Sept. 15 and 19Moscow authors Stephen Preston Banks and Elizabeth Sloan will give presentations about their books in Moscow and Clarkston.
At 7 p.m. Sept. 15 the authors will read from and discuss their books at BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main St.
From 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 they will discuss and sign their books at And Books Too in Clarkston, 618 Sixth St.
Banks recently released his biographical novel “Kokio: a Novel Based on the Life of Neill James” while Sloan is the author of “When Songbirds Returned to Paris.” Both books blend fiction with biography to tell the true stories of two female espionage agents during World War II, according to a news release.
MOSCOW — A ceremony aimed at honoring service members who have sacrificed for the United States of America will begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at the University of Idaho Outdoor Amphitheater here.
Nikki Woodland of Moscow is guest speaker for the event. Her father, U.S. Air Force Capt. James Shively, was shot down during the Vietnam War just north of Hanoi in May 1967, and spent almost six years as a prisoner of war. He died in 2006.
The 2016 POW/MIA Ceremony is put on by the UI Naval, U.S. Marine Corps, Air Force and Army ROTC programs.
MOSCOW — The Prima Trio will open the 30th Anniversary Season of the Auditorium Chamber Music Series with a concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the UI Administration Building auditorium.
A preconcert reception begins in the lobby at 6:45 p.m.
The trio formed in 2004 while its members were studying at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. They are Anastasia Dedik (piano), Gulia Gurevich (violin and viola) and Boris Allakhverdyan (clarinet).
The trio won the gold medal at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and their debut album, “PRIMA,” features music by Khatchaturian, Piazzolla, Milhaud and Schickele. They are working on their second album.
Admission is $22 regular price, $19 for seniors ages 65 and older, and $10 for students. The purchase of one $22 ticket includes one free youth ticket (ages 6-12).
Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.uidaho.edu/class/acms/tickets, at BookPeople in downtown Moscow or at the door.
Sept. 20, 22 and 23
PULLMAN — Three concerts in the Faculty Artist Series at Washington State University here over the next week will showcase a contemporary take on jazz, piano and string quartet favorites.
“Soul Jazz Reimagined” begins at 8 p.m. Sept. 20 in WSU’s Kimbrough Hall and will feature the faculty jazz quartet Gator Tail. They will perform soul jazz, also called hard bop, which was developed in the late 1950s, according to a news release. The group includes Greg Yasinitsky, Brian Ward, David Jarvis and Brad Ard.
“The ‘Grand’ Piano” begins at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 in WSU’s Bryan Hall. Pianist Jeffrey Savage will perform a set of variations by Mozart and with “Sonata in B minor” by Liszt.
“Faculty and Friends String Quartet” begins at 8 p.m. Sept. 23 in Bryan Hall and will open with “String Quartet No. 3” by Spanish composer Juan Crisostomo Arriaga. WSU School of Music Faculty members Meredith Arksey (violin) and Ruth Boden (cello) will be joined by violinist Diane Cook, professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and violist Giselle Hillyer, faculty member of the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music.
Tickets are available in the lobby 30 minutes before each performance. Admission is free to WSU students with ID, $10 regular price, and $5 for students and those ages 60 and older.
Proceeds from the series benefit the WSU School of Music student scholarship fund.