, China. The environmental treaty, once seen as the world’s biggest hope for cutting back on CO2, appears to be a bust. Under Kyoto, countries agreed to reduce their carbon emissions by an average of 5.2 percent from 1990 levels by the year 2012. Now that 2012 is drawing near, the targets are about to expire and countries at the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit failed to agree to a new global warming treaty. Climate change hasn’t gone away, but if CO2 injection takes off, we might be one step closer to sweeping our little CO2 mess under a basalt doormat. Cap and trade was an option under the treaty—putting mandatory caps on CO2 emissions but letting companies buy emissions credits from others who are not polluting as much or from projects that are storing carbon. But that hasn’t really taken off in the United States, said Tony Svejcar, a research leader with the USDA Agricultural Research Service. “Carbon is not worth very much right now.” Carbon in the United States is worth about $1.50 a ton. In Europe, Svejcar said, carbon offsets go for $15 to $20 a ton. According to work by Oregon State University professor John Antle, results from the Big Sky project show CO2 emissions in the region could be sequestered at a cost in the range of $40 to $50 a metric ton in a measurement called carbon dioxide equivalents. “As much talk as there is about carbon and the effort to reduce carbon,” Svejcar said, “we can’t get the funding to research this kind of stuff.” The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership doesn’t have that funding problem. A planned Phase III of the project, carbon injection into sandstone rocks in Wyoming, got $66.9 million from the DOE, according to Montana State University, where the partnership has its home, but a Big Sky spokesperson said the injection “did not move forward due to lack of a source of CO2 necessary for the
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research project.” The Wallula, Wash., test site, just across the Columbia River from Oregon, was part of Phase II, and it got $10 million in funding to drill into the basalt on the site of a Boise White Paper LLC mill, 2,000 feet from the river. It’s been billed as the world’s ﬁrst CO2 injection into basalt, though the project is running a couple years behind schedule. Studies of CO2 storage in other types of rock have been around for about 10 years, and high pressure CO2 is injected into aging oil ﬁelds to force oil to the surface. Phase II of Big Sky and the other six DOE-funded regional carbon sequestration projects also included looking at some terrestrial projects such as soils, forests, grazing and croplands. The Wallula Energy Resource Center, a coal-ﬁred plant that would have turned coal to liquid and then vaporized it, was tied to the basalt injection site, according to documents on the Wallula Energy website. The gas would run turbines, and the CO2 released would have been injected underground into the basalt. But the energy project, whose sponsors included Sunwest Management Inc. of Salem, Ore., fell through due to the length of time it was taking to begin the CO2 injection experiment and its permits were withdrawn. Without CO2 injection, the new coal-powered plant would have emitted CO2 above Washington state standards. Pete McGrail, the basalt pilot project manager, said workers have drilled 4,110 feet into the basalt, and when injection begins, the gas will be injected about 3,000 feet underground. He said the CO2 that will be stored is “food grade,” the same stuff used to make soda pop. The permits, he said, are all in place and injection will get under way when shipments of CO2 are timed just right. “I’ve ceased making predictions on timelines,” McGrail said. McGrail is unclear on exactly where the CO2 will be coming from. He said the CO2 will arrive by rail, “from which plant I don’t know.” The SEPA checklist says 1,000 metric tons of CO2 will be “shipped by Praxair Inc. staff from the ConocoPhillips Ferndale reﬁnery.” The ﬂue gases from a reﬁnery are ﬁrst processed to remove other gases, McGrail said. The process is “so highly selective for CO2 WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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you can get to the 99.9 percent purity.” The CO2 is then heated and placed under pressure until it becomes ﬂuid. “This magical state is called supercritical,” McGrail said. The supercritical CO2 is then transported to the injection site and basically squirted into the rocks beneath Washington— or in the future, Oregon and Idaho. McGrail said India also has basalt that could work. He said the unique thing about basalt is the way it reacts with CO2. Almost like medieval alchemy, basalt turns CO2 into rock. A series of chemical reactions combines carbon dioxide with calcium in the basalt to form calcium carbonate. This is not to be confused with the carbonite in the Empire Strikes Back that Darth Vader encased Han Solo in, but the idea is pretty similar. Presto! A pesky problem, be it a swashbuckling intergalactic pirate or globeheating CO2, becomes a nice, quiet rock. The process happens over weeks or months, McGrail said, and it works great in lab pressure vessels. “It can’t go anywhere,” he said. “It’s trapped.” He called it—if it works in the ﬁeld as it does in the lab—the “safest and most secure storage.” McGrail said Big Sky will know “relatively soon” if the project is working “because as we collect the samples once every couple weeks or so, the trend will develop pretty soon.”
CARBON, CARBON EVERYWHERE Just as the Earth has always released carbon, it has also always stored it, without any hocus pocus. Humans are just releasing a whole lot more of the stuff—from coal burning to fossil fuels in vehicles. Carbon injection
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duction, coal provides about 40 percent of the isn’t the only way to sequester carbon. power. Though Oregon is set to stop burning “Coal is the culprit in global warming,” coal at the Boardman plant by 2020, Portland Kearns said, which is why the Sierra Club has General Electric has an ownership interest in targeted coal power in its Beyond Coal camMontana’s coal-ﬁred Colstrip Power Plant, paign. She called carbon storage and capture and Oregon gets a large percentage of its 40 “a distraction from the true source of the percent coal-produced power from Montana problem,” which is burning coal. and Wyoming. The more coal burned, the Svejcar researches the way rangelands more CO2 produced, and all that store CO2. Half or a little more of CO2 has to go somewhere. the Earth’s surface is covered The Columbia River in rangelands, he said. basalt layer extends Rangelands, forests, from Idaho into humans and most Eastern Oregon everything else are and Washingpart of the carbon ton, along the cycle. Humans river’s path. Big and animals Sky said the inhale air and CO2 storage exhale CO2. potential of Plants and the Columbia trees uptake River Basalt CO2 and store Group “makes it (biological it one of the and terrestrial most signiﬁcant sequestration) potential deep and produce —MARK HARMON, OREGON geological storage oxygen. When STATE FORESTRY formations in the rebiological beings PROFESSOR gion.” Given Oregon’s break down and form dependence on CO2-profossil fuels, the CO2 is ducing coal-ﬁred electricity, also stored (geologic sequesit’s all rather convenient. tration). But humans dramatically Oregon State forestry professor Mark speed up the process of releasing CO2 by Harmon studies CO2 in forests. burning fossils fuels. “They will probably say they have a Coal provides about half of the United permanent solution, and if it doesn’t leak back States’ electricity and more than 30 percent of out, then it’s true,” he said of CO2 injection. our global warming pollution, according to “Nothing biological is permanent, but that’s a the Sierra Club. In Oregon speciﬁcally, Kearns little bit misleading.” said despite hydropower, wind and solar pro-
“HUMANS LOVE THE TECHNO FIX. IF WE CAN KEEP DOING WHAT WE’RE DOING AND JUST FIX IT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY, THEN WE DO.”
Biological systems like rangelands and forests can be permanent if they are maintained, he said. “You have to think of what your starting point is,” Harmon said, “Nothing is really permanent, even planets and the sun.” In CO2 injection, “they capture it when it’s being emitted and transport it and inject it hopefully into a reservoir that isn’t going to leak back,” Harmon said. Forests, agriculture and rangeland work a bit differently. In the case of forests, he draws the analogy of a bucket. “We’ve got a bucket; we’ve got leaks in it. Some is leaking out, but the more we pour in the bucket, the more that bucket will store.” In a forest managed for carbon storage, one would harvest less often, he said, taking less each time and raising the permanent amount of carbon in it. No matter how you store it, too much CO2 is a problem. CO2 is part of the greenhouse effect, which used to keep the planet at a nice temperature for human survival, but humans—and our love for fossil fuels—have dramatically increased the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, and that has increased the temperature of the earth. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the global CO2 for April 2011 was 391.92 parts per million. That’s up more than 36 percent from pre-Industrial Revolution levels of 280 ppm, and according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, it’s why the earth’s temperature is rising—not so good for the survival of any number of delicate ecosystems. Svejcar began researching rangeland carbon storage in 1993. He said the research lasted
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“for 10-plus years, but we couldn’t get any interest at the Washington level.” When it comes to rangeland, “there are lots of examples of people who manage the resource well,” he said. If ranchers could get carbon credits for the carbon stored in their rangelands, it could be a marketing niche. People already buy local, grass-fed meat. Why not buy range-fed meat that comes from lands helping store CO2? The additional beneﬁts to well-managed rangelands are worth even more, Svejcar said: less erosion, better habitat and more productivity. Forests yield similar beneﬁts when managed for carbon and not clearcut. The cost of monitoring how much CO2 is being stored on something as variable as rangeland is prohibitive, and a drought year can turn a carbon sink into a source, Svejcar said. Most rangelands “over time will sequester carbon but there’s huge spatial variability, and there’s variability over time.” According to Harmon another reason the quick carbon injection ﬁx—as opposed to terrestrial solutions—is appealing is because some of the agricultural, range and forestry solutions are “a little more complicated than trap it and stick it into the ground,” and they give the false image of impermanence. “That makes it harder to sell,” he said. Because there was no interest in funding the rangeland research Svejcar was working on, he “moved on to other pressing questions.” Now, he said, with the increased focus on carbon sequestration, “They want us to set up these programs, and we don’t have the research behind it.” “The problem is it doesn’t take a lot of research to ﬁgure out some problems, like with these carbon debts, but there’s no money to look at this,” Harmon said. Biofuels aren’t necessarily bad but they, too, incur a carbon debt. “Everybody’s so excited about it and can’t see there’s anything wrong with it,” he said. Like any bubble, such things may burst.
A NEW ENERGY FUTURE? Big Sky bills itself as “a new energy future for Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, South Dakota, the Paciﬁc Northwest and the nation.” The partnership says it encompasses universities, national laboratories, private companies, state agencies and Native American tribes. Several Oregon State professors are part of the project, though none associated with Big Sky responded to requests for interviews. That new energy future comes with some dangers. According to the State Environmental Policy Act checklist that Batelle Memorial Institute’s Paciﬁc Northwest National Laboratory ﬁled in Washington as part of the permit process, “the presences of large volumes of compressed CO2 would present a signiﬁcant health and environmental issue because of the asphyxiation hazard.” But the SEPA checklist says since the mill site is a mile from any residences and “no natural or injection related activities appear feasible to cause a CO2 leakage event,” there is little danger to humans at the pilot site. What happens after the pilot project is another story if the tests are deemed successful and the effort to store carbon in basalt expands. Cameron and Jane Kerr allege the Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project in Saskatchewan, Canada, is WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
leaking CO2 hundreds of times above safe levels and killing rabbits, goats and other small animals. Barry Robinson, a lawyer with Ecojustice in Canada, has been advising the Kerrs on their case. The farm is near an aging oil ﬁeld operated by Cenovus (which also has a hand in oil extraction from the controversial Canadian tar sands). The oil ﬁeld is part of the Weyburn carbon sequestration project. “It’s billed as a CO2 storage and recovery project,” Robinson said. Three years after Cenovus began injecting CO2 to store the carbon and force oil to the surface, the Kerrs “started seeing some unusual things going on,” on their farm—the bubbling ponds and dead animals. Soil gas testing contracted by the Kerrs showed “very high CO2 levels in the soil on a number of locations on the Kerrs’ farm,” Robinson said. A study by the Petroleum Technology Research Centre, which manages the CO2 project, said “no results have been found that would support the recently reported conclusion” that CO2 from the project “has migrated through the geological storage system to the surface.” “From our point of view, there’s something very unusual going on in the Kerrs’ land,” Robinson said. And it started, he said, after CO2 injection began. The consultant hired by the Kerrs wrote in his study that the “source of the high concentrations of CO2 in the soils of the Kerr property is clearly the anthropogenic CO2 injected into the Weyburn reservoir.” Robinson said well bores in the oil ﬁeld—25 within a mile of the Kerrs’ farm— that were improperly sealed could account for the leakage. After the Kerrs released the ﬁndings to a media outcry in the United States and Canada, it was decided that more testing would be done. Robinson said Cenovus began its testing recently. Big Sky had been working on a deal with SaskPower in Saskatchewan to import CO2 from Canada and store it in Montana, but the $270 million deal fell through in late 2010. More than 1 million tons of the gas would have been sent through 50 miles of pipelines to the United States for storage. Carbon capture and storage is “certainly is not going solve our climate woes,” said Kearns. There’s another kind of leakage that is an issue, forestry professor Harmon said. “Without a system to limit the emissions, you get a lot of leakage problems,” he said. Harmon points out that if one nation restricts fossil fuel emissions and others don’t, manufacturing simply moves to the country without an emissions cap. There needs to be an overall system that pushes down emissions, he said, but “it doesn’t seem like that’s going to happen.” Even when it comes to CO2, Harmon said: “Humans love the techno ﬁx. If we can keep doing what we’re doing and just ﬁx it through technology, then we do. If I can get pill instead of changing my diet, then just give me a pill, and I’ll just keep eating all those burgers and fries.” This story ﬁrst ran in the June 16 edition of Eugene Weekly.
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SATURDAY JULY 23 nostalgia BOISE MUSIC FEST Watch trail blazers tear it up at the second annual Boise Mountain Bike Film Festival.
