Arts News April 21, 2004 



Boise Community Concert Association will enter its 74th year with yet another fine lineup of musicians from around the globe. Tickets for all four concerts are now on sale for a most reasonable $50 for adults and $25 for children 19 and under. Here are the shows for 2004-2005 season:

Swing Design—October 11, 2004. The leading Big Band in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

Smith and Adams, Cello/Guitar—January 23, 2005. This husband and wife duo play some of the most complex and diverse country tunes on the music scene today.

Alpin Hong, pianist—March 26, 2005. This first prize winner of the 2001 Concert Artists Guild International Competition thrills audiences with his incredible virtuosity.

Trillium Ensemble—April 9, 2005. Patricia Prunty, Bruce Rameker and Richard Pearson Thomas perform original songs ranging from popular theatrical to purely classical.

For further information call 331-5015 or send checks payable to Boise Community Concert Association to 5671 N. Eddy Place, Boise, ID 83714.


Idaho Voices For Diversity, a Boise community choir, has been awarded a grant by Pride Foundation, based in Seattle, Washington. Pride Foundation's mission is " ... to strengthen our lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual community today, and build an endowment fund for tomorrow." Pride Foundation awards money to organizations throughout the Northwest working toward equality for all people.

Idaho Voices For Diversity was organized four years ago in Boise as a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) choir. Their original goals were to enjoy community through music and to present a positive image of the GLBT community to the people of the Treasure Valley. The choir reorganized in 2002 as Idaho Voices For Diversity. They expanded their goals to include the utilization of the universal language of music to raise awareness of GLBT issues and to create an environment in which all forms of diversity are welcome and celebrated.

For more information about the choir, call 344-1806 or e-mail

log cabin's 2004-2005 readings and conversations series

At the final reading in the 2003-2004 Log Cabin Literary Center's Reading and Conversations Series, Log Cabin director Paul Schaffer announced next season's lineup:

Anne Lamott—Monday, September 27, 2004. Lamott is a writer who speaks with self-effacing humor and ruthless honesty; she is the author of Bird by Bird and Operating Instructions.

Russell Banks—Monday, November 8, 2004. Banks is a prolific fiction writer who writes about the causes and effects of the terrible things "normal" men can and will do; he is the author of The Sweet Hereafter, Cloudspitter and Affliction.

N. Scott Momaday—Wednesday, February 16, 2005. Momaday is a poet, playwright, professor, commentator and novelist who has been dubbed "dean of American Indian writers"; he is the author of House Made of Dawn, The Way to Rainy Mountain and In the Bear's House.

• Sarah Vowell—Monday, April 25, 2005. Vowell is an author and social commentator best known for her monologues and documentaries on NPR; she is the author of Assassination Vacation and Radio On: A Listener's Diary.

Season tickets for Log Cabin members are now on sale during the early bird period until May 17. After that, season tickets become available to non-members. Visit, drop by the Cabin at 801 S. Capitol or call 331-8000 to purchase your tickets.

garden city library celebrates international month

In honor of International Month, the Garden City Library will have a different Peace Corps volunteer or "international friend" present stories, games and perspectives from other countries every Tuesday night in May.

Romania with Lorissa Wilforg Holt—May 4.

Afghanistan with Yasmin Aguilar—May 11.

Panama with Lisa Downey—May 18.

China with Tony Hurst and Emily Beaulieu—May 25.

7 p.m., Garden City Library, 9115 Chinden Boulevard, Suite 104. More information at 672-0433 ext. 15.

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