Sundance Film Festival winner, “Robot & Frank” will be shown on Sunday, August 24, at 5:30 & 8:00 p.m. in the Bengal Theater at the ISU Pond Student Union.  Set in the near future, a retired man’s family gets him a robot that is programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and poignant story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places.  (Rated PG-13)  Admission is $2 for the public, $1 for ISU staff, and ISU students get in free with Bengal ID.  Trailer and more information is online atwww.pocatellofilmsociety.com/frank.
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Robin Williams
By Michael Corrigan
For The Journal
When famous artists and celebrities die, particularly in a violent manner, it is always jarring since fans and even non fans feel they know the artist. With the shocking news of Robin Williams’ suicide, however, it seems to go deeper, much like the murder of John Lennon.
That this gifted actor and comedian—master of voices and improvisation—took his life is unsettling. He left behind a wife, three grown children, friends, many awards, and an extraordinary career. The inner sadness of a very famous comedian and clown was hidden until the news broke.
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By Michael Corrigan

STEVEN DEMKO SAT ACROSS FROM BAYARD, THE STORY EDITOR FOR TRI STAR Pictures. The script lay on the polished desk. Through the window, they could see the buildings of Century City. A wall television was tuned to a morning talk show.

“It’s too convoluted, your script,” Bayard said. He had thick black hair and horn rimmed glasses, the face young and conventionally handsome. Steven sat quietly.

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By Cassidy Robinson

As it turns out, I was the only American in my age group who wasn’t encouraged to read Lois Lowry’s “The Giver” in middle school. For many, this young-adult utopian science-fiction novel was a significant literary moment in their lives and is regarded with the utmost reverence. I was there for The Hobbit, R.L. Stine, and, though a little too old to fully appreciate it, I was even there for the early Harry Potter buzz. Nevertheless, I completely missed this phenomenon and wasn’t even aware of “The Giver” until a few friends of mine begun complaining about the trailers for its recent movie adaptation.

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By Jenny Hopkins
jhopkins@journalnet.com

Playing bass guitar and singing come as second nature for Stu Cook, after all, he’s been both for the better part of 50 years. And, as a founding member of Creedence Clearwater Revival, he’s been able to perform some of the most recognized rock songs of all time throughout his career. He and fellow original member Doug Clifford are keeping those songs alive with their bandCreedence Clearwater Revisited.

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By Journal Staff

IDAHO FALLS — The venue for the Hawthorne Heights and Red Jump Suit Apparatus concert scheduled for August 28 has changed venues. The concert will now be held at DBs Bar & Grill, 2216 1st Ave. in Idaho Falls. The concert was originally scheduled to be held at the Pond Student Union Building in Pocatello.

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