Arts & Music briefly

The Idaho State University Civic Symphony will perform Friday and Saturday at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello. Courtesy of Idaho State University

ISU Christmas concert set for today, Saturday

A Christmas tradition

Dancers go through a dress rehearsal Tuesday at the Colonial Theater. Photo courtesy Brandy Jensen

The Idaho Ballet Theater will carry on its annual tradition of performing “The Nutcracker” in Idaho Falls.

Arts & Music briefly

Johanna Davis and Adam Nordell make up the folk duo Sassafras Stomp. Here they are pictured on a snowy road in Missoula, Mont., in January 2015. Photo courtesy Jeremy Lergio

Sassafras Stomp to perform in I.F.

Sundance unveils diverse slate of competition films

This image released by the Sundance Institute shows Jenny Slate, left, and Abby Quinn in a scene from, "Landline" by Gillian Robespierre. The film is an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, running from Jan. 19 through Jan. 29. (Jojo Whilden/Sundance Institute via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jenny Slate reunites with her “Obvious Child” director in the ’90s-set “Landline,” Sam Elliott plays a stoner Western film icon in “The Hero,” Aubrey Plaza gets serious in “Ingrid Goes West,” and Jennifer Aniston teams up with the future Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, in the Gulf War drama “The Yellow Birds” in some of the films in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Native son returns home

Korby Lenker was born and raised in Twin Falls, where he first developed a love and passion for music. Blaque Reily

In his third-grade Christmas program, Korby Lenker was giddy that a girl wanted to stand next to him because she liked his singing. Now, he’s impressing crowds with his singing at concerts all over the country.

Patel sunk his teeth into ‘Lion’ and didn’t let go

In this Nov. 17, 2016 photo, Dev Patel poses for a portrait to promote his film, "Lion," in New York. Patel portrays Saroo Brierley, an Indian man who was lost as a five-year-old, adopted and raised by Australian parents, and who, 25 years later, used Google Earth to find his way home, (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dev Patel knows how special a film like “Lion” is. He’s been waiting nearly 8 years, since his breakout in “Slumdog Millionaire,” for a role as substantive and soulful as Saroo Brierley, an Indian man who was lost as a 5-year-old, adopted and raised by Australian parents, and who, 25 years later, used Google Earth to retrace his steps to his hometown and his birthmother, not knowing the name of either.

‘The Brady Bunch’ matriarch Florence Henderson dies at 82

In this Oct. 29, 2014 photo, Florence Henderson arrives at the 2014 amfAR Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful mom residing over "The Brady Bunch," has died at age 82. She died surrounded by family and friends, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said in a statement late Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of America’s most beloved television moms in “The Brady Bunch,” has died. She was 82.

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