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TAK EE E ON E! FEATURE 13
IMMIGRANT REFORM How Californians made North Idaho a conservative stronghold NOISE 24
NEW COUNTRY Brent Amaker and the Rodeo give country and Western a new attitude ARTS 28
SUPER-SIZED DELI DAYS Food festival turns into a Jewish cultural festival REC 31
THE NEXT MILE Main Street Mile turns 10
“Police were coming down the road, shooting tear gas, shooting water from giant cannons on tanks.”
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PLAYING POLITICS Let it never be said that Boise Mayor Dave Bieter lacks chutzpah. Opening his 10th State of the City address June 12 with a joke about Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador jumping out of a burning airplane was good (or bad) enough, but it just got better (or worse) when hizzoner went on to tar both the Ada County Highway District and Idaho Legislature with the same brush, accusing them of souring the state’s economy with onerous fees from the former and a generally backward philosophy from the latter. Unusually political for a State of the City, Bieter went even further by zeroing in on Idaho’s yawning urban-rural divide—going so far as to suggest that maybe it actually would be better if parts of the Treasure Valley broke away to form “The Great State of Ada.” That’s strong stuff, considering tensions between country folk and city slickers run through the marrow of the state’s political culture. Need proof? Check out the feature by High Country News writer Sierra Crane-Murdoch (“Reshaping the Right”) on Page 13. In a nutshell: urban refugees ﬂocked to the Panhandle in search of a backwoods Shangri-La. They brought money and a strain of conservatism that is pushing the Idaho GOP further and further to the right—a trend that was obvious at the GOP’s state central committee meeting June 15. The Repubs have not only reafﬁrmed their opposition to a state-based health insurance exchange—against Otter’s wishes—but the party has ofﬁcially proclaimed that it will block Add the Words legislation (even at the local level) and, though it dumped a proposal requiring candidates get the blessing of GOP leaders before inclusion on the ballot, a new loyalty oath has been included in the platform. When political divisions are rife enough to require lockstep enforcement within a party as hegemonic as the Idaho GOP, you might as well just assume that when the state’s ultraconservatives say “esto perpetua,” they’re talking about the chasm between the right wing and the “wrong wing.” But if you’re sick of political inﬁghting and just want to enjoy the hinterlands for their own sake, keep an eye out in next week’s paper for Boise Weekly’s Guide to McCall, which includes a calendar of events, plus proﬁles on topics related to the community on lovely Payette Lake. No politics required.
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WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world.
Daniel King’s photograph took top honors in the 2012 Boise Weekly Black and White Photo Contest.
BLACK AND WHITE AND DEMOCRATIC Ever wanted to put your two cents in about Boise Weekly’s annual Black and White Photo Contest? Here’s your chance. Voting is open through Monday, June 24, for the Readers’ Choice award in all three categories. Go to Cobweb to get the details.
FEAST II, REVISITED We could tell you that Feast II was awesome, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Check out a selection of images from the local crowd-funding event at Cobweb.
TAKE AN OATH Idaho’s Republican Party leadership met for its state central committee meeting on June 15 and ofﬁcially said the party is against Add the Words legislation or anything having to do with the state health insurance exchange. The Idaho GOP is also requiring all candidates sign a party loyalty oath before earning an ofﬁcial party blessing. Get the details at Citydesk.
RAISE THE FLAG For the ﬁrst time ever, the city of Boise raised a new ﬂag in front of City Hall on June 15. What was it and why was it historic? Find out at Citydesk.
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NOTE MAIL BILL COPE TED RALL NEWS An Idahoan’s front row seat for the protests in Turkey CITYDESK CITIZEN FEATURE Reshaping the Right BW PICKS FIND 8 DAYS OUT SUDOKU DOONESBURY EYESPY NOISE Brent Amaker and the Rodeo MUSIC GUIDE ARTS Deli Days transforms into a Jewish cultural festival SCREEN Reﬂecting on The Sandlot’s 20th anniversary REC Main Street Mile enters a new era FOOD Drink it in with Idaho Wine Month CLASSIFIEDS NYT CROSSWORD HOBO JARGON FREEWILL ASTROLOGY
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MAIL T H E L EVE L O F I GNOR A N C E RA DI ATI NG F RO M T ODAY ’ S M E E T I N G O F THE GOP CENT RAL CO M M I T T E E W I L L L I KE LY BE V I SI BLE FROM O U T ER S PA C E . ”
—Marque (Boiseweekly.com, Citydesk, “Press: Idaho GOP to Consider Resolution to Nix Boise’s, Other Cities’ Add the Words Enforcement,” June 14, 2013)
HIT THE BRICKS
At least one online commenter took issue with Idaho Republican leaders pushing for a plan requiring candidates be approved ﬁrst by committee members (Citydesk, “AP: Idaho GOP Will Consider Plan Requiring Candidates to Get Leaders’ Blessing,” June 11, 2013), though the plan was ultimately scrapped at the party’s central committee meeting June 15:
Boise Weekly received a couple of comments on chain restaurant Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s request to extend its dining area on the ground ﬂoor of the Eighth and Main Tower into the sidewalk (BW, Citydesk, “CCDC Considers ‘16-Inch Difference of Opinion’ With Ruth’s Chris,” June 11, 2013). Here’s what a few had to say:
Here is your more than obvious Plutocracy in action. Both parties are like this, “Only our hand picked candidates are good enough to be elected.” Is it little wonder then why our government is in a stagnate quagmire? One that has been hijacked by special, singular interests. I’ll be running as an Independent candidate for Governor of Idaho in 2014 just as I ran as an independent candidate for Mayor of Boise in 2010, so as to give the voters of Idaho an actual choice, not based upon the lesser of two evils. I’m not owned by anyone nor beholden to anyone. My political representation will be the will of the People, not the Party. Major Fail GOP! Vote Dave for GOV!! David B. Hall Candidate for Governor of Idaho 2014 —Benj Hall
*sigh* No more chain restaurants, please! —Kerry Caldwell No to the extension. We need safe sidewalks for everyone. —Sondra Rose
SAVE BOISE’S PARKING The comments keep coming on a plan by the city of Boise to install so-called “smart” parking meters downtown, as well as beef up parking regulations, including charging for metered parking on nights and weekends (BW, Citydesk, “Downtown Boise Merchants Weigh In On Smart Meters, Extended Parking Enforcements,” June 7, 2013). Here are just a few: … Boo-freakin-hoo. Almost everyone knows that parking is difﬁcult downtown on a Friday and
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Saturday. I would know, I used to work down there. But walking two blocks is NOT that big of a deal. —majhimujhuko 100 feet [to walk from a parking spot to your destination] is extreme, almost a marathon, you’d need a motorized scooter for that. —Eugene Kravtsov ACHD and Boise City are plotting to get rid of street parking. Save Boise’s on street parking! It is one of the special things about this town. —Concerned Citizen
YOUNGSTERS Ted Rall’s opinion piece on the lack of rebellion among millennials (BW, Opinion, “Turn Up That Music,” June 12, 2013) resonated with at least one member of the age group: I’ve read much of Strauss and Howe as well as writings of Winograd and Haus. A lot of their research will tell you that Millennials feel they have the ability to make a change. I assume that would mean their voices are being heard or they feel they can rewrite the system through sheer numbers in the age group. That seems to contribute to the lack of urgency on our part. (Disclosure: I’m a Millennial.) We’re comfortable with the rapid pace of change in social issues, new tech, the way we work, etc. —jjasonham
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THROUGH THE DOGGIE DOOR Red juss cain’t get over it For those who come into the following conversation with no background as to what started it, my friend Red remains outraged over opinions I expressed on these pages two and three weeks ago. If you are confused as to what my critical assessment of Meridian has to do with the question of impeachment for our president, be assured there is no correlation between the two subjects. No correlation whatsoever, unless you count the capacity of both subjects to get Red outraged. We pick up the thread from last week… U “But we’s a wantin’ Barack Obama t’ get impeached now, Cope. Right now! Afore folks forget all the scamdals what he caused! An’ here’s you sayin’ he ain’t done nuttin’ to get impeached for.” “That’s right, Red. That’s what I’m saying. That he had little if not nothing to do with any of it, and that the ‘it’ he had nothing to do with is 95 percent frothed-up bullpoop to start with, and that in the end, it will all be understood as just another leg in the Republicans’ ﬁve-year, ongoing refusal to recognize that the best man did indeed win. “But you know what, Red? I’m glad the IRS was targeting those rotten tea bag bastards. The real ‘scamdal’ is that they were claiming to be nonpartisan charities in the ﬁrst place. When frauds like them get out of paying taxes, it’s just more for un-conniving, honest people to pay, did you ever think about that? Far as I’m concerned, the FBI should be targeting them, too. And the Secret Service. And throw in the ATF and the CIA and NSA for good measure. “And another thing, pal... I think it’s pretty darn not cool that you slipped into my house, uninvited, through the doggie door.” “Whats you expect, Cope? I’s upset, cain’t you see that? Cain’t you see my pieces o’ mind is all uncomboobulated? Don’ you care that what you says in that column o’ yourn might get me all distraughted and distressiﬁed? Besides, I jabbed that doorbell button so many times, I think I sprung m’ ﬁnger, an’ you never came.” “That doorbell hasn’t worked for years. I thought you knew that.” “Maybe I did once. But you ain’t accountin’ for how upset I is. How’s ’m I supposed to remember whose door bell works and whose don’t when there’s a U.S. president actin’ like he’s some Benny-Douchee Mooscalini? Not to mention you’s a’callin’ my sweet home Murdian some kind o’ undilating germ monster from Cal’fornia!” “I said it is ‘an amorphous blob of a squat where even the city limits seem to ﬂuctuate and ﬂow like the membrane of some undulating California amoebae creature.’ And I didn’t really call it that. I said it was like that. It’s not the same thing. It’s the difference between an actual thing and a simile,
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don’t you see? It’s like me saying that at the moment, you are acting like a mangy dog that got into his master’s meth stash and ate the whole thing. See the difference? I’m not saying you are a mangy meth dog. I’m only saying you’re like a mangy meth dog. I know why you’re acting like this over the president, seeing as how your whole despicable party is acting like mangy meth dogs over the president. But I don’t get why you’re so pissed over what I said about Meridian.” “Wull gull durnit! I juss don’ know how you can says such a thing. You were a Murdian feller back when you were a li’l baby, juss like me. You went t’ Murdian schools, juss like me. Y’r mammy an’ pappy brought you up the Murdian way, juss like me. An’ now you goes t’ insultin’ Murdian, all acause 60 or 70 thousand new peoples happened t’ move in on top o’ the ones what were already here. Cope, what you oughta be doin’ is making a list o’ them Murdian icons. Like what that there other newspaper is doin’ for Boise? That way, all the new people’d know what makes Murdian so special.” “‘Meridian icons?’ Are you kidding me?” “Nos, I are not kiddin’ you! Take that ol’ yeller water tower? If that ain’t an icon, what the heck is it?” “And what does it represent? That we use water here in Meridian?” “How’s ‘bout it repersents that a feller’s made it home again when he has to go someplace else what ain’t in Murdian? Dat’s what it repersents, Cope. That I’m in the right town whenever I’s wantin’ to be home! An’ what about the Murdian Speedway? Ain’t that purty gull durned iconished?” “OK, Red. I suppose you could say the Speedway is a Meridian icon, yes. Or... you could say it’s the sort of noise-polluting clutter that other towns had the good sense not to plant in the center of everything where people would have to listen to it on summer evenings from as far as two miles away.” “Awk! Now you’s insulted the Speedway! An’ I s’pose you think the Dairy Days is like some kind o’ cluster, too?” “Actually, Red, I don’t mind Dairy Days. The fact that we still have Dairy Days says to me that Meridian is like some town that holds a seasonal celebration of its pastoral, bucolic way of life, ignoring the fact that that way of life disappeared decades ago. Understand what I’m saying? During that handful of Dairy Days days, see, Meridian is a simile of a nicer, simpler, more grateful community. And I suppose if a simile is all you got, it’s better than nothing, huh?” “Ya’ know somethin’, Cope? Sometimes, talkin’ with you is like being on that SpiltA-Hurl ride wheres you think y’r havin’ a fun time right up until ya’ vomits all over y’rself.” “There you go, Red. Your own simile.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW Obama’s Orwellian Dystopia Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian says “a lot more signiﬁcant revelations” about America’s colossal Orwellian surveillance state are coming down the pike—courtesy of the thousands of pages of classiﬁed documents he obtained from Edward Snowden, the heroic former CIA contractor. That should be fun. In the meantime, we’ve got a pair of doozies to digest: Verizon’s decision to turn over its “metadata”to the National Security Agency, and the PRISM program, under which the biggest Internet companies let the NSA read our emails, see our photos, even watch our Skype chats. Politicians and their media mouthpieces are spinning faster than a server at the NSA’s new 5 zettabyte data farm in Utah. So let’s get some clarity on what’s really going on with 10 things you probably don’t know about the NSA scandals. 1. PRISM, not Verizon, is the bigger story. Government-aligned mainstream media outlets like The New York Times and NPR focus more on Verizon because it’s less indefensible. “Nobody is listening to your telephone calls,” Obama says. PRISM, they keep saying, is targeted at “foreigners” so Americans shouldn’t be angry about it. 2. PRISM really is directed at Americans. “Unlike the call data collection program, this program focuses on mining the content of online communication, and is potentially a much greater privacy intrusion,” notes Popular Mechanics. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testiﬁed to Congress that the NSA doesn’t collect “any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans.”
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As The New York Times said, this is a lie. “What I was thinking of,” explains Clapper, “is looking at the Dewey Decimal numbers of those books in the metaphorical library. To me the collection of U.S. persons’ data would mean taking the books off the shelf, opening it up and reading it.” In other words, the NSA collects the search histories, emails, ﬁle transfers and live chats of every American and stores them in a data farm. 3. President Barack Obama should be impeached over this. Obama, his top ofﬁcials and his political surrogates have repeatedly and knowingly lied to us when they said the NSA didn’t “routinely sweep up information about millions of Americans.” 4. PRISM and other NSA spy programs are not approved by courts or by Congress. White House defenders say the surveillance was approved by the legislative and judicial branches. But that isn’t true. The “FISA court” is so secret that, until last week, no one had ever seen a document issued by it. Very few members of Congress were aware of the programs before reading about them in the media. 5. There is no evidence that NSA spying keeps America safe. And so what if it did? According to ofﬁcials, PRISM saved the New York City subways from being bombed in 2009. Actually, the would-be terrorist was caught by old-fashioned detective work. In recent years, between 15 and 17 Americans a year died worldwide from terrorist attacks. You’re as likely to be crushed to death by your television set. 6. This is not a post-9/11 thing. We’re being told that PRISM and the 12 latest Patriot Act-approved surveillance
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Insisting that a county sheriff is “the only publicly elected enforcement ofﬁcer in America,” members of a so-called “light foot” militia in Ada County say they’re prepared to push back against what they say is “no end to the limit that the federal government is willing to take to take away rights from law abiding citizens.” But Craig Campbell, serving as the militia’s “executive ofﬁcer,” told Boise Weekly, “We’re apolitical.” “They may be apolitical as far as accepting people into their group, but at the heart of a militia usually lies a view that government is corrupt and the Constitution is eroded,” said Daryl Johnson of Washington, D.C.-based DT Analytics, which consults and trains law enforcement agencies on domestic terrorism and extremism. “I have yet to see a militia group that doesn’t subscribe to a conspiracy point of view.” Campbell, who told BW that he’s a consultant for the forest service product industry, said the militia wants to reach out to the Ada County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce (though the sheriff said he has yet to be contacted) in order to assist in search and rescue, wildﬁres or incidents where “there isn’t enough security to keep people from looting.” “That’s a facade,” countered Johnson, who, in his former position as a lead domestic terrorism expert at the Department of Homeland Security, was the main author of a controversial 2009 government report warning of increased right-wing extremism. “It’s a new alibi for these groups—that they’re on a homeland security mission,” he said. Johnson, who lived in Idaho in the 1980s, told BW that he was a bit surprised at how public the Ada County militia was with its creation. “What really stands out to me is that they sent out a press release,” said Johnson. “In my opinion, it’s a front to get public support or acceptance.” But Campbell said his group, which currently includes four ofﬁcers and 26 enlisted personnel, was anxious to get more recruits. “Some of our members are a bit old,” said Campbell. “Our unit’s interim commander, Capt. Jack Stuart, is 86 years old.” Campbell said the light foot militia’s requirements were fairly easy. “You need to perform a minimum of 10 pull-ups, 10 push-ups and walk two miles in 40 minutes with your necessary food and utilities,” he said. “‘Light foot’ basically means what a man can carry on his back.” But they’re not to be taken lightly, according to Johnson. “There’s always a chance of paranoia taking over or attracting people who may have criminal or paranoid points of view,” he said. “It’s concerning.” —George Prentice
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TERRORISM EXPERT: DON’T TAKE ‘LIGHT FOOTS’ LIGHTLY
When Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s riot police moved in to push protesters from Taksim square, violence erupted not only in Istanbul, but throughout Turkey.
