The Herald Journal
May 15-21, 2009
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The cover of local musician Libbie Linton’s first full-length album, “Bird Wings in the Bleak,” which was unveiled at a CD release show last month at USU. Linton is fast becoming a sensation on the local music scene and around the state, having played at Why Sound in Logan, Velour in Provo and Kilby Court in Salt Lake City. Read about her musical journey on Page 8.
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FOUND THE PHOTO AT right while browsing on the Internet this week and I just had to share it. Maybe I don’t really understand “art,” but to me it looks like a guy took a ruler and drew some really straight black lines. But here’s the amazing part — the work sold for nearly $9.3 million. Yes, 9.3 MILLION DOLLARS — that’s more money than you and I and most people in Logan will see throughout our lifetimes combined. I was talking to a co-worker and we decided we could probably replicate this “piece of art” in about 2 minutes. If somebody knows why this is so valuable, I’d like to know. Maybe I need to broaden my horizons and learn more about art and artists and the artistic world. Maybe I need to go to more museums ... but I’m guessing I still won’t understand how this work could sell for such an exorbitant amount of money. If I had $9.3 million, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t spend it on a painting
(Page 7) Film critic Andy Morgan: ‘Angels, Demons’ a great ride
Regional Reads......... p.12 Bulletin Board........... p.13
Guitarist Dan Crary is exploring new dimensions
Get artistic at the AVA
pet photo of the week
This cat is available for adoption! This painting, titled “Composition in Black and White, With Double Lines,” by Piet Mondrian was sold at auction by Sotheby’s in New York last week for $9,266,500.
of black double lines. Have a great weekend, everyone! — Jamie Baer Nielson Cache Magazine editor
Pet: Gail From: Four Paws Rescue Why she’s so lovable: “Gail is a friendly, affectionate girl who really deserves a good home. We rescued her from the pound when she was due to be euthanized, and then we fostered her until she gained some weight and regained her joie de vivre. She is now a healthy, happy, playful cat, but since she is a ‘plain’ black cat, nobody seems to pay much attention to her. But she promises to be a good friend and loving companion to the kind person who sees her true worth and gets her out of PetSmart and into a loving home.” Fee to adopt Gail is $75, which includes her spaying and vaccinations. She needs an indoor-only home. For more information or to meet Gail, drop by PetSmart or contact Kitty White at 753-5898.
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OLRC returns with four new productions
HE OLD LYRIC Repertory Company — the long-running summer theatrical production program at Utah State University — returns with a season of four stage productions at the historic Caine Lyric Theatre in downtown Logan. The summer 2009 season opens June 11 and runs through Aug. 1. Playing in the company’s tradition of repertory, this year’s four productions include timehonored favorites and a recent award nominee. This season’s productions include “The Foreigner,” “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “Ghosts of Ocean House.” Tickets for OLRC productions are available by calling the Caine School of the Arts Box Office at USU, 797-8022, or the Caine Lyric Theatre Box Office, 752-1500. Tickets are available online (boxoffice.usu.edu) or in person. Individual tickets range from $19 to $25. Additional ticket information is available online at csa.usu.edu. When assembling a season, the OLRC producer looks for a balance with four types of shows, including comedy, musical, classic and mystery. “We are very excited about this season’s shows,” said artistic director Colin Johnson. “Each show was carefully chosen to represent the best offering for high-quality entertainment.” Joy and laughter have been the consistent response to “The Foreigner” since it was voted Best New American Play by the Outer Critics Circle more than 20 years ago, Johnson said. The family-friendly musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which captures a day in the life of Charlie Brown, has entertained three
ting hilarity. 2. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” by Clark M. Gessner, based on the characters of Charles Schultz, directed by Kris Bushman — The musical that has entertained three generations needs no introduction. Join the kitecrashing romp with Charlie Brown and his friends Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Snoopy and Charlie’s sister, Sally, in this revised version of their madcap, angst-ridden childhood. This is entertainment for the whole family.
Seen here is the interior of the Caine Lyric Theatre, home to the Old Lyric Repertory Company. The theater is listed on the state’s register of Historic Places.
generations since its release more than 35 years ago. Many theater patrons are familiar with the classic “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, and this year’s mystery, “Ghosts of Ocean House,” is an Edgar Award nominee. The play deftly combines the elements of both a thriller and a ghost story, Johnson said. The Edgar Award is presented in several categories, including play, and is presented by the Mystery Writers of America. It is considered the most prestigious award in the genre. The OLRC is a production
program based in the theater arts department in the Caine School of the Arts and the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at USU. For more information on the OLRC’s 2009 season, visit http://csa.usu.edu. Below are short descriptions of this season’s productions:
1. “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue, directed by Adrianne Moore — Euphoric joy and laughter have been the consistent response to this comedy since it was voted the Best New American Play by the Outer Critics Circle more than 20 years ago. Its simple premise has Charlie, a jilted husband, hiding out in a Georgia inn, pretending to have no knowledge of the English language. Soon he knows everyone’s secrets and when a mentally challenged resident with good intentions attempts to “teach” him English, the results are sidesplit-
3. “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, directed by Lynda Linford — This perennial favorite of the British stage, dubbed “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People” by the author himself, has not been performed on the summer stage at the OLRC for more than 20 seasons. This time, the production employs the quirky and farcical tradition of casting one of the most famous characters of the English stage, Lady Bracknell, with a man. 4. “Ghosts of Ocean House” by Michael Kimball, directed by Colin Johnson — Everybody has ghosts; you just never know when they’ll find you. Nominated for a 2007 Edgar Award as the best mystery of the year, this finely crafted work deftly combines the elements of both a thriller and a ghost story. As two sisters and a brother meet one summer for a family powwow to decide the fate of their decaying ancestral home, the house itself becomes a character in the drama, offering up a few surprises of its own to mingle with the dark past of one of its occupants.
