One artistâ€™s journey to success
The Herald Journal
June 11-17, 2010
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A self-portrait by Zachary Proctor — For the USU graduate student, painting is not only a skill, but a passion. He views the world in terms of canvas and color, and interprets with an artist’s mind. “I think as a kid I always enjoyed building things, and making things,” he says. “... Painting, specifically, I don’t know what it was; it just felt like a good fit. I just enjoyed the muscle of it, I guess.” Read about Zachary and his artistic journey on Page 8.
From the editor
HIS WEEK I GOT STUCK on a website called www.pass iveaggressivenotes.com, and it made me think of all the notes I used to write and receive when I was a kid (although the ones I remember were mostly nice and loving, not like what you’ll find on this website). I’ve saved a lot of notes from my mom, dad and grandma, and it was just a few years ago I made myself throw away all the notes I’d saved from high school. Back before texting was an option — or before people really even had cell phones — we wrote notes (on honest-to-goodness paper!) to each other and passed them around class, in the halls, or left them in each others’ lockers. Notes were the main form of communication when you weren’t allowed to
Comic play about death takes the Caine Lyric Theatre stage
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talk or you didn’t have time to stop and makes plans for the weekend. I remember that a couple certain friends and I would write back and forth throughout an entire class, so by the end of the week we’d have an entire notebook full of conversations. My favorite notes, though, were those written by my dad. He would sometimes leave me little poems before he went to work, especially in the summer, so I would find them when I woke up and went into the kitchen for breakfast. He must have gotten it from my grandma because she, too, liked to write me little rhyming notes telling me she loved me. There’s just nothing better than a handwritten note from someone you love. It doesn’t measure up to a text message by a long shot. Have a great weekend, everyone! — Jamie Baer Nielson Cache Magazine editor
Summerfest 2010: ‘Hello Sunshine!’
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pet photo of the week
This cat is available for adoption! Pet: Buddy From: Four Paws Rescue Why he’s so lovable: “Buddy’s owner recently passed away from cancer and now Buddy and his friend, Buddie Lou, are looking for new forever loving homes. Buddy is very calm and sweet, but will need time to warm up to his new people. Once he does he’s a total lap cat and will bask in your love and attention. Buddy is completely litter box trained. He is good with other cats and kids. He has never been around dogs and we are not sure how he would react. Buddy is 13-year-old pure orange tabby. Indoor cats have been known to live 16-plus years. Buddy is totally ready for his new home! Please choose him and give him another chance!” If you are interested in adopting Buddy, call 753-5898. The adoption fee for most Four Paws cats is $65.
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Double Stars ...
‘Jewels of the Heavens’
HE CACHE Valley Stargazers will host their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 11, in Room 244 of the ScienceEngineering-Research (SER) Building on the USU campus. Tom Westre will talk about “Double Stars: Jewels of the Heavens.” Everyone is invited. For more information, visit www.cachestargazers.org or e-mail cache.stargazers @gmail.com. The Cache Valley Stargazers are a local astronomy club that provides a venue for people interested in astronomy and the night sky to connect with other people with similar interests. They meet on the second Friday of every month to talk and learn about astronomy, and to observe
Youth Shakespeare kids up to all sorts of mischief I
Heather King as Olivia and Rose JacksonSmith as Viola share a somewhat uncomfortable moment in Logan Youth Shakespeare’s production of “Twelfth Night.”
N THEIR FIRST FULL-LENGTH production, two casts of Logan Youth Shakespeare actors between the ages of 10 and 18 will perform “Twelfth Night” at 6 p.m. June 11 and 12 at the Logan Arthouse and Cinema, 795 N. Main. Concessions will be available at intermission. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and ages 5 to 18. No children younger than 5 will be admitted. What do you do when your ship sinks and you think your twin brother and only relative is gone forever? If you are the practical and well-spoken Viola, you impersonate your brother to get a job as a pageboy for the powerful, handsome and lovesick Duke Orsino. It seems like a good idea, until Viola develops an enormous crush that threatens to blow her cover. Orsino sends Viola as a messenger to the object of his obsessive desire, the Countess Olivia, who soon develops an enormous crush on the “pageboy” who is, of course, really Viola. Meanwhile, a host of nutty characters mooching off Olivia and Orsino are up to all sorts of mischief in one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, “Twelfth Night” or “What You Will.”
together when the weather permits. Anyone with an interest in astronomy or a desire to learn more about the constellations and night sky is welcome to join. The club’s goal is to provide a quality astronomical experience for everyone, regardless of age or astronomical expertise. Everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned deep-sky observers are invited. The monthly club meetings feature regularly scheduled events ranging from talks covering the latest news in astrophysics, to telescope clinics that diagnose troubles you’re having with that scope in your closet, to discussions about the best way to find and see the greatest splendors of the night sky from your own backyard.
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All mixed up
Step back to the wild, wild West S
Nikki Baum and Loren Honeycutt as Beatrice and Ben, the famous word-sparring duo, in the Heritage Center’s Wild West Shakespeare production of “A Whole Lotta Fussin’ Over Nothin’.”
HAKESPEARE, OR perhaps his goofy cousin, returns to the American West Heritage Center in Wellsville with this year’s comedy production of “A Whole Lotta Fussin’ Over Nothin’,” a melodrama adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” by Logan resident Wendi Hassan. The show opens June 17 and runs most Fridays and Saturdays through August. The show begins at 7 p.m., but viewers are encouraged to come as early as 5 for Wild West activities including wagon rides, tomahawk throwing, steer roping, panning for gold and more. Guests can also add a chuckwagon dinner, provided by Elements Restaurant, for $10. The show itself costs $10 ($8 for children; children younger than 6 are strongly discouraged from attending). Reservations are required; call 245-6050. For tickets, or to find out more about specific dates and times, visit www.awhc.org.
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Noon Music at the Tabernacle under way
he ninth annual Noon Music at the Tabernacle series is in full swing. All concerts are free to the public and begin at noon. Be sure to check Cache Magazine every week for profiles on upcoming performers. (The schedule is always subject to change!) For more information, visit www.cachecommunityconnections.com.
Piano students of Liz Sampson w/Eliza & David Done (June 15)
Ryan & Karla Axtell (June 11) Ryan — Ryan will sing rock bal-
lads with Greg Griffeth on guitar. Their music includes “Free Falling,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Hallelujah.” Karla Axtell will be playing the piano the other half of the program.
