• More alike than different

    ‘Considering Matthew Shepard’ musical event explores life and legacy of gay student murdered 25 years ago

    By Mary Stone

    University of Idaho vocal performance major Derek Carson first performed a song from composer Craig Hella Johnson’s “Considering Matthew Shepard” as a student at Centennial High School in Boise. “It’s been a big part of my life ever since,” said Carson, who will graduate from UI in the spring...

  • A consistent voice

    University of Idaho’s David Lee-Painter directs his last Idaho Repertory Theatre show before retirement

    By Mary Stone

    University of Idaho professor David-Lee Painter’s last turn as a director before he retires at the end of the school year is no softball. “What the Constitution Means to Me,” written by former Wenatchee, Wash., resident Heidi Schreck, delivers a clear message about the U.S. Constitution: “that it’s not really serving everyone as well as it could, and that we need to take some action,” Lee-Painter said...

  • EVENTS ROUNDUP: All things holiday

    By Inland 360

    The holiday season is in full swing, as our weekly offering of entertainment options curated from the Inland 360 events calendar reflects. Many more arts and culture opportunities can be found in the events calendar...

  • THE STREAM: Latest Indiana Jones swings onto Disney+

    By Associated Press

    Super Mario, an Elvis Christmas special and Paris Hilton enjoying motherhood are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists are Peter Gabriel’s long awaited album, a Robin Hood game with robots and Harrison Ford’s last hurrah as Indiana Jones on Disney+.

  • Ralphie’s biggest wish

    'A Christmas Story: The Musical’ comes to Lewiston Civic Theatre stage next week

    By Mary Stone

    Eleven-year-old Connor Stout, a sixth grader at Heights Elementary School in Clarkston, plays 9½-year-old Ralphie Parker in the Lewiston Civic Theatre’s “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” opening next Thursday, Nov. 30. Stout, who has his very own Red Ryder carbine-action BB gun at home (and hasn’t shot his eye out), appears alongside an ensemble cast of theater stalwarts and newcomers...

  • CULT CORNER: Pop culture critic shares his current fixation with a comics checklist

    By Will Thompson

    I haven’t read an entire prose book since March of this year. Such is the hold that comic books have on me. The consecutive 3½ years of this column speak to the consistency of my rotating pop culture fixations, but comics are different, in part because this is the second time I’ve delved into the medium...