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Dan Crary: Exploring new dimensions
HE BRIDGER FOLK Music Society will present a concert with Dan Crary at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in USU’s Eccles Conference Center auditorium. Tickets are available for $16 at the USU Spectrum Ticket Office, Sunrise Cyclery and KSM Guitars, or for $19 at the door. For more information, visit www.bridg erfolk.org or www.dancrary.com. A native of Kansas, Crary’s childhood interest in the guitar turned serious during his early years, in the late 1950s. His first musical performances in Midwestern churches established an enduring connection that continues to infuse his music with a spiritual dimension. Building on this insight, Crary pursued the development of an approach to the steel-string, flat-top guitar that explored new dimensions, transforming what had always been an instrument of accompaniment into one with a leading role, capable of fluent, expressive melodies and a variety of textures. In his travels around the U.S., Crary learned and integrated traditional American styles and tunes, transforming them into strongly personal and creative works. A long and distinguished recording career featuring solo projects and group
efforts (especially with the awardwinning ensemble California, active through most of the 1990s, and the bluegrass super-group Berline, Crary and Hickman), have brought Crary acclaim as a versatile performer able to range from Mozart to Anglo-American fiddle tunes to moody, evocative original compositions. In 1994, “Jammed If I Do,” with guests Tony Ride, Doc Watson, Norman Blake and Beppe Gambetta, was hailed as one of the decade’s great gatherings of guitarists. In 1992, Crary’s solo album, “Thunderation,” won the National Association of Independent Record Distributors and Manufacturer’s annual “Indie” award for Best String Instrumental Album. Crary’s 1997 release, “Holiday Guitar,” won the 1998 “Indie” for Best Seasonal Music from the Association for Independent Music. As a solo artist, Crary has created a performance style that blends traditional material from a variety of American sources with original compositions and vocals with instrumental showcases, all woven together with stories and observations that share his insights with the audience. His ability to connect both musically and personally has brought him success around the world.
ulti-talented star Donny Osmond will bring a taste of Las Vegas to Northern Utah when he headlines a Memorial Day tribute concert at 8 p.m. at the Kent Concert Hall at USU. Tickets are $48, $40 or $35 and can be purchased online through the Caine School of the Arts Box Office (http:// boxoffice.usu.edu) or by calling 797-8022. The concert is a benefit event for USU’s departments of music and theater arts and is under the direction of Music Department Head Craig Jessop. Osmond will perform his solo segment from the “Donny & Marie Show” now in the midst of its sold-out, two-year run at the Flamingo Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. The concert will also feature the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra, under Jessop’s direction, and Utah artist Jessie Clark Funk. A pre-concert benefit dinner is also being offered. Contact USU’s Caine School of the Arts Box Office at 7978022 for availability of dinner tickets.
he Bridger Folk Music Society will preset a concert with singer/songwriter Nancy Cook at 7:30 p.m. at Crumb Brothers Bakery, 291 S. 300 West, Logan. Tickets are $10 and available at the door or by calling 757-3468. Seating is limited, so advance purchase is recommended. In the course of her musical career, Cook’s songs have taken her far and wide, great distances from her Florida roots — the Pacific Northwest, through the Rocky Mountains, down to Texas, out to Georgia, Tennessee and Indiana, and overseas to Italy, Jordan, Japan and Korea. In the large concert format, Cook has opened as a solo artist for such diverse national acts as Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett, Leo Kottke, David Wilcox, Warren Zevon, Rodney Crowell, Karla Bonoff, David Bromberg and Leon Russell. In these settings, she enjoys sharing the stories that surround many of her songs. After living in Florida through her early 20s, Cook now calls the Breckenridge area (in the Colorado Rockies, about an hour west of Denver) home. These days, though, “home” might more accurately describe the interior of her car, as she continues to travel extensively to reach a wider audience. For more information, visit www.bridgerfolk.org or www.picklehead.com/nancy.html.
he Bridger Folk Music Society will present a concert with Colorado-based troubadour Danny Shafer at 7:30 p.m. at Crumb Brothers Bakery, 291 S. 300 West, Logan. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling 757-3468. Seating is very limited, so advance purchase is recommended. With more than 100 shows a year, his performance ranges from troubadour, fingerstyle to country blues. In every setting, Shafer brings his acclaimed songwriting. This reputation has brought him to esteemed venues such as The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, The Boulder Theater, The Fox Theatre, Swallow Hill and also as a finalist in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Troubadour contest in 2004. For more information, visit www.bridgerfolk.org or www.dannyshafer.com.
Two events from the AVA: Student exhibit and Art Camp 2009
Homecare Hospice to host annual fundraiser LL CACHE VALLEY A residents are invited to attend Intermountain Homecare’s third
annual Celebration of Life at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Bridgerland Applied Technology College, 1301 N. 600 West Logan. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Cache Valley vocalist Michael Ballam will perform at the event, along with the Music Makers, a 20-member big-band. There will also be an auction and a dessert taster’s table provided by Hamilton’s restaurant. The goal of the Celebration of Life is to increase community awareness of hospice and end-of-life care, and to spotlight the valuable programs and services available to terminally ill patients and their families. Proceeds from the event — through sponsors, individual donors and the auction — will support the quality and availability of hospice services at Intermountain Homecare in Cache Valley. Sponsorship opportunities are available. The Celebration of Life is organized by the Intermountain Homecare Hospice Community Council, made up of community representatives who serve as unpaid volunteers to support hospice services. As a community-supported, nonprofit health care organization, Intermountain Homecare in Cache Valley provides hospice services to all patients, regardless of ability to pay. The hospice team includes physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, nurse’s aides, therapists and trained volunteers. In addition to in-home care and support to terminally ill patients, Intermountain Homecare Hospice services also include free grief support groups for children, teens and adults, grief and bereavement training for clergy, holiday memorial services and other resources. These services are available to anyone in the community. For more information about hospice services or the Celebration of Life event, call 716-5477.
N ART EXHIBIT showcasing the works of Cache Valley high school students will open at 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, at the Alliance for the Varied Arts Gallery, 35 W. 100 South, Logan. This juried show will feature works from all of the various mediums taught in Cache Valley schools. The show does not have a specific theme so the artwork will be as diverse and unique as each of the students who created them. The show will run through June 6. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information about this show or any other show or art class sponsored by the AVA, call 7532970, e-mail ava_gallery@yahoo. com or visit www.avaarts.org. The Alliance for the Varied Arts will also host two summer camps for children ages 5-11 at the Bullen Center behind the AVA. Camp 1 will explore the plants, animals and people of the “Beautiful Desert” through music, ceramics, visual art, drama, dance and cooking. Camp 2 will give campers “Jungle Fun” and will include music,
ceramics, visual art, drama, dance, cooking and African drumming. Enrollment is limited so register early at the AVA Gallery, go online to www. avaarts.org or call 753-2970 for more information.
