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A&E News Shorts-June 16, 2004


The second annual Gene Harris Jazz Camp, June 21-25 at Boise State has opened its enrollment to adults. Musicians in fifth grade on up can now register for this camp focusing on the art of jazz improvisation.

Participants will be grouped based on level of experience and musicians will receive specific instruction for their instrument from performing professionals (Chuck Smith, Brent Jensen, George Turner, Tom Jensen, Scott Reusser and Brad Peters). The camp finishes with a free concert open to the public at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 25, in the Special Events Center on the Boise State campus. The concert will feature participants and special guest artist Jay Thomas, a Seattle native who plays trumpet, flugelhorn, flute and other instruments.

No previous experience is needed and those interested are encouraged to register early though registration will be accepted on the first day of camp. The cost is $109; registration forms are available at or at 426-1772.

J Crist update

Architect Dwaine Carver of Trout Architects has been contracted to design a new space for J Crist Gallery, to be constructed at 1723 West Front Street. The new gallery is slated to open in December 2004. J Crist's temporary offices are now at 3380 Americana Terrace, Suite 130.

DCI gets reciprocal

Discovery Center of Idaho (DCI) has become a participating member in the Association of Science and Technology Center's (ASTC) reciprocal membership program. This means if you are a member of DCI, you can visit the fabulous Pacific Science Center in Seattle for FREE. All DCI members should ask about ASTC membership when traveling--there are more than 200 participating museums and science centers across the globe.