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NOTE ONE-TWO-THREE-FOUR, IDAHO DECLARES A CAUCUS WAR By this time next week, Idaho Republicans will have hosted their ﬁrst Super Tuesday Caucus, throwing their support behind one of four GOP presidential candidates. From where we stand as I write this, we at BW see it breaking down pretty evenly: North Idaho will take Ron Paul, East Idaho will get behind Mitt Romney, and Southwest Idaho may just pick Rick Santorum as its man. And that means Newt is toast in the Gem State. Mind you, there’s absolutely no scientiﬁc method behind those speculations—they are merely guesses upon which we may or may not have placed a friendly newsroom wager. To get primed for what will happen in every county in Idaho on Tuesday, March 6, read News Editor George Prentice’s “Elephant in the Room” (Page 11). You’ll get a peek behind the scenes, a look at the future of the Republican Party in Idaho, and a handy dandy list of rules on how the caucus will work. That night, we’ll be reporting online via Twitter and live at Citydesk with updates on Facebook. Also this time next week, I’ll be sitting down to write a very similar sentence in my editor’s note in reference to the following Tuesday, March 13, when voters take to the polls to vote on the Boise School District levy. Although an online debate among Boise Weekly readers has been raging over whether an LDS ceremony for the dead is technically a baptism, letter to the editor writers are overwhelmingly interested in comments about the levy. In next week’s issue, you can expect to see a piece in News on the levy that’s light on words and heavy on facts and numbers. In much, much lighter news, music fans should log on to boiseweekly.com and look for the SXSW button on our home page. Click on that bad boy and it will take you to our mounting pile of SXSW and Treefort Music Fest coverage. New Media Czar Josh Gross heads out to SXSW in Austin, Texas, to cover the mega music and ﬁlm fest next week. He’ll be logging his trip through all the usual digital channels, we’ll be reprinting chunks of it in upcoming print editions, and you can ﬁnd it all in one place online: just look for the SXSW button. —Rachael Daigle
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LEGISLATIVE A-GO-GO One Idaho newspaper endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, calling his opponents Ron Paul “isolationist” and Rick Santorum “dangerous.” On the local front, Democratic Sen. Nicole LeFavour has announced she’s done at the dome and endorsed Cherie Buckner-Webb to replace her, plus one Nampa Republican has declared his candidacy for a new district in the wake of reapportionment. Get all the details, plus more at boiseweekly.com. Click on Election 2012.
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HAVE MONEY, WILL SUE In Opinion on Page 6 this week, Bill Cope talks about Glenn Greenwald’s salon.com story on Idaho businessman Frank VanderSloot’s bullying tactics. Get more on the story, including a synopsis of how one BW contributor and Rachel Maddow ﬁt into the picture at Citydesk.
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WWW.SALON.COM Will Badger Bob face the wrath of VanderSloot? “Cope! Did you get that thing I sent you?” “So, uh, gee, Bob ... do you mean that box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day or that Internet link to salon.com?” “I didn’t send you no chocolates, Cope. I’m talking about the link to salon.com. You know what I’m talking about ... that article by Glenn Greenwald. The one titled ‘Billionaire Romney Donor Uses Threats to Silence Critics.’” “Why, yes. I do believe I got that link you’re talking about. The one that says ‘salon. com/billionaire romney donor uses threats to silence critics,’ right? Yes, I certainly did get it. Uh-huh.” “And did you read it?” “You mean, uh, did I read the article at salon.com? The one about how Idaho billionaire Frank VanderSloot threatens to litigate the bejesus out of anyone who questions the way he does things?” “Yes, dips**t. That’s the article I mean. Did you read it or not?” “Uh, well, yes, Bob. I read it. I mean, the article at salon.com, about how Idaho’s richest man uses his billions to intimidate reporters and publications and even small-time bloggers into silence if they dare publish stuff about him that’s not favorable. I most certainly did read that article, yes.” “So what are you gonna do about it? You’re going to write a column about it, right? Tell me you’re going to write a column about it.” “Now, uh, are you asking if I’m going to write a column on that article at salon. com? The one where it does such a great job of explaining how Frank VanderSloot’s lawyer goon squad has been able to get all sorts of reporting on VanderSloot or his Melaleuca pyramid outﬁt to just disappear? All because he’s got so much money that no one can afford to ﬁght his lawsuits? Is that what you’re asking? If I’m going to write a column about that?” “Yes, you tedious moron. That’s what I’m asking. So are you?” “Well, uh, no. I don’t believe so, Bob. I’m not going to do any column on that salon. com article about Frank VanderSloot. I don’t even believe I’ll do a column where I mention that VanderSloot is, among other things, Mitt Romney’s national ﬁnance co-chair.” “Cope, you can’t let this pass! This VanderSloot is kicking the holy crap out of freedom of the press. He even tried to destroy an Idaho Falls reporter for doing a story on pedophiles active in the eastern Idaho Boy Scouts because it made the Mormon scouting ofﬁcials look bad. God only knows how much clout he’s able to buy in Idaho. Along with the Koch brothers and that Santorum backing Foster Friess d**k, VanderSloot’s the kind of billionaire a**h*** who’s making a shambles of democracy. I’m telling you, Cope, you simply can not let this pass.” “But Baaawwb, gosh. What am I supposed
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to do? I can’t afford to get sued. Not even by a millionaire, let alone a billionaire. And I’m pretty sure Boise Weekly can’t afford to get sued either. That VanderSloot has lawyers running out his cheeks, and not the good kind, either. Holy mackerel, Bob, if they can get publications like Mother Jones and Forbes to chicken out even if everything they said about VanderSloot is true … as it explains so well in that article at salon.com ... then what do you expect they can do to a small-timer like me? The deal is, Bob, I only have so much money and it’s got to last me ’til I croak. I can’t be out hiring lawyers to represent me, no matter how easy it would be to prove VanderSloot is a vicious predatory plutocrat who buys inﬂuence like you and me buy socks. Bob, did you even read that article at salon.com yourself?” “You know I did. Remember, I’m the one who told you to read it? Everyone in this state should read it, that article at salon.com. But I sure as hell thought you’d do something with it, Cope. You have a f***ing platform here, but you don’t have the guts to use it!” “Sure I do! I got guts! I got guts galore, Bob. You don’t know how many guts I got. I got more guts than I know what to do with. It’s just that, uh, you know, I don’t want to get sued.” “Guts ain’t guts unless you use them, Cope. You could learn a thing or two from that local blogger, Jody May-Chang, who … as it explains so well in that article at salon.com ... is standing up against VanderSloot and his f***ing legal thugs.” “I agree with that, for sure. She’s a superhero … as it explains so well in the article at salon.com. But there’s another thing I have to consider, Bob. What with VanderSloot’s relationship with Romney and all, there’s a part of this thing that says to me how much VanderSloot really, really, really, really, really wants a brother Mormon to be president. You probably heard how he’s put at least 1 million bucks into Romney’s campaign. And the last thing I need is a column on how ... the way a lot of people see it ... Mormons have a tendency to ... how shall I put this? ... be inordinately chummy with other Mormons when it comes to business arrangements. See what I mean? If I put everything I’m thinking about VanderSloot and Romney into a column, geemanee, I could have Idaho’s richest bully and the Mormon horde mad at me. All at once.” “Then, dammit, let me write your column this week. I don’t care who’s mad at me, and I have nothing to lose in a lawsuit.” “But if he sued you, Bob, he might sue me too for allowing you access to my column space.” “Tell you what, Cope. I’ll swear I snuck up and stole it from you while you were quivering like a hamster under your covers because you thought you heard a lawyer coming.” “Uh ... well ... yeah, OK. That oughta work.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
ANOTHER OBAMA SELLOUT Mortgage settlement a sad joke Joe Nocera, the columnist currently challenging Tom Friedman for the title of hackiest militant centrist hack—it’s a tough job that just about everyone on The New York Times op-ed page has to do—loves the robo-signing settlement announced last week between the Obama administration, 49 states and the ﬁve biggest mortgage banks. “Two cheers!” shouts Nocera. Too busy to follow the news? Read Nocera. If he likes something, it’s probably stupid, evil or both. As penance for their sins—securitizing fraudulent mortgages, using forged deeds to foreclose on millions of Americans and oh, yeah, borking the entire world economy— Ally Financial, Bank of America, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo have agreed to fork over $5 billion in cash. Under the terms of the new agreement, they’re supposed to reduce the principal of loans to homeowners who are “underwater” on their mortgages—i.e. they owe more than their house is worth—by $17 billion. Some homeowners will qualify for $3 billion in interest reﬁnancing, something the banks have resisted since the ongoing depression began in late 2008. What about those who got kicked out of their homes illegally? They split a pool of $1.5 billion. Sounds impressive. It’s not. Mark Zuckerberg is worth $45 billion. “That probably nets out to less than
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$2,000 a person,” notes The Times. “There’s no doubt that the banks are happy with this deal. You would be, too, if your bill for lying to courts and end-running the law came to less than $2,000 per loan ﬁle.” Readers will recall that I paid more than that for a speeding ticket for going 68 in a 55. This is the latest sellout by a corrupt system that would rather line the pockets of felonious bankers than put them where they belong: prison. Remember TARP, the initial bailout? Democrats and Republicans, George W. Bush and Barack Obama agreed to dole out $700 billion in public funds—plus $7.7 trillion funneled secretly through the Fed—to the big banks so they could “increase their lending in order to loosen credit markets,” in the words of Sen. Olympia Snowe, a Maine Republican. Never happened. Three years after TARP, “tight home loan credit is affecting everything from home sales to household ﬁnances,” USA Today reported. “Many borrowers are struggling to qualify for loans to buy homes. … Those who can get loans need higher credit scores and bigger down payments than they would have in recent years. They face more demands to prove their incomes, verify assets, show steady employment and explain things such as new credit cards and small bank account deposits. Even then, they may not qualify for the lowest interest rates.” 8 Financial experts aren’t surprised.
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OPINION/TED RALL TARP was a no-strings-attached deal devoid of any requirement that banks increase lending. You can hardly blame the bankers for taking advantage. They used the cash—money that might have been used to help distressed homeowners—to grow income on their overnight “ﬂoat” and issue record raises to their CEOs. Next came Obama’s Home Affordable Modiﬁcation Program farce. Another toothless “voluntary” program, HAMP asked banks to do the same things they’ve just agreed to under the robo-signing settlement: allow homeowners who are struggling to reﬁnance and possibly reduce their principals to reﬂect the collapse of housing prices in most markets. Voluntary = worthless. CNN reported on Jan. 24: “The HAMP program, which was designed to lower troubled borrowers’ mortgage rates to no more than 31 percent of their monthly income, ran into problems almost immediately. Many lenders lost documents, and many borrowers didn’t qualify. Three years later, it has helped a scant 910,000 homeowners—a far cry from the promised 4 million.” Or the 15 million who needed help. As usual, state-controlled media is too kind. Banks didn’t “lose” documents. They threw them away. I wrote about my experience with HAMP: Chase Home Mortgage repeatedly asked for, received, conﬁrmed receiving, then requested the same documents. It elevated the runaround to an art. My favorite part was how Chase wouldn’t respond to queries for a month, then request the bank statement for that month. The ﬁnal result: losing half my income “did not represent income loss.” It’s simple math: in 67 percent of cases, banks make more money through foreclosure than working to keep families in their homes. This time is different, claims the White 7
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House. “No more lost paperwork, no more excuses, no more runaround,” Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said Feb. 9. The new standards will “force the banks to clean up their acts.” Don’t bet on it. The administration promises “a robust enforcement mechanism”—i.e. an independent monitor. Such an agency, which would supervise the handling of millions of distressed homeowners, won’t be able to handle the workload, according to mortgage experts. Anyway, it’s not like there isn’t already a law. Law professor Alan White of Valparaiso University notes: “Much of this [agreement] is restating obligations loan servicers already have.” Finally, there’s the issue of fairness. “Underwater” is a scary, headline-grabbing word. But it doesn’t tell the whole story. Tens of millions of homeowners have seen the value of their homes plummet since the housing crash. (The average home price fell from $270,000 in 2006 to $165,000 in 2011.) Those who are underwater tended not to have had much equity in their homes in the ﬁrst place, having put down low downpayments. Why single them out for special assistance? Shouldn’t people who owned their homes free and clear and those who had signiﬁcant equity at the beginning of crisis get as much help as those who lost less in the ﬁrst place? What about renters? Why should people who were well-off enough to afford to buy a home get a payoff ahead of poor renters? The biggest fairness issue of all, of course, is one of simple justice. If you steal someone’s house, you should go to jail. If your crimes are company policy, that company should be nationalized or forced out of business. Your victim should get his or her house back, plus interest and penalties. You shouldn’t pay less than a speeding ticket for stealing a house.
