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CASA MEXICO
Heading to the new Casa Mexico in East Grand Forks, my hopes
were high.
Everybody I could find said it was great, some hoping
for a respite from Americanized Mexican food we’re so accus-
tomed to:
Let’s see if this is authentic Mexican food or yet another stupid
Paradiso and Mexican Village. -Jason
Others who had tried it had loved it:
Just gave you a try and we were very impressed!!! Loved your
menu…so many different things we want to try in the future!
-Jolene
Amazing !! Can’t wait to go back and try something else.
-Lisa
So could Casa be the new place to go for great, fresh
Mexican food? Might we be saved from the never-ending medioc-
rity that is Paradiso and Mexican Village? We had Mi Mexico for
a while and Chacherz in the Grand Cities Mall is great, but it’s
more of a grab-and-go place. (I highly recommend Chacherz, by
the way, for tasty Tex-Mex with no frills.)
Well, let’s start at the beginning.
Casa takes the place of a Mexican restaurant you might
remember, Tortilla Flats. The food was by no means a revelation
but it satisfied that hankering one gets every once in a while. I was
sad to see it go a few years back.
Casa Mexico owner Sergio Aguirre has a few other
places, with the closest to us in Wahpeton.
The people at Casa have re-vamped the sign out front
with a bright, rainbow-colored neon and spruced up the interior.
Bright pastel blue, green and red paint adorn the walls inside, with
a big fountain in the middle of the upper dining room. There’s
booths lining the walls and tables and chairs in the middle of the
room. I noticed a downstairs, something I can’t remember at Tor-
tilla Flats, that may be a party room area, but I’m not sure.
There are big, barrel chairs for the seating that I thought
were a whimsical touch. The owners have done quite a bit to the
already Mexican-themed joint to make it feel like you’re actually
in Mexico.
When I and a few others went to Casa last Saturday, the
parking lot was packed. And there’s quite a bit of parking. We
were seated immediately.
We were served the common chips and salsa, with the
chips hot and fresh from the fryer. The salsa had a heat level I’d
call medium for most Midwesterners and a generous helping of
cilantro in it.
I ordered the #23 combo which came with rice, a beef
burrito and a chile relleno. One of my partners got the vegetable
quesadilla.
The food was out amazingly fast. We ordered at about
6:15 and it arrived at 6:30.
I thought the serving of rice on my dish was fairly good.
It was moist but a bit under-seasoned. I’ve had much worse. The
beef burrito was also under-seasoned, topped with red sauce and a
plastic-like white cheese.
A few notes on the red sauce and cheese: the sauce was
overly tomatoey, without any real spice. It pains me to say it, but it
seemed to be not much more than sauce from a can. Some
“gravies” I’ve had at other Mexican places have been better. And
the cheese thrown on the burrito and relleno was fine in flavor, but
the texture was off-putting, reminding me of Velveeta.
The relleno tasted fine, but the texture was soggy possi-
bly from being under-fried. I love a good chile relleno and was not
at all enthralled with this version.
I tried the vegetable quesadilla and remarked that the
cooks did a nice job on the vegetables and pressing of the tortilla.
It came with the ubiquitous shredded iceberg lettuce and sour
cream.
And while the chips were tasty and warm, the sauce
nicely flavored, we were never once offered a refill on either. You
get one order of chips and salsa for free.
As you might be able to tell, I was disappointed with my
first experience at Casa Mexico. I will definitely go back, as it is
far and away better than the other options in the area (except
Chacherz). But when I went looking for “authentic” Mexican, I
found the normal Americanized version I’m used to.
Look, I want you to try it out. And go back every week
if you like it.
We need more options when it comes to Mexican around
here. It’s great to have another.
TOASTED FROG
I headed over to the Toasted Frog in downtown Grand
Forks for an early dinner tonight, arriving just a few minutes be-
fore they opened at 4 p.m.
I haven’t been to the Frog for quite a while but was
pleased to see the quality of everything is still top notch, from the
servers to bartenders and, most importantly, the food.
While the sun streamed in low through the semi-opaque
blinds, the waitress recited the day’s specials. She listed one, a
light entree of rotini, chicken, shrimp, peppers and onions in a cit-
rus white wine broth.
We also had to have the fabulous sweet potato fries with
the downright amazing chipotle aioli. They should bottle that
sauce and I would be first in line for it.
The pasta dish was light and tasty, with tender chicken
and shrimp, juicy peppers and perfectly al dente rotini. I found the
sauce on the pasta a nice change from the normal red or white
sauces. I just could have used a bit more of it.
As always at the Frog, the service was perfect.
I love that the chefs there aren’t afraid to change things
up and offer daily specials apart from the menu.
AIRPORT BARBECUE
Airports get a bad name when it comes to food. Most
travelers, tired and haggard, usually opt for what’s cheap and fill-
ing. But some airports are bucking the trend of terrible eats.
For instance, the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport has some
great options like the French Meadow Bakery Cafe, Shoyu and
Volante. You can get a pretty spot-on Chicago-style hot dog at ei-
ther of that city’s main airports. And in Memphis, TN, a city
known for great barbecue, you can find some pretty tasty stuff.
I was on my way to New Orleans just a few days ago
and had a quick stop in Memphis. And as soon as I got off of the
jet bridge, I could smell barbecue. Walking to my next gate, I was
continually bombarded with the sweet, smoky smell. They must
pipe it into the vents, hoping to guide you to any of the joints that
serve it.
Air travel seems to take a lot out of me, so I slumped,
stomach rumbling, to Jim Neely’s Interstate BBQ and found their
pork half-slab a tangy, heavily-sauced version. Different than an-
other Memphis barbecue heavyweight, Corky’s, with their dry rub
varietal, Neely’s slathers on the sauce.
Needed sides were included in my order: Cole slaw and
piping hot baked beans. The slaw was over-sauced for me, but the
beans were spot-on, with a similar spice to the rib sauce.
With sticky hands and a full belly, I felt much better and
ready for the last flight of the day.
Now back from New Orleans, I had a great first time
there and ate at some truly awesome restaurants. Stay tuned.
FOOD BY GRAND FORKS GOURMET
CHICAGO COMES TO
FARGO BY SUZANNE IRWIN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
The band Chicago has a hefty list of accomplishments.
The band’s original members, Walter Parazaider, Terry Kath, Danny
Seraphine, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow, Robert Lamm, and Peter
Cetera formed the band with a unique sound in 1967. This group
merged rock and roll with a horn section. Over 40 years later the
group is credited with 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One
albums, 11 Number One singles and five Number One Gold singles.
This band’s success started with some inspiration from the
silver screen. “I started playing when I was nine years old because I
saw Benny Goodman on The Ed Sullivan Show," Walter Parazaider
says . Parazaider originally started tapping into his musical abilities
by playing an instrument generally found far from the rock stage. "I
was a clarinetist to start with," Parazaider adds. A group of musi-
cians determined to bring some unconventional instruments back
into the music scene started playing as The Big Thing. In 1968, their
band was renamed to Chicago Transit Authority. The group gained
momentum for their melodies through constant touring. The band’s
name was later shortened to Chicago.
A flurry of success early in Chicago’s musical career was
followed by years of chart hitting tunes and continued touring. In
1978, “Saturday In The Park” was at at the top of the charts for nine
weeks and later was a gold single. The band received three Grammy
Awards for their work in Chicago X, which featured the song with
global popularity, “If You Leave Me Now.” The 80’s were also a
decade of success for the group. They released their second vol-
ume of greatest hits and their album, Chicago 17 sold more than 7
million copies.
