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KSM MUSIC And the story of Kevin Moore’s innovative guitar bridge

The Herald Journal

NOV. 29-DEC. 5, 2013


Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2013

COVER 8 KSM Music owner

Kevin Moore also makes his own line of guitars

MUSIC 4 Cache Children’s Choir

ready for holiday concerts

5 ‘Joyful and Triumphant’ show coming up at USU

THEATER 4 Utah State Theatre to

present ‘Still Life with Iris’

MOVIES 6 Disney royals gain a

boost in new ‘Frozen’ film

7 One star: ‘Homefront’

not worth leaving home for

BOOKS 11 Russell Banks delivers with short story collection

COLUMN 10 Dennis Hinkamp

comes down with a bad case of reflective disorder

CALENDAR 15 See what’s happening this week

Bull sculptures along Main Street are currently sporting tutus in anticipation of the Cache Valley Civic Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” on Thanksgiving weekend. (Jeff Hunter/Herald Journal) On the cover: A new KSM Model 358 guitar. (Jeff Hunter/Herald Journal)

FROM THE EDITOR The countdown has started. By the time you read this, Black Friday will be in full swing, assuming everyone hasn’t already blacked out from overeating and/or overshopping on what used to be a holiday geared towards bringing families together rather than creating mortal enemies in the aisles of local retail stores. But while our Christmas shopping habits have clearly changed, some things haven’t ... like the Cache Valley Civic Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker.”

That timeless classic will be presented for the 31st straight year today, Saturday and Monday at the Ellen Eccles Theatre. The Festival of Lights tradition also continues in Preston with a couple of changes, most notably just a single Lighted Parade on Saturday night and the return of the famous International Bed Races (the racing beds will now be provided, so dads in Southeastern Idaho can go back to focusing on building Pinewood Derby cars). After this weekend, there’s a long slate of holiday-related entertainment events coming up. While many of them are mentioned in the following pages, I didn’t have space for a few of them. So in an effort to help you plan activities around your Christmas parties, don’t forget:

• The Pickleville Playhouse’s most popular original character will come to the Ellen Eccles Theatre Dec. 12-14 and 16, for “Christmas with Juanito Bandito.” • Also at the Ellen Eccles Theatre, the a cappella group Voice Male will visit Dec. 20, followed by the Bar J Wrangler on Dec. 21. • And just outside of Cache Valley, the Old Barn Theatre in Collinston will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” from Dec. 6-21, and the Heritage Theatre in Perry will deliver “Five Carols for Christmas beginning tonight and running through Dec. 21. Happy holidays ... and safe shopping. — Jeff Hunter

‘Nutcracker’ takes the stage The Cache Valley Civic Ballet is proud to present its 31st production of “The Nutcracker.” An enchanted and engaging Christmas story by E.T. Hoffman, this production has become a Cache Valley tradition. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 2. Matinees will be performed at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30. Audiences will be delighted by the colorful scenery, beautiful costumes, enthusiastic performances, and the wonderful music of Tchaikovsky, performed live by the Northern Utah Symphony Orchestra. The story centers around Clara, the young girl whose fantasy dream makes the Christmas tree grow larger than one could imagine, brings toy presents and soldiers to life and warms our hearts with the beauty of her candy land filled with mystical characters and the iconic Sugar Plum Fairy. Supporting these characters is our ensemble of nearly 50 company members as well as more than 50 public cast members. Public auditions are held each September and has had more than 200 participants.

WHAT: ‘The Nutcracker’ WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 2. Matinees will be performed at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30. TICKETS: To purchase tickets, visit or visit the Ellen Eccles Box Office at 43 S. Main St. in Logan or by calling 435-752-0026.

More than 200 hours of rehearsal and volunteer time goes into creating this amazing production of “The Nutcracker.” Cache Valley Civic Ballet’s next production will be “Sleeping Beauty” and will be presented in the spring. The Cache Valley Civic Ballet is the regional ballet company for Northern Utah and is under the artistic direction of Sandy Emile. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or visit the Ellen Eccles Box Office at 43 S. Main St. in Logan or by calling 435752-0026.

“The Black Friday previews came so early that I’m not sure if they were really early or left over from last year.” – Dennis Hinkamp on the impending darkness (Page 10)

PET OF THE WEEK Available for adoption

Photo courtesy of Shanda Lynn Call

The Cache Valley Civic Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” will run Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 2 at the Ellen Eccles Theatre.

‘Carol’ coming to Sky View Returning to Cache Valley for its third year, “A Christmas Carol the Musical” will be presented this holiday season by Four Seasons Theatre Company. Join everyone’s favorite humbug, Ebenezer Scrooge, as three ghosts attempt to alter his miserly ways before

it’s too late. This musical extravaganza will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-7, 9 and 12-14, in the Sky View High School auditorium in Smithfield. A matinee performance is also scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. “A Christmas Carol the

Musical” is full of songs and dance guaranteed to touch the heart and inspire Christmas cheer in all ages. Make this production a part of your families holiday plans. Tickets are $10. To purchase, visit or call 752-4835.

Pet: Grouch-Etta Marx From: Cache Humane Society Why she’s so lovable: Here is a beautiful craft-project kitten, and there is nothing grouchy about her. We call her a craft-project kitten because of her patchworklooking pattern. Grouch-etta is nothing but a unique-looking, baby girl that wants to be loved. She is very social, and she loves to play/ nap with her sister. However, she wouldn’t mind being separated. Come meet Grouch-etta and learn how un-grouchy this little thing actually is. Call the Cache Humane Society at 792-3920.

