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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ronnie Kincaid of Burley, who is accused of murdering his wife, will face his sentencing later than expected. On Monday he filed a motion to revoke his guilty plea and ask for a trial by jury.  The judge is waiting for the results of a psychosexual analysis before deciding on what to do.

Idaho’s top Republican leaders are preparing to elect a new party chair and reinstate a loyalty pledge to the platform in light of the 2018 election.  The party has been without a full time head since Steve Yates announced his run for Lieutenant governor in April.

Idaho Secretary of state Lawrence Denny said he will not hand over detailed voter information to the president’s commission on election fraud as part of a settlement with the Idaho Democratic Party.  Idaho is joining 17 other states refusing to comply.

CSI’s Head Start program may require bus drivers to undergo physical testing.  This, following the Blaine County School Bus Crash in April.

The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld Gov. Butch Otter's contentious veto of legislation repealing the state's 6 percent sales tax on groceries. Earlier this year, 30 state lawmakers filed a lawsuit claiming Otter took too long to veto the grocery tax repeal because he waited longer than 10 days as outlined in the Idaho Constitution.

Authorities say human bones found protruding from a badger hole in Elmore County are hundreds of years old and not connected to a crime. The remains were discovered in April.  Carbon dating showed the remains were from between 1436 and 1632.

Idaho officials are facing some early holiday pressure to avoid ending up with a sad and scraggly Charlie Brown type Christmas tree in front of the Statehouse this winter. The agency needs more candidates for the official Idaho Capitol Christmas Tree.

31-year-old former Marine Kyle A. Odom pleaded guilty to felony aggravated battery with a felony firearm enhancement.   He had been wanted in Idaho for shooting a pastor when he was arrested for throwing items over the White House fence has accepted a plea deal that could keep his prison sentence under 25 years.

Today:  Clear Sunny WINDS: W 5-10 MPH HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 87)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Warm night Low 62F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny. High around 95F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 92 (Mountains: 85)

SATURDAY: Sunny (a few clouds)
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 86)

SUNDAY: Sunny (a few clouds)
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 86)

MONDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 87)

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 85)

July 19th: On this day

1937
Born on this day in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was George Hamilton IV, country musician. Hamilton's breakthrough hit was the 1961 song "Before this Day Ends". His biggest hit came two years later with "Abilene", another song penned by Loudermilk and Bob Gibson. The song spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard's country singles chart. Hamilton died on Sept 17th 2014 after he suffered a major heart attack.

1939
Born on this day in Okemah, Oklahoma, was Billy Parker country music disc jockey and singer. He was named Disc Jockey of the Year by the Country Music Association in 1974 and by the Academy of Country Music in 1975, 1977, 1978 and 1984. Between 1976 and 1989, Parker charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

1947
Born on this day in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was Bernie Leadon, musician and songwriter, best known as a founding member of the Eagles. Prior to the Eagles, he was a member of two pioneering and highly influential country rock bands, Dillard & Clark and the Flying Burrito Brothers.

1969
Special guests on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show included, Ed Ames, Roy Clark, The Monkees and Joni Mitchell. Cash introduced The Monkees by playing the first verse of their hit “Last Train To Clarksville” with The Monkees on backing vocals, The Monkees then performed a version of the Johnny Cash song “Everybody Loves a Nut”, with Cash.

1975
Lefty Frizzell the American country music singer and songwriter of the 1950s died. He became a major influence on Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, George Jones, John Fogerty and Roy Orbison, (who as a part of the Traveling Wilburys chose the name "Lefty Wilbury" to honor his musical hero).

1992
Wynonna was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with "I Saw the Light" the second single from Wynonna's self-titled debut album, it was also that album's second #1 hit.

2007
Country music duo Big & Rich were at #1 on the US singles chart with "Lost in This Moment." Prior to its release, the duo's highest-charting single was "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)", which reached #11.

Kenny Rogers Tribute Concert Will Feature His Final Performance With Dolly Parton

Little Big Town, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss Will Also Celebrate Rogers’ 60-Year Career

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton will perform together onstage one last time during an Oct. 25 concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

“All In for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” a one-night-only tribute, will honor the Country Music Hall of Fame member and the significant impact of his 60-year career.

Other performers will include Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Little Big Town, the Flaming Lips, Elle King and Idina Menzel. Talent additions will be announced in the coming weeks.

“As I’m bringing this chapter of my career to a close, this will be an unforgettable way to celebrate with my talented friends, who I’m so grateful to have crossed paths with,” Rogers said in announcing the event. “It means so much that they would feel compelled to do this for me.

“Of course, the night would not be the same without Dolly Parton being part of it. We’ve enjoyed a special friendship for decades, and I’ll forever look back fondly on the many collaborations, performances and laughs we’ve shared as some of the most extraordinary moments of my career. I know it will be a moving experience for us standing on that stage together for one last time.”

“Kenny is like a family member to me,” Parton added. “We have been friends for over 30 years and made musical magic together. Since 1983, when we released ‘Islands in the Stream,’ everyone has had an expectation to see Kenny everywhere I go — and me with him wherever he goes. Well, I guess for many of those fans that wanted to see us together, this will be that night.”

Grammy winner Don Was will serve the music director and will lead an all-star house band for the concert special which will be taped for multi-platform distribution.

Tickets go on sale Friday (July 21) at 10 a.m. CT through Ticketmaster. A portion of the proceeds will support the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center.

Rogers’ farewell tour continues throughout July with appearances in Nevada and California.

George Strait: Things I Never Knew

You can learn a thing or two from a 7,600-word feature story.

The brand new New Yorker profile on George Strait — in the July 24 issue — is full of stories and facts about Strait, his legendary career and a few quotes from the man of few words.

And here are the parts I never knew before:

  1. When he auditioned to be the singer of a band when he was at Southwest Texas State University, his audition song was Bobby Helms’ “Fraulein.” He got the job.
  2. Strait stopped writing all of his songs after he signed his record deal. “I was finding what I thought were better songs than what I was writing. Maybe I was intimidated, a little bit,” he said.
  3. Strait isn’t thrilled that his songs aren’t getting radio spins. “Radio’s not playing me anymore. Which is a hard pill to swallow, after all these years,” Strait said.
  4. Strait’s 2015 album Cold Beer Conversation was the first one that had no Top 10 hits. “I hung on for dear life, for a lot of years,” he said.
  5. A song Strait wrote with Jamey Johnson — “Kicked Outta Country” — is all about how George Jones, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash did just fine even after radio stopped playing them.
  6. Reba McEntire said Strait was such a hit with the ladies, that during one show they played together in Oklahoma, drastic measures had to be taken. “The girls was gettin’ after him so bad, that the club had to stack bales of hay in front of the stage. He’s a sexy little rascal,” she said.

AROUND THE VALLEY

Kids Art In The Park late registration continues this week.  If you didn’t have a chance to get your kids signed up for the event during the initial registration period, this is your last chance!  The 26th Annual Kids Art In The Park is Saturday, July 29th and is open for kids ages 3 through 14.  To get signed up, visit magicvalleyartscouncil.org or call 734-2787.

 

Join Hot 100 FM at Twin Falls Tonight this evening for the Kyd J Band, live in concert.  All Twin Falls Tonight concerts are free and open to the public.  This year, join us in our new temporary location in the parking lot behind Rudy’s and Sav-Mor Drug on 2nd.  In addition to the live music, grab ice cold drinks and delicious food – and there’s lots of fun stuff for the kids, too!  Our broadcast gets underway at 5p and the music begins at 6p TONIGHT with Twin Falls Tonight.

 

The Oakley Pioneer Days Open Rodeo is this Friday and Saturday.  2 nights full of some of the toughest cowboy competitors around Idaho and our neighboring states. The rodeo features Wild Cow Riding, Stock Saddle Bronc Riding, Bucking Bulls - plus, enjoy the dance in Oakley City Park on Friday night after the rodeo, and one of the best fireworks shows in the Magic Valley following the rodeo on Saturday night.  The rodeo kicks off at 7:30 both Friday and Saturday night.

 

The Cassia County Sheriff’s Office will be offering a FREE Boat Idaho safe boating education class this Saturday from 9 ‘til 4.  This 6 hour class will cover all aspects of boating from safe operations, navigational rules, water survival, and legal requirements.  Graduates will receive a proof of completion card that is mandatory to operate a vessel on waters in Oregon, Washington and many other states.  Pre-registration is required.  Log on to cassiasheriff.com for more info.

 

The Hagerman Farmers Market is this Sunday from 1 'til 4 at Hagerman City Park.  This week, enjoy live music and Paul "DJZ" Karaoke!  Lunch food, produce, baked goods, handcrafts - and there are still free vendor spaces still available!  For more info, visit hagermanvalleyfoundation.org/farmers-market.