Chicago continued to expand their melodic portfolios in
the 90’s thorough reinventing several Swing Era songs. The group
had the chance to collaborate with other artists during this decade as
well and through their collaborations produced their first holiday
album.
The 2000’s were also kind to the Illinois band. In this
decade, Chicago co-headlined a tour with the popular group, Earth,
Wind and Fire. The live DVD of the tour with these mega groups
went platinum in less than two months. In 2010, the band had a year
filled with television appearances and in 2012 the band released their
33rd album. This includes three holiday albums. The band contin-
ues to tour. But in addition to giving a variety of music to fans, they
are also helping out communities in other ways. The band has given
extensively to charitable organizations including the Ara Parseghian
Medical Research Foundation and Hannah & Friends. They’ve
helped with food drives, establishing a halfway house residence and
most recently have partnered with the American Cancer Society.
"Chicago is joining forces with the American Cancer Society to raise
awareness and dollars to fight breast cancer and save lives. Because
so many of our fans are women (and the men who love them), many
of whom feel passionately about breast cancer, we are looking for-
ward to working with the ACS on our tour dates this year,” the band
says. “We would love to celebrate a world with more birthdays!"
Jade Presents is bringing the legendary musical group to
Fargo, ND Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Fargodome. The show is an
all ages event. Doors open at 7pm and show begins at 8pm. Tickets
are available at www.jadepresents.com/chicago-fargo.
SILVERADO DELIVERS HOT
COUNTRY TO CROOKSTON
Silverado is a very respectable country-rock band that has
played with some very big artists on some very big stages, including
Travis Tritt, Jason Aldean Toby Keith and more. They are coming to
Crookston, MN at the Eagles Club on April 6th and the Crooks Club
and Bottleshop on April 26th. Their energy is second-to-none and I
definitely was able to get a glimpse of their energy by talking to
them. You’re going to want to check this band out, especially if you
missed Jason Aldean or George Strait at the Alerus.
I was also able to visit the venue Crooks Club and Bot-
tleshop, this past month and it comes off as the nightlife hub of
Crookston – as evidenced by their 600+ likes on facebook (I believe
After5 has about 300 likes- hint ;). I was there on their open-mic
night Sunday and that town has some extraordinary blues musicians
that play there often. But I digress. Silverado, as big a band they are,
one should expect a very intimate experience with some really good
musicians.
Get to know Silverado here.
After5: What can people expect out of a Silverado show?
Silverado: We try to put on a great show at every venue will play, no
matter if it is a venue that holds 50 poeple or a venue that hold
10,000 people, you will always get our best! Excitement! Entertain-
ment! And nothing but Bad *** Country!
After5: How long have you guys been around?
Silverado: We have been blessed to have been playing together since
2000, but we took off around 2010 after playing a college party in
Crookston, MN. The last 3 years have been one hell of a ride for us
we have to say! Our fans have been loyal, supportive, and excited to
see us at every show, which makes us excited to play for them.
After5: How did Silverado come together?
Silverado: Silverado started back in 2000 with Terry Mackner
(Fargo, ND), Jason Wika (Grandin, ND), Bryan Aamold (Mayville,
ND). We hit the road hard playing every bar and venue in this re-
gion, not canceling any shows, playing them all, getting our skills up
to par so we can compete with other regional bands like The Roost-
ers, so we can play some of the bigger shows like We Fest and the
Red River Valley Fair. Then We picked up our Drummer Charles
Woodard (Grand Forks, ND) in 2003 and it all started coming to-
gether, and then Tom Ladwig (Pelican Rapids, MN) in 2010 and
since then we have been going non-stop and having a blast while
doing it! Our shows are always packed and a lot of fun to be at.
After5: What bands do you cover?
Silverado: We are a cover band that covers todays top 40 Country
Hits. Most of our Influences include, Alan Jackson, George Strait,
George Jones, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Garth Brooks, Johnny
Cash, Rush, The Police, Dave Mathews Band, Willie Nelson, & The
Rolling Stones
After5: What is your ultimate direction as a band? Staying local or
something more?
Silverado: The band as of right now is just staying local, we have
great fan base right in this region and we want to be stay loyal to
them. In the future I'm sure somebody will leave it's bound to hap-
pen and when that day comes it will be a sad day but Silverado will
continue to be strong.
After5: Most unique or hilarious experiences on the road? We were
on our way to a show at the Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson,
ND. We were pulling our band Trailer behind us and we were driv-
ing down interstate 29 headed south when a SUV pulled up next to
us and told us we were a awesome band, and proceeded to ask if we
wanted a beer, so we wanted to see if this person was serious so we
said hell ya, down goes his window and he reaches out his window
to hand it to us while driving down the interstate! So one of us
reached back and you now see 2 arms stretched out across two vehi-
cles handing Bud Lights over one after another, a total of 5 beers
were handed over while driving 80 down the highway. Now those
are great fans! Hahaha!
After5: Biggest challenges you guys have faced up to this moment?
Silverado: This Band is made up of a great bunch of guys, and the
talent is crazy, we have become a family through out the years, but
we would have to say that finding a replacement would be one of the
biggest challenges for us as a group. Nobody can replace what kind
of chemistry we have right now!
After5: Anything else I may have missed you'd like to call out?
Silverado: Silverado has opened for over 40 National Acts including
Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Sara Evans, Montgomery Gentry, Toby
Keith, Travis Trit, The Beach Boys, and much more........ The Band
has been lucky enough to have played live on stage with Artists such
as Travis Trit & Jason Aldean. Silverado has also been asked to play
for the President when he came through Fargo-Moorhead, MN about
8 years ago. We have played Wefest in Detroit Lakes, MN multiple
times, Moondance Jamming Country in Walker, MN multiple times,
& The Red River Valley Fair in Fargo, ND multiple times! We have
met and played for a lot of fans but we have to say the fans we have
in this Tri-State area are the BEST FANS ever! Thanks to every-
body who comes out to our shows each and every week. Check us
out at www.Silveradolive.com. Visit agent Steve Babb with Babb
Talent Marketing. www.Babbtalent.com. And heck us out on Face-
book at www.Facebook.com/silverado.band
MUSIC
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GREATER GRAND FORKS
COMMUNITY THEATER
CELEBRATES THE
GOVERNORS AWARD AND
65 YEARS
The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre was ex-
cited to embark on its 65th season in September, but the milestone
has been made all the sweeter by the announcement in March that
the theatre was selected for the prestigious Governor’s Award for
Art Organization of the Year. The award came in the midst of a
successful show, Don’t Hug Me, at the Fire Hall, and the launch of
their Brick-by-Brick fundraiser to repair their 108-year old build-
ing the Community Theatre calls home.
“We have had an amazing year,” said Executive Direc-
tor, Kathy Coudle-King. “The audience support has been phe-
nomenal and we are doing our very best to make sure that the Fire
Hall Theatre will be around for another 65 seasons”. One doesn’t
learn about things such as “tuck pointing” when pursuing a degree
in theatre, but Coudle-King quickly has picked up on the value of
the repair. “Last December, as I walked up to the theatre, lying in
front of the door were bricks which had fallen off the crown of the
building. We have to do something before the building is too far
gone to repair.” So, this little theatre hidden away behind City
Hall and Central High School began a campaign to raise funds to
have the outside of the building repaired. “We will do it like we
do everything in theatre: step by step. When you start a show, no
one has anything memorized; there’s no set, or costumes, but bit
by bit the show comes together. That’s the approach we’re taking
with the tuck-pointing. People started throwing $5, $20, even a
$100 into the pot, and brick-by-brick we hope to reach our goal.”
