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Movie Review: ‘The Cured’ Presents a New Zombie Twist

“The Cured,” in theaters and on demand Feb. 23, 2018, is a smart, new Irish zombie film from director David Freyne. It makes me think that the UK really knows how to do zombism-as-infectious-disease. (See the excellent “28 Days Later” and … 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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Vietnam Veterans Fundraising Benefit Featuring Gerry and the Dreambenders and A Veteran’s Story

The Vietnam Veterans of America will be hosting a Vietnam Veterans Fundraising Benefit on February 24, 2018. The concert portion will feature music by Gerry and the Dreambenders, with their British Invasion Era Rock Tribute Show. If you haven’t seen … Continue reading

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KJ Mac of 101.5 KOOL Boise Brings Musical Memories To The Treasure Valley

KJ Mac of 101.5 KOOL Boise has a mission—-to bring music that brings memories back to the Treasure Valley. KJ has been in the Boise area for many years, moving to Idaho in 1978 with his family to begin his … Continue reading

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The Impossibly Delicious Impossible Burger!

I caught wind of the Impossible Burger from a friend a day before I received an email offering the chance to experience the Impossible Burger at a special launch at The Counter. My friend’s recommendations was glowing, and knowing that … Continue reading

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DVD/BD Review: D.O.A. – A Right Of Passage (MVD Rewind Collection)

One of the recurring themes in the movie D.O.A.: A Right Of Passage, filmed in 1978 in a semi-aborted attempt to document the Sex Pistols’ American tour, is the frequent accusation that punk rockers are all in it for the … Continue reading

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Idaho Potato Drop Festival in Boise Rings in 2018

New Year’s Eve, 2017 at The Idaho Potato Drop event. A lot of the snow had melted by the 31st, and the sun was shining into a beautiful blue Boise sky. The Idaho Potato Drop Festival is an end-of-the-year family … Continue reading

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Blues Brothers Rock n Soul Revue Brought NYE Fun to Playhouse Boise

Blues Brothers Rock n Soul Revue and Playhouse Boise held an excellent New Years Eve party to usher in 2018. A delicious catered dinner by Shanaz, the excellent Meridian restaurant specializing in Southern and Soul food cooking, started the evening. After an intro … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country:  A New Year Shines

It snowed. White covers the ground and decorates the trees of a 24 degree world. The men are growing beards and people are out shoveling the walkways, not just to their own homes, but in front of their neighbor’s houses … Continue reading

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PJ’s Country: Small Town America, Pistol Packin’ Santa

Christmas in small town America, Emmett, Idaho, features all the traditions of Christmas. Holiday gatherings, music, decorations and stories are everywhere. This is a predominantly Christian community. There is a life-size Nativity scene set up on one of the church … Continue reading

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