Arts + Culture http://boisestatepublicradio.org en A Plan To Save Boise's Historic Fowler House Hits A Roadblock http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/plan-save-boises-historic-fowler-house-hits-roadblock <p>An effort to <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/why-one-woman-wants-preserve-120-year-old-boise-mansion">save and restore a 120-year-old downtown Boise mansion</a> hit a snag at auction Friday.</p><p>Samantha Martin has been working with Preservation Idaho to prevent the Fowler house from being demolished. Her <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/why-one-woman-wants-preserve-120-year-old-boise-mansion">original plan</a> was to raise enough cash buy the land across the street from the house at 5<sup>th</sup> and Myrtle and relocate it there.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:12:38 +0000 Samantha Wright 43362 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org A Plan To Save Boise's Historic Fowler House Hits A Roadblock Two Authors Bring Minimalism Message To Boise http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/two-authors-bring-minimalism-message-boise <p>Do you sometimes feel like you have too much stuff cluttering up your life?&nbsp; Can 20 pairs of shoes really make you happy? Two Northwest authors say maybe not.&nbsp;</p><p>Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus are childhood best friends who had normal, 20-something lives.&nbsp; They had good jobs, homes, cars, clothes, and gadgets. But one day they figured out all that stuff wasn’t making them happy. So they got rid of it. Now they live simply in Montana, and travel the country spreading the word of <a href="http://www.theminimalists.com/" target="_blank">Minimalism</a>.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:07:53 +0000 Samantha Wright 43344 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Two Authors Bring Minimalism Message To Boise Boise Exhibit Is A Glimspe Into Anne Frank's Life Pre-Diary http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-exhibit-glimspe-anne-franks-life-pre-diary <p>It’s hard not to be struck by how happy and normal the Frank family seems in the photos taken before they went into hiding in 1942 during World War II. There’s a black and white photo of Anne with her older sister Margot on the beach, another with all four of her family members dressed up and smiling in a courtyard. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:05:00 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 42960 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Exhibit Is A Glimspe Into Anne Frank's Life Pre-Diary From Idea To Opening Night, Boise Contemporary Theater's New Play Has Arrived http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idea-opening-night-boise-contemporary-theaters-new-play-has-arrived <p>A new original play opens Saturday at Boise Contemporary Theater (BCT), and there’s a chance the actors might be handed new lines between now and then. I’ve been <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/topic/uncanny-valley-writing-play-digital-age" target="_blank">following the creation of <em>The Uncanny Valley</em></a> for nearly a year, ever since I had a chance run in with BCT’s Dwayne Blackaller last April. He told me about the new play he was writing with BCT artistic director Matthew Cameron Clark.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:51:46 +0000 Adam Cotterell 42910 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org From Idea To Opening Night, Boise Contemporary Theater's New Play Has Arrived Why One Woman Wants To Preserve A 120 Year Old Boise Mansion http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/why-one-woman-wants-preserve-120-year-old-boise-mansion <p></p><p>Parts of downtown Boise were once covered with stately homes and mansions full of history. Slowly, those homes have disappeared, and have been replaced with new development. One woman is working to save one of those remaining historic homes, the Fowler house at 5<sup>th</sup> and Myrtle, from demolition.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Samantha Wright 42874 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Why One Woman Wants To Preserve A 120 Year Old Boise Mansion Josh Ritter, Michael Franti, Portland Cello Project Included In Sun Valley Concert Lineup http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/josh-ritter-michael-franti-portland-cello-project-included-sun-valley-concert-lineup <p></p><p>Idaho’s largest arts organization Tuesday announced its performance schedule for the upcoming season. The<a href="http://sunvalleycenter.org/" target="_blank"> Sun Valley Center for the Arts</a> kicks off its annual summer concert series in July and its winter concerts in October. Its lecture series also begins in October and features a noted historian, a rock n roll photographer, and <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/137765146/shankar-vedantam" target="_blank">NPR’s social science correspondent Shankar Vedantum</a> will talk about how our brains shape our lives.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:47:24 +0000 Adam Cotterell 42771 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Josh Ritter, Michael Franti, Portland Cello Project Included In Sun Valley Concert Lineup Actor Says It's A Thrill To Work On Boise Contemporary Theater’s Evolving New Play http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/actor-says-its-thrill-work-boise-contemporary-theater-s-evolving-new-play <p>Carie Kawa awkwardly holds a beat-up, framed poster showing earth-seen-from-space to face the mostly empty seats at <a href="http://bctheater.org/" target="_blank">Boise Contemporary Theater</a> (BCT.) The first week of rehearsal is ending for the original play <em>The Uncanny Valley</em>. The poster is a stand-in for a painting which is an important linchpin in the plot. The story turns on this prop, but the prop itself is too big for Kawa to turn around to show another actor as she’s supposed to.