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Featured on the cover are a couple of photos from Iowa Central Community College’s Showcase. This event promises to offer a wonderful array of music, dancing, super chorus arrangements- and more; all of the best of the best at Iowa Central. Mark April 25th and 26th on your calendars now! The Fort Dodge Area Symphony is proud to hold their annual “Young Artists’ concert on Saturday, April 21st – for the last time- at Phillips Middle School Auditorium. Five very talented young students will entertain all who attend with their piano, violin and voice selections. This is a historic concert, as it’s the last to be held at Phillips Middle School. Be there or be square!

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The Fort Dodge Barbershop contingency has been busy rehearsing for their annual show, which will be held on Saturday, April 13th at Decker Auditorium, Iowa Central Community College. They are also celebrating their ‘Diamond’ Jubilee, and have been entertaining Fort Dodge residents for many, many years. Read more inside, and make plans now to attend.

Central Community College. The concert has a twofold purpose, as scholarships will be given in memory of special people, with the second feature coinciding with Iowa Central’s ‘Focus’ series. This year the college has chosen the Philippines for its cultural emphasis and the music will reflect the Spanish heritage in music from the region. What a wonderful afternoon they have planned!

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Another. Daniel Peet will be soloing in a tune to really get people dancing in Boogie Shoes. The Encore Singers will divide their talents as the men take stage for Mr. Pinstripe Suit and the women become the survivors of the night with I Will Survive/ Survivor. The audience will find some love for Kaluba Namoonde and Emily Garst as they solo in Faithfully before we end their set with the GLEE version of Somebody to Love, with soloists Jefferson Fosbender and Anna Wuldkuhler. The Encore Singers choreography is by Dance Coach Cassidy Vermeer and assisted by Jamie Johnston. They will be accompanied by Mary Heimbruch and the Encore Choir Pit. Jazz Band will conclude our show with selected tunes from Spain arranged by Paul Jennings, Lullaby by Bob Curnow, Thaditude by Steve Weist, In Memory of Bix arragned by Tom Kubis, Moanin’ arranged by Sy Johnson, and Well You Needn’t arranged by Dave Mills.

to perform. Vocal Jazz will be offering their vocal rendition of Organ Fugue BWV578 and a sweet version of What a Wonderful World, while the brass ensemble brings a touch of Gaga to us with Bad Romance by Lady Gaga. These are sure to be hits with our audience members. In 2010 the Performing Arts faculty and staff have recognized the graduates of the Iowa Central Performing Arts. And this year we are excited to once again give special recognition to the students who have worked hard day after day for the past year or two in order for our concerts and shows to take place. This is our way of saying thank you, and to give them all the love as we say goodbye. Showcase 2013 marks the end of time at Iowa Central for so many talented students. It is our time to say goodbye to the students that have touched our lives and shared their many wonders with us. Join us April 25th and 26th as we bid our students farewell!

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Look Who’s Reading Celebrating Becky Cady’s 60th Birthday!! Standing, back row; Kathy Nash, Anne Kersten, Julie Williams, Marti Doyle, Lori Van Kirk, Sandy Bushman, Sue Bemrich, Laurie Hendrichs, Melissa Viaene, Cecile Peralta, Judy De Luka, Jo Shelly, Lori Branderhorst. Seated: Jill Mulholland, Sue Sergeant, Keely Gunderson. In front: Chris Dayton, Becky Cady, Reiley Cady and Janie Brownlee

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Harmony Brigade Celebrating Diamond Harmony • April 13

He added that this chapter show, The Diamond Harmony Celebration, will be a part of a nationwide celebration of barbershop harmony music.

Tickets for the concert can be bought at the Fort Dodge Hy Vee, or you can send a check and self-addressed stamped envelope to Harmony Brigade Chorus, POB 302, Fort Dodge. Call 576-7341 for more information.

barbershop is the temor,or the top not, which is a harmonizing not rather then a melody.

Some of the songs that will be sung at the April 13th concert include; “Hi Neighbor”, “Lida Rose”, “Birth of the Blues”, “What a Wonderful World”, and “I Believe in Music”. Bodensteiner said the show will also feature a Ventriloquist as MC with a live ‘dummy’, courtesy of Ted Huggins.

The Fort Dodge Harmony Brigade Barbershop Chorus is busy getting ready for their Annual Barbershop concert. But this year is a little different. “This is our 75th Anniversary,” said Ted Bodensteiner, who has been part of the group for almost 40 years. The concert will be held at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm at Decker Auditorium, Iowa Central Community College.

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Bodensteiner said the concert will feature the full 21 member choir, three local quartets and two visiting award-winning groups; “Progression, who are based in St. Louis and “Round Midnight’, of New York City.