Karla — A native of San Diego, Kenzie
★ Kenzie Gomm will be a junior at Mountain Crest High School next year. She has been taking piano from Liz Sampson for nine years. She is currently on the crosscountry team at Mountain Crest. She also enjoys camping, soccer, backpacking and boating. ★ Austin Dykstra, son James of Mark and Janene Dykstra, is 17 years old and a senior at Logan High School. Austin has been studying piano for 14 years and enjoys playing classical and jazz. He is a member of the LHS baseball team and LHS Crimson Colony. He enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and watching sports (especially the Chicago Cubs). ★ Matthew Gordon has studied piano for eight years. He is a junior at Mountain Crest High School where he plays the french horn, mellophone and flute in the band. He is the son of Richard and Cristal Gordon of Mendon. ★ LaeKin Burgess come from a great family and is surrounded by great teachers and fabulous friends. LaeKin considers herself music’s biggest fan and loves not only to play the piano but to sing, too. She loves learning, listening and talking a lot. LaeKin is actively involved in any musical endeavor she can get a hold of and plans to continue the study of music for the rest of her life. ★ Savannah Knight is the daughter of Gerald and Trudy Knight of Nibley. Savannah is 11 years old and will be a seventh-grader at Spring Creek Middle School. She has been studying piano under Liz Sampson for four years. She enjoys sports, cooking, playing the piano and camping. ★ James Conger will be entering the seventh grade at Mount Logan Middle School this fall. In his spare time he enjoys practicing the piano, playing the violin, drawing and teasing
his cat. James is also very academically involved and maintained a 4.0 GPA during his sixth-grade year. ★ Hayden Datwyler is 17 years old and will be a senior at Mountain Crest this fall. He has studied piano for 10 years. He is involved in cross country and track and enjoys mountain bikHayden ing, skiing and rappelling in Southern Utah. He is the son of Todd and Kim Datwyler and lives in Providence. Done and mandolinist David Done will B perform instrumental jazz tunes with rhythms acked by their jazz combo, flutist Eliza
from tropical South America. Their accompanying jazz combo includes USU music instructor Rick Langenheim, Sky View percussion captain Jeff Chipman and Sky View Jazz Band bassist Ben Wilhelm.
Eliza — Eliza Done has recently earned
the position of first-chair flute in the Sky View High Symphonic Band and has played in school jazz bands for more than four years. She was one of a few local jazz band members to solo at the State Utah High School Jazz Band Festival. She has also participated in a diverse range of other musical experiences.
David — Eliza’s father, David Done,
performed popular music at high school formals and dozens of church-sponsored dances in southern California. Between engineering semesters at BYU, he toured internationally with the school’s ethnic folk music/dance groups. In one such group, he traded mandolin and guitar roles with folk music mentor/promoter Mark Geslison. David also co-founded the top South American music ensemble in Utah.
Karla Axtell has been accompanying choral groups since the fifth grade. She completed her bachelor’s degree in music with piano emphasis in spring 2008 at USU. She has studied and taught piano intermittently over the years, accompanied the Cache Children’s Cantate Choir during the past 20 years and has served as accompanist for numerous community events and soloists. She is currently rehearsal accompanist for the American Festival Chorus under the direction of Craig Jessop. Karla has a love for all types of music
and enjoys accompanying her nephew, Ryan Axtell, who has become quite a tradition at the noon series at the tabernacle. Karla has also produced five CDs, two featuring LDS hymn arrangements for piano and orchestra arranged by Jay Richards titled, “Hymns of Faith, Vol. 1” and “Hymns of Faith, Vol. 2,” and two classical piano CDs, “Quiet Garden” and “Intermezzo.” Karla is married to Bruce Axtell; they have six daughters, two sons and seven grandchildren.
Logan Cello Choir (June 12) in 2009 with the cello students of T Kelly McConkie Stewart. The only
he Logan Cello Choir was founded
group of its kind in Cache Valley, the Cello Choir consists of talented young cellists from across Cache Valley who study literature specifically written for cello choir. Stewart’s students study cello privately once a week and regularly rehearse and perform cello choir music. The musicians range in age from 5 to 20. Kelly, the group’s director, graduated from Utah State University and earned a master’s degree in cello performance
from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College in New York. While living in New York, Kelly also did an additional year of study at the Julliard School of Music. Later, as an active musician in the Washington, D.C., area, she played with such notable groups as the Kennedy Center’s Washington National Opera, the National Philharmonic and the D.C. Philharmonic. In Utah, Kelly has performed with the Orchestra at Temple Square, the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra and currently teaches as adjunct cello faculty at USU.
Brandon Clayton (June 16) ham, N.C., and began studying B organ at the age of 8. While attending
randon Clayton was raised in Dur-
the North Carolina School of the Arts he was offered a scholarship to USU and moved to Cache Valley. Brandon has been organist for the Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, N.C.; was guest organist at Duke Chapel; and has performed in the Logan and Salt Lake City LDS tabernacles, the Assembly Hall on Temple Square and the Kent Concert Hall at USU. He is in demand
as a soloist and also as an accompanist, performing with such groups as the Cache Children’s Choir, Northern Utah Choral Society, Logan LDS Institute Choirs and the USU Choirs, as well as Classic Concerts International Festivals. Recently Brandon was accepted through a long audition process to be a guest organist at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. He plays a variety of programs there monthly. Brandon and his wife, Sarah Jane, are the parents of three little girls and live in Logan.
T Also playing: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” features three actors who take on the Herculean task of re-enacting the entire repertoire of Shakespeare in less than two hours. “It’s Shakespeare at warp speed,” says director Jim Christian. “Shakespeare purists will love it, and those who have never read Shakespeare will consider it a light, user-friendly version.” The OLRC production will play in repertory: • Friday, June 11, 7:30 p.m. • Saturday, June 12, 7:30 p.m. • Saturday, June 19, 2 p.m. • Saturday, June 19, 7:30 p.m. • Wednesday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. • Friday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. • Saturday, July 10, 2 p.m. • Saturday, July 10, 7:30 p.m. • Wednesday, July 14, 7:30 p.m. • Thursday, July 22, 7:30 p.m. • Friday, July 30, 7:30 p.m.
HE OLD LYRIC Repertory Company will debut the British comedy “Blithe Spirit” on Wednesday, June 16, at the Caine Lyric Theatre, 28 W. Center St., Logan. The second of four summer productions presented by the company, “Blithe Spirit” starts at 7:30 p.m. and plays June 16-18, 24, 26, July 15, 23 and 29. An additional matinee showing will be offered at 2 p.m. June 26. Tickets are available by calling or visiting the Caine School of the Arts Box Office in the Chase Fine Arts Center on the USU campus, 797-8022; at the Caine Lyric Theatre Ticket Office, open from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; or online at boxoffice.usu.edu. For more information on the OLRC’s 2010 season, visit the csa.usu.edu/olrc2009.aspx. Written by English playwright Noel Coward, “Blithe Spirit” tells the story of novelist Charles Condomine, who is haunted by the ghost of his dead wife as she stops at nothing to reclaim him. Charles is the only one able to see the ghost, and the comedy unfolds as Charles’ dead wife does her best to disrupt his current marriage. Director Lynda Linford said although the play is whimsical, there is a deeper meaning behind the comedy. Written in England during World War II, “Blithe Spirit” is a story of hope, regeneration and rejuvenation, she said. Linford teaches theater at USU and has both acted and directed for the OLRC for 20 years.
A séance with consequences: From left, Phillip Lowe as Charles Condomine, Amanda Mahoney as Elvira, Keri Hostetler Larsen as Madame Arcati and Colleen Baum as Ruth in the Old Lyric Repertory Company’s production of “Blithe Spirit,” opening June 16 at the Caine Lyric Theatre.
