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September 13-19, 2013

COVER 8 Fans go crazy for first Comic Con in Salt Lake

MUSIC 4 Sara Grey to perform

at Crumb Brothers bakery

THEATER 5 Utah Festival Opera offers theater classes

BOOKS 12 Comedian Billy Crystal shares his life in new book

MOVIES 6 Vin Diesel and ‘Riddick’ tear it up at the box office

7 New ‘Insidious’ sequel is both scary and funny

ARTS 3 Logan Fine Art Gallery to host annual autumn salon

5 Brigham City Plein Air

contest winners announced

5 Bengt Washburn brings

his comedy back to Logan

CALENDAR 15 See what’s happening this week

Television icon William Shatner desperately attempts to avoid receiving a hug from Utah Jazz mascat Bear last Saturday during an event at Salt Lake Comic Con. Shatner referred to Bear’s unscripted appearance on stage with him as “the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.” On the cover: Tee Ledkins of Ogden drew lots of attention while walking the Comic Con floor as Superman. (Jeff Hunter/Herald Journal)

FROM THE EDITOR Thanks to an email that I received this week, I now know that the compact cassette tape is celebrating its 50th anniversary today. Depending on who you are and how old you are, that may or may not mean anything to you. I mean, if you’re under 25 years of age, you might not even know what I’m talking about. And if you’re of the age when audio cassettes and record albums ruled the music industry, there’s a good chance that you looked down on tapes with disdain.

Personally, I was a tape guy growing up. While many of friends would buy nothing but records because they considered the sound quality to be superior and/or they relished the artwork found on album covers, I was all about convenience. Sure, I had a handful of LPs as well as many 45s, but since the majority of my music listening was done either in my car or on a Walkman, it just made much more sense for me to buy the latest offerings from my favorite bands on tape. Since the early ’90s, I’ve probably ended up repurchasing about 90 percent of those tapes in CD or MP3 form, but I just can’t get myself to throw away those old tapes, primarily for sentimental reasons. So, while I certainly don’t miss the days

of carefully trying to remove chewed-up tapes from my stereo and rewinding them by hand with a pencil or a pinky, I do celebrate the golden anniversary of the first compact cassette tape — introduced by Philips on Sept. 13, 1963. Legend has it that Keith Richards wrote “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” in his sleep thanks to a tape recorder he kept by his bed. “I had no idea I’d written it, it’s only thank God for the little Philips cassette player,” the Rollings Stones’ guitarist wrote in his autobiography. “The miracle being that I looked at the cassette player that morning and I knew I’d put a brand-new tape in the previous night and I saw it was at the end.” — Jeff Hunter

Logan hosts annual salon

The Logan Fine Art Gallery in downtown Logan presents the 2013 Salon d’Automne. An awards ceremony is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, to start off the exhibit, and all are invited to share in the excitement of the moment. The artwork will be on display September through December. Now in its third year, the Salon d’Automne is the Logan Fine Art Gallery’s annual competition and top artists from Utah, Idaho and California have submitted oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture and other media. This year’s show was juried by Ryan S. Brown, a renowned Utah artist. In 1667, Louis XIV began a tradition in France of fall salons, in which annual displays of French artists showed their works. It gave new prestige to a kind of art presentation that became an annual

“It’s a fun place to come meet new people, and to see what people love.” – Melissa Killian on the first Salt Lake Comic Con (Page 8)

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“The Magic Moment” by Utah-based artist Dilleen Marsh.

event by 1737. The works of members of the Académie royal de peinture et de sculpture were exhibited in a room in the Louvre called the Salon d’Appollon, from which the word “salon” is

derived. The fall salon is held to draw artists and their art to Cache Valley, and also help collectors to become aware that Logan is a source for fine art.

The Logan Fine Art Gallery at 60 W. 100 North is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Visit www.logan for more information.

‘Secret Garden’ preview set for tonight Special performance slated for 7 p.m. at Logan Tabernacle comer Craig Winder singing “Lily’s Jay Richards’ Music Theatre West Eyes.” will preview the musical adaptation of “The Secret Garden” by Marsha Local youngsters Grace Mickelson Norman (lyrics) and Lucy Simon and Stewart Merriam (playing the (music) at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at roles of cousins Mary Lennox and the Logan LDS Tabernacle. Colin Craven), will sing “Come to “The Secret Garden” is the story of My Garden” and Grace will also sing an enduring connection to the past, “The Girl I Mean to Be.” Soprano extraordinary determination and Siera Peery (as Lily Craven) will the power a forsaken garden has to sing “How Could I Ever Know” and heal. It will feature some of Cache Celeste Baillio (as Martha) will render Valley’s vocal talent, including the “If I Had a Fine White Horse” in an rich voices of Kent Braddy and new- entertaining Yorkshire accent. John

Rash (as Dickon) sings “Winter’s on the Wing.” Music Theatre West will present its exquisite production of “The Secret Garden” with full orchestra, period costuming, and beautiful scenery Sept. 19-24 at Utah State University’s Morgan Theatre. Ticket prices are $17 to $19 for adults; $12.75 to $14.25 for USU students. Tickets are available at www. or, or by calling 797-8022.

Pet: Shadow From: Four Paws Rescue Why he’s so lovable: Shadow is an Alaska malamute/husky mix and is a large dog, but don’t let that stop you from getting to know him. He is about 3-4 years old, house trained, good with other dogs, people and kids. Not sure about cats. Shadow is very well behaved, and wants only to please. He is friendly and smart. Shadow’s adoption fee is $125 which includes the neuter surgery and vaccinations (rabies and parvo/distemper). We show dogs by appointment or at adoption events. If you would like to meet Shadow, please call and leave a message with Lisa (director of Four Paws Rescue) at 752-3534 or email us at scfourpaws@hotmail. com. Please be patient with us getting back to you as we are all volunteers with full-time jobs.