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WISH UPON, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME3, THE BIG SICK, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, CARS 3 & WONDER WOMAN

CENTURY STADIUM 5:  WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME 3, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  THE BIG SICK, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, BABY DRIVER, SPIDERMAN – HOMECOMING, THE BEGUILED, DESPICABLE ME 3

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

HOLLYWOOD

 

Yesterday, I shared with you a story of how Steve Whitmire, the guy who's voiced Kermit The Frog for 27 years, was fired by Disney - and his side of the story was very much that he didn't want to take Kermit in the direction the STUDIO wanted to take Kermit, because he didn't feel as though it was a direction that Jim Henson would have wanted.  Now, the late Henson's son is speaking out about Whitmire's termination.  Brian Henson, the chairman of the Jim Henson Company said he didn't want to get into a war of words with Whitmire, But, after his firing became public and the actor told The Hollywood Reporter that he was replaced for reasons that include being "'disrespectful' in being outspoken on character issues," Henson granted an in-depth interview of his own in order to explain what actually happened from his perspective, even going as far to say that he should've let Whitmire go before selling the company to Disney in 2004.  He said "In hindsight, I feel pretty guilty that I burdened Disney by not having recast Kermit at that point because I knew that it was going to be a real problem... And I have always offered that if they wanted to recast Kermit, I was all for it, and I would absolutely help. I am very glad we have done this now. I think the character is better served to remove this destructive energy around it."  It was Brian Henson, along with his late mother, Jane, who picked Whitmire to take over as Kermit following his father's untimely death in 1990.  "Nobody worked harder than me on making sure Kermit survived my father's death and retained his cathartic personality and presence. So I understand the fans being concerned," Henson said. However, Henson said he had to have numerous talks with Whitmire over the years about his unprofessional conduct, which included "appalling" communications with colleagues.  So who's story do we believe?  I don't believe either of them, frankly, and believe that Disney is slowly taking over the world - end of story.

 

And Ann Coulter is continuing her rants and raves about how it's really hard to be rich and privileged. 

The Fox & Friends host entered day four of her tantrum against Delta Air Lines yesterday, demanding to know why the “unbelievably arrogant” airline had given her extra-room seat away.  She said “It was not an elderly person, a sickly person, a very tall person.  It’s been three days now, and Delta still hasn’t given an explanation, much less an apology." She goes on...  “I mean, they’ve had four days to investigate. Why did they do this?” she later griped. “Yes, it’s not the worst thing in the world, but is it that hard for Delta employees to simply be polite and simply give passengers the seat that they booked? Is that such a high hurdle?”  Look, I am a fat guy who has sat comfortably in an under-sized chair more than a few times.  I think that's the price you pay for allowing them to upcharge you for a bigger, more privileged seat.

Tuesday 7/18/17

Officials say they have located the 2007 Ford Focus in a remote Wyoming campground associated in the deaths of three women in a rural Canyon County farmhouse.  Currently a nationwide manhunt is underway for 60 year old Mike Bullinger charged with failing to report the deaths and is a person of interest. 

Gov. Butch Otter hospitalized after recently undergoing a second back surgery.  Otter is recovering in Boise's Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical from an infection contracted following a second back surgery on Friday.

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is considering several changes to hunting rules, including allowing the use of bait to hunt wolves. The department is proposing the rule change in response to requests from hunters who want to use bait for hunting wolves outside of the black bear seasons.

Despite a late start to planting Idaho’s 2017 potato crop, Idaho farmers said that subsequent weather conditions have been good with plants responding well. Growers are feeling cautiously optimistic about the current state of their crop at mid-season despite being behind schedule.

Regulators took steps this week to make sure Nevada's fledgling but popular marijuana industry doesn't run out of pot to sell. But questions remain about whether newly minted distributors can handle the heavy demand and the possibility another legal roadblock may be looming on the horizon.

Area fire departments are encouraging people to consider fire-wise landscaping to protect their homes.  Buhl Fire Chief Andrew Stevens suggests people have about a 25 foot green grass radius around their homes.  The warning comes as the hot temperatures dry out brush.

Lamb Weston employees decided they will not to be represented by a union at the Twin Falls plant. The outcome: 439-no, 109-yes. Ninety-two percent of eligible employees cast their votes.

The Steelhead fish count is starting to be tallied.  The A-run is forecast to be a little better than last year’s dismal return.  Counts of steelhead passing Bonneville Dam already are lagging behind those of 2016. From June 1 through July 11, just shy of 4,000 steelhead had passed the dam.

 

Today:  Sunny clear skies High 95

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low near 60F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 97F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 86)

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 92 (Mountains: 85)

SATURDAY: Sunny (a few clouds)
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 86)

SUNDAY: Sunny (a few clouds)
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 86)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 88)

 

July 18th: On this day

1954
Born on this day, was Ricky Skaggs, country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer, who was the 1982 Country Music Association singer of the year. He scored the US country #1 single 'Crying My Heart Out Over You'.

1966
Buck Owens was at #1 on the US Country charts with “Think Of Me.” The singer and songwriter who had 21 #1 hits on the Billboard country music charts with his band the Buckaroos, pioneered what came to be called the Bakersfield sound.

1980
The film Honeysuckle Rose, starring Willie Nelson, opened across America. The plot sees Buck Bonham (Willie Nelson) a country singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his responsibilities to his wife and son. He has everything going his way until the daughter of his former guitarist joins his tour. The road leads to temptation, which leads to his downfall.

1982
Willie Nelson was at #1 on the country album chart with Always on My Mind, which became the Billboard #1 country album of the year. The album spent 22 weeks at the top of the charts and stayed for a total of 253 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts. The title track was originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1972 and has since been recorded by dozens of performers including Elvis Presley in 1972 and John Wesley Ryles in 1979.

1986
USA Today printed articles concerning Columbia Records’ decision not to renew Johnny Cash’s contract. Cash had released a steady string of hit singles and over 30 albums during his 28 years with the label.

1990
Garth Brooks was at #1 on the Country singles chart with "The Dance." Written by Tony Arata it is considered by many to be Brooks' signature song.

2010
Brad Paisley was at #1 on the Country singles chart with "Water" which was released as the fourth single from his album American Saturday Night. The song was co-written with Kelley Lovelace and Chris DuBois.

2015
"Girl Crush" by Little Big Town made country music history by breaking the record of weeks spent at #1 by a group of three or more members, surpassing the current record holders The Browns and their song The Three Bells.

Jake Owen Loves Traditional Country

His Next Tour Could Be an Acoustic One

Right before Jake Owen took the stage at Chicago’s Windy City Smokeout on Friday (July 14), he told me the next time he tours, it might be a very stripped-down kind of show.

“Just me and a guitar and stories and no set list,” Owen said. “Just wherever the night leads me, then that’s where I’ll go.”

Owen’s Smokeout show was packed with his big hits and summertime anthems and full of the kind of energy the fans needed to close out the first night of the country music festival. But Owen knows that that’s only one way to entertain.

“Some of my fans don’t know me other than ‘Beachin” and ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night.’ And it’s important to me to show fans the other side of me,” he said. “I have a fond respect and such reverence for classic country.”

To prove his point, Owen invited newcomer Jackie Lee onto his bus during our interview, pulled out an old guitar, and together they sang songwriter Whitey Shafer’s “I Never Go Around Mirrors,” a Lefty Frizzell hit later recorded by Merle Haggard.

“That is what I used to do,” he said of his first gigs when he’d play for whatever tips accumulated in the jar after playing classic country songs from Haggard, Don Williams, Vern Gosdin and others. And Owen thinks it would be cool to go back to that once in a while.

“It’s special to give people something they can’t get somewhere else,” he said, “and to go back to what made you who you are.”

Joe Walsh Enlists Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban for VetsAid Concert

First Annual Concert Will Raise Money for Veterans Charities  

The Zac Brown Band and Keith Urban will join Joe Walsh for his first annual concert to support VetsAid, his new nonprofit organization to help veterans and their families.

Blues singer-guitarist Gary Clark Jr. will also perform during the Sept. 20 event at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia.

Walsh has been involved with veterans’ related causes for years, supporting various charities, visiting the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and offering free guitar lessons to the wounded veterans.

He was just 20 months old when his father, a flight instructor for the first U.S. operational jet-powered aircraft, the Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star, died while on active duty in Okinawa.

Walsh established VetsAid to directly support a variety of established and tested veterans-based charities with a proven track record of providing to provide complete and holistic care for veterans and their families.

“War is hell for everyone involved,” Walsh said in announcing the concert. “I lost my father when I was a baby, before I could even make a memory of him. I stopped counting the number of friends I lost in the Vietnam War or that came home forever scarred mentally or physically or both.

