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ISU College of Arts and Letters prepares for fourth annual New Year’s Eve Gala

November 15, 2016

Dancers at a previous gala celebration.
A scene from a previous College of Arts and Letters gala celebration.

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters is preparing for its fourth annual New Year’s Eve Gala to support student scholarships on Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

This year’s Gala theme is “Le Salon de L’Artistes” and will feature classical pop musical trio Time for Three, along with entertainment from ISU students in theatre, music and art. The ISU Jazz Band will also perform and help patrons ring in the new year. This year, guests will be immersed in French-themed entertainment, décor and cuisine.

Time for Three consists of musicians Nicolas Kendall, violin, Charles Yang, violin and Ranaan Meyer, double bass. They perform music ranging from classical to bluegrass to jazz to hip-hop, as well as original mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and more. They have performed across the world including Carnegie Hall, the Indy 500 and NFL games. Time for Three performed in Pocatello at the opening of the Portneuf Wellness Complex in September 2015.

In the first three years of the Gala, the College of Arts and Letters has raised more than $84,000 for student scholarships in the arts. In the past, Gala attendees have enjoyed a variety of themes including “Carnaval,” “Masquerade Ball” and “Great Gatsby.”

The event is sponsored by several companies and members of the community including Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance, ISU Credit Union, Mountain View Hospital, Portneuf Medical Center, Zions Bank, Charles Evans, MD, KPVI, Christine’s Floral, Unforgettable Events by Kim, Safari Graphics, Butcher Block Meats, the Idaho State Journal and the F.M., Anne G., and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation.

Tickets are $125 each or $1,000 for a table of 10, and are available at, or by calling (208) 282-3207. For more information on the Gala, contact Melissa Lee at or 282-1404.


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