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Jan 30 - Jan 31
Flabbergast

Re-flabbergastation!

Back by popular demand is the return of Flabbergast, our SHOW FOR ALL AGES. Created by circus director and choreographer Tandy Beal with original music by Jon Scoville, this piece takes a magical and mystery filled tour through time and space and immerses audiences in a journey of wonder. The program will also include the return of fan favorite, You and the Space Between, by Miguel Azcue, a Ririe-Woodbury alum now based in Sweden. This work will challenge your notion of time and space and provide a playful and mesmerizing experience.

Jan 25 - Jan 31
Salt Lake City Sundance Festival Cafe

The Salt Lake City Festival Café will offer live music on Sunday from 6:30 p.m. and all other evenings from 8:30 p.m at Sicilia Pizza located downtown on Broadway. Each band will play for approximately two hours.

Conveniently located between the two main Salt Lake Festival theatre venues of Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and Broadway Centre Cinemas, the Café is the perfect place for filmmakers and festival goers to relax and discuss the films. Free admittance and open to the public.

PERFORMANCES -- all performances start at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted

  • Friday, January 23 / Juana Ghani / World Acoustic Punk
  • Saturday, January 24 / Devil's Club / Local All Original Americana/Folk Band
  • Sunday, January 25 / Triggers & Slips / Old School Country W/ Rock And Psychedelic Undertones
  • Monday, January 26 / TBD
  • Tuesday, January 27 / John Thomas Draper / Acoustic Blues, Roots, Alt-Country, And Rock
  • Wednesday, January 28 / The Fence / Alternative, Indie, Jazz, Pop Rock
  • Thursday, January 29 / Dusty Boxcars / Acoustic Blues, Roots, Alt-Country, And Rock
  • Friday, January 30 / B. D. Howes Band / Adult-Contemporary-Classic Rock
  • Saturday, January 31 / Mark Dago / Fun, High Energy, Video Game Inspired Hip Hop
Feb 3
The New Mastersounds

The New Mastersounds formed in Leeds UK in 1999 and cut their teeth as the resident live band at a hip dance club, playing every Friday and Saturday night for nearly two years.

A rough 8-track recording of an early rehearsal got into the hands of some London DJs, and was released soon after on two limited-edition 7" singles. Invitations to play club gigs in London soon followed, and before long the band had established a reputation around UK and Europe as forerunners of the deep funk revival scene. Fast-forward to 2004: having experimented with various line-ups and recorded 2 albums, the original 4-piece band was invited to Chicago to open for the Greyboy All Stars at the House of Blues. 

Feb 4
Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies.

Feb 5
Red Butte Garden Greenhouse Tour

Step into the tropical warmth of the Red Butte Garden state-of-the-art greenhouses and take a behind-the-scenes looks at where all of the Garden’s annuals, container, Orangerie and annual plant sale plants are grown. 

Feb 6
G Love and Special Sauce

Garret Dutton, better known as G. Love and his comrades Jeffrey Clemens (Houseman) and Jim Prescott (Jimi Jazz) from Special Sauce, bring their alternative hip-hop, laid-back blues and R&B sounds to Park City for their 2015 Sugar Blues Tour. 

Feb 6
Goldroom DJ Set

LNE Presents Goldroom DJ Set with Hot Noise, Devareaux and Blessed1 at The Depot. Don't miss out!

Feb 6 - Feb 7
Utah Grizzlies vs Bakersfield Condors

Come see the Utah Grizzlies as they battle the Bakersfield Condors.

Feb 10
Scott H Biram

Scott H. Biram isn't a one-man band. He is the one-man band Quoth he: "My music is the bastard child of Punk, Blues, Country, Hillbilly, Bluegrass, Chain Gang, Metal, and Classic Rock." But don't let that fool you. Two-man bands like the Black Keys have made a lot of noise in the past few years, but Biram's got twice the cri de couer with half the personnel. He fearlessly preachs his gospel of blues, punk, country, metal and psychobilly to his congregation of metalheads,barflies, college professors and regular dudes via a pulpit that is just a stack of amps, a '59 hollow body Gibson and a stomp board. The Clash did Combat Rock, Biram traffics in Combat Blues. Don't be fooled by the whiskey and chicken antics, SHB has become a pre-eminent bluesman for the 21st century; when he gets locked in, when that groove is hooked, there are few better pure country blues artists out there. It's alternately hypnotic and harrowing. 

Feb 10
Sleater-Kinney

Sleater-Kinney will be out on tour this winter in support of their eight release, No Cities To Love.

Feb 12
Cursive

Indie rock band Cursive will be out on tour this winter. Check them out when they perform live at Urban Lounge!

Feb 12
Ask Your Mama - 12 Moods for Jazz: Langston Hughes Pro

Alternating between being sassy, scholarly and humorous, this multimedia performance of Langston Hughes’ epic poem Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz is described as “a poignant, eloquent and exceptionally soulful work,” by JazzTimes. Starring Malcolm Jamal-Warner, of The Cosby Show fame, and featuring music by the Ron McCurdy Quartet, this powerful music and spoken word performance evokes a pivotal moment in our cultural history.

Feb 6 - Feb 15
Swan Lake

Adam Sklute’s critically acclaimed 2010 production makes it’s triumphant return to the Utah stage. A true test of a ballet company’s artistic depth, Swan Lake is the story of a sad prince, an evil sorcerer and a beautiful woman turned swan. With heart-wrenching and glorious music by Tchaikovsky, this ballet is a feast for the senses and a must-see whether you are an aficionado or a newcomer to ballet.

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GOED Announces New Managing Director at the Utah Office of Tourism

Published: 01/11/2013
Salt Lake City, Utah – Spencer Eccles, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), announced today that Vicki Varela has been selected as the new managing director of Tourism, Film and Global Branding at the Utah Office of Tourism (UOT), an agency of GOED.  The announcement was made during a regularly scheduled Board of Tourism Development meeting.

Ms. Varela is widely known in the Utah business community. One of her most public positions was as spokesperson and deputy chief of staff to Governor Mike Leavitt over an eight year span.  She has been in the
persuasion business for most of her career during which she organized many successful campaigns, including the statewide ballot initiative that positioned Utah to host the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

Working behind the scenes, Ms. Varela built brands such as the Kennecott Land Daybreak community and the Prosperity 2020 movement, which is focused on improving Utah’s workforce readiness and educational outcomes.

“We are very pleased that Vicki was willing to step out of her successful career in the private sector; it speaks to the love and passion she has for the State of Utah,” said Spencer Eccles, GOED executive director. “Her extensive strategic communications and branding experience will further enable us to unify the state under a global marketing and branding strategy.”

“Branding Utah is a communicator’s dream.  My role will be to tell the stories that persuade tourists and business leaders alike to make Utah their destination. Yes, for our spectacular sites and business culture, but even more for the intrinsic shift that happens when people experience Utah,” Ms. Varela said. “I am honored to join the Herbert administration to help position Utah on the world stage.”

Ms. Varela will be transitioning into her new role over the next several weeks as she goes through the process of closing Varela Strategic Communications Inc. She will be assuming the position which was left vacant with the recent retirement of long-time managing director Leigh von der Esch.

Ms. Varela is a graduate of Brigham Young University and mother of two adult sons.

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