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Feb 26 - Feb 27
Collective Voice

Coinciding with the 2015 American Choral Directors Conference, The Utah Chamber Artists presents “Collective Voice” on February 26 & February 27, 2015 at Abravanel Hall. In addition to the Utah Chamber Artists Choir, this performance will feature the Utah Symphony, University of Utah Chamber Choir and the Utah Symphony Chorus to give the world premier of a new Eriks Esenvalds work in addition to Verdi’s “Four Sacred Songs,” and Boro(no n)din’s “Polovtsian Dances”.  Time is TBA. There are only a limited number of tickets available for this event, therefore it is likely to sell out early. To purchase tickets, visit www.utahchamberartists.org, call 801.572.2010 or purchase tickets at the door. Adult tickets are $25.00 and $15 for Students (Includes service fee). To purchase tickets, visit www.utahchamberartists.org, call 801.572.2010 or purchase tickets at the door

Feb 27
Gregory Alan Isakov

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and calling Colorado home, Gregory Alan Isakov has been traveling all his life. Songs that hone a masterful quality beyond his years tell a story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place.

His song-craft lends to the deepest lyrical masterpieces, with hints of his influences, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen. He has been described as "strong, subtle, a lyrical genius," but the source of his writing often remains a mystery to him. 

Feb 27
Zion I

Having opened for rap royalty including De La Soul, Rakim, and Run-D.M.C, this duo of genre-bender pride has made a name for itself on the Bay Area scene. Oakland’s MC Zumbi and DJ/producer Amp Live blend hip-hop and trip-hop beats with lyrics focused on a message of unity, hope, and spiritual awareness while successfully mixing spiritualism and hip-hop. 

Feb 28
Solitudes Women of Winter Series: Your Turn with Lisa

Come ski Solitude with former U.S. ski team member and highly regarded coach and ski instructor, Lisa Densmore! Learn about women's specific ski gear and enjoy lunch on us! Demos available from Elan. Intermediate skiers welcome. Sorry, skiers only. Participants without season pass must purchase a lift ticket for that day. Lift tickets can be purchased online or at the Moonbeam or Powderhorn ticket offices. Pre-register here.

Feb 25 - Feb 28
Utah Grizzlies vs Stockton Thunder

Come see the Utah Grizzlies as they battle the Stockton Thunder.

Mar 1
Brahms Nonet

Violinist Kathryn Eberle leads a world-class ensemble of Utah musicians in two luminous serenades by Mozart and Brahms. NOVA continues to explore the music of Utah composer Morris Rosenzweig with the premiere of his new string trio.

Mar 5
Leo Libations

Wine and Pizza

Whether you favor thin crust cheesy pizza, white pizza with truffles or a traditional deep dish style with all the toppings, a perfect bottle of wine can elevate your pizza experience. The Wine Academy of Utah’s Jim Santangelo will show you how to select wine to perfectly compliment the aroma, flavors and texture of your favorite pizza and Executive Chef Zanetta Jones will share some of her favorite, most delicious creations

Mar 5
Leo Libations

Wine and Pizza

Whether you favor thin crust cheesy pizza, white pizza with truffles or a traditional deep dish style with all the toppings, a perfect bottle of wine can elevate your pizza experience. The Wine Academy of Utah’s Jim Santangelo will show you how to select wine to perfectly compliment the aroma, flavors and texture of your favorite pizza and Executive Chef Zanetta Jones will share some of her favorite, most delicious creations

Mar 6
Municipal Ballet Co and Holy Water Buffalo

Salt Lake City's Municipal Ballet Co. and local rock band Holy Water Buffalo present "Oh Yeah," an evening of live music and ballet like you've never seen it before.

Mar 7
Ira Glass with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass

This American Life host Ira Glass has been working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to invent a show that combines two art forms that - as Glass puts it - "have no business being together - dance and radio." One is all words and no visuals. One is all visuals and no words. The result is a funny, lively and very talky evening of dance and stories that brought down the house in its first test run at Carnegie Hall. "What makes it work," says Glass "is a shared sensibility. As dancers, Monica and Anna are these amazingly funny storytellers without words."

