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Extras sought for Food Network filming in Logan

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 30 2014 - 12:57pm

LOGAN -- The Food Network show "Food Court Wars" will be hosting culinary battles this week in Logan, and is looking for local extras.The Cache Valley Mall and Beaver Mountain resort will provide the real world sets for an upcoming episode of the show. In each episode, two teams of aspiring food entrepreneurs face off for a chance to open a new...

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VIDEO: Ogden men say marriage at the Grammy Awards was 'magic'

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 27 2014 - 7:37pm

OGDEN -- Sean Bishop and Taylor Knuth had given some thought to how they might like their wedding day to be, but nothing prepared them for what reality delivered.Ogden residents Bishop, 27, and Knuth, 21, were among the 33 couples to marry on live TV Sunday, during the Grammy Awards. Singer/talk show host Queen Latifah officiated, and hip-hop duo...

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Parents upset Weber District plans to shut down preschools after 40 years

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 27 2014 - 7:12pm

PLAIN CITY -- Parents of children attending preschool programs at Plain City and West Weber Elementary schools were notified last week that the Weber School District plans to discontinue the in-school programs, which have been in operation for four decades, at the end of the year.

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'Low Down,' 'The Green Prince' to show in Ogden as Sundance 'Best of Fest'

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 27 2014 - 11:41am

OGDEN -- Saturday's Sundance Awards ceremony determined the winning films that will screen at Peery's Egyptian Theater tonight.

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Ogden senator to speak at Stand for Marriage event

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 27 2014 - 6:59am

OGDEN -- Stuart Reid, who represents Davis, Weber and Morgan counties in the state Senate, will be one of several local speakers Tuesday at a Stand For Marriage event at the Utah Capitol.  "It's an educational event to help people understand the importance to society of traditional marriage between one man and one woman," Reid said Friday. "...

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VIDEO: Hundreds of local kids get film trip to Sundance in Ogden

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 24 2014 - 3:00pm

OGDEN -- Approximately 1,600 area students took a field trip to the Sundance Film Festival this week, meeting at Peery's Egyptian Theater to view "Zip & Zap And The Marble Gang," and to discuss the Sundance Kids' film with its maker.It is Spanish director Oskar Santos' first feature, inspired by comic book characters of his youth. About 800...

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Grass-roots activism only solution for Utah clean air, panel says

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 22 2014 - 6:50pm

OGDEN -- Improving air quality in northern Utah is a job too big for any one person, and too complex a problem for any one solution.The task will take an army of citizens working to reduce our carbon footprints, willing to support efficiency measures, and all willing to pressure Utah lawmakers to make smart energy and air quality decisions even...

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Weber State trains Illinois lab techs online

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 22 2014 - 12:55pm

OGDEN -- A group of northwest Illinois hospitals, concerned about having enough educated and trained lab workers to fill future jobs, has turned to Weber State University for the answer.The five hospitals of the Northwest Illinois Collaborative now urge employees seeking higher education to take online classes, and earn degrees from WSU's Medical...

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Review: ‘Man of La Mancha’ is masterful

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 23 2014 - 5:34pm

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre's "Man of la Mancha" will make you question your reality, and ponder whether a life lived according to lofty ideas might be more noble than one tethered to gritty reality.Monday's opening night crowd was the first to see the convincing dark, stone fortress, crafted from plywood; to hear the soaring vocals coming from...

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Review: 'Into the Woods' well received at the Ziegfeld

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 3:21pm

OGDEN -- The ugly stepsisters shot selfies and the baker used a wooden Cuisineart.And those are just a tiny sample of the dozens of sight gags the Ziegfeld Theater used to squeeze every drop of playfulness out of its current production of the already whimsical "Into the Woods."

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Set your clocks to pre-1840 and enjoy rendezvous

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 11:36am

If you don't show up at the Easter Rendezvous this weekend at Ogden's Fort Buenaventura, your mountain friends will have to assume the worst.

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North Ogden actress confirms 'the show must go on'

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 4:44pm

Lori Schoonmaker Rees had just started rehearsals for the Hale Centre Theatre's "Les Miserables" when she discovered the lump her doctors would diagnose as Stage II breast cancer.

