Over-the-Fence-rehearsal Talia Lenker (far left), Chelsea Salma (seated), Maja Basevic, and Lisa Hammond (far right)

Submitted story

POCATELLO — “Lizzie Borden took an axe . . .” or rather a hatchet. The Lizzie Borden case has resonated with Americans for decades. This contentious event has created all kinds of theories, stories, children’s rhymes, movies, plays, narratives, and the list goes on. The majority of these re-creations rely on speculation, or hearsay.


By Emily Thornton

For the Journal

What a fun Friday night in American Falls. The American Falls Little Theater opened their original production of Dalooka Love! Jolene Clinger wrote the script for her 8th grade class and looked into getting it published and found that they would only take it with original music. Jolene teamed up with Lana Borgholthaus and they wrote some great lyrical music for the entire play.


“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” will be featured at ISU’s Bengal Theater in the Pond Student Union on Sunday, April 27, at 3:30, 5:45, and 8 p.m.  Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig star in this Satellite Award winner about a daydreaming LIFE magazine photo editor who leaves his world of safety to track down a missing cover photo and begins to experience what he’s only heretofore seen in pictures. (Rated PG-13)  Admission is $2 for the public, or $1 with a Bengal ID.  For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/secret.
An encore evening of Oscar nominated “Philomena” will be shown as part of a Double Feature night on Wednesday, April 30, at 6:00 & 8:00 p.m. in the Bengal Theater, with healthy foods documentary “In Organic We Trust” playing at the same times in the Little Wood River Room.  ”Philomena” is based on the true story, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, that follows a woman who spends most of her life searching for her child, given away by her church when she conceives out of wedlock. The Seattle Times calls the film, “An utterly charming combination of road trip, odd-couple comedy and heart-touching true story that will leave few dry-eyed.” (Rated PG-13) Admission is $2 for the public, or $1 with Bengal ID.  For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/philomena.


We are giving away two tickets to the show, click here for details.

By Jenny Hopkins

POCATELLO — Chances are you have never heard “Bohemian Rhapsody” performed on the ukulele, but if that is on your bucket list, you’ll be able to cross it off later this month.

Jake Shimabukuro The class Queen tune is just one of the songs regularly performed by “ukulele wizard” Jake Shimabukuro during his live show. Shimabukuro will perform in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall of the Stephens Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, April 29 as part of the Season of Note concert series.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 or $28. They can be purchased at the Stephens Performing Arts Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by phone at (208) 282-3595 or online at www.isu.edu/tickets.

They can also be purchased at Vickers Western Stores in Pocatello or Idaho Falls and at the Pond Student Union Building in Pocatello. The Stephens Performing Arts Center box office is open one hour prior to show times.



POCATELLO — The great comic ballet of the Romantic Era, “Coppelia,” will be presented by Brindusa-Moore Ballet Academy in two performances on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Frazier Hall on the ISU campus.

The ballet, with music by Leo Delibes and choreography by Arthur Saint-Leon, was created in 1870 and is a must-see for dance lovers. It is considered one of the four cornerstones of this rich period in ballet history, along with Giselle, Swan Lake, and The Sleeping Beauty.

Coppelia is a delightful ballet even for the youngest children — colorful costumes, a lively village festival, comic characters, quarreling lovers, a wedding celebration, and captivating music. The story involves an engaged couple (Swanilda and Franz), an eccentric inventor-toymaker (Dr. Coppelius), and a life-sized doll that the inventor hopes to bring to life (Coppelia). Together they create a comical case of romantic rivalry and mistaken identities, making this a light-hearted and colorful ballet ideally suited for the young and the young-at-heart alike.

Tickets are available at The Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce, 324 S.Main Street in Pocatello, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reserved seating is $12 regardless of age; General Admission seating is $10 for adults and $6 for children (age 12 and under). Remaining tickets will be available at the door at both performances.


By Cassidy Robinson

It’s no exaggeration to say that haunted-house movies are in vogue right now. Why? Probably because they are cheap to produce and boo-scares are easy to manufacture. Unlike a slasher flick or a gore-fest, ghost thrillers can remain relatively bloodless, thus allowing for that coveted PG-13 rating that can bring in as many younger mall-dwellers as possible. “Oculus”, however, was bought at this year’s SXSW festival, and later released by the same producers who brought us “Sinister”, “Insidious” and “The Conjuring”—three reasonably scary movies in a currently overplayed horror sub-genre.


Idaho State University news release:

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University School of Performing Arts will present the Henrik Ibsen play “A Doll’s House” at 7:30 p.m. April 18, 19, 21, 25 and 26 in the ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Rogers Black Box Theatre.

The play’s character Nora Helmer committed forgery years earlier in order to save the life of her husband, Torvald.  She then gets blackmailed and fears what the scandal will do to her husband’s career if it is revealed.  But when the truth comes out, Nora is more shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband’s esteem.