BPAC director outlines concert schedule

Blackfoot Performing Art Center's 2012-2013 concert series will feature a variety of acts, spokesman Susan Mann told members of the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.
The first concert in the series will feature "Cherish the Ladies," a musical troupe from Ireland, on Oct. 20. Dick Hardwick & Mrs. Hughes will perform a comedy show on Nov. 10. Hardwick was well received at the Eastern Idaho State Fair a couple of years ago.
Because BPAC is booked solid in December and January, there will be no concert those months.
McManus in Love on Feb. 14 will feature another performer who has played well in Blackfoot. Mann described it as redneck comedy.
Michael Kaeshammer will be the featured performer at the International Jazz Festival on March 9. The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra will wrap up the series on April 12.
"We've had thousands of out-of-town people come to our concerts," Mann noted as she encouraged Chamber members to support the concerts.
She also noted that the BPAC is booked over 300 days a year.
K.C. Felt, the alumni director at Idaho State University, said this year's I Love ISU fundraising campaign in Bingham County will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 29.
She emphasized that the money raised in the county will go to students from the county who attended on campus, on line, through the Outreach Center or either of the university centers in Idaho Falls or Boise.
Last year, she reported, 290 Bingham County students attended ISU with $490,000 of funds raised locally.