History “The Barbershop Society began in 1938 in Tulsa, Okl.,” said Bodensteiner, “and was started by 24 guys who wanted to preserve the unique four-part barbershop sound.” He said Fort Dodger, Herb Dick, who actually was a barber, was the one that brought it ‘back’ to town in 1947. When asked what makes the sound so different, Bodensteiner said, “The uniqueness of barbershop is the tenor, or the top note, which is a harmonizing note rather than the melody.” He said the melody is sung by the number two man, coming down the scale. Bodensteiner explained that it’s hard to sing ‘modern’ songs, “We use a lot of the music sent out by international.”

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30th Annual Event! At the Starlite The 30th annual St. Edmond Ball will be held on Saturday, May 4th at the Best Western Starlite. Once again the focus is on children, with the theme ‘Children are God’s Celebrities”. Alumni and friends from the Fort Dodge area- and beyond come together for thirty years to enjoy a fun evening- and raise money for Catholic education in Fort Dodge.

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vide each year. So the Ball really is one very important aspect for funding St. Edmond Catholic schools,” he said. This year’s entertainment for the Ball will be provided by The Mighty Nish Band, a very popular group from the Omaha area. Doors will open at 5:00 pm, with a buffet meal served from 5:30 till 7:00. The band will begin performing at 7:00 and

Ball co-chairs Todd and Amanda Baker and Dean and Dana Oswald have been busy getting ready for the event, and promise an evening of fun and entertainment second to none. The Friends of Saint Edmond Ball has become a tradition in Fort Dodge, and one of the most outstanding social events annually. The Ball has raised over $4.7 million dollars for the school system in its’ first 29 years of existence. When asked, Monsignor McCoy, Interim President of the school system, said an event like the Ball is crucial for the continuance of the school. “The proceeds from the Ball help to keep the lights on.” He said St. Edmond has been the beneficiary of some very substantial gifts over the years, “and these are managed by the St. Edmond Foundation.” He said many of these gifts are restricted to one or another specific items in the school budget, i.e. “to supplement teachers’ salaries, to provide tuition assistance for students in need, technology and other things.” He said that the vast majority of the Ball proceeds help underwrite normal operational expenses at St. Edmond. “When you consider that St. Edmond’s annual budget is a little beyond $4.5 million, of which approximately 50% comes from student tuition; then Holy Trinity Parish, the school Foundation and development efforts have a considerable amount of funding to pro-

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will continue on and off throughout the night. As always, there will be live and silent auction items for bid, as well as the ‘Friends of St. Edmond Car Raffle and Tuition Raffle. Monsignor concluded saying, “Thirty years of support bespeaks a loyal, enduring commitment by St. Edmond Catholic supporters to provide a formative learning environment where academics and values meet. When you consider that Catholic Education has been in Webster County for over 150 years, I guess you might say the Ball is still pretty young.” Tickets for the Ball or chances on either of the raffles can be purchased at the Saint Edmond Development Office, located at 22240 4th Ave North. You can go to the St. Edmond website: stedmond.com for more information and periodically updated auction items.

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he third indoor concert for the 2013 winter season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held on Sunday afternoon, April 14, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Decker Auditorium on the campus of Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. There is no admission charge, since these concerts are provided by the City of Fort Dodge for everyone’s enjoyment. Conductor Jerrold P. Jimmerson has once again planned an enjoyable program of band music. Dr. David Klee serves as the Assistant Conductor of the band. This April concert serves a two-fold purpose each year. The first will be the presentation of the Karl L. King scholarships. Several talented students will audition during the day, and the winners will be announced during the afternoon concert. Winners will be recognized with $500 scholarships to Iowa Central Community College or a $1,000 scholarship to any 4-year Iowa college or university. Providing the funds for these awards are the King Band Scholarship fund, along with Dr. Greg Olson in memory of his parents and his wife’s parents, the family of the late Steve Helmich, and Peggy and the late Tom Dowd. All persons who audition will be invited to join in playing a selection with the Band during the concert, and the major scholarship recipient will perform their award-winning solo. The second feature of the concert coincides with Iowa Central Community College’s Focus series. This year, the college has chosen the Philippines for its cultural emphasis, and the selections on the program will reflect the Spanish heritage in music from the region.

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Selections by the band’s namesake, Karl L. King, will include his march, “Manila Bay”, the “Eclipse Galop”, and a fantasia, “Sunny Spain”. Other selections on the program will include the exciting march, “Amparito Roca” by Jaime Texidor, “The U.S. Field Artillery March” by John Philip Sousa, the beautiful waltz “La Golondrina” (The Swallow), and “La Roquina” March by former conductor W.B. Green. Popular selections on the concert will include the “Guadalcanal March” by Richard Rodgers from the television series Victory At Sea, highlights from the popular Broadway musical “South Pacific”, and the exciting paso doble, “El Relicario.” Soloist for this concert will be Tim Miller on Trumpet. Tim is the band director in the Humboldt Middle School, and a long-time member of the King Band. He also plays with the popular area Brass Quintet, Jive For Five. He will be featured on “La Oreja de Oro” by Mariano San Miguel. The concert will conclude in the usual way with the playing of our National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”. LOOKING AHEAD: The next performance by the band will be at the traditional Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 27 in North Lawn Cemetery. The summer series of concerts will again be held each Sunday evening during June and July, beginning on June 9, at the Karl L. King Band Shell in beautiful Oleson Park.

