What do the Utah Symphony, Ballet West, and the Utah Arts Festival all have in common? It may not be what you would initially think. The answer? The Utah Division of Arts and Museums helped to found each of these organizations.
It’s no secret that the arts in all their forms are flourishing in Utah. In fact, Utah is home to the oldest arts council in the nation.
Laurie Baefsky is the Grants Manager of Utah Arts and Museums.
“If you look at how arts and museums are particularly valued by the citizens of Utah… we have some staggering statistics. For six years running we were voted ‘Top 25 Arts Destination’ by American Style magazine. We also have the highest per capita piano ownership in the nation, right here in Utah,” said Baefsky.
For decades, Walter Cronkite was known as "the most trusted man in America." Millions across the nation welcomed him into their homes, first as a print reporter for the United Press on the front lines of World War II, and later, in the emerging medium of television, as a host of numerous documentary programs and as anchor of the CBS Evening News, from 1961 until his retirement in 1981.
The TWA-United Midair collision of 1956 happened 58 years ago Monday above the Grand Canyon. The crash between a Trans World Airlines Super Constellation aircraft and a United Airlines DC-7 killed 128 people and sparked the creation of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Grand Canyon National Park’s Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski said the crash was one of a number of tragic accidents that lead to federal hearings, creating the FAA and initiating the use of radar and black boxes, technology not present in the two aircraft.
A man who engaged in a physical dispute over saved pew space at an Ogden LDS church will be spending some time in jail.
Wayne Dodge was scheduled to report to Weber County Jail, Monday where he will spend 30 days. Media reports Dodge was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to the class B misdemeanor of assault. The 52-year-old was accused of punching another man and hitting him with his car.
Armando Solórzano, Director of Chicano Studies at the University of Utah, says that years of neglect and omission from historical records have taken their toll on the historical consciousness of Latinos in Utah. For a long time, many people, including a large percentage of the Latino community, believed that the presence of Latinos or their ancestors in the state was merely a twentieth-century phenomenon.
The Division of Wildlife Resources went on a wild moose chase Monday morning, in a similar incident to last week's cougar chase in Sandy.
The moose was reported to the DWR early Monday morning when spotted roaming neighborhood streets in Logan. However, the young and not-so- little beast jumped several fences before officials were able to chase it down.
Police, sheriff’s deputies and wildlife officials pursued the roughly 900-pound animal for more than an hour before finally shooting a tranquilizer dart near 100 East and 670 north.
On the show this week, I feature the second album from the harmonious couple Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison, and the new release from the skilled band True North. I’ll also play songs from new discs from Neale Eckstein, Joe Henry, and Lou DeAdder, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm, for Fresh Folk, on Utah Public Radio.