Cache Magazine Fry Street Quartet Utah State Universityâ€™s quartet in residence takes the stage at the Performance Hall
The Herald Journal
JANUARY 17-23, 2014
January 17-23, 2014
COVER 8 The Fry Street Quartet continues to share its musical talents at USU
MUSIC 4 Awna Teixeira coming
to play at Crumb Brothers
THE ARTS 4 Harrison Groutage to be featured in new art exhibit
5 ‘Two Woman Show’ on display at Logan Fine Art
MOVIES 3 Aaron Peck gets geared
up to hang with celebrities at Sundance Film Festival
6 New movie ‘The Nut Job’ isn’t quite nutty enough
7 Tom Clancy’s ‘Jack Ryan’
returns to the big screen
BOOKS 10 Doctorow explores
the mind of brain scientist
10 Meltzer’s new books teach kids real heroics
CALENDAR 15 See what’s happening this week
Robert Waters, left, and Rebecca McFaul play the violin last week as members of the Fry Street Quartet. On the cover: The Fry Street Quartet plays in front of an appreciative audience Tuesday night at the USU Performance Hall. (John Zsiray/Herald Journal)
FROM THE EDITOR At the very moment I was settling in to write this column, I got the sad news: the Professor is gone. Russell Johnson, who played the role of the unbelievably intelligent Roy Hinkley on “Gilligan’s Island” passed away Thursday at the age of 89. The news probably hit me a little harder than it normally would have because I recently started to introduce my 10-year-old daughter to reruns of “Gilligan’s Island.” In fact, just this morning during breakfast — don’t tell her mother — we were watching the episode when Mary Ann hit her head and started to believe that
she was Ginger. (Who needs to argue over the eternal “Ginger or Mary Ann?” question when Mary Ann is both?) Although I’m too young to have watched “Gilligan’s Island” when it was a prime-time show in the mid-’60s, I grew up watching it in syndication seemingly every afternoon. It’s been fun getting reaquainted with it decades later and trying to explain the back stories of all the characters to my daughter (who was hooked from the first time she heard the theme song. And thanks to the Internet, I’ve been able to learn new bits of trivia that I never knew before). So, before today, I already knew that The Professor’s real name on the show was Roy Hinkley (and that the Skipper was actually Jonas Grumby), and that Russell Johnson was nearly 90 years old.
However, I still haven’t been able to figure out why the Skipper and Gilligan had to wear the same clothes day after day, while Ginger, Mary Ann and the Howells had a seemingly endless supply of clothing to choose from. Seriously. The Skipper and Gilligan did own and operate the S.S. Minnow, so wouldn’t they be more likely to have additional attire than guests on a three-hour tour? Sadly, that’s a question that not even the great and learned Professor could apparently answer. And with his passing, the Mary Ann vs. Ginger debate becomes less about which one was more attractive, and more about which actress (75-year-old Dawn Wells or 79-year-old Tina Louise) will be the last castaway left standing.
— Jeff Hunter
Gearing up for Sundance
Annual film festival gets underway at Park City
– Associated Press review on the animated movie “Nut Job” (Page 6)
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The Reel Place Aaron Peck
Once again the world of entertainment will turn its gaze upon a small mountainside town in Utah. This will be my seventh year covering the Sundance Film Festival, and I never seem to tire of it. There’s a kinetic energy up there that’s addicting. Sure, many of the films I see up there won’t make a bunch of money in box offices around the country. That’s not the point, though. The point is discovering new filmmakers and watching films you wouldn’t otherwise watch. Attending Sundance Perhaps you’ve thought that it would be fun to visit the festival, but you can’t quite stomach the ticket prices or the undulating crowds. Well, I wanted to put together a short list of things locals can do to enjoy the festival, too. This year Sundance is doing things a bit different. Say you didn’t get a ticket package in advance, but you’d still like to see a movie or two. You could hop on the Sundance.org website, follow a few basic instructions and join the electronic waitlist for any film. Years past you’ve been required to trek to the theater you want to waitlist, stand in
“The movie’s slogan: ‘No nuts, no glory.’”
Top, Main Street in Park City as seen during the third day of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. (Photo by Jonathan Hickerson/ Sundance Film Festival) Above, Ellar Coltrane stars in Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood.” (Photo courtesy of Sundance Film Festival)
line and get a waitlist number, then come back hours later hoping to get in. Now Egyptian Theater in Ogden? you can do all that elecThe crowds there aren’t tronically. nearly as bad as the crowds For Cache Valley resiin Park City or even Salt dents, you might not want Lake City. to drive all the way over If you do happen to to Park City just to watch make the trip to Park City, movies. Did you know that don’t drive into town. I they show Sundance movies, repeat: Do not drive into town. Finding parking is all week long, at the Peery
almost impossible. Instead drive to Kimball Junction and locate the Park and Ride there (which is next to the Newpark Resort & Hotel). It offers free covered parking, and you can hop on the bus and head See SUNDANCE on Page 13
Pet: Bella From: Cache Humane Society Why he’s so lovable: Bella is such a darling girl, and she sure does love to give kisses. She would do best with a couple of walks a day and plenty of play time. She does great with kids and enjoys time with her favorite people. At the shelter, Bella waits diligently for toys to be passed out — this is her favorite part of the day. Additional training would be great for this dog upon arriving into a new home to help her acclimate. Don’t worry, though, Bella with show you how great she is. Come say hi and maybe bring a plush toy with you (that’s her favorite). Since Bella is in a foster please make an apointement to see her. Call 792-3920 for more information.
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ALL MIXED UP
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all mixed up Groutage honored during USU Arts Week This year’s Arts Week, presented by the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University, features an exhibit by renowned Utah painter and former USU art department chair Harrison Groutage. The exhibit runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Jan. 13 and continues through Feb. 8 in the Tippetts Exhibit Hall, located in the Chase Fine Arts Center on USU’s Logan campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public. An opening reception will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.