“Noel Coward offers a fiction to make loss bearable and teaches a universal message, not to trivialize death, but to offer a whimsical situation to laugh at it,” she said. First performed in 1941 in London, “Blithe Spirit” enjoyed success in Britain and on Broadway. The play has also
been revived and performed on Broadway throughout the 1970s, 1980s and, most recently, in 2009. Featured in the major roles in the OLRC production are Keri Hostetler Larsen (Madame Arcati), Phillip R. Lowe (Charles Condomine), Colleen Baum (Ruth) and Amanda Mahoney (Elvira).
Fascinating Flute Quartet w/Randall Bagley (June 17) ★ Margie Halling earned a Bachelor’s of Music in flute performance from BYU in 1994. In 2005 she returned to Weber State University to receive a teaching certificate and endorsement in instrumental music education. She has taught flute lessons for 24 years and has participated in local community orchestras and has conducted several flute choirs in public schools and also in her own studio. ★ Mary Wolford has played the flute for more than 25 years. She studied at Weber State and with Susan Goodfellow, Jeaninne Goeckeritz and Jane Lyman. Mary has played as principal flutist for the orchestra of Southern Utah and also professionally for weddings and other events in many venues. ★ Tara Parsons Stander has played the
flute for 14 years. She obtained a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University in music education during which she played as principal flutist for the USU Orchestra, Wind Orchestra and in the Caine Woodwind Quintet. Tara
resides in Tremonton with her husband, David, and son, Anthony. She teaches music in the public school system and private flute lessons. ★ Sherry Bingham has played the flute since she was 10 years old. She started soloing with the USU band when she was 12 and was a guest soloist with the USU Alumni Band for more than 25 years. She soloed with the Utah Symphony when she was 16 years old in the “Salute to Youth” concert. Sherry has taught flute and piano lessons for more than 40 years and enjoys playing at various events. She graduated from USU in piano pedagogy. She resides in Honeyville with her husband, Mark. They have four children and 14 grandchildren. This flute quartet started playing together only a year and a half ago. Although they
have only played together for a short time, they were invited to perform at the governor’s mansion in 2009. ★ Randall Bagley will make his second appearance at the Noon Music at the Tabernacle series this year. Randall has been performing comedy and juggling for 17 years. He is a past winner of the Utah State University Comedy Competition, a Bagley second-place finalist in the Utah Laff-Off and has opened for the Smothers Brothers. He lives in Providence with his wife and four children.
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Film New this week “The A-Team” Rated PG-13 ★★★ “Overkill is underrated,” says Hannibal Smith, leader of “The A-Team,” while planning a particularly elaborate and explosive scheme to trap a bad guy. Director and co-writer Joe Carnahan apparently subscribes to this school of thought, as well. If you’re looking for subtlety, look elsewhere. Carnahan’s big-screen version of the ’80s TV series is ridiculously overthe-top, full of wild helicopter chases and exploding sport utility vehicles and tumbling cargo containers. At times it feels like little more than a cacophony of automatic gunfire and shattered glass. Then again, you shouldn’t really expect anything else given the source material. Mainly it’s just flat-out fun, with a cheeky sense of humor — way more enjoyable than you might expect when you consider the ignominious history of movies inspired by TV shows. Carnahan keeps things moving; the film’s fluid editing is especially noticeable during the big set pieces — impossibly complex, intricately timed missions that the team makes look easy. The strength of the cast helps: Liam Neeson as Hannibal, the team’s cigar-chomping mastermind; Bradley Cooper, an ideal choice to play charmer Templeton “Face” Peck; and “District 9” star Sharlto Copley, bringing equal amounts of humor and danger to the role of “Howlin’ Mad” Murdock. Even mixed martial arts star Quinton “Rampage” Jackson offers a solid presence, filling the intimidating shoes of Mr. T to play B.A. Baracus. PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence throughout, language and smoking. 118 min.
Still playing “Get Him to the Greek” Rated R ★★★1⁄2 Finally this summer, a movie that lives up to its hype. This is a complete blast, a much-needed breath of fresh air — well, as much fresh air as you can get in crowded clubs, packed rock shows and trashed hotel
suites. But you get the idea. Its energy is what’s so refreshing, its lack of pretension or self-seriousness, especially during a season of bloated, boring blockbusters. Like the 2008 hit “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” which inspired it, and like the other stand-out Judd Apatow productions such as “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” ‘’Knocked Up” and “Superbad,” ‘’Get Him to the Greek” is primarily here to offer up a good time, with rapid-fire jokes, great pacing and (of course) a litany of clever pop-culture references. But there’s always that layer of humanity and sweetness that sneaks in, providing some heart along with the raunchiness. Russell Brand’s performance was one of the funniest, most memorable parts of “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and here he reprises the role of preening British rock star Aldous Snow. Jonah Hill co-stars as the young record executive who must escort him from London to Los Angeles for a 10th-anniversary concert at the Greek Theatre. Naturally, this does not go as planned. R for strong sexual content and drug use throughout, and pervasive language. 107 min. “Splice” Rated R ★★1⁄2 Director Vincenzo Natali’s Frankenstein tale is pure potluck — a pinch of braininess, a bit of gothic terror, a morsel of gross-out horror and a touch of kinky sex fantasy. The parts sometimes don’t fit that gracefully. Yet the movie’s occasional bolts-in-the-neck crudeness is offset by its wicked humor, really cool effects and a fair number of genuine scares as the laboratory offspring of two cocky scientists grows from cute little freak to sensuous monster. Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley play possibly the dumbest super-geniuses ever on screen, who move from combining animal DNA into useful new critters to adding human genes to the recipe. The result quickly grows into a gorgeous femme fatale (Delphine Chaneac), roughly human in appearance but with birdlike lower legs, enhanced strength and agility and serious mommy-and-daddy issues. Natali composes some truly striking images around this
