Arts & Culture

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Boise can't stop blushing.

Just a week after Travel + Leisure highlighted the City of Trees as an ideal place to visit in 2018, the Washington Post published a travel piece that focuses on some of the hot spots around town.

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Boise has made another magazine’s best of list. This time, Travel + Leisure is calling the City of Trees one of the best places to travel in 2018. Idaho's capital city appears on the magazine's list of the top 50 destinations to escape to.

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A new exhibition at the Sun Valley Center For the Arts explores the relationship between architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Idaho artist Archie Teater. The famed architect only built one structure in Idaho: a studio for the painter in Bliss called Teater’s Knoll.

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Among the fray of named shopping days and the actual holidays that make this time of year the holiday season, there’s an oft overlooked day worth celebrating. On December 5, 1933 the 21st Amendment was ratified, ending Prohibition. Today, December 5 is celebrated as Repeal Day.

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Following a disturbing act of vandalism at the Islamic Center of Twin Falls, faith leaders from across the Magic Valley are planning a rally Saturday in response to the incident.

City of Boise

Boise’s Department of Arts and History has put a call out for two public art projects. The first is for Vista Avenue, which the city has designated as a gateway to Boise and the state. The idea is to fill the medians on the thoroughfare with welcoming public art for visitors arriving from the airport.


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Artist Pat Kilby is an oil painter.

“And I like to work in bright colors and kind of quirky perspective, little bit cartoonish I guess some people say,” says Kilby.

And he often would drive home on Fifth Street in downtown Boise and see the plain, white traffic box that controls the streetlight.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The new Meridian Temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be dedicated on Sunday, November 19. Construction on the large temple began in 2014.

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Not many opera stars claim Southern Idaho as their home. Cecilia Violetta Lopez does. This weekend the soprano returns to the Gem State to perform " Music of the Americas " for the Boise Philharmonic.

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 solar eclipse that crossed America from coast to coast was a once in a lifetime experience. All over Idaho, cities in the path of totality held events to celebrate the occasion. While crowds weren’t as big as expected, one event in Cascade failed to launch. The man behind that venture is back attempting another festival.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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