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  • Orchestra at Temple Square Fall Concert



    At 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, October 14-15, 2016, the Orchestra at Temple Square, under the direction of conductor Igor Gruppman, will present their fall concert at the Tabernacle on Temple Square. The Orchestra at Temple Square, a 170-member, all-volunteer, nationally recognized orchestra was established in 1999 as a companion ensemble to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The Orchestra performs each week with the Choir in the weekly broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word, in annual Easter, Pioneer Day and Christmas concerts, as well as other special events. Since 2005 the Orchestra has gone on tour with the Choir across North America and in 2016 traveled with the Choir to Europe. Each year they present their own fall and spring symphonic concerts in the Tabernacle. Admission to this event is limited to those ages eight and older. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. each evening of the event, and concertgoers should be in their seats by 7:15 p.m.

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/orchestra-at
  • West Coast Swing Classes & Social Dancing!

    • Monday, October 14, 2019 at 08:00 PM – November 11, 2019
    • DF Dance Studio in Salt Lake City, UT
    Spice up your Basics this fall with West Coast Swing class & social dancing.

    October is the best time to learn some West Coast Swing Tricks and moves! Burn some calories while learning Sugar Push & pass variations. Bonus! Stay from 9-10pm for dancing that is included in your class! Starts: Beginning of every month Every Thursday at 8pm-9pm and every Monday 8-9pm! Social Dancing after until 10 pm! No partner is required, and we'll rotate often throughout each class so you meet everyone. Learn this social dance & practice what you've learned! Info: 801.466.0490

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/west-coast-s
  • Jazz Jam Series 2019



    Jam sessions have always provided jazz musicians a way to “cut their teeth” and push each other to play their best. This new monthly music series gives UVU music students and local jazz musicians the chance to create spontaneous performances as only jazz musicians can. Each event is hosted by a house band featuring one of Utah’s top professional jazz musicians backed up by UVU music students. Play a little jazz yourself? Audience members are welcome to “sit-in” with the band as long as they have their “axe” (instrument) and a jazz tune ready to play.

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/jazz-jam-ser
  • Yoke Lore

    • Monday, October 14, 2019 at 08:00 PM
    • Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT


    “A ‘yoke’ is something that holds things together. ‘Lore’ means a set of stories or a collection of ideas about an event, time, or culture,” explains Adrian Galvin, when asked about the meaning behind his musical moniker Yoke Lore. New York indie pop project Yoke Lore is the solo musical venture of Adrian Galvin, previously of Yellerkin and Walk the Moon. Yoke Lore layers the harmonies of Panda Bear, the soulful beats of M83, and the modern pop of Blackbird to tell “the stories of how we are bound.” Galvin’s songs combine echoing waves of banjo, vocals, and percussion to create arresting pop music with tactile candor and conviction. Galvin continues, “I want to tell stories about how memories, relationships, apprehensions, and big dreams hold us together. I think that exploring universal experiences both emotional and spiritual are best conveyed through the potency of personal stories. And music wields a power to render the very personal, epic.” After putting out three acclaimed EPs which gained him a loyal following -- Far Shore (2016), Goodpain (2017), and Absolutes (2018) -- 2019’s Meditations strips several of Galvin’s familiar songs to their core by trading the usual electronic elements for arrangements of piano, horns, and strings. “In re-interpreting it, I wanted to clear out everything but the song itself, so that people to whom it means something can glean a more refined experience of the song itself. Clear out the clutter, unburden yourself,” Galvin explains of “Beige (unburdened),” the reimagined version of his song “Beige” from the Goodpain EP. In addition to these re-interpretations, listeners will also find two new studio songs on the new Meditations EP. 2017, the year the Goodpain EP was released, was a turning point for Yoke Lore. His stand-out single “Goodpain” roused fans old and new -- including Spotify, who invited Galvin to their New York City studio to record an acoustic version of the track, as well as two covers for his Spotify Singles: “Last Christmas” by Wham! and “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden. His holiday song graced Spotify’s Holiday Singles playlist alongside covers by Demi Lovato, Sam Smith, and Miley Cyrus. Yoke Lore also found an unexpected new fan in popstar Taylor Swift, who added his cover of “Truly Madly Deeply” to her “Songs Taylor Loves” Spotify playlist in 2018. Three years of non-stop touring (supporting acts like Bastille, LP, Frenship, Overcoats, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Aquilo) and playing festivals worldwide (SXSW, The Great Escape, Field Trip, Billboard Hot 100) led to Yoke Lore’s first US headline tours, selling out shows all over the country. In 2019, Yoke Lore will make appearances at BottleRock Napa Valley and Firefly Festival, following an east coast headline run and some European dates as well. The new acoustic EP, Meditations, is due out June 2019.

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/yoke-lore/
  • Black Pumas

    • Monday, October 14, 2019 at 08:00 PM
    • The State Room in Salt Lake City, UT


    Sometimes, a mystical, life-changing connection can be closer than you think.In 2017, Grammy Award-winning guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada had recorded some instrumentals in his Austin studio, and he started looking around for a vocalist -- he knew a lot of singers, but he wanted something different. He reached out to friends in Los Angeles, in London, but nothing seemed right. Meantime, Eric Burton had recently made his way to Texas. Born in the San Fernando Valley, he grew up in church and then got heavily involved in musical theater. He started busking at the Santa Monica pier, where he brought in a few hundred dollars a day and developed his performance skills. Burton traveled through the Western states before deciding to settle down in Austin -- setting up his busking spot on a downtown street corner, at 6th Street and Congress, for maximum exposure. A mutual friend mentioned Burton to Quesada, saying that he was the best singer he had ever heard. The two musicians connected, but Burton took a while to respond (“My friends were like ‘Dude, you’re a mad man, you need to hit that guy back!’“) Finally, he called Quesada, and started singing to one of the tracks over the phone. “I loved his energy, his vibe, and I knew it would be incredible on record,” he says. “From the moment I heard him on the phone, I was all about it.” The results of that inauspicious beginning can now be heard on the self-titled debut album from Black Pumas, the group that Quesada and Burton assembled, which has become one of the year’s most anticipated projects. Described as “Wu-Tang Clan meets James Brown” by KCRW, Black Pumas were the winner of Best New Band at the 2019 Austin Music Awards.