A WORLD OF TROUBLE Boise State student views Turkish riots through a camera lens GEORGE PRENTICE Keely Mills should make a ﬁne reporter some day; her instincts are spot-on. No. 1, she walked toward, not away from, the unrest in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, in order to take photos that any veteran photojournalist would be proud of. No. 2 (and perhaps more importantly), she made certain she didn’t become part of the story, keeping an appropriate distance from the often-violent protest. Having just turned 21, and still learning the basic tenets of journalism as she prepares for her senior year at Boise State University, the communications major will return home June 29 from Turkey with quite a story to tell. As the world watched three weeks of rebellion consume Taksim Square, Mills’ daily commute to Bahcesehir University—where she recently wrapped her junior year as an international exchange student—included her being an eyewitness to history. “I was at school one day and I heard someone shout, ‘There’s so much gas out in the street,’” Mills told Boise Weekly from Istanbul. “We immediately stepped outside.” That’s when the tear gas ﬁrst burned Mills’ young lungs. It wouldn’t be the last time. “It smells like ﬁreworks at ﬁrst,” she remembered. “You obviously tear up and it’s hard to see. Then you start tasting it. To me, it tastes a bit like iron, or blood, and it burns.” Not exactly the news that Keely’s parents, half a world away, were anxious to hear. “As soon as we got word of the trouble in the square, we were pacing the ﬂoor of our Meridian home and we needed to have contact with her at least once every 12 hours,” said
her father, Rick Mills. “My comment to her was, ‘This is a Turkish concern. International students should not be directly involved.’” But Rick Mills told BW that he also knows his daughter’s instincts. “Her mother and I knew Keely wouldn’t stay in her ﬂat. She’s that type of girl,” he said. “I told her, ‘Be an observer, but please be a distant observer.’” His daughter observed plenty, often through a camera lens. “Police were coming down the road, shooting tear gas, shooting water from giant cannons on tanks. The Turkish people were trying to build barriers with anything they could ﬁnd: fences, automobiles, giant poles and sidewalk bricks, anything to stop the police.” The unrest began May 28 as a protest against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamic-rooted government’s plan to demolish Gezi Park—located in Taksim Square and one of Istanbul’s rare green spaces—in order to rebuild an Ottoman-era barracks torn down in 1940 and construct a shopping center that could include a mosque. When Erdogan’s riot police moved in to push protesters from the square, violence erupted not only in Istanbul but throughout Turkey, resulting in at least 5,000 protesters being injured and at least four deaths, according to the Turkish Human Rights Foundation. “One night, I tried a different tactic by standing on the police side,” said Mills. “But the police were very aggravated and exhausted. I was trying to take a photograph when a cop started yelling at me. Some cops even started throwing things at me and my friends. My
friend, who speaks Turkish, said, ‘Sorry, we’re just passing through.’ But one policeman ran up to him and kicked him in the side. Other police had to calm that ofﬁcer down.” Meanwhile, tear gas continued to blanket the square. “Our neighborhood really came together. These were innocent people trying to go about their lives, but they would open their doors in order to let people run inside and escape the gas. They even made a concoction of lemon and water to spray on your face, which helped,” she said. “People started wearing swimming goggles to protect their eyes.” Mills said she never envisioned such drama a year ago when, back in Boise, she was contemplating studying abroad. “I was looking through a study guide and liked the courses at Bahcesehir University,” said Mills, who added that this past semester, she switched her major from anthropology to communications. “The program is called the United Studies Abroad Consortium and they have a partnership with Boise State. I arrived here in Istanbul in September 2012 and have been living with two other international students, one from Spain and another from Ukraine. The school here is taught in English.” Mills said during the height of the protests, when she would talk with her parents back in the Treasure Valley, “They were deﬁnitely worried, but I stayed in touch as much as I could.” “They understood that I couldn’t just stay in my apartment. I had to witness this but yes, at a safe distance,” 10 she said. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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NEWS M AP INFOR M ATION FR OM ADA C OU NTY HIGHWAY DIS TR IC T
Ada County Highway District senior transportation planner Matt Edmond is hoping to secure approval for the DBIP from ACHD commissioners by Wednesday, August 28.
A NEW DIRECTION Boise moves toward more two-ways, roundabouts ANDREW CRISP AND GEORGE PRENTICE Navigating Ada County Highway District’s elaborate plans for downtown Boise is tricky business—nearly impossible if you’re colorblind. “My apologies to the mayor,” said Matt Edmond, ACHD senior transportation planner, as colorblind Dave Bieter strained to make out a tapestry of hues highlighting a map of downtown Boise streets. Bieter squinted as he pored through Edmond’s maps, which had also been distributed to Boise City Council members David Eberle and Lauren McLean, as well as six other members of the Capital City Development Corporation Board of Commissioners June 10. The maps highlighted a bundle of ACHD proposals—the conversion of seven one-way downtown streets into two-way, introduction of roundabouts at seven intersections, and an elaborate expansion of designated bike lanes in the city’s inner core—that would, quite literally, move Boise in new directions. “These are extremely preliminary,” Edmond cautioned Boise Weekly. The proposals are the ﬁrst glimpse of a
plan that started with community conversations over the last few years, and included two ACHD open house meetings that attracted plenty of attention. “It’s back to the future,” Boise Councilwoman Elaine Clegg told BW at a June 6 open house. “We always had two-way streets. We changed them to one-way streets with the understanding that, somehow, we needed to move more cars through downtown. What we really need is to get people downtown.” ACHD’s proposals include conversion of a series of currently one-way streets: Third, Fourth, a section of Eighth (between Bannock and Jefferson), 11th, 12th and 14th into twoways. Additionally, Jefferson Street is being proposed as a two-way thoroughfare. “And we’re still looking at 13th Street,” said Edmond. “We want to look at some more computer modeling before we recommend that street should be two-way.” A simple, yet compelling example would see the inclusion of travel lanes—in both directions—on 11th Street; separately-designated bike lanes, also in each direction; and room
Mills’ parents arrived in Istanbul June 10, not to rescue her, but because the school year had concluded and they had long ago planned to travel the Balkan Peninsula and up to Belgium, before bringing their daughter back to Idaho later this month. “I think I‘m a bit conﬂicted,” said Rick Mills. “Yes, I would like for things to calm down and for us to experience this without being teargassed. That said, I understand the zealousness of the protest against the Erdogan government and these new restrictions. The people who believe in a secular Turkey just don’t think he’s taking their country in the right direction.” 8
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for parking. Therefore, someone could their bicycle from Boise High to the Greenbelt, or vice versa, with no difﬁculty. Another big change would be the introduction of so-called “mini-roundabouts,” designed for intersections with less commercial trafﬁc and with an inner circle of less than 75 feet. “But a larger vehicle could still use some of the center island to negotiate the circle if the roundabout is a tight ﬁt,” said Edmond. “We looked at places where we didn’t anticipate a lot of truck trafﬁc and had a balanced volume of cars, traveling at lower speeds from different directions.” The roundabouts are proposed for Third Street at two intersections: Bannock and Jefferson streets; Grove Street at four intersections: 10th, 11th, 12th and 14th streets; and Bannock at 12th Street. “Best case scenario, we’re shooting for a [Wednesday] Aug. 28 approval from the ACHD Board,” said Edmond. “But we need to get the take from CCDC and the Boise City Council before we adopt.”
But Keely Mills’ parents were quick to add that they were “highly supportive” of their daughter’s desire to study abroad. “We’re just glad she was safe throughout all of this,” said her mother, Liz Mills. “Plus, Keely is such an amazing writer and photographer.” Mills said she’ll be happy to see friends and family when she gets back to Idaho, but is already thinking about more travel and a career that will send her to more corners of the globe. “I’m really thinking about some kind of journalism,” she said. Given her instincts and skill with a camera, she already has an impressive start for her portfolio. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
JOHN BRUNELLE A short walk from his old ofﬁce at City Hall, but a big change as he takes the reigns of CCDC GEORGE PRENTICE
I’m guessing that you needed to listen to this State of the City a little differently. Absolutely. It changed dramatically for me, looking at the same scene but through a different lens. I certainly see connections where the city can help CCDC and vice versa. And there will be more connections going forward, probably more than ever before. How would you rank this most recent address from the mayor? I think every one of them ranks a 10 out of 10, but as of today, I’m still employed by the city. Next year, maybe I can be more critical. Did you detect a boldness in the mayor’s address, in particular his pushback against some of what he characterized as economic hindrance coming from the Statehouse? I think so. I think the mayor knows it’s time to work toward building a coalition among those that may be Boise-centric, knowing that we’re not always going to get help from too many on the outside. We have to chart our own course.
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When did you ﬁrst think about becoming CCDC executive director? Actually, it was the last time the position opened up two years ago. But you weren’t an applicant then. I just thought about it and watched the process happen. When it opened up again this year, I took a serious look at it and consulted with [Boise Chief of Staff] Jade Riley and, of course, Mayor Bieter. I wanted to make sure I had the green light to pursue it.
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John Brunelle has lost count of how many State of the City addresses he has attended— whether as a member of the public sector, including his stint as president and owner of the Idaho Stampede, or in the public sector as director of Boise’s Ofﬁce of Economic Development. But the June 12 State of the City presented an interesting dynamic for Brunelle; he was on hand to support his boss, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, but he ended up sitting with staff from the Capital City Development Corporation—his new employer as of June 17. Boise Weekly sat down to talk with Brunelle, minutes after Bieter had wrapped up his remarks, to talk about working for the city for the past ﬁve years and his new challenge as CCDC’s executive director, a position he says he hopes to hold for many years to come.
Execution. The organization has a good plan, but they were really looking for someone who could collaborate, step in, manage the team but really execute the plan that’s in place. Your most immediate predecessor, Anthony Lyons, was an intellectual and only held the job for a year. The man who preceded him, Phil Kushlan, was in the position for 12 years, and was very hands-on and politically astute. How would you characterize your management style? As this organization comes into its 50th year—and there have been many executive directors—it’s clear to me that the job is not about my management style. CCDC is an agency to help make Boise better. Now, I’ve got that opportunity to lead CCDC and I hope to be doing that for a long, long time.
But could the mayor tell you not to pursue it? Well, I’m not a free agent. I was an appointed staffer in the mayor’s ofﬁce and I would not have sought the CCDC position without his permission. He took some time to deliberate and said, “Yeah, go for it.” I think I might have been one of the last applicants to throw my name into the process—that was in early April. What did the CCDC board tell you that they were looking for in a new executive director?
But what do you bring to the job? Local knowledge and local relationships. I come from a family with a long history of local public service. I was in the private sector for 25 years and with the city for the past ﬁve years. Now, I have this opportunity thanks, in large part, to the mayor. I look at this as my chance to give back to the city I love. Sports have always been a big part of your personal and professional life, given your past ownership and management of the Stampede.
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Sports was always part of my upbringing, especially team sports.
Can CCDC help the local auditorium district build a multi-use sports stadium for the city? I think the jury is still out on whether or not a stadium is the right thing for right now. It’s worthy of discussion, along with a lot of other projects. Another proposed project is for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival to move its operations and create a new inner-city theater in the old Macy’s building. What’s the latest on that? I hope to ﬁnd out soon. It’s a great concept and a fabulous location. Even if it doesn’t pencil out in that particular building, we really need to hold onto that idea and see if we can make that happen someplace else downtown. Live performing arts is what helps deﬁne Boise. It’s great for our brand. And this proposal is just great. You’ll need to hit the ground running. With all of the streetscape construction, dozens of private projects in different stages of development and CCDC’s plans to automate all of its downtown garages, you’re walking into an ofﬁce with a pretty fully inbox. I have to acknowledge the CCDC team
that has been working on all of these for the past few years. I need to quickly absorb the challenges on all of those current projects, and yes, I’ll be playing catch-up. But I have to keep my eye on 2014 and beyond. A lot of folks only know CCDC as the entity that owns and operates the downtown parking garages. Garages help developers ﬁnd the economics to come in and invest in our downtown. Developers, retailers and restaurants can come in because they know the parking piece of the puzzle has been solved. That said, we need to start talking with the city about parking plans for the future. That’s long-term, but we have to pick up the pace a bit. Parking may sound boring or mundane but it’s important. What does Boise need that it doesn’t have? A local-option tax. We also need a structured entrepreneurial ecosystem, similar but not identical to Boulder, Colo., or the San Francisco Bay Area. Almost as important as our buildings or structural development is our ability to attract young, driven, creative builders. But they’re only going to come if we have a young, knowledge-based economy to power us forward.
RALL state excesses date back to post-9/11 “make us safe at any cost” paranoia. In fact, the NSA has been way up in your business long before that. Back in December 1998, the French newsweekly Le Nouvel Observateur revealed the existence of a covert partnership between the NSA and 26 U.S. allies. “The power of the network, codenamed ECHELON, is astounding,” the BBC reported in 1999. “Every international telephone call, fax, email, or radio transmission can be listened to by powerful computers capable of voice recognition. They home in on a long list of key words, or patterns of messages. They are looking for evidence of international crime, like terrorism. … The system is so widespread all sorts of private communications, often of a sensitive commercial nature, are hoovered up and analyzed.” 7. Edward Snowden expects to be extradited. U.S. media wonders aloud, “puzzled” at whistleblower Snowden’s decision to go to Hong Kong, which routinely extradites criminal suspects to the United States. But Snowden’s explanation is crystal clear. “People who think I made a mistake in picking HK as a location misunderstand my intentions,” he told a local newspaper. “I am not here to hide from justice; I am here to reveal criminality.” He wants a political hearing so he can put the system on trial. In the meantime, he’ll 7
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use the time it’ll take Obama’s legal goons to process the extradition to talk to journalists. 8. Caught being evil, Google and other tech companies are scared shitless. And they should be. Consumers and businesses know now that when Big Brother comes calling, Big Tech doesn’t do what they should do. This could hurt their bottom lines. “Other countries will start routing around the U.S. information economy by developing, or even mandating, their own competing services,” speculates Popular Mechanics. 9. Fifty-six percent of Americans trust the government’s PRISM program, which the government repeatedly lied about. What people don’t know should worry them. You’re not a terrorist. So why worry? Because the data collected by the NSA isn’t likely to stay locked up in Utah forever. Hackers have already proved they can access the NSA. Some want to sell it to private concerns. Mining of Big Data can screw up your life and you’ll never know what hit you. 10. In the long run, the end of privacy will liberate us. Everyone has a dirty secret. The way things are going, all those secrets will be as out as Dan Savage. Blackmail only works if most dirty secrets are hard to come by. But if everyone’s got a nude photo online, shame goes away. By the time the surveillance state plays out, we may look back at 2013 as the year when America moved past Puritanism. If we’re not in a gulag. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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RESHAPING THE RIGHT HOW RIGHT-WING EMIGRANTS CONQUERED NORTH IDAHO IF ANYONE IN KOOTENAI COUNTY COULD HAVE PREDICTED THE DEMOCRATS’ DOWNFALL, IT WAS DAN ENGLISH. HE HAD SPENT MOST OF HIS LIFE IN THE IDAHO PANHANDLE AND MONITORED MORE THAN 100 LOCAL ELECTIONS IN HIS 15 YEARS AS COUNTY CLERK. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
The ﬁrst ballots he counted, in 1996, revealed tight contests between Republicans and Democrats, but in the years that followed, the margins only widened. By 2002, the Democratic presence had been so whittled down that only one Democrat—English himself—still held an elected county ofﬁce. For his re-election campaign that year, he distributed wooden nickels labeled, “Save the Last One,” reminding voters of a bygone time when his party dominated the county. That caught the attention of USA Today, which observed that English was a rare political survivor in what had become “the most Republican county in the most Republican state in the nation.” Once again, English was spared. But by Nov. 2, 2010, when he faced another election, Kootenai County had swung even further to the right. President Barack Obama was especially unpopular with Idaho Republicans, and any association with his party and policies had become a political liability. English is a gentle, affable man with bipartisan appeal: His children served on active duty in Iraq;
he founded the nonproﬁt North Idaho Youth for Christ; and he was civically engaged well before he became clerk, serving on the school board and city council. English knew, however, that his record no longer mattered as much as the letter “D” beside his name. “You don’t have anything to worry about. People like you,” his friends assured him, but English had doubts. That November evening, he noticed the election supervisor studying the absentee ballots—often a preview of the ﬁnal totals—with particular intensity. “I have to run this again. Something’s not right,” she told him. When she left the room, English pulled the results from the trash. “Sure enough, there I was, losing.” He called his wife and said, “I think this may be the end of the run.” In the end, not a single Democrat was elected to a partisan ofﬁce in Kootenai County. All three county commissioners, as well as the clerk, the assessor, the sheriff, the treasurer, the county attorney and the coroner were Republican; so were the nine state legislators representing the area. Voters even backed a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Rep-
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resentatives, Raul Labrador, by a 10 percent margin over Democratic incumbent Walt Minnick. (Labrador is now one of Congress’ most conservative members.) To outside observers, it may have appeared that the county swung along with the nation’s political pendulum. American voters leaned right in 2010, awarding Republicans a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. But in Kootenai County, something far more enduring than partisan realignment had tipped the scales. As English put it, the 2010 election marked “the end of an era”—not only politically, but demographically. Conservative newcomers, primarily from Southern California, had helped quadruple the county population since 1970. Allied with conservative North Idahoans, they systematically transformed the local politics. It was part of a much larger pattern: Increasingly mobile Americans were deliberately seeking out communities that reinforced their own social and political values. Elsewhere, conservative emigrants helped push certain suburbs of Boise; Denver; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Salt Lake City; and Phoenix further to the right, while liberals relocated to urban centers
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and college towns. The shift had a polarizing effect: In 1976, less than one-quarter of Americans lived in counties that voted overwhelmingly—by more than a 20 percent margin—for either presidential candidate. By 2004, nearly half of Americans did. The consequences have only begun to emerge. Journalist Bill Bishop and sociologist Robert G. Cushing, in their widely praised 2008 book, The Big Sort, suggest that the United States has become a patchwork of ideologically distinct communities that elect representatives who are frequently unwilling to compromise. No wonder, they write, that Congress is gridlocked, and issues such as health care, which once crossed party lines, are now deﬁnitively partisan. “What happened,” writes Bishop, “wasn’t a simple increase in political partisanship, but a more fundamental kind of self-perpetuating, self-reinforcing social division.” Americans had created communities that functioned as “social-resonators,” in which they could hear the “ampliﬁed sound of their own voices and beliefs.” Indeed, Kootenai County’s transformation suggests that the most indelible impacts may be felt in the echo chambers themselves—in the counties, red and blue, where the majorities’ values are reinforced in every facet of local government, and where it’s easy to forget the way the other half thinks. “It’s taking us a step back,” one self-described conservative told me, “because by making our own private Idaho, we’re insulating ourselves from the world.”