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Kyle Eastwood Band Play the Temple Theater for One-Night Only

Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to welcome the Kyle Eastwood Band to the Temple Theater as part of the Prairie Meadows LIVE AT THE TEMPLE concert series, Monday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. It’s been more than 15 years since he first burst onto the jazz music scene, but bassist/composer Kyle Eastwood, eldest son of actor/director Clint Eastwood, doesn’t appear to be slowing down. With six albums already under his belt and accolades aplenty from both his critics and peers, Eastwood has proven that hard work and talent, not just a famous parent, is what it takes to make it in the business. Eastwood's Paris-based jazz quintet, the Kyle Eastwood Band, comprised of pianist Andrew McCormack, tenor saxophonist Graeme Blevins, trumpeter Quentin Collins and drummer Martyn Kaine continues to thrill audiences with a dynamic sound that’s full of swing, great rhythms and memorable melodies. Their latest release, “The View From Here,” was reportedly influenced by early jazz greats Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard, among others. Now in its fifth year, the Prairie Meadows Temple Theater LIVE AT THE TEMPLE series offers audiences a unique concert-going experience with a diverse lineup of bold perform-

ing artists and songwriters, like Eastwood, ranging from folk to jazz to world-music. Organizers call this series of concerts an “amazing music experience” for music lovers because of the excellent acoustics in the Temple Theater and its intimate and relaxed setting. The fifth season of the LIVE AT THE TEMPLE concert series includes artists: Susan Werner, Vusi Mahlasela, Arlo Guthrie, the Kyle Eastwood Band and the Hector Del Curto Tango Trio. All performances of the LIVE AT THE TEMPLE concert series are performed at the Temple Theater in the Temple for Performing Arts located at Tenth and Locust Streets in downtown Des Moines. LIVE AT THE TEMPLE is a presentation of the Prairie Meadows Temple Theater Series. Tickets are on sale now at the Civic Center Ticket Office, at all Ticketmaster locations, charge-byphone at (800) 745-3000 and online at DesMoinesPerformingArts.org. For more information about the Kyle Eastwood Band, visit www.kyleeastwood.com

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Fort Dodge Symphony Presents

Young Artists Concert by Anne Kersten

The Fort Dodge Area Symphony will present the Young Artists Concert on Sunday, April 21st at 3:00 pm at Phillips Middle School Auditorium. The concert has been an annual event since first beginning in 1966. More than 130 Young Artists have performed at this Concert. Five soloists were chosen at auditions in late January, and include two pianists, a violinist, and two vocalists. All winners will receive music scholarships from the Symphony established by a program set up by the Eva Paterson Estate. The artists are Andrew Burgess, pianist; Daniel Burgess, pianist; Anna Wolle, violinist; Thaddeus Ennen, baritone and Eric Ferring, tenor. Prior to the Concert, outstanding students from the Youth Honors Recital will be selected to perform, starting at 2:30 pm.

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Andrew Burgess, 11 years old, studies piano with Professor Rene Lecuona and violin with professor Allen Ohmes. He will perform the Mozart Piano Concerto in D Minor, K466, 3rd movement. In 2008 Andrew was named Champion in the Sprout Division at the Bill Riley Talent Search at the Iowa State Fair and also performed with Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion show at the grandstand. In 2010 Andrew won first prize in the Starr International Piano Competition at the University of Arkansas. He enjoys soccer, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, music composition, guitar, percussion, and writing. Daniel Burgess, age 13, studies Professor Rene Lecuona and Professor Allen Ohmes. He will Beethoven Piano Concerto Po.37,

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ment. In 2006 he was named Champion in the Sprout Division in the Bill Riley Talent Search at the Iowa State Fair, and in 2010, he won First Prize in the Junior Division. That same year, Daniel was awarded a Merit Scholarship to attend the Indiana University Summer String Academy. He loves science, music composition, guitar, percussion, soccer, horseback riding, fiction wirting, rock climbing, surging and the outdoors. Anna Wolle is 16 years old and a junior at Cedar Rapids Washington High School. She will perform Vierxtemps’ Violin Concerto #4 in D minor, Op 31, first movement. Anna began studying violin at the age of four, and her current teacher is Doris Preucil, at the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City. Anna participates in the Preucil School String Orchestra and in the School’s advanced violin group, Espressivo Strings. She was the 2012 winner of the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra’s young artist competition and performed the final movement from Mendelssohn’s violin concerto in E minor. Recently, Anna was selected as concert master of the Northeast Iowa String Teacher Association honor orchestra and also the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Orchestra. She has participated in the Iowa All-State Orchestra for the past three years. Thaddeus Ennen is a baritone, and a senior at Simpson College. He is a vocal performance major, earning a Bachelor of Music degree. He will be performing O! Dumein holder Abendstern/Non piu andrai by Wagner and Le Nozze di Figaro from the Tannhauser Opera by Mozart. His opera droles have included Pandolfe inCendrillon, Mr. Peachum in the Beggar’s Opera, Leoporello in Don Giovanni, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Sid in Albert Herring and Papgenno in The Magic Flute. In 2012 he was a young artist in the Bay View Music Festival, first

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Anna Wolle place in the NATS Iowa State Competition and 3rd place in 2010. He was a young artist for the Bay View Music Festival in 2012. Eric Ferring is a tenor and a junior vocal performance major and musical theatre minor at Drake University. He will be performing O wie angstlich by Mozart and la fleur que tu mavais jetee by Biset. He has been a private student with Leanne Free-Miller at Drake University since 2010. This year Eric won his third state NATS competition, received Alternate at the Iowa District of the Music Teacher’s National Association Young Artist Voice Competition, won the Drake Concerto Competition and the Central Iowa Symphony Competition. He was one of thirty-two singers selected nationwide to attend Seagle Music Colony in 2011 and 2012 and will be returning the summer of 2013. He was a Young Artist at the Cedar Rapids Opera this past January for the second year. He has also been accepted into programs at the International Lyric Academy and La Musica Lirica in Italy.

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The orchestra will close the program with Copland’s Rodeo, a real crowd pleaser. Shortly after the ballet, Rodeo opened in 1942, Copland adapted a concert suite of four dances from his ballet score. The first, Buckaroo Holiday, uses two authentic folk melodies. “If He Be a Buckaroo by his Trade” (an old cowboy song that Copland introduces by way of a trombone solo) and “Sis Joe”. The ensuing Corral Nocturne is A TENDER INTERLUDE. This music conveys the sense of loneliness felt by the ballet’s young heroine. Saturday Night Waltz, the third movement, hints at the sound of country fiddlers tuning up, as well as at the cowboy tune “Old Paint.” The fourth and final dance, Hoe-Down, has long been the most popular portion of Rodeo. Here Copland quotes two squaredance tunes, ‘Bonypart” and ‘McLeod’s Reel,” to help impart a lively rural atmosphere.

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Symphony Board President Hope Brown said that all students will be able to attend this final concert of the year for free, with a student I.D. “We are also encouraging parents to bring their younger children, who will also be admitted free, if accompanied by an adult,” said Brown. She added that this is also the last concert the Symphony will hold at Phillips Middle School. “This auditorium has been our ‘home’ for many, many years- and we find it very special that this will be our last concert there.”

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HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN REMEMBERING FRIJID PINK

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y 1970, the times were changin’ on the Midwest ballroom circuit. The bands with the matching uniforms/suits were about gone, the high number of horn bands had dropped drastically, and there was not as much dancing going on, just sitting down on the dance floor, with listening and watching the bands.

It must have been an interesting show in June of 1970, when Frijid Pink played the Star Ballroom, in Dakota City, IA.

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They spent the better parts of 1967 and 1968 touring and performing in the greater Detroit area, At best, they were a regional garage band.

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Just think, what a big deal it must have been when Frijid Pink pulled up and unloaded at Dakota City’s tiny Star Ballroom. It surly was rock and roll nirvana.

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For the most part, by the end of 1971, the hits were done and the band started a nonstop run of lineup changes. They would reform again in 1981 and are still playing around the Detroit area under the leadership of drummer, Rich Stevers.

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Frijid Pink called Detroit, MI. Home. The band started in 1967. They were considered a blues rock group, but their sound fit under the new rock category, as “heavy” with a touch of psychedelica. The group consisted of Richard Stevers-drums, Gary Thompson-guitar, Tom Harris-bass, and lead singer- Tom Beaudry (aka Kelly Green). From time to time, they would also use keyboard player, Larry Zelanka, depending on the show.

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They followed “House Of The Rising Sun” with another tried and true cover song, “Heartbreak Hotel/Bye Bye Blues” (Parrot 352). The song could only rise to #72 on Billboard’s Hot 100. They followed that release up with another LP, titled “Defrosted” (Parrot 71041).

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These were trying times for the old school ballroom operators, that were born and raised on the dance culture. So many, that had begun to like that rock and roll music, now were struggling again, with the new heavier psychedelic sound and shows.

The record reached all the way to #7 on Billboard’s Hot 100. In total, it sold over 1 million copies and gained gold record status. It went to #1 in Germany, #3 in Canada, and #4 in England. The Frijid Pink LP, titled “Frijid Pink” (Parrot #71033), become one of the hottest selling LP’s of 1970 reaching #11 on the U S charts. Another million seller and gold record. Not bad for a Detroit area garage band. By Tom Tourville They were so popular in their home Detroit, that in 1970 at Detroit’s Grande Ballroom, Led Zeppelin OPENED for Frijid Pink.