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:30:13 +0000 Adam Cotterell 42276 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Actor Says It's A Thrill To Work On Boise Contemporary Theater’s Evolving New Play Listen: Get A Sneak Peek Of Boise Contemporary Theater's New Play http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/listen-get-sneak-peek-boise-contemporary-theaters-new-play <p>Boise Contemporary Theater's new original play, <em>The Uncanny Valley</em> opens in less than three weeks and the script isn't yet finished. The new original play is a work in progress <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/topic/uncanny-valley-writing-play-digital-age" target="_blank">we’ve been following </a>for a few months.</p><p>Just last month actors gathered for their first table read.&nbsp; This was the first time writers and co-directors Dwayne Blackaller and Matthew Cameron Clark showed all the actors the play. Clark is also acting in this show.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:07:52 +0000 Adam Cotterell 41615 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Listen: Get A Sneak Peek Of Boise Contemporary Theater's New Play Idaho Documentarian Profiles Harvard Students Saving Lives in Uganda http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-documentarian-profiles-harvard-students-saving-lives-uganda <p>Idaho filmmaker <a href="http://www.karenday.net/from_ground_up.html" target="_blank">Karen Day</a> has a new documentary, featuring college students making a difference in the world.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:33:43 +0000 Samantha Wright 41703 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Documentarian Profiles Harvard Students Saving Lives in Uganda Boise Bids Farewell To The Trey McIntyre Project Dance Troupe http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-bids-farewell-trey-mcintyre-project-dance-troupe <p>Dancers with the Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) will give their final bow on the Morrison Center stage Saturday evening. Many of the dancers have earned rockstar status <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/mcintyre-proud-have-built-boise-dance-company-worth-mourning" target="_blank">in the six years</a> they’ve called Boise home.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:00:02 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 41654 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Bids Farewell To The Trey McIntyre Project Dance Troupe Boise Writers Have 3 Weeks To Finish An Original Play Before Opening Night http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-writers-have-3-weeks-finish-original-play-opening-night <p></p><p>Rehearsals start this week at Boise Contemporary Theater (BCT) for a play that opens in three weeks. For a professional company like BCT, three weeks is a slightly tight, though fairly normal rehearsal schedule.</p><p>Three weeks is usually plenty of time for experienced actors to memorize lines, work on their characters, and learn what they’ll be doing on stage. But for the play, <em>The Uncanny Valley</em> memorizing lines and actions has an added challenge. They're still being written.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:29:10 +0000 Adam Cotterell 41607 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Writers Have 3 Weeks To Finish An Original Play Before Opening Night Survey: Nearly A Quarter Of Idaho Residents Are Mormon http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/survey-nearly-quarter-idaho-residents-are-mormon <p>A new Gallup survey shows six in 10 Utah residents identify as Mormon.</p><p>That's more than double the proportion in any other state. Idaho ranks second with 24 percent of its residents belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.</p><p>The survey is based on phone interviews with 500 adults in each state done in 2013.</p><p>Past Gallup surveys show the percentage of Utah residents who call themselves Mormon has held steady around 60 percent for the past six years.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:04:25 +0000 Associated Press 40820 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Survey: Nearly A Quarter Of Idaho Residents Are Mormon McIntyre Proud To Have Built Boise Dance Company Worth Mourning http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/mcintyre-proud-have-built-boise-dance-company-worth-mourning <p>Trey McIntyre says when <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/trey-mcintyre-project-plans-end-full-time-dance-company">word spread </a>last month that he was shifting focus from his Boise-based dance company to filmmaking, people generally met the news with sadness.&nbsp;</p><p>“And that’s a great thing – to actually have something to mourn in this process, that makes me feel really proud that we achieved something great,” says the internationally-known choreographer who brought his <a href="http://treymcintyre.com/">dance company </a>to Boise six years ago.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:08:19 +0000 Scott Graf 40136 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org McIntyre Proud To Have Built Boise Dance Company Worth Mourning Boise Director Takes On Quirky Project For Feature Film Debut http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-director-takes-quirky-project-feature-film-debut <p>Boise filmmaker Zach Voss may be best known for his promotional videos for <a href="http://treefortmusicfest.com/">Boise's Treefort Music Festival</a>. His 2013&nbsp; Treefort work grabbed the attention of a northwest movie producer, and now Voss is preparing to make his feature-film directorial debut.