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George Prentice is a host on KBSX. He was the station's Morning Edition host between 2006 and 2010. He also serves in the role as news editor at Boise Weekly.

An Army brat, George lived in several locations and began a career in print, radio and television news operations including ABC, the Associated Press and United Press International. George moved to Idaho in 2000, presumably to retire.

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Meteorologists at the National Weather Service Office in Boise are busy putting together their forecast models for the all-important Thanksgiving holiday outlook.

Glenn Landberg

Screenwriter, film director and Idaho resident Samantha Silva has just completed her debut novel, "Mr. Dickens and His Carol," a fictional account of Charles Dickens and the birth of A Christmas Carol. But the book is weaved with threads of true accounts of Dickens' real life.

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The 34th annual Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs comes to Boise State Monday, October 24. Through the years, the Frank Church Institute has hosted a former U.S. president, vice presidents, cabinet secretaries and a long list of international scholars.

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Boise Contemporary Theater launches its 22nd season next week, with performances of Hand To God beginning October 18.

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Daniel Benaim served as a speechwriter and policy planner in the U.S. State Department during the Obama Administration. He's a distinguished speechwriter, scholar and visiting lecturer at New York University.

Isabella Boylston is one of the most celebrated dancers in the world. A principal with the American Ballet Theatre, she ignited New York City in 2015 in an ABT production of Giselle, and earlier this summer she was the star attraction of the ABT production of Swan Lake at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Blood Road / Josh Letchworth

Update: "Blood Road's" Boise premiere is planned for Saturday August 5 at the Egyptian Theatre downtown at 7 p.m.

The original version of this story ran on March 15, 2017:

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Sweet dreams should fill the amphitheater of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, beginning next week. A Midsummer Night's Dream is the festival's fourth production of the 2017 season.

Two of its stars, Jillian Cates and David Anthony Smith, visit with Weekend Edition host George Prentice to talk about theatrical chemistry, unconventional love and a whole lot of fairy dust.

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Rock and roll superstar Melissa Etheridge is getting set to bring her 'Memphis Rock And Soul' tour to Boise's Egyptian Theatre Tuesday, August 8. Prior to her trip to the Gem State, Etheridge sits down with Weekend Edition host George Prentice to talk about her music, inspiration and unique perspective as she tours every corner of the U.S. this summer.

"Boise always loves its rock and roll and it's always a good time," Etheridge says. 

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The tradition of shooting off fireworks on the 4th of July is as old as our nation's independence. And the business of fireworks is also a family tradition for the folks who own Western Display Fireworks, one of the largest producers of professional fireworks in the the Northwest.

Western Display will be responsible for putting on the City of Boise's big fireworks show on July 4th, which this year has been moved to Expo Idaho.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

The Idaho Shakespeare Festival is preparing to open its major musical production of the summer: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring songs from the 1996 Disney animated classic. The theatrical adaptation of the musical has been rarely seen on American stages; only two other U.S. cities have hosted productions of the show.

With just a few days before ISF’s debut of The Hunchback of Notre Dame on Friday, June 30, actors Corey Mach, who plays the title role and Keri Renee Fuller, who plays the gypsy Esmeralda, visit with Weekend Edition host George Prentice.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s production of Hamlet, its first in more than a decade, continues at its amphitheater south of Boise through the month of June. The production, directed by ISF’s artistic producing director Charlie Fee, features an Elizabethan set design and on-stage seating for the audience.

But the real talk of the town surrounds the casting of Hamlet. Alternating in the lead role are Laura Welsh Berg and Jonathan Dyrud. And when they’re not playing Hamlet, the actors are also alternating in the supporting role of Rosencrantz.

Matthew Murphy

The Phantom of the Opera has been haunting stages across the globe for more than thirty years and is now the longest-running musical in the history of Broadway. Andrew Llloyd Webber’s classic musical returns to Boise’s Morrison Center Wednesday, June 14 and continues for an extended stay through Sunday, June 25.

The star of the current North American tour of Phantom is Derrick Davis, only the third African American actor in the musical’s history to wear the famous mask. Just prior to arriving in Boise, Davis talks with Weekend Edition host George Prentice.

The Idaho Shakespeare Festival is preparing for another summer under the stars - its 41st season. This year’s repertory includes Wait Until Dark, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, a musical adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Hound of the Baskervilles and a rather unique twist on Hamlet.

Weekend Edition’s George Prentice talks with the festival’s producing artistic director Charles Fee about how he builds a season and his unique casting decision for Hamlet.

Listen to their conversation below.

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Boise State graduates its class of 2017 on Saturday, May 6, marking the university’s 100th commencement. And for the first time, the ceremony will take place on the famous blue turf of Albertson’s Stadium.

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