THURSDAY JULY 21 ﬁlm BOISE MOUNTAIN BIKE FILM FEST Grab a helmet, hop on a Schwinn and cruise down to the Knitting Factory for the second annual Boise Mountain Bike Film Festival. This year’s festival includes the feature ﬁlms Life Cycles and Pedal Driven. According to the trailer, Life Cycles is not a bike movie, it’s a movie about a bike. The ﬁlm details the life cycle of those two-wheeled people-movers we love so much. Pedal Driven, on the other hand, is a bike movie. In fact, it’s called a “bike-umentary.” Pedal Driven focuses on the trail issues surrounding mountain biking. Mountain bikers love their trails and they love building them. The Forest Service also loves trails, but its motto, “Caring for the land and serving people,” means they have to serve all people, not just mountain bikers. Pedal Driven looks at this debate and tells the story of trail building and mountain biking across the Northwest. The Boise Mountain Bike Film Festival will also feature locally produced Foothills and Bogus Basin ridin’ mountain bike ﬁlms. All proceeds from the screenings will be donated to the Idaho Mountain Bike Trail Preservation Association and the Boise Bicycle Project, which was broken into last month and robbed of $1,000. 7 p.m., $12-$15. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212, bo.knittingfactory.com.
SATURDAY JULY 23 drag GEM COURT CORONATION People across the world are still swooning over the new duke and duchess of
Cambridge, the wedding being the one of the biggest social events that they were never invited to. Blog posts and morning talk shows gush about Kate’s dresses, purses and hats. The Kennedys were the closest thing to a royal family in America, and while Jacqueline had the style and grace of a princess, she never
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wore a crown—a pillbox hat hardly counts. But if you’d like to see some royalty in person, join the Imperial Sovereign Gem Court of Idaho for Coronation 2011 as the monarchs of the 33rd reign pass their titles down to the next group of (drag)queens. ISGCI is a longtime LGBT social and charitable
Though you won’t be able to witness Rock of Love reality star Bret Michaels sport his cowboy-hat-over-bandana look, or to show off your mascara-streaked cheeks after crying tears of joy while reliving the glory days of the Backstreet Boys, the Boise Music Festival is returning this year with plenty of killer acts to catapult you back to the ’80s and ’90s music scene. Christening the Main stage at 2:15 p.m. is local Rocci Johnson with the Divas of Boise, who’ve been performing for 20 years. Performances by He is We, Rock Maﬁa, Andy Grammer and SafetySuit follow. But the evening really kicks into nostalgic gear with performances by Sugar Ray, MC Hammer and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. There will also be four smaller stages around the park that will feature 30 local acts beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. A full lineup can be found on the festival’s website. But there’s a lot more than music that makes this all-day event rockin’. There will be 200 vendors offering arts, crafts, food and entertainment spread throughout the park. In addition, there will be a play area for kids (complete with bounce houses) and two beer and wine gardens. Also making a return this year is the Boise Music Festival BBQ Cook-Off, an openentry competition. Any barbecue fans—whether they are professionals or simply masters of the backyard ’cue—are encouraged to sign up, show their stuff and get a shot at the $10,000 prize money. The judging and ﬁnale will take place at 2:30 p.m. After attracting more than 70,000 spectators in 2010, organizers are ﬁne tuning things for the festival’s second year. The main stage has been relocated to a larger area—east of the fountain by the soccer ﬁelds—to accommodate the crowd, and the number of volunteers has been increased to ensure that everything runs smoothly. For more information on maps, parking, events and entry for the BBQ Cook-Off, visit boisemusicfestival.com. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., FREE. Ann Morrison Park, boisemusicfestival.com.
nonproﬁt organization that is part of a larger court system with chapters in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The ISGCI titleholders take their roles seriously and dub themselves with names full of pomp and circumstance—this year’s empress is regally referred to as “The Only Absolute Sparkling Blue Diamond People’s Empress of Community and Commitment for all Idaho Empress XXXIII The Endearing and Surreal Terra Mi Su La Rose Morgan Foxx
Manhattan.” Imagine ﬁtting that on a business card. Members of the Gem Court take their responsibilities as seriously as they do their roles. The ISGCI was established in 1980 and continues to work tirelessly raising funds for Idaho LGBT student scholarships, as well as to help HIV positive people defray living and medical expenses. This year’s themed ceremony, called “Coronation Under the Sea: A Return to Atlantis,” takes place over
the course of three days and includes a reception and show for out-of-townguests, a bus tour, a drag show, a victor y brunch and awards ceremony and, of course, the coronation itself, which takes place on Saturday, July 23. 5 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. coronation, $35 in adv., $40 door. Double Tree Hotel Riverside Grand Ballroom, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, idahogemcourt.org.
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The Treasure Valley Roller Girls roll with the punches.
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Sloth: The most adorable of the seven deadly sins.
skates ROLLER DERBY TOE STOP STOMP The skatin’ ladies of the Treasure Valley Roller Girls will take on the Wasatch Midnight Terror and the Walla Walla Sweets in a double-header dubbed the Toe Stop Stomp. Ana Rampage, Callous Alice and the rest of the gals will be there to whip and jam their way to victory. Roller derby has crashed into American pop-culture with speed usually reserved for the best jammers. The derby we know today has roots as far back as the early 20th century. A boom-and-bust cycle of derby revivals throughout the 20th century has led us to today’s hard-hitting, face-bashing, knuckle-crunching derby—a far more entertaining sibling to the round-the-track stamina tests of yesteryear. A portion of the proceeds from the double header will go to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, a national nonproﬁt health organization “dedicated to improving the lives of people with Huntington’s Disease and their families.” Huntington’s Disease is a detrimental, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder for which there is, at present, no cure. Pick up your tickets at treasurevalleyrollergirls.net or in person at Need to Bead, Thomas Hammer Coffee or The Record Exchange. 7 p.m., $4 children, $10 adults. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-424-2200, treasurevalleyrollergirls.net.
MONDAY JULY 25 reading PLAYS FROM THE ALLEY If Shakespeare isn’t quite your thing, and you crave something more contemporary to satiate that theater appetite, head to Visual Arts Collective and check out the
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Alley Repertory’s Plays from the Alley. This summer’s reading series showcases local up-and-coming playwrights by premiering their new scripts to Treasure Valley play-goers. Performances are directed by local theater professionals and delivered by local actors, both established and emerging. Monday’s reading is the last of three plays in the series,
SATURDAY JULY 23 sloths RUN WILD AT ZOO BOISE According to Sublime, summertime is supposed to be when the living’s easy. But when you have kids out of school, you have to ﬁnd ways to wear them out by bedtime. Zoo Boise has the perfect solution (at least for a day) with its inaugural Run Wild at Zoo Boise, an event for kids 3 to 12 years old. Children are invited to race through the zoo, which ironically beneﬁts the renovation of the sloth bear exhibit in 2012. The sloth bear’s pad will undergo a major landscape transformation when the zoo reaches its goal of $550,000, hopefully by the end of the year. As of June, about $300,000 has been raised. Registration forms are available at the zoo or online. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. on the day of the race, and the toddlers (ages 3-5) will queue up at the starting line at 9 a.m. for their quarter-mile stretch. Six- to 12-year-olds will follow in a one-mile race. All participants will receive a Tshirt, breakfast at the zoo’s after-party and are welcome to stroll through the animal exhibits to see what they missed while zooming through the zoo. 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race, $20. Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive, 208-384-4125, zooboise.org.
Jason Haskins’ Solace. According to the press release, the play will be a dark, wintery repose from the searing summer heat: “John brings his ﬁance Melissa back to the family home for Christmas to meet his quirky, sharp-edged and dark relatives. Old demons arise as son confronts father about the solace he’s never
We’ve all had those nights. Leaning on the open refrigerator door in the early dusk twilight, hunger clawing at your guts as you eye a hardening block of cheddar, a fennel bulb and a half loaf of bread. Sighing, you think, “I couldn’t possibly make anything ﬁlling with these meager ingredients.” Wrong. Gojee.com is currently At gojee.com, you can plug free but requires an email in all the items in your fridge, to create an account. however random, along with any foods you ﬁnd icky and it’ll spit out a customized recipe— like an oozy grilled cheddar and fennel sandwich with curry mayo. Sound deliciously unreal? Here’s how it works: “Tell us what you’re craving and what you have in your kitchen, and we’ll spoon feed your eyes something dreamy. Got ﬂour? Black pepper? Trufﬂe-laced whole-grain farm-swaddled pork loin? We got a recipe for that.” Gojee.com handpicks recipes from food bloggers—big names in the blogger world like Helene Dujardin of Tartelette, Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen, and Sara Forte of Sprouted Kitchen—and then displays their color-saturated photos with a short list of required ingredients in full screen mode. When you come across something that melts your brain, you can click a star and put it in your favorites list. If you want more speciﬁc instructions on how to make a dish, gojee.com sends you straight to the original blog post. —Tara Morgan
found in his family.” After the reading, audience members are invited to provide feedback about the play in a discussion with the director, actors and the playwright. 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. reading, $10. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, alleyrep.org.
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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY JULY 20 Festivals & Events ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Unwind mid-week with friends, live music and a cold beverage during this family friendly concert series. 5 p.m. FREE, The Grove, downtownboise.org. PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP, SLAM OF STEEL AND HAIKU BATTLE—A performance poetry workshop followed by a poetry slam. There is a $25 prize for the haiku champ. 7 p.m. $5 poetry slam, $1 with student ID, Woman of Steel Gallery and Wine Bar, 3640 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-3315632, boisepoetry.com.
On Stage THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)— Three actors cram all of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets into this two-hour show. Tonight is the ﬁnal performance. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL—The cast and crew of starlight Mountain Theatre perform Disney’s much-loved musical. 8 p.m. $10$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com.
Food & Drink DRINKING LIBERALLY—A group of left-leaning individuals gather to talk politics, share ideas and inspire change. 7 p.m. Solid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208345-6620, drinkingliberally.org.
Farmers Markets CALDWELL FARMERS MARKET—5-8 p.m. FREE. Located on the corner of 12th and Dearborn streets next to the library, Caldwell.
Kids & Teens SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE DISPLAY—Check out ordinary items magniﬁed 22,000 times under a scanning electron microscope, on loan from Boise State. 1-4 p.m. $4-$6.50. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895, scidaho.org.
THURSDAY JULY 21 On Stage ANNE OF GREEN GABLES—The 12th annual youth summer production, directed by Cheryl Blauer. 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org.
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CABARET—Smash hit about love, war and a changing society. $12$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org. MESSIAH ON THE FRIGIDAIRE— The image of Jesus appears on a refrigerator in a trailer park in a small town in South Carolina. Presented by the Stage Coach Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall, Corner of Brazil and Wright streets, Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE—Musical comedy about six unusual adolescents who compete in a spelling bee and learn that winning isn’t all that matters. 7 p.m. $15-$20. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208-3850021, kedproductions.org.
NOISE/CD REVIEW DAWNBRINGER: NUCLEUS (PROFOUND LORE) Those who listen to metal and who believe in the music know that there is plenty of swilled detritus to sift through in order to ﬁnd what’s great and truthful. Nucleus (Profound Lore), Dawnbringer’s fourth full-length is, horns down, one of the most honest metal records that has come out in a long-ass time, thanks to lyricist/vocalist/ bassist Chris Black (also the lyricist for Nachtmystium and Superchrist). Black became the de facto multi-instrumentalist emperor of the band when original bassist/vocalist John Weston split after Dawnbringer’s debut EP, Sacrament, was released in 1996. It was with 1997’s Unbleed, the band’s debut fulllength, that Black’s talent for synergizing the midnight paranoia of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal with the charred, gutter sludge of ’90s Florida-style death metal began to spawn. After relocating from Malvern, Penn., to Chicago in early 2000 and ﬁnding metal kin in guitarist Scott Hoffman, they followed with Catharsis Instinct. After six long years, the release of 2006’s In Sickness and Dreams saw Black’s glorious metal vision getting even clearer before culminating with Nucleus. Shunning the George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher style of vocalization, Black’s raw, shadowy delivery now echoes something akin to the bark from Lemmy Kilmister’s throat circa 1979. To tie it together with an over-the-top metaphor, listening to Nucleus is like lying on a Coors-stained bed of switchblades as the hatchet-wielding Eddie from the cover of Iron Maiden’s Killers album hacks away at the fuselage of Motorhead’s Bombers— yet Nucleus still manages to sound dangerously fresh. Being a studio band, Dawnbringer has only played three shows in its 16 years of existence. Hopefully, the release of Nucleus will put an end to that, but it may not. Check out tracks like “No More Sleep,” “Swing Hard,” “The Devil” and “Old Wizard” on Youtube, then buy a copy of the album in every format available. The vinyl is extraordinary—and limited. With Nucleus, Dawnbringer shows a love of metal, an understanding of its history and a desire to keep pushing it forward while damning pretension. No garbage to sift through here. —Justin B. Peterson
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WINE AUCTION FUNDRAISER— This three-day celebration of wine includes something for everyone—from wine newbies to experienced oenophiles. Indulge in wines from around the world during symposiums, vintner dinners and a wine tasting extravaganza. A commemorative magnum of Silver Oak Cellars 2006 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has been produced and made available for purchase in honor of the Wine Auction’s 30th anniversary. Visit sunvalleycenter.org to order one and for more details about the event. $40-$125. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-726-9491, sunvalleycenter.org.
SHOP 4 GOOD(NESS SAKE) BENEFIT—Four percent of all sales will go to beneﬁt the Boise Bicycle Project today. FREE. Boise Co-op, 888 W. Fort St., 208-472-4500, boisecoop.com.