SOUTHERN IMMIGRATION Kootenai County spans 1,316 square miles, from its ﬂat prairie border with Washington across the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene to the dense pine forests on Fourth of July Pass. In the late 1800s, prospectors discovered gold, silver, lead and zinc in the mountains just east of the pass, and for much of the next century, mining undergirded the regional economy. In the 1970s, the Silver Valley, on a fork of the Coeur d’Alene River, produced half the nation’s silver and ranked among the 10 most productive mining districts in the world. The mines, and the unions that arose with them, made the region faithfully Democratic. Republicans rarely won local partisan elections, and unionized workers backed Idaho Sen. Frank Church, who sponsored the 1964 Wilderness Act and opposed the Vietnam War. But North Idaho also contained deep conservative pockets. In 1964, the presidential election revealed strong support for Republican Barry Goldwater, and the area caught the attention of Ronald Rankin, a leader of Southern California’s burgeoning conservative movement. In 1965, Rankin moved to Coeur d’Alene, the largest town in Kootenai County, from Orange County, south of Los Angeles, where he’d directed the California Republican Assembly and rallied Goldwater supporters. (At one event, Rankin reportedly told a young Ronald Reagan—then making his ﬁrst run for California governor—that he was “too liberal.”) According to the region’s leading newspaper, the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., Rankin and his family moved to Idaho “looking for a quieter life.” The following year, however, he revealed another reason in the Lewiston Morning Tribune, saying that “several very wealthy Southern Californians” had planted eight ﬁeld organizers, including Rankin, across the West to “reshape the Republican Party from the bottom up along arch-conservative lines.” Kootenai County was a strategic target. Rankin told the Tribune he liked the “community atmosphere”; the small electorate was easier to inﬂuence, and almost entirely white. (The Aryan Nations, a white supremacist group, had its headquarters in the county until 2001.) It was a place, Rankin believed, where one person could make a difference—where, by reorienting the local politics, he could help change the nation.
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Bob Pedersen left Califor nia in 1994, bound for the “new Promised Land” of Nor th Idaho where he helped found the conser vative group Rally Right.
“If we can carry the bottom of the ticket,” he said, “then we have a chance of carrying the top.” Rankin’s failures and successes read like a litmus test for the county’s political transformation. His ﬁrst move—an attempt to recall Church—was seen as radical, even among Republicans, and over the years, as the Spokesman-Review noted, he ran “for every public ofﬁce from governor to a seat on a local highway district ... most always unsuccessfully.” Eventually, though, Rankin’s popularity grew. He hosted a radio talk show and had some success spreading his anti-tax philosophy. In 1996, he ﬁnally won a seat on the Kootenai County Commission and persuaded fellow commissioners to make English the county’s ofﬁcial language. By the time Rankin died in 2004, local politics had shifted so drastically to the right that some conservatives considered him too liberal. (Rankin reportedly dubbed them “the far-righteous.”) The economy had slid out from underneath Democrats. The price of silver dropped precipitously in 1980, the metals market slumped, mines closed and Idaho passed right-to-work legislation that effectively disabled the unions. Kootenai County’s new economy was based on tourism, medical care and the high-tech industry. At the front of this transition was Coeur d’Alene native Duane Hagadone, an ambitious conservative who owned the Coeur d’Alene Press and other Northwestern newspapers. Hagadone believed that the region’s economic future depended on its natural beauty, epitomized in the 25-mile-long Lake Coeur d’Alene. He was already on his way to becoming one of Idaho’s wealthiest men when he built an 18-story hotel and resort on the lakeshore, featuring a golf course with a ﬂoating green and a new marina that offered cable television and room service to visiting yachtsmen. At a Chamber of Commerce meeting in 1985, after county commissioners approved the project, Hagadone gushed, “The potential of what we have in this great community in this great area is almost scary.” Meanwhile, Southern California was struck by a series of disasters in the early 1990s—a recession, an earthquake, race riots—that together marked the beginning of an exodus. Between 1992 and 2000, excluding birth and death rates, California lost 1.8 million more people than it gained; collectively, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona gained 1.4 million more than they lost. More than half of the immigrants to Idaho
in that period came from California. Of the top four counties that lost emigrants to Kootenai, three were in California—San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange. Like many other mass movements, this one spread by word of mouth. In 1990, the Coeur d’Alene Press reported that one Orange County family had convinced “half its neighborhood” to relocate to Coeur d’Alene. A pastor told me that “whole [evangelical] ministries” came north together. By the end of the 1990s, more than 500 California police ofﬁcers had retired to North Idaho, among them Mark Fuhrman, who committed perjury in the prosecution of O.J. Simpson. One ofﬁcer told the Los Angeles Times that he left Anaheim because “the narrow roads got wider, orange groves became tract homes and street gangs became too numerous to count.” He went looking for “another Shangri-La,” and found it in Kootenai County. Indeed, as the county’s population soared to more than 100,000, it began to look less like Idaho and more like suburban California. The prairie was paved with curling cul-de-sacs and gridded with Starbucks, Del Tacos and Holiday Inns. The old Potlatch Mill on Lake Coeur d’Alene became a golf course, and another mill site, just past the outﬂow into the Spokane River, became an ofﬁce complex and parking lot. Once, when county commissioners voted to approve a subdivision, a local politician opined, “They are trying to turn Idaho into Orange County.” Another resident wrote to the Spokesman-Review, “When I moved there in 1976, Coeur d’Alene was a nice, sleepy town, just getting ready to construct its ﬁrst McDonald’s. Today, thanks to the horde of Californians who settled there, the place has espresso bars and strip malls and ferns and houses with diagonal wood.” Pundits predicted that Californians’ migration to places like Kootenai County would have a moderating effect on the politics of the Intermountain West. The newcomers “are ﬁnding work in jobs unrelated to the traditional timber, mining and agricultural ﬁelds,” observed Timothy Egan, a Western correspondent for The New York Times, in 1993. Egan suggested that these “lifestyle refugees” would cause an “environmentalist tilt in the [Western] electorate.” But he overlooked a key detail: The counties from which these refugees came were the most conservative in California. They were, in fact, the birthplace of modern American conservatism—home to the John Birch Society, early evangelicalism, the 1978 tax revolt that led to property-tax limits in Proposi-
tion 13, and two years later, Reagan’s election to the presidency. When California’s conservative bulwarks faltered in the 1990s under the weight of rising taxes, stricter regulations, Mexican immigration and the state’s steady liberalization, conservatives went looking for what they believed they had lost. Many told me that Kootenai County became their idea of “God’s Country”—an American utopia, a refuge from “a world turned upside down.” As one transplant told Egan, “There’s this desire to return to a simpler, nostalgic life, even though we don’t really have any idea what that is.”
IT BEGINS In December 2012, I met Tina Jacobson at a Starbucks in the suburbs north of Coeur d’Alene. I had been in the area for only a few days but already knew that, depending on whom one consulted, Jacobson was either the county’s most principled or most pugnacious Republican. “I make no bones about it,” she told me. “I am a Conservative. I spell ‘Conservative’ with a capital C.” The daughter of Dutch immigrants, Jacobson grew up in Southern California, where, from a young age, she listened to talk radio. She recalled with alarming clarity the day that her high-school political science teacher “came bouncing into the room braless” and cried over Democrat George McGovern’s loss in the 1972 presidential race. When Jacobson turned 18, she registered as a Republican and, soon after, entered politics, campaigning against a school bond. Eight years later, she escaped California and moved with her husband to Boise, where she eventually won election as a local precinct captain. Idaho’s small population gave her an entry into politics that would have been impossible in California. She mingled with conservative heavyweights, and when she moved to the Coeur d’Alene area in 1993, for her husband’s job, she sought, and won, an appointment as secretary of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee. That gave her access to addresses and voting records, which she scoured for emerging patterns. The next year, Helen Chenoweth, a leader of Idaho’s conservative movement, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and later she hired Jacobson as an assistant. Jacobson admired the congresswoman and read her subsequent re-elections in 1996 and WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
DAN ENGLISH Longtime, popular Kootenai County Clerk Dan English was the last Democrat holding local of fice. That changed in the 2012 primaries, when he was defeated in a wave of conser vative victories.
1998 as landmarks in Idaho’s rightward tilt. In Kootenai County, the shift was especially noticeable. By 2002, registered Republicans outnumbered Democrats, and even as the nation swung left in the 2008 election, the Democratic Party didn’t run candidates in ﬁve local Legislature races. Still, the county’s Republican Party struck Jacobson as lackluster. “We needed to run the agenda, put forth resolutions, move politics in a direction that conservatives wanted to go,” she explained. “If you’re a majority party, if you don’t use that to your advantage, what’s the point?” She suspected, too, that as the local Democratic Party atrophied, its members were switching their afﬁliation in order to vote for moderate candidates in Republican primaries. “They still wanted to be a part of it, so they came to us because we were the only game in town,” she said. “The battle was still Republicans vs. Democrats. The problem was, we were all wearing the same jersey.” At a Central Committee meeting after the 2008 election, Jacobson saw an opening when another former Californian, Bob Pedersen, asked for help to run for Congress. Pedersen came from Orange County, where he’d been active in the early evangelical movement and worked as a volunteer pastor. In his view, the pivotal point in California’s decline came in 1992, when police ofﬁcers charged with brutally beating a black man, Rodney King, were acquitted of criminal charges, setting off riots across Los Angeles. Pedersen recalled standing on his porch with a gun, looking over that urbanized valley, the horizon lit with ﬁre. “It looked like Armageddon,” he recalled. “I said, ‘I’m getting out of this. I’m not going to raise my kids here.’ “ In 1994, Pedersen and his wife packed their three children into a van and drove north. “I believed Idaho was the new Promised Land,” he said. “It was beautiful. It was a new place to start.” Jacobson advised Pedersen that he wasn’t ready to run for Congress. “He had no name recognition,” she told me. “I said, ‘Bob, if you want to make a difference, you’re going to have to take over the Republican Party. Here’s how it’s done.’ “ Jacobson believed that the precincts offered citizens the greatest potential for political inﬂuence. Precinct captains walk their neighborhoods, meeting WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
voters face-to-face, and together, they form the county Republican Central Committee, which grooms candidates and has tremendous inﬂuence among regional and state Republicans. If a county commissioner or legislator steps down, the committee nominates replacements. Jacobson advised Pedersen that precinct captainships were rarely contested in elections; incumbents would be unlikely to even notice someone vying for their seat, until they saw a ballot. In the spring of 2009, Pedersen placed an ad in the weekly Nickel’s Worth: “Are you tired of the Republican Party? Conservatives Unite!” On April 1, 2009, 130 people packed into a pizza parlor in Post Falls, west of Coeur d’Alene. Pedersen was nervous, not expecting such a crowd. Through a hand-held microphone, he explained that the same kind of liberals leading the country toward ﬁnancial and moral ruin had inﬁltrated the local Republican Party. “They’re just godless,” he said. “They aren’t Republican.” That night, several volunteers joined him in organizing a club they called Rally Right. (Though its principles resemble those of the Tea Party, Rally Right’s slogan states, “It’s easier to ﬁx the Republican Party than start a third party.”) By the end of the summer, Rally Right boasted more than 2,000 members and invited candidates to speak at their meetings. Raul Labrador came twice. Pedersen vetted candidates for precinct captainships according to what he called “The Conservative Creed.” It began, “Do you believe God is the foundation of this country, and do you believe in God?” and then asked about states’ rights—”a protection against tyranny of a federal government”—and the right to bear arms. Finally, it asked, “Do you stand for the traditional marriage and do you stand against abortion?” Each candidate was tested twice. In May 2010, 42 of the vetted candidates won positions on the 71-seat Central Committee; Jacobson was elected chairwoman. “It was all under the radar,” she told me. “By the time we were done, it was too late for anybody to react.”
PLAN OF ATTACK Republican groups proliferated across Kootenai County after the 2008 presidential election, and among them was Rally Right’s greatest rival, the Reagan Republicans. I met that groups’ president and co-founder in the ofﬁce of his custom tiling company, X Things Manufacturing, tucked in a dingy concrete
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complex in Post Falls. Ron Lahr, a funny man whose sarcasm often edges toward exasperation, wore a leather jacket over a green sweatshirt. He had moved to Kootenai County from Spokane, Wash., in 2002, and connected with Jeff Ward, another Washington emigrant and a former staffer for George Nethercutt, the Republican who defeated that state’s 30-year Democratic Rep. Tom Foley in 1994. “We talked a lot about how unsophisticated the politics were here in Kootenai County,” Lahr recalled. Together they joined a “Pachyderm Club” afﬁliated with the Republican National Committee, and both became precinct captains. At one event, Lahr was instructed to write down his name and the city of his birth. “Of the 60 or 70 people there,” he said, “most were born in California.” Lahr and Ward thought the Pachyderms and the Central Committee were hamstrung by party afﬁliation, unable to back candidates in the primaries or take part in nonpartisan elections, such as for school board or city council. Nonpartisan ofﬁcials oversee the levying and management of many local taxes, and since incumbents rarely lost, many of the same people held their positions for years. Lahr and Ward suspected there were Democrats among them—the county’s last holdouts—who were prone to irresponsible and excessive spending. “We thought, if we can inﬂuence the election for ﬁre district, city council, school board,” Lahr told me, “that’s access to a lot of money.” Lahr and Ward formed the Reagan Republicans in 2009, aiming to not only inﬂuence the standard partisan races, but also to recast nonpartisan races as, essentially, partisan. No R or D would appear by a candidate’s name on the ballot, but the group would ensure that voters knew candidates’ afﬁliations and be inspired to vote. They set about compiling lists and neighborhood maps, and on Saturdays before elections, gathered club members and knocked on doors. With donations to their PAC, they acquired data on demographics and voting patterns. They learned, for example, that many Democrats did register as Republicans in order to vote in primaries. “If you just take the information from the county, it says, ‘This person is a Republican,’ “ Lahr explained. “With our data, we can say, ‘This person is registered as a Republican. Here’s what we think they really are.’“ Within three years, the group helped 51 Republicans, including 15 nonpartisan candidates, win primary and general elections. In 2009, three of their candidates fell short in races for Coeur d’Alene City Council, but two of them, including Dan Gookin, who also had roots in California, tried again in 2011, this time amid controversy over the council’s plan to spend $15 million reconstructing a downtown park. Gookin hired the services of Strategery, a side-project of Lahr and Ward’s that offered more sophisticated assistance than volunteers could provide. The seat Gookin sought was open, and Democrats had nominated George Sayler, a popular retired legislator with a record of earning bipartisan support. (Gookin himself had once voted for Sayler.) But Sayler favored the park project and was an unabashed Democrat. A few weeks before that city council election, during a public conversation with Gookin hosted by the North Idaho Pachyderm Forum, an audience member asked Sayler if he supported Obama. “What connection does that have with the city election?” Sayler asked. Then he replied, “I am proud I endorsed Barack Obama, and I would do it again.” A week later, Strategery reprinted the quote on a ﬂier beside headshots of Sayler and Obama, and dropped it on people’s doorsteps. Sayler lost by 15 percent.
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TOM HAMILTON Tom Hamilton, far left, got involved with Kootenai County politics when he became concer ned that his daughter’s education was based on a “liberal progressive” approach. In 2011 he was elected to the local school board, buck bucked his par ty by voting for a $33 million school bond.