Arts Week is an opportunity for the college to connect with the community and takes place Jan. 21 to 25 with a variety of college-sponsored activities. The week will also feature an ice sculpture unveiling, networking dinner, gala program, masquerade ball and more, all to celebrate the arts. “Harrison Groutage has become one of the most distinguished and celebrated artists of our emeriti faculty,” says Craig Jessop, dean of the Caine College of the Arts
(CCA). “We are honored to celebrate his life’s work and legacy in this retrospective exhibition as part of our 2014 Arts Week celebration.” Groutage grew up in Cache Valley and would often paint and draw beside his mother as a young boy as she did the same. His father shared with him a passion for penmanship and lettering. He continued to develop his skills and went on to receive a bachelor’s of fine arts from Brigham Young University and a master’s of fine arts from the University
of Utah. Groutage began teaching at Utah State University in 1953, with a career spanning more than 50 years, including summer sessions and workshops at Snow College, Boise State, University of Utah and many others. Students referred to him as “Grout,” and he was widely popular due to his facile mind and quick wit. “The work Harrison Groutage did over the course of his long and productive career as an artist will be helpful for our students to
Teixeira set to perform at Crumb Bros.
Annual celebration slated to hit Cache Valley Jan. 21-25
The Bridger Folk Music Society presents a concert with singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Awna Teixeira at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Crumb Brothers Artisan Bread, 291 S. 300 West. Tickets are $13 and are available via PayPal at www.bridgerfolk.org, by calling (435) 7573468, or you can take your chances at the door. Seating is limited; advance purchase is recommended. Portuguese-Canadian, Teixeira began her musical career in 2001 performing all over North America and writing songs with various bands before joining Po’Girl, one of Canada’s hardest working international touring acts, in 2005. Over the course of creating five albums and seven years of touring in 15 different countries on four different continents and playing between 200 and 250 shows a year, Teixeira and Allison Russell and have become the core of the highly-esteemed and internationallyrecognized band, Po’Girl. Teixeira, while still working with Po’Girl, is currently embarking on her first solo project. In her formative years, Teixeira toured and See TEIXEIRA on Page 13
see,” says Chris Terry, associate dean in the CCA. “So often, pieces like sketches and sketchbooks are not made available to the public in exhibitions like this, and we have a unique opportunity for students to see the planning and process Groutage went through to become such an accomplished artist.” The exhibit will also feature a silent auction benefitting The Harrison and Iva Lou Groutage Scholarship. Harrison Groutage died in February 2013.
Awna Teixeira will perform on Jan. 24 in Logan.
Celebrate winter with dozens of indoor and outdoor events for all ages at the fourth annual Logan Winterfest held Jan. 21-25 across Cache Valley. “Everyone needs a diversion from the inversion in January,” says Julie Hollist, director of the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau. “It’s a great opportunity to take a break and do something different.” Winterfest has expanded this year to five days and brings together a variety of organizations and events to give the community things to do during a traditionally “blah” time of year. Beaver Mountain ski area kicks off the week with a discounted, all-area day pass for $40, available Jan. 21-22 if you mention “Winterfest.”
On Thursday, Jan. 23, Riverwoods Conference Center presents the firstever Soup4Support, a charity fundraiser where a dozen local restaurants will donate soup, baked goods and desserts. Family activities like a bounce house, balloon art and face painting are included. Admission is $5 each or $20 for a family and proceeds benefit the Child and Family Support Center. Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 25, will feature discounts on snowmobile rentals at Beaver Creek Lodge, an INSIDEwalk sale in historic downtown Logan shops, sleigh rides to see the elk at Hardware Ranch and skiing and snowboarding at Beaver Mountain. Additional Friday See HIT on Page 11
Logan Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present the artwork of Kristi Grussendorf and Colleen Howe Bleinberger during the artists’ “Two Woman Show.” A reception will be held in their honor from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight. All are invited to attend and enjoy the ambiance of art, food and good company. Grussendorf lives in North Logan. She received her BFA (with some post graduate studies) from the University of Utah with an emphasis in drawing and painting where her focus was the figure. Before moving to Cache Valley, she was employed by Waterford School in Sandy as a lower school art specialist. Children’s art education continues
to be a passion, and she has had the opportunity to be a long-term substitute art teacher at Edith Bowen Laboratory School, the visiting artist through a UDAM/ Crayola grant (Summit Elementary second-graders, 2013 Art in Transit project), and she is currently teaching for the Cache Valley Center For the Arts. Grussendorf holds signature status in the National Watercolor Society, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Wyoming Watercolor Society & Utah Watercolor Society. Bleinberger was born in American Fork. Shortly thereafter, she moved to southwestern See SHOW on Page 13
Auditions for ‘Hairspray’
Auditions for the Cache Theatre Company’s production of “Hairspray” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, and Friday, Jan. 24, at Hillcrest Elementary School, 960 N. 1400 East. Callbacks will be at noon, Saturday, Jan. 25. Please prepare one minute of a song from a musical and be prepared to dance. You must be 16 years or older to audition, except for the part of Little Inez. The show runs from April 10-14 at the Ellen Eccles Theatre with a live orchestra. The director is Nan Wharton and the music director is Karlee Heaps. For more information, visit cache theatre.com.
Free family workshop
“Convict Lake” by Colleen Howe Bleinberger
A free workshop entitled “Three Keys to a Happier Family” will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, and Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Bonneville Room at the Logan Library. If you feel that raising a family can be emotionally painful and frustrating, then join Jennifer Jones Smith as she shares her personal story about why she wrote her upcoming book, “12 Weeks to Greater Peace, Joy & Love in Your Family.” There will be prizes and giveaways. No children please, and RSVP to 764-6107 as space is limited.
Bess concert in Brigham
Ginger Bess will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Brigham City Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 West in Brigham City. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for students; tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.bcfineartscenter.org. A part of the “Music in the City” concert series, this will be a night of standards from the Great American Songbook and the Golden Age of Jazz (1940s and ’50s). “Wallace Ott, on his 95th Birthday” was shot by John Telford in Circleville, Utah.
