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Young & Talented Mountain Crest student Andy Checketts has already found success as an actor, artist and musician The Herald Journal

JANUARY 4-10, 2013


January 4-10, 2013

COVER 8 Mountain Crest student Andy Checketts lets his numerous talents shine

MUSIC 4 Experience the riveting

rhythms of DRUMLine Live

5 Chamber Music Society welcomes talented trio

MOVIES 6 New ‘Promised Land’ doesn’t dig very deep

7 Aaron Peck presents

his favorite films of 2012

12 ‘The Hobbit’ continues to dominate at box office

Photo courtesy of Andy Checketts

BOOKS 3 Book by local author

focuses on Mexican history

10 Nicholas Christopher

brings jazz legend to life in new novel ‘Tiger Rag’

ARTS 4 Cache Valley Center for

the Arts classes starting up

CALENDAR 15 See what’s happening this week

Andy Checketts (center in red suspenders) starred in the Mountain Crest High School Drama Department’s production of “The Pajama Game” in November. Cover photo: Checketts is also an artist and musician (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal).

FROM THE EDITOR If you’re the average Cache Valley resident, you’ll normally live several different lives when it comes to movies. When you’re in high school and college and when you first get married, there’s a good chance you’ll get to the theater to see a lot of new films. Then when the children come along, there’s a very abrupt change. Chances are you don’t want to take crying babies to a movie theater ... if you can even afford to take kids to a movie

theater. Then, as I’ve witnessed with my inlaws, there’s another shift back to becoming a regular movie goer once the children are out of the house, and you really need something to do. With a 9-year-old girl and a 16-monthold boy at home, it’s not hard for you to figure where I fit in right now. While reading Aaron Peck’s list of favorite movies from 2012, I realized that I had seen only one of those films and that was at home on DVD. Now, I had promised myself that I would see “The Avengers” when it first came out in order to experience all its cinematic glory in the theater. But I failed.

The same with “Skyfall” and “Lincoln” and about a half-dozen other films that I’ll probably enjoy watching at home, while also wondering how much better it would be to see on a really big screen. Thanks to a neighbor who encouraged me with just minutes to spare to go to a late showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” I did at least see one of the big movies of 2012. But for the most part — and surely for the next decade or so — most of my movie-going adventures are likely be confined to the types of movies that parents and kids can both be amused by. — Jeff Hunter

A bilingual history of Mexico New book by Willard author compares 19th century leaders By Jeff Hunter Cache Magazine editor

Daniel Rincon says the idea behind his book “They Dared to Find Freedom” dates back more than four decades. “I actually started writing in 2004, but it took me about 46 years to collect all the data and books I needed,” Rincon explains. A native of Mexico, who first came to the United States at the age of 28 and became a naturalized citizen in 1982, Rincon’s first book is primarily centered around the history of Mexico from 1806 to ’72. Written in both Spanish and English — the same translations are directly across the page from one another — “They Dared to Find Freedom” also focuses on the life of Mexican President Benito Juarez and offers some comparisons between Juarez and Abraham Lincoln, the President of the United States during some of the same period of time. “Both of them lost their mothers at a very young age, both of them had a noticeable thirst for knowledge, and both of them became lawyers at almost the same time,” Rincon writes.

“They had parallel missions on this world: to create and protect the rights of the underprivileged citizens of their respective countries. They knew, admired, and respected each other. World history had to change its course for these two men to succeed in their missions.” Rincon, a father of two who lives in Willard with his wife (and Cache Valley native), Loralee, will be signing copies of his

book beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Hastings, 50 E. 400 North in Logan. Rincon first attended Brigham Young University after coming to the U.S., but he ended up graduating from Weber State University. He currently works as an X-ray technician at NowCare Family & Industrial Medicine in Ogden. Born in Veracruz, Rincon points out that a great deal of Mexican history was

funneled through the large port city, which helped him develop a passion for history at a young age. Even after coming to the United States in 1976, Rincon says he still spent time in Veracruz libraries and bookstores whenever he went home to research what would become “They Dared to Find Freedom.” “Mexican history is kind of difficult to understand, so I tried to make it as simple as possible,” Rincon notes. “And I decided to publish it in both languages because I want to reach the English-speaking population, as well as the Spanishspeaking population. “But I wrote it for specifically for people in this country, not for people in Mexico.” Rincon says he initially wrote the book in English, and then translated it into Spanish “because that worked better for me.” He also says he learned an awful lot about Juarez in the long process of completing “They Dared to Find Freedom.” “(Juarez) was not perfect, but he was honest, a hard worker and humble,” Rincon declares. “In many ways, he was a lot like President Lincoln.” ———— “They Dared to Find Freedom” was published by Tate Publishing in Oklahoma. The 296-page book retails for $22.99 and is available at Hastings in Logan, or online at and www.barnesandnoble. com.

“My dream is to perform on stage and tour all over the place.” – Young River Heights singer-songwriter Andy Checketts (Page 8)

PET OF THE WEEK Available for adoption

Pet: Maxine From: Four Paws Rescue Why she’s so lovable: Maxine is a sweet cat with a gorgeous coat that is shades of gray. She was rescued from the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter. She does great with cats, dogs, and especially people! At PetSmart, she is constantly at the front of her cage, asking for any love and attention people are willing to give her. Maxine is looking for an indoor-only home that will be hers forever. If you would like to meet Maxine or learn more about her, please call Sheri at 787-1751. The adoption fee for this Four Paws cat is $75, which covers her spay surgery and up-to-date vaccinations. Thank you for your interest in helping a homeless pet.

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all mixed up CVCA winter classes starting up It’s time for winter class registration at the Cache Valley Center for the Arts. Registration is available online, in person or by calling the CVCA Ticket Office. Classes will begin the weeks of Jan. 7 and 14, depending on each individual program. A class is the perfect gift because it’s more than just a nicely packaged gift. For details, visit the Center at 43 S. Main St., online at www. or call 7520026. Classes at the Center for the Arts include photography, music notation, digital filmmaking, sound recording with broadcast arts & media; modern dance technique with Valley Dance Ensemble; ceramic classes for all ages and skill levels; creative drama classes and production classes with the Unicorn Theatre, mixedlevel yoga with Dennise, and full-length fall production class of “Much Ado About Nothing” with Logan Youth Shakespeare. Classes are held in the Bullen Center, 43 S. Main St., or in the Thatcher-Young Man-

found in the Bullen Center at 43 S. Main St. The studio provides an atmosphere with professional equipment and a live broadcast studio. The classes are taught by industry professionals that not only work in the field they teach, but who also care about your vision and how you want to voice it. In class, you will be surrounded by other students who love the same things and are looking for the same opportunities to share their ideas, engage their minds, and imagine all the possibilities. The creative process and hands on learning will create lifelong mentors and friendships.