It’s an enormous goal for a nonprofit that only has one employee,
and half-time at that. Total cost last summer was estimated to run
about $96,000.
But Coudle-King points out that 65-years of continuous
community theatre is also an astounding feat, made possible only
because of the loyalty of its patrons. “Our patrons haven’t let us
down yet, and they and the community recognize the historical
significance of the Fire Hall Theatre. People in North Dakota and
Minnesota value what we have and know the importance of main-
taining our history.” The theatre is located in the second fire sta-
tion in Grand Forks. It still has a beam protruding from the
upper-level on which hay was hoisted for the Fire Brigade’s horse
drawn carriages.
Next up at the Fire Hall Theatre: Fallcreek Quartet – A
trip to the ‘50s & ‘60s, benefit for the brick-by-brick project.
April 5, 7:00 p.m. & April 7, 2 p.m. Tickets are $12, $10 for sen-
iors, students, military, and available only at the Fire Hall day of
performance. Box office opens 30 minutes prior to showtime.
“Snapshots from Armageddon” – an original sketch
comedy & song cabaret, in the Norwegian “Revy” style. April 5
& 6th at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 and available only at the the-
atre night of performance. Box office opens at 9.
“Moon Over Buffalo,” the hilarious comedy by Ken
Ludwig, closes out the theatre’s mainstage season. Directed by
Amy Driscoll, assisted by Chris Stoner, it stars Pat DeMars,
Christa Weiler, Theresa Knox, Houston Scharmer, Jared Kinney,
Frank Sikich, Cheyanne Hewitt, David Watnemoe. Opens April
25th, 730, and runs Thurs – Sat at 7:30 until May 10th, with mati-
nees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $12
for seniors, students, military. Reserve by calling 777-4090.
MOON OVER BUFFALO
WITH AMY DRISCOLL
Having won the Governor’s Award for Art Organization
of the Year, the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre contin-
ues to put out top-notch productions. One of those shows, “Moon
Over Buffalo”, is scheduled for late April and is based on two
Broadway greats, George and Charlotte Hay, set in the early
1950’s. I was able to chat with first-time director and UND gradu-
ate Amy Driscoll, who filled me in on all the details about the
show and theater life in general.
After5: What is Moon Over Buffalo all about?
Amy Driscoll: Moon Over Buffalo is a farcical comedy written By
Ken Ludwig, the author of “Lend Me a Tenor.” It is about George
and Charlotte Hay, a couple of former Broadway greats approach-
ing their twilight years. The play is set in 1953, in Buffalo, NY,
where George and Charlotte are doing Repertory Theatre, per-
forming Both Noel Coward’s “Private Lives,” and Edmond Ros-
tand’s “Cyrano de Bergerac.” A mix-up involving film Director
Frank Capra sends the couple, and the rest of their theatre crew
into a frenzied tizzy culminating in new love, old love, and lots
and lots of laughs.
After5: What’s the history of this comedy (orgins, etc.)
Amy Driscoll: The Show was published in 1995, and opened on
Broadway on October 1, 1995, starring Carol Burnett, in her re-
turn to Broadway after a 30 year hiatus, as Charlotte, and Philip
Bosco as George. Both Actors were nominated for Tony Awards
that year. There was a documentary made by D.A. Pennebaker title
“Moon Over Broadway,” which chronicled the rehearsal process
from casting through opening night as well.
After5: What can people expect from attending this show?
Amy Driscoll: People can expect a fun evening of classic,
comedic theatre. In true Ken Ludwig style, there is big physical
comedy, lots of Scooby Doo style entrances and exits, mix-ups
and little bit of mayhem. It’s an exciting ride from beginning to
end.
After5: What has been your experience with Fire Hall Theater?
Amy Driscoll: My Experience with Fire Hall Theatre started in the
Spring of 2011, when I was in my first production there: “The
Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Since then I have been almost contin-
uously involved in some way or another, either onstage or back
stage, doing what I can to stay active in the theatre.
After5: How did you get involved and how long have you been
doing theater?
Amy Driscoll: I’ve been doing theatre since I was in middle
school. I decided to make it my career in college. I started out as
a pre-nursing student, and realized after three years of undergrad,
that I was spending significantly more time at the theatre than I
was doing anything for my actual major. I soon after made the
switch to the “dark side,” and haven’t ever looked back. Since
graduating from UND in August of 2011, I have been keeping my-
self consistently busy doing theatre work, both paid and unpaid.
I’m the current Assistant Director for Sleepy Hollow Summer
Theatre in Bismarck, ND, which is an outdoor, seasonal children’s
theatre. That has been both the most challenging and rewarding
job I have held to date, and I can’t wait to get started again this
season.
After5: What are your
personal aspirations for
theater?
Amy Driscoll: I have a
few aspirations when it
comes to theatre. I
would really love to
make this my full time
career, and not have to
worry about a second job.
I also want to use theatre
to make a difference. I
think there is a lot of
human connection and
emotional catharsis to
find in the theatre, both
as someone who is in-
volved in the show, and
as an audience member.
I think that in this busy
world of ours, we some-
times forget to take time
out and actually listen and connect with another human being. By
participating in theatre, I believe a person is forced to make that
connection, both with themselves and with the people around
them.
After5: Anything Else you’d like me to add I may have missed?
Amy Driscoll: I would just like to add that Moon Over Buffalo is
my first show as a Director, I’ve been assistant Director for quite a
few things, but I’m so excited for this first run as a big kid so to
speak. I am so glad to have a wonderful Assistant Director, Chris
Stoner, and an amazingly talented cast to fall back on and keep me
sane. We’re all working really hard, and we are excited to share
this experience with the theatergoing community of Grand Forks!
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2013 RED RIVER VALLEY
MOTORCYCLISTS SHOW
TO BENEFIT PROPOSED
SUNSHINE HOSPITALITY
HOME BY JEFF PETERSON, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Ground hogs may be an icon of spring on the right coast
but here in the upper Midwest the iron hog and the Red River Mo-
torcyclists bike show is our seasonal indicator. For those of us that
love motorcycles and seeing some new chrome after a long dark
winter this is your opportunity. On Saturday, April 13th and Sun-
day, April 14th the Red River Valley Motorcyclists (RRVM) will
host what has become the largest motorcycle show in North
Dakota. The Alerus Center in Grand Forks will open its doors at
9:00 each day and will close at 7:00 pm on Saturday and 4:00 pm
on Sunday.
It’s often said that bikers are one of the most generous of
personalities and the RRVM group is always out to prove the alle-
gation; they are the first organization to recognize and support the
proposed Sunshine Home project. This year the majority of pro-
ceeds will be dedicated to the proposed Sunshine Hospitality
Home. “The Sunshine Hospitality Home will be a place for pa-
tients and their families, affected by critical illnesses, diseases, and
injuries, who must travel to fulfill their healthcare needs. The
Home will provide individuals with a place to sleep, eat, keep
their belongings, relax and find comfort. It will be open to all ages
and situations and will welcome families from the Grand Forks
area and surrounding region,” said Donovan Larson, CEO and Ex-
ecutive Director of the Sunshine Memorial Foundation, “This is a
project for the community, by a community group, to fulfill a need
that you may never use but will be there if you ever need it.” For
more information on the Sunshine Hospitality Home Project, how
to get involved in the project or how to donate, please contact
them at info@sunshinememorial.org.
There will be a live auction Saturday afternoon at 4:00
pm that proceeds will be donated to the Sunshine fund, ABATE’s
Little Spoke Fund (motorcycle education), and a local veterans or-
ganization.