ENTER THE SPLIT The city council election aggravated an ideological conﬂict within the local Republican Party—not between conservatives and moderates, but between those who believed, like Jacobson, that only conservatives counted as Republicans, and those like Lahr, who believed that any Republican, moderate or conservative, was better than a Democrat, and those like Gookin, who believed that there was still a sacred place for nonpartisanship. The ﬂier unsettled Gookin—Sayler’s politics, though no secret, struck him as “just one of those things” that needn’t be mentioned. Gookin moved to Coeur d’Alene from Seattle in 1993. Previously, he’d lived in San Diego, where he founded the For Dummies book series and authored many of them himself. When he arrived in North Idaho, he “wasn’t really associated with one party or another” and was often accused of being both a Democrat and a Republican. “It’s just a way to marginalize someone you don’t understand,” he told me. “They just kind of shove you into an area and say, ‘This is where you’re supposed to go.’ “ He thought that politics had grown nastier over his years in the county, and his own campaign was a casualty of this. “We’re taking national issues and projecting them on a local level,” he said. “It just doesn’t work. It’s not the same thing.” I heard this frequently throughout my reporting: The same politics dividing the nation in presidential and congressional elections had seeped into local government. The difference was that in Kootenai County, Democrats had all but disappeared, and so Republicans had no common enemy to rally against. Many I spoke with blamed the Reagan Republicans for the party’s conﬂicts, because their work in primaries pitted Republicans against one another. Others pointed to the 2010 election of precinct captains, which forced people to take sides. One Rally Right member told the Coeur d’Alene Press, “The Republican Party is not being fractured. It’s just being cleansed of the people who are not true Republicans.” Bob Pedersen perpetuated this distinction; according to Lahr, Pedersen wanted “to be the arbiter of who’s Republican and who’s not.” Pedersen denounced Lahr and Ward as “the real enemy” because he often disapproved of candidates the Reagan Republicans endorsed. When Gookin met
Pedersen at the fairgrounds one summer and mentioned that he was running for city council, Pedersen regarded him skeptically. “What do you think about government?” Gookin recalled him asking. “I said that I thought taxes should be low and government should be small. He thought that was a good answer. Then he said, ‘What do you think about gay rights?’ I told him I thought gay people had a constitutional right to be married. He said, ‘Well, we’re going to disagree on that.’ He never talked to me again.” Among the many Republicans Pedersen refused to endorse was Luke Malek, who won a Legislature seat in 2012. John Cross, chairman of the Republican Central Committee of North Idaho, told me that some people didn’t think Malek was conservative enough “because of who he hung around with,” an accusation I heard applied to several moderates. Even Cross, who is considered highly conservative, initially drew Pedersen’s skepticism due to his take on the role of God in politics. “It’s not that I have an open disagreement with Bob about religion,” Cross said. “I just—how do I put this?—I don’t talk about it, and I don’t deﬁne other people by it.” When I ﬁnally met Pedersen, in a Post Falls suburb, I was surprised to ﬁnd him at once boyish and grandfatherly. He has cloudy blue eyes, thinning hair and eyebrows that bristle over the rims of his glasses. He works as an antique collector. “I want this to be known,” he insisted. “I did not try to control the Republican Party. All I did was get conservatives elected. I’m nobody. I’d never been in politics before.” Despite Pedersen’s delight in the conservative takeover, some Republicans told me they feared speaking out against what the conservatives deﬁned as the party line. “The more the party gains power,” one told me, “the less dissent it seems they’re allowing.” Gookin blamed this on a lack of effective leadership: “We don’t have anyone saying, ‘Knock it off, we both believe in the same thing. Get back there. We have enough room to tolerate different opinions.’ No one wants to do that. And by being silent, you encourage it.” The inﬁghting struck a new high in February 2012, when Tina Jacobson helped choose Richard Mack as the keynote speaker for the annual Lincoln Day dinner. Mack is widely celebrated among Libertar-
ians and Constitutionalists for winning a U.S. Supreme Court case that found a gun control bill unconstitutional in 1997. This time, it was Ward who doubted Mack’s loyalty. Ward and 13 other Central Committee members wrote a letter charging that, “It is quite evident that Mr. Mack’s support of the Republican Party is inconsistent, intermittent and questionable,” and suggested that Republican ofﬁcials might be offended if forced to share his podium. The committee put the question up for a vote, and decided 31-30 to disinvite Mack. The ensuing debate in the newspapers grew so hostile that Mack himself wrote in. Jacobson told the Coeur d’Alene Press, “This breaks my heart to see how we are treating each other. These are your comrades, not your enemies. We’re Team Republican.” Two weeks later, Jacobson re-invited Mack, alleging that a “false proxy” ballot had been used in the vote against him, and Ward dropped the issue. Jacobson resigned from the Central Committee in May 2012. She told me that she wanted more time to work on her novel, a paranormal romance about an ambitious anti-tax crusader who is elected to the Idaho Legislature and falls in love with a ghost.
IN OFFICE Though Kootenai County’s political transformation is evident in the polls, impacts on the ground will take longer to surface. The clearest signs have appeared on the city council and county commission, where opposition to taxes and levies is stronger than ever before. Meanwhile, the “social resonance” that The Big Sort predicted has just begun to surface in county schools. In the fall of 2010, Tom Hamilton became concerned with what his 9-year-old daughter was learning at Hayden Meadows Elementary, in the Coeur d’Alene school district. I met Hamilton, who has a red beard and a jovial grin, at Ground Force, a mining machinery plant where he serves as manager. He told me: “She came home one day and said, ‘Our teacher says that if you take us to church, you’re teaching us to believe in ghosts and fairy tales.’ “ Hamilton said he spoke to the teacher, who responded that the school curriculum, called Primary Years Program, provided by the worldwide educational foundation International Baccalaureate, “teaches us to question our values, even those that have been WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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instilled by our parents.” Hamilton was livid. “You don’t get to instill a value system in my child that may be contrary to what I believe as a parent,” he said. “You teach them reading, writing, arithmetic, history, a little civics, arts and music, but especially in the formative years, values are up to me.” As for his values, he said, “I believe the Bible teaches the truth, and there is no truth outside the Bible. I don’t expect our schools to teach that. I understand why they shouldn’t. But you don’t get to tell my kid that I’m wrong.” The Hayden Meadows teacher could not be reached for comment. Hamilton began attending school board meetings. He had never been politically active, but he now suspected school trustees of promoting a “liberal progressive” educational approach, and squandering public funds in the process. He met a group of parents who were already protesting PYP, as well as an optional International Baccalaureate high-school program. Some of their criticisms—that the programs were a United Nations plot, for example—struck him as a bit conspiratorial, but others resonated. He especially resented a core IB goal, which is to teach students to be “global citizens.” When I asked what he thought IB meant by that term, he suggested it signiﬁed “tolerance in the progressive sense”—the idea that two people can have different belief systems and both be right. “I don’t agree with that,” he said. “I’ll give you an example. I would agree that I have no right to persecute, abuse or judge somebody should homosexuality be the lifestyle they choose. But in my belief system, biblically, I can’t say that’s OK.” Hamilton announced his school board candidacy at a Reagan Republicans meeting. Ward came to his house and explained how to run a campaign, and on Saturdays thereafter, members of a group called Republican Women gathered there and then split off with clipboards and district walking lists. Hamilton knocked on at least 400 doors, he said: “I told people that I was a ﬁscal and political conservative. That I don’t believe value indoctrination should be part of public education.” In May 2011, he won the election, along with another candidate backed by the Reagan Republicans. Within 16 months, due to conﬂicts between new and old members, all three remaining incumbents resigned and were replaced with conservatives. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
In the spring of 2012, many parents, students and teachers defended the IB programs as good preparation, especially for students who would eventually live outside North Idaho. At one board meeting, Tim Sanford, a high-school music instructor and conservative Republican, told the trustees, “Asking a student to think and analyze and challenge the world around them is not dangerous, nor is it brainwashing. It makes a self-assured person, who not only knows what they believe in, but why they believe in it.” Despite the protests, later that year, the school board decided—unanimously—to eliminate both IB programs. But then Hamilton did something that no one expected: He supported a $33 million school bond that would raise taxes. Before he became trustee, he’d voted against school levies. “I was that guy on the outside saying that our schools have enough money, that they can’t come to us for handouts every time there’s a budget shortfall,” he told me. “Well, you get on the inside, and you start looking at how things really are, and you see that the need is very real.” Hamilton knew that most of his conservative supporters opposed the bond, and without them, it wouldn’t pass. So, once again, he made the rounds of the Republican groups. “I remember walking into the Pachyderms, and a lot of them had taken the literature I’d mailed out and circled and marked and highlighted it with exclamation points.” Hamilton knew then that he had walked into a “hostile” room. “So I began, ‘I know many of you don’t want me to, but I am supporting this bond, and here are my reasons why.’ And then I just let them ask questions.” Last November, 72 percent of voters approved the school bond. “I understand the fear,” Hamilton told me. “I understand that a lot of people are living under a tax burden, and are scared of where the country is going right now. I look at this and say, can I do something about national politics? I don’t think I can. But can I impact the community locally? That I can do. Is everyone going to like me for it? Probably not. But I’d like to think that I’m not so dug in on principle that reason doesn’t enter into my argument.”
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well-stocked bar DOUG STANHOPE When he’s not earning his title of “America’s Most Depraved Man” and performing stand-up in maximum security prisons, Doug Stanhope runs a Celebrity Death Pool league online, with bonus points awarded for murders and fatal plane crashes. That should give you a fair idea of what to expect from Stanhope’s stand-up act, which comes to the Neurolux Thursday, June 20. A self-described anarchist, he doesn’t hold back from controversial topics like pedophilia, abortion and religion, feeding off a combination of audience chaos and a seemingly endless supply of alcohol (he claims he can’t remember his last sober performance). It’s best not to heckle the guy, who’ll tell you, “If you’re offended by any word, in any language, it’s probably because your parents were unﬁt to raise a child.” Stanhope’s stand-up relies on the same nihilism that brought him a wider audience on the FX show Louie, where his portrayal of a suicidal comic garnered critical acclaim. He’s recently shown glimpses of a more humane side, though. Stanhope started an “Atheists Unite” campaign to raise money for a victim of the Oklahoma tornadoes, offering incentives such as a “free Bible in your next hotel room stay” for a $25 donation. Maybe there’s a quiver of a heartbeat beneath the nicotine drawl and 3 a.m. stare. Then again, this is the same guy who once said, “Life is like animal porn. It’s not for everyone.” Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets can be bought online. The bar will certainly be well stocked. 9 p.m. $25. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-343-0886, neurolux.com.
SATURDAY JUNE 22 ruby anniversary BOISE CO-OP 40TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Since 1973, Boise Co-op has prided itself on being the city’s hub for healthful, green, environmentally friendly alternatives. Over the years, the Co-op
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has grown from a market run by a dozen individuals to the 26,000-square-foot bazaar it is today, offering everything from beer, wine from around the world, meat and dairy to health and beauty supplies and even pet food—all with a hefty emphasis on natural and local. To mark the auspicious anniversary, the Co-op is celebrating with a street fair in honor of all things food- and community-related.
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On Saturday, June 22, the street fair will showcase local vendors as well as musicians, cooking demos, tastings and activities for the kids. Vendors set to take part in the fair include the Boise Co-op Kitchen and Wine Shop, as well as Dream Chocolates, Purple Sage Farms, Nancy’s Cookies and more. Boise Mayor Dave Bieter will deliver opening remarks
Now that the latest season of The Amazing Race has ﬁnished, any cyclist hankering for a ﬁx of clues, challenges and competition can climb on a bike and race around downtown Boise for the Ultimate Urban Challenge, in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The challenge, now in its fourth year, sends teams of four bikers on a race to 13 locations in and around downtown. The destinations are revealed by clues received after completing 17 different challenges that test physical and mental prowess. Tasks from previous years have ranged from beating roller derby teams at their own game, completing a jigsaw puzzle blindfolded and chowing down on some cooked insects (crickets taste like slightly nutty shrimp, apparently). The race begins Saturday, June 22, at 8:30 a.m. at Boise State University’s Caven-Williams Sports Complex. Medals and prizes are given for the top fund-raising teams, the race winners and the best team costumes. Just remember to stay hydrated under that Iron Man outﬁt. Post-race awards will be given out in Julia Davis Park, along with a party where racers and supporters can unwind and recover with some food (regular, not insect) and drink, plus music and entertainment. Make-A-Wish children and their families from around Idaho will be highlighted at the party and along the route to show racers where the money raised will be going. Cyclists can register online for $75 per person, and can expect to travel 15-20 miles. 8:30 a.m. $75. Caven-Williams Sports Complex, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, uuc2013.kintera.org.
before a full line-up of local musicians takes the stage throughout the day, ﬁlling the streets with live music. BFD opens the bill at noon, followed by Andy Byron and the Lost River Band, Stoneseed and Marcus Eaton with special guest Steve Eaton. Voice of Reason will close out the night at 5 p.m. For those who want more advice on what to do with the products they buy at the Co-op, there will also be numerous cooking demonstrations, beer and wine tastings and giveaway baskets. Kids not into cooking
demos? The little ones can have more age-appropriate fun at a photo booth and jump house, while face painters add some art to their adorable mugs. The whole thing goes down adjacent to the Co-op on Union Street, as well as in a section of the Co-op parking lot. Noon-5 p.m. FREE. Boise Co-Op, 888 W. Fort St., Boise, 208-472-4500, boise.coop.
SATURDAYSUNDAY JUNE 22-23 garden GARDEN TOUR AND GALA Warning: The following event could elicit green-thumb envy. Idaho Botanical Garden is opening its doors for the 27th annual Garden Tour, which includes not only strolls through IBG’s own manicured grounds, but tours of six of WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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regal KEHINDE WILEY EXHIBITION OPENING When it comes to redeﬁning art, sometimes revamping an old form with unusual content is just what the doctor ordered. New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley has taken classical European portraits and given them a whole new look. Because white males are generally depicted in these types of portraits, Wiley strove to create paintings in which young, urban Ethiopian, Jewish and Arab men living in Israel are represented in classic, powerful poses against a backdrop of traditional, ornate Hebrew-inﬂuenced designs. Boise Art Museum is set to show Wiley’s collection, The World Stage: Israel, beginning Saturday, June 22. Wiley’s paintings touch on themes of black diaspora and mix traditional portrait styles with elements of urban youth culture. Instead of European noblemen standing proudly or lounging about on ﬁne furniture, Wiley’s work displays young men of color dressed in the fashion of today’s youth—jerseys and ball caps, sneakers and baggy jeans. Behind images of modern young men living in Israel, brightly colored designs ﬁll the background like expensive wallpaper. Though Hebrew artistic inﬂuences are clearly present in the portraits, Wiley’s work is displayed with an array of Israeli textiles and works on paper, courtesy of Ahavath Beth Israel synagogue in Boise. Wiley sought to include traditional works like Torah Ark curtains and a marriage contract, the style of which had inﬂuenced his own work. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org.
Boise’s best private gardens. The tour will be held Sunday, June 23, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and serves as a fundraiser to support IBG and its educational programs. But the plant party gets going the night before the tour with the Garden Gala on Saturday, June 22, with special guest Ciscoe Morris, host of Seattle’s Gardening with Ciscoe and author of national bestseller Ask Ciscoe: Oh La La! As part of Morris’ ﬁrst visit to Boise, he is sharing his Northwest
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gardening expertise with the City of Trees. The event will take place in Skip and Esther Oppenheimer’s private garden and admission to the garden party includes cocktails, dinner by Bon Appetit and dessert from Le Bisou Sweets. Noted pianist Del Parkinson—recipient of the Idaho Commission on the Arts Career Fellowship Award and the Idaho Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, among other accolades—will tinkle the ivories during the event.
MONDAY JUNE 24 too much STORY STORY LATE-NIGHT: EXCESS Story Story Late-Night knows what you did last night, and it wants everyone else to know it, too. Monday, June 24, Story Story Late-Night welcomes all those bold, humiliating and socially unacceptable experiences hiding in the gross underbelly of Boise’s collective psyche to the Visual Arts Collective stage. Every morning-after, every regret-ﬁlled encounter and nearly-blacked-out pick-up line made fuzzy by a hard night’s drinking are fair game. The theme for the evening is “excess,” and Late-Night regulars expect nothing less. Guest host Dylan Haas is slated to introduce the event’s theme with a provocative, unbelievably daring story to break the ice. Following Haas, the ﬂoor opens to any audience member courageous enough to bare his or her soul. Not only are these willing participants revealing their most excessively true stories, unscripted, to a room full of strangers, but their tales are also accompanied by a house musician irreverently strumming along. Prizes are awarded to the bravest of the brave, those unafraid to go there. Due to its mature content, Story Story Late-Night is deﬁnitely not the place for kids, great-aunts or visiting relatives. It’s a strictly 21-and-older scene where the shy and shameless alike can release their inhibitions in a judgmentfree environment. Story Story Late-Night is the R-rated comedy of open mic nights, as awkwardly freeing an experience as reading Cosmo in public or going commando for the ﬁrst time. 8 p.m. $8. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, storystorynight.org.
A tribute to roses will be up for sale in honor of the Jane Falk Oppenheimer Heirloom Rose Garden. Tickets include admission to the garden tour. Tickets for both events can be purchased online or at the IBG ofﬁce.
Country music has a deep afﬁnity for beer and whiskey. Is the memory of your ex torturing you? Let the whiskey river take your mind. Got friends in low places? Let the beer chase those blues away. Wine doesn’t have quite the same honky-tonk vibe. Until now. Proletariat Wine Company, based in Walla Walla, Wash., unleashed a new collaboration with country-western band Brent Amaker and the Rodeo. “We had met a few years back through mutual friends and then through various parties, and we were always kind of half in the bag,” Proletariat’s Darin Williams said of Amaker. proletariatwines.com “We were like, ‘We need to do something together.’” So, to celebrate the release of Amaker’s new album, Year of the Dragon—which brings the band to The Shredder Saturday, June 22 (see Noise, Page 24)—Proletariat released two new kegged wines: the Rodeo Red and the White Hat. “The Rodeo Red is a Bordeaux-style blend—it’s cab, merlot, malbec and cab franc,” said Williams. “And then the White Hat is basically a Columbia Valley chard.” Williams said all proceeds from the wines go to Northwest Harvest, a nonproﬁt that supports food banks in Washington. He hopes to have both wines available on tap at a mobile dispensing unit for Amaker’s Boise performance. “Folks that come to the show can have a glass or two while they’re watching the spectacle that is the Rodeo,” Williams said. —Tara Morgan
Garden Tour: Sunday, June 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $20 IBG members, $25 general. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649. Garden Gala, Saturday, June 22, 6-9 p.m. $100, idahobotanicalgarden. org.