sion, 35 W. 100 South. Make all checks payable to CVCA. BROADCAST ARTS & MEDIA CVCA will offer Broadcast Arts & Media classes for youth and adults. The

session will include Intro to Video Editing & Filmmaking, MUSC Computer Apps 4930 (USU credit available), and Beginning Digital Photography. The goal of these courses is to give all participants a creative voice through

BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Learn how to take control of that incredible camera you own so that it makes the picdigital expression. Whether it’s through film, radio, music, ture you have in mind every time. No more getting lucky: photography, or audio engineering, it’s all about finding we make our own luck. This course will be best for people your voice. In partnership who have a DSLR (with with Utah Public Radio, the BAM! Studio is located in See CVCA on Page 13 UPR’s downtown studio

DRUMLine Live performing pair of shows DRUMLine Live, a show-stopping attraction inspired by 20th Century Fox’s hit movie “Drumline,” brings show-style marching bands to the theatrical stage. With riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy, the staged show will be a synchronized musical showcase of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band experience. Incorporating original compositions and soul-infused interpretations of top 40 hits, group performances will range from colorful, choreographed routines to heavy doses of drum riffs

and cadences. DRUMLine Live will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, and Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Tickets range from $30 to $44 and are on sale now at the CVCA ticket office, 43 S. Main St., online at or by calling 752-0026. If you enjoyed the performances we presented of ‘Blast!’ you’ll absolutely want to catch this show,” says Wally Bloss, Executive Director for the Cache Valley Center for the Arts. “This touring production is truly one

of the most impressive halftime-like shows you will ever see set on stage.” DRUMLine Live kicks off its fourth U.S. tour in the 2012-13 season following its extremely successful tours in 2008-09, 2010-11 and 2011-12. DRUMLine Live’s energetic cast has honed its precision and energy with years of training in marching band programs across the southern United States. This versatile group of musicians and dancers brings an explosive energy and athleticism to an eclectic mix

of sounds. Equally at home with the hottest contemporary hip hop, R&B, classic Motown and the rousing sounds of the great brass tradition, DRUMLine Live is thrilled to share the American Marching Band experience with a wider audience. “We’ve taken the excitement of an HBCU football game halftime show, increased the intensity by a thousand watts, and created a musical journey that will touch every emotion,” says creator and director Don P. Roberts.

Chamber Music Society welcomes gifted musicians The Chamber Music Society of Logan is delighted to bring the Martinez-Urioste-Brey Trio to Logan for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Utah State University Performance Hall. While the name of this trio sounds a bit unusual, the extraordinary talents of these three musicians provide a world-class performance. The Ravinia Preview Magazine claims they demonstrate “… passionate commitment creating a special magic … a seamless celebration of chamber music.” Every member of the MartinezUrioste-Brey Trio is a virtuoso in his or her own right. The trio, formed in the summer of 2011, consists of three highly skilled chamber musicians who also enjoy thriving careers on the orchestral stage. Their commitment to education is clearly evident in their community outreach and teaching. Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez, a prizewinner in the Anton G. Rubinstein and Van Cliburn international piano competitions, has performed in well over 50 concert halls and festival venues in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America, and as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the Chicago and San Francisco symphonies. Violinist Elena Urioste is a veteran of many prestigious music festivals. She has performed with many of the leading U.S. orchestras as well as in Europe, and in chamber-music collaborations with accomplished pianists, cellists and violinists. Cellist Carter Brey first gained attention in 1981 as a prizewinner in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition; subsequent awards include the Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Prize, an Avery Fisher Career Grant and Young Concert Artists’ Michaels Award. Since 1996, Brey has held the principal cello chair at the New York Philharmonic, where he has appeared numerous times as a

Summerfest art contest

A call to local artists: Enter your locally inspired artwork for the chance to be Featured Artist at the 2013 Summerfest Arts Faire’s 30th anniversary celebration. Painters, graphic designers, photographers and all other 2-D artists who love to create can enter. The winning artwork will become the official image for the 2013 Summerfest Arts Faire’s 30th Anniversary, with a free booth space and Gallery Walk promotion, plus lots of free advertising. Entry deadline is 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. For all the details, visit our website at or call Debbie Ditton, Summerfest Arts Faire, Executive Director at (435) 213-3858. There is no entry fee, and you must be 18 or older to enter.

Glenn Miller auditions

Auditions will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, for singers and dancers to perform with the premier big band show in the Intermountain West, “In The Miller Mood.” If you play an instrument, please come prepared. Singers need two songs: one with an upbeat tempo. Dancers bring tap shoes if you have them. Everyone wear clothing you can dance in. Call Gwendolyn at (435) 225-5101 or 753-1551 for more information.

Celebration of Writers 2013 spring contests

Join us for another year of a Celebration of Writers and Artists. Creative Communication is pleased to announce our Spring 2013 Essay, Poetry and Art Contests. Thousands in prizes and awards will be awarded to students and schools in your area. The Essay Contest divisions are: Grades 3-6, 7-9 and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter The Martinez-Urioste-Brey Trio is comprised of violinist Elena Urioste, left, an essay, write between 100 and 250 words on any pianist Gabriela Martinez and cellist Carter Brey. non-fiction topic. The deadline for the Essay Contest is Feb. 19. The Poetry Contest divisions are: Grades its ominous quality. Next, “Cafe K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each WHAT: Martinez-Urioste-Brey Music” for piano trio by Schoendivision. Trio field has been noted by New York To enter a poem, submit one original poem in EngWHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Arts a masterful blend of tradition- lish, 21 lines or less. The deadline for the Poetry ConJan. 8 al classical forms with harmonitest is April 11. To submit your essay or poetry entry, WHERE: Utah State University cally scintillating and rhythmically you may enter online at: or Performance Hall gripping ragtime idiom. Ravel’s mail your entry labeled ‘poetry contest’ or ‘essay COST: $10 to $24 Piano Trio in A Minor will close the contest’ to: 159 N. Main St., Smithfield, UT 84335. program. This is a work that lives Please include the author’s name, address, city, state, as much by suggestion and nuance and zip, current grade, school name, school address soloist and in chamber-music collaborations with his Philharmonic as it does by classical structure. and teacher’s name. Selected entries of merit will be colleagues. Tickets may be purchased at the invited to be published in an anthology. door prior to concert or through For its Logan concert, the We are also sponsoring an art contest for students the Caine College of the Arts Box in grades K-12. Over $5,000 in prizes will be awardMartinez-Urioste-Brey Trio will perform the Piano Trio in D major Office, (Chase Fine Arts Center, ed to students and their teachers. To enter, take a (“Ghost”), Op. 70, quintessentially room 139-B, USU Campus), arts. photo of your original art and go to www.celebrat or by calling 797-8022. romantic, with its eerie second to enter and for full contest information. movement. One feels a chill all the For more information, visit www. The art contest deadline is April 9. If you have any questions, feel free to call 713-4411. way through the composition, with

