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Fast Forward Charter High students create artwork for Beaver Mountain THE HERALD JOURNAL

DECEMBER 2-8, 2016


December 2-8, 2016

COVER 6 Fast Forward High art students create panels for Beaver Mountain building

THE ARTS 3 Come get a taste of a ‘Farley Family Xmas’

3 Christmas concerts start

up at the Logan Tabernacle

4 ‘Matchmaker’ moves into Caine Lyric Theatre 4 David Archuleta coming

to perform at Logan High

5 AFCO and GENTRI join

forces for ‘Christmas at the Ellen Eccles Theatre’

MOVIES 9 ‘Moana’ pushes ‘Beasts’

out of top spot at box office

TV 8 Football carries NBC to a Nielsen ratings victory

STAGE 8 Jason Sudeikis steps

away from TV and movies for ‘Dead Poets Society’

CALENDAR 11 See what’s happening this week in Cache Valley

Lead singer James Hetfield of Metallica performs at the Opera House, a small venue with a 950 person capacity, in Toronto, Tuesday night. Proceeds from the show benefitted The Daily Bread Food Bank, an organization that helps combat hunger. (AP Photo) On the cover: Anne Jetton works on a panel that will be set up in the warming hut at Beaver Mountain. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal)

FROM THE EDITOR Growing up, we didn’t normally watch TV while eating dinner. I’m sure my late mother would like me to make that perfectly clear, right here at the beginning of this column. However, there was a period of time when he actually had a small television set on our kitchen table. It was after my older brother had finished college and moved out for good, and my younger sister and I were normally only home during the summer and/or between semesters and missions, etc. That created much more space at the table, and far less for my parents to talk about without us there every night ... so why not?

But it should also be noted that that little black-and-white TV was not, technically, there so we could watch just anything that was on in the evening. Basically, the television’s sole purpose was to view one program every weekday night at 6:30 p.m.: “Family Feud.” That was my mother’s favorite game show, and in the days before DVRs, it was just easier to watch it while she ate than use up valuable video cassette space. This was about the time that the great Richard Dawson’s primary run as host of the “Feud” was coming to an end and Ray Combs’ was beginning. And to be honest, it would have been the perfect time for my parents and sibling to finally live the dream and be on the “Family Feud” ourselves. After all, we met the one major criteria — we were a family of five — and we were all out of high school and

had at least started college, so we had to be somewhat intelligent. Probably. But that was not be. That “Feud” dream never happened as my mother passed away in 1993, and the TV soon disappeared from my home’s kitchen table. However, now that I have my own family of five, perhaps some time in the distant future, we can live out my mother’s “Feud” dreams. But that’s a long ways away since my 2-year-old daughter probably wouldn’t fair well when asked questions by Steve Harvey. That’s why I’m passing on this very important information to you now: “Family Feud” auditions will be held Jan. 7-8 in Salt Lake City. To apply for an audition, send an email to SaltLakeCity@ or call (323) 762-8467 — Jeff Hunter

Spend Christmas with the Farleys “A Farley Family Xmas” meets Laurel and Hardy in this hilarious mash-up of your favorite Farley family members, a sing-along and a black-and-white silent film accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ on Dec. 9-10 at the Utah Theatre. Humorist and historian James Arrington returns to the stage to star as multiple members of the quirky Farley family, as he also interacts with a Laurel and Hardy silent film accompanied by Mike Ohman on the organ. The audience will get pulled into the gag and participate in holiday sing-along favorites in an evening of comedy and fun. Part of the holiday farce is a follow-up

to the “Farley Family Reunion,” Arrington’s popular one-man show he’s been performing for more than 35 years. Arrington wrote, “The Farleys are a fabulous, fantastical, freakily funny family with Intermountain ties. I play all of the roles and treat the audience as the assembled family.” Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for youth under age 18. Tickets will be available at the Utah Theatre, 18 W. Center, the night of the show. Get tickets in advance online at theutahtheatre. org, by calling 750-0300 or visiting the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre box office located in the Dansante Building at 59 S. 100 West in Logan.

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James Arrington joins up with the Mighty Wurlitzer

James Arrington will star in “A Farely Family Xmas” Dec. 9-10 at the Utah Theatre.

Christmas concerts get started at Tabernacle The Logan Tabernacle Christmas Concert Series gets underway this week. Entitled “Tidings of Comfort & Joy,” this year’s series is free and open to the public. Concerts begin each evening at 7 p.m. at the Logan Tabernacle, 50 N. Main St. Friday, Dec. 2 — Chase Peterson Chase Petersen is a new aspiring director and producer that is bringing back a Christmas favorite from last year’s Christmas Concert Series. He has had the won-

derful opportunity to work with Logan during their summer series as well and direct a variety show called A Night on Broadway. Petersen is currently producing and directing another Christmas concert in Davis County that features a full choir and orchestra, along with soloists Madilyn Paige from NBC’s “The Voice” and BYU Vocal Point member Kyle Lemperle.   Saturday, Dec. 3 —  Voices of Light Voices of Light choir is a volunteer, community-based

