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ANNUAL MANUAL It’s back: Your guide to life, the Treasure Valley and everything
PAINFUL CUTS Medicaid cuts could cost the state more
OUT AND ABOUT Six ways to beat off boredom
FRESH SCENTS Lavender is for more than aromatherapy
“I know all the bathrooms where you can sing when you visit Seattle.”
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NOTE READY TO ROLL: ANNUAL MANUAL AND BW Annual Manual: In the alt journalism world, those two words are the equivalent of “something wicked this way comes.” In other words, for the next year of your life, you’ll be thinking of virtually nothing other than this looming project, and despite your best efforts to chip away at it all year, the ﬁnal weeks will arrive with massive amounts of work yet to be done, forcing the complete surrender of your personal life, exercise routine, sobriety and, ultimately, your soul. And in the glorious, yet fragile weeks between the time you ship it off to the press and the day it inserts into every edition of your paper, it is then and only then that you will ﬁnd some peace before it all begins again. OK, that’s a bit melodramatic, but no joke—from the sales staff to the design team to the editorial department, getting Annual Manual from a mere line on our planning calendar and into your hands each year is an immense effort, which makes its arrival in this week’s edition all the more rewarding. Even as it hits stands, however, we know that since we’ve gone to print, a few things have changed, rendering our masterpiece ever so slightly ﬂawed from the get-go. Such is the nature of an annual publication. As always, if you have suggestions for us on how we can improve our yearly guide to life, the Treasure Valley and everything, drop me a line. In other alt journalism news, most of the BW staff just returned from New Orleans, where our annual trade association conference was held. For me it was a chance to regret drinking my ﬁrst hurricane, as well as to gauge how our daily efforts at BW stack up against those of our peers. So much of our energy over the last few years has been directed at expanding Boise Weekly from a once-weekly newspaper into a seven-day multimedia company that it always astonishes me how indifferent some of our alt media peers are to the old “interwebs.” Then again, some of those papers also produce among the strongest editorial content in the association. As editor at BW, my goal is to nail it all—from digital media to the print product—and trust me, it’s no easy feat. But with a little renewed inspiration from others in the business and a few extra minutes on my hands with the completion of Annual Manual, I’m ready to keep working at it. —Rachael Daigle
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FLIPPED OFF Does a logo a burger make? A new Boise eatery is in trouble with the mighty In-N-Out Burger, which has threatened to sue the local restaurant if some serious branding changes aren’t made. Check out Citydesk for the latest front in the burger wars.
BREAKING THE LAW Sneaking out in your parents’ car isn’t so unusual— unless you’re 12. Find out how one tween ended up in trouble with the law after a two-hour joyride at Citydesk.
MORE COWBELL Starting a magazine these days seems a little out of touch but check out the direction the publishers of the new indie music mag Cowbell are taking. Get the details at Cobweb.
SHOW ME THE FUNNY Boise’s comedy scene has been more sad than jovial in recent years but a growing movement is trying to rebuild it from the ground up. Check out Cobweb for video from a recent show at Sockeye Brewery.
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NOISE Hey Marseilles conquers Alive After Five 19 MUSIC GUIDE
SCREEN Nostalgia for the Light
SCREEN TV Hello, Dish Network? DirecTV? Is anyone listening?
FOOD Lavender moves from aromatherapy to the kitchen
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CONSTITUTION REBOOT Part II of ? parts We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men, including women—whether or not they are natural born citizens of the United States; whether they are descendants of the Pilgrims who landed on Plymouth Rock or desperate wetbacks who landed in El Paso, Texas, just last night; whether they are African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans or not even Americans; whether they are Muslims, Hindus, Mormons or whatever; whether they are capitalists, socialists or something in between; whether they are homeless panhandlers on street corners or multi-billionaire oil barons who inherited their daddy’s empire—are Equal, that they are endowed by the altruistic Values which have Evolved throughout the History of civilized Humanity with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, the pursuit of Happiness and a reasonable expectation that others will keep their noses out of our Sex Lives, and that no matter what the f**ked-up Roberts/Scalia Supreme Court says, corporations are not, nor will ever be, Men. Or Women.—From “Badger” Bob’s upgrade of the Declaration of Independence U I took my latest project to Cope to see what he thought. He was out back, acting like the meaning of life was to sit in the sun eating salty s**t and sucking down one Old Milwaukee after another. When I told him I was re-writing the U.S. Constitution, he got all quivery, worried about how mad some people would get if they knew what I’m doing. I told him I didn’t care how mad they got, and that I was mad at them for treating the Constitution like it was a business arrangement between God and white guys. “Listen to what I have so far. ‘We, the people of the 21st century and the United States, in order to form a more perfect union …’” “Hold on, Bob. Why’d you stick ‘21st century’ in there. That wasn’t in the Preamble I remember.” “You’re right, doofus, because the Preamble you remember was written in the 18th century. And that’s exactly what I’m getting at. What those old boys put together back in 1787 might have worked for a pre-industrial, loosely connected confederation of poorly educated farmers and village smithies and such—back when it took forever for the citizens of Butt Sweat, N.H., to ﬁnd out what was going on in Sow Waller, Ga. And I’m not saying the framers weren’t smart. But being smart isn’t the same thing as being prophets. There’s no way they could foresee the dilemmas we’re dealing with today. Take that recent court decision on video games … how in hell could people who would be long dead before the ﬁrst photograph was taken have imagined that one day, kids would be ripping the spines out of moving, interactive images, and that the f**ked-up Supreme Court would allow it to continue as a matter WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
of free speech? Can you believe it?” “Gosh, don’t video game makers have a right to express themselves?” “Wake up, Cope! Do we or do we not have an obligation to keep children from things that could damage them permanently? Do we or do we not try to protect them from pornographers, tobacco and alcohol? Pornographers have a right to express themselves, too. But not with kids! No, idjut, that decision had less to do with free speech than it had to do with the conservative pimps on the court being hell bent on never, ever doing anything that might slow down the corporate domination of America. Now shut up and let me get on with this. I’ve been here half the afternoon and we haven’t gotten beyond the ﬁrst 20 words of the Preamble.” “OK, Bob. But you wanted my input didn’t you?” “That was why I came here, yeah, but I’m beginning to question that decision. Now let me start again and don’t interrupt this time. ‘We, the people of the 21st century and the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, since the original Constitution had so many ambiguities written into it, it could keep an inﬁnite number of lawyers busy for eternity interpreting it … to insure domestic tranquillity for everyone, and not just for the gated-community d**kweeds who couldn’t give a rat’s a** what happens in inner cities and factory ﬂoors and the nation’s schools as long as it doesn’t disturb their f**king golf games … provide for the common defense, and that doesn’t mean invading sh***y little third-world countries just because we want to try out a new weapons system … promote the general welfare, ﬁrst and foremost by providing socialized medicine and if conservatives don’t like it, they can kiss my a** … and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our prosperity, and let us be clear that the ‘blessings of liberty’ do not include the freedom to snatch up a greater and greater share of the nation’s wealth until the top 1 percent has more than the next 99 percent combined … do ordain and establish this revised edition of the Constitution of the United States of America.’” “Uh, can I interrupt yet?” “So, what do you think? Isn’t that a Preamble more appropriate for today than the old one?” “Well, uh, speaking as a writer, maybe it could use a little tweaking here and there. It’s a pretty long Preamble. And are you planning on leaving the swear words in?” “Why not. They’ll let people know we’re damn serious this time around. And as far as it being long, wait ’til you see what I’ve done with the Second Amendment.” “Golly, Bob. How big do you see this new, revised Constitution being?” “I ﬁgure it’ll come in just under 800 pages by the time I’m done.”
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GOP’S ELECTION BET Voters focus on spending at just the wrong time SAN DIEGO—Ross Douthat, the conservative columnist for The New York Times, thinks Republicans have overreached in their showdown with President Barack Obama over the debt ceiling. “[The Republicans’] inability to make even symbolic concessions has turned a winning hand into losing one,” he says. Of course, Obama had already agreed to begin dismantling Social Security and Medicare. If he pulls off this “victory,” Obama will have done more damage to the Democratic Party and its core values than any president in our lifetimes. Back a few pages, Times reporter Jesse McKinley writes: “Indeed, the drama of whether the government will raise the debt ceiling (to the chagrin of some conservatives demanding tighter ﬁnancial belts) or allow it to remain as is (to the horror of the administration and economists who predict ﬁnancial ruin) seemed largely lost on a populace involved in more pressing—and more pleasant— summer distractions,” asserts McKinley. Among the few political geeks who understand what’s going on, much less have an opinion, the tide is allegedly turning in favor of Obama because he’s willing to compromise and the Tea Party-led GOP isn’t. Conventional wisdom ﬂoggers like Douthat say that if Congress can’t strike a deal and economic consequences follow—a reduction in the ratings of U.S. government-issued securities and a panic in the securities market—voters will hold Republicans accountable in 2012. Even if things don’t turn that far south, the GOP will pay for their intransigence. Obama wins in a cakewalk. I’m not so sure.
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Without a doubt, the Republicans’ willingness to imperil the pure platinum credit of Treasury notes and bonds is reckless and irresponsible. There is also no denying their naked hypocrisy and intellectual dishonesty. These so-called “deﬁcit hawks” voted 19 times to raise the debt ceiling by $4 trillion. If Republicans were serious about balancing the federal budget, they’d start by slashing the military, which accounts for 54 percent of discretionary spending. The Department of Homeland Security should be eliminated. Moreover, the middle of the biggest economic meltdown since the industrial revolution is no time to be cutting debt. Read your Keynes: Governments are supposed to spend their way out of downturns and pay down debt during upswings. Republicans, it seems, are trying to ﬁnish off an economy that is already gravely wounded. Politically, however, I think they’re onto something. The American people are ﬁnally, genuinely alarmed about the pace and scale of government spending. The current national debt of $14 trillion isn’t the magic number that ﬂips some sort of switch in the public. Win or lose on the debt-ceiling showdown, GOP strategists are betting that voters will reward them for taking an uncompromising stand on spending against a president who has increased the national debt faster than any of his predecessors. It’s not 100 percent—but I’d say it’s a pretty safe bet. This is the worst possible time for the American people to start worrying about outof-control federal spending. But it’s good for the GOP.