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‘Promised Land’ doesn’t dig that deep By Christy Lemire AP Movie Critic

“Promised Land” offers an experience that’s alternately amusing and frustrating, full of impassioned earnestness as well as saggy sections. Director Gus Van Sant has the challenging task of taking the divisive, high-tech practice of fracking and trying to make it not just human but cinematic. Working from a script by co-stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski, based on a story by Dave Eggers, he succeeds in fits and starts. The impoverished small town that’s the tale’s setting, a place in need of the kind of economic rejuvenation that extracting natural gas could provide, is full of folksy folks whose interactions with the main characters don’t always ring true. “Promised Land”

★★ ‘Promised Land’ Director // Gus Van Sant Starring // Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, Hal Holbrook Rated // R for language

town, Steve is a likable everyman who seems genuinely invested in what he’s selling. But he’s also a pragmatist, as evidenced by the playfully cynical give-and-take he enjoys with his partner, Sue, played by a dry, sharp Frances McDormand. Famously for his efficiency in persuading rural residents to sell their land for the drilling rights, Steve AP Photo/Focus Features runs into an unprecedented John Krasinski stars as Dustin Noble in Gus Van Sant’s contemporary drama “Promised challenge when he and Land,” a Focus Features release. Sue arrive in the depressed dairy farming community has its heart on its sleeve with Van Sant for the third ing the country on behalf of McKinley in western time as both screenwriter of a bland behemoth of an Pennsylvania. Outspoken and its pro-environment energy corporation. Hav- old-timer Frank (Hal Holmessage is quite clear, but and actor (following ing grown up on an Iowa brook), the high school it’s in the looser and more “Gerry” and the Oscarfarm himself and seen ambiguous places that the winning “Good Will science teacher, and flashy, Hunting”), stars as Steve how an economic downfilm actually works. charismatic environmental Butler, a salesman travel- turn can devastate a small crusader Dustin (Krasinski) Damon, collaborating

dare to question the company’s methods in increasingly vocal ways. But even as Steve struggles to close the deal, he finds himself growing entrenched in the daily rhythms of this idyllically charming little nook of the heartland. Rosemarie DeWitt co-stars as a winsome grade school teacher with dismayingly half-baked romantic connections to both Steve and Dustin; essentially, it’s as if she’s waiting around the local watering hole on karaoke night, hoping that some cute, exciting outsider will waltz in and woo her. The actress, and the See DIG on Page 12

Still playing Tom Hooper’s extravaganza, bigscreen telling of the beloved musical is as relentlessly driven as the ruthless Inspector Javert himself. It simply will not let up until you’ve felt something — powerfully and repeatedly — until you’ve touched the grime and smelled the squalor and cried a few tears of your own. It is enormous and sprawling and not the slightest bit subtle. But at the same time it’s hard not to admire the ambition that drives such an approach, as well as Hooper’s efforts to combine a rousing, old-fashioned musical tale with contemporary and immediate aesthetics. There’s a lot of handheld camerawork here, a lot of rushing and swooping through the crowded, volatile slums of Victor Hugo’s 19th-century France. Two years after the release of his inspiring, crowd-pleasing “The King’s Speech,” winner of four Academy Awards including best picture, Hooper has vastly expanded his scope but also jettisoned all remnants of restraint. But

★★ ‘Les Miserables’ Director // Tom Hooper Starring // Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe Rated // PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements he also does something clever in asking his actors to sing live on camera rather than having them record their vocals in a booth somewhere as is the norm, and for shooting the big numbers in single takes. The intimacy can be uncomfortable at times and that closeness highlights self-indulgent tendencies, but the meaning behind lyrics that have become so well-known shines through anew. 158 minutes. — Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic


The idea of watching a movie in which a sniper methodically manufactures his own bullets, practices weekly at a gun range, then waits quietly in an empty parking garage before shooting five Director // Christopher McQuarrie people dead may not sound like the most Starring // Tom Cruise, Rosamund appealing form of entertainment durPike, Richard Jenkins ing these tragic days. Nevertheless, it’s Rated // PG-13 for violence, lanimportant to assess “Jack Reacher” on its guage and some drug material own terms, for what it is and what it isn’t. Besides being caught in some unfortuwho’s become a bit of a mythic figure nate timing, it’s also clever, well-crafted since he’s gone off the grid. When the and darkly humorous, and it features one deadly shooting occurs at the film’s start, of those effortless bad-ass performances authorities believe they’ve quickly found from Tom Cruise that remind us that he their man: a sniper who’s ex-Army himis indeed a movie star, first and foremost. self. He reveals nothing during his interroOK, so maybe Cruise doesn’t exactly gation but manages to scribble the words resemble the Reacher of British novelist “Get Jack Reacher” on a notepad before Lee Child’s books: a 6-foot-5, 250-pound, blond behemoth. If you haven’t read them, winding up in a coma. But when Reacher you probably won’t care. Even if you have arrives and reluctantly agrees to help the defense attorney investigate, he finds the read them, Christopher McQuarrie’s film case isn’t nearly as simple as it seems. moves so fluidly and with such confi130 minutes. dence, it’ll suck you in from the start. Jack Reacher is a former military investigator — Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic

‘Jack Reacher’

Film about the raid on bin Laden is ‘surreal’

