George Prentice

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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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In a summer theatrical season that has already seen record-setting box office success, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival is now mounting a new production of "Pride and Prejudice." It's a literary classic and many still consider it a perfect novel ... almost sacred to many Jane Austen fans.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Jillian Kates, Jodi Dominick and Laura Welsh Berg are the three ladies, "dancing, jiving and having the time of their lives," in the Idaho Shakespeare Festival's production of Mamma Mia!, the all-ABBA musical running in repertory this summer at the festival's amphitheater.

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"Girls Burn Brighter" is the debut novel from author Shobha Rao and it has landed on the must-read list of 2018. Vogue magazine calls the novel "incandescent." The Los Angeles Times says Rao writes her characters "into life, into existence, into the light of day."

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Shakespeare's Macbeth reminds us that "what's done cannot be undone." Indeed, much is done in one of drama's greatest tragedies that returns this summer to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival.

The 2018 edition of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival is set to begin later this month when the repertory company opens with a stage adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel Misery. A number of high-profile dramas and musicals, including Macbeth, Pride and Prejudice and Mama Mia, will round out the season.

Bill Miles

In her new book, Elizabeth Smart returns to her horrific ordeal when, at the age of 14, she was abducted at knifepoint and held captive for nine months. Nearly 16 years later, she's writing about how she and other people find the power to never give up, heal and move forward.

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.

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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.

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.

Opera Idaho

Opera Idaho is putting the finishing touches on its next big production: Puccini's classic "Madama Butterfly."

Sun Valley Film Festival

The seventh year of the Sun Valley Film Festival is two months away, but organizers are already busy putting together a slate of award-worthy films and a roster of top stars.

AP

Idaho health officials continue to warn of what they call a "severe" year for flu in the Gem State. More influenza-related illnesses and deaths have been reported this season than in any other season in the past seven years.

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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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