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The curtain has risen on Boise's performing arts, to the delight of audiences who are turning out in record numbers for concerts, plays, recitals and other performances. But success is also bringing new challenges to performing arts groups as the competition for visibility and funding continues to increase. In this issue, we examine how Boise's arts scene is changing as the Treasure Valley grows and diversifies. Cover illustration by Elizabeth Wolf.

Record Group Number

UP 4.12

Publication Date

Spring 1997


Boise State University

FOCUS (UP 4.12)