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all mixed up USU presents ‘Still Life with Iris’ “Still Life with Iris,” a theater work for young people and families, opens at Utah State University’s Morgan Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. An additional matinee will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Set in Nocturno, this adventure fantasy drama chronicles a young girl’s quest to regain her memory and with it her home. With the help of the incredible people she meets along the way, Iris’ crusade recovers more than her past.

In the world of Nocturno, all the things one sees by day are made by the people who live there at night while the rest of the world sleeps. The sun is raised each morning by a signal from the day breaker, the moon is roped and lowered into a basket every night. The inhabitants of Nocturno busy themselves all night long putting leaves back on the branches, painting the flowers, filling the clouds with rain, making and bottling thunder for storms

and painting the spots on the Iris” are $13 adults, $10 ladybugs. In this world, Iris is seniors and youths, $8 USU a 10-year-old girl living hapfaculty and staff and free for pily with her mother. USU students with ID. For Each of the inhabitants more information or tickets, of Nocturno wears a beauticontact the Caine College of ful coat that contains all the Arts Box Office in room their memories, a coat that 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts is kept carefully mended by Center, call 797-8022, or visit the local tailor, the Memory Mender. Without the coat, or The story line of “Still Life if it becomes threadbare, the with Iris” is in the tradition of inhabitants would lose who “Alice in Wonderland,” says they really were because they Matt Omasta director and wouldn’t be able to remember. Tickets for “Still Life with See IRIS on Page 13

Magic Martin to take stage

Children’s choir shows coming up

Jeff Martin to perform on Dec. 5 which Martin reveals secrets Jeff Martin, aka “the within the reach of everyone blond, curly-haired magician,” will perform at 7 p.m. and “The Hidden Treasure of the Eggplant.” Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Thatcher-Young Mansion. Martin has been per35 W. 100 South. forming his unique brand of magic for more than Hosted by the Hatch 30 years. The prestigious Academy of Magic and private Hollywood club for Music and the Cache Conmagicians, The Magic Casjurers Association, tickets for the family-friendly event tle, awarded Martin their “Strolling Olympics Award,” are $10. Seating is limwhich was presented to ited to just 56, so advance him by Criss Angel. And at ticket purchase is recomprivate Beverly Hills parmended. To reserve seats ties Martin has entertained for Martin’s performance, a wide variety of famous call (435) 932-0017 or visit personalities, including Gloria Allred, Alan Arkin, Among the highlights of Patricia Arquette, Angela Martin’s hour-long perforBasset, Warren Beatty, mance will be “The Blades Annette Benning, Nicholas of Opah,” in which two Cage, Chevy Chase, Danny audience members get to DeVito, Rose Kennedy and participate in the “sawing Eddie Murphy. in half” illusion; “Comedy Mentalism” featuring the For more information on funnier side of mind reading; Martin, visit jmartinmagic. “The Magic of a Smile,” in com.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Martin

Renowned magician Jeff Martin will perform Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Thatcher-Young Mansion.

The Cache Children’s Choir program will present its annual CCC Holiday Concert at noon Saturday, Dec. 7, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 725 S. 250 East in Hyde Park. The program will feature music by Giovanni Pergolesi, Ludwig Spohr, Cesar Franck, Bob Chilcott, Libby Larsen, and Benjamin Britten in honor of that composer’s centennial celebration. In addition, the choirs will share carols and folk music from America, Australia, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Israel and South Africa. The CCC program consists of three choirs of Cache Valley boys and girls ages 8 to 16. The choirs will be accompanied by piano, harp, cello, flute and clarinet. The Utah State University Flute Choir will provide holiday music before the concert and a special selection as part of the program. Two of the choirs will also perform many of the CCC Holiday Concert selections at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at St. See SHOWS on Page 15

Utah State University’s Department of Music presents its annual holiday concert “Joyful and Triumphant” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Kent Concert Hall at the Chase Fine Arts Center. The concert features Caine College of the Arts’ students from the University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Women’s Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Flute Choir and Caine Brass Quintet. “‘Joyful and Triumphant’ is a delightful collage concert performed with no applause so

ing choir and modern industrial the listener’s journey from one percussion elements. piece to another is a mesmerizing “In honor of composer Benjaholiday performance,” says Cory min Britten’s centenary, the USU Evans, director of the choral proWomen’s Choir will perform his gram at USU. “This year’s con‘Ceremony of Carols,’” Evans says. cert will also feature some unexpected visual elements, including “The combined choirs will perform Mack Wilberg’s ‘I Saw Three a snowstorm, an impressive digiShips’ and Mike Davis’ festive settal background and the talented ting of ‘Joyful and Triumphant.’” music students.” The USU Chamber Singers will Tickets for the concert are $15 perform the regional premiere general admission, $10 seniors of “In The Bleak Mid-Winter” by and youths, $5 USU faculty and British composer Richard Allain, staff and free for USU students and a new setting of the ancient with ID. For more information text “Gaudete” by American com- and tickets, call 797-8022 or visit poser Michael Engelhardt

Soelberg seeking laughs ‘Voice of Ragnar’ coming to the Dansante Dec. 6 Cache Valley Comedy is excited to bring the extremely funny comedian and extraordinarily nice person, Steve Soelberg, to Logan on Friday, Dec. 6. Soelberg will perform shows at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Dansante Building, 59 S. 100 West. Arriving 15 to 20 minutes early is recommended. Tickets are $10 and available online at cachevalley and at the door on the day of the show, if still available. To assure ability to attend, it is recommended tickets be purchased online as seating is limited. Known as “The Voice of Ragnar,” Soelberg brings an observational, storytelling style of comedy which has repeatedly left soldout audiences around the country in stitches. Whether he’s relating the experiences of growing up in a large family in Seattle, or recounting the time he saw an angry guy in a tutu at a Ragnar Relay Series race, he has a way of making each audience member feel as if they were just the person he wanted to tell the story to because he knew they’d enjoy it just as much as

Christmas with the AFCO

The American Festival Chorus and Orchestra invites us to once again “revel in an evening of delightful Christmas musical favorites” at the Ellen Eccles Theatre in downtown Logan. Under the direction of Craig Jessop, dean of the USU Caine College of the Arts and the former music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the AFCO has created a new Cache Valley holiday tradition over the past five years. This year’s Christmas concerts, which will feature renowned American soprano Alyson Cambridge and the Westminster Bell Choir, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Tickets range from $12 to $20, and are available online at or www.cachearts. org, or at the Ellen Eccles Theatre box office.

