Author Archives: Ed Simon

Orchard House Restaurant in Caldwell Makes A Wine Tasting Day Complete

Orchard House Restaurant in Caldwell caught my eye as I was driving on an afternoon trip to some of the Sunnyslope wineries. A busy parking lot was a good sign, with an even better sign the large ‘Fresh Baked Pies’ … Continue reading

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Homestead Bar & Grill In Meridian Has 40 Craft Beer Taps, Good Food Too

Homestead Bar & Grill in Meridian offers a great choice of upscale bar foods, along with an excellent choice of local craft beers and other beverages too. Thursdays are Brewery Takeover Nights, with a different brewery coming in each week … Continue reading

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Opera Idaho’s Madama Butterfly Tells Touching Tale of Love And Tragedy

Opera Idaho’s Madama Butterfly will have two performances at the Velma V. Morrison Performing Arts Center in Boise on Friday, February 16 and Sunday, February 18. Madama Butterfly, by Giacomo Puccini is a staple of the operatic repertoire since its first … Continue reading

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Today is National Pizza Day—Noi Mangiamo!

National Pizza Day is Friday, February 9. If there was ever a holiday to celebrate with a pizza, National Pizza Day is it. Here’s some of my favorite places. I’m sure you have yours too. Feel free to add yourfavorite … Continue reading

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Steve Eaton and the Stevettes Bring A Valentine’s Day Musical Present to the Sapphire Room

Get romantic with Steve Eaton and the Stevettes, singing love songs in a  Saturday, February 10 concert dedicated to Valentine’s Day. Idaho native Steve Eaton has had quite a musical career and continues to enthrall audiences to this day. The … Continue reading

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Trebelle Piano Trio To Perform Upcoming Russian Romance Concerts

The Trebelle Piano Trio, consisting of Jennifer Dunn, violin; Heidi Nagel, cello; and Robyn Wells, piano, have chosen an interesting repertoire to perform, bringing some beautiful concerts to the Treasure Valley. Piano trios are a very common part of the … Continue reading

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‘Come Together’ Documents Nicely the Beatles Tribute Bands and Their Fans

The Beatles hold a unique place not in just our musical history but our cultural history as well. A new documentary from Devolver Digital Films, Come Together, covers the role that tribute bands play in keeping the Beatles music alive … Continue reading

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Upcoming Ballet Idaho ‘Fleetwood Mac Collection’ A Classical And Contemporary Look At Musical Dance

 The Upcoming Ballet Idaho Fleetwood Mac Collection, a program of three distinct, spectacular ballets, will be performed at the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts at Boise State on Friday, February 9 and Saturday February 10. Ballet Idaho … Continue reading

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Crazy Quilt by Peter Kaukonen Album’s A Look At The Musical Musings Of Life

Peter Kaukonen‘s new CD Crazy Quilt will have a CD Release Party on Saturday, February 3rd. Crazy Quilt by Peter Kaukonen, on the Floating Records label, presents new songs by Peter, a guitarist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has played, recorded … Continue reading

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Boise Philharmonic Paired The Old With The New In An Excellent Musical Eve

The Boise Philharmonic gave concertgoers a taste of where classical music was and where it is going last Saturday night, culminating in an impressive performance of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony. The Velma V. Morrison Performing Arts Center was filled to capacity … Continue reading

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