“We’ve only just begun to appreciate the long-term impacts on our troops home from Iraq. And in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history continues to drag on with no end in sight and just last month this administration committed to send thousands more of our young men and women into the conflict with no defined goal or strategy.

“I had to do something, and seeing as though rock ‘n’ roll seems to be what I do best, it’s also the least I could do for those who have served and continue to serve our country. We’re all in this together as Americans, and seems to me lately that people are forgetting that.”

Sunday Morning” Subject Willie Nelson Hasn’t “Really Got Anything to Bitch About”

Willie Nelson, 84, was the subject of a CBS Sunday Morning sit-down with host Bob Schieffer yesterday (July 16—an earlier version of the story was originally published on April 2, 2017).

In addition to talking about the long-running joke surrounding reported claims of his death (“I’ve been killed several times throughout the years”), Willie dished about his health (“I haven’t really got anything to bitch about”), his “wild and crazy” days in Nashville, the “truth” in songwriting, paying off his debt to the IRS (“It’s kind of funny when you think about it”), his affinity for marijuana (“It keeps me from going off and doing crazy things”), continuing to tour (“What, do you want me to quit?”) and more.

Couple Gets Engaged at Garth Brooks’ Concert and Garth Offers to Pay for the Honeymoon

The G-man has done it again.

Garth Brooks loves interacting with his concertgoers. In the last few months, he has invited a teen onstage, given his guitar to a fan and serenaded an 89-year-old.

At his show in Oklahoma City on Saturday (July 15), Garth offered to pay for a couple’s upcoming honeymoon.

During Garth’s performance of “Unanswered Prayers,” a man named Drew proposed to his girlfriend, Chelsea. After Garth got wind of the situation, he stopped his show for a little banter with the couple, telling them, “If you pick Hawaii [for your honeymoon], Miss Yearwood and I will pay for it.”

Around the Valley

Kids Art In The Park late registration continues this week.  If you didn’t have a chance to get your kids signed up for the event during the initial registration period, this is your last chance!  The 26th Annual Kids Art In The Park is Saturday, July 29th and is open for kids ages 3 through 14.  To get signed up, visit magicvalleyartscouncil.org or call 734-2787.

 

Join Hot 100 FM at Twin Falls Tonight tomorrow evening for the Kyd J Band, live in concert.  All Twin Falls Tonight concerts are free and open to the public.  This year, join us in our new temporary location in the parking lot behind Rudy’s and Sav-Mor Drug on 2nd.  In addition to the live music, grab ice cold drinks and delicious food – and there’s lots of fun stuff for the kids, too!  Our broadcast gets underway at 5p and the music begins at 6p TOMORROW NIGHT with Twin Falls Tonight.

 

The Oakley Pioneer Days Open Rodeo is this Friday and Saturday.  2 nights full of some of the toughest cowboy competitors around Idaho and our neighboring states. The rodeo features Wild Cow Riding, Stock Saddle Bronc Riding, Bucking Bulls - plus, enjoy the dance in Oakley City Park on Friday night after the rodeo, and one of the best fireworks shows in the Magic Valley following the rodeo on Saturday night.  The rodeo kicks off at 7:30 both Friday and Saturday night.

 

The Cassia County Sheriff’s Office will be offering a FREE Boat Idaho safe boating education class this Saturday from 9 ‘til 4.  This 6 hour class will cover all aspects of boating from safe operations, navigational rules, water survival, and legal requirements.  Graduates will receive a proof of completion card that is mandatory to operate a vessel on waters in Oregon, Washington and many other states.  Pre-registration is required.  Log on to cassiasheriff.com for more info.

 

The Hagerman Farmers Market is this Sunday from 1 'til 4 at Hagerman City Park.  This week, enjoy live music and Paul "DJZ" Karoake!  Lunch food, produce, baked goods, handcrafts - and there are still free vendor spaces still available!  For more info, visit hagermanvalleyfoundation.org/farmers-market.

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WISH UPON, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME3, THE BIG SICK, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, CARS 3 & WONDER WOMAN

CENTURY STADIUM 5:  WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME 3, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

BURLEY THEATER:  DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  THE BIG SICK, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, BABY DRIVER, SPIDERMAN – HOMECOMING, THE BEGUILED, DESPICABLE ME 3

For showtimes and advance tickets, visit the Broc On The Morning page at Hot100Now.com.

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Jessica Alba took to Instagram yesterday to announce that she and husband Cash Warren are expecting their third child.  “Cash Warren and I are officially going to be outnumbered  #babyonboard” she wrote.  In the accompanying video, Alba appeared to showcase her growing baby bump while paddle boarding on a recent family vacation in Hawaii. Jessica sported a fedora and sheer white maxi dress over a printed bikini while out on the open water.  Back in 2012, Jessica was the subject of pregnancy rumors, but speculation was quickly shut down by the Sin City star's rep. At the time, she addressed the possibility of welcoming more children during an interview with Access Hollywood.  She said "I'm happy with my two girls… Down the road in five or 10 years, who knows, but for right now, I'm good."  Now, exactly five years following that interview, it appears Jessica and Cash are ready to expand!

 

Kermit The Frog, you’re FIRED!  Or at least the actor who’s played Kermit for the last 27 years.  In a Monday interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Steve Whitmire explained that he was let go by Disney in October.  He says he was fired because he spoke up about changes being made to the character he felt were against what creator Jim Henson would have wanted. Disney, however, is singing a different tune.  The Muppets Studio claims it was about how Whitmire conducted himself in the workplace.  In a statement, a rep for the studio said "The role of Kermit the Frog is an iconic one that is beloved by fans and we take our responsibility to protect the integrity of that character very seriously.  We raised concerns about Steve's repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period of many years and he consistently failed to address the feedback. The decision to part ways was a difficult one which was made in consultation with the Henson family and has their full support." 

 

Musician Kid Rock is insisting his tweet about running for the Senate is no joke, and at least two high-profile Senators are taking him at his word.  In an e-mail to supporters, she said "I know a lot of people are thinking: this is some sort of joke, right?  Well, maybe this is all a joke — but we all thought Donald Trump was joking when he rode down the escalator at Trump Tower and announced his campaign, too," she continued.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has also seized on the rock star's supposed campaign bid. The New York Democrat sent an email blast to supporters Thursday with the subject line "ummmm ... Kid Rock?!"  THe e-mail reads "Kid Rock -- yes, Kid Rock -- tweeted that he's running for Senate in Michigan.  He even launched a Senate website operated by a record label. So, I'll be honest, we don't know if this is real, a joke, or a bizarre publicity stunt. But I'll tell you this: I don't find it funny.  We can't afford to take this tweet as a joke... we cannot afford to think of this as a publicity stunt."

Monday July 17, 2017

Officials are blaming a lightning strike that set off a fire in Rock Creek Canyon Saturday afternoon.  The fire at last check was 50-percent contained.  It caused a mandatory evacuation of campers from Third Fork to Foothills Road.

At tonight’s Twin Falls City Council meeting the budget for next year will be presented.  Also, plans for the Meadow West subdivision could be finalized.  The 71 acre area includes 278 residential lots and 12 commercial sites. 

Nearly 9-thousand Idaho Power customers in Jerome county lost power Saturday after a windstorm passed through the area about 4:30 pm.  The storm toppled power poles and trees.

The city of Twin Falls will start the chip seal project today.  Workers will spend a week spreading gravel and tar on many city streets.

A former supervisor is suing Chobani claiming age discrimination.  Jerry Ash worked for the company from 2012 until he was fired in 2015.

A dust storm contributed to a three vehicle crash on highway 93 Saturday afternoon that closed the road near the Highway 25 junction.  A northbound pickup side swiped a southbound car causing another car to crash into the wreckage.

Authorities rescued 18 year old Christopher Sitter of Jerome near Pillar Falls Saturday afternoon.  The teen was swimming when he got caught up in a current that pulled him into the rapids. 

A fish salvage order was issued for the lower Big Lost River in Central Idaho.  It’s expected that the river will run dry soon.

Idaho Governor Butch Otter underwent two surgeries last week to address a bulging disk in his back.  The Governor will continue to do some state business by telephone. 

John Woods of Pocatello is apologizing for setting off five illegal aerial fireworks that that burned down a neighbor's home and damaged another.  About 15 homes were evacuated late last week.

The ninth federal court circuit has clashed repeatedly with President Trump over the past six months, and the annual meeting is not shying away from topics that have stoked ire. Immigration, fake news and meddling in the U.S. election are among the subjects to be discussed starting today.

Today:  Plentiful sunshine. High 92F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 59F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 96F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 89)

THURSDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 87)

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 92 (Mountains: 86)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 85)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 86)

July 17th: On this day

1918
Born on this day in Charleston, West Virginia was Woodrow Wilson Sovine better known as Red Sovine, the country music singer associated with truck driving songs. The most famous example is his 1976 #1 hit "Teddy Bear". He was killed on April 4, 1980 after he suffered a heart attack while driving his Ford van in Nashville, which caused him to crash.