Workshops & Classes WEST AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE WORKSHOP—Manimou Camara from Guinea will share the music and movement of the Malinke ethnic group of West Africa with participants. Call 208-850-4359 to register and for more info. 6 p.m. $10-$20 donation per class. Idaho Black History Museum, 508 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-433-0017, ibhm.org.
Farmers Markets MERIDIAN URBAN MARKET—5-9 p.m. FREE, downtown Meridian on Idaho Avenue between Main and Second streets, Meridian, 208-331-3400, facebook.com/MeridianUrbanMarket.
Kids & Teens SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE DISPLAY—See Wednesday. 1-4 p.m. $4-$6.50. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895, scidaho.org.
Odds & Ends SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP—Practice rolling/slurring your R’s during this Spanish conversation group hosted by CR Languages. 6 p.m. FREE. Sapphire Bar & Grill, 622 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-363-7277.
FRIDAY JULY 22 On Stage ANNE OF GREEN GABLES—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org. CABARET—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-4299908, box ofﬁce 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org. CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION—Four New Englanders enroll in a six-week drama course and ﬁnd themselves encroached in some drama of their own creation. Winner of the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play. 8 p.m. $10-$30. Company of Fools, 409 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-788-6520, companyoffools.org. MESSIAH ON THE FRIGIDAIRE—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall, Corner of Brazil and Wright streets, Boise. 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $15-$20. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208385-0021, kedproductions.org.
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WINE AUCTION FUNDRAISER— See Thursday. $40-$125. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-7269491, sunvalleycenter.org. WORLD WINE TOUR—Discover and taste red and white wines from around the world, and take advantage of bottle and case sale specials. 6 p.m. $10. Helina Marie’s Wine and Gift Shop, 11053 Highway 44, Star, 208286-7960, helinamaries.com.
Workshops & Classes WALK-IN GLASS STUDIO HOURS—Create your own fused glass artwork with the help of a studio artist. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $15$35. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane, Ste. 120, Eagle, 208-938-1055, fusionsidaho.com. WEST AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE WORKSHOP—See Thursday. 6 p.m. $10-$20 donation per class. Idaho Black History Museum, 508 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-433-0017, ibhm.org.
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Kids & Teens FRIDAY NIGHT POOL PARTIES—Teens ages 12-17 years old are invited to come swim and hang out with friends at the pool after hours. DJs from Wild 101.1 FM will be doing live remotes from the pool, providing music and prize giveaways. 9-10:30 p.m. $2. Fairmont Pool, 7929 Northview St., Boise, 208-3753011, cityofboise.org/parks.
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8 DAYS OUT SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE DISPLAY—See Wednesday. 1-4 p.m. $4-$6.50. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895, scidaho.org.
Odds & Ends BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS—A basic Latin dance lesson kicks things off at 9 p.m., followed by salsa dancing until the wee hours of the morning. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Boise Cafe, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397.
25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $15-$20. Knock ’Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208385-0021, kedproductions.org. THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA—Valentine and Proteus’ friendship is put to the test in this comedy by the Bard. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box ofﬁce 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
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WINE AUCTION FUNDRAISER— See Thursday. $40-$125. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-7269491, sunvalleycenter.org.
Festivals & Events
WINE TASTING—Stop by to sample the newest vintages and take a tour of Idaho’s Winery of the Year (Wine Press NW, 2011). 1-5 p.m. $5, FREE with purchase. Fraser Vineyard, 1004 LaPointe St., Boise, 208-3459607, fraservineyard.com.
2011 WILD WEST FIDDLE CONTEST—The all-day ﬁddle competition features state, regional and national champions competing for prize money. Picnic baskets, chairs and blankets are welcome. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $15, Kuna Park Bandshell, Bernard Fisher Park, Kuna, ruwemusic. com. ISGCI CORONATION— Take a voyage “Under the Sea” for the crowning of this year’s royal court. Visit idahogemcourt.org for more details and events during this three-day celebration. See Picks, Page 18. 6 p.m. $35 adv., $40 door. Double Tree Hotel Boise-Riverside, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise, doubletree1.hilton.com.
Workshops & Classes BEGINNING WIRE WRAPPING—Learn the basics of making jewelry using wire wrapping techniques. Noon-4:30 p.m. $30 plus materials. Need to Bead, 1100 N. Orchard St., 208-3840404, needtobeadboise.com. MOSAIC MIRROR CLASS— Learn the basics of glass mosaic tiling in two sessions, to be held on consecutive Saturdays. Call to pre-register. 10 a.m.-noon. $48. Puffy Mondaes, 200 12th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-407-3359, puffymondaes.com.
VINTAGE SWING DANCE—Instructions on classic Lindy Hop moves. All ages. No partner required. 8 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352, heirloomdancestudio.com. WEST AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE WORKSHOP—See Thursday. 6 p.m. $10-$20 donation per class. Idaho Black History Museum, 508 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-433-0017, ibhm.org.
Literature FEARLESS AND FIERCE: WRITING ABOUT MOTHERHOOD—Andrea Bogle, Megan Hammaker, Gretchen Huettig, Elisabeth McKetta, Megan Johnson and Lupita Risso will read their work about the art, practice and experience of being a mother. 7 p.m. FREE. Hyde Park Books, 1507 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-429-8220, hydeparkbookstore.com.
Farmers Markets CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise, 208-345-9287, capitalcitypublicmarket.com. EAGLE SATURDAY MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. KUNA FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-noon. Bernard Fisher Memorial Park, Kuna. MERIDIAN FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. Crossroads shopping center at Eagle and Fairview roads, Meridian, meridianfarmersmarket.com.
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org. CHUCKLES COMEDY CABARET—Boise’s newest comedy venue will feature someone new each week, from hot young newbies to established stand-up comedians. 8 p.m. $12. China Blue, 100 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-9515. CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION—See Friday. 8 p.m. $10-$30. Company of Fools, 409 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-7886520, companyoffools.org. FUELED BY DESPERATION COMEDY SHOW—Starring Gabe Dunn. 7:30 p.m. $5. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com. MESSIAH ON THE FRIGIDAIRE—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall, Corner of Brazil and Wright streets, Boise. SUN VALLEY ICE SHOW— Part of an annual series of performances by Olympic and world-class ﬁgure skaters, featuring Evan Lysacek. 9:30 p.m. $59-$107. Sun Valley Resort, 1 Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley, 208-622-4111, sunvalley.com.
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Skeleton Blues by Connor Coughlin was the 1st place winner in the 9th Annual Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest.
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MESSIAH ON THE FRIGIDAIRE—See Thursday. 2 p.m. $12-$15. Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall, Corner of Brazil and Wright streets, Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
NAMPA FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. Lloyd’s Square, Nampa, nampafarmersmarket. com.
THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA—See Saturday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box ofﬁce 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
Odds & Ends BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS— See Friday. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Boise Cafe, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397.
P-51C MUSTANG BOISE BEE DEBUT—Dedication of the “Boise Bee” Mustang in honor of Lt. Col. Duane Beeson. RSVP at the event’s Facebook page. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $4-$10. Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa Airport, 201 Municipal Drive, Nampa, 208-465-6446, warhawkairmuseum.org.
SUN VALLEY SUMMER SYMPHONY—Take in classical music performances featuring work from Debussy to Mahler and everyone in between. Open seating begins at 5:30 p.m. For a complete schedule, visit svsummersymphony.org. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, sunvalley.com.
SATURDAY CRUISE NIGHT— Music, food, hot rods and hot wheels drag races for the kids. 5-10 p.m. FREE. Bad Boy Burgers 2, 7000 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-373-0020.
Food & Drink WIND AND WINE TOUR 2011— Board the bus for a tour of the Payne’s Ferry Wind Farm near Hagerman and wine tasting at Holesinsky Certiﬁed Organic Vineyard and Winery in Buhl. Connect the dots between energy consumption and the production of the food we consume. Visit treasurevalleyfoodcoalition. org/windwine to register. 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. $40.
SUNDAY JULY 24 On Stage ANNE OF GREEN GABLES—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org.
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COMEDY AT THE BALCONY— Try out your routine out and/ or watch local and professional comedians. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. for your chance to win a $50 bar tab. Sherry Japeth headlines. 8 p.m. FREE. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208336-1313, thebalconyclub.com.
GARLIC BRAIDING CLASS— Spend an afternoon learning about garlic and braiding cloves into decorations. Call 208-2843712 for more info. 1-4 p.m. $20-$40 sliding scale, plus $10 for garlic. Earthly Delights Organic Farm, 372 S. Eagle Road, Suite 353, Eagle.
Farmers Markets EAST END MARKET—10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bown Crossing, end of Parkcenter Boulevard, Boise.
MONDAY JULY 25 On Stage PLAYS FROM THE ALLEY: SOLACE—Alley Repertory Theater presents an encore of its annual summer reading series dedicated to giving new local playwrights the chance to shine. Purchase tickets at brownpapertickets.com. Featuring Solace by Jason Haskins. See Picks, Page 19. 8 p.m. $10. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com. STORY STORY NIGHT: WATER—The theme for this month’s Story Story Night is Water. Storytellers will entertain you with personal stories while you enjoy a slice from Pie Hole and a drink from the bar. Followed by an open story slam. 7 p.m. $5. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.
Concerts SUN VALLEY SUMMER SYMPHONY—See Sunday. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, sunvalley.com.
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IT’S THE ANNUAL MARKET BERRY FESTIVAL
Locally Grown & Oregon Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries & Blackberries Plus Lots of Berry Treats!
EXPLORING GODDESS—For women who are interested in exploring themselves as the energies of the Goddess. RSVP is required. 6:30 p.m. $25. Facets of Healing Wellness Emporium, 717 Vista Ave., Boise, 208-4299999, facetsofhealing.com.
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Calls to Artists BOISE WEEKLY COVER ART SUBMISSIONS— Each week’s cover of Boise Weekly is a piece of work from a local artist. BW pays $150 for published covers. One stipulation of publication is that the piece be donated to BW’s annual charity art auction in November. To submit your artwork for BW’s cover, bring it to BWHQ. All mediums are accepted. For more information contact Art Director Leila Rader at email@example.com or 208-344-2055. Boise Weekly, 523 Broad St., 208-344-2055, boiseweekly.com.
Kids & Teens ORIGAMI—Kids 8 years and older are invited to learn the Japanese tradition of paper folding. 10:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-3620181, adalib.org.
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SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE DISPLAY—See Wednesday. 1-4 p.m. $4-$6.50. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895, scidaho.org. WORLD OF CRAFTS—Craft time for kids ages 5 through 12 years old. 3:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, adalib.org.
Odds & Ends BEER PONG—Play for prizes and bar tabs while drinking $5 pitchers. 9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-6699. BOISE UKULELE GROUP—This ukulele group offers instruction and a chance to jam. All levels welcome with no age limit and no membership fees. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Meadow Lakes Village Senior Center, 650 Arbor Circle, Meridian. PIONEER TOASTMASTERS— Participants are invited to work on their public speaking with the Pioneer Toastmasters speaking club. Guests and new members are always welcome. Not so sure you want to speak? No problem, show up and sit in. For more information, email email@example.com. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. 208-559-4434. Perkins Family Restaurant, 300 Broadway Ave., Boise. TRIVIA NIGHT—The previous week’s losing team gets to pick the new theme every week. Hosted by Matt Bragg. 8 p.m. FREE. Pitchers and Pints, 1108 W. Front St., Boise, 208-9061355.
TUESDAY JULY 26 Festivals & Events SUMMER SOCIAL—Have a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres while listening to live music, courtesy of Think Nampa First. 5:30-8 p.m. FREE. Downtown Nampa on 14th Avenue between Second and Third streets. thinknampaﬁrst.org.
On Stage CABARET—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3369221, idahoshakespeare.org. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com.
Food & Drink TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS—Featuring a different winery, consisting of a combination of three red and/or white wines to sample. 5:30 p.m. $8-$12. Twig’s Cellar, 816 W. Bannock St., Lower Level, Boise, 208-344-8944, twigscellar.com.
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Sally Bowles (Jodi Dominick) and the girls of the Kit Kat Klub.
CONTEMPLATING CABARET On rare, magical occasions in theater, an audience will be so captivated, invested and affected by what’s happening on stage that they will be stunned into a charged silence. It happened twice during Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s production of Cabaret. In fact, it routinely happens twice each performance. It is testament to the power of a production that is at once engrossing, disturbing and moving—not words often used when describing a musical. But just because there is song and dance doesn’t mean a musical can’t carry an emotional and moral wallop. Those who are only familiar with the movie version of Cabaret may be a bit shocked to discover the more controversial themes that ﬁll the stage production. Set in Berlin, Germany, in the early 1930s as the Nazi party was rising to power, the play explores themes of sexuality, hatred, power and life on the fringe. But overall, Cabaret deals with truths, uncomfortable truths, truths that we hide from others and even ourselves and unpleasant truths that we sometimes try to ignore. With openly gay and bisexual characters, prostitution, abortion, drugs, alcohol and Nazis, this is a very grown-up musical, but one that entertains as much as it forces audiences to think on a more profound level. Jodi Dominick stars as Sally Bowles, the star of the Kit Kat Klub (no, not the Meridian institution) for whom life is one big party and consequences are not to be bothered with. Eduardo Placer plays the Master of Ceremonies, an effeminate force of nature whose high-energy approach leads the audience through silly highs before turning dark on a dime. Both Dominick and Placer have spent several seasons with ISF, but these roles are standout performances for Cabaret runs through both. Dominick’s powerful voice Monday, Aug. 29. drives the production, while For dates, times and tickets, Placer commands the stage and visit idahoshakespeare.org. holds the audience in the palm of his well-manicured hand. Neil Brookshire provides needed grounding as Clifford Bradshaw, a bi-curious American who falls in love with Sally but who can’t ignore the shadows that the Nazis are beginning to cast across society. Wonderful supporting performances are turned in by ISF newcomer John Woodson and veteran Laura Perrotta, as well as Sara M. Bruner, who is a little bit scary in this production. Musical director Matthew Webb and costume designer Charlotte Yetman create a rich tapestry for the ears and eyes. Last season, ISF pushed audiences out of their comfort zones with the quirky Bat Boy: The Musical, and this season the company is making sure crowds don’t get too cozy again with a production that is well worth experiencing. —Deanna Darr
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WALK-IN GLASS STUDIO HOURS—See Friday. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $15-$35. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane, Ste. 120, Eagle, 208-938-1055, fusions-idaho.com.
BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT VOLUNTEER NIGHT— Volunteers may donate their time to help build and repair bicycles for those in need. 6-8 p.m. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-429-6520, boisebicycleproject.org.
SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE DISPLAY— See Wednesday, July 20. 1-4 p.m. $4-$6.50. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895, scidaho.org.
LAST CALL TRIVIA—8 p.m. FREE. The Lift Bar and Grill, 4091 W. State St., Boise, 208-342-3250, theliftboise.com; 7 p.m. FREE. Eastside Tavern, 610 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-345-3878; 8 p.m. FREE. Buffalo Wild Wings, 3223 E. Louise Drive, Meridian, 208-288-5485, buffalowildwings.com; 9 p.m. FREE. Applebee’s-Emerald, 7845 W. Emerald, Boise, 208378-1890.
Literature BOOK CLUB—Each month features a new book. Grab the list of titles from the library. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208562-4995, boisepubliclibrary.org.
Farmers Markets CALDWELL FARMERS MARKET—5-8 p.m. FREE. Located on the corner of 12th and Dearborn streets next to the library, Caldwell.
SENSORY EXPLORATION: TASTE—Learn about Boise State’s rooftop garden, sample fresh herbs and plant seeds in egg cartons. Spin a taste tester wheel and identify different liquids, sample vegetables and do a craft project. Take a tour of the treatment plant at 11 a.m. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise, 208-489-1284, cityofboise.org/bee/watershed.
VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF IDAHO—Buy, sell, trade and listen to vinyl records with other analog musical enthusiasts. 7-10 p.m. FREE, Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-4248244, vpsidaho.org.
Kids & Teens SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE DISPLAY— See Wednesday. 1-4 p.m. $4-$6.50. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895, scidaho.org.
Odds & Ends BEER PONG TOURNEY—Eight tables set up for play, $4 pitchers and a $300 cash prize. What more could you ask for? 10 p.m. FREE. Fatty’s, 800 W. Idaho St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-514-2531, drinkfattys.com. BOOZE CLUES—Trivia and prizes with the one and only E.J. Pettinger. 9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344. STAND-UP COMEDY NIGHT—Test out your routine on patrons during open mic night, hosted by Danny Amspacher. 8:30 p.m. FREE. Quarter Barrel, 4902 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-322-3430. PABST BINGO NIGHT—Play bingo for PBR, swag and other random stuff found at second hand stores. $1 PBR, Oly, or Rainier cans, or get a “ghetto bucket” (two of each) for $4. 7 p.m. FREE. Donnie Mac’s Trailer Park Cuisine, 1515 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-384-9008.
WEDNESDAY JULY 27 Festivals & Events ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Unwind mid-week with friends, live music and a cold beverage during this family friendly concert series. 5 p.m. FREE, The Grove, downtownboise.org.
On Stage CABARET—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org. COMEDY NIGHT—Danny Amspacher headlines comedy night where locals can try out their own acts. 8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye Grill and Brewery, 3019 N. Cole Road, Boise, 208-658-1533, sockeyebrew.com.
Concerts SUN VALLEY SUMMER SYMPHONY—See Sunday. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, sunvalley.com.
Literature BOISE NOVEL ORCHARD—Writers meet to edit, critique and encourage each other. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, rdbooks.org. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB—Adult readers meet monthly to discuss the featured selection. For more information and to register, call 208-5624996. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996, boisepubliclibrary.org.
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SHLOMO OR SHTICK? Robin Kessinger gives Todd Hallawell a lesson in ﬂatpicking.
GET ON IT, GUITAR GEEKS Todd Hallawell, who is a ﬁnger stylist, and Robin Kessinger, a ﬂatpicker, spor t jeans, beards and baseball caps and look like a couple of guys you might ﬁnd sharing a pitcher of beer and talking about spor ts. But these two are award-winning guitarists and while guitar geeks adulate the duo as they per form their bluegrassinfused tunes, Hallawell and Kessinger have as much respect for each other as their fans do for them. “Robin has one of the best feels for ﬂat-picking in the business,” Hallawell said. “When we ﬁrst started performing together, I played mostly ﬁngerstyle, but after working out all the arrangements on our album Ear Candy, I found myself using a ﬂat-pick more and more. So now it’s a combination of ﬁngerstyle and me trying to keep up with Robin on the ﬂat-pick. What a ride!” If you can’t ﬁnd your guitar-playing friends on Friday, they’re probably at the Linen Building getting pointers from Hallawell and Kessinger. Local guitarist Dan Costello opens the show. 7 p.m., $15 adv., $18 door. Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com. Recently local musician Trevor Powers made a splash with his dreamy bedroompop project Youth Lagoon when his music came to the attention of NPR and Pitchfork. In an interview with BW, he said his debut LP would be out on Juno Records in June but it looks like the powers that be had other plans. The Year of Hibernation, Youth Lagoon’s debut LP, is due to drop Tuesday, Sept. 27, on Fat Possum. It’s a coup for the 22-yearold Powers, who doesn’t have much experience under his low-slung belt. He will now be labelmates with the likes of Dinosaur Jr., Dax Riggs, Townes Van Zandt and R.L. Burnside. Even T. Rex has a couple of titles on Fat Possum. Visit soundcloud.com/ youth-lagoon to hear YL. No fan of Steve Martin’s banjo playing will feel like a Jerk on Saturday, July 23. With the Steep Canyon Rangers around him, Martin will pluck his way through tunes so well-crafted, he’ll sound like a Man With Two Brains. Even a Shopgirl who has never heard of Martin would enjoy seeing him play, and the performance will probably be so entertaining, it could be an L.A. Story instead of one about a cool show that happened in Boise. That Martin. He’s such a wild and crazy guy. 8 p.m., $35-$99.50. Eagle River Pavilion, 827 E. Riverside Drive, Eagle, landofrock.com. —Amy Atkins
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Matisyahu’s Hasidic take on dub reggae JOSH GROSS Matisyahu’s 2010 album, Live at Stubb’s Vol. II, opens with ﬁve minutes of spacey, ethereal noise beneath samples of a child reciting prayers in Hebrew. Later in the disc, he sings of “the glory of Hashem” (a Hebrew colloquialism for God), the “line of King David,” and evokes no shortage of Old Testament metaphors. But his music isn’t religious. At least not according to him. “Christianity is a religion,” Matisyahu said during a phone interview. “Judaism isn’t just a religion; it’s a lifestyle.” He compared that position to an interview he heard with Bob Marley in which Marley said that Rastafari isn’t a religion but a way of life. Rather than the dreads and bright colors Matisyahu may look heavenward for inspiration—or to see if it’s going to rain. associated with reggae devotees, Matisyahu (born Matthew Paul Miller) wears the tallit much, it became my gateway.” so compelling and polarizing as a performand payot (Jewish prayer shawl and side The music that interested Matisyahu er. It’s hard to tell if it’s genuine or if it’s curls) of Hasidic orthodoxy both on stage came from jam bands like The Grateful just branding. and off. He is a longtime resident of the Dead and Phish. But more than just their To see him live—which you can do at orthodox Jewish district of Crown Heights music, Matisyahu was a fan of the drugs Knitting Factory on Monday, July 25, or in Brooklyn, and his move away from the those cultures lauded. Chabad sect of ultra-orthodox Judaism was at an in-store appearance at The Record Matisyahu told Zing Mit Jewish EnterExchange immediately before the show—it’s reported by Haaretz, Israel’s oldest daily tainment he spent much of the time from hard to view the man as anything other newspaper. His lyrics and videos have been ages 16 to 22 high and even did a two-year than deeply spiritual. Eyes closed, he cocks endlessly deconstructed in the intellectual stint in a Bend, Ore., outdoor school rehab his head back and sings skyward in a deep sprawl of the Israeli/Palestinian conﬂict, program. He said he saw it as a transcentrance as layers upon layers of echoes and and like Walter Sobchak of Big Lebowski dent state but one he eventually realized he delay wash over the audience and staccato fame, he doesn’t “roll on Shabbos.” wanted to reach without the crutch of drugs. dub rhythms get people stepping. It’s even Matisyahu’s branding point as That realization lead Matisyahu to Israel “The way I approach live music, whatever an artist: Hasidic Jewish reggae. As a marand the full-body worship of orthodox I’m doing, I just try to get lost in it,” Matiketing gimmick, Matisyahu’s Hasidic Rasta Judaism, a move that would, in large part, syahu said. “I try to get lost in it live.” shtick sticks out in the best possible way, come to deﬁne his adult life and all the gold And he does. His live performances making him instantly recognizable. And albums and Grammy nominations that came are a deep gaze into the psychedelic abyss as a gimmick, it open doors that no other with it. that is as much Dark Side of the Moon as religious artist would be able to touch. “My life is not separate from my music it is No Woman No Cry—associations that Matisyahu has performed on Late Night like a day job that I leave and go home,” he with Jimmy Kimmel, had slots at Bonnaroo are barely hinted at on his studio cuts. In told Zing Mit. an age deﬁned by the and recorded not one, But examining his music, it’s hard to ﬁnd 140-character length but two live albums of a tweet, Matisyahu it to be anything other than overtly religious. at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q in With Sub Swara. Monday, July 25, 7 p.m., Especially when he talks about spending a often stretches pop Austin, Texas. And $23.50-$50. week writing lyrics at the grave of Baal Shem songs to 10 minutes that’s just a small KNITTING FACTORY Tov, the founder of Hasidic Judaism. They with waves of noise taste. But clad in his 416 S. Ninth St. focus on the Old Testament story of Abraand long rhythm yarmulke and black bo.knittingfactory.com ham’s willingness to sacriﬁce Isaac and the jams featuring backcoat, he can also originators of the Hasidic movement. and-forths between perform at places As for what compelled him to start puthis band, The Dub like The Jewlicious ting that to a dub beat, Matisyahu said, “It’s Trio, and his improvised beatbox and Festival, The Festival of Light (his annual just an intuitive thing. There isn’t a logical dancehall vocals. eight-night concert run that coincides with explanation.” The complexity and voracity of MatiChanukah) and even spit bets just spitting But that still leaves the Holly Golightly syahu’s beatboxing easily stands out. distance from Auschwitz, the most notoriauthenticity question: Is Matisyahu religious “Most of my friends growing up were ous of the Nazi death camps, thereby tapor isn’t he? ping into a large subculture of young Jewish into rap and freestyling,” he said. “I just “It’s the wrong way to look at it,” he people hungry for something contemporary. picked it up. Someone needed to do the But that’s part of what makes Matisyahu beat. And though I wasn’t into that music so said. “This is my life.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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THURSDAY JULY 21
FRIDAY JULY 22
FREE. Piper Pub
ALIVE AFTER FIVE: ANDERS OSBORNE— With Travis McDaniel Band. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove
DOWNTOWN NAMPA NIGHTS: THE FLAVORS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Lloyd Square
THE BEN BURDICK TRIO WITH AMY WEBER—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper
SLIGHTLY STOOPID—With Rebelution, Shwayze and Cisco Adler. 6 p.m. $35. IBG
FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
BIG WOW—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle
GHASTLY CITY SLEEP—With Loom, Red Hands Black Feet and Animal Skins. 8 p.m. $5. VAC
BURY YOUR DEAD—With Evergreen Terrace, For the Fallen Dreams, In the Midst of Lions, Thick as Blood, Hundredth, Betrayal and Murder Death Kill. 3 p.m. $14 adv., $16 door. The Venue
TODD HALLAWELL AND ROBIN KESSINGER— With Dan Costello. See Noise News, Page 26. 7 p.m. $15. Linen Building
AMY WEBER AND BEN BURDICK TRIO—9 p.m. FREE. Sapphire CANDREAD AND RIZING REZISTANCE—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
LOW-FI CD RELEASE, JULY 22, KFCH Since coming on the scene in 2007, Low-ﬁ has been one of those bands that doesn’t quite ﬁt. Their indie-ish, rockladen, Americana-tinged, almost-pop sound makes it tough to decide what category to put them in, and their new sophomore release, After All This Time, doesn’t help one damn bit. Overall, Low-ﬁ’s power-trio sound is still evident but tracks are a little more hook heavy this time. While there are traditional themes in tracks like “Lonely” and “Dog Days”—heartbreak, loneliness and second chances—After All This Time includes songs about something bigger. In “So Far Away,” frontman Todd Sloan sings about biking in the mountains, ﬂoating the Payette River and other geographical delights: “From the slopes of the Rocky Mountains to the desert below / I ﬁnd myself in Boise, Idaho.” After All This Time is, in part, a love letter to the band’s home and with it, Low-ﬁ hits a high note. —Amy Atkins With Muffalo, 57 Heavy, Actual Depiction, Antique Scream. 8 p.m., $6. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., bo.knittingfactory.com.