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:46:48 +0000 Adam Cotterell 39854 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Director Takes On Quirky Project For Feature Film Debut Idaho 'Bucket List' Readers Add 35 More Must-Dos To The List http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-bucket-list-readers-add-35-more-must-dos-list <p>Of the hundreds of comments we've received on the <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-bucket-list-75-things-all-idahoans-should-try-least-once">Idaho Bucket List we published last week</a>, two things are abundantly clear: Idahoans are passionate about their state, and 75 simply isn't enough to create a complete bucket list.</p><p>In all honesty, we knew both of those things going into the project.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:46:00 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 38711 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho 'Bucket List' Readers Add 35 More Must-Dos To The List Idaho Bucket List: The 75 Things All Idahoans Should Try (At Least Once) http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-bucket-list-75-things-all-idahoans-should-try-least-once <p>Idaho's nearly 84,000 square miles of breathtaking views, rugged terrain, and unique landmarks mean the Gem State is rife with recreation and site-seeing options. It could take a lifetime to see it all. In the spirit of the new year, we've compiled a list of the 75 things you must experience<strong> </strong>in Idaho<strong> </strong>-- at least once.</p><p>Consider this list a starting place for your own Idaho bucket list. By no means is this a definitive list. Send us more Idaho must-dos using the hashtag #IDbucketlist.</p><p>75. Bike the Hiawatha Trail.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 38333 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Bucket List: The 75 Things All Idahoans Should Try (At Least Once) Depressing Dinner Plates: Why 'Antiques Roadshow' Dreads Your Grandmother's China http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/depressing-dinner-plates-why-antiques-roadshow-dreads-your-grandmothers-china <p></p><p>Pottery and porcelain expert David Rago says two things are certain when he sees someone pull out a dinner plate.</p><p>“I’m going to tell them it’s worth $3 and they’re going to be unhappy.”</p><p>That’s why, Rago says, appraising plates is the worst part of his 'Antiques Roadshow' gig. And he says he has to do it a lot. He’s been traveling with the popular PBS show for 18 years. Thousands of people bring antiques to Roadshow tapings, but only a few get to go on air to talk about their family treasures.</p> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 08:45:25 +0000 Adam Cotterell 38326 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Depressing Dinner Plates: Why 'Antiques Roadshow' Dreads Your Grandmother's China Watch Downtown Boise's 'Big Hole' Become An 18-Story Tower In Idaho Statesman's Time-Lapse http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/watch-downtown-boises-big-hole-become-18-story-tower-idaho-statesmans-time-lapse <div>When a developer <a href="http://www.8thandmain.com/">decided</a> to build a new tower in downtown Boise, it was big news. It was especially newsworthy because of its location: the corner of 8<sup>th</sup> and Main streets. That spot had been empty for more than 20 years, earning it the nickname 'The Hole.'</div><p>So when word broke that Zions Bank would build its new Idaho headquarters there, Idaho Statesman photographer Darin Oswald decided to set out on an ambitious project. He wanted to document the building’s construction through time-lapse photography.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:27:53 +0000 Scott Graf 38302 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Watch Downtown Boise's 'Big Hole' Become An 18-Story Tower In Idaho Statesman's Time-Lapse Sasquatch Reality Show Filmed In Northwest Premieres This Week http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/sasquatch-reality-show-filmed-northwest-premieres-week <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/010814AK_Sasquatch_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A new cable reality show features rugged Northwesterners tromping through the region’s beautiful landscapes. They’re searching for a Northwest icon -- Sasquatch.<p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 01:06:00 +0000 Anna King 38228 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Sasquatch Reality Show Filmed In Northwest Premieres This Week Trey McIntyre Project Plans To End Full-Time Dance Company http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/trey-mcintyre-project-plans-end-full-time-dance-company <p>Boise's dance world was rocked Monday.</p><p>After six years in Boise, the nationally-acclaimed Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) will disband it's full-time dance troupe in July.</p><p>Choreographer and artistic director Trey McIntyre will remain in Boise but his focus will shift to include other creative pursuits, like film and photography. Here's more from <a href="http://treymcintyre.com/static/pressrelease.html" target="_blank">Monday's press release</a>:</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 01:45:41 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 38107 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Trey McIntyre Project Plans To End Full-Time Dance Company