Last year was a good year for movies. As I was trying to narrow down my top 10 movies from 2012, I found myself staring at a list of 20 films, and I didn’t want to get rid of a single one. There were just a lot of worthwhile films — both big blockbusters and small independent films — which made ’12 a satisfying AP Photo/Columbia Pictures year for cinema. Kathryn Bigelow directed and co-produced the action thriller “Zero Dark Thirty.” The task becomes exponentially harder when To describe its plot would performances this past I not only have to pare year: Richard Jenkins and be a fool’s errand. Instead down my list to 10 films, what you need to know Bradley Whitford. but also have to rank is that this movie has a them in order from good real live soul and a main 8. “Beasts of the to best. Like all movie character that will make Southern Wild” lists, this list is comyou sit up and wonder This was the festival pletely subjective. It’s my how first-time child actor darling at the 2012 Sunpersonal list of favorites dance Film Festival. This Quvenzhané Wallis could that will hopefully spur people to see some great be so powerful on screen. small movie, shot on a films that they may have shoe-string budget, is missed throughout the 7. “Safety Not one of the most whimsiyear. Guaranteed” cal, life-affirming movies The story revolves you’ll ever see. It has a 10. “The Avengers” around a man who places magical spirit about it The summer blockthat’s simply intoxicating. an ad in the classifieds of movie he was responsible buster is alive and well. for. Shot for a fraction Even though “The Action! of the budget that the Avengers” was cobbled together from more than “Avengers” was, “Cabin in the Woods” is a fana few movies from the 2297 N. Main tastically hilarious riff on Marvel franchise, geek Movie hotliNe 753-6444 www.walkerciNeMaS.Net every horror movie ever writer extraordinaire all SeatS all tiMeS $3.00 tickets online at oPeN SuN-fri at 3:45 PM made. A group of students Joss Whedon was able GiFt books and cards aVailable oPeN Sat at 11:30 aM for our MatiNeeS to craft a movie that was travel to a lone cabin in STADIuM 5 hotel PlayiNG for the woods and they start immensely fun. He was 2450 NOrTH MAIN traNSylvaNia keePS getting killed. Seems able to give every major * = not shoWinG sunday; 3d = $2 more (PG-13) 4:45, 7:00 & 9:45 (PG) 5:00 & 7:15 like just about every hor“Avenger” character the the hobbit 2d (PG-13) 2:20 6:15 Sat Mat Sat Mat 12:40 & 2:45 12:20 & 2:30 screen time they needed. ror movie you’ve ever the hobbit 3d (PG-13) 11:30 9:05* watched, right? Well, “The Avengers” was one liFe oF Pi (PG) 9:45* here coMeS red dawN the booM there are more than a of the most enjoyable (PG-13) monsters, inc 2d (PG) 12:00 2:00 (PG) 4:15 & 6:45 4:30, 7:30 & 9:30 few surprises laid out in experiences I had at the lincoln (PG-13) 12:05 3:15 6:20 9:25* Sat Mat Sat Mat this one. Its commentary theater this year. 11:40 & 2:00 12:00 & 2:15 Parental Guidance (PG) 11:45 4:15 6:35 9:00* on the horror genre is skyFall (PG-13) 3:00 6:05 9. “Cabin in the Woods” spot-on. Not to mention Pitch Perfect takeN 2 (PG-13) 9:00 (PG-13) 9:15 Speaking of Joss it features two of the Promised land (r) 11:35 1:50 4:30 7:00 9:30* Whedon, here’s another greatest supporting-actor

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a local newspaper. He says that he’s looking for someone to travel back in time with, that they should bring their own weapons and that their safety isn’t guaranteed. I saw this when it premiered at Sundance in 2012. After I left the screening, I found that I couldn’t stop smiling. The movie was permanently stuck in my head. It was a time-travel movie that wasn’t about time travel. What started out as a comedic journey into the odd, ended up a sweet love story between two outcasts.

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6. “Silver Linings Playbook” If you thought that Bradley Cooper could only do cheesy romantic comedies and those unfunny “Hangover” movies, then you think the same way I did. Then I saw David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” and saw him in a completely different light. Paired together with Jennifer Lawrence (who gives one of the best acting performances of the year), the two of them create a movie experi-

ence that was unlike any other in the year. Both of them play extremely unstable people and yet their companionship appears to be beneficial to both of them. It’s sad, it’s funny, and above all, it’s genuine. 5. “Life of Pi” “Life of Pi” is a visual feast. What director Ang Lee has done with this best-selling novel, visually, is absolutely astounding. I rarely, if ever, recommend that people see a movie in 3D, but if you’re going to see a movie in 3D, make it this one. The artistry contained in this movie far outdoes anything else that was released this year, in my opinion. However, as amazing as the movie looks, it doesn’t overshadow the novel’s core message which many people found so moving. It’s an epic tale with heart.

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ tops list of 2012 films

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Young Man of Many Talents


hen it comes to the performing and visual arts, Andy Checketts has proven to be quite versatile. Despite only being 17 years old, Checketts has written and recorded his own music, become quite adept on the guitar, won an art contest, been a finalist in a national video contest and performed in his school’s musical — among other things. One of Checketts’ most recent accomplishments was earning one of 10 finalist spots in Bridgestone (Tires) America’s Teens Drive Smart Video Contest. The Mountain Crest senior’s submission was selected out of more than 2,300 entries. Had he been chosen the winner, Checketts would have been awarded a $25,000 college scholarship. Checketts’ video was titled “It Can Wait” and features family members and friends portraying different circumstances in which people can be distracted by cell phones, particularly text messages and picture and video messages. There are four different clips, one featuring a dentist operating on a patient, the second a pilot while flying, the third a solider in combat and finally a driver behind the wheel. The video ends with the words “It Can Wait” displayed on a black screen, with the sound of an incoming message tone resonating in the background. Checketts’ video, and also those from the other nine finalists, can be viewed at “When I found out that I was a finalist, it was really, really cool because I’ve entered a lot of video contests and I’ve lost a whole bunch,” Checketts says. “And so

when I found out I was a finalist, I was like, ‘Oh, cool.’ It felt extremely rewarding and, more than ever, showed me that you can keep refining and retrying.” Among the other video contests Checketts entered in the past involved water conservation, recycling and a music/instructional video illustrating the economic principle of supply and demand. Checketts has also expressed his concern for distracted driving through a different medium. At the beginning of 2012, the River Heights native won a state-wide art contest after drawing a picture that featured two parents and their two screaming children — all of whom are distracted by different things. The father, who is driving, is eating a hamburger with one hand, texting with the other and has a pair of headphones on. The art piece was originally an assignment for Mountain Crest teacher Michael Bingham’s Art 1 class. Those students who received an A or B or the assignment were allowed to enter their work into a contest sponsored by the Utah Department of Transportation’s Zero Fatalities program. See MAN on Page 11

Story by Jason Turner • Photographs by Eli Lucero

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Books Novel draws on jazz legend’s music Kendal Weaver Associated Press

