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The Hot Sardines Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

David Robert King Courtesy

Julius Caesar Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

The Hot Sardines make return trip to I.F.

The Idaho Falls Arts Council will wrap up its 2017-18 season with a return trip from jazz band The Hot Sardines. The show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 1 at the Colonial Theater.

According to an Arts Council release, the New York-based group features “brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals that will transport you to a different era, and rounded out by percussion through tap dance.”

“The Hot Sardines are more than just a jazz band, even people who hate jazz fell in love with them last time they were here,” Brandi Newton, Executive Director of the Idaho Falls Arts Council, said in the release. “I’ve received more requests for them to come back than for any other show.”

Tickets are $30-45 and are available through the arts council at 208-522-0471 or online at

‘Julius Caesar’ to be broadcast at ARTitorium

The National Theater’s production of “Julius Caesar” at The Bridge Theatre in London will be broadcast live at 7:30 p.m. April 20 at the ARTitorium’s MC Theater.

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas around the world.

The Idaho Falls Arts Council website describes the show this way: “Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony.

“Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.”

Tickets are $20 and are available at

I.F. native David Robert King to perform in hometown

Idaho Falls native and singer/songwriter David Robert King will return to his hometown later this month to highlight his new release “IDAHO.”

King, now based in Georgia, will perform at 7 p.m. April 22 at the Willard Arts Center, 450 A St.

“If you appreciate the likes of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, you might well enjoy what he’s up to,” The Bluegrass Situation said in a news release promoting the show.

King recently performed at the 30A Songwriters Festival alongside Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Mary Gauthier, Patti Griffin, among others. And he was named a finalist in the 2017 NewSong Music Competition, performing in March at Lincoln Center in New York. For more information visit

“IDAHO” was released Feb. 16 and can be heard at

Tickets are $15 and are available at