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“The Karate Kid” Rated PG ★★ Fellow children of the ’80s: Merely pondering the possibility of a “Karate Kid” remake tears at the very fiber of our adolescence. Nevertheless, a new version is upon us. Director Harald Zwart (“Agent Cody Banks”) hits all the same notes and adheres closely to Robert Mark Kamen’s original 1984 script, down to a sweep-theleg moment in the finale. Details have been tweaked in Christopher Murphey’s new script, including the setting: Instead of moving from New Jersey to Los Angeles because of his single mom’s new job, our young hero moves from Detroit to Beijing, where he promptly incurs the wrath of the local thugs and learns martial arts to protect himself. (And by the way, it’s now kung fu.) But one of the biggest changes of all is the creature — though the ethical idiocy of Polley and Brody’s characters and the movie’s gradual devolution into standard horror territory undermines this science project gone wrong. R for disturbing elements including strong sexuality, nudity, sci-fi violence and language. 104 min. “Marmaduke” Rated PG ★1⁄2 Seven-year-olds are the target audience for this talkingdog extravaganza, based on the long-running comic strip, and no
character’s age. Ralph Macchio was what, like, 35 when he starred in the original? But he looked 16, as his character was, so he seemed like a good fit. Now the character, Dre, is 12 — as is the film’s star, Jaden Smith. But with his pretty face and slight build, Smith looks about 9. It’s distracting. So neither the fighting nor the romance with a girl who’s out of his league — two key components of “The Karate Kid” — makes sense. Still, we must watch Dre go through the motions of learning from Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), the handyman in the building where he and his mother, Sherry (Taraji P. Henson), now live. Chan is solid in an extremely different role, one that’s much more serious and understated than his well-known, playful persona. PG for bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language. 135 min. one else. Adults, meanwhile, will have to endure groan-inducing puns, some seriously cheesy green-screen effects and a hokey, feel-good ending. We know we’re in trouble early when Marmaduke (voiced by Owen Wilson) climbs into bed with his owners, Phil (Lee Pace) and Debbie (Judy Greer), and passes gas, prompting one of many exasperated, sitcommy cries of “Marma-DUKE!” Later on, there is the obligatory who-let-thedogs-out joke. But somewhere in there is a clever nugget of an
idea: the dog park as a canine version of high school. Once Marmaduke and his family move from Kansas to Orange County, Calif., for Phil’s new job with an organic pet-food company, the 200-pound Great Dane must learn to make friends in a totally different environment. Mazie, a tomboyish Australian shepherd voiced huskily by Emma Stone, becomes Marmaduke’s first friend and explains the various cliques to him. While he falls in with Mazie and the mutts, he dares to have a crush on Jezebel (Fergie), a Collie who happens to be the girlfriend of the leader of the pedigrees (Kiefer Sutherland). It’s “The Outsiders,” with fur. PG for some rude humor and language. 93 min. “Shrek Forever After” Rated PG ★1⁄2 Given that this is the first film in the “Shrek” franchise in 3-D, it’s surprisingly flat — and we’re not just talking about the look of it. This fourth and allegedly final installment in the series is lifeless, joyless and woefully devoid of the upbeat energy that distinguished the earlier movies — well, at least the first two. If “Shrek the Third” from 2007 felt tired, “Shrek Forever After” is practically narcoleptic. Brief bursts of manic energy give way to long, heavy stretches that drag. Most of the hackneyed pop culture references of its predecessors are gone, mercifully, but so is the fun. This time, the big, bad ogre (voiced as always by Mike Myers) is having a mid-life crisis — not exactly a hoot for the kids in the audience, and their parents can suffer through that at home for free. As for the animation, presenting it in 3-D doesn’t add a whole lot. This is not a deeply immersive experience; more often, it consists of stuff being flung at you in gimmicky fashion. And the frustrating part is, the “Shrek” movies didn’t need an added dimension: They already had an impressive visual scheme all their own. Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas return to the voice cast. PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language. In 3-D and IMAX 3-D. 93 min. — All reviews by The Associated Press
T WOULDN’T BE summer if we weren’t getting sequels, remakes and TV shows in movie form. As you already know, the new “ATeam” film is based on the ’80s TV show of the same name. This time production values are through the roof and the violence has been amped up from the family-friendly show we all remember. Here the A-Team — comprised of Hannibal (Liam Neeson), Face (Bradley Cooper), Murdock (Sharlto Copley) and B.A. Baracus (UFC fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson) — hasn’t become “Soldiers of Fortune” yet. They’re running covert missions for the U.S. government. Hannibal Smith is the brains of the organization. Always planning, his strategies, no matter how crazy, end up successful. When Hannibal and his team are called on to procure stolen U.S. mint plates, which are being used illegally to print U.S. money, he comes up with a plan involving everything from airbags to super-strong magnets. That’s the A-Team for you: Like MacGyver, but on a more global level. Planning is everything. “A-Team” plays out like a typical action movie, but has a few throwbacks to the old TV show that might excite fans. Mr. T, who famously played B.A.
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Baracus in the ’80s, has spoken out against the film saying it’s become way too filled with hard violence. Even though it’s rated PG-13, adults who remember the show fondly and have kids now probably want to steer away from taking younger children. This isn’t the familyfriendly show anymore. Speaking of action, “The ATeam” has plenty of it. When it comes to gigantic action set pieces, it excels. Sure, a lot of it is CGI, but the camera moves so quickly and the CGI
★★★ “The A-Team” Rated PG-13
is so good, it’s hard to tell. The movie does suffer from the modern action cliché of shakycam hand-to-hand combat scenes where you never know who is punching who, with the camera cutting so fast it’s hard to tell what’s going on at all. When the camera pans back to take in the scope of the elaborate set pieces, the movie takes on an awe-inspiring feel, but close up it could be any modern action film. Like so many of these movies, the villains here are pretty bland — their machine guns never hit anyone, and they monologue endlessly before they’re about to kill someone, which ultimately proves to be their downfall.
Hannibal and his team have been set up. After completing more than 80 successful missions for the U.S. government, they’re now being held in maximum security prisons around the world because layers of double-
crossing government lackeys have descended upon them. The movie plays out with Hannibal and his team never knowing exactly who is behind the plot until the very end. I have to hand it to the movie: I really didn’t see it coming. Kudos for keeping the audience in suspense when so many other films like this telegraph exactly what’s coming. When I said “The A-Team” follows your typical action film storylines, it’s because it does. That doesn’t make it a bad movie, as a lot of the scenes and dialogue are quite inventive, but it doesn’t make it a revolutionary one, either. Having said that, we’re not looking for a revolutionary film here anyway, but one that will keep our attention and help us reminisce about our childhood when we watched the original TV series. Feedback at aaronpeck46@ gmail.com.