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all mixed up UFOMT theater classes starting soon Classes in professional musical theartistic abilities as well as their confiater training at the Utah Festival Condence and sense of artistry.” servatory of the Performing Arts begin One additional benefit for the stuSept. 16 and registration is open now. dents is that the Utah Festival Opera Youth ages 4-18 and adults can take & Musical Theatre will need youth a variety of lively classes in acting, performers for their 2014 season perdancing and musical theater, all taught formances of “Les Miserables” and by experienced and highly educated “Oklahoma.” Conservatory students theater professionals. will receive the first opportunity to “These classes focus on the individaudition for the prestigious producual’s artistic process, while providing tions. One additional benefit is direcsolid fundamental techniques,” said tors get to know the young performers Stefan Espinosa, Conservatory director. through weeks of classes instead of “We want the students to develop their just through a three-minute audition.

“It’s such a wonderful opportunity for us to use the students from the Conservatory in our summer productions,” Espinosa said. “It allows us to reinforce the skills taught at the Conservatory through the professional performance environment of Utah Festival during the summer. It’s a win for everyone.” Classes range in price from $65 to $95 for the entire semester, with discounts available for taking more than one class and for having more than one child enrolled. The 13-week courses

include acting classes for different age groups (including a new adult acting class), ballet, jazz, tap and a special musical theater intensive course with Michael Ballam. Classes are held at the Dansante Building, 59 S. 100 West The Conservatory is part of the education wing of Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre. Class space is limited. Contact Espinosa at 750-0300 ext. 126 for more information, or visit www.utahfestival. org for details and downloadable registration forms.

Sara Grey to perform at Crumb Bros. Folk historian will sing with son Sept. 28 The Bridger Folk Music Society presents a concert with song historian and singer Sara Grey at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Crumb Brothers Artisan Bread bakery, 291 S. 300 West. Tickets are $13 and are available via PayPal at www., by calling 757-3468, or you can take your chances at the door. Seating is limited; advance purchase is recommended. The concert is co sponsored by Utah Public Radio and Import Auto. Once you have heard Grey sing you will never forget her. She has a certain quality of voice that compels you to give her your undivided attention. Her voice is both powerful and sweet with a distinctive and lovely tremolo. It is a voice well suited to Native American ballads and ballads of Ireland and Scotland. One of the best things about her singing is that it reflects

Sara Grey, right, will perform with her son, Kieron Means, on Sept. 28, at Crumb Brothers.

her great knowledge of and feeling for traditional music. Grey just seems to know what is right in the interpretation of a traditional song. She is a ballad singer of great strength with a fine understanding

of the importance of understatement in the art of ballad singing. Her singing is richly emotional and she is equally at home with a gentle lyric or a harsh account of life on the frontier.

Grey and her son, Kieron Means, perform many of the traditional musical styles (old-time string band, blues, folk, cowboy, Irish, Appalachian) while accompanying themselves on guitar and

claw-hammer banjo. Grey is a true American national treasure in the song collecting field. She is one of that rare breed of singers who have been involved with traditional music over many years and absorbed its vital essence. In Grey’s performance, the art of the singer and that of the storyteller merge to produce a web of tales and songs capable of transporting an audience from the concert hall or club room to the intimacy of a kitchen fireside. Means has such a tremendous passion when he sings, it goes right to his very core; he’s totally immersed the songs. His voice is especially striking, achieving the rare combination of a high lonesome edge with a warm richness of timbre, and it has a power to move the listener that few of his generation can match. His songs range from old-time, through the blues — which he sings with startling conviction — to the work of tradition-influenced songwriters, and his own compositions have people who know a good song when they hear one nodding in approval.

Fresh off a national TV appearance on “Conan,” standup comedian and Utah State University alumnus Bengt Washburn returns to Logan for two shows at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Dansante Building, 59 S. 100 West. Washburn’s early show will be rated PG, but both shows are for mature audiences. Performing with him will

be Cache Valley comedians Mike Grover and Spence Roper. Pre-purchased tickets are $9 (available at www.get or $10 at the door. Originally from Utah but currently residing in Virginia, Washburn lived in Logan while earning a BFA in painting from USU (’89) and went on to receive an MFA in painting from Indiana University. A former win-

ner of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Washburn appeared on “Conan” on TBS last April. Other television appearances in the past include Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” He has also been heard multiple times on the Bob & Tom Morning Radio Show and every day

on XM Sirius radio. Washburn has produced three comedy albums: “Get Bengt,” “Hell Bengt” and “Bengt on Destruction.” He will release his fourth album, “Bengt Over in Europe,” this fall through Stand UP Records. Washburn wrote, performed and produced an hour-long comedy DVD entitled “Mormon Meets World” in 2004.

Plein air awards given out COMING UP

Robin Hood at the library

A bounty of imagery awaited participants in The Logan Library will present Robin Hood Film the Brigham City MuseWeek Sept. 16-19. Each day at 6:15 p.m. a different um of Art and History’s screen version of the immortal Robin Hood legend first annual Utah Plein will be shown on our large screen in the Jim Bridger Air competition open to Room. Bring your family and friends for a free night artists of all ages. “En of adventure and drama with some of Hollywood’s plein air” is a French most famous leading men. The schedule includes: expression often used to “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” (1991, PG-13) stardescribe painting “in the ring Kevin Costner; “Robin & Marian” (1976, PG) open air.” Participants starring Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn; “Robin only had three days to Hood” (2010, unrated version) starring Russell Crowe; produce their works, and “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (1938, PG) starwhich had to be created ring Errol Flynn. in Utah. Upon viewing the works submitted for the competition, museum Registration for Cache Children’s Choir is open now director Kaia Landon through Friday, Sept. 27. The program provides qualsaid, “The colors in ity music education for the youth of Cache Valley in the paintings and phothree choirs and two early childhood classes.  tographs almost shimThe CCC is in its 27th year. This season, the choir mered in their intensity will host the Cache Valley Choirfest at Utah State because they were creCarol Dittli of Perry took first place in photography with “After the Sun Sets.” University featuring Bob Chilcott, formerly with the ated outdoors.” King’s Singers. His new work, “Music to Hear,” will Juror G. Russell Case, “Our Little Piece of Heav- premiere at the festival concert. sen, Logan, third place, Heights, first place, a prominent landscape The CCC’s advanced Cantate choir will also do a St. “View from Petersboro”; “Summer Day.” The juror en”; Ondre Pettingill, painter from Brigham George tour and perform at the Utah Music Educators Springville, “Overcast City, selected the follow- Matt Larson, Logan, sec- also honored the followAssociation conference in February. ing with awards of merit: ond place, “Dirt Road”; ing painters for honors: Visit the CCC website for registration forms, details Kelly Donovan, Corinne, See AIR on Page 13 and Trent GudmundH. Shane Ross, River on the choirs, class schedules and fees. For more information or to register for an ensemble, contact Gaylene Merrill at 752-6260. 