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Take a look at the working draft of rules for oil and gas exploration in Idaho and you’ll see that they’re covered with red ink. Red signiﬁes additions or changes, so considering that the last time anyone dusted off the rules was a couple of decades ago, red ink is certainly appropriate. The rules are catching up with reality. Natural gas exploration in Idaho has been in the headlines for more than a year, ever since Bridge Resources began drilling in Payette County (BW, News, “Hell of a Well,” July 14, 2010). With some successful gas wells and plans to “frack” a few others (BW, News, “Getting Mini-Fracked, April 27, 2011), Bridge’s plans have gotten a lot more attention from the media, Payette citizens and those who oversee such operations. While negotiated rule-making is not scintillating (BW, News, “A is for Act,” June 8, 2011), there’s plenty at stake. That’s why people representing Bridge, the oil and gas industry, the Department of Environmental Quality and Idaho’s Department of Water Resources are all at the rule-making table with red pencils at hand. Also at the table are representatives of Idaho Conservation League—nonproﬁt advocates for air, land and water protection. “We’re not against this industry,” Justin Hayes, ICL’s program director told Citydesk. “We’re not opposed to the drilling of natural gas in Idaho. If it’s going to go forward, it has to be done well.” But Hayes was more than a little frustrated on July 20, when the topic turned to drilling permits. “We started talking about the drilling application process, and I asked about public input,” said Hayes. Eric Wilson, Mineral Program Manager for the Idaho Department of Lands (overseeing the rule-making process) said his department would not propose any change to the current permitting process. “We’re not recommending anything different or anything new to the rules that have been in place for quite some time now,” Wilson told Citydesk. But Hayes was having none of it. “I think that’s an intentional dive,” said Hayes. “When Eric said, ‘We’re not changing anything,’ well, that’s code for them continuing to exclude the public.” When Wilson began the negotiated rule-making process in June, he said that Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter (who chairs Idaho’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission) didn’t want to see “any bells and whistles.” Simply put, if there wasn’t something that was ﬂat-out required in Idaho statutes, then the Department of Lands would be hard-pressed to include a new requirement. But Hayes said there has been plenty of precedence for involving the public. “The DEQ, Health and Welfare and countless other agencies solicit public comment on applications so that things don’t happen in a weird vacuum,” said Hayes. More red ink is expected over the next few weeks, but Hayes isn’t the most optimistic person in the room. “It just feels like decisions have already been made,” said Hayes. “And I’m afraid that this company [Bridge] is going to get exactly what it wants.” —George Prentice
SIXTY MINUTES One hour of PSR can be the difference between crisis and stability GEORGE PRENTICE This year was supposed to be different. After seeing their Medicaid-funded psychosocial rehabilitation counseling dwindle over the last two years from 20 hours per week to 10, and then slashed again to ﬁve hours, some of Idaho’s most vulnerable citizens said enough was enough. Hundreds of mentally disabled (some needing wheelchairs or walkers) traveled from every corner of Idaho to the Statehouse on March 8 in an effort to put a face and voice to the crisis. Legislative veterans had never seen anything like it before—a public hearing featuring four-and-a-half hours of heartbreak. One after another, the disabled and caregivers begged lawmakers for ﬁnancial mercy. “We never asked for help before,” said Angie Martinez. “I’m scare to death,” said Taryn Ivey. “I’m pleading with you to represent me,” said Crystal Anderson. Even in remote Mackay, a disabled young man asked BW to write a letter on his behalf to the Legislature (BW, News, “The Face of Medicaid,” Feb. 23, 2011). “You know what I’d rather not have? I’d rather not have food,” he told BW, saying he desperately needed PSR services to help stem the tide of a severe psychosis. But in spite of the of the gut-wrenching testimony, the majority of Idaho lawmakers still decided to further cut Medicaid funding to thousands of Idaho’s disabled. In fact, the Republican majority went as far as dismissing an economic forecast from Idaho’s chief economist, instead choosing a much more austere baseline to justify deeper cuts. But it turned out their numbers were wrong. On July 12, Idaho’s Division of Financial Management reported that Fiscal Year 2011 closed with a surplus, and indeed the economist’s forecast had a greater grip on ﬁscal reality than the Legislature. However, not one penny was restored to Medicaid. Consequently, when the 2012 ﬁscal year began on July 1, the budget axe came down one more time on Medicaid funding for PSR services. In three short years, PSR services have been slashed by more than 80 percent. “History will tell whether this was a session of great accomplishments or failures,” said Republican Sen. Brent Hill, president pro tempore of the state Senate as the session was gaveled to a close on April 7. Most of Idaho’s disabled aren’t worried about political history. They’re worried about today and scared as hell about tomorrow.
Gerry Lind (left) stands outside his new home in Boise’s North End with Karen Clark (right).
MEGAN: FINDING PEACE AND MAYBE A JOB There’s a good reason Megan Silva didn’t attend the March 8 public hearing at the Statehouse. She has severe agoraphobia, a crippling fear of public places and crowds. She is also diagnosed with bipolar disorder, attention deﬁcit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Silva, 37, requires a regimen of medications to function, but she said it’s her PSR worker, Karen Clark of Community Partnerships of Idaho, that is her true lifeline. “Karen doesn’t know how crucial she is to my success,” said Silva, beaming a huge smile while talking about Clark. “We’re certainly working on my social interactions, but I have very speciﬁc goals. I’m going to do more volunteer work. I’m going to get a job. I’m going to make a decent living. I’m going to put gas in my car so I can see my children.” Silva is separated from her daughter and son, primarily because she can’t afford a home where the kids can have their own bedrooms. In spite of Silva’s disability, she pays child support to her ex-husband. “I get a Social Security check for $780 each month,” said Silva. “$280 immediately goes for child support. Then I have $500 to pay rent, utilities and food for the month.” Silva said she is skilled in food services. When she was younger, she was a cook and waitress but couldn’t hold a job because of her slow spiral into social anxiety and fear. Now, she said, she is more conﬁdent about her future; if only she were as conﬁdent about her social services. “I’m really worried about the cuts,” said Silva. “I don’t know what I would do without Karen. We’re starting to work on a resume, and we’re practicing interviewing techniques. Any success that I may have will be highly dependent on Karen. She keeps me focused on my goals.” Along with her goals of gainful employment
and economic independence, Silva has a more overarching objective. “My biggest goal is to ﬁnd peace,” she said.
GERRY: TO HELL AND BACK When Karen Clark isn’t working with Megan Silva, she is working with a half-dozen other clients. One of them is Gerry Lind. Lind, 48, was lead drummer for the rock band LeRoux in the 1980s and 1990s. The band recorded on the EMI label and produced videos that appeared on MTV. For the most part, LeRoux was an opening act, but the headliners were impressive: Edgar Winter, Foghat, Starship and Survivor. But all of it came to a crashing end, literally, in the fall of 1997. “I was driving,” said Lind in a soft voice, his eyes hidden behind dark glasses. “We were going south on Interstate 5 from Olympia [Wash.] to Portland [Ore.]. There were no shoulders on the highway because concrete barriers had been put up due to construction. Well a truck driver in the next lane turned right into us and pushed us against the barricade. We eventually ended up underneath the truck. I broke my back, neck, right arm, left leg and jaw. Our bass player was pretty banged up, too.” Lind took a very long pause and deep breath. “And every other band member was killed.” Lind spent the next few years in a back brace. Every day since the crash, he has taken morphine and Percocet for pain. Things went from bad to worse. Two marriages failed, and he said, he was convicted of drug possession in 2003 when he “took the rap” for something his wife did. “She even left me while I was in prison. Our daughter was put into foster care. She would be 8-years-old now,” said Lind in a deep whisper. He said he was sent back behind bars in WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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Katherine Hansen of Community Partnerships of Idaho regularly receives thank you cards from clients.
2007 for violating parole over an unpaid parking ticket. He has been out of jail since 2010, spending time in shelters or halfway houses. “I was even at that halfway house when Candice Dahl stabbed that guy,” said Lind, referring to a July 2010 incident at an unlicensed Boise group home (BW, News, “Halfway to Hell,” Aug. 25, 2010). Today Lind is renting a tiny home in Boise’s North End, not far from Camel’s Back Park. He tries not to dwell on his memories but instead concentrates on the future when he meets with Clark twice a week for PSR services. “He’s no longer the angry person I met a while back,” said Clark. “Gerry understands the victim mindset, and he just isn’t going to go there anymore.” Lind said he expects to be off parole by November, December at the latest. And that’s when he wants to pick up his drum sticks again and start giving music lessons. “But this isn’t easy,” he said. “We’re putting a plan together. I can’t imagine succeeding without Karen’s help.”
MENTAL ILLNESS HAS A FAMILIAR FACE IN IDAHO Clark’s boss, Katherine Hansen, has lost count of all of the men, women and children that Community Partnerships of Idaho has assisted over the years. She said it’s easily over 10,000. PSR is just one way Hansen’s team assists Idahoans. Developmental therapy, employment services for the disabled and training for home-based caregivers are others. “I started Community Partnerships with four friends and $1,000 16 years ago,” said Hansen. “Today, we have nine ofﬁces across the state and over 400 employees. We probably assisted 1,000 clients this week alone.” Hansen said a terrible irony in the current economy is that while there is less governmental funding for mental-health services, WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
the need has never been greater. “People end up homeless, they lose their families, they lose their relationships, they lose their jobs,” said Hansen. “And then, all of a sudden, the world crashes and mental illness symptoms start to emerge and people are in crisis.” And the face of mental illness in Idaho is quite familiar. “We’ve seen people come into services that not too long ago had good jobs with the state,” she said. “We’re starting to see people who used to be in law enforcement, who were school teachers. We’re even seeing some of our former colleagues who sued to work in family services.” “They’re our neighbors or friends, our family and our co-workers,” said Anna Johnson, director of mental health services at CPI. “Bipolar, depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders—they’re all around us.” Hansen and Johnson slowly shook their heads when considering that many of their adult PSR clients had their services slashed from 20 hours a week to 10 to ﬁve and now to four. Even if 60 minutes a week may not sound substantial to a layperson, Hansen and Johnson said it can easily mean the difference between crisis and stability. “I’m thinking of three clients we just saw this week,” said Johnson. “When they had 20 or even 10 PSR hours a week, they were stable. But now, one gentleman has already ended up back in emergency rooms four times this year. His symptoms increased and law enforcement was involved. He even hurt a nurse in a physical outburst.” “The resulting cost to the taxpayers of Idaho is much, much greater even when you cut down just one hour of PSR services,” said Hansen. “We need to track these reallife stories and encourage as many people as possible to communicate the impact of these changes.”
