Cache Magazine For the love of â€˜Candidaâ€™ Utah State presents the George Bernard Shaw play about a romantic triangle at the Caine Lyric Theatre
The Herald Journal
FEBRUARY 7-13, 2014
February 7-13, 2014
COVER 8 USU presents ‘Candida’ at the Caine Lyric Theatre
MUSIC 4 JazzReach coming to
the Ellen Eccles Theatre
4 Jazz Night at the Sky Club set for Feb. 14-15
THE ARTS 5 Just Jumpin’ getting geared up for The Jolt
5 Enjoy Valentine’s magic and music at the AWHC
Parker Burningham (Marchbanks) performs with Kailin Vannatter (Proserpine) at a dress rehearsal for “Candida” last Monday at the Caine Lyric Theatre. On the cover: Lance Rasmussen (Morrell), right, shares a scene with Isaac Spooner (Lexy). (John Zsiray/Herald Journal)
3 Two stars: ‘Monuments
FROM THE EDITOR
7 ‘The Lego Movie’ is sure
As I write this, it’s just after 10 a.m. on Thursday, and less than three hours ago I finished “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History” by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter. Coincidentally, the film version of “The Monuments Men” hits theaters on Friday, so the timing is seemingly perfect for me to go from reading the book to watching the movie this weekend. Or is it? Within the past hour, I’ve edited Aaron Peck’s less-than-favorable review of “Men” (two stars), along with the Associated Press’s similar critique (two and a half stars). Unfortunately, that makes me a little less excited to plunk down another 10
Men’ not Clooney’s best to connect with children
BOOKS 11 ‘Archetype’ looks at
how memories define us
COLUMN 10 Dennis Hinkamp finds
diversity at the Super Bowl
CALENDAR 15 See what’s happening this week
bucks or so to see George Clooney’s film on top of the $15 I spent buying the book. Regular Cache readers might remember that I did something similar about a year ago, reading “Argo” just prior to watching Ben Affleck’s movie version. The difference there was, “Argo” was already out on DVD and had garnered great reviews. But while I enjoyed that movie, which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, in retrospect, I liked the book better. It was, after all, the true story as told by CIA agent Tony Mendez, not the somewhat Hollywood-ized version presented in the movie. It now seems I’m destined to feel the same way about “The Monuments Men.” Shortly after buying the book just after Christmas, I suddenly thought, Wait a minute. Wasn’t the movie supposed to come out before Christmas? Turns out it was. Clooney apparently
pushed the release date back in order not to be rushed. Rumor has it, though, that he also wanted to change the feel of the movie and add more humor. While there’s a chance that could be effective when you’re involving great actors like Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and John Goodman, I have to say that there’s not a lot of chuckles to be found in the book. It’s simply the story of the men (and one remarkable French woman) who did all they could do to salvage Europe’s great art treasures during and after World War II. It’s a great story, and I desperately hope that Clooney — who was a producer on “Argo” — somehow manages to do it justice. It’s never easy, of course, to condense a long book into a movie, but I still want to believe that 118 minutes of “The Monuments Men” is worth more than two stars.
— Jeff Hunter
‘Men’ a misstep for Clooney WWII film gets lost between being a drama and a comedy By Aaron Peck Cache movie critic
There isn’t one single moment in “The Monuments Men” where it’s easy to pinpoint where things go wrong. It’s just this sort of feeling you get as the movie continues on as a semi-slapstick caper adventure. Like a weird crossbreed of “O Brother, Where Art Thou” and “Ocean’s Eleven,” both of which are much better films than George Clooney’s fifth directorial effort. AP Photo/Columbia Pictures Clooney is counting on The new World War II film “The Monuments Men” includes Dimitri Leonidas, left, John Goodman, the trueness of the story George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bob Balaban. to sell it. There appears to be little thought on history. We don’t need it how to present the mateenunciated during narration rial. Should it be a comto make it clear. edy? Should it be serious? The team consists of Should it be a war movie some of acting’s greatest Director // George Clooney with emotion and feeling? talent. Matt Damon (James Starring // George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Or should it be a schmaltzy Granger), Bill Murray Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Jean piece of slapstick thrown (Richard Campbell), John Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville together by Clooney and a Rated // PG-13 for some images of war violence and Goodman (Walter Garfield), bunch of his acting pals? historical smoking Jean Dujardin (Jean Claude The answer is all and none Clermont), Hugh Bonneville of the above simultaneous(Donald Jeffries) and Bob ly. “The Monuments Men” Stokes. Stokes wants to planned Füehrermuseum. Balaban (Preston Savitz). is one deeply confused gather together a team of It’s a noble cause. I think Usually in reviews I list the movie. It never pins down art historians and curators everyone in the audience character name first, folany emotional core. Instead to go deep into enemy terunderstands that, but it it hopes that the story of a ritory to make sure they doesn’t stop Clooney’s pain- lowed by the actor’s name group of seven men savcan preserve art’s greatest fully obvious narration with in parentheses. However, ing art relics during World achievements. The Nazis lines like, “Is it really worth it seemed fitting for this movie to transpose them. War II will be enough to are stealing as much art as it?” Yes, we understand Why? Because “The Monuassuage people from thinkpossible. They’re hoarding the ideals at stake here. We ments Men” is so concerned ing too deeply about what masterpieces from some of understand the danger these they’re seeing on screen. history’s greatest artists in men are putting themselves Clooney plays Frank order to display at Hitler’s in to procure pieces of art See MEN on Page 13
“The retro craze reminds me that if I had not donated all those clothes and cassette tapes to Deseret Industries, I could be a star vendor on eBay right now.” – Dennis Hinkamp (Page 10)
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‘The Monuments Men’
Pet: Korie From: Cache Humane Society Why he’s so lovable: Korie is definitely one playful kitten. She would play all day if she could. She’ll cuddle with anyone after they play with her, of course. With the proper training and socialization, she could make the perfect cat for any home. Come meet her today. For more information on Korie or other pets, visit the Cache Humane Society at 2730 W. 200 North, call 792-3920 or go online to www. cachehumane.org.
