Arts & Culture

Madeline Kenney released the EP  'Signals' in 2016 and the full-length 'Night Night at the First Landing' in fall of 2017 on Company Records. 

Erik Jones spoke with Kenney in advance of her visit to Boise for Treefort, 2018.  The discussion focused on her level of involvement in the creative process; from interning at the Women's Audio Mission to honing her audio engineering chops and building her own guitar pedal, to screen printing her own shirts for her coming tour.

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Lauren Ober has listened to thousands and thousands of podcasts in the last couple years – it’s pretty much in her job description. She’s the host of “The Big Listen,” an NPR show about podcasts. Ober says the booming medium shows no sign of slowing down.

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Treefort Music Fest is in its seventh year taking over downtown Boise. It’s more than tripled in size since 2012, with about 420 bands booked across roughly two-dozen venues.

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Boise State Public Radio News has a bunch of Treefort Music Fest stories up our sleeve. From artist announcements to Comedyfort, music recommendations to in-depth interviews with Treefort leaders – we've got you covered. 

The seventh annual multi-genre festival will take over venues around downtown Boise March 21-25. We'll update this guide as more stories are published, so be sure to bookmark this page and hit refresh! New posts will appear at the top. 

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You’ve likely heard of food deserts — maybe you've even heard of news deserts. But classical music deserts? The New York City-based Piatigorsky Foundation has made it their mission to bring classical music to underserved communities, including in rural Idaho.

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Maybe you love them, maybe you hate them – or maybe you are one. Millennials are an ascendant generation; the youthful cohort is expected to eclipse Baby Boomers as the biggest generational group in 2019. Next year, it’s expected millennials in the U.S. will number 73 million. The boomers will recede to just under 72 million that year. As for Gen-X, sorry gang. You’re not going to pass the boomers until 2028, but you’re stereotyped as slackers, so it makes sense, right?

Hailey's Friedman Memorial Airport will be a bit busier than normal this week as actors, writers and producers wing their way to the valley of the sun to showcase their latest movies and work alongside the next generation of filmmakers on works still-in-progress.

Boise's Rockin Reptile

Mar 7, 2018

Tag along for our first episode when we drop into a local reptile shop to learn about Jesus lizards, tail-less geckos, and why all women are attracted to snakes.

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The Dara’ang are a group of refugees from Myanmar, now living in Thailand. The ethnic minority fled from their home after decades of political oppression and a violent drug trade. They’ve carved out a new life in their adoptive home, many becoming elephant trainers in Thailand.

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At an engineering and science festival in Boise in February, Jake Sadovich was showing children how to build a rocket ship.

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Idaho screenwriter and director Samantha Silva has just completed her film, The Big Burn, the winner of the One Potato screenwriting competition.

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With Treefort Music Fest just a few weeks away (March 21-25), music fans still have time to nail down their must-sees. But if you’re overwhelmed looking at the 400+ bands that will take over downtown Boise, the sonic buffs at NPR Music might be helpful in getting you started. Here's a look at some of the Treefort artists the music guides have recently reviewed.

Kate Bosworth has starred in every possible genre of film -- big budget superhero films, romantic comedies, thrillers, independent projects. She has portrayed everyone from Lois Lane to Sandra Dee.

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Billy Graham, the longtime spokesperson for American evangelicals, died on Wednesday, at age 99.

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It’s a three-peat for State & Lemp, Boise’s home of haute cuisine. For the third year in a row, Chef Kris Komori is a semi-finalist for a prestigious James Beard Award. For the uninitiated, the Beard Awards are commonly referred to as “the Oscars of food.”