Friday, July 9, 2010

Living Briefs

Christina Healy will present her jewelry at the Ketchum Arts Festival from July 9-11 in Festival Meadow on Sun Valley Road.

Ketchum Arts Festival show is on

The 11th annual Ketchum Arts Festival will take place today, July 9, and Saturday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be at Festival Meadow on Sun Valley Road, near the Ketchum-Sun Valley border. Local free bus service will stop at the Sun Valley barn across the street when requested.

The show includes original wares by more than 115 artists and craft makers as well as local chefs and brewmeisters and local musicians playing throughout the day. Free live local music every day will include The Mighty Shims, Spare Change, Hat Trick, Rick Hoel, Bruce Innes and the Kim Stocking Band. The premier attraction this year is the Paul Tillotson Trio, at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 10.

In addition to the artisans will be Varda and Dr. Heart's puppets, Melissa Boley's handmade hula hoops and food prepared by local chefs, including salmon burgers, barbeque and brats as well as fresh-squeezed organic lemonade and Sun Valley Brewery microbrews.

For details, call 725-4090 or visit

King and Taylor concert is sold out

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts and the Alliance for the Wild Rockies will benefit from the sold-out Carole King and James Taylor Troubadour Reunion concert at River Run Lodge on Monday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m.

The genesis of this once-in-a-lifetime reunion tour were six performances by King and Taylor in 2007 celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles' famed Troubadour nightclub. At that club some 40 years ago, Taylor urged King to emerge as an artist from behind her piano, a seminal moment in the history of these pop singer-songwriter icons.

Ochi Gallery to present artist Patricia McClung

An opening reception at Ochi Gallery will present artist Patricia McClung for her first solo show with Ochi. The reception will take place on Saturday, July 10, from 6-8 p.m. at 350 Walnut Ave. in Ketchum.

"Somewhere Between Truth and Memory" is a collection of works, new and old, that exist in a space between photography and painting. Influenced by David Hockney's "Joiners," McClung's photo collages use the idea of fragmenting parts to make a whole. McClung uses photographs, anywhere from 25 to 75 per image, to reflect the places she has visited, including urban scenes, architectural landmarks, quaint towns and beautiful landscapes.

Sun Valley Opera to present 'MIZ Saigon'

Featuring songs from "Miss Saigon" and "Les Miserables," the Sun Valley Opera will present a performance of "MIZ Saigon" at the Sun Valley Pavilion on Sunday, July 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $76, $49 and $28, available at

Tenor Dennis McNeil will return to the pavilion stage to sing with fellow tenor Isaac Hurtado, soprano Ani Maldjian, vocalist Shawna Masuda and baritone Jason Detwiler. Music Director Brett Strader has orchestrated the show, which will include a 25-piece orchestra and a chorus with more than 60 singers. A Miz Saigon Diva Party benefit will take place Saturday, July 10, from 6-8 p.m. at a private residence in Sun Valley. Artists from the "MIZ Saigon" concert will appear at the Diva Party and sing songs that will not be sung at the performance. For details, call 726-0991.

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