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Idaho State University news release:

POCATELLO — The Idaho State University School of Performing Arts is very pleased to announce the addition of its first cello faculty position this fall, which has been awarded to Dr. Eleanor Christman Cox. She will perform her first solo and collaborative recital with pianist Dr. Kori Bond on Wednesday, October 29. The concert will be at 8 p.m. and held in Goranson Hall in the Fine Arts building. Cox will open the recital with the full Solo Suite No. 3 in C major, by J. S. Bach, performed on baroque cello. She will be joined by Bond for the Mendelssohn Sonata No. 1 for Piano and Cello, and the Sonata for Cello and Piano by Samuel Barber.


By Emily Thornton

Old Town Actors Studio has always had some interesting plays in their repertoire and this last weekend had the most hilarious one acts I have ever seen. The one acts were written by A.R. Gurney. His works primarily looked at the problems and nuances of middle class America. Gurney has written many plays and even a few books. The three plays that were introduced were the Problem, Darlene, The Guest Lecturer.


By Emily Thornton

The Little Theater in American Falls opened this chilly fall weather with their production of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Hound of the Baskervilles”. I have seen numerous adaptations of the Hound of the Baskervilles and have found they all have their own individuality and yet stay true to the whole story. The Little Theatre is considered a small intimate theater and in such a space it takes quite a bit of talent to use the space without taking away from the story. They have used the rafters and have revolving set pieces to make use of the entire space.



By Cassidy Robinson

               While still retaining the base entertainments of the war genre, David Ayer’s WW2 flick “Fury” tackles topics of humanity, masculinity, ideology and national loyalty in a dense and deliberate way. It’s an ensemble buddy war drama in the tradition of “The Dirty Dozen”—or maybe even more testosterone-driven westerns such as “Rio Bravo” and especially “The Wild Bunch”—but with a leftist post-Vietnam, post-9/11 introspective sensibility that questions the overall effectiveness of war as a means to an end and ponders the long-lasting impact on the individual soldiers caught up in its hell. Sometimes wallowing in its moral greys and other times manipulating the audience with the visceral simplicities of black and white, the mix of these two ideological outlooks, and the way Ayre attempts to balance them within the narrative, is a subtextual war of its own.


By Journal Staff

BLACKFOOT — After a rousing success of the first two concerts in the season, the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center is pleased to bring the sensational Presidio Brass to the stage on November 8 at 7:30 pm.

 Many audience members will remember the popularity of the Dallas Brass concert in 2009. The Presidio Brass concert will be very similar with great music and humor combined to please any concert-goer. The Presdio Brass, however, will add piano and percussion with the brass instruments for a unique sound that has become a trademark for captivating audiences the world over. Since forming in 2006, Presidio Brass has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment.

The principal horn player of the San Diego Symphony said, “The Presidio Brass needs to be heard to be believed. Each one of the members is a virtuoso on his instrument and music flows out of them like a stream.”

These five young men also present their music with a good dose of wit and humor that together have become hallmarks of every Presidio Brass performance. Members of the group have performed with major symphony orchestras and have shared the stage with commercial and pop artists that include Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones and more.

Tickets are priced from $20 to $5 and can be purchased at blackfootpac.com, by calling the BPAC at 208-317-5508, or at the door the night of the concert.