“Every year gets better and bigger,” said Tim Gowan,
President of the RRVM, “We’ll have more vendors and more bikes
on display. It’s going to be another great year.” This year there will
be a 2013 Harley Davidson Softail Heritage Classic from Andy’s
HD raffled off as well as a Ted Nugent autographed guitar. Motor-
cycle raffle tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at Andy’s
HD, Street is Neat in Oslo and at Rydell Chevrolet.
The fantastic Downtown Horns will return this year to
provide entertainment on both days of the event as well as a daily
appearance of the Town Pump II Calendar girls. The North Dakota
Patriot Guard, Veterans of Foreign Wars and other area veterans
groups will be back again this year as well. The VFW will post the
Colors in a ceremony Sunday at 3:00 pm along with a flag line
formed by the Patriot Guard. To honor our fallen soldiers a bugler
will close the ceremony with a playing of Taps.
The RRVM is a non-profit organization that, since 2001,
has donated $147,000 to area charities.
The RRVM is asking that show visitors bring a new
Teddy bear for donation to the Bear Hugs Program. These bears
are collected in the memory of Cannon Bear Hebl and RRVM
member Roger Ready who passed away in 2009. Bear Hugs pro-
vide comfort to families of seriously ill children.
2012’S PEOPLES CHOICE
MOTORCYCLE OF THE
YEAR
Last year, Nancy Jenson of Cavalier, ND won the cov-
eted “Peoples Choice Motorcycle of the Year” at the Red River
Valley Motorcyclists Motorcycle Show. There are so many beauti-
ful bikes there, it truly makes one’s head spin. There are several
contest categories, but the Peoples’ Choice is just that- the motor-
cycle people like the most.
Nancy’s motorcycle has a gorgeous color and the theme
reflects her combined love of horses and motorcycles. The bike,
which is a 2012 Harley-Davidson Custom Softail Deluxe Custom,
is entirely the vision and creation of Richard Anderson from
Viking, Minnesota. Fine Auto Trim of Grand Forks lent their hand
in some of the leather work while Andy’s Harley Davidson did
some motor enhancement.
To understand why the theme is horses and the purpose
behind that, After5 was able to catch a glimpse of Nancy’s life.
She grew up with a life-long love of horses and since her younger
years, she has been and still is a barrel racer. For those who don’t
know, barrel racing is a rodeo event in which the racer and her
horse are timed for sprinting around three barrels in a clover-
leafed pattern. Nancy has mentioned that a lot of people have
made the connection with horses and motorcycles as she com-
mented, “we seem to love that ‘need for speed!”
The fact this motorcycle incorporates real pieces of bar-
rel racing and horses makes it truly unique. Nancy has said the
saddle-horn that’s a part of her seat is from the saddle she barrel-
raced with in high school- so there’s a tremendous element of his-
tory involved. It also includes: A horse shoe, her spurs on the
footboards, a bridle on the front light with reins going up to the
saddle horn, and an actual mane of hair on the tank. The horses
she has now were hand-painted onto the bike. And, to add a touch
of variety, there is a shotgun mounted on the side. I can’t help but
smirk at knowing that.
There’s no question that people really enjoy looking at this motor-
cycle. Nancy mentioned it’s one of those things that has so many
fine details, so much master craftsmanship involved, that it takes a
few looks to absorb everything.
Her bike has garnered
tremendous attention and awe,
as the Peoples’ Choice Award
proves. Recently, a lady from a
Minneapolis motorcycle show
told her it was truly “a piece of
art” and immediately fell in
love with it. The bike has also
won awards at Sturgis too-
which was recognized and presented by one of motorcycle’s most
famous figures of all time- “Wille G.” of Harley Davidson. For
those who don’t know, “Willie G.” Davidson is the former Senior
Vice President and Chief Styling Officer of Harley-Davidson Mo-
torcycle Company as well as the grandson of William A. David-
son, founder of H-D.
Not only is the bike an incredible piece of art featuring
horses, the listed horsepower for the 2012 Softail Deluxe is 98.7.
But that’s not all- Andy’s Harley Davidson put some extra engine
work into it (or ‘extra ponies’ as Nancy puts it), and so in the end
it is quite a powerful machine, beautiful as it may be.
Nancy has been riding – on a ironhorse, that is- for over
a decade. She said, “I have been riding motorcycle with my hus-
band John for 17 years and on my own for about 12 years. We are
lucky that we both really enjoy it and it something to do together
and we have great friends that we share this passion with.”
When her husband John got his first motorcycle- a Her-
itage Springer- seventeen years ago, they started the very first
“Cavalier Motorcycle Ride In.” The Cavalier Motorcycle Ride In
is perhaps the biggest motorcycle event in say maybe 300 miles
from here (for those who just googled Grand Forks to Sturgis, it’s
over 500 miles ;).
Nancy said the the first Ride-In received about 60 mo-
torcycles and although they thought that was awesome, it has now
grown to over 1,800 motorcycles (Cavalier’s population is only
1,200). The Ride-In is held every Father’s Day weekend (easy to
remember, right?). What makes the Ride-In unique is “the fact
that is the kind of event that even the most hard core biker can
come and have a great time but also a family with kids can come
and enjoy the entire day. And nothing is better than the sound of
that roar and see motorcycles lining the streets! We often tell peo-
ple that if you have never been to Sturgis you can come and get a
taste of what that is like right here in Cavalier. We have a fun run
in the area, motorcycle games, tattoo contests, many vendors and a
fabulous burnout contest too. And a live band street dance at night
– all free!”
Nancy also had a word to speak on the generosity and
kindness of bikers in general. A town as small as Cavalier might
be shy to first accept an event with so many motorcyclists but
business owners and retailers have come to look forward to this
event every year because they are some of the nicest people
around and they take tremendous pride and joy in their motorcy-
cles and love to talk about them.
Almost everywhere she goes on the road, even at gas
stations, she says, people come over to her motorcycle in awe of
the incredible craftsmanship that is her own bike.
Without question, causing so many heads to turn is a
neat experience for a motorcycle owner- but striking that same re-
action from one of the kings of motorcycle in Willie G. and get-
ting your photo taken with him- well, that’s just awesome.
Be sure to check out this truly world-class machine at
the motorcycle show this year. It is clear that Cavalier, ND has
much to be proud of in Nancy, John and all the work they’ve done
for their town and their horses. Because whether they’re riding
their horses on the fields or on the roads, the one thing they exem-
plify is classic Americana and freedom itself.
Please check the back page to view the motorcycle in a
few full-color photographs provided by Nancy Jenson. The photo
below was taken by Tweten’s Photography.
























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Our world has been invaded
by an unseen enemy. Humans
become hosts for these in-
vaders. Most of humanity has
succumbed. When Melanie,
one of the few remaining hu-
mans, is captured, she is cer-
tain it is her end. Wanderer, the
invading “soul” who has been
given Melanie’s body, was
warned about the challenges of
living inside a human. But there
was one difficulty Wanderer did-
n’t expect: the former tenant of
her body refusing to relinquish
possession of her mind.
The Host
Rated PG-13
Starring: Saoirse Ronan,
Max Irons, Jake Abel
March 29
Veteran dance-film director
Jon Chu takes a crack at G.I.
