Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Around Town

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Fabulous 44's back at the Sun Valley Brewery

Popular Los Angeles-based blues-roots-rock band The 44's will return to the Sun Valley Brewery, on Hailey's Main Street, Monday, May 14, for a live concert.

The band was named Best Blues Band of 2011 by American Blues News, an online music magazine.

Music starts at 8 p.m. and there is no cover charge.

Go birding for Mother's Day

The Wood River Land Trust and the Idaho Conservation League are co-hosting a birding walk this weekend at the Land Trust's newest conservation easement property.

Local birding expert and Wood River High School biology teacher Larry Barnes will lead a walk at the property with pristine bird habitat along Camas Creek and Kelly Reservoir.

Bring a sack lunch and meet at the Hailey Land Trust office, 119 E. Bullion St., Sunday, May 13, at 7 a.m.

Enjoy a free concert with The Langroise Trio

The Sun Valley Artist Series presents The Langroise Trio in a recital featuring the music of composer David Alan Earnest at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sun Valley.

Caritas Chorale's music director, Dick Brown, and Earnest, who wrote the music for the Chorale's groundbreaking "Nez Pierce" concert coming this summer, will address the crowd.

Audition for "The King and I"

Anyone from ages 5-75 with a dream to be a part of a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical should take a crack at open auditions for this fall's performance of "The King and I."

Music and scene excerpts will be available at check in on Thursday, May 17, from 3-6 p.m. and on Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Sun Valley Road.

Auditioners will be asked to sing along and with a group, read lines from the script and follow simple dance movement instructions.

The show will run from Oct. 18-21.

For more information, call Cherie or Sara at 726-5349.

Renew your energy and join a spring cleanup this month

Find out if renewable energy is an option for your home or business by attending a presentation by Hailey Community Climate Challenge partners on the various renewable systems, available rebates and incentives, and more today, May 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hailey City Hall on the second floor.

Pick up a free eco-friendly light bulb too.

For more information, visit or call 788-9815, ext. 24.

And then, join the annual Environmental Resource Center's Clean Sweep, the only organized event to clean up the valley's towns.

Volunteers are to meet Saturday, May 12, at 9 a.m. in Bellevue's Memorial Park, Hailey's Hop Porter Park and Ketchum's Atkinson Park. Gloves, garbage bags and lunch are supplied. Team and individual prizes will be awarded.

For details, contact the ERC at 726-4333 or visit

Looking at the falls as an artist

As part of a project investigating how visual artists respond to Shoshone Falls, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts is presenting a photographic project by Boise artist Benjamin Love at its Hailey location.

"Benjamin Love: Shoshone Falls and the Democratic Sublime" will be on view through Friday, July 6, at The Center, 314 S. Second Ave. at the corner of Pine and Second streets. Hours are Wednesday through Friday from 2--6 p.m. and admission is always free.

A related exhibition, "Shoshone Falls: 3 Perspectives," is on view at The Center in Ketchum. Enjoy a glass of wine and a free tour at 5:30 p.m Thursday, May 10.

Other programming includes an excursion to Shoshone Falls on May 19 and a lecture by Joslyn Art Museum curator Toby Jurovics on July 3. To sign up for the excursion and for details on all events, visit or call 726.9491, ext. 10.

Through pixel-by-pixel computer manipulation, Love's photographs highlight the manmade structures at the 212-foot-high waterfall along the Snake River in Twin Falls.

Higher than Niagara Falls, Shoshone Falls has attracted photographers, artists, tourists and geologists since the mid-1800s when the first U.S. survey parties mapped the West. Historic photographs of Shoshone Falls from the Idaho State Historical Society hang alongside Love's work. According to The Center, the contrast illustrates the degree to which our experience of nature at the site is now managed and mediated.

Call for artist proposals

As part of a larger exhibition focused on camping, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts invites proposals from artists for a temporary show involving altered tents. The creations will be on view at The Center lot at Second Avenue and Fourth Street in Ketchum this summer.

Artists are encouraged to submit proposals for the alteration of a canvas wall tent. They must be emailed no later than 5 p.m. Friday, May 18. For specs and details, visit and look for exhibitions and the "call for artists" tab. Or call 726-9491, ext. 10.

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