Exhibit focuses on U.S. 89 Utah State University’s Univer- from Canada to Mexico. Of the sity Libraries presents “People, 503 miles of U.S. 89 that wind Places and Things Along U.S. through Utah, most are in rural 89,” a Utah Arts and Museums’ areas, and hundreds of miles in Traveling Exhibition. The exhibi- Sanpete, Garfield and Kane tion highlights the unique, unusu- counties have been designated as al and extraordinary things found “Heritage Highway” by the U.S. along the historic U.S. Highway Congress. As a result, the num89 through a series of black-andber of McDonalds, Wendy’s or white photographs taken by John Burger Kings found on the highTelford. way can be counted on one hand, “People, Places and Things” according to a press release from will be on display in the Merrillthe Traveling Exhibition program. Cazier Library atrium on the USU However, locally owned restaucampus from Jan. 10 to Feb. 12. rants and drive-ins are found in U.S. 89 is one of the country’s every community. oldest and longest north-south The circuitous path the highrunning highways, stretching way follows, from Garden City in
the north to Kanab and Big Water in the south, moves slowly from town to town, village to village, passing homes and businesses that are local, historic and indigenous to the culture that surround the highway. Telford, the photographer whose work makes up the exhibit, is a native of Utah and has been taking photographs of people and landscapes for more than 35 years. USU’s Merrill-Cazier Library is open from 7 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Thursday; from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and from noon to midnight on Sunday.
Auditions for ‘Beauty’
Public cast auditions for the Cache Valley Civic Ballet’s production of “The Sleeping Beauty” will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Whittier Community Center, 290 N. 400 East. “The Sleeping Beauty” is performed to Tchaikovsky’s stupendous score and brings to life the timeless story of a sleeping princess and a handsome prince. There is a $5 audition fee. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to audition time to complete paperwork. For more information, visit cvcballet.org.
Once the Lion in concert
Cache Valley-based band Once the Lion will perform along with Racecar Racecar and Ferocious They Come at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Tickets to the concert are $5 at the door. Once the Lion is an eclectic mix of alternating styles that range from heartbreak to the humorous. Powerful vocals and energized guitar riffs backed by resonating drums, along with driving bass and alluring rhythm guitar melodies, provide an entertaining experience for anyone to enjoy.
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Too bad this ‘Nut Job’ isn’t a little nuttier By Jocelyn Noveck AP National Writer
takes place. There’s a Shakespearean stage. lovely moment where Not that you could call shimmering water reflects this dialogue Shakespearthe leaves above. And the ean. Or even witty. This Not all rats look whole thing has a period being a film about squirexactly alike, even anifeel — mid-20th century rels and their nuts, kids mated ones. But there’s — which is appealing, will enjoy the “nut” puns, a real resemblance though confusing, too, and parents will groan. between a rat in “The when you see characters “Let’s not get too nutty Nut Job,” the new film break into what looks like about this,” one character by Peter Lepeniotis, very 21st-century dancing says. “Sorry, I went a and Remy, the main at one point. little nuts,” says another. character in “RatatouilLike most animated The movie’s slogan: “No le,” that wonderful 2007 films these days, “The nuts, no glory.” Pixar film. AP Photo/Open Road Films Nut Job,” a joint CanaWell, at least there’s And that’s not a good Surly, voiced by Will Arnett, left, and Precious the Pug, dian-South Korean-U.S. an interesting digression thing for “The Nut voiced by Maya Rudolph, interact in “The Nut Job.” production, trades on its on the existential nature Job,” because anyone celebrity voices, which of peanut brittle. Is it, who makes that conequally enchanting to The movie certainly here include Katherine nection will be likely someone asks, a nut or a looks nice. Colors are Heigl, Brendan Fraalso remembering how kids and adults. Somecandy? thing that “The Nut Job,” vibrant, particularly the “Ratatouille” showed ser, Will Arnett, Maya “Both,” comes the cona decent but frankly reddish autumn shades so beautifully that an Rudolph and, most recsidered reply. forgettable entry to the of trees in Liberty Park, animated film, done ognizably, Liam Neeson, The story, based on animal-centered animated in fictional Oakton City, with the right skill and who sometimes sounds Lepeniotis’ short film, imagination, can be film oeuvre, does not. where much of the action like he could be on a “Surly Squirrel,” is
simple: The animals in Liberty Park, ruled by a gruff raccoon (Neeson, of course) ominously just named Raccoon, are facing a severe nut shortage just as winter is approaching. Surly the squirrel (Arnett), who thinks only of himself, has somehow set fire to the winter stockpile. (Watch for the nice shot of popping corn kernels from an exploding tree — it will remind you there’s a reason you’re wearing those 3-D glasses.) But Surly doesn’t seem willing to help solve the situation, and he’s banished from the park to the city.
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‘Lone Survivor’ seals the top spot at the box office LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Lone Survivor” triumphed at the weekend box office. The patriotic Navy SEAL drama starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster smashed expectations to earn $38.5 million domestically in its first weekend in wide release, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Universal film directed by “Friday Night Lights” and “Battleship” filmmaker Peter Berg is based on Marcus Luttrell’s memoir about a dangerous mission his Navy SEAL team embarked on in Afghanistan in 2005. “We’re thrilled for us, the filmmakers and Marcus, who — as brave as a man as he is — continues to be brave in telling this true story,” said Nikki Rocco, head of distribution for Universal. “It’s an amazing result. What’s most gratifying about this is that it’s been endorsed by every quadrant of the movie-going audience: young, old, male, female.” Rocco said “Lone Survivor” performed particularly well in middle America. The movie’s launch marks the second biggest opening for a film
in January, after the $40.1 million debut of the monster movie “Cloverfield” in 2008. “We had an inkling it’d do well when it opened in limited release in December, but projections had it coming in between $17 million to $28 million,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. “Nothing had it coming close to $40 million.” In its eighth weekend, Disney’s icy animated tale “Frozen” stayed cool in the No. 2 spot, earning $15 million and bringing its domestic total to $317 million, passing Disney Animation’s $312 million record set by “The Lion King” in 1994. “Frozen” also topped the international box office with $27.8 million from 50 international markets. Paramount’s controversial “The Wolf of Wall Street” scored No. 3 in its third weekend, earning $9 million and boosting its total domestic haul to $78.6 million. The hedonistic tycoon drama directed by Martin Scorsese stars Leonardo DiCaprio as reckless stock broker Jordan Belfort. The film earned an additional $10 million from 17 international territories.