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‘A-Team’ just a typical action flick
achary or Utah State University graduate student Zachary Proctor, painting is not only a skill, but a passion. He views the world in terms of canvas and color. Interprets with an artist’s mind. Thinks with a well-trained brush. Doesn’t conform to your mother’s idea of a “good” painter. He’s much better than that. Zachary knew he was good in high school, but never thought painting would be a lucrative path. His parents lobbied for graphic designer or architect, but he painted anyway. “I think as a kid I always enjoyed building things and making things,” he said. “I always enjoyed drawing and creating architectural plans and then building them. Painting, specifically, I don’t know what it was; it just felt like a good fit. I just enjoyed the muscle of it, I guess. The dirtiness of it and what happens while you’re doing it. The effects, the reactions that it has to what you do. The forgivingness of it is really kind of a cool thing.” After graduating from Skyline High School in 1995, Zachary went on to serve a two-year LDS mission. Following his return he settled into classes at the University of Utah and found a job at Primary Children’s Medical Center as a sort-of day counselor in residential treatment. He was able to paint while he worked the graveyard shift. “There’s not really a track to be a painter,” he said. “If you want to be a doctor or a lawyer there’s a track that you get on and there are certain schools you go to. And then when you graduate there’s a route you take from the school you studied at to the institution you work at. But with a painter it’s like you’re out floating in the ocean. No one is really holding your hand telling you, ‘OK, now you’ve got to do this for that, or 10 paintings for that gallery.’ So I didn’t really know if there was a future. “In high school I didn’t really know what it would lead to. When I got home from my mission I was just feeling things out. (Painting) is not really conducive
to raising a family, and a lot of people told me not to do art. Probably because I wasn’t really good at it and they didn’t want me to struggle. But I took a couple art classes at the U and fell in love with it. So I decided I would devote 10 years to giving it a try.” As an undergrad he began making money off his paintings. Galleries wanted his work on the walls and customers sought him out for family portraits. Suddenly painting was paying the bills for this artist. He was doing exactly what he wanted and was bringing home enough green to live and enjoy, opening a whole
new set of doors. This was no longer a hobby, but a career. By the time Zachary graduated from the UofU in 2002 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in painting and drawing, he was comfortable with his path. Becoming more and more successful doing what he enjoys, the money made his dream a reality, but he never put the words “success” and “money” in the same thought. Success never came because of money, he said. “Once I decided to do this I went for the purest, idealist route. And if that didn’t work I would start to do commercial art or graphic design, a business sort of (option),” Zachary said. “I haven’t had to do it. I haven’t had a job for six or seven years. I guess you can be a painter and make money.” Having shown his work in California, Salt Lake City and even Maine, Zachary is well seasoned at seeing his art in galleries. He has never approached a gallery,
octor: One artist’s journey to success though; they have always come to him. His painting subject preference is people. The expressive form of a person can give a painter an endless supply of emotion, he said. “People can project themselves into a painting,” Zachary said. “When you’re doing a large painting with full figures, people can kind of resonate. That’s how we interact with the world. They’re people and we’re people and we project ourselves in stories and movies. We go to movies and watch people and we think of ourselves as one of the characters. I kind of see it (like) that with a painting, where there are characters and maybe you see yourself as one of them and you relate to it. It’s a lot easier to tell a story with people than it is with apples and oranges.” When he began drawing and painting he would put on the paper or canvas exactly how the world was. It wasn’t until later in life that he figured out he could interpret the world and turn it into what he envisioned, not merely what he saw. So he pieced things together — if a face wasn’t the way he wanted, he would use his creative license to change it. This introduced him to his painting form, contemporary realism. He takes an idea (in this case a face) and morphs it into his concept of perfection. He’s altering reality, but it’s still true, still honest. “I do paint from photographs; I paint from life and things out of my head. But it is kind of a sort of stew of all (kinds) of stuff that come together,” he said. “Painting faces is usually one of the hardest things to paint. When you’re painting someone that’s looking right at you, if you’re a centimeter off there or a quarter of an inch off here, it starts to look tricky. There’s a lot in the identity of a person. The variety of faces you get is pretty fascinating. The expression, emotions and identity that people attach to, it’s fun to think about. “I’m moving into the direction where I paint things as I want to see them, or as I want them to be. I’m less concerned
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Zachary Proctor touches up a self-portrait in his studio at Utah State University on Wednesday. with looking at something and making it exactly like that. I’m more interested in interpreting it and expressing the way I want to see it or the way I want to remember it. It’s been an interesting transition and challenging sometimes.” Inspiration comes in many forms for Zachary. He enjoys the symphony, movies and theater, although he says he’s no good at those forms of art. He can see a good movie and it will make him want to go paint. All of these other creative outlets fuse into what he does and what he creates. He describes his journey to Utah State University as an “it-just-happened” event. Making no big plan to attend graduate school, let alone in Logan, Zachary applied after the last minute. He initially was invited up to give a lecture and fell in
love with the area. “I thought maybe this would be a good opportunity to break some rules and challenge myself,” he said. “When I came up here last fall I thought this would be a good time to start making my paintings rather than making paintings for other people.” Zachary has created his own little “creative cave,” as he describes it. He can come to Logan and do what he does and nobody can really interact with it. He has found the quiet and inspiration he needs to work on his current project, a series of 100 24-by-24-inch canvases of just faces. He’s on number 35. With his dog Sage relaxing on her oversized pillow in the corner of his studio, Zachary sets to work. As in the beginning, he won’t be thinking about the
money. He’ll be painting for himself, how he sees it. And hat’s all he’s ever wanted. “I know a lot of artists want to be remembered, they want to be famous, they want money, they want to hang in certain galleries or museums,” he said. “I don’t really have any aspiration for fame or money. I want to be at a point where I can paint what I want to paint and be comfortable. That’s kind of an ambiguous term for some people. I just want to be able to wake up and do what I want to do and never let that passion go away, be this 75year-old man and be just as passionate as a 30-year-old. So I think if you attach success to things or spaces you find yourself disappointed when you get there.”
*By Erin W. Anderson
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OU KNOW HOW WE could really reduce government spending, improve foreign relations and probably reduce global warming? Get rid of politicians. We don’t need to reduce the cost of police, firefighters, schools, health care and road builders; we need to get rid of the people who yammer about these things for a career. Watching just about any 30 minutes of C-Span should convince you of this. The people who are yelling the loudest about runaway government spending are, ironically, paid by the government. There is one thing they yammer about of which I approve: past and current presidents campaigning on platforms extolling the virtues of faith-based community groups and the need for volunteerism. Let’s bring that home. If we can trust the safety of this country to a volunteer army, we sure ought to be able to get by with a volunteer government. Soldiers do get paid a little, but not nearly enough. They endure it because it is a short-term service to their country. Politicians, in principle, do the same thing, but get paid a lot more while risking little. I know politicians still don’t make professional sports-star salaries. Many of them actually spend more money getting into office than they make while in office. However, everything they do make comes out of tax dollars. Plus the whole election extravaganza is a colossal waste of money that could be replaced by a simple volunteer process. Let’s take a look at a couple of examples closer to home — the LDS Church, for example. Well organized and fiscally sound with a relatively sane, happy membership, the church is primarily run by rotating volunteer leaders and teachers on the local level. Missionaries spread the word as a volunteer service. On the other hand, the Catholic Church pays, clothes and houses clergy. It owns its own semi-country. It is also implicated in the Spanish Inquisition and current worldwide scandals of an extremely seedy nature. Another clear win for volunteerism. Or model government after the Peace Corps. Just having the word “peace” associated with govern-
Slightly Off Center By Dennis Hinkamp
ment would be a step forward. In fact, instead of calling it politics, we could just call it the Peace Corps. I know the name is already taken, but with all the money we’ll be saving, we could buy the name. The Peace Corps could change its name to the Military Standoff Corps, the Cease Fire Corps or something similar. Volunteers might not be the smartest or most qualified persons for the job, but they are more likely to get things done in an expeditious manner because they have other things to do. Nobody would have the time to filibuster if they really needed to get home in time for the kids’ baseball games. Weekends and holidays would be reserved for family, church and lawn care so debates would have to be short. Without the possibility of making a career out of it, even campaigns would be shorter and less flashy. Millions of hours of television would be freed up for more useful things such as an extra season of “Lost” or World Cup soccer replays. Dennis Hinkamp does not really think politicians cause global warming; they just get in the way of solving it. 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. Feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Clark Salisbury (Salisbury Photography) A B-17 departs Logan at 6:50 p.m. last Friday.
