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Today:  Hazy WINDS: NE 5-10 MPH HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 87)

Tonight:  Hazy and Warm WINDS: SE 5-10 MPH LOW: 60 (Mountains: 53)

Tomorrow Visibility reduced by smoke. High 98F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 85)

FRIDAY: Small Chance of showers
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 82)

SATURDAY: Small chance of showers
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 80)

SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 89 (Mountains: 80)

HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 81)

HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 82)

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September 6th: On this day

Born on this day in Checotah, Oklahoma, was Mel McDaniel, country music artist. His chart-making years were mainly the 1980s with his hits from that era including "Louisiana Saturday Night", "Big Ole Brew", "Stand Up", and the #1 "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On". He died on March 31, 2011.

Whilst hanging out backstage at the Montgomery Municipal Auditorium, Hank Williams offered to go out on stage to retrieve Hardrock Gunter's guitar who had just finished his set. Hank walked onto the stage and picked it up, and played a few songs, bringing the house down!

Born on this day in Fairborn, Ohio, was Buddy Miller, country singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist and producer, who has toured as lead guitarist for Emmylou Harris's Steve Earle, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Griffin and Gillian Welch.

Born on this day in Beaumont, Texas, was Mark Chesnutt, country music singer who scored the 1991 US Country #1 single with his version of “Brother Jukebox”, (which Don Everley had recorded in 1977).

Special guests on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show included, Charley Pride and Ian & Sylvia. Charlie performed a medley; Tribute to Hank Williams with Johnny Cash.

Glen Campbell started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Rhinestone Cowboy', his first #1 after 13 Top 40 hits. It made #4 in the UK. Written by Larry Weiss, Campbell first heard the song on the radio and, during a tour of Australia decided to learn the song. Soon after his return to the United States, Campbell went to Al Coury's office at Capitol Records, where he was approached about "a great new song" — "Rhinestone Cowboy."

Ernest Tubb died. Nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, American singer and songwriter Tubb was one of the early pioneers of country music. His biggest hit song, "Walking the Floor Over You" from 1941, marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music.

Abraham Spear was sentenced to 17 years in jail for arranging to have sex with two young girls. The banjo player from Nashville had logged onto a website and began communicating with someone he thought was the mother of two young girls. He asked the woman to send photos of the girls and in exchange, he sent back a photo of himself in his underwear, and allegedly offered to be the girls' "teacher." What he didn't know was that the girls' "mother" was actually an FBI agent.

Blake Shelton Reveals Title and Artwork of New Single, “I’ll Name the Dogs”

Tuesday, it was announced that Blake Shelton would be a part of two big events in September.

The first event is a celebration of the grand opening of his new Ole Red venue in Tishomingo, Okla., featuring Ronnie Milsap, RaeLynn and more on Sept. 30.

The second event included Blake as one of the many musicians, actors and other public figures—including George Strait and Oprah Winfrey—that would be participating in the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief telethon, a multi-network telethon to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey on Sept. 12.

George Strait, Blake Shelton & More to Appear on Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon on Sept. 12

ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC will team up for a multi-network telethon to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey on Sept. 12.

The telethon—Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief—will feature appearances from Blake Shelton, George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé, Matt Lauer, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and more.

The hour-long telethon will be staged live from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Times Square in New York and the Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET., as well as streamed internationally via Facebook and Twitter.

George Strait will conclude the telethon by performing live from his Hurricane Harvey benefit concert at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio. Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen will join George onstage for the concert benefiting the Rebuild Texas Fund.

Around the valley

The Art Show continues today at Crossings Winery in Glenns Ferry, this month featuring the photography of  Shari Hart of Wind and Sage Photography.  The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11 'til 9, and Sunday from 10:30 'til 8 for the entire month of September.  Admission to the gallery is free.  Crossings Winery is formerly Carmela Winery, and is on West Madison Avenue in Glenns Ferry.


