Category: Entertainment

Bob Kustra, 2019 Icon

Bob Kustra, 2019 Icon

From the Idaho Business Review Bob Kustra recently stepped down as the president of Boise State University, after serving for 15 years. But Kustra had never even been to Boise — or to Idaho — until he became a candidate for the presidency in 2003. It was during that first visit to Boise, while staying…

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Bob Rosenthal, 2019 Icon

Bob Rosenthal, 2019 Icon

From the Idaho Business Review When Bob Rosenthal started college, he knew he wanted to work in radio or television broadcasting. Rosenthal landed his first job in the industry soon after graduation, as the sports director for the NBC television affiliate in Missoula, Montana. He was only 21 at the time. “It’s been 45 years,”…

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Carnegie Public Library blends history with new technologies, services

Carnegie Public Library blends history with new technologies, services

From the Las Vegas Optic The Carnegie Public Library has been serving the people of Las Vegas since 1904. Though it was one of three libraries in New Mexico funded with grants from steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, it is now the only one in the state still serving as a library. Today, the…

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Beloved Northern New Mexico singer killed in Santa Fe shooting

Beloved Northern New Mexico singer killed in Santa Fe shooting

From the Las Vegas Optic Award-winning singer and songwriter Ernestine Romero and her husband, Jessie Saucedo, were found dead in Santa Fe Thursday afternoon. Romero had just celebrated her birthday a day before. Thursday afternoon, Santa Fe Police responded to reports of a shooting in downtown Santa Fe where they found the bodies of a…

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Public art fosters “creative class” community downtown

Public art fosters “creative class” community downtown

From the Idaho Business Review From traffic light control boxes wrapped in colorful artwork to multiple murals and sculptures, downtown Boise is home to hundreds of works of public art. These publicly accessible works are both privately and publicly funded, but are available for viewing by anyone without paying admission. Of course, none of these…

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Explore 100 years of movie and television filming in Las Vegas

Explore 100 years of movie and television filming in Las Vegas

From the Las Vegas Optic Sheriff Walt Longmire sits in his office overlooking Durant, Wyo. Down the street, Max Evans, an alien, kisses Liz Ortecho, a human, outside the Crashdown Cafe. On the other side of the river, Llewelyn Moss and Anton Chigurh exchange gunfire in the streets. All of these things happened, separately of…

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Cleared for takeoff: A pair of seniors prepare to record their first rap album

Cleared for takeoff: A pair of seniors prepare to record their first rap album

From the Las Vegas Optic Fans of the Robertson High School Cardinals have likely heard “Fly with the Birds,” a hip-hop song written and performed by RHS seniors Andres Garcia and Jake Gamel. It’s been played at several Robertson sporting events, and the duo has even performed the song live for fellow students. Garcia and…

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