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THE LAW AND JOHN MCGEE Former senator will answer to his wife, state police and attorney general (but not necessarily in that order) GEORGE PRENTICE
Winmill: State “targeted” Occupy Boise.
rently on paid administrative leave.” Senate Bill 1314 isn’t landmark At the Feb. 23 media brieﬁng, legislation—not by a long shot. The Hill offered condolences to McGee’s measure is only one of hundreds of spouse. proposed laws being considered by “We express our compassion the 2012 Idaho Legislature. Reading to John McGee’s family and most SB 1314, relating to the “prudent particularly his wife,” said Hill. management of institutional funds” McGee repeatedly invoked his and amending Section 33-5004 wife, Hanna, in his carefully selected of Idaho Code, could quickly rid interviews and even pointed to her someone of insomnia. But SB 1314 presence in the Senate gallery on Jan. will be memorialized as the last 11, as he spoke from the ﬂoor. piece of 2012 legislation voted on by “I would submit today the ex-Caldwell Republican Sen. John Mother of the Year and the Wife McGee. of the Year to my wife, Hanna,” By the time that McGee had cast said McGee. “I thank her and my his “yes” vote for the measure on family for being very, very patient the afternoon of Feb. 21, he and over the last several months, as I do only a handful of others knew that all of you.” it would be his ﬁnal appearance on But McGee has to answer to the ﬂoor of the Idaho Senate, perhaps quite a few more people than his forever. (For the record, lawmakers wife. Idaho Attorney General voted unanimously to pass the bill, Lawrence Wasden wasted no time in which has been sent to the House for launching a full review of the sexual consideration.) harassment allegations. In fact, between Feb. 18, when “[The attorney general] will Republican leadership ﬁrst heard of continue to conduct a review,” said alleged sexual misconduct charges Hill, who also conﬁrmed that if against McGee, and his resignation McGee had opted not to resign, he four days later, McGee voted on 16 would have faced an internal probe. pieces of legislation, ranging from “Yes, we would have considered an liability protections for employees John McGee was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation ethics committee to further investifacilitating state executions to the when he pled guilty to a DUI in June 2011. gate the situation.” much-discussed ban of texting while Davis, one of the few attorneys driving. McGee voted “yes” on all. in the Idaho Legislature, balked when asked Facing the possibility of a felony charge “[On Feb 18], the Majority Leader [Idaho his opinion on whether criminal charges of grand theft auto that, if convicted, could Falls Sen. Bart Davis] and I were ﬁrst notiﬁed were pending. have stripped him of his right to vote, of conﬁdential allegations of sexual harass“I’m just a country lawyer,” said Davis. McGee’s political career hung in the balment involving Sen. McGee,” said Senate But a city lawman, in particular, Idaho ance. But less than two weeks later, McGee President Pro Tem Brent Hill in a hastily arPolice Director Col. Jerry Russell, went to emerged from an Ada County courtroom ranged Feb. 22 media brieﬁng. the Idaho Capitol to confer with Wasden. after cutting a deal that he would not spend Hill said that a Senate attache had conﬁded “ISP is currently conducting a preliminary any additional time behind bars (other than to the Senate secretary that the attache had investigation to determine if any criminal the few hours following his bust). been a victim of sexual harassment from “I hope to win back the trust of those that laws have been violated,” said Russell in a McGee. Davis conﬁrmed that the alleged formal statement. I have disappointed,” snifﬂed McGee. incident (or incidents) occurred during the Yet another public statement was released In the weeks leading up to the beginning 2012 legislative session, long after McGee on Feb. 24 by ofﬁcials at West Valley Mediof the 2012 legislative season, McGee agreed had sidestepped from a possible felony charge cal Center in Caldwell, where McGee serves to a select few interviews. following a bizarre Father’s Day 2011 drunkas marketing director. “One of the things I can do is to be a driving escapade, which some had believed “We take this allegation very seriously,” responsible role model in my actions,” said would be the political undoing of the Canyon said the statement. “We ask others to join McGee on KTVB Channel 7. County lawmaker. us in respecting due process as the attorney Throughout the televised interview, he McGee confessed to drinking way too general forges his investigation.” spoke in hushed tones about how difﬁcult much on June 19, 2011—his blood-alcohol Hill was quick to remind the press that the June 2011 episode was for him and his level measured nearly double the legal driving McGee denied the allegations. family and how anxious he was to “move limit—and then taking a stranger’s SUV and “Sen. McGee does not admit any wrongtrailer, crashing the vehicle onto the front lawn forward.” doing,” he said. “We discussed a variety of But according to one female Senate of a residence. When confronted at the scene, options. It was his decision [to resign].” staffer, some of McGee’s moves were more McGee reportedly made a series of bizarre When asked about further action from than forward; they were inappropriate. statements to police, including that he was “The attache was not a minor,” conﬁrmed the Senate, Hill’s voice softened. “on his way to the promised land” or perhaps “I don’t want to go there.” Hill. “She has been reassigned and is curwas “driving to Jackpot, Nev.” WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
OCCUPIERS CAN REMAIN BUT NEED TO STAY AWAKE Idaho Republican lawmakers counting down the days to an eviction of Occupy Boise need to stop counting. While the makeshift home of Idaho’s most visible protest needs to vacate the premises of the grounds in front of the Old Ada County Courthouse, a federal judge ruled that the movement—and yes, that includes tents— could remain. “Guess what? Our vigil stays,” attorney Bryan Walker shouted to Occupiers, hours after appearing before U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill. In a 16-page ruling, Winmill wrote that while the State of Idaho could prohibit camping, it could not prohibit a tent city representing Occupiers’ grievances. Simply put, the tents, as symbols, are protected as free speech. “We’ll go back to court for an evidentiary hearing in about a month,” said Walker. “We’ll get another bite at that camping apple.” But for now, the only apples that Occupiers may bite will be the uncooked variety. “You can eat here, you just can’t prepare food here,” Occupier Dean Gunderson told his colleagues. “The stoves, ﬁrewood and kitchen equipment have to go.” Protesters were planning to move their cooking gear, along with their personal belongings, by Friday, March 2. Winmill said he wanted to allow time so that all parties read and understood the decision. “I take March 2 to mean that our deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday,” said Walker. Also reading the decision were more than a few lawmakers in the Idaho Statehouse, across the street from the encampment. Winmill took particular exception to the Republican majority’s targeting of the Occupiers. “Here, there is evidence that the State’s enforcement of the recently passed Idaho law banning camping on state grounds targeted Occupy Boise’s expressive conduct protected by the First Amendment,” wrote Winmill. “Because the reach of the State’s enforcement may exceed the grasp of the statute, this creates the appearance that the State is stretching to suppress the core political message of Occupy Boise.” Tim Teater wondered aloud if lawmakers would still try to oust the Occupiers. “What’s to keep the Legislature from rewriting their law that would make it more amendable to Judge Winmill’s ruling?” asked Teater. Walker thought for a moment. “That possibility exists as long as they’re in session,” said the attorney. “We’re keeping an eye on that.” —George Prentice
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SUSAN SOLOMON A Nobel winner looks for deep, societal soul-searching GEORGE PRENTICE
Was there a moment that convinced you to take your research to Antarctica? It was when the British Antarctic Survey discovered the presence of an Antarctic ozone hole—a phenomenal shock to the entire world. We didn’t expect that the ozone would be depleted by the magnitudes that we were seeing. It was quite a revelation. Can you explain why we can’t affect climate change anytime soon by simply cutting back carbon dioxide? About 85 percent of the increase of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is from our use of fossil fuels. The carbon dioxide in our atmo-
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Dr. Susan Solomon has wonderful memories from childhood, discovering nature at a beach in the Midwest, where her family would vacation. “In Idaho, it’s probably second nature to be exposed to the natural world, but unfortunately, that’s not true everywhere,” said Solomon. “I think the difﬁculty that some people have in relating to environmental change has something to do with the fact that an awful lot of people spend their lives not really noticing the natural world around them.” Solomon notices the natural world in a very big way. Recognized as a global leader in atmospheric science, particularly for her landmark research into the cause of the Antarctic ozone “hole,” Solomon was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize not for science but for peace. In anticipation of her Tuesday, March 6, appearance at Boise State as part of the Honor College Distinguished Lecture Series, Boise Weekly spoke to the preeminent scholar about global warming, the politicization of climate change and a glacier that bears her name.
sphere is currently about 30 percent higher than it has been in half-a-million years. You’ve used the analogy of a thermostat and how our culture has continued to turn up the heat. The whole time that we’ve been building up carbon dioxide in our atmosphere and warming the planet, our oceans have been taking up a signiﬁcant amount of heat. So our oceans are acting as a great big heat-sink, which will continue to keep the planet warm even if we were to decrease our carbon dioxide emissions. Another factor is that carbon dioxide can be removed by going into trees or plants, but there’s only so much surface area on the planet. We’ve basically overloaded more carbon than the biosphere can absorb. A couple of years ago, we were faced with a plain but rather harsh headline: “Global Warming is Irreversible.” It’s essentially irreversible on a 1,000-year time scale. Now, you have to be careful. If you talk to a geologist and you say 1,000 years, they’ll tell you that it’s about the time that it takes the Earth to blink its eye. But on a human time scale, it’s a pretty long time. Very recently, Idaho saw a few Republican presidential candidates come through our area and kick climate change around like a political football. Does some of their misinformation frustrate you? I think all of us feel a little annoyed and frustrated by it. It’s a real shame that our society has gotten to that point. I’m actually an optimist, though. We all know a lot of this stuff is blustering.
You caution that it’s really up to society to make the ﬁnal choice on the information that scientists present. There’s no question that this is the mother of all environmental issues. I don’t think science alone is enough on this issue. It’s going to require deep, societal soul searching to have a careful and considered discussion on what we ought to do. What can you tell me about the Nobel Prize experience? It was a very interesting and uplifting experience. The best part of it was that it was a peace prize, not a science prize. To me, that’s a beautiful message—that science isn’t just about esoteric things. It was a remarkable choice. In the 21st century, there’s going to be more scientiﬁc issues that will help us understand how to live on this planet. You’ve received so many honors, but I’ve also heard that a glacier was named after you. It’s my favorite of every honor that has come my way over the years. I was completely bowled over. The various countries that participate in Antarctic research get to make nominations, so I was very honored that the United States nominated me. Have you traveled to the Solomon Glacier? I’ve seen it from a helicopter. I’ve never set foot on it, and I’m pretty certain that no human being has.
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he Idaho Republican Party is either one of the shrewdest political operations in the nation or it’s incredibly lucky—maybe a little of both. When Gem State GOP top brass announced they would close the party’s primary system to only those registered as a Republican, the move was considered politically risky given that hundreds of thousands of Idahoans who, while considering themselves conservatives, had, for the most part, not formally tagged themselves as Republicans. But then something unexpected happened—a raucous, drawn-out competition for the Republican Party’s top prize: its presidential nomination. Because there is still no clear frontrunner, all of the top Republican presidential contenders have brought their efforts to the state, looking to win precious delegates in the totally up-for-grabs Super Tuesday Idaho GOP Caucuses. Because of the robust interest in the crazy quilt that is the presidential contest, tens of thousands of Idahoans are expected to participate in the Tuesday, March 6, event. And therein lies the bonanza. “This is playing out to be pretty much the perfect-case scenario,” said Jonathan Parker, executive director of the Idaho Republican Party. “There is no down side to this.” According to Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, as many as 750,000 Idaho voters weren’t registered with any political party in 2011. But to participate in the Super Tuesday Caucus and/or the Tuesday, May 15, GOP closed primary, right-leaning Idahoans will have to formally declare their allegiance to the Grand Old Party. “I get calls every day from people saying, ‘I’m a registered Republican.’ Well, they’re not,” said Parker. “They think that simply because they voted in a dozen or so previous GOP primaries, and they were handed Republican ballots, they’re a registered Republican. They actually weren’t.” Parker conﬁrmed that his party’s internal polling indicated that the majority of Idahoans might consider themselves conservatives. “But for whatever reason, they have wanted to stay as independents,” he said. But they can’t remain “independent” if they want to vote on Super Tuesday for Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum or even Buddy Roemer (see Page 12). “When we used to hold our presidential contests in May, it was too late in the game. Idaho was a ﬂy over state for way too long. Candidates would come here to raise some money and then leave without campaigning for our votes or delegates,” said Parker. “When we decided to go with a caucus and join the Super Tuesday group, it was a gamble, but that’s playing out very well for us right now.” In fact, the timing couldn’t be better. The Super Tuesday caucus is a scant three days before a Friday, March 9, deadline, which requires Idahoans to declare party allegiance if they want to vote in the Tuesday, May 15, closed-party primary, which will be chock-full of candidates running for the Idaho Legislature.
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Each of Idaho’s 44 counties will run their own caucuses. Because of rural challenges, some counties like Bannock, Bear Lake, Bonner and Elmore may run more than one caucus location so participants won’t have to drive extended distances. Closer to home, Ada County Republicans will gather in Boise State’s Taco Bell Arena; the Idaho Center will host Canyon County’s event; Blaine County will have Republicans gather
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in the Hailey Elementary School gym and Valley County will hold its caucus in Cascade Elementary School (see a complete list at boiseweekly.com). Each caucus will begin at 7 p.m., including those in the Paciﬁc Time Zone—in other words, those caucuses above the 45th parallel will begin at 8 p.m. Mountain Time. 1. The ﬁrst rule is the most important. Voters must be registered as Republicans to participate. Those who have pre-registered will have an “express lane” to enter the caucus. Otherwise, participants will need to provide a driver’s license or identiﬁcation to register. Voters who are 17 years old may participate if they turn 18 before Tuesday, Nov. 6.
WHO IS BUDDY ROEMER? In an unpredictable 2012 presidential contest Charles “Buddy” Roemer III may be the most unconventional candidate in the pack. Roemer, who has since announced he will forgo his campaign to win the Republican presidential nomination, now plans to run as a third-party candidate. But Idaho Republicans participating in the Super Tuesday caucuses will still see Roemer’s name on the GOP ballot. “Two days before our [Feb. 5] ﬁling deadline, we got a phone call,” said Jonathan Parker, Idaho Republican Party executive director. “The voice on the line said, ‘Hold on. We want to get on the ballot.’ And those were people representing Buddy Roemer.” Roemer was a dyed-in-the-wool Southern Democrat, winning Congressional contests in 1980, 1982, 1984 and 1986, representing northwest Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives. “But he switched parties before he ran for Louisiana governor,” said Parker. That’s not true but is often repeated in tr ying to track Roemer’s political career. In fact, Roemer won the 1987 Louisiana gubernatorial race as a Democrat. It wasn’t until 1991 that Roemer switched his allegiance to the Republican Party just months before his new party’s primary, which he lost, coming in third place. Roemer tried to run for governor again in 1995 but lost. Roemer’s 2012 presidential campaign is notable for its lack of signiﬁcant campaign funding. Roemer spurned all monies from political action committees and Super PACs and limited individual donations to $100 per U.S. citizen. On Feb. 23, Roemer ofﬁcially dropped out of the GOP nomination contest, saying he would attempt to secure nods from the Americans Elect and Reform parties. The Idaho Republican Party offers no refunds to candidates who have dropped out of the Super Tuesday caucuses. —George Prentice
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2. Participants must be inside the caucus location by 7 p.m.
3. Voting will take place in successive rounds. If a candidate receives a simple majority of at least 50 percent of the vote, plus one, the process is over and that candidate wins that caucus location. But if no candidate has garnered 50 percent, the candidate with the lowest vote tally in each round is eliminated. Additionally, any candidate who receives less than 15 percent of the vote is eliminated. 4. The caucus vote continues until one of the candidates receives at least 50 percent of the vote, or only two candidates remain and a ﬁnal vote is taken. 5. Votes from each of Idaho’s 44 county caucuses are compiled. If any candidate tops 50 percent of the vote statewide, all of Idaho’s 32 delegates will be bound to that candidate on the ﬁrst ballot of the Republican National convention. 6. If no candidate secures 50 percent of the total vote, delegates will be apportioned at the Idaho State GOP Convention in June.