Cache Children’s Choir

Prince to speak at annual lecture

In the inaugural lecture of the N. Main St. The lecture begins Leonard J. Arrington Mormon at 7 p.m. and is free and open to History Lecture, Arrington himeveryone. The title of Prince’s lecture is self was the speaker offering “Faith and Doubt as Partners in “Faith and Intellect as Partners Mormon History.” in Mormon History.” The 2013 “‘Faith’ and ‘doubt’ are two lecturer, Dr. Gregory A. Prince, borrows from that title but substi- sides of the same coin — the interplay between the two is tutes “doubt” for “intellect.” Prince provides the 19th essential to a complete religious annual Arrington Mormon Hislife — and scholars are uniquely tory Lecture, Thursday, Sept. 19, qualified to leverage the inherat the Logan LDS Tabernacle, 50 ent value of doubt,” Prince said

in a pre-lecture abstract. “When they succeed, their articles and books don’t add bricks to existing paradigms; they change those paradigms, thereby becoming agents in Mormonism’s foundational tenet of ‘continuing revelation.’” The Arrington Mormon History Lecture is hosted by Utah State University’s Special Collections See PRINCE on Page 13

Towne Singers seek voices

Attention tenors, basses, sopranos and altos of Cache Valley. The Towne Singers want you. Logan’s longestrunning, mixed-voice choir is beginning its 49th season and would like to add new members to make a good choir even better. The choir rehearses from 7:30 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday at the Dansante Building at 59 S. 100 West. The choir presents two concerts every year and also sings for special events and several assistedliving centers through Cache Valley. Anyone interested in joining should contact conductor Gary Poore at 7134726 or check out a rehearsal.

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‘Riddick’ lights up box office during first week LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Riddick” is seeing light at the box office. The sci-fi thriller starring Vin Diesel as an intergalactic criminal with built-in night vision debuted in first place with $18.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Riddick” is the third installment in the series, following the $11.6 million debut of 2000’s “Pitch Black” and the $24.3 million launch of 2004’s “The Chronicles of Riddick.” “Riddick,” which finds the

America. “Vin wanted to do alien anti-hero stranded and it. He had to do it on his time. pursued by bounty hunters He was very, very busy with on a hostile world, served as ‘Fast & Furious,’ and I think a passion project for Diesel everything came together and series writer-director David Twohy. After the studio as he wanted it to come originally passed on funding a together.” third chapter, the pair acquired “Riddick” also fared well the rights to the character internationally, bringing in from Universal and indepenan additional $7.4 million dently secured their own film in 22 markets such as the financing. United Kingdom and Hong Kong. “I don’t think there were any mistakes made here,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” said Nikki Rocco, head of fell to second place with $8.9 distribution for Universal, million in its fourth weekend which returned to the fold to at the box office, bringing its distribute “Riddick” in North total domestic haul to $91.9

‘Jurassic Park’ sequel gets title LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fourth installment of “Jurassic Park” has a name: “Jurassic World.” Universal Pictures announced the film’s new title and release date Tuesday. The sequel will hatch in 3-D

on June 12, 2015. The studio has already said “Safety Not Guaranteed” filmmaker Colin Trevorrow will direct the film and Steven Spielberg will serve as producer. Spielberg directed the first two “Jurassic Park”

films, while “Captain America” director Joe Johnston helmed the third installment. The dinosaur franchise has grossed $1.9 billion at the box office worldwide since the first film was released in 1993.

‘Pirates 5’ not coming in 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The next “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequel has been temporarily docked. The release date for the fifth installment in the film series starring Johnny Depp has been removed from Disney’s distribution schedule. It was originally scheduled to launch July 10, 2015. Disney previously announced that the fifth “Pirates” film will be directed by “Kon-Tiki” filmmakers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg and was expected to begin production next year. The move comes after Disney’s “The Lone Ranger” failed

“Pirates” installments, at the box office this “At World’s End” and summer and the studio moved the debut of Mar- “On Stranger Tides,” were both released in vel’s “Ant-Man” from Nov. 6, 2015, to July 31, time for Memorial Day weekend in 2007 and 2015. The most recent 2011.

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million. The Spanish-language comedy “Instructions Not Included” earned third place in its expanded second weekend with $8.1 million, giving it a total of $20.1 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters. “Typically, the weekend after Labor Day is one of the slowest weekends of the year,” said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for “By Universal releasing a brandnew sci-fi movie with one of the biggest stars in the world, they took advantage

of that and came out on top with the No. 1 movie. It gave the weekend a nice boost.” Dergarabedian said box office totals are up more than 26 percent this weekend over last year when “The Possession” scared up $9.3 million in the top spot in its fourth weekend. “Riddick” will face stiff competition next weekend when horror sequel “Insidious: Chapter 2” and “The Family” starring Robert De Niro and Tommy Lee Jones hit theaters.