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choir from Pocatello. This choir was started a year and a half ago by director Sheri Not Help Him. Now its 40-plus voices sing year-round with the purpose of sharing music about our Savior, Jesus Christ. Voices of Light choir will be singing contemporary settings of Christmas music, including traditional favorites and original music by composer David Hassan.  Tuesday, Dec. 6 — Ellis Elementary Take some of the most delightful children on the

planet and teach them some of the most beloved music and you have the wonderful, spirited program that children from Ellis Elementary School in Logan will share with Cache Valley. There was not an empty seat in the Tabernacle last year as these children presented one of the most popular programs of the season.   Wednesday, Dec. 7 —  Cinnamon Creek Singers The Cinnamon Creek Folk Singers are a group of 13 women from Northern Utah who for 24 years have

arranged, performed and shared their love for traditional Western pioneer, railroad and American folk songs. Traditional instruments used during their programs include the mountain dulcimer, fiddle, bodhran (Irish) drum, guitar, concertina, tin whistle, banjo, folk bass, harmonica and washboard. The Cinnamon Cinnamon Creek Folk Singers will be performing a patriotic Christmas program on Pearl Harbor See CONCERTS on Page 11

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all mixed up Logan Fine Art to honor pair of local artists As the world celebrates Christmas and the return of winter commences, the Logan Fine Art Gallery offers up a taste of summer with the artwork of Kristi Grussendorf and Jerry Fuhriman. A reception will be held in the local artists’ honor from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Logan Fine Art Gallery, 60 W. 100 North. Fuhriman’s paintings will remind you of pleasant days in green valleys and summer winds. His vast patchwork landscapes, pastural scenes of

grazing cows and his unique style of aerial perspective give a fresh look to Cache Valley.  His fascination and visual understanding of Western landscapes is keenly illustrated in both his watercolors and oil paintings. Fuhriman’s paintings capture the vastness of the Western skies and the power of place. Some of his awards include: best watercolor painting, Maynard Dixon County show and merit Award, and award of excellence and best of

show from the Utah Watercolor Society. Fuhriman is also well known for his silversmithing and stainless steel sculpture.   Grussendorf’s paintings will also take you back to the beautiful memory of sunny days with her fluid style incorporating landscape and figure light and shadow. Her paintings of Europe in the summer will captivate your imagination. Grussendorf’s most recent study is See PAIR on Page 9

‘Matchmaker’ at the Lyric

“The Matchmaker” — the basis for the Tony Award-winning musical “Hello, Dolly!” — takes the stage Friday, Dec. 2, at the Caine Lyric Theatre. The production will begin at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and 7-10.   “The Matchmaker,” written by one of America’s most beloved playwrights, Thornton Wilder, is a farcical delight set in 19th Century New York City. Ms. Dolly Levi does her best to “match” up all of the young lovers … and even perhaps herself. The situation quickly turns to utter pandemonium as everyone tries to sort through identities and relationships. Yet somehow Dolly negotiates all these complexities, bringing everything to a hysterical and happy conclusion. “I’ve never acted or directed a play by Thornton Wilder before, so I’m excited to direct this one,” said Richie Call, director of the show and assistant professor in the Caine College of the Arts at USU. “He wrote ‘The Matchmaker’ to poke fun at the style and conventions that were the norm in theater during his time. I’m very interested in it from a historical aspect of American drama.”   In the 1950s, English theatrical director Tyrone Guthrie expressed interest in the play if Wilder could make some changes. The play then became a success at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland and in London’s West End before finally opening on Broadway in 1955. Tickets for “The Matchmaker” are $13 adults, $10 seniors/youth, $8 USU faculty/staff and free for USU students with ID. For more information or tickets, contact the CCA Box Office in room L101 of the Chase Fine Arts Center, call 797-8022 or visit

Caine College of the Arts

Clarissa Boston plays Dolly Levi in the production of “Hello, Dolly!” at the Caine Lyric Theatre.

“On a Clear Day” by Kristi Grussendorf

Archuleta to sing at LHS on Dec. 13 David Archuleta will stop in Logan on Tuesday, Dec. 13, during his Christmas Tour to perform at the newly renovated theater at Logan High School. The “American Idol” sensation from Murray will be joined by Nathan Pacheco for an evening filled with Christmas classics and originals. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $34 to $59 and are on sale now at Archuleta became a star when he was just 16. In 2008, more than 30 million television viewers fell in love with his angelic voice and their 44 million votes made him runner-up in Season 7 of “American Idol.” Soon after, the young Utahan signed with Jive Records and his first single, “Crush,” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of its release. Three months later, his self-titled album, “David Archuleta” went gold, selling more than 750,000 copies in the U.S. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Archuleta put his singing career on hiatus in 2012 in order to volunteer for a two-year stint as a full-time missionary in Santiago, Chile, at the La Misión Chile Rancagua. Archuleta returned from Chile in March 2014 eager to perform and record once again. Since his return, he‘s traveled to the Middle East to perform for U.S. troops, recorded the song “ Glorious” for “Meet The Mormons” and been busy writing songs for a new album. Pacheco is a classically trained tenor who has a passion for reaching out and uplifting people through music. In addition to being a television and recording artist, Pacheco completed his debut solo tour in 2013.