1958
Johnny Cash recorded his final session for Sun Records, recording two tracks; “Down The Street To 301” and “I Forgot To Remember To Forget.”

1964
Born on this day in Kingston Springs, Tennessee, was Craig Morgan country music singer, songwriter. A veteran of the United States Army, Morgan began his musical career in 2000 releasing his self-titled debut album. In 2005 he scored "That's What I Love About Sunday," which spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard country charts.

1972
Born on this day in Wildwood, Florida, was country music singer Elizabeth Cook who released the single "Sometimes It Takes Balls To Be A Woman" which was co-written with Melinda Schneider.

1974
Guitarist and fiddle player Don Rich, a member of Buck Owens' backing band, The Buckaroos, was killed in a motorcycle accident on State Route 99 north of Bakersfield, California, he was 32.

1975
A Russian language version of Conway Twitty's 1970 hit, "Hello Darlin'" was broadcast to a worldwide audience as part of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. The song, which in Russian was called "Privet Radost," was seen as a "gesture of goodwill" from the Apollo crew to the Soviet Union's Soyuz crew. Twitty had worked with a language professor from the University of Oklahoma to record the phonetic Russian version of the song.

1976
Born on this day, Luke Bryan, country singer, songwriter who began his musical career in the mid-2000s, writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington. Had the #1 singles "Rain Is a Good Thing" and "Someone Else Calling You Baby".

2000
Tim McGraw released "My Next Thirty Years" as the fifth single from McGraw's A Place in the Sun album. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks.

Kayton Roberts, Longtime Steel Guitarist for Hank Snow, Dead at 83

Musician Also Recorded With Marty Stuart, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss and Many Others

Steel guitarist Kayton Roberts, a member of Hank Snow’s Rainbow Ranch Boys band from 1968 until the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s death in 1999, died Thursday (July 13) in Nashville following a stroke. He was 83.

Roberts also recorded with Marty Stuart, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, the Cox Family, Aaron Tippin, Riders in the Sky and Billy Joe Shaver, among others.

Kayton Author Roberts was born Nov. 25, 1933, in Ona, Florida. He told an interviewer he got his first guitar when he was “10, 11 or 12” and immediately began playing in his father’s country band. During the early 1950s, after he had departed the family combo, he performed with bands on radio and TV stations in Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida.

Roberts made his first big mark in music when legendary steel guitarist Jerry Byrd recorded one of his songs — “Chime In” — on his 1964 album, Admirable Byrd.

It was Roberts’ fellow Floridian, Chubby Wise, then playing fiddle in Snow’s band, who introduced him to “the Singing Ranger.” Snow hired him as a rhythm guitarist, a role he fulfilled only for the first year.

In a 1992 interview for Steel Guitar World, Roberts explained how he was first drawn into Snow’s orbit.

“When I was young, I was fascinated by ‘Big’ Joe Talbot. He was the [steel guitar] sound that made Hank Snow,” he said. “Little did I know that those early fascinations would someday be my bread and butter. Joe Talbot has been one of my all-time heroes. Really and truly, the job I hold today is because of his style, and the fact that I could play his style.”

Roberts toured the world with Snow and performed regularly with him on the Grand Ole Opry. He often noted in interviews that he was better known abroad than at home. He said Skeeter Davis once told him that her fans in Singapore asked if she knew Kayton Roberts.

Although not a prolific composer, Roberts also wrote “Blue Steel Guitar,” “Kayton’s Rag,” “Opryland Swing” and “Kayton’s Waltz.”

His albums included Steelin’, Kayton and Iva Lee Roberts, Twin Steel Guitars of Kayton Roberts & Little Roy Wiggins, The Bells of St. Mary’s and Valley of the Roses.

Inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 2012, Roberts’ citation read, in part, “Smooth bar slants, singing, harmonics and Hawaiian bird calls created Kayton’s signature sounds.”

Funeral services will be held Sunday in White House, Tennessee.

Blake Shelton’s Unlikely Sign of Genius

Some fashion critics think it’s a crime to wear the same look every day. Others think it’s a sign of genius.

Mark Zuckerberg loves his grey T-shirts. Albert Einstein rarely deviated from his grey suits, while Steve Jobs had his signature black turtlenecks.  So what does that say about Blake Shelton and his affinity for dark button downs?   “I look back at my meet-and-greet pictures on Twitter, and literally I have on the same two shirts I’ve worn for the last two or three years,” Shelton told Cody Alan on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown airing this weekend. “It makes me feel like a country singer. I’m not like the new kids with the T-shirts and the baseball caps.”

His girlfriend Gwen Stefani always has been a trendsetter whether she’s in a furry blue bikini top on the red carpet, dressed like a harajuku girl or looking glam on The Voice. She could easily give him advice on how to update his look. But it sounds like she prefers to let her man dress himself.   “I think she feels like it’s a lost hopeless cause,” Shelton said. “You know what I mean? ‘Oh, there’s that shirt that you wear every day. So, it’s clean. So, you’re going to put it on today again.'”

AROUND THE VALLEY

Kids Art In The Park late registration continues this week.  If you didn’t have a chance to get your kids signed up for the event during the initial registration period, this is your last chance!  The 26th Annual Kids Art In The Park is Saturday, July 29th and is open for kids ages 3 through 14.  To get signed up, visit magicvalleyartscouncil.org or call 734-2787.

 

Join Hot 100 FM at Twin Falls Tonight this Wednesday for the Kyd J Band, live in concert.  All Twin Falls Tonight concerts are free and open to the public.  This year, join us in our new temporary location in the parking lot behind Rudy’s and Sav-Mor Drug on 2nd.  In addition to the live music, grab ice cold drinks and delicious food – and there’s lots of fun stuff for the kids, too!  Our broadcast gets underway at 5p and the music begins at 6p THIS WEDNESDAY with Twin Falls Tonight.

 

The Oakley Pioneer Days Open Rodeo is this Friday and Saturday.  2 nights full of some of the toughest cowboy competitors around Idaho and our neighboring states. The rodeo features Wild Cow Riding, Stock Saddle Bronc Riding, Bucking Bulls - plus, enjoy the dance in Oakley City Park on Friday night after the rodeo, and one of the best fireworks shows in the Magic Valley following the rodeo on Saturday night.  The rodeo kicks off at 7:30 both Friday and Saturday night.

 

The Cassia County Sheriff’s Office will be offering a FREE Boat Idaho safe boating education class this Saturday from 9 ‘til 4.  This 6 hour class will cover all aspects of boating from safe operations, navigational rules, water survival, and legal requirements.  Graduates will receive a proof of completion card that is mandatory to operate a vessel on waters in Oregon, Washington and many other states.  Pre-registration is required.  Log on to cassiasheriff.com for more info.

 

The Hagerman Farmers Market is this Sunday from 1 'til 4 at Hagerman City Park.  This week, enjoy live music and Paul "DJZ" Karoake!  Lunch food, produce, baked goods, handcrafts - and there are still free vendor spaces still available!  For more info, visit hagermanvalleyfoundation.org/farmers-market.

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WISH UPON, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME3, THE BIG SICK, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, CARS 3 & WONDER WOMAN

CENTURY STADIUM 5:  WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME 3, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

BURLEY THEATER:  DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  THE BIG SICK, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, BABY DRIVER, SPIDERMAN – HOMECOMING, THE BEGUILED, DESPICABLE ME 3

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

War For The Planet Of The Apes was the winner at the box office over the weekend, bringing in 56.5 million dollars.  Spider-man holds on strong at number 2, slipping just one spot with 45.2 million dollars.  Despicable Me 3 came in 3rd with 18.9 million.  Baby Driver lands in 4rth this weekend with 8.7 million, and rounding out the top 5 was The Big Sick – actually up three spots from eight last week to number five this week with 7.6 million.

 

Aaron Carter is speaking out about his DUI arrest over the weekend – lashing out at police and even his brother Nick.  The former child star and younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter was pulled over about 9 p.m. Saturday in Habersham County, Georgia, about 90 miles north of Atlanta. He was charged with driving under the influence, possession of less than once ounce of marijuana and possession of drug-related objects.  His girlfriend, Madison Parker, was in the car with him and was also arrested, police told ABC News. She was charged with possession of marijuana, obstruction of law enforcement officers and possession of drug-related objects.  Aaron is mad at his brother Nick for posting what I thought was a pretty heart-felt message on Twitter, saying "To my brother: I love u no matter what & if u feel the need to reach for help, I am here and willing to help you get better."  Aaron thinks that Nick was using his brother's misfortune as a publicity stunt to boost his own name.

