Arts and Culture

Logan School District Votes To Sell Public Art

Feb 7, 2018
Utah Department of Heritage and Arts

A controversial move by the Logan School District has Utah arts organizations wondering what they can do now to prevent other public education institutions from selling valuable paintings in the future.

In 2015 the National Association for Campus Activities recognized a Utah State University social event, PoBev,  that three years later has grown in popularity.

Dark Drama Addresses Sexual Assault

Feb 1, 2018
USU Cain College of the Arts

As part of our Utah State University Year of the Arts reporting project, USU journalism student Lexie Richins interviewed the director and cast members performing Amy Herzog’s, The Great God Pan. The show opens Friday, February 2, 2018 in the USU Black Box Theatre.

Community members and arts advocates in Utah are seeking signatures in support of a collection of Western art. The petition has been posted online by the Utah Cultural Alliance.

The stars of "The Miseducation of Cameron Post," winner of the Festival's grand jury prize.
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The Chloe Grace Moretz film "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" has won the Sundance Film Festival's grand jury prize.

Awards were announced Saturday evening in Park City, Utah.

UPR's Kerry Bringhurst has been mingling among the attendees of the Sundance Film Festival who unknowingly become tools for marketing festival-sponsor products.

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Valuable paintings by Utah and Wyoming artists displayed throughout schools in the Logan School District could be sold next week.

Logo for Salt Lake City's Annual Comic Con convention.
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Salt Lake Comic Con lawyers have filed a motion for a new trial following a federal jury's decision that the convention infringes on San Diego Comic-Con's trademark.

The Salt Lake lawyers filed the paperwork on Tuesday in response to last month's eight-day trial in U.S. District Court, during which jurors decided that the California convention's trademarks are valid. The jury found that the infringement was not willful and awarded $20,000 in damages to the San Diego Comic-Con, which had sought $12 million.

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Walk along main street in the historic mining town of Park City and you will see badges being worn and signs posted reminding festival goers to conduct themselves in ways that are respectful.

Sundance Film Festival, held in Park City, Utah.
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The Sundance Film Festival is proving to be the epicenter of a number of hot-button topics this year.The annual gathering of aspiring filmmakers, entertainment industry leaders, press and movie lovers kicks off Thursday in Park City, Utah, in the era of Me Too, and for the first time in decades without Harvey Weinstein.

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Last month, Lincoln Elementary School art teacher Mateo Rueda was fired after students in his class saw nude paintings in a set of printed cards as part of a lesson on color theory. 

In 2017, Julie Crabtree was Summerfest’s Best in Show, but she was still surprised to be chosen as this year’s featured artist.

Imperial Glee Club

The Imperial Glee Club has been performing for 102 years. The Cache Valley-based group performs show tunes, religious songs, patriotic pieces and of course Christmas classics. But according to some, audiences for this type of music are going away.

Chambers for Mormon Baptisms for the dead, UPR reports Mormons using these baptisms for Holocaust Victims
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A researcher who has spent two decades monitoring the church's massive genealogical database says Mormons are posthumously baptizing Holocaust victims as well as grandparents of public figures despite church rules intended to restrict the ceremonies to a member's ancestors.

The discoveries made by Helen Radkey likely will bring new scrutiny to a deeply misunderstood practice.

Local Facebook Group Starts 'Giving Train' Holiday Trend

Dec 17, 2017

On Saturday, a Cache Valley woman named Monica Rockwell Jensen posted a giveaway of two orange hammocks to the Facebook group “Logan Classifieds.” She captioned it with the words “giving train.” This post has led to hundreds of other giveaways. 

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Southwest of Logan at an LDS Church building in Mendon, families and community members gather to enjoy nativity scenes as part of an interfaith nativity festival.

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Various prints hang on the white walls. Clay mugs and colorful sculptures sit on pillars resting against the sparkling wooden floor of the Tippetts and Eccles Gallery during an art showcase called Paper and Clay.

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Facilitated by an International Initiatives Grant through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, a nine-person research team from Utah State University traveled to Morocco to find their academic objectives spark realizations of global proportions. 

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Every year the art museum at Utah State University holds a music and art concert series for the public. This year the series is focusing on community and what it means in relation to history, spaces and art.

'Writing Through Grief' Workshops Available To The Public

Nov 17, 2017
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  To help people work through grief, a series of workshops are being held in Salt Lake City by Art Access, an organization that sponsors and supports art programs that build community. They believe creativity can increase as people age and started a creative aging project last year.

Utah Film Center

A film festival for children in Salt Lake City provides families an opportunity to experience media from around the world. Patrick Hubley is the director of programing for the Utah Film Center and organizes the center’s Tumbleweeds Film Festival.

Cache Valley Artist Creates Art Access Center

Nov 10, 2017
Alyssa Robinson

Access to resources that enable individuals with disabilities to create art are hard to find. One Utah high school teacher is opening a studio to help fill that need.

Changes To The Utah Shakespeare Festival Focal Point

Nov 9, 2017
Alyssa Robinson

 

The new Englestad Theatre looks very similar to the Adams Theatre, except a lot bigger. Both theaters were designed to look like the famous Globe Theatre in London, the stage where a lot of William Shakespeare’s plays were performed.

Song Writing To Create Social Consciousness

Nov 7, 2017
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  For the past 15 years, music fans have gathered in southeastern Utah for the Moab Folk Festival.This year the festival includes a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter who will perform and teach audience members how to write socially conscious music.

In celebrating a time of year that features the topic of death, a Utah State University employee is exhibiting works that honors the dead and death rituals.

 

Dylan Burns, a digital scholarship librarian and creator of the exhibit, says the project aims to spread a message that death should be honored, instead of feared.

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