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ALL MIXED UP
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all mixed up Chocolate reigns on Saturday Annual festival to be held at Four Seasons As a state, Utah ranks No. 1 in the nation for its volunteerism, and the annual Valentine Chocolate Festival is one delicious example of that community-minded spirit. A completely volunteer-run event, the Valentine Chocolate festival has grown steadily over the years. Now in its 27th year, the Valentine Chocolate Festival is a light-hearted competition and friendly celebration of chocolate and good friends. A committee of 15 devoted organizers plan the festival every year. Many more think up new recipes and whip up fabulous sweets. They all enjoy support from a crew of 40 volunteers who serve desserts and keep the event running smoothly. An additional 20 amateur chocolate experts serve as judges and carry out the surprisingly difficult task of tasting all the entries and choosing prizewinners. A student volunteer, Paige Helmick has made the Valentine Chocolate Festival an annual tradition. “It’s a fun event and a great cause,” she says. “Plus eating chocolate
The Valentine Chocolate Festival will be held Saturday at the Four Seasons Event Center.
and celebrating with friends is a great way to escape the badweather blues.” This year’s Valentine Chocolate Festival will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Four Seasons Event Center, 140 E. 2200 North in North Logan. Tickets are $10 per adult/$5 per child 12 and under, and will be available at the door. Participants can sample delicious treats provided by local professional and amateur
chocolatiers. Public tasting and a silent auction of all entries begins at 6:30 p.m. The evening ends with a live auction at 8:45 p.m. of the awardwinning desserts and other non-dessert items donated by local merchants. For a modest donation, goody bags of custom-made treats are available to take home. All the money raised supports Utah Planned Parenthood and the local Cache Valley Clinic.
Everyone can participate. Amateur and professional dessert makers are welcomed to submit entries in any of the following categories: cakes, pies, cookies, brownies and chocolates. There is also a category entitled “potpourri” for those who prefer non-chocolate sweets. Entry forms and more information can be found at www. thechocolatefest.com and on Facebook.
Jazz Night headed for Logan Country Club The Logan Golf & Country Club will be transformed into a 1930s jazz nightclub for the 10th annual Jazz Night at the Sky Club on Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Logan Golf & Country Club. The reception will begin at 6 p.m.; dinner will be served
at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 for adults, $45 for seniors and are available at arts.usu.edu or by calling USU’s Caine College Box Office at 7978022. Enjoy live big band music performed by USU Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and jazz vocalists, along with
performances by professor emeritus Larry Smith, who will rock the Sky Club to the unforgettable jazz tunes of Glenn Miller, Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald and more. The dance floor will become a hot spot for the Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Charleston and more.
Jazz Night benefits the USU Larry Smith Jazz Scholarship and is a presented by USU Music Department. There will also be a student-only jazz night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Admission is $10 and there will be a dessert buffet and free dance lessons beginning at 6 p.m.
JazzReach coming up on Monday at Eccles Theatre The Cache Valley Center for the Arts presents JazzReach featuring Metta Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Tickets for the performance are $16 to $22 and are available at cachearts.org, by calling 752-0026 or visiting the CVCA Box Office at 43 S. Main St. JazzReach is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion, performance, creation and teaching of jazz music. For more than 16 years, JazzReach has provided essential, high quality, alloriginal arts-education opportunities for young audiences that aim to foster a greater appreciation and understanding of the art form. The organization serves between 25,000 and 30,000 young people nationwide annually through its programs. All of JazzReach’s artistic programming is carried out exclusively by the organization’s critically acclaimed resident ensemble, Metta Quintet. A cohesive, tightknit unit featuring some of today’s most esteemed, creative artists, the quintet is fueled by a collective, openminded musical curiosity and dedicated to exploring new artistic territory while maintaining a passionate commitment to arts education. Visit jazzreach.org for more information.
New illusion coming to American West Heritage Center
‘Seussical’ at Sky View
The Sky High Players announces its production of “Seussical the Musical” — the Broadway hit by Deceptionist Richard Hatch is The illusion, which was invented since its debut in 1965,” Hatch Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on the says. “Eight years later, on Jan. pleased to announce the debut of a by one of Hatch’s mentors, Housbooks of Dr. Seuss. The production will be put on 25, 1973, he performed it on the new illusion in his repertoire at the ton magician Walter “Zaney” under the direction of David Sidwell and Karen ‘Tonight Show with Johnny CarValentine Evenings of Elegance Blaney, is one Hatch has long Teuscher at 7 p.m. Feb. 6-8, 10, 13-15 in the Sky and Magic at the American West aspired to perform, but only recent- son.’ In 1985 he agreed to teach View High School Auditorium in Smithfield. Tickets are available online at skyviewtix.org for it to David Copperfield, who preHeritage Center on Friday, Feb. 14, ly obtained Blaney’s permission $5 (ages 3 to 11); $7 (ages 12 and up); and $25 (up and Saturday, Feb. 15, in Wellsand confidential instructions on the miered it on a television special to six immediate family members). Ticket prices at shot in China in 1986.” ville: the levitation of an audience proper performance of this feat. the door are $6 (ages 3 to 11); $8 (ages 12 and up); According to Hatch, after member in full view on a fully “Walter kept his illusion his and $30 (up to six immediate family members). lit stage with no visible means of personal secret for over 20 years, Come see many well-known Dr. Seuss characters, support. See MAGIC on Page 12 fooling magicians worldwide such as the famous Cat in the Hat (played by Cameron Neeley) and Horton (Trent Thomas) the Elephant and JoJo (Abby Freeman) of Whoville, who will be visiting such places as Solla Sollew, Jungle of Nool, McEligot’s Pool and the Circus.