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Having clung to the Russians as go-to villains long after the Cold War thawed, the movies find themselves current again with their favorite arch-enemy. Cooling RussoAmerican relations have yielded an opening for the return of Tom Clancy’s CIA analyst, just in time for the Sochi Olympics. In the Jack Ryan reboot, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” Chris Pine takes over as the spy who was played by Alec Baldwin (“The AP Photo/Paramount Pictures Hunt for Red October”), Harrison Ford (“Patriot Chris Pine takes over the role of Jack Ryan in “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.” Games,” “Clear and Present Danger”) and injured in Afghanistan. Ben Affleck (“The Sum During his recovery, of All Fears”). he meets his eventual It’s a decent legacy of fiancee (a doctor named a dark-haired, intellectuCathy played by Keira al action hero. Ryan is a Knightley) and is lured to navigator of murky, reaDirector // Kenneth Branagh the CIA by a mysterious sonably realistic, interna- Starring // Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin recruiter (Kevin Costner, tional espionage worlds. Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Peter Andersson unconvincingly trying to He has neither James Rated // PG-13 for sequences of violence and exude a Donald SutherBond’s preternatural sua- intense action, and brief strong language land-like gravitas). vity nor Jason Bourne’s He’s covertly embedvisceral butt-kicking “Shadow Recruit,” Koepp, tells a new back- ded at a Wall Street bank skills, but instead anxwhere he uncovers a Ruswhich was scripted with- story for Ryan. Inspired iously finds his way with out a Clancy book by sian plot to buy up U.S. by Sept. 11, he joins the patriotic cunning. Adam Cozad and David Marines and is heroically Treasury bonds, which
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some enough rendering to send a viewer back to the recent Bond, “Skyfall,” for those elegant Shanghai scenes. But “Shadow Recruit” is also disappointingly formulaic, relying on the familiar set piecedriven story of an implausible heist and a time-bomb finale. Knightley is too strong a force for this girlfriend role. And when the global scheme is figured out in a minute with a bank of computersearching analysts, one foresees the obsolescence of the action film: sprawling plots undone with a few keystrokes. “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is perhaps most significantly a test for Pine as a movie star. Early in the film, when Ryan is forced to defend his life in a hotel room battle, he ably depicts the shock and horror of a man encountering such a circumstance for the first time. But Pine also fails to make his Jack Ryan more than an afterthought to Baldwin’s know-it-all or Ford’s
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usic moves people in a way words can’t. It’s a universal language that speaks to people in many different ways. A concert can have 300 different people experience a piece of music in completely different ways, and the Fry Street Quartet tries to help people experience that music. The foursome, which currently holds the Endowed String Quartet Residency at the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University, most recently shared their musical talents Tuesday night at the USU Performance Hall. Brad Ottesen, the violist for the quartet, says music has been a big part of his family, thanks to his grandfather. His grandfather was a great lover of music that grew up during the Great Depression. He says because his grandfather had no money to take professional lessons, he taught himself to play the piano. Many of the lessons he and his siblings received, Ottesen says, were made possible by his grandfather. “He thought it was very important that all of his grandchildren were to have that opportunity,” he says. Music can bring happiness to people’s lives, Ottesen adds, and helps bring a sense of connection to the performers and the audience. Robert Waters, a violinist for the quartet, said there is an energy around chamber music in Cache Valley that wouldn’t necessarily be there without the Fry Street Quartet. “There’s a personal connection as opposed to a group coming in and playing a concert and then leaving,” he says. “There’s a personal connection with a lot of people throughout the valley.” Anne Francis Bayless, the cellist for the
Roberts Waters (violin), Rebecca McFaul (violin), Anne Francis Bayless (cello) and Bradley Ott
quartet, says it’s that personal connection that allows the audience to invest in the music in a different way. There is no right way to experience a concert, she says. There is no right reaction to have about a piece. An open mind to the music is all that is needed to have a fulfilling concert experience. “They don’t need to have any prior knowledge,” Francis Bayless explains.
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“They can just experience it on whatever level works for them.” Something that comes with experience in performing and what becomes a part of your philosophy, Ottesen says, is that the music isn’t about the musician at all, it’s about the music. “When you step on stage and you really trust your colleagues, then you’re able to gain strength from one another in a way
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tesen (viola) perform as the Fry Street Quartet on Tuesday night at the USU Performance Hall.
that’s very powerful,” he says. Jordan could exist in the way that he was The best thing about performing chammost happy. ber music, Waters says, is the sum becomes “There’s something about being on stage greater than the parts. that is almost the same way,” Waters says. He thinks about Michael Jordan being “Sometimes when we perform it’s a feeling on a basketball court. What would he say of total freedom.” Performing in a string quartet is very if asked about how he feels when he plays? collaborative, Francis Bayless says, where When Michael Jordan is on the basketball you really have to trust your colleagues and court, he is in his own element, Waters work with them on a very personal level. says. There was a freedom in that because
When she is on stage, and the quartet is performing a piece, Francis Bayless says it’s like she’s having a conversation with her three best friends. The quartet has gotten a following since they began in 1997, and they have many loyal audience members. It’s amazing how much support the Fry Street Quartet has in the valley, Ottesen says, and how many people follow and know them. “There’s nothing more fun than stepping out on stage and seeing familiar faces,” he says. When he first came to Cache Valley to apply for the open violist position for the quartet, Ottesen says he was amazed at how many people around town recognized the other members. This valley and the loyal followers are what makes the quartet so unique, Waters says. With their positions as professors at Utah State University and the loyalty of the university and its administrators, the quartet will be a part of the community for many years to come. “Another way we can share our passion for the music and for the art form is not just by playing concerts but by being a part of a community that will respond to our presence here,” Waters says. “On the one hand there’s a certain buzz around music in New York because it’s a very vital part of the culture there, but it’s not nearly as personal.” Talking about a piece isn’t something that should be done often. Ottesen says there is a phrase for that. He says he doesn’t know where that quote first came from, but it makes sense: “Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.”