Their big break came in 1969 when they were signed to Parrot Records, a division of London Records.

It was an odd choice for a record, as just about everyone had recorded or released “House Of The Rising Sun”. But Pink’s version was quite different, it was that new heavier sound that the kids were looking for and enjoying. It was a hit!!

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This signing, took them right into the studio, with their first Parrot release being “Tell Me Why/Cryin’ Shame” (Parrot Records #334), followed by “Drivin’ Blues/God Gave Me You” (Parrot 340). While neither release did much on the charts, the big one was about to happen.

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kay, I confess, of the 1,000+ books in my home, it’s probable that 500 of them are animal related. That being said, I’ve picked my favorites to recommend to Twist and Shout readers. I verified with the Fort Dodge Public Library they have all the below titles except for The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Loving by Jeffry Moussaieff (#4). Enjoy! The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein I read this book several years ago, on the recommendation from Editor Anne Kersten. While the rest of these “must-read books” are not in any particular order, I must say The Art of Racing is one of the best books, animal-related or otherwise, I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Told from the viewpoint of Enzo, the beloved yellow lab mix of Denny Swift (yes, it sounds odd but only take a page to get used to a canine narrator), The Art of Racing in the Rain truly shows the touching depth of animals’ ability to love and comprehend with compassion. Throughout the book, metaphors are made between navigating this thing called life, and navigating a race track. It’s a tear-jerker. Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love by Larry Levin is the story of Oogy; formerly abused bait-dog rescued from a dog-fighting ring. The story illustrates the determination of a family to rescue Oogy from his situation and rehabilitate him. Personally, I love this book because it sends a message that oftentimes the dogs with the most love to give aren’t necessarily the cutest, or the ones with the most facial symmetry or champion bloodlines.

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I highly recommend Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron and Bret Wittner as it is about the recently-passed resident cat at the Spencer Public Library in Spencer, Iowa! This non-fiction book beautifully illustrated how the tiny kitten who was dumped in the book-return bin on a freezing cold night, became a healthy cat who touched the hearts of hundreds of people. Most moving is Dewey’s special relationship with real-life caretaker Vicki Myron.

By Sarah Estlund with Stella & Max

The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Loving: How Dogs Have Captured Our Hearts for Thousands of Years by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson looks at how humans and dogs have evolved together over time. Part history lesson, partly scientific theory, Jeffrey Moussaieff took at the undying love he felt for his dog Benjy one step further through research and education. Moussaieff looks at the evolution of dogs from wolves, their domestication and ultimately, how they’ve changed our lives (for the better). Mark Doty’s memoir Dog Years has been called poetic and intense in reviews. The underlying theme of the book is mortality; Mark lives through the tragedy of watching his partner die suffer from and ultimately die of AIDS, contemplating suicide and grasping for his meaning in life knowing he will also outlive his two canine companions; Arden and Beau. Other than calling this a coming-of-age masterpiece wrapped around a doglove story, anything else I would say just wouldn’t do this memoir justice so please, just read it!

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(Acts of Kindness)PAY IT FORWARD here’s a movement happening in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Can you feel it?

It’s not a new idea. The Pay It Forward concept has been around for years. Pay It Forward was a movie released in 2000 based on the novel of the same name by Catherine Ryan Hyde. It starred Haley Joel Osment as a boy who launches a good-will movement, Helen Hunt as his single mother, and Kevin Spacey as his social-studies teacher. The general concept is a young man begins this idea of doing an act of kindness and asking in return that the receiver passes it on in the form of another act of kindness. There is also a Pay It Forward Foundation (www.payitforward.org). Charley Johnson, the President who began the foundation, actually quit his job to further the Pay It Forward mission. There are many resources and ideas on his website. Their mission statement is to inspire people to Pay It Forward with acts of kindness and create the world’s largest ripple effect of good deeds and make kindness a part of everyday living. Their goal is to have worldwide engagement of the pay-it-forward philosophy and movement through Billions of individuals and to re-establish the Human Connection in an all digital world. One young man in Fort Dodge stumbled on to a You Tube video about Pay It Forward. He loved the idea and brought it to his school and asked to share the message with his fellow students. Casey McEvoy, a junior at St Edmond High School, instigated a movement at St Eds and was able to get 800 PIF bracelets that show the message; they are white rubber and read PAY IT FORWARD in purple letters. The idea behind the bracelet is to get rid of them! A person is asked to wear the band and when they perform an act of kindness, they are to give this person the bracelet. This person is to do the same thing…keeping the bracelet moving with every act of kindness.

A co-worker and friend of mine saw the article in the Messenger about Casey and what he is doing at St Eds and asked if our company, Citizens Community Credit Union could do the same.” Of course! Brilliant”, I answered. Citizens ordered 75 bracelets and passed them out at a staff meeting in February, explaining the concept. We have offices all over Northwest Iowa in 8 different communities.