By Sandy Cohen AP Entertainment Writer

Three years after “Insidious” introduced moviegoers to the Lambert family and its troubling connection to the spirit world, the stars and filmmakers have reunited for another installment. “Insidious: Chapter 2” picks up where the first story ended, but the sequel has enough scares, laughs and a story of its own to stand alone. Like its 2010 predecessor, “Insidious 2” is a haunted-house tale with supernatural elements. The typical horror-movie tropes are at play here: Creaky doors, creepy apparitions and long, dark hallways explored by flashlight. There’s also a haunted piano that repeats the same eerie melody and an outrageously loud and colorful baby walker that spontaneously lights up and moves around. Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne return as Josh and Renai Lambert, well-meaning parents who moved into a new home after fearing their last one was haunted. Their eldest son, Dalton (Ty Simpkins), has recovered from a mysterious coma (a reference to the first film), but he’s still plagued by nightmares. He doesn’t just see dead people; they want something from him. When the frights become too much for Renai, the family decides to stay with grandma for a while. Lorraine Lambert (Barbara Hershey) has been through this kind of thing before, when her own son, Josh, was haunted as a child. She knows who to call. Josh was treated by ghost specialists as a child, and a flashback

Champaign, Ill. looks to honor Roger Ebert CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Organizers in Roger Ebert’s hometown announced plans Tuesday to try to raise $125,000 to build a life-size bronze statue of the late famed film critic. The statue would go in front of Champaign’s Virginia Theatre, which has hosted the Ebertfest film festival for 15 years. Ebert, a Pulitzer Prizewinning movie reviewer and television personality, grew up in neighboring Urbana and attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The sculpture will show Ebert sitting in the middle of three movie theater chairs giving his signature “thumbs up.” Artist Rick Harney of Bloomington will create the sculpture. Ebert’s widow, Chaz Ebert, selected the composition and organizers said she will work with Harney on the design. “The sculpture will be a permanent memorial which will honor Ebert for both his career and his dedication to his roots,” said a statement announcing the fundraising campaign. “It will also honor him for his determination to press forward with Ebertfest in the face of huge medical challenges.” Organizers hope to have the sculpture ready to unveil and dedicate at next year’s Ebertfest in April. Ebert died in April in Chicago after a years-long battle with cancer. He was 70. Along with his nationally syndicated Chicago Sun-Times column, Ebert became famous hosting a TV movie review show with fellow critic Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune.

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Above, Patrick Wilson, left, and Ty Simpkins act in a scene from “Insidious: Chapter 2.” Left, Danielle Bisutti stars as Michelle.

to his youth reveals even more about the source of his troubles. Carl (Steve Coulter) is a serious ghost hunter, while his assistants, Specs (screenwriter Leigh Whannell) and Tucker (Angus Sampson), provide much of the comic relief, including the always-amusing tranquilizer mishap. Directed by James Wan (“The Conjuring,” ‘’Saw”) from a story created by Wan and Whannell, “Insidious: Chapter 2” deftly juggles various responsibilities: It offers a good dose of non-gory scares, tells a story of supernatural time travel that recalls elements of “Inception,” and pays homage to the genre Wan and Whannell love. In a tribute to its horror lineage, look for thematic and visual

nods to “Pyscho,” ‘’Poltergeist” and “The Blair Witch Project” in “Insidious: Chapter 2.” The film is also selfaware and self-referential, rewarding viewers of the

original film with additional explanations in the sequel. And, like its predecessor, “Chapter 2” leaves open the possibility of more to come. ———

“Insidious: Chapter 2,” a Film District release, is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of terror and violence, and thematic elements. Running time: 105 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four.


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Utah’s First Comic Con Packs ‘em in STORY BY STEVE KENT - PHOTOS BY JEFF HUNTER


weren’t the only family in attendance. Many his Coates arrived at Salt Lake Comic Con with one mission: meet of the other families, in fact, went dressed in the Fonz. As his mother, Cathy coordinating costumes in the cosplay — or Coates, pushed his wheelchair into costume play — tradition. A Darth Vader led the largest room of the Salt Palace Convenhis two bounty hunter children through the tion Center last Friday, the family became part hall. A Princess Leia held a furry baby Ewok of a strange crowd. Superheroes, starfighter in her arms. A family dressed as Adventure pilots and Doctors Who mixed with a swirlTime characters rested at a table near the food ing horde of other enthusiasts. stands. A space marine in largBooths selling art prints, comic er-than-life red armor lumbered books and all manner of popby with a Nerf-gun-toting scout culture paraphernalia lined the in his wake. Plenty of conlength of the hall. goers put a new twist on an old But Chris wasn’t there to adage: The family that cosplays see costumed fans. He and his together stays together. mother drove from their home During the Coates’ time at in Millville especially to see the convention, the abundance Henry Winkler, the actor best and variety of pop-culture disknown for playing Fonzie in plays and costumes appealed to the ’70s sitcom, “Happy Days.” Chris was family members individually. Becky had her born with Costello Syndrome, which poses picture taken with cosplayers dressed as “My everyday challenges, but when he heard Little Pony” characters and with a replica of Winkler would be signing autographs at the the TARDIS, the iconic time machine disconvention, he made his mom buy tickets. guised as a police call box in “Doctor Who.” Chris owns the entire series — he even Chris pointed out racks of comic books and brought it with him to the hotel in Salt Lake people in Ghostbuster costumes, and when City — and Cathy watched the series when Cathy saw a display case of vintage Star it originally aired. Wars figurines, she indicated which ones her An observer might have watched Chris family members had owned. and Cathy press through the gaggle of geeks, sister Becky Winn in tow, and noted they See COMIC CON on Page 10

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Among the celebrities on hand at Salt Lake Comic Con last week to sign autographs and engage with fans were (clockwise from above left): William Shatner (“Star Trek”); Claire Coffee (“Grimm”); Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”); Henry Winkler (“Happys Days”); Dirk Benedict (“Battlestar Galactica” and “The A-Team”); Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”); and Richard Hatch (“Battlestar Galactica”).

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Guest celebrities included William Shatner, Adam West and Kevin Sorbo. Among the panels were “Mormons and Comics,” and “Women in Gaming.” And a day before the con started, Continued from Page 9 organizers announced a surprise guest It may be the diversity of the actors, guest panels and memorabilia that Salt — Stan Lee, the comic creator who brought a greater emotional depth to Lake Comic Con offered that made it the medium with characters such as an unexpected success. Tickets went on sale in April, and by the end of July Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Avengers in the early ’60s. organizers announced the convention The explosion in ticket sales would move from the South Towne brought with it some logistical probExpo Center to the Salt Palace to accommodate a then-estimated 25,000- lems, including a line that sometimes stretched outside the convention center 35,000 attendees. The final count was more than 50,000, making it the largest for blocks. Comic con veteran and Logan resiinaugural comic con in history. dent Melissa Killian said she and her