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DAN COSTELLO—7 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper THE DECEMBERISTS—With Typhoon. 6 p.m. $25-$30. IBG GENERATIONALS—With Gardens and Villa. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux
GREAT GARDEN ESCAPE: CANDREAD AND RIZING REZISTANCE—6:30 p.m. $7 members, $10 general. IBG JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—7 p.m. FREE. Modern MOM PROM—7 p.m. FREE. Blue Door
GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. FREE. Buffalo Club
JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
THE SILENT COMEDY—6 p.m. FREE. Record Exchange
KARMEN WOLFE ENSEMBLE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Blue Door SOUL SERENE—9 p.m. FREE. Reef SPUR TANGO—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown THE THROWDOWN: WEEK 3— Featuring Highway 30, Milestone and Tiamato’s Destroyer. 8 p.m. FREE. Liquid
THE SILENT COMEDY—8:30 p.m. $12. Bouquet THE SPITTIN’ COBRAS—With Tornado Riders, Trigger Itch and Radillac. 9 p.m. $TBA. Red Room THURSDAY THUNDER: BIG WOW—6 p.m. FREE. Edwards Stadium 22 Plaza WILSON, ROOS AND CHARLIE BURRY—7:30 p.m. FREE. Reef
GAIL PETTIS—With Blue Door Four. 7 p.m. $10. Blue Door INTERSTATE—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye JAMES MCMURTRY—8 p.m. $15 adv., $18 door. Bouquet JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel LOW-FI CD RELEASE PARTY—With Muffalo, 57 Heavy, Actual Depiction and Antique Scream. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $6. Knitting Factory
RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
WHITE WATER RAMBLE—With Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats. 9 p.m. $5. Liquid
SATURDAY JULY 23 ANTIQUE SCREAM—With Krystos and Feast for Crows. 8 p.m. $5. Red Room THE BEN BURDICK TRIO WITH AMY WEBER—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper BOISE MUSIC FESTIVAL—See Picks, Page 18. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE. Ann Morrison
THE MOVEMENT—With Paciﬁc Dub. 10 p.m. $5. Reef
BONEYARD PARTY—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
THE NAUGHTIES—9:45 p.m. $3. Grainey’s
EQUALEYES—Featuring James Orr. 9 p.m. $5. Reef
PINTO BENNETT—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
FLEET FOXES—See Listen Here, Page 29. 8 p.m. $28-$50. Knitting
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BROCK BARTEL—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
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LARRY BUTTEL—7 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny
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MATISYAHU—See Noise, Page 26. 8 p.m. $23.50-$50. Knitting Factory PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid
SUNDAY JULY 24 BEN BURDICK, BILL LILES— Noon. FREE. Grape Escape DR. JOE AND OLIVER—5 p.m. FREE. Blue Door
TUESDAY JULY 26 CORNMEAL—10 p.m. $5. Liquid
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EGYPT CENTRAL—With Burn Halo and Red Line Chemistry. 7:30 p.m. $12.50-$25. Knitting Factory
RED—With Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Evans Blue. 7 p.m. $17-$30. Knitting Factory
THE FLING—8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage
STARS ON THE WATER—Noon4:30 p.m. $10, $8 wine club members, FREE kids ages 14 and younger. Ste. Chapelle Winery
JEFF CROSBY AND THE REFUGEES—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye
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JEFF MOLL AND GUESTS—8:30 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny
OLD TIME JAM SESSION—With the Hokum Hi-Flyers. 6 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s RUSS PFEIFER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid UBER TUESDAY: ELIDILA—8 p.m. FREE. VAC UNCORKED IN THE GARDEN— Featuring Steve Eaton and Phil Garonzik. 6 p.m. FREE members, $5 nonmembers. IBG
WEDNESDAY JULY 27 ALIVE AFTER FIVE: HEY MARSEILLES— With Junior Rocket Scientist. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove AMY WEBER AND BEN BURDICK TRIO—9 p.m. FREE. Sapphire
GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s JODI JAMES—9 p.m. $TBA. Bouquet JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s KARMEN WOLFE ENSEMBLE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Blue Door LEXICONDON—With Jacuzzi and High Drive. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux RABBIT—With Marshall Poole. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage RIZING TIDE—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub SOUL SERENE—7 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR 2011—Featuring The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel. 3:30 p.m. $22.50-$45. Knitting Factory
BRIANNE GRAY—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown
THE THROWDOWN FINALS— Featuring the winners of the three previous weeks. 8 p.m. FREE. Liquid
DAN COSTELLO—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
WILSON ROBERTS—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown
ELEPHANT REVIVAL—With Jeff Crosby and the Refugees. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $13 door. Linen Building
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FLEET FOXES, JULY 23, KFCH Bands don’t really want to read that they “sound like The Beatles.” It’s too much pressure. But when a band’s vinyl outsells a Fab Four record, it’s worth noting. As reported in the Seattle Weekly, Seattle-born Fleet Foxes’ 2011 full-length record, Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop), was outsold by Abbey Road this year by a mere ﬁve copies—sales numbers were rounded to 20,200 for each. Although Abbey Road was released more than 40 years ago, in 2010, it sold more than 35,000 copies. That’s not bad for the folky Foxes, a group whose members look more like biologists than rock stars and whose ﬁrst release only came out in 2008. Fleet Foxes’ sweet harmonies, surprising change-ups, lead singer Robin Pecknold’s rich, strong vocals, and interesting subject matter have all contributed to Helplessness Blues moving tens of thousands of copies. Now if the Fleet Foxes would get mop-top haircuts, they might move ﬁve more. —Amy Atkins
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A GOOD GIG Talking shop with poster artists and collectors TARA MORGAN There are more than two sides to every story.
SIX SIDES, TWO NEW AT ENSO In 2008, Boise State alumni Candace Nicol organized the project 6 Sides 2 Every Story, which brought together artists from all over the world to share their perspectives on international news collabortively via wooden cubes. The outcome was 91 cubes completed by more than 450 artists from the United States, Canada, England and South Africa. Each cube unfolds a unique narrative. Beginning with one story/article/clipping from international news, six artists pass around a wooden block, and its accompanying story, as they each construct one side of a 2-inch square. Pieced together, the six images create a dialogue that exhibits a multitude of interpretation. “6 Sides 2 Every Story essentially is a social experiment,” wrote Nicol on 6sides2everystory.blogspot.com. “The purpose of this project is to connect artists from different backgrounds and places.” With contributors ranging from professional printmakers to students, the project is experimental by nature but nonetheless well-organized and insightful. At the end of the project, each artist received a print of the whole six-sided block they shared. These prints are on display with the wooden blocks. “6 Sides 2 Every Story” is on display at the Boise State Student Union Gallery through Sunday, Aug. 7. Also on the gallery radar, Enso Artspace is currently exhibiting work by two of its founding members, Cate Brigden and Chris Binion. This is the ﬁrst show following the inaugural exhibition for the workspace/gallery that opened its doors in May. Brigden, a painter, photographer and printmaker, has been exhibiting her work in the Northwest for more than 25 years. In this collection, she departs from her airy depictions of tree and skyscapes to craft delicate objects that are inspired by the tradition of collecting souvenirs. Accompanying Brigden’s delicate displays are Binion’s large-scale oil paintings that depict contemporary household objects in intimate detail. These works were completed over a three-year period and draw inspiration from the tradition of Dutch still-life painting, Part of Garden City’s Live-Work-Create District, the Enso collective is comprised of 10 established Idaho artists with diverse backgrounds and mediums. This exhibit will be open for viewing on Thursdays from 3-8 p.m. and by appointment through Saturday, July 30. Enso, 120 E. 38th St. Unit #105, Garden City, ensoartspace.com. —Shelby Soule
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Bent over a metal ﬁling cabinet in his back ofﬁce, Record Exchange owner Michael Bunnell thumbs through a thick stack of concert posters. A ﬂash of neon reﬂects in his eyes as he gingerly pulls out a Bob Masse retro Stevie Nicks poster. Eagerly, Bunnell moves to another drawer brimming with Boise artist Ben Wilson’s pop surrealist concert posters. He hoists up one the Record Exchange commissioned for Band of Horses, which features a bearded man holding a bouquet of ﬂowers as goat-horned rats gnaw at his shins. Every inch in Bunnell’s open ofﬁce is packed with framed posters commemorating shows, including acid-tongued, 1960s gig posters from San Francisco’s The Fillmore Auditorium and Avalon Ballroom, where Bunnell spent much of his youth. Bunnell’s wall is like a visual timeline of the last ﬁve decades—big, drippy ’60s fonts transition to swirly ’70s lettering and twee animal-ﬁlled illustrations from the 2000s. Concert posters, like fashion, are an uncanny expression of an era’s visual trends. “Gig poster art has always interested me. It’s such a reﬂection of pop culture, I think. The time and the mood,” says Bunnell. “Through the years, I’ve developed an interest in speciﬁc artists.” For-sale bins in the back of the Record Exchange house many of Bunnell’s favorite poster designers—established artists like Gary Houston, as well as up-and-comers like Jesse LeDoux. Through the years, Bunnell has also helped nurture local artists’ careers by commissioning them to design posters for in-store performances and events. While Wilson is one of Bunnell’s go-to’s, he also turns to artists like Erin Ruiz and Record Exchange employee Erin Cunningham for innovative poster designs. “If the band’s big enough where we’re going to have a crowd, we like to commemorate the event,” says Bunnell. Visual Arts Collective co-owner Anneliessa Balk also sees value in commissioning concert posters. Balk says VAC tries to print at least 50 posters per event, but she’s less concerned with making commemorative collectors’ items than she is with getting the word out and keeping VAC in people’s consciousness. “If they’re walking down the street and they see a poster with Visual Arts Collective or VAC, it triggers something,” says Balk. “So people might not even notice the show, but they notice the venue.” Though gig posters can tend toward the purely pragmatic—black and white, handscrawled ﬂiers wheat-pasted to trafﬁc boxes— they can also teeter into the ﬁne-art realm when they’re printed on high-quality paper and seasoned artists let their creativity gush forth. “It’s got a job to do, which is ﬁne. It’s supposed to be advertising an event or band …
Ben Wilson is the (gig) poster child for success in the design community.
But if [artists] have the freedom to really create something and make their own vision, then they get excited about it,” says Bunnell. “So, the freer the hand they have, oftentimes the better the results.” Many artists, like Wilson, ﬁrst started designing gig posters as a labor of love. “I initially started doing them as self-created assignments in my upper-division classes at Boise State,” Wilson says. “Then I began approaching bands that I liked. For example, I did a design for Rogue Wave in class, then I emailed the results to the band and they ended up using it for a West Coast tour. Shortly after getting a few professional gigs under my belt, I then started posting my posters on gigposters. com and it kind of took off from there.” Now Wilson regularly does commissions for out-of-town venues like the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Ore. But before artists can snag those higher-paying commissions, they have to line their portfolio with work. “People want to do the Built to Spill posters … They can add it to their portfolio,” says Balk. “Even [with] smaller bands, just having the poster design in your portfolio is really helpful. It also helps their creativity. It helps them grow because they have to design speciﬁcally for the band or the event.” In order to beef up her portfolio, illustrator and graphic designer Julia Green volunteered with the all-ages music venue Kilby Court in Salt Lake City. After uploading her work to gigposters.com, Green’s Fleet Foxes poster was published in a poster design book. According to Green, gigposters.com is the essential resource for artists looking to make a name in the crowded poster design world. “It’s the largest archive of gig posters. You could probably ﬁnd 90 percent of major poster artists upload all their stuff up on there. The forums are really great for beginning poster artists … all the poster artists chat on there and give you help or ideas; it’s huge for network-
ing,” says Green. “If you’re a poster artist and you don’t go to that website, you’re totally missing out.” While Green readily admits her early poster designs were “horrible,” she says she has picked up some handy tricks along the way. She says a large central image and a limited color palette, for example, tend to grab people’s attention. “You really want to make sure the text in the poster really goes with the image … I would say that’s the No. 1 thing with beginner poster artists: they’re using some kind of premade font, some crappy font that looks ugly with the poster,” says Green. Though Green says the poster collecting community is still small in Boise, she sees it as a viable avenue for people to looking to buy limited-edition artwork for relatively cheap. “The reason I like them is it’s an original piece of artwork and it’s screenprinted and someone took the time to actually do that … You’re basically buying a piece of artwork for between $20-$30, or less even.” Bunnell says he recently started noticing a trend in the industry. As album sales continue to decline, bands are getting creative with how they add value to their brand and personalize experiences for fans. “We see a lot of bands now that commission tour posters as part of their touring process … They’re really unique commemorative pieces when each night is an individual piece of work,” says Bunnell. “As those merch sales at shows become more and more important to the artists’ living, you’re seeing the quality of that merch being elevated.” Overall, Bunnell views gig posters as a way to synthesize visual art and music in a format that perfectly captures the prevailing zeitgeist. “I think it just adds excitement to an event, a cultural element that a lot of times is missing … Mixing the arts is what, maybe, excites me most about it,” says Bunnell. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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LISTINGS/SCREEN Special Screenings BOISE MOUNTAIN BIKE FILM FESTIVAL—The second annual Mountain Bike Film Festival includes the movies Life Cycles, Pedal Driven and local ﬁlms made by biking enthusiasts. Proceeds will be donated to Boise Bicycle Project and the Idaho Mountain Bike Trail Preservation Association. See Picks, Page 18. Thursday, July 21, 7 p.m. $12-$15, mtb-movies.com. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-367-1212. CABLE ONE MOVIE NIGHT—Bring your lawn chairs, snacks (or purchase some there), blankets and the entire family to watch a ﬂick on an inﬂatable screen in the park every Friday night at dusk this summer. The movie this week is Despicable Me, rated PG. Friday, July 22. FREE, Settlers Park, corner of Meridian and Ustick roads, Meridian, meridiancity.org/movienight. GREEN FIRE—A ﬁlm about the life of conservationist Aldo Leopold, sponsored by the Society of American Foresters, Trout Unlimited, Idaho Conservation League, the Nature Conservancy and the Wilderness Society. Wednesday, July 20, 7-9 p.m. FREE. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, theﬂicksboise.com. THE MET SUMMER ENCORE: DON CARLO— Nicholas Hytner directs this performance of Verdi’s quintessential opera, starring Roberto Alagna, Ferruccio Furlanetto and Marina Poplavskaya. Wednesday, July 27, 6:30 p.m. $15. Edwards Boise Stadium 22 and IMAX, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-9603, regmovies.com. THE MET SUMMER ENCORE: TOSCA—The Met performs Puccini’s operatic thriller starring Karita Mattila in the title role, conducted by Joseph Colaneri. Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 p.m. $15. Edwards Boise Stadium 22 and IMAX, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-9603, regmovies. com.
