Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Around Town


See ‘Lawrence’ on the big screen
    The Magic Lantern Film Society will present the classic award-winning film “Lawrence of Arabia” today, April 2, through Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m., at the Ketchum theater complex.
    The comedy M*A*S*H* will be featured at 4:30 p.m., from Friday, April 4, through Wednesday, April 9.
    Seats are $5.
    In 1962, “Lawrence of Arabia” won the Academy Award for Best Picture, directed by David Lean. The British epic adventure drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence stars Peter O’Toole in the title role and is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema. The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won seven in total, including Best Director and Best Picture.

Fiddlers to unite in Hailey
    The Fiddlers of Idaho state championship contest will be held May 17 in Hailey.  The contest will take place in the Performing Arts Theater at the Community Campus, at 1050 Fox Acres Road.
    The fiddle contest is structured on six certified age divisions and the Open division. Age divisions include: Small Fry (8 years and below), Junior Junior Division (ages 9 through 12), Junior Division (ages 13 through 17), Young Adult Division (ages 18 through 36), Adult Division (ages 37 through 59), and Senior Division (ages 60 and above).  The Open Division includes fiddlers of all ages.
    The competition includes five entertainment events in addition to the fiddle contest: flat picking mandolin, flat picking guitar, trick and fancy fiddling, banjo picking and the “Train Song.”  The entertainment events are open to musicians performing as individuals or as a group.
    Download the 2014 contest rules, the contestant application and the contestant sponsorship form from at For more information on the contest, visit facebook/fiddlersofidaho, contact or call Dennis Koyle at (208) 934-4269.

Teens can learn about public art
    The Sun Valley Center for the Arts invites valley teens to come experience the fun of public art with “yarn bombs” during a weekend workshop at The Center in Hailey on Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6. Teens will learn the basics of crochet as well as the responsibilities of public art.
    Yarn bombs, yarn storms, guerilla knitting and cozies all describe the popular international movement of creating art installations that bring color and texture to otherwise sterile or overlooked places. Local students will become a part of this growing art trend, using yarns and fibers and crochet technique to design and complete a yarn bomb in the community. Fiber artist and Education Assistant Danica Robrahn will lead the workshop, working with students on the construction and installation of a crocheted art piece. Robrahn will also share her recent public art pieces.
    Classes will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 and pre-registration is required. Register at or call 726-9491.

Learn to access your inner creativity
    The Sun Valley Center for the Arts will host a panel discussion titled “Accessing Our Creativity” as part of the multidisciplinary project Creativity at Work. The panel will be held Thursday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. at The Center in Ketchum. It is free and open to the public.
    In a conversation moderated by Director of Education and Humanities Katelyn Ziegler, the panelists will describe how they see themselves as creative, how they identify their creative process and how they encourage others to access their creativity. Panelists will include designer Bobby Hughes, business professional Marty Albertson and educator James Foster. Together they will address the ways creativity and innovation play critical roles in our lives and work and are present in all industry and endeavors—not only pursuits we consider artistic or creative.
    In addition to designer Hughes’ contribution to the panel, he will teach a weekend workshop, “Serious Play & Design Thinking,” on April 5 and 6.
    For more information, visit or call 726-9491.

Workshop for women to find their artistic voices
    The nexStage Theatre in Ketchum is collaborating with director/actress Dana Maxey on her powerful new theatrical workshop, The Venus Project: “Emerging Voices,” starting in April. It will run for six weeks and culminate in a final stage performance on Thursday, May 29, at the theater.
    This workshop, specifically for women, will explore the process of writing monologues, storytelling, acting in an ensemble and the rehearsal process, and weaving the group’s unique individual works into a full-fledged theatrical production.
    Maxey will teach the group to express their voices in their writing, vocal and performing arts.  Classes begin April 8 (Tuesday and Thursday evenings) from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    For more information and to enroll, contact Maxey at 720-8684 or
Ian McFeron to play in Hailey
    Touring in support of his album “Time Will Take You,” recorded in Nashville, Ian McFeron will play a free show at the Sun Valley Brewery in Hailey at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 6.
    McFeron will be joined on stage by longtime friend and musical accompanist Alisa Milner on fiddle, cello and harmony vocals.
    Seattle-based McFeron released “Time Will Take You” on April 2, 2013. Produced by Doug Lancio (Grammy nominated producer for Patty Griffin), the folk-rock album also includes two of Ryan Adams’ Cardinals—drummer Brad Pemberton and pedal steel player Jon Graboff—as well as Nashville-based piano and organ player Micah Hulscher. Themes for “Time Will Take You” were taken directly from McFeron’s own touring experiences while performing up to 170 shows per year across the United States.

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