Joe in this sequel to Stephen
Sommers' blockbuster 2009
film. Dwayne Johnson stars as
Roadblock in the sequel, with
Channing Tatum returning as
Duke, the leader of the Joes,
and Ray Park joining them as
mute ninja Snake Eyes. Bruce
Willis, Ray Stevenson, Adri-
anne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce,
Lee Byung-hun, Elodie Yung,
and RZA co-star.
G.I. Joe:
Retaliation
Rating Unknown
Starring: Dwayne John-
son, Channing Tatum
March 29
An Ivy League-educated
marriage counselor who
gives marital advice but
finds it difficult to address is-
sues with her own marriage.
She soon begins an affair
and after the initial excite-
ment wears off, Judith real-
izes that she’s made a
grave mistake.
Tyler Perry’s
Temptation
Rated PG-13
Starring: Jurnee Smollett,
Robbie Jones
April 5
A wealthy man has cre-
ated an island amusement
park filled with dinosaurs
cloned from fossilized DNA.
When he invites experts to
endorse it, nature takes
over.
Jurassic Park
3D
Rated PG-13
Starring: Jeff Goldblum,
Samuel L. Jackson, Laura
Dern,Richard Attenborough,
Ariana Richards
April 5
In the much anticipated re-
make of the 1981 cult-hit horror
film, five twenty-something
friends become holed up in a
remote cabin. When they dis-
cover a Book of the Dead, they
unwittingly summon up dormant
demons living in the nearby
woods, which possess the
youngsters in succession until
only one is left intact to fight for
survival.
The Evil Dead
Rated R
Starring: Jessica Lucas,
Elizabeth Blackmore, Jane
Levy, Shiloh Fernandez,
Lou Taylor Pucci
April 12
French dance company di-
rector Pierre is putting on a new
production. Jody, a mother of
two and her friend Kendra are
both vying for the lead in the
production. Jody's extremely
controlling former dancer
mother is determined that Jody
will have the brilliant career that
eluded her. The highly skilled
mid-30s Diva veteran dancer
with the company, Heather Dal-
try, gets cut from the production
and goes berserk.
Scary Movie 5
Rated PG-13
Starring: Ashley Tisdale,
Lindsay Lohan, Charlie
Sheen
April 12
The story of Jackie Robin-
son. 42 stars Harrison Ford
as the innovative Dodger's
general manager Branch
Rickey, the MLB executive
who first signed Robinson to
the minors and then helped to
bring him up to the show, and
Chadwick Boseman as
Robinson, the heroic African
American who was the first
man to break the color line in
the big leagues.
42
Rated PG-13
Starring: Harrison Ford,
Chadwick Boseman
April 19
On a spectacular future
Earth that has evolved be-
yond recognition, one man’s
confrontation with the past
will lead him on a journey of
redemption and discovery
as he battles to save
mankind.
Oblivion
Rated PG-13
Starring: Tom Cruise,
Morgan Freeman
April 19
Baseball all-star Cory Brand
knows what it takes to win in the
big leagues. But off the field,
with memories of his past
haunting him, his life is spiraling
out of control. After a DUI and a
team suspension, his agent
sends him back to the small
town he grew up in to coach a
youth baseball team in hopes
that he will again experience
the joy of the game.
Home Run
Rated PG-13
Starring: Scott Elrod, Do-
rian Brown, Nicole Leigh
April 26
Follows a charmingly
modern family trying to sur-
vive a weekend wedding
celebration that has the po-
tential to become a full
blown family fiasco.
The Big
Wedding
Rated R
Starring: Robert De Niro,
Diane Keeton, Katherine
Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, To-
pher Grace, Robin Williams
April 26
Based on the true story
of a group of bodybuilders
who get caught up in a crim-
inal enterprise, including
kidnapping, extortion and
murder, in Florida.
Pain & Gain
Rating Unknown
Starring: Mark Wahlberg,
Dwayne Johnson, Bar Paly,
Tony Shalhoub, Anthony
Mackie, Rob Corddry
May 3
In Marvel's Iron Man 3,
Tony Stark/Iron Man finds
his world reduced to rubble
by a malevolent enemy and
must use his ingenuity and
instincts to protect those
closest to him as he seeks
to destroy the enemy and
his cohorts.
Iron Man 3
Rated PG-13
Starring: Robert Downey
Jr., Don Cheadle, Gwyneth
Paltrow, Ben Kingsley, Ash-
ley Hamilton, James Badge
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KARAOKE- 10 PM, Rhombus
Guys, Downtown Grand Forks.
.EXTREME POKER-El Roco,
Grand Forks
.COMEDY NIGHT-8 PM,
Dreamer’s Lounge in the Ra-
mada, Grand Forks.
STORY TIME- 10 AM, EGF
Campbell Library, EGF.
STUDENT ID NIGHT- 4 - 9 PM,
$6 with student ID, Splashers of
the South Seas, CanadInn,
Grand Forks.
32 BELOW- BIG D’S, Grand
Forks, ND
LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders,
Grand Forks.
FAT DADDY’S- The Ho Bar,
Grand Forks.
VENDORS ON MAIN CRAFT
SALE- 9 to 3, CanadInn Desti-
nation Center, GF.
LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders,
Grand Forks.
ROOSTERS- BIG D’S, Grand
Forks, ND.
FAT DADDY’S- The Ho Bar,
Grand Forks.
FREE CABELA’S LADIES DAY
OUT- 9 AM - 1 PM, Cabela’s,
East Grand Forks.
GREATER GRAND FORKS
SYMPHONY: CLASSIC POPS
WITH GERSHWIN’S RHAP-
SODY- 7:30 PM, Empire Arts
Center, Grand Forks.
KICK’N UP KOUNTRY
KARAOKE CONTEST 8PM,
Crooks Club, Crookston
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OPEN MIC NIGHT- 9 TO 1 AM
The Hub, Grand Forks.
READERS THEATRE- 4:30
PM, EGF Campbell Library.
STORY TIME- 10 AM, EGF
Campbell Library, EGF.
KARAOKE- 9 PM TO 1 AM,
Long Haul Saloon, Grand
Forks.
FOOSBALL TOURNAMENT- 8
PM, Rhombus Guys, Downtown
Grand Forks.
STORY TIME- 7 PM, EGF
Campbell Library, EGF.
JAZZ NIGHT AT ‘L BISTRO - 7
PM, ‘L BISTRO, CanadInn,
Grand Forks.
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ART & DEMOCRACY FILM SE-
RIES: BIG NIGHT- 7 PM, Em-
pire Arts Center, GF.
STORY TIME- 10 AM, EGF
Campbell Library, EGF.
KARAOKE- 10 PM, Rhombus
Guys, Downtown Grand Forks.
COMEDY NIGHT-8 PM,
Dreamer’s Lounge in the Ra-
mada, Grand Forks.
STUDENT ID NIGHT- 4 - 9 PM,
$6 with student ID, Splashers of
the South Seas, CanadInn,
Grand Forks.
EXTREME POKER-El Roco,
GrandForks
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LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders,
Grand Forks.
SMOKING GUN- The Ho Bar,
Grand Forks.
JUNK FM- BIG D’S , Grand
Forks.
THE EMBER- 8:30 PM, Free
Music & Free Java, Freedom
Church, GF.
CELTIC WOMAN- 8 PM,
Chester Fritz Audiotrium, Grand
Forks.
MUCHO ADO ABOUT NOTH-
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Forks.
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THE GO SHOW- 5 TO 8 PM,
UND Alumni Association &
Foundation, Grand Forks.
MUCHO ADO ABOUT NOTH-
ING- 7:30 PM, Burtness The-
atre, UND Campus, Grand
Forks.
