Oct. 30MOSCOW — Magician Mike Super will give a show at 8 tonight in the Student Union Building ballroom at the University of Idaho here. Super was among the top 12 finalists of “America’s Got Talent” and was eliminated from competition in a September episode.
Super also was the winner of the NBC show “Phenomenon,” which aired its only season in 2007. He lives in Pittsburgh. The show is free to UI students and $5 for everyone else. The doors open at 7:30 p.m.
COTTONWOOD — Historian Tom Blanchard will present “Mining in Idaho: Today and Yesterday” at 7 tonight in the Johanna Room at Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude here.
It is the final event of the 15th annual Fall Lecture Series presented by the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road.
By the 1870s, Idaho Territory had seen several major gold rushes yet its growth was not sufficient to justify statehood, according to a news release. This changed by 1880 when discoveries of gold in the Yankee Fork area and lead-silver in the Wood River Valley and the Coeur d’Alene’s attracted thousands of miners. The impact of both political and environmental decisions of that early period remain today.
The lecture is free.
PULLMAN — Jens Sejer Andersen, an international expert on transparency and good governance in sport, will speak about challenges in sport at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room 30W of Cleveland Hall at Washington State University here.
The lecture is part of the College of Education’s free Gordon-Enberg Speaker Series.
Andersen is a journalist and a founder and director of Danish-based Play the Game, an international conference and communication initiative aimed at strengthening ethics and the promotion of democracy, transparency and freedom of expression in sport, according to a news release.
Andersen will discuss the need for better governance at all levels of sport and the challenges faced by the Olympics, sports movements and governments. He will speak about the typically overlooked, yet surprisingly extensive, corruption found in sports organizations.
LEWISTON — “The Dog in the Manger” will open at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History in downtown Lewiston.
The play is staged by LCSC Mainstage Theatre and will also be performed at 7:30 p.m. next Thursday through Nov. 8. It is adapted by David Johnston from a play written in the 17th century by Lope de Vega and is directed by Jef J. Petersen.
The play is a wry comedy about love, infidelity and class in the Spanish Golden Age, according to a news release. This production contains mild adult language.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for non-LCSC students and free for LCSC students with student ID. Tickets will be sold at the door and seating is limited.
The center is at 415 Main St.
PULLMAN — A visiting drummer and Washington State University trumpeter will perform with the WSU Jazz Big Band during a free concert at noon Wednesday in Bryan Hall at WSU here.
The concert is part of the daylong WSU Jazz Festival for area high school groups.
Drummer and composer Tom Morgan of Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., performs and records with numerous groups, including the Trilogy Big Band, a 17-piece jazz ensemble with two recently released CDs on the Sea Breeze Jazz recording label. He is the author of “A Sequential Approach to Fundamental Snare Drum,” “A Sequential Approach to Rudimental Snare Drum,” “The Musical Marimbist” and “The Drumset Reading Workbook.”
Trumpeter Brian Ploeger, a graduate teaching assistant in the WSU School of Music, toured internationally as a featured soloist with Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau Band and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He has recorded with Michael Feinstein and Maynard Ferguson and has served on the music faculties at Spokane Falls Community College and Whitworth College in Spokane.
The performance by the WSU Jazz Big Band, under the direction of regents professor Greg Yasinitsky, will feature faculty members Dave Hagelganz, saxophone; Brain Ward, piano; Brad Ard, guitar; F. David Snider, bass; and David Jarvis, drums.
The festival will include adjudicated performances throughout the day by visiting school groups; clinics by Morgan, Ploeger and WSU jazz studies faculty members; and an afternoon concert by Jazz Northwest, the WSU faculty jazz ensemble.
The festival is presented by the WSU School of Music, Jazz Society and student music association Allegro.