By Katie Averill

The seed of a good idea keeps fruitful! Our branch manager at our Algona office took the idea and moved it forward again! She and her staff have ordered 100 bracelets. They plan to deliver plates of cookies to local civic offices, like the fire station, police station or Algona businesses along with several bracelets. They, in turn, are asked to do the same for other business and organizations as well. Pretty soon the entire community of Algona will be eating cookies and paying it forward. Im sure this is not the end of the story. I hope I will be able to tell you more ways in which this idea has branched out in Fort Dodge and other Iowa communities. In the wise words of Amelia Earhart: No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.

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hen country music legend George Strait announced his `retirement’ last fall I took notice for a couple of reasons. First, he’s my age, and secondly I remember purchasing his very first album (in 1981) and thinking he might wind up being a solid pro if he could resist what would surely be attempts to water down his smooth Texas country with hints of western swing. Somehow George managed to weave his way through a 30-year career without compromising either his style or his look. He’s cranked out record numbers of number one records all the while maintaining his western shirt, tailored jeans, and cowboy hat image. And by the way, George Strait isn’t retiring altogether. He’s retiring from heavy touring, but he’s promised to keep pumping out bestselling records and to continue collecting accolades each time there is a country music awards show on TV which seems like it must be monthly. I digress for a moment. Country music, for some reason, showers itself with more awards than any other brand of music. This continual act of self-promotion probably sells records and sells out concert halls, but is otherwise of limited significance. George Strait, however, is one of the legitimately decorated country music stars. And it could be the hat. Marty Stuart, one of George Strait’s contemporaries, used to take notice of all the different country singers and whether or not they were wearing cowboy hats. Does wearing a hat make you more of a country singer? Marty Stuart never wore a hat. Neither did George Jones. Hank Williams did, so did Hank Williams, Jr. Bob Wills always did, Johnny Cash didn’t and Willie Nelson rarely does. I don’t know that wearing a cowboy hat makes you more country, but apparently it makes you look more country. Many of today’s biggest male country stars—Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean and more—routinely wear cowboy hats, at least when they are performing or posing for photos. The market for country-western-looking gear has never been greater. People who have never ridden a horse dress like they just competed in the Calgary Stampede. There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s just funny how country music markets its stars. Most of the women in today’s country music don’t dress like Dale Evans, but most of the guys, it seems, still prefer the Roy Rogers look. Happy Trails….. Manner of dress has always been a big issue in all phases of music. It shouldn’t equate to star power, but obviously it does. The message you send when you take the stage speaks volumes. Country music has long taken great care to perpetuate the image even though it is far more urban now than ever before. Most of the male stars of the Grand Ole Opry’s vintage years would no more have taken the stage without a hat than they would sans pants. It’s easy to pick on country music because no other form of music has so tightly held to traditional fashion statements, but seemingly only from the male perspective. Women in country music these days, don’t dress much different from women in pop/rock music. Women in country music are acutely aware of the sales aspect of visuals, so it makes a lot more sense for them to dress like Faith Hill or Miranda Lambert than Kitty Wells or Minnie Pearl did in their heydays. Yet today’s male country stars don’t dress much different than Cowboy Copas or Ernest Tubb did in the 50s and 60s.

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ALL HAT NO CATTLE

By Bill McIntyre

All the guys need are jeans, a pair of high-end Justin or Tony Lama boots, maybe a pearl-buttoned shirt with some western threadwork to go with that big Stetson or Resistol hat and the statement has been made. That brings us to hair. Country music has long been conflicted with hair issues. Is it cool for male stars to have long hair? Should they be well-groomed underneath that hat in order to sell records to what is still a substantially social conservative fan base? David Allan Coe, maybe country music’s most notorious vagabond, once famously wrote in a song, ``my long hair just can’t cover up my red neck.’’ Long hair on men has long been a visible sign of rebellion. Against what, not sure anymore, but in the Golden Era of rock music (1963-75) it meant squaring off with conservative establishment types. Rock and roll was a defiant brand of music requiring a defiant look. Country music was a socially conservative brand of music requiring a conformist look. Yet many of country music’s great stars of the 40s, 50s, and 60s wore some of the most outlandish cowboy suits we’ve ever seen. Hank Williams was often photographed in his famous black and while musical notes suit. Lefty Frizzell wore fringe jackets. Hank Snow, Porter Waggoner, Webb Pierce, Bill Anderson, Glen Campbell and others wore gaudy rhinestone tailored suits created by Ukranian-born designer Nudie Cohn and known as Nudie Suits. Cohn, who was 82 when he died in 1984, has his own place in American music history. He famously designed the controversial suit worn by Gram Parsons for the cover of the Gilded Palace of Sin album in 1969. He designed clothes for dozens of stars from John Wayne to John Lennon and if you ever wondered how singing cowboys Gene Autry and Roy Rogers could dress so nicely while rounding up bad guys, it was of course, thanks to Nudie Cohn. We’ve discussed before in this space, how rock music attitude clashed with country music morals during the Golden Era of rock music, but who was first responsible for rock and rollers beginning to dress like country musicians? Parsons was one of the first when he dressed all of the Flying Burrito Brothers in Nudie Suits for the Gilded Palace photo shoot in the Joshua Tree desert of Southern California in 1969. Parsons led the Byrds on an improbable appearance at the Ryman Auditorium in 1968, and they were promptly booted out of the Opry for singing songs not assigned to them. Still, they were the first rock band ever to take the stage at the Grand Ole Opry, where at the time, drums were still banned. Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, in his 2005 book `Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead’, talks about the transformation of the San Francisco rock pioneers from Haight-Ashbury hippies to something sounding and looking more country around 1970. ``Having left my bell-bottoms and paisley period behind, I’m now dressed like an American cowboy—boots, jeans, checkered shirt, Levis jacket—everything but the hat,’’ Lesh writes. As we learned later, many of the rock and roll super groups of the Golden Era, had been heavily influenced by country music stars, and when it was finally deemed `safe’ for rockers to begin playing country music, they often felt obliged to take on the `look’ too. This was the group that combined paisley with cowboy hats to form a group of hybrid hipsters who had fun while it lasted but it didn’t last long.

