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Mike Super Photo courtesy of BYU-Idaho

Illusionist to perform two shows at BYU-Idaho

Illusionist Mike Super will perform shows at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. May 18 in the Kirkham Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Super has been named Entertainer of the Year, Best Performing Artist of the Year, Best Novelty Performer of the Year and he was voted the “Favorite Mystifier” on NBC’s television show “Phenomenon” and a finalist on “America’s Got Talent.”

Despite all of this, Mike humbly insists, it is the loyalty of his fan base that has been most rewarding. His legions of fans call themselves “The Superfreaks” and they number in the millions.

A BYU-Idaho news release said Super has pioneered a new form of magic “with his own inimitable, down-to-earth style and personality. Mike has brought the art of magic back to the people. He transcends the “trick” and connects personally with his audience on a level they can relate to.”

Tickets are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. They are available at tickets.byui.edu or on school days from the University Store Ticket Office.

Federation of Music Clubs announces awards

The Idaho Federation of Music Clubs announced the winners of the 2018 Collegiate Award auditions, which were held April 14 at Idaho State University in Pocatello.

Two Idaho Falls musicians were among the winners: Adam Merrill of ISU took top honors in the piano division and Autumn May Harris of ISU won the voice division.

Other winners were: KeAndra Harris, senior violinist from Boise State University, won the $300 strings division award and the overall award of $1,000; Rhiannon Terry (Boise State) won the woodwinds division.

According to Jamie Ramsayer, state collegiate awards chairman, IFMC provides awards and financial support for young musicians, helps to develop and maintain high musical standards, aids and encourages musical education, and promotes American music and American artists. For more information about IFMC visit idahofmc.org.

Carr Gallery to host ‘The Right to Dream’

The Idaho Falls Arts Council will present the Living Voices production of “The Right to Dream” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Carr Gallery at the Willard Arts Center.

An Arts Council news release said “The Right to Dream” follows an African-American student in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement. Though from a respected family with close white friends, the impact of racism is felt at a young age. The student encounters and learns from leaders of the movement like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. and joins the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.”

The release said Living Voices is a Seattle-based theater company that specializes in single-actor, multimedia productions. All Living Voices productions focus on a historic movement and a composite character created based on primary resources.

The release said the show is recommended for ages 11 and up due to some graphic material.

Tickets are $35 and include dessert. Tickets are available from the Idaho Falls Arts Council Box Office at 208-522-0471 or idahofallsarts.org.

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