Get ready for The Jolt
The Just Jumpin’ jump rope team and the USA Jump Rope AllStars will present The Jolt on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Logan Community Recreation Center, 195 S. 100 West. A silent auction will be held from 4 to 6:45 p.m., and the exhibition will begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. Two jump rope workshops will also be held on Feb. 8. A workshop for all ages will run from 1 to 4 p.m. and teach participants basic to advanced jump rope skills and fun jump rope games. Cost is $20 per jumper (including two exhibition tickets). A workshop for just adults will run from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. and teach participants basic jump rope skills and enhance workout routines. Cost is $15 per jumper (including one exhibition ticket). After the workshops, a parent show will be held from 3:30 to 4 p.m. The Jolt is a fundraising event to help raise money to send the Just Jumpin’ jump rope team to Long Beach, Calif., in June to compete
‘Romeo & Juliet’ comes to Heritage Theatre
Christiansen in concert
The Corey Christiansen Trio will perform with Steve Kovalcheck on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Thursday’s first performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by a second set at 9 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door. Kovalcheck, a guitarist and composer hailing from Nashville, has a varied musical background. His professional experience includes recording and touring with Columbia recording artist Robinella and the C.C. String Band. Kovalcheck has performed with artists including Carrie Rodriguez, Victor Krauss, the “New York Voices,” the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, the Colorado Jazz OrchesThe Just Jumpin’ jump rope team will perform on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the tra and the Christian McBride Big Band. Logan Community Recreation Center. He is a member of the group 7 on 7, which features Clay Jenkins on trumpet, Paul McKee on at the USA Jump Rope National performing and jumping competitrombone and Don Aliquo on tenor saxophone. KovChampionship. tively for 12 years. alcheck is also a member of the BE3 Trio featuring Just Jumpin’ is the only com Just Jumpin’ performs in schools, Jim White and Pat Bianchi (organ). Now living in petitive jump rope team in the at community events and in halfColorado, Kovalcheck is a member of the Jazz Studstate of Utah and consists of 20 time shows at professional and ies faculty at the University of Northern Colorado. advanced jumpers from Cache university events throughout the Valley. Just Jumpin’ placed fourth state of Utah. The team teaches beginning, immediate and in freestyle events at the 2013 USU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences USA Jump Rope National ChamSee JOLT on Page 12 presents the Tanner Talk: “Society Through Relipionship. The team has been gious Revolution” at noon Friday, Feb. 7, at USU’s Merrill-Cazier Library, room 101. Featured speaker purchased online at www.heritagetheatre The Heritage Theatre in Perry will presBrad Gregory is a USU graduate and a professor of utah.com or at the box office at 2505 S. ent the most famous love story ever writhistory at the University of Notre Dame. He will U.S. Hwy. 89 in Perry. ten, “Romeo & Juliet” by William Shakespeak on how European conflicts over Christian truth speare, from Jan. 24 through Feb. 8. Melanie Day has directed this production in the 16th and 17th centuries tore communities apart Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on for the audience member who is unfamiliar and led to fundamental changes in ideas, institutions, Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays with a with Shakespeare’s text. “Many people and practices that remain influential today. Gregory matinee on Saturday, Jan. 25. Tickets are are fearful that they may not understand is a leading historian of early modern Europe, and he $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and children. the text,” Day says. “I can assure you, this will discuss how the Reformation era led to modern Call (435) 723-8392 for reservations daily production is easily accessible for the new Western societies held together by sovereign nations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., except for TuesShakespeare viewer and engaging and and shared practices of consumption. For more infordays and Sundays. Tickets can also be entertaining for the Shakespeare veteran.” mation, call 797-0254.
Tanner Talk at Utah State
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Valentine’s magic and music COMING UP
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‘The Monuments Men’ ‘Ride Along’ stays on top pulls an A-team cast LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a leading Hollywood actor decides to make a movie, casting usually becomes as easy as dialing some of your closest A-list buddies. At least that’s the way it worked for George Clooney on the new World War II drama, “The Monuments Men,” opening Friday. “Well, they are friends so that part is easy,” Clooney said in a recent joint interview with the cast. “But you know the truth is, they wouldn’t do it if they didn’t like the screenplay. ... I mean I flew to Australia for one day to hand Cate (Blanchett) the
From left, Bob Balaban, George Clooney, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, actor Matt Damon and Grant Heslov pose during a photocall for “The Monuments Men” in January at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.
script.” The beginning of the film has an “Ocean’s 11” feel to it when Clooney’s character starts to
assemble an A-team of old friends. But this time, they’re the good guys. See CAST on Page 13
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Super Bowl XLVIII weekend in full swing, “Ride Along” remained strong, steering Universal Pictures into the No. 1 slot in a surprising three-week takeover at the box office. Topping multiplex sales since setting a January debut record when opening over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend with $48.6 million, the buddy cop comedy, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, made $12.3 million, as it nears a $100 million domestic total, according to studio estimates Sunday. “I don’t think anyone would have seen that coming,” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak, said of “Ride Along.” Disney’s “Frozen,” now the fourth highest-grossing domestic animated release ever, is in second place with $9.3 million. The studio rereleased a singalong version of the film, as the movie’s soundtrack remains No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The film’s signature track “Let It Go,” sung by Idina Menzel, is among the top 30 on Billboard’s Hot 100. “Frozen” singalong shows, featured in 2,057 theaters out of 2,754, added
$2.2 million, as the film crossed the $360 million mark domestically. “’Frozen’ is a movie that will not quit,” says Dergarabedian. “It’s been out for 11 weeks and it’s still relevant. By adding this sing-along component, they basically assured themselves a No. 2 spot this weekend.” Another family film, Open Road Films’ squirrel comedy “The Nut Job,” took the fourth-place slot with $7.6 million, bringing its domestic total to $50 million. Focus Features’ chick flick from a male point of view, “That Awkward Moment,” starring Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, took third place in its opening weekend with $9 million. “The critics were not kind to this movie and it’s sort of a pre-Valentine’s Day film that’s an antidote to the Super Bowl,” Dergarabedian said. Universal’s “Lone Survivor” stands strong in the fifth slot with $7.2 million, as it notably crosses the $100 million mark, making this Mark Wahlberg’s 7th film to cross that milestone. Others have included “Planet of the Apes,” ‘’Ted,” ‘’The Departed,” ‘’The Other Guys” and “The Italian Job.”
AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures
Among the characters in “The Lego Movie” are from left, Benny (voiced by Charlie Day), Batman (Will Arnett), Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) and Unikitty (Alison Brie).
priced coffee. Emmet’s job is to follow the building instructions verbatim, in order to build more buildings for President Director // Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Business (Will Ferrell). Starring // Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell, President Business has a Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Charlie Day, darker side, though. Not Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie only is he an unloving Rated // PG for mild action and rude humor bureaucrat, he’s also a super villain known as like imagination. and adults have always Lord Business and he has loved Legos. They get it. Emmet (Chris Pratt) a plan to rule the entire They embrace the idea is the most unoriginal, that literally anything can unassuming construction Lego universe. Emmet is recruited by be created with Legos. worker in town. Every Not only is this movie work day is filled with the a pretty MasterBuilder named Wyldstyle (Elizaabout Legos, it’s also same song (“Everything beth Banks), and her a somewhat beautiful is Awesome”), the same deconstruction of childwork and the same overMasterBuilder compatriot
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The Reel Place Aaron Peck
It’s understandable that one would be apprehensive going into a corporately branded film like “The Lego Movie.” One might assume that they’re in for a 90-minute Lego commercial. At least that’s the anxiety I had when I entered the theater to watch the newest film from the directing duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”). To put it bluntly, I should’ve had more faith in these guys. Here’s a movie so delightfully imaginative that you completely forget you’re watching a movie named after a popular product, which is a gigantic feat in itself. Lord and Miller have crafted a colorfully animated film, seamlessly blending stop-motion animation with computer graphics. It’s brazenly funny, continuing on with the same type of observational, deadpan humor that made “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” such a nice surprise. Not only that, but these guys understand why kids
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Seriously, ‘Lego Movie’ is a ‘great film’
Richard Johnson (Burgess) interacts with Kayli Jackson (Candida) during a dress rehearsal of “Candida” on Monday night.
Story by Kim Burgess Photos by John Zsiray
At the Caine Lyric Theatre
Three more shows slated for weekend
Top, Lance Rasmussen (Morell) reacts during a scene from “Candida” at the Caine Lyric Theatre. Top right, Jackson shares the stage with Parker Burningham (Marchbanks). Above, Rasmussen interacts with Burningham.
dida” responds to Henrik Ibsen’s eorge Bernard Shaw may be best known for “Pygmalion” groundbreaking work “A Doll’s — later adapted as “My Fair House,” which depicted a woman’s Lady” — but audiences can struggle to escape domesticity experience a different side of the and generated intense controversy beloved Irish playwright on stage at when it opened in 1879. the Caine Lyric Theater. Shaw also highlights larger-scale “Candida,” an 1895 comedy, is set political issues of his time like in the London suburbs and centers Socialism’s rise and the struggle on a love triangle between the charfor workers’ rights in “Candida.” ismatic title character and two men: “It is a personal play that has Rev. James Morell, her stalwart hus- political parts,” says director band, and Eugene Marchbanks, an Adrianne Moore, a Utah State aristocratic poet 15 years her junior. University professor in theater arts. While the play features plenty of “There are many layers. ... It is a laughs and light moments, it also skillfully written play. It is wonderraises big questions about love, ful to watch these characters argugender roles and the ingredients of ing their views in a considered and a happy marriage. In a way, “Canartistic way. I would direct another
“Candida,” by George Bernard Shaw, continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Utah State University’s Caine Lyric Theatre in downtown Logan. Saturday will also include a 2 p.m. matinee performance. Tickets for Candida are $13 adults, $10 seniors and youth, $8 USU faculty and staff and free for USU students with ID. For more information or tickets, contact the CCA Box Office in room 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts Center, call 797-8022 or visit arts.usu.edu.
production in a heartbeat.” The cast of six, all USU juniors and seniors, say they’ve enjoyed digging deep into the Victorian era and the rich language Shaw is famous for. Parker Burningham, who plays Marchbanks, worked to find the real person behind his character’s lofty poetry. “I wanted to bring him to life — it was a challenge and a fun process,” says Burningham, who also mastered an upper crust British accent for the role. Isaac Spooner adds that performing in “Candida” is an opportunity to hone important technical skills like enunciation. “People see that you’ve done Shaw,
and they know that you know how to speak. Period pieces are good on your resume because they aren’t done as often,” says Spooner, who plays Rev. Alexander (Lexy) Mill, a young curate who works with Morell. USU’s theater arts program strives to give students experience with a wide range of material to prepare them for graduate school or work as actors, Moore says. Spooner praises the university’s faculty for providing a preview of professional life. “We leave here knowing how to work with a director and with decent networking connections,” he says. “There is a lot of professionalism. That’s a strength at USU.” Along the way, the cast members also became close, often hanging out together after rehearsals. “This cast is so unified,” says Kayli Jackson, who plays Candida. “It is hardly work when you’re with your friends.” Richard Johnson — Candida’s blustery father, Mr. Burgess — feels the group has given some of their best performances to date, delivering a play that is both fun and thought provoking. “Whatever we are doing, we want to make people reflect on their lives,” he says. “Theater asks what it is to be human.” Kailin Vannatter — Morell’s secretary, Proserpine Garnett — agrees. “We hope that people will come and see what they can relate to in the story.”
