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Apr 24
Utah Whitewater Film Festival

This will be the 14th annual whitewater film festival. All the money raised will go to the Snake River Fund, www.snakeriverfund.org. We will have both a raffle and a silent auction.

Apr 24
Life at the Speed of Light

 J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JVCI), a not-for-profit, research organization dedicated to human, microbial, plant, synthetic and environmental research. He is also Co-Founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately-held company dedicated to commercializing genomic-driven solutions to address global needs. In 1998, Dr. Venter founded Celera Genomics to sequence the human genome using new tools and techniques he and his team developed. This research culminated with the February 2001 publication of the human genome in the journal, Science. Dr. Venter and his team at JVCI continue to blaze new trails in genomics. They have sequenced and analyzed hundreds of genomes and created the first self-replicating bacterial cell constructed with synthetic DNA.

In 2010, Dr. Venter and his team at the JCVI successfully constructed the first "synthetic bacterial cell" putting humankind at the threshold of a new phase of biological research, one that is enabling us to go from reading the genetic code (sequencing genomes) to now writing the genetic code for designing new species. The science of synthetic genomics will have a profound impact on society, including new methods for chemical and energy production, human health and medical advances, clean water, and new food and nutritional products. Dr. Venter, regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century for his numerous pioneering advances in genomics, will guide us through this emerging field, detailing its origins, current challenges, and the potential positive advances.

Dr. Venter is a pioneer of the genomics revolution. His work on synthetic biology truly embodies the theme of “pushing the boundaries of life.” Essentially, Venter is seeking to “write the software of life” to create microbes designed by humans rather than only through evolution. The potential benefits and risks of this new technology are enormous. It also requires us to examine, both scientifically and philosophically, the question of “What is life?”

Apr 22
War Horse

“War Horse” tells the story of young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, which has been sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. In a tale that the Sunday Express said is “…both epic and intimate,” and “absolutely guaranteed to move the heart,” Joey is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no man’s land. Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship.

“War Horse” is filled with stirring music and songs, and at the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on stage. “The puppetry is nothing short of miraculous,” according to The Times of London.

Apr 24
Peter Pan

Fly away with Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and Captain Hook as J.M. Barrie's magical, musical fairytale of the "Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" is cleverly re-imagined for the Hale Center Theater Orem stage! A favorite for children of all ages. Come back to Neverland, and remember what it's like to pretend!

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Hotel Elevate to expand with The Historic Hotel Bar and The Barrel Room

Published: 01/24/2013

From UtahBusiness.com

The Hotel & Club Elevate, known for its popularity in the nightclub scene, as well as holiday parties, has announced the launch of two new bars: The Historic Hotel Bar, and The Barrel Room.

When asked about the reasons for the changes Bryan Borreson, the owner and operator for the last three years, pointed to the ever-changing culture of Salt Lake City and the surrounding community. "Utah has a vibrant and evolving population, and we want to evolve with them. With our history and location, we feel we are in a great position do just that."

Located just South of the Salt Palace, The Hotel & Club Elevate has been a destination not only for Utahns, but also for tourists and conference attendees across the nation, hosting many events for Outdoor Retailers and other visiting groups. "We're excited for the new expansion, it's been a lot of work and I think our guests are going to be able to see that," Borreson expressed.

The first bar is created to be homage to the origins of the building, which opened in 1910 and will be complete with period bartenders, as well as a large selection of food and beverages for people to enjoy. "We have a rich history in Salt Lake, in this building in particular, and we want to celebrate that history. We will be expanding our hours as well, opening our doors at 4:00 pm every Tuesday through Saturday," said Borreson.

The Barrel Room celebrates that history as well, hosting live bands and serving craft beer. "We wanted to create a space that showcases the local talent Utah has, both in its craft beer as well as its musical talent and we feel The Barrel Room reflects that," he said.

 

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