Buddy Bolden is a jazz legend whose powerful, original sound at the turn of the last century was so enthralling that some now call him the first big star of that lively American art form. But his own star died quickly. Increasingly erratic, even violent, he was institutionalized in Louisiana in 1907 when he was still in his late 20s and before the word “jazz” had even entered the musical lexicon. He died without ever performing in a rocking, smoke-filled club again. Nicholas Christopher, in his new novel, “Tiger Rag,” brings Bolden back to life, full of outsize charm and drive, a virtuoso on his beloved cornet, but quickly losing his mental grip — and ending at the center of a full-blown mystery. To this day, no recording of Bolden has been found. Historical accounts indicate at least one session was captured on an Edison cylinder, the clunky recording equipment of the time. And as “Tiger Rag” opens, Christopher recreates that session and sets spinning a moving, page turner of a story that spans a century and a hunt for the lost Bolden cylinder. It also spans four generations of Dr. Ruby Cardillo’s family. A

highly regarded 48-yearold anesthesiologist, Ruby is in the midst of an emotional breakdown. Her husband, a wealthy cardiologist, has divorced her to marry his 26-yearold girlfriend — almost the same age as their daughter, 25-year-old Devon, a troubled jazz pianist and would-be journalist fighting her own demons. Christopher weaves the narrative by moving back and forth in time and place, from New Orleans in the early 1900s, after “Kid” Bolden burst on the scene and became “King” Bolden, to pre-

Christmas 2010, as Ruby and Devon drive from Ruby’s coastal Florida villa to the Pierre Hotel in snowy Manhattan. As the tale of Bolden and the lost recording moves through the decades, right up to 2010, the saga of Ruby’s life unfolds as well, turning through some of those same decades with similar notes of hope and despair. These parallel stories, well-syncopated in Christopher’s skilled hands, soon begin to merge, at times in fascinating, unexpected ways.

While the book is fiction, its characters include some of the real figures in Bolden’s life, including the trombonist, Willie Cornish, devoted to Bolden to the end. There is also the matter of the missing Edison cylinder, which has been called jazz’s “Maltese Falcon” or “Holy Grail.” With “Tiger Rag,” Christopher has reached into jazz history to produce a novel that enriches the Bolden story and is a suspenseful modern drama about a fractured family as well.

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Man Continued from Page 9 Checketts’ piece was awarded first place and featured on the cover of the 2012 “Don’t Drive Stupid” calendar. The son of Miwako and Quin Checketts also received an iPod, as well as the artwork for the month of January, for his efforts. Seven other Mountain Crest students placed in the contest and had their work featured in the calendar. “Several times I find myself flipping through my music library on my phone while I’m driving, or even sending a couple Above, Andy Checketts of texts, and I always stop took first place in UDOT’s myself and think, ‘Oh, “Don’t Drive Stupid” calendar come on. Don’t do that,’” campaign. Right, Checketts Checketts says of his (holding guitar) often perpenchant to warn others forms with his brother, of the perils of distracted Taylor. Top right, Checketts driving. “And so then I starred in “The Pajama thought, ‘Hey, it’s a realis- Game” at Mountain Crest tic problem I can focus on,’ in November. Far right, because, you know, it hap- Checketts performs two years ago at Citrus & Sage pens to me sometimes.” Checketts also has dab- in Logan. bled with improvisation Checketts also took before, and performed piano lessons when he was in Mountain Crest’s proyounger. His true passion, duction of “The Pajama Game,” which took place however, lies in writing, composing and performing during the first trimester his own music. Checketts of the current academic has been playing the guiyear. Checketts played tar for about seven years the part of “Prez” in the and it is the driving force musical and felt “like he did the character justice.” behind his music. “Guitar clicked with me “Being in a musical a lot more than piano,” was a lot of fun. It was Checketts says. “I had a a really fun experience and I learned a lot of new lot of fun doing it. I took lessons for several years things,” Checketts says. and from various teachers. Checketts has spent much of his life showcas- And I took a couple guitar classes at South Cache.” ing his proclivity for the Soon after discovering performing and visual arts. When he was 6 or 7 his affinity for the guitar, years old, Checketts says Checketts decided to give songwriting a try, and he’s he developed a passion been hooked ever since. for drawing. Checketts “One of those times was especially interested I just thought, ‘Hey, I in drawing comic-book and storyboard-type mate- want to just try writing a rial. Checketts listed Pixar song,’” Checketts says. “I just thought it would as one of his primary influences in the drawing be really fun, and so I just strummed around, and sketching medium.

picked around and wrote a song. ... I thought it was extremely fun to actually play something I wrote.” Checketts’ favorite band is Coldplay, and he also listed Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Mumford & Sons, Damien Rice, Mat Kearney and Nickelback as other bands that influence his craft. Some of Checketts’ original songs have been recorded at Why Sound, a music venue and recording studio in Logan. Some of these songs, all acoustic numbers, including “Shooting Stars” and “Counting the Days,” can be found on YouTube. In “Shooting Stars,” Checketts is performing with his friend,

fellow Mountain Crest senior and guitar enthusiast David Chesley. In “Counting the Days,” Checketts sings and plays the guitar, while his younger brother, Taylor Checketts, performs on the piano. Both of these songs have an easy-listening, ballad-type feel to them, and Checketts undoubtedly puts a lot of fervor into his singing, even when his voice registers in the falsetto range. Checketts says he had only taken one choir class and has never had any personal vocal training, but he hopes to change that in the near future. As of now, he is leaning toward studying guitar

performance at Utah State University. “(I hope others) get the same feeling that I get when I hear those melodies,” Checketts says when asked what he hopes others think when they hear his music. “ ... Some of these melodies I write, I think, are really pretty and really compliment the lyrics — you know, just wellwritten melodies and just really good, solid, pretty songs. That’s what I want their impression to be.” Checketts especially likes performing with Taylor and the feeling is mutual. “It’s been really, really cool because I know that Andy’s crazy good at guitar, and so I feel ... confident when I’m playing with him, because I know if I screw up he’ll back me up,” says Taylor,

who is 16 and a junior at Mountain Crest. “I never feel that nervous when I’m performing with Andy because he knows what he’s doing, for sure. “... And, I mean, he’s my brother and I’m just super comfortable with him.” Simply put, Andy Checketts aspires to make a living as a singer/ songwriter — “My dream is to perform on stage and tour all over the place,” he declares — and he hopes he can do this with his brother. “Even if it’s not with my brother — but I hope that he continues to have the same interests (in music) — but even if it’s not with him, I really want to pursue being a songwriter,” says Andy, who performed with Taylor during a Mountain Crest talent show as a junior. Taylor isn’t quite as dead set as Andy on becoming a touring musician, but he assured his brother that option would bring him much happiness. “It is definitely crazy fun,” Taylor says. “I sometimes feel like it’s ... a less reliable type of job, but ultimately that’s the dream. That would be so flippin’ awesome, and so yeah, I share Andy’s view on that.”