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TROY ROHN Battling an epidemic that could ﬁll Bronco Stadium GEORGE PRENTICE
You spoke about your work in front of the Idaho Legislature this year. Yes, I’m very proud to be a part of the Idaho Alzheimer’s Planning Group. But Idaho doesn’t have a state plan for Alzheimer’s. Twenty-seven other states have a plan, but no, we don’t have one. We need a strategic document to help us plan for our future needs. We got in front of the House Health and Welfare Committee in March to do a full presentation, but we never really spent any serious time in front of the Senate committee. I think we were there for about ﬁve minutes for a few questions and answers. It’s interesting to note that a good amount of our Legislature is aging. When they spoke to us, many of their questions were personal in nature. The word “epidemic” has been used to describe Alzheimer’s in Idaho. It’s a good word to use. What are the numbers? Right now, there are between 26,000 and 32,000 people in Idaho that are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
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That’s enough to ﬁll Bronco Stadium. That’s right. We are one of the “hot states” that will see the greatest increase in Alzheimer’s. Why is that? We have an aging population and a lot of people moving here are about to retire. Right now, there are roughly 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s. That number is expected to triple by the middle of the century. How about the health-care costs? It’s about $140 billion a year, and it’s projected that it will completely bankrupt the health-care system by the middle of the century. If you put someone in an Idaho facility today, it’s about $75,000 a year for a semiprivate room. If they need moderate to severe care, that ﬁgure jumps to $150,000 a year. A lot of people quickly lose all of their savings. Is there a demographic—racial or sexual proﬁle—of someone who is more apt to get Alzheimer’s? No. The greatest risk factor is age. Women have a slightly higher risk because they live a little longer. You have a 10 percent chance of getting Alzheimer’s when you’re 65. You have a 50-50 chance when you’re 85. Around 1900, the average life expectancy was about 50. Now, the average life for women is about 78 and for men it’s about 72. Is there joy in your work? Probably the biggest reward I get is when I give lab tours to caregivers and family members and individuals living with Alzheimer’s. We talk about the disease and clinical trials. They don’t get anything from physicians. You would be amazed at how thankful they are to get the information.
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Dr. Troy Rohn is a very smart man. He’s researching and publishing his ﬁndings on one of the greatest mysteries of our time: Alzheimer’s. In a small ofﬁce and lab at Boise State, Rohn is trying to unlock the key to a disease that has reached epidemic proportions. Among the stacks of journals and countless ﬁles of research, his ofﬁce is adorned by dozens of beautiful oil paintings that Rohn said are the product of the “other side” of his brain to counterbalance his intense studies.
What can you tell me about Cindy Jacklich? I gave a talk at an Alzheimer’s conference and her family was in the audience. Her husband, Tony, approached me and told me about Cindy. She had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. We agreed to meet and talk. I told them about some clinical trials trying to stop the pathology. Lo and behold, they got Cindy enrolled in a trial study in Salt Lake City. It gave them a lot of hope, structure and purpose. How is Cindy doing? We’re not supposed to know whether she is on a placebo or an active drug, but through my interaction with her, I believe she has not deteriorated at the same rate, and she is really stabilized. Through that interaction, her family realized the importance of research. They have since held fundraisers and given me and my team over $28,000 for our research. For the last six papers I’ve published, I’ve directly acknowledged them for their funding support. I have to ask you about all of the paintings that cover your ofﬁce walls. It’s a hobby. It’s something that I developed in the last 10 years. Do you ever show any of these at a gallery? They’re quite good. Oh my no. It balances out the other side of my brain. The science side can overwhelm you with tedium. So this is using an entirely different side of my brain.
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Stars that shine as bright as the sun 2011 Olympians on Ice
Johnny Weir 3X US Gold Medalist World Bronze Medalist
Sasha Cohen Olympic Silver Medalist 2X World Silver Medalist 2X US Silver Medalist
Meryl Davis & Charlie White 2010 Oympic Silver Medalists 2011 World Gold Medalists 2011 US Gold Medalists
August 13 Performances start at dusk Saturday nights July 2 â€“ September 3. For a Complete listing of Ice Shows and tickets, call 208.622.2135 or visit SunValley.com/IceShows. For Hotel & Ice Show Packages, call 800.786.8259.
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If you’re ban-jonesing for some good tunes, catch Bela Fleck at the Sun Valley Shakedown.
THURSDAY JULY 28 music SUN VALLEY SHAKEDOWN
Watch this Urban Cowboy portray a rural cowboy in Sam Shepard’s Ages of the Moon.
THURSDAY JULY 28 reading SAM SHEPARD AND SCOTT GLENN READ AGES OF THE MOON Scott Glenn and Sam Shepard, two established ﬁlm and stage talents, will give Boise theater fans a once in a lifetime treat on Thursday, July 28, at the Egyptian Theatre. The two legends will read from Shepard’s 2009 play Ages of the Moon as a fundraiser for Boise Contemporary Theater. Shepard won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child and has appeared in more than 50 ﬁlms, including Steel Magnolias, Black Hawk Down and The Notebook. A resident of Ketchum, Glenn is a stage and screen actor who achieved stardom through his role opposite John Travolta in the 1980 hit Urban Cowboy. His ﬁlm credits include roles in The Right Stuff, Silence of the Lambs, The Hunt for Red October and The Bourne Ultimatum. Ages of the Moon is about a couple of dudes sitting on a front porch in the country, waiting to witness an eclipse of the moon. Ames and Byron are old friends who, accompanied by whiskey, spend a night reminiscing, bickering and growing hostile. Ages of the Moon is kind of like Waiting for Godot, but on a porch. According to The New York Times review of the play, it “is a poignant and honest continuation of themes that have always been present in the work of one of this country’s most important dramatists, here reconsidered in the light and shadow of time passed.” 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show, $50-$100. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-345-0454, bctheater.org.
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The inaugural Sun Valley Shakedown promises a heathy dose of jazz-fusion, folk and bluegrass with a bill featuring Bela Fleck and the Original Flecktones, and Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers. In 1988, Fleck and company set out to create something unique. The quartet—comprised of electric banjoist Bela Fleck, brothers Victor and Roy “Future Man” Wooten and keyboardist Howard Levy—combined spacey effects, extremely technical, jazzy bass and a SynthAxe “drumitar” to create bluegrass-fusion-jazz songs. Hornsby, a singer and pianist, found success with his multi-platinum album The Way It Is in 1986 and went on to join the infamous jam band the Grateful Dead until Jerry Garcia’s death. The Sun Valley Shakedown begins at 5 p.m. but spectators shouldn’t hesitate to get there early for a cool beverage and a choice seat. The grassy terrain offers a comfortable setting and plenty of space for kids, adults and all lovers of music. Tickets are available until noon on the day of the show and concert-goers can take advantage of accessible parking and camping spots. Attendees should leave all tobacco products at home and save some energy for the after party at Whiskey Jacques with the Denver-grown band, Fox Street All Stars. 5 p.m., $48 general, $125 VIP. Sun Valley Festival Meadows, 206 Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley, 208-309-1960, sunvalleyshakedown.com.
THURSDAYSUNDAY JULY 28JULY 31 fair CANYON COUNTY FAIR AND FESTIVAL Ah, the county fair. It’s one of the last remaining vestiges of quintessential Americana—cotton candycoated ﬁngers grip tightly onto ferris wheel bars,
starr y-eyed teens win each other over with oversized stuffed animals and ever ywhere teeth tear into meat on sticks. Luckily, Caldwell residents don’t have to wait much longer for their fair ﬁx: the Canyon County Fair has arrived. On Thursday, July 28, the fair features a cow pieeating contest, tricks by magician Adam the Great and an array of ar ts and crafts activities for the whole family. Joe Nichols and Stealing Angels will per form star ting at 8 p.m. Friday continues with the
Celebrity Cooking Show and Ralph Maxwell’s Comedy Hypnosis show, as well as a performance by country music star Tracy Lawrence and Jacob Lyda on the main stage at 8 p.m. On Saturday, ’80s arena rock legends Kansas will tear it up, and country star Jo Dee Messina closes out the weekend with a concert on Sunday. If you’re interested in the more traditional fair elements, fret not. There will be an extensive selection of carnival rides, a dance competition, a pie-baking contest WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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Cake Ballers make you holler.
Watch Langhorne Slim play fat licks at the Sawtooth Music Festival.
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Bake sales are to elementary schools what $1,000-aplate dinners are to political candidates: ubiquitous and, if you’re lucky, delicious. Flying M Coffeegarage has matured the concept of a cookie and cupcake sale by inviting other bakeries to partake in a fundraiser for the Idaho Foodbank. Treats will be for sale from Flying M, Great Harvest Bread Co. and Cake Ballers. And to sweeten the deal even more, local bands Dedicated Servers, Grand Falconer and Owlright will also play. If you want some rad earrings to wear to the concert and bake sale, be sure to stop by the Flying M Coffeegarage parking lot from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for the second annual Super Summer Craft Market. The event will feature a smattering of local DIY-ers, crafters and artisans selling their handmade wares. Craft market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., FREE. Bake sale and concert, 7 p.m., $3. Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-467-5533, ﬂyingmcoffee.com.