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WEDNESDAY JUNE 19 On Stage IDAHO JEWISH CULTURAL FESTIVAL: JEWISH DINNER THEATER—See a multimedia presentation, Heavy Mettle: From Shtetl to Tin Pan Alley and enjoy a buffet dinner, music and dancing. See Arts, Page 28. 6 p.m. $35. Riverside Hotel Sapphire Room, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-343-1871, ahavathbethisrael.org.
THURSDAY JUNE 20 Festivals & Events IDAHO JEWISH CULTURAL FESTIVAL: DELI DAYS—Eat traditional Jewish deli food and listen to music from Millie & the Mentshn. See Arts, Page 28. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. FREE. Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel, 11 N. Latah St., Boise, 208-343-6601, ahavathbethisrael.org.
On Stage BLITHE SPIRIT—In this Noel Coward comedy, a novelist looking for source material hires a medium to help him connect with the dead. When the medium conjures the spirit of the novelist’s deceased ﬁrst wife, shenanigans ensue. 8 p.m. $24-$66. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org. COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: DARRYL RHOADES—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, varsitypubmeridian.com. AN EVENING WITH DOUG STANHOPE—The anarchist comedian visits Boise again. See Picks, Page 18. 9 p.m. $25. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-343-0886, neurolux.com. LIQUID LAUGHS: SHANE TORRES—Featuring Sean Jordan. Two-for-one tickets. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.
Food & Drink UNCORKED IN THE GARDEN— Enjoy an evening in the garden with Ste. Chapelle Winery and Sawtooth Winery, with music by Pilot Error. 6-9 p.m. $5. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3438649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Art RAW: KALEIDOSCOPE—Have a fun night of art, fashion, music, ﬁlm and more by local Boise artists. 7 p.m. $10 adv., $15 door. Powerhouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise, 208331-4005.
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Charm School co-founders Meshel Renee Ledet, left, and Chelsea Snow, right, pose with Feast II winner Erin Mallea, center.
FEAST II PRESENTERS CHARM VAC CROWD Volunteers for Boise’s Charm School scurried about Visual Arts Collective on June 12, setting out black cafeteria trays on long, mess hall-style tables, stirring huge pans of paella and tossing vast bowls of Caesar salad, all in preparation for the Feast II dinner, the second installment of a quarterly competition among Boise creatives to snag a crowd-funded micro grant. Attendees pay $20 admission, which includes a seat, a ballot and dinner prepared by a rotating lineup of local chefs. Each presenter has a few minutes on the VAC stage to pitch his or her idea and, at the end of the evening, attendees vote for the project they think deserves the grant, which is pooled from the door money. The event is called “Feast” because there is delicious grub involved. Before the presentations, attendees lined up to ﬁll their trays with paella from The Basque Market. There was a vegetarian variety—featuring generous amounts of zucchini and string beans—and a satisfyingly salty chorizo-and-clam option. Guests picked up hunks of baguette from Acme Bakery and whoopie pies courtesy of Heather Plummer of H Bakery. In all, 10 local artists pitched ideas at Feast II: Doug Bolles, Travis Campion, Josh Gross, Stephen Helecker and Cody Gittings, Heidi Kraay, Erin Mallea, Whitney Rearick, Eric Valentine, April VanDeGrift and Tyler Walker. The night began with a brief update from last year’s winner, Sam Johnson, on King Dazbog, a 65-foot-long, 25-foot-tall, glow-in-the-dark dinosaur puppet that earned him the $1,000 Feast I grant. The rest of the evening was marked by a sweeping diversity of ideas, including everything from Rearick’s photo project—set on the Boise Greenbelt and modeled on Humans of New York— to Helecker and Gittings’ pitch to fund the editing of their short ﬁlm, Smoke, based on Alan Heathcock’s short story. Following the presentations, ballots were collected from the audience and, a short while later, the winner was announced. “I wish I had an envelope,” said Chelsea Snow, Charm School co-founder and owner of Bricolage, before announcing that Mallea’s plan to mail art parcels with handmade envelopes to rural Idaho communities had won the $1,000 grant. Mallea’s Contact With Mystery included a detailed description of the hand-constructed parcels she’d like to make, as well as a breakdown of how many parcels the grant would fund—determining that each package, complete with art, postage and a brief message explaining the project, would cost 83 cents. The cost analysis resonated with attendees. “I would pay 83 cents for two people to have a magic moment,” she said. —Harrison Berry WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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PAYETTE RIVER GAMES—Participate in or watch dozens of river sports and competitions at the Park. FREE-$25. Kelly’s Whitewater Park, 11360 Main St., Cascade.
LADIES’ LOUNGE—Toss back some cocktails with the ladies of Boise Weekly and enjoy prize giveaways, drink specials and oh somuch more. Visit BW’s promo page to get the 4-1-1. 5 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s Saloon, 12505 Chinden Blvd., Boise, 208-3315666, willibs.com.
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SHRINE CIRCUS—Enjoy the circus with the whole family. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. $6-$12. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-331-8497, centurylinkarenaboise.com.
IL PRIMO GIORNO D’ESTATE— Learn to prepare toasted bread topped with eggplant, garlic and feta cheese; zucchini carpaccio with shrimp, arugula and lemon vinaigrette; pasta with tomato pesto; and a chocolate and almonds dessert. 6:30-9 p.m. $55. Fuel for the Soul, LLC, 1941 N. 18th St., Boise, 208-342-7118, fuelforthesoulboise.com.
BLITHE SPIRIT—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $24-$66. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3369221, idahoshakespeare.org.
BOISE ART MUSEUM ART CHAT WITH KEHINDE WILEY— Kehinde Wiley speaks at Boise State University’s Business and Economics Building, followed by a book-signing reception at Boise Art Museum. Advance ticket required for free entry to the lecture. 6-7 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org.
COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: DARRYL RHOADES—7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, varsitypubmeridian.com.
ESTHETIC EVOLUTION—Three days of electronic music, dance and visual stimulation, camping, workshops and art projects. Sold out. Twin Springs Resort, on the road to Atlanta HCR 35, Boise, 208-861-1226, estheticevolution.com.
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LIQUID LAUGHS: SHANE TORRES—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, liquidboise.com.
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SHADOW ARCHIVE BY SARAH MEADOWS—Opening reception for Portland, Ore., artist Sarah Meadows’ exhibition, a reﬂection on nature’s depth and magnitude, revealing solitary moments that are simultaneously weightless and insurmountable. 7 p.m. FREE. Black Hunger Gallery, 2606 Breneman St., Boise, blackhunger.com.
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GHOSTS AND PROJECTORS POETRY READING—Enjoy a night of poetry from Joe Hall, Michael Flatt and Megan Williams. 7 p.m. $2 suggested donation. Solid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-6620, solidboise.com.
SUMMER DANCEFEST—Featuring performances by students of Lauren Edson, Jenn Freeman, Marla Hansen and more. 7 p.m. $3-$5. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4263980, theatrearts.boisestate. edu/summerdancefest.
IDAHO RIVERS UNITED MEMBERSHIP EVENT—Learn about Idaho Rivers United while noshing on burgers and hot dogs from Roosters Eatery, beer from Sockeye Brewing, sports equipment demos and music by Scott Knickerbocker. 6-9 p.m. FREE$10, 208-343-7481. Idaho River Sports, 3100 W. Pleasanton Ave., Boise, idahorivers.org.
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ESTHETIC EVOLUTION—See Friday. SOLD OUT. Twin Springs Resort, on the road to Atlanta HCR 35, Boise, 208-861-1226, estheticevolution.com. IDAHO JEWISH CULTURAL FESTIVAL: HAVDALLAH IN THE PARK—Celebrate the end of Shabbat with prayer, singing and community. 8:30 p.m. FREE. Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, 777 S. Eighth St., Boise, ahavathbethisrael.org. PAYETTE RIVER GAMES—See Friday. FREE-$25. Kelly’s Whitewater Park, 11360 Main St., Cascade.
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8 DAYS OUT SHRINE CIRCUS—See Friday. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. $6-$12. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-331-8497, centurylinkarenaboise.com. WORLD REFUGEE DAY—Come together with Boise’s newest Idahoans to celebrate their international cultures and contributions to our society. Featuring music, dance, storytelling and poetry, a naturalization ceremony, and ethnic food and crafts. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza, downtown on Eighth Street between Main and Front streets, Boise. W’ROCKING WRIGHT 1950S— Enjoy food, games, silent auction, 1950s music and children’s activities. 6 p.m. $12. Wright Congregational Church, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-3330312.
On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: DARRYL RHOADES—7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, varsitypubmeridian.com. COMEDY NIGHT AT THE ARTISTBLUE—Laugh it up with local comedians Dylan Cole, Grant Collet, Aaron Farnsworth, Craig Roberts and a showcase of musicians. 6 p.m. $5. Artistblue Gallery, Karcher Mall, 1509 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa, 208-4673643, artistbluegallery.com. COMEDYSPORTZ BOISE— ComedySportz improv is fastpaced, interactive and family friendly comedy. 7 p.m. $5-$10. ComedySportz Boise, 3250 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Ste. 184A, Boise, 208-991-4746, boisecomedy.com.
LIQUID LAUGHS: SHANE TORRES—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, liquidboise.com. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING— When a network of deceptions threatens the love of Hero and Claudio, a quarreling couple— Beatrice and Benedick—join forces to avert disaster. 8 p.m. $12-$41. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org. SUMMER DANCEFEST—See Friday. 7 p.m. $3-$5. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, theatrearts.boisestate.edu/summerdancefest.
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THAI-PHOON—Learn to prepare Thai beef salad with oyster sauce, Thai chili, cilantro and ﬁsh sauce dressing; chicken stir fried with king mushrooms, ginger and thai chili; long beans stir fried with chili sauce and Thai basil; and lemongrass and kafﬁr lime leaves for dessert. 6:30-9 p.m. $60. Fuel for the Soul, LLC, 1941 N. 18th St., Boise, 208342-7118, fuelforthesoulboise. com.
Festivals & Events ESTHETIC EVOLUTION—See Friday. SOLD OUT. Twin Springs Resort, on the road to Atlanta HCR 35, Boise, 208-861-1226, estheticevolution.com. PAYETTE RIVER GAMES—See Friday. FREE-$25. Kelly’s Whitewater Park, 11360 Main St., Cascade.
SHRINE CIRCUS—See Friday. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. $6-$12. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or box ofﬁce 208-331-8497, centurylinkarenaboise.com.
BAM OPENING PARTY WITH KEHINDE WILEY—Celebrate the opening of Kehinde Wiley, The World Stage: Israel and get an exhibition catalogue autographed by the artist. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and music by Millie and the Mentshn. See Picks, Page 19. 5:30-8 p.m. FREE-$15. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org.
TERRACE LAKES FESTIVAL— See Saturday. Noon-5 p.m. FREE. Terrace Lakes Resort, 101 Holiday Drive, Garden Valley, 208-462-6058. VINEYARD HIKE SERIES— Guided vineyard hikes through the Sawtooth Winery vineyards, with wine education and gourmet lunch. Noon-2 p.m. $25-$30. Sawtooth Winery, 13750 Surrey Lane, Nampa, 208-467-1200, sawtoothwinery.com.
Green 2013 GARDEN GALA—Enjoy a dinner with Ciscoe Morris, cocktails and live music by pianist Del Parkinson, as well as a rose bush sale. See Picks, Page 18. 6-9 p.m. $100. At a private home. Call Idaho Botanical Garden for tickets and location. 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Green IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDEN GARDEN TOUR—See a selection of private gardens in Boise, part of a fundraiser for Idaho Botanical Garden. See Picks, Page 18. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $20-$25. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
MONDAY JUNE 24 On Stage STORY STORY LATE-NIGHT: EXCESS— Risque stories told by pro storytellers and the audience. Emceed by Dylan Haas. See Picks, Page 19. 8 p.m. $8. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, storystorynight.org.
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LIQUID LAUGHS: SHANE TORRES—See Thursday. Two-for-one tickets. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING— See Saturday. 8 p.m. $12-$41. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING— See Saturday. 7 p.m. $12-$41. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
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Food & Drink THE GARDEN TABLE—Take in Idaho wines and a cooking demonstration featuring veggies from the Idaho Botanical Garden. 5:30-8 p.m. $3-$5. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 26 On Stage BLITHE SPIRIT—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $24-$66. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3369221, idahoshakespeare.org. BOISE’S FUNNIEST PERSON TRYOUTS—Impress the judges with comedy skills for eligibility to participate in the Saturday, July 27 ﬁnale and compete for the $1,000 cash prize for best performance. 6-9 p.m. $5. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, boisesfunniestperson.com.
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LIZARDS AND SNAKES AND FROGS, OH MY!—Join David Pilliod for an exploration of the reptiles and amphibians of Idaho. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, 208514-3755, boiseenvironmentaleducation.org.
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RODEO KING Brent Amaker and the Rodeo break the rules on new album OMG, MGMT is headlining KFCH.
LOCAL SHOWS AND LAST HURRAHS The Boise music mediasphere gained a new netizen last week with the launch of The Exposition, a local music blog that will feature interviews, reviews, photos and videos of local music happenings, as well as a schmancy events calendar. The website launched Saturday, June 8, with a release shindig at The Crux, featuring live performances from The Social Electric, Customary and more. Those wishing to keep up on what’s going down can do so at expositionmag.com. In upcoming-show news, electro-punk darlings MGMT will be gracing Knitting Factory with their lordship Wednesday, Sept. 4. Tickets for that show cost $35, went on sale Friday, June 14 and are likely to last only slightly longer than the band’s set. One show that won’t sell out—mostly because it’s free—is Portland, Ore.’s Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, which will be making sound outside for Alive After 5, Wednesday, June 26. Local sound insiders Finn Riggins will open. Slightly less alive from a naming perspective, but still lively onstage, is one of Treefort’s most memorable acts, psycho-beach-partiers Wooden Indian Burial Ground, also from Portland, Ore. The band will take this week’s headlining slot during Radio Boise, Tuesday, June 25, with Ex-Cult and Water Liars. That show is $5 at the door and will kick off around 7 p.m. Another cult on its way out is local band Le Fleur, which recently announced it would play its ﬁnal show Saturday, June 29, at Red Room. “After seven years, several tours, 30 plus original songs, beers and tears, 74 combined years of playing music and lots of laughs, local Boise band Le Fleur has decided to go on an indeﬁnite hiatus. We want to thank our fans and our families for supporting our dream!” the band posted on its Facebook page. Denver’s The Raven and the Writing Desk, Salt Lake City’s Color Animal and Boise’s Storie Grubb are also on the bill. The show will kick off at 8 p.m. and costs $5 at the door. Also, for those late bloomers just now getting around to wanting a Le Fleur T-shirt or a vinyl copy of Din Din, the band is planning on selling off its remaining merch at prices so low they must be crazy. So this is not only your last chance to get some Le Fleur schwag, it may be the cheapest. Fare thee well, sweet Le Fleur. And let this be a lesson to the rest of you young rock ’n’ rollers: only have kids on the road.