Friday Night, it's the Hot 100 FM End Of Summer Bash at Canyon Crest.  Advance tickets are on sale now for eight bucks at hot100now.com.  This is a party for 21 and up.  We'll have dancing all night, drink specials, and TONS of prizes as we blow out the prize closet for the season PLUS anyone in attendance will score an automatic last-minute qualification into the Snap, Crackle, Pop contest which is your chance to win a thousand dollar grocery gift card and maybe even a 2015 Chevy Spark from Premier Auto Group!


This Friday kicks off Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park.  It's your chance to meet more than 250 artists and purchase their works. During the three-day event, Boise Art Museum presents a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with an exceptional array of live entertainment, wonderful food and hands-on activities for children.  The show runs 10 'til 8 Friday and Saturday, and 10 'til 5 on Sunday.  Admission is free.


Saturday, it's the Hot 100 FM Snap, Crackle, Pop grand prize giveaway at Premier Auto Group.  Qualifiers need to be present NO LATER THAN 1:30p.  Bring your photo I.D. and watch for a text later this week with all of the details.  Qualifiers MUST be present to win.


The Bring the Beat Back 5K Fun Run is this Saturday and kicks off at 8am in the Old Hospital Parking Lot in Twin.  This fun run was designed to bring awareness to our community about the importance of being educated in life-saving procedures such as CPR and First Aid. All proceeds go to assist local fitness centers in Twin Falls in acquiring AEDs for their locations as well as training staff and patrons in order to be prepared and save more lives in our community!  This is a non-profit event organized by Katlin Porter, a Senior at Filer High School for her senior project.  FOr more info, visit bringthebeatback5k.com.


The 2017 MS Walk is this Saturday as well.  Registration & Pre-Event Festivities begin at 9 A.M. at the Twin Falls Visitors Center, with the actual walk starting at 10am.  For more info, visit nationalmssociety.org.  LINK:  http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/UTUWalkEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=29113



MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  All Saints, Birth Of The Dragon, Leap! (Ballerina). The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Logan Lucky, Annabelle: Creation, The Glass Castle, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, The Dark Tower, Wind River, Dunkirk, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3, Cars 3 & Wonder Woman

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Wind River, Leap!, The Hitman’s Bodyguard,  Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk, The Dark Tower

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The Hero, Home Again, It, Blood Road, Girls Trip, Wind River, Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Glass Castle, Leap!



“Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief” is set to air live next Tuesday night across ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and cable network CMT in a roadblock fashion - and will feature stars from every facet of Hollywood, including Beyonce, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Barbara Streisand, Resse Witherspoon, Oprah and more.  Country superstar George Strait will appear on the telecast in concert from the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas. The telecast will originate from the Universal Studios lot, Times Square and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.  Proceeds from the event will be distributed to a range of charities aiding recovery efforts in Houston, which was ravaged last week by the storm and widespread flooding left in Harvey’s wake. The organizations include the United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Texas and the Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief.  Appearances from Jamie Foxx, Karlie Kloss, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, and Blake Shelton are also planned for next Tuesday's telecast.  The cost of Hurricane Harvey clean-up and repair is said to be the second most expensive natural disaster in history, second only to Hurricane Katrina that struck New Orleans over a decade ago.


A French court convicted six people of complicity and breach of privacy yesterday over long lens photographs taken of Princess Kate sunbathing while on vacation with Prince William in 2012.  France's Closer Magazine was fined just under $120,000 by a Paris court yesterday after it ruled the magazine had breached William and Kate's privacy.  A second publication, La Provence newspaper, was fined a little more than $3,500 for publishing images of Kate in her bathing suit.  Each photographer and magazine exec tied to the photos have been convicted of criminal charges as well, and each were also ordered to pay a fine.  In all, the photos will cost the parties involved around a million bucks. 


Taylor Swift is gearing up for a huge performance at this year's College Football National Championship in Atlanta this January.  A source says she'll headline a concert in Centennial Olympic Park during halftime of the game, and that it will be a free concert.  ESPN has her booked for the event and has a massive deal to release new music from her upcoming album Reputation through its college football coverage this season.  No plans for Taylor to play the Superbowl Halftime show.  It's not that they don't WANT her there - it's that she has that tiny little multi-million dollar deal with Diet Coke, and since the Superbowl is sponsored by Pepsi, Taylor has found it best to follow the money.

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