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Na’alehu Anthony/Hawaii International Film Festival

Moananuiakea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe is a feature-length documentary that follows a voyage around the world and an effort to share the cultures and challenges of the peoples of the South Pacific. The film premieres at The Egyptian Theatre on Thursday and Idaho Matters speaks with the film's director, Na'alehu Anthony.

Mali Lazell/Curtis Stigers

Boise-raised singer, songwriter and saxophonist Curtis Stigers grew up jamming with Gene Harris in the Idanha Ballroom and found fame charting singles like "I Wonder Why" and "You're All That Matters to Me." He has cut 12 albums and his work has appeared on The Bodyguard, Dawson's Creek and Sons of Anarchy soundtracksStigers is playing The Egyptian April 10 ahead of a global tour and he joins Idaho Matters to talk about barroom blues, ballroom jazz and growing up Boise.

Live from Here/youtube

Comedian Tom Papa hosts podcast, satellite radio programs, a Food Network show, he pops up regularly on TV and film and has authored an Amazon top-selling book in 2018. In his spare time, he is the head writer and featured commentator on NPR's Live From Here. Papa will perform at The Egyptian Theatre on March 29 and he joins Idaho Matters to talk about what always draws him back to doing live stand-up.

tayarijones.com/Nina Subin

Author Tayari Jones exploded onto the contemporary literary scene in 2002 with Leaving Atlanta, fiction set against that city in the 70's and 80's. Her subsequent works also drew from her background as a native Atlantan and Jones' books won multiple awards and attracted the attention of Oprah Winfrey and President Obama. Jones is in Boise as part of The Cabin's Readings and Conversations series and she joins Idaho Mattersto talk about her writings.

BSPR

Opera Idaho opened their 2018-19 season in September with a 100th anniversary tribute to Leonard Bernstein. They continue the season with standards including The MikadoAida and Don Giovanni as well as some modern works. We speak with Opera Idaho about this season's program and what's on the horizon for the 47-year-old company.