Sunday, November 16, 2014

See JERSEY BOYS BROADWAY IN BOISE at the Morrison Center

THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES BROADWAY MUSICAL ABOUT FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS

Now at the Morrison Center!

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 7:30pm 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 7:30pm 
Thursday, December 4, 2014 7:30pm 
Friday, December 5, 2014 8:00pm 
Saturday, December 6, 2014 2:00pm & 8:00pm 
Sunday, December 7, 2014 1:00pm & 6:30pm

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.

FEATURING THE LEGENDARY TOP TEN HITS:
“Sherry” • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” • “Walk Like A Man” • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” • “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”
Jersey Boys is directed by Des McAnuff, with book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice , music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.

“Too good to be true!” raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Guadio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girl’s Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

 “The most exciting musical Broadway has seen in years.” – Chicago Tribune

“The crowd goes wild.” – The New York Times




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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

College of Idaho readies for annual Cultural Show

The College of Idaho student body is as diverse as the crops grown in Canyon County. With 81 international students representing 46 countries—including Norway, Venezuela, Swaziland, and Barbados—the C of I is home to a surprisingly robust international population.

And on Nov. 13, the international students will share their talents and cultures with the community as the C of I presents its fourth annual International Student Organization Cultural Show at 7 p.m. inside Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show is free and open to the public.

“The ISO cultural show is one of the most celebrated events on campus,” said Isfandiyor Abdullo, ISO president. “This event doesn't show our difference. In fact, it shows how similar we all are despite coming from different backgrounds.”

The Cultural Show audience will experience different cultures through African storytelling, Bollywood dance, South African Hip-Hop and more as the College highlights diversity within its campus community. The show will feature 17 performances of poetry, music and dances from students’ homelands.

“I think it is important to understand that we live in a diverse world,” said Arnold Hernandez, director of multicultural affairs at the C of I. “Diversity enhances social development and prepares students for the real world — it prepares them to become global thinkers.”

For more info, contact Abdullo at isfandiyor.abdullo@yotes.collegeofidaho.edu, or call (208) 459-5868.T

#Books Moon Idaho (Moon Handbooks) [Kindle Edition] by James Patrick Kelly

Seasoned food, wine, and travel writer James P. Kelly offers his unique perspective on this remarkable travel destination, from free Wednesday night concerts at The Grove in Boise to the bizarre rock outcroppings of the Magic Valley.

Kelly uses his local knowledge to craft original trip ideas, including Five Days of Fun in the Sawtooths, Birding in Idaho, and Exploring Backcountry Hot Springs. Complete with details on skiing Silver Mountain, exploring McCall's numerous hot springs, and noshing on contemporary Northwest fare in downtown Nampa, Moon Idaho gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Boise resident James P. Kelly has loved big mountains ever since his childhood in Seattle. As a restless teenager, he spent countless hours in the North Cascades exploring alpine lakes and trails beat-out by miners’ boots.

Before moving to Idaho in 2000, James had only traveled through the Gem State on his way to Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and the Dakotas. He eventually returned to live in this land of rugged mountains, mystical deserts, and vodka-clear trout streams. To help seal the deal, he even married a third-generation Idahoan, Dana, who he proposed to while hiking in the Trinity Mountains.

 “Right before I asked her, some Peruvian sheepherders on pack mules passed by on the trail, followed by two good ol’ boys on motorbikes. One of them had an axe bungeed to his handlebars,” James recalls. “I thought it was all over for us, but the axe had just fallen off one of the mules and they were returning it to its rightful owner.”

James, a former chef, earned a journalism degree from Boise State University before becoming the restaurant critic at the Idaho Statesman. He has written numerous food and travel-related features for Northwest Palate and other magazines and websites. When not hanging out in his vegetable garden with his wife and two kids, Nolan and Audra, James can be found snowshoeing to backcountry yurts, foraging for morels, catching big trout, and dining in Sun Valley restaurants.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Who is Michael Strickland (Idaho?)

Follow Michael Strickland @PublishWithUs Publishing Consultant: I assist with all phases of writing, editing, social media, public speaking author promotion and getting your work published. Boise, Idaho · facebook.com/youpublish

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Publishing Consultant: I assist with all phases of writing, editing, social media, public speaking author promotion and getting your work published.
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Boise Weekly Cover Art Submissions




Each week's cover of Boise Weekly is a piece of work from a local artist.

One stipulation of publication is that the piece be donated to BW’s annual charity art auction in November. The artist will receive 30% of their pieces auction price from the BW Cover Auction.

A portion of the proceeds from the auction are reinvested in the local arts community through a series of private grants for which all artists are eligible to apply. The remainder of the covers this year will help support Boise Weekly.

To submit your artwork for BW’s cover, bring it to BWHQ at 523 Broad St. All mediums are accepted. Thirty days from your submission date, your work will be ready for pick up if it’s not chosen to be featured on the cover. Work not picked up within six weeks of submission will be discarded. 

For more information email production@boiseweekly.com or call 208-344-2055.

SOURCE: Boise Weekly. 

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Works of art can tell stories or simply express an aesthetic truth or feeling. Panorama of a section of A Thousand Li of Mountains and Rivers, a 12th-century painting by Song Dynasty artist Wang Ximeng.
SOURCE: Wikipedia 


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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Some great books ...


Write Well Publish Right [Kindle Edition]

Everybody has a story. It builds up inside us, fighting at the edges of our soul, pushing at us until it forces us to open an outlet and let it escape. So, what do we do? How do we tell the story?