Discover your heritage — through your attic
U Museum of Anthropology’s “Saturdays at the Museum” series contin-
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ues this weekend with guest lecturer Randy Silverman addressing the subject “What’s In Your Attic?” “We invite members of the community to bring their family heirlooms — documents, photos or journals — to the event,” said museum worker Holly Andrew. “Our cultural heritage is important. Protecting our cultural heritage allows us and future generations to learn about the past.”
Silverman, a curation and preservation specialist from the University of Utah, will discuss how to care for books, paper and photographs. Museum visitors are welcome to bring these types of items and will receive general recommendations on environmental controls and how to house the items. USU students and members of the public are invited to the museum any time during the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours. Silverman’s presentation begins at 11 a.m. Museum guests are also encouraged
to view a display that looks at the local heritage. The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Free parking is available in Silverman the adjacent lot south of the building. For more information, call 797-7545 or visit www.usu.edu/ anthro/museum/.
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Film Still playing “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” Rated PG-13 ★★ Hugh Jackman’s mutant Wolverine goes to war in a prologue for this “X-Men” prequel where the immortal mutant and his brother (Liev Schreiber) fight in all the big ones, from the Civil War to Vietnam. The battles set a predictable tone from which director Gavin Hood rarely deviates. Hood presents one duel after another, with a brief respite for sappy romance so Wolverine can get really mad and hellbent on vengeance over his dead girlfriend (Lynn Collins). Wolverine fights his brother, he fights other mutants, then he fights his brother some more on his way to becoming the amnesiac, metalclawed freak of nature Jackman played in the “X-Men” trilogy. For all the action, there’s never much real sense of adventure or risk. Unlike the upcoming “Star Trek” prequel, which truly casts the starship Enterprise crew into an uncharted future, “Wolverine” is a setup for stories fans already have seen. We know Wolverine’s going to take his lumps but come out OK (though minus his memories) by the time the credits roll. PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some partial nudity. 107 min. “Earth” Rated G ★★★1⁄2 It’s fundamental, cycleof-life stuff that happens all day, every day, year-round, worldwide. Seasons change. Animals give birth and die. They migrate to find food. Some are hunters, some are hunted. Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly — sunrise, sunset. But all these basic, familiar occurrences are photographed and edited with such striking scope, clarity and ingenuity in the documentary “Earth,” you’ll feel as if you’re learning about them for the first time. And for the children who are the targets of much of this material, “Earth” offers colorful entertainment with, thankfully, a not-too-heavy-handed message about the perils of climate change. The debut from the Disneynature label, directed by Brits Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield, follows three species of mothers and babies over a
year — polar bears in the Arctic, elephants in Africa’s Kalahari Desert and humpback whales near the Equator — with a variety of wondrous creatures mixed in between. Narrator James Earl Jones provides the necessary gravitas to accompany these majestic images, and the score composed by George Fenton and performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra is appropriately sweeping and grand. Many of the aerial shots — of sand dunes and waterfalls, of caribou traveling across the tundra or birds taking flight against a bold sunset — will take your breath away. Yet the more intimate images will make you wonder, how’d they do that? G. 89 min. “The Soloist” Rated PG-13 ★1⁄2 Inspiring, relevant and real, the story of Nathaniel Ayers — a schizophrenic but wildly talented Juilliard-trained cellist living on the streets of downtown L.A. — captivated Los Angeles Times readers in 2005. The fact that columnist Steve Lopez didn’t just ignore him like most people would — that he not only spoke to Ayers but befriended and wrote movingly about him — added to the unexpected humanity of the tale. “The Soloist” takes all those innately engaging details and turns them into what is essentially a madefor-Lifetime movie, albeit one populated by Oscar winners and nominees. Robert Downey Jr. stars as Lopez, with Jamie Foxx playing opposite him as Ayers. Wunderkind Brit Joe Wright (“Pride & Prejudice,” “Atonement”) is the director, working from a script by Susannah Grant (“Erin Brockovich”). On paper, you can see how this project had major promise (and it was initially was scheduled to come out at the height of prestige-movie season last year, only to be bumped to pre-summer). In execution, it’s an awkward mix of gritty city visuals and mawkish sentiments in which even actors the caliber of Downey, Foxx and Catherine Keener seem to have had difficulty finding nuance. PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug use and language. 116 min. — All reviews by The Associated Press
Still playing! “Star Trek” Rated PG-13 ★★1⁄2 J.J. Abrams’ hugely anticipated summer extravaganza boldly goes to the past within the distant future of the “Star Trek” universe, years ahead of the TV series and the myriad movies and spinoffs it spawned. And in doing so, he and his longtime collaborators, writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, change everything you know — or obsess about, if you’re into this kind of thing — about the kitschy pop-culture phenomenon. It’s a daring and exciting approach that’s sure to tickle and provoke purists, while at the same time probably cause neophytes to feel a bit lost.
A major plot twist pops up about halfway through the film (along with Leonard Nimoy), one that doesn’t exactly work and from which the film never completely recovers, and from there the adventures feel a bit repetitive. Having said that, Abrams clearly aimed to appeal to the broadest possible moviegoing audience with this dazzling visual spectacle while also leaving plenty of Easter eggs for the hardcore fans to find. It’s an absolutely gorgeous film with impeccable production design — the lighting is wondrous, almost heavenly — and lovely, tiny details frequently emerge from within the larger, grander images. Abrams certainly puts
on a good show — between “Lost” and the 2006 “Mission: Impossible” sequel he directed, there’s no question the man knows how to stage an action sequence — and the opening gets things off to a thrilling start. He efficiently and satisfyingly presents the back stories of the men who will become Capt. James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and the halfVulcan, half-human Mr. Spock (Zachary Quinto) and puts them on a collision course with each other, which ups the excitement level early. John Cho, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana and Eric Bana co-star. PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence and brief sexual content. 127 min.