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Iowa State Center Performing Arts Series!

These days the line between pop rock and country is hard to define. Zac Brown is a country music star, but he wears a stocking cap and sounds like Jimmy Buffett. Luke Bryan wears no hat and neither do Blake Shelton or Keith Urban and they are about as hot as anybody right now. The hatless members of Rascal Flatts reached mega stardom by effectively blurring the line between pop and country. If they had formed 40 years ago they would have been the Eagles, who were the first of that genre to learn that the quickest way to broader appeal is to make your music as bland as possible. Some artists prefer hats as a means of expression. Others think they get in the way. One thing they don’t do, is define the music.

10 Best Hats

(Cowboy or otherwise)

Richard Petty: Together with those shades, King Richard wears the Best Hat ever.

Iowa State Center Presents SEUSSICAL!! April 15th • 12:30 pm

Stevie Ray Vaughan: The black leather suede Wyatt Earp hat is classic. Hoss Cartwright: His big Baron crown bowling is TV’s greatest hat.

“Oh, the thinks you can think” When Dr. Seuss’s best loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!”

Bear Bryant: The Alabama Houndstooth Fedora. Awesome. Humphrey Bogart: Poster boy for the Fedora Hall of Fame. J.R. Ewing: His Stetson is in the Smithsonian, so there. Charlie Daniels: That big stovepipe buckaroo block has its own area code.

The Cat in the Hat is the host and emcee (and all around mischief maker in this romp through the Seuss classics. Just imagine a world where anything is possible- an elephant in a tree, a person too tiny to see, a heroic child and dreams running wild! Think of a magical, musical world where helping a friend, never giving up and keeping a promise come alive in this amazing compilation of Dr. Seuss’ bestloved stories. The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie La Bird, and all the Whos down in Whoville are intertwined in an incredible crazy-quilt adventure in a witty, wild, whimsical world.

Dwight Yoakam: Neatly tailored round crown Stetson or Resistol with a serious front brim crease. John Hartford: Wore that black bowler hat long after it was out of fashion. Maybe John knew the bowler (or derby), not the cowboy hat, was the most popular hat in the Old West. Marlon Brando: The brown and black Baron Rebel or motorcycle cap from The Wild Ones.

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(Book Reviews ) amy:

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rachel:

One of our most popular services at the library is NEIBORS. NEIBORS stands for North Eastern Iowa Bridge to Online Resources Sharing and is a consortium of over 100 libraries that pay to license eBooks and audiobooks so our patrons can check them out. NEIBORS works on many popular devices including but not limited to iPad, Kindle devices, NOOKs and devices running certain versions of Android. Just like a regular library, there are limited copies of each item. If an item is checked out it will be unavailable until the loan period ends or the item is returned early. Two questions we get all the time is “Why don’t you have more eBooks?” or “Why don’t you have so and so’s newest book?” In most cases it’s because we simply can’t. The majority of the public is unaware of the ongoing battle between libraries and publishers when it comes to eBooks. (At this point, feel free to picture us all in medieval suits of armor or in some kind of Rambo scenario) Libraries can’t just buy eBooks from places like Amazon and Barnes & Noble and lend them out to patrons. Because the eBooks are made available to the public, each copy requires digital rights management, a technology that prevents the copyrighted material from piracy. So we have to purchase something a little extra, that doesn’t explain why we can’t get the latest James Patterson on eBook. Please, read on my friend.