The quiet mountain Hamlet of Stanley will rock once again during the Sawtooth Music Festival. This year brings Langhorne Slim, Viva Voce, Shook Twins, Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats, Free Peoples and more. Sun River Brewing Company will also be on hand with plenty of beer and wine to complement the tunes. Friday night’s lineup includes Screen Door Porch, Fox Street All Stars and More Than Lights, while Saturday brings acts like New Transit, Panhandle Polecats, Sera Cahoone and Fire Kittens. Saturday’s headlining act, Langhorne Slim comes to the festival from the Northwest musical mecca of Portland, Ore. According to Paste Magazine, “Langhorne Slim trades in big, countriﬁed exaggerations, blowing up rural stereotypes to delirious proportions, howling so hard you can practically see the wheat bushels tumbling from his mouth.” Each year The Sawtooth Music Festival chooses a Stanleybased organization as a beneﬁciary for the event’s proceeds. This year’s beneﬁciaries are the Stanley School and the Stanley-Sawtooth Chamber of Commerce. The school is trying to raise funds to bring the Missoula Children’s Theatre to the two-room, K-8 schoolhouse. Friday, July 29, 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 30, noon; $50 adv., $55 gate, full weekend pass; $40 adv., $45 gate Saturday only; $15 adv., $20 gate Friday only; FREE for children under 12. Pioneer Park, Stanley, sawtoothmusicfestival.com.
and a muddy pig chase. Thursday, July 28, and Sunday, July 31, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m.midnight; $5 general, $3 seniors and children 6-12, FREE ages 5 and younger. Canyon County Fairgrounds, 111 22nd St., Caldwell, 208455-8500, canyoncountyfair. org.
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FRIDAY JULY 29 ﬁlm FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF AT IBG The rigors of the work week often go without a reward. So on Friday, July 29, throw on your party pants
and play hooky from your usual Friday night routine at Idaho Botanical Garden with a screening of the classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off follows lead man Ferris (Matthew Broderick) and friends as they skip school and try to avoid getting caught. Parades, prank calls, car crashes and hilarity ensue during this 103-minute romp through adolescence. Writer and director John Hughes originally planned for the movie to be a love letter to the city of Chicago, having grown up and spent a majority of his younger
Under the dappled shade of a canopy at the Capital City Public Market, Kainoa Lopez scooped out a hunk of thick ice cream, dropped it into a plastic cup and pulled on an elk horn tap, topping the glass with a frothy stream of dark brown root beer. A steady crowd of parents and kids gathered around the booth, debucksnortrootbeer@ yahoo.com manding BuckSnor t Root Beer ﬂoats and icy, sweat-beaded glasses of the brew. Handcrafted in Bellevue, Wash., BuckSnor t Root Beer is made with an aromatic blend of organic wintergreen, licorice root and sassafras. Unlike most mass-market sodas, BuckSnor t doesn’t use any ar tiﬁcial colors, ﬂavors or high fructose corn syrup—which keeps it from being cloyingly sweet or coating your tongue with a ﬁlmy layer. According to its Facebook page, BuckSnor t hopes to transpor t folks back to a simpler era: “To enjoy a BuckSnor t Root Beer is to take a step back in time when a trip to the store to grab some hard candy then a game of hop scotch on the way home was the main goal of any summer day.” If you need a shot of BuckSnort and can’t wait for the market, you can pick up a frosty glass anytime at Bittercreek Ale House, Red Feather Lounge, The Falcon Tavern and Lulu’s Pizza. —Tara Morgan
years there. Nods are made to Windy City landmarks like the Sears Tower and the Art Institute of Chicago. By breaking the fourth wall and engaging in his own social commentary, Bueller acts as a voice for those tied down by the system but unwilling to relent. His adventures might be juvenile but they spoke to a generation. “Bueller? Bueller? ... Bueller?” 7 p.m. gates, movie at dusk; $5 for non-members, $3 members. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Old Penitentiary Rd., 208-3438649, idahobotanicalgarden. org.
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8 DAYS OUT 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, Boise, downtownboise.org.
On Stage CABARET—Smash hit about love, war and a changing society. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3369221, 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.
SENSORY EXPLORATION: TASTE—Learn about Boise State’s rooftop garden, sample fresh herbs and plant seeds in egg cartons. Spin the taste tester wheel and sample 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.
Odds & Ends VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF IDAHO— Buy, sell, trade and listen to vinyl records with other analog music enthusiasts. 7-10 p.m. FREE, Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244, vpsidaho.org.
THURSDAY JULY 28 Festivals & Events
Concerts SUN VALLEY SUMMER SYMPHONY—Take in classical music performances featuring work from Debussy to Mahler and everyone in between throughout the summer. Open seating begins at 5:30 p.m. in the pavilion and on the lawn. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, sunvalley.com.
Art ART OPENING: MICHAEL RUSNACK—Check out work by Michael Rusnack during the opening for his new exhibit. 5 p.m. FREE. Green Chutes, 4716 W. State St., Boise, 208-3427111, greenchutesboise.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, 208376-4229, rdbooks.org. DOLLAR BOOK SALE—Time to stock up on $1 deals, courtesy of the Friends of the Garden City Library. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208472-2941, gardencity.lili.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.
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CANYON COUNTY FAIR—Grow it and Show It. Exhibits, livestock, entertainment, carnival rides and food vendors round out the offerings. See Picks, Page 12. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $5 gate admission, $30 carnival pass. Canyon County Fairgrounds, 22nd Avenue South, Caldwell, 208-455-8500, canyoncountyfair.org.
On Stage AGES OF THE MOON— Actor/playwright Sam Shepard and actor Scott Glenn will perform a reading of the play, written by Shepard and presented by Boise Contemporary Theater. There will be a Q&A with the pair following the reading. See Picks, Page 12. 7 p.m. $50-$100. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES— Boise Parks and Rec and Boise Little Theater present this 12th annual youth summer production under the direction of Cheryl Blauer. 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org. CABARET—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-4299908, box ofﬁce 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 and puts the town—and its citizens—in the spotlight in this play presented by the Stage Coach Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall, Corner of Brazil and Wright streets, Boise, stagecoachtheatre.com. 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE—Musical comedy about six unusual adolescents who compete in a spelling bee. 7 p.m. $15-$20. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208-3850021, kedproductions.org.
Food & Drink FOOD AND FILM—Monthly fundraiser featuring a three-course meal followed by a movie and discussion. Proceeds from the night go toward the growth and preservation of local foods. Held in the cellar room. Visit tvfcmoviefeb2011.eventbee.com for info and tickets. 7 p.m. $25, includes a three-course meal, tvfcfoodfundraiser.eventbrite.com. Red Feather Lounge, 246 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-429-6340.
Farmers Markets MERIDIAN URBAN MARKET—5-9 p.m. Downtown Meridian on Idaho Avenue between Main and Second streets, 208331-3400.
Kids & Teens SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE DISPLAY—See Wednesday. 1-4 p.m. $4-$6.50. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895, scidaho.org.
Odds & Ends DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING—The DNA is looking for interested residents to join the board and be hold ofﬁcer elections. 5:50-7:30 p.m. FREE. Downtown Boise Association, 720 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-385-7300, downtownboise.org. IMMIGRATION MYTH BUSTERS LEGAL PANEL—Bring your burning questions about deportation and immigration, to be discussed with an expert panel of immigration attorneys and an American whose spouse was deported. Call Nathaniel at 208-891-6672 for more info. 7-9 p.m. FREE. The Cole Marr Gallery/Coffee House, 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. 134, Boise, 208-336-7630.
FRIDAY JULY 29 Festivals & Events CANYON COUNTY FAIR—See Thursday. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $5 gate admission, $30 carnival pass. Canyon County Fairgrounds, 22nd Avenue South, Caldwell, 208-455-8500, canyoncountyfair. org.
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. 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, starlight16 mountaintheatre.com.
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8 DAYS OUT MESSIAH ON THE FRIGIDAIRE—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall, Corner of Brazil and Wright streets, Boise, stagecoachtheatre.com. 14
THICK-HEADED COMEDY TOUR—Four wanna-be comedians travel the country in one crappy van (their words, not ours) performing their stand-up routines to test their skills and determine if they’ve got what it takes to make it as pros. Olek Szewczyk and BWs own Josh Gross will share their stage. 8 p.m. $5. Fatty’s, 800 W. Idaho St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-5142531, drinkfattys.com. 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $15-$20. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-3850021, 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, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
Concerts SUN VALLEY SUMMER SYMPHONY—See Wednesday. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, sunvalley.com.
Art ART OPENING: THRESHOLDS— Michael Chamber’s new exhibit features oil paintings, collages and linocut prints. Visit his blog about his work at michaelchamberspaintings.blogspot.com. 6:30-9 p.m. FREE. The Gallery at The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.
CHUCKWAGON EXPRESS—Enjoy dinner in Banks and a scenic train ride along the Payette River. 7 p.m. $49.99 for one adult and one child, additional pricing/packages available. Thunder Mountain Line Scenic Train Rides, 120 Mill Road, Horseshoe Bend, 208-7934425, thundermountainline.com.
SATURDAY JULY 30 Festivals & Events CANYON COUNTY FAIR—See Thursday. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $5 gate admission, $30 carnival pass. Canyon County Fairgrounds, 22nd Avenue South, Caldwell, 208-455-8500, canyoncountyfair. org.
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 Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-4299908, box ofﬁce 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
CHUCKLES COMEDY CABARET—Weekly comedy featuring newbies and established stand-up comedians. 8 p.m. $12. China Blue, 100 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-9515. MESSIAH ON THE FRIGIDAIRE— See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $12$15. Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall, Corner of Brazil and Wright streets, Boise, stagecoachtheatre.com. 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $15-$20. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-3850021, kedproductions.org.
Food & Drink SUMMER LUAU PARTY—Don your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts for an evening of music, dancing and food, island style. 5 p.m. $10. Helina Marie’s Wine and Gift Shop, 11053 Highway 44, Star, 208-286-7960, helinamaries.com.
Workshops & Classes HEMP KNOTTING—Learn how to incorporate hemp knotting into your jewelry making. 12:30 p.m. $15 plus materials. Need to Bead, 1100 N. Orchard St., Boise, 208-384-0404, needtobeadboise.com.
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Citizen BENEFIT CAR WASH—Broadview University and Warrior’s Promise Foundation unite to give back to those who’ve served our country. Proceeds from this car wash will go to make sure that veterans in our community who need service dogs will get one. Visit warriorspromise.org or call 208-577-2900 for more info. 4 p.m. Donation. Broadview University, 750 E. Gala Court, Meridian, 1-866-253-7744, broadviewuniversity.edu.
