Arts & Culture

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

This week, the City of Boise opens up the James Castle House to the public after three years of work on the property.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

As the City of Boise prepares to open up the James Castle House this week to the public, the workers restoring the property say they have found new work by the artist hidden behind the walls of the home.

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

This weekend, the skies above Boise will hum with the drone a B-17 Flying Fortress. 

The Beardsmith

Apr 19, 2018
Lacey Daley / Boise State Public Radio

For our third field trip, we find ourselves at The Beardsmith, a local barber shop that's doing its best to preserve the majesty of the beard.


Jessica Hayworth / Welcome To Night Vale

Some podcasts are just that - digital downloads. While others, strive for something more. "Welcome To Night Vale" is a popular storytelling podcast that also tours as a live show. On Tuesday the podcast returns to the Egyptian Theater in Boise for a stage performance and live taping.

Jeff Trollip

Zoo Boise broke ground on a new exhibit last week, highlighting their partnership with a wildlife park in Africa.

Classic Film / Flickr

Funeral potatoes have gone mainstream. The word on the crunchy, cheesy and gooey casserole has gotten out. Walmart is selling a frozen version of the dish – and the internet is freaking out.

Sun Valley Summer Symphony

A Streetcar Named Desire, the play by Tennessee Williams, was made famous by the hit 1950s movie starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh. Opera Idaho is presenting an operatic version this weekend in Boise. 

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

You may have heard of local used bookstores closing up and disappearing from the Treasure Valley. It’s not a new phenomenon. And as more stores shut down, people still hungry for physical books are turning to other sources to meet that demand.


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.

James Dawson

Treefort Music Fest 2018 has been a whirlwind for festival goers, whether the came from near or far.

Thousands of people swarmed downtown Boise during the five-day festival for live music, arts and culture programs and even family-friendly events at Kid Fort.

Aaron Rodriguez / flickr

Looking back on the experience of Treefort this past weekend, Boise State Public Radio captured this audio postcard.

Amanda Morgan / Treefort Music Fest

Although he doesn’t have exact attendance numbers yet, festival director Eric Gilbert says the event grew again. Last year, 17,000 people attended Treefort.

Kenneth Cappello

Treefort Music Fest continues in downtown Boise through the weekend. As part of the Boise State Public Radio News continuing coverage, Program Director Paul Stribling spoke with Lydia Night, the 17-year-old singer of The Regrettes, who are part of this year's festival.

Boise All Ages/Brooklyn Williams / Instagram

The Boise All Ages Movement Project is loud, the Reef is back in business, Alefort opens Friday and some bands leave early. Boise State Public Radio News captured a few of the sounds of Treefort Thursday night.


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