the American premiere of “There is no Rose” by British composer Jonathan Lane, and a world premiere of “What Child is This?” arranged by USU Women’s Choir director, Luke Shepherd. The USU Chorale will perform selections from John Rutter’s “Magnificat,” as well as “Joyfully Sing” by USU alumnus, Brian Petersen. “The Women’s Choir will perform the gorgeous ‘Cradle Hymn’ by Norwegian composer Kim Arnesen, and the Chamber Singers will present a contemporary setting of ‘In Dulci Jubilo’ by American composer Matthew Culloton,” Evans said. “The Chamber Singers’ newest Christmas album, ‘On

a Cold Winter’s Night,’ will also be available for purchase and is now available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other online retailers.” “Winter Songs” is free and open to the public with donations to the USU choirs accepted. Please, no children under 8 years of age. The concert will be held at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, located at 725 S. 250 E. in Hyde Park. The concert will also be broadcast on Utah Public Radio on at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, and at 10 p.m. on Christmas day. For more information, call 797-8022 or visit

AFCO ready for Christmas Choir teams up with GENTRI for annual concert The critically-acclaimed American Festival Chorus & Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Craig Jessop, will present “Christmas from the Ellen Eccles Theatre” with special guest GENTRI at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Tickets are $13 to $22; children 8 years old and older are admitted. For tickets and more information, visit GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio has topped the Billboard charts and thrilled audiences with their signature “Cinematic Pop” sound. This December they bring their lush, epic orchestrations, and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies to Logan as they join AFCO with a fresh take on holiday classics. GENTRI will also debut many of the songs featured on their newlyreleased CD, “Finding Christmas.” Formed in 2014, GENTRI is comprised of three highly-trained tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. The trio’s self-titled, debut EP was released to wide acclaim in March 2015 and spent 10 weeks on the

Winter Wonderland show The Cache Valley Figure Skating Club presents its 15th annual Winter Wonderland performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Eccles Ice Center, 2825 N. 200 East in North Logan. Admission is free, but donated cans of food will be passed onto the Cache Community Food Pantry. Call 787-2288 or visit for more information.

Parade of Gingerbread

Christmas is coming soon, which means it’s time again for the annual Parade of Gingerbread Homes in downtown Logan. Area culinary architects are invited to submit entries into the 17th annual Parade of Gingerbread Homes. Entries may depict any architectural structure, either real or imaginary, and must include one element from “The 12 Days of Christmas.” The event has grown into a much-loved local tradition, not only for those who might enter a gingerbread house but for those who participate by voting on their favorite edible wonderland. The public will have a chance to vote during the Downtown Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 9. Official entry submission details and a complete list of rules are available at

Fall concert at USU

The Utah State University Symphonic Band, under the direction of Director of Bands Thomas P. Rohrer, will perform its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Morgan Theatre in the Chase Fine Arts Center. Admission is free. The fall concert is the semester high point for the Symphonic Band, a 95-member ensemble that includes music and non-music majors performing the finest in wind literature. This year’s concert includes the inaugural performance of the Symphonic Band hosting the Cache Wind Symphony, under the direction of Laverna Horne. Also featured on the concert is the USU Trombone Ensemble. The Cache Wind Symphony recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, and this is the first concert of the ensemble in tandem with a USU group. The Symphonic Band program includes the concert march “Qui Vive” by Richard Fote, followed by “Sentimentale,” a reflective piece by Japanese composer Satoshi Yagisawa. The performance continues with “Amparito Roca” by Jaime Texidor and “Three Ayres from Gloucester” by Hugh Stuart. The most contemporary piece on the program, “The Addison Red Line,” follows, and the piece is GENTRI will perform with the American Festival Chorus & Orchestra this conducted by Gregory Wheeler, long time assistant weekend for “Christmas from the Ellen Eccles Theatre.” director with the university bands. The Symphonic Band portion concludes with “Chant and Jubilo” by outlets around the world, including W. Francis McBeth. The selections by the Cache Billboard Top 10. Following this, GENTRI debuted ABC World News, NBC Nightly Wind Symphony include “A Yorkshire Overture” News and Inside Edition. its first music video to their origiby Philip Sparke, a movement from First Suite in nal hit single, “Dare,” which made Eb by Gustav Holst, and selections from the musiinternational headlines on news See AFCO on Page 10 cal “Wicked.”

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The Utah State University choirs will combine to present “Winter Songs” at 6 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hyde Park. “Enjoy the lush acoustics of St. Thomas Aquinas with beautiful, timeless choral music that is far from the commercial, artificial glitz we often see during the holidays,” said Cory Evans, director of choral activities in the Caine College of the Arts at USU. “The organ of St. Thomas will be featured, as well as English hand bells, a candlelight processional and a wonderful, warm atmosphere.” Songs from the evening include

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More than 40 students in of Andy Worrall’s art class have spent countless hours preparing a series of woode panels for the ski area up L Canyon. The panels have b designed with characters an scenes from Charles Schulz ever-popular comic strip “P nuts.” Students in Worrall’s dra class began sketching chara in September. The class the used a projector to magnify drawings and trace them on panels. Worrall’s painting c then took over the project a used a vibrant array of colo for the finishing touches. The eight large panels — four for the ceiling and one for each side — will soon b transported and attached to the warming hut at Beaver Mountain. The hut is locate at the top of the Magic Car a conveyor belt lift that ass those just learning how to s or snowboard. “(My students) cooperate great, they collaborated rea well,” said Worrall, who gr up in England and has been teaching at Fast Forward fo years. “It can be hard as a s dent to work on someone e project, so that idea of this group work, teamwork and laboration was really impo For me as a teacher to have kids work on that together, expose them to the commu and giving back (to the com munity) is something that w