sister, Jenessa, had to wait in one line to get a wristband, then once they had that, there was another line to enter the vendor room. “There’s just something disappointing about waiting two hours in one line, just to turn around and wait another hour in another line,” Killian said. But like many other fans and vendors at the con, Killian was understanding of the organizers’ difficulties. “It is a first-time con, so there are things you don’t think about until they become a problem,” Killian said. “So you learn. I can’t imagine the amount of effort that went into planning something this big. And they didn’t know it was going to be this big when it

started.” For Killian, a major draw of comic cons is their accepting atmosphere. “Everyone’s nice and positive here. It’s a fun space to come and say, ‘Oh my gosh, I love that so much,’ and it launches into a conversation,” Killian said. “It’s a fun place to come meet new people, and to see what people love.” The geek-friendly atmosphere comes from strength in numbers, Killian said. Bullies might make fun of geeks in other settings, but not when they’re surrounded by thousands of them. Killian remembers attending the 2008 Metrocon anime convention in Tampa Bay, Fla., when the center was double-booked with a Red Bull-sponsored event.

Starbuck-struck in SLC By Jeff Hunter Cache Magazine editor By the time I got out of the Salt Palace Convention Center last Saturday, I was hungry, thirsty, tired and very sweaty. But I also left with a satisfied smile on my face. After seven solid hours of rubbing shoulders with countless superheroes and super villains, I had managed to reach most of my goals at the inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con. But honestly, I just wanted to meet Starbuck and Apollo. You see, while I normally have little interest in science fiction, I did have great affection for “Star Wars” and “Battlestar Galactica” while growing up in ’70s. And even though “Battlestar” lasted just one full season, my older brother and several neighborhood friends embraced the space drama for years. More specifically, my friend, Jeff, and I rode our matching Raleigh MX bikes as if they were Colonial Vipers, with him playing the role of Apollo (Richard Hatch) and me taking on the persona of Starbuck (Dirk Benedict). So, when I found out Benedict and Hatch were going to be in Salt Lake, I felt like I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see and hear the two space cowboys I idolized when I was 9 years old. Since I missed the “Battlestar Galactica” reunion held Friday night, my first chance to get photos of Benedict came during a similar event for “The A-Team” that consisted of Benedict (Templeton “Faceman” Peck) and Dwight Schultz (H.M. Murdock). The duo was hilarious, sharing numerous stories of working with Mr. T and declaring that, despite the show’s killer ratings, NBC considered “The A-Team” too lowbrow and

“That was not good planning, because you had a bunch of drunken college kids, and like this whole anime geeky con going on, and they were sharing the same space,” she said. “They would come over and be like, ‘Oh yeah? You think you’re cool?’ and then just the nerd revolt rises.” When the Coates found Winkler’s line, a volunteer in a purple shirt barred their entry. “He’s actually closed for the day,” the man said. The family stood at the end of the closed line, wondering what to do — but not for long. “If he’s got a heart, he’ll just take one more,” Cathy said, and walked around

couldn’t wait to cancel it. A couple of hours later, I had a chance to talk with Benedict at his autograph table (I didn’t ante up the $30 for his signature, but I did give him $10 for a “photo opportunity”). Since he’s a native of one of my favorite places in the world (Montana) and still lives in the Big Sky State, it was rather surreal to be talking about fishing in Montana with Starbuck. Similarly, I also had a short conversation with Hatch about Cache Valley. He served as the director of “White Wings,” a short film which was partially shot in Logan in December 2010, so I asked him for an update. Turns out the movie (which has a trailer on YouTube) is still in need of a little money and has yet to be completed. But Apollo … ‘er … Hatch was optimistic that they’d come up with the money in the near future. In between “Battlestar” moments, I was chased off by handlers for Dean Cain and Adam West, despite having a press pass. I was also essentially told “No photos for you!” by a woman attached to Larry Thomas, but unfortunately not by Seinfeld’s “Soup Nazi” himself. But I did manage to get photographs of Lou Ferrigno (who looks, well, incredible for 61) and Peter Mayhew (the man beneath the Chewbacca suit), and I got to listen to a very funny and inspiring talk by Henry Winkler, who has to be one of the nicest guys in Hollywood (and another aficionado of fishing in Montana). I also survived one of the largest events of the weekend: William Shatner in front of a room packed to the rafters with rabid “T.J. Hooker” fans. Unfortunately, Shatner chose to mostly talk about “Star Trek” (which lasted two seasons shorter than “T.J. Hooker”) rather than what it was like to work with a young Heather Locklear.

the volunteer to have a word with Winkler. In a moment she came back to get Chris, then took him to see Winkler. The actor greeted Chris warmly and asked him his name. “This is so cool,” Cathy said. “It’s so nice of you to do this.” He wrote a personal note on an autograph card, signed it and handed it to Chris. “We just got that free,” Cathy said as they walked away. “It was $50. I’m OK with that.” The entire exchange took less than two minutes, but the Coates wouldn’t soon forget the favor. Sometimes the most human gestures happen in a room full of monsters and robots.


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Books Crystal looks back on his life in new book By Jeff Ayers Associated Press

be funny. The 65-year-old comedian delivers numerous chuckles and flat-out belly laughs. Billy Crystal looks Crystal reflects on back on his life and growing up, meeting his career in “Still Foolin’ wife and getting his start ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, in comedy. He provides Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My behind-the-scenes material for some of his bigKeys?” He writes in such a relaxed style that gest career achievements, including the film “When the reading experience feels more like he’s talk- Harry Met Sally ...” and the TV series “Soap.” The ing about his life and thoughts over a friendly personal anecdotes resonate, and reading about cup of coffee. the ups and downs of his ous essay pops up to The book includes life is inspiring. Just when lighten the mood. essays about his age or he gets close to being One of the themes sex, and these sections maudlin, another humor- running throughout his are clearly designed to

stories is his age, and it seems at times that he feels like everything is coming to an end soon. But here is a man who pursued his dreams, achieved them and exceeded beyond even his lofty expectations. Crystal has the charisma, humor and downhome charm that fans have loved over the years. And the love for his family clearly shines through the words as well. To quote one of his most famous characters, Billy Crystal, “you look mahvalous.”

