Arts & Culture

Daniel Hoherd / Flickr

Sentencing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl begins Monday, October 23. The Hailey native pleaded guilty to charges of misbehavior before the enemy and desertion. In the wake of Bergdahl’s plea, soldiers involved in the manhunt for him are coming forward to tell their side of the story.

Jared721 / Flickr

The Treasure Valley is replete with local joints offering the classic triad of burgers, shakes and fries. Westside Drive-In, Fanci-Freez and the Big Bun Drive-In leap to mind. While these places are uniquely Idaho, residents of the Gem State say they want iconic southern California chain In-N-Out Burger to bring their take on the burger shack trinity to the Gem State.

George Prentice / Boise State Public Radio

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

OneBeat

Twenty-five international musicians are trying to practice diplomacy through music. If that seems like an impossible task, tell that to OneBeat fellow Sayun Chang. Chang is a percussionist from Taiwan, and OneBeat is the name of a traveling musical fellowship through the State Department.

Mister Standman

An Idaho artist will be featured Friday on the cable program “Handcrafted America” on the INSP network.

In his Coeur d’Alene workshop, Michael Norris is so busy that even while he chats on the phone, he’s hand sanding a music stand that will end up in Chicago. The soft “scrape, scrape” sound punctuates his conversation as he easily laughs and jokes about his work.

Dave Crawforth / Preservation Idaho

Every year, the nonprofit group Preservation Idaho puts on its Heritage Home Tour, spotlighting unique neighborhoods around Boise. This Sunday’s 15th annual tour takes us to the Randolph Robertson neighborhood on the Bench.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

It’s been 15 years since Hasan Elahi was interrogated by the FBI as a suspected terrorist.


City of Pocatello Flag Design Committee

A new flag is flying proudly over the city of Pocatello. On Tuesday, a color guard hoisted the city’s new flag up the pole in front of City Hall for the first time. With the new flag, the so-called Gate City sheds a dubious honor.


Ken and Debbie Newman

We’ve been following the story of “The Last Whistle,” a bronze sculpture by an Idaho artist who travels the country in an RV. Now the “Whistle” has a new permanent home in Michigan.

Zoo Boise

Tafari, Zoo Boise’s new giraffe, has arrived. The two-year-old giraffe from the Milwaukee County Zoo will join Jabari at Zoo Boise.

Peter Lovera / Treefort Music Fest

You know the saying: The early bird gets the $50 five-day ticket to see hundreds of live bands, films, performance art and a lot more at Treefort Music Fest . . . or something like that.

Rick Bartow / via Charles Froelick

Oregon-based visual artist Rick Bartow already had an accomplished career by the time he had a health scare late in life. The artist painted bold figures and canvases full of archetypal characters. He spent most his life on the Oregon coast, and grew up with his white mom in the small town of Newport. His father — a member of the Wiyot Indian tribe in California — died when he was 5.

Album, So You Wanna Be An Outlaw / courtesy of the artist

On Wednesday, singer-songwriter Steve Earle returns to Boise, playing a concert at the Egyptian Theater. The Grammy Award-winning musician has released 18 studio albums.


Kyle Green / Idaho Statesman

We all know change can be hard. But when it comes to an annual bicycle festival slated for this Saturday in Boise, some programming changes could make or break the event.


Brian Millar

An artist based in LA has chosen an unusual canvas in an abandoned mine in Lime, Oregon. The artist goes by Thrashbird, and describes his artistic style as unorthodox or messy, rooted in graffiti and street art. He has painted large-scale, luxury handbags on abandoned, decaying structures an hour and a half away from Boise.

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