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BLT Presents Somewhere In Between • Charlayne Hunter-Gault to Speak at Human Rights Celebration • Idaho Steelheads Headgear Giveaway • The Langroise Trio

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Thursday 19

BLT Presents Somewhere In Between

Somewhere In Between is an award-winning romantic comedy by playwright Craig Pospisil. The play debuted in Detroit and has been staged in Paris, France, and now Boise Little Theater is mounting its own production, directed by Kevin Kimsey. For more about the play and BLT's performance of it, see Marie Galyean's review on page 24. She calls it "well-written and well-acted," so what more reason do you need to see some live theater? Go!

8 p.m. Thur.-Sat., Jan. 19-21, 26-28; 7:30 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 25; 2 p.m. Sun., Jan.22. $10; $9 groups of 6 or more; $8 Wed. and Sun. and for seniors, students on Thur. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St. For reservations, call 342-5104 or visit www.boiselittletheater.org.

Friday 20

Charlayne Hunter-Gault to Speak at Human Rights Celebration

Beginning last Monday, Martin Luther King Day, Boise State holds its annual Human Rights Celebration Week, with speakers, film screenings, classes, rallies and lectures throughout the week. (For a schedule of Human Rights Celebration Week events, visit http://mlk.boisestate.edu.)

The apex of the week's activities is the keynote speech of journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, with a lecture entitled "Making a Global Dream: From Jim Crow America to Apartheid South Africa and Beyond."

Hunter-Gault has been a firsthand witness to the civil rights struggle several times over: In 1960, she was one of the first two black students admitted to the University of Georgia; she was the first black person to hold a job with the Louisville Times; she was also the first black staff member at the New Yorker. An award-winning journalist, Hunter-Gault spent 19 years as a correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer Report. She worked from Johannesburg as NPR's chief correspondent in Africa from 1997 to 1999, and from 1999, she was CNN's Johannesburg bureau chief and correspondent. She also published a memoir, In My Place, in 1992, and has received over two dozen honorary degrees.

Tickets to Hunter-Gault's speech are free, but due to interest her appearance is bound to generate, it's advisable to get tickets as soon as possible. A reception and book signing in the Bishop Barnwell Room of the Student Union is scheduled to follow the lecture.

FREE tickets available at the Student Union Ballroom Desk. Doors open at 6 p.m., seating for non-ticketholders begins at 7:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 8 p.m. Student Union Jordan Ballroom, Boise State campus, 1910 University Dr., 426-1242.

Saturday 21

Idaho Steelheads Headgear Giveaway

The Idaho Steelheads play the Fresno Falcons on Saturday, and while birds of prey usual kick fishy fanny, here's hoping that on the ice, that doesn't hold true. If you go root, root, root for the home team, your fealty just might be rewarded. Season ticket holders and the first 1,000 fans to show up to the game will snag a free Idaho Steelheads stocking cap, courtesy of Select-A-Seat. And if, as you're sitting in the area watching the Steelheads battle the Falcons, you get hotheaded about the outcome, at least you'll have an excuse for it.

7:10 p.m., $17-$28 adult, $9-$28 junior/senior, Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., 331-8497, www.idahotickets.com.

Sunday 22

The Langroise Trio

As part of the Caldwell-based chamber music group's Boise Concert Series, the Langroise Trio will perform works by Dvorak, D.A. Earnest, Kodaly and Johnson. You have just two more chances this season to catch the group in Boise: this Sunday, and March 12.

3 p.m. $12 general, $8 seniors and students. Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St.