Matt Andersen’s musical household in rural, blue-collar in New Brunswick got him interested in playing early on and by junior high he was in the school band, first on tuba and later on trumpet. He took up guitar at 14, and before long was playing classic rock and Top 40 covers in pub bands while he studied studio engineering. Things changed dramatically, however, when he discovered the blues. “Through Eric Clapton I got into B.B. King, which led me to the Chicago electric stuff and eventually back to the Mississippi Delta guys,” says the 30-year-old singer. “What really hit me most about the blues was its total honesty.” Matt began to build his name on the Canadian circuit, his imposing voice and slashing slide guitar making a monolithic impression on audiences. In 2010 he became the first Canadian to win Memphis’s famed International Blues Challenge, which led to festival dates in France, Italy, and the US, where he toured with Old Crow Medicine Show.
If you like stand-up comedians, you’ll love the 2013 Winter Comedy Series at the Duchin Room every Friday and Saturday night at 8:30 pm. We present new comedians hot off the comedy circuit every weekend. Cover is FREE (21 & Older)
He was a cast member on NBC’s Last Comic Standing! Winner of the most B.E.T. Comedy Awards! He has performed for more US troops than anyone since Bob Hope! Grand Prize winner of ABC’s America’s Funniest People! Dante has appeared in over 40 TV shows and Movies! Winner of over 20 comedy contests! He has opened for and performed with Richard Pryor, Milton Berle, Robin Williams, Andrew Dice Clay, Sam Kinison and more! He can perform Dirty to corporate clean! Dante has performed to over one million people live!
Known for his quick wit and caustic-style of comedy, Eddie Ifft has a habit of speaking first and thinking later and this gets him in trouble – a lot. Having been fired from most jobs, including a short stint at his father’s insurance firm (he was either fired or asked to pursue a new career – depending on who you ask) Eddie took to the stage in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at an open-mic night and realised he was being paid to mouth off…and so his career began.
Michael Pace came on to the comedy scene with a mullet, an oversized jacket, a skinny tie and a pair of untied high-tops. Now? The jacket is too small, neck-ties drive him crazy and he’s finally learned to tie his shoes. Michael started on stage in improvisational comedy. Mike also studied theatre and developed a deep passion for both acting and comedy. He is proud to say that he is a professional stand-up comedian who has made his living on stage for the last 20 years. During his comedic tenure, Mike has developed several hours of hilarious stand-up material. Michael has been seen on Curb Your Enthusiasm and has made several commercials and independent films as an actor.
Slade’s stand-up has gained international stature after earning a five star review from Scotland’s Minister of Culture at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival and appearances at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. He followed this with a tour in Afghanistan performing for US Troops, a tour of Israel. After a stellar performance at the 2008 Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, Slade was chosen to appear on a Tonight Show feature. Slade’s Hi-Def Comedy Special, “Right & Raunch” is now available on DVD.
With multiple appearances on the Late Late show with Craig Ferguson, Patrick’s record setting viewer ship on Comedy Central, and his ability to tell the difference between people from Ireland and people from Northern Ireland, Patrick is the obvious choice to be the next host of the Oprah Winfrey show.
From packing comedy venues across the globe to regular television appearances on shows like “The Tonight Show,” and “Last Comic Standing,” Claude Stuart has come a long way from his down home southern roots. By his own admission, he was paddled on more than one occasion for being the class clown.Claude’s explosive, in-yourface, rapid-fire, madman stage style is truly an exhilarating assault on the senses and has evoked comparisons to golden era physical comedians such as Steve Martin, Robin Williams and Jim Carrey. Claude’s unique brand of Don Rickles-esque crowd interaction, coupled with clever well-written jokes makes him not only the world’s first physical insult comedian but a “comedy triple threat!”
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 – 5:00pm - Sun, Oct 13, 2013 – 3:00pm
17th ANNUAL TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL
Festival Honors Rich and Colorful History and Culture of Sheepherding in Idaho & The West
Dates: Thursday, October 10- Sunday, October 13, 2013
Description: Unique four-day festival honoring the history, heritage and cultures of sheepherding in Idaho and the west. Includes a full-day Sheep Folklife Fair, a Fiber Festival, dancers, musicians, folk and traditional art, storytelling and culinary events featuring chefs, restaurants and American Lamb. The event also includes workshops on fiber, cooking with lamb, photography, history, culture and a variety of other events. There is a two-day National Qualifying Sheepdog Trial in conjunction with the Festival. There are exhibits, storytelling, hikes and the Big Sheep Parade with 1,500 sheep strutting lively down Main Street, Ketchum, Idaho.
The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley’s annual gala fundraising event will take place on Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Trail Creek Pavilion in Sun Valley. The event will feature fabulous live and silent auction items, including a signature painting by local painter Brandis Sarich.
The Shelter is excited to already have several fantastic live auction items lined up for the event, including an amazing African safari and an Arctic adventure to see the polar bear migration.
In it’s 30 years of operation, the Animal Shelter has adopted over 12,000 dogs and cats into loving homes in addition to offering many life-saving programs and services to the community. The Dog Days of Summer annual benefit is the largest single source of income supporting these programs. To sponsor the event or donate a live or silent auction item, please contact Volunteer & Events Coordinator Brittany Farrell at (208) 788-4351. More information is also available at www.animalshelterwrv.org.
Don’t miss out on the community’s largest fundraising event, the Sun Valley Center Wine Auction. This 32 year old event takes place over four days, letting you experience incredible wines from around the world, unique vintner dinners prepared by top chefs, one-of-a-kind auction lots and an entertainment wine picnic and concert featuring gourment food from local restauruants and wine from you favorite vintners – all in support of The Center’s art and humanities programs!
The Sun Valley Wellness Festival is an annual gathering of the top speakers and practitioners of mind-body-spirit and environmental wellness. Presented by the Sun Valley Wellness Institute, our mission is to ” inspire positive change.” We welcome you to join us for 5 days of inspiration, education and healing that will enrich your life at the Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, Idaho. Please go online at www.sunvalleywellness.org to purchase tickets, view schedule of events, keynote speakers, workshops and reserve lodging.
The 28th Annual Paw ‘n Pole promises outdoor fun for the whole community! Bring your dog or borrow a Shelter dog on February 24, 2013 at the new Blaine County Recreation Disctrict Croy Nordic trails, right across from the Shelter! There will be cross-country ski and snowshoe races with leashed dogs, best costume and silly pet trick contests, and more!