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Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

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When you aren’t making last-minute Easter brunch reservations … 1. HIT THE ICE Game on! The Idaho Steelheads are in the Kelly Cup playoffs. Watch them skate circles around the Colorado Eagles tonight and Saturday at CenturyLink Arena. (We hope.)

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Ticket alert: Coming Boise concerts going on sale this weekend

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Jacksons Country Stomp featuring Thomas Rhett, Jon Pardi, Lindsay Ell: 6 p.m. June 18, Ford Amphitheater, Idaho Center, Nampa. $25 at Jacksons Food Stores. On sale April 23 (which isn’t actually this weekend, I know). Joan Baez: 8 p.m. July

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Hannibal Buress to play Boise on his way up the comedy ladder

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Liquid Laughs in Boise just nailed down a hot comedian for May 9 and 10: Hannibal Buress. Buress, 31, was just featured on Comedy Central two weeks ago with his own hour-long special, “Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago.” Briefly a

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CONTEST OVER: Win free tickets to the Franz Ferdinand concert at the Knitting Factory

Scottish quartet Franz Ferdinand will make its Boise debut at the Knitting Factory on April 23. I have a pair of tickets to give away. Here’s how to win ‘em: Between now and 5 p.m. 11 a.m. April 18, correctly

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Concert notes: Night Ranger added to Boston date; Xavier Rudd, Black Flag coming

As I wrote a week or two ago, classic-rock act Boston is headed to the Idaho Center Amphitheater on Sept. 3. What we didn’t know until now is that Night Ranger will open. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m.

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‘The Other Studio’ recap: April 13, 2014

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Here’s the playlist from tonight’s “The Other Studio,” hosted by Tim Johnstone and me. The show airs from 9 to 10 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 The River. Nickel Creek, “Destination” Doobie Brothers, “Long Train Running” Youth Lagoon, “Worms” Green Day,

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Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

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When you aren’t dragging your toddler into the sea of flesh to chase easter eggs at Zoo Boise … 1. BUST A GUT Olympia, Wash.-based comic Gabriel Rutledge is funny. Watch the video. He’s a past winner of the Seattle

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Ticket alert: Coming Boise concerts, events that go on sale Friday

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Stephen Stills: 8 p.m. May 13, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $31. TicketWeb. On sale at 10 a.m. April 11 Theresa Caputo: Psychic medium and star of the TLC show, “Long Island Medium.” 7:30 p.m. June 10, Morrison

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Win free tickets to the Joan Baez concert at the Egyptian Theatre in Boise

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Folk singer Joan Baez packed the Egyptian Theatre when she last played in Boise. She’s coming back on Tuesday, July 8 — and I have a pair of tickets to give away. Here’s how to win: Between now and 5

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Doobie Brothers, Thompson Square highlight Western Idaho Fair grandstand lineup

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It’s not just the 75-degree weather. Summer really is near. Why else would the Western Idaho Fair reveal its grandstand music lineup? Over the years, the fair experimented before settling on the current ticketing model: free. Free is advantageous for

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