Mar 7
Kongos

Check out the Kongos when their Lunatic Tour 2015 with special guests Sir Sly and Colony House hits the stage.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m.

Limited VIP Packages Including Meet and Greet/Photo, Private Acoustic Performance, Exclusive Merchandise and More On-Sale Wednesday November 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Tickets available at all Smith's Tix locations, charge by phone 801-467-TIXX or toll free at 1-800-888-TIXX, and online at smithstix.com

Tickets are also available at the Depot box office day of show starting at 5PM (excluding club nights and private events) and on Friday's between 2PM-6PM (excluding holidays)

Patrons 18 years of age and younger are welcome to our ALL AGES shows when accompanied by a parent or guardian that is over the age of 18. Age information will be specified for each show. Additionally, because of Utah’s curfew law any ALL AGES show has to be over by 11 o’clock P.M. on weekday's and by 12 o'clock P.M. on Fridays and Saturdays

*Alcoholic beverages for 21+ will only be available on the mezzanine (3rd floor)

(while supplies last - subject to change - plus applicable fees where applied - 8 ticket limit)

Mar 6 - Mar 7
Andre Watts plays Beethoven 5

André Watts performs Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor") with Utah Symphony.  Also on program are two Copland works, Fanfare for the Common Man and Symphony No. 3.  Hugh Wolff conducts.

Mar 6 - Mar 8
Wasatch Powder Keg

The 13th annual Wasatch Powder Keg backcountry race will be held at Brighton Ski Resort. The Powder Keg is a test of speed, strength, and endurance for any backcountry skier. This year we will feature 3 races and racers have the option of doing any individual race or all 3 races.  
There will be a BBQ, awards ceremony, and raffle following the Saturday and Sunday races at the Milly Chalet. For 2015, the Powder Keg will also be part of Vertfest.

Mar 8 - Mar 12
Alta Women's Intermediate-Advanced Ski Camps

Just for women, the Alta Lodge Women's Ski Camp brings together the best of the Alf Engen Ski School's instructors for three days of instruction and four nights of lodging, breakfasts and dinners. You’ll be in a fun environment where you can challenge yourself, improve your technique and meet some new ski buddies. During the three-day camp, participants can expect to improve their skiing ability and skiing confidence so they can advance to exploring Alta’s legendary terrain.

"I thought the instruction was exceptional. All instructors were friendly, enthusiastic, supportive and fun to be around." - Martha F. 2008

The group camaraderie starts the first night when we meet for dinner the evening before the on-the-hill session begins. During that time, you’ll get the info on the newest women specific skis so we can help you pick the right skis for you. Off the hill, we'll meet for après ski, dinners and breakfasts. In your spare time, relax….you can take a sauna or hot tub, or schedule an in-room massage.

"I met many great women from all over who love to ski!" - Susan I. 2010

For women age 18 and older, this intensive clinic is designed for the intermediate through advanced level skier who is ready for new challenges in ski terrain and conditions, such as Alta’s famous powder snow.

Ability level: You should be comfortable on blue runs, ready to venture on to ungroomed or steeper terrain.

Arrival: March 8
Departure: March 12

Includes:

four nights lodging, breakfasts and dinner
three full days of ski instruction
three days of lift tickets: 2 Alta, 1 Alta/Snowbird
high end demo skis; boots available if needed
yoga class (optional)

Mar 14
Burton Party In Your Park

Party In Your Park – Three teams, creative features and a whole lot of good times. Smoothest style, hardest charger and working as a team could get you a prize!

Mar 3 - Mar 15
Mamma Mia!

An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends--practical and no-nonsense Rosie and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya--from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But, Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own.

 

Mar 5 - Mar 15
A/Version Of Events

Experience Matthew Ivan Bennett’s "A/Version Of Events" directed by Christy Summerhays – a claustrophobic road trip about healing at different speeds, getting trapped in the wrong memories, and finding out whether we can ever outrun ourselves.

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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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