Dancer Drew Jacoby featured on the 2010 Jacob's Pillow program

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Drew Jacoby grew up in Boise, trained with Lisa Moon, danced with Ballet Idaho and at 14 left to study at San Francisco Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet.

The photo to the right was taken when she was with Alonzo King's LINES Dance Company. She has worked as a guest performed with Nederlands Dans Theatre and danced in Christopher Wheeldon's now defunct company.

Registration for Curb Cup 2 is underway.

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Last year's inaugural Curb Cup was a wild success with more than 10,000 people converging on Downtown to experience a wide and wild range of Treasure Valley talent from clowns to breakdancers, musicians to hula-hoopers, actors to fire eaters.

The Cup is on its way to becoming the city's signature event. Started by BoDo developer Mark Rivers, it is billed as a "a great street circus of creativity."

CAN-ACT closes.

The Caldwell and Nampa Alliance of Community Theatre, founded by Marilyn Gunderson, Toni Mendoza and Nancy Richards has served Canyon County since 1991. It has struggled to maintain a performance space over the years.

The theater is putting its costumes, furniture, props and support into the new Spotlight Theatre, which performs at the Columbia Performing Arts Center, Gunderson says.

Boise's Aaron Paul receives his second Emmy nomination; Meridian's Le Dawson is up for his ninth time.

ImageAaron Paul with his "Breaking Bad" co-star Bryan Cranston at last year's Emmys. Cranston, who plays Walter on the show, also is nominated in the Lead Actor category and the show is nominated for Best Drama.
Boise born and raised actor Aaron Paul is again nominated for his role as the tragically lost Jesse Pinkman on AMC's "Breaking Bad."

Paul went to Centennial High School where he discovered acting.

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BSU's Symphonic Winds will perform at a national conference

The College Band Directors National Association has invited the 65-member wind ensemble to perform at it's 2011 national conference in March. It's a pretty big honor for this award-winning group. Director Marcellus Brown says it's the college music world's equivalent of the Fiesta Bowl.

They will play two original pieces for its 50-minute performance and feature a solo by BSU clarinet professor Leslie Moreau.

The conference is held every two years. This one will be March 23-26 at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Boise City Arts and History Economic Development grant winners are decided.

Ballet Idaho, Basque Museum and Cultural Center, Boise Contemporary Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival will each receive a $20,000 grant from the city to recognize each organization's positive effect on Boise's economy.

This grant all came together very quickly. In May, the city decided to use $105,000 of the money it received from Union Pacific Railroad for the lease of railroad tracks in Southeast Boise to bolster the city's arts community.

Reflections on Michael Jackson

Today is the anniversary of the death of the "King of Pop," and it's got me nostalgic, and a little sad.

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It's no secret that I was a fan — not a crazy, rabid fan — but a fan of the artistry of his performance, and his vision. He was the ultimate showman. So, in memory here are three of favorite MJ clips. Hope you enjoy.

It's official: Cirque du Soleil's "Alegria" will play Boise this fall

The dates are Nov. 4-7. Up until this year, the show has been under a traveling big top tent. Now, it's been redesigned to fit in an arena. The Boise performance will be at the Taco Bell Arena.

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"Alegria" is a Spanish word meaning elation, joy and jubilation. The show features an international cast of 55 performers and musicians from 15 countries.

Is Cirque du Soleil coming to Boise?

I heard a rumor that the phenomenal human powered theatrical circus might put down stakes for a time in Boise with its touring show "Alegria." And sure enough, Boise is listed in the show's official touring calendar with "coming soon" under more information.

I'll try to find out performance dates and let you know when tickets are expected to go on sale. So, stay tuned.

If you've never seen a Cirque show, it's pretty spectacular. They create these rich fantastical world, populated with people and other creatures that can do the most amazing things.

Call to artists: Idaho Statesman extends Chalk Art Festival deadline

You now have until Monday, June 28 to enter the Idaho Statesman Chalk Art Festival, to benefit the Boise Art Museum’s educational programs. It's the inaugural community event will happen from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 4 in Ann Morrison Park, before the Statesman's fireworks. Awards will be announced at 5 p.m.

Anyone 12 and older can register in student and adult categories as an solo artist

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