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 BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS— Get a basic Latin dance lesson at 9 p.m. and then commence salsa-ing it up to music from a live DJ. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Boise Cafe, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397.
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8 DAYS OUT VINTAGE SWING DANCEâ€”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.
Sports & Fitness SUN VALLEY ICE SHOWâ€” Part of an annual series of performances by Olympic and world-class ďŹ gure skaters, featuring Johnny Weir. 9:30 p.m. $54-$102. Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, 208-622-4111, sunvalley.com.
Kids & Teens
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY POTTER PARTYâ€”Harry Potterâ€™s birthday celebration includes writing secret messages with invisible ink, broomstick races, drinking butterbeer and more. 1 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996, boisepubliclibrary.org.
CABARETâ€”See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3369221, idahoshakespeare.org.
Odds & Ends HOLISTIC AND WELLNESS FAIRâ€”Card readings, psychic and channeled readings, dream analysis, Reiki healing, massage. Find out your antioxidant score, view and purchase art work, jewelry and more. 1-6 p.m. FREE. Her Spirit Center for Growth, 5181 Overland Road, Boise, 208-345-3588.
Farmers Markets CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKETâ€”9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise, 208-345-9287, capitalcitypublicmarket.com. EAGLE SATURDAY MARKETâ€”9 a.m.-1 p.m. Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. KUNA FARMERS MARKETâ€”9 a.m.-noon. Bernard Fisher Memorial Park, Swan Falls Road and Avalon Street, Kuna. MERIDIAN FARMERS MARKETâ€”9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located in the Crossroads shopping center at Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue, meridianfarmersmarket. com.
SUN VALLEY SUMMER SYMPHONYâ€”See Wednesday. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, sunvalley. com.
SUPER SUMMER CRAFT MARKETâ€”All day celebration of local crafters and artisans, who will be on hand selling their unique creations. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-4675533, ďŹ‚yingmcoffee.com.
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NAMPA FARMERS MARKETâ€”9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located in Lloydâ€™s Square, Nampa, nampafarmersmarket.com.
SATURDAY CRUISE NIGHTâ€” Stop by for 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.
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MIDDLETON FARMERS MARKETâ€”9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located in Roadside Park at the corner of Highway 44 and South Middleton Road, middletonfarmersmarket. webs.com.
COMEDY AT THE BALCONYâ€” Try your stand-up routine out and/or come watch local and professional comedians. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. for your chance to win a $50 bar tab. Hosted by Mikey Pullman. 8 p.m. FREE. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208-336-1313, thebalconyclub.com.
CANYON COUNTY FAIRâ€”See Thursday. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $5 gate admission, $30 carnival pass. Canyon County Fairgrounds, 22nd Avenue South, Caldwell, 208-455-8500, canyoncountyfair. org.
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EAST END MARKETâ€”10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bown Crossing, end of Parkcenter Boulevard, Boise.
IDAHO CITY RIDE AND SKATEâ€”Hop on your hog and head to Idaho City for the day. Motorcyclists will meet at Benâ€™s Crow Inn and ride to Idaho City, where there will be live music and skateboarding at the skate park. Skaters meet at the skate park around 3 p.m. 1:30 p.m. FREE. Benâ€™s Crow Inn, 6781 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208342-9669.
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MONDAY AUG. 1 On Stage HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALâ€”See Friday. 8 p.m. $10-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com.
Concerts SUN VALLEY SUMMER SYMPHONYâ€”See Wednesday. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, sunvalley. com.
Odds & Ends BOISE OPEN MIC MONDAYâ€” With Larry Buttel. 8 p.m. FREE. Haâ€™ Penny Irish Pub and Grill, 855 Broad St., Ste. 250, Boise, 208-343-5568, hapennybridgepub.com.
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Festivals & Events
TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHTSâ€”Featuring a different winery each week, usually consisting of a combination of three red and/ or white wines to sample. 5:30 p.m. $8-$12. Twigâ€™s Cellar, 816 W. Bannock St., Lower Level, Boise, 208-344-8944, twigscellar.com.
ALIVE AFTER FIVEâ€”See Wednesday, July 27. 5 p.m. FREE, The Grove, Boise, downtownboise.org.
Workshops & Classes
LIQUID FORUMâ€”Learn about and celebrate the work nonproďŹ t organizations do for the community. Sponsored by United Vision for Idaho. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.
GUIDED MEDITATION CLASSâ€” Spend part of your lunch hour on Tuesdays developing inner peace and discover how to increase health, success and conďŹ dence through meditation with Jessica Hixson from River Valley Hypnotherapy. Noon-12:30 p.m., sliding scale. Muse Building, 1317 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-342-3316, musebuilding. com/muse_building/muse.html.
PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP, SLAM OF STEEL AND HAIKU BATTLEâ€”Performance poetry workshop followed by an open slam. 7 p.m. $5 poetry slam, $1 with student ID, boisepoetry.com. Woman of Steel Gallery and Wine Bar, 3640 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-331-5632.
DROP-IN WRITING WORKSHOPâ€”Informal writersâ€™ workshop is free to writers who wish to hone their skills, work on character development, overcome writersâ€™ block ad be inspired. Led by Adrian Kien, a poetry and composition professor from Boise State. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-3318000, thecabinidaho.org.
SUN VALLEY SUMMER SYMPHONYâ€”See Wednesday, July 27. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, sunvalley.com.
Sports & Fitness
Sports & Fitness BOISE HAWKS BASEBALLâ€” See Tuesday. 7:15 p.m. $7-$12. Hawks Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-5000, boisehawks. com.
Citizen BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT VOLUNTEER NIGHTâ€”Donate 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.
Farmers Markets CALDWELL FARMERS MARKETâ€”5-8 p.m. Located on the corner of 12th and Dearborn streets next to the library, Caldwell.
Kids & Teens TEEN LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITYâ€”Help plan events by becoming a member of the Teen Advisory Board. 4 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-5706900, boisepubliclibrary.com.
Odds & Ends LAST CALL TRIVIAâ€”Wednesdays, 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. Applebeeâ€™sEmerald, 7845 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-378-1890. SCRABBLE GAME NIGHTâ€”6 p.m. FREE. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1315 N. Milwaukee, Boise, 208-375-4454, barnesandnoble.com.
BOISE HAWKS BASEBALLâ€”vs. Salem-Kaiser Volcanoes. 7:15 p.m. $7-$12. Hawks Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-5000, boisehawks.com.
Odds & Ends BEER PONG TOURNEYâ€”$4 pitchers and a $300 cash prize. 10 p.m. FREE. Fattyâ€™s, 800 W. Idaho St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208514-2531, drinkfattys.com. BOOZE CLUESâ€”Trivia and prizes with the one and only E.J. Pettinger. 9 p.m. FREE. Pengillyâ€™s, 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344.
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STAND-UP COMEDY NIGHTâ€” Test your routine during open mic night, hosted by Danny Amspacher. 8:30 p.m. FREE. Quarter Barrel, 4902 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-322-3430. NAMI SUPPORT GROUPâ€” Share your experiences, coping strategies and offer support and encouragement to others living with mental illness. Call 208-376-4304 for more info. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-467-5533, ďŹ‚yingmcoffee.com. PABST BINGO NIGHTâ€”Play bingo for PBR, swag and other random stuff found at second hand stores. 7 p.m. FREE. Donnie Macâ€™s Trailer Park Cuisine, 1515 W. Grove St., Boise, 208384-9008.
