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The jazz festival starts today at UI

The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival begins today and continues through Saturday at the University of Idaho in Moscow.

A celebration of world music at 7 p.m. tonight, a performance by Grammy-winning Dee Dee Bridgewater at 7 p.m. Friday and a show with the Chris Potter Trio at 7 p.m. Saturday will take place at the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center, instead of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, according to a university press release.

“The Pitman Center provides an incredible venue for the intimacy and atmosphere of this year’s extraordinary jazz performers,” said festival director Josh Skinner. “The small room won’t impact the top-notch acoustics our attendees have come to expect. Everyone is in for a real treat.

Tickets for series and individual concerts can be purchased at the UI Kibbie Dome box office, by phone at (888) 885-6312 or at uidaho.edu/ticketoffice.

More information about individual events and locations can be found at uidaho.edu/class/jazzfest/events.

Chinese Cultural Influences Exhibit Opens Today at the Center for Arts and History

A show highlighting how Chinese culture has enriched the history of the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and the Pacific Northwest opens today at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History, 415 Main St., Lewiston .

Artifacts and contemporary art will be on display until August 31 in the exhibition titled “From the Yellow River to the Snake River: Stories of Chinese Tradition Across Time and Space.”

A few of the decorative arts, clothing, personal memorabilia, and food items belong to the permanent collection of the Center for Art & History, but most are on loan from regional institutions, including the Asian American Comparative Collection at the University of Idaho, Nez Perce County. Historical Museum and St. Gertrude Historical Museum in Cottonwood, according to a college press release.

The exhibit also includes paintings by contemporary artist Yidan Guo of Blackfoot, Idaho, who uses traditional Chinese techniques to create watercolors on silk and rice paper. By adopting these methods, Guo connects with his heritage, ultimately bridging the past and present, according to the press release. She will talk about her work from 5-6 p.m. on March 2 on Zoom, with free registration at bit.ly/YidanGuo.

The center’s hours of operation are 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on exhibits, visit lcsc.edu/cah/exhibits. The college’s COVID-19 protocols are detailed at lcsc.edu/coronavirus/guides-resources.

The Pullman Civic Theater production of ‘The Odd Couple’ opens tonight

The Pullman Civic Theater production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Nye Street Theatre, 1220 NW Nye St., Pullman.

The show continues at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and March 4 and 5, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday and March 6.

The classic comedy, which premiered on Broadway in 1965 and adapted into a 1968 film and a 1970s TV series, sees clean monster and slob rooming with hilarious results.

Proof of vaccination is required for entry to shows; masks should be worn at all times without actively eating or drinking.

Moscow seeks three-dimensional works of art for the city’s sculpture garden

The Moscow Arts Commission and the Moscow City Arts Department are seeking 3D artwork for a year-long installation at the Intermodal Transit Center Sculpture Garden.

Proposals can be submitted at bit.ly/submit3Dart until April 15.

Four sculptures will be selected to be exhibited until May 2023; winning artists will receive a $500 honorarium for the loan of their work.

The Intermodal Transit Center was built by the City of Moscow in 2012 as a one-stop concept for community transportation, providing access to taxis, vanpools, and rideshares while expanding pedestrian and cyclist access to Paradise Path, according to a press release. The city’s arts department developed the sculpture garden in 2015 as a public art viewing opportunity and exhibition space for regional artists.

Gritman CEO and Director of Public Health to Discuss COVID-19 Response and Looking Ahead

“The COVID-19 Pandemic: Gritman Hospital’s Response and the Future of Local Public Health” will be the topic Wednesday noon of the final Forum of Speakers of the League of Women Voters of Moscow.

The presentation will be on Zoom, with login details at my.lwv.org/idaho/moscow.

Gritman Medical Center President and CEO Kara Bestt and Director of Public Health – Idaho North Central District Carol Moehrle will talk about how local health institutions have dealt with COVID-19 so far and preparations what they have done to face an unknown future with the virus.

Bestst worked at Gritman for nearly 29 years, where she started as an intern while studying for a bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Idaho. She became Gritman’s Chief Financial Officer in November 2000 and assumed the role of President and CEO in February 2011.

Moehrle has served as the North Central District Director, covering Latah, Idaho, Lewis, Clearwater and Nez Perce counties, for the past 30 years.

Submissions can be sent to [email protected] and are due by noon Monday for this week’s magazine.

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