We're so excited for this! (And be sure to hang on to your ticket stub, as it will get you $2 off admission to Boise's Best Bad Dancer III next Friday, January 31st at Liquid!)
When I first walked in to Fresco Arts Academy, I was taken by the simple fact that students were wearing hats during class and listening to their iPods while painting. Most schools don't allow that; they act more like crowd control than an environment to thrive and learn to be yourself. I've been hooked ever since. It's an amazing, nurturing place of freedom. I love teaching here.
Good stuff. Anybody looking to get into boardgames should check out these sites too
We've actually replaced pie hole with the Boise Fry Co, as per our Facebook event! We're excited!
Playboy didn't feature full frontal nudity until the early '70s, so it was hardly "no-holds-barred" in the '50s! Do your research.
Okay, I thought about it more and this was for ANTIQUES roadshow, not COLLECTOR'S ITEMS roadshow, so he's right it isn't an antique when compared with things like Ming Vases. But to say it's "not a piece of art" totally discounts the craftsmanship and artistry that goes into making the intricate framework, papering, painting and the elaborate decorations. The blends and layering in the paint job can be quite intricate on lions of this age. If David reads this, I'd like to see more detailed pictures if available. Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.org
hahaha, this is what happens when people don't really know what they're talking about--he should have referred it to an expert in Chinese folk art. True it isn't that old so wouldn't be considered "antique" but the rarity is what makes it more valuable. Chinese lion heads are consecrated as holy items and the performances they take part in are blessing rituals with hundreds of years of tradition behind them. When their useful lifespan is over, lion heads are retired and then burned to return their spirits to heaven. Therefore to find a lion head of this age still in this condition is extremely rare. The lion heads manufactured today are nowhere near the same quality as those made even 20 years ago, and the ones from the 70s are usually even more elaborate than those. The care and craftsmanship in the construction of lion heads from anything earlier than the mid 1980s is unrivaled by 90% of the lion heads in production today, which tend to be mass-produced. Especially notable on this lion are the light blue silk filigree over wire forms of dragons and phoenixes--a technique that hasn't been seen on lions in close to half a century, the large silk pompoms--much larger than those being produced today, and the overall excellent condition of the beard and fur trim. It does look like at least one of the small silver scales is missing, but the rest of the papier mache and framework appear to be in tact. A gorgeous piece, definitely a collector's item. Even more valuable if the tail is still with it and in the same excellent condition. The two offers above are a bit high, but I believe they are serious. I can attest that they are real lion dance practitioners and collectors. Let me know if you have any questions, email@example.com
If David still has the Chinese lion head. I am willing to offer him $4,ooo.oo, plus shipping and handling. If you can, please have David contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If David wants to sell it I'm willing to pay 1,000$ plus shipping to Hawaii please contact me at email@example.com
(And, for the record, I'm not a comedian!)
Hi! This is Sarah Shamblin Foster. First, the full quote was, “I was disappointed and indignant, FOR ABOUT AN HOUR!” I had not yet publicly released the Boise Comedy Festival dates, so there’s very little chance Megan could have known. It was relatively easy to step aside, as I hadn’t yet invested an enormous amount of money or time into BCF's resurrection, and it freed me up to pursue other projects I’m excited about. As I also told Jessica: Putting on a comedy festival is no small feat, and based on what I understand of Megan’s background and skills, she’ll do a great job. Boise NEEDS a comedy festival. We have a wonderful, supportive, growing scene here. I’m pulling for ILF, and I hope Boise audiences rally behind it!
I'm surprised Joanne Hinkel would admit she's not very good at her job. There are plenty of ways to get the word out about these programs.
And the Stereo Type is? Coolest damn place to live, Ag, Ranching, Logging roots. Excluding all the Cali wannabes with their Debbie downer attitudes. Right on Boise!!
Way to go Gem State! Keep feeding the stereotype!
Are some of the local food trucks gonna be there?
Will alcohol be served or allowed?
Dropping the potato is a great idea!
Forget what (you've been told) about the potato.
Break out of the potato marketing trance.
The more it's dropped, the less potato shaped folks will be plodding around Idaho.
And the healthier the population will be.
Although the medical cartel may lose a bit of business.
We need volunteers to help out at the Potato Drop! If you're interested, please drop a note here or email me: zefareu - @ - riseup - dot - net
I agree that it's just not the same without a live orchestra. A little bit of the magic was lost!
So much for live entertainment.
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