America is not really a melting pot; if it were we would all be a currycolored puddle. That’s why it is probably better to talk about the reality of diversity. America, like the Super Bowl, is really a big, bawdy, jumbled-up mess that most of the time seems to work. We can’t all get along, except for once in a while we can. I was glad to see so much diversity at last Sunday’s Super Bowl, from the retro soul, mosh pit, mashup, musical halftime show, to the subtly brilliant Cheerios ad, to the bold, inyour-face “America the Beautiful” Coca-Cola ad. I have no idea how breakfast cereal and sugar-laden beverages can bring us together, but it is worth a try. If these companies are willing to spend $4 million to send out a warm fuzzy during an otherwise warrior sport, I’m all for it. It was a pretty horrible game even if you were a Seattle Seahawks fan, so the commercials and halftime show definitely were highlights in an otherwise lowlights game. I spent the first half of the game riding my exercise bike trying to give meaning to a futile effort by gelded Broncos. I spent most of the second half trying to figure out when to give the game a mercy killing. I knew there wouldn’t be a comeback, but I was hoping at least for some more good commercials. In this respect the Super Bowl did not disappoint. There were Maserati, Jaguar and Audi ads? If you have the money
while drinking Pinot and eating Maine lobsters off the backs of Sports Illustrated swimsuit models. So, who was the target audience? Volkswagen, Chrysler, Kia and Chevy also checked in. They sell less expensive cars, but the ads were still pretty pricy. Somebody out there must think the economic downturn has turned that frown upside down. The next message to buy one of these on a seems to be that the ’80s Sunday impulse you prob- are the new ’60s in terms ably aren’t sitting at home of retro chic. I’m not sure watching the game and that new shelving will munching on beer and make Radio Shack cool, chips; you are probably but the retro craze in one of the skyboxes watching the game live See BOWL on Page 13
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Books ‘Archetype’ looks at how memories define us If you were born again but lacked the memories of this lifetime, would you be you? And if you weren’t, who would you be? Those are the fundamental questions in M.D. Waters’ gripping debut novel. Emma wakes from an accident to an enviable situation. She’s married to an attractive and wealthy man who wants nothing more than to make her happy. But slowly, lies surface. Despite claims that they have been married for years, her doting husband is surprised by her talent as an artist. He buys her a perfume that she’s allergic to. And then there is
Lego Continued from Page 7 who knew how to make movies, decided to make one. Their film is keenly aware of every single reason why Legos have been, and always will be, so popular. It doesn’t rely on cheap pop culture jokes that will be dated a couple years down the road either. The jokes here are usually all in context of living in a world made of Legos. It’s zany, off-the-wall humor is intoxicating. It never relents either; a streaming consciousness of clever observations, quick wit and perfect timing. Seriously, this is a great film.
the voice in her head — another woman who shares memories of a camp where women are trained to be obedient wives, a water-filled tank from which she cannot escape, and perhaps most disturbingly, love for another man. Emma becomes convinced that she is the
voice in her head and that she was plucked from a previous life that she can barely remember. The truth, when it comes, is even more disturbing. She shares genes with the woman who is the voice in her head, but she is not her; Emma is a clone. The husband she loves is not hers. The child she longs for is not her daughter. The revelation leaves Emma reeling and sets off a chain of events that destroys her life and that of her original. “Archetype” is the literary equivalent of a bigscreen blockbuster with its beautiful but deadly heroine, tragic love triangle and grim futuristic setting. The closest thing in print may be Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” but Emma is
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Tabernacle hosts ‘Stories from World War II’ Cache Community Connections will present “Life Stories From World War II” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Logan Tabernacle. A free lecture open to the public, the event features three men sharing experiences from World War II and its aftermath, including a Dutchman (Henny Verhoef), a German (Edgar R. Lewandowski) and an American (Rex Thompson). Henny Verhoef Verhoef was born in Utrecht, the fourth-largest city in The Netherlands. His Holland home was on the pathway of the Allies bombing and fightersupport runs between England and Germany. His buddies and he used to go outside and watch the dogfights between the Allied and German fighters from their roofs. When someone was shot down, they would go to see if they could help, or they would scavenge whatever they could to help their
heavily damaged by bombs, forcing families survive. As a child, Verhoef them to live in their cellar. Food was helped the Underground deliver messcarce, but the government provided sages and whatever else he could on soup kitchens for the citizens. his bicycle. Though Holland was not ravaged by The really difficult time came right the Nazis, their atrocities were often after the war when there was no in plain sight as they sought to find established government, and the black and exterminate Jews. He immigrated market was rampant. Lewandowski to the United States in 1956, and in had to help out by walking miles and ’59, he returned to The Netherlands to miles every day to beg for food for marry his sweetheart Stijnie. his family. Having survived difficult Verhoef, who graduated from Syratimes, including the bombing of his cuse in computer engineering, likes to homeland and constant fear in his present Dutch culture in food and song, area, Lewandowski decided to leave and last December he led the singing Germany for a more peaceful life. He of Dutch Christmas carols at the Cache immigrated to the United States in County Senor Citizen Center. 1959 and settled in Logan. He had Edgar R. Lewandowski his sweetheart, Christel, follow him Lewandowski was born in Germany and married her in 1960. The Lewanand was just a child when World War dowskis have raised two daughters II broke out. Living in the Ruhr Valley and a son and have been married for — the main industrial region of Ger54 years. many — there were constant air raids After graduating from Utah State and bombing. His family’s home was University, Lewandowski continued
his studies at the University of Washington and spent the next six years teaching at the University of California before returning back to Logan, where he has resided ever since. Rex Thompson Thompson and his wife, Edna, grew up in Clarkston. Childhood sweethearts, soon after they got married, Thompson enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He left his new wife and served for two and a half years in the Pacific Campaign, including the battle of Iwo Jima. Because he had experience grooming horses, Thompson became the company barber. He assumed that would be his profession when he returned, but instead he became a postman who had basically the same route for 30 years. Thompson is affectionately known to his friends as “Pops,” and he and Edna recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
Artists celebrated at reception Ambassadors to
The next CVCA Gallery Walk is slated for Valentine’s Day in downtown Logan, and Logan Fine Art will be open late for this special occasion. A reception in honor of Kristi Grussendorf and Colleen Howe Bleinberger will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at 60 W. 100 North. What a great way to start an evening with your sweetheart — an evening stroll through a captivating show of color and
light. every move is carefully thought Bleinberger is well known for out and performed. her ability to create a brilliant Grussendorf has achieved palette of warms and cools. It national acclaim for her abilities is a rare gift to create brilliant in transparent watercolor. Her colors where none exists and colors just splash onto the canstill achieve the balance a paintvas with brilliant clarity of color ing needs to maintain a sense of and composition. believability. Grussendorf’s philosophy is always keep learning. Though Bleinberger achieves this with she is a master, she continues the grace of a dancer who invites to attend more workshops and you to believe there was no effort experiment with new ideas. in her dance, though in reality
Continued from Page 5 advanced jump rope skills at weekly workshops to children and youth in Cache Valley and taught more than 4,000 students. Nine members of the USA Jump Rope All-Stars will also perform during the exhibition. For more information or to register, contact Patrice Winn at 755-6046 or patricewinn@thejump inco.org, or visit www.justjumpin.org.
