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Apr 25
Lightning Bolt

Over the course of its two-decade existence, Lightning Bolt has revolutionized underground rock in immeasurable ways. The duo broke the barrier between stage and audience by setting themselves up on the floor in the midst of the crowd. Their momentous live performances and the mania they inspired paved the way for similar tactics used by Dan Deacon and literally hundreds of others. Similarly, the band’s recordings have always been chaotic, roaring, blown out documents that sound like they could destroy even the toughest set of speakers. 

Apr 23 - Apr 25
Reunion

On the threshold of our 50th Anniversary, this concert will kick off a celebration that will climax during RDT's 2015-2016 season.  Over 100 dancers have passed through the RDT studos as Company members and this show will celebrate all they have done to carry us to this milestone anniversary.

Featuring alumni choreographers:

-Linda C. Smith
-Kay Clark
-Tim Wengerd
-Bill Evans
-Lynne Wimmer
-Angie Banchero-Kelleher
-Brent Schneider
-Nicholas Cendese
-Nathan Shaw

Apr 24 - Apr 25
The Midtown Men

Together with the Utah Symphony, stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys reunite to sing some of their favorite '60s hits. They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all time, and now they’re together again - with the Utah Symphony! 

Apr 25
Real Monarchs vs LA Galaxy II

Come see the Real Monarchs as they battle against the LA Galaxy II.

Apr 8 - May 3
Mr Perfect

Mr. Perfect tells the tale of four sort-of love stories and asks, “What are the chances?” This romantic comedy centers on Zooey, a quirky flight attendant and romance novel junkie who is on the search for Mr. Perfect. When Zooey happens to meet Jeffery, the narrator of her favorite romance audio books, they end up in the airplane bathroom 32,000 feet over Dayton, Ohio. This sets Zooey on a quest to connect the random events that make up life, hoping to find the meaning of it all.

Apr 10 - May 9
2015 Tulip Festival

Welcome spring this April and enjoy all the colors of the rainbow spread throughout nearly 100 different varieties of tulips during the annual Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival. Featuring 250,000 tulips displayed in the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point Gardens, the Tulip Festival is an awe-inspiring sight that is redesigned each year to create a new display.

In addition to the spectacular tulips, on Fridays and Saturdays the Tulip Festival includes music, vendors, and food. Also, garden tours and demonstrations are held every day. And though there are hundreds of volunteers and staff working behind the scenes to create the festival, make no mistake about it: Mother Nature is in charge of the show. Regular Garden admission fees apply. Free admission for Thanksgiving Point Members.

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Utah Tops Forbes 2012 List Of The Best States For Business

Published: 12/13/2012

by Kurt Badenhausen, Forbes Magazine

Utah is Forbes’ Best State for Business for a third straight year. The state has a pro-business climate and companies benefit from energy costs that are 29% below the national average. Utah’s economy has expanded at 2.3% a year over the past five years—fifth best in the U.S. Utah is well known for its winter activities and has seen an increase in tourism since the 2002 Winter Olympics.

...Utah heads our list of the Best States for Business for a third straight year. Utah’s economy has expanded 2.3% annually since 2006–fifth best in the U.S–versus 0.5% for the nation as a whole. “We have a very fertile environment for entrepreneurs and business,” says Gov. Gary Herbert, who was reelected last month in a 68%-28% landslide.

Herbert cites three areas where Utah has a competitive advantage: taxes, its labor force and a favorable regulatory climate. Utah’s 5% flat corporate tax rate is one of the lowest in the country. The Tax Foundation, which released a study in February that measures the tax burdens in each state across different industries, rated Utah sixth best for existing firms. (It ranked No. 10 for new firms.)

Utah has a young, vibrant workforce. The state’s median age of 29 is four years less than the next youngest state, Texas. A third of the state’s workforce is bilingual, according to the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. This is largely a result of the state’s large population of Mormons, many of whom spend time as missionaries overseas. It is an attractive benefit for companies in an increasingly global economy and has helped lure large U.S. companies with international operations like eBay, Goldman Sachs, Oracle and Procter & Gamble. Goldman Sachs’ Salt Lake City office is its second biggest in the Americas with more than 1,400 employees. Utah has doubled its international trade over the past five years and this year it is up nearly 40%.

Utah ranks third for regulatory climate in the Mercatus Center’s Freedom in the 50 States study–a new metric in our Best States study. “Utah is less likely to reward frivolous lawsuits or hand out excessive judgments,” says Jason Sorens, who co-authored the report. “Utah’s health insurance regulations are generally light, resulting in less costly policies and more choice for people in the small group and individual markets.”

Last year, Gov. Herbert initiated a review of the state’s nearly 2,000 administrative rules. The state eliminated or modified 368 of them that Herbert characterized as “a drag on the economy.”

Among the other pluses for Utah: energy costs that are 29% below the national average. It is also one of only seven states to maintain an Aaa bond rating from the three rating agencies–something the U.S. lost last year. Herbert’s motto: “Government should get off of your backs and out of your wallets.”

Our ranking is based on six vital factors for businesses: costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. We weighed 35 points of data to determine the ranks in the six main areas. Business costs, which include labor, energy and taxes, are weighted the most heavily. We relied on 10 data sources; research firm Moody’s Analytics was the most-utilized resource (click here for a detailed methodology).

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