JOSH GROSS It’s hard to tell whether to take Brent Amaker seriously. For example, check out the video—if you can ﬁnd it—for his song “I’m the Man Who Writes the Country Hits,” which was banned from YouTube. It opens with grindhouse ﬁlm grain and an adult content warning, then cuts to a scene of a couple getting it on. Clad in his trademark all-black cowboy gear and a red cape, Amaker appears behind the grunting duo and Brent Amaker and the Rodeo give new meaning to the term white-collar workers. shoves a guitar through the back of the man’s head like a spear, splattering blood all over the woman’s naked body. “Who the fuck et Calculator,” by German synth-pioneers The logistics of a band that transports its are you?” she says dryly. “I’m the man who equipment exclusively by motorcycle in Seattle Kraftwerk. writes the country hits,” Amaker responds, “We were on one of the bigger stages [at lasted about as long as you’d think. But its before bludgeoning her to death with the Bumbershoot], and a couple of weeks ahead country and western roots remained. guitar and starting his twangy song. of time, the organizers came to us and said, “Western is about attitude and style. We But if his band is a joke—which he insists ‘We’re doing this scavenger hunt, where we’re play both country and western music, but it isn’t—Amaker is going full Andy Kaufman asking bands to play a couple of different we lean toward western music, which is that with it. Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, which cover songs and the people could go and ﬁnd thematic,” Amaker said. plays Boise Saturday, June 22, at The Shredall of them and then enter to win a prize,’” Those inﬂuences are present in far more der, don their all-black or all-white band Amaker explained. “At the time, that was one than the band’s clothing choices. Amaker’s uniforms—boots, pants, pearl snap shirts and of our rules—no cover songs—because when voice is a earth-rumbling baritone and his Stetsons—constantly on tour, and much of the we’d walk into bars in uniform, people would backbeat is a two-piece rolling shufﬂe. His time at home, as well. say, ‘Play some Johnny Cash,’ and it was about songs are about whiskey, love and revenge, all “It’s kind of become our life,” Amaker depicted as narratives about the rawness of life. our music and our vibe. So we decided that if told Boise Weekly. “I’m wearing my cowboy Amaker might actually give Johnny Cash a run we were going to break our rule, then the last hat right now.” thing we wanted to do was something people for his money. It’s a sound that seems plucked Even in Amaker’s online proﬁle for his day would expect from us.” from a Sergio Leone or Quentin Tarantino job as a State Farm Insurance rep, he sports a Amaker says his publicist happened to be in soundtrack, and is—by-and-large—a little too broad-brimmed white Stetson and formidable town for that gig and found the band immedicountry for country audiences. mustache. “We’ve played some authentic honky-tonks ately after the performance to insist they record “One of the fortunate things about being an in Texas and Bakersﬁeld, Calif., and those kind “Pocket Calculator” as soon as possible. artist is that you get to be who you want to be That decision gave the band a jumpingof situations are almost like The Blues Brothand nobody questions it,” Amaker said. off point to ease some of its own rules. The ers, where people are ready to throw bottles,” Staying in uniform was one of the rules results of internally shaking things up can be Amaker said. “Then we roll into Boise and the band set for itself when it formed eight heard on the band’s just-released album, Year years ago at a Seattle bar. Other rules includ- play The Shredder and people get it.” of the Dragon. Amaker thinks modern country fans ed restrictions on the amount of effects ped“There’s some things that you wouldn’t struggle with his band because they’re more als the guitar player was allowed to use and expect in the Rodeo,” Amaker said. “There’s interested in the pop-centric stuff coming out instructions on how the bass player’s strings sandpaper on songs and we still use the of Nashville. Amaker had to be muted. two-piece drum kit. But there’s also a Moog performs country to “To this day when [synthesizer].” shock people the way we tour, we only bring Rodeo King with Alex Richards Band, Sword But for all the analog synths and vibrapunk rockers did—and socks and underwear of a Bad Speller, Jonathan Warren and the outlaw country singers phones and effects pedals the Rodeo now and T-shirts,” Amaker Billy Goats, Saturday, June 22, 8 p.m., $5. embraces, Year of the Dragon still manages to before them. said. “[But] the musiTHE SHREDDER sound like Amaker is sinking deeper into coun“I’m really into cal part has expanded 430 S. 10 St. try. Imagine “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” except Iggy Pop and David a bit.” facebook.com/the.shredder.boise with the ghost riders straddling fusion-powBowie and all that,” Amaker, who grew ered rocket bikes for their spectral dash across said Amaker. “But I up in Oklahoma, the heavens, and you might get an idea of what don’t think there’s a played in a series of the world inside Amaker’s head looks like. lot of difference between what Iggy Pop did failed indie and punk bands in Seattle. He and And that world appears to be anything and what Hank Williams did. The attitude is several friends realized they shared a mutual but a gag. love of country music and a mutual loathing of there. If you put it in the context of the time “It’s more me than any part of me,” Amakperiod, he was challenging. He was a badass. its contemporary practitioners. er said. “Some people have the courage to go You have to put it in the context of what it “We wanted to do something that was a out and create a life for themselves. And as I’ve tip of the hat to music that we liked,” Amaker took to shock people.” developed this project over the years, I’ve been Perhaps one of the most shocking songs said. “So we had this crazy idea that we’d have Amaker has performed is his cover of “Pock- lucky enough to let the real me out.” a motorcycle country band.”
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Portland Cello Project will once again grace the Visual Arts Collective’s stage.
STRUNG OUT ON PCP Portland Cello Project tackles Beck, Brubeck and Bach on new album
HARRISON BERRY The album was recorded between DecemAfter listening to a few tracks from Portland ber 2012 and May 2013, and will be released Cello Project’s upcoming CD, Beck, Brubeck sometime this fall, though a few copies will and Bach, the novelty of hearing classical mube available at the VAC show. But the album sicians play rock songs wears off. Then there isn’t a random juxtaposition of three musicomes a gentler feeling, which is more like cians composing in different genres, all played being led out of the forest of false categories than clinging to the hollow surprise of hearing by cellists: it’s a long-form afﬁrmation of the a familiar song being played in a different way. universality of music. That doesn’t change the fact, though, that This quality is at least part of PCP’s success. the group undermines stereotypes about classiThe troupe, which plays Visual Arts Colcal music and musicians. PCP has played punk lective Saturday, June 22, has been around rock clubs and symphony since 2007. More than halls, frequently inviting 20 participating musiother musical luminarcians, distributed between Saturday, June 22, 8 p.m., $12-$15. ies onstage. At the VAC Portland, Ore., Seattle and VISUAL ARTS COLLECTIVE show, that luminary will be New York, ﬁll its ranks, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, Laura Gibson on vocals. and PCP’s reach continues 208-424-8297 Though all of the cellists to grow—not because visualartscollective.com. are classically trained, audiences dig shock value, of the ﬁve playing at the but because the cellos VAC, one specializes in sound really good. jazz compositions (Skip vonKuske), while “It’s not as huge a divide as we’re taught another, Anna Fritz, is a folk musician. The to believe,” said PCP Artistic Director and group isn’t breaking rules, it’s shifting expectaManager Doug Jenkins of the leaps between tions—and the shift resonates with audiences. Bach and Beck, rock music and cellos. Unlike conventional classical music conJenkins pointed to the unifying architecture certs—where Jenkins observes “a brick wall of sheet music as proof. Song Reader, Beck’s between us and the audience”—PCP’s shows 2012 album of sheet music, prompted Beck, foster a more vocal relationship between the Brubeck and Bach by virtue of it being a written rock album in the mode of classical music, musicians and the crowd with its energetic stage presence. rather than an album cut in a studio. Where “Live shows are so fun,” Jenkins said. “We Song Reader rethinks recording forms, Beck, never repeat a show.” Brubeck and Bach rethinks recording content. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
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PROPER KNOCKS TOUR—Hiphop with Abadawn, Diction One, Gepetto, DMLH, DJ Wels, Oso Negro and John Weighn. 8 p.m. $3. Red Room
ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring The Iguanas and Steve Fulton. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza
RAWLEY FRYE—7 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle
BARBARA LAING & KAY LEIGH JACK—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge
SPEEDY GRAY—With Johnny Shoes. 6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears STEVE AND GRACE WALL—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe
BEFORE THE EYEWALL—With Deadlight Effect, Blackcloud and Mariana. 8 p.m. $5. Shredder
LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER, JUNE 21, VAC Celebrated director Quentin Tarantino didn’t go to ﬁlm school. He got a job in a video store and taught himself. Aly Spaltro took the same tack, except she was learning music instead of ﬁlmmaking. Spaltro used her shifts at a Maine DVD rental store as time to practice and write the dark, meandering folk songs that would eventually be recorded on her debut album, Ripely Pine. Spaltro says she took a lot of inspiration from the horror section—and it shows. Ripely Pine is as cinematic as it is musical. Some songs on the album have the frighteningly distant and dreamy quality of a David Lynch ﬁlm, while others seamlessly switch things up to horn-fueled indie pop ballads frosted with Spaltro’s bluesy vocals. —Josh Gross With Torres and Aaron Mark Brown. 8 p.m., $7. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.
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THURSDAY JUNE 20
JONAH SHUE—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
DOUGLAS CAMERON—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
FREUDIAN SLIP—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel
JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Vista MILLIE & THE MENTSHN—6:30 p.m. $8-$35. Sapphire Room ONE MORE TIME—8:30 p.m. $10 adv., $11 door. Knitting Factory OPHELIA—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s PAPER BIRD—With Y La Bamba and Patrick Dethlefs. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux
FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Smoky Mountain Pizza-Meridian KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—5 p.m. FREE. Berryhill MOONRAKER—9 p.m. $5. Shredder OLYGHOST—With Tha Ill Literate and Mad Choppa. 9:30 p.m. $5. Liquid PAUSE FOR THE CAUSE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
TITLE WAVE—8:30 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s WEATHERBOX—With La Font. 9 p.m. $5. Red Room
FRIDAY JUNE 21 BLOO VOODOO AND ANDREW GRAY HICKS—6 p.m. FREE. Artistblue Gallery
LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER— See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $7. Visual Arts Collective NADINE TACKET—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s THE NAUGHTIES—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s PILOT ERROR—10 p.m. $5. Reef PRESSED AND—With It Is Rain In My Face. 8 p.m. $5. Flying M Coffeegarage SMOOTH AVE.—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye
BRANDON PRITCHETT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
THE SUPERSUCKERS—7 p.m. $12. Neurolux
CRASHED OUT—With City of Vain, The Lost and New Iron Front. 8 p.m. $8. Shredder
SWEET BRIAR—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle
DEADLY SINZ—6 p.m. FREE. Sundance Saloon DILUTED—With Scorch the Fallen, Bombs Over Rome and Mr. Gutsy. 8:30 p.m. $3. Red Room IDAHO SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION: SHAKIN’ NOT STIRRED—8 p.m. $10-$13. Sapphire Room JEANNIE MARIE—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s JENN SNYDER—With Rochelle Smith. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s JIMMY BIVENS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s JOHANN HELTON—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
TESLA—8 p.m. $25-$70. Knitting Factory TODD DUNNIGAN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
SATURDAY JUNE 22 ALTURAS—8 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe BRENT AMAKER AND THE RODEO—With Alex Richards Band, Sword of a Bad Speller, and Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats. See Noise, Page 24. 8 p.m. $5. Shredder
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EMILY TIPTON BAND—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s
GALAXY FOREST—With Manimou Camara. 9:30 p.m. $5. Reef GOLD RUSH—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s THE HIGH BEAMS—6 p.m. FREE. Burger Time LUCKY TONGUE—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
BOISE OLD TIME’S OLD TIME JAM—With The Country Club. 6 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
BARBARA LAING & KAYLEIGH JACK—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge
BUCKCHERRY—8 p.m. $22-$50. Knitting Factory
BRANDON PRITCHETT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Reef
STEVE EATON—2 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
CARRIE RODRIGUEZ—7:30 p.m. $15 adv., $18 door. Visual Arts Collective
TERRY JONES—10:15 a.m. FREE. Berryhill
GAYLE CHAPMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
THE CAVE SINGERS—With Radiation City. See Listen Here, this page. 7 p.m. $12 adv., $14 door. Neurolux
THE WELL—With Sun Cat Brothers and Gorcias. 8:30 p.m. $3. Red Room
JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
REILLY COYOTE—Noon. $8-$10. Ste. Chapelle Winery
MARCUS EATON—8 p.m. $10$13. Sapphire Room MOTIVE—With James Plane Wreck and Associates. 8:30 p.m. FREE. Sammy’s PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT— See Noise, Page 25. 8 p.m. $12 adv., $15 door. Visual Arts Collective
MONDAY JUNE 24 HUMUNGUS—With Krystos. 8 p.m. $5. Shredder
VICCI MARTINEZ—8:15 p.m. FREE. Main Street Mile, Fifth and Main streets
MF RUCKUS—With Trigger Itch. 9 p.m. $5. Liquid
CARMEL AND KEN—10:30 a.m. FREE. Bella Aquila
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RADIO BOISE TUESDAY: WOODEN INDIAN BURIAL GROUND—With Ex-Cult and Water Liars. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux
CARMEL AND KEN—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
ROBIN SCOTT—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s
SUNDAY JUNE 23
KUNG FOO GRIP—With Nu Era, Kingdom Crumbs and Dedicated Servers. 8 p.m. $5. Shredder
TUESDAY JUNE 25
IMPORT/EXPORT—With Bathsalts, Sun Bones and Celestial Starship. 8:30 p.m. $3. Red Room JAMES MILLER—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe JEFF MOLL—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub JIM LEWIS—7 p.m. FREE. Smoky Mountain Pizza-Eagle KRIZZ KALIKO—With Mayday, Stevie Stone and Cool Nutz. 8:30 p.m. $20-$30. Knitting Factory
WEDNESDAY JUNE 26
OPHELIA—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside and Finn Riggins. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza
SAM MATISSE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow
PATRICIA FOLKNER—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown
SURVAY SAYS!—With Domino & The Derelicts, Piranhas and Skittish-Itz. 8 p.m. $6. Shredder
BEN BURDICK—5:30 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s BLAZE & KELLY—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye
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THE CAVE SINGERS, JUNE 26, NEUROLUX As the folk revival rages on in the indie music scene, many bands continue to look backward, aping the sound and look of Dust Bowl Okies and all things Woody Guthrie. Despite its Neolithic name, one group going a different direction is The Cave Singers. Formed from the ashes of post-punk icons Pretty Girls Make Graves, the Seattle folk act has an unmistakably modern sound. The stripped-raw folk shufﬂe endures, but bluesy song structures are replaced with more oblique melodies and indie rock drone sections. “Dancing on Our Graves,” from the band’s 2007 album, Invitation Songs, sounds dystopian in the best possible way—like Nero playing a washboard as Rome burns. The band’s latest release, Naomi, has a warmer, less threatening feel, but it still sounds both undeniably folksy and undeniably modern. —Josh Gross With Radiation City. 7 p.m., $12. Neurolux, 111 N. 11 St., 208-343-0886, neurolux.com.