Continued from Page 5 Copperfield’s original period of exclusive use expired, Blaney licensed performance rights to a few trusted individuals, including Lance Burton of Las Vegas, who performed it on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in 2004, with actress Pamela Anderson assisting. “One of the features of Walter’s illusion that makes it so special is that he makes an audience member float, rather than a trained assistant,” Hatch says. In addition to the new illusion, Hatch and his wife, violinist Rose-
mary Kimura, and their son, pianist Jonathan Hatch, will perform several ensemble pieces from their popular programs, featuring music by Bach, Kreisler and Miyagi with magic from Japan, China and Germany. Seating for dinner will begin at 6 p.m. with the one-hour performance in the opera house to follow at 7 p.m. Tickets are $59 per couple for dinner and the show, and $29 per couple for the show only. Individual tickets for dinner or the show are available at half the couple price. Seating is limited and dinner reservations are required by Feb. 12. For tickets and more information, call the American West Heritage Center at 245-6050.
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The Ambassadors from the Mountain West String Academy will be performing under the direction of James McWhorter at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Logan Tabernacle. That concert is in preparation of the MWSA’s Ambassadors trip to Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb. 14, to perform with professional and elite musicians from around the state at Abravanel Hall. The Mountain West String Academy began teaching a string class in 1999 at Providence Elementary School. Parents paid on a monthly basis to get the program started. In 2003, string classes were being taught in the fourth and fifth grades at all Cache County School District elementary schools. Students learn to play the violin, viola, cello or bass. It is so important to begin a student’s string education in the fourth grade so that when they reach middle schools and high schools they have developed a strong commitment and knowledge of string playing and music. With this knowledge they further develop practice skills and dedication that will carry on in all areas. These skills help them to work together with others as a team, and understanding the language of music which helps them develop an appreciation for music and its different styles. Music can help them in basic areas such as math, science, history, English and the most important thing of all, confidence.
“If the Skies Were Empty”
By Laura Jardine
If the skies were empty in the night If the heavens, black and inky, were devoid of any light Would the majesty of God’s creations Fill our minds with inspiration or be lost from human sight If the skies were empty in the night If the heavens, black and inky, were devoid of any light
Would we speak of unknown places Wonder at unearthly races, faces Dream to reach fantastic height Fill the night with light and glory! Give us hope there’s more to story Dot the sky with cosmos bright Our Amazement, His Delight
empire, so I always look forward to their ads. Puppies and horses are always a good choice if what you are actually selling is your grandpa’s beer. Unfortunately it was a super bad move on their part waiting for the two-minute warning to air their ad since by then most viewers had switched over to C-SPAN or “Swamp People” on the History Channel in search of something with more action. However, thanks to the Internet, most
By William Humphrey Some profess to love their fellowmen Then never live by that plan. They teach, lecture and propose, And step on other people’s toes. We need more kindness, That is plain. But thinking they’re perfect,
Is mostly to blame. Why don’t we come down, From so high in the sky. And be better friends, To those passing by.
Life is short, I heard someone say. It’s too short for malice, At work or at play.
Let’s have harmony,
people saw the Budweiser ad days before the game. In conclusion, if you listened closely to the lyrics of two of the most prominent halftime songs, I think you found references more pornographic than anything Janet Jackson did in what now seems like ancient times. ———
And strive for what’s fair. In dealing with others, Let’s really care.
There’s plenty of room, For all here on Earth. All God’s children, Are of royal birth.
If there’s one thing, That will bring peace. To the land, Give it a try, give it a hand.