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‘The Hobbit’ stays on top at the box office LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” continues to rule them all at the box office, staying on top for a thirdstraight week and capping a record-setting $10.8 billion year in moviegoing. The Warner Bros. fantasy epic from director Peter Jackson, based on the beloved J.R.R. Tolkien novel, made nearly $33 million this weekend, according to Sunday studio estimates, despite serious competition from some much-anticipated newcomers. It’s now made a whopping $686.7 million worldwide and $222.7 million domestically alone. Two big holiday movies — and potential Academy Awards contenders — also had strong openings. Quen-

tin Tarantino’s spaghetti Western-blaxploitation mashup “Django Unchained” came in second place for the weekend with $30.7 million. The Weinstein Co. revenge comedy, starring Jamie Foxx as a slave in the Civil War South and Christoph Waltz as the bounty hunter who frees him and then makes him his partner, has earned $64 million since its Christmas Day opening. And in third place with $28 million was the sweeping, all-singing “Les Miserables,” based on the international musical sensation and the Victor Hugo novel of strife and uprising in 19th century France. The Universal Pictures film, with a cast of A-list actors singing live on camera led by Hugh Jackman,

Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe has made $67.5 million domestically and $116.2 worldwide since debuting on Christmas. Additionally, the smash-hit James Bond adventure “Skyfall” has now made $1 billion internationally to become the most successful film yet in the 50-year franchise, Sony Pictures announced Sunday. The film stars Daniel Craig for the third time as the iconic British superspy. “This is a great final weekend of the year,” said Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst for box-office tracker Hollywood. com. “How perfect to end this year on such a strong note with the top five films performing incredibly well.” The week’s other new wide release, the Billy Crystal-Bet-

te Midler comedy “Parental Guidance” from 20th Century Fox, made $14.8 million over the weekend for fourth place and $29.6 million total since opening on Christmas. Dergarabedian described the holding power of “The Hobbit” in its third week as “just amazing.” Jackson shot the film, the first of three prequels to his massively successful “Lord of the Rings” series, in 48 frames per second — double the normal frame rate — for a crisper, more detailed image. It’s also available in the usual 24 frames per second and both 2-D and 3-D projections. “I think people are catching up with the movie. Maybe they’re seeing it in multiple formats,” he said. “I think it’s just a big epic that feels like a

great way to end the moviegoing year. There’s momentum there with this movie.” “Django Unchained” is just as much of an epic in its own stylishly violent way that’s quintessentially Tarantino. Erik Lomis, The Weinstein Co.’s president of theatrical distribution, said the opening exceeded the studio’s expectations. “We’re thrilled with it, clearly. We knew it was extremely competitive at Christmas, particularly when you look at the start ‘Les Miz’ got. We were sort of resigned to being behind them. The fact that we were able to overtake them over the weekend was just great,” Lomis said. “Taking nothing away from their number, it’s a tribute to the playability of ‘Django.’”


2. “Looper” Written and directed by Rian Johnson (“Brick”), “Looper” is the smartest sci-fi movie since Continued from Page 7 “Minority Report.” Here’s a movie that knows exactly how a new film. There’s something to deal with the paradoxes of extra magical about the island time travel. It’s an absolutely world he fashions in “Moonrise Kingdom,” though. This is original idea that is executed to perfection. Time travel is a an odd, but wholly charming film. We talked about newcom- sticky plot device and can be filled with plot holes. Johnson er talent with “Beasts of the expertly crafts a sci-fi thriller Southern Wild,” and that same that plays by the stringent rules phenomenon takes place here. it sets and doesn’t deviate from Andersen’s two leads, Jared its predestined course. Gilman and Kara Hayward, never had any credits before 1. “Zero Dark Thirty” this movie, but you wouldn’t While the movie about the know it. Through Andersen’s immaculate directing and clev- killing of Osama bin Laden doesn’t come out in Utah for er writing, these two shine like another few weeks, it’s techniseasoned actors. cally considered a 2012 movie since it had a limited release 3. “Perks of Being already. I had the privilege of a Wallflower” seeing the movie before the What a splendid little movie. year was out, and I can tell you Every kid going into high that it is some picture. Even school should be required to watch this movie. It accurately though you know exactly how portrays the lives of those who it will end, it doesn’t matfall in the less-than-popular ter. Watching the entire story group. This is a touching, poiunfold is surreal. Witnessing gnant movie about childhood the methods used to get inforfears and learning to overcome mation about bin Laden will them. certainly (and already have) provoked numerous discus-


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Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in the action thriller “Looper.”

sions on the viability of torture. This is an expertly crafted, timely thriller that doesn’t stop to take a breath during its twohour runtime. Then, when you finally reach the end, you get to witness the raid on bin Laden’s compound, which is every bit as exciting and nail-biting as any action scene ever filmed.

Cache Magazine only has limited space or I would’ve expanded this list as much as possible to fit in all the movies I loved this year. But hopefully this list leads you to one or two movies you may not have seen or even heard of. Here’s to 2013 and the promise of more great movies.

Continued from Page 6 character, deserve better. Similarly, Sue enjoys a brief flirtation with the sarcastic convenience store owner (Titus Welliver) whose character is underdeveloped and yet so briefly intriguing, you’d like to know more about him. All of this feels half-heartedly wedged-in. Steve and Dustin obviously function as two sides of the same coin, but their confrontations don’t crackle the way they should because everyone involved is just so darn nice. But there is an appealing gray area suggested in Damon’s character. For a while, we’re not quite sure whether he’s a true believer or an opportunistic climber — that is, until some major and implausible plot twists make his stance forcefully, indisputably clear.

“We Still Have Our Voice”

“The Prowler”

By Judy Smith

By Williams Humphrey

The elections now are over America’s made it’s choice; Even though it is finished We still have our voice

Try to forget about your politics Neither lean left or right; Be thankful for the blessings We enjoy both day and night.

Be happy you are an American With many freedoms to choose; Don’t waste all your energy On the candidates that did lose.

We must work hard for the future, Teach our families what is right; Be generous to each other Do not keep looking for a fight.

Our America is politically divided And we find it easy to contend; But why waste time and energy Fighting with your opposing friend.

So no matter what the others say America is a great place for us; I’ll make an effort every day To avoid a big, ugly fuss.

Make peace and look forward To our life filled with its chances; Be gracious and kind, look up … not down Make sure our great country advances.

I pray “God Bless America” Let our flag continue to wave; Over the land of the free And the home of the brave.

