Arts & Culture

Peter Lovera

After several years of holding steady at $50, the price of Treefort Music Fest ‘early bird’ tickets has increased to $75.

The Cabin Publishes An Anthology of Idaho Writers

Aug 22, 2018
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Song: Writers in the Attic is an anthology of prose and poetry compiled by The Cabin, a center for Idaho readers and writers in Boise.

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Beginning late next year, one of Idaho’s most iconic landscapes will be memorialized on the back of a U.S. quarter in November 2019. It will depict the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area.


Ballet Idaho

Ballet Idaho’s holiday tradition of “The Nutcracker” could soon get a makeover with help from major donors and grants.

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NYC-based musician Chuck Palmer has a talent for taking a step back to just listen to what’s going on around him. From the beats of street noise to the hum of the natural world, he works with "found sound" in his music. The musician was recently profiled by Boise State Public Radio News. Palmer is teaching a listening workshop at Surel’s Place in Garden City, where he has been an artist-in-residence.

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The 84th Caldwell Night Rodeo began on Tuesday and runs through Saturday. We check in with the events and festivities.

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In today’s frenetic world, sometimes it’s hard to step back and just listen to what’s going on around you. From the beats of street noise to the hum of the natural world, it takes a certain kind of ear to hear music in everyday sounds.

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Last summer, St. Luke’s Health System relocated a 100-foot-tall Sequoia tree from their campus in downtown Boise. This summer, they’re moving several historic houses.

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One Boise house faces possible demolition. Can the city change its future? And is a house safe if it's part of a National Register Historic District?

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Downtown Boise’s arts district is getting its own art installation. An intersection near the homes of Opera Idaho and Ballet Idaho is set to get a makeover.

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Producer Guy Hand jet boats into Idaho's River of No Return Wilderness with a team searching for remote and abandoned pioneer-era apple orchards. Then he goes in search of the pawpaw. The pawpaw is America's largest native fruit. Once loved by George Washington, it's now nearly forgotten and survives today largely thanks to backyard gardeners. Producer Guy Hand visits one of those gardeners.

Last week, the recipients of the 2018 Governor's Awards in the Arts were announced and they included former Boise Poet Laureate and Idaho writer-in-residence Diane Raptosh. Her works explore subjects including criminal justice, interpersonal relationships and the imagery of the American Northwest.  Raptosh currently teaches creative writing and criminal justice at the College of Idaho and she joins Idaho Matters to talk about representing the Gem State with poetry.  

College of Idaho

A new book from an Idaho professor is out detailing the life and death of Jesus. The author is now up for an international award.

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Four years after closing its doors for renovations, the Idaho State Museum will soon show off its new exhibition spaces.

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The Boise Weekly's George Prentice joins Idaho Matters to discuss this summer's take at the box office, upcoming film festivals and the changes we'll see from upcoming Oscar ceremonies.

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The first Boise Goathead Fest wrapped up on Saturday and we get the recap from organizer Jimmy Hallyburton.

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The clock is ticking to save a historic home just east of downtown Boise. The city has put a 182-day moratorium in place preventing demolition or alteration of the stately house on West Main Street.

Olivia Weitz

Olivia Weitz introduces us to folk artists in Idaho with a series of profiles featuring master folk artists and apprentices in the Idaho Commission on the Arts’ Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. Today, we look at Boisians keeping the traditions of Indian dance alive.

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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.

HomeGrown Theatre

HomeGrown Theatre is a Boise-based production company. They write their own scripts and create their own puppets for their signature puppet shows. They are known for their annual Horrific Puppet Affair. They have spent much of their time performing anywhere they could, from garages to bars. Now they’ve found a home and are premiering a new play called “Sing to Me Now.”

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She marries glass, metal and color to produce unique and unusual paintings full of feeling. Artist Nicole Chesney has a new exhibition of paintings that opens Friday in Sun Valley. She lives and works in Rhode Island but dropped by Idaho Matters to talk about her work.

We Visit A Frank Lloyd Wright House In Idaho

Aug 2, 2018
Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

A one-of-a-kind house sits on what was once a barren promontory in Idaho’s Hagerman Valley. In the mid-1950s, landscape painter Archie Teater and his wife commissioned arguably the world’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, to design a studio for them. While in safe hands at the moment, Matt Guilhem reports the future of the studio – and other notable buildings – is far from guaranteed. Idaho Matters takes a closer look.

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Idaho Artist James Castle's family home has been turned into a museum, shop and a space for an artist in residence. The first such artist, Keiran Brennan Hinton, moved in in May. We chat with him about observational painting.

"Me Too" has taken the world by storm, toppling movie stars and CEO's. Now an Idaho woman's "Me Too" experience has led her to write a children's book about the movement. We talk to Patty Costello about her book "Catalina and the King's Wall."

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

A one-of-a-kind house sits on what was once a barren promontory in Idaho’s Hagerman Valley. In the mid-1950s, landscape painter Archie Teater and his wife commissioned arguably the world’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, to design a studio for them. 


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