By Jenny Hopkins
POCATELLO —If you have listened to any main stream rock radio station within the last eight years or so, you have probably caught yourself singing the words to hit songs such as “No Surprise” “Bad Girlfriend” or “Lowlife.”
Those are just a few of the hit songs by Canadian rock band Theory of a Deadman. The band will be performing at the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Ballroom on Tuesday, Aug. 5. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $28 plus applicable fees. They can be purchased online at www.redtieconcerts.com (they will be held at Will Call) or at the door based on availability.
By Michael Corrigan
For the Journal
At a recent Revive @ 5 concert featuring Rocky Watson’s one man show, local bass player, Shelly Martsch, had a moment to discuss her band, Hot Flash. They play pop, country, blues and rock.
“We actually played together years ago in a band called Reputation, and recently got back together to form an all girl band. We felt it would make us unique.” In Idaho, Hot Flash is unique. Along with Shelly Martsch on bass and vocals, the band consists of Luanne Berry on keyboards, fiddle and vocals, Lori Weltz on guitar and vocals, and Val Dunn on drums. Because of or despite their revealing name suggested by audience members at the Portneuf Brewpub, the affable Shelly Martsch is amused by the term, “all girl band.”
By Cassidy Robinson
Since emerging from and headlining the indie film explosion of the early ‘90s, Austin Texas director Richard Linklater has never been content to stay in familiar territory, constantly pushing himself into unexplored and challenging storytelling avenues. While contemporaries such as Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith were defining their brand and building a devoted fanbase on genre familiarity, Linklater strove to try new things and ignore all expectations. Even later on, when he would occasionally make a mainstream comedy like “School of Rock,” in the context of his wildly diverse career even that felt like formal experiment to make a movie in direct opposition to his interest in narrative stream-of-consciousness, displayed in films such as “Slacker” and “Waking Life.”
ARIMO — Children, directors and parents involved with the annual Marsh Valley Summer Theatre Camp will present the musical “Princess Whatsername” on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1 and 2, at the Marsh Valley Performing Arts Center, 12655 S. Old Highway 91.
The thirty-two children enrolled in the camp will be acting, singing and dancing in the production. It will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 and at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2. Tickets are $2 per person or $10 per family.
A summer theatre camp has been held in Marsh Valley for the past seven years to give opportunities for children to learn the basics of being on stage, acting skills, music, and dance. It also helps them to enjoy the thrill of presenting a full musical show to their family and friends. Many thanks must be given to the amazing planning, directing, and artistic skills of Tamara Christensen, Bonnie Sanders and Paula Bearnson, without whom, this camp would be impossible.
By Jane Warnock Coordinator,
First Friday Art Walk
POCATELLO — This First Friday Art Walk will prove to be one of the liveliest and fun Art Walk events to date on Aug. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Experience a variety of live music, artwork and refreshments in Old Town as well as First and Second Streets. Then plan to stay for dinner at one of the delicious restaurants on both the west and east side of Old Town. Enjoy!
The acclaimed movie, “Cesar Chavez” will be featured at ISU’s Bengal Theater on Friday, August 1, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. This breakout hit won honors at the South by Southwest Film Festival and stars Michael Pena, America Ferrera, and Rosario Dawson in the story of the famed labor leader whose efforts to change farm worker conditions in America helped spur changes in civil rights. (Rated PG-13) Admission is $2 for the public, or $1 for ISU students. For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/chavez.
By Michael Corrigan
For the Journal
Ending this July, the Montana Shakespeare Company will present the cross-dressing comedy, As You Like It, and the tragic juvenile romance of two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. The plays will be performed on the Idaho State University quad. As You Like It has the famous speech beginning, “All the world’s a stage.” Romeo and Juliet is an early Shakespeare play with much of it written in rhyming couplets. This popular play about feuding families has been filmed many times, and the balcony scene with its two archetypal lovers is iconic: “How sliver-sweet sound lovers’ tongues by night: like softest music to attending ears!”