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May 15 - May 23
Innovations 2015

Join us for the 2015 edition of Ballet West’s wildly-popular Innovations program at the intimate Jeanné Wagner Theatre. This on-going series features works by up-and-coming American choreographers, and is a fascinating exploration into cutting-edge artistic territory. 

Innovations 2015 will feature Nicolo Fonte’s Presto, specially commissioned for Ballet West’s 50th Anniversary Gala, and a world premiere by Utah native and international dancer Garrett Smith—a rising star in the world of choreography. 

Innovations 2015 also marks your last opportunity to see Prima Ballerina, Christina Bennett, perform live for Ballet West, as she is retiring at the conclusion of this program following 16 spectacular years with the Company.

May 21 - May 24
Salt Lake Bees vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox

Catch the Salt Lake Bees in action when they take on the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Smith's Ballpark!

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SLC Marks Triumphant Opening of City Creek Center

Published: 03/22/2012

By Jasen Lee, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY - After years of anticipation, downtown Salt Lake City's newest crown jewel of shopping and economic development opened to the world Thursday with the parting of its signature retractable roof inviting in sunshine, shoppers and the just plain curious.

Dozens camped overnight, lining up along Main Street. Others came in on TRAX, with teenage girls mixing with corporate types as they departed the City Center station to jobs, or now, H&M, Nordstrom, or the 90 other stores and restaurants that make up City Creek Center.

By day's end, City Creek officials predicted the center would meet or exceed the prediction of 50,000 first-day visitors, and they arrived without traffic snarls or significant delays. An indication of the day's success: 75,000 directories were handed out to visitors to help guide them through City Creek during the day.

"This is a momentous day and a momentous time in Salt Lake City," Mayor Ralph Becker said. "This development is unique in America. It is a place where people can live, can work, can shop, can entertain, be entertained and gather."

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