Arts & music briefly

Beckah Shae Courtesy Blackfoot PAC

Michael Charles Courtesy photo

Same-day tickets offered for RENT show

Civic Auditorium officials announced Wednesday that a limited number of seats for the Jan. 13 showing of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour show will be made available on the day of the show for $20.

The seats are located in the first two rows of the orchestra section. The tickets must be purchased in person at the Civic Auditorium two hours prior to the performance, which is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Purchases are limited to two tickets per person.

The tradition of offering tickets on the day of the show began in 1996 in New York when the show moved to Broadway. The show’s producers have continued the tradition to the traveling performances.

Regular tickets range from $52 to $67 and are available at the Idaho Falls Arts Council, 498 A Street, Idaho Falls, by calling 208-522-0471 or by visiting

Christian artist to perform in Blackfoot

Christian recording artist Beckah Shae will perform a benefit concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.

According to a Blackfoot PAC news release, Shae has established She Shoc Records with her husband and production collaborator and racked up Top 10 Billboard Christian CHR radio singles “I’ll be Alright,” “Here in This Moment, and “LIFE.”

The event is a benefit concert for Israel and is sponsored by Revelation Radio and Square Ministries. The Church Street Band and the Teton Valley Folklorico Dancers will also perform. Tickets are $22-$27 and available at

Australian blues hall of famer to perform in IF

Australian blues hall of fame artist Michael Charles is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Celt Pub & Grill, 398 W. Broadway.

According to a news release, Charles’ musical career started more than 50 years ago in Melbourne, Australia, and has included a successful journey of touring, recording, and numerous television and radio appearances in his homeland.

He first traveled to the United States to perform at Legends in Chicago, where to shared the stage with Buddy Guy. He later moved to the U.S., where he continued to tour. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2015.