DAKOTA POKER LEAGUE
NIGHT- Down UNDer Pub,
Grand Forks.
JAZZ NIGHT AT ‘L BISTRO - 7
PM, ‘L BISTRO, CanadInn,
Grand Forks.
FOOSBALL TOURNAMENT- 8
PM, Rhombus Guys, Downtown
Grand Forks.
STORY TIME- 7 PM, EGF-
Campbell Library, EGF.
MUSIC IN BLOOM- 4 TO 6 PM,
All Seasons Floral & Garden,
Grand Forks.
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OPEN MIC NIGHT- 9 TO 1 AM ,
The Hub, Grand Forks.
STORY TIME- 10 AM, EGF
Campbell Library, EGF.
KARAOKE- 9 PM TO 1 AM,
Long Haul Saloon, Grand Forks.
‘l BISTRO TUESDAY WINE
CLUB- 5:30-7:30 PM,
CanadInns Destination Center,
Grand Forks
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION
COMEDY NIGHT- 8PM, No
Cover, Crooks Club, Crookston
DAKOTA POKER LEAGUE
NIGHT- Down UNDer Pub,
Grand Forks.
SPIN FOR KIDS
FUNDRAISER- 8:30 AM TO
12;30 PM, Altru Health System,
Grand Forks.
2013 RRVM MOTORCYCLE
SHOW- 9 AM TO 7 PM, Alerus
Center, Grand Forks.
KICK’N UP KOUNTRY
KARAOKE CONTEST 8PM,
Crooks Club, Crookston
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THE OFFICE PLAYS- Empire
Arts Center, Grand Forks.
KARAOKE- 9 PM TO 1 AM,
Long Haul Saloon, Grand
Forks.
OPEN MIC NIGHT- 9 TO 1 AM ,
The Hub, Grand Forks.
STORY TIME- 10 AM, EGF
Campbell Library, EGF.
‘l BISTRO TUESDAY WINE
CLUB- 5:30-7:30 PM,
CanadInns Destination enter,
Grand Forks.
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COMEDY NIGHT-8 PM,
Dreamer’s Lounge in the Ra-
mada, Grand Forks.
STORY TIME- 10 AM, EGF
Campbell Library, EGF.
STUDENT ID NIGHT- 4 - 9 PM,
$6 with student ID, Splashers of
the South Seas, CanadInn,
Grand Forks.
43RD ANNUAL UNDIA TIME
OUT WACIPI- Hyslop Sports
Center, Grand Forks.
FRIDAY NIGHT RACES- Hot
Laps 6:30 PM, Race start 7:30
PM, River Cities Speedway,
Grand Forks.
BOYS OF SUMMER- The Ho
Bar, Grand Forks.
THE OFFICE PLAYS- Empire
Arts Center, Grand Forks.
LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders,
Grand Forks.
LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders,
Grand Forks.
VENDORS ON MAIN CRAFT
SALE- 9 to 3, CanadInn Desti-
nation Center, GF.
43RD ANNUAL UNDIA TIME
OUT WACIPI- Hyslop Sports
Center, Grand Forks.
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JAZZ NIGHT AT ‘L BISTRO - 7
PM, ‘L BISTRO, CanadInn,
Grand Forks.
FOOSBALL TOURNAMENT- 8
PM, Rhombus Guys, Downtown
Grand Forks.
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26TH ANNUAL KEM SHRINE
CIRCUS- 3 & 7 PM, Ralph En-
gelstad Arena, Grand Forks.
PARKWOOD SPRING FLING-
2 TO 4 PM, Parkwood Senior
Living, Grand Forks.
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LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders,
Grand Forks.
VENDORS ON MAIN CRAFT
SALE- 9 to 3, CanadInn Destina-
tion Center, GF.
SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL- THE
HO Bar, Grand Forks
WALK MS GRAND FORKS-
10:30 AM, Riverside Park,
Grand Forks.
EXTREME ND SPRING
PRIMER ADVENTURE RACE-
Turtle River State Park, ND.
26TH ANNUAL KEM SHRINE
CIRCUS- 10 AM, 2 & 7 PM,
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand
Forks.
KICK’N UP KOUNTRY
KARAOKE CONTEST FINAL
8PM, Crooks Club, Crookston
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OPEN MIC NIGHT- 9 TO 1 AM ,
The Hub, Grand Forks.
STORY TIME- 10 AM, EGF
Campbell Library, EGF.
KARAOKE- 9 PM TO 1 AM,
Long Haul Saloon, Grand Forks.
‘l BISTRO TUESDAY WINE
CLUB- 5:30-7:30 PM,
CanadInns Destination Center,
Grand Forks
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STUDENT ID NIGHT- 4 - 9 PM,
$6 with student ID, Splashers of
the South Seas, CanadInn,
Grand Forks.
COMEDY NIGHT-8 PM,
Dreamer’s Lounge in the Ra-
mada, Grand Forks.
EXTREME POKER-El Roco,
Grand Forks
KARAOKE- 10 PM, Rhombus
Guys, Downtown Grand Forks.
STORY TIME- 10 AM, EGF
Campbell Library, EGF.
43RD ANNUAL UNDIA TIME
OUT WACIPI- Hyslop Sports
Center, Grand Forks.
JAZZ NIGHT AT ‘L BISTRO - 7
PM, ‘L BISTRO, CanadInn,
Grand Forks.
DAKOTA POKER LEAGUE
NIGHT- Down UNDer Pub,
Grand Forks.
STORY TIME- 7 PM, EGF
Campbell Library, EGF.
FOOSBALL TOURNAMENT- 8
PM, Rhombus Guys, Downtown
Grand Forks.
THE OFFICE PLAYS- Empire
Arts Center, Grand Forks.
26TH ANNUAL KEM SHRINE
CIRCUS- 2 & 6 PM, Ralph En-
gelstad Arena, Grand Forks.
DAKOTA POKER LEAGUE
NIGHT- Down UNDer Pub,
Grand Forks.
STORY TIME- 7 PM, EGF
Campbell Library, EGF.
AUTISM AWARENESS WALK
& COMMUNITY CELEBRA-
TION- 9:30 -11:30 AM, UND
Wellness Center, Grand Forks.
ND BALLET COMPANY PRES-
ENTS: RHYTHM & BLUES-
7:30 PM, Empire Arts Center,
Grand Forks.
OCTOBER ROAD- BIG D’S,
Grand Forks.
SMOKING GUN- The Ho Bar,
Grand Forks.
2013 PRIME STEEL CAR
SHOW- 9 AM TO 9 PM, Purpur
& Gambucci Arenas.
LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders,
Grand Forks.
SPENCERS THEATRE OF IL-
LUSION- 7:30 PM, Chester
Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks.
VENDORS ON MAIN CRAFT
SALE- 9 to 3, CanadInn Desti-
nation Center, GF.
MUCHO ADO ABOUT NOTH-
ING- 7:30 PM, Burtness The-
atre, UND Campus, Grand
Forks.
STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, &
TED NUGENT- 7 PM, Ralph
Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks.
ETHIOPIA READS
FUNDRAISER- 5 TO 9 PM,
Pizza Ranch, Grand Forks.
THE OFFICE PLAYS- Empire
Arts Center, Grand Forks.
KARAOKE- 10 PM, Rhombus
Guys, Downtown Grand Forks.
EXTREME POKER-El Roco,
Grand Forks.
THE BIG SPRING EVENT- 9
AM- River Cities Speedway,
Grand Forks.
MARCH FOR BABIES- 9 AM ,
Grand Cities Mall, Grand Forks.
