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Pennsylvania rockers have changed their name from the super catchy Daylight to Superheaven. Read the statement from the band below:

We’re back home from our recent tour with Bayside, Four Year Strong, and Mixtapes. First, we would like to extend a than you to those bands for making it fun and an overall great experience. Also, thank you to anyone who made it out to a show and supported the tour, and an extra thanks if you bought a record or a t-shirt, or gave us a place to stay along the way.

With that said, we have some important news to share. Some of you may have already figured it out, but we are changing our name. We will no longer be performing or releasing music under the name “Daylight.”

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As those of you who keep up with news of any merit, you have no doubt heard of the crisis within the Crimean portion of Ukraine. The motherland to the north has determined their presence was needed to “liberate” the economically devastated, Russian speaking region Crimea (home of the all important oil pipeline and warm-water port) from the “abusive and intolerant” nation of Ukraine. This “liberation” has unfolded in front of the eyes of every developed nation as we continue to look down with panic stricken faces and policies of war avoidance.

On that note, I write you from the dusted keys of my laptop with no purpose other than to give you my opinion of the crisis, how I interpret the news that has poured into my eye sockets from news sources from all spectrums such as MSNBC, Fox, HUFFPO, Politico, Foreign Policy Magazine, and a few others, and what I believe the unified opinion of the American people should be. That being said, this is by no means an all-inclusive detailed explication of the proceedings in Crimea, but simply a recap of some major details that have been overlooked or underplayed by the mainstream media as the old-timers enjoy phrasing it.

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Being a political talk show and seeing as the infamous “Gun Bill” has just been signed into the law by the Governor of the state of Idaho, I figured it only necessary that I relay an email correspondence that took place between myself and Republican Representative Andrus. To this day, I have yet to hear back from him and, sadly, probably never will. Tune in to Turning Politricks on Sundays between 3:00p.m. and 5:00p.m. to hear more! Thank you infinitely, both for your time and your support.

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In the contemporary world of highly contentious United States politics revolving around anything related to healthcare, Medicaid Expansion is a new initiative that will be facing our Idaho State Legislature in the upcoming session. Since 2007, over 50,000 people have been added to its care program from the original, rather steady number of about 180,000 participants. In lieu of this, the Governor’s Office has deemed it fit to play into cutting funding by 35 million dollars. This,

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Man, machine, or electronic funk guru; call him what you want, Grant Kwiecinski, popularized by his stage name GRiZ, has been tearing up the electronic music scene across the country. With one of the most unique styles of music there is, he has created a niche for party-goers, dance fanatics and music-lovers around the world. Straight out of Detroit, and proud of it, he shows no signs of slowing down.

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Brand New has announced they have cancelled their European tour in August including their dates at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. You can read the statement below:

 

“Brand New regretfully announce that due to insurmountable personal issues, they have been forced to cancel their August European tour, including appearances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Sincere apologies to everyone we are letting down.”

Let’s all cross our fingers that the “insurmountable personal issues” don’t result in something more permanent for the band.

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This is your Weekly Update for April 18-24.

Thursday- Saturday, April 18-21

Misunderstanding Photo “The Misunderstanding.” 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center. This absurdist drama by Albert Camus takes the audience to a small European hotel in a grim world where summer never comes. A young man, Jan, returns home after 18 years to reunite with his mother and sister who run the inn. Instead of announcing himself, he hopes his family will recognize him and welcome him with open arms. $15 general, $12 seniors, alumni, students and military at idahotickets.com. A free ticket for Boise State students, faculty and staff at the Student Union Info Desk. Visit theatrearts.boisestate.edu.

Thursday, April 18

LouisMenand100x100Distinguished Lecture Series, Louis Menand. 7 p.m. Morrison Center. The Boise State Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series presents Louis Menand, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of “The Metaphysical Club.” Free, no tickets required. Visit go.boisestate.edu/distinguishedlectures.

Student Recital, Robyn Whitmore, violin; Caid Jones, violin. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Friday-Sunday, April 19-21

IDT 2012Idaho Dance Theatre Spring Show. 8 p.m. April 19-20; 2 p.m. April 21. Special Events Center. Carl Rowe will premiere a new work and Marla Hansen will revive “Fractured Silence” in IDT’s final concert of the season. Tickets are $10-$37 at idahodancetheatre.org or by calling 331-9592.