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SETTING SAIL WITH HEY MARSEILLES Seattle chamber pop septet preps for second album TARA MORGAN It was the shrill bird chirps that gave him Hey Marseilles jumps at the chance to check out the acoustics in Boise bathrooms. away. Matt Bishop, lead singer for Seattle’s chamber folk outﬁt Hey Marseilles, had snuck into the garden behind Seattle Unisimilar to what was on To Travels and Most of the songs on To Travels and versity’s Ofﬁce of Admissions, his day job, Trunks, as the title suggests, are about travel- Trunks, but we’ve also got a few songs that to squeeze in a phone interview. Though have a bit more grit to them.” ing. On the hip-twisting, handclap-ﬁlled, Bishop peppered our conversation with In addition to learning how to work horn-blaring ditty “Rio,” Bishop sings “drink university-worthy words like “cogent” and together more efﬁciently over the past three ’til tomorrow becomes yesterday / think of “phraseology,” he also showed his humble years, Hey Marseilles has also started to the shorelines you have yet to see.” And on side, referring to people as “folks” and experiment with the recording process. the softer, guitar-strummed “Cigarettes,” thanking me earnestly for taking time to “We were just really trying to take Bishop’s quivering, Colin Meloy-ish croon talk to him. echoes a similar theme: “I, I remember / how advantage of acoustic spaces, so a lot of the Hey Marseilles has been making “Seattle second record is being recorded in tunnels we, we danced out loud / and safe and solswoon,” according to the Seattle Weekly, with its brand of accordion-soaked orchestral emn harbors / away from windswept towns.” and warehouses, and different tracks for different instruments are being recorded in Though the band didn’t explicitly set out pop since the band self-released its debut To different naturally acoustically beneﬁcial to make a concept album, Bishop said the Travels and Trunks in 2008. But that swooalbum’s travel-themed lyrics and French Riv- spots,” said Bishop. nitude soon spread to the rest of the country With half-joking excitement, Bishop iera feel reﬂected the fact that most members when the seven-piece signed to Fuzed Music were in their starry-eyed early 20s when they admitted, “I know all the bathrooms where and re-released the album in 2010. you can sing when you visit Seattle.” made the record. Over the past six months, “When we released [To Travels and Though they may lay down tracks in Hey Marseilles has been working on a Trunks], it kind of just slowly built up follow-up EP, which will be released this fall, public bathrooms, the band cleans up nicely. an audience in Seattle over a period of The Seattle Symphony recently invited the months,” said Bishop. “When we ﬁnally got and a full-length album, set to come out in early 2012. Interestingly, the new record also group to collaborate on a special perforto a point where we had met our managemance in October called Sonic Evolution. has an overarching theme: the recession. ment and label, they were interested in “The symphony approached us a few “I didn’t ﬁgure out until a few weeks ago re-releasing it primarily for the sake of months back. They just recently got a new what all the songs in relation to each other expanding our audience outside of Seattle director and they’re trying to do some and having it sound good and having a more are all about … it’s not a political set of unique shows,” explained Bishop. “So that songs by any means but [reﬂects economic] cogent effort behind trying to get it out show, about half of it they’ll be doing variastress. A few of us have lost our jobs and there,” said Bishop. And the band did break out of the Paciﬁc four guys moved into a foreclosed house not tions of compositions by Seattle artists like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Jimi Hendrix, and too long ago, which Northwest. Seminal then the second half of the show, we’ll be actually turned out ’90s band Toad the playing with them—one original piece that to be a fantastic opWet Sprocket invited With Junior Rocket Scientist. we’re writing with the symphony and then a portunity—it’s where Hey Marseilles to Wednesday, July 27, FREE. couple of our songs as well.” we recorded most of open on a national THE GROVE But before Hey Marseilles storm the the record.” tour, and NPR called Downtown Boise at 8th And while the new Seattle Symphony, they’ll pack their trunks the band “sublime and Front Steets album may sound like and head to Boise. The group will perform and heartfelt” during heymarseilles.com for free at Alive After Five on Wednesday, a weighty departure a live performance at July 27. Though the group tends to play from the breezy To Seattle’s KEXP radio. gigs in dark, rock ’n’ roll haunts, they’re Travels and Trunks, “It was hard to foalso comfortable getting down with an allBishop assured fans cus on any one musiages crowd. cian at a time, as they were all playing parts that the band’s core sound will remain “One of the weird things about our unchanged. you wanted to linger with, but the wayfarmusic, in a good way, is our demographic “I think a lot of our foundational stuff, ing spirit of the songs drew me quickly from tends to be pretty varied … We’re fortunate in terms of the aesthetic of our sound, is one to another, and I soon found myself in that our music is super popular with going to be comparable—pretty folky and drifting off to parts unknown,” said NPR’s younger kids and their parents, which is inﬂuenced by an eclectic culture of music,” Cheryl Waters. “It’s an adventure anyone great,” said Bishop. said Bishop. “Some of the songs will sound should enjoy.” WWW. 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LISTEN HERE/GUIDE GUIDE WEDNESDAY JULY 27 ALIVE AFTER FIVE: HEY MARSEILLES— With Junior Rocket Scientist. See Noise, Page 19. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove AMY WEBER AND BEN BURDICK TRIO—9 p.m. FREE. Sapphire CHUCK SMITH—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
STYX AND YES, JULY 28, EAGLE RIVER PAVILION If you get nostalgic for the halcyon days of summer, a coheadlining concert with Styx and Yes may make you dream of the daze of adolescence. Known for their ’70s prog-rock styles, both Styx and Yes found fans in the ’80s by incorporating more pop into their music. Styx’s 1983 concept album, Kilroy Was Here, wasn’t a commercial success but the phrase “Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto” stuck. British band Yes paved a prog-rock path starting in the late ’60s, but their own 1983 hit, “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” put them on a new generation’s radar. In the past 30-plus years, both bands have carried on, and their stop in Eagle is part of their Progressive U.S. Tour. With newish albums to support, both Yes and Styx may garner even more new young fans and keep their place in pop culture. When South Park lampoons you (as they did with “Come Sail Away”), you know you’ve earned it. —Amy Atkins 6 p.m., $39.50-$99.50. Eagle River Pavilion, 827 E. Riverside Drive, Eagle, landofrock.com.
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ELEPHANT REVIVAL—With Jeff Crosby and the Refugees. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $13 door. Linen Building GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s JODI JAMES—9 p.m. FREE. Bouquet JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR 2011—Featuring The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel. 3:30 p.m. $22.50-$45. Knitting Factory THE THROWDOWN FINALS—8 p.m. FREE. Liquid
THURSDAY JULY 28 DOWNTOWN NAMPA NIGHTS: THE ALMOST DANGEROUS BAND—5:30 p.m. FREE. Lloyd’s Square FREE PEOPLES—9:45 p.m. FREE. Liquid FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
SCATTERED TREES—With Apple Horse. 8 p.m. Flying M Coffeegarage STYX AND YES—See Listen Here, this page. 6 p.m. $39.50-$99.50. Eagle River Pavilion SUN VALLEY SHAKEDOWN—Featuring Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers. See Picks, Page 12. 5 p.m. $48-$125. Sun Valley Festival Meadows TALLY HALL—With Speak and Casey Shea. 8 p.m. $8. VAC TERRY JONES AND BILL LILES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill THURSDAY THUNDER: THUNDER BODY—With Tim Snider’s Sound Society. 6 p.m. FREE. Edwards Stadium 22 Plaza
GREAT GARDEN ESCAPE: FREUDIAN SLIP—6:30 p.m. $7 members, $10 general. IBG
KARMEN WOLFE ENSEMBLE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Blue Door
HILLFOLK NOIR AND TRAVIS WARD—7 p.m. FREE. The Modern
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KEVIN KIRK—With Jon Hyneman and Phil Garonzik. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
KEVIN KIRK—With Steve Eaton and Phil Garonzik. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
AGAINST THE GRAIN—With Trigger Itch and Thousand Efﬁgies. 9 p.m. $TBA. Red Room
LEXICONDON—With JacuzziHiDive. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux
MOVEMENT MUSIC FAN NIGHT—9 p.m. $5. Reef
BLAZE AND KELLY—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
RABBIT—With Marshall Poole. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage
ROCK THE MOUNTAIN—Featuring Tommy Dirtweed, Reverend Otis and The Traveling Medicine Show and more. $20-$25. Grimes Creek, Idaho City
EMILY BRADEN—7:30 p.m. $10. Blue Door
RIZING TIDE—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
FORREST DAY—See Listen Here, Page 21. 9:30 p.m. $5. Reef
JOHN JONES, MIKE SEIFRIT AND JON HYNEMAN—With Kevin Kirk and Sally Tibbs. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers LIKE A ROCKET—9:45 p.m. $3. Grainey’s THE PRARIE SKY PILOTS—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid RAZORS—With Tree, Art Fad and Central City Music Company. 8 p.m. $5. VAC REBECCA SCOTT—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s ROCK THE MOUNTAIN—$20-$25. Grimes Creek, Idaho City SALLY TIBBS AND KEVIN KIRK—With John Jones, Mike Seifrit and Jon Hyneman. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SAWTOOTH MUSIC FESTIVAL—Featuring Langhorne Slim, Shook Twins, Fox Street All Stars and more. See Picks, Page 13. $15-$50, FREE for kids 12 and younger. Stanley SERA CAHOONE—With Goldﬁnch. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill TRACY LAWRENCE—8 p.m. $25-$30 reserved, FREE lawn seating. Canyon County Fairgrounds WELL SUITED—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye
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ROCK THE MOUNTAIN—$20-$25. Grimes Creek, Idaho City SALLY TIBBS AND KEVIN KIRK—With Jon Hyneman. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SAWTOOTH MUSIC FESTIVAL—See Friday. $15-$50, FREE for kids 12 and younger. Stanley THIS IS HELL—With Endwell, March of the Martyrs, For My Own and Blackcloud. 7 p.m. $10. The Venue UNKO ATAMA—With Sandusky Furs and Sneezebill. 9 p.m. $TBA. Red Room
SUNDAY JULY 31 AC SLATER—10 p.m. $10. Reef BEN BURDICK, BILL LILES— Noon. FREE. Grape Escape GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY: THE SIDEMEN—6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers MORE THAN LIGHTS—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
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UBER TUESDAY: THE PRIDS—8 p.m. FREE. VAC WHITESNAKE—7 p.m. $39.50$59.50. Eagle River Pavilion
LARRY BUTTEL—7 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid THE SHAUN BRAZELL TRIO— 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
TUESDAY AUG. 2 DAVID MAYFIELD PARADE— With My Goodness. 8:30 p.m. $8-$10. Bouquet JEFF MOLL AND GUESTS—8:30 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny KEVIN KIRK—With Cheryl Morrell, Clark Sommers and Camden Hughes. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers RICKIE LEE JONES—7 p.m. $35-$80. River Run Lodge, Sun Valley TERRI EBERLEIN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
WEDNESDAY AUG. 3 ALIVE AFTER FIVE: TONY FURTADO—With New Transit. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove AMY WEBER AND BEN BURDICK TRIO—9 p.m. FREE. Sapphire BRANDI CARLILE—With Ivan and Alyosha. 8 p.m. $23-$60. Knitting Factory GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s KEVIN KIRK—With Jon Hyneman and Phil Garonzik. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers MUSIC FROM STANLEY: JAMES ORR—4 p.m. FREE. Redﬁsh Lake Lodge
MUSIC FROM STANLEY: CARRIE RODRIGUEZ—4 p.m. FREE. Redﬁsh Lake Lodge STRAIGHT AWAY—1 p.m. $10, $8 wine club members, FREE kids 14 and younger. Ste. Chapelle Winery
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FORREST DAY, JULY 29, REEF Bay Area hip-hopper Forrest Day’s eclectic blend of rap, jazz and fusion rock speaks to the California lifestyle of beaches, babes and brews. But Day and his band of the same name aren’t all sunshine. His lyrics come from a dark place, telling stories of struggle and self-introspection. Poverty, unemployment, love and frustration act as keynotes in Day’s analysis of everyday life, and as a performer, he pulls no punches when it comes to expressing himself. With a background in punk rock and jazz, Day has taken inﬂuences from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Jay-Z and molded a sound that is not only honest and relatable but interesting as well. Day grew up playing saxophone, an instrument that, much like his music, doesn’t always blend into its surroundings. The musician not only stands out as a white rapper but also as a white rapper who plays the sax. With help from his top-notch band, there has been some hype about Forrest Day—something the live shows easily live up to. —Trevor Villagrana 9:30 p.m., $5. Reef, 105 S. Sixth St., reefboise.com.