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Kick back and let the magic flow

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 3:28pm

LOGAN -- If you've forgotten what makes magic seem miraculous, just locate the nearest child and inquire."We want to believe anything is possible," said Kevin Spencer, who on Saturday brings his show to Logan's Ellen Eccles Theatre. "We want to believe we can fly. Ask any 5-year-old. So in my show, we float someone on stage."

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Celebrate the season

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 12:45pm

With spring comes the scent of warm earth, blossoms and sprouting leaves, elevating the spirits and senses of many a winter-weary soul.

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VIDEO: Mentalist – Not Magician

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 10:28am

You won't see mentalist Andrew Nadon pull a rabbit out of his hat."I love magic, but I really love mentalism," said Nadon, who performs on Saturday at Ogden's Ziegfeld Theater. "Magic can be cheesy, not always but it can be. Magic is more mystical and fluffy. Mentalism is something that really grabs you from the inside and pulls you out of...

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Autism play 'Mockingbird' elicits tears

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 28 2014 - 5:52pm

OGDEN -- Thursday's opening night "Mockingbird" audience was engaged before the first actor walked onto the Eccles Theater stage at Weber State.The emotional stakes were high for the new play about autism, and almost everyone in the audience would remain after the curtain call to question members of a panel, which included playwright Julie Jensen...

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VIDEO: Mentalist – Not Magician

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 10:28am

You won't see mentalist Andrew Nadon pull a rabbit out of his hat."I love magic, but I really love mentalism," said Nadon, who performs on Saturday at Ogden's Ziegfeld Theater. "Magic can be cheesy, not always but it can be. Magic is more mystical and fluffy. Mentalism is something that really grabs you from the inside and pulls you out of...

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VIDEO: Improv actors go 'Off The Wall' at Ziegfeld

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 27 2014 - 11:00am

OGDEN -- Improv comics commanded the stage, working with audience suggestions to create comic tales of a Texas road trip, drunken surgery on a rodent, and a Shakespearean tragedy even the Bard wouldn't buy.In the audience, a chorus of laughter rose and fell. Heads flew backward as if on hinges, because mouths had to open wider to let out bigger...

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VIDEO: Jazz at the Station underlines Ogden art scene

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 13 2014 - 5:25pm

OGDEN -- Young parents trailed in, carrying babies and leading toddlers. Older jazz fans arrived early, to visit with friends and to make sure they got the best seats for this month's Jazz at the Station.Before the music started at 7 p.m. Wednesday, nearly every seat set up at Ogden's historic Union Station was filled. 

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VIDEO: Weber Choir Festival a display of 'fear and bravery' for young singers

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 27 2014 - 11:00am

OGDEN -- More than 450 junior high school singers gathered Tuesday night at Weber State to showcase their skills and blend their voices.The event was the District Junior High School Choir Festival, sponsored by the Weber School District, the Weber School Foundation and the WSU Department of Performing Arts.

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VIDEO: 'Breaking Bad' bad guy Esposito engages WSU crowd

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 19 2014 - 8:20am

OGDEN -- Giancarlo Esposito went "off script" Tuesday at a talk before Weber State University students, setting aside his prepared notes to share what was in his heart."I am in a business that is up and down and all around, and I do what I do because I have a deep and abiding love for it," said Esposito, an actor best known for roles in "Breaking...

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VIDEO: Terminally ill Fremont cheerleader an inspiration for teammates

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Rachel Trotter
Feb 17 2014 - 1:55pm

PLAIN CITY -- Some high school cheer coaches might spotlight their most gifted, elite team members when the regional championship was at stake.But for Fremont High cheer coach Jill Schofield, spirit tops all else. And the cheerleader with the strongest team spirit may just be Kennedy Hansen, who is blind, has lost most of her verbal ability,...

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VIDEO: Jazz legend Joe McQueen spices Black History Month concert in Ogden

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 7 2014 - 6:57am

OGDEN -- Ogden-Weber Tech College celebrated Black History Month with a concert by local legend Joe McQueen, Ogden's longtime claim to jazz fame."I've been here so doggone long," said McQueen, who turns 95 in May. "I came in 1945 and planned to stay two weeks. Well, It's been a long two weeks."