TEKKEN: BLOOD VENGEANCE 3D—One-night event based on the popular video game, rated PG-13. Tuesday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. $15. Edwards Boise Stadium 22 and IMAX, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-9603, regmovies.com.
Opening CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER— Deemed too meek for the military, Steven Rogers signs on for a top secret government research project and becomes a superhero. (PG-13) Edwards 22, Edwards 9
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ALL THE RIGHT MOVES Queen to Play examines the games people play GEORGE PRENTICE A scant few minutes into Queen to Play, I recognized what 2011 was lacking: a summer romance. Not Larry Crowne, the forgettable tete a tete starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, but a real romance with all of grown-up love’s vagaries and imperfections. Here is a ﬁlm with gorgeous scenery, a delicate story and wonderful acting. If Chess as foreplay or as a metaphor for life ... in Queen for Play, you get both. you’re fatigued by superheroes, wizards and potty-mouth comedies, this is a summer rumors. When Ange confronts Helene about and intrigued, Helene buys a chess set for break. Leave your passport at home but be the liaison, she conﬁdes that the relationship her husband, Ange (Francis Renaud), as a transported to Corsica quicker than you is intellectual, not sexual. birthday present. can say “checkmate.” The remote Mediter“That’s worse,” he says. “But I can’t play,” he says. “Who am I ranean island is the backdrop for Queen to Helene begins crawling out of bed in the supposed to play with?” Play, released in France as Joueuse, French middle of the night to study chess. While His ignorance and insensitivity are like a for “player.” poring over an instruction manual, she slap. It’s quite telling Each day, Helene about the state of their reads, “The queen is the most powerful (Sandrine Bonnaire) piece.” As she contemplates that concept, marriage. wakes before dawn QUEEN TO PLAY (R) her life and the movie take an intriguing and Helene spots yet to clean her lowerStarring Sandrine Bonnaire, Kevin Cline, romantic turn. another chess set the middle-class home Francis Renaud Kline is one of the few actors of his gennext day, this time at before leaving to clean Directed by Caroline Bottaro eration that makes his craft look easy. That’s the secluded home the homes of the upOpens Friday at The Flicks how skilled he is. He perfectly underplays of the mysterious Dr. per class. One day she the part, allowing the lens and our attenKroger, played by is dusting a beautiful Kevin Kline. (Yes, that tion to focus on Bonnaire. A veteran French mansion and the next actress, Bonnaire wears middle age with disKevin Kline, in his ﬁrst all-French speaking she is vacuuming rooms at a seaside hotel. content, intelligence and intoxicating beauty. role.) She implores Kroger to teach her the One fateful morning, Helene is tidying In a world with too much faux-royalty, she subtleties of the game, which he initially up a hotel suite while a young couple plays is indeed a queen. resists but eventually concedes. The relationchess several feet away on a balcony. She Bonnaire, Kline, Corsica and all of Queen ship never becomes inappropriate, but the peeks through billowing lace curtains as to Play ... c’est magniﬁque. small Corsican town begins to rumble with the couple uses chess as foreplay. Titillated
SCREEN/THE TUBE students, houseparents, etc.) again vie for a cash prize by trying to win elimination cooking challenges. But these are people for whom cooking Chef Gordon Ramsay is the Simon Cowell of reality TV cooking shows. is a passion, not a job. And Ramsay has a different ﬂavor as well. He’s On TV’s Hell’s Kitchen, chefs have been trying to impress this culinary still quick to tell a cook “that is the worst king of mean for six years in hopes of windish I have ever seen in MasterChef,” his ning a giant cash prize and a spot as head British accent making the statement more chef in a four-star restaurant. On Kitchen biting, but he seems less disgusted than Nightmares, Ramsay consults struggling he is on Hell’s Kitchen, and he even says restaurateurs, telling them why their ressomething nice more often than not. The taurants are utter shit before helping them competition is still hectic, but the show ﬁx the problems. On both shows, plates, has an overall presentation that matches profanity and put-downs are as commonthe reﬁned dishes the contestants place place in the kitchen as salt. before the judges. Now in its second season, Fox’s MasThis season of MasterChef is about terChef is a different kind of dish. Ramsay halfway through, but you can watch previis again a judge, but he has renowned ous episodes both at fox.com/masterchef restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed and hulu.com. And if Gordon Ramsay chef Graham Elliot at his side—his own really is like Simon Cowell, the winner may Randy and Paula but less annoying. be the next Kelly Clarkson. “Citizen chefs” from all walks of life MasterChef airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. —Amy Atkins (lawyers, realtors, writers, neurosurgeons,
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FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS—Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis ﬁnd themselves falling for each other and violating the agreement they had to keep things strictly physical. (R) Edwards 22, Edwards 9 QUEEN TO PLAY—Sandrine Bonnaire stars as a housekeeper in Corsica who has a newfound obsession for the game of chess and seeks the tutelage of expat Kevin Kline. See review, this page. (NR) The Flicks
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West of the Mississippi, not many have heard of Fort Mitchell, Ky. And why would they, other than it’s the ventriloquism capital of the world and hosts an annual ventriloquist convention. This documentary illuminates the people for whom ventriloquism is life. Dumbstruck is the story of ﬁve ventriloquists—or “vents”—and their desire to make it in the business of literally putting words in someone (or something) else’s mouth. The group includes a former beauty pageant queen, a middle-schooler, a cruise ship performer, a family outcast and an America’s Got Talent winner. Ventriloquism only becomes quirkier as you get to know the intelligent people behind the dummies.
As humans, we only access 20 percent of our brain’s potential. But what if there were a drug that allowed us to use 100 percent and, better yet, was FDA approved? Bradley Cooper tests the possibilities in this thriller as down-and-out writer Eddie Morra who can’t write the ﬁrst word of his novel until he is introduced to NZT by an old friend. The designer pharmaceutical improves Eddie’s access to his own mind, allowing him to create the perfect version of himself. When he shoots to the top of the ﬁnancial world and gains the attention of business tycoon Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro), Eddie faces the side-effects of the powerful drug as others scramble to get their hands on it. —Lizzy Duffy
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APP/SCREEN From this screen, there are several ways to strengthen your knowledge of the California Gurl. You can stream 30-second previews of her songs, ﬁnd upcoming shows, watch full-length music videos and look at photos. You can check out “Katy’s Korner,” the one and only place for exclusive Perr y content on the app. You can also drop by the oh-so-convenient online store and throw more of your hard-earned cash Perr y’s way. But having spent as much as you did on tickets for you and the kid to see her, you might need to skip that section.
T.G.I.F.: THANK GOD IT’S FREE On Saturday, July 23, Katy Perry will perform at the Taco Bell Arena. If you are the parent of a ’tween, you probably already know this and have tickets for your kid and yourself—because you’re not letting him/her see the sexy singer without a chaperone. Before you go, download the Katy Perry mobile app and learn everything you need to know about the sweetheart from Santa Barbara, Calif. Open the app and you’ll be greeted by Perry’s alter ego, Kathy Beth Terry. A shy, nerdy eighth-grader who stars in Perry’s video for “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
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WHOLE NEW BALL GAME Love ’em or hate ’em, you might be asked to give your opinion about hunting ’em.
Soccer could help Hawks with new stadium GREG SIMONS
LOG ON AND DIG IN There is never any shortage of opinions when it comes to wolves in Idaho, but now there’s a place to channel those viewpoints. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking comments on its proposed 20112012 wolf hunt season via a new online survey. The survey will be given to 1,000 randomly selected hunters and another 2,000 members of the public. Results from the survey will be presented to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission at its meetings on Wednesday, July 27, and Thursday, July 28. The deadline for commenting is Sunday, July 24. Written comments can also be sent to IDFG via good, old-fashioned mail addressed to: Wolf Comments, Idaho Fish and Game, P.O. Box 25, Boise ID 83707. The proposed hunting season would run from Aug. 30 to March 31, 2012, and only includes limits in the ﬁve hunting areas where hunters were most successful last year. There would be no limits in the other areas—due in part to the difﬁculty of access, as well as high elk mortality rates and the high possibility of conﬂict between wolves and domestic livestock. But in hunting areas near Yellowstone National Park, the proposed season would end on Saturday, Dec. 31. Big changes from the last hunt include allowing hunters to use electronic calls and increasing the bag limit to two wolves per hunter. Hunters would still be required to report any kills within 72 hours and bring any wolves to Fish and Game ofﬁcials to conﬁrm the kills. Visit ﬁshandgame.idaho.gov to see the full proposal and to take the survey. If you like to show your support in a different way, the Idaho Trails Association is looking for a few strong backs to help construct a new two-mile section of the Wewukiye Trail near Warm Lake. The construction project will run July 23-30, with workers needed daily. Once the trail is completed, it will go from Warm Lake through Tule Lake, over to Stolle Meadows, past a chinook salmon viewing platform, a historic cabin and Vulcan Hot Springs. Volunteers need to be prepared for hard work in the elements, bring their own camping gear and get themselves to the Stolle Meadows Guard Station. Food, water, tools and hard hats will be provided. Volunteers need to preregister by emailing Joe Pickett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 208-369-3782 for more information.
The Boise Hawks were at the leading edge when the nation’s stadium-building renaissance began about a quarter of a century ago. Now they’re hoping to catch the trailing edge. A recent market viability analysis commissioned by the Boise City Council and undertaken by Conventions Sports and Leisure looked at the viability of building a new multi-purpose stadium in Boise—and what adding a Premier Development League soccer team to Boise’s landscape would do to help make it a more attractive proposition. Hawks president and general manager Todd Rahr is ready to play ball—hopefully with a new soccer franchise. The Hawks, a Chicago Cubs’ short-season afﬁliate, have played in Memorial Stadium director of league growth and partnerships, If we get [a multi-purpose stadium] done, we since 1989. At the time, the ballpark was conemphasized that point. structed at a cost of $2 million, and the results want one of their franchises.” “We uphold minimum standards of faciliJeff McRaney, PDL senior director, shares show in the details. Sun-scorched seats along ties, and those standards add to the integrity that enthusiasm. the ﬁrst-base line, inadequate player facili“[Boise] is a great market, and one we’d like and professionalism of the league,” he said. ties, and inconvenient food and merchandise But on an optimistic note, he added, “I could to be in,” he said. vending locations reveal a park built on what see the multi-purpose stadium beneﬁting the According to the CSL analysis, PDL franwould now be considered a shoestring budget PDL and the area in general.” chises draw an average of approximateand that falls short of comparable new parks In addition to hosting a soccer team, Rahr ly 500 to 600 fans per game. And a Boisein terms of amenities and seating capacity, mentioned a number of other ways that usage based franchise soccer team would mean at which is 3,427. could be maximized in a new multi-purpose least eight additional dates on the stadium’s To see what a new Hawks ballpark might stadium. High school football teams and Boise calendar with home games. Rahr envisions look like, consider two fellow Northwest State sometimes encounter conﬂicts in schedulother matches as well: Major League Soccer League facilities. At a cost of $19.2 million, ing games at Bronco Stadium. The new facility and Mexican national team exhibitions, PK Park in Eugene, Ore., opened in 2009. It could alleviate some of those by providing an along with Boise State women’s games and seats 4,000, provides spacious locker rooms alternate location for high school teams. Far West youth regional tournaments. That and clubhouses for the players, has a partially The stadium could also work as an ice would not only increase the usage of the covered grandstand and high-deﬁnition video rink, which could potentially see an average stadium and bring in some of its largest board, and includes local restaurant favorites of nearly 100 wintertime visitors per day in crowds—CSL estimates 5,000 fans for an for fans. Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver, a 60-day period. College and high school MLS exhibition—but would bring in attendB.C., was renovated in 2007-2008 with a new baseball games, lacrosse matches, concerts and concourse and external upgrades at a total cost ees from out of state. corporate gatherings could also take advantage “We want to attract people from out of of $5 million. It accommodates 5,132 people, town to ﬁll hotels and restaurants,” Rahr said. of the space. and while the upgrades are not as spiffy as PK While the Hawks don’t have a preference The CSL study projected 500 fans per PDL Park, local food options and mostly covered game based on current for the location of a new facility, Rahr thought seating enhance the fan the western edge of downtown makes the most league-average attenexperience. sense. Then Capital City Development Corpodance. However, Rahr Justifying what will contends this number is ration could get involved. be an approximately For more information on the Boise Hawks, visit web.minorleaguebaseball.com. “Being in an urban renewal zone would low, pointing out that $20 million expendiallow the CCDC to help with land acquisition “many other Northture for a stadium in and infrastructure development,” he said. west League teams these difﬁcult economic The Hawks have only 38 home games play in high school times will not be easy per season, so making it available for other or municipal facilities.” A new multi-purpose for the Boise Hawks organization, but the events under consideration would signiﬁcantly stadium would have a much greater capacity team has a creative idea for improving its and, as an added bonus for many fans, alcohol increase the stadium’s utilization. Adding in odds. Hawks management has been talking to the draw of a local soccer team could certainly sales would be permitted. Spectators like to United Soccer Leagues about adding a Boise enjoy a beer or two during a game—something strengthen the baseball team’s efforts to win franchise to the Northwest Division of the support for a new park. they can’t do on a high school ﬁeld. Premier Development League—the country’s And while soccer could be a big draw, a While Rahr said that Boise is on USL’s top amateur soccer league—which would share new facility could very well increase the enterradar, he also explained that discussions thus the proposed new stadium’s playing space. tainment value of its original purpose: baseball. far are in the exploratory phase. Both Hawks Todd Rahr, Hawks president and general “We are going to run this like a minor management and the league have been up manager, emphasized his organization’s desire league baseball team. It will be about fun front about the fact that a team will only be to add a soccer team. and entertainment,” Rahr said. “It will be awarded if an acceptable facility is available. “Soccer is a major part of our planning,” an event.” Steven Short, United States Soccer Leagues’ Rahr said. “It will help make this facility work.