‘Forgotten Carols’ musical

“The Forgotten Carols” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, and Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Kent Concert Hall on the USU campus. Michael McLean’s beloved Christmas musical tells the story of Constance, a nurse who sees the holidays as a meaningless distraction until she is assigned to care for John, an aged gentleman, over the holiday season. With warmth and spunky kindness, John eventually breaks through Constance’s iron-clad exterior as he walks her through the untold carols of the more “forgotten” characters in the Christmas story. Tickets are $13 to $30. For tickets or more information, visit or call the Caine College of the Arts box office at 797-8022.

Logan Tabernacle concerts

The Logan Tabernacle Christmas Concert Series presents “Tidings of Comfort & Joy” this holiday season. All concerts are free, open to the public and begin at 7 p.m. This year’s schedule includes Tuba Christmas (Dec. 7); music from the Four Seasons Theatre Company’s production of “A Christmas Carol” (Dec. 10); the Towne Singers with guests Kermit Head and Brandon Clayton (Dec. 11); Christmas with the Hubbard family (Dec. 12); the Westminster Bell Choir (Dec. 13); Cache Community Food Pantry Benefit Concert (Dec. 15); organist Brandon Clayton (Dec. 17); Cinnamon Creek Singers (Dec. 18); Imperial Glee Club (Dec. 19); and the Christmas Instrumental Serenade (Dec. 20). For more information, visit logantabernacle.blogspot. com or

Photo courtesy of Steve Soelberg

Family-friendly comedian Steve Soelberg will take the stage for two shows Dec. 6 at the Dansante Building.

he did. Soelberg’s easygoing demeanor and passion for what he does has garnered him a dedicated following of fans resulting in shows that regularly sell out — people had

to be turned away at the last four shows he did at Wiseguys Trolley Square in Salt Lake City. Also performing will be show hosts and Cache Valley natives Mike Grover and Spence Roper.

Common Ground cards

Artist Jerry Fuhriman donates six of his paintings each year to be reprinted as holiday cards. The proceeds from the fundraiser help Common Ground Outdoor Adventures provide outdoor recreational opportunities for youths and adults with disabilities. Fuhriman’s artwork will be on display at Fuhriman’s Framing & Fine Art during the CVCA Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 13, and his cards can be purchased there or at Crumb Brothers Artisan Bread, Global Village, Caffe Ibis, Serendipity salon, Herm’s Inn, or by calling 713-0288.

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This image released by Disney shows, from left, Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, Olaf, voiced by Josh Gad, and Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff in a scene from “Frozen.”

Disney royals gain a boost in ‘Frozen’ By Jessica Herndon AP film writer

Instead of the bygone damsels in distress — yes we’re talking about you Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty — the female royals of “Frozen,” Disney’s latest animated wonder, are feisty, forward and independent. Strong female leads are fitting, as “Frozen” marks the first time a female has occupied the director’s chair in the 76 years of Disney animation features. Jennifer Lee, who wrote Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” as well as the screenplay for “Frozen,” co-directed the icy 3-D adventure with Disney veteran Chris Buck (“Tarzan”). Inspired by the 19th century fairytale, “The Snow Queen,” by Hans Christian Andersen, “Frozen” marks another Disney film modernizing one of the Danish author’s stories. “The Little Mermaid” also adapted an Andersen fable.

Eight new songs, by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, work well when paired with the stunning visuals. But none really shine with classic tour de force like a “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” — and it’s been too long since we’ve had a big Disney-stimulated hit. But the overall message more than makes up for the film’s pitfalls. Rich in magic, perils and family ties, “Frozen” encourages us to embrace our fears, overthrow our inhibitions and find the true meaning of love. Set in the kingdom of Arendelle, sisters Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) are best friends who love to play in the snow. Luckily big sis Elsa can create ice and snow with her bare hands. When Elsa accidently zaps her sister with her sorcery during playtime, Anna is almost killed. Since their See FROZEN on Page 12

‘Fire’ smolders at box office NEW YORK (AP) — The scorching box office haul for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has been adjusted to $158.1 million, dropping it a few notches in the record books. Studios released actual box office figures Monday, following their customary Sunday estimates. Lionsgate’s “Hunger Games” sequel had been

estimated to have made $161.1 million from Thursday night through Sunday. “Catching Fire” still set a record for a November release. But it now drops from the fourth best opening weekend to sixth place. It trails “The Avengers,” ‘’Iron Man 3,” ‘’Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” ‘’The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Dark Knight.”