MR. CAUCUS Trevor Thorpe may not be as well-known as Parker or Idaho Republican Party Chairman Norm Semanko but that’s about to change. The 26-year-old political director for the Idaho GOP has been tasked with making sure that the Gem State’s ﬁrst-of-its-kind caucus runs as smoothly as possible. “This is why we hired Trevor to come in a few months early,” said Parker. “He was going to come on board to oversee our legislative races this spring, but the caucuses are his main assignment right now.” Thorpe has been spending his days, and more than a few nights, coaching Idaho’s 44 county GOP central committees on the do’s and do not’s of caucusing. “No. 1, we’re really encouraging all of WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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The Idaho Federation of College Republicans: State Chairman Domenic Gelsomino (front) along with fellow young Republicans (alphabetical) Hunter People Cummins, Aleks Currier, KayCee Gabb, Matt Mathis, Brandon Priddy, Mark Ross, Daniel Tellez, Luke Westcott and Taylor Woods.
our county people to get out and pre-register people,” said Thorpe. “Precinct chairs across Idaho are walking their precincts in the days running up to the caucus.” On the day of the caucus, GOP committee ofﬁcials will visit their respective county clerk’s ofﬁces and get a printout of every registered Republican in their county. “Let’s say you’re a registered Democrat but you want to participate in the caucus. You have to change your party afﬁliation and that will hold true for the caucus as well as the May primary,” said Thorpe. One of the biggest differences between a caucus and a primary is that electioneering is allowed—and even encouraged. “Each of the candidates will have someone speak on their behalf,” said Thorpe. “We even have videos from the candidates that can be played at the caucuses. After the speeches, we’ll go through the rules and the voting will begin.” Additionally, caucuses will serve as a primetime money machine for the party. “A lot of the counties are getting sponsors for the event,” said Parker. “They can even charge candidates to set up tables inside the caucuses. More importantly, when the evening is over, the party can follow up with all of the attendees by possibly sending fund-raising letters. Our primary purpose is to have a big say on who the nominee will be, but the real kicker here is that this is a huge opportunity to build our party.”
THE FUTURE OF THE PARTY One of tables set up at Taco Bell Arena will be manned by Domenic Gelsomino, the state chairman of the Idaho Federation of College Republicans. One need not look much further than Gelsomino and his colleagues to gauge the future of Idaho’s GOP. “In the days leading up to the caucus, we’ve been set up on the campus of Boise State, registering new Republicans,” said Gelsomino, 19, a ﬁrst-generation American descendant of a Sicilian-born immigrant. Gelsomino is too young to remember Ronald Reagan, but he considers the 40th U.S. president as his political ideal. “My father saw Reagan as the perfect American,” said Gelsomino. “I’ve studied Reagan religiously.” That’s why, he said, he supports Newt Gingrich, because “he is aligned closest with WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
Reagan. He even got the endorsement from Nancy [Reagan] and Michael [the president’s son].” But Gelsomino said he’s ready to support whoever the GOP chooses as its nominee. “Let me put it this way, I’ll support Romney if he wins the nomination. I won’t be necessarily for him as much as I would be against Barack Obama,” he said. Gelsomino’s organization is not to be underestimated. The Idaho Federation of College Republicans boasts chapters on the campuses of Boise State, Northwest Nazarene, Idaho State, the University of Idaho and BYU-Idaho. At Boise State, the organization counts 30 “engaged” members. “As a chapter, we’re not allowed to endorse a candidate until we have a nominee,” said Gelsomino, who acknowledged that many of his colleagues had thrown their individual support behind Ron Paul. “For some reason that I haven’t quite ﬁgured out yet, I would say the majority of my contemporaries support Ron Paul,” he said. “Not necessarily because they support Paul, but because they dislike the other candidates so much.” Gelsomino isn’t shy about his criticism for members of his own party. “The old-timers, those old Tuesday country-club Republicans need to get to the back of the line,” said Gelsomino. “Their time has expired. We’re tired of seeing moderate and liberal Republicans take over the mantle of our party. They’re leading the party in a direction that is truly not the Republican way.” Gelsomino even has his own sights on running for the Idaho Legislature in 2014. “I’ll ﬁle paperwork as early as this November to run two years from now,” said Gelsomino. “The Republican Party in Idaho can do a lot better. Idaho needs to step up its game. A lot of people from blue states like Oregon, Washington and California keep moving here and that’s turning us from a red state into a purple state. Moderate Republicans are not a true representation of what true Republicans are.” On Super Tuesday, Gelsomino may be one of the most engaged campaigners at Ada County’s Caucus. He may not be on the ballot in 2012, but he knows an opportunity when he sees one. “This year, I’m part of a truly conservative Republican revolution,” he said.
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SUNDAY MARCH 4 The Red Bull Butter Cup brings the snow to the valley for some proper roof-top buttering.
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SATURDAY MARCH 3 snow RED BULL BUTTER CUP Red Bull gives you wiiings—and now it will give you snow. The universally branded energy drink is proving its support of extreme sports by providing local Boise boarders with an opportunity to showcase their shredding skills. The Red Bull Butter Cup series is a Northeasternborn snowboarding competition that is making its way out West. “The Boise version of Butter Cup is unique because normally it takes place at a resort,” said Trevor Campbell, Red Bull student brand manager and event coordinator. “We are trucking in snow from Bogus so the event will be closer to campus.” Snowboarders will slide down the roof of local ski and board shop Newt and Harold’s on custom butter pads, ﬁnishing up the run in a parking lot full of spectators. Contestants are challenged to pull out their best tricks by buttering up the rail with style and creativity. Participants are broken into two groups, pro and amateur based on personal comfort and skill level. The winner will earn the distinguished title of Boise Butter Cup champion and a trophy for show. Along with serious bragging rights, prizes from Newt and Harold’s are incentive for boarders to put it all on the line. There likely will be some stiff competition, but the most important thing for riders to remember is to have fun. The event will also feature an appearance by the infamous Red Bull event car, making the journey from Denver. Equipped with a blaring sound system and plasma televisions, the event car brings the party wherever it goes. High energy is a given with competitors and crowd members sipping on complimentary cold cans of Red Bull. 4-7 p.m., free to the public. Newt and Harold’s, 1021 Broadway Ave., 208-385-9300, newtandharolds.com.
SATURDAY MARCH 3 press IDAHO POSTER AND LETTERPRESS’ BOOKMAKING WORKSHOP The possibilities of what you can ﬁnd in a basement
are endless: cheap apartments, mini-ﬂoods, insects, remnants of forgotten hobbies. But there’s a basement in the Idaho Building in downtown Boise that houses an inﬁnitely better collection of randomness— a sushi restaurant, tattoo parlor and Idaho Poster and Letterpress. Said letterpress shop will demonstrate its awesomeness on Saturday,
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March 3, with a bookmaking workshop. Attendees will learn how to make three simple books that they can take home and display on their shelves, thereby rendering the collection of already-read Stephen King novels less-fantastic marks of achievement. The workshop is limited to six students but requires a minimum of two. Reservations
Devoted followers of travel guru Rick Steves are called Ricknicks, and on Sunday, March 4, those Ricknicks can listen to their hero speak about his journeys abroad. Steves’ travel philosophy is centered on the variety of experiences a person can seek while in other countries. He believes the moments spent in a pub on the Faroe Islands with a local will be more memorable than sightseeing one city to the next. The books he writes have become the basis of an incredibly successful product line with everything from travel luggage to guide trips and a television show on PBS. Steves’ Boise lecture will offer advice on ﬁnding more meaning in travel adventures. He’ll talk about how to trust yourself when stepping off the tour bus, leaving behind the tour guide and how much more exciting traveling can be when we ditch the guidebooks and simply wander. Steves’ guides provide helpful outlines for vacation and are useful when looking for places to stay and eat. But Steves himself is most often found explaining how travel is a privilege and there are many aspects to respectful traveling. A central idea in Steves’ writings is to always be the traveler you’d want to meet. Steves also teaches readers that they can choose the pieces of home they carry and leave behind, in an effort to avoid furthering negative stereotypes of American tourists. Tickets are getting scarce for Steves’ Boise appearance and are available only by making a pledge donation to Idaho Public Television by calling 208-373-7220. Only limited seating is still available, and although there may be a chance that a few tickets will be for sale at the door on the day of the event, organizers aren’t making any promises. 7 p.m., $30-$50. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-387-1273, egyptiantheatre.net.
are required. Idaho Poster and Letterpress is a “working gallery and museum,” and frequently hosts workshops, receptions and themed exhibitions. So if you’ve ever wondered exactly what letterpress is, ﬁnally decided to trade in your Mariah Carey and Jonas Brothers posters for something with a lot more style or just want to learn something new, check out the class schedule online. Other class topics include introduction to letterpress and poster printing, and if you really get hooked
on the art form you can purchase a membership and receive a price break. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $65, $50 Idaho Poster and Letterpress members. Idaho Poster and Letterpress, 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118, 208-7619538, idahoposterandletterpress.com.
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Soak up some suds on the Great Idaho Brew Tour.
SUNDAY MARCH 4 suds THE GREAT IDAHO BREW TOUR Beer. More beer. No driving responsibilities. How does that sound? Pretty amazing, right? Thought so. And now that we’ve got your attention, here’s what’s up. Boise Party Bus, the company behind the wine tours of Idaho, myriad bachelor/bachelorette/prom/children’s birthday parties has a genius idea. Playing on Boise’s love for craft beer and the plethora of new places serving it, the bus peeps created the Great Idaho Beer Tour. “We wanted something centered around the guys,” Party Bus Ofﬁce Manager K.C. Farrar said, noting that the company’s winery tours garnered about 85 percent female attendees. But don’t worry ladies, the tour may have been born out of that idea, but it’s not ﬁlled with gender stereotypes. Just a lot of tasty brews. The bus departs Sundays right around noon. Tour times and dates are subject to the number of people signed up, and where the bus goes may change based on breweries’ hours or special events. The tour includes ﬁve hours of party bus time and trips to up to six locations, including but not limited to Sockeye Brewing Company, Highlands Hollow Brew House, Payette Brewing Company, The Ram, Brewer’s Haven and Tablerock Brewpub and Grill. Disembark and head in to the beer houses, sample some suds (many places will craft beer ﬂights or have free samples for party bus members) and then hop back on. Farrar suggests sharing ﬂights with a friend, after having tried to consume them all himself. “I failed miserably but I had a lot of fun trying,” Farrar said. Interested parties should email boisepartybus@gmail. com or call with their two preferred dates. Noon, $75, Boise Party Bus, 208-322-4386, boisepartybus.com.
An Evening of One Acts is directed by Wendy Koeppl and consists of one drama and two comedies. The ﬁrst is the short drama A Candle on the Table. The play features three elderly women of different social backgrounds who meet for lunch on their ﬁrst day in an old folks home. The new housing accommodations stir up the sentimental memories of these old-timers, and when a matron places a candle on the table, it incites the women to share different nostalgic memories of the past. The second play is the comedy Lost, from Tony
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Award-winning playwright Mary Louise Wilson. The play is about two absentminded elderly women trying to leave the house to go about their day. In the course of preparing to leave, the friends engage in lots of silly banter and end up ﬁnding compromise and clarity. The third play, The Travelling Sisters, is a comedy that centers on the story of two elderly women. Twice a year, the ladies go to a travel bureau and plan elaborate vacations with ritzy accommodations. Thing is, they can’t actually afford these vacations. After a series of events,
Japanese artist and educator Ryosuke Kobayashi will discuss his “super realistic” work at Boise State.
TUESDAY MARCH 6 from afar VISITING JAPANESE ARTIST LECTURE On Tuesday, March 6, two artists and educators from Japan’s Nagoya Zokei University will host an evening at Boise State to discuss their work. Toyotsugu Itoh and Ryosuke Kobayashi will be the third group of visiting artists since Boise State graphic design professor John Francis began the partnership with NZU in 2004. Their visit is facilitated in part by Francis at Boise State. Almost a decade ago, Francis began a study program to take Boise students to Japan. Now he’s part of an exchange program that swaps Boise faculty and artists for their Japanese contemporaries. At NZU, Kobayashi works with photography and other media. His work includes large-scale photographs, some 5-feet by 9-feet in size. “He sets up a camera on a tripod, and he takes maybe more than 100 pictures and puts them together to become super realistic,” said Francis. Itoh’s work is on posters done in the traditional Japanese style. The subject matter is political in nature, featuring traditional icons of Japanese histor y and arts with a more modern message. Francis said the program is about showing students what’s outside the university. “It’s an excellent opportunity for students to get a perspective of a culture that’s different than their own—the commonalities as well as the differences between the two cultures,” said Francis. The opening reception for work by Itoh and Kobayashi will take place Thursday, March 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the new Arts and Humanities Institute Galler y on Parkcenter Boulevard, and the show will be up Monday, March 5-Friday, March 30. 6-7:30 p.m., FREE, Boise State Liberal Arts Building, Room 106, 1874 University Drive, 208-426-1000, boisestate.edu.
they have a run-in with a bank robber who, strangely enough, might end with the opportunity to make their dream vacation a reality. Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March
PET’S EYE VIEW DIGITAL CAMERA For years, you’ve been trying to make your cat a LOLebrity, snapping paparazzi shots with your digital cam each time it yawns or instigates an impromptu cuddlepuddle with the dog. You might even spend idle moments at work daydreaming about all the adorable things Mr. Sniggles could be doing at home, with no human around to $49.99 thinkgeek.com see and no camera to preserve it for Internet posterity. Well, fret no more. Now you can let your pet do the work for you. Introducing the Pet’s Eye View digital camera, a small 4.5-ounce camera that fastens to your pet’s collar and captures all the crazy things (naps) it does all day while you’re away. You can set the camera to snap a shot every 1, 5 or 15 minutes and then when you come home from a grueling day at the ofﬁce, you can plug the thumb-drive-like device into your computer and download hundreds of photos of the ﬂoor, the back of the couch and underneath the bed. Or as ThinkGeek dubs it, “a photo diary of your pet’s travels and travails.” As one excited potential customer posted on the Pet’s Eye View Facebook page, “Well, it’s more like whether he has any friends or is secretly getting fed at other people’s houses! I mean, the last time he disappeared, Osama Bin Laden was killed ... coincidence? I think not.” —Tara Morgan
2-Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m.; $9-$12.50, Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org
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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY FEB. 29 Festivals & Events ADULT NIGHT—Let loose at Discovery Center of Idaho. Here’s your chance to play with the engaging exhibits while enjoying some beer or wine and food-truck indulgences. Event is 21 and older; IDs required. Admission includes a drink token. 6-10 p.m. $10. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895, scidaho.org. LEAP YEAR AT ZOO BOISE— Celebrate Leap Year by going to the zoo dressed as any animal that leaps and get in free. Costumes must be appropriate. Eligibility will be left up to the discretion of Zoo Boise staff. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Standard admission rates apply. Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-3844125, zooboise.org.
On Stage GOD OF CARNAGE—This Tony Award-winning play tells the story of two couples who attempt to discuss a playground dispute between their sons but end up in a chaotic mess. Visit companyoffools.org for more info. 7 p.m. $30 adults, $20 seniors, $10 students. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-5789122, companyoffools.org.