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pushing really hard this year at Fast Forward. “We’ve spent a lot of time the last 14 years just working with the kids and really focusing on them, and now we’ve felt as a faculty that we should really turn the students back into the community so they can share what they’re learning.” Fast Forward students ran a booth at the Summerfest Arts Faire back in June, and they started talking to a Beaver Mountain employee. The conversation was productive as it led to an invitation to the annual Beaver Mountain Music Festival. While at the festival, the FFCHS students talked to Travis Seeholzer, who is the manager of operations at The Beav, and that’s when plans for the project were introduced. The Beav holds an long-running annual event called the Snoopy Carnival, thus the idea for using “Peanuts” characters and scenes on the panels. Seeholzer and Worrall exchanged several messages and emails throughout the process, and Seeholzer provided Worrall’s classes with the panels and paint for the project. It’s fair to say the teenagers clearly have put a great deal of care and craftmanship into their work. One of the students proclaimed it took her eight hours to paint the snow on one of the panels. “I was in the painting class

but I was not painting. I was doing photo stuff (instead), and I was like, ‘This is a big, big project, do you need help? And (Mr. Worrall) was like, ‘Yeah, probably,’” said 11th-grader Trinity Herzog. “So I started working on it and then it got really out of hand and crazy, and I was like, ‘What is happening? This is so much.’” Kobe Cedillo, a 12th-grader in Worrall’s drawing class, didn’t even know one of her sketches was being used for the project until a few days ago. The drawing class ended more than a month ago, although some of those students assisted with the painting. “I think just seeing my vision come to life is really cool, and that it’s going to be somewhere where a lot of people will see it, I think that’s really awesome,” Cedillo said. “And I’ve never experienced that before. I didn’t even know until (Monday) that that’s what was going to happen. … I think that’s really gratifying that my own art’s going to bring someone happiness and invoke those feelings.” Lauren Pinkston, a 12thgrader, echoed those same sentiments. “Just being able to see your work up there and knowing that it’s been shared with the community is a really neat feeling to have,” she said. “But it’s definitely fun to see the progress we’ve made and seeing it … actually ready to go, so I’m pretty excited.” Like Cedillo and Herzog, 11th-grader Annie Jetton was beaming with pride when talk-

a panel that his art students created at Fast hool. Top right, Valek Braegger looks over m right, Anne Jetton sets up some artwork.

ing about her involvement with the project. “Being an artist is kind of like my unrealistic dream,” Jetton said. “I know I’m probably not going to (be one) because artists don’t get paid while they’re alive. But having this one thing where you get to go and say, ‘You know, I designed that, I got to be a part of doing that’ … (is pretty exciting). Even if you know you’re not going to grow up to be an artist, it’s kind of like that one little piece that you can take with you and be proud of.” Another student who was heavily involved in the project was senior Analia Evans, who is the art ambassador at Fast Forward. Evans, who along with the other ambassadors at the school receives a scholarship, oversaw much of the painting process. Others students who worked on the project were: Spencer Aiono Jr., Sergio Avalos, Emalie Ball, Nathan Bodrero, Nathan Cass, Victoria Castillo, KieLee Frodsham, Cody Garza, Jaxon Harrop, Madelynn Hayes, Natalee Hayes, Nickolas Hofland, Emma Horning, Chase Jensen, Kiera Mejia, Autumn Meyerhoffer, RubyAnn Ortiz, Charlie Salas, Tristen Snarr, Tanisha Troison, Jonathan Vega, Lorenzo Agoodie, Skyler Anderson, Silvia Avalos, Gonzalez Botello, Kirsten Davis, Chase Jensen, Athena Medina, Robyn Merrill, Jalan Moser, Michael Reed, Kaya Ringueberg, Carson Scott, Draden Shaffer, Lucy South, Brianne Wallace and Riley Warner.

Story by JASON TURNER • Photos by ELI LUCERO

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Cache Humane Society hosts annual event Please join us for a celebration of another great year at the Cache Humane Society. The Cache Humane Benefit Brunch will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Logan Golf & Country Club at 710 N. 1500 East. This year’s event will feature Hamilton’s Luxury Brunch Buffet, including prime rib carving station and omelet bar, a cash bar and a live and silent auction. Cost for the event is $75 per person. To purchase tickets, email fund- to reserve tickets for pick-up, or buy online at All proceeds from the Cache Humane Benefit will go to help shelter animals in Cache Valley. With your help, we have saved more than 1,600 companion animals so far in 2016. We’ve sent hundreds of wonderful dogs and cats into loving homes, along with a handful of rabbits, a few reptiles and a ferret named Mr. Cheese. Our affordable public clinic has spayed and neutered over

2,000 companion animals. Participation in our Youth Education Programs continues to grow, with our weekly, semester-long, Off-Leash After School program currently enrolling students for the Spring 2017 semester.  Stay tuned for the 2017 Off-Leash Summer Camp schedule, with multi-day camps focused on positive animal training, careers in animal welfare and lots of play time with shelter animals For more information, visit