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If you’ve caught the onslaught of “Homefront” commercials and you’re like me, you’ve probably had a few thoughts run through your head like: Hey James Franco is a bad guy? That could be cool. Or, wait, this kind of looks like a direct-toDVD movie, but with star power. And finally, was Stone Cold Steve Austin too busy to film this? As a film critic, there are times where I find myself watching movies that no one in their right mind would even consider. Truth be told, I’ve seen my fair share of action movies starring musclebound pro wrestling stars. As you might have guessed, these movies are usually really, really terrible. Why do I bring this up? Because “Homefront” is exactly the type of clichéd action film that would star a washed-up pro wrestler. But instead it tries to hide its awfulness behind a cast of recognizable faces, which includes Jason Statham, James Franco, Kate Bosworth and Winona Ryder. Don’t be fooled by appearances, “Homefront” is just as terrible as you suspected before you saw who was in it. Statham plays an ex-DEA agent named Phil Broker. The movie opens on a deal between a ruthless biker gang and a bunch of meth dealers. Phil, working undercover, is there to bust them. That’s when everything goes wrong because these movies always begin with some sort of color-by-numbers prologue that sets up whatever gimmick the screenplay calls for. During the ensuing shootout and police chase, a member of the biker

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Impressive cast can’t save ‘Homefront’

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itting in front of a desk in a small office at the back of KSM Music, Kevin S. Moore suddenly can’t contain himself when asked to describe some of his successes as a guitar maker and an inventor. The 55-year-old suddenly lunges towards a laptop sitting near the back of the desk, almost simultaneously apologizing for his poor typing and spelling skills as he declares, “One of the big successes I had that gave me a thrill was through Leo, and a custom bass he built for Michael McKean.” Leo is Leonardo Lospennato, an Argentinian of Italian descent who is a renowned luthier in Germany. Lospennato is also the author of “Electric Guitar & Bass Design,” a book that features the innovative bass guitar bridge designed by Moore on its cover. Prior to a tour of the United Kingdom in 2009 by the fictional — but legendary — rock band Spinal Tap, Lospennato built a bass specifically meant for McKean, aka David St. Hubbins. As Tap’s lead singer, McKean normally only plays rhythm guitar, except for the hit song “Big Bottom,” in which everyone in the band but the drummer picks up a bass. “So, here he is in 2009 at Glastonbury,” Moore says as he hits play on a YouTube video from the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts in England. “Just look at all those people.”

nique sound of KSM

ented guitar bridges are making their way around the world

Above, KSM Music has been at its current location at 50 W. 400 North for more than a decade. Left, in addition to owning the store, Kevin Moore builds guitars and developed a unique type of guitar bridge.

If you didn’t know what Moore’s patented bass bridge looked like, you probably wouldn’t even notice anything out of the ordinary. But as McKean, also known as Lenny on “Laverne & Shirley,” plucks away on a pale yellow bass while wearing a long, blonde wig, it’s quite clear that there’s a Foundation bass bridge on that guitar. “They played Glastonbury, Wembley, all those places in front of thousands and thousands of people,” Moore says with a

grin. “You’ve got Michael McKean playing a bass that Leo built for him with a KSM bridge on it that came out of a tiny little music store in Logan, Utah.” “Isn’t that cool?” Moore asks. ——— Kevin Moore’s career in music got off to a rocky start. A native of Logan, he grew up below Old Main Hill being “force fed” piano by his mother. “I was probably around 10, and I rejected it,” Moore recalls. “I couldn’t play a

note today. “I wanted to play guitar, so kept on saying that I was going to quit piano and take guitar. But my mom said I needed to learn piano because that was the basis for everything else.” But Moore’s parents, Sheldon and Sharmeen, did provide him with the occasional musical Christmas gift like Neil Diamond and Three Dog Night cassettes, and eventually he picked up some 45 records like the Cowgills’ “Hair” and Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy” that ended up being the gateway drugs for a serious appreciation of rock ‘n’ roll. “I loved music,” he says, “and I lamented the fact that growing up in Cache Valley, there wasn’t any real rock ‘n’ roll around.” Moore says his life really changed when he caught a performance by Kiss on NBC’s “Midnight Special” program in the mid-’70s. But while the band was breaking across the nation, he was unable to find Kiss’ debut album in Cache Valley, so he had to special order it from Somers Music. “I think I bought the first Kiss music in the valley,” Moore proclaims. “I was really interested in Alice Cooper, as well, but with Kiss, it was about the music. Kiss made me really want to play.” At the time, Moore did have some experience playing the guitar. He started out with an acoustic and even took a class from future USU guitar legend Mike Christiansen while in junior high. In 1972, See KSM on Page 13

Everything is dark this time of year. You wake up in the dark; you come home in the dark. Then, of course, Black Friday — the darkest of dark. Black Friday isn’t even relegated to Friday anymore. It sneaked up like a hungry wiener dog right under the Thanksgiving dinner table. The Black Friday previews came so early that I’m not sure if they were really early or left over from last year. is toying with Sunday and same-day deliveries. They are probably only a small tech upgrade away from delivering

Slightly Off Center DENNIS HINKAMP

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It’s time for Seasonal Reflective Disorder

your stuff the day before you order it. Santa Claus has always dealt in precognition and spying, so why not? Also, why not put all that leaked NSA stuff to good commercial use? We are always looking for new ways to

stimulate the economy. There are so many jokes and admonitions about Black Friday and Christmas shopping debauchery that I doubt I can add anything original to the mix. All I can suggest is to pause and reflect. I mean, what else are you going to do now that everything in the garden is dead and the sun goes down at 5 p.m.? Some people get SAD (seasonal affective disorder). I get Seasonal Reflective Disorder. Embrace it. 1. Dabble in regret: I say dabble as opposed to wallowing. I know it sells books to say we should all live in the present like dogs.

