By Cassidy Robinson

Micheal Mann’s male heroes were never as simple or as ideologically set as the muscle-bound Rambo types of the 80s, nor as damaged or doomed as the Travis Bickle types from the decade before. Characters like Al Pachino in “Heat” or William Peterson in “Manhunter” or James Caan in Mann’s first feature “Thief” were masculine, morally ambiguous, and darkly sexual all at the same time. Taking his cues from classic film noir and the burgeoning popularity of MTV, Mann pretty much invented this archetype and up until recently had successfully reinterpreted it for three decades in a row.

By Rayna Valentine
For the Journal

Molinelli earrings and pendantPOCATELLO — The Idaho State-Civic Symphony invites you to join them in celebrating an exciting premiere for Valentine’s Day Friday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m., at the Stephens Performing Arts Center, the first collaborative effort of the Symphony with the founders and artistic directors of the Brindusa-Moore Ballet Academy, Sergiu Brindusa and Beth Moore.

The evening’s activities include an elegant pre-concert dinner, the concert in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall, and the annual raffle. Tables for the dinner (reservations only) will be set in the Bennion Promenade, and more than two dozen raffle packages will be displayed in the Marshall Rotunda; both venues will feature unique hand-crafted and ballet-themed decorations to add to the festive atmosphere.


By Journal Staff

FORT HALL — Tickets are on sale for two country music concerts coming to the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center.

Easton CorbinEaston Corbin is scheduled to perform on Saturday, March 28 and Thompson Square is scheduled to perform on Saturday, April 11. Doors to both shows will open at 7 p.m. and the concerts will begin at 8 p.m.

Easton Corbin knew he wanted to be a country singer well before he learned how to play a guitar. Easton is the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1: “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It.” In a six-month period, he received 13 country music award nominations and won three country music trophies.


CollinRayeWe are giving away two tickets to the show! Click here for details.

Idaho State University news release

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s “A Season of Note” will present a Collin Raye and BJ Thomas acoustic performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

Raye has 24 top-10 records, 16 No. 1 hits, and has been a 10-time male vocalist of the year nominee. His soulful delivery has set country standards in ballads such as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I Were You.”

POCATELLO — The 12th annual Idaho State University Day of Percussion will be held on Jan. 31 in Goranson Hall in the ISU Fine Arts Building. The event’s activities include concerts, artist clinics and master classes.

Bill Bachman Bill BachmanArtists Bill Bachman and Anders Astrand will perform at the event. Bachman studied percussion and performance at the University of North Texas and Berklee College of Music. He has toured for 12 years with the Drum and Bugle Corps and presented nearly 200 drum clinics and festival performances.

Anders Astrand Anders AstrandAstrand is a mallet specialist and regularly performs and gives clinic in the U.S., Latin America, Australia and Europe. He has composed music for different multimedia performances including dance, video, ice instruments and fire sculptures.

There will also be performances from Century, Highland, Pocatello, Bonneville, Hillcrest and Shelly High Schools.

Sponsors for the event include Yamaha and Dynasty instruments, Vic Firth and Innovative Percussion, Evans and Remo drumheads, Zildjian Cymbals, Row-loff Publications and ISU.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about Bachman and Astrand visit their websites at and