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A&E News September 29 2004

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Poetry in Motion Winners Announced

Four Idaho poets were selected to be part of Boise's 2004-2005 Poetry in Motion® series, a collaboration between Boise City Arts Commission, ValleyRide, Log Cabin Literary Center and Poetry Society of America. The four winning poems will be printed on Poetry in Motion® posters and placed on buses and in bus shelters around Boise. The three adult winners are Lisa Roullard and Kimberly Chanley of Boise and Mary Ellen McMurtrie of Idaho City. The sole winner in the children's category is Margaret Sloan Gildner of Moscow. Runners-up in the adult category are Vera Noyce, Lisa Roullard and Kate Dougherty, all of Boise. The runner-up in the children's category is Jade Nissl, also of Boise.

The winners and runners-up were selected by Alice Quinn, poetry editor of The New Yorker. More than 150 Idahoans in 40 zip codes submitted poems to the contest this summer. All poems will soon be posted on the Log Cabin Web site, www.logcablit.org.

The Poetry in Motion exhibit will feature the winning poems of the four Idaho poets as well as poetry by writers of national stature including Joshua Beckman, Fanny Howe, Octavio Paz and William Carlos Williams. The posters are being designed by Boise graphic designer Mike Landa of Occupancy 66 and will be sold by Boise City Arts Commission to support its Art in Transit program.

The winners and runners-up will read their winning poems on Thursday, September 30 at 6 p.m. at a free event at the Log Cabin Literary Center, 801 S. Capitol Blvd. The poster designs will also be unveiled at this event. Call 331-8000 for more information.

Student Justin Terry wins Journalism Award

The Society of Professional Journalists honored Boise State University senior Justin Terry with a Mark of Excellence Award for in-depth reporting for his radio news story, "New Freedom Riders." This year's winners were chosen from more than 3,200 entries in 45 categories including print, radio, television and online. The Society has honored the best work in collegiate journalism since 1972.

Terry, a student reporter for Boise State Radio who will graduate in May, plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. For his story, Terry traveled with the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride bus as it traveled through Idaho. More than a dozen buses traveled across the country, picking up hundreds of immigrant rights advocates along the way, similar to the civil rights movement in the 1960s. They met in Washington D.C. and New York for mass demonstrations promoting changes to the U.S. immigration policy and other civil and human rights issues. Steve Johnston, Boise State Radio interim general manager, said, "This prestigious award is a profound recognition of his hard work invested in learning radio reporting. Students are a very important part of Boise State Radio, doing their part to make our program services top-notch as they learn the business. The entire Boise State Radio family takes justifiable pride in Justin's accomplishment."

$20 ORCHESTRA SEATS FOR RENT

The Broadway smash musical Rent continues to offer reduced-price tickets so that artists and other less flush people (the kinds of folk featured in the show) can be sure to catch a performance. Rent's creator Jonathan Larson was himself a struggling artist and his dream was to create a universal musical available to everyone. In every city it plays, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical makes a limited number of really good seats in front of the orchestra available for only $20 (normal tickets run $30-$47.50). The $20 tickets for the two Boise performances on October 5 and 6 go on sale at the Morrison Center box office one hour prior to the show on the day of performance only. These tickets are available to anyone, cash only, with a limit of two tickets per person. In some cities people have lined up the night before to guarantee their purchase of these cheap tickets. Best to dig up the lanterns, sleeping bags and guitar.

For general Rent ticket information, call 426-1110 or 426-1494.

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