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The Daily Herald: 'Monthly storytelling event shows region’s diversity'

A feature story about The Porch:

Derrick Clements believes in stories. And, over the last two years, he's found a lot of people in Utah Valley who feel the same way.

Clements, a student at Brigham Young University, organizes The Porch, a monthly storytelling show at downtown Provo's Muse Music Café. The gathering, now in its third year, is hosting its annual Christmas show tonight. The Porch has drawn a number of diverse storytellers, and in time painted a multifaceted portrait of the region and its people.

"If there's one thing that I'm out to prove, it's that Utah County is not totally homogenous, that there's actually a lot of diversity among the people here," Clements said. "Sometimes we get pegged as a particular kind of person with a particular kind of story, and I just know that's not true. And I think most people that are here know that's not true -- but the reputation still stands."

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Sketchy Soul: 'Links of Note: The Pixar Podcast'

The Pixar Podcast got a mention by storyboard artist Angela Entzminger:

I found the Pixar Podcast several months ago and it rapidly became one of my all-time online shows. Created by BYU student Derrick Clements, the Pixar Podcast offers news, film reviews and most fascinating to me, interviews with Pixarians and other notables in the industry. Some of the interviewees include Pixarians such as layout artist Craig Good, animatorAustin Madison, animator Chris Chua, story artist Matthew Luhn, Pixar University’s Elyse Klaidman, Disney producer Don Hahn (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Atlantis to name a few) and ILM supervisor Hal Hickel (Rango and many other films).

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