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Game of Stick -- Usually a "game of stick" pertains to a friendly bout or two of billiards. But Indian tribes throughout the Northwest are familiar with the Stick Games, which were often used as an icebreaker between gathering tribes. NAMMY Award-winning musician Jim Boyd's latest album, Going to the Stick Games, draws on the rhythms and imagery of the Stick Game while incorporating traditional songs. Boyd says this latest album -- which also features the talents of Alfonso Kolb, Pam and Lori Ludwig, John Bole, Brad Greene and Beth Bramhall -- sounds more like Americana/folk music than anything he's ever done before.

For a sneak preview, tune in to the official CD release broadcast on KPBX Saturday night. Boyd and Co. are scheduled to appear on "Michael Patoray's Saturday Caf & eacute;" at 8 pm.

Troy Watch -- We have to say, we're pleased that our boy Troy has not only made it through six Boardroom Meetings unscathed on NBC's The Apprentice, but was granted 2-1 odds to win it all in the Mar. 19 issue of Entertainment Weekly. Troy McClain, who officially hails from Boise but graduated from high school and started a fitness business in Spokane, seems to have charmed The Donald with his "aw shucks" charm and real world street smarts. We're not sure why he's not on the Apprentice cover of this week's People, but we're still thinkin' Troy will be the last one standing on the season finale, which airs April 15.

It Came From Hollywood -- What would Jaws be without the music? For that matter, would Rocky be as stirring without that theme? And would we care at all where Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion were headed if we didn't know from the outset "We're Off to See the Wizard"? Good music can make or break a movie, and the fine folks at the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre intend to celebrate that fact with their "Blame It on the Movies" concert, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Proceeds go to benefit scholarships at North Idaho College. For more info, call (800)4-CDA-TIX.

A Passage to India -- If you haven't been to CenterStage to check out their occasional World Music concert and dinner packages, consider joining them this Sunday for an evening of Indian cuisine, augmented by not one but two different Indian music groups: Pratidhwani and Ragini. Call 747-8243 for tickets and details.

And the Winner Is... -- We'd like to thank everyone who voted in this week's Best of the Inland Northwest readers' poll and, while we're at it, announce the winner of the free movie tickets for a year contest. Kevin Hoffman of Spokane Valley was picked out of our massive pool of ballots. Congrats, Kevin!

Publication date: 03/25/04

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