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up to, or even if they However, I suspect are still on the sunny even canines dream of side of the turf. But trees they never sniffed, don’t make them all rabbits that got away friends on Facebook, and great chunks of and don’t get too close meat that would have lest you fall drowning been better savored into the quicksand of than inhaled. So, take “what ifs?” So just page a few minutes to get in through your yearbooks touch with the stuff you once in a while, relive missed. It doesn’t mean you are failure. It makes a touchdown, dance or passing grade in math you human and poised and leave it at that. A to give advice in the off fond memory brought chance a young person back to life can turn ever asks for advice. As into a Frankenstein if?! 2. Swim in the shalmonster. 3. Write lists: In my low end of the nostalgia dad’s final years he was pool: In the deep end convinced that he could there be dragons. For stave off senility by instance, it could be doing crossword puzzles pleasant to Google a and writing lists. I’m few old love interests not sure that will work, to see what they are

but it is a good seasonal reflective exercise because it makes you quantify your past into bullet points. Start small with things like remembering every paying job you had, every address you lived at or the cost and amount of memory of your first computer (this will make you cry; see No. 1). 4. Clear out your browsing history and Internet “cookies.” If you don’t know what cookies are, ask the youngest person in the room. There are few things as sobering as looking at where you have spent time on the See TIME on Page 15

Books Banks delivers in short story collection By Kim Curtis Associated Press

northeastern United States, and most shine a harsh light on broken or damaged relationships — dishonesty, adultery, divorce. Dark? Russell Banks has long been criticized as being too depressing, Yes. Depressing, perhaps. But too edgy, too dark. But one could Banks’ prose is rhythmic and poetic. His insights are surprisargue that life is also many of ing, like in “Transplant,” where those things and struggle is often the heart donor’s widow wants to a key to hope and future hapmeet the recipient, or in “Searchpiness. These are the moments ing for Veronica,” where a man that Banks chooses to focus on meets a woman in an airport bar in “A Permanent Member of the and she shares stunning secrets Family,” his new collection of 12 about herself with a stranger, or in short stories, six of which haven’t “Lost and Found,” where a bored previously been published. conventioneer has a flirtation with All the stories are set in the the hotel events coordinator.

In the latter encounter, the man confronts aging: “These were feelings about himself that he had lost bit by bit over the years of his marriage and middle age, small increments of loss, so that he wasn’t even aware of the loss, until that night when they ended up alone in his room at the Marriott.” Unlike many short stories, Banks tells gratifying, sewed-up tales. Readers may be left wanting more from the characters he creates, but he doesn’t leave his stories unraveled. True to form, he ties them up, not neatly, but thoroughly and satisfyingly.

‘Creature Department’ invokes fun By Alicia Rancilio Associated Press

In Robert Paul Weston’s “The Creature Department,” written for children ages 8 to 12, two young friends named Elliot and Leslie find there’s little that’s exciting about their small town, except for DENKi-3000, the world’s eighth largest electronics factory. While on a tour of the factory, they discover a secret underground research and development department that’s run by a motley crew of

don’t come up with a new inventive creatures. The creatures are a invention with a major giggle-inducing example “wow” factor. They team of an imagination run up with the creatures to wild: There’s a Knucklec- help save the day. rumpler, which looks like “The Creature Departa giant salamander but ment” has been compared has dreadlocks and giant hands to match. There are hunched-over trolls with overbites and broken teeth, and there are huge, hairy beastly looking things with horns. (A word to parents: The descriptions are more inventive and silly than scary.) Elliot and Leslie’s discovery is at risk of being shut down if the creatures

to books by Roald Dahl. And it makes sense why such comparisons have been made. It would be fun to read this book to kids — or watch them devour it on their own.

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Frozen Continued from Page 6 daughter can’t control her power, the king and queen send Elsa to her room and isolate her from her sister. But the girls are left alone when their parents die in a shipwreck. Dauntless optimist Anna tries, for years, to get her sister to come out of her room. “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Anna sings. But Elsa, afraid of hurting her sister again, remains locked away. That is until she turns 18 and is now fit to be queen. On her sister’s coronation day, Anna is excited to finally have a house full of people. She even plans to keep her eyes peeled for the possible swoon-worthy suitor. Like clockwork, he comes in the form of the handsome Prince Hans of the Southern Isles (Santino Fontana). Anna falls instantly and the two become

engaged. Anna’s impulsive behavior enrages her big sister, which results in Elsa freezing the kingdom. Disgusted with the continued lack of control over her sorcery, Elsa flees up the mountain and builds her own ice palace. On a quest to bring her sister back, Anna teams with the uncouth, ice-selling Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), who has a lovable pet reindeer named Sven. Anna is able to convince Kristoff that if he helps her up the mountain, summer will return and he’ll be back in the ice business. She hooks him further when she saves them from a pack of wolves. Soon we meet an adorable snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad) who offers cute and cuddly comic relief at just the right times. When they reach Elsa, Anna is unable to coax her into returning to the kingdom. In a fit of rage, Elsa hits her sister with her powers once more and thus begins the race against time before

Anna’s heart freezes over. Only the act of true love can thaw her. The animation in “Frozen” is premium, and the 3-D earmark adds to the pearly appeal of the ice and snow, but we are lacking in the sweeping romance we’ve grown accustomed to in a Disney princess movie. Anna and Kristoff’s flirtation, while engaging, could stand to be a bit more rapturous. But when Kristoff teases Anna about getting engaged to Prince Hans just after they’d met, you can’t help but love him — and love him for her. Cheers to “Frozen” for that message: Finally a tale for gals about love as a journey and not just something meant to save the princess (or damsel) from her unfortunate circumstance. ——— “Frozen,” a Disney release, is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for some action and mild rude humor. Running time: 108 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four.