Sudeikis takes to stage ‘SNL’ alum stars in ‘Dead Poets Society’ in NYC NEW YORK (AP) — Making your New York stage debut in a role made famous by Robin Williams isn’t for the faint of heart. Making it in an adaptation of one of Williams’ most beloved movies — “Dead Poets Society” — makes it doubly daunting. But comedian and actor Jason Sudeikis wasn’t scared away. The former “Saturday Night Live” star adored the 1989 film and has embraced a critical line from it as he tackles it onstage — “carpe diem,” or seize the day. “The bar is so high for this story and this role that it doesn’t intimidate me,” he said. “All it does is it makes you honor the amount of intention and the amount of hard work you have to do — the enthusiasm you have to bring, the industriousness you have — to get even close.” The story is about a maverick English teacher named John Keating who inspires students at a straight-laced, conformist prep school to follow their dreams. In one speech, he pleads: “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” “John Keating is as epic of a character as Hamlet or the devil,” said Sudeikis. “I believed in this story when I was 14 when it first

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Jason Sudeikis appears during a performance of “Dead Poets Society” in New York City.

came out. I believed in it throughout my 20s and here I have the opportunity to get to play it and bring that story back.” Academy Award winner Tom Schulman has adapted his screenplay, and the play’s world premiere is being staged off-Broadway by Classic Stage Company under the direction of its artistic director, John Doyle. When Doyle was thinking about casting Keating, he decided to follow Williams’ lead by looking for an actor with strong improv skills, natural ease and experience

in front of a live audience. “To be frank with you, I just liked him so much,” he said. “He’s a lovely guy and what you see is what you get.” For Sudeikis, it was a project he had to do, regardless of location. “Broadway, off-Broadway, if we did it in a nine-passenger-seat van and picked up one person every 95 minutes — I would have done it that way, too.” Sudeikis might be new to theater but he’s very used to performing live. He spent time in See STAGE on Page 10

Football helps NBC rush to a ratings victory NEW YORK (AP) — Football helped loft NBC to a ratings win last week, according to the Nielsen company. Its Thursday night clash between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts was the week’s most-watched show, scoring nearly 21 million viewers. The runner-up was NBC’s Sunday sportscast of the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Denver Broncos, seen by 18.44 million viewers. But CBS was close behind with “60 Minutes,” ranked third with more than 17 million viewers, and, in fourth place, the seemingly indomitable “NCIS,” logging nearly 15 million viewers. Overall for the week in prime time among broadcast networks, NBC averaged 9.25 million viewers. CBS averaged 7.93 million viewers. ABC averaged 5.84 million viewers, Fox had 2.90 million, Univision had 1.73 million, Telemundo had 1.50 million, ION Television had 1.38 million and the CW had 1.33 million. Among cable networks, the Hallmark Channel led with 3.00 million, while ESPN had 2.89 million and Fox News Channel had 1.94 million. ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8.35 million viewers. For the week of Nov. 21-27, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Football: Pittsburgh at Indianapolis, NBC, 20.88 million; NFL Football: Kansas City at Denver, NBC, 18.44 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 17.27 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 14.86 million; “Thursday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 14.69 million; “Sunday Night NFL Pre-kick,” NBC, 13.14 million; “Dancing With the Stars” (Monday), ABC, 12.08 million; NFL Football: Houston vs. Oakland, ESPN, 11.79 million; NFL Thursday Pre-game, NBC, 11.73 million; “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 11.39 million.

Pair Continued from Page 4 of the human figure and landscape. “Humanity is often dwarfed by the immensity and power of nature,” she says. “I’ve been more

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Disney’s “Moana” took first place at the box office over the Thanksgiving holiday with $81.1 million.

the 90 percent range, each of them had CinemaScores that were As. If you make something that has great story and huge scale and is ultimately living under the brand, the chances of having success are overwhelmingly higher.” Falling to second was J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which earned $65.8 million over the fiveday weekend and $45.1 million over the three-day weekend. The Harry Potter spinoff, from Warner Bros., has brought in $156.2 million in two weeks. Overseas, “Fantastic Beasts,” debuted in China, where its $41.1 million fueled a weekend haul of $132 million internationally. Those two blockbusters

far outpaced more stardriven films. The Brad Pitt-Marion Cotillard World War II romance “Allied” opened with a mediocre $18 million over five days. The Paramount Pictures release, directed by Robert Zemeckis, cost a hefty $85 million to make. But for a proudly old-fashioned film built around the appeal of its stars, “Allied” had to largely do without Pitt’s promotional presence. The actor’s divorce proceedings from Angelina Jolie largely eclipsed the film, which drew an audience 85 percent over the age of 25. “It played older and older audiences don’t storm the theaters weekend one. I think they’re going to

focused, however, on the relationship between the figure and the landscape. Instead of separating and defining, I try to find those places where the values merge. Since I’m a value painter, I’m intrigued by the rhythm and pattern of shapes.” Some of Grussendorf’s

accolades include director’s award at the 2014 Transparent Watercolor Society of America exhibition for her painting “Mass Transit.” She also holds Signature Status in The National Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and Wyoming  Water-