Workshops & Classes POSTER PRINTING CLASS— Learn the basics of poster printing. You’ll set type and print a poster during your ﬁrst session. Limited to four students per class. Reserve via phone or email (email@example.com). This class will certify you to use the poster press and includes a one-month membership. 5:308:30 p.m. $50. Idaho Poster and Letterpress, 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118, Boise, 208-761-9538, idahoposterandletterpress.com.
Literature AUTHOR RECOGNITION RECEPTION—This reception will honor several hundred Boise State faculty and staff who have published books, articles, book chapters and creative works during the 2010-2011 academic year. An author bibliography is available at the library’s website at scholarworks.boisestate.edu/ uar. Held in the McCain Room. 3:30-5 p.m. FREE. Albertsons Library, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-1204, library. boisestate.edu.
Sports & Fitness BICYCLE BROWN BAG MAINTENANCE SERIES—Learn all about bikes, from conducting simple repairs to how to completely overhaul your ride. Topics change weekly and all classes are held in the Cycle Learning Center. Visit rec.boisestate.edu for more info and to register. 11 a.m.-noon. Boise State Rec Center, 1515 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-5641, 208-426-1131, rec.boisestate.edu.
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IDAHO STAMPEDE BASKETBALL—vs. Los Angeles D-Fenders. 7 p.m. $7-20. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or box ofﬁce 208-331-8497, centurylinkarenaboise.com/home.aspx.
Green FRUIT TREE CARE AND PRUNING—Learn how to take extra-good care of your fruit trees from the certiﬁed arborists at Boise Community Forestry. To register, send your name, email address and phone number to Community Forestry via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-384-4083. 6-8:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, boisepubliclibrary.org.
NOISE/CD REVIEW DEDICATED SERVERS, THE FINEST Though it’s only been a few months since Dedicated Servers’ last release, October 2011’s Samurai Servers—the Boise rap duo offered up a new EP and a thesis statement this month: The Finest, a six-track download available from Bandcamp. Those accustomed to the high-energy delivery and hijinx-laden live performances of the group might be in for a bit of a perspective shift. The collection as a whole has a slower, jazzier feel than the bouncy electronica the group’s live shows and previous cuts are built around. The EP opens with the title track, a lazy-tempo swung beat with a positive-sounding guitar loop that builds to big horn blasts and string trills for the hook, featuring guest vocals from local rapper Eleven. It’s a little odd that the ﬁrst voice you hear on the EP isn’t MCMD or Peanut, the two members of the group, but the oddness quickly fades. The second track, “Finally Home,” an ode to Boise featuring vocals from jazz singer and actor Leta Neustaedter, is built around string and electric piano loops that sound plucked from ’70s soft-core. When the third track, “Do it Yourself,” kicks in, a different sensation takes over. The beat picks up, with a brassy riff looping end-to-end like a mantra. Peanut’s vocals are much less aggressive than the beat, making it seem a little off. Track four, “Wasn’t That Cute,” stands apart from the other songs on the EP. It features a tighter beat, no swung tempos and a more abstract atmospheric loop than the soul-style riffs that deﬁned the earlier loops. It’s instantly head-bobbing, and the subject matter—gold-digging ladies and their Kreayshawnesque desires for Gucci, Fendi and Prada—is well suited for exercising the old lexicon. Track ﬁve, “Second Nature,” brings back that soft-core sound and the ﬁnal track, “The Finest Remix,” has a more uptempo feel than the original, with a bouncy synth-bass groove. It’s deﬁnitely the danciest track on the EP, and maybe even the best overall thanks to its infectious beat. The Finest has the same well crafted song structure and playfully good-natured lyrics laden with nerd references that have been Dedicated Servers’ calling card in the Boise hip-hop scene. But The Finest is undeniably a markedly more chill offering than the duo’s previous work. —Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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THURSDAY MARCH 1 On Stage AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS—Enjoy two comedies and one drama all in one evening. Featuring A Candle on the Table, Lost and The Traveling Sisters. See Picks, Page 14. 7:30 p.m. $12.50, $9 seniors and students. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org. GOD OF CARNAGE—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $30 adults, $20 seniors, $10 students. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, companyoffools.org.
Talks & Lectures WAS MARK TWAIN WHITE?— Author and University of Oregon professor David Bradley will talk about the evolution of Samuel Clemens into Mark Twain, who protested the prevailing attitudes of his day regarding race and war. Part of the Read Me Treasure Valley program. 7 p.m. FREE. South Junior High School, 805 Shoshone St., Boise, 208854-6110.
IDAHO STAMPEDE BASKETBALL—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $7-20. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-4242200 or box ofﬁce 208-3318497, centurylinkarenaboise. com/home.aspx.
where to go during this monthly square dance. The whole family is welcome, Pie Hole will dish up pizza and there will be a full bar with ID. 7 p.m. $5, $15 per family. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.
On Stage Animals & Pets PET EDUCATION SEMINAR—Broadview University’s Companion Animal Partners in Education seminar will focus on Bad Drugs–Human Prescriptions that are Harmful to Pets. CAPE seminars are free classes designed to help anyone who wants to learn more about animals. For more information or to RSVP, call 208-577-2900. 5:30-7 p.m. FREE. Broadview University, 750 E. Gala Court, Meridian, 1-866253-7744, broadviewuniversity. edu.
FRIDAY MARCH 2 Festivals & Events HOKUM HOEDOWN SQUARE DANCE AND OLD-TIMEY MUSIC SERIES—The Hokum Hi-Flyers will provide the dance tunes and various callers will direct you
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AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12.50, $9 seniors and students. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org. GOD OF CARNAGE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $30 adults, $20 seniors, $10 students. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, companyoffools.org. SKIN DEEP—Written by Jon Lonoff and directed by Joseph Wright, this play is a story of giving romance one last shot. 8:15 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 251 N. Orchard St., Boise, 208342-2000, stagecoachtheatre. com.
Art RICHARD LA LONDE ARTIST RECEPTION—Meet Richard La Londe, internationally known glass artist, before his March 3-6 workshop. He will speak on How I Got Here: Ancient History, Window Glass Fusers, and Bullseye Fusible Glass at 7:30 p.m. It’s also First Friday, so make a $5 glass sun catcher or larger $15-$35 fused glass project. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane, Ste. 120, Eagle, 208-938-1055, fusions-idaho.com.
Sports & Fitness STEELHEADS HOCKEY—vs. Las Vegas Wranglers. 7 p.m. $16$50. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-4242200 or box ofﬁce 208-3318497, centurylinkarenaboise. com/home.aspx.
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DANCING THROUGH THE DECADES: A GALA AFFAIR— Enjoy live and silent auctions, a buffet dinner, no-host bar, music from the Paul Tillotson Trio and a dance competition between local celebrities at this Idaho Dance Theatre fundraiser. 5:30 p.m. $100. Boise State Student Union, Simplot Grand Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, sub.boisestate.edu. OWYHEE GEM AND ROCK SHOW—Rock and gem show, featuring exhibits, dealers, demonstrations, family games and display events. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $3. O’Connor Field House/ Caldwell Events Center, 2207 Blaine St., Caldwell, 208-4553004.
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TEA FOR TUTUS—This year’s theme is Love and Lilacs, and is a celebration of Ballet Idaho’s production of The Sleeping Beauty. In addition to excerpts from the ballet, the event will include three customized music and movement workshops led by Ballet Idaho company dancers, formal tea service, a signature cocktail for those 21 and older and a dress parade for all the youth attending. There will also be a silent auction. Wear your ﬁnest tea party attire while supporting Ballet Idaho’s academy, outreach and scholarship programs. 10:30 a.m.-noon and 2:30-4 p.m. $40. Ballet Idaho, 501 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208343-0556, balletidaho.org.
On Stage AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12.50, $9 seniors and students. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org. GOD OF CARNAGE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $30 adults, $20 seniors, $10 students. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, companyoffools.org. SKIN DEEP—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 251 N. Orchard St., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
Workshops & Classes BOOKMAKING WORKSHOP—Learn how to make three books to take home. Minimum of two students per class; maximum of six. Visit the website for more info. See Picks, Page 14. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $65, $50 members. Idaho Poster and Letterpress, 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118, Boise, 208-761-9538, idahoposterandletterpress.com. FEEDING YOUR FAMILY FROM THE BACK YARD—Learn tips and techniques to grow more fresh, healthy food at home while conserving resources. This is a class for the whole family; kids are encouraged. Registration required. 10 a.m.-noon. $5$7 per family. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org. SPRING HORTICULTURE SEMINARS—Sponsored by Idaho Horticulture Society, featuring Melinda Myers, author of more than 20 gardening books including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening, and Sue Goetz, owner of Creative Gardener, and Ask the Experts during the lunch break. 9 a.m.4 p.m. $20-$35. Boise 23 Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, boisecentre.com.
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RED BULL BUTTER CUP SNOWBOARD COMPETITION—Style, creativity and fun abound in this national touring snowboard competition. Watch talented boarders show off their skills on snow from Bogus Basin. See Picks, Page 14. 4-7 p.m. FREE. Newt and Harold’s, 1021 Broadway Ave., Boise, 208-385-9300, newtandharolds. com.
The Hyde Park Chili Cookoff was dripping with deliciousness.
THE FIVE B’S What do beans, balls, bangs, Beatles and beer have in common? Aside from all the alliterative awesomeness, these are ﬁve words that describe BW’s recent wild weekend. On Feb. 25, BW’s Josh Gross booked it down to a blustery parking lot in Hyde Park for the inaugural Hyde Park Chili Cookoff, a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Idaho. Though Gross sampled his way through some standard chilis—with beans, tomatoes and spices—he also tried some more experimental stews, like the People’s Choice winner concocted by a team of Idaho City ﬁreﬁghters that included deer, elk, hominy, fennel and licorice. Boise Weekly publisher and Texan Sally Freeman served on the chili-judging panel, which awarded the top bean prize to The Heatherwood Retirement Community and the top no-bean prize to 13th Street Pub and Grill. Moving from chili to chills, BW freelancer Mika Belle caught Off Center Dance’s eccentric performance at Boise Contemporary Theater on Feb. 24. The show’s energetic encore featured choreographer Katie Ponozzo’s new piece “Ball Change,” which included 14 dancers and more than 40 balls bouncing on the stage. Belle called it “a clever, playful dance number that easily commanded the attention of the audience.” You can view a slideshow of the performance at boiseweekly.com. Also on Feb. 24, BW staffer Sheree Whiteley squeezed into The Fray’s sold-out show at Knitting Factory, where she was mistaken for the black-banged Aimee Driver of opener Scars on 45. According to Whiteley, The Fray brought out the crowd’s sophisticated side, as the audience swayed and sung along to radio hits like “You Found Me.” As Whiteley noted: “Isaac Slade’s vocals were just as powerful live as they are coming from a car radio. … It was evident that the quartet’s talent doesn’t come from clever industry pros and studio tricks.” Speaking of radio hits, a packed Egyptian Theatre crowd watched Boise Democratic Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb and Margaret Montrose Stigers, mother of jazz legend Curtis Stigers, bust out refrains of Liza Minnelli and the Beatles during The Cabin’s new beneﬁt, Celebrities in Jeopardy. According to BW staffer Andrew Crisp, Buckner-Webb and Montrose Stigers were “tasked with singing the ﬁnal verses of a song, often taking artistic license to clap their hands and lead the audience in ﬁnishing much more of the song than necessary.” Crisp also said that, while the show was “laugh-out-loud hilarious, awkward and deliberately goofy, the organization of the event was anything but silly.” And speaking of organization, Crooked Fence Brewing could’ve used some help in that department at its recent grand opening celebration on Feb. 25. The new Garden City microbrewery was packed to the gills with beer swillers clamoring to buy brews like the Three Picket Porter and the Sins of Our Fathers Imperial Stout, which sold out disappointingly quick. We’re psyched to return to the simple, dark space, located at 5242 Chinden Blvd., on an evening that’s less hectic. —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS The Idaho Women’s Business Center helps budding entrepreneurs TARA MORGAN In the basement of an innocuous building on the fringes of downtown Boise, a number of power players in the local ﬁnancial industry— the vice president of US Bank, the regional Staff and members of the Idaho Women’s Business Center advisory council, from left to right: Toni Nielsen, president at Zion’s Bank, the branch president Jennifer Deroin, Stacie Dagres, Sheila Spangler, Karen Hungerford, Margaret Sato and Val Welch. of Intermountain Community Bank—gathered around a U-shaped table. They talked nerstuff at, so I just decided to create my own analysis, to sit down and talk with a banker,” vously and clutched papers. But unlike in the business and express my creativity through movies, this meeting was free of cigars, kinked said Spangler. “We’re going to walk them desserts,” said Izaguirre. through step-by-step on that kind of stuff.” upward-growth projection charts and evil Izaguirre has been baking out of a church In addition to offering one-on-one counselcackles. And deﬁnitely unlike in the movies, evkitchen, but with help from the IWBC, she is ing, the IWBC will also provide group educaeryone sitting around the table was a woman. now expanding to a larger commercial kitchen tional classes on topics like crafting a business The small staff and advisory council of the to whip up sugary specialties like the SouthIdaho Women’s Business Center gathered for a plan and technical assistance in areas like BW photo shoot in the Mountain States Group cash-ﬂow analysis, marketing, loan packaging, ern Comfort cupcake, which she describes as “a sweet potato pie and a pecan pie cupcake lender referrals and networking, all available Building on 16th and Jefferson streets. Amid together.” for a one-time enrollment fee of $35. comments like, “I don’t know what my better “I do this all on my own. I don’t have a secThough the IWBC won’t turn away men side is,” they talked excitedly about the future ond person doing it with me. My ﬁance helps who need its services, the focus will be on of the new nonproﬁt. me with deliveries and stuff but that’s about women and other marginalized groups. “We opened the doors Jan. 3, but we “Our grant requires us to reach out to those it,” said Izaguirre. “I’m just a one-woman haven’t announced ourselves to the world begroups that have been historically at a social or show and so knowing that they’re there to help cause we’ve been getting everything in place,” economic disadvantage, particularly communi- me out is just awesome.” noted Sheila Spangler, IWBC manager. Dollhouse Cupcakes and Desserts will have ties of color, women, disabled, veterans,” said The Idaho Women’s Business Center was a table at D.L. Evans Bank, at 213 N. Ninth Hungerford. “So 50 percent of our client base funded in part through a cooperative agreeSt., on First Thursday, March 1, alongside the should be from those historically disadvanment with the United States Small Business staff of the Idaho Women’s Business Center. taged populations.” Administration and is one of a number of D.L. Evans Bank is one of many downHungerford added that the IWBC also has programs under Micro Enterprise Training town businesses participating in International two Spanish translators available for clients. and Assistance, a division of the a Boise-based Women’s Day, which is celebrated every March “We don’t want language to be a barnonproﬁt Mountain States Group. to “recognize women’s achievements through“Idaho was the last state in the Union to get rier; we don’t want anything to be a barrier,” out history and across nations.” said Hungerford. “When we have our client the Women’s Business Center,” said Spangler. For the second year in a row, a handful of “There are 110 centers around the country and meetings, we are trying to make sure that we Boise nonproﬁt organizations that support aren’t speaking in business lingo or anything there wasn’t one in Idaho.” that might be unfamiliar, because not everyone women and girls will set up informational Spangler and two other full-time staffers— booths at area businesses during First Thursthat goes into busimarketing and comday. ness has a business munications specialist “This year, we have 23 nonproﬁts and we education or a degree Stacie Dagres and International Women’s Day events will take place have 22 businesses that are participating, so it’s or exposure, but they business developon First Thursday, March 1, from 5-8 p.m. at grown and that’s exciting,” explained Shirley have a great idea and ment specialist Karen various downtown businesses. they want to pursue it. Biladeau of Soroptimist International. Hungerford—provide The IWBC will host an Open House and Ribbon For this year’s event, organizers will hand They have a dream.” business consulting Cutting on Thursday, March 8, from 3-5 p.m. out passports listing every participating One of those clients services to clients in IDAHO WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER nonproﬁt. First Thursday strollers can get is Alicia Izaguirre, ﬁve Idaho counties: at 1607 W. Jefferson St. their passports stamped at each location, then owner of Dollhouse 208-336-5533 Ada, Canyon, Elmore, redeem those stamps for door prize tickets. All Cupcakes and DesGem and Payette. stamped maps must be turned in by 9 p.m. to serts, formerly Dulce “There are smallOwhyee Plaza or Twig’s Cellar in order to be business development centers all over the coun- Cupcakes. Izaguirre started her boutique eligible for door prizes. try and they deal with the larger businesses, the dessert company eight months ago. When she “Women and girls contribute a lot to our approached the Hispanic Cultural Center in ones that have been in operation for a while, Nampa for business advice, she was referred to community so we want to celebrate that opwhere we are more hands-on for the start-ups portunity,” said Biladeau. “We also want to the IWBC. and the new business owner, where someone raise awareness of the needs of women and “I love sweets and there wasn’t a really might not even know how to read their ﬁnangirls in our community.” cial statement or know how to do a break-even good place around here where I could get that WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS East Side BASQUE MARKET—Enjoy a taste of Spain and the Basque Country with lamb sliders and other specialty tapas. Wines from La Tierra de Castilla will also be featured. 608 W. Grove St., 208-433-1208, thebasquemarket.com.