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to be guaranteed as I write this review: “Star Trek” will not hold on to the top box office spot this weekend, and despite Tom Hanks ruffling many a Mormon’s feathers last January by calling them “Un-American” for supporting Proposition 8, those same folks will be lining up in droves this weekend to forgive Hanks as he reprises his role as symbologist Robert Langdon in “Angels & Demons.” The cash and clemency are both deserved because the movie is fast-paced, taught and well-acted. It emphatically atones for the lackluster, long-winded snorefest that was 2006’s “The Da Vinci Code.” For the uninitiated, “Angels & Demons” is based on the Dan Brown novel of the same name. Published in 2000, the novel was Brown’s second work of fiction, preceded by 1998’s “Digital Fortress,” and grew in popularity and acclaim after the 2003 release of Brown’s most popular work, “The Da Vinci Code.” I read the latter novel and absolutely loathed the movie version; I haven’t read “Angels & Demons” and I thought the movie was terrific. Go figure. Ron Howard (“Frost/Nixon”) is again behind the camera as director of “Angels and Demons,” and he’s joined by “Da Vinci Code” screenwriter and longtime collaborator Akiva Goldsman (he wrote “Cinderella Man” and “A Beautiful Mind,” both Ron Howard-directed movies). David Koepp (“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”) is also credited
★★★★ “Angels & Demons” Rated PG-13
By Andy Morgan
for the screenplay, with rumblings that Sony Pictures called him to the project with a plea to fix a troubled script. It must have been important given Koepp’s $5 million-per-script fee, and whatever he fixed is definitely present in the nearly 2½-hour movie. For those who have read the novel, the plot of the movie will be no surprise and maybe that’s a bad thing. If you’re like me, it’s difficult to enjoy a film adapted from a beloved novel because you notice everything the filmmakers aren’t getting right. This begs the question — and something I’ll write about soon at AndyAtTheMovies.com — are books-to-movies destined to almost always fail? The short answer is yes and I think movie history, for the most part,
belays my opinion. Like “The Da Vinci Code,” the story revolves around Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Hanks). When the film opens, Langdon is pulled from his morning swim and whisked away to Rome to help the Catholic Church solve a mystery involving an ancient brotherhood of intellectuals known as the Illuminati (from the Latin “illuminatus,” meaning enlightened). These Illuminati, whom the church views as heretical terrorists, have picked an opportune time to cause havoc in Vatican City. The pontiff of the church has just passed away and the College of Cardinals is about to convene to select a new pope, but this pro-
cess hits a snag when the Illuminati kidnap four of the “preferiti” and threaten to execute one every hour, the final blow coming at midnight when an anti-matter device will explode and literally wipe out Vatican City and a big portion of Rome. Langdon isn’t smiled upon warmly when in Rome, mainly because of the shenanigans
he caused in “The Da Vinci Code” (Howard films this a sequel instead of a prequel) that have given many in the leadership of the church some Rolaids moments. The leader of the Pontifical Swiss Guard, Commander Richter (Stellan Skarsgård), won’t give Langdon the time of day and Cardinal Strauss (Armin Mueller-Stahl), who oversees the College of Cardinals, is wary of the professor’s presence and reputation. Langdon’s only friends seem to be Vittoria Vetra (Ayelet Zurer), the scientist whose anti-matter experiment was stolen by the Illuminati, Carmerlengo Patrick McKenna (Ewan McGregor) and Inspector Ernesto Olivetti (Pierfrancesco Favino). They help Langdon and See DEMONS on p.14
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‘Angels & Demons’ a wild, twisty ride
n between songs, the audience kept trying to solicit a story from Libbie Linton, but it wasn’t working. “I don’t have any stories,” she told the crowd of 200 that gathered for a recent show at Utah State University. After several attempts to get Linton to open up, she finally found something to share. “I forgot to dedicate that last song to rejecting a job offer today,” Linton said, as cheers erupted from the students. For her fans, that’s probably a good thing, since becoming an applications engineer in Salt Lake City would have likely meant less time devoted to developing her music. These days, when she’s not studying biology or growing bacteria in a lab, she’s focused on cultivating her skills as a singer/songwriter. While working toward a master’s degree in biological engineering from USU — which she’s slated to get this summer — Linton has also found time to record her first full-length album, “Bird Wings in the Bleak,” which was unveiled at a CD release show April 23 on campus. Hundreds turned out to hear Linton’s latest work. Some closed their eyes as she sang, while others in the front row held up their lighters, the flames conspicuous in the dimly lit room. Linton is fast becoming a sensation on the local music scene and around the state, having played at Why Sound in Logan, Velour in Provo and Kilby Court in Salt Lake City. She’s performed in Idaho and Colorado, even at The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, a popular venue where star performers such as Katy Perry and Sara Bareilles have played. While Linton, 22, continues to grow her fan base, it has taken a lot of persistence to come this far.
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Photos, from far left: 1. Photo by Alan Murray — Libbie Linton performs at Utah State University’s Little Theater last week; 2. Photo by JD Jones — Linton performs in an undated photo; 3. Photo courtesy Libbie Linton — Linton performs with Robbie Connolly and Stuart Maxfield of Fictionist at Velour in Provo; 4. Photo by Alan Murray — Linton plays her guitar last week at USU.
nfluences date back to her childher father play the slide guitar and he piano. Each of her three siblings ment growing up, and Linton startphone at 11 years old. a family that appreciates music ton said. ng Logan High School, she began sical guitar. sider myself at that time a guitar ger,” she said. “I always had the when I was a kid, that I wanted to e songs, but I was pretty shy about
Utah State, Linton started to seriousriting, though she found it “scary.” us about finishing a song and makor judgment and criticism,” Linton any harsh criticism would have ed the experience of writing and ic.” evere prodding” from family and said she “started to make baby steps g a song and performing it in front
members her first show — about ly college students, crammed into a
ying for me; it was just really intimirecalled. “It was hard to get in front for the first time and sing songs n.” ved such good feedback from that e that it encouraged her to do more. on produced her first album, “The packaged in sewn cases. that initial project in her parents’
Libbie Linton will be playing the following upcoming shows: • May 20, 8 p.m., at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave., Logan (with Agent Ribbons & Katie Lewis) • May 22, 7 p.m., at Kilby Court, 750 Kilby Court, Salt Lake City (with Horse Feathers & Paul Jacobsen) • June 22, 8 p.m. at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave., Logan (with Paleo) To follow Libbie Linton or purchase her new album, “Bird Wings in the Bleak,” visit her Web site: www.libbie linton.com. “It just had junk in it,” Linton said. “So I cleaned it out and put in a computer and just used that room.” On her new album, there is a noticeable difference in the quality of the audio, compared to the first. “Not to insult myself too much, but I tend to view (the EP) as really good practice for figuring out what I wanted and where I’m trying to go,” she
explained. “I learned a lot during that process.” On “Bird Wings in the Bleak,” Linton delivers 12 songs, with three members of the Provo-based band Fictionist doing most of the backup instrumentation, including an eclectic set of arrangements featuring the violin, piano, electric guitar, harmonica and glockenspiel, among others. Linton plays the acoustic guitar, banjo and ukulele on the record. While Linton’s voice has been compared to artists such as Norah Jones or Ingrid Michaelson — quite a compliment in itself — she has an enjoyable and unique style. Call it progressive folk, often with a somber, sensitive side. Her tone has an enchanting bit of mystery to it — soft, yet intense in many spots. “If you listen to her song ‘I Am a Stone,’ she’s singing really quietly, but it has this like scary intensity, and that’s the quality that I think the other people don’t have,” said Stuart Maxfield, Fictionist frontman who plays the banjo and other instruments for Linton live, and helped her record the new album. “As we were recording her voice, I always thought that it sounded icy. It’s sort of like with every song, she’s telling you a secret. It has this intensity and this whispery quality to it ... but it’s really beautiful to listen to as well.” Linton draws heavily on her own experiences in crafting her songs; interpreting her own meanings could easily be likened to cracking a complex computer code. In “Shackleton, I’m Solid,” for example, the word “Shackleton” — an allusion to the Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton, whose ship became trapped in ice on one Antarctic expedition — is a metaphor for a difficult time in Linton’s life. She admits explaining many of the songs would take an essay, but she’d prefer to let the listener interpret the music.