Belnaps to perform a holiday show in Dayton ogy from BYU. While Ring in the holidays with there, he earned money the Belnaps and music for college with his piano guaranteed to bring the Christmas spirit. The Belnap talents, playing in jazz and dance bands including the family from Inkom, Idaho, Young Ambassadors Band. will entertain patrons at 7 He also accompanied the p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at interpretive dance students the Dahle Performing Arts at BYU. Come and enjoy Center in Dayton. the musical talents of one of Dale Belnap was fasciIdaho’s own artists. nated by music as a young Tickets for this pleasant child and remembers trying and relaxed show are $5 per to play along with songs he seat. Tickets can be purheard on the radio. “’Charichased online through wssd. ots of Fire was my first and, by calling (208) favorite play-along song,’ 747-3502, ext. 1 or at the Belnap says. He developed door.   his unique ability to play The West Side Performby ear studying the Suzuki ing Arts Committee wishes method. Dale and his wife, to thank the F. M., Anne Ashleigh, have six children — all boys who have inherit- G. and Beverly B. Bistline ed the Belnap musical talent. Foundation Philanthropic Gift Fund for their generous Dale has degrees in support of this performance. music media and psychol-

Continued from Page 4 assistant professor in the theatre department at the Caine College of the Arts. “Growing up, I watched ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and the moment when Alice shrunk down and came across the caterpillar lounging on a mushroom has always been prominent in

KSM Continued from Page 9 he went to the House of Sound, a long-gone stereo store on Main Street, and purchased a Kimberly electric guitar with money he earned by mowing lawns. “I bought a guitar amp head at a garage sale, and my dad helped me build a speaker box for it,” Moore says while gesturing towards the old Kimberly that still hangs above the service area at KSM Music. “It would just launch you into space.” But despite his love of the guitar, Moore admits “I never really developed into much of a player,” and says his biggest regret is that he was never in a band growing up. “Looking back I think, Why the hell didn’t you do that?” Moore declares. “I wish I had done it when I had the chance.” Real life soon took over Moore’s life. He started working as a printer for the Moore Corporation (now RR Donnelly) in 1977, but after “messing around” with both woodworking and guitars in the ’80s, Moore eventually decided to combine both of those passions together and started trying to repair and then build his own guitars with the aid of Tom Wheeler books. While becoming a

ple since they are still figuring out who they are, but can we ever truly figure out who we are as children or adults?” While working on the play, Omasta had the opportunity to reflect on the question many times. He says each time that he did he suspected he was getting a bit closer to the answer. “I hope that our production provides audience members of all ages with similar opportunities for reflection and self-discovery,” Omasta says.

guitar, and you’re screwing it up.’ And he said, ‘Well, they keep moving on me.’” “That’s when I really started to wonder why we’re still using 1950s technology,” Moore says. “I mean, it works, but it’s not the best. I thought there’s got be a better bridge, so that’s when I started to develop the Foundation bridge.” Patented in 2009, Moore’s Foundation bridge comes in both bass and six-string varieties, but while the bass bridges are sold separately, the six-string bridges comes only with KSM guitars. “That’s one of the things Above left, three versions of Kevin Moore’s Foundation bass guitar bridges sit atop that sets my guitars apart,” Leonardo Lospennato’s book “Electric Guitar & Bass Design.” Above right, actor/musiMoore says. cian Michael McKean holds the bass guitar custom made for him by Lospennato that Country music star Lorincludes a Foundation bridge made by KSM. (Photo courtesy of Leonardo Lospennato) rie Morgan has a pink KSM guitar, as does her guitar player Roger Eaton, who Those electric guitars luthier usually comes with to its current location at has also played with Tanya come with Foundation an apprenticeship, Moore 50 W. 400 North about a decade ago. What started bridges that Moore started Tucker, Barbara Mandrell says he did it all on his and is a part of the backup out as a guitar store now to develop around 10 own “because I go the band at the Grand Ole Opry sells, rents and services all years ago after growroad of hard knocks with in Nashville. types of instruments, and ing frustrated with guieverything I do.” “Sometimes I just can’t the KSM SoundFactory tar bridges that hadn’t ——— win because when (Eaton) provides instructors for changed much since Leo Nearly 37 years later, budding musicians. Fender used a door hinge travels, he never takes his Moore still works at RR KSM guitar because he KSM Guitars itself is while building guitars Donnelly, which makes refuses to fly with it. He based in Moore’s woodin the early 1950s. The KSM Music and KSM says he’s seen too many Guitars his side ventures. shed, where he might take screws holding guitar guitars busted up,” Moore “I’m still in here every up to a year to create a strings in place were explains. “But he also day, but it depends on new six-string masteralways coming loose, said he doesn’t fly with it the day how much time piece. He estimates he’s causing unnecessary because he told his kids I spend,” he says of the built about 30 guitars vibration and noise. music store. “I’d like to through the years, includ- Moore says he finally hit that’s going to be their heirloom that they inherit, the wall when he saw his focus on guitars only, but it ing the standard KSM repairman son Super Glu- so the only place you’ll just doesn’t pay the bills.” Model 358 and custom The first KSM retail ing down the screws on an see him playing that guitar built guitars currently is on the Opry stage.” store opened in 1996 on expensive new Fender. being played by local Moore then adds, “What “I said, ‘What the hell Main Street, then spent guitar heroes like Corey I like, though, is that the some time in the Cache Christiansen, Kris Krom- are you doing? You paid a thousand dollars for this sound engineer at the Opry Valley Mall before moving pel and Austin Weyand.

says that’s one of the quietest guitars he’s ever seen as an engineer.” That’s the whole point of Moore’s Foundation bridges is to provide more stability by having far fewer moving parts. He admits, however, that he hasn’t “sold a whole lot” of the bridges, and is clearly frustrated over how to market them. “Everybody that uses one just loves it, but I haven’t figured out the marketing,” Moore says. “The conception, prototype, licensing, patenting, manufacturing and packaging was harder than hell, but it was a piece of cake compared to the marketing.” That’s clearly why seeing someone like Michael McKean playing an instrument with his bass bridge on it is so satisfying for Moore, who says he’ll keep making guitars “until I die.” “I can’t play guitar that well, so I get a real kick out of watching somebody who knows how to play, play a guitar that I built,” Moore notes with a big smile. “I had a chance to watch Corey Christiansen, the USU guitar professor, play at Summerfest this year, and he did some sonic acrobatics that were just amazing. It was so cool. “I still get chills just thinking about how he just made that thing stand up and talk.”