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Books Doctorow explores mind of brain scientist
By Ann Levin Associated Press
tainly a psychotherapist, over an unspecified time period, in largely unidentified settings, and in a The narrator of variety of modes, includE.L. Doctorow’s lating letters, phone calls est novel, “Andrew’s and face to face. Brain,” is a cognitive The therapist, naturally, scientist with a guilty fights his profession’s soul. He blames himvaliant but losing battle self for every bad thing to get his neurotic client that has happened to to be a little kinder to him in his lifetime, himself. “Do you think, and that’s a lot. Andrew, you may someHis first child dies, times overreact?” he genand his marriage tly suggests. falls apart. To escape Because this is Doctohis grief, he takes a neuroscience czar for his row, Andrew’s ruminateaching job out West, former Yale roommate, tions can be funny, and where he falls in love scion of a famous Ameri- his descriptions gorgeous. with Briony, a beauti- can political dynasty. But Here he is on his students’ ful student half his age. that job ends badly, too, religious beliefs: “God They have a child, then and Andrew ends up in was an assumption, like she dies under freaka mysterious detention something preinstalled ish circumstances and facility, the victim of his in their computers.” And he abandons the infant boss’ war on terror. on the approach to New with his ex-wife. Andrew’s litany of York City from the New After a brief stint failure and loss unspools Jersey Turnpike: “past the teaching high school, in a series of conversaoil refinery burn-offs ... Andrew goes to work the planes dropping to the tions with an unnamed runways of Newark Airin the White House as interlocutor, almost cer-
port ... the turnpike risen now on concrete pillars ... holding up the furious intentions of traffic.” His most singular invention is Briony’s family: two retired entertainers who once performed with troupes of midgets. They’re diminutive, but she is normally proportioned. Andrew’s dawning realization, on his first visit to their home, that something is slightly off is a tour de force. In the end, though, Andrew’s therapy sessions don’t quite add up to a convincing narrative. We get the shadow of a man, the outline of a story. “Andrew’s Brain” reads more like a notebook than a novel, although one filled with fascinating ideas from neuroscience and an intriguing cast of characters.
new york times best-sellers HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt 2. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham 3. “Hazardous Duty” by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV 4. “First Phone Call from Heaven” by Mitch Albom 5. “Command Authority” by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney
HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. “Things that Matter” by Charles Krauthammer 2. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell 3. “Killing Jesus” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard 4. “George Washington’s Secret Six” by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger 5. “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
PAPERBACK TRADE FICTION 1. “Dear Life” by Alice Munro 2. “A Dance with Dragons” by George R. R. Martin 3. “A Memory of Light” by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson 4. “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card 5. “A Game of Thrones” by George R. R. Martin
Meltzer’s new books teach kids real heroics
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Novelist and comics writer Brad Meltzer is no stranger to heroes, having written about the likes of the Justice League, Batman and Buffy the Vampire slayer. Now, his latest work, “Ordinary People Change the World,” focuses on real-world role models like Amelia Earhart and Abraham Lincoln to help younger readers learn about and from authentic trail- says. “If I told my daughter that blazers. Amelia Earhart flew across The books, along with oththe Atlantic Ocean, she’s not ers in his planned series for Dial Books for Young Readers, impressed. Everyone does that these days,” Meltzer said. an imprint of Penguin Group But tell the story of how (USA), are about famous Earhart built a homemade rollAmericans and the challenges er coaster at the age of seven, they faced and overcame, he
took a wooden box with roller skating wheels on it and came flying down the rails? “Now, Amelia Earhart is just like my daughter. She reads that and says ‘Oh my gosh! Amelia Earhart is just like me!’” Meltzer said. The first two of a planned
six books, “I Am Amelia Earhart” and “I Am Abraham Lincoln,” are out Tuesday and illustrated by artist Chris Eliopoulos In the story about Lincoln, Meltzer recounts how the future president, just 10 years old stood up to a crowd of
older kids putting hot coals atop live turtles. “He could have easily backed down, but he stands up to that injustice,” said Meltzer. “There is a moment of the greatness that will one day come.” Meltzer said four more titles are planned with Rosa Parks, Lucille Ball and Albert Einstein as subjects. “When you look around, we’re starving for heroes,” he said of his decision to write the stories. “These aren’t just the stories of famous people, this is what we’re all capable of on our best days.” Meltzer’s novels include “The Book of Fate” and “The Fifth Assassin.”
Logan Youth Shakespeare Hit to present lost ‘Cardenio’
Ryan Continued from Page 7 reluctant hero. As Costner’s character says, he too much resembles “a
thought to be a collaboration of Shakespeare and his protege, John Fletcher. The play was performed by the King’s Men in the court of King James in 1612, published in London in 1653 as a work by Shakespeare and Fletcher, and briefly revived in an edited form in the 1720s by Lewis Theobald, who claimed to have copies of the original prompter’s script. The Arden Shakespeare finally published this work as “Double Falsehood” in 2010. The script was considered largely unplayable due to a couple of missing pieces, but Gregory Doran, artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company worked with Spanish playwright and Cervantes scholar Antonio Alamo to add a few scenes based on the story found in “Don Quixote.” The resulting play garnered rave reviews when the RSC staged it in 2011, and it is their script Logan Youth Shakespeare will bring to life in Logan.
Boy Scout on a field trip.” One unlikely cameo in “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” should be noted: New York’s famed repertory arthouse theater, the Film Forum, appears early
in the movie when Ryan swaps information at a screening of “Sorry, Wrong Number.” At least in “Shadow Recruit,” the interior has finally been upgraded to plush stadium seating.
way through “Gangnam And what about Raccoon? Is there something Style” as the credits roll. menacing in that deep, Never mind that this husky voice? Parents may movie is supposed to Continued from Page 6 concern themselves with take place some 50 years these issues, while kids There, he discovers before the song came out. may simply be focusing a nut shop — cashews, It’s all mildly entertaining on the puns, and, oh yes, — if slightly nuts. peanuts, hazelnuts, you the fart jokes. name it. If he can snag ——— And if they get tired that booty, he’ll be golden “The Nut Job,” an Open for the winter, though that of those, there’s always Road Films release, is the animated PSY — yes, rated PG “for mild action won’t necessarily help that PSY — at the end, out his furry friends in and rude humor.” Two stars out of four. the park, led by the feisty singing and dancing his Andie (Heigl). Of course, there’s a big complication. A group of human lowlifes plotting a bank heist have their own connections to the nut stash, for reasons unrelated to nutrition. So who’ll win out, the human criminals or the park animals? And will Surly remain, er, surly and uncooperative, or will he work with the others?