 

Iconic actor Martin Landau has died at the age of 89.  His impressive resume includes Mission:Impossible, Tucker: The Man and his Dream and North by Northwest.  His rep says that Landau died of unexpected complications after a brief stay at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Friday, July 14, 2017

A one vehicle rollover along the freeway about a mile east of the I-84 Highway 93 junction backed traffic up for several miles yesterday morning.  An eastbound RV on I-84 rolled, ending up in the median.

In November 2015 a car drove into the canyon east of the Perrine Bridge killing the driver.  Since then, officials were deciding whose responsibility it was to recover the vehicle.  On a regular basis, visitors would report seeing the car thinking it was a new crash.  This week the city of Twin Falls said they would recover the wreckage.

This week the country’s top executives are at the Sun Valley Lodge at the invitation of Allan and Company.  While traffic at the airport is increased, residents say the town is much busier but a white fence blocks people from the entrance of the lodge with a sign that says private function.  Top executives use the time to wheel and deal all brokered by the Allan group.

Swarms of 3-inch long Mormon Crickets have Ag Department officials in Southwestern Idaho keeping an eye out.  One person reported that there are areas with as many as 70 bugs per square yard on federal land in southwestern Idaho. 

Assessors throughout the Magic Valley are wrapping up the valuations on which next year’s budgets and taxes will be based, and some property owners in Twin Falls County are seeing sharp increases in their assessments. Twin Falls is working with a number of $2.658 billion, compared with $2.36 billion this year, a 13 percent jump.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says that Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and the Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington are no longer under review for possible modification of their protected status. The monuments were placed under review by President Donald Trump's April executive order.

An eastern Idaho city with a flag called the worst city flag in North America in a 2015 TED talk may be one step closer to a new flag. A Pocatello committee will hear a recommendation to adopt a new flag design featuring three red mountain peaks and a compass rose.

 

Today:  Partly cloudy

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies late. Low 67F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High 97F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY: Lingering shower
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 87)

MONDAY: Mostly Sunny and Hot
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 88)

TUESDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 86)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny and Hot
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 87)

THURSDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 88)

 

July 14th: On this day

1910
Born on this day in Christian County, Missouri, was Slim Wilson, singer, songwriter, bandleader, and radio and TV personality who was a cornerstone of country music in the Ozarks for more than 50 years. He died on July 15, 1990.

1912
Born on this day in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, was singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie. His best-known song is "This Land Is Your Land." Many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress and many Country artists have acknowledged Guthrie as a major influence.

1932
Born on this day in Sparta, North Carolina, was Del Reeves, singer, best known for his "girl-watching" novelty songs of the 1960s including "Girl on the Billboard" and "The Belles of the Southern Bell". He is also known for his 1968 trucker's anthem, "Looking At The World Through A Windshield". Reeves died on January 1st 2007.

1942
Born on this day in Cleveland, Ohio, was Rory Bourke, songwriter. His songwriting career took off in the early 1970s and he soon racked up tracks recorded by Charlie Rich, Elvis Presley, Billy Crash Craddock, Lynn Anderson, Olivia Newton-John, and many others. His most successful song was "The Most Beautiful Girl", co-written with Billy Sherrill and Norro Wilson, Rourke's other hit songs include "A Little Good News," (Anne Murray), "You Look So Good in Love" (George Strait), "I Know a Heartache When I See One" (Jennifer Warnes), and "Come Next Monday" (K.T. Oslin).

1956
Elvis Presley started a two week run at #1 on the Country charts with “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”. In this year Elvis also scored 3 more #1’s with “I Forgot To Remember To Forget”, “Heartbreak Hotel”, and “Don't Be Cruel”, giving Elvis 26 weeks at the top of the charts in 1956.

1973
Billboard increased the number of positions for its Hot Country Singles chart to 100 (up from 75), which it would keep until January 1990. The expansion came at a time when the number of #1 songs in a given year continued to increase; for the first time in history, there are at least 35 #1 songs in one year.

1975
Born on this day in Enterprise, Alabama, was Jamey Johnson, country music artist. His second album, That Lonesome Song produced two singles, the Top 10 hit "In Color" and "High Cost of Living."

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini Are the “CMA Fest” Co-Hosts With the Most [Watch TV Teaser]

If you weren’t lucky enough to be one of the 80,000-plus fans that descended on Nashville during each day of CMA Fest in June, Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini have you covered.

Kelsea and TR will co-host an upcoming three-hour television special on ABC that features 2017 CMA Fest performances from a bevy of artists, including Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum and Brad Paisley, as well as special collaborations featuring Darius Rucker and Karen Fairchild, Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell, and Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris.

The CMA Fest special airs on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. CT on ABC.

 

Reba McEntire Sells Nashville-Area Estate for $5 Million

Reba McEntire sold her lakefront estate in Lebanon, Tenn. (30 miles east of Nashville) for $5 million, according to bizjournals.com.

The 83-acre property, known as Starstruck Farm, features a 12,816-square-foot home with seven bedrooms, five full bathrooms, chef’s kitchen, home theater, wine room, eight-car garage, tennis court, pool, guest house, barn, equestrian center with indoor and outdoor riding areas and more. The estate includes frontage on Old Hickory Lake.

Reba listed the house in August 2016 for $7.9 million, before settling for $5 million.

Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Florida Georgia Line & More Score Additional Teen Choice Awards Nominations

After unveiling its first wave of nominees in June, The Teen Choice Awards announced its second round of nominations on July 12.

In the Choice Country Song category, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris), Blake Shelton, Keith Urban (feat. Carrie Underwood), Florida Georgia Line and Brett Young picked up nominations.

In addition, FGL, Sam, Blake and Brett Eldredge netted nomination in all-genre categories.

Voting is open at TeenChoice.com or fans can vote by tweeting the category hashtag with the nominee’s name. Fans can vote up to 10 times in each category per day until July 19 at 9 p.m. PT.

The Teen Choice Awards air live on Fox on Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. ET.

Check out the country music-centric nominees from the second wave of announcements.

AROUND THE VALLEY

The 8th Annual Lost N Lava Cowboy Gathering kicks off today in Shoshone. Come and enjoy great music and poetry from award winning and very talented entertainers from all over the Western United States and Canada. The event is being held at the Lincoln County Community Center in Shoshone, and continues through Sunday, July 16th. Call (208) 886-7787 for more information on the event, or visit lost-n-lava-gathering-dot-com.

 

Twin Falls Parks & Rec’s Summer Movies in the Park continues tonight night with Disney’s “Moana,” rated PG, at the band shell inside of Twin Falls City Park. “Secret Life of Pets,” rated PG, and “Ghostbusters,” rated PG-13, round out the featured Movies in the Park series this year. Summer Movies in the Park is a free, family friendly event.

 

The Twin Falls Public Library is hosting a "Saturday Movie Matinee" on the big screen in library’s Program Room. Tomorrow at 3pm, they’ll be showing “Monster Trucks,” rated PG. Call 733-2964 ext. 200 for more information. Remember, all Library programs are free and open to the public.

The Magic Valley Arts Council is gearing up for the 58th Annual Arts in the Park! The event is scheduled for July 28th and 29th in the Twin Falls City Park. The festival weekend opens Friday, July 28th, at 5pm with a wine tasting event, artists’ booths, food trucks. Spend your weekend enjoying live music and great food while visiting arts and craft vendors, ranging from ceramics, paintings, jewelry and wood carvings. Need more info? Head to magicvalleyartscouncil.org or call the Magic Valley Arts Council at 734-2787.

 

The Killebrew-Thompson Memorial is proud to announce the 2017 Benefit Concert featuring Grammy Award winners Huey Lewis & The News! Huey Lewis & The News, known for their hits “The Power of Love,” “Heart of Rock N Roll,” and “I Want A New Drug,” will take the stage Saturday, August 19th in Sun Valley at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Proceeds from this concert benefit leukemia and cancer research at St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute, making this the perfect opportunity to listen to amazing music while supporting a great cause. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at www.sunvalley.ticketfly.com.

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL): WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WISH UPON, SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME 3, THE BIG SICK, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, CARS 3, WONDER WOMAN

CENTURY STADIUM 5: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME 3, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN,

BURLEY THEATER: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, THE BEGUILED, THE HOUSE, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, WONDER WOMAN, THE BIG STICK,

For showtimes and advance tickets, visit the Broc On The Morning page at Hot100Now.com.