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In college football you have the “Big 12”, in the book world we have the “Big 6”. Macmillan Publishing, Penguin Group, Simon and Schuster, HarperCollins, Random House and Hachette Book Group are the six major publishing houses. For the most part, these are the providers for the best sellers and the majority of items you find on our shelves. Out of these six, four of them, along with a major audiobook publisher, refuse to sell or license eBooks to libraries, which means there are a lot of authors whose books are completely unavailable to us digitally. The following list shows these publishers and some of the authors they publish: Macmillan Publishing* Authors: Dana Stabenow, Kristin Hannah, Carola Dunn, Joan Hess, Jane Green and many more Penguin Group Authors: Harlan Coben, Lauren Willig, Karen White, Lisa Gardner, Stewart O’Nan, Eric Carle, Jan Brett and many more Simon & Schuster Authors: Steve Berry, Vince Flynn, J.A. Jance, Bethenny Frankel, Rachel Renee Russell, Sabrina Jeffries, Johanna Lindsey and many more Brilliance Audio Most of the bestseller audio Hachette Book Group Authors: David Baldacci, James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks, Anita Shreve, Karen Kingsbury and many more -List provided by Urbandale Public Library’s website *Recently Macmillan has agreed to sell eBooks to libraries but not to library consortiums, which is what NEIBORS is.

Why do we need a consortium? Why don’t you buy eBooks for just your patrons? The first thing you need to know is there is no consistency among publishers in regards to what they can charge for an eBook/eBook license and since only two of the “Big 6” will sell to libraries they are able to take advantage of this. Keeping that in mind, here are the guidelines set by our two “Big 6 allies”: HarperCollins: Sells to libraries but each license can only be checked out 26 times before deleted. Cost: Same as what a retail customer pays Random House: Sells to libraries, license is indefinite. Cost: The price of each eBook goes up about three times what a print copy would cost, averaging around $85 per eBook. In order to do our best in supplying the public with this wonderful alternative that is eBook lending, all the libraries in our consortium chip in so we are able to provide as much as we can to the readers. Another little known fact is unlike some libraries, we receive zero funding from the city for our book/materials budget. When you come into the library every book, magazine and audiobook you see is purchased with money from public donations & memorials, The Fort Dodge Public Library Foundation, The Catherine Vincent Deardorf Charitable Foundation, The Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust and The FRIENDS of the Fort Dodge Public Library. We are lucky to have the generous community we do, as this support is what makes it possible to provide so much to our patrons. I try my best to explain all of this to our patrons when I am asked these simple questions but as you can see the answer is not an easy one to convey. In closing, we are trying our hardest to give the people what they want, more eBooks. If you’d like to write the publishers and let them know what you think, stop by the library or visit our website at http://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/library to get a list of their addresses and a sample letter.

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ot another award-winning movie here, but it certainly does its job entertaining us as a suspenseful thriller. The Call, starring Halle Berry, is very simple in regards to the plot. Barry plays Jordan, a 911 operator that works the phones in the Los Angeles Police Department Call Center, otherwise known as the high-tech beehive. We see how demanding the job can be, calls ranging from a man looking just to have conversations with the operators to full blown murders taking place. Jordan is a calm, sweet operator that does her best to not let the job get to her. But as we quickly see, one event changes everything. The call comes in as a young girl is home alone and watching an intruder break into her house. Jordan tells her what actions to take, guiding her through the steps and telling her to remain calm and talking her through everything. However, she may be a little late. Suddenly the madman comes onto the line and Jordan tells him, “You don’t have to do this”, his reply “It’s already done”. This horrific crime haunts Jordan and her failure to stop the crime brings her to the decision to step off the phones and train new applicants joining the 911 call team. But while giving a tour of the center, the madman is back at work and Jordan is pulled back onto the phone. She is speaking to another blond female, Casey (Abigail Breslin) who has found herself locked in the truck of the creep’s car. The viewer is able to see the phone conversation - and who the madman is, (played by Michael Eklund). He’s a raving lunatic who has no qualms about taking Casey and doing the unthinkable. The great part about this movie is the back and forth scenes between Jordan and Casey as they do everything they can to show her whereabouts, without a GPS tracker. She’s in the trunk of the car but where is the

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car headed? Jordan is creative and smart in finding ways to give the police, helicopters and every other driver out there a sign she’s been kidnapped. Some of the best scenes come when the driver must stop for gas or confront others while Casey struggles to make her presence known. However, the movie loses its momentum when the killer arrives at his destination. While you’d think theis is where the most exciting parts transpire, this is where it slows down and Berry steps out of her job and goes out by herself to try and find Casey and the killer.

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The movie falls flat here (but all is not lost.) Berry gives a focused and earnest run at a woman who takes her profession to heart. She shows us what these people go through on a daily basis and the amount of stress it can bring. Breslin is almost unrecognizable as she must scream, kick and plead while locked in the truck of a car, not a fun assignment. This movie is an edge-of-your seat thriller with a few ridiculous moves on the part of director Brad Anderson. But if you are like me and go to the movies just to get away from life, eat some popcorn, and want to be entertained, then The Call will do just fine.

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