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Sun Valley announces summer concert schedule

With Outlaw Field, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater and weekly outdoor events such as Alive After Five, Boiseans have lots of options for outdoor concerts. One summer destination that too many Idaho music fans overlook? Sun Valley. Sun Valley Resort puts on several shows each year that are worth the trip. The resort issued a press release today detailing its summer concert schedule.

Food & Drink

Ada County food service inspections April 5-11, 2016

The Central District Health Department conducts annual inspections of all food-handling establishments in Ada County. Any listed item indicates items or practices out of compliance with Idaho Food Code. Violations must be corrected within 10 days. For details, go to cdhd.idaho.gov/EH/food/inspect.htm. The Southwest District Health Department makes similar inspections in Canyon County; its records are available at swdh.org/food-service.asp.

Movie News & Reviews

‘Ratchet & Clank’ jumps from video games to big screen

Based on a popular Playstation game, the sci-fi animated feature “Ratchet & Clank” seeks to capture the kid-friendly audience this weekend, as well as the gamer crowd who have a familiarity with the space-based game characters. The film is a basic hero story about Ratchet (James Arnold Taylor), a young lombax (a catlike creature) who dreams of joining the Galactic Rangers, only to find that the hero business is much more complicated than it seems.

Movie News & Reviews

‘Papa Hemingway’ is almost like meeting the guy

For those with an interest in Ernest Hemingway, “Papa Hemingway in Cuba” is a remarkable treat. It contains information about the writer heretofore unknown, and though it’s a dramatic feature and not a documentary, it claims to tell the truth, without embellishment. Even better, it was written by someone who saw the events depicted firsthand.

Movie News & Reviews

‘Mother’s Day’ aims to ruin another holiday

It seems there’s no stopping Garry Marshall’s terrifying cinematic rampage on our nation’s treasured holidays. Having ruined both “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve” with his star-packed omnibus projects, the director has burned his way through the calendar, landing on “Mother’s Day” as his next victim.

Movie News & Reviews

‘Keanu’ is a real, funny movie

If you watched the trailer for “Keanu” — starring Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key of Comedy Central’s beloved series “Key & Peele” — and wondered “is this a real movie?” you’re not alone. In fact, it’s one of the auto-searches on Google. It’s understandable, as most know “Key & Peele” as a veritable factory of genre-bending viral sketches that engage with the tropes of Hollywood. But yes, “Keanu” is a real movie, a real funny one at that.

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The Lantern Fest will fill the night sky over Meridian Speedway

Celebrate life, love, memories and simply letting go at the first Treasure Valley edition of The Lantern Fest, an event from the same people who present Slide the City, The Dirty Dash and Color Me Rad. There will be music, kids’ entertainment, food and fun, all culminating with the release of nearly 1,000 balloon-like lanterns into the night sky. Inspired by the ancient Chinese tradition to bring good fortune into the world, this family-friendly gathering seeks to do the same. So, bring your good wishes, hopes and aspirations, write them on a lantern and release them into the world.

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Joseph brings his ‘Dreamcoat’ to Boise for three nights at the Morrison Center

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” the pop musical by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice that debuted in 1972, is now a classic. This new production pops even brighter with direction and choreography by Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (“In the Heights,” “Hamilton”). The play tells the biblical story of Joseph through lively, witty songs and dances that run the gamut from country to pop and rock. Joseph’s half-brothers hate him because he is their father Jacob’s favorite, so they sell him into slavery. Despite his trials, Joseph survives and becomes an adviser to Pharaoh. When Joseph finally is reunited with his family, he discovers the true meaning of forgiveness.

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