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

QUESTION OF THE DAY: When I was a kid, my sister and I would wait all week for Saturday Morning cartoons. It was a big deal! And because we only had one TV in the house, we often camped out on the living room floor so we wouldn’t miss any of our favorite shows. Our favorites included TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, DUCKTALES, and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Jump ahead 30 years: there’s no such thing as Saturday Morning Cartoons anymore but our kids still get to see new versions of all our favorite cartoons! My son and I still watch TRANSFORMERS, and MY LITTLE PONY together, and we’re excited about the revamped version of DUCKTALES coming this year. What were some of your favorite cartoons as a kid, and do they exist now?

 

HOLLYWOOD HEADLINES

Each year, the Emmy Awards recognize the very best in television — and 2017’s list of nominees has been revealed! Which shows got the most nominations? Let’s break down the nomination list by the numbers! SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and WESTWORLD tied for the most nominations for a single show with 22 each. HBO raked in 110 nominations, the most of any network or platform. Surprisingly, Netflix ranked second on the list with 91, nearly doubling their nomination count from last year. The HBO show VEEP grabbed 17 nominations, making it the most nominated comedy. So how many Emmy nominations did the super popular GAME OF THRONES rack up this year? ZERO, as it wasn’t eligible because its season premiere missed the cut off date. So while GAME OF THRONES sits out the Emmy Awards this year, the truly excellent Netflix show STRANGER THINGS was nominated 18 times. And our rebellious Princess, Carrie Fisher, received a posthumous nomination for her role on CATASTROPHE. The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, will be broadcast live on CBS, Sunday, Sept. 17th.

 

A stuntman has been seriously injured while filming AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD. Production on the long running zombie horror series has been temporarily shut down. John Bernecker, a professional stuntman who has worked on THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS and LOGAN, suffered “serious injuries” on the show’s Georgia set. No details about the accident have been released, and AMC is staying quiet, but they did call the accident “tragic” in their official statement.

 

There were rumblings online and throughout the entertainment world earlier this week that the cast of MTV’s JERSEY SHORE was going to reunite for a new show, or maybe even a feature film. The truth was revealed yesterday! The cast of JERSEY SHORE is reuniting, but it isn’t for a movie or new show. They are reuniting for chicken parmesan. Yep. The stars of MTV’s bygone guilty pleasure — Snooki, JWoww, The Situation, and the other sunburnt Pokemon — seized what must have been a very lucrative opportunity from fast-food behemoth Burger King and reunited for the first time since their series ended in 2012. And, OF ALL THINGS, it was for a commercial for the restaurant’s new Chicken Parmesan Sandwich.

 

It feels like every time we talk about DC Comics movies—with the exception of Wonder Woman—the news is almost universally bad. For example: “The Batman” director Matt Reeves is revealing more about his upcoming take on The Dark Knight. The filmmaker, who stepped in to replace star Ben Affleck as director on the project, recently revealed to MTV that he had completely scrapped the movie’s original script written by Ben Affleck and DC's Geoff Johns. When asked if he would be working with Affleck's script, Reeves said, "No, it's a new story. It's just starting again. I'm excited about it. I think it's going to be really cool." Reeves, whose War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters this weekend, previously said that Affleck will remain as Batman in the upcoming film and that he is planning a very different take on the character.

Thursday, July 12, 2017

Idaho Secretary of State Lawrence Denney says that if a company wants to try to buy a lawmaker with campaign contributions, then the public should have easy access to those records.  The Republican election chief made his remarks while listing possible changes to the state's sunshine laws.

Idaho's welfare agency is investigating allegations that staffers physically and psychologically abused some residents at a treatment center for people with severe disabilities.  The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare say the allegations appeared to be focused on employees assigned the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center in Nampa.

Judge David Nye is Idaho's new U.S. District Court judge after being unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate yesterday.  Nye was first nominated for the role in 2016, nearly two years after former U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge announced his intent to retire.

Ada County Deputies say they've arrest a 15-year-old girl suspected of stealing pickup truck after she led officers on a high-speed chase that reached over100 mph.  Deputies say they found four other girls between 9- to 15-years-old in the truck. All were taken into police custody.  The driver will be charged with felony counts of eluding arrest and grand theft.

The Sun Valley Resort is in the process of adding two new bike trails to Baldy Mountain.  Workers are preparing the path by hand, with the assistance of some heavy equipment machines.  Their goal is to clear 4,800 feet per day, with several miles of trail in the works.

A woman is accused of stealing her daughter's placenta and umbilical cord from a hospital in Idaho in an attempt to conceal any possible drug use that could result in the baby being taken away.  Hospital workers in Caldwell were concerned the daughter had been using drugs and doctors ordered testing for her placenta, cord and cord blood. But when they went back to recover the organs, they were gone.  Surveillance video shows Rhiannon Stoneham walking to a vehicle with something in her arms and then leaving the scene.  Police say Stoneham was charged with felony destruction of evidence.

Visitation to Yellowstone National Park during June is down 4.8 percent from a year ago. However, it's still the second-busiest June on record in the nation's first national park. The National Park Service says it counted more than 803,000 visits last month.

Today:  Sunny to partly cloudy. High 98F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A few clouds. Low 67F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny skies. High 98F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny and Hot
HIGH: 101 (Mountains: 91)

SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny and Hot
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 89)

MONDAY: Mostly Sunny and Hot
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 88)

TUESDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 87)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny and Hot
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 88)

July 13th: On this day

1954
Born on this day in Corpus Christi, Texas, was Louise Mandrell country music singer. She is the younger sister of country singer Barbara Mandrell, and older sister of actress Irlene Mandrell. She scored the early 1970s hits "Treat Him Right", "Show Me" and "The Midnight Oil."

1959
Born on this day in Van Wert, Ohio, was Brent Mason, one of the most recorded guitarists in history. He is a Grammy Award winner, a 12-time winner of the Academy of Country Music Guitarist of the Year Award and a two-time winner of the CMA Award Musician of the Year. He was discovered by guitarist Chet Atkins and has since worked with many artists including; George Strait, Alan Jackson, Shania Twain, David Gates, Zac Brown Band, Scotty McCreary, and Blake Shelton. Mason also co-wrote McBride & the Ride's "Hurry Sundown".

1962
Born on this day in Manhattan, New York City, Victoria Shaw, country music artist. As well as releasing four studio albums, she has co-written four #1 singles for other country music artists, including John Michael Montgomery's "I Love the Way You Love Me", which won the 1993 Academy of Country Music award for Song of the Year. She co-wrote "The River" with Garth Brooks on his Ropin' the Wind album. With Paul Worley, she also co-produced the debut album of Lady Antebellum.

1965
Born on this day was Neil Thrasher, country music singer and songwriter. Between 1995 and 1997, he and Kelly Shiver comprised the duo Thrasher Shiver. Thrasher has written several singles for other artists, such as Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Diamond Rio, Reba McEntire and Montgomery Gentry. Thrasher received an ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award in 2004.

1974
Olivia Newton-John was at #1 on the country album chart with If You Love Me, Let Me Know. The title track ranks as Newton-John's highest charting single on the country charts, reaching #2, although she would have many more top 10 hits to come. The album spent eight weeks at the top of the charts.

1991
Alan Jackson was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with "Don't Rock the Jukebox" the lead single from the album of the same name, The song also received an ASCAP award for Country Song of the Year in 1992.

Loretta Lynn: “Willie Ain’t Dead Yet and Neither Am I”

Postpones Wouldn’t It Be Great and Cancels Remaining 2017 Shows

The release of Loretta Lynn‘s next album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, has been postponed until 2018, she announced in a written statement issued Wednesday (July 12).

The project was scheduled to arrive on Aug. 18.

The country icon is at home recuperating from a stroke she had in May, and her doctor has encouraged her to put work aside to focus on making a full recovery. Her remaining 2017 tour dates have been canceled.

“Thank you so much for all of your prayers, love and support,” Lynn said. “I’m happy to say that I’m at home with my family and getting better by the day. My main focus now is making a full recovery so that I can get back to putting all of me into what I love — sharing my music with all of you.

“My new album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, was originally scheduled to come in August this year. I now want to wait to release it next year because this record is so special for me. It deserves me at my best, and I can’t wait to share it. I want to thank everyone for hanging in there with me. I am getting stronger every day and can’t wait to get back out there with all of you.

“I’m just letting everybody know that Willie ain’t dead yet and neither am I, and I can’t wait to see all of you on the road!”

Lynn celebrated her 85th birthday with a sold-out, two-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in April.

Wouldn’t It Be Great is a collection of 13 songs recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with producers Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash. The album includes new versions of “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin'” and “God Makes No Mistakes” from 2004’s Jack White-produced Van Lear Rose album, plus new songs “Ruby’s Stool,” “Ain’t No Time to Go” and “I’m Dying for Someone to Live For.”

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Twin Falls Parks & Rec’s Summer Movies in the Park continues tomorrow night with Disney’s “Moana,” rated PG, at the band shell inside of Twin Falls City Park. “Secret Life of Pets,” rated PG, and “Ghostbusters,” rated PG-13, round out the featured Movies in the Park series this year. Summer Movies in the Park is a free, family friendly event.