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NEWS/ARTS HUNGER FOR NATURE AND EGO SUPPRESSION
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ARTS/CULTURE PATR IC K S W EENEY
Sarah Meadows isn’t concerned about telling a story with her photographs. Instead, she likes to leave a lasting visual impression on the viewer. “Generally, photography is about telling a story and sharing information, and I am way more interested in having a sensory experience with mood and stuff like that,” she said. Meadows grew up in Oregon and credits her childhood eagerness to explore the outdoors as a major inﬂuence on her work. “A lot of times, I think about my work as almost being closer to painting than photography because I am really interested in color and texture,” Meadows said. Black Hunger will host an opening reception for Meadows’ newest exhibit, Shadow Archive, Friday, June 21, from 7-10 p.m. The show features black-and-white and color photographs that are “a reﬂection on nature’s illimitable depth and magnitude, revealing solitary moments that are simultaneously weightless and insurmountable,” according to a press release. “It’s all based on nature, landscape,” Meadows said. “Some of the images are really large, and some are very tiny.” Not a fan of traditional gallery Catch a glimpse of Sarah Meadows’ order and Shadow Archive at Black Hunger. spacing, Meadows feels her work is best expressed when she’s allowed to arrange it herself. “I get really interested in grouping my images in different ways and hanging them in different ways; kind of seeing how images talk to each other,” Meadows said. Shadow Archive will remain on display through July at Black Hunger, 2606 Breneman St. Moving from shadows to psyches, is your ego getting in the way of writing that next great poem? If so, Surel’s Place artist in residence Kate Menzies is offering a workshop called Undoing Ego, Saturday, June 22, from 1-4 p.m. Menzies is a published poet and has taught writing in and out of the classroom for nearly six years. Since 2008, Menzies has been inspired to teach writing as a meditation exercise that can help calm the mind, open neurons and facilitate the best possible experiences. Through open writing exercises and generated prompts, Menzies wants to help tone down the inner critic that impedes the creative process for burgeoning poets. The workshop is free but space is limited to 12 people. Those interested in suppressing self-doubt can register online at surelsplace. org. Aspiring poets must bring their own writing utensils and a desire to silence the critic within. —Ryan Thorne
DELI DAYS BECOMES DELI WEEK Food fest expands into the Idaho Jewish Cultural Festival JOSH GROSS Pastrami had lost its lustre. That was the hard truth Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel bit into last year, after several decades of hosting its annual Deli Days fundraiser. Though the event was more popular than ever with the public, volunteer kvetching was Oliver Thompson pulled some strings to book Millie and the Mentshn at the Idaho Jewish Cultural Festival. as abundant as the kugel. But congregant Oliver Thompson, who of the standout offerings is the Jewish Dinner the ﬁlm was chosen because it seemed fun had handled the music bookings for the and that there were already enough morose Theater event that will be held Wednesday, Jewish food festival, had an idea to liven up examinations of the diaspora, or the IsraelJune 19, at Sapphire Room inside the Riverthe nosh-fest. Instead of taking the limited Palestine conﬂict. Thompson is hesitant to side Hotel. The presentation, budget and spreading it among call it a ﬁlm festival, because it’s a single ﬁlm, Heavy Mettle: From Shtetl to a variety of musicians, he but he said that’s certainly an area he’d like Tin Pan Alley, features Millie wanted to bring in one smokin’ IDAHO JEWISH to expand on. and the Mentshn performing band: Millie and the Mentshn, CULTURAL FESTIVAL Another component of the festival came to popular American songs from from Bellingham, Wash. EVENTS: Thompson by good luck. Boise Art Museum Jewish immigrant composAn earlier incarnation of the JEWISH DINNER THEwas already scheduled to open an exhibit ers like Irving Berlin and Ira band had played Boise when the ATER—Millie and the Mentshn perform Heavy Mettle: from Kehinde Wiley Saturday, June 22, which Gershwin, mashed up with synagogue was moved 10 years From Shtetl to Tin Pan Alley, features a series of painted portraits of Israeli the Eastern European gypsyprior, and nearly all present with a buffet dinner followed by Klezmer music and dancmen. BAM worked with Thompson to injazz and folk songs that they remember it as one meshuga ing. Wednesday, June 19, 6 corporate the exhibit into the festival with an evolved from. Singer Millie party with everyone out horap.m., $35. Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel. 2900 W. Johnson will also intersperse a extra display featuring artifacts on loan from ing it up in the streets. Chinden Blvd. dontgowawaythe congregation and a performance from Milnarration of Jewish migration Thompson saw bringing the hungry.brownpapertickets. lie and the Mentshn. curated from the journals of band back as the ﬁrst of a series com. Thompson, for his part, couldn’t be hapher family members, who imof steps to expand Deli Days DELI DAYS—The annual food festival features pier with how things are working out and is migrated to America between into a larger Jewish Cultural performances by Millie and already plotting how to expand the festival in 1880 and 1910. Festival, something congregants the Mentshn at 12:30 p.m., coming years. “A lot of these tunes were had discussed for years. 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. both days. Thursday, June “I think it’s trying to ﬁgure out how to written by immigrants and “The ﬁrst baby step I 20-Friday, June 21, 11 a.m.-8 represent every discipline,” Thompson said of what we’ll try to show is ... thought I’d do was that if I’m p.m.; FREE. Ahavath Beth the festival’s goals. “Whether it’s academic or where the thread of that music going to drag a band all the way Israel. 11 N. Latah St. MUSIC AND DANCE WORKcreative, and let’s see if we can tie it to what’s has real strong connection to down here from Bellingham, SHOP—With a professional the country that it came from,” happening in the Treasure Valley or beyond.” let’s get them to play more than Jewish folk dance instructor. But Thompson also acknowledged there’s Johnson said. once,” Thompson said. Saturday, June 22, 2-3:30 p.m., FREE. Boise Art Muthe possibility that a community which saw Those songs represent the So he did and, within seum. 670 Julia Davis Drive. ways that immigrant communi- putting on a small food festival as a headache months, Deli Days had snowKEHINDE WILEY EXHIBIT might not see quintupling the amount of work ties kept their traditions and balled into the inaugural Idaho OPENING PARTY—Featuras much of a mitzvah. bonds alive in a new country. Jewish Cultural Festival, which ing a performance by Millie and the Mentshn. Saturday, “If it becomes too much of a chore, I’ll “Those things kept the will take place at various locaJune 22, 5:30-8 p.m., FREE pull back,” Thompson said. “But I don’t have people steady, so even though tions from Wednesday, June for BAM members, $15 non-members. Boise Art Muenough experience developing festivals to they left the country they were 19-Sunday, June 23. seum, 670 Julia Davis Drive. know at what point it becomes a chore.” from, it kept them together,” In addition to the pastramiHAVDALAH IN THE PARK— For now, at least, Thompson feels more she said. palooza Boise knows and loves, Saturday, June 22, 8:30 energized than weighed down by the tasks at Later in the week, Sunday, the IJCF will feature an exhibip.m., FREE. Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. June 23, The Flicks will host a hand, and he’s eager to share his culture with tion of Israeli art and a music THE RABBI’S CAT—Sunday, the community at large. screening of The Rabbi’s Cat, and dance workshop at Boise June 23, 12:30 p.m., $10. “I liken to the Basque community,” Thompan animated French ﬁlm about Art Museum, a public Shabbat The Flicks, 646 Fulton St. a cat that learns to speak from son said. “There’s a lot of pride. There’s a lot celebration in Julia Davis Park, of awareness. There’s a lot of appreciation of swallowing a parrot and uses a screening of a Jewish ﬁlm at the contributions that Basques have made in that ability to express his The Flicks, a special multimedia the Boise area. I think the Jews should also dinner theater event and multiple performances desire to convert to Judaism. While the plot be proud and do what they can to strengthen seems slightly dubious considering the size from Millie and the Mentshn. of the average parrot, festival organizers said those ties to the community.” Though the cultural buffet runs deep, one WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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LISTINGS/SCREEN Special Screenings
SCREEN/THE BIG SCREEN
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT—Seven World War I-era German students enlist in the army after a professor convinces them of the glory of war. Thursday, June 20, 2 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208562-4996, boisepubliclibrary.org. HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA—A group of monsters are surprised at the understanding and acceptance of a human at a hotel run by Count Dracula. Saturday, June 22, 7 p.m. FREE. Gene Harris Bandshell, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., in Julia Davis Park, Boise, cityofboise.org/parks. THE RABBI’S CAT—This animated feature is the story of a parrot that wanted to convert to Judaism before being eaten by a cat, who then begins to speak. (NR) Sunday, June 23, 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. $10. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, ahavathbethisrael.org. WATERSHED—Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West explains the threats to the Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West. Wednesday, June 26, 6 p.m. $7.50-$10. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, theﬂicksboise.com.
Scott Evans, pictured to the right of his brother, David, was the inspiration behind the character Scotty Smalls, above, in the modern classic, The Sandlot.
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY—After getting kicked out of Monsters University’s Scare Program, Mike and Sulley band together with a rag-tag team of monsters to get reinstated in the program. (G) Opens Friday, June 21. Edwards 9, 22.
COMING OF AGE The Sandlot celebrates 20 years with Hawks Stadium screening GEORGE PRENTICE
WORLD WAR Z—Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz and James Dale star in this apocalyptic action ﬁlm about a man conscripted by the government into traveling the world in a race against the zombie apocalypse. (PG-13) Opens Friday, June 21. Edwards 9, 22. THE EAST—Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page and Patricia Clarkson star in this thriller about a woman who works as an operative for a private intelligence agency charged with inﬁltrating a group of environmental terrorists that conducts secretive attacks on major corporations. (PG-13) Opens Friday, June 21. The Flicks. WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS—This documentary chronicles the rise of WikiLeaks.org, from its beginnings at Sunshine Press in Iceland to the exposure of top-secret information from the United States and other nations. (NR) Opens Friday, June 21. The Flicks.
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ry—the ﬁlm will be back on the big screen at It’s really every kid’s story—wanting to be Boise Hawks Stadium Friday, June 21. liked or needing to ﬁt in. But 7-year-old Scott “What a thrill it will be on June 21,” said Evans’ story, like the stories of millions of Evans. “They’re going to open up the inﬁeld American kids who grew up on a sandlot, and outﬁeld at Boise Hawks Stadium, have is the one we all relate to. You see, Scott’s all kinds of games and activities out there, sandlot was The Sandlot. and then people will be able to stretch out “It was the summer of 1972 and I was 7,” their blankets or bring lawn chairs and watch Evans told Boise Weekly. “I was new to the The Sandlot on a big screen.” neighborhood and I desperately wanted to be The movie night accepted by the other at the ballpark, kids. And then one day, sponsored by the it happened.” Boise Hawks, will also That was the day a provide the 48-yearbaseball sailed over an old Evans with a outﬁeld fence and into family reunion. His no-boy’s land. two grown sons live “And that dog was in Boise, as does his over in a dusty yard, 7-year-old grandson, and that dog was mean Scottie. and nasty,” Evans “And all of these remembered. “And events happened to with me being 7, he me when I was about was gigantic. Nobody THE SANDLOT (PG) Scottie’s age,” said had ever gone into that Directed by David M. Evans Evans. yard. And there it was; The origins of the ball was inches Starring Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Marty York The Sandlot go back from his nose.” Screening Friday, June 21 at Hawks Stadium to the 1970s, but it For those who wasn’t until 1991, haven’t seen The Sandwhen David Evans lot—the coming-of-age was visiting brother Scott, that the idea for comedy that regularly visits cable television The Sandlot was planted. They spent months and this year celebrates its 20th anniversa-
talking about their childhood, which David turned into two screenplays—1992’s Radio Flyer and 1993’s The Sandlot, produced by 20th Century Fox. “People always ask me if the events were real because they were so visceral,” said Scott Evans, who is putting the ﬁnishing touches on his memoir, Pacoima Days. “Looking back, it was all about that decision to go over the fence. I so wanted to be liked by those kids.” One of those kids, nicknamed Yeah Yeah in the ﬁlm, was portrayed by Marty York. “Yeah Yeah had a ton of energy, and he had a stuttering problem so he began every sentence with, ‘Yeah, yeah,’” York told Boise Weekly from his California home. “I remember when I auditioned—there must have been 1,000 kids up for the part. Just before my audition, my mom gave me two Hershey bars to bump up my sugar level, and the rest is history.” York, who said he still gets fan mail from all over the world, will join Evans at the screening in Boise. “I wouldn’t miss it,” said York. “I recently got a letter from a soldier in Iraq. He said watching The Sandlot helped him laugh and remember how great it was to be a kid.” Evans said he lost count of how many times he has seen The Sandlot. “But I have to say, I get goosebumps about this Boise thing,” he said. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
REC/NEWS REC ER IN R U IZ
THE LONG ROAD Main Street Mile turns 10 DEANNA DARR
While most of us try to avoid stereotyping, there are certain trends that are hard to ignore, like the fact that most men avoid seeing a doctor for regular checkups and the fact that most men are competitive creatures. For the past 10 years, the organizers of the Main Street Mile have used the latter to help deal with the former—namely, using a road race to promote men’s health. “We’re the one time a lot of these guys are doing anything medical,” said Ryan Canning, race founder and executive director. “We were seeing guys who hadn’t seen a physician in 15 years.” The Main Street Mile started as a way to For the last decade, Erin Ruiz has designed custom artwork for the Main Street Mile get men screened for prostate cancer, since —including this year’s image. roughly one in six will get the disease. The program worked by using the run and business partnerships to fund a mobile screening The streets will be closed beginning at 5:15 But a shift in thinking was already under program that took the effort into both rural p.m., when a beer garden and six area food way. Last fall, the Main Street Mile began a and urban areas. pilot program offering the expanded screenings trucks will roll in—also a big change for the During the past decade, the event has race and a nod to its 10th anniversary. to work out the details. The organization also helped to provide more than 4,200 prostate parked its mobile services for the time being, cancer screenings for men across Southern The ﬁrst race will begin at the starting line in favor of working with corporate sponsors to near Fourth Street at roughly 6:15 p.m., with Idaho. offer screenings to employees and their family “This year really brought a lot of things the Beauty and the Beast race for men and members. back home,” Canning said, “things like that, women age 40 and older. The top 10 ﬁnishers Canning admitted that this is a bit of a when I start seeing those numbers.” will win prizes, as well as good-natured bragBut the program has evolved over the years, learning year for Main Street Mile. Ultimately, ging rights. though, he said the goal of getting the screenslowly morphing into not only a prostate canThe Bandanna Prep Mile is up next, folings into more rural and isolated communities cer awareness program, but one focusing on lowed by the popular Mayor’s Mile, when remains. overall men’s health. This year will be the ﬁrst Boise Mayor Dave Bieter leads a noncompeti“We’re trying to ﬁgure out how we can do time organizers widen screenings to include a tive walk/run/stroll group through the streets. full cardiac risk assessment, as well as a general this effectively,” he said. “We do this because At roughly 7:15 p.m. Boise’s local masthere’s an importance to it.” health screening. cots will take to the course for the Mascot For now, the most effective way is to work “It’s a much broader picture of that man’s Scamper (or stumble, depending on how good with corporations to offer more targeted health,” Canning said. the mascot’s ﬁeld of vision is), followed by screenings. Canning is quick to bring up the The program is also increasing its impact the roughest race of them all: the Meadow fact that even among men with health insurthrough its partnership with Saint Alphonsus Gold Children’s Half-Miler, in which children ance, less than half get regular physicals. Regional Medical Center. In the past, particiages 10 and younger chase an ice cream truck He admits that despite the success of the pants were simply given their results and left to through town. take the next step—if necessary—on their own. Main Street Mile, it’s always been a bit of a First responders working in ﬁve-person struggle to push the cause of men’s health into But this year, Saint Al’s nurses are able to folteams will race next, with each team member low up with any results that land outside what the local spotlight, especially in comparison to carrying 35 pounds of equipment. The race the massive success of women’s health initiais considered normal and healthy, offering schedule is rounded out with the Open Mile tives like the Komen guidance and advice. for competitive runners. Race for the Cure. This ability to Registration can be ﬁlled out online or in But the race has educate and guide is a person up until the start of the ﬁrst race and MAIN STREET MILE earned a place in the big step in the direction costs $28 for adults or $10 for children run6 p.m., Saturday, June 22, Race registration $28 adults, $10 kids, hearts of Boiseans. of what the American ning the half-miler. mainstreetmile.com In the past, the event Urological AssociaBut those not as keen on running can join was held on a Friday tion recently released in for free, watching all the action, as well evening, but this year, in a report—speciﬁas catching a free concert by Vicci Martinez cally that the association doesn’t support mass activities have been moved to Saturday, June following the races. The concert will begin at 22, in an effort to make it easier for more prostate screenings since the events don’t offer 8:15 p.m. near the intersection of Fifth and the kind of education and discussions that one- people to participate and simplify the battle Main streets. with the evening commute. on-one visits with doctors can. And while the event will end with a party, The race has also been shifted a few blocks The pronouncement by the AUA was a Canning is keeping things in perspective. to the east along Main Street, now occurring harsh blow for Canning and the Main Street “If we can screen one guy, it’s worth it,” between Third and Sixth streets rather than the he said. “We’ve touched a lot of lives and put Mile, which had been built around the idea of more congested Fifth to Eighth streets. large-scale screenings. people in a better situation.” WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
Sandhill cranes are going the way of the salmon.
EASY FLOATING With the summer heat hitting early, it’s hard not to think about being on the rivers— especially when ﬂoating on the Boise River opened with tube rentals on Friday, June 14. While low water levels will curtail this year’s ﬂoating season, those lucky enough to get on the South Fork of the Salmon River will now have an easier time getting off the river. The Payette National Forest announced it is now issuing free permits to allow boaters to ﬂoat the South Fork, but take off on the Main Salmon River without getting a Main Salmon permit—which takes a bit of luck to get. The new permits also mean that boaters can ﬂoat Big Creek and take off on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River without getting a Middle Fork permit—a permit you nearly have to sell your ﬁrst-born child to get. The permits are free but mandatory, and are available at the McCall and Krassel ranger districts. While they allow boaters to enter the Main and Middle Fork, boaters have to be off the river the same day they enter, and no camping is allowed in either of the Middle or Main corridors. Those on the South Fork of the Salmon now have the added bonus of chinook season. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will open the season on the South Fork beginning Friday, July 5. Fishing will only be open on FridaySunday through the close of the season, and Fish and Game ofﬁcials expect it will be a short season since fewer ﬁsh have made their way back to Idaho this year. Fishing will be open from the bridge on Forest Service Road 48 where it crosses the South Fork, and just upstream from the conﬂuence of the East Fork to a point 35 miles upriver, just downstream from the Fish and Game wier and trap. The daily bag limit is four chinook, only two of which can be adults. Anglers can only keep 12 chinook over the season. Also, only adipose-ﬁn-clipped ﬁsh can be kept. Another species having trouble is the sandhill crane. The Paciﬁc Flyway Council has counted fewer birds this year, leading to the lower crane harvest numbers for hunters—137 this year to be precise, the fewest since 1996. Fish and Game is taking comments from Monday, June 24-Wednesday, July 3, on the proposed fall hunting season, with a limit of two birds per hunter. Details can be found at the Fish and Game website, ﬁshandgame.idaho.gov. —Deanna Darr
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REC/LISTINGS Events & Workshops
REC/PLAY LOR EN TOM AS I
AERIAL YOGA—Stretch out in silk wraps suspended from the ceiling for a de-stressing workout. Mondays 8 p.m., Thursdays 7 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. $15. Ophidia Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd., Ste. A, Garden City, 208409-2403, ophidiastudio.com. EAGLE FOOTHILLS BMX RACE—Participate in one of the newest Olympic sports, BMX racing, or relax and enjoy the excitement and action for free as a spectator. Tuesdays through August. Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. FREE. Eagle Foothills BMX, Eagle Sports Complex, 11800 Horseshoe Bend Way, Eagle, 208-870-6138, ef-bmx.com. FIRE DANCING CLASSES— Learn ﬁre dancing from instructors in a safe environment. Fridays, 6-7 p.m. $9. Ophidia Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd., Ste. A, Garden City, 208-409-2403, ophidiastudio.com. LEARN TO SKATE—Beginners learn the basics of ice skating. Skates are provided. RSVP at idahoiceworld.com or 208-6087716. Saturday, June 22, 5:306:30 p.m. FREE. Idaho IceWorld, 7072 S. Eisenman Road, Boise, 208-331-0044, idahoiceworld. com.
MAIN STREET MILE—Walk or run through downtown Boise to raise awareness of men’s heath and prostate cancer, followed by music by Vicci Martinez and a food truck rally. See Rec, Page 31. Saturday, June 22, 6:15 p.m. $10-$18. Bandanna Running and Walking, 504 W. Main St., Boise, 208-386-9017. OLYMPIC DAY BMX RACE— Celebrate Olympic Day with free BMX racing. Monday, June 24, 6-9 p.m. FREE. Eagle Foothills BMX, Eagle Sports Complex, 11800 Horseshoe Bend Way, Eagle, 208-870-6138, ef-bmx. com. PONY UP WESTERN RIDE— Meet at the Cactus Bar and ride to Les Bois Park for horse racing and drinks at Westy’s. Les Bois Park admission fees apply. See website for more details. Wednesday, June 19, 5 p.m. FREE-$5. Cactus Bar, 517 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-9732, pedal4thepeople.org. SUMMER SOLSTICE RUN—Take a run on the day before the longest day of the year. Friday, June 21, 7:30 a.m. FREE. Shu’s Idaho Running Company, 1758 W. State St., Boise, 208-344-6604, idahorunningcompany.com. SUNSET AND MOONRISE MONTHLY HIKE—Watch the sun set and the moon rise with Martha McClay during a 90-minute hike. Sunday, June 23, 8:25-9:55 p.m. FREE. Military Reserve, Mountain Cove Road and Reserve Street, Boise, cityofboise.org/Departments/ Parks. TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE—Gear ﬁtting starts at 5:15 p.m. On-ice instructional session starts at 5:45. Equipment provided. RSVP at idahoiceworld.com or 208608-7716. Thursday, June 20, 5-7 p.m. FREE. Idaho IceWorld, 7072 S. Eisenman Road, Boise, 208-331-0044, idahoiceworld. com.
