TMP's Dime, Terri Schorzman's Award and Globelamp's Cassette 

TMP asks for help

Almost exactly six months ago, Trey McIntyre announced that the dance company that bore his name would no longer be a full-time performance group at the end of its 2013-2014 season. Instead, McIntyre said, he would shutter the internationally touring troupe to pursue other artistic projects like photography, video and public speaking.

McIntyre and his staff at Trey McIntyre Project knew the announcement might alienate many longtime donors, and adjusted their fundraising expectations accordingly--but they weren't prepared for the precipitous drop in donations. Last week, McIntyre sent out a mass email asking longtime supporters to help fill a $25,000 budget deficit by no later than July 1, which marked the end of TMP's final fiscal year.

"We are at risk of not being able to pay our bills in this final important season," McIntyre wrote.

The announcement came as TMP was ending its season at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival June 28-30. As of June 30, the nonprofit had raised $6,000 toward its fundraising goal, and according to TMP representative Caty Solace, a large, undisclosed donation made over the weekend of June 28-29 "should put us in the green."

While TMP has been Boise's ambassador to the rest of America--and the world--a national organization is giving kudos to the City of Trees' arts and history managers. Last week, the American Association for State and Local History announced that it would confer upon the Boise City Department of Arts and History and its director, Terri Schorzman, awards of merit at its annual meeting Sept. 19 in St. Paul, Minn. There, a total of 77 national awards will be conferred on people, projects, books, exhibits and organizations that represent and preserve local history.

The awards are for the Historic South Boise Trolley Station Plaza, which commemorates a piece of infrastructure the city of Boise would like to re-create in the form of a downtown circulator, and leadership in preserving the city's history and promoting the arts, respectively.

And speaking of re-creation, former Foxygen-member Elizabeth le Fey has gone rogue, touring under a new moniker, Globelamp, and cutting a debut album, Stardust, which is set for release on cassette tape Thursday, July 3, at the start of her Northwest tour. Globelamp is set to play The Crux Sunday, July 13.

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