“I don’t like to spell things out too clearly because I don’t think it’s worthwhile for other people to just hear about specific things in my life,” Linton said. “It’s open enough for other people to take what they will from it.” One key theme in the album involves using death as a metaphor for not being honest with one’s self. In “Dressing up for Death,” she sings: Oh I know if I do nothing, I might regret it all someday. I don’t want to live my life based on lies. Now I’m dressing up for death. Now I’m dealing with the way that it is. Oh we both heard as she was laid to rest, Don’t you cry, pretend you don’t care. Linton said the song is not about physical, but rather emotional death, related to the concept of wrestling with choosing “practical” paths in life over one’s passions. “If you’re resigned to being something that you don’t want to be, then you’re ‘dressing up for death,’ meaning that you are emotionally dead, if you’re not going to do what you feel like,” she shared. Linton said she’d be promoting her music and booking several shows in the coming months, but as her following grows, she is focused on remaining true to herself in the process, noting, “If music becomes something that I’m trying too hard to sell to people or I’m trying to cater too much to an audience ... or that I write some really catchy song that’s accessible but I don’t really like it, it’s not really worth it to me to sell out like that.”
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All mixed up
Bike Festival celebrates National Bike Month
GGIE BLUE Bikes invites the Cache Valley community to celebrate National Bike Month at the fourth annual Cache Valley Bike Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Merlin Olsen Park. The festival mixes bike culture with live music, local food and fun. Promoting responsible bike riding, the festival is a chance for community members to learn about bike education and maintenance taught by local bike shops. Participants can sit in on short seminars focusing on issues such as how to ride your bike responsibly, learning the laws of the road for bicycling and bike fit. New to the festival this year, a mountain biking seminar will be taught about the trail system in Herald Journal file photo Cache Valley and all over Adam Christensen unloads the first batch of Blue Bikes Utah. Festival goers also have the chance to find out available for check-out by students at USU in 2004.
Who are Aggie Blue Bikes? We are Aggie Blue Bikes, a nonprofit bike shop at Utah State University. We are run by Utah Conservation Corp and can help you with any of your bike needs. We rent 120 bikes to students and staff every semester, making it possible for people to get
around Logan. The biggest thing we do is one-onone tutorials with anyone who needs to fix their bike. We don’t fix your bike but we tell you how and are with you every step of the way. What kind of bike are you?
about unique bike sports such as bike polo. With more bikes on the road and more people turning to bikes for cleaner air in Cache Valley, this year’s festival is particularly important for the community to bridge the gap between motorists and cyclists and to educate cyclists on the importance of riding responsibly. Friendly competitions will be held all day and
require no entry fee. People can compete in a bike toss, slow race, drag race, tire patch competition, bike obstacle course and a bike cruise where contestants can show off their bikes of all styles and eras. Prizes will be awarded in all competitions. A raffle for dozens of great prizes such as a commuter bike and summer lift passes for mountain biking to Grand Targhee
— Taken from www.aggie bluebikes.blogspot.com
will be held. Other prizes include a one-hour massage at Valhalla salon, free lunch from several local restaurants and a monthlong pass to the Rock Haus Climbing Center. Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts can come to the festival to work on their cycling merit badge with certified merit badge instructors teaching the needed skills all day. The Cache Valley Bike Festival is one of the many activities Aggie Blue Bikes is putting on for National Bike Month in an effort to get more people on bikes. Other activities include a 50-mile bike tour to Maple Grove Hot Springs on May 22-24 and Bike Movie Night on May 29. For more information about the festival and all bike month activities, contact Christy Jensen at 797-0963 ext. 3 or visit www.aggiebluebikes. blogspot.com.
Openings still available for Music Theatre West’s Summer Broadway Workshop! usic Theatre West will M host its second annual Summer Broadway Work-
shop on June 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 at the Bullen Center in Logan. This week-long workshop for children (5-12) and teens (13-18) will build their vocal, dance and acting skills. Children’s workshops are half-day with the teens being offered a full-day of rehearsal and professional workshops. Last year the talents of 75 students were showcased in a
spectacular display the final evening of the workshop. Register your child while there are still openings, online at www.musictheatrewest.org or print off the registration form and mail it in. The children’s workshop is $90 and teens can attend for $150. Tuition includes a camp T-shirt, daily snacks and lunch on Friday. For more information, contact workshop director Debbie Ditton at 750-8994.