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RETURNED FROM my first trip to the Czech Republic at the end of May. This was a cycling trip that included seven days of biking over hilly terrain along the Austrian and Czech border. In addition, I had a day in Vienna and one in Prague. This trip reminded me of biking in Tuscany in 2004. The hills were more sustained in Tuscany, but the winds were more challenging in the Czech Republic. The ancient towns in both areas have seen plagues and invasions over the centuries, and still survived. The country is divided into Moravia and Bohemia; we started in the former and finished in the latter area. The monastery at Vyssi Brod on the Moldau River near Cesky Krumlov has a library containing 70,000 volumes going back to the ninth century. That is one example of the treasures we saw in nine days. Near Vienna we saw many vineyards and visited the second-largest winery in the Czech Republic called the Knights Templar, which has existed since the 13th century with vast underground storage areas. We tasted three white wines and two red wines. They were all dry, but I thought somewhat lacking in body. I can remember a riesling, a traminer, a rosé, a red modry Portugal and a cabernet Moravia. Premium wines from Moravia did well at the Paris wine
competition held last March, but I could not find any sold in the United States. In all of the small towns where we stayed, the price of a bottle of water, a glass of wine or beer, and coffee were about the same at $1.50. The beer is some of the best in Europe since pilsner beer originated in the town of Plzen. Czechs have the highest percapita consumption of beer in Europe, but I did not see anyone out of control. We have in our local store a beer I saw advertised often in Bohemia, the Pilsner Urquell for $1.99 a bottle. After several days of riding away from Vienna, we saw fewer vineyards and more wooded and agricultural areas. The Czech food tended to be on the heavy side. The meat dishes had a thick herb sauce and bread dumplings. A specialty in one town was fried pieces of carp in a mushroom sauce. This fried carp reminded me of the fried clams famous in Boston. One night I had a chicken breast covered with sliced almonds, lightly fried and served with cranberry sauce. On our last night of the tour we had a great meal where large platters of food were set on the table. These platters contained pieces of salmon, halibut, chicken, pork and beef. I only ate the fish and found it to be baked and nicely seasoned. For once we agreed on the wine, which was an Italian rosé, not
egistration is under way for free summer classes for incoming Logan city and Cache County sixthgraders. These four-day classes are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and taught by Mount Logan Middle School teachers. Lunch is provided. To sign up, visit www.mlms.logan.k12. ut.us. Please, one class per student. Topics include:
— June 28-July 1 — Create with clay, paint, write poetry and eat lunch in the park. Kids will make clay whistles, pots and chirping birds, and fire them with beautiful glazes. A classroom computer website will also be created to display their work.
Cache Wines By William Moore
Czech. In Prague, the prices for everything increased by a factor of two. Like imports from Argentina and Australia, possibly one day we will see Czech wines on the local shelves. We do have a few wines from Austria. A light summer wine is the 2008 Hopler Gruner Veltliner at $12.99. This greenish-yellow wine is dry with flavors of fruits and some acidity. I liked the alcohol content at 11 percent. I would serve this light wine with salads or even white fish. There are a couple more white wines worthy of summer drinking: The 2008 Yalumba Viognier at $9.99 is rated 88,
Recommended F Pilsner Urquell beer at $1.99 per bottle F 2008 Hopler Gruner Veltliner at $12.99 F 2008 Kunde Sauvignon Blanc at $10.99 F 2007 Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon at $13.99 F 2009 Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes at $14.99 F 2008 Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec Rosé at $11.99 F 2007 Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon at $14.99
and Yalumba has been on a run with good Viognier wines. This is their secondary label, but still a great value with floral aromas and flavors of peach. Also, the 2008 Kunde Sauvignon Blanc at $10.99 took my fancy. This Magnolia Lane wine has a few percent of Semillon and Viognier to give a more mellow flavor. The 2007 Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon at $13.99 from California has intrigued me over two bottles. The flavor keeps changing depending on the food and airing of the wine. I asked friends their evaluation and they agreed it was a complex wine
— July 12-15 — Go mountain biking, canoeing, hiking and golfing! — June 14-17 — Build rockets, visit a space engineering facility, eat astronaut ice cream and more. — June 14-17 — Technology past and present. Make a gumball machine and a giant-scale clothespin, and use the computer to build your own “battle robot.”
constantly changing. With a national rating of 89 it is a good buy in cabernet. The popularity of Argentinean wines continues and our store has been stocking the latest vintages. In adjacent bins, from Crios de Susana Balbo is the 2009 Torrontes at $14.99, the 2008 Malbec Rosé at $11.99 and the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon at $14.99. For a different taste in white wine, I suggest you try the Torrontes, which is dry with subtle flavors of pear and orange. The Malbec Rosé is bolder than other rosé wines so it can handle some meat dishes in addition to baked salmon. It has strawberry and cherry flavors. If you want an excellent cabernet at a reasonable price then go for the Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine was aged for nine months in oak and bottled without fining or filtering. This red wine has flavors of black currants and dark fruit to match any meat dish. All three wines are rated 90 by Robert Parker and I love this winery. William Moore is retired from the Utah State University chemistry and biochemistry department and currently lives in Smithfield. 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.
— June 21-24 — Learn about the food pyramid to make bread, caramels and other delicious treats — kids will leave with their own recipe book. (outdoor adventure) — July 19-22 — Hike, write, bike and play team sports like beachball volleyball, etc. Participants will also hike to the wind caves, canoe, and make kites and ice cream.
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Beer, wine and food from around Europe
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All mixed up
Summerfest 2010: ‘Hello Sunshine!’
Faire 2010, “Hello Sunshine!,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 17, 18 and 19 on the shady lawn of the historic Logan LDS Tabernacle. Admission is free. For more information, call 2133858 or visit Summerfest headquarters in the historic Champ House across the street from the tabernacle, 69 E. 100 North. Summerfest offers fine art, great food and entertainment, as well as headliner concerts each evening. Local and regional visitors will have the opportunity to purchase fine art and gifts at great prices, and a delightful variety of food, snacks and drinks. All vendors are carefully selected for quality and variety. Two contests are being sponsored this year, a “plein-air” competition and a new contest for photographers. For the pleinair event, fine artists will create a painting in just three days, after which it will be juried then displayed and offered for sale in a silent auction at Summerfest. For
the photographers’ event, artists will take their photos over the same three days then display and sell them over the weekend. Summerfest is a juried fine art/fine craft festival featuring more than 150 artists from across the country. Mediums include oil and watercolor painting, fiber art, acrylics, sculpture, pottery, photography, jewelry and more. Generous support is provided by the Cache County RAPZ fund. “Summerfest involves all areas of the community and it brings everyone together,” said Summerfest board chair Wally Bloss. “It showcases visual artists from the area and allows everyone to be transported to a different time and place. When you’re there you don’t have to worry about what else is going on in your life.” Families will also enjoy the children’s art yard where young people can explore their own creativity through art projects provided by the Logan City School District.
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Five-year-old Ciera Beveridge creates a gigantic bubble inside the Children’s Art Yard at Summerfest Arts Faire 2007.
Carothers up next at Crumb Bros.