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VIDEO: Actor brings alive Harlem Renaissance for Ogden students

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 4 2014 - 4:15pm

OGDEN -- After six weeks studying the artists Harlem Renaissance, students at Two Rivers High School got a sample of the (almost) real thing.Langston Hughes, poet and writer, showed up in the person of actor Bob Devin Jones, who did a one-man show that depicted Hughes talking about his life and his works. 

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GALLERY: Gay Couples Rush to Marry in Weber County

Gage Church, left, and Tim Sharp kiss at the Hampton Inn in Ogden after becoming the first gay couple to be legal married in Weber County on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Over 60 couples were married in hallways and side rooms of the hotel as they tried to beat a possible stay on the ruling to allow gay same-sex marriage in Utah. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Benjamin Zack
Dec 23 2013 - 1:45pm

Over sixty couples got married at the Hampton Inn in downtown Ogden as they raced a possible stay against same-sex marriage on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_BenjaminZack

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VIDEO: Mentalist – Not Magician

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 10:28am

You won't see mentalist Andrew Nadon pull a rabbit out of his hat."I love magic, but I really love mentalism," said Nadon, who performs on Saturday at Ogden's Ziegfeld Theater. "Magic can be cheesy, not always but it can be. Magic is more mystical and fluffy. Mentalism is something that really grabs you from the inside and pulls you out of...

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VIDEO: Improv actors go 'Off The Wall' at Ziegfeld

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 27 2014 - 11:00am

OGDEN -- Improv comics commanded the stage, working with audience suggestions to create comic tales of a Texas road trip, drunken surgery on a rodent, and a Shakespearean tragedy even the Bard wouldn't buy.In the audience, a chorus of laughter rose and fell. Heads flew backward as if on hinges, because mouths had to open wider to let out bigger...

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VIDEO: Jazz at the Station underlines Ogden art scene

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 13 2014 - 5:25pm

OGDEN -- Young parents trailed in, carrying babies and leading toddlers. Older jazz fans arrived early, to visit with friends and to make sure they got the best seats for this month's Jazz at the Station.Before the music started at 7 p.m. Wednesday, nearly every seat set up at Ogden's historic Union Station was filled. 

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VIDEO: Weber Choir Festival a display of 'fear and bravery' for young singers

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 27 2014 - 11:00am

OGDEN -- More than 450 junior high school singers gathered Tuesday night at Weber State to showcase their skills and blend their voices.The event was the District Junior High School Choir Festival, sponsored by the Weber School District, the Weber School Foundation and the WSU Department of Performing Arts.

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VIDEO: 'Breaking Bad' bad guy Esposito engages WSU crowd

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 19 2014 - 8:20am

OGDEN -- Giancarlo Esposito went "off script" Tuesday at a talk before Weber State University students, setting aside his prepared notes to share what was in his heart."I am in a business that is up and down and all around, and I do what I do because I have a deep and abiding love for it," said Esposito, an actor best known for roles in "Breaking...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 19 2014 - 11:29am


VIDEO: Terminally ill Fremont cheerleader an inspiration for teammates

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Rachel Trotter
Feb 17 2014 - 1:55pm

PLAIN CITY -- Some high school cheer coaches might spotlight their most gifted, elite team members when the regional championship was at stake.But for Fremont High cheer coach Jill Schofield, spirit tops all else. And the cheerleader with the strongest team spirit may just be Kennedy Hansen, who is blind, has lost most of her verbal ability,...

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VIDEO: Jazz legend Joe McQueen spices Black History Month concert in Ogden

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 7 2014 - 6:57am

OGDEN -- Ogden-Weber Tech College celebrated Black History Month with a concert by local legend Joe McQueen, Ogden's longtime claim to jazz fame."I've been here so doggone long," said McQueen, who turns 95 in May. "I came in 1945 and planned to stay two weeks. Well, It's been a long two weeks."

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 7 2014 - 6:57am


VIDEO: Actor brings alive Harlem Renaissance for Ogden students

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 4 2014 - 4:15pm

OGDEN -- After six weeks studying the artists Harlem Renaissance, students at Two Rivers High School got a sample of the (almost) real thing.Langston Hughes, poet and writer, showed up in the person of actor Bob Devin Jones, who did a one-man show that depicted Hughes talking about his life and his works. 

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