Continued from Page 3 for itself that it makes no attempt to really humanize these characters. Instead they’re familiar faces that we’ve seen and loved in other movies. That’s the whole crux of the movie really. A bunch of recognizable faces, all great actors in their own right, trying to hide the dullness of Clooney’s Dennis Hinkamp admits that the script, while hoping that you won’t notice that only diversity in his household is a French bulldog born in Russia. for much of the movie the Monuments Men do very little monument gathering. Instead, we see scene after scene of jokey nonsense, which tries art and stolen art and destroyed art,” Clooney.’ He said, ‘What the hell to morph into wartime sentimentality, and it rarely said Blanchett. are you doing?’ I said, ‘Well, you works. Bill Murray was happy to finally know, it’s a long time before the At no point does the movie try to understand the work on a big film again. “Yeah, I movie comes out so you never lives of these characters. They’re simply facilitaContinued from Page 6 got teased for a while (by George know.’ I didn’t leave it in the film tors for these actors; a way to get them on screen “The Monuments Men” — also Clooney). He told me the whole but he thought it was very funny joking with each other. The comedy doesn’t starring Blanchett, Matt Damon, story and then he would say, ‘Can and he is going to get me back.” mix with the sentimentality that the movie tries John Goodman and Bill Murray, to you please pass the salad?’ Then The movie originally had a throwing in every so often. The corny “Ocean’s name a few — is based on the true like nine months later through planned release date of Dec. 18 but Eleven”-type humor only serves to undercut any story of an Allied platoon whose a friend, he said, ‘Ask Bill if he was pushed to early 2014 and right of the more serious moments on screen. mission was to rescue artworks wants to be in the job.’” out of Hollywood’s prestigious Yes, it’s possible to have a drama that has comefrom the Nazis. The film is adapted Murray wasn’t the only one awards season. This year was espe- dic moments, but having a comedy with dramatic from Robert Edsel’s book, “The who was pranked by Clooney. His cially crowded with an abundance moments is much more difficult. The movie never Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, father, Nick Clooney, received the of viable Oscar contenders. So was balances out. It feels far too lighthearted for its Nazi Thieves and the Greatest final and biggest prank of all. there too much competition? own good, almost as if Disney decided to make a Treasure Hunt in History.” “Well I screened the movie for “We just didn’t finish it,” Clooney movie about World War II. A glossy, sugary story Blanchett admitted she was him in Italy,” said George Clooney. explained. “We had a lot of work buttressed with known actors, a few laughs, and unfamiliar with the works of the “My father plays me at the end of to do. It’s a bigger film. You know, some oh-so-serious dramatic scenes thrown in for Monuments Men until she received the film and walks off into this we started shooting this movie in good measure. Just because this is based off of a the hand-delivered script from beautiful church with this beautiful March of last year, so we were true story doesn’t mean it’s a good movie. Clooney, who also directed and light and it goes to black and norgoing to have to flip it around in It’s pretty easy to see why “The Monuments was co-writer. mally that would be like the first nine months, which is really movMen” was pushed from its Christmastime slot — “I knew that work had gone miss- credit that comes up and instead I ing for a film that size, and we just out of awards consideration — and dropped into the movie wasteland that is February. ing and that the Nazis had collected put, ‘In Loving Memory of Nick didn’t make it.” Continued from Page 10 reminds me that if I had not donated all those clothes and cassette tapes to Deseret Industries, I could be a star vendor on eBay right now. I grew up in St. Louis just a few miles from the stables of the iconic Clydesdale horses of the beer
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CrossworD By Myles Mellor and Sally York Across 1. Remote location? 5. Nasty biter 8. Odd 15. Does something 19. Food-thickening agent 20. ___ out a win 21. That’s where 22. Twisting force, var. 23. Seafood delicacies 26. Sphere 27. “Imagine” was his 1971 album 28. Martial artist-Chuck___ 29. Bunny collector? 31. Poetry Muse 32. Go around 33. They believe only the best should rule 34. Alcoholic beverage 36. Figure out 37. Jean fabric 38. Frick collection 41. Take the honey and run 44. Problem of the middle ages? 46. Salad ingredients 50. Anthony’s lover 52. Word in four U.S. state names 54. Jersey call 55. Baseball’s Martinez and others 56. Branch 58. “Yield” e.g. 62. Long suit 63. Set of eight (var.) 65. Drunk, in slang 66. Flag colors 69. Discordant 71. Curative process 72. Desert bloomers 76. Replacement part 78. Afr. country 79. Gunfight site, in films 80. Be in a cast 81. Nevertheless 82. Tree of heaven
84. Clips a sheep 88. Pol. party founded in Bloemfontein 90. River through Bavaria 91. Dog leader? 92. Camelot, to Arthur 94. Ophthalmic nurse. for short 96. Squat 98. When stories are told 101. Activity centers 104. Board with special powers? 109. March 21 occurrence 110. Scared, in the South 111. Lunar exploration craft 112. Spell-casting poem or saying 113. Famous Park attraction 116. Tanqueray and Bombay 117. One who leaves to another country 118. Emeritus: Abbr. 119. Sport with mallets 120. Dalmatian’s marking 121. Made points and counterpoints 122. Agree to quietly 123. Roger Rabbit, e.g. Down 1. Valuable fur 2. Unwelcome looker 3. Wildlife 4. “We __ on the same page” 5. Many millennia 6. Lodge sport 7. Cent 8. Tupperware and Rubbermaid provide it 9. Flower cluster 10. Holds off 11. Song and dance, e.g. 12. Word in wedding
announcements 13. Encircle 14. Following 15. Simultaneously 16. Military group 17. Doctor 18. Some hospital procedures 24. Substandard 25. Highest point 30. Going “__ Crazy” 32. Orion has one 33. Finisher 35. Sounds heard in passing? 38. Drinks 39. Cincinnati nine 40. Bullfighters 42. Spinachlike plant 43. Room divider 45. Prior to birth 47. Emanate 48. Not doable 49. “My boy” 50. Bean counter, for short 51. Powerful 53. Like a spider home 57. Denatured alcohol 58. Impolite look 59. Annex 60. Colorful bird 61. Sneakiness 63. Young hooter 64. Golfer’s gadget 67. Telegraph code 68. Advanced degree 69. Main 70. ___ that bale 73. Small salmon 74. Plug 75. Officeholders 76. ___ de deux (ballet dance) 77. They’re not to be believed 79. Goa dress 83. Magnifying glass, e.g. 85. Best of show 86. Horse controller 87. Reindeer herder
89. Ease 90. Protected 93. A linguistic unit 95. ____ Herman 97. Goof off 98. Shipping dangers 99. Deck out 100. “Beats me!” 102. Computer vacuum 103. Beautify 105. Not fitting 106. Ice house 107. Dessert in a mold 108. Illegal firing 110. Sea veggie 111. Abbr. after many a general’s name 114. One of Canada’s two main polit. parties 115. Keanu’s Matrix role
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Friday USU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences presents the Tanner Talk: “Society Through Religious Revolution” at noon Friday, Feb. 7, at USU’s Merrill-Cazier Library, room 101. Featured speaker Brad Gregory is a USU graduate and a professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. He will speak on how European conflicts over Christian truth in the 16th and 17th centuries tore communities apart and led to fundamental changes in ideas, institutions, and practices that remain influential today. Gregory is a leading historian of early modern Europe, and he will discuss how the Reformation era led to modern Western societies held together by sovereign nations and shared practices of consumption. For more information, call 797-0254. The Hyrum Library’s annual Bake n’ Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. All proceeds go toward buying new items for the library. If you would like to donate baked good or books to sell, please call the library at 245-6411. Will Shamberger will perform with the Red Light Commandos and Unhinged Paradise at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Admission is $5. Sherid Peterson will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza, located across the street north of Maceys in Providence. Peterson’s music is always a crowd favorite. Everyone is welcome. The Western singing duo Tumbleweeds will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Cracker Barrel Cafe in Paradise. The Cache Valley Fraternal Order of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Charity Bull Riding Competition beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at 170 N. 200 West. Grilled burgers
and all the fixings will be available. All proceeds will be going to the Cache Humane Society. The Cache Humane Society will be present selling wrist bands for their LInks of Love. Come help out all of the furry friends that are looking for forever homes. Cover charge is $5. Eagles is a private club for members and guests.