 

The Oakley Pioneer Days Bump-N-Rub 4-Cylinder Car Race is coming up Friday and Saturday, July 14th and 15th in Oakley. Event organizer Colt Robinson says this isn’t a demolition derby, but there is usually quite a few bumps and scrapes between vehicles. Need more info? Call Colt Robinson at 208-431-9068.

 

The Twin Falls Public Library is hosting a "Saturday Movie Matinee" on the big screen in library’s Program Room. This Saturday at 3pm, they’ll be showing “Monster Trucks,” rated PG. Call 733-2964 ext. 200 for more information. Remember, all Library programs are free and open to the public.

The Magic Valley Arts Council is gearing up for the 58th Annual Arts in the Park! The event is scheduled for July 28th and 29th in the Twin Falls City Park. The festival weekend opens Friday, July 28th, at 5pm with a wine tasting event, artists’ booths, food trucks. Spend your weekend enjoying live music and great food while visiting arts and craft vendors, ranging from ceramics, paintings, jewelry and wood carvings. Need more info? Head to magicvalleyartscouncil.org or call the Magic Valley Arts Council at 734-2787.

 

The Killebrew-Thompson Memorial is proud to announce the 2017 Benefit Concert featuring Grammy Award winners Huey Lewis & The News! Huey Lewis & The News, known for their hits “The Power of Love,” “Heart of Rock N Roll,” and “I Want A New Drug,” will take the stage Saturday, August 19th in Sun Valley at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Proceeds from this concert benefit leukemia and cancer research at St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute, making this the perfect opportunity to listen to amazing music while supporting a great cause. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at www.sunvalley.ticketfly.com.

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL): SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME 3, THE HOUSE, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, CARS 3, WONDER WOMAN

CENTURY STADIUM 5: SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

BURLEY THEATER: SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS: SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, THE BEGUILED, THE HOUSE, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, WONDER WOMAN

For showtimes and advance tickets, visit the Broc On The Morning page at Hot100Now.com.

THESE ARE EDITORIAL NOTES – IF YOU USE THIS BIT ON YOUR SHOW, PLEASE DIRECT THEM TO THE BROC IN THE MORNING BLOG AT HOT100NOW.COM FOR SHOWTIMES:

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

HOLLYWOOD HEADLINES

After nearly three decades, Kermit the Frog is getting a new voice. This week, news broke that Steve Whitmire, the longtime puppeteer behind beloved green Muppet Kermit the Frog, would no longer be voicing the character he has played since the passing of Kermit’s creator and original voice, Jim Henson, in 1990. Whitmire confirmed speculation around the circumstances of his departure in a personal blog post yesterday, stating that it was not his choice to leave the role. Whitmire has worked with Jim Henson and the Muppets since he was 19 and admitted that he—quote—“Would never consider abandoning Kermit or any of the others because to do so would be to forsake the assignment entrusted to me by Jim Henson, my friend and mentor, but even more, my hero.” Whitmire continued to note that he was told by Muppets Studio executives last October that the role of Kermit would be recast. Despite offering the studio numerous fixes for the undisclosed problem, Whitmire was still dropped. It seems Whitmire is taking the change very personally. He posted the following statement on his website: “I just want you all to know that I am sorry if I have disappointed any of you at any point throughout our journey, and to let everyone know that I am devastated to have failed in my duty to my hero.”

 

Earlier this week we reported that paperwork had been filed with the Federal Election Committee to draft Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a presidential candidate in 2020. Apparently, The Rock won’t be the only entertainer running for office. Musician and actor, Kid Rock is promising to rock the Republican party — in the U.S. Senate. The musician launched a website to promote his campaign to be a U.S. Senator representing his home state of Michigan, and no, it’s really not a joke. Kid Rock, campaigning under his real name, Robert James Ritchie, confirmed his political agenda on Twitter yesterday and promoted his new campaign website: kid-rock-for-senate-dot-com.

 

It feels like every time we talk about DC Comics movies, with the exception of Wonder Woman, the news is almost universally bad. For example: “The Batman” director Matt Reeves is revealing more about his upcoming take on The Dark Knight. The filmmaker, who stepped in to replace star Ben Affleck as director on the project, recently revealed to MTV that he had completely scrapped the movie’s original script written by Ben Affleck and DC's Geoff Johns. When asked if he would be working with Affleck's script, Reeves said, "No, it's a new story. It's just starting again. I'm excited about it. I think it's going to be really cool." Reeves, whose War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters this weekend, previously said that Affleck will remain as Batman in the upcoming film and that he is planning a very different take on the character.

 

Yesterday we reported on actor Shia LaBeouf’s drunken arrest in Georgia, and the video that showed Shia unleash a torrent of profanity, racial slurs, and threats aimed at the arresting officer. Well, it seems like Shia may have finally sobered up. He released a statement yesterday in which he admitted that he was “Deeply Ashamed.” Further videos have surfaced of Shia LaBeouf’s outlandish behavior after being arrested for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, and obstruction in Savannah, Georgia. Shia goes as far as telling a black police officer that he will go to hell because of his skin color. In LaBeouf’s statement, he says he is “ashamed” of his behavior. “My outright disrespect for authority is problematic to say the least, and completely destructive to say the worst.” The actor admitted that he’s been struggling with addiction and that he’s taking new steps toward sobriety so he can be forgiven for his mistakes.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Protestors converged on the Jerome County Courthouse this week opposing plans to lease space in the county jail to hold immigration suspects.  One person said that the undocumented pay taxes and want to be part of the community.  The commissioners hope to review a draft contract soon that could bring in up to 1-point 37 million dollars a year to the county. 

Hansen is planning to have a fourth of July fireworks show next year.  The show was cancelled this month to save money and resources for the Hansen Day celebration that will be held in a few weeks.

65 year old Betty Urbany was seriously injured after a truck struck her in Ketchum Monday.  She was in a crosswalk at an intersection when 21 year old Jose Ponce struck her with his landscape truck.  He was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Idaho County Commissioner Skip Brandt said he would be inclined to let a man go who twice has been convicted of murder instead of having the county pay for a third trial.  Brandt says he thinks Mark Lankford has figured out the system. He says the court should just make him sign a letter saying he'll never come back to Idaho County.

An Idaho man who was rafting the Snake River with his family has drowned. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports 48-year-old Christopher J. Chapman died Saturday morning.

Idaho officials say they've been asked to hold off on providing detailed voter information to President Donald Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud. The commission had given states until July 14 to provide data.

The co-chair of Idaho's powerful budget-setting committee says she won't run for re-election in 2018. Republican State Sen. Shawn Keough said she's planning on retiring after serving in the Idaho Legislature for more than 20 years.

A lost Boise dog is back home after nine months and a brutal winter alone in the Idaho Mountains. Mo, an elderly Chesapeake Bay retriever, wandered away from her owners during a hunting trip north of Boise in September. A dog rescuer took in a starving retriever and posted photos of the dog on Facebook.  Eventually Mo was reunited with her owners.

Today:  Plentiful sunshine. High around 95F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 64F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunshine and some clouds. High 99F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny and hot
HIGH: 98 (Mountains: 92)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny and Hot
HIGH: 101 (Mountains: 90)

SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny and Hot
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 89)

MONDAY: Mostly Sunny and Hot
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 89)

TUESDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 89)

July 12th: On this day

1952
Born on this day in Rogersville, Alabama, was Randy McCormick, keyboard player who co-wrote Eddie Rabbitt's "Suspicions" and Conway Twitty's "Crazy In Love." McCormick has also worked with George Strait, Ricky Van Shelton and Jamie O'Neal.

1969
Glen Campbell appeared as a special guest on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show along with Joe Tex and Jeannie C. Riley. Glenn performed “Some Day Little Girl” and “Take My Hand For Awhile”.

1973
Born on this day in Taylorsville, Kentucky, was Shannon Lawson country music artist. Lawson co-wrote former Alabama lead singer Randy Owen's 2008 single "Like I Never Broke Her Heart" and James Otto's 2008 single "These Are the Good Ole Days".

1973
Born on this day was American country music singer-songwriter Troy Olsen who co-wrote Blake Shelton's 2009 single "I'll Just Hold On" and Tim McGraw's "Ghost Town Train," a cut from the album Southern Voice.

1983
Born on this day in Mississippi, was Kimberly Perry, singer and guitarist for the country group The Band Perry, who won the CMA Song of the Year Award for "If I Die Young" in 2011.

1985
Born on this day in Edmonton, Alberta, was Adam Gregory Canadian country music singer-songwriter and actor. He has charted several singles on the Canadian country music charts, including two singles, which were also Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the US.