VERYWHERE I GO I HEAR
people talking about how things will be when “this” is over. I’m still not sure what “this” is, but we’re spending a lot of time in our self-made fallout shelters with our eyes on the rations. This must be what it is like to be a member of an apocalyptic religion. Since predictions of a return to happy days range from three months to never, here are a few suggestions for getting through whatever this is for however long it takes. 1. Listen to more music than radio news. Watch more movies than TV news. Don’t skip the funnies section of the newspaper. This is hard for me to say because I love the news. I was the high school newspaper editor; I went to journalism school and was weaned into reporting during the Watergate era. I don’t know what this new medium is, but most of it isn’t news — it is fear monger and yelling at each other. It’s soulless drivel that does not know when to get off the stage. There was something to be said for the good old days when radio and TV stations signed off late at night. What we have now is 24-hour-a-day news feeding 20-second attention spans. We also seem to be obsessed with simple numbers. I’ve been waking up listing to the same radio station for the past five years and I’ve started picking up a pattern. It started with reporting the number of deaths every day in Iraq and then it was the daily increase in the price of a barrel of oil and then the daily decrease in the stock market. When any of those numbers start sounding positive they revert to the move negative set. I can almost imagine them in the newsroom debating on which number sounds worse: “Should we say the highest unemployment in 25 years or would it be sound scarier to say the highest unemployment in a QUARTER of a century?” 2. Live with animals. Animals, especially dogs, generally make us feel adored and superior; what better balm for our battered souls? Pertinent quotes about dogs: “They are so well-adjusted because they are taken away from their parents at six weeks” and “they are always
Slightly Off Center By Dennis Hinkamp
happy because they don’t know they are going to die.” Dogs always live in the moment, even if that moment sometimes involves pooping on the carpet. Animals are part of our genetic soup and we need to learn more from them. 3. Grow something, so long as you understand there is no way you can save money by raising your own chickens and tomatoes. I think all the backyard chicken coops and vegetable patches are a sign we need to have control over some small something in a world that seems to be spinning out of control. Or, maybe people just need to reconnect with agriculture even if it is in just the 100 square feet of their backyard. Personally, I’m just fine with getting steaks packed in dry ice in the mail, but I can personally vouch that everyone around me who raises chicken and vegetables seem to be the smiliest, slap-happy absurdists on the block. Dennis Hinkamp is practicing Top Ramen and canned tuna recipes just in case he has to start living like a student again. He is among a number of freelance writers whose columns appear in The Herald Journal as part of an effort to expose readers to a variety of community voices. Feedback at email@example.com.
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Two regional authors explore new genres
HIS WEEK WE take a look at new genres by two favorite authors who have appeared in this column before. Josi Kilpack fans will enjoy her “culinary mystery” every bit as much as her romance novels, and if you haven’t discovered Kilpack by now, this novel will be a good place to start. As usual, G.G. Vandagriff demonstrates her skill and versatility with her first historical fiction outing. Like most of Vandagriff’s books, the story of how the book came about is nearly as interesting as the book itself. “Lemon Tart” by Josi Kilpack (Deseret Book, 2009, $16.95) First of all a note to my nonLDS readers: Do not be turned off by the publisher. This book is as mainstream as any book could get. And for my LDS readers, it’s as squeaky clean as one would expect from this author and publisher. Sadie Hoffmiller is the busybody of the neighborhood. She conveniently lives at the curve of the cul-de-sac where she can see the comings and goings of her neighbors and their visitors from her kitchen window. She even has the key to all the houses, entrusted to her over the years for emergencies by her neighbors. A single mother of several years, she also has a long-standing fiancé and thinks no tragedy or misunderstanding exists that can’t be repaired by one of her baked offerings. As the book opens, she is canning homemade applesauce when there is an unexpected knock on her door. To her surprise, two police officers have arrived with the unsettling news that her young friend and neighbor, Anne Lemmon, has been murdered and her 2-year-old son, Trevor, is missing. Later, two detectives return, Cunningham and Madsen. For Sadie and detective Madsen, it is distrust at first sight, as
Regional Reads By Charlene Hirschi
the detective identifies her as a prime suspect almost immediately. He is especially suspicious when he learns Sadie has a key to Anne’s house and is well-acquainted with her comings and goings. Miffed at his obvious suspicion and dislike, Sadie makes it her business to start gathering clues on her own. Thus is born Sadie Hoffmiller: amateur sleuth. Although she is repeatedly warned by the officers conducting the investigation, she feels duty-bound to solve the case and clear herself. She is especially worried about what has happened to the child and thinks the police are spending way too much time trying to implicate her for murder and not nearly enough time trying to find Trevor. Unfortunately for Sadie, she manages to jump to conclusions at every turn and soon thinks everybody she knows, including her brother and fiancé, are likely suspects. As she bumbles through one misadventure after another, detective Madsen’s suspicions of her only seem to grow stronger. Feeling very self-satisfied with information she has gathered from the local librarian about Anne, Sadie is jolted from her reverie by a familiar male voice: “‘I’ll take that, Mrs. Hoffmiller.’ Sadie startled and looked up into the eyes of detective Madsen. She pulled the card to her chest and took a step backward. ‘What — what are you doing?’ ... ‘Conducting
a police investigation,’ he said through tight lips. ‘Something you just can’t seem to stay out of — which only makes it more and more obvious to me that you have far too much unwarranted interest in this case.’” For romance fans, there is a little bit of that brewing under the surface as well. A nice, light read, “Lemon Tart” is perfect for a lazy afternoon and the bonus of several good recipes that will no doubt become favorites. Not surprisingly, this is “the first of the Sadie Hoffmiller mystery series.” Enjoy! “The Last Waltz” by G.G. Vandagriff (Shadow Mountain, 2009, $19.95) This is a big book — 591 pages — and a terrific value if only measured by length and weight. But add to that the delightful storytelling of G.G. Vandagriff, the splendor of 1913 Vienna, the historic revealing of an era and events leading up to World War I and culminating in the Nazi takeover of Austria before World War II, well-drawn characters who consume your thoughts every minute you are away from them — and word for word this is perhaps the greatest literary bargain you will find
this summer. This novel was originally written more than 20 years ago, when the author was 27 years old. The entire manuscript was lost at one time, only to be returned by a “lovely Polynesian woman who found the manuscript (and the diaper bag that contained it) in the Los Angeles airport and cared enough to go to great lengths to see that it was returned. This was way before computers, so the loss ... would have been staggering.” At 19 years old, Amalia Faulhaber has been raised in the glittering but shallow social life of pre-war Vienna. Reared in a middle-class family, which meant a great deal more wealth than that would imply in today’s world, her socialclimbing mother is determined her two daughters will marry well. Attractive, spoiled, naïve and independent, Amalia has her own ideas of how her life should be lived and ends up with three suitors. Because of her perverse pride, she marries a Prussian officer who makes her a baroness, instead of the man she truly loves. Experiencing the horrors of war from the German perspective, Amalia is sickened by the carnage she witnesses as she volunteers in a Catholic hospital in Berlin, and she is nearly destroyed when her husband is killed in battle. Returning to Vienna after the death of her mother-in-law, she finds her
father deep in dementia and her mother refusing to accept they have lost everything. Amalia comes to the family’s rescue with the fortune her husband has left her, but that too is finally gone as Europe plunges deeper and deeper into poverty. By this time, Amalia again has to choose between a marriage of wealth and convenience with Baron von Schoenenburg or her Polish lover, Herr Doctor Andrzej. Through a series of twists and turns, fate brings her to an unexpected choice and the book follows her second marriage and the intervention of the lost suitor who finally saves both her and her children. “Last Waltz” is divided into six sections covering Amalia’s life from Vienna to Berlin, 1913-16, and back to Vienna, 1916-38. The layout is especially effective as the reader gets the sense of finishing one chapter of her life and moving on to the next. In many ways, this is at least four books in one, each one of them captivating. This book has all the trappings of a bestseller and one can only hope it gets the attention it deserves. The book ends where another could easily start — heaven knows this reader wants to know what happens to Amalia and her children during and after World War II. Will fate finally deal her the hand the reader feels she so richly deserves? Only Vandagriff can tell us that, and in the meantime, we will have to be satisfied with constructing our own version of the post-1938 heroine. Book critic Charlene Hirschi holds her master’s in English from Utah State University. She is among a number of freelance writers whose columns appear in The Herald Journal as part of an effort to expose readers to a variety of community voices. Authors, readers and editors are invited to visit www.charlene hirschi.com.