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Think you’ve seen every Shakespeare play? Think again. The award-winning actors of Logan Youth Shakespeare are thrilled to bring you the U.S. premiere and world amateur premiere of a play lost for centuries. Set in the colorful and romantic world of 16th century Spain, “Cardenio” is an exciting and tightly woven tale of love upended, promises broken and the devastating consequences of betrayal. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. on Jan. 24, 25, 27, 30 and 31 with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Feb. 1. All shows are at the Bullen Center, 43 S. Main St. Tickets are $6 adults, $3 kids and are available at cachearts.org or at the door. This play contains mature themes. Parental guidance is suggested and as always, children under 5 will not be admitted. Based on a side story from “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, “Cardenio” is
Continued from Page 4 events range from discounted ice skating at the George S. Eccles Ice Center to Magic and Music at the Thatcher-Young Mansion with illusionist Richard Hatch, exhibits at area museums, USU gymnastics vs. BYU, live music at Why Sound and more. Saturday is packed with a skiing and snowboarding slalom race and snowboarding rail jam at Beaver Mountain, a snowshoe excursion to Bridger Lookoff, an arctic tundra birdwatching trip, two showings of the new film, “100 Years of Lyric,” free admission to the Logan Community Recreation Center from 6 to 9:30 p.m., and USU men’s basketball vs. San Diego State. Saturday also features Hyrum State Park showcasing winter at
its finest. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. visitors can ice skate on the reservoir, ice fish, geocache, see avalanche beacons and sled. Admission is $8 a carload. “We really want to show the community and the state that we do winter right,” Hollist says. “We’re providing dozens of opportunities to do just that.” To really take a break, locals can spend a night in a local hotel with the Cache Valley Escape Package. Rates start at $59 and include a copy of the Cache Valley Savings Direct book with discounts worth more than $3,000 that are good until the end of the year. Winterfest is organized and presented by the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau. Carpooling to events is encouraged. For more information, call 755-1890 or log on to visitloganutah.com for a downloadable schedule of events.
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Duo Montagnard, a guitar-saxophone duo, will visit Utah State University’s Department of Music to conduct guitar and saxophone clinics during the week of Jan. 13-17. A concert performance is also planned at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in FAC 214 of the Chase Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public. Duo Montagnard was formed in 2002 and includes Matthew Slotkin, director of the guitar program at Bloomsburg University, and Joseph Murphy, saxophone professor at Mansfield University. They have performed
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Duo Montagnard coming to USU Teixeira
the Caine College of the Continued from Page 4 Arts. did street performances nationally with The Slotkin is an acclaimed Derby and The Red Eyed Rounders. performer, teacher and In 2012, Po’Girl decided to slow their scholar. He has performed touring schedule in order to pursue other works of numerous commusical projects. Inspired by her many posers, including John years on the road and her Portuguese-CanaAnthony Lennon, Scott dian heritage, Teixeira embarked on her first, Lindroth and John Orfe. long-awaited, solo project bringing together In addition to Duo Monan incredible collection of songs in her tagnard, he also performs album “Where The Darkness Goes.” From with Dez Cordas, the the Portuguese-Fado inspired “Minha Metropolis Ensemble and Querida” and “Velai Por Nos” to the deep the Mallarmé Chamber soul of roots music with her claw-hammer Players. style banjo on songs like “Stand Tall” and “In The Days,” Teixeira’s solo project takes Joseph Murphy, left, and Matthew Slotkin make up Duo Murphy has received a Fulbright Award for Montagnard, which will perform Friday, Jan. 17, at USU. you on a deeply satisfying musical journey. study in Bordeaux, France, where he also received a more than 200 concerts in our campus to perform for Premier Prix. He has pre48 states, 15 countries and our community and work five continents. with our students,” said Jon miered more than 40 new works and is a clinician for “We are pleased to have Gudmundson, associate Continued from Page 5 this dynamic ensemble visit professor of saxophone in the Selmer Corporation. Montana with her family. Growing up on a 1,000-acre cattle ranch in the middle of the Big Hole Valley definitely encouraged her to love the open landscape. Bleinberger continued her interest in landmance of Michiyo Miyagi’s hauntingly Saens and magic by Punx, Vernon Deceptionist Richard Hatch, vioscape by studying painting at Brigham Young beautiful “Haru no Umi (The Sea of and Robert-Houdin, among others. linist Rosemary Kimura Hatch and University and the University of Utah. She Spring).” Included in this special Winterfest pianist Jonathan Hatch of the Hatch then specialized by studying pastel painting performance will be several new Academy of Magic will celebrate Tickets to the Jan. 24 performance with Sally Strand and Doug Dawson. She pieces of magic not featured in previtheir fourth year at the historic are $10 for adults and $8 for children also studied with Michael Workman. It has ous mansion performances, along Thatcher-Young Mansion by returnunder 12. Tickets may be reserved by taken many years of painting to gain expewith audience favorites such as Riching to their home venue for a single calling (435) 932-0017, or can be purrience and develop her style of clean and ard Hatch’s original presentation for evening performance at 7 p.m. Frichased online at www.hatchacademy. harmonious color. Bleinberger is a signature the traditional Japanese feat known day, Jan. 24. com. There are just 56 seats, so resmember of the Pastel Society of American as “Nankin Tamasudare” accompaervations are strongly recommended The 70-minute program will feature Women Artists, and she also enjoys teaching nied by Rosemary Hatch’s perforto avoid disappointment. music by Bach, Bartok and Saintlandscape painting in the U.S. and France.
Hatch Academy to present magic and music
will debut his promising new film “Boyhood.” Described as “groundbreaking,” “Boyhood” was filmed over a 12-year span from 2002 to Continued from Page 3 2013. This means that we’ll watch as into the city. The bus system is free, so the actual actors and family on screen grow older as they experience life. It use it to your advantage. sounds far too interesting to pass up. What to See It stars Patricia Arquette and Ethan This year, like just about every other year, sports a list of films that is almost Hawke. “The Raid 2” – If you thought that impossible to choose from. I’ll do my best to keep it relatively short. I proba- Sundance only showed “artsy-fartsy” bly won’t be seeing as many movies as movies, then think again. The first I’ve seen in the past (my record stands “Raid” premiered last year at Sundance to wild audiences who loved it for its at 38 movies for the festival’s 10-day non-stop “holy-crap-how-did-a-perstretch). This year I’m taking more of son-not-die-making-this” type of fight a laid-back approach. With that said, scenes. The first film was a violent there are still some movies I’m dying ballet of choreography and brutality. to see. The second film is twice as long and “Boyhood” – Director Richard Linpromises just as much martial arts klater was at Sundance last year with “Before Midnight.” This year Linklater mayhem.
