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Nancy Van Valkenburg

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Arts & Culture

Local photographers focus on Utah

To see Northern Utah at its artistic best, check out the work of local artists inspired by their surroundings. One such group participating in the First Friday Art...


Arts & Culture

'Luminous' works to be part of March art stroll

Artist Jeff Hepworth is seeing the light, and showing it to others. “My style is a luminous style,” said Hepworth, 63, a Mountain Green resident....


Stage

'The Appeal': literary icons behaving badly

Imagine a 19th century room and put inside literary icons Lord Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth and his writer sister, Dorothy Wordsworth....


Music

Passion of 'Madama Butterfly' comes to Weber State

Karen Bruestle has long had a wish list of operas she would like her students to perform. But for Bruestle, who directs Weber State University’s opera and...


Stage

'Shrek the Musical' a tale of an 'everyman' ogre

Shrek is a simple ogre in a fairytale land. So just how difficult could it be creating his world? “The show is huge,” said Maurie Tarbox, who directs...




Stage

'Barefoot in the Park' gets up close and personal

Sometimes, a small cast telling a personal story in an intimate space can add up to something bigger than all its parts. That’s the case with CenterPoint...


Stage

'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' charms audiences

One of the first songs in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” is “Give ‘Em What They Want,” and the actors at Terrace Plaza Playhouse did just...


Stage

Ogden audience cheers 'Damn Yankees'

Weber State University’s “Damn Yankees” hit a home run its opening weekend, according to audience members. “I really liked the dancing,...


Stage

Dance festival returns to Peery's Egyptian

This year’s Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival will draw dancers from all over the state, and from Nevada and New Mexico as well. The two-day festival, Feb....


Stage

Weber High, DaVinci casts go altogether ooky

Get ready for a local invasion of Addams family members. Two Top of Utah high schools are producing the creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky musical. Both schools...

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