Artists: Start your engines • Video killed the radio star and then archived it with the History of Idaho Broadcasting foundation • Glass house? How about a glass menagerie? 

Artists: Start Your Engines

The Eagle Food and Wine Festival has officially made it beyond its first major mettle test: its first year. Chapter two is planned for Aug. 23, and the reason you should care this early in the year is because the Eagle Chamber of Commerce is officially soliciting fine artists of any medium to reserve a booth.

If you missed the festival's inaugural year, the event is a melee of samples from local chefs, tastings from local wineries, live music and an art walk with work from—you guessed it—local artists. All wannabe participating artists must produce their own work and exhibit it. Jury show and booth entries must be submitted by Tuesday, July 1, along with an entry fee of $75.

For information or an application, visit, or call the Eagle Chamber of Commerce at 208-939-4222.

Video killed the radio star and then archived it with the History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation

This bit of info comes straight to Arts News from the land of Other Art (as opposed to the land of Fine Art), but it's just so interesting that we had to make light of it. The History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation holds its next public meeting on Leap Day, aka Friday, Feb. 29.

This quiet little organization was formed in 2004 to preserve the history of radio and television broadcasting within the confines of the Spud State, and believe it or not, it has quite the membership base given its somewhat narrow scope of interest. It piqued our interest enough, however, to pass on the info.

This month's meeting features the history of KGEM-AM, which started broadcasting in 1946 from studios in the Owyhee Hotel. After it moved to 1140 KC, it was Idaho's most powerful radio station until 1968. KGEM's chief engineer, Rockwell Smith (who is currently the foundation's Web master), will speak. And the organization's president, Art Gregory, will share a collection of audio clips that includes 1950s era jingles from KGEM, as well as on-air segments.

February's meeting is Noon to 2 p.m., at Smoky Mountain Pizza and Pasta, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208-429-0022. Now head to your computer and log on to for more information about the organization.

Glass house? How About A Glass Menagerie?

CAN-ACT's production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams opens this week. First staged in 1944 in Chicago, The Glass Menagerie is considered to be one of Williams' most successful works and certainly the one that propelled the writer to stardom. Rumored to be based on Williams' own life, it's the story of a slightly dysfunctional family whose members retreat into their own little worlds to escape the pain and frustration of real life. The play won the prestigious New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1945, and over the years has been made into two Hollywood films, one television adaptation and a Bollywood film. Director MaLinda Gunderson says, "The play is a warm remembrance filled with humor and compassion. It is character-rich and endearing."

Show dates are Feb. 22-23, March 1 and 6-8. Opening night includes a gala with food and entertainment at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, curtain time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $12. Thursday curtain time is 7 p.m. and tickets are $10. Saturday matinee curtain time is 2 p.m. and tickets are $10. Student rate is $5 with student ID. All shows are at Caldwell Center for the Arts, 603 Everett St., Caldwell, 208-442-0646,

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