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  • Back to the future

    Idaho Commission on the Arts looks forward after a year of many changes
      ... this isn't a story about a statue or about masters of the Italian Renaissance. Rather it's a story about the state organization officially charged with the support and development of the arts in Idaho. Equating that organization, the Idaho Commission on the Arts, to Michelangelo is a grandiose analogy; however, on some very basic, organic level, the two have parallels.
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  • Southwest Idaho Report

      Miss Saigon, a contemporary adaptation of Puccini's Madame Butterfly, is a love story set during the turmoil of the Vietnam War. An American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon.
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  • Heroes and Villains

    Jim Sumii puts pen to page to bring his graphic creations to life
      Jim Sumii likes to do his own thing. And his thing happens at a drawing table, somewhere in northwest Boise, in the corner of a small room, where for many years now he has put ink to paper and gone exploring. Boise Weekly readers will remember his contributions there, which included a collection of tightly retold tales of the supernatural called Crypto Comics, as well as the serialized story, Sumii's Big Top. He recently completed Issue No. 1 of Tura and Eva, an adventure comic slated for quarterly releases.
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  • Urban Intervention

    David Hale and the Linen District
      Studying a jar of jelly beans in David Hale's makeshift office on 15th Street, I count what I know about him on one hand: He's young, he's rich, he's championing the revitalization of a six-block area west of downtown Boise while maintaining seven companies, three personal residences and the impending birth of his first-born son (OK, maybe two hands). I imagine him vibrating with the pressure of it all: cell phones, laptops and supermodels grafted to his body as he multitasks his way to Forbes' Top 100. Maybe he's an alien, or a sweater vest-wearing Bill Gates type. Somehow, thinking he's a freak makes me feel better about my own rung on the cosmic ladder ...
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