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my mind. The caterpillar asked Alice, explores how loss of one’s past steals ‘Who are you?’ a very simple question, the future as well, and how our past but one she could not seem to answer.” defines who we are. Through a series Omasta says the sound of the caterof encounters with new friends, Iris is pillar’s question has been echoing in able to seek and discover the rest of his mind for decades. her past, as well as revealing a won Its allegorical elements and cultural derful secret which changes her future. “‘Still Life with Iris’ explores this poireferences may mean more to the gnant question beautifully without offerparents in the audience than to the ing any easy answers,” Omasta says. children, but its strong plot, fantasti“Some people suggest this makes the cal characters and appealing heroine will engage children, as well. The play play especially suitable for young peo-

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CrossworD By Myles Mellor and Sally York Across 1. Jeer 6. Turkish river 11. Kind of tax 14. Wuss 18. “Ragged Dick” writer 19. Exquisite piece of jewelry 20. Plumlike fruit 22. Berry rich in antioxidants 23. Caribbean capital 25. Asian city 27. Editor’s ‘’keep’’ 28. Certain Taiwanese computer 29. Charlie Parker’s nickname 31. Prospector’s sighting 32. Weighed down (with) 34. Heck of a person 35. Kind of team 36. Limburger and Neufchatel 39. Light punishments 41. Sacramental oils 45. Bricklayer’s burden 46. Little time 47. Put in stitches? 48. Bangkok resident 50. Debtor’s promise 51. Computer command 53. Pallid 54. Isn’t for couples? 55. Mideast ruler 56. “Garden city of the Caribbean” 60. European city 62. Twist in a way 63. Salted part of a margarita glass 64. Osprey’s cousin 65. Like some candles 67. Classified item, for short 68. Generous monetary gift 71. Icy coating 72. “She Done __ Wrong”: Mae West film 73. Moved or made by wind 74. Caribbean capital 78. African city

82. Great burden 83. Popeye’s sweetheart 84. Cart puller 85. Paper sheet 86. Reginald, to friends 87. Style of many a building in Miami 88. Wine selection concern 89. English time letters 92. Watering hole 93. Metrical foot 96. Beast of burden 98. It has many rods 100. Refer (back) 101. Home improvement letters 102. Pond bug 103. Flat-nosed antelope 105. Sprite, for one 107. Detonator 108. Too quickly decided 112. Caribbean capital 114. African capital 117. Really keen on 118. Fix, as a post 119. Like a friend in need 120. Poly trailer 121. “Shall I compare ____...” 122. It can be bruised or massaged 123. Exalt 124. Mineral-containing stone Down 1. Dunderheads 2. Congeal 3. Princess Fiona, e.g. 4. State of fitness 5. One way to pace 6. Trouble for a tooth 7. Reach maturity 8. “A door is not a door when it’s ___” 9. Fancy pond swimmer 10. Ray 11. Now CIS 12. Glided 13. Long time division 14. American elk 15. Object of veneration 16. Gas station adjunct 17. Pizza, e.g.

21. Albumen 24. Noise control 26. Color-enhancing apple spray 30. Prankish pipsqueak 33. A Simpson (first name) 34. Astronaut, John 35. Reads, as a bar code 36. Empty a stein quickly 37. Ready the machete 38. Tropical tuber 39. Old wind instrument 40. Pluck 42. Cowell and Legree 43. Fabrics that appear wavy 44. Go from blog to blog, say 49. “__ a real nowhere man”: Beatles lyric 52. Trials by fire 53. Microsoft product 54. Miner’s path 55. Kind of gland 57. Mystery or sci-fi 58. Mini-newt 59. Pump part 61. Word with pad or tender 63. 33 or 45, briefly 65. Fistfight result, perhaps 66. Flying lemur 67. Press secretary, e.g. 68. Bad news for the home team 69. Mobile state? (Abbr.) 70. Item kept in a chest? 72. Widespread chaos 73. Stand for a portrait 74. Malt infusion 75. Restrained 76. Smooth as glass 77. A kind of twitch 78. Not forthright 79. Digs in a tree 80. Movable guitar bar 81. To distant spots 88. Congenial 89. NBA team 90. Sorceress who aided Jason 91. Place for care

instructions 94. Tropical flea 95. Harridans 97. Put on 99. Cherry red 102. Recorded music in public places company 103. Hyperbolic sine (trigonometry) 104. Card game stake 105. Hearty drink 106. Appended 107. Wray and others 109. Kind of sax 110. Arctic transportation 111. A partner of now 112. Hobby-shop buy 113. Purcell specialty 115. Presidential nickname 116. -- out (be idle)

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Friday Robert Linton will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Caffe Ibis, 52 Federal Ave. “This music breathes life into the stillness.” Come enjoy the acoustic music stylings of Robert Linton. The 30th annual Novemberfest Arts and Crafts Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Logan Recreation Center, 195 W. 100 South. Christmas and home décor will be on display and for sale, as well food and candy. Entertainment will be provided by local dancing and singing groups. Admission is $1; children 5 and younger get in free. There will be hourly prize drawings as well as a night on the town for three lucky winners. For more information, call 7528142 or 512-9745. “The Nutcracker” will be presented by the Cache Valley Civic Ballet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 2, at the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Matinees will also be held at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 29-30. Tickets run from $10 to $21 and can be purchased by calling 752-0026, or visiting or the Ellen Eccles Theatre box office at 43 S. Main St. The annual Festival of Lights celebration will be held Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30, in Preston. Friday’s events include a vendor fair (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Strictly Ballroom Studio, 74 S. State St.); an appearance by Santa Claus (1 to 3 p.m. pm State Street); free