BASQUE MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER—Enjoy free gallery tours for the exhibit Hidden In Plain Sight: The Basques. Guided tours of the Jacobs/Uberuaga House available every half-hour from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. Local musicians will play Basque tunes during the jam session. 6:30 p.m. 611 Grove St., 208-3432671, basquemuseum.com.
colage is also celebrating two years in business with snacks, treats and surprises. 5-8 p.m. 418 S. Sixth St., , 208-345-3718, bricoshoppe.com.
BOISE ART GLASS—Make 2 your own glass ﬂoat or snack on cheese and crackers while enjoying
THE COTTON CLUB—The Cotton 4 Club will be open to the public and showcase Irish quilts in celebra-
a free glass-blowing demonstration. $40/person per 30-minute session. 5-11 p.m. 530 W. Myrtle St., 208345-1825, artglass.com.
tion of St. Patrick’s Day. 106 N. Sixth St., 208-345-5567, cottonclub.com.
GOLDY’S CORNER—Check out 7 the work of Lyndsey Barnes and several other local artists, as well as
a variety of local merchandise. Enjoy dinner, happy hour from 5-9 p.m., coffee and pastries. 625 W. Main St., 208-433-3934, goldysbreakfastbistro.com.
BRICOLAGE—New work by Erin Cunningham, including experiments in objects, biography, memory and desire on display in March. Bri-
FLATBREAD COMMUNITY OVEN—Check out Amber Grubb’s photographs while enjoying happy hour featuring $6 deals. Bottles of wine are $20 and kids younger than 12 eat free with purchase. 615 W.
Main St., 208-287-4757, ﬂatbreadpizza.com. FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE— 6 Featuring artist Lauren Kistner’s mixed-media works. 500 W. Idaho St., 208-345-4320, ﬂyingmcoffee.com.
INDIE MADE—Local crafters and artists will set up shop in pop-up tents in the Pioneer Building. Enjoy live music while you browse. 108 N. Sixth St., shopindiemade.com.
South Side 8TH STREET MARKETPLACE AT BODO—The 8 Artist in Residence program hosts new work from artists. Featuring writers Amanda Turner and Mike Medberry, along with ﬁlmmaker Todd Joseph Lundbohm and painter Willow Socia. 6-9 p.m. 404 S. Eighth St., Mercantile Building, 208-3385212, 8thstreetmarketplace.com. BOISE ART MUSEUM—Paint delicate and 9 bold lines with ink and rice paper after exploring Asian brush paintings in the exhibition Eastern Traditions, Western Expressions during Studio Art Exploration. Art Talk is at 5:30 p.m., and Shelton Woods, associate dean at State, will present the history and inﬂuence of trade between Japan, China and the West. 5-8 p.m. 670 Julia Davis Drive, 208-345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org.
BROWN’S GALLERY—Enjoy a wide selection of ﬁne art for casual shoppers and collectors. The gallery offers complete art services, including framing, appraisals and restoration. 5-9 p.m. 408 S. Eighth St., 208-342-6661.
THE COLE MARR GALLERY/COFFEE HOUSE—Featuring images of the Kootenai Valley. 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. 134, 208-336-7630.
12 HAPPY FISH SUSHI & MARTINI BAR— 13 Enjoy $5 Huckleberry Hounds all day, happy hour from 3-5 p.m. with $5 hot sake and
FULTON ST. SHOWROOM—Catch the last day of the Valentine’s Day Art Show. 517 S. Eighth St. 208-421-4501.
$5 martinis and work from new local artists. 855 Broad St., 208-343-4810, happyﬁshsushi.com. HELLY HANSEN—Enjoy 20-50 percent off everything in the store. 860 W. Broad St., 208342-2888. IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM— 14 Join plein air artists as they demonstrate their craft and help you create your own watercolor masterpiece from 5:30–7:30 p.m. The exhibit Mingling Time and Place: Plein Air Painters of Idaho will be up through Saturday, April 28. 5-9 p.m. 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, 208-334-2120, history.idaho.gov.
LEE GALLERY —View Local Diversity, a show featuring seven local artists’ work. 409 S. Eighth St., Ste 101, 208-345-1120, leegallery.com.
LISK GALLERY—Enjoy Mark Lisk’s landscapes from the Tatshenshini River in Canada. Also, metal works by Delia DeLapp and polished steel works by Ken Fenton will be on display, along with work by Jerri Lisk and Carl Rowe. Wine tasting by Sawtooth Winery. 401 S. Eighth St., 208-342-3773, liskgallery.com. MR. PEABODY’S OPTICAL SHOPPE—Stop in to visit with Sustainable Futures for International Women’s Day. 404 S. Eighth St., 208-344-1390. NORTHRUP BUILDING—View new work 17 from the Artists in Residence. Featuring video work from Amanda Hamilton based on Marilynne Robinson’s 1980 novel Housekeeping, as well as work by Arin Lindstrom and Meg Feldman. Eighth and Broad streets, second ﬂoor. QUE PASA—Check out the best selection 18 of Mexican artwork in town, including wall fountains, silver and cedar and leather sofas. 409 S. Eighth St., 208-385-9018. R. GREY GALLERY JEWELRY AND ART 19 GLASS—Enjoy the sweet melodies of singer Cassandra Lewis while sipping a variety of wines from Bitner Vineyards. The Agency for New Americans will have an information table, and new jewelry, art glass and furniture will be on display as part of the International Women’s Day celebration. 5-9 p.m. 415 S. Eighth St., 208-3859337, rgreygallery.com. RENEWAL CONSIGNMENT HOME20 WARES—Renewal Underground. The Artist in Residence program features work from painter Anne Boyles. 517 S. Eighth St., 208-3385444.
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LISTINGS/1ST THURSDAY SALON 162—View a 21 new collection from Christina Birkinbine Photography
of the International Women’s Day celebration. 100 N. Eighth St., Ste. 121A, 208-433-0872, americanclothinggallery.com.
of urban landscapes presented in a shabby-chic style. Book any service and receive $10 off. 404 S. Eighth St., 208-386-9908.
ART GLASS ETC.—See 23 one last featured artist at Art Glass Etc. Many new
SNAKE RIVER WINERY—Taste the new 2011 unoaked chardonnay, enjoy parings with fruit and local Ballard cheese and 20 percent off case sales. 786 W. Broad St., 208-345-9463.
works of blown glass art are also available, and all pre-2012 blown glass art is 20 percent off. 5-9 p.m. 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 138A, 208-794-3265. THE ART OF WARD 24 HOOPER GALLERY— Take 20 percent off any
SOLID—Enjoy live music 22 from Ryan Wissinger, free appetizers, spirit sampling
purchase of $50 or more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 745 W. Idaho St., , 208-866-4627, wardhooper.com.
from Young Market and art from Judy Deam, followed by Last Call Trivia at 8 p.m. 405 S. Eighth St., 208-345-6620.
ARTISAN OPTICS—International Women’s Day Celebration is in full swing. Choose your new look from the Alain Mikli eyewear and sunwear collection. Join St. Luke’s and register for the 2012 Women’s Fitness Challenge. Enjoy a wine tasting by Ste. Chapelle Winery and the sounds of Robert James. 190 N. Eighth
Central AMERICAN CLOTHING GALLERY—Stop by and meet a representative from the State Gender Studies program as part
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St., 208-338-0500, artisanoptics.com. BERRYHILL & CO. RESTAURANT—Join in celebration of Amy Berryhill’s 40th birthday with champagne and birthday cake as well as live jazz. 121 N. Ninth St., 208-387-3553, berryhillandco.com. DAN LOONEY UNDER25 GROUND ART—Looney’s original artwork of , McCall, the Sawtooths and other scenes, art prints and custom framing are all 30-to-70 percent off during this pre-retirement sale. 4-7 p.m. 816 W. Bannock St., Ste. E, 208-870-9589, Imagemaker. org/artist/danlooney. D.L. EVANS BANK—Celebrate International Women’s Day with the staff of Idaho‘s new Women’s Business Center, a program of Micro Enterprise Training and Assistance. Learn about the WBC’s services and workshops, meet WBC clients, sample desserts by Doll House CupCakes and enjoy complimentary wine and appetizers. 5-8 p.m. 213 N. Ninth St., 208-331-1399. ELLA’S ROOM—All items marked down 35-50 percent during the inventory clearance sale. The store will close Saturday, March 24. 216 N. Ninth St., 208-331-3552, ellasroom.com. FLOATING FEATHER DAY SPA—Free OPI GelColor applications. Application takes just a few minutes. Call to book your application appointment in advance, walk-ins available as time and space allow. 5-9 p.m. 602 W. Idaho St., 208-424-5153, ﬂoating-feather.com.
FOOT DYNAMICS—Check out the new Altra trailrunner. Mention the First Thursday event guide and get $10 off your purchase. 1021 W. Main St., 208-386-3338.
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displayed in the gallery. Many are available to purchase. The Idaho Coaster Show is on display through the end of March. 6-9 p.m. 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118, 208-761-9538, idahoposterandletterpress.com. MASSAGE MATTERS— 27 Enjoy specials on massage gift certiﬁcates, refreshments, art by Cody Rutty and pottery by Genevieve Evans. 816 W. Bannock St., 208-315-0072.
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REDISCOVERED BOOKSHOP— Notes from the Stand, by Jeffrey Simon, is the story of how one man made drastic changes to his once-unhappy life. Check out the book and meet Stephanie Simon, wife of Jeffrey Simon. 7 p.m. 180 N. Eighth St., 208-3764229, rdbooks.org. ROSE ROOM—Fettuccine Forum. Bea Black and Sarah Nash will present Changing Women’s Lives: 100 Years of (Y)WCA in . Simply Pizza will be served. 5:30 p.m. 718 W. Idaho St., 208-3810483. SEE JANE RUN—Stop in for champagne, chocolate and 20 percent off every item in the store. Meet representatives from the Womens’ and Children’s Alliance and enjoy a wine tasting as part of the International Women’s Day celebration. 814 W. Idaho St., 208-338-5263, seejanerun.com.
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St., 208-433-8004, hammercoffee.com. TWIG’S CELLAR—Enter a drawing to win a bottle of bubbly and two Riedel champagne glasses. 816 W. Bannock St., Lower Level, 208-344-8944, twigscellar.com.
West Side ART SOURCE GAL29 LERY—Celebrate International Women’s Day by viewing artworks of women and children in a wide variety of media. The Junior League of will be on hand with information about the services it provides to the community. Wine from Indian Creek Winery, music and nibbles will be available. 5-9 p.m. 1015 W. Main St., 208-331-3374, artsourcegallery.com. BASEMENT GALLERY— 30 Enjoy paintings by British artist Janet Waring. 928 W. Main St., 208-333-0309. BOISE STATE CENTER 31 ON MAIN—Join the State chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America for A Taste of , featuring $1 samples from local restaurants, live music and local art. Alaska Center, 1020 W. Main St. EXPOSURE A.L.P.H.A. 32 INTERCHANGE— Highlighting Women in History month by showcasing local women artists with works in all mediums for viewing and purchase. During the month of March, Exposure will be selling rafﬂe tickets to win a gift basket featuring gift certiﬁcates and items donated by many outstanding downtown businesses. All purchases of $10 or more will receive a free rafﬂe ticket. 6-9 p.m. 213 N. 10th St., 208-424-8158, exposureidaho.org. GALLERY 601—Fea33 turing the artwork of Alaskan artists Rie Munoz, Fred Machetanz and Jon Van Zyle, along with Scott Kennedy and Ed Tussey. A donation of $10 to The Learning Lab could win you an artful gift basket from the gallery. 211 N. 10th St., 208-3365899, gallery601.com. THE GALLERY AT THE 34 LINEN BUILDING—View Ed Anderson’s A Sketch of Idaho. Full bar available with ID. 5-9 p.m. 1402 W. Grove St., , 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding. com. OWYHEE PLAZA HOTEL— Enjoy $5 champagne ﬂights from Hayden Beverage and music by Naomi Psalm and the Blue Cinema. 1109 Main St., 208-3434611, owyheeplaza.com. THE RECORD EXCHANGE— Catch the Treefort Music Fest Warmup Party featuring Radiation City, starting at 6 p.m. Free craft beer from Payette Brewing Co. with ID. 1105 W. Idaho St., 208-344-8010, therecordexchange.com.