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“No Peas, Please” by Myles Mellor and Sally York 1. 7. 14. 19. 20. 21. 22. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 31. 32. 36. 37. 38. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 58. 60. 61. 63. 65. 68. 70.
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73. Lifeless, old-style 74. Vocal ability 75. South American monkey 76. Masefield play “The Tragedy of ___” 78. All tuckered out 83. “Good going!” 84. Places 85. Clever tactic 86. Experienced 87. Winter transport 88. ___ and outs 89. Floor it 91. Derisive looks 93. Armageddon 94. Kind of board 95. Bygone bird 96. Latin name for England 99. Ashes holder 100. Racehorse 105. Disseminate slanted material 109. Nirvana 110. Word in the Second Amendment 111. Earned after taxes 112. Fast finisher? 113. Certain guns 114. Abounding in locks 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
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Demons Continued from p.7 Vetra work to solve the puzzle of the Illuminati so as to save the four kidnapped cardinals and prevent the nutjobs, albeit enlightened whackos, from nuking Rome at the midnight hour. But the story isn’t that straightforward and there are some genuine turns in the story I didn’t see coming. Whether that’s due to my butt cheeks being clinched the whole movie or due to legitimate and well-written plot twists is for you to decide. What makes “Angels & Demons” absolutely satisfying and entertain-
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ing is the octane injected into Hanks’ portrayal of Langdon. In “The Da Vinci Code,” I felt like I was on the lecture circuit with Langdon and he was leading me on a field trip where the locations changed, but the outcome never did — Langdon blathering on about points of history and symbology. This time around Langdon isn’t a tour guide, he’s an active participant and always on the go. His intelligence isn’t shared just to show us how big his brain is, but rather to actually solve and prevent a crime, which is both thrilling and nail-biting this go-around. Bravo to Howard and the screenwriters for finally getting it right. One note to parents (because, like always, at the screening I saw some young kids tagging along with their
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folks), this movie is pretty graphic violence-wise for a PG-13 movie. There are countless shootings to the head, some throats are slit and there are two disturbing scenes where people are set on fire. I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone younger than the age of 13 or 14. Period. Andy Morgan is a lifelong Cache Valley resident and a member of the Utah Film Critics Association. He is among a number of freelance writers whose columns appear in The Herald Journal as part of an effort to expose readers to a variety of community voices. He is not an employee of the newspaper. Send comments or questions to email@example.com or discuss movies online at www. AndyAtThe Movies.com.
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Answers from last week
Ongoing events Stokes Nature Center is seeking volunteers to fill a variety of roles, including professional volunteer opportunities as well as those that don’t require any experience. To see a list of current open positions, visit www.logan nature.org. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Annalisa at 755-3239. Sky View swimming pool is now signing up students for summer swim lessons. Red Cross levels one through six and Momand-Tot sessions will be taught. To sign up, call 563-5625.
Friday Spencer Jensen will perform live music at 7 p.m. and Julius Brown will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza, 115 E. 1200 South. For more information, call 713-4949. The Salt Lake Children’s Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 100 N. 100 East, Logan. The group will present a program of classics by Palestrina, Schubert, Brahms and more, plus popular music from four continents. Admission is free but donations are welcome. For more information, visit www.childrensing.com. The Love to Cook program at Kitchen Kneads and Fissler USA will present cookbook author and chef Lorna Sass, “The Queen of Pressure Cooking,” in a series of three pressure cooking and whole grains classes Friday and Saturday at Kitchen Kneads, 1211 N. Main, Logan. Classes include “Learn the Basics of Pressure Cooking” at 6:30 p.m. Friday; “Learn About Whole Grains Under Pressure” at 10 a.m. Saturday; and “Learn Surprises from the Pressure Cooker” at 1 p.m. Saturday. To register, call 752-9220. A singles dance will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday at Weber State University. Admission is $7 and includes professional dance instruction from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 801-773-7464. The Upcollars will perform with Chucks and American Attic (fusion/rock) at 8 p.m. Friday at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave., Logan. Cover charge is $5. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/whysound. Kids ages 4-13 are invited to the Providence Macey’s to take a “behind-thescenes” tour and receive a Macey’s goodie bag. Tours start at 3:30 and 4:15 p.m. Sign up is required; call 753-3301. Famous Aggie Ice Cream tours will take place at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. this Friday and next. Cost is $3. Also, True Blue Aggie Cheese Tours take place at 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Admission is free.
Saturday Mountain Air Helicopters will host an open house in celebration of its new 10,000square-foot hanger and classroom space from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be helicopter rides, information about the
industry, RC helicopter demonstrations, food, a helicopter-vs.-motorcyle race and more. All ages are invited. For more information, call 752-3828 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Robert Hamlin will perform live music at 7 p.m. and Todd Milovich will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza. The Western singing duo Tumbleweeds will perform from 6 p.m. to closing Saturday, the last night of Black & White Days, at LD’s Cafe in Richmond. Everyone is invited.
