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That's Amore

Stage Coach Theatre is seeking four women (ages 20-55) for their production of Ellen Simon's Moonlight and Valentino, a comedy about a young widow whose sister, best friend and ex-stepmother come to comfort her after the unexpected death of her husband. (There's also the role of a sexy housepainter in this play, but they must have already cast that part.)

Auditions are June 23 and 24, at 2 p.m. Stage Coach Theatre, located in the breezeway of Hillcrest Plaza, corner of Overland Road and Orchard Street, Show dates are August 24-25, 30-31 and September 1-2, 6-8.

Babies Having Babies

Long gone are the days of the ABC After School Specials: The big glowing box in the corner now offering the simplistic dilemmas of Spongebob and the simpering dilemmas of the Simple Life to our children when they get home after school. Well, NBC is hoping to change that. The monolithic network is casting parents, children and senior citizens (?) for a new parenting documentary that they hope will "help enlighten teenagers 'in love' who feel they are ready for parenthood ... our goal is to help the teenagers involved make more informed decisions about their own future as well as educating a teen audience about the true reality of parenting." If you've ever wondered how reality TV shows find all those people willing to air their dirty laundry for the world to see, or more specifically, how you can be one of them, here's your chance.

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All That Jazz

The Boise Jazz Society is a brand-spanking-new group that, with support of the Boise State Department of Music, is working on raising awareness of "jazz as art music," and they're holding a Jazz Launch Party to celebrate. The New Trio with pianist Chuck Smith and Sandon Mayhew on saxophone will perform their mix of old and new jazz.

June 24, 7:30-10:30 p.m., $15, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy lobby. To get tickets, call 208-426-3498 or e-mail

Paint Out

Plein air painters are people who paint the natural world while immersed in it. They take their paints, brushes and canvases and paint their outdoor environment as it happens.

This summer, the Plein Air Painters of Idaho (PAPI) are working to establish a plein air painting museum in Ada County, and have planned a number of events to show the public just what it is they do and are working on trying to get a plein air paintin. They're planning to participate in the annual Art and Roses; the Julia Davis 100th Anniversary celebration where the public will be invited to paint along; they'll gather at Redfish Lake to paint; and hold their fourth annual Paint Out at the Idaho Botanical Gardens.

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Here Comes the Sun

According to, summer solstice is also known as Alban Heflin, All-Couples Day, Feast of Epona, Feast of St. John the Baptist, Gathering Day, Midsummer, Sonnwend and Thing-Tide, to name but a few. Regardless of what you choose to call it, should you choose to celebrate it, you can do so with the folks at the Eagle Performing Arts Center.

EPAC will provide an evening of dance, art, music and food with dancers from New York City Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theatre as well as EPAC dance students. Art by Jim O'Halloran and Dean Estess will be on display, and Jeff Romero will perform classical music.

June 29, 7 p.m., $15 advance adults; $10 advance seniors and students; $20 at the gate, the Winery at Eagle Knoll, 3705 N. Hwy 16, Eagle. Call 208-338-4633 or visit to purchase tickets or for more information.

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