Friday, April 19

SUPS BandsStudent Union Performance Series, Last King Outlaw and One Drop. 1-2 p.m. Last King Outlaw; 2:30-4 p.m. One Drop. Student Union Building Patio. The Student Union Involvement and Leadership Center and Student Union Performance Series present a reggae fest in honor of Earth Week. Free. Visit finearts.boisestate.edu. 

Junior Recital, Samaquias Lorta, cello. 5:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Raymond Gay-Crosier lecture, “Exiled in a Spiritual Geography: Albert Camus’s Road to Values.” 6-7:30 p.m. Yanke Family Research Park, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd. Keynote address for the two-day “Topography and Toponymy in the Works of Albert Camus” international colloquium. Free. For more information, email camus2013@boisestate.edu.

Don WilliamsDon Williams. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center. Country music star Don Williams is out of retirement and touring with his accomplished road band. With his warm hickory baritone and familiar Stetson hat, he draws his listener into the intimate world of an old friend. $30-$65 in advance, $3 more at the door. Tickets are available at the Morrison Center box office, at all Select-a-Seat outlets, at 426-1110 or online at idahotickets.com. Please note: Original date, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 was postponed due to illness. Tickets for the original show date will be honored for this date. No need to exchange tickets. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, visit mc.boisestate.edu for refund information.

Saturday-Sunday, April 20-21

Powwow620x320Seven Arrows Pow Wow. Grand entries at noon and 7 p.m. April 20; 7 p.m. April 21. Student Union Jordan Ballroom. Pow wow means high-energy entertainment in colorful regalia, a vibrant culture featuring song and dance, traditional craft vendors, storytelling and demonstrations. $5 general, $3 children 6-12, free for Boise State students with ID, seniors and children under 6. Call 426-5950.

Saturday, April 20

Service Saturday. 9 a.m-2 p.m. Student Union Barnwell Room. Take your pick from four to five service projects at local charitable or nonprofit agencies and learn about new and exciting ways to get involved. Breakfast provided. Participants should wear comfortable, appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes. Reserve your spot at https://orgsync.com/23254/forms/54971. 

Carl TopilowBoise Philharmonic, Big Bands with Carl Topilow. 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Morrison Center. The 1940s was a period of immense change and an incredible banding together of Americans of all stripes. Through it all musicians like Berry Goodman, Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller kept spirits high. The Boise Philharmonic presents the optimism and joy of this period with guest conductor, clarinetist and comedian Carl Topilow. Tickets are $25.50-$76.50 at boisephilharmonic.org.

Graduate Recital, Kyle Downs, tenor. 1:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596. 

Student Recital, Nicole Oswald, violin. 3:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596. 

Boise Philharmonic, Youth Orchestra Spring Concert. 3:30 p.m. Morrison Center. Tickets are $8 at the door. Visit boisephilharmonic.org.

Student Recital, Josh Barro, tuba; Daniel Becerra, tuba. 5:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Rodney AtkinsRodney Atkins. 7:30 p.m. Taco Bell Arena. Rodney Atkins’ “Most Hits for the Money” tour features Josh Thompson. Atkins knows the value of taking the long way home, of veering off the beaten path onto that road less traveled. You can hear it in his music, in the lyrics of his smash single “Take a Back Road,” a song that celebrates that feeling of getting away from the noise of everyday life, really living in the moment and getting right with your soul. Tickets are $25-$35 at idahotickets.com.

Sunday, April 21

Symphonic300x300Spring Symphonic Winds. 7 p.m. Morrison Center. A tribute to Mel Shelton presented by the Boise State Music Department. Featuring the Treasure Valley Concert Band and the middle school/junior high school honor band. $5 adults, $3 seniors. Students and Boise State faculty, staff and students are free with ID at the door. Call 426-1596.

Tuesday, April 23

Boise State All-Campus Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Special Events Center Auditorium. $5 general, $3 seniors at the door. Students, Boise State faculty, staff and students are free. Call 426-1596.

Wednesday-Sunday, April 24-28

Misunderstanding Photo“The Misunderstanding.” 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center. This absurdist drama by Albert Camus takes the audience to a small European hotel in a grim world where summer never comes. A young man, Jan, returns home after 18 years to reunite with his mother and sister who run the inn. Instead of announcing himself, he hopes his family will recognize him and welcome him with open arms. $15 general, $12 seniors, alumni, students and military at idahotickets.com. A free ticket for Boise State students, faculty and staff at the Student Union Info Desk. Visit theatrearts.boisestate.edu.

Wednesday, April 24

patrick-mureithiScreening of “Icizere: Hope.” 6-8 p.m. Student Union. Part of the Healing Wounded Hearts: Reconciliation in Communities after Violence in Africa program. Filmmaker Patrick Mureithi will introduce the documentary that chronicles the genocide in Rwanda and follows a group trying to find reconciliation after the violence in their community. Free. Free parking available with advance registration. Call 426-1568.

Graduate String Quartet Recital. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Wednesday, April 10

Treasure Valley Concert Band and Caldwell High School Bands Concert. 7:30-9 p.m. Caldwell High School, 3401 S. Indiana Ave. Free. Call 426-1596.

Thursday, April 11

“Sabah: Relationships across Cultures.” 6-8 p.m. Student Union Forum Room. Film screening and discussion presented by the Women’s Center and co-sponsored by International Student Services. A part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This film about how a couple overcomes cultural barriers will be followed by a discussion about family, culture and relationships. Free. For more information, call 426-4259.

Friday and Saturday, April 12-13

swanlake_80Ballet Idaho, “Swan Lake.” 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. Morrison Center. “Swan Lake” is considered one of the greatest classical ballets of all time. Its romance and beauty have allowed the classic ballet to mesmerize audiences for more than 100 years. It is a story of conflict and loss, love and triumph between the starring roles of Odette, Odile, Prince Siegfried and evil wizard Von Rothbart. This is the Boise premiere of Peter Anastos’ full-length “Swan Lake,” accompanied by the Boise Philharmonic. Tickets are $37, $42 and $57 at idahotickets.com.

Friday, April 12

AlexanderQuartet250x150Boise Chamber Music Series Presents the Alexander Quartet. 7:30- 9:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart and Shostakovich, the quartet also has established itself as an important advocate for new music. Tickets are $20-$25. Call 426-1216 or email jbelfy@boisestate.edu.

Saturday, April 13

BeatPete75x75Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run and Walk. 9:30 a.m. Student Recreation Center. Racers are challenged to beat head football coach Chris Petersen to the finish line of this three-mile race through campus, ending outside Bronco Stadium. $15-$80. Register at imathlete.com/events/beatpetefunrunwalk.

Graduate Recital, Daniel Warns, piano. 5:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Senior Recital, Jessica Burlile, piano.  7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Sunday, April 14

Boise Jazz Society Presents The Loston Harris Trio. 7 p.m. Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 9th and Myrtle, Boise. Visit boisejazzsociety.org or call Mike Samball at 426-3498.

Monday, April 15 

Boise Jazz Society Residency Events, The Loston Harris Trio. 2:30- 8:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Visit boisejazzsociety.org or call Mike Samball at 426-3498.

URCUndergraduate Research & Scholarship Conference. 1-4 p.m. Student Union. The 10th annual event, which will be a blend of podium, poster and performing arts presentations, allows the campus and greater community to meet students and learn about their meaningful explorations of everything from choreography to cancer treatment and alternative energy to marketing. Free.

Tuesday, April 16

“What Happened to World War II Theater?” 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Student Union Ah Fong Room. Riley Caldwell-O’Keefe, lecturer for Foundational Studies and Theatre Arts, will give a presentation focused on how national theater created myths about American society during World War II. The presentation is titled, “Genealogy of a Romanticized World War II Ethos, or What Happened to World War II Theater?” Free.

Top Ten Scholars Reception. 3:30 p.m., program at 4:30 p.m. Student Union Simplot Ballroom. Ten outstanding Boise State graduating seniors will be recognized for their exceptional academic success. Presented by the Alumni Association in conjunction with the Honors College. Free. Register online at alumni.boisestate.edu.

Comic-ConHealthy Relationships Comic-Con. 4-5:30 p.m. Student Union Barnwell Room. This Comic-Con style event explores the concepts of consent, gender and relationships across the comic university. A part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sponsored by the Women’s Center and co-sponsored by the Comic Book Club. Free. For more information call 426-4259.

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