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BIKE MS: ROAD, SWEAT AND GEARS—Visit bikeutu. nationalmssociety.org through race day to register for this ride on Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24, in and around McCall. Create a team or register individually. Proceeds beneﬁt MS research. Alpine Village, 600 N. Third St., McCall, 888-634-3430, alpinevillagemccall.com. DIRTY DASH—Prepare to get down and dirty on this muddy obstacle course/race on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. Register online at thedirtydash.com through race day. $40-$50. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208332-5100, bogusbasin.org.
One hundred years ago, talk of a subdivision would have been the rantings of a crazy person.
CHASING HOMESTEADS Roots run deep in the Gem State, where generations of families have worked the same ground for generations. There is a desire to know what it was like for early settlers, to see what they saw, to go where they went. Hunting for homesteads in the Owyhee Desert is a rich way to experience some of what those pioneers did. The desert is home to hundreds of old cabins, homesites and ruins. Many are named, while many are just bare remnants of buildings out in the middle of sage. It’s incredible to ﬁnd them, stand inside, look out and wonder what kind of individual was driven to call that spot home. It’s like a small treasure hunt, poring over a map, looking for a name and spot marked on paper, then ﬁnding it. We were miles into the Owyhee Desert. The gravel road stretched into the distance as we alternately stared out the windshield and at the GPS. We were looking for a side road that would hopefully lead us into the past. We slowed as the points on the GPS screen Visit owyheemuseum.org for merged and a faint track apmore information on locating peared. The track looked rough, homesteads. rock strewn, untraveled. We bounced down the road, slowly, scanning for signs. We stopped at a particularly rough spot—too rough for a vehicle—and continued on foot. The creek bottom came into view, and we took a sharp collective breath as we saw what we had only hoped might be here. Rock walls were made by stacking hundreds and thousands of small ﬂat rocks interspersed with mud as a mortar. Window frames, door frames and ridge beams were still intact. Old doors and roof trusses were spread around the inside of the buildings, and we walked around snapping pictures as the wind howled through the sage. Back in the truck, we bounced over a muddy track until, in the distance, we saw more ruins. When we stopped to walk, a nearby creek was running full, and it took a few minutes to ﬁnd a spot to jump over. When we got close enough, we could see rocks stacked into walls, doorways and windows of a few structures. The roofs were gone and trees had grown inside the old walls. Inside one structure was a bed. The headboard and footboard were both intact and attached to a metal frame that was buried halfway into the earth. The design was quaint, with a few thin, round rods arcing out and meeting in the middle. Back outside the structure, I pulled on a piece of iron jutting from the sage and discovered it was the rim of a wagon wheel. I stood in wonder thinking what it must have been like to live out in the desert a century or more ago. —Steve Silva WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
GOOSE CREEK RUN-OFF—Register online through the day of the race at goosecreekrunoff. com for this 10K or four-mile race to be held at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 23. There is also a one-mile kids race. $20-$45, goosecreekrunoff.com. RUN WILD AT ZOO BOISE—Kids ages 3-12 may run wild through the zoo during this race on Saturday, July 23, at 9 a.m. Check in begins at 8 a.m. Register online at zooboise.com through the day of the race. Proceeds beneﬁt the restoration of the sloth bear exhibit. See Picks, Page 19. $20-$25. Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-3844125, zooboise.org.
Events & Workshops BOISE HAWKS BASEBALL—Vs. Yakima Bears. Thursday, July 21, through Saturday, July 23, 7:15 p.m. $7-$12. Hawks Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-5000, boisehawks.com. BOISE HAWKS BASEBALL— vs. Spokane. Sunday, July 24, through Tuesday, July 26, 7:15 p.m. $6-$10. Hawks Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-5000, boisehawks.com. BOISE VALLEY SWIM ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP MEET—Young swimmers from around the valley will compete in the city championship swim meet. Friday, July 22, 4-9 p.m., and Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. West Family YMCA and Boise City Aquatic Center, 5959 Discovery Place, Boise, 208-377-9622. SNAKE RIVER STAMPEDE— This is the 96th year of pro rodeo action in Nampa, with a $400,000 payoff. Visit snakeriverstampede.com for tickets and info. July 19-23. $13-$35, FREE for children 2 and younger. Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, 208-468-1000, idahocenter.com. TOE STOP STOMP—The treasure Valley Roller Girls take on the Salt Lake City Wasatch Midnight Terror and the Walla Walla Sweets in a double header. See Picks, Page 19. Saturday, July 23, 7 p.m. $4-$12. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or box ofﬁce 208-331-8497, qwestarenaidaho.com.
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MORE THAN PINTXOS AND CHORIZOS Brown Shuga, how come you taste so good?
FOOD-TRUCK HEAVEN Dang, Boise. We asked, and we have received. A while back, we slapped your wrist for being behind the food-truck times. But these days, we’re in food-truck heaven, dripping bits of pulled-pork grilled cheese and sloppy joe on the pillowy white clouds. Now, there are three new trucks that have motored through Boise’s pearly gates: an Asian teriyaki truck, a soul food truck and a barbecue truck. The RiceWorks LLC Teriyaki Truck is located at 456 N. Kimball Place in the WDS Global parking lot. The truck offers “authentic Asian food,” including egg rolls, crab rangoon, teriyaki beef and sweet-andsour shrimp. Though RiceWorks states its business hours as Monday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., check its Facebook page at facebook.com/riceworksllc for daily updates. Another addition to the Boise food-truck family is the Brown Shuga Soul Food Truck, located at 9275 W. Chinden Blvd. in Garden City near Maple Grove. Brown Shuga is a side project of Yvonne Anderson-Thomas, who runs the catering company A Piece of Cake. The menu rotates daily and features Southern home-cooking classics like pulled pork, chicken legs, brisket and fried catﬁsh, along with jambalaya, collard greens, mac and cheese, cole slaw and baked beans. There is also an array of ﬁnger-licking desserts like sweet potato pie, pecan pie, peach cobbler and red velvet cupcakes. For more information, call 208-794-0605, visit facebook.com/brownshugasoulfood or follow @boisesoulfood on Twitter. Down the road is the Cutter’s Grand BBQ truck, which has been open since June at 4983 Glenwood St. The grills get smoking Thursday through Saturday, with lunch at 11 a.m. and dinner at 4:30 p.m. For more info, visit cuttersgrandbbq.com. On the non-mobile front, Goldy’s Corner, the new retail-wine-bar-coffeeshop-community-gathering-place around the corner from Goldy’s Breakfast Bistro is 39 now also serving dinner. The menu is peppered with diner classics like
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The evolution of Basque cuisine in both Idaho and the Basque Country GUY HAND As the class watched, one chef, dressed in his crisp chef’s whites, broke open a lobster with his bare hands; another drizzled a long stream of grassy, high-end olive oil into a bright green parsley sauce; another sauteed mussels with string beans; and a fourth, speaking through an interpreter, explained the steps required to assemble a warm clam cocktail. Gloria Totoricaguena stood to the side smiling. Through a week-long series of classes, wine tastings and dinners, she was trying to bust a few myths about the food of her ancestral home: the Basque Country of Spain. “What the typical non-Basque person in the American West thinks of as Basque food—barbecued lamb, bean soup, chorizos in a hotdog bun—is not typical in the homeland,” she said. Totoricaguena is an Idaho scholar who has studied Basque cultures around the world. She helped organize the ﬁrst Basque Culinary Arts Week in Boise in June, which was held at Boise State. She brought four accomplished chefs from the province of Bizkaia in the Basque Country and a wine expert to town hoping to give Idahoans—even Basque Idahoans—a taste of a cuisine very unlike the Basque food predominately found in America. Totoricaguena called it “bringing new Basque cuisine to the diaspora” and said it illustrates a fundamental dynamic she’s found throughout her work: that any country’s food culture evolves and inevitably diverges from the immigrant food from which it spawned. “No culture is stagnant,” she said. “If it is, it’s in the museum. That new generation is always going to want to put their twist on things. They’re always going to ask, ‘Why do we have to make that that way?’” Totoricaguena has learned from her research and ﬁeld work that while a mother country’s cuisine evolves over time, immigrants tend to cling to the cooking they left behind, essentially locking past memories into meals. And since immigrants often migrate from speciﬁc regions of a country during times of war or economic hardship, their diaspora cuisine, as Totoricaguena calls it, also locks in a speciﬁc region and era. What most of us think of as Italian-American food, for instance, is speciﬁcally the immigrant cuisine
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of southern Italians who arrived in the United States in the late 1800s. A wave of Basque immigrants came to the American West during that same time from their own speciﬁc regions. Basques migrating to Idaho, Totoricaguena said, came almost exclusively from the Bizkaia province. Once here, those immigrants had to adapt their regional, era-speciﬁc cooking style to a very different climate and culture—and that’s where immigrant cuisines ﬁrst begin to diverge from the cuisines of their homelands. “They have to make adaptations because the cuisine of the Basque Country is coastal and it’s focused on seafood,” Totoricaguena explained, “So if you migrate from the ﬁshing towns of the Basque Country to the deserts of Southern Idaho, you cannot ﬁnd the ingredients that you want.” Instead Basque immigrants, who often worked as sheepherders, found abundant lamb, dried beans and garlic, and those became new menu staples. And of course, immigrants also found ways to bring cherished, transportable foods from their homelands, like the Basque choricero peppers, whose seeds Basque immigrants planted in Southern Idaho more than 50 years ago and now ﬂourish. Immigrant foods diverged still further when those discovered ingredients were served in a new cultural context. Boarding houses that catered speciﬁcally to the Basque sheepherding community popped up all over the West, becoming de facto Basque cultural centers that served large quantities of simply prepared food in rustic, communal settings. That boarding house style of cooking was not typical of the homeland, Totoricaguena said, but over time, the resulting hybridized diaspora cuisine became what Western Americans recognize as Basque food. “That doesn’t mean that Basque boarding house cuisine is not authentic,” Totoricaguena added. “It is very much authentic for that period of time, for that space, for that cultural experience.” It just doesn’t reﬂect the diversity
of cooking styles in today’s Basque Country. No culture stands still, and modern Basque culinary culture is a stunning example of that inexorable evolution. Although the cuisine’s forward motion stalled during the Spanish Civil War and Franco era when food of any kind was hard to ﬁnd, Basque cuisine began to evolve again in the mid-1970s thanks, in large part, to an inventive Basque chef named Juan Mari Arzak. Considered the founder of what is called New Basque cuisine, Arzak introduced a style of cooking that paralleled the nouvelle cuisine movement ﬂourishing in France. It’s steeped in Basque tradition but takes dramatic creative liberties. In explanation, Arzak once said, “I was essentially deconstructing what my mother was doing.” New Basque food—with a lighter, looser take on tradition—became Spain’s de facto haute cuisine and inspired famous, modernday Spanish chefs like Ferran Adria and Jose Andres to delve even further into the avant garde, like molecular gastronomy, in turn spawning a new, 21st century Spanish food renaissance that chefs around the world are now eager to emulate. In the Basque Country today, towns like San Sebastian and Hondarribia are dotted with Michelin-starred restaurants serving ambitious, inventive Basque food. “That is exactly what Basque Culinary Week is about,” Totoricaguena said. “[It’s] a presentation of things that people have not seen, both Basque Americans and non-Basque Americans. At the cooking demonstration, the fourth Basque chef carefully ﬂoated a layer of parsley sauce and olive oil over the clam cocktail he’d just assembled. Then he offered a taste to Ryan Geraghty, one of the roughly 15 class participants. “It’s like the sea,” Geraghty said as he slurped up clams and sauce. “It’s delicious.” Eyes sparkled when the chefs passed around lobster and pasta paired with mussels and green beans. 38 Although there seemed to be starWWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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FOOD/CON’T ry-eyed surprise at a cooking demonstration peppered with Basque Idahoans, Totoricaguena said tensions over food crop up in every diaspora community that she’s studied. As a mother country’s cuisine and that of its expatriates diverge, questions of authenticity are increasingly debated, especially among those expats who ﬁnd the need to defend tradition against what they see as a kind of cultural and culinary erosion. “Diaspora Basques are more nationalist, more conservative and much more primordial in their categorization and acceptance of what is Basque,” Totoricaguena said. On the other hand, she said, Basque Country Basques don’t worry as much about authenticity. Using the four Bizkaian chefs as an example, Totoricaguena explained. “They don’t need to prove to anyone that they’re Basque,” she said. “They live in the Basque Country, and they are Basque Country-born chefs.” That gives them the freedom to innovate without forgetting who they are. Or as Gorka Txapartegi, a modern Basque chef with a Michelin star, put it in a New York Times piece on new Basque cooking: “The cuisine will certainly evolve but without forgetting its roots.” Those words might have helped reassure Totoricaguena’s mother, who came to America from Guernica 55 years ago and needed some coaxing before attending her daughter’s Basque Country cooking classes. Totoricaguena relayed their conversation. “My mother says, ‘Well, I’m 79 years old. I should know everything I need to know by now, shouldn’t I?’ I say, ‘Well you know, Mama, maybe not, maybe not. We have something to learn until the day we die.’” 36