new york times best-sellers HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “How the Light Gets In” by Louise Penny 2. “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith 3. “Inferno” by Dan Brown 4. “Mistress” by James Patterson and David Ellis 5. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. “The Liberty Amendments” by Mark R. Levin 2. “Zealot” by Reza Aslan 3. “This Town” by Mark Leibovich 4. “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell 5. “Happy, Happy, Happy” by Phil Robertson

‘Goat Mountain’ offers vision Bob Shacochis returns with of a hunting trip gone awry ‘Woman Who Lost Her Soul’ By Ann Levin Associated Press

hunted like an animal; and he’ll shoot his first buck — a family rite of passage — and be forced to eat its still-warm liver Gun owners like to say they teach their and heart. Then he’ll have to castrate the beast — “what made the buck a children to never point a loaded weapon man needed to be removed also” — at another person. But what if a father and haul its 120-pound carcass back to let his 11-year-old son peer through the camp at night alone. scope of a loaded rifle at a poacher? This is not a book for the queasy What if the inevitable catastrophe of stomach nor for the literal-minded occurred? And what if the father decided reader. It’s loaded with allusions to the not to report it to the authorities? biblical story of Cain and Abel, the cruciAlready these people would have violated several rules of civilized society, fixion and resurrection of Christ, and the half-human, half-animal figures of Greek and over the course of “Goat Mountain,” myth. “We drink the blood of Christ so a violent and disturbing new novel from we can become animals again,” Vann award-winning writer David Vann, things suggests in one portentous passage. will get much worse. The only relief from the guts and The story is narrated by that unnamed gore — human and animal — are boy, who is looking back as an adult at Vann’s evocative descriptions of the the life-changing events of that trip and rugged backcountry of Northern Califortrying to remember what he felt as a child. “Some part in me just wanted to kill, nia, where the men go hunting on the family’s property. And he can be funny constantly and without end,” he rememabout the price we pay for civilization, bers feeling at the start of the journey, as in this description of his grandfather: perched in the back of his dad’s pickup He “had become something modern, an watching quail scurrying along the road. obesity pumped full of insulin and pills Over the next few days, his father and unable to walk through a forest for will string up a human corpse over the miles. A thousand generations, tens of campsite; his grandfather will try to thousands of years, ended by him.” kill him; his father’s best friend will be

By Jennifer Kay Associated Press

It’s hard to talk about “The Woman Who Lost Her Soul” without giving away too much of its intrigue. The novel starts off in U.S.-occupied Haiti, but it’s not really just about Haiti. It’s about the toll paid by individuals when humanitarian interventions peter out or fail, and that makes the novel’s drama all the more heartbreaking and riveting. The title of Bob Shacochis’ first book in 10 years initially refers to a woman calling herself a photojournalist, making contacts in Haiti in the mid-1990s when the U.S. military occupied the Caribbean country.

It’s a turbulent time period that Shacochis knows well — he wrote about his experiences embedded with U.S. Special Forces in Haiti in 1994 in the nonfiction work “The Immaculate Invasion.” Then Shacochis expands the story over five decades and three continents. He manages to cover the Cold War,

the Balkans, the rise of Islamist extremism and Haiti’s seemingly endless humanitarian crisis while exploring the photojournalist’s disturbing family history. It’s a sweeping, expansive book grounded by details such as epic potholes in Haiti’s roads and crowded ferry decks in Turkey. Without veering into conspiracy theories or melodrama, Shacochis builds for both his readers and his characters a sense that something important is being overlooked amid competing agendas. “The Woman Who Lost Her Soul” is an elegant reminder that connections are made one by one — but not everyone is playing the same game.

There’s no place like the Heritage Theatre in Perry to be transported to the wondrous discoveries of the Emerald City and the characters of Oz.   “The Wizard of Oz” will be performed on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from through Sept. 14, at the Heritage Theatre at 2505 S. U.S. Hwy. 89 in Perry. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, and Saturday, Sept. 7. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and children. For reservations, call (435) 7238392 daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. except Tuesdays and Sundays, or visit the Heritage Theatre website at www. Come along for the adventure as Dorothy (Katelynn Perkins) and her dog Toto are transported over the rainbow into the magical land of Oz. Along

Air Continued from Page 5 Hues”; Steve Kropp, Millville, “Cache County Gravel Road”; Joseph Alleman, Logan, “Rising Form”; and Robert Pack, Logan, “Made in 1903.” Awards in photography went to Carol Dittli, Perry, first place, “After the Sun Sets”; Barry Parsons, Wellsville, second place, “Deep Canyon Grove”; and Greg Putnam, Brigham City, third place, “In Plain Air.” First, second and third place winners in the painting and drawing category will receive $1,000, $500 and $350, respectively; photography, $450, $250 and $150. Case says he used the same criteria for the most part in selecting the two first place winners. “The painting by H. Shane Ross and the photograph by Carol Dittli showed great understanding of the subject and control of

the way they encounter the Cowardly Lion (Ryan Erwin), the Tin Man (Kasey Cox) and the Scarecrow (Kyle Parkinson) as they search for the great and powerful Wizard.   Based on the 1930 MGM movie and directed by JuDean Parkinson, the magic of this musical is sure to cast its spell on the entire family with such classic songs as “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,” “If I Only Had a Brain” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard.” “The Wizard of Oz” is well known for its wonderful music, but until now it has not been widely known as a dance show. The production is about to turn some heads with an amazing cast of dancers. You will encounter both wickedness and wonder in “The Wizard of Oz” — a quest to find heart, courage, brains and most importantly, home.

the medium. They also communicated more than technical and surface application, inviting the viewer to relate with the emotional qualities of the subjects through design, color harmony

and good editing,” Case said. He went on to add that painting on location, whatever the subject, is very difficult as the artist is bombarded with information which must

Continued from Page 5 and Archives, a division of University Libraries. Special Collections houses the personal and historical collections of the late Leonard J. Arrington, renowned scholar of the American West. As part of his gift to the university, he requested that the historical collection also become the focus of an annual lecture on an aspect of Mormon history. The lecture series was established in 1995. Prince said that Arrington’s seminal

College and UCLA, earning degrees in dentistry and pathology. The focus of his scientific research — spanning four decades — was respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the primary cause of infant pneumonia worldwide. He has published more than 150 scientific papers. In addition to his career in science, he developed an avocation as a historian of Mormonism, publishing many articles and two books: “Power From On High: The Development of Mormon Priesthood” (1995) and “David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism.”

be simplified into the theme. Artworks accepted for exhibition will hang in the museum from Sept. 6 to Oct. 5. An awards ceremony will be held at the museum at 5 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 5. Participants and the public are invited. Refreshments will be served. The museum is located at 24 N. 300 West. The entrance is on the west side. Admission is free.

Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 .m. and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. For further information, please phone (435) 226-1439 or visit www.

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Last chance for ‘Oz’ Prince

work, “Great Basin Kingdom,” is an example of a fertile mind that was willing to doubt the commonly accepted story of Mormon colonization of the Great Basin. Instead, Arrington followed the data toward a new paradigm of economic exigency as the primary motivating force. Prince will discuss other paradigm shifts during his lecture, all arising from people whose faith was coupled with doubt sufficiently robust to challenge conventional wisdom. Prince was born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif. He attended Dixie

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CrossworD By Myles Mellor and Sally York Across 1. Straggle 4. Good buddies use them 7. Nero, to Agrippina 10. Defeated, but barely 15. Princess in Mozart’s “Idomeneo” 17. Danish currency 19. Paraguayan people 20. Penalty imposer 21. Oliver Stone film 25. Experience anew 26. Sweepstakes 27. Brazilian vacation destination, informally 28. Doofus 29. Raid the icebox 31. Grain sorghum with stout, leafy stalks 32. Wink, e.g. 35. Hot blood 37. Prized mushroom 38. Dozens of 39. Minor player, so to speak 41. Yiddish synagogue 43. Civil War campaign site 46. Sine __ non: essential 47. Pipe at some Turkish restaurants 49. Place for eyeliner 50. Boxing biopic 51. Grayish violet 53. One’s companion 54. Arc de Triomphe site 56. Toy made to be blown up? 58. Lions’ den survivor 59. Wandering Marco 61. Match, as a raise 62. Cause of destruction 63. Lincoln or Rockefeller 64. Western directed by Sergio Leone 68. Wrap up 69. Something prohibited 70. Base bed 71. Chamber bouncer 74. Calm 75. Black birds 76. Aquarium accumulation 78. Elephant’s floppy feature

79. Familiar refrain 80. “Culture Is __ Business” (McLuhan book) 81. Blood type letters 82. Perennial borrower 84. “Omen ___: The Final Conflict” 85. Narcissists 89. The A in BA 90. _____ publica 91. Feels off 92. Leave scratches on 93. Washed up 95. Sanctuary 97. Casts 99. Member of one’s coterie 100. Superpower’s letters 103. “Ick!’’ 104. Stalagmite makeup 106. Raise dough 108. Horror flick directed by Wes Craven 113. Leave home 114. Formerly, once 115. Shelter in a cove 116. “(You ___ Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” 117. Symptoms of malaria 118. Greatest possible 119. “Facts of life” subject 120. Subject of secret Cold War military experiments Down 1. Fall zodiac sign 2. Bitter tonics 3. Finishing school enrollees 4. PC’s screen, abbr. 5. Either of two Nobelwinning physicists 6. Untrustworthy one 7. More likely 8. Declines (with “out of”) 9. U.S. Library of Medicine maintainer, abbr. 10. Crude image 11. City of Burgundy 12. South African antelope 13. Charged swimmer 14. Parched 16. “Wheel of Fortune” purchase, sometimes

17. Baking direction 18. Rubbed out 19. Blooms of Holland 22. Partly coincide 23. Two-for-one, e.g. 24. NASA gasket 30. Stringed toy 32. Loose garment 33. Agreeable 34. Vent part 35. Puffin’s relative 36. ___ pitcher (bullpen figure) 38. Wagon train puller 40. Hibernian 41. Sans accompaniment 42. Sauce 44. “__ the season to be jolly ...” 45. Lessened 47. One’s lot 48. Annoying inconvenience 51. “Give a ___ horse ...“ 52. Cavern, in poetry 55. No longer on active duty: Abbr. 56. Unstable particles 57. Debriefing extraction, briefly 58. River plains named for their usual shape 60. Butcher’s byproducts 62. Play a horn 63. Gum up 65. Scarcely detectable amount 66. Strip of weapons 67. “... ten ___ scholar” 68. More spectral 72. Old witches 73. Rockhound’s find, perhaps 74. Start to wake 75. Braces 76. Bar org. 77. Military adornment 80. Emulate a wolf 81. Major peanut purchaser 83. Uneaten morsel 85. Octopus tentacle count 86. Item on a string,

perhaps 87. Drug buster, for short 88. Sticky stuff on a trunk 91. Round numbers 94. Very friendly 96. Prelude’s counterpart 97. Not at all gentle 98. Stops the flow of 100. Relating to the eye covering 101. Makes an effort to locate 102. ___ up (paid) 104. Haul 105. River of Saxony 107. Hand holder? 108. Muslim title 109. Heavy holiday drink 110. Slip of paper in a poker pot 111. “Two and a Half ___” 112. Factor in beauty?

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Friday Ecstatic Dance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Balance Yoga Studio, 34 Federal Ave. Experience free-form movement to recorded rhythmic music in a safe space, free of judgment and instruction. Move however you wish. No talking on the dance floor. Respect yourself and others. Bare feet only. Cost is $5; $4 with student ID. Fresh off a national TV appearance on “Conan,” standup comedian and Utah State University alumnus Bengt Washburn returns to Logan for two shows at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Dansante Building, 59 S. 100 West. Washburn’s early show will be rated PG, but both shows are for mature audiences. Performing with him will be Cache Valley comedians Mike Grover and Spence Roper. Pre-purchased tickets are $9 (available at www. or $10 at the door. Jay Richards’ Music Theatre West will preview the musical adaptation of “The Secret Garden” by Marsha Norman (lyrics) and Lucy Simon (music) at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Logan Tabernacle. This is the story of an enduring connection to the past, extraordinary determination and the power a forsaken garden has to heal. Music Theatre West will present “The Secret Garden” with full orchestra, period costuming and beautiful scenery Sept. 19-24, at the USU Morgan Theatre. Tickets are available at or by calling 797-8022. John Biddle will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza. Biddle recently moved to Cache Valley to study at USU, and he has an incredible voice. There is no cover charge. The Cache Valley Library Association will host a meeting at the Logan High School Media Center at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. The meeting will be followed by a Shadow Mountian Publishing event featuring authors Tyler