take their time,” said Kyle is one of the worst debuts Davies, Paramount’s head of a wide release in recent of domestic distribution. years. “There’s not a big influx of “Bad Santa 2,” from new movies until you get Broad Green and Miramax, closer to Christmas, so we didn’t flop as badly as think that’s good for the “Rules Don’t Apply,” but it playability of the picture.” pulled in a scant $9 million But Warren Beatty’s over five days. The sequel, first film in 15 years, the again starring Billy Bob 1950s Hollywood comThornton, comes 13 years edy “Rules Don’t Apply,” after the 2003 original. resolutely bombed with In limited release, a $2.2 million over the five- number of potential day weekend. Written and awards contenders packed directed by Beatty, who theaters. Debuting on a also co-stars as Howard handful of screens were Hughes, “Rules Don’t Apply” is the 79-year-old star’s first directed feature since 1998’s “Bulworth.” Though Beatty has worked hard to push the movie (made for about $25 million), its slim total despite playing on 2,382 screens color Society.. Grussendorf has been featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur, and, most recently, Watercolor Artist’s December 2016 issue. Visit for more information.

“Lion” ($32,092 perscreen average), with Dev Patel, and “Miss Sloane” ($21,000 per-screen average), with Jessica Chastain. Expanding from four to 48 screens was “Manchester by the Sea,” starring Casey Affleck. It took in $1.3 million with a per-screen average of $26,048. The holiday weekend was the sixth biggest Thanksgiving at the box office, according to comScore, falling slightly behind most recent years. But the fairly strong business, led by wellreviewed tent pole releases, continued what’s been a healthy fall season, up 4.5 percent from last year. “I don’t think you could find a better line-up in theaters right now,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. “I’d rather see a group of great movies maybe not breaking a record than a group of terrible movies breaking records left and right. This is better for the long term. This creates goodwill.”

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NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s South Pacific animated tale “Moana” fell short of a “Frozen”sized debut but nevertheless dominated the Thanksgiving box office with an estimated $81.1 million over the five-day weekend. The well-reviewed “Moana,” about a princess’s mythical journey in ancient Polynesia, earned $55.5 million from Friday to Sunday in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday. Though it didn’t match the 2013 Thanksgiving release of “Frozen” ($93.6 million over five days in 2013), “Moana” (“MWAH-nah”) scored the second-highest Turkey Day debut ever. Boosted by the star power of Dwayne Johnson and the appeal of original songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda of “Hamilton,” ‘’Moana” landed Disney another big hit in a year full of them. The studio has notched four of the top six films (“Finding Dory,” ‘’Captain America: Civil War,” ‘’Zootopia,” ‘’The Jungle Book”) and still has “Star Wars: Rogue One” coming in December. “If you look at the track record of this year, there’s definitely a correlation to the films that have broken out and become hits,” said Dave Hollis, head of domestic distribution at Disney. “Each of (Disney’s top performers) had Rotten Tomatoes scores in

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Four Seasons Theatre Company presents the sixth annual production of a Cache Valley favorite holiday tradition, “A Christmas Carol: The Musical.” Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas tale comes to life through music and dance Dec. 2-3, 5 and 8-10 at the Sky View High School Auditorium in Smithfield. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinees beginning at 1:30 p.m. This year’s production marks the sixth anniversary of the creation of Four Seasons Theatre Company, Cache Valley’s newest community theater

Four Seasons Theatre Company will present “A Christmas Carol: The Musical” on select dates Dec. 2-10 in Smithfield.

company. The company delights in producing high-quality, familyfriendly productions at a very affordable price.

Tickets are $11 online at Family and group rates are also available by calling 535-1432.

Continued from Page 5 In 2016, GENTRI released their full-length album, “RISE,” which debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s Classical and Classical Crossover charts. “I am thrilled to be able to bring GENTRI’s stunning talent to our Cache Valley audiences,” said Craig Jessop, director and conductor of the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra. “This amazing trio has literally exploded

Stage Continued from Page 8 Las Vegas with the comedy group Second City and became a regular cast member of “SNL” in 2005, known for mimicking Joe Biden and Mitt Romney. (He made a quick and funny return

into the music world and is experiencing a meteoric rise. The American Festival Chorus & Orchestra is excited to be a point on that arc.” “Christmas from the Ellen Eccles Theatre” will be the first collaborative effort between AFCO and GENTRI. The program features exciting new arrangements and original songs by GENTRI’s producer/arranger Stephen Nelson, including original tunes “Home” and “Finding Christmas.” A highlight of the concert will be “Bringing the World Our King,” which

was commissioned by the American Festival Chorus & Orchestra, and features AFCO, the Cache Children’s Choir, under the direction of Claudia Bigler, and the Westminster Bell Choir, under the direction of Cathy Bullock. Audiences will be treated to many other Christmas favorites, such as “O Holy Night,” “The First Noel” and “Carol of the Bells.” Rounding out the program, GENTRI will be joined by USU professor emeritus Mike Christiansen on guitar for a moving rendition of “Silent Night.”

as Romney a few weeks back.) If others flee from classic material, Sudeikis doesn’t. “Working at places that are incredible institutions like Second City, like ‘Saturday Night Live,’ you’re going up against ghosts all the time,” he says. “I relish it. I want to play Maverick someday. I want to be the

Karate Kid.” He grew up in Overland Park, Kansas, as a sports nut. His uncle is George Wendt, who played Norm on “Cheers,” and his mom introduced him to show tunes. “I know every word of Mark’s and Roger’s parts in ‘Rent’ and I can sing both male leads in ‘La Cage aux Folles,’” he says. “You just have to get me drunk enough.” Sudeikis, who is partial to sneakers and baseball hats, was the sort of point guard in high school who liked no-look, behindthe-back passes. He revered flashy players like Pete Maravich and Magic Johnson. “If there was a chest pass to be thrown, it was coming some other way,” Sudeikis says. “I was making jokes in class and then making fancy passes to the chagrin of many of my coaches.” He’s passing down his love of music to his two kids with fiancee Olivia Wilde — newborn Daisy and her 21/2-year-old brother, Otis. So far, Otis likes the Beatles but not the song “In My Life.” “He doesn’t get it yet,” he says. “Ringo’s beat is too complicated.”