Time Continued from Page 10 Internet over the last 12 months. I am much less afraid of anything the NSA has on me than I am of what my friends and relatives might

movie (”Wreck-It Ralph” at 3 p.m. at the Worm Creek Theatre); and Holiday Ball from 8 to 11 p.m. at the old Preston High School gynmasium (admission is $5 per person, $25 per family). The traditional alternative-toBlack Friday Used Book Sale at the North Logan Library will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the North Logan Library, 475 E. 2500 North. The libraray has cleared its shelves of books on tape and all will be available at the sale, as well as several thousand books, DVDs and CDs. All proceeds benefit collections at the library.

SATURDAY Katie Jo will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Caffe Ibis, 52 Federal Ave. With a gorgeous voice and impressive chops on the guitar, come support this up-and-coming singer/songwriter. The annual Festival of Lights celebration will be held Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30, in Preston. Saturday’s events include a vendor fair (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Strictly Ballroom Studio, 74 S. State St.); the International Bed Races at 1 p.m. on State Street; kids’ parade at 2 p.m. on State Street; free movie (”Wreck-It Ralph” at 3 p.m. at the Worm Creek Theatre) and fireworks and the Lighted Parade at 6:30 p.m. on State Street.

SUNDAY Tanner McDowell will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec.

find on my hard drive upon my passing. On the other hand, leaving them shocked or laughing might make a memorable eulogy. ——— Dennis Hinkamp would like to thank everyone for the memories that contribute to this column.

1, at Caffe Ibis, 52 Federal Ave. McDowell’s set is a soulful medley of blues, funk and rock, with a splash of contemporary acoustic and a pinch of classical. The Post-Mormon Community is a non-sectarian organization of individuals and families who have left Mormonism. The Cache Valley chapter meets for dinner and socializing at a local restaurant at 6:30 p.m. every Sunday evening. Newcomers welcome. For more information call Jeff at 770-4263 or visit our website at

MONDAY The USU Emeriti Christmas Dinner and program will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Riverwoods Conference Center. After a wonderful dinner, the Westminster Bell Choir will help us ring in the Christmas Season. Reservations need to be made by with the USU Alumni office by Monday, Dec. 2. For questions about the dinner call 245-0728, or 752-9716 for the program. All former USU employees and federal collaborators are invited to participate. Come to the Logan Library and share in the fun of the classic Christmas movie, “A Christmas Story.” The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the Jim Bridger Room. Popcorn will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Come join us, “I double-dog dare ya!” For an ongoing list of Monday night movies at the Logan Library, visit Night.

Shows Continued from Page 4 John’s Episcopal Church, 85 E. 100 North as part of the Cache Valley Center for the Arts Gallery Walk in downtown

TUESDAY The USU Department of Music will present its annual holiday concert “Joyful & Triumphant” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. The concert will feature USU students from the Chorale, Chamber Singers, Women’s Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Flute Choir and Caine Brass Quintet. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and youths, $5 for faculty and staff and free for USU students with ID. For tickets, visit or call 797-8022.

WEDNESDAY For 43 years the Festival of Trees has been a “Gift of Love” for children in the Salt Lake Valley. With more than 1,000 beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, centerpieces, quilts and gingerbread houses on display along with live entertainment, Santa Land, Kids Corner, Elf Emporium. Sweet Shoppe, Gift Shoppe and scones. There is something for everyone in the family. Most importantly, 100 percent of the money raised goes directly to help children at Primary Children’s Hospital. Please join us in giving a “Gift of Love” Dec. 4-7, at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St. in Sandy. Admission is $3 for children, $5 for adults. Visit for more information. Craig Morgan from the American Legion in Salt Lake City will assist veterans from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Department of Workforce Services Employment Center at 180 N.

Logan. In addition, the Cache Children’s Choir Early Childhood Classes for children ages 3 to 7 will present Holiday Sharing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Edith Bowen Laboratory School auditorium.

100 West. Please bring the following documents: DD form 214, marriage/divorce papers. birth/ adoption/certificates and children’s Social Security numbers.

THURSDAY Westward the Tide will perform with Cat Fever and Nate Wood at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Admission is $5. Jeff Martin, aka “the blond, curly-haired magician,” will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Thatcher-Young Mansion. 35 W. 100 South. Hosted by the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music and the Cache Conjurers Association, tickets for the family-friendly event are $10. Seating is limited to just 56, so advance ticket purchase is recommended. To reserve seats, call (435) 932-0017 or visit The Utah Assistive Technology Program is sponsoring an Augmentative and Alternative Communication Open House for the Utah disability community to promote awareness about the need for communication devices for a variety of disabilities and the technology available. Everyone is invited from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Assistive Technology Lab in the Janet Quinney Lawson Bldg. on the USU campus. Meet vendor reps, try out the technology, ask questions, check out the computer lab and enjoy light refreshments. Please enter the west side door to sign in. Parking is available in the Big Blue Parking Terrace.

All events are free and open to the public. Sylvia Munsen, Cache Children’s Choir artistic director and conductor, is a Utah State University professor and the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair of Elementary Arts Education. Con-

ductors of CCC choirs and Early Childhood Classes include Munsen, Jill DeVilbiss, David and Kristi Gilbert, Melody Francis and Jenna Barson. For more information, call Gaylene Merrill at 752-6260.

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