Whitesides of the “Janitors” series, and Chad Morris of the upcoming “The Inventor’s Secret.” The event is hosted by Mt. Logan Middle School and Logan High School media centers and will include a concert by the Jammin’ Janitors and an author signing. Author/speaker Rhyll Croshaw will be at the Book Table from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Croshaw will be signing copies of her new book, “’What Can I Do About Him ... Me? Healing From the Trauma of My Husband’s Pornography and Sexual Addiction.” This tells a candid story of dealing with her husband’s pornography and sexual addiction and offers hope and healing to the many spouses experiencing similar trauma. Following the book signing, Rhyll and her husband, Steven, will speak from 7 to 8 p.m. addressing the question, “What can I do to help a family member struggling with the effects of pornography?” They will offer valuable information on the subject of how we can protect our families from the increasing availability of pornography. The event is free and the public is invited.

SATURDAY A Flippin’ Good Ride Bike Run will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Soda Springs City Park. This is a fundraiser for Caribou Gymnastics, but a portion of the proceeds will go towards the Twiss family in Preston, whose parents recently died in a tragic motorcycle accident. There will be a motorcycle run, dice roll and raffle prizes. Registration is $10; T-shirts are $15. For more information, contact Paul Jenkins at (208) 339-0145. Among the Ashes will perform along with False Witness at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Cost is $5. Jenn Rawling and Basho Parks will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Caffe Ibis, 52 Federal Ave. Hailing from the hills of the Pacific Northwest, this eclectic duo makes sweet,

harmony-rich, indie folk music. Erika and Owen will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza, located across the street north from Maceys. This talented performing duo has a great sound. Everyone is welcome. The Hyrum Museum presents “Resurrection and Restoration” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the museum. Lifelong Hyrum resident Larry Johansen will tell the fascinating story behind his 1934 Ford Tudor Sedan: from hauling it to the old Hyrum dump, to excavating it, to the meticulous process of restoration, Johansen will share an interesting experience along with a pointer or two for others engaged in their own restoration adventures. Feel free to cruise down in your own restoration project to socialize and show off your efforts. Have a sunny window? Container gardening is a great way to extend your growing season beyond the first cold snap, and it’s not just for flowers. In this workshop we will discuss the ins and outs of container gardening in general and you will have the opportunity to plant your own edible container of lettuces and herbs to take home. Registration required. “Backyard Harvest: Edible Container Gardens” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 14, at Stokes Nature Center. Cost is $15 per person; $12 for members of SNC, Slow Food and Master Gardeners.

SUNDAY Kris Krompel will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Caffe Ibis, 52 Federal Ave. Guitarist extrodinaire, Krompel will blow you away with his talent.

MONDAY If you haven’t had your pressure canner needle gauge tested yet this year, come to the USU Extension Office in Cache County from 8 a.m. to

5 p.m. on Mondays to have it checked for accuracy for free. We will check your gauge(s) any other day for $3 per gauge, just bring your lid. The USU Extension Office is located in the Cache County Administration Building at 179 N. Main St., Ste. 111. Call 752-6263 for more information.

TUESDAY A moderator from Mormons Building Bridges will facilitate a conversation where all participants will have the opportunity to speak their truth at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Bonneville Room at the Logan Library. This month’s conversation is: How can we help prevent LDS LGBTQ suicides? The evening will not be about trying to change anyone’s mind, but rather a chance to share how you approach the issue and listen respectfully to the approaches of others. These meetings are grounded in the conviction that the human experience is complex and progress only comes when we listen, love and seek to understand.

THURSDAY The September meeting of the Temple Fork Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers will be held Thursday, Sept. 19. The dinner will be at the Copper Mill Restaurant at 6 p.m.; this is a half hour earlier than our usual starting time. Following the meal, we will go to the Logan Tabernacle to hear Dr. Gregory A. Prince who is presenting the annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture. In the inaugural lecture of the Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture, Arrington himself was the speaker offering “Faith and Intellect as Partners in Mormon History.” The 2013 lecturer, Dr. Gregory A. Prince, borrows from that title but substitutes “doubt” for “intellect.” The title of Prince’s lecture is “Faith and Doubt as Partners in Mormon History.” Prince provides the 19th annual Arrington Mormon History Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Logan LDS Tabernacle, 50 N. Main St. The lecture is free and open to everyone.

Grill Your District will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Come join the North Cache and Blacksmith Fork Conservation Districts at the USDA Service Center at 1860 N. 100 East for an informal opportunity to personally talk to supervisors and learn more about conservation programs available to agricultural producers in the county. Visit for more information.

Bel Canto Women’s Chorus has openings for sopranos and altos. Join with other women singing a variety of sacred and secular music. This chorus has been performing in the valley for more than 80 years. Rehearsals are Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Logan 4th/Yorkshire Ward building at 294 N. 100 East beginning Sept. 17. The chorus has two concerts annually — Christmas and spring — and other performances as requested. Contact Laurel Maughan at 245-3204 after Sept. 15, or attend the first rehearsal.

“Lovely Lasagna” is the title of the cooking class at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Macey’s Little Theatre in Providence. Relda Sandgran will be showing a different style of lasagna that will use up those vegetables that seem to be coming out of your ears this time of year. Classes are for ages 10 and up. Check us out on Facebook or visit littletheatrerecipes.blogspot. com for more information.

“Can-Can” is the title of the cooking class at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Macey’s Little Theatre in Providence. Amy Smith will be showing some recipes that will take care of those items from this time of year’s bountiful harvest. She will be showing salsa, peach jam and roasted pumpkin seeds. Classes are for ages 10 and up. Check us out on Facebook or visit littletheatrerecipes.blogspot. com for more information.


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