$25. Pick up a walker envelope at Kmart or register online at www.marchforbabies.org. For more information, contact Cindy at 245-7966. The Mount Ogden Kennel Club will host its annual AKC Dog Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Cache County Fairgrounds. Show will include up to 120 breeds. There will also be a junior handling competition. Admission is free. There will also be many booths with dog items for sale and food vendors. For more information, visit www.mountogdenkennelclub.com.
The USU Entomology Club will host an Insect Activity Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Green Canyon Picnic Area. Guests will learn about insects by collecting, pinning and/or identifying insects with help from club members. A $5 donation per person is requested. Lunch and water will not be provided. For more information or to RSVP, email email@example.com.
The Lewiston 4th of July Rodeo Royalty Contest will take place Monday. Girls ages 14-21 are eligible for rodeo queen and attendants; girls ages 9-13 are eligible for rodeo princess and attendants. Pre-registration is required by Sunday. For more information or to register, call 757-7758 or 764-4679.
Storytime will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge’s Avocet Corner Bookstore, 2155 W. Forest St., Brigham City. Stories will include “Mole and Baby Bird” and “Are You My Mother?” For more information, visit bearriver.fws.gov.
The Wm. B. Preston Camp will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Home of Sandra Tolley. Lesson by Beverly Dixon.
Preston will celebrate International Family Day at 2 p.m. Saturday at 895 N. 800 West. There will be a patriotic/spiritual program, activities, rides (zip line, slide, swing, etc.) and more, all centered around a theme of “strengthening families.” All families and all ages are invited. Admission is free. For more information, contact Kay at 208-852-2224. Eric Swiden will talk about foreign relations when he meets with the Bear River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at 10 a.m. Saturday at Logan Regional Hospital. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 752-2076. The Bear River Health Department will sponsor a car seat check from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Crumps Motors, 655 W. Main, Tremonton. Car seats will be sold at the event. Appointments are recommended. For more information or to sign up, call 792-6510. The Willow Valley Singers will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pioneer Valley Lodge, 2351 N. 400 East, North Logan. For more information, call 792-0353. Flatline Tragedy will perform with Never Again, And Embers Rise and Killfloor (metal) at 8 p.m. Saturday at Why Sound. Cover charge is $5. North Logan city will unveil its first public statuary at a dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday. “Flights of Learning,” which celebrates the quest for learning through literature, was designed and built by North Logan native Bryce Pettit. Everyone is invited; refreshments will be served. The March of Dimes’ 2009 Cache-Box Elder March for Babies will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Willow Park (in front of the zoo). Register today or the day of the race starting at 9 a.m. There will be a 5-mile route or a 3mile alternate route. There is no fee to participate but all walkers are asked to raise at least
Providence city will be sponsoring its first free Summer Concert in the Park series with music by Stephanie Smith, at 7 p.m. Monday at Zollinger Park, 61 N. 200 West. Bring your blankets, chairs and picnics. Elizabeth Mathews DUP will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at The Copper Mill Restaurant. Hostess will be Margaret Jorgensen. History will be given by Madeline Barlow and artifacts will be given by DeVonna Bagley. Lesson will be given by Betty Bankhead. Take your family ice skating from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. during Monday Night Public Skating at the Eccles Ice Center, 2825 N. 200 East, North Logan. For a complete schedule, call 787-2288 or visit www.ecclesice.com. Bridgerland SHRM will host it monthly meeting at noon Thursday at Hamilton’s offsite location, 155 Church St., Logan. Rob Brunt from Blueline Services will speak on “When Drug Testing is Appropriate.” Cost is $10 for SHRM members and $12 for nonmembers. RSVP by Monday to Rebecca Norfleet at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Community Equipment Workshop will take place at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Pioneer Valley Lodge. Experts will be on hand to provide assistance to those who need a tune-up for their wheelchairs, walkers and canes.
Tuesday Beate Frome of Children’s Needs will talk about benefits to the family when babies and small children are carried by their mothers/parents from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Whittier Community Center, 290 N. 400 East, Logan. Bring your baby or a doll. Cost is $2 per person. For more information, e-mail wise. email@example.com or call 563-8484. A Cache Valley Gluten Intolerance Group meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Logan Regional Hospital
Classrooms 2 and 3. Representatives from Lee’s Marketplace will talk about the glutenfree products now available at their store. For more information, call 752-6231 or 752-3366. A Depression and Disabilities Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at OPTIONS for Independence, 1095 N. Main, Logan. For more information, to sign up or to schedule free accessible transportation, contact Kathleen at 753-5353. A Low Vision Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday at 1080 N. Main, Ste. 105-A, Brigham City. For more information or to sign up, contact Aimee at 753-5353. Lindsey Bennion and Dr. Grover of “Grover Health” will give a presentation on which foods to eat or avoid to get rid of headaches at a free cooking and community class from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Providence Macey’s Little Theater. Seating is limited; to reserve a spot, call 753-3301.
Wednesday Scott N. Bradley will lead a Constitution class, “To Preserve the Nation,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Book Table. For more information, call 753-2930 or 753-8844. The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cache Valley Specialty Hospital, 2380 N. 400 East, North Logan. Blood donations are badly needed and all are encouraged to join the drive. Agent Ribbons will perform with Libbie Linton and Kate Lewis (lyrical/concrete/ minimalist) at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Why Sound. Cover charge is $5. Dave Peterson will cook up some of his easy fried rice at a free cooking and community class from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Providence Macey’s Little Theater. Seating is limited; call 753-3301. Bridgerland Cruise Nights will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at McDonald’s, 700 N. Main, Logan. Bring your street rod, classic car or specialty vehicle, or just come check out the cars and trucks. Everyone is invited. For more information, contact Jerry at 563-6488.
Thursday The National Osteoporosis Foundation Northern Utah Support Group invites anyone affected by osteoporosis to attend its meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Smithfield Physical Therapy, 136 E. 800 South, Ste. B. For more information, call 563-0750. The Mountain Crest Booster Club will hold its annual meeting for all Booster Club members at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sun Room at Mountain Crest High School. The club will be voting on new board members. Logan High School will host an assembly to celebrate graduating seniors who have received scholarships and other academic honors from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the LHS auditorium. Parents, family members and friends of these students are invited.
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