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LOST IN THE STARS Nostalgia for the Light illuminates a people and a problem GEORGE PRENTICE In Nostalgia de la Luz, the most beautiful title of any ﬁlm so far this year, we are instantly swept away to a breathtaking tour of the cosmos. But in short time, we recognize that our cinematic journey will not only explore the heavens but also Earth and, ultimately, hell. Released as Nostalgia for the Light, the ﬁlm from master documentarian Patricio Guzman transports us to the relatively unknown Atacama Desert in northern Chile. Even from space, the big blue marble on which we live is Chile’s Atacama Desert is a place of wonder—and thousands of mummiﬁed bodies. scarred by the brown patch that is Atacama. At 10,000 feet in elevation, the desert has that only the Atacama and its guardians of But the mystery of why the Atacama absolutely no humidity, and the air is crystalstars and planets know the truth. Desert contains so many human remains is line and dangerously thin. As a result, scienNostalgia for Light also introduces astroltists have fallen in love with the Chilean sky— a shameful reminder of mid-20th century ogers looking to the heavens and a group of astronomers found that they could “touch the history. In the 1973 Chilean military coup women who wander through the desert, siftled by Augusto Pinochet over the demostars” and began building the planet’s largest ing scorched earth with their ﬁngers, searchcratically elected government of President telescopes in Atacama. ing for remains of their husbands, brothers Salvador Allende, thousands of citizens Even without the aid of magniﬁcation, the or children. In a beautiful moment near the were murdered and up to 80,000 political night sky is brilliant with nebulae, constelend of the 90-minute ﬁlm, two of the women prisoners were inlations and galactic terned, many of them are invited inside a massive structure, which mysteries. But the tortured. Many of the houses a telescope. They look inside the lens driest portions of the NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT (NR) while a young astronomer beams. But even so-called “desapareregion have never Directed by Patricio Guzman he knows that none of his science can assist cidos” (the disaprecorded a drop of Featuring Patricio Guzman, Gaspar Calas, the women’s journey for closure. peared) were transprecipitation and the Lautaro Nunez Of the countless images of Nostalgia for ported to abandoned land is permeated with Opens Friday at The Flicks the Light, one is burned indelibly into my mining camps in the salt. No insects, birds memory: As beautiful images of starbursts Atacama Desert that or animals have ever and planets dissolve into one another, the became makeshift survived there, and camera settles on something that resembles concentration camps. due to the environmental conﬂuences, human the surface of Mars. But as the lens pans Most of the prisoners were never acremains are mummiﬁed in the desert, frozen in down, we realize that it is not another planet, time. As Guzman narrated the nearly impossi- counted for in the two decades that Pinobut a bronzed, seared human skull. chet remained in power. A few mass graves ble-to-believe story, I had to remind myself to were discovered, but most Chileans know breathe—the visuals were overwhelming.
SCREEN/THE TUBE AN OPEN LETTER TO DIRECTV AND DISH NETWORK Dear Mr. DirecTV and Mr. Dish, I know you have been terribly busy trying to bash each other’s brains in, but could one of you, please, please, please consider adding a stateside edition of Canadian channel CBC to your lineup? For goodness sakes, BBC America is a major success here in the United States. Plus you ﬁll our schedules with programming from Korea, Italy, Central America and everywhere else—but Canada. What do you have against our neighbors to the north?
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Little Mosque on the Prairie—the Ingalls’ problems were never this funny.
Having grown up in a border town, I used to love original programming on the CBC, such as The National, Street Legal and, of course, Hockey Night in Canada. And to this day, anytime I travel to Toronto or Vancouver, I’m reminded that their shows have only gotten better. Little Mosque on the Prairie (that’s a real show), George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (that’s his real name) and The National (it’s still on the air and has been since 1954) are all swell. So how about a little love for our hoser cousins, eh? —George Prentice WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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SCREEN/LISTINGS Special Screenings CABLE ONE MOVIE NIGHT— Bring your lawn chairs, snacks (or purchase some there), blankets and the family to watch a ﬂick on an inﬂatable screen in the park at dusk. The movie this week is How to Train Your Dragon, rated PG. Friday, July 29. FREE, Settlers Park, corner of Meridian and Ustick roads, Meridian, meridiancity.org/ movienight. FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF—Enjoy food and drinks from local vendors before the iconic ’80s teen ﬂick starring Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey begins at dusk. See Picks, Page 13. Friday, July 29, 7 p.m. FREE members, $5 nonmembers. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org. SODA SPRINGS—2C Entertainment presents a special screening of this ﬁlm of a man’s struggle to confront his past and make a future for himself. Visit sodaspringsthemovie.com for more info. Saturday, July 30, 8 p.m. $10. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3450454, egyptiantheatre.net.
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LIFE DURING WARTIME Life During Wartime is a new breed of sequel. Eleven years after he helmed Happiness, Todd Solondz directs yet another tale of dysfunction. Joy (Shirley Henderson) takes some time away from her husband. While she does, her dead ex-boyfriend attempts to win her back from the grave. Joy’s sister, Trish (Allison Janney), is excited about getting remarried, until she learns her ex-husband Bill (Ciaran Hinds), a pedophile, is being released from prison. Bill desperately wants to reconcile with their son, who is ﬁnding it very difﬁcult to forgive or forget. If you saw Happiness, deﬁnitely check out this dark comedy from Solondz.
TRUST Computers have long been the subject of movies, even before they were a ubiquitous presence in our lives. Trust is a drama that looks at the dark side of this technology as a young teenage girl is targeted by an online sexual predator. Annie (Liana Liberato) becomes more drawn into her virtual life as her parents (Clive Owen, Catherine Keener) are occupied with sending Annie’s brother off to college in the fall. Annie’s online crush talks her into a meeting, where she discovers Charlie (Chris Henry Coffey) isn’t who he claimed to be. The family is torn apart as Annie struggles to accept the loss of her innocence and her father becomes obsessed with ﬁnding justice. —Lizzy Duffy
SCREEN/APP I’MA LET YOU SING IN A MINUTE, BUT THIS IS THE BEST APP EVER Life would be just a little bit cooler if ever ything were auto-tuned. Riding the bus would be like living with T-Pain. Going downtown would sound like living in a world full of Lil Waynes. Open your windows and chirping birds would sound like Kanye West. Now, you can live that way—kind of. The Gregor y Brothers, the guys behind Auto-tune The News, which includes ”The Bed Intruder Song” and “The Backin’ Up Song,” have released Songify for the iPhone. Open it up, tap the screen, talk into your phone and Songify is a hell of a good time, although it does the rest. Auto-tune your unless you buy some of the cat meowing, auto-tune dayother beats, the three that Visit iTunes to download time television, auto-tune your come with the free price tag Songify or songify.com to life. Songify gives you three get a little old. But you can hear more from the Gregory beats to lay beneath your next keep the fun quotient up by Brothers. hit song. You can buy several sharing your hits with your others, including the beats friends on Facebook and Twitfor the Gregor y Brothers’ songiﬁed version ter with the click of a button. If only life were of Jimmy McMillan’s “The Rent Is Too Damn so easy. High” speech. —Brady Moore
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There’s not another crop that caresses the senses like lavender. That sounds a little sentimental, a little grandmother’s-potpourri corny, but “caress” is the right word for lavender. Even before arriving at the Lakeside Lavender Festival in Nampa on a mid-July weekend, the scent of it drifted on the air like fresh laundry and violets. And once I’d caught a glimpse of those ﬁelds of lavender ﬂowers, I couldn’t help but let out an involuntary, lavender-laced sigh: The place looked like a French Impressionist painting. Lakeside Lavender Farm is like going to heaven in a handbasket. The word “lavender” comes from the Latin “lavare,” which means “to wash.” workshops on lavender growing and eating talk about working to make lavender more Lavender has a cleansing, comforting quallavender-inspired lunches. popular in the kitchen. ity that ancient Romans revered, spiking Though the Idaho Department of Ag“We’ve been kind of trying to emphasize bathhouse water and the travel kits of riculture doesn’t track the the culinary side,” Clark said. marching soldiers with lavender (appargrowth of small-scale laven“That’s been one of the fun ently, even world dominators like an ocder farms, an Internet search aspects of the whole lavender casional caress). For those who want to give pulled up several Idaho lavenbusiness for us, introducing In 19th century London, young girls sold lavender a try in their own der festivals, from Priest Lake nosegays of lavender to mask the Dickensian people to the food. And that’s kitchens, culinary lavender to Twin Falls. It’s a national why we give complimentary stench, and during World War I, hospital grows well in Southern Idaho, or Lakeside Lavender phenomenon, according to lavender lemonade and lavworkers swabbed ﬂoors and open wounds Farm offers you-cut bundles Washington lavender festival ender cookies, so that people with lavender. Today, lavender is more often for sale. Lavender is also veteran Paul Jendrucko. found tucked into dried ﬂower arrangements, can have that taste.” available at Idaho Indie “To my knowledge, there That lavender taste may be stuffed in sachets or distilled into perfumes Works, located at 106 N. Sixth St. in Boise. For those are about a 150 lavender fesnew to many Americans, and and scented soaps. But this Mediterranean considering jumping on the tivals throughout the United so too is lavender farming herb is also cousin to mint, sage and thyme lavender farming bandwagStates,” Jendrucko said. “The and those in the know use the delicate-tasting and the lavender festival pheon, the ﬁrst-ever Northwest Sequim Lavender Festival out nomenon itself. Clark’s family angustifolia side of the Lavandula genus as Regional Lavender Conference will be held this year on the Olympic Peninsula in an actual kitchen herb. Just take a look at the has owned this land for more in Seattle, Nov. 11-13. Visit Washington state is problist of ingredients on that bottle of Herbes de than 80 years, but they’ve growinglavenderconference. ably the matriarch and most only been growing lavender Provence in your spice rack. com for more information. famous lavender festival in for the last nine. At the entrance booth to this year’s sevthe country.” “Well, we started growing enth annual Lakeside Lavender Festival, JesJendrucko helped found lavender because Marie, my sica Flynn was offering free lavender lemonade and tea cookies to a steady stream of wife, had read an article in Oprah magazine the Sequim Lavender Festival, which recently celebrated its 15th year, and now teaches about a lady that had moved to Texas and arriving visitors. Both treats had just a hint lavender-growing classes under the pseudof soft, lavender ﬂavor—too much lavender got involved in lavender and lavender festionym Dr. Lavender. He said baby boomvals,” Clark explained. “So we did a little can taste like a shot of laundry detergent. ers, like himself, who were headed into research, planted some lavender and then “I love the culinary varieties,” Flynn retirement with time on their hands and a went to Washington to lavender festivals.” said as she held up a wand of the stunning, The Sequim area of Washington has doz- little land were the driving force behind the densely ﬂowered Royal Velvet lavender. lavender farming and festival surge. ens of lavender farms and is credited with “You can cook with it when you’re done “Many of them had small pieces of land, sparking the lavender festival craze about looking at it,” she said as she took a sniff. and they weren’t going to buy a bunch of 15 years ago. “Then we’ve got Munstead and Blue Hidheavy equipment and go into mass com“There wasn’t anybody cote and a variety of others modity vegetable production,” Jendrucko in the Treasure Valley at that you can cook with.” explained. “Lavender and cut ﬂower prothat time doing it,” Clark After wandering around LAKESIDE LAVENDER FARM duction was something that was attainable continued. “And we thought the festival for a while, tal1003 W. 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FOOD/CON’T production, festivals and the public’s growing interest in agritourism. Most lavender festivals in the United States are held in June or July, at the peak of a region’s lavender-ﬂowering season. But locally, the opportunity to taste dishes laced with lavender might linger. Dustan Bristol, chef and owner of Brick 29 restaurant in Nampa—caterers of the lavender-inspired lunch at the Lakeside Festival— picked up 2 pounds of the Clark family’s lavender and plans to use it when the mood strikes. “We like to use lavender in creme brulee, panna cotta, and we love it with lamb,” Bristol said. “Because of the festival, we currently have a special salad on the menu for lunch right now where we’re doing lavender poached chicken with a roasted cherry vinaigrette, hearts of palm and candied almonds.” Nick Duncan, head chef at La Belle Vie in Nampa, taught a cooking class at the festival and was also inspired to add some lavender to his restaurant’s menu. For the class, he created something special. “We did a lemon and lavender sorbet, and then a panko and lavenderencrusted chicken breast,” Duncan said. “The chicken breast turned out so good that we actually started doing that at our restaurant.” For chef Franck Bacquet, culinary lavender is nothing new. He cooked with lavender when he was a young chef in France and stocks several varieties in the kitchen of his Boise restaurant Le Coq Rouge. “Normally, you use lavender with something mild,” he said in his rather formidable French accent. “It won’t go very well with beef, but goes very well with chicken, pheasant, partridge and seafood. Seafood is the best, I think.”