Erin Cunningham’s new work tells the imagined story of Hazel B. Jackson.
SHOWS LINGER A BIT LONGER THAN EXPECTED Punxsutawney Phil’s tiny shadow might have forecast six more weeks of winter, but it apparently also extended viewing opportunities for Boise art fans. On First Thursday, March 1, downtown Boise will host a number of exhibits that are prolonging their February spotlight. Make sure to swing by these shows during your March First Thursday crawl: The Fulton Showroom at 517 S. Eighth St. will run the group art show Valentine’s Day through Thursday, March 1. Featured artists include Wren Van Bockel, Bruce Maury, Shelley Jund, Shasta Nash, Josiah Stephens, Kelly Knopp, Anne Boyles, Ben Sanchez, Jaki Katz Ashford, Bryan Anthony Moore, Nicholas Burgdorf, Manuela Muminovic and Storie Grubb. Speaking of overlooked artistic treasures, if you haven’t seen Janet Waring’s work, it can be found underground at the Basement Gallery. Waring’s paintings are stream-ofconsciousness expressions that direct viewers to consider “negative capability.” Waring is a visiting artist from Lincolnshire, England, and will be featured at Basement Galler y until Saturday, March 10. Visiting artists come in many forms. Sometimes they are the subject of an artist’s obsession—the imaginary invention of a creative mind. This is how Erin Cunningham’s Whispering Pines: The Hazel B. Jackson Project came to be. According to Cunningham’s artist’s statement: “All I know is that Hazel B. Jackson once existed. I found her name on a small slip of paper, typed out and trimmed as though it were meant to ﬁt on the lip of a ﬁle folder. I have kept that slip of paper for seven long years now, tucking it away in boxes of keepsakes and returning to it often to make sure it was there.” Cunningham decided to retrace Jackson’s stor y, as she imagines it, and it will be shared on First Thursday at Bricolage. If your art budget is a little tight right now, we bet you can afford $1 desserts at the Boise State Public Relations Student Society of America’s A Sweet Taste of Boise event. A hunger for live music and local sweets can be satisﬁed in the Alaska Building at 1010 W. Main St. from 6-9 p.m. There will also be an art walk that coincides with the event. Taste of Boise events provide funding for PRSSA conference expenses. —Amber Clontz and Tara Morgan
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READY TO LEAD CONFERENCE—Debbie Walsh, executive director of the Center for American Women and Politics, and Christine Jahnke, author of The Well Spoken Woman, will each address Idaho women about the importance of diversity in leadership. Go Lead Idaho is comprised of professionals who are committed to engaging women in leadership and civic participation through active involvement in the political process, public ofﬁce, public policy or advocacy. Registration includes a light breakfast, lunch and snacks, as well as a copy of Jahnke’s book. To register or for more info, visit goleadidaho.org. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $85. Concordia University School of Law, 501 W. Front St., Boise, 208-955-1001, concordialaw.com.
Talks & Lectures RICK STEVES—The travel guru and star of the PBS travel series Rick Steves: Europe will talk about his world travel experiences and provide tips on how to make your travel more meaningful. Book signing to follow. Limited tickets available with a pledge donation to Idaho PTV by calling 208-373-7220. See Picks, Page 15. 7 p.m. $30-$50. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net.
MONDAY MARCH 5 On Stage THE BEST OF TWAIN: SELECTED HUMOROUS READINGS FROM THE LEGENDARY SAMUEL CLEMENS—Theatre sans Limites presents this combination of performance/reading of humorous writings by Mark Twain as part of the Read Me Treasure Valley series. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, boisepubliclibrary.org.
NIELS LAN DOKY TRIO—The Boise Jazz Society and the Boise State Department of Music present a series of free “Inform-ances,” featuring The Niels Lan Doky Trio, from 2:40-3:40 p.m.: Niels Lan Doky Trio performs and engages the audience; 4-5:45 p.m.: Niels Lan Doky Trio critiques jazz student performances; and 6-7 p.m., Global Perspectives in American Jazz, discussion and interactive creative performance. 2:40-7 p.m. FREE. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1609.
Sports & Fitness SPEED TO FEED IDAHO RACE—Beautiful 10k race starting at the Boise State Intramural Field behind the Student Union Building, looping out onto and down the Boise Greenbelt and ending back at Boise State. Participants need to bring at least one nonperishable food item to beneﬁt the Idaho Foodbank. Packet pick-up will start at 8:30 a.m. 10 a.m. $20 10k, $15 5k. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-INFO, sub. boisestate.edu. STEELHEADS HOCKEY—See Friday. 7 p.m. $16-$50. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or box ofﬁce 208-331-8497, centurylinkarenaboise.com/home.aspx.
SUNDAY MARCH 4 On Stage AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS—See Thursday. 2 p.m. $12.50, $9 seniors and students. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org. MUSICAL MOVIES— Silent ﬁlms Betty Boop and Felix the Cat play on screen at the Egyptian Theatre while Boise Philharmonic plays an accompanying score. See promo. boiseweekly.com for a chance to win tickets. 2 p.m., $10 students/children, $18 adults. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net.
Festivals & Events THE GREAT IDAHO BREW TOUR—Tour up to six different Idaho breweries, and let someone else do the driving during this ﬁve-hour party bus tour. Call or email email@example.com for more info and reservations. See Picks, Page 15. Noon, $75, Boise Party Bus, 208-322-4386, boisepartybus.com. OWYHEE GEM AND ROCK SHOW—See Saturday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $3. Caldwell Events Center, 2207 Blaine St., Caldwell, 208-455-3004.
Concerts BOISE JAZZ SOCIETY IN THE MOMENT NIGHT— Featuring Danish pianist Niels Lan Doky, drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts, and bassist Ira Coleman playing in the American jazz tradition of swinging rhythms, bluesbased harmonies and a clear sense of melody. The concert is accompanied by a free symposium with the guest artists at 4 p.m. 7 p.m. $39 general, $19.50 students. Esther Simplot Center for the Performing Arts, 516 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-345-9116.
Literature STAGED READING OF THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER—Watch the iconic story come to life as part of the Read Me Treasure Valley program. Readers will include Stitch Marker, Dwayne Blackaller, Evan Sesek, Amela Karazda and Carole Whiteleather. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, boisepubliclibrary.org.
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CONNECTING SCIENCE TO POLICY: THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE—The Boise State Department of Public Policy and Administration presents the second panel event in the Science-Policy Interaction series. The series will continue to explore the role of scientiﬁc research in public policymaking. In this panel discussion, three Boise State professors will discuss issues of climate change, including why scientists and policymakers have difﬁculty communicating on the topic, how policy should be formed based on scientiﬁc research, and the impacts on designing cities and informing the public. 6 p.m. FREE. Student Union Bishop Barnwell Room, Boise State, Boise, 208-426-1000.
ADA COUNTY DEMS LEGISLATIVE BROWN BAG—This week’s speakers will be Rep. Elfreda Higgins and Sen. Les Bock. In the House Minority Caucus Room, Room 426, fourth ﬂoor. RSVP to 208-331-2128. Noon1:15 p.m. FREE. Idaho State Capitol, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-433-9705.
BICYCLE BROWN BAG MAINTENANCE SERIES—See Wednesday, Feb. 29. 11 a.m.noon. Boise State Rec Center, 1515 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-5641, 208-426-1131, rec.boisestate.edu.
Citizen JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOISE OUTREACH MEETING—Learn all about the Junior League, the organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. For information, email join@ jlboise.com. 6 p.m. FREE. The Children’s Home Society, 740 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208343-7813, childrenshomesociety.com.
TUESDAY MARCH 6 Art VISITING ARTISTS LECTURE—Visiting Japanese artists from Nagoya Zokei University lecture about their photographic and design work. See Picks, Page 14. 6 p.m. FREE. Boise State Liberal Arts Building, Room 106, 1910 University Drive, Boise, boisestate.edu.
STEELHEADS HOCKEY—vs. Bakersﬁeld Condors. 7 p.m. $16$50. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-4242200 or box ofﬁce 208-3318497, centurylinkarenaboise. com/home.aspx.
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HOW TREES WORK—The certiﬁed arborists of Boise Community Forestry will help you learn about the inner-workings of trees so you can better care for yours. To register, send your name, email address and phone number to Community Forestry via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-384-4083. 6-8:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, boisepubliclibrary.org.
SALVATION ARMY DAY—Join in celebrating the Salvation Army’s 125th anniversary with singing, a band performance and remarks by special guests and dignitaries. 4-5 p.m. FREE. Boise Depot, 2603 Eastover Terrace, Boise.
Food & Drink CULINARY WALKABOUT—Local chefs unite to help raise money for Meals on Wheels by dishing up their most creative cuisine— and trying to outdo each other in the process. The cuisine will range from appetizers, main dishes and salads to desserts and coffee. Reserve your tickets at 208-489-4592. 6-9 p.m. $75. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, boisecentre.com.
Citizen INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY FUNDRAISER—The Agency for New Americans hosts its 12th annual fundraiser in celebration of International Women’s Day. Bid on items from around the globe at a silent auction and savor ethnic dishes prepared by refugees. Buy tickets at the Agency for New Americans, 1614 W. Jefferson St., Boise, or online at mtnstatesgroup.org and go the event’s link. Visit promo. boiseweekly.com for a chance to win tickets. 5:30 p.m. $50. Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-3447691, redlion.com.
Literature SPRING AUTHOR SERIES—Laura Lee Guhrke will talk about her books and writing process in the historical romance genre. Noon. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-570-6900, boisepubliclibrary.com.
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Talks & Lectures 10 BEST WILD UNMISTAKABLY EDIBLE MUSHROOMS—Genille Steiner from the Southern Idaho Mycological Association will teach you about foraging for mushrooms. 6 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-3620181, adalib.org. SUSAN SOLOMON LECTURE— Boise State’s Distinguished Lecture Series continues with A Tale for Our Times: Something for Everyone about Climate Change and the Reasons for Climate Gridlock, by climate scientist and Nobel Laureate Susan Solomon. See Citizen, Page 10. 7 p.m. FREE. Student Union Jordan Ballroom, Boise State, Boise, 208-426-1000, boisestate.edu.
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NO OSMONDS He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister raise the bar of sibling rock
Skyler Durton, Jen Kniss and Peter Schott of Bass Matters will now book The Red Room.
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CHRIS PARKER Sure, everyone loves coed sibling harmonies and the adorable factor of Rachel and Robert Kolar’s band, He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister. And, yes, it’s freaking awesome that Lauren Brown tap dances while she’s playing drums. Not to mention, the fourpiece is from Los Angeles, so of course, one of them—cellist Satya Bhabha—is a busy ﬁlm actor, playing an ex-boyfriend in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. But with that back story out of the way, perhaps we can get down to the most important thing: The gard, looking old / Ain’t no man giving you a band makes damn good music. diamond ring.” Music. Not rock, chamber pop, Ameri“What’s great about Rob is he’s really open cana or glam-psych, though all of those styles to doing anything with anyone, even someone ﬁgure in the mix. It’s elegant without being like myself, who is not a musician. … The stuffy, catchy and propulsive but still rather same thing happened with Lauren’s tap-danclow-key. Sounding a little like Britt Daniel, Robert brings a baritone like a sidelong glance. ing,” said Rachel. “It’s just about being openminded because there are inﬁnite potentials.” Rachel’s sultry, shoulder-shimmying vocals go It’s difﬁcult to see He’s My Brother perform from airy folk warble to steamy jazz-blues coo for the ﬁrst time and not want to talk about with a twist of the thermostat. Though the Brown, clicking her feet on a riser that looks lyrics are somewhat dark, the music possesses the kind of wide-eyed enthusiasm one wouldn’t like a bass drum, while banging away with mallets on two drums and cymbals. expect to come out of Los Angeles. Of course, it didn’t start like that. For a “I’m ﬁlled with joy that you described us as while, her tap dancing was additional percus‘wide-eyed’ because we are such children in a way. That’s because while Rob and I were born sion while the group tried to ﬁnd a good and raised in L.A., we were raised by these sort drummer. Finally they let Brown take a swing at fulﬁlling both roles. of expat parents in the expat artist bohemian “There was just a slight resistance. We were culture of L.A. … which does exist,” Rachel wary of what limitations that would have, said with a laugh. so we went ahead and played with a couple The Kolar’s parents are from England and drummers,” Rachel said. “We went through the Czech Republic. Both kids went their own all these drummers and it just didn’t feel right ways—he into music, she into theater—but because it was a strange makeup anyway and they remained close. Rachel and percussionist we’re like, ‘we have Brown founded Post to be consistent with Fact Productions, an He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister with Bad the motif of this band experimental theater Weather California. Wednesday, March 7, to embrace a message company in Echo Park. 8 p.m., $8-$10. and motif that was sort As it turns out, theater NEUROLUX of quirk and arrangeis a much-devalued 111 N. 11th St. ments and difference.’” institution there, given 208-343-0886 The EP is only six that it’s the acting cenneurolux.com songs long (excluding ter of the universe. “Wilted Rose”) but “I was one of the displays plenty of diversity. Bhabha’s cello few people doing theater because everyone was doing music. But when everyone is doing imbues smoky blues-folk ballads like “The House That Isn’t Mine” with a shadowy pressomething, it’s like a virus, you just got to ence. “Coattails” blazes a ragged, harmonicatry it out. I got inspired by an ex-girlfriend abetted garage-blues trial, and the group offers of Rob’s that I was not into, and I wrote this little ditty song,” recalled Rachel, referring to up a sweetly moody take on Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream.” The foursome also covers Ace “Wilted Rose.” of Base’s “All That She Wants” and the Velvet The 40-second musical slam closes the Underground’s “What Goes On” live. band’s 2010 eponymous debut EP, with the Arguably, the band’s ﬁnest tune is “Tales biting lyrics: “Wallow and whine with a heart That I Tell,” the ﬁrst song that the Kolars ever of black gold / ﬁlthy saloon girl looking hagWWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
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collaborated on. It moves with a supple rockabilly stomp fueled by the spunky Memphis soul sashay of Rachel’s vocals. The rat-a-tat of Brown’s heels add to the song’s dirty front porch swing. It’s so good, He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister have rerecorded it for an upcoming full-length debut and recently released a video of the new version. One big change for fans and the band’s sound is the addition of slide guitarist Aaron Robinson. Robinson essentially replaces the cellist, Bhabha, who’s on location in Sri Lanka ﬁlming Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children. Bhabha continues to play with the band when his schedule allows. “[Robinson] adds a slightly Westerncountry element but also a psychedelic element because of the way he plays it. It’s kind of a swelling melody with some reverb,” said Rachel. The songs—which have been getting a workout live for the last year—cover even more territory this time out, according to Robert. That’s a suggestion borne out by the ﬁrst two leaked tracks. “Can’t See the Stars” features a ’40s gospel-blues vamp with a rootsy energy reminiscent of The Band, while bluesy rock rave-up “Let It Be Free” sounds like the Felice Brothers throwing rocks at Stray Cats. “This next record, we’re trying to almost pull a little bit from every era. Because I’d say we’re just as inﬂuenced by Howling Wolf and blues and jazz of the ’50s and ’60s as we were ’70s glam rock like T-Rex, ’80s bands like The Smiths on into modern bands like The Black Keys and White Stripes,” said Robert. There’s really no telling how far He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister can go. The shows are practically happenings, and the music sends fans home smiling and humming. It’s a winning combo. “We just have so much magic at our ﬁngertips,” said Rachel. “It’s very alchemical in that when we get together, all the right elements fall into place.”