SATURDAY All Boy Scouts are invited to a Fingerprinting Merit Badge workshop starting promptly at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Logan Scout Shop. A merit badge counselor will be on-site to guide boys through all the requirements needed to complete the Fingerprinting Merit Badge. Preregistration is required. Please register by Friday, Feb. 8, in person. The annual Valentine Chocolate Festival will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Four Seasons Event Center, 140 E. 2200 North in North Logan. Tickets are $10 per adult/$5 per child 12 and under, and will be available at the door. Participants can sample delicious treats provided by local professional and amateur chocolatiers. Public tasting and a silent auction of all entries begins at 6:30 p.m. The evening ends with a live auction at 8:45 p.m. of the award-winning desserts and other non-dessert items donated by local merchants. Join Stokes Nature Center and JoyRide bikes for a one-ofa-kind workshop from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Do you love mountain biking? Do you love to be outside during the winter? Then fat bikes are for you! As the name says, fat bikes are a mountain bike with a fat tire. These bikes allow you to ride where you would never think you’d be able to during winter months. Come and learn the ins and outs of fatbiking. We will have demo bikes for you to take for a spin along the Logan River Trail. Registration is required, so call 755-3239 or email nature@ logannature.org to save your place. Cost is $7.
Brown Sugar will perform with Cubworld and Westlee Tonga at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Admission is $5. 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. Saturday, Feb. 8, 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. Bronze Museum will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Caffe Ibis, 52 Federal Ave. Guitarist/singer Kris Krompel will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza. Don’t miss this chance to hear one of the most versatile and talented performers in the valley. There is no cover charge. Valentine’s Dinner & Dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Eagles Club of Logan, 170 W. 900 North. Sponsored by the Cache Valley Eagles #3114 Ladies Auxiliary, dinner will begin at 7 p.m. (cost is $10 per person), and live music by ECHO will begin at 8:30 p.m. (band only cover charge is $5). Eagles is a private club for members and their guests; must be 21 years of age with a current/valid ID. Come learn about the lifeways of the Northwestern Shoshone at this month’s Hyrum City Museum workshop this month at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. The presenter, Dan Douglass has spent a lifetime collecting objects and gaining knowledge about many aspects of Cache Valley’s history. He will bring many artifacts to view, discuss basic skills used by the local Native Americans to make their tools of survival and will have a drum and dancing demonstration. Douglass will also be available to discuss his
mining collection that consists of many fascinating artifacts including a quadracycle, which is currently on display in the museum.
SUNDAY Newfolk Revival will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Caffe Ibis, 52 Federal Ave. With a nice variety of great songs both new and old, New Folk Revival is a soothing mixture of rich vocal harmony, a dash of humor, and tasteful instrumentation.
MONDAY Parkinsons Group will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Copper Mill restaurant. Our presenter will be Dr. Carrie Durward, nutritionist and dietician at USU. The Cache Valley Center for the Arts presents JazzReach featuring Metta Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Tickets for the performance are $16 to $22 and are available at cachearts. org, by calling 752-0026 or visiting the CVCA Box Office at 43 S. Main St. Come join the Logan Library for “Brigadoon” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 in the Jim Bridger Room. This classic musical from 1954 stars Gene Kelly and Van Johnson playing two Americans visiting Scotland who stumble upon an ancient village that appears only once every 100 years. The show is free. Popcorn is provided.
WEDNESDAY Waiting for Compromise will perform with Missy Checketts at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Admission is $5. OPTIONS for Independence’s Quilters Group will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 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. The speaker for the February meeting of the Cache Valley Historical Society will be Clark Puffer. Clark received university degrees from USU and BYU and spent his professional career in education. After reading five books on the Mountain Meadow Massacre, Clark became so fascinated that he interviewed some descendants of massacre participants and wrote “Mountain Meadow Massacre Condensed History” in which he identifies the major organizers and leaders and the roles they played. He also sets forth the political and religious conditions of the time that probably colored the thinking of these leaders and fostered this brutal and unfortunate event. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Historic Cache County Court House. The program is free and the public is invited to attend. Do you use the Logan Library? Do you believe library service is important to our community? Do you want to see new programming? Do you want to offer some time to help make the library even better? If so, consider becoming a friend of the library. The Friends of the Logan Library will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Jim Bridger Room of the Logan Library. Please come and share ideas for helping our library be the best it can be.
THURSDAY The Ambassadors from the Mountain West String Academy will be performing under the direction of Dr. James McWhorter at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Logan Tabernacle. That concert is in preparation of the MWSA’s Ambassadors trip to Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb. 14, to perform with professional and elite musicians from around the state at Abravanel Hall. The Corey Christiansen Trio featuring Steve Kovalcheck will perform at 7:30 and 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Admission is $15.
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