Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Trey McIntyre Project receive Boise's Cultural Ambassado status and grants

Each organization will receive a $15,000 Arts & History Economic Development Grants in recognition and support of the positive impact each organization makes on Boise’s economy, said Mayor Dave Bieter.

Also, Boise Contemporary Theater, the Boise Philharmonic and the Basque Museum & Cultural Center each will receive $10,000 from the city’s Economic Development fund, which was created in 2009 from the rental of the City’s rail property in southeast Boise.

Boise's arts community generates upwards of $48 million of local economy and about 1,600 full-time jobs.

"These economic development grants are an investment by the city to ensure our community will continue to enjoy the dividends these arts groups bring to our community,” Bieter said.

The Arts & History Economic Development Grant program is funded through the current year only, and will be reviewed in future years as resources allow.

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Trey McIntyre Project dancer Chanel DaSilva and the company interacts with students regularly as part of the company's Engagement programs.

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Blind Pilot will play for Concert for Cause

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 for The River, 94.9's annual holiday fundraiser Concert for Cause, with headliner Portland's Blind Pilot, and opener Allen Stone.

You can check out both bands music on The River over the next months, and stay tuned to find out who will be this year's beneficiary.

The concert is at 8 p.m. Dec. 15, at the Knitting Factory, 416 N. 9th St., Boise. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $22 general, $64 for VIP at Ticketfly.com.

Boise Philharmonic offically launches national search for new executive director

A month after Tom Bennett's resignation as executive director of the Boise Philharmonic, the orchestra's candidate search team has posted its job search on its website and on the site for the League of American Orchestras.

Former executive director Tony Boatman is now serving as interim director until the position is filled.

Click here to see the full job description.

Finer Frames reopend in Eagle with a gallery space

Artist and framer Meg Glasgow opened her Finer Frames in Meridian in 1999. She recently relocated to Eagle to be closer to home and reopen the business at 164 E. State St., behind Ruby Lou’s Boutique, last week.

Now, she’s launching a rotating gallery space in the historic building.
You can see Glasgow’s work until the end of the month, and landscape painter Mark Davis’s in October.
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"Neglected Fences," oil on canvas by Mark Davis, pictured above.
Glasgow will host a grand opening at her Finer Frames Gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4. Phone: 888-9898.

Learn more about Finer Frames.

Idaho Dance Theatre hires a new company manager

Jynx Jenkins is on the job at Idaho Dance Theatre. Jenkins and her family relocated to Boise from Ohio to join IDT. Her background includes work in journalism, politics and theater. She was brought on board to guide the contemporary dance company through a 5 year plan to take the company to full-time professional.

IDT opens its 24th season Nov. 2-4 with a new Carl Rowe collaboration with composer David Earnest and restagings of Marla Hansen's “Chakra” and Rowe's “Rorschach.”

Watch the first footage from Michael Hoffman's "Gambit"

Here's the first released footage from Idaho film director Michael Hoffman's caper flick "Gambit," starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman. Hoffman filmed on location in New Mexico and London last spring. The film is slated for release in 2013.

Could you be an American Girl?

Ballet Idaho is bringing the American Girl Fashion Show to Boise in October and they are holding a model call for girls who are size 6X or 10 only at the Boise Towne Square center court Sept. 8. They are looking for 200 girls to participate.

Girls size 6X are 10 a.m. to noon.
Girls size 10 are noon to 2 p.m.

All the girls will be measured at the auditions and must meet the measurement criteria because the American Girl costumes cannot be altered.

The show highlights American Girl doll historical characters and contemporary Girl of the Year dolls and other popular dolls.

The American Girl Fashion Shows will be 6 p.m. Oct.26, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 27 and noon Oct. 28 at the Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.

For more information about the model call you can call Kim Kaine at 343-0556.

Click HERE for more information about the shows.

Riotous 'Noises Off' wraps up Idaho Shakepeare Festival's summer season

“All the world’s a stage, and the men and women merely players,” Shakespeare posited in “As You Like It.” With a self-aware wink, The Bard oft used actors and theater itself as both device and metaphor in his plays.

So, it’s fitting that “Noises Off,” Michael Frayn’s broad farce about a British theater company’s ill-fated traveling production of a farce titled “Nothing On” should be the season closer.

Boise artist designs a trophy for NASCAR

Art often takes you to unexpected places. Just ask Boise sculptor J. Amber Conger. Her latest commission is for the NASCAR American Warrior 300, a race that honors military and civilian service men and women on Sept. 1.

Conger, who works out of her Refinerii Studio in Boise, went with a gun theme for the piece. She used shotguns, rifles and handguns as “wings” and bullets on the base. The largest bullets are from the A-10 Warthog aircraft.
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Conger works with recycled metals and found urban artifacts to create her large-and small-scale sculpture and jewelry. She has created public art for the City of Meridian and the Idaho Botanical Garden. She created the Boise Curb Cup trophy and is one of the organizers of the upcoming Carnevale art and performance experience at the garden on Sept. 14.

The NASCAR American Warrior 300 will be held Sept. 1 and aired on ESPN2.

Learn more about J. Amber Conger here.

Trey McIntyre Project's Sun Valley concert gets moved indoors because of smokey conditions.

Tonight's Trey McIntyre Project 7:30 p.m. sold out Sun Valley concert has been moved from the Pavilion to the Community School, 1 Community School Drive, Sun Valley.

The air is just too smokey in the Wood River Valley from multiple fires in Central and Southwestern Idaho, says communications director Amy Atkins.

Also, today's 4 p.m. "Celebrate the Beat" performance, part of a the company's weeklong residency has been moved to the Wood River Valley YMCA, 101 Saddle Rd. in Ketchum.

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