JAMI EGELAND & SONS BEN-
EFIT- 4:30 - 7:30 PM, Fisher
Public School.
AUTISM SPEAKS U-UND 5K
RUN/WALK- 9 AM, Grand
Forks.
THE OFFICE PLAYS- Empire
Arts Center, Grand Forks.
BOYS OF SUMMER- The Ho
Bar, Grand Forks.
KICK’N UP KOUNTRY
KARAOKE CONTEST 8PM,
Crooks Club, Crookston
LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders,
Grand Forks.
FRIDAY NIGHT RACES- Hot
Laps 6:30 PM, Race start 7:30
PM, River Cities Speedway,
Grand Forks.
SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL- THE
HO Bar, Grand Forks
SILVERADO, Crooks Club,
Crookston
May 1
STUDENT ID NIGHT- 4 - 9 PM,
$6 with student ID, Splashers of
the South Seas, CanadInn,
Grand Forks.
COMEDY NIGHT-8 PM,
Dreamer’s Lounge in the Ra-
mada, Grand Forks.
EXTREME POKER-El Roco,
Grand Forks
KARAOKE- 10 PM, Rhombus
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JUST WHAT THE DOC ORDERED: A LIST
OF INSPIRATIONAL, DARK AND WACKY
DOCUMENTARIES
BY TAYLOR BROST, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
A good film keeps the attention of its viewers. A great film has viewers investing real feelings and
emotions into the characters on screen. But only one type of film can do both…ok maybe not but un-
like blockbuster Hollywood films, documentaries aren’t made for the sole purpose of making millions
of dollars, and for that, I commend them. Documentaries are the underdogs of the film world. They are
the unsung heroes, which hardly ever receive the recognition they deserve. So thank your lucky stars
because here is a list of some inspirational, dark, and wacky documentaries.
Grizzly Man
I think it is near impossible to describe just how enthralling main
character Timothy Treadwell is in this biopic about a man who
lived amongst grizzly bears. Yes the big brown fuzzy animals who
weigh anywhere from 300-700 pounds. Treadwell did not grow up
being trained in the field or take schooling to become an expert.
He simply loved these bears and claimed to feel at peace with
them. While it may seem like I am spoiling it for you, Werner Her-
zog (director) reveals very early on in the film through first hand
accounts and narration that Treadwell is eaten by these very bears
with whom he felt so connected. And while that fact alone may be
enticing enough to draw some of you in, what really connects a
viewer to the film are the very human inner struggles that Timothy experiences during his time in the
wild. What really struck me about this film is how absolutely insane it seems. Everything in my brain
wanted to rule Treadwell out as a psychopath, but for some reason my heart led me to believe he was
doing what he was really meant to do. And for that, I highly suggest watching this documentary.
The Imposter / Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
Let me just warn you that neither one of these are for the faint of heart. I include these two together
only because not everyone can handle a real downer of a film, even if the story being told deserves to
be heard. Drama, mystery, and thrills comprise each of these films, which leave a bitter taste in your
mouth for days after. But like your third Big Mac at MacDonald’s, sometimes it is best to just dive in
headfirst and worry about the ill effects later. So we will.
The first, The Imposter, is about a young man who is just trying to find a place where he will
be welcomed and loved. The unfortunate part for him is that he finds this after impersonating a miss-
ing boy. In a story almost too unbelievable to be true, this documentary will not only shock you but
also leave you wondering who involved is telling the truth. Would you believe a French male with a
thick French accent could be your young missing Texan boy?
Dear Zachary will madden you beyond belief. But it is a story that could not go untold. If
you can withstand a heart-wrenching tale about a man with a heart of gold who saw the good in one
too many people, you cannot pass up this film. A tribute Dr. Andrew Bagby and an effort to pass the
memories along to his unborn child, this documentary has a personal touch that will make you feel in-
volved throughout the whole journey. Without spoiling too much, writer, director, and friend of An-
drew (Kurt Kuenne) exploits a justice system ridden with flaws and provides Andrew’s future son with
something to which he can fondly look back on the father he will never know. I wish I could explain
more, but you really need to take a leap of faith and check this one out for yourself.
Indie Game: The Movie
Anyone striving to accomplish something they are passionate about
will appreciate the hours, days, months, even years of work the
main subjects of Indie Game put into their creations of independ-
ent video games, which is only one of the many reasons this doc-
umentary is so appealing. You don’t have to spend hours playing
Call of Duty…like I might…in order to enjoy the ups and downs
experienced throughout this entire film. Starting from scratch
these guys put their entire heart and soul into games that ulti-
mately reflect who they are as individuals. And while ultimate
success can make it feel worth it, the troubles encountered are
enough to make someone want to give up, or worse yet, go
crazy. One of the few truly uplifting documentaries I have in-
cluded in this list, or at least not so heavy on the heart strings, Indie Game will have you rooting for all
those involved. Maybe you’ll even consider getting out of your parents’ house to follow your dreams,
if you haven’t already.
Maybe none of these interest you, but even so I hope you find the time to look at other docu-
mentaries. Sure, you won’t see Daniel Craig with his shirt off or four spring breakers in bikinis, but I
can promise most documentaries will have your emotions stirring and leave a lasting impression, after
all, isn’t that what all great films should do?
Honorable mentions: Searching for Sugar Man, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Client 9: The
Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, The Tillman Story.
MEDIA
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
FROM ARTICOPIA.COM
A Look Into the Development of Sonic the Hedgehog
Have you ever wondered how Sonic the Hedgehog came into existence? Before Sonic
there was Mario from Nintendo, Mario was and still is a huge game seller for the company. When
you think of Nintendo you automatically think of Mario. Sega Games wanted the same concept,
they wanted a mascot who could represent the company as well as become a best selling video
game.
Many people may not remember but Sega used to have a character called Alex Kidd as
the mascot but unlike Mario the popularity just wasn't good. The company tried various designs
that were turned in by the Sega Development Department. Some of the different types of drawings
were of a character called Mighty the Armadillo, a drawing of a dog and a rabbit. But none of
these ideas was going to capitalize on the idea that Sega had.
Then a team from Sega that consisted of Naoto Oshima, Hirokazu Yasuhara and game
programmer Yuji Naka was put together to come up with the next big Sega Icon. In the early
1990's they came up with a concept of a character that had some human qualities and some non-
human qualities.
This character was a hedgehog. One of the special powers of this hedgehog was that he
could run extremely fast like super sonic speed. Not only could Sonic run like the wind but he
could also curl up into a ball to fight off his enemies, just like the hedgehogs in the wild do.
In the beginning the new character was going by the name Mr. Needlemouse. Then the
blue color was added, as his skin color was blue to match the logo of the Sega Company. More
people got involved in creating this character and soon Sonic the Hedgehog was born. Games were
being developed but the company had to get the word out about the new face of Sega. During the
Wonder 3 tour that was sponsored by Sega, the employees handed out brochures and advertise-
ments of the game to generate some interest.
Sonic first appeared in the early 90's in the game Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Mega
Drive and Genesis game consoles. During this time Sonic started to become popular not only as a
game but as a character or mascot as well. The Sega Company had hit the ground running. But the
more Sonic became popular; Nintendo started producing more Mario Games, which are always
popular.
Sega held it's own with follow up games to the original Sonic the Hedgehog and these
games were just as popular. But soon Sega started to lose ground with some disappointing prod-
ucts such as Dreamcast. One of the last appearances Sonic made was in 2005 called Sonic Jump.
