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Mat Kearney Courtesy BYU-Idaho

Sara Pickett Courtesy Idaho State University

Dancers Camilla Israelsen and Shane Leininger rehearse the ballet Petroushka for a concert with the Rexburg Tabernacle orchestra. Courtesy Rexburg Tabernacle

Rexburg Tabernacle Orchestra concert scheduled

The Rexburg Tabernacle Orchestra will join a ballet troupe from the Brigham Young University-Idaho dance department and advanced students from local ballet studios to perform Igor Stravinsky’s “Petroushka” at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Rexburg Tabernacle.

The event is free and open to the public.

“Our goal is to present this musical glimpse of 19th century Russian folklore, complete with fairground puppets that come to life, in such a way that the Rexburg reception will be as enthusiastic as was the premiere in Paris more than one hundred years ago,” orchestra conductor Kevin Call said in the release.

The concerts will wrap up a 14th season for the all-volunteer community orchestra.

“Members of this ensemble are professional musicians, music educators, private teachers, advanced public-school and university students, all dedicated to presenting and sharing musical excellence for the community’s education and enjoyment,” the release said.

Mat Kearney to perform at BYU-Idaho

Mat Kearney, a No. 1 iTunes artist whose third album, “Young Love,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard digital chart and No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, will perform at Brigham Young University-Idaho next month.

The show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. June 2 in the Hart Auditorium.

Kearney’s music has been featured on TV and in film, including “Soul Surfer” and “Parenthood to The Closer,” “NCIS,” “30 Rock” and “Vampire Diaries.”

Tickets for the Center Stage concert are $23 to $25, and are available at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office, by calling 208-496-3170 or online at

ISU to host first summer dance festival

The Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters will host its inaugural ISU Summer Dance Festival on June 26-30.

According to an ISU release, the camp is designed for dancers age 13 and up, and will include workshops in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop taught by ISU dance faulty and community professionals.

The festival will also coincide with ISU’s Conservatory Theatre Camp, and students will have the opportunity to participate in workshops in theatre.

The guest artist is Sara Pickett, who danced professionally with Rick Robinson’s Total Control and Millennium, a hip hop company in Denver.

Early bird registration is $275, and regular registration is $325. For students who need to stay overnight, early bird registration is $450, and regular registration is $500.

For each sibling that registers, there will be a $25 discount. Early registration ends Saturday. Tuition covers lunch every day.

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