A few weeks back, local libraries kicked off this year’s Read Me Treasure Valley community reading program, which features the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The program offers a series of events organized around the book. What it doesn’t include is a soundtrack. Which is why Boise Weekly would like to suggest Montreal-based dream-pop act Grimes, whose album Visions is hard at work titillating the critics. Claire Boucher, the lady behind the name, dished to Minnesota’s The Star Tribune in 2009 about her attempt to pilot a homemade houseboat down The Mississippi River with a gang of chickens and a sack of potatoes. The boat was eventually seized by police after the engine conked out and illegally moored. Grimes had to go back to making critically acclaimed music, just like Tom Sawyer. But not all music requires a houseboat. Local rap duo Dedicated Servers dropped its new EP, The Finest, by throwing a big release party at The Shredder last week. The six-song collection, which features guest vocals from jazz singer Leta Neustaedter and rapper Eleven, is available for download on Bandcamp. Check out the full review on Page 16. In other local music news, a new music booker has taken over at downtown club The Red Room: Bass Matters, a threeperson team comprised of Jen Kniss, Peter Schott and Skyler Durton. Though Bass Matters has more of a reputation for electronic music than the quirky rock music that previously found a home at The Red Room, Kniss says the trio was hired primarily for its organizational skills, and that they plan to book a variety of eclectic acts in the space, making decisions that are “more ﬁtting to current and local taste.” That will include comedy acts, a variety of touring and local bands, Fridaynight dance parties and the occasional burlesque show. To warm Boise up for said festival, there will be a Treefort Warmup Party on Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m. The party includes an in-store appearance from Portland, Ore., indie band Radiation City, with free beer courtesy of Payette Brewing and all sorts of specials and giveaways, including festival passes, tunes and a totally bitchin’ Kindle Fire. After that, Radiation City will perform again at Visual Arts Collective at 8 p.m. with Atomic Mama and Shades. —Josh Gross
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GUIDE WEDNESDAY FEB. 29 THE BOURBON DOGS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian
A SEASONAL DISGUISE, MARCH 3, VAC The multi-talented indie folk number A Seasonal Disguise has grown—morphing into a soulful, rock ’n’ roll inspired orchestra. What started out as a solo project by Z.V. House has blossomed into a seven-member group, comprised of House on vocals, Nik Walton on cello, Karen Jarboe Singletary on clarinet, Julia Green providing backup vocals, Josh Shapel on bass, Annie Berical on drums and Aaron Sup on keys. While each member occupies his/her own sonic niche, many dabble with percussion, accordion and harmonicas depending on the track. The result is a refreshing blend of indie rock that can channel both Neil Young and more traditional folk ditties in the same breath. A Seasonal Disguise’s latest release, Waterfowl of Eastern Canada, will debut March 3 with a release party at Visual Arts Collective. —Andrew Crisp With Larkspur, Otto Von Walton, Sleepy Seeds and Le Fleur. 8 p.m., $5. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.
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RED HANDS BLACK FEET—With Dark Swallows and Range Life. 8 p.m. $3. Neurolux RESTLESS SOULS—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe
DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
SOJA—With The Movement and Anuhea. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $17 door. Knitting Factory
DUCHESS DOWN THE WELL— 10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
STEADY RUSH—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown
GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
HANNAH’S GONE WILD—With the Rocci Johnson Band. 9:30 p.m. $5. Humpin’ Hannah’s JESSICA FULGHUM—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown
Tenth Avenue North, Lecrae, Hawk Nelson, Disciple, Sidewalk Prophets, Rend Collective Experiment and Bart Millard. 7 p.m. $10. Taco Bell Arena
JOHN JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
RYAN WISSINGER—6 p.m. FREE. Solid
MARCH OF MARTYRS CD RELEASE PARTY—7 p.m. $5. The Venue
THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. FREE. Buffalo Club THE SHAUN BRAZELL TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers STEVE EATON—6:30 p.m. FREE. Twig’s Cellar WAYNE COYLE—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge
THURSDAY MARCH 1
FRIDAY MARCH 2
DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
CAMDEN HUGHES—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLYGOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
DUCHESS DOWN THE WELL— 10 p.m. $5. Reef
KEN HARRIS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
JAMES COBERLY SMITH AND JOHNNY SHOES—6 p.m. FREE. Tablerock Brewpub
ELVIS BY BRIAN COX—6 p.m. FREE. Rockies Diner
JOHN HEART JACKIE—With Tyler Lyle. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage
KEVIN KIRK AND SALLY TIBBS—6 p.m. FREE. Brickyard LARRY CONKLIN—11:30 a.m. FREE. Shangri-La PATRICIA FOLKNER AND JOEL KASERMAN—7 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel
KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill THE NAUGHTIES—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s OLDIES BY BRIAN COX—6 p.m. FREE. Rockies Diner ROCK AND WORSHIP ROADSHOW—Featuring Mercyme,
REVOLT REVOLT—With Jumping Sharks and How’s Your Family. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux RIFF RAFF—9 p.m. FREE. Overﬂow Bar ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. $5 after 10 p.m., FREE for ladies. Humpin’ Hannah’s RYAN WISSINGER—6 p.m. FREE. Solid
BROCK BARTEL—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe
JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow
LEFTOVER SALMON—8 p.m. $21. Knitting Factory
FRANK MARRA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Twig’s Cellar HAPPY PEOPLE—8 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny JEANNIE MARIE—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel
THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club SASSPARILLA—7 p.m. $TBD. Grainey’s TERRY JONES—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill WILLISON-ROOS—7 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La WORKING DJS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s Basement
SATURDAY MARCH 3 A SEASONAL DISGUISE—With Larkspur, Otto Von
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SUNDAY MARCH 4
DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
311—8 p.m. $39. Knitting Factory
DC3—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
BEN BURDICK—Noon. FREE. Grape Escape
DEACON 5—9 p.m. FREE. The Crux ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
CRYS—With Learn Dancer, Art Fad, For Fucks Sake and Fugue. 8 p.m. $5. The Shredder.
FREUDIAN SLIP—8 p.m. FREE. Corkscrews
GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY: THE SIDEMEN—6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
RECKLESS KELLY—9 p.m. $22 adv., $24 door. Egyptian Theatre
SUNDERGROUND—9 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s Basement
RIFFBROKERS—With Sandusky Furs, Demoni and Skittish Itz. 9 p.m. $5. Shredder.
THE WORKING DJS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
ROBIN SCOTT—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. $5 after 10 p.m., FREE for ladies. Humpin’ Hannah’s RYAN WISSINGER—6 p.m. FREE. Solid
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THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club
BREAK THE LEG TOUR—Featuring JFK with Oso Negro, Charles Engels and the Family Matters and Dedicated Servers. 7 p.m. $3. Neurolux
WORKING DJS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s Basement
DANNY BEAL—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
YOUNG DUBLINERS—8:30 p.m. $14. Knitting Factory
PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid REPTAR—With Quiet Hooves. 10 p.m. $7 adv., $10 door. Reef
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WEDNESDAY MARCH 7
THE SHAUN BRAZELL TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
BACKWOODS PAYBACK—With Jar, Bukkit and Robbed Ether. 9 p.m. $5. Shredder DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
TUESDAY MARCH 6 DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers GUTTERMOUTH—With Boldtype, Hotel Chelsea and Third Base. 8 p.m. $12. Red Room HILLFOLK NOIR ALBUM RELEASE/SEND-OFF PARTY—See Listen Here, this page. 6 p.m. FREE. Record Exchange
GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid HE’S MY BROTHER SHE’S MY SISTER— With Bad Weather California. See Noise, Page 25. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLYGOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s LARRY CONKLIN—11:30 a.m. FREE. Shangri-La
NATHAN MOODY—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge
PAUL DRAGONE—5 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La
TERRI EBERLEIN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
SPUD MOORE—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe
TRIO43—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers TERRY JONES—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
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HILLFOLK NOIR ALBUM RELEASE, MARCH 6, RECORD EXCHANGE Boise band Hillfolk Noir ain’t no slouches. Since 2003, the band has recorded eight albums and shared the stage with everyone from Built to Spill to Neko Case. That—along with the band’s wickedly ragged old-time sound—is why Hillfolk was selected as one of the acts to represent the scene at the upcoming showcase of Boise bands at SXSW. Hillfolk booked shows all the way to Austin, Texas, and all the way back, including a stop at Maison on the worldfamous Frenchman Street strip in New Orleans. You can help send the band off in style at The Record Exchange on Tuesday, March 6. The group will be furthering its campaign of making everyone else look lazy by releasing yet another album, Hillfolk Noir Radio Hour, which is recorded to sound like an episode of an old-timey radio program. —Josh Gross 6 p.m., FREE. The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St., 208-344-8010, therecordexchange.com.
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TVCTV FACES FUNDING LOSS House bill would eliminate monies for public access channels ANDREW CRISP On Feb. 23 the House Business Committee of the Idaho Legislature passed a bill that would eliminate the capital funding source for public access channels like Treasure Valley Community Television. In an unanimous voice vote the committee sent Bill 539 to the full House with a do-pass recommendation. Currently cable companies like CableOne pay a franchise fee to local governments— more than $1 million to the City of Boise in the last ﬁscal year—as part of a contract agreement created before services like DirecTV and Dish Network were started. The fee is designed to compensate for the company’s wires, which crisscross beneath public land or the public right of way. According to Ed Lodge with CenturyLink, the 13-page bill would change the way cable providers negotiate contracts with local communities and would open up opportunities for new cable providers, bringing competition and bigger returns for cities. It would also eliminate Public Educational Governmental, or PEG, fees, which make up the majority of funding for local-access channels like TVCTV. “It has passed in 20 states. They have enacted statewide franchising,” said Alex McNish, TVCTV executive director. “We’ve seen that municipalities have lost money, that franchises have closed. This promise that it would bring competition and bring prices
The bill’s proponents want Treasure Valley Community Television to take a free-market approach to television.
down, instead, rates have increased. I really don’t see any beneﬁt other than to the corporation and their bottom line.” TVCTV provides commercial-free programming to the valley at the cost of 10 cents per month, per cable subscriber—which numbered 85,000 at last estimate. That is a total of $1.20 per person, per year, or $102,000 overall. Satellite customers don’t pay this fee. “We provide live Boise City Council meetings. It’s a forum and a format for people to make and produce their own TV shows. That funding comes from the cable operator in agreement with the municipality, in this case Boise, they provide us three channels—11, 95 and Channel 98.” For McNish and other public-access television advocates, the bill seems targeted at their organization. Representatives of the committee asked why public access channels couldn’t go the route of Idaho Public Television and stump for cash. “It’s not the free-market approach to television. Our view is, why can’t they go out and get sponsorships?” asked Erik Makrush of Idaho Freedom Foundation before the
committee began a hearing on Feb. 21. For McNish, that’s not a viable option, given that public access channels were designed to be free from commercial interests in the original conception of cable television. “We’re wondering, why are you squeezing PEG out? This is all in exchange for use of the public rights of way, and the public airwaves, so where does the public beneﬁt in this?” Boisean Nancy Richards said she watches TVCTV with her husband of 58 years “24-seven.” “I’m physically unable to go to the philharmonic and opera and ballet anymore,” said Richards. “So I depend on that. I’m also an inveterate night owl, so I’m on Channel 98, 24-hours a day.” For Richards TVCTV is a window to the outside world—a welcome break from the “commercialized shows” on other channels. “I spent two-and-a-half months at Boise Health and Rehab,” said Richards. “People going by in the hallway used to stop in my doorway and say, ‘What is that wonderful radio program you have on?’ I said, ‘No, it’s Channel 98.’”
SCREEN/LISTINGS Special Screenings COMMUNITY CINEMA SCREENING—Revenge of the Electric Car by Chris Paine takes a look behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, Tesla Motors and the garage of an independent car converter to tell the story behind the global comeback of the electric car. Followed by a discussion led by the ﬁlm’s producer, Jessie Deeter. Presented by the Independent Television Service, Idaho Public TV, and Boise State Multicultural Student Services. Tuesday, March 6, 5:30-7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub.boisestate.edu.
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FOR ROBBING THE DEAD (AKA REDEMPTION)—Catch this ﬁlm starring local actor John Freeman alongside Margot Kidder, Larry Thomas, Barry Corbin and David Stevens. This ﬁlm is based on a true frontier story and set in the old West amidst the rugged Rocky Mountains. The ArtsWest School of Performing Arts will host a fund-raising reception for additional interaction with the ﬁlmmakers. Tickets are available online at artswestschool.org. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 6:30-9 p.m. $25 screening and Q&A; $100 screening, Q&A and reception. Northgate Reel Theatre, 6950 W. State St., Boise, 208-377-2620, reeltheatre.com.
IFF PRESENTS GEORGES MELIES A TRIP TO THE MOON—The hand-painted color version of Melies’s legendary ﬁlm, unseen for 109 years until its restoration, will be followed by the 2011 documentary The Extraordinary Voyage. The ﬁlm will be introduced by Boise State assistant professor of French Mariah Devereux Herbeck, who will lead a discussion and questionand-answer session after the ﬁlm. Sunday, March 4, 3-5 p.m. $12. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342222, theﬂicksboise.com. THE INSIDE JOB DOCUMENTARY— See the Academy Award-winning ﬁlm about the causes of the Wall Street meltdown and resulting global ﬁnancial crisis. In Room WW02 on
the Garden Level. State legislators are invited. Discussion afterward. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 7 p.m. FREE. Idaho State Capitol, 700 W., Jefferson St., Boise, 208-433-9705. LIBERTY IN NORTH KOREA DOCUMENTARY—North Korean Human Rights group Liberty in North Korea uses creative storytelling to provide awareness and emergency relief to North Korean refugees. A short documentary will be shown, followed with a question-and-answer session. Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m. FREE. The District Coffee House, 110 S. Fifth St., Boise, 208-343-1089, 30 districtcoffeehouse.com.