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/black-pumas/
  • Todd Snider



    One morning near the end of August, Todd Snider was relaxing with a visitor on the back porch of his house just outside Nashville, drinking coffee and shooting the breeze while his dog, Cowboy Jim, took a nap nearby. After awhile, Snider said to his guest, “I’ve got an album’s worth of songs, and I think the songs are telling me to make a folk record.”

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/todd-snider-
  • 2019 Sandy Visual Art Show



    The Sandy Visual Art Show is a premier, adjudicated art show offering participants the opportunity to publicly exhibit and sell their work as well as vie for cash prizes. The Sandy Visual Art Show will highlight watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, and photography. Any Utah artist aged 18 and older may submit up to three (3) entries. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Exhibit : October 15 – Friday, October 25  

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/2019-sandy-v
  • Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art



    A pair of iconic tabletop seasonings. Secret lovers. Well-heeled newlyweds. Gothic churches. Iconic landscapes. Kittens. Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art explores works of art conceived as pairs and examines how timeless pairings from sixteenth-century Europe to contemporary Utah illuminate of-the-moment ideas.   Curator of European, American, and regional art Leslie Anderson conceived and organized the exhibition, the first of its kind devoted to a comprehensive look at the pendant format and the artistic strategies at play in such works. Drawing chiefly from the Museum’s dynamic collection, Power Couples explores how artists have used the pendant format across media, cultures, and time periods to explore gender roles and social status; to present moments of before-and-after, cause-and-effect and departure-and-return; and to compare and contrast familiar stories and ideas.   Visitors are encouraged to engage with these concepts through a variety of in-gallery experiences such as dressing up to create your own pendant, a magnet board that allows you to change and disrupt the gender roles of Barthel Bruyn the Younger’s Portrait of a Gentleman andPortrait of a Lady (ca.1555–1565), and more.   Visitors will find new acquisitions, perennial favorites and rarely seen, recently conserved objects of European, American and Asian art as well as select loans from other museums in a variety of mediums: paintings, prints, sculpture, photographs and video art.   Sponsors Support for Power Couples is provided by curatorial sponsor Marriner S. Eccles Foundation, conservation sponsor Ann K. Stewart Docent Conservation Fund, and programming sponsor Carolyn & Kem Gardner.   Admission Entrance to Power Couples is included in the price of general admission. Admission is free the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month. See umfa.utah.edu/visit for details.  

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/power-couple
  • DE | MARCATION



    A Survey of Contemporary Photography in Utah July 18, 2019 through January 12, 2020 Since its invention, photography has played a role in constructing and projecting Utah’s identity. Yet the most prominent images often reflect government and corporate interests, from the nineteenth-century promotion of Manifest Destiny to today’s marketing of the outdoor recreation industry. While our beloved landscapes­­­—unique, vast, and varied—are a deep source of pride, they represent only part of what Utah is as a place and people. DE | MARCATION, a limited-edition portfolio surveying the work of Utah contemporary photographers, challenges traditional notions of the West and highlights the state’s complexity. Produced in 2018, the portfolio reflects Utah’s increasing cultural diversity with the majority of its twenty contributing photographers being born outside of Utah, and five outside the United States. Utah’s remarkable and (popular, or often photographed?) landscape does resonate in the works, but it plays a supporting role to gender and power studies, to the investigation of the built environment, and to documentary and conceptual performance practices—all aspects of (recent, or contemporary?) global photographic inquiry. More than a physical object, the unique portfolio represents a generous act of building and supporting community. DE | MARCATION is the brainchild of artist Amy Jorgensen, executive director of Granary Arts and the head of photography at Snow College. Jorgensen and artist Ed Bateman, University of Utah associate professor of photography and digital imaging, involved a network of artists and arts professionals from across the state and beyond to communally determine the content and scope of the portfolio. For instance, the U’s Book Arts Program played a key role with Red Butte Press, the program’s letterpress publishing imprint, producing the portfolio’s non-photographic materials including its bespoke clamshell box. Many voices had input in shaping DE | MARCATION, and the very act of creation galvanized a community by recognizing a photographic strength and uniting creative networks. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is honored to extend the project’s spirit of generosity and community building by acquiring and exhibiting the significant work. DE | MARCATION is emblematic of our thriving creative community, but it also presents a de-centered understanding of place, one that is multifaceted and inextricably connected to a globalized world. Within the UMFA’s collection, this insightful snapshot of ideas and attitudes will yield information and inspire creativity for visitors, students, researchers, and artists for a long time. Artists included in the portfolio include: Kimberly Anderson, Christine Baczek, David Baddley, Edward Bateman, David Brothers, Van Chu, Samuel Davis, Daniel George, Haynes Goodsell, Mark Hedengren, Amy Jorgensen, Natalie Kirk, Karalee Kuchar, Carsten Meier, Bernard C. Meyers, Andrew Patteson, