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Ogden Twilight announces first concerts; Flaming Lips, Louis the Child return

OGDEN — Third time’s the charm.For the third year in a row, the Ogden Twilight Concert Series will be bringing The Flaming Lips for an outdoor concert in downtown Ogden.On Friday morning, Ogden Twilight announced that The Flaming Lips will perform June 13 in the Ogden Amphitheater. The news ...

Classical and hip-hop blend in upcoming Black Violin concerts

Think of it as Jay-Z meets Mozart.Black Violin — the Florida-based string duo that combines classical music training with hip-hop, funk, R&B, pop and rock — will make two concert stops in Northern Utah in the next week. Violinist Kevin Sylvester and violist Wilner Baptiste ...

Collective Soul’s E Roland proves to be a hippie at heart

By his own admission, Collective Soul frontman E (formerly Ed) Roland is an old soul. A hippie at heart.“I just think that’s the way to go about life,” the singer/guitarist said during a recent phone interview. “There’s nothing wrong with not agreeing with every ideology or idea, but ...

Beatles vs. Elvis? The clear winner will be the Egyptian Theater audience

In a steel cage death match of early rock ’n’ rollers, which mid-20th-century musical icon would claim the title of greatest — Elvis Presley or the Beatles?Peery’s Egyptian Theater attempts to answer that question next week with “Beatles vs. Elvis: A Musical Showdown.”The revue, ...

Elton John tribute artist brings his theatrical production to Layton

Craig A. Meyer may not be the original Rocket Man, but he’s a darn fine astronaut in his own right.The Atlanta-based musician/actor brings his Elton John tribute show to Layton this weekend, offering audiences a virtual smorgasbord of hits from one of the top-selling musical artists of all ...

Ogden Twilight brings crowd favorite Matt and Kim to downtown amphitheater

If working journalists had a quarter for every time a touring musician said their particular town was one of the artist’s favorite places to play, they wouldn’t have to be working journalists anymore.So when one-half of the electronic dance-punk duo Matt and Kim — which plays a concert ...

Travelin’ McCourys bring the bluegrass to Kenley Amphitheater in Layton

LAYTON — Get ready for a night of first-class bluegrass.The Travelin’ McCourys are set to perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in the Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive.The Grammy Award-winning band is known for its tight bluegrass sound, honed through years of performing. The ...

Vikki Thorn returns to Utah with her Australian folk trio The Waifs

For Vikki Thorn, one third of the Australian folk-rock trio The Waifs, next week’s concert at the Ogden Nature Center is a return to the state where she made her home for more than a decade.“We were in Utah 11 years,” said Thorn, who lived with her husband and three sons down around ...

Hold on! Vocal trio Wilson Phillips coming to Layton next week

LAYTON — One of the most successful girl groups in recent decades is coming to Layton.The vocal trio Wilson Phillips will take the stage at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in the Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive.The Los Angeles-based group was founded in 1989 by sisters Carnie Wilson and ...