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SUMMER REFRESHMENT IN A CAN The summer heat has ﬁnally hit. If you don’t already know that I’m a big fan of beer in cans, you haven’t been paying attention. They are eminently recyclable, chill more quickly than bottles and work in those remote locations where glass is discouraged or forbidden. The three new canned brews that follow are built for summer. Two come from Jackson Hole’s Snake River Brewing; the other is a unique brew from San Francisco’s 21st Amendment. SNAKE RIVER BREWING PAKO’S IPA This beer pours a hazy amber, topped by a thin but very persistent egg-shell froth. Rich, resiny hops dominate the aroma proﬁle that’s laced with touches of tropical fruit. The palate echoes the nose—it’s ﬁlled with ﬂoral hop ﬂavors, that while omnipresent, aren’t overblown or overly bitter. Smooth malt colors the mid-palate, along with creamy orange, grapefruit and a bit of pineapple. My new, go-to IPA—absolutely delicious. SNAKE RIVER BREWING PALE ALE This brew is a light golden color in the glass with a substantial, creamy head that collapses slowly, leaving a bubbly lacing that sticks. Sweetgrass combines with citruslaced hops on the nose. It’s light and lithe in the mouth, where the ﬂavors are nicely balanced by softly toasted malt playing against a fairly aggressive, resiny hop backbone. This pale ale would go great with spicy Asian cuisine. 21ST AMENDMENT BREWERY HELL OR HIGH WATERMELON WHEAT BEER I did not expect to like this beer—I mean, watermelon wheat? My guess was the only thing it had going for it was alliteration. I stand corrected. This is a remarkably satisfying, deﬁnitely different, “bet you can’t drink just one” thirst quencher. It’s a cloudy, straw-colored pour with smooth wheat and just the lightest touch of hops with a tangy kiss of watermelon that works for me. It drinks great straight from the can. —David Kirkpatrick WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): I love how the poet Rachel Loden describes her impressions of Daniel Borzutzky’s The Book of Interfering Bodies. She says that reading it is like “chancing upon a secret lake full of trembling lilies that projectile vomit both poems and petroleum.” I call this imaginary scene to your attention, Aries, because I’m wondering if you might encounter a metaphorically similar landscape in the coming week. The astrological omens suggest that you’re attracted to that kind of strange beauty, surreal intensity and tenderness mixed with ferocity. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This would be an excellent time to ripen and fine-tune your independence. Would you be willing to try some experiments in selfsufficiency that would inspire you to love yourself better? Is there anything you could do to upgrade your mastery of taking good care of yourself? By working on your relationship with yourself, you will set in motion a magic that will make you even more attractive to others than you already are. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Even if you don’t usually consider yourself a matchmaker, you could be a pretty good one in the coming week. That’s because you will have more insight than usual about how to combine things in harmonious and evocative ways. In fact, I suspect you will possess a sixth sense about which fragments might fit together to create synergistic wholes. Take maximum advantage of this knack, Gemini. Use it to build connections between parts of your psyche and elements of your world that have not been in close enough touch lately. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You already know what you need to know in order to make a dicey, spicy transition, Cancerian. Even more amazingly, you already have what you need. But for some reason, you don’t trust what you know and don’t believe you have what you need. You’re still in a fretful mode, hunting far and wide for the magic key that you think still eludes you. I’m here to persuade you to stop gazing longingly into the distance and stop assuming that help is far away. Look underfoot. Check with what’s right in front of you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): During my years as a singer in rock bands, I’ve had a theatrical approach to performing. On some occasions, I arrive on stage from the back of the club. Dressed in leather and rags and witchdoctor finery, with a rainbow of fake eagle feathers splayed from my coiffure, I climb into a grocery cart, stand up giving the V for Victory sign with my outstretched arms, and have my bandmates wheel
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me through the crowd. I highly recommend that you arrange to make an equally splashy entrance in the near future, Leo. Picture yourself arriving at your workplace or classroom in resplendent glory, maybe even carried on a litter or throne (or in a grocery cart) by your entourage. It would be an excellent way to get yourself in rapt alignment with this week’s flashy, self-celebratory vibes. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): When I was 19 years old, I was wounded by a shotgun-wielding assailant at Duke University. A few years ago, I revisited the scene of the crime. For two hours, I sat there meditating on the exact spot where I’d been shot. Among the questions I pondered was this: Had there been any benefits that came out of that difficult event? The answer was a definitive yes. I identified several wonderful developments that happened specifically because of how my destiny was altered by the shooting. For instance, I met three lifelong friends I would not have otherwise encountered. My challenge to you, Virgo, is to think back on a dark moment from your past and do what I did: Find the redemption. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In her song “Tik Tok,” pop star Ke$ha claims that she brushes her teeth with whiskey—Jack Daniels, to be exact. In interviews, she has said this is not a glamorous fiction or rhetorical device; she really does it. “Jack Daniels is an anti-bacterial,” she told Vanity Fair. You might want to experiment with rituals like that yourself, Libra. At least for the next two weeks or so, it wouldn’t be totally crazy to keep yourself more or less permanently in a party mood. Why not prep yourself for unfettered fun from the moment the day begins? From an astrological perspective, you need and deserve a phase of intense revelry. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): English raconteur Quentin Crisp told the story of a veteran Hollywood film actor giving advice to a younger actor just getting started. “You’re at a level where you can only afford one mistake,” the wise older man said. “The higher up you go, the more mistakes you’re allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it’s considered to be your style.” I think this perspective is perfect for you to meditate on, Scorpio. The time is ripe to fuel your ambitions and gain more traction in your chosen field. One of the goals driving you should be the quest for a greater freedom to play around, experiment and risk-making blunders. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I have regular intimate communion with the Divine Wow (formerly known as God). Whether I
believe in my Dear Companion is irrelevant—just as I don’t need to believe in a juicy Fuji apple while I’m eating it. That’s why atheists seem to me like goofy kooks, as fundamentalist in their own way as evangelical Christians. They have absolute, unshakable faith that there’s no such thing as our Big Wild Friend. Agnostics I can understand better; they’re like pre-orgasmic virgins who are at least open to the possibility of getting the full treatment. I offer these comments as a prelude to my prediction for you, Sagittarius, which is that you will soon have a very good chance to get up-close and personal with the Divine Wow. (If that offends you because you’re an atheist, no worry. Nothing bad will happen if you turn down the invitation.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): For more than 11 years, a New Jersey man named Jesus Leonardo earned an annual salary of about $45,000 by gathering up and cashing in horse-racing tickets that had been accidentally thrown away by the people who bought them. I suggest we make him your role model and patron saint for the coming weeks. Like him, you are in line to capitalize on discarded riches and unappreciated assets. Be on the lookout for the treasure hidden in the trash. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’re now in a phase of your long-term cycle when life will be extra responsive to your vivacious curiosity. That’s why I encourage you to ask riveting questions. Ask whom? God, if that’s your style; your higher self, if that works better; or sources of wisdom and vitality you respect, if you prefer. Here are four queries to get you started: 1. “What is the most magnificent gift I can give to life in the next three years?” 2. “How can I become more powerful in a way that’s safe and wise?” 3. “How can I cultivate my relationships so that they thrive even as my life keeps changing?” 4. “What can I do that will help me get all the love I need?” PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): I was considering the possibility of getting my family members those GPS devices that locate your car if you’ve forgotten where you parked it. But then I had second thoughts. Wouldn’t that be one additional thing encouraging us to let our memories atrophy? The conveniences that technology provides are wonderful, but at a certain point, don’t they start threatening to weaken our brain functions? I invite you to meditate on this issue, Pisces. It’s time to have a talk with yourself about anything—gadgets, comforts, habits—that might be dampening your willpower, compromising your mental acuity, or rendering you passive.
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