CVCA Continued from Page 4 lenses that can be changed). Micro four-thirds is OK, too (you know who you are). Point-and-shoot users will learn a lot, but will be awfully frustrated by what their cameras can’t do. If you are thinking about buying a new camera, feel free to contact Levi for recommendations. The Beginning Digital Photography class will meet at the Thatcher-Young Mansion with Instructor Levi Sim. MUSC COMPUTER APPS 4930 This all-inclusive 15-week course will cover a variety of computer applications in music. This is a Utah State University concurrent course that is also open to the public. USU students seeking course credit should enroll through the university. The instructor is John Carter. MUSC COMPUTER APPS 4930

This class will focus on video editing and introduce filmmaking concepts as they relate to the process of editing. Class will start by learning how to use Final Cut Pro. Students need to be familiar with computers and basic copy and pasting techniques. After learning how to use the interface, students will focus on telling a story and exploring conceptual editing. LOGAN YOUTH SHAKESPEARE Logan Youth Shakespeare provides Cache Valley youth (ages 9 to 19) to learn and perform Shakespeare through performance of his plays, uncut. Young actors experience the beauty of Shakespeare’s language and the relevance of his characters by acting in his plays. A series of detailed line-by-line explanation CDs created by the instructor help actors understand the language and master their parts. In this collaborative non-competitive environment, all actors also work behind the scenes and help direct their counterparts. When they inhabit Shake-

The wicked prowler, likes to stalk at night To stand in darkest shadows, away from all the light.

And so he spends his time on earth, working for guess who? Why the one that’s waiting for him, when his life is through.

His motives are the lowest, this dirty rotten heel. He likes to damage property, annoy and to steal.

His final destination depends, now don’t you see. Upon which road is chosen, and where he wants to be.

Although sometimes clever, he is never very bright. For one who loves the darkness, will never be for right.

So if the works of darkness, are what he wants to sow. The evil he has done himself, now waits for him below.

speare’s characters and speak his words, kids find themselves and their friends in these 400-year old plays. No auditions. Everyone performs. Register at the CVCA Ticket Office or download registration form at www.cachearts. org. VALLEY DANCE ENSEMBLE COMMUNITY CLASSES Valley Dance Ensemble classes will begin Tuesday, Jan. 8. VDE class information and registration can be found at Classes are on-going, new students are always welcome. If you’re not sure about it, come try one class for free. The 3- to 4-year Creative Movement classes fill up quickly so don’t wait. All children’s dance classes are capped at eight or 12 students per class and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Children’s classes are $80 for 15 weeks. Adults can purchase a 10-week punch pass for $60. Additional punch cards may be purchased as needed and expire one year from the purchase date. Drop-ins are

welcome for any of the adult classes at $8 per class (when space allows). Call 752-0026 to check availability or for registration info. CERAMICS AT THE CENTER Ceramic classes at the CVCA will begin Monday, Jan. 7; check schedule for class breaks and details. Classes are geared for all ages and all skills. Students ages 4 to 11 will learn about clay and create their own ceramic work using a variety of hand-building techniques. All students may try the potter’s wheel. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Students ages 10 to 19 will learn about clay construction techniques and choose what they most wish to create with a strong focus on wheel throwing. All class sections run for 10-week sessions. Students in the adult class will choose what they most wish to create. Lab times available. Minimum enrollment is six. UNICORN THEATRE DRAMA & ACTING This creative drama course introduces children to age-

appropriate theatre and drama skills in a safe and creative environment. Students will explore improvisation, movement and the creation of dramatic worlds and scenarios. No drama or theatre experience is required or necessary; all are welcome. UNICORN THEATRE PLAY PRODUCTION For youth ages 5 to 18 years. This class will consist of actor training and rehearsal for the winter Pillow Theatre production, which will perform four shows on Saturdays in March. Some acting or drama experience is helpful but not required. Early in the class, students will audition for specific roles in the show; roles are not guaranteed. Unicorn Theatre pillow show auditions are open to the public, though enrolled students will be given a slight advantage over non-students. Students must be available for all performances and should plan to attend all rehearsals, though some limited class absences may be possible if conflicts are disclosed at registration.

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CrossworD By Myles Mellor and Sally York Across 1. Come-ons 6. Mobile home? 13. Sleeve types 20. While, briefly 21. Romance language spoken eastern Spain 22. Property recipient, at law 23. Disagrees 26. Fed. agency 27. Choral work 28. Prosciutto 31. King ___ 35. It’s mostly corundum 37. Suspiration 41. Obligation 43. Bind 45. Drivel 47. Face directly 53. Fashion model 54. Designers’ studios 55. Garam ___ (Indian spice mixture) 58. Submissive behavior 63. One of 48 in a cup, briefly 66. “___ Me” 70. Shot 71. Detect nuances 78. Unpaid debt 79. ___ Wah (folk music duo) 80. Waiting period, seemingly 81. Got hitched again 85. Little one 89. Ticket prices 93. Gonzo 97. Follow protocol 103. Baby slipper 104. Novelist Margaret 105. ___ dragon 106. Letter after theta 107. Not in the ___ 110. They hold water 113. Brand of humor 114. Kind of bar 116. Breed 118. Fight tactic 131. Where colors are mixed

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Down 1. “Tush!” 2. Tenn. neighbor 3. “___ Complicated” 4. Former NFL player Merrill 5. Iconic hedgehog, in video games 6. It’s the law 7. Sixth note 8. Had a beef? 9. Word with salad or sand 10. Piz Bernina, e.g. 11. ___ jacket 12. Cartoon art 13. Threadbare 14. Insect repellent ingredient 15. “The ___ of the Magi”: O’Henry tale 16. O.T. book 17. Singer DiFranco 18. It literally means “born” 19. Make, in a way 24. “Well, lookee here!” 25. Postal creed word 28. River islet 29. Dwarf buffalo 30. Atomic particle 32. Playwright Shaw 33. Biochemistry abbr. 34. “When We Were Kings” subject 35. Genuine 36. Parcel 37. Ed.’s request 38. Wrigley Field flora 39. Go right 40. Lots of mins. 42. Whole alternative 44. Turkish title 45. Stupa 46. Landlord 48. Predecessor of

rock steady 49. Woody Herman’s “___ Autumn” 50. United Nations agcy. 51. Pen point 52. Kind of time 56. Traveller’s rider 57. Ninny 59. What goes before beauty? 60. Bar ___ 61. Designer Chanel 62. Fall setting 63. Old sovereign 64. Desertlike 65. Make waves 67. Provincetown catch 68. Pie in the sky? 69. Shogun’s capital 72. Swell place? 73. Zimbabwe’s capital 74. Make it big 75. Tags 76. Coxcomb 77. Prohibited 82. Provoke 83. Lizard, old-style 84. Code word 86. Word with drum or rig 87. Action film staple 88. Makes knots and loops 90. Part of ROM 91. New newts 92. Plant 94. Marmalade ingredient 95. ___ admiral 96. Perceive 97. It’s a wrap 98. Bleacher bum’s shout 99. Cold porter fan? 100. Hellenic vowel 101. School of the future? 102. Cut a swath 107. Basketballer 108. Not to mention 109. Underground network 111. Comedian Torn

112. Match game? 114. The Panthers of the Big East 115. Obsessed with 117. Cluster 118. Place for sweaters 119. Bill 120. Pale ___ 121. Abbr. after a name 122. ___ station 123. Letter before samekh 124. Mandela’s org. 125. Mathematician’s ordinal 126. Done, for Donne 127. Supporting 128. Procter & Gamble brand 129. Old horse 130. Everyday article

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Wade and Friends will perform along with Hoodoo at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Admission is $5.

