Caldwell Fine Arts at The College of Idaho presents Brigham Young University's Ballroom Dance Company in Swing ‘n’ Sway on Friday, October 13. BYU Ballroom is one of the most distinctive and unique university dance companies in the world. Their current show delights spectators with compelling and creative choreography that seamlessly segues from romantic waltzes to rhythmical sambas and other unexpected surprises. Colorful costumes and innovative, theatrical design give traditional ballroom dances a refreshing and relevant flare that engages the audiences of today.
“America’s Favorite Cowboys” ride in to Jewett Auditorium on September 23 for two performances full of cowboy classics and Western wit. Join Riders in the Sky in a thrilling ride to yesteryear as they salute iconic western movie, music and TV star Roy Rogers, undisputed “King of the Cowboys.” The evening show features family-friendly favorites from Roy’s long career that include Don’t Fence Me In, Pecos Bill, Happy Trails and more wrapped up in the Riders’ two-time Grammy-winning high yodeling style. “Roy was my idol, plain and simple,” says Rider Too Slim.
The year is 1963. Author C.S. Lewis is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to experience a captivating evening with a man whose engaging conversation and spontaneous humor made him one of the great storytellers of his day. Seated in his living room and in front of a warm fire, he recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped his life: his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles, how he came to embrace Christianity, and the American woman who turned his life upside down.
Experience the magic and wonder of the world’s most beloved ballet as The College of Idaho and Caldwell Fine Arts present Eugene Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker in Jewett Auditorium December 6 & 7. Join Clara as she encounters wondrous characters in her Christmas Eve dreams. With the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier as guides, Clara flies away to the Snow Kingdom and the Land of the Sweets, but not before battling the Mouse King and his pirate henchmice!
Gypsy jazz rose from 1930s France as legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stéphane Grappelli formed one of the most original bands in jazz history—the Quintette du Hot Club de France (Hot Club of France).
With a nod to the past, Caldwell Fine Arts presents the New Hot Club of America, an ensemble that highlights the unique gypsy jazz style, at 7 p.m. May 7 in Jewett Auditorium. Adult tickets are $20 - $10 and Child tickets are $10 - $5. Tickets are free to C of I faculty, staff, and students. Click here for more ticket information.
The College of Idaho and Caldwell Fine Arts are pleased to present the Golden Dragon Acrobats, direct from Broadway in Cirque Zíva. This all-ages show will dazzle with brilliant feats of athleticism and beauty, celebrating a centuries-old art form. The performance is set for Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Tickets start at $20 for adults or $10 for children and can be purchased at www.caldwellfinearts.org or by calling (208) 459-5275.
The Treasure Valley community will experience the holiday magic and wonder of the world’s most beloved ballet when Caldwell Fine Arts and the Eugene Ballet Company present TheNutcracker at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.1 inside The College of Idaho's Jewett Auditorium.
Jake Shimabukuro has a lot in common with the humble ukulele he plays; both are mixtures of island and outside influences, and combinations of modern and historical traditions. Jake combines the qualities of a long line of virtuoso ukulele players with modern rock musicians to create a sound that’s uniquely his own but still firmly grounded in Hawaiian tradition.