LEWISTON, Idaho – Tickets are now on sale for several upcoming events sponsored by Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History and the Silverthorne Artist’s Series.
The 1940’s Radio Hour
The 1940’s Radio Hour, the first production to take place in the newly renovated Silverthorne Theatre on the LCSC campus, happens March 25 - 29. The 1940’s Radio Hour is a collaboration between the LCSC Theatre Program and the LCSC Silverthorne Artist’s Series and features actors from the LCSC Theatre Program and members of the community. The LCSC Jazz Band is providing the live orchestra. Tickets for The 1940’s Radio Hour performances are $15 general admission, $13 for seniors and non-LCSC students (with ID), and free for LCSC students with ID.
A special gala event to celebrate and christen the new-look Silverthorne is scheduled for Saturday, March 28 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a performance to follow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the gala are $35, which includes 1940’s themed hors d’oeuvres, a glass of champagne punch, and a ticket to the performance.
25th Anniversary Confluence Grape & Grain
The 25th Anniversary Confluence Grape & Grain at the LCSC Center for Arts & History (CAH) takes place Friday, April 17, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at CAH. Attendees will celebrate 25 years of wine and beer loving fun in a spectacular fashion, by enjoying six tastes of wine and beer, culinary delights, souvenir glass, silent auction, and live music. A new feature for the 25th anniversary is that all event ticket holders will be entered into a raffle for a 25th Anniversary gift basket. Additional raffle tickets will be available for sale the night of the event. Catering is by the Red Lion Hotel, and brewery and winery representatives will be on hand. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age as required by law. Tickets are $30 each and are available online at www.lcsc.edu/CAH or at CAH, 415 Main Street, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Shook Twins and Fruition
A concert featuring Shook Twins and Fruition, with opener Bart Budwig, takes place at 7 p.m., Friday, April 24th, at the Silverthorne Theatre during Art Under the Elms.
Born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook, along with Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis, form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins’ sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming, and their signature golden EGG. Shook Twins have been described as featuring “beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove, and soul.”
Having a common love of music and life on the road, Fruition were originally brought together by the lure of adventure. For the last five years, the Portland, Oregon, string infused quintet has racked up the miles playing sold out shows in their adopted hometown and collecting new fans across the country.
Lewiston natives, Jay Cobb Anderson (lead guitar/vocals) and Keith Simon (bass) moved from Idaho to Portland with nothing but their instruments and spent their days beating the streets and their nights exploring Portland’s rich music scene. In 2008, the duo met fellow street performers Kellen Asebroek (guitar) and Georgia-born Mimi Naja (mandolin/vocals). Feeling an instant connection, the foursome decided to embark on a new collaboration. The musicians found themselves in a living room crowded around a microphone and recording Hawthorne Hoedown - an album that took one day to record, but forged a lasting connection.
For the next three years, Fruition traveled up and down Highway 101 playing small clubs, sleeping on couches, and building a fan base through word of mouth. The band caught the ear of Hot Buttered Rum’s Nat Keefe in 2009, and he went on to produce a self-titled album for the band that same year. Shortly thereafter, Anderson and Simon’s high school buddy and Lewiston native Tyler Thompson (drums) joined the group, amplifying their sound and elevating them to the versatile Americana-meets-Rock n Roll enigma that they are today.
Tickets for the concert are $25 general admission, $15 LCSC student with ID, and $20 for LC faculty and staff with ID.