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PINOT GRIS (A PINOT BY ANY OTHER NAME) Whether you call it pinot gris, as the French do, or pinot grigio, as the Italians do, this white wine is a refreshing choice to beat the summer heat. Typically, grapes for wines labeled pinot gris are harvested a bit later, resulting in wines that are fuller and richer than their grigio counterparts. But this tasting’s winners proved that is not always the case. The top picks offer three great choices from three different continents. 2010 ADELSHEIM PINOT GRIS, $15.99 The nose on this wine from one of Oregon’s top properties is an intriguing mix of delicately ﬂoral clover and melon, backed by richer baked apple and spice. While sporting the pinot gris moniker, this wine is on the crisp and refreshing side of the style. It’s fruit-driven, with ample Granny Smith apple, lime and melon fruit ﬂavors that are mouth-wateringly delicious. 2010 LA LOT PINOT GRIGIO, $12.99 The Trentino-Alto Adige region in northeast Italy borders Austria, so it is not surprising that many of the winery owners are of Germanic heritage. In this case, it is Peter Zemmer, who has made a beautifully aromatic wine colored by honeyed melon, spicy apple, peach and lime. Round and ripe in the mouth, the sweet apple ﬂavors play against bright and balancing acidity in this surprisingly rich take on pinot grigio. 2009 YALUMBA PINOT GRIGIO, Y SERIES, $11.99. Everything this Australian winery produces is top-notch, and this wine is no exception. It’s ﬁlled with bold citrus and melon aromas, along with nice touches of fresh grass, basil and mineral. Made in a lean but lovely style, the ﬂavors are a mix of tangy stone fruit, lively citrus and gooseberry. Impeccably balanced, a touch of orange zest comes through on the ﬁnish, making this one a refreshing choice on a hot summer’s day. —David Kirkpatrick
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THE HUDDLE Sports bars are rarely great by culinary standards but at least they’re consistent. Large servings of artery-clogging goodness that make your belly swell will always be in. True to form, The Huddle—a new sports bar in the space that formerly housed Sweetwater’s Tropic Zone and MilkyWay— isn’t aiming to break new ground with its fare. The menu is a selection of burgers and giant piles of fried appetizers. “We do simple things—do them really, really well,” says manager Phil Howard. Though the interior also adheres to Howard’s thesis of simplicity, it’s a pleasant departure from the smoky gloom that typiﬁes so many sports bars. It has a slightly modernist vibe, with brushed steel surfaces and exposed metal support cables that gleam brightly in the light of the large front windows. A second-ﬂoor balcony provides extra seating. Though there is no shortage of ﬂatscreen TVs broadcasting all the major sports packages at The Huddle, the architecture of the second level makes their placement awkward. The TVs are cloistered around a group of tables that makes them constantly in your face or only viewable by a crane of the neck. Howard says his personal menu fave is the muffaletta sandwich, but The Huddle doesn’t have a dish that people always gravitate to. So, sitting at a THE HUDDLE lightweight metal cafe table, I 205 N. 10th St.,Ste. 110 ordered the K.O., a bacon bleu 208-338-5454 cheese burger—a sandwich that has never done me wrong. Until now. Except for the reddish brown crisscross of bacon strips, my burger looked sad when it arrived. A dull patty that seemed frozen—though Howard said they are fresh—sat atop a bed of chopped yellow iceberg sheathed in a bland-looking roll. Things went downhill from there. When I took a bite, I was unable to pick out the distinguishing ﬂavors—the bright tang of bleu cheese to counterbalance the richness of the bacon was absent, as was the richness of the bacon. Even the fries were dull. They had no snap to their texture, no softness on the interior. The whole meal was like the effect of turning down the color on a TV set, making everything slightly duller. As long as sports are on the TVs, people will go to a restaurant, no matter how mediocre the food is. And though The Huddle ﬁlls a niche in downtown by bringing patrons all the sports they can shake a hot wing at, ultimately the quality of the grub is what will keep them from leaving “after the second half” of the hockey game. —Josh Gross WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
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ABC Taxi would like to extend its condolences to the family & friends of a well loved member of our community. For the pst 20 years, ABC Taxi staff helped to lock up the Hollywood Market & safely drive Miss Margaret home.We are saddened by the loss of Margaret Lawrence. She will forever be remembered as a wonderful person as well as a valued & beloved friend & patron. May she rest in peace. Crush, I should have never said a word that night. I should have left the party sooner. The moon looks beautiful, & ~your kiss was unexpected~ Lovely LIKE A FRESH KISS Juicy nectarines & cherries at The Fruit Stand, 4113 W. State St. Open daily. Oh Dearest, there is a song buried beneath your dreamtime ramblings & whispered affections. I long eternally for those days when our unrestrained love brought to light our most realized selves. Sing with me while we still have voices. Unconditionally-D Thanks to the Kit Kat Ladies for bright smiles & warm hearts. Snackman
BW KICKS MEMORY BANDIT Someone broke into my apartment as I was moving and took all of my jewelry. I am not a wealthy person and the items I had were valuable because of who gave them to me. My class ring that was a graduation gift, the ruby I got instead of a car for my 16th birthday, my mother’s ring that represents the love of my 4 children. I cannot replace these items, even if I had the money. I hope you sleep well at night knowing what you’ve done. And why did you take the mannequin? Really, now I can’t supplement my income from my job. Something you don’t seem to understand...you want something, you work for it. You haven’t stopped me, but you have caused me to pause. I’m glad I’m not you.
BW PEN PALS Pen Pals complimentary ads for our incarcerated friends are run on a space-available basis and may be edited for content. Readers are encouraged to use caution and discretion when communicating with Pen Pals, whose backgrounds are not checked prior to publication. Boise Weekly accepts no responsibility for any relationships that may arise from contacting these inmates. 37 yr. old S fun loving F looking for male pen pals. I have an outgoing personality and love to make new friends. Brynn Eckenrode #46506 605 N. Capital Idaho Falls, ID 83402. 30 yr. old married F with brown hair, blue eyes looking for new healthy friends to write to help pass my time. I am very outgoing and outspoken. Please have a sense of humor and be an honest reliable pen pal. Gabrielle Saksa C/O Ada County Jail 7210 Barrister Dr. Boise, ID 83704. My name is Heather Royall. I would like to have a pen pal and maybe more later. I have black hair and green eyes. I weight 140 lbs. and am 39 yrs. Old. Heather Royall #656426 C/O Ada County Jail 7210 Barrister Dr. Boise, ID 83704.
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): I dreamed you were in a cake store. Every delicious kind of cake you could imagine was there: carrot cake, strawberry cheesecake, gooey butter cake and rich chocolate cake. Sadly, there was a problem: You weren’t allowed to buy anything, even though you had enough money. A big sign on the wall said simply, “Absolutely no cakes available for Aries.” What do you think my dream means? More importantly, what are you going to do about the situation? I suggest that in my next dream, you get a friend to buy a cake for you. Either that, or go to a different cake store. One way or another, the astrological omens say it’s high time for you get the cake you want. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Fill in the blanks, Taurus. Don’t let the blanks remain vacant and barren any longer. Don’t allow them to keep screaming at you with their accusatory silence. Just fill in the freaking blanks with whatever you’ve got to fill them with—your best guesses, borrowed mojo, any miscellaneous material you have at hand. I realize you may be tempted to wait around for a supposedly more ideal moment. But I’m here to tell you that this is as ideal as it gets. So please express the hell out of yourself in the empty spaces; create yourself anew in the void—however improvisational or inexact it might feel. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Do you know how to resolve an unresolvable paradox?” asked a Facebook friend named Pi. He answered his own question: “You figure out the ‘error’ in the initial premise or assumption.” That’s my prescription for you this week, Gemini. Do not be tempted to bang your head against the wall to shake loose a non-existent answer to the wrong question. Instead, stop yourself in the middle of your angst and think: “What would be a more productive way to formulate the riddle I need to untangle?” CANCER (June 21-July 22): An innovative job-seeker named Travis Broyles put an ad on Craigslist in Atlanta. Among the tasks he said he would perform for money were the following: draw your face on a balloon; email you a list of 250 things he likes about you; build you a cardboard car and make vroom-vroom sounds while you drive it; change his political leanings; rename your Pokemon or provide you with star treatment for a month, hiding in the bushes like a paparazzi and taking candid photos of you. I recommend that you come up with your own version of a list like this, Cancerian. It will help stimulate your imagination about what gifts you have to offer the world, which is exactly what the astrological omens are suggesting.
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): As I ponder your immediate future, I’m reminded of a scene from the animated TV show The Simpsons. Here’s the situation: While visiting the home of a colleague, the superintendent of schools is surprised to witness an anomalous outbreak of spectacular light. “Aurora Borealis?” he exclaims. “At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?” “Yes,” replies the colleague. I suspect that you will soon enjoy a metaphorically comparable visitation, Leo. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): My astrological colleague Antero Alli praises the value of anxiety. He says that when you feel that unsettling emotion, it’s because you’re experiencing more uncertainty than you like to—and that can be a good thing. It could mean you’re about to experience the fertility that comes from wading into the unknown. An outbreak of novelty may be imminent, giving you the chance to welcome interesting surprises into your life. In fact, says Alli, the anxiety that comes from unpredictable mysteries may herald the arrival of an influx of creativity. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “The I Ching counsels that if we are associating with others who are not our true peers,” says astrologer Caroline Casey, “our real allies cannot find us.” Please apply this test to yourself, Libra. If, after taking inventory, you find that your circle is largely composed of cohorts and comrades who match your levels of vitality and intelligence, that will be excellent news; it will signal an opportunity to begin working on an upgraded version of your social life that will increase your access to synergy and symbiosis even further. But if your survey reveals that you’re hanging out too much with people whose energy doesn’t match yours, it will be time for a metamorphosis. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There’s a lot of graffiti scrawled in a variety of languages on St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. A fairly recent arrival is a plea, in English, to resuscitate a defunct American TV sitcom. “God, Bring back Arrested Development,” the guerrilla prayer reads. According to my reading of the astrological omens, Scorpio, now would be a good time for you to be equally cheeky in promoting one of your pet causes. Consider the possibility of taking your case to a higher authority. To fight for what’s right, you may have to make your mark in a place whose sphere of influence is bigger than yours. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Do you stare for hours every day into little screens like those on smart phones, computer moni-
tors and TVs? If so, I recommend that you tear your gaze away from them more than usual in the coming week. A change in your brain chemistry needs to happen, and one good way to accomplish it will be to feast your eyes on vast panoramas and expansive natural scenes. Doing so will invigorate your thinking about the design and contours of your own destiny, and that would be in sweet alignment with the astrological omens. So catch regular views of the big picture, Sagittarius. Treat clouds and birds and stars as if they were restorative messages from the wide-open future. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A Facebook friend posted a quote by seminal psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud: “Being entirely honest with oneself is a worthwhile exercise.” In response, another Facebooker named Dean Robinson disagreed: “Oh, I say let yourself have a little denial, and touch base with reality on a need-to-know basis.” Another respondent named Paulie Cerra took that sentiment one step further: “Reality and I have an understanding. I don’t mess with it and it doesn’t mess with me.” Which of those three approaches are you inclined to pursue, Capricorn? In light of the current astrological omens, I suggest you try the first one for at least the next two weeks. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You really need to tell your stories. It’s not just a good idea, it’s downright urgent. There’s a backlog of unexpressed narratives clogging up your depths. It’s like you have become too big of a secret to the world. The unvented pressure is building up, threatening to implode. So please find a graceful way to share the narratives that are smoldering inside you—with the emphasis on the word “graceful.” I don’t want your tales to suddenly erupt like a volcano all over everything at the wrong time and place. You need a receptive audience and the proper setting. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Piscean actor Javier Bardem said this to Parade magazine: “I don’t know if I’ll get to heaven. I’m a bad boy. Heaven must be nice, but is it too boring? Maybe you can get an apartment there and then go to hell for the weekends.” I caution all you other Pisceans against pursuing this line of thought in the coming weeks. You may imagine that you can get away with sneaking away to hell for just a couple of days a week, but I don’t share that optimism. My advice is to rack your brains to drum up as much adventure as possible in safety zones and sanctuaries where you know for sure you’ll stay healthy and sane.
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