The Willow Park Zoo will host its annual Reindeer Trek from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at 419 W. 700 South. Come visit Santa, see reindeer up close, participate in making some craft, enjoy some refreshments and help us write letters to soldiers. Visit for more information. The Logan Dance Factory will meet from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Whittier Community Center, 300 N. 400 East. Waltz dance lesson will begin at 8 p.m. Singles and married couples welcome. Donation of $7 requested at the door. Music throughout the evening from the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Snack table donations are appreciated. The All Wrapped Up Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Hyrum Senior Center, 675 E. Main St. Everyone is welcome; no admission. Baked goodies, beautiful baskets, handmade quilts and gifts for kids, friends and neighbors. All are invited to public night at the USU Observatory from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Hosted

by USU’s Physics Department, guests are invited to view the autumn sky through the observatory’s 20-inch telescope on the roof of the Science Engineering Research building. Admission is free. Before arrival, please visit as event will be cancelled in the event of cloudy or inclement weather. Website also offers directions and parking information.  The second annual Nativity Celebration continues at the Prince Gallery in North Logan. Come and enjoy the spirit of the season by viewing original works of art by a wide variety of Utah artists depicting their interpretation of that Holy Night over 2,000 years ago.  Paintings will be on display through December 23rd. The Prince Gallery is located at 2600 N. Main St., Ste. 106. Regular business hours at the Prince Gallery are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit Freckle Farm will host its first annual Festival of Trees from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at 3915 N. U.S. Hwy. 91 in Hyde Park. Admission is free. This familyfriendly event is a great way to kick off the Christmas season.

Vote on your favorite decorated tree, enjoy some cocoa and get your photo with Santa. Decorated trees will be donated to Cache Valley families in need. Visit Freckle Farm on Facebook for more information.

SATURDAY  The Cache Valley Folk Dancers and Bridger Folk Music Society are hosting their monthly first Saturday contra dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Whittier Community Center, 290 N. 400 East. This month live music will be provided by Bandage a Trois; Kay Forsyth will be calling. A $7 donation is suggested at the door; $4 for children under 12. Beginners and families are welcome, all dances are taught. For more information about contra dancing, call 7532480 or 753-5987, or visit The Cache Valley Figure Skating Club presents its 15th annual Winter Wonderland performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Eccles Ice Center, 2825 N. 200 East in North Logan. Admission is free, but donated cans of food will be passed onto the Cache Community Food Pantry. Call 787-2288 or visit for more information.

SUNDAY St. John’s Episcopal Church will host its annual Festival of Lessons and Carols for Advent at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at 85 E. 100 North. This service, which will feature the vocal accompaniment of the USU Choral Scholars, originated in England in the 19th Century and is intended to help prepare ourselves for the gift of Christ’s coming into the world at Christmas. A reception will be held afterwards. For more information, please call 752-0331.

MONDAY Booklore Club will meet for its Christmas luncheon at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Bluebird Restaurant (in the east room on the bottom floor). The Logan Library Monday Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in the Jim Bridger Room. This week’s movie is “Risen,” which is rated PG-13. Popcorn and admission is free. The Cache Valley Retired School Employees Association will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Bluebird Restaurant. Our guest will be Michael Ballam, who will entertain us with Christmas music. All retired school employ-

‘Pageant’ at OId Barn Art The Old Barn Community Theatre in Collinston will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays Dec. 2-17. Evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinees starting at 2:30 p.m. Directed by Marc Jensen, “Christmas Pageant” tickets may be purchased by going to or by calling (435) 458-2276. Family passes are available for opening weekend. The Herdmans were the worst kids in the whole history of the world. They lied and stole and smoked cigars — even the girls — and they talked dirty and hit little kids and cussed their teachers and took the name of the Lord in vain and set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s old brokendown tool house.

  Grace Bradley finds herself unexpectedly directing the Christmas pageant for the first time in her life, and the Herdmans, who have never been in church before and have never even heard the Christmas story, somehow have become her pageant’s main characters. It is a disaster waiting to happen ... or is it?   The church will never be the same and not just because of “the fire.” The congregation’s concept of Christmas will never quite be the same, either, after witnessing the well-known story through the fresh eyes of the Herdmans.   Somehow, “the worst kids in the whole history of the world”, the first time director, and all the other kids survive all the mishaps and missteps and pull off “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

Continued from Page 5 autumn; City Creek, Salt Lake; and home of the brave (Native American scene). Placed throughout the exhibit is some of the

ees in the valley are invited to attend. Reservations are necessary; please call DeLoy Johnson at 750-0184.