Utah Festival Opera performer kicks off annual speaker series HE CACHE T Valley Visitors Bureau’s third annual
HE BRIDGER FOLK MUSIC T Society will present a concert with songwriter, singer and teacher Craig
Carothers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Crumb Brothers Bakery, 291 S. 300 West in Logan. Tickets are $13 and are available by calling 757-3468, or take your chances at the door the night of the show. Seating is very limited, so advance purchase is recommended. In the last few years alone, Carothers has driven 80,000 miles to play in more than 50 cities in 20 states. When you figure in the airplanes and rental cars, it adds up to a lot of scenery and a lot of songs. The journey — and the songs — began in the Pacific Northwest. Carothers’ parents were both music teachers; around the house, sounds ranged from Brubeck to Mancini and Victor Borgé
to Jonathan Winters. Later influences included Motown, Joni Mitchell, Tom Lehrer, and The Beatles. In recent years, Carothers’ songs have been recorded by artists including Trisha Yearwood, Kathy Mattea, Lorrie Morgan, Sons of the Desert, Kate Markowitz, Andrea Zonn, Steve Seskin, Berkley Hart and Peter, Paul and Mary. Carothers also teaches songwriting workshops all over the country. For more information, visit www. bridgerfolk.org or www.craigcarothers. com.
speaker series kicks off with Utah Festival Opera performer Vanessa Schukis at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, in the historic Cache County Courthouse, 199 N. Main St., Logan. Admission is free and everyone is invited. For more information, call 755-1890 or visit www.tourcachevalley.com. Schukis hails from Boston and is returning to Logan for her ninth season with Utah Festival Opera. She’ll present “A Singer’s Journey” complete with amusing anecdotes, a few serious stories and musical
Schukis numbers as she talks about a performing career that has taken her across the United States and Europe. In addition to drawing critical acclaim with a repertoire of operatic, oratorio and Broadway performances, Schukis has been
a soloist/section leader for the historic Old North Church in Boston for 22 years and a soloist for 11 years at St. Paul’s Church in Wellesley, Mass. Future speakers include Doug Lemon from the Space Dynamics Lab on June 23; Ann Torrence, author of “US Highway 89: The Scenic Route to Seven Western National Parks,” on July 7; Darrin Smith, author of “Logan Reflections: Photographs Then, Now and In-Between,” on July 14; a speaker yet to be announced July 28; and USU anthropologist Bonnie Pitblado discussing early valley inhabitants Aug. 4.
By Jenny Allen
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Training is a great way to not only teach your puppy or newly adopted dog how to behave,
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any age that have lived in your household for any period of time. A behavior consultation or individual training session is great for behaviors you would consider a problem and/or behaviors that cannot safely or effectively be dealt with in a class setting (for example, any cat problem behaviors or training issues, aggression or fear issues, training for people who are unable to attend a six-week class, separation anxiety, trouble with specific training issues, confidence building, etc.). For problem behaviors, our behavior consultant will first help you figure out the factors behind the behavior so you can effectively manage the problem and then help you replace it with more appropriate behavior. You will learn how to communicate more effectively with your pet. For more information or to schedule your pet for any of these services, call the Providence location at 755-3202 or visit our website at www.mtnviewvet.com.
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Sometimes dogs need a little help, too Does your pet ... M
Registration now open for 13th annual Vocal Performance Camp R EGISTRATION is now open for the Cache Children’s Choir’s 13th annual Vocal Performance Camp for ages 12-18, to be held Aug. 913 at USU’s Chase Fine Arts Center. Participants will sing and dance with an ensemble and perfect a solo piece for auditions. Camp is taught by Dr. Cindy Dewey and others. Cost is $85. VPC fills quickly. For availability, contact Bonnie Slade at 753-1806. This unique camp offers a two-prong focus on classical vocal training and musical theater training that compliment one another and round out the developing singer’s options. Daily classes run
from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and culminate with class recitals and a musical theater performance on the Morgan Theatre stage. Males are especially welcome. No prior experience is necessary, only a love for singing and performing. Outstanding specialists in voice, choir
and dance will provide professional instruction. This popular camp draws participants from throughout the United States. Dewey is head of the voice and opera programs at USU where she has taught for the last 13 years. Before moving to Utah, she ran the gradu-
ate and undergraduate voice programs at West Virginia University. She holds three degrees in voice performance and a degree in speech language pathology. Her area of specialty is vocal pedagogy and voice science research. She has established a voice science lab at USU and is one of the first voice teachers in the U.S. to have a Phonatory Aerodynamic System. Dewey will teach two group voice classes and vocal master classes at the camp, as well as give a solo vocal recital. For more information and registration forms, visit the 2010 Cache Children’s Choir Academy of Singing website.
Kula, Threlfall to present ‘Music that Heals the Soul’ SU ALUMNI U Jeremy Threlfall and Kevin Kula will perform favorites from their “Music that Heals the Soul” concert tour at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Ellen Eccles Conference Center on campus. Tickets are $10 and available by calling 1-800-538-2663 or 797-0423, at the downstairs office of the Ellen Eccles Conference Center, or online at www.Music
thatHealstheSoul.com. Threlfall and Kula will perform “Music of the Night” from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Memory” from “Cats,” “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables” “Ava Maria,” “Unforgettable,” “Stardust” and many more. This concert will also feature many of their own compositions, which are fully orchestrated, as well as containing piano and vocals.
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* This week’s New York Times Bestseller List * HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” by Stieg Larsson 2. “Dead in the Family” by Charlaine Harris 3. “61 Hours” by Lee Child 4. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett 5. “Storm Prey” by John Sandford HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. “Spoken from the Heart” by Laura Bush 2. “To Save America” by Newt Gingrich 3. “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis 4. “Sh*t My Dad Says” by Justin Halpern 5. “War” by Sebastian Junger PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert 2. “With the Old Breed” by E.B. Sledge 3. “Mennonite in a Little Black Dress” by Rhoda Janzen 4. “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea” by Chelsea Handler 5. “My Horizontal Life” by Chelsea Handler
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Friday How the West Was Worn Week continues at the American West Heritage Center as part of its Daily Adventures program with five sites open for hands-on, living history activities. A children’s Victorian tea party will be held at 2 p.m. (reservations are required). Pony rides and train rides take place all day. Most activities are included with admission. Kent, Eric, Jeff and Sean Wallis will present a Concert and Lecture Series program at 7 p.m. Friday at the Logan LDS Tabernacle. Kent and this sons will be displaying some of their paintings and relating the stories behind them. Admission is free and everyone is invited. Shimmering Sands will present “Sandstorm” with special guest performer Amina at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the USU Taggart Student Center. Tickets are $12 and will be available at the door. Shimmering Sands will also host Amina with an Urban Tribal Bellydance Workshop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Whittier Community Center. Cost is $45 at the door. For more information about Amina, visit www.aminaslc.tripod.com. The Cache Valley Stargazers will host their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Room 244 of the Science-Engineering-Research (SER) Building on the USU campus. An annual used-book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cache County Library in Providence, 15 N. Main. A Summer Reading registration and kick-off will be held at 10 a.m. Monday on the Providence Elementary ball field. For more information, call 752-7881. Not an Airplane will perform with Mark Wardle and KiraMesa (acoustic/country) at 8 p.m. Friday at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Cover charge is $5. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/whysound. Candi & Stacy from USU Food C will talk about how to incorporate more calcium into your diet through healthy, low-cost meals and snacks from noon to 1 p.m. Friday in the Providence Macey’s Little Theater. There is no charge. Seating is limited; call 753-3301. OPTIONS for Independence will take a trip to Willard Bay State Park at 11 a.m. Friday. Bring a sandwich; chips and drinks will be provided. To sign up, for more information or to schedule transportation, call 753-5353. A wilderness survival camp for varsity and venture crews will be held Friday, Saturday and Monday up Blacksmith Fork Canyon. This camp fulfills requirements for the Ranger Award. For more information, call at 753-8070.
