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Archive for January, 2013

Comedy group to perform in benefit for USU student injured in motorcycle crash

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Comedy group to perform in benefit for USU student injured in motorcycle crash

LOGAN—Logan Out Loud, Utah’s slightly irreverent comedy troupe, will perform a benefit show Friday for a USU public relations student who was injured in a November motorcycle accident that led to emergency brain surgeries and facial reconstruction. The David Grange benefit ...

Sundance 2013 closes: What a great party!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Sundance 2013 closes: What a great party!

By Ben Hansen Special to the Hard News Café PARK CITY—As the blizzard blew snow sideways, Sundance 2013 blew out of Park City almost as quickly as it came in. After a whirlwind 10 days that concludes my sixth year of Sundancing, ...

Review: A glimpse inside the ultra-private Orthodox Jewish world

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Review: A glimpse inside the ultra-private Orthodox Jewish world

By Dani Hayes PARK CITY—Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Hasidic communities have practically been invisible to the world. Rama Burshtein, a Hasidic Jew herself, wanted to give her people a voice and the result is “Fill the Void,” which offers outsiders a look at ...

Quadside concert series will continue this semester with local talent

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Quadside concert series will continue this semester with local talent

By Manda Perkins LOGAN—Aggie Radio and the Quadside Café will continue their Quadside Concert Series this semester, kicking off the string of performances on Thursday with local musician Riley Holgate. The half-hour sets, at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each ...

Cough! County to impose emissions testing, but inversion will remain

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Curtis Lundstrom LOGAN—With a dense smog covering Cache Valley, many residents are concerned about the health effects of air pollution—the worst air pollution in the United States in recent weeks, according to federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). [caption id="attachment_8803" align="alignright" width="362"] ...

Providence Council says unanimous no to school district’s plans

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence Council says unanimous no to school district’s plans

Story and photo by Paul Christiansen PROVIDENCE — Mayor Ronald Liechty was recently informed by Superintendent Steven Norton of Cache County School District’s plans to close Providence Elementary and relocate its students to Spring Creek Middle School. Tuesday the Providence City Council ...

No decision yet by Hyde Park on request to build ‘green home’

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Zach Dau HYDE PARK - City Council members debated the possibility of approving the first green home in Cache Valley. If approved, this would be the third house in all of Utah to be a green house. Christian and Jennifer Mansfield ...

Paradise Valley Orchards will offer vegetables this season

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Paradise Valley Orchards will offer vegetables this season

By Dawn Otterby PARADISE -- Preparing for his third harvest season, Paradise Valley Orchard owner Lorin Harrison says the orchard is ready to expand. In addition to producing apples, eggs and apple cider, this summer the U-pick orchard will begin producing ...

Review: More like the unnecessary death of a good cast in a bad movie

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Katie Swain PARK CITY—Fredrik Bond, director of “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman,” walked onto the Eccles Theater stage at Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, frazzled and confused, half-eaten apple in hand, admitting he was very hung over. While Bond ...

North Logan parents give school board an earful on new high school

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on North Logan parents give school board an earful on new high school

Story and photo by Jonathan Larson NORTH LOGAN—As Mike Liechty stood in front of more than 100 parents Wednesday night in the North Park elementary school gym, faces turned from curious to furious. Liechty, deputy superintendent of the Cache County School District, ...

The Eagles land at Sundance with new documentary of 41-year run

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on The Eagles land at Sundance with new documentary of 41-year run

Story & Photo by Ben Hansen PARK CITY—For more than a decade, the Sundance Film Festival has been a popular scene for concerts and movies featuring musicians, with artists and bands such as Sammy Hagar, Metallica, Slash and U2 headlining at ...

Aggie TV News: Worst air in U.S., Dillard’s closing, guns, dogs & sports

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Aggie TV News: Worst air in U.S., Dillard’s closing, guns, dogs & sports

By the ATV News Staff LOGAN—In the first newscast of 2013, ATV News reports on: • Dillard’s closes at the Logan Mall. • Local response to possible moves toward gun control, and the Sandy Hook school massacre. • It’s Arts Week at USU, and ...

Sundance 2013: ‘Don Jon’ paints grim picture of doomed romance

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Katie Swain PARK CITY—Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, “Don Jon’s Addiction,” premiered at Sundance Film Festival on Friday and was bought up by Sunday. Gordon-Levitt not only directed the film, he also wrote and starred in the racy and unique romantic ...

Rejected by Sundance, moviemaker’s ‘Depression’ a sign of the times

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Rejected by Sundance, moviemaker’s ‘Depression’ a sign of the times

By Dani Hayes PARK CITY—Unconventional director Marc Fignon marched up and down Park City’s Main Street Saturday holding a gigantic, yellow sign. “I’m Depressed,” it said. [caption id="attachment_8750" align="alignleft" width="280"] Filmmaker Marc Fignon is depressed on Park City’s Main Street because Sundance ...

Sundance 2013: Radcliffe excels in daring, poetic ‘Kill Your Darlings’

Monday, January 21st, 2013 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Katie Swain PARK CITY—“Kill Your Darlings,” which premiered Friday at Sundance, follows the true events of poet Allen Ginsberg’s transformation from emotional and sexual repression to the realization of his unorthodox genius and homosexuality—a process that is sparked by a ...

Sundance 2013: Kenny Loggins back ‘Home’ again with new band

Monday, January 21st, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundance 2013: Kenny Loggins back ‘Home’ again with new band

By Dani Hayes PARK CITY—Blue Sky Riders entertained a wall-to-wall packed ASCAP Music Café at Sundance on Friday. The band, featuring Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr, performed songs from their debut album, “Finally Home,” set to release on Tuesday. [caption ...

Slamdance 2013 Q&A: ‘Rebel’ DJ LeCash as quirky as his film

Sunday, January 20th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Slamdance 2013 Q&A: ‘Rebel’ DJ LeCash as quirky as his film

Story by Katie Swain PARK CITY—Josh LeCash is an eccentric, egocentric, Miami-born DJ who propelled himself to fame with his charm and charisma despite having a reputation as one of the worst wannabe DJs. After gaining success in Miami, LeCash went international ...

Sundance crowd panics at film premier when fire extinguisher explodes

Saturday, January 19th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Sundance crowd panics at film premier when fire extinguisher explodes

By Katie Swain PARK CITY—An explosion in the Eccles Theater ticketholder’s tent caused mass panic Friday at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of “Kill Your Darlings” Friday. A fire extinguisher was knocked off the wall and burst open on impact, spreading ...

Sundance 2013: ‘Crystal Fairy’ is a trip . . . literally

Saturday, January 19th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Sundance 2013: ‘Crystal Fairy’ is a trip . . . literally

Story & Photo by Ben Hansen Special to Hard News Café PARK CITY—The 2013 Sundance Film Festival opened with a handful of films on Thursday night. Perhaps the most anticipated of the bunch, “Crystal Fairy” promised star power (Michael Cera), an eccentric ...

Advocate-journalists: How suffering in India changed our worldviews

Friday, January 18th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Advocate-journalists: How suffering in India changed our worldviews

Story By Dani Hayes Photos by Brian Champagne LOGAN—It was during a photo assignment in India that she felt drawn to something more personal and powerful than traditional journalism. After more than 35 years as a photojournalist for National Geographic and other ...