Nancy Van Valkenburg

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Local actor brings home Jean Valjean

“Les Miserables”’s Jean Valjean is the role of a lifetime for actor J. Michael Bailey. At least that’s how his career seems to be shaping...


'Les Miserables' at Zig to tell timeless tale

They dreamed a dream. The staff of South Ogden’s Ziegfeld Theater wanted to produce one of the world’s most challenging and recognized musicals....


WSU's 'A Body in Motion' offers dance, science

Weber State University professor Adam Johnston is preparing to teach his first physics lesson on a dance stage. “I actually show up, fairly terrified, on...


Weber State's 'Arcadia' challenges actors, audiences

If you consider yourself a deep thinker up for a challenge, head on out to Weber State University’s production of “Arcadia” to have your thoughts...


Baby Animal Days comes to Wellsville

The wide, wondrous eyes, the fast-forward, faltering gait. It’s time for the annual gathering of baby animals, where human babies and their adults gather to...


WSU rodeo team competes at Golden Spike Event Center

The Weber State University Rodeo Team wants you to come see some of your favorite riders and ropers this weekend — March 27 and 28 at a discount...


USU theater program redesigned, revitalized

One Utah State University actor has been invited to do a Broadway audition for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Another was asked for...

Movies & TV

Local film 'Stop Pepper Palmer' now available worldwide

Years ago, Lonzo Liggins couldn’t help notice that whenever his agent sent him out on commercial auditions, two familiar strangers would be seated in each...


See the other side of coins, in Layton

A penny worth half a million dollars will be on display at this year’s Northern Ogden Coin Show. “It’s a 1943-S minted penny made out of pure...


Vause shares mountain highs, lows, in poetry

Michael Vause finds poetic inspiration in exploring the written word and the distant lands. But in the past couple years, the Ogden author found his creative...

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