Category: Festivals

Utah Uke Fest gets old, new players making music – Daily Herald

While the ukulele may not seem like the most common instrument, interest in it is growing as people of all ages pick them up and start strumming. The Utah Uke Fest showcased the versatility of the instrument and highlighted the…

Utah Uke Fest gets old, new players making music

While the ukulele may not seem like the most common instrument, interest in it is growing as people of all ages pick them up and start strumming. The Utah Uke Fest showcased the versatility of the instrument and highlighted the…

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2017: Pedrito Martinez Group to close out festival on exuberant note

Pedrito Martinez received his musical education in the streets of central Havana. “There were so many teachers that were my idols,” he says in an interview with The Utah Review. The batá rhythms he learned originated in Africa, once performed…

You Won’t Want To Miss These Incredible Fireworks Shows In Utah This Year

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to find a fireworks display near you. Is there anything better than snuggling up on a blanket while watching vibrant pyrotechnics, synchronized to patriotic music? We…

Concert in Utah honors Kurt Cochran

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack was celebrated Saturday with the local music he…

Concert in Utah park honors man killed in London attack

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved.The concert was held…

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2017: Random acts of opera sponsored by Utah Opera return to City Library for second year

Soprano Clara Hurtado-Lee is looking forward to testing out the acoustics in the soaring and spacious Urban Room atrium of the City Library. Perched on the overhang on one of the floors above the main space, a trained opera singer…

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2017: Spy Hop’s workshops geared toward onsite creative outputs in beatmaking, Claymation videos, filmmaking

Spy Hop Productions’ partnership with the Utah Arts Festival has evolved through the years, mainly because of the national youth media group’s penchant for adventurous projects that push the creative boundaries of festival visitors much in the same way the…

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2017: Opening day headliners highlight national, local musicians with enduring legacies

Opening day headliners for June 22 on the main stages of the 41st annual Utah Arts Festival feature musicians with enduring legacies, both national and international. Shooter Jennings and Waymore’s Outlaws – 9:45 p.m., Amphitheater Stage The son of Waylon…

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2017: Emily Adams’ Laden premieres as new dance commission in concert featuring Ballet West artists

Since being established in 2011, the Utah Arts Festival’s dance commission program has brought forward a tremendous partnership with Ballet West performers and adventurous original choreographed compositions. The legacy expands this year with Laden, a work created by Emily Adams,…