1989
The Willie Nelson album A Horse Called Music was released. The album includes Nelson's last #1 single, "Nothing I Can Do About It Now", and the single "There You Are."

1997
"It's Your Love," by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill became the first song in 20 years to spend six weeks atop the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart. The last song to do so was 1977's "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)" by Waylon Jennings. In that span, more than 750 songs had reached #1 on the country chart, a majority of them for just one week.

2000
On the opening night of the sold out Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Soul2Soul Tour at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, so many fans showed up looking to get in that the local promoter opened up a section behind the stage and let the fans in.

2005
Lost Highway released Willie Nelson's reggae album, Countryman. The cover featured a drawing of a marijuana plant, but this was changed for Wal-Mart stores, where the artwork became a palm tree.

Brad Paisley’s New Signature Series Telecaster Guitar Retails for $1,199

Fender Musical Instruments Co. announced it has teamed with Brad Paisley to create a signature Telecaster guitar: the Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster.

The new guitar will be officially revealed at Summer NAMM 2017 in Nashville.

Some of the Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster’s notable features include:

  • a paulownia core capped by a spruce top and back
  • custom-wound ’64 Tele bridge pickup and a Fender Custom Shop Twisted Tele neck pickup
  • Enhanced V-neck profile
  • modern 9.5-inch radius fingerboard and medium-jumbo frets
  • silver sparkle Road Worn lacquer finish and aged hardware
  • custom clear pickguard with black and silver paisleys and a cowboy hat insignia on the headstock

“The best thing about having a Fender Signature Telecaster is the unwavering quality associated with the brand’s legacy and confidence that I’m introducing a great guitar at an incredible price point,” says Brad. “I set out to create a guitar that was accessible for the vast majority of young people out there, who I hope to inspire to change the world with musical dreams.”

The announced price is $1,199.99.

The World’s 11 Highest-Paid Country Artists Took in Almost $400 Million Last Year, According to “Forbes” [See the List]

Forbes magazine released its annual list of the World’s Highest Paid Country Musicians, and once again Garth Brooks was at the top of the queue.

  • No. 1: Garth Brooks, $60 million
  • No. 2: Kenny Chesney, $42.5 million
  • No. 3: Luke Bryan, $42 million
  • No. 4: Dolly Parton, $37 million
  • No. 5: Toby Keith, $34.5 million
  • No. 5: Florida Georgia Line, $34.5 million
  • No. 7: Jason Aldean, $32.5 million
  • No. 8: Blake Shelton, $31.5 million
  • No. 9: Keith Urban, $30 million
  • No. 10: Eric Church, $25 million
  • No. 10: Zac Brown Band, $25 million

With that kind of earning power—$394.5 million for the Top 11—don’t ever let your parents talk you out of becoming a country singer.

Garth netted the majority of his $60 million from his World Tour, while Kenny collected his millions from his stadium tours, endorsements with Corona and Apple and his own Blue Chair Rum.

Luke raked in his millions from his Kill the Lights Tour, his Outdoor Channel reality show Buck Commander and endorsement deals with Miller Lite and Cabela’s.

Dolly made the list thanks to a 60-plus-date tour and income from her Dollywood theme park.

Florida Georgia Line scored big with their Dig Your Roots Tour and endorsement deals with Advance Auto Parts and Nitto Tires, while Toby’s earning power came from his diverse portfolio of restaurant chains, Ford endorsements, Wild Shot mezcal and touring.

Jason gleaned most of his millions from his They Don’t Know Tour, while Blake reportedly netted double-digit millions from his role on The Voice.

Keith took home the dough thanks to his tour and his own line of guitars, while Eric and Zac Brown Band made the cut thanks to their monster tours.

Twin Falls Parks & Rec has kicked off their Summer Movies in the Park. Every Friday night in July at 9:30pm they’ll be screening a different movie for free! This Friday, see Disney’s “Moana,” rated PG, at the historic band shell inside of Twin Falls City Park. “Secret Life of Pets,” rated PG, and “Ghostbusters,” rated PG-13, round out the featured Movies in the Park series this year. Contact Twin Falls Parks and Rec at (208) 736-2265 for more information.

 

The Twin Falls Public Library is hosting a "Saturday Movie Matinee" on the big screen in library’s Program Room. This Saturday at 3pm, they’ll be showing “Monster Trucks,” rated PG. Call 733-2964 ext. 200 for more information. Remember, all Library programs are free and open to the public.

Want to watch some races, or get in on the action yourself? The Oakley Pioneer Days Bump-N-Rub 4-Cylinder Car Race is coming up this Friday and Saturday, July 14th and 15th in Oakley. Event organizer Colt Robinson says this isn’t a demolition derby, but there is usually quite a few bumps and scrapes between vehicles. Need more info? Call Colt Robinson at 208-431-9068.

 

The Magic Valley Arts Council is gearing up for the 58th Annual Arts in the Park! The event is scheduled for July 28th and 29th in the Twin Falls City Park. The festival weekend opens Friday, July 28th, at 5pm with a wine tasting event, artists’ booths, food trucks. Spend your weekend enjoying live music and great food while visiting arts and craft vendors, ranging from ceramics, paintings, jewelry and wood carvings. Need more info? Head to magicvalleyartscouncil.org or call the Magic Valley Arts Council at 734-2787.

 

The Killebrew-Thompson Memorial is proud to announce the 2017 Benefit Concert featuring Grammy Award winners Huey Lewis & The News! Huey Lewis & The News, known for their hits “The Power of Love,” “Heart of Rock N Roll,” and “I Want A New Drug,” will take the stage Saturday, August 19th in Sun Valley at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Proceeds from this concert benefit leukemia and cancer research at St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute, making this the perfect opportunity to listen to amazing music while supporting a great cause. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at www.sunvalley.ticketfly.com.

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL): SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME 3, THE HOUSE, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, CARS 3, WONDER WOMAN

CENTURY STADIUM 5: SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

BURLEY THEATER: SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS: SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, THE BEGUILED, THE HOUSE, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, WONDER WOMAN

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

HOLLYWOOD HEADLINES

Earlier this week we reported the sad news that 39-year-old "True Blood" star Nelsan Ellis passed away from heart failure. Yesterday, Ellis’ father revealed that star's death was actually due to complications stemming from alcohol withdrawal. Ellis’ manager confirmed that the actor had wrestled with drug and alcohol abuse for years, and after many stints in rehab, had attempted to withdraw from alcohol on his own. According to his father, during his withdrawal from alcohol he had a blood infection, his kidneys shut down, his liver was swollen, his blood pressure plummeted, and his heart raced out of control. We commend Nelsan Ellis for working toward sobriety, and are deeply saddened by his loss.

 

Gwen Stefani is being sued by a fan named Lisa Stricklin. The woman claims the singer incited a stampede at a 2016 concert in North Carolina, causing her to break her leg. The incident allegedly took place on July 23, 2016, when Stefani was performing at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte. The venue is an outdoor amphitheater, and while there is assigned seating for most of the pavilion, there is also a lawn section for unreserved general admission. In legal documents obtained by TMZ, Stricklin claims Stefani urged ticketholders to move forward into the reserved seating areas saying, “Just fill in anywhere you like! Who cares about your lawn chairs? You can get new ones!” Consequently, Stricklin claims fans started a chaotic stampede, during which her leg was broken.

Transformers Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested in Georgia last Saturday on disorderly conduct and public intoxication charges. That isn’t the shocking part—this is Shia LaBeouf after all—But the video of the 31-year-old-actor being arrested is pretty shocking. The footage, taken on the arresting officer’s bodycam, shows the actor going on a racist, profane, and violent rant against a police officer after reportedly becoming aggressive and threatening a cop. According to the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, the actor began using profanity in front of nearby women and children when he was denied a cigarette, and refused to leave the area upon repeated demands to do so. He then ran to a nearby hotel when an officer attempted to handcuff him, and was eventually apprehended in the lobby. Do you think working with giant transforming robots made Shia snap?

 

Time to place your bets! Who’s faster? 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, or the ocean’s apex predator, the Great White Shark? We’ll find out on July 23 during Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week event. Phelps, arguably the fastest human being in the water, claims he’s a massive geek when it comes to sharks, and he isn’t doing this just to prove an athletic point. He really wants to share his excitement about sharks with the world. Phelps worked with the Shark Week team to cage-dive with sharks, learn about the species from experts and execute an open-water “race,” in which the swimmer took to the blue waters of the Bahamas to test his speed against the normal cruising pace of his marine competitors. Who won? Well, considering the fastest Blue Shark RELIABLY clocked swimming hit 24 MPH, and Phelps has been clocked in the water at 5 MPH… we’ll let you do the math. Shark Week kicks off on the Discovery Channel Sunday, July 23rd.