Write Well Publish Right is designed to bring story-tellers from the first glimmer of an idea into completion of a full-fledged print book. This is not a “how-to” book, this is an “I did it and you can do it too” book. For all the writers who have ever attended writer’s workshops, community education classes and library meet-the-author days and wondered how to write a book and get published, this book leads the way. This book takes you on a journey into the world of writing and publishing from the perspective of an author who has been there. Lucinda Moebius has experienced the world of publishing through professional and self-publishing forums. 

Through her journey she has learned many lessons and has experienced both good and bad sides of the publishing world and she has decided to share the knowledge she has gained with you.

There are books out there about writing and there are books out there about publishing. Write Well Publish Right is a book about both. This book breaks down the foundations of good writing, teaches lessons and explaining, in the simplest terms, how you can publish your story. There are no shortcuts to becoming a published writer, but if there was Write Well Publish Right would be the signpost pointing the way.

SOURCE: http://amzn.to/1sXkY3E

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Aspen Morrow's highly anticipated book Med Free Bipolar: Thrive Naturally using the Med Free MethodTM (Med Free MethodTM Book Series: Natural Cures Bipolar) [Kindle Edition]is now available on amazon! http://amzn.to/QhjijH

Aspen's young career as an international investigative journalist ended abruptly in a hospitalization to padded cell with a drain in the floor. Told she should apply for disability and not have children due to her mental illness, at age 22, Aspen had given up hope life would ever be normal again. Speaking out now for the first time, she shares how she beat the odds and recovered fully. From food stamps to business woman of the year, Aspen has spent the past ten years putting her investigative skills to use to bring to light the latest and greatest natural remedies in mental health care. Learn how thousands have recovered, step by step, in her first book in the Med Free Method™ Book Series: Med Free Bipolar.

In Med Free Bipolar you will Learn:

Natural alternatives that are as effective as prescriptions

What you need to know before quitting meds and how to get your doctor and family on board

What types of doctors can actually heal you (some who even take insurance/medicaid!)

What tests to ask for to rule out physical causes that look psychiatric

Natural supplements that can effectively END: rage, anger issues, anxiety, insomnia, racing thoughts, night terrors and "surround sound" noise sensitivity

How to shut your brain off when you want

What kind of diet is the best for bipolar

What to feed to your brain when it's manic, depressed, racing, and having mixed episodes

Natural cures for lost libido and medication weight gain

Easy, lazy lifestyle changes that can make a huge difference in your mental health

The primary goal of Med Free Bipolar is to show that treating bipolar effectively through natural means is not only possible, but highly likely. The Med Free Method™ is designed as a fourth treatment option over being medicated, "unmedicated", or "self-medicated", written by a peer who has been through it and backed by scientifically-proven, field-tested methods.

SOURCE: amazon.com

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Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green.

At 16, Hazel Grace Lancaster, a three-year stage IV–cancer survivor, is clinically depressed. To help her deal with this, her doctor sends her to a weekly support group where she meets Augustus Waters, a fellow cancer survivor, and the two fall in love. Both kids are preternaturally intelligent, and Hazel is fascinated with a novel about cancer called An Imperial Affliction. Most particularly, she longs to know what happened to its characters after an ambiguous ending To find out, the enterprising Augustus makes it possible for them to travel to Amsterdam, where Imperial’s author, an expatriate American, lives. What happens when they meet him must be left to readers to discover. Suffice it to say, it is significant.

Writing about kids with cancer is an invitation to sentimentality and pathos—or worse, in unskilled hands, bathos. Happily, Green is able to transcend such pitfalls in his best and most ambitious novel to date. Beautifully conceived and executed, this story artfully examines the largest possible considerations—life, love, and death—with sensitivity, intelligence, honesty, and integrity. In the process, Green shows his readers what it is like to live with cancer, sometimes no more than a breath or a heartbeat away from death. But it is life that Green spiritedly celebrates here, even while acknowledging its pain. In its every aspect, this novel is a triumph.

SOURCE: http://amzn.to/1m8P92j

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Publish Your Book on Kindle (Writing, Authorship): 131 Tips, Tricks & Tested Methods to Maximize your Amazon eBook Sales!  

"This book breaks everything down, from how to design a cover to how to write a book description. I highly recommend this to anyone who is just starting out on Kindle...or anyone who isn't seeing as many sales as they'd like."

The 4Scribe Toolboox Series takes the best advice and tips from our experienced writers and puts them at right your fingertips!

Volume 2 of this acclaimed series, "Publish Your Book on Kindle," teaches you:


  • How to write an effective description that sells.
  • How to design a professional-quality cover.
  • How to determine the best price for your eBook.
  • How to format your book for maximum compatibility and easy use.
  • Why you shouldn't waste your money on book promotion services.
  • How to start your own marketing network that will serve you for years to come.
  • ...and much more!

This eBook is a complete guide to Kindle publishing! We introduce you to the new world of self-publishing, where expectations are high and the standard of quality demands redoubled efforts from today's indie author. The contributors of 4Scribe.com are here to explain what readers expect and how to provide it...either by following our proven tips or by hiring freelance talent!

Ready to self-publish your book and share your story with the world? Scroll up and buy this guide to see how easy it is to get started right now!

Praise for "Make Money Writing on Fiverr," our first super-helpful eBook:
"I've read a lot of books about selling on Fiverr, written one myself, and I gotta say this is a pretty good book. Lots of great tips about picking a gig, writing a great gig description, and growing your Fiverr business.

Whether you new to Fiverr, or have been selling on the site for a while, the tips in this short book will help you make more sales."

* Be sure to check out 4Scribe.com for lots of great, free content for writers! *

SOURCE: http://amzn.to/1rI9hLm