The Logan Library will host Teen Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Jim Bridger Room. This week’s theme is “So Crafty!” Visit library.loganutah. org for more information. Helicon West Open Mic Night will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Jim Bridger Room at the Logan Library. This week will feature a Ken Brewer and Will Pitkin Memorial reading by Bill Strong, Jerry Fuhriman and Paul Crumbley. Visit heliconwest.wordpress. com for more information. Logan Library’s SAGE — Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment — University is a series of enrichment programs at the Logan Library. The programs are intended for our senior patrons, but all are welcome to attend. At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Bonneville Room, the subject will be Pioneer Christmas. Maurine P. Smith, current international society president of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, will present various stories about Christmases past in Utah.

artwork from the Hinckley Collection owned by the Box Elder County School District and stored at the museum. “Art’s sweet relationship with the brain and the body will make a trip to the museum worthwhile,” museum director Kaia Landon says.

Concerts Continued from Page 3 Day. Always a popular group they will be performing such favorites as “White Christmas” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”   Thursday, Dec. 8 — The Towne

“Particularly engaging are the portraits ‘Dance Family,’ ‘Helen,’ ‘Fleur de Blu,’ ‘At the Market’ and ‘Contemplation,’ all by Wassmer,” The media in the exhibit include watercolors, drawings, etchings, paintings and photographs.

Singers The Towne Singers is a local community choir that was formed in 1966 by Gene Tueller, so this is the choir’s 50th year. The Towne Singers is Cache Valley’s oldest mixed choir. Aubrey Taylor and James Prasek are the new directors, and the choir is also grateful to continue to be accompanied on the piano by Terri Duncombe.

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CrossworD By Myles Mellor and Sally York Across 1. Mont Blanc, e.g. 4. Boxing blow 8. It delivers a message 15. Send-off 18. Chilled 21. Popular cuisine 22. Gun, the engine 23. Adele song 25. Chomped on 26. He succeeded Churchill 27. Joker 28. Pine secretion 30. Not live 35. The way things are going 39. Latin “I” 40. Anthony’s lover 44. Byzantine image 45. Padova’s region 49. Bagels’ sidekick 50. Levels 51. Blockbuster 53. Spherical food 54. Gasteyer of “Saturday Night Live” 55. Confer 57. Nose-in-the-air type 59. Abase 62. Cellphone storage card 63. Keen perception, musically 65. Future stallions 66. Instructions 68. NFL play 72. One might go for a buck 73. Adele song 78. Furniture wood 79. Covert bomber 80. Scream 81. Good point 83. Mouse catcher 84. Time zone 87. Scrape together 91. Shot, in an Eric Clapton song 93. Complete current path 96. Canada’s neighbor 97. Sundown in Scotland


98. Neck scarf 101. Ruined 103. Patch 104. More pretentious 106. Work over 107. Archie and Jughead 109. Media company 110. Baking devices 112. Offshoot of reggae 113. Cowboy activity 116. Represented 118. Aviation acronym 122. Running bird 123. Adele song 133. Stop for A.J. Foyt 134. Swell 135. Substance used in plastics 136. Swine enclosure 137. Washington town 138. Cancel a printing correction 139. Victorian, for one Down 1. Summit 2. Mutual fund fee 3. Jab with a finger 4. Map feature 5. Big deal 6. “That means ___!” 7. Below a satisfactory level 8. American newcomers, a while back 9. Automated teller 10. Bit of sunshine 11. None’s opposite 12. Career to now 13. John, in the UK 14. Vivacious 15. Victoria’s Secret specialty 16. Legendary humanoid in the Himalayas 17. Tied 19. Not so fast 20. Handful 24. Put away 29. It’s so much bigger than an epoch 31. Likely 32. Western friends 33. Choice for small toiletries

34. Shift, e.g. 36. ___ out (manages) 37. Yule libation 38. Kind of test 39. Malicious 40. Decked out 41. Situated by itself 42. Final 43. Where spores are formed 46. Novel ending 47. One trying to make the grade 48. Dinner for Dobbin 52. Thus 56. Tops of carrots 58. Beginner’s walk 60. Handel oratorio about a biblical woman 61. Big lug 63. Biblical suffix 64. Pub brew 67. End date 69. Food scrap 70. With wise and worldly 71. Salutation 73. Faucet insert 74. Affirmation 75. Just on the market 76. The Cowboys, on scoreboards 77. They’re all the same 81. Sailing the Pacific 82. Disastrous situations waiting to happen 85. Cottontail’s tail 86. Piano adjuster 88. Name of three English rivers 89. Manipulative sort 90. Fancy marbles 92. Animal hides 93. Give up 94. Kettles and frying pans 95. Flash of brilliance, perhaps 99. From 100. O.T. book 102. First name among U.N. secretaries-general 105. Winter lake phenomenon

108. Joyously 111. Woeful 113. Gym activities 114. Skip 115. Tax 117. ___ of State 119. Showed 120. One serving well 121. Southern stew 124. Surrealist artist Jean 125. ___-Darwinism 126. Shaggy-haired ox 127. Early musical style of Bob Marley 128. Layer 129. Funk band 130. Go (for) 131. Hatfield to a McCoy 132. Diner sandwich

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