Hit comedy “St. Vincent” plays this Sun, April 26, at 3:00, 5:15, and 7:30 p.m. in the Bengal Theater at the ISU Pond Student Union. Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy star in this story about a young boy who finds an unlikely friend and mentor in a crusty grumpy war veteran who lives next door. (Rated PG-13)  Admission is free for ISU students, faculty and staff with any food purchase or $2 for the public.  Trailer is at www.isucinema.com/vincent.

There is also a potluck/trailer party at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Little Wood River Room.  Bring a dish and enjoy watching trailers of potential films for this summer and next fall and help provide feedback on which films you would like to see. This will end by 5 p.m. in time for the 5:15 show of St Vincent.

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News release:

POCATELLO—A free concert performed by the Idaho State-Civic Symphony’s Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings will be held on April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center.

The Junior Strings, under the direction of Kathryn Chojnacki, orchestra director of District 25, will perform “The Irish Washerwoman Trio- Traditional” by Dianna Denley, “Two Dances” by Henry Purcell, “The Canary Bird” by Mozart and “German Dance” by Mozart. The Junior Strings ensemble was formed by the Idaho State-Civic Symphony Association to provide musicians in grades three through six an opportunity to improve their personal performance and introduce them to ensemble work.


News release:

 Shaun Stubblefield (from THE MAGIC FLUTE) Shaun Stubblefield (from THE MAGIC FLUTE)

POCATELLO — Under the tutelage of Professors Kathleen Lane and Diana Livingston Friedley, over two dozen students are preparing to present “Mystery and Magic,” a culmination of the Idaho State University ‘s Music department’s Opera Workshop class on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Goranson Hall. University Honors Program director and Theatre Faculty Professor, Sherri Dienstfrey-Swanson, directs six of the selections.

The Opera Workshop participants not only perform for the public on Friday night but ISU Opera Outreach Program will sponsor two events; a one day tour to area high schools, and on Thursday, April 16, the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District District 25 After School Program, directed by Barbara Adams, will be bussing more than two hundred students to Campus. The hour long program revolves around eight operas in which magic and mystery are the themes. The production features the talents of: Cameron Baker, Lindsey Beckstead, Shelbie Bowen, Trey Croft, Kija Fife, Brett Friedman, Autumn Harris, Millie Hulse, Elissa Jones, Eponine Lambson, Lake Laws, Jerrica Matthews, Amanda May, Abygail McKenna, Lindsey Misner, Angel Palmer, John Punt, Rebecca Punt, Kayla Ray, Taylor Schultz, Shaun Stubblefield, Tanyin Watson, Marissa Walker, and Tim Jensen.


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Jordan Bowman and Zachary Buker, owers of the new production company Opera Elect. Submitted photo Jordan Bowman and Zachary Buker, owers of the new production company Opera Elect. Submitted photo

Jordan Bowman and Zachary Buker, owners of the new production company, Opera Elect, are proudly announcing a performance on April 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of American Falls High School. Come enjoy the wonderful talent they have to offer, as well as their witty and lighthearted banter between well-known works by Mozart, Schubert, and Donizetti. Jordan and Zach will speak about some fun opera history and the exciting start-up of their company. Bowman is looking forward to sharing her work with her hometown. She is thankful for all of the support she received over the years from family, teachers, and friends. Ticket price: $7 for adults, $5 for students and children.

By Journal Staff

POCATELLO — The Idaho State University School of Performing Arts will present “The Musical of Musicals The Musical” April 17, 18, 20, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Rogers Black Box Theater in the Stephens Performing Arts Center.

The production is based on the musical by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell. Each of the five acts parody a style of an American or British musical theatre composer.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $11 for children ages 6 to 18, $15 for ISU faculty, staff, and senior citizens and $8 for ISU students.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.isu.edu/tickets, at Vickers Western Stores in Pocatello or Idaho Falls, the Pond Student Union information desk and the night of the show up to an hour and a half before the show starts. There will be no late entry.

Screen shot 2015-04-07 at 4.00.26 PMARIMO — The Brigham Young University — Idaho Symphony Band will perform this Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in the Marsh Valley Performing Arts Center, 12655 S. Old Highway 91.

The BYU-Idaho Symphony Band is a select group of 47 woodwind, brass and percussion students who perform significant wind literature from a variety of musical periods and styles. The Symphony Band draws on compositions from such composers as Bach, Mozart, Berlioz, Sousa, and Copland. The repertoire also includes selections of standard band literature by prominent twentieth century composers. Members are selected each semester after careful audition to determine not only technical skill, but the ability to communicate feeling through their performance. These dedicated musicians bring years of previous experience to the ensemble and represent what is best in the students at BYU-Idaho. The ensemble travels regularly on both domestic and international concert tours.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

A freemasterclass/workshop will be held at 4 p.m. in the Marsh Valley Performing Arts Center for any who are interested.

A Spotlight with Meena Hijazi

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By Emily Thornton

In Pocatello there are a lot of talented people that participate in the theater productions. There are almost too many to name. Every once in a while I run into one of them that stand out from the crowd. Meena Hijazi is one of those individuals. She works at Fifth Street Bagelry and performs at Mystique when she gets time, and even studies Political Science at Idaho State University. Recently she has been in the amazing production of Mary Poppins at the Mystique Performing Arts and Events Center. She was kind enough to answer some of my questions during her busy schedule.