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Antiques Roadshow Takes Over Expo Idaho

And Opera Idaho announces 2013-2014 season

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If you were psyched to hear the Foothills come alive with The Sound of Music Sunday, July 21, you'll have to soak in your drop of golden sun elsewhere. Opera Idaho has moved the Von Trapps from the Idaho Botanical Garden to Woodriver Cellars for its show Sunday, July 21, at 7 p.m. The Friday, July 19, performance of The Sound of Music will remain at IBG as planned.

If you've purchased tickets for either performance and would like to make changes, call 208-345-3531, ext. 2.

Speaking of Opera Idaho, the company recently announced its 2013-2014 season lineup.

Mozart's comedy, The Marriage of Figaro, will premiere Friday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Egyptian Theatre, with Susannah Biller starring as Susanna, Austin Kness as Figaro and Jason Detwiler as the Count. The production will move to Idaho State University's Stephens Performing Arts Center Thursday, Nov. 14.

To kick off 2014, Opera Idaho will revive Georges Bizet's Carmen for a sixth production, which brings the company to the larger Morrison Center stage Friday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 2. To close the season, Opera Idaho will return to the Egyptian Theatre for a double billing of Giacomo Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti Friday, April 11, and Sunday, April 13.

But if deep baritones and piercing sopranos aren't your style, the Antiques Roadshow is bringing its tour to Boise Saturday, June 29.

PBS's highest-rated ongoing primetime series rolls into town to tape its expanded 18th season at Expo Idaho, offering free evaluations of antiques and collectibles by some of the nation's top appraisal experts.

Segments taped for the latest season will air in January of 2014. Tickets to Antiques Roadshow are free, but the application deadline has already passed. For more info, visit

Moving from valuable antiques to rusty rebar salvaged from the Boise Hole, Woman of Steel's Irene Deely will be installing a rebar sculpture at the Tower at Eighth and Main over the coming months. The sculpture, known as "Cycles," depicts the history of building the Tower, from the beginning of construction to where it is now. The sculpture, made from reclaimed rebar, stainless steel and cast resin, will be approximately nine feet high and three feet around.

Deely's "Cycles" will be installed in October or November, and a public unveiling has been scheduled for January 2014.