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LYLE PEARSON 200 Six months ago, in the middle of watching Stanford clinch a Rose Bowl victory against Wisconsin, my iPhone jolted me out of buzzing fandom and into cold sobriety. A text message probed, “LP 200: are you in???” Committing to a June event on Jan. 1 feels risky and presumptuous, but I didn’t hesitate. Registration for the Lyle Pearson 200—a relay-style bicycle race from Boise to Ketchum via Stanley and hosted by George’s Cycles—ﬁlls so quickly that deferring a decision means missing out on the state’s most epic day of pedaling. My three teammates from the previous year eagerly rallied, conﬁdent that we could shave minutes off our cumulative rookie time, maybe enough to roll across the ﬁnish line in less than nine hours. LP 200 is unique among competitive cycling events in countless ways. Times are adjusted to account for variables such as gender, racing experience and collective body weight of the team. A published list of time bonuses and penalties for each team has ensured that the once-mysterious handicapping system is more transparent; the identities of the team members, however, are not. With team names like Rule Five and Sore Taints, no one knows if See Food Diet is ahead of George’s Nordies—everyone is just out there pedaling up Highway 21 as hard as possible. And that’s another special thing: The opportunity to ride, fully supported, along some of Idaho’s most spectacular mountain highways doesn’t come along every day. Finally, a cadre of four alpha females, each of whom represents a different set of sponsors and races against one another on the other 364 days of the year, doesn’t often unify to accomplish a common objective. But that’s exactly what happened a few weeks ago. My team consists of one athlete from Utah, another hailing from Seattle and two of us Boiseans. We all compete in different jerseys, but for LP 200, we create arguably the strongest allwomen cycling team on the planet. Well, we think so anyway. In the end, we blamed a relentless headwind for our failure to meet the elusive nine-hour goal after nearly 200 miles of pedaling and more than 10,000 feet of climbing. Somehow it didn’t matter—we were thrilled to have made it to the ﬁnish line party, which included kegs, a parking lot barbecue and a surprise public marriage proposal. We haven’t a clue whom we beat or who beat us, but watching a teammate score some new hardware on her left ring ﬁnger was victory enough to turn our wooden stumps back into legs for a night of celebratory frolicking at Whiskey Jacques. When I receive the texted inquiry next year on New Year’s Day, I already know what my reply will be: “Of course!” —Sarah Barber
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STAIN YOUR LIPS Where to celebrate Idaho Wine Month in the Snake River Valley DAVID KIRKPATRICK essential acidity)—makes for an ideal terroir. When it comes to winemaking regions, Recognition came in 2007 with the desOregon and Washington may be bigger and ignation of the Snake River Valley American better known, but Idaho shares an early Viticultural Area. Encompassing more than wine tradition with both. The Civil War was coming to a close when some of the ﬁrst wine 8,000 square miles, the area starts in Oregon and stretches across Southwest Idaho. While grapes planted in the Northwest turned up it lacks the name recognition of Walla Walla at Lewiston. For the next 50 years, Idaho or Napa Valley, it’s a good start. Containing produced highly acclaimed wines, winning fewer than 2,000 vineyard acres, the designaawards in competitions across the country. tion coincided with an inﬂux of new wineries That came to a screeching halt in 1919 (now at 50). That new demand should act as with the onset of Prohibition. By the time a catalyst for vineyard expansion. the Volstead Act was repealed 24 years later, Given the region’s size, touring the wine those Idaho vineyards and wineries were long country can be a bit difﬁcult. While many of gone. Almost 40 years would pass before wine grapes would again return to the state— the wineries are huddled around Sunnyslope near Marsing, you’ll ﬁnd others in far ﬂung in 1970 (just a few years behind Oregon and locations that include Hagerman, Ketchum, Washington), the ﬁrst new vineyards were Kuna and Wilder. Of course, most of those planted in Idaho, this time along the Snake are an easy drive from Boise. River Valley. Ever since, Idaho has being You can also enjoy a day of wine tasting playing a game of catch-up, lagging behind without leaving the city. One our neighbors to the west. But option is to visit the Capitol things are starting to change. For a list of Idaho City Public Market on SaturTen years ago, there were Wine Month events days, where several wineries fewer than a dozen Idaho and promotions, have tasting booths. Arena wineries, and growth seemed visit idahowines.org. Valley’s Snake River Winery to be permanently stalled— has a BODO tasting room this despite the fact that the at 786 W. Broad. They’re southwest section of the state provides a unique and very desirable location open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday for growing grapes. The Snake River Valley— through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Fraser Vineyard Winery also has a with its cold winters (encouraging the vines tasting room just off Capital Boulevard, at to go dormant), poor soil (ironically grapes 1004 La Pointe St., open Saturdays noon to thrive in bad dirt, which helps keep produc5 p.m. tion low and quality high), an ideal climate Swing over to the Linen District and with long, warm summer days (assuring ripeness) and cool summer nights (preserving you’ll ﬁnd one of the state’s newest ventures, WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
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Southern transplants Devin and Rachel Frizzell unveiled their new solar-powered food truck, Po’ Bois, June 15. “Our main thing is po’ boy sandwiches, which is pretty much a sub that originated in New Orleans. We’re using a lot of local meats—pretty much as much local meats and produce as we can,” said Devin. The truck is currently sourcing from Vogel Farms, Snedeker’s Fine Swine, Peaceful Belly and Idaho’s Bounty. But ﬁnding the perfect local bread was more of a struggle. “The po’ boy sandwich is iconic for the bread in Louisiana and it’s a very speciﬁc type of French bread, so honestly, I’ve been working on bread almost as long as I’ve been working on the truck,” said Devin. The couple decided to partner with Boise’s Acme Bakery to craft its specialty loaves. Sandwich options include slowroasted beef with debris gravy and cornbreaded shrimp with spicy remoulade. Po’ Bois also offers Southern-inspired sides like beer cheese hush puppies and fresh-cut sweet potatoes with blue cheese. Devin says the truck won’t have a permanent home, but will be updating its location on Facebook and Twitter. You can get more info at facebook.com/poboisfoodtruck. And in other grab-and-go grub news, Sean Pearce and his uncle Drew Pearce, former owners of three Gandolfo’s Deli franchises, have opened a new concept at 1830 E. Fairview Ave. in Meridian called Fresh Betty Spaghetti. “It’s a really neat old service station theme with retro WWII graphics,” said Tony Harrison, with Stoltz Marketing Group. “They bought a really fancy 500-pound noodle extruder and they make the noodles every day from scratch. They make the pasta sauce every day from scratch.” Fresh Betty’s menu is limited: just spaghetti and sauce, which comes in either leaded (with meat) or unleaded (vegetarian) options. The joint also offers custom meatballs—beef, chicken or “traditional,” with beef and pork—salads and meatball sandwiches. “It’s only takeout and delivery, no dine in. It’s designed for harried parents who are tired of pizza or fast food,” said Harrison. Ultimately, the Pearces plan to expand the Fresh Betty concept. “They’re hoping to broaden this out to the Treasure Valley and add another three to four stores in the next several years and start franchising the concept, as well,” said Harrison. Fresh Betty Spaghetti is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more info, visit freshbetty.com. —Tara Morgan
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BW IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 3RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF CANYON Carrie Serena Wells Plaintiff, vs. Kenneth Michael Leavitt Defendant. Case No. 2011-7750-CV ORDER FOR SERVICE After examining the record Plaintiff’s Veriﬁed Complaint/Motion, Motion and Afﬁdavit for Service, the Court ﬁnds the Plaintiff is a necessary and proper party. After due diligence, Defendant’s current whereabouts are unknown, and IT IS ORDERED that service of the Summons be made by publication, in the Boise Weekly a newspaper published and printed at, Boise , Idaho, the newspaper most likely to give notice. Publication shall be made at least once a week for four (4) consecutive weeks. Within ten days of this Order, Plaintiff shall also mail a copy of the Summons and Complaint/Motion to the Defendant at his/her known street or post ofﬁce address. Date: 6-4-13 DAYO O. ONANUBOSI Judge CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Deputy Clerk State of Idaho County of Canyon I hereby certify that the foregoing instrument is a true and correct copy of the original as the same appears in this ofﬁce. DATED 6-4-13 CHRIS YAMAMOTO, Clerk of the District Court By: Deputy Pub. June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2013. LEGAL & COURT NOTICES Boise Weekly is an ofﬁcial newspaper of record for all government notices. Rates are set by the Idaho Legislature for all publications. Email jill@boiseweekly. com or call 344-2055 for the rate of your notice. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA In the Matter of ELIAS JOSHUA ENGLER, A Child Under the Age of Eighteen Years. CASE NO.: CVMB1309946 NOTICE OF PETITION AND HEARING (I.C. 15-5-207(c) OR 15-5-310) 1. Notice is hereby given that on May 28, 2013, BENJAMIN WARD and KATHLEEN WARD ﬁled a Petition for Appointment of CoGuardians of a Minor. 2. A copy of the Petition is on ﬁle with the Clerk of the Court and may be reviewed upon request. 3. The Petition has been set for hearing in this Court at the Ada County Courthouse, located at 200 W. Front Street, Boise, Ada County, Idaho on July 16, 2013 at 9:30 o’clock a.m. DATED this 14th day of June, 2013. QUICK LAW OFFICE Brenda H. Quick Attorney for Petitioners Pub. June 19, 26 & July 3, 2013.
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY LEGAL NOTICE TO CREDITORS FOR PUBLICATION. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF, THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA, In the Matter of the Estate of: WILFORD T. BREEN, Deceased, M. SEAN BREEN, Personal Representative. Case No. CV-IE-2013-08473. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above-named decedent. All persons having claims against the decedent or the estate are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the ﬁrst publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned at the address indicated, and ﬁled with the Clerk of the Court. DATED this 14th day of June, 2013. M. Sean Breen c/o Gary L. Davis, MANWEILER, BREEN, BALL & DAVIS, PLLC, P.O. Box 937, Boise, ID 83702, (208) 424-9100. Pub. June 19, 26 & July 3, 2013. LEGAL NOTICE TO CREDITORS FOR PUBLICATION. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF, THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA, In the Matter of the Estate of: JERRY ODELL DAVIS, Deceased, Douglas O. Davis, Personal Representative. Case No. CV-IE-2013-05988. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above-named decedent. All persons having claims against the decedent or the estate are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the ﬁrst publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned at the address indicated, and ﬁled with the Clerk of the Court. DATED this 14th day of June, 2013. Douglas O. Davis c/o M. Sean Breen, MANWEILER, BREEN, BALL & DAVIS, PLLC, P.O. Box 937, Boise, ID 83702, (208) 424-9100. Pub. June 19, 26 & July 3, 2013. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: CRYSTAL BROOKE NELSEN Case No. CV NC 1308560 A Petition to change the name of CRYSTAL BROOKE NELSEN, now residing in the City of Meridian, State of Idaho, had been ﬁled in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to CRYSTAL BROOKE SCHUMACHER. The reason for the change in name is: Petitioner is no longer married and wishes to return to her former name. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 11:00 o’clock a.m. on (date) July 25, 2013 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be ﬁled by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: May 20, 2013 CHRISTOPHER D. RICH CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk Pub. June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 2013.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Maybe you’ve seen that meme circulating on the Internet: “My desire to be well-informed is at odds with my desire to remain sane.” If you feel that way now you have cosmic permission to emphasize sanity over being wellinformed. Lose track of what Kim Jong-un and Kim Kardashian are up to, ignore the statements of every jerk on the planet and go AWOL from the flood of data that relentlessly pours toward you. Instead, pay attention to every little thing your body has to tell you. Remember and marvel at your nightly dreams. Go slow. Lay low. Be soft. Have fun with unspectacular influences that make you feel at home in the world. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I expect you will be called on to move fluidly between opposing camps or competing interests or different realities. Maybe you’ll volunteer to serve as an arbiter between the crabby good guys and the righteous bad guys. Perhaps you’ll try to decode one friend’s quirky behavior so that another friend can understand it. You might have to interpret my horoscopes for people who think astrology is bunk. You may even have to be a mediator between your own heart and head, or explain the motivations of your past self to your future self. You can’t be perfect, of course. There will be details lost in translation. But if you’re as patient as a saint and as tricky as a crow, you’ll succeed. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Pablo Casals was one of the greatest cello players who ever lived. Among his early inspirations was the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Casals discovered Bach’s six cello suites when he was 13 years old, and played them every day for the next 13 years. Have you ever done something similar, Gemini? Devoted yourself to a pleasurable discipline on a regular basis for a long time? I invite you to try it. The coming months will be an excellent time to seek mastery through a diligent attention to the details. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “I know that I am not a category,” said philosopher Buckminster Fuller. “I am not a thing—a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process.” Philosopher Norman O. Brown had a similar experience. “The human body is not a thing or substance, but a continuous creation,” he mused. “It is an energy system which is never a complete structure; never static; is in perpetual inner self-construction and self-destruction.” Now is an excellent time to imagine yourself in these terms, Cancerian. You’re not a finished product, and never will be. Celebrate your fluidity, your instinctual urge to reinvent yourself.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Renowned 20th century theologian Karl Barth worked on his book Church Dogmatics for 36 years. It was more than 9,000 pages long and contained more than 6 million words. And yet it was incomplete. He had more to say, and wanted to keep going. What’s your biggest undone project, Leo? The coming months will be a good time to concentrate on bringing it to a climax. Ideally, you will do so with a flourish, embracing the challenge of creating an artful ending with the same liveliness you had at the beginning of the process. But even if you have to culminate your work in a plodding, prosaic way, do it! Your next big project will be revealed within weeks after you’ve tied up the last loose end. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Susannah Cibber was a popular 18th century English contralto whose singing was expressive and moving. On one occasion, she performed Handel’s Messiah with such verve that an influential priest responded by making an extravagant guarantee. He told her that as a result of her glorious singing, any sins she had committed or would commit were forever forgiven. I’d like to see you perpetrate an equivalent amazement, Virgo: a good or beautiful or soulful deed that wins you a flood of enduring slack. The cosmic omens suggest that such an achievement is quite possible. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Johnny Appleseed was a 19th century folk hero renowned for planting apple trees in vast areas of rural America. During the 70 years this famous Libra was alive, he never got married. He believed that if he remained unwed during his time on Earth, he would be blessed with two spirit-wives in the afterlife. Have you ever done something like that yourself, Libra? Is there an adventure you’ve denied yourself in the here and now because you think that’s the only way you can get some bigger, better adventure at a later date? If so, now would be an excellent time to adjust your attitude. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “It is kind of fun to do the impossible,” said Walt Disney, a pioneer animator whose cartoon innovations were remarkable. Judging from your current astrological omens, I think you Scorpios have every right to adopt his battle cry as your mantra. You’re primed to perform experiments at the edge of your understanding. Great mysteries will be tempting you to come closer and lost secrets will be teasing you with juicy clues. As you explore and tinker with the unknown, you might also want to meditate on the graffiti I saw scrawled on a mirror in a public restroom: “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Astronauts on lunar expeditions have orbited the moon and seen its entire surface. But the rest of us have never seen more than 59 percent of it. As the moon revolves around the Earth, it always keeps one side turned away from our view. Isn’t that amazing and eerie? The second most important heavenly body, which is such a constant and intimate factor in our lives, is half-hidden. I’d like to propose that there is an analogous phenomenon in your inner world, Sagittarius: a part of you that forever conceals some of its true nature. But I’m pretty sure you will soon be offered an unprecedented chance to explore that mysterious realm. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Anglo-Irish novelist Laurence Sterne married his wife Elizabeth in 1741. Twenty-five years later, he fell in love with another woman, Eliza. In composing love letters to his new infatuation, he lifted some of the same romantic passages he had originally written to Elizabeth when he was courting her. Try hard not to do anything remotely resembling that, Capricorn. Give your intimate allies your freshest stuff. Treat them as the unique creatures they are. Resist the temptation to use shticks that worked to create closeness in the past. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It’s important that you not punish yourself or allow yourself to be punished for the sins that other people have committed. It’s also crucial that you not think nasty thoughts about yourself or put yourself in the presence of anyone who’s prone to thinking nasty thoughts about you. Self-doubt and self-criticism may be healthy for you to entertain about 10 days from now, and at that time, you will probably benefit from receiving compassionate critique from others, too. But for the moment, please put the emphasis on selfprotection and self-nurturing. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): For over three decades, a man in Assam, India, has worked to build a forest. When Jadav “Molai” Payeng started planting and tending seeds at the age of 16, the sandbars bordering the Brahmaputra River were barren. Today, almost entirely thanks to him, they’re covered with a 1,360-acre forest that harbors deer, birds, tigers, rhinos and elephants. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you could launch a comparable project in the next 12 months, Pisces—a labor of love that will require your persistent creativity and provide you with sanctuary for a long time.
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