“Mitt” – A movie that may catch the eye of many Utahans is the new documentary about Mitt Romney. The synopsis states that the people making this documentary were provided almost unlimited access to the Republican presidential nominee. There’s already been sightings of Mitt Romney circulating through the Twitterverse. Last I heard he was buying bananas at a local Park City grocery store. So, he’ll be up there, with the film, most likely answering questions after it’s over. Sundance Kids – There is a section of programming this year tailored to kids. Sundance has had a reputation of showing mostly adult-themed films. This is true. However, this year they’re embracing the fact that some people may want to take their children to movies they don’t normally watch.
“Ernest and Celestine” is an animated movie about a mouse and a bear. “Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang” promises to be a fun film for older kids (9 and up is recommended). It’s from Spain. It’s never too early for kids to start learning to read subtitles, right? There are plenty of other films in the festival that I’d love to see, but this is just a small smattering of the ones I think will be interesting no matter what. Hopefully, you’ll find a day or two to spend at the festival. It truly is one of the most unique things about Utah. Now if you don’t mind, I’ve got some movies to see. ———
Follow Aaron Peck on Twitter @AaronPeck, for all the Sundance craziness. Who knows, he might see some precious celebrities and attempt to take awkward pictures with them.
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CrossworD By Myles Mellor and Sally York Across 1. Word before and after “over” 4. Green veggie 8. Effortless task 14. In the offing 18. They hang around 21. Wagon circle 22. Nose out 23. Movie 26. Alway’s opposite 27. Certain X or O 28. Piano adjuster 29. Whitewater carriers 34. Certain Winter Olympian 37. Some sculptures 41. Winning a gold, say 45. Look up to 48. Hawaiian dish 49. Flutter 50. Kind of bore 51. Reason for a Hail Mary pass 54. Concert engagement 55. 18th century wigs 57. Radiation-emitting amplifier 58. Thing referred to 61. Grazing spot 62. On the side of 64. Jack 67. Unique 69. Talks incessantly 73. Heidi’s hubby 74. Movie 80. Kailua Bay’s setting 81. One with a gift 82. Exhibition 83. Widespread 85. Relevant 86. Curative waters 89. Drumroll 93. Characteristic 95. Fit to be taken in 98. Ingredient in a flip 99. Ad agency workers 103. Astringent fruits 105. “__ pales in Heaven the morning star”: Lowell 106. Lions’ quarry 107. Spanning
108. Birthplace of Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus 110. Specks 113. Silly trick 115. Stitch up again 116. Expert female swimmer 119. Figured out 121. Kind of dealer 125. Movie 134. Berry considered a superfruit 135. Tune out 136. In a crude and unskilled manner 137. Cry like a baby 138. Hung down 139. Serpent setting 140. Finished fasting Down 1. Distinct flair 2. Connecting point 3. Joint 4. Barbie’s beau 5. Dance, e.g. 6. Romanian money 7. Be human 8. Encirclement 9. D Day participants 10. Musician’s asset 11. Behavior or actions motivated by vanity 12. Cow of India 13. One of the Waltons 14. India’s first P.M. 15. Old name for Tokyo 16. Days gone by 17. Type of meat 19. Earth 20. Song list 24. Mary-Kate to Ashley 25. Beak 30. Cockpit abbr. 31. Beach footwear 32. It may turn 33. React angrily 35. Special Roman time 36. Inch and one-sixths 38. Rose family shrub 39. Word before little, much or late 40. Vice
41. Nativity scene figures 42. Work on copy 43. Kind of life 44. Paste 46. Regret 47. Diamond stat 52. Say “May I” 53. Certain diamond 56. Japanese writing system 59. Where the river meets the sea 60. Down and dirty 62. It may meet after school 63. An object, in law 65. Reseller for short 66. Fraternal-order member 68. Irregular 70. Month of the poppy flower 71. Lovers appointment 72. Four of them make 64 74. Throw 75. Paddle 76. Field event 77. Chop (off) 78. Banned pesticide 79. Number cruncher, for short 84. Black bird 87. Over 88. Less inept 90. Caddie’s bagful 91. “Puss in Boots” villain 92. Double curve 94. Roth is one 95. Formerly, once 96. Gave out 97. Word with ranger or star 99. Special effects abbreviation 100. ___matopoeia 101. Exchanging 102. Once in a blue moon 104. Distinguish 109. Mop wielders 111. Metal block 112. Return envelope,
abbr. 114. Part of a machine 117. Colorful flower 118. Sea slime singular 120. Airport security, abbr. 122. Soprano Ponselle 123. Shed 124. ___ terrier 125. “Gunsmoke” bartender 126. Diamonds, slangily 127. Police, with “the” 128. Egg ___ 129. More than displeasure 130. Beginning to mature? 131. UK Inc. 132. Tavern serving 133. Osaka cash
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Friday The Wild War will perform with Dave Drowning and little Barefoot at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Admission is $5. Public cast auditions for the Cache Valley Civic Ballet’s production of “The Sleeping Beauty” will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Whittier Community Center, 290 N. 400 East. “The Sleeping Beauty” is performed to Tchaikovsky’s stupendous score and brings to life the timeless story of a sleeping princess and a handsome prince. This fairy tale brings together the magical storybook characters and the triumph of good over evil. There is a $5 audition fee. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to audition time to complete paperwork. For more information, visit cvcballet.org. The Cache County Senior Center is looking for bridge players to play at 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. InTech Collegiate High School is now taking ninth through 11th grade applications for the 2014-15 school year lottery. The lottery will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. Enrollment information sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, and Thursday, Jan. 23. Visit www.intechchs.org or call 753-7377 for more information. Boy Scout Troop 1 will be holding a chili dinner fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the First Presbyterian Church. Funds from this event will go towards scouts attending Boy Scout camp and other upcoming planned outings. Tickets will be available at the door and are $5 per person or $20 for an immediate family of five. Sponsored by the Logan Lions Club, Troop 1 is Cache Valley’s only nondenominational Boy Scouting unit and will be celebrating its 104th anniversary in February as Utah’s oldest scouting unit. For more information, visit troop1 utah.weebly.com.