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DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX—The creators of Despicable Me have 29 adapted the beloved Dr. Seuss tale of a hopeful forest creature for the big screen. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 22 LE HAVRE—A young boy from Gabon arrives in a French port city as an illegal immigrant, slips through the hands of the police and is rescued by a childless couple who takes him in and, along with their dog and neighbors, help him elude inspector Monet, a softy at heart. In French with English subtitles. (NR) The Flicks PROJECT X—This ﬁlm about teenagers who seek to throw a party no one will ever forget ends with ruined dreams, tarnished records and the birth of legends. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 22
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Frenchie Jean Dujardin beat out George Clooney for Best Actor.
2012 OSCARS REPORT CARD: B-MINUS (NEEDS IMPROVEMENT) BILLYBALL Billy Crystal’s hosting skills are not unlike Moneyball. He hasn’t been a home-run king for quite a while. Lately, Crystal hits singles and occasionally steals second. Thanks, Billy, you did just ﬁne, but hit the showers. Can we please just hand this thing over to Will Ferrell and Jack Black from now on? ARE YOU SATISFIED NOW, MERYL? Even you know that you didn’t deserve the Oscar for The Iron Lady. Years from now, when you’ve had a few too many chardonnays, you’ll let it slip that your portrayal of Margaret Thatcher was not your ﬁnest hour and that the ﬁlm was rubbish. Oh, and by the way, Katharine Hepburn still won more Oscars than you. Now, sit down and shut up. JEAN DUJARDIN’S WIN SPOKE VOLUMES. Let’s face it. George Clooney doesn’t need a Best Actor Oscar. He’s George freakin’ Clooney. He makes great movies, gets all the babes, and really doesn’t give a rootie patootie if he has any more trophies. Jean Dujardin, on the other hand, is our new international star. He’s a ﬁne comic and dramatic actor—truly The Artist. CIRQUE DU SO WHAT THE HELL IS THAT? Remind me again what spinning unitards have to do with the movies? It’s a television show, people. Circus of the Stars went off the air decades ago. THE GOOD More people may see A Separation, Saving Face and The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. THE BAD Octavia Spencer in The Help? Really? THE UGLY While Undefeated is a ﬁne documentary, the Academy’s egregious oversight of The Interrupters, Buck, Bill Cunningham New York and Project Nim (none of which were nominated) was unforgiveable. —George Prentice WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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BEER GUZZLER/FOOD DON’T KICK THE CAN
JOSEPH JAMES BREWING FOX TAIL GLUTEN-FREE ALE In the glass, this brew is crystal clear with a pale golden hue more like ginger ale than beer. The head is very thin and fades quickly. The aromas are light but pleasant with soft citrusy hops and a touch of sweetness. In the mouth, the beer has subdued carbonation and smooth hops. A nice citrus tang comes through on the ﬁnish, along with a touch of spice. If you’re on a gluten-free diet, give this one a try. It’s a refreshing ale that’s more beer-like than some others I’ve tried. SIERRA NEVADA PALE ALE CAN CONDITIONED How do you make a classic pale ale better? You put it in a can. As good as the bottled version is, this is even fresher, and to my taste has a slightly bigger hop bite. This beer pours a lovely amber with an admirable head that persists nicely. There are ﬂoral hops, biscuit and citrus on the nose, with creamy smooth malt and impeccably balanced hops in the mouth. This California classic is available in 12 packs.
ARCHIE’S PLACE Soup and sloppy joes on wheels RACHAEL DAIGLE A year ago, the food truck was almost a foreign concept to Boise. Now a hungry cubicle rat can grub at a different portable food purveyor practically every day of the month without hitting the repeat button. Among the ﬁrst to stake out curbside lunch service in town was Archie’s Place, specializing in sloppy joes, soup and the dreamy sloppy joe grilled cheese. I’ll confess: I was stoked to have a good reason to eat at Archie’s a few times in as many days. Ever since a mid-summer afternoon, Joe schmo, it’s all about the sloppy grilled cheese at Archie’s Place. when I put down a Mean Joe Green grilled cheese, I’d been having improper thoughts and the soul on a winter day. The clam chowThe concept of the dish sounded ﬁne enough about having my way with another one. der at Archie’s is also loaded with large chunks Sloppy joe sliders, the most basic menu item but the result was what one colleague called a of potato, but it’s not for the clam chowder fan “bad shepherd’s pie.” The ground pork—unat Archie’s, are great little poppers, though if who picks around the clams. Though many fortunately lean on mean—deyou’re making a meal out of stroyed the mashers’ consisten- versions skimp on the bivalves, Archie’s puts them, you’ll want to think in cy while not doing it any favors the clam in clam chowder. multiples ($3 each, two for $5). ARCHIE’S PLACE My vote for best in show, consistently, is a in the ﬂavor department. Standard red beef, tomatillo Visit archies-place.com or ﬁnd sloppy grilled cheese ($5/$8). A recent special One place potatoes do green pork and ranchero vegan Archie’s Place on Facebook of pepperjack cheese and spicy shredded beef quite well, however, is in joe sauce can be had perched on for weekly specials, soups and locations. in red sauce could have been a total dripping soup. Archie’s is known for its a slider bun, ladled over a bowl homemade soup as much as for disaster without the right bread/sauce ratio, of mashers or carefully hidden but it was an awesome texture combo. Firmly sloppy joe sammies. in a grilled cheese. toasted sourdough bread held it all together, A beige baked potato and jalapeno soup Any of those options will do you just ﬁne, even as long bands of stringy cheese pulled out was no looker, but with a creamy consistency, save one. A recent venture didn’t end well bits of smooth potato and a sneaky heat on the with each bite. While all those other vehicles for me or a mashed potato bowl ($7) topped for joe sauce get the job done, this “house ﬁnish, it didn’t need to be pretty to be a ﬁne with the Mean Joe Green pork sloppy sauce favorite” is what Archie’s does best. specimen of what soup can do for the mouth that I’d spent months remembering fondly.
FOOD/NEWS and wife owners James and Shanaz Davis both work the kitchen, dishing up fusion Southern comfort food. It’s not often we say this, but we’re kinda envious of Meridian right now. “We try and put an island twist into our food, as well,” said Shanaz. Not only did the chain-dominated food scene recently get an infusion of “I’m Polynesian and my husband’s African American.” local with Muse Bistro and Wine Bar, Lucky Fins Seafood Grill and Shige Menu items include Jambalaya-stuffed peppers with chicken and AnTeriyaki, but now two more rad spots have opened. douille sausage, fried mac ’n’ cheese balls and seafood gumbo, available Shige and Deborah Matsuzawa have extended their downtown Boise Friday and Saturday only. sushi empire even further with the recent addition of Shige Express in “The gumbo has been a hit,” said Shanaz. “For not doing any adverMeridian, dubbed “the largest sushi bar in Idaho.” tising, we’ve got regular customers that Like Shige Express in Boise, the Meridhave been there seven times so far in two ian offshoot offers a 40-seat bar with ﬂoatweeks.” ing $1 sushi and a “ﬂoating boat bar” with Shanaz Home Kitchen will soon be open apps, desserts and entrees. More tradifor breakfast on Sundays, which will include tional diners can also order off an extensive the meat-loaded Slap Your Mama Hash. menu. Shige Express Meridian is located at If you’d prefer some south of the border 450 S. Meridian Road, Ste. 90A. mama slappin’, Costa Vida ofﬁcially opened And in an interesting twist, the spot Feb. 24 in The Grove. The Mexican chain shares hallways and bathrooms with Meridmakes its own tortillas from scratch. In ian’s other newbie, Shanaz Home Kitchen addition to enchiladas and quesadillas, the Cuisine and Catering. joint offers a Chipotle-esque build-your-own “Shige is my brother-in-law, and I worked taco and burrito bar with options like sweet for him for almost 20 years,” explained copork and raspberry chipotle chicken, served owner and chef Shanaz Davis. up with sides like cilantro lime rice and Shanaz Home Kitchen quietly propped black beans. open its doors at 500 S. Main St. in MeridCosta Vida reels in fans with ﬁsh tacos and mango salsa. —Tara Morgan ian just more than two weeks ago. Husband
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45 One-named rapper with the 2008 hit “Paper Planes” 46 Like always 47 Turns down 48 Appraise 49 Mexican shout of elation 50 On the level 51 Colorful bird 53 Lets 55 See 45-Across 58 For immediate lease, say 61 Lord’s Prayer word 63 The 82-Down in “The Lion King” 66 Hogwash 67 Film producer Carlo 70 Bottom of the ocean? 74 Bearded flower 76 Pricey hors d’oeuvre 79 Juilliard subj. 80 Pricey furs 81 Many a Justin Bieber fan 82 African mongoose L A S T B A D C O P
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): At one point in his book The Divine Comedy, the Italian poet Dante is traveling through purgatory on his way to paradise. American poet T.S. Eliot describes the scene: “The people there were inside the flames expurgating their errors and sins. And there was one incident when Dante was talking to an unknown woman in her flame. As she answered Dante’s questions, she had to step out of her flame to talk to him, until at last she was compelled to say to Dante, ‘Would you please hurry up with your questions so I can get on with my burning?’” I bring this to your attention, Aries, because I love the way you’ve been expurgating your own errors and sins lately. Don’t let anything interfere with your brilliant work. Keep burning till you’re done.
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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you’ve been holding yourself back in any way, Taurus, now’s the time to unlock and unleash yourself. If you have been compromising your high standards or selling yourself short, I hope you will give yourself permission to grow bigger and stronger and brighter. If you’ve been hiding your beauty or hedging your bets or rationing your access to the mother lode, you have officially arrived at the perfect moment to stop that nonsense. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In the cult blaxploitation film The Human Tornado, the main character Dolemite brags about his prowess. “I chained down thunder and handcuffed lightning!” he raves. “I used an earthquake to mix my milkshake! I eat an avalanche when I want ice cream! I punched a hurricane and made it a breeze! I swallowed an iceberg and didn’t freeze!” This is the way I want to hear you talk in the coming week, Gemini. Given the current astrological configurations, you have every right to. Furthermore, I think it’ll be healthy for you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Astrologer Antero Alli theorizes that the placement of the sign Cancer in a person’s chart may indicate what he or she tends to whine about. In his own chart, he says, Cancer rules his ninth house, so he whines about obsolete beliefs and bad education and stale dogmas that cause people to shun firsthand experience as a source of authority. I hereby declare these issues to be honorable reasons for you to whine in the coming week. You also have cosmic permission to complain vociferously about the following: injustices perpetrated by smallminded people; short-sighted thinking that ignores the big picture and greedy self-interest that disdains the future. On the other hand, you don’t have clearance to whine about crying babies, rude clerks or traffic jams.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): L.A. Weekly praised the music of drone-noise band Barn Owl. Its review said that the listening experience is “akin to placing your ear against the Dalai Lama’s stomach and catching the sound of his reincarnation juices flowing.” That sounds a bit like what’s ahead for you in the coming week, Leo: getting the lowdown on the inner workings of a benevolent source, tuning in to the rest of the story that lies behind a seemingly simple tale and gathering up revelations about the currents that are going on beneath the surface of the good life. It’s ultimately all positive, although a bit complicated. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In the coming days, you could do a lot to develop a better relationship with darkness. And no, I don’t mean that you should do bad things and seek out negativity and be fascinated with evil. When I use that word “darkness,” I’m referring to confusing mysteries and your own unconscious patterns and the secrets you hide from yourself. I mean the difficult memories and the parts of the world that seem inhospitable to you and the sweet dreams that have lost their way. See what you can do to understand this stuff better, Virgo. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Sister Jessica, a character in Frank Herbert’s Dune books, said, “The greatest and most important problems of life cannot be solved. They can only be outgrown.” I encourage you to use that theory as your operative hypothesis for the foreseeable future. Here are some specific clues about how to proceed: Don’t obsess on your crazy-making dilemma. Instead, concentrate on skillfully doing the pleasurable activities that you do best. Be resolutely faithful to your higher mission and feed your lust for life. Slowly but surely, I think you’ll find that the frustrating impediment will be drained of at least some of its power to lock up your energy. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A few years ago, the Hong Kong company Life Enhance sold briefs and boxer shorts that were supposedly designed by a master practitioner of feng shui. On the front of every garment was an image of a dragon, which is a traditional Chinese lucky symbol. To have this powerful charm in contact with your intimate places increased your vital force—or so the sales pitch said. By my estimates, Scorpio, you’re not going to need a boost like that in the coming weeks. Without any outside aides, your lower furnace will be generating intense beams of magical heat. What are you going to do with all that potent mojo? Please don’t use it on trivial matters.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There are times in your life when you do a lot of exploring in the outer world, and other times when your pioneering probes are directed primarily inward. In my astrological opinion, you’re currently more suited for the latter kind of research. If you agree with me, here’s one tack you might want to take: Take an inventory of all your inner voices, noticing both the content of what they say and the tone with which they say it. Some may be chatty and others shy; some blaring and others seductive; some nagging and needy and others calm and insightful. Welcome all the voices in your head into the spotlight of your alert attention. Ask them to step forward and reveal their agendas. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The Oxford English Dictionary, an authority on the state of the English language, adds an average of two new words every day. In the coming weeks, Capricorn, I’d like to see you expand your capacity for self-expression with equal vigor. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you’re due for an upgrade in your vocabulary, your clarity and your communication skills. Here’s one of the OED’s fresh terms, which would be a good addition to your repertoire: “bouncebackability,” the ability to recover from a setback or to rebound from a loss of momentum. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): We turn to Dr. Seuss for help in formulating your horoscope this week. He told a story of dining in a restaurant with his uncle, who was served a popover, which is a puffy muffin that’s hollow on the inside. “To eat these things,” said his uncle, “you must exercise great care. You may swallow down what’s solid, but you must spit out the air!” Drawing a lesson from these wise words, Dr. Seuss concluded, “As you partake of the world’s bill of fare, that’s darned good advice to follow. Do a lot of spitting out the hot air. And be careful what you swallow.” I expect your coming week will be successful, Aquarius, if you apply these principles. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You should be like a rooster, Pisces: dispensing wake-up calls on a regular basis. You should be nudging people to shed their torpor and shake themselves out of their stupor. What’s your personal version of “Cockadoodle-doo!”? It shouldn’t be something generic. Come up with attention-grabbing exclamations or signature phrases that no intelligent person can possibly ignore or feel defensive about. For example: “Let’s leap into the vortex and scramble our trances!”
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