Cache Pilates Studio is holding registration for spring semester from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday Jan. 5, at the Whittier Community Center. Classes will start Monday, Jan. 7; $150 for a 15-week semester. Class times are 9:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday; 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 6:30 p.m. Monday; and 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information call Tora at 787-8442.

SATURDAY The Cache Valley Folk Dancers and Bridger Folk Music Society is hosting its “first Saturday” contra dance at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Whittier Community Center, 290 N. 400 East. A $6 donation is suggested at the door; $3 for children under 12. Beginners and families are welcome and all dances are taught. For more information about contra dancing call 753-2480 or 753-5987 or visit contra.html. The next Logan M1 Garand Match will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range. This is a Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) sanctioned match, which will qualify participants to purchase an M1 rifle from the CMP. The match is $25; $15 for juniors. Any ironsighted as issued, manually operated military rifle, as well as the M1 Garand, is eligible to participate. As we have limited space, please pre-register either at the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range or contact Terry Johnston at 750-6102 or email terence.johnston@com The Stokes Nature Center will host Snowshoe Saturday: Animal Tracks from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. Meet at the U.S. Forest Service District Office. A $5 donation is suggested. Registration required. Utah master naturalist Mark Larese-Cassanova will lead this family friendly look at animals in winter. We’ll look for tracks, scat and other signs of what our furred and feathered friends are up to during the cold winter months. No experience necessary; snowshoes and cocoa provided. Call 755-3239 or visit for

Todd Milovich will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Caffe Ibis, 52 Federal Ave. The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Ephriam Room of the Logan Library, 255 N. Main St. This is a peer-run support group for all those who suffer from OCD, who have a loved one who suffers from OCD or who want to learn about OCD. We will have hot chocolate and donuts and provide support and talk about OCD. Call Christina at 787-6366 for more information.

SUNDAY Che Zuro will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Caffe Ibis, 52 Federal Ave. The Post-Mormon Community is a non-sectarian organization of individuals and families who have left Mormonism. The Cache Valley chapter meets for dinner and socializing at a local restaurant at 6:30 p.m. every Sunday evening. Newcomers welcome. For more information call Jeff at 770-4263 or visit our website at www.postmormon. org/logan.

MONDAY The Logan Community Recreation Center will be hosting Group Fitness Aerobics Week Monday, Jan. 7, through Saturday, Jan. 12. Try any class, any time for a whole week for free. Bring a friend, work out together

and get motivated. For more information, call 716-9250, stop by 195 S. 100 West or visit www.

OPTIONS for Independence, 1095 N. Main St. For more information contact Royella at 7535353 ext. 105.

The Cache Valley Retired School Employees Association will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Copper Mill Restaurant. Mike and Louise Young will be giving a presentation on their mission experiences in Nauvoo. All retired school employees in the valley are invited to attend. Reservations are necessary. If you plan on attending, please call Diane Esplin at 563-6412.

The Utah Watercolor Society — Cache Valley Chapter will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the Bonneville Room at the Logan Library. For painters of all levels interested in water media, the Utah Watercolor Society offers monthly critiques and demos, workshops with highly qualified artists and friendly camaraderie. The meetings begin with critiques at 6:30 p.m., followed by business and a program starting at 7 p.m. All are welcome, members and visitors alike.

TUESDAY Story Time will be at 10 and 11 a.m. and Sleepy Time at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the North Logan Library. The Chamber Music Society of Logan is delighted to bring the Martinez-Urioste-Brey Trio to Cache Valley for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the USU Performance Hall. Season series tickets are: regular $96/student $40; single concert: regular $24/ student $10. Tickets may be purchased at the door prior to concert or through the Caine College of the Arts Box Office (Chase Fine Arts Center, room 139-B, USU Campus), visiting arts.usu. edu and calling 797-8022. The Cache Carvers Woodcarving Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Cache Senior Center, 236 N. 100 East. The public is invited to attend. For information call 563-6032 or 757-3127. The winter session of Music for the Small and Tall will run from Jan. 8 to Feb. 26, at the Thatcher-Young Mansion, 35 W. 100 South. There are different programs for children from nine months old up to five years of age. Cost is $48. Visit sites. or call 755-0853. The Low Vision Support Group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at

WEDNESDAY The weather outside is quite chilly this time of year and the best way to warm up is with a great bowl of soup. Relda Sandgran will be teaching two of her most favorite soup recipes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Little Theatre at Macey’s in Providence. Please reserve a seat at the service desk or on our Facebook page. Visit for more information. Story Time with a craft will be at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the North Logan Library. Come and tie a quilt at the OPTIONS for Independence Quilters group from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at OPTIONS, 1095 N. Main St. Lunch will be furnished. For more information contact Royella at 753-5353 ext. 105. Stork Landing will host Toddler Tales (stories for children 18 months and older) at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 99 W. Center St. Call 792-4453 for more information. Stork Landing will host Story Time and an activity at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 99 W. Center St. Call 792-4453 for more information. The Cache Valley Com-

posite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Room 201 of the Military Science Building on the USU Campus. Cadet program available for youth ages 12 to 18 along with a program for adults interested in aviation and emergency services. For more information, please call 932-0049.

THURSDAY InTech Collegiate High School is now enrolling 9th, 10th and 11th grade students for the 2013-14 school year. InTech Collegiate specializes in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and Early College programs and will be hosting information sessions for those interested in enrolling or learning more about the school at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at 1787 N. Research Pkwy., North Logan. For more information call 753-7377. Helicon West will host open mic night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in the Jim Bridger Room at the Logan Library. A forum for local poets and writers, Helicon West invites creative writers to read up to seven minutes of their original work. Arrive early to sign up. Readings are free, open to the public and uncensored. Visit for more information. AARP is offering two driver safety classes during the month of January. Each class is four hours long and meets the requirements for discounts in vehicle insurance for those 55 years old and older. Make your reservations early as classes fill up rapidly. The first class will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Cache County Senior Center. Another class will be held at the same place and time Jan. 24. For reservations, call Susie Jackson at 753-2866. Coed volleyball for Cache Valley LDS single adults ages 31+ is held every Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Smithfield Rec Center, 520 S. 250 East.

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