Guitarist/vocalist Christina Johnson will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza. Johnson is a USU student with an amazing voice who sings with the top vocal groups at USU. There will be no cover charge, but tips are appreciated.
SATURDAY Unhinged Paradise will perform with Jordan Duncan at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Admission is $5. The Child & Family Support Center will be hosting A Princess Party from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Castle Manor, 170 W. 3900 North in Hyde Park. Crowns, gowns and castles, too — nothing short of a celebration will do. There will be a tea party, dancing, activities, arts and crafts and much more. Cost is $20 per princess by Jan. 10; $30 from Jan. 11 to 17; or $40 at the door (cost includes one adult admission). To register, visit child andfamilysupportcenter.org. For more information, call 752-8880. British Ex-Pats Get Together will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Copper Mill Restaurant. If interested, call Tina Baggley at 258-2298. Local author JS Bateman will be on hand to sign copies of his book, “On the Death Beat,” from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Hastings, 50 E. 400 North. Bateman’s debut novel is a Loganbased thriller about the hunt for a most unusual serial killer an obituary writer at the fictitious Logan Daily News who can’t quite wait for his subjects to die a natural death. The Logan Scout Shop at 913 S. 100 West is your pit stop to learning great tips and tricks to help you win your Pinewood Derby. Whether you’re a seasoned racer or competing for the first time, our trained sales associates are excited to answer any questions and showcase what’s new in the world of Pinewood
Derby. Come in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, to learn tricks that can shave seconds off your race time, discover precision tools that can streamline your car, weigh and track-test your design on a 42-foot aluminum track with an electronic finish, and ask the questions that make the difference when you get back home. All Cub Scouts must be accompanied by an adult. The Loaves and Fishes Community Meal is free and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at 178 W. Center St. in the Fellowship Hall. Come experience warmth and friendship on a cold winter day! Call (435) 414-0340 for more information. A charity dinner with bingo will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Cache Valley Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 170 W. 900 North. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.; cost is $10. Eagles is a private club for members and guests; must be 21. Cache Valley’s favorite pianist, Brandon Lee, will perform with Irv Nelson from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza, north of Maceys in Providence. Lee has moved to St. George where he teaches at Dixie State, so you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to hear him back in Cache Valley tickling the ivories. Everyone is welcome.
SUNDAY 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 Ralph Smith DUP Camp will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at the LDS church at
1550 E. 1900 North in North Logan. The William Hyde DUP Camp will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, upstairs in the Hyde Park Civic Center. There will be a lesson, a history and light refreshments. The Cynthia Benson DUP Camp will be meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, in the Hyrum Civic Center.
TUESDAY Mormons Building Bridges Presents: Community Conversations at 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Bonneville Room of the Logan Library. This month’s conversation is entitled: “Should the Utah legislature pass SB 100, the Housing and Employment Opportunity Act?” A poetry workshop will be held from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in room FAV 150 of the Chase Fine Arts Center on the USU campus. The free workshop is an open event to anyone at any level of poetry composition. Published and student poets from around Cache Valley will present on the styles and mechanics of writing poetry. Attendants will be given the opportunity to write short poems or bring previous works to be critiqued by peers and lecturers. Visit arts.usu.edu for more information. To celebrate the beginning of the fourth season of “Downton Abbey,” the Logan Library is hosting an “Evening at Downton” featuring Lynda Linford, a retired USU professor and professional tour guide to the sites associated with English country living. Come enjoy Downton atmosphere, vintage costumes and a lively lecture on the life and times of “Downton Abbey” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Jim Bridger Room. Tea and scones will be served. The Logan Library presents “Learning @ the Library” — classes showing how to get the most from your e-reader device
or computer using the free resources available at the library. “eReaders & the Library” will be taught at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Logan Library. You can use the library’s devices or bring your own. Sign up in person at the information desk or call 716-9120.
WEDNESDAY OPTIONS for Independence’s Quilters Group will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 106 E. 1120 North. Come tie quilts and make hats to donate to people in need. The cost for lunch is $2 and will be furnished by OPTIONS. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Royella at 753-5353 ext. 105.
THURSDAY The annual Cache Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Riverwoods Conference Center. Utah’s new lieutenant governor Spencer J. Cox will be the keynote speaker. A variety of ticket/table packages are available with individual tickets at $65. Call 752-2161 for more information or to make reservations. The opening reception for the new exhibit “Nobody Goes Home Sad,” which will feature black-and-white portraits of Beat poets Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen and Jack Kerouac, will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Nora Eccles Harrision Museum of Art, 650 N. 1100 East. Visit artmuseum.usu.edu for more information. The Logan Library presents “Learning @ the Library” — classes showing how to get the most from your e-reader device or computer using the free resources available at the library. “eAudiobooks & the Library” will be taught at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Logan Library. You can use the library’s devices or bring your own. Sign up in person at the information desk or call 716-9120.
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880 South Main Logan, Utah 213-3862 FREE Frickle or Onion Ring order with purchase of an Entree Expires January 22, 2014 Not good with any other offers or specials. Does not include tax or gratuity.
Logan 682 South Main 435-787-4222
SMithfieLd 33 east 600 South 435-563-3322
* May not be coMbineD with any other offers.
* May not be coMbineD with any other offers.
Buy One Dinner Entree Get The Second Dinner Entree
M-T 11–10 • F-S 11-11 • Sun 12-10 1079 N. Main • Logan • 753-4084
One Coupon Per Table Coupons May Not Be Combined With Any Other Offer Valid M-Thurs Only
Effective until 1/17/14
Wine ~ Cocktails ~ Beer Restored Gas station
Pasta • steak• seafood • Pizza open Mon. - sat. at 4:30 pm • 54 No. Main, smithfield