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Living on the Edge: Voices of Poverty in America

Over a third of Americans lack sufficient savings to handle a $400 emergency. In this revealing public radio documentary, we consider the plight of tens of millions living on the…


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Great Salt Lake Collaborative aims to highlight solutions for imperiled ecosystem

Shallow water, deep trouble. The myriad problems created by the drying up of the Great Salt Lake require our attention. Because of low water levels, scientists have been warning of…

Both Sides of the Aisle

Biden’s reelection bid, the Fox News settlement and DeSantis in Utah

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by John Dougall, Utah State Auditor, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council…


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Global Joy: Festivals and Celebrations Around the World @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center
Apr 6 – Jun 30 all-day
Global Joy: Festivals and Celebrations Around the World @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center | | |
Global Joy: Festivals, Holidays & Celebrations Around the World is a Wasatch Camera Club photographic exhibit. This show will feature images from around the world (including here at home!) focused on holidays, festivals and celebrations. Examples include the obvious such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Hanukkah but every culture, country, ethnicity, and religion have their own. These holidays, festivals and celebrations may be unique to peoples, but they are also universal expressions of awe, love, devotion, and happiness . . . Global Joy! On View: April 6 – June 29, 2023 Location: Crescent Gallery, Utah Cultural Celebration Center Free Admission, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional hours during Community First Fridays
Torrey Chamber Music Festival @ Torrey Chamber Music Festival
Jun 2 – Jun 7 all-day
Torrey Chamber Music Festival @ Torrey Chamber Music Festival | | |

Torrey Chamber Music Festival will have concerts June 2-4 and a strings camp June 5-7. The Festival provides an opportunity for communities around Torrey, Utah to enjoy exceptional music performances in intimate settings and to provide the local youth a unique opportunity to achieve excellence as they perform along with the festival artists. This year’s program features familiar Classical favorites that everyone can recognize, like Vivaldi’s “Spring” from the four seasons, and masterworks by Dvorak and Ravel, alongside Utah premieres of current vanguard composers and jazz-influenced classical musicians like the Turtle Island String Quartet. Whether you’re a seasoned classical music fan, or you’ve never listened to a live string quartet, there’s something for you to enjoy! Torrey Chamber Music Festival is a program of the Entrada Institute.

“Squaring the Circle (The Story of HIpgnosis)” a Free Film Screening & Post Discussion @ The City Library
Jun 14 all-day
"Squaring the Circle (The Story of HIpgnosis)" a Free Film Screening & Post Discussion @ The City Library | | |

Calling all music lovers to come and join the Utah Film Center on Wednesday, June 14 at 7 pm at The City Library in Downtown Salt Lake for a free film screening of Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis).

Presented as part of the Utah Film Center’s Through the Lens Series and in partnership with KUER’s Radiowest, Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis) is a documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the duo who created some of the most recognizable album covers in history like Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.

Hipgnosis went from making covers for their mates (the likes of David Gilmour and Syd Barrett) to establishing themselves as the driving force behind visual identities of some of the most popular artists of the 1970s (think Led Zeppelin and Paul McCartney). Their methods were unconventional, their budgets often unreasonable, but they were fearless visionaries who artfully manipulated photographic images long before computer graphics became ubiquitous.

After the screening will be a Q&A moderated by KUER’s RadioWest host, Doug Fabrizio with producers Trish D. Chetty and Ged Doherty and local artist Jann Haworth, co-creator of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.

Register for this Free event at: https://utahfilmcenter.org/event/squaring-the-circle-the-story-of-hipgnosis/

Interpretive Anecdotes on the Risograph @ Marriott Library
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day

In this workshop, participants experience accelerated collaborations through brief, brainstorming sessions and use of the Risograph as a generative tool for making. The ideation process begins with interpreting a story from audio samples and continues with prompts that allow participants to accidentally recreate/rethink/mash-up stories. These audio stories and a shared reserve of found images serve as catalysts for small groups to visualize an intersection of the narratives and develop two-page spreads for inclusion in a collective booklet. Each participant leaves with a copy or two of the editioned book and the skills to print on the spectacular Risograph.

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