Saturday Daily Adventures continues at the American West Heritage Center. A tepee party will be presented at 2 p.m. with Shoshone games and activities. Art Every Day is at 3 p.m. Pony rides and train rides take place all day.
The Western singing duo Tumbleweeds will perform from 6 p.m. to closing Saturday at the Cracker Barrel Cafe in Paradise. Everyone is invited. Banjoman & Co. will open Smithfield city’s annual Concerts-in-the-Park series at 7 p.m. Saturday at 65 N. Main St. Admission is free; bring your own lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather the concert will move to the Youth Center at 50 N. 50 West. Todd Fallis and the Jon Gudmundson Jazz Quintet will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Iron Gate Grill. Everyone is invited. This week’s “Saturdays at the Museum” program at USU’s Museum of Anthropology will feature “Diaries of the Holocaust: A Tribute to Anne Frank.” A silent exhibit will include journal entries, personal accounts and a brief history of the Holocaust. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is invited. Kira Mesa will perform with Ben Hibshman, Sophie & Tessa and Paul Christiansen (acoustic) at 8 p.m. Saturday at Why Sound. Cover charge is $5. Come meet some Paso Fino horses at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cala de Vision Paso Fino horse farm in Preston, 6843 E. Highway 36. Gaits, disposition, training, riding and showing will be demonstrated. Horses of various ages and types will be available for purchase. For more information, call 208-852-2993. The Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at Merlin Olsen Park. This weekend’s event features a Party for Pops with specials guests Pounders Hawaiian Grill, Camp Chef and Renegade Sports. There will be live music.
Sunday Join the Logan Dance and Dinner Club at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Logan Golf Country Club. Cost is $75 per couple with cash bar. Live music will be provided by Mind Your Ps and Qs from Salt Lake City. RSVP by Sunday to LoganDanceClub@gmail.com. The Summer Citizen Group’s Sunday Afternoon Series continues with professor Larry Boothe at 1 p.m. on the great lawn adjacent to Old Main on campus (in case of rain, meet in Old Main). Bring your own chairs. For more information, contact Norm at 787-1406. Why Sound will host a L.I.F.E. Benefit show at 8 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/whysound.
Monday USU’s Intermountain Herbarium will host a five-day public workshop, “Introduction to Plant Identification,” from 10 a.m. to noon June 14-18 in the Geology building, Room 301, on campus. Cost is $50. For more information, contact Michael Piep at 797-0061 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.herb arium.usu.edu.
Ice hockey camp starts Monday at the Eccles Ice Center, 2825 N. 200 East, North Logan. Improve your skills and learn technique. Some experience is required and some rental gear is available. For more information, including prices, call 787-2288. The Hyrum Senior Center will host a special Father’s Day cookout and program at noon Wednesday. The Westernaires will provide live entertainment. Lunch is free for men and $3.50 for women. All seniors are invited. Call 245-3570 to RSVP by Monday. The Logan Chapter of NARFE will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Cache Senior Citizens Center. Marilyn and Jim Thomas will talk about their experiences in humanitarian relief. All retired and active federal employees and their spouses are invited.
Tuesday Curves of Cache Valley is now hosting free Tuesdays. Come in, work out and learn about fitness for women. For hours, call Logan, 755-9293; Smithfield, 563-5657; or Hyrum, 245-4734. In honor of Summerfest Arts Faire, it’s Arts Week for Daily Adventures at the American West Heritage Center. This week will focus on folk and fine arts, crafts and artisan methods. A children’s Victorian tea party will be held at 2 p.m. (reservations are required). Art Every Day is at 3 p.m. The Bridgerland chapter of the Utah Storytellers Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the main center of the American West Heritage Center. Children are especially invited to this meeting as it will focus on stories for and about children. There will also be a short workshop on storytelling. Children will be encouraged to prepare and tell stories to the group. The Cache Valley Gluten Intolerance Group will explore different gluten-free foods at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Logan Lee’s Marketplace (meet in the snack bar area). For more information, e-mail CacheValleyGIG@gmail.com. The Cache Chamber of Commerce will host its Third Tuesday Luncheon at noon Tuesday at the Copper Mill. Everyone is invited; bring your business cards and be prepared to share what is great about your business. To register, call 752-2161.
Wednesday The Cache Valley Visitors Bureau’s third annual speaker series kicks off with Utah Festival Opera performer Vanessa Schukis at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the historic Cache County Courthouse, 199 N. Main St., Logan. The Blue Thong Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the White Owl patio. (In case of bad weather, meet at the Iron Gate Grill in Logan.) For more information, contact Sarah at 363-7451. Author Jerry L. Ainsworth will speak about his book, “The Lives and Travels of Mormon
and Moroni,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fast Forward Charter High School, 875 W. 1400 North, Logan. Arts Week at Daily Adventures continues at the American West Heritage Center. A mountain man party will be held at 2 p.m. Scott Bradley will lead a “To Preserve the Nation” Constitution class at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Book Table. There is no cost. For more information, call 753-2930. All on Seven will perform with Freshly Dead Cats (acoustic/alternative) at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Why Sound. Cover charge is $5. Stephanie Skewes will help you make Father’s Day perfect by grilling shrimp, asparagus, loaded potatoes and a chocolate dessert from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Providence Macey’s Little Theater. There is no charge. Seating is limited; call 753-3301. OPTIONS for Independence will take a trip to Hogle Zoo at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children and seniors. Lunch prices will vary and transportation will cost $5. To sign up, call 753-5353 ext. 108. Curves Women’s Social Bi-annual Talent Extravaganza featuring crafts, products, wares and talents will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at all three Curves locations. Curves products will also be discounted during the event and healthy-living topics will be presented.
Thursday Scout & Youth Days will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the American West Heritage Center in Wellsville. This is for youth groups of all ages and genders. A special preview performance of the Wild West Shakespeare production “A Whole Lotta Fussin’ Over Nothin’” will be presented. Cost is $4.50. Reservations are required; call 245-6050. Bridgerland Applied Technology College will host its semi-annual graduation ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at BATC, 1301 N. 600 West, Logan. Everyone is invited. Roberta (Bobbie) Herzberg, department head and associate professor of political science at USU, will present “Understanding Obamacare: Prospects for Real Reform with the New Legislation” as part of USU’s next HASS Hour on Thursday at Hamilton’s restaurant, 2427 N. Main St., Logan. Event begins with a social gathering at 5:15 p.m.; Herzberg will speak at approximately 6 p.m. Cost for the buffet is $6.95 per person. For planning purposes, RSVP to Natalie Archibald Smoot at 797-2796 or email@example.com.
Upcoming event Cache Pilates Studio will host its summer session June 21 through July 21 at the Whittier Community Center, 290 N. 400 East, Logan. Cost is $50 for five weeks. For class times and availability, contact Tora at 787-8442 or leave a message at the studio, 753-3633.
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