Fans started to lose hope. But in 2007 a new Series called Sonic and the Secret Ring came out and
in December 2008, a new game called Sonic Unleashed will be sold for Xbox360 and Playstation3
gaming consoles. In the winter of 2009, a new Sonic game called Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collec-
tion will be out in stores. Looks like Sonic is making a comeback.
The Supreme Video Game Icon
What would make Sonic the Hedgehog a Supreme Video Game Icon? Many gamers
have said thatSonic's powers make him a supreme icon. Sonic has obviously super sonic speed,
which is pretty cool. He has the ability to curl up into a ball to attack his offenders. This may
sound like a so-so power to have but with the speed and accuracy that Sonic has the power is actu-
ally one of the bespowers he possesses.
Another power that makes him more supreme than his "rival" Mario is that in his games,
when he encounters a Golden Ring you get to use it as a lifeline. When Mario encounters trouble
there is nothing to save him. In the game, if you collect 100 rings, the game will give you an extra
life. In each of the game series, Sonic and Friends must collect all 7 of the Chaos Emeralds; by
collecting these gems throughout the game you will defeat the bad Doctor Robotnik. Mario games
don't have endings nearly as well put together as this.
In the games there is the Master Emerald. This gem will control what the other Chaos
Emeralds do. It is like the ultimate emerald. The Video Icon is only as good as the game they play
in. Would Sonic be as cool if he were just an icon? No, he is made the supreme video icon because
of the adventures and powers he possesses.
In the Sonic Games he encounters Special Game Stages or Special Zones. Together with
his friends he ascends to the next level with your help. You always look forward to something new
in the game series; it is not always the same old thing. That is why kids love the game so much.
The powers that Sonic possesses are super cool; he just doesn't shoot guns or jumps real high or
even fly. Sonic becomes like a super hedgehog with the powers he has. The best quality of Sonic is
that there is no other video game character that can do what Sonic does.
One of the best features of Sonic that people always forget is that Sonic is a Hedgehog
and he has quills that are deadly. That's what makes his curl and roll so effective. All of these
things make Sonic a Supreme Video Icon. Sonic has some great adventures in this Series of
Games. Each one is different from the next one. They have different goals and different features
that help Sonic get through each game.
For those Sonic fans that may not know the premise behind the new Sonic Unleashed
game, the basic story is that the Chaos Emeralds have lost some power and while trying to restart
their powers, Sonic turns into a werewolf style hedgehog at night. The goal of the game is to
restart the Chaos Emeralds and get Sonic back to normal. The game will be released in December
2008. This is the season's much anticipated game.
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LEADERCAST
Stacey Heggen is the Executive Director of Grand Forks Young
Professionals. This is group that is all about bettering the commu-
nity of Grand Forks by working together, networking and providing
neat experiences and opportunities; the statement on their website,
which can be found at ggfyp.com, reads:
Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, or GGFYP, is a non-
profit group dedicated to helping the region’s young professionals
get more involved in their community, stay connected to one an-
other and giving them a bigger voice.
To our members, we offer volunteer opportunities and a way to net-
work with other young professionals.
To our community, we offer our energy and enthusiasm. GGFYP is
involved in events such as ArtSee, the annual showcase of area
artists and Launch Grand Forks, a survey of young professionals
and their hopes for the region.
Every year, Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals (or
YP’s for short) organizes the town for a big leadership training
event called Leadercast, which is put on by Chick-fil-A. I myself
went to Leadercast last year and left pretty inspired and received
some very solid advice from some of my favorite role models, one
of them none other than Tim Tebow.
I asked Stacey Heggen for some real good insight on the
event, on the Young Professionals and her different experiences
working to make Grand Forks a better place to live.
After5: What is Leadercast all about?
Stacey Heggen: Leadercast is a unique leadership development op-
portunity for people of all ages and levels of experience. The event
takes place in Atlanta, GA and is simulcast at the same time to host
sites all over the world. It is a chance for people to hear several
world renown speakers in a single day without having to leave
home.
After5: What do you, personally, get from Leadercast (tips, motiva-
tion, etc) and who are you looking forward to hearing from?
Stacey Heggen: I first attended Leadercast a few years ago on a
scholarship in a different town. After hearing a description of the
day, I'll admit I wasn't the most excited. However, within a few
hours I was blown away. Even though I hadn't heard of most of the
speakers, each one left me feeling motivated, inspired, challenged,
and re energized about something- in both my personal and profes-
sional life. When I accepted my position as Executive Director for
the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, one of the first
things I did was make sure that we brought Chick-Fil-A Leadercast
to the Grand Cities.
Last year we had 80 attendees, and all said that attending
was worth their time and money. I found it very interesting that
several of the attendees stated that they hoped more people of all
management levels and ages would attend next time. We have one
employer who has been approved for 22 spots; considering that
only 2 attended from that same workplace last year, I'd say that out-
come speaks loud and clear.
On top of the internal rewards, all attendees receive a
journal that allows for note taking, further reflection, and other re-
sources; they also have the opportunity to network and connect
with several other leaders in our community throughout the day.
Every time I've attended Leadercast, I've been pleasantly surprised
by the speaker line up. Fairly new to the "working world," most of
the names are unfamiliar to me, I'm more excited to discover new
outstanding speakers and authors, especially LCDR Rorke Denver
and David Allen. Andy Stanley and John C. Maxwell were fantastic
last year, and I was happy to see them return. I probably speak for a
small majority of the attendees when I say that Tripp Crosby (the
emcee) will not disappoint or bore you.
After5: What is the Grand Forks Young Professionals all about?
Stacey Heggen: We are a group of 20 to 40-somethings in the
Grand Cities who are working to make this area a more attractive
place for young professionals to live. The organization, with the ex-
ception of my position as full-time Executive Director, is com-
pletely volunteer. We work on everything from marketing the
community to providing opportunities for members to connect. We
do not check on birth dates or keep records of participation, so it's a
great to organization to join if you like variety and flexibility- you
get involved with what interests you when you are available. And
because we are member driven, the activities and initiatives we
work on are always changing based on need.
After5: What has been some of your favorite experiences with the
Grand Forks Young Professionals?
Stacey Heggen: I have really enjoyed watching the different con-
nects being made throughout my time as Executive Director.
GGFYP has been a way to meet other people, organizations, and
businesses within the community, and it's fun to see other people
experience the same. I've also been pleasantly impressed as I
watch how much the community supports us; it's apparent that
we're all on the same page and working toward the same goal.
After5: Why should people join?
Stacey Heggen: Everyone has their own reason for joining; some
want to connect with new faces, while others hope to learn more
about the community. A number of members also indicate that the
networking and/or professional development aspect is the most at-
tractive piece to them. Why you join is up to you- but I I always en-
courage people to dive in to what interests you- as you'll see the
most benefit from actually participating. We're movers and
groovers, but it's up to each individual to determine how they will
help to carry the load.
After5: Anything else you’d like to share?
Stacey Heggen: We have our 8th Annual ArtSee on April 26th at
the North Dakota Museum of Art from 4:30-8pm. The best part of
this event is that it appeals to everyone in the community, regard-
less of your interest or experience in the "Art World." People are
able to come and see how art is made, speak to the artists about
their creations, and even purchase pieces that appeal to them. The
event has grown greatly in the variety and number of artists over
the years, as well as the number of people that attend. If you have a
few minutes to stop by and check things out, I highly encourage
you to do so!
COMMUNITY BY GREATER GRAND FORKS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
Head men's basketball coach, Duke
University and Team USA
2012 London Olympic gold medalist,
track & field
AMONG THE SPEAKERS AT
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