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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 4 - Feb 8
Subaru Freeride Series

The Subaru Freeride Series returns to Snowbird Ski Resort this February 4-8, for another event featuring big mountain freeskiing and snowboarding competition.

The Subaru Freeride Series (SFS) represents the amalgamation of the Freeskiing World Tour and Masters of Snowboarding. Dedicated to athletes, quality, culture, competition, freeride history and sport progression, the Subaru Freeride Series will host four stops for skiers and snowboarders at North America's top big mountain venues.

The world's best athletes will compete on the most respected mountains and will be showcased to a global audience via HD Live Webcast at each competition. Be sure to come by the venue for an exciting event!

 

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 8 - Feb 12
Women's Ski Camp for Advanced-Expert Skiers

Are you ready to take your skiing to the next level and ski more of Altaâ??s famous terrain with increased confidence and flow? This camp is for advanced women skiers who:

are already comfortable on all black runs, in most snow conditions
enjoy venturing off-piste and into more advanced steeps and moguls
have the fitness level that allows for a full day of skiing
enjoy the camaraderie of other dedicated female skiers

Our top women guides will coach you for three days of challenge and fun in this smaller group setting.

Arrival: February 8
Departure: February 12

Includes:

four nights lodging, full breakfast and four-course dinners
three days of coaching
three days of lift tickets, 2 days Alta, 1 day Alta/Snowbird
high-end demo skis; boots available if needed
yoga class (optional)

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 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
Monika Jalili: Persian Songs of Love and Hope

For a talented group of Iranian poets and composers enjoying fame, the Iranian revolution of 1979 extinguished hopes, dreams and careers.

Since a serendipitous introduction in 2003, Monika Jalili has worked tirelessly to revive the touching works of these Iranian artists, some of whom are no longer with us, and most of whom have lived the past 30 years unable to express themselves as they once could.  It is their songs that Monika sings with passion, appreciation, and love.

Monika Jalili brings to life the rich history of Iranian culture through its music and poetry. Her entrancing selection of songs spans time and place; traditional Persian folk favorites stand alongside love songs from the 1940s to 1970s, a time of great cultural change in Iran. These are songs of love, hope and peace, and to this day, are still prohibited from being performed in Iran. The songs are performed in their original languages of Persian, Azeri, and various dialects. Using traditional and non-traditional instruments, her ensemble of musicians combine their influences to present original interpretations of this music. In a spirit of exploration, Monika aspires to create understanding through an appreciation of the beauty of Iranian culture. 

Monika she has performed around the world with her ensemble in cities as far-flung as Paris, London, Budapest, Copenhagen and Dubai, and has toured extensively throughout the US and Canada, appearing at venues including The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Place des Arts (Montreal), Yoshi's (San Francisco), Freer and Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian (Washington, DC), Lincoln Center (NYC), Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago), Le Poisson Rouge (NYC), Libby Gardner Hall (Salt Lake City), The United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), Maison des Cultures du Monde (Paris), Isabel Bader Theatre (Toronto), Gallivan Center (Salt Lake City), Boston University College of Fine Arts (MA), the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (NYC), The University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center (PA), Union Chapel (London, UK), Boston University College of Fine Arts and many others.

Feb 13
Mating Dances and Wild Romances

Ever wondered how a lion lets a lioness know he likes her, an elephant finds a date or how a grebe gets a girl? Sometimes dating ideas can come from the most unlikely of sources. Join us for a fun, relaxed evening of dating strategies as you participate in dolphin courtship displays, find your pheromone match, practice mating calls, and enjoy some delicious food catered by Taste of the Wild!

Feb 13
Valentine's Dinner at the Leo

 Why wait for the 14th to spoil your Valentine? For lovers, soon to be lovers, not so secret crushes, best friends or any other Sentimentalists, The Leonardo is offering a romantic four course meal for 2 on Friday the 13th. Each course will be lovingly prepared by our Executive Chef Zanetta Jones. Dinner will be hosted in our beautiful Event Center amidst the twinkling lights of the city.

Feb 13
Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish

Don't miss a night of ska punk when Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish plus special guests Authority Zero hit the stage at Murray Theater.

Feb 14
Charrette

RDT’s signature fundraiser and performance is in its 10th year and, for the second year in a row, will feature the redoubtable and hilarious Sister Dottie S. Dixon as Master of Ceremonies.
With celebrity judges, audience members vote for one of five competing choreographers who, “Iron Chef”-style, must create a dance in one-hour using RDT and 30 guest dancers for the title of “Iron Choreographer.”

Feb 14
Leftover Salmon

*This is a 21 and older venue*

Leftover Salmon returns to Park City Live for a special Valentine's day performance with special guests, Hot Buttered Rum!!

Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgras pioneers took their form of aggressive bluegrass to rock and roll bars at a time when it wasn't so common, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jamgrass genre. Today, Leftover Salmon continues to grace the stages of venues across the United States, leaving a constant growth of their unique sound with their continuous touring.

The group currently consists of Vince Herman, Drew Emmitt, Andy Thorn, Greg Garrison, Alwyn Robinson and Bill Payne. Even though the line-up has changed over the years, the strong relationship between the co-founders has kept the rustic, original sound of the band intact. With their popular albums such as "Aquatic Hitchhiker" and "High Country", there is no wonder why Leftover Salmon is so widely loved and listened to. Their 2015 Winter Tour will take them through the Mountain West region, with a stop in our very own mountain town of Park City.

Feb 13 - Feb 14
Regency Romance Ball

 After four years of sold-out attendance, the Regency Romance Ball returns to the iconic Salt Lake Masonic Temple, February 13 & 14, 2015. A unique event supporting the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) Utah Region, attendees enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, and music while dressed in Regency-era finery.

Guests may attend either evening (or both!). Singles are very welcome—there are dance partners for all! A historically accurate dinner menu from the early 1800s will be served followed by Regency era dancing. Kimberli Grant of Old Glory Vintage Dancers will demonstrate and teach guests dances of the 1800s throughout the evening, setting even the most inexperienced dancer’s heart at ease. Guests are invited to come dressed in their finest ball attire—Regency era clothing highly encouraged. Rental costumes are available at Mask Costumes (3900 South 718 East, SLC; 801-268-8466).

Feb 14 - Feb 15
2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival

See some of the best films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Peery's Egyptian Theater.

Feb 15
An Evening with Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum lives for songs. Songs to sing in the shower. Songs to crank through your earbuds at the DMV. Songs to name your babies after, and then make more babies to. The band's three songwriters, Aaron Redner, Nat Keefe and Erik Yates, spin tales about the good times, the bad times, and the roads in between, and belt them from the heart in three-part harmony. Bryan Horne's athletic standup bass and Lucas Carlton's tasteful percussion combine with the acoustic instruments to create what is California's own acoustic music.

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.

Feb 17
Hozier

See Irish singer/songwriter Hozier and guest James Bay live on February 17th at The Depot!

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Tickets in advance are $25.00, $29.00 Day of show
$2.00 surcharge for under 21

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 & 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 Friday's & Saturday's

*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)

The Depot | 400 W. South Temple | www.depotslc.com | All Ages

Feb 18
Les Claypool's Duo De Twang

Don't miss the return of "Les Claypool" Duo De Twang at The Depot with special guests Reformed Whores.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 5 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)

(while supplies last - subject to change - 8 ticket limit)

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Mayor Closes All Exit Routes from Capital City

Published: 08/22/2014

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 22, 2014) - In a swift reaction to an editorial travel segment he discovered in an online news publication yesterday, Salt Lake Mayor Ben McAdams has signed an emergency bill effectively blocking all exits from the Salt Lake valley.

The editorial segment highlighted a Salt Lake tourism campaign, which reminded visitors that they're never far from an exit and are free to leave at any time. "How are we expecting to increase revenue that way?" an incredulous Mayor McAdams asked tourism board members in an emergency meeting late Thursday night. "The amount of revenue this new bill will generate in hotel and restaurant taxes will pay for the closing of all Salt Lake's exit routes almost immediately. Keeping visitors here indefinitely will help secure our already thriving economy."

Construction began on freeway onramps this morning, and includes traffic cones, barricades, tire shredders, and other obstacles that will essentially prevent visitors from leaving the valley.

 

Tire Spikes

 

The bill also mandates that all airline tickets to Salt Lake be one-way. "Most of the major airlines are threatening to pull out of the Salt Lake International Airport, but we have a plan in place that should smooth over any ruffled feathers," commented McAdams this morning, as he stuffed gift baskets with Dante Exum bobbleheads, saltwater taffy, and koozies embroidered with the phrase "Mayor McAdams Wuvs You."

Many of the city's leaders are questioning whether the bill will deter new travelers from visiting, but McAdams has roundly dismissed these fears, stating that "any loss of potential new tourism dollars will be offset by the revenue our community will collect from the visitors who can never, ever leave. Ever."

Visit Salt Lake And Never Leave is a private, non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as the awesome travel destination it is...and for keeping visitors from ever leaving. In partnership with Salt Lake County, Utah Department of Transportation, and local law enforcement officials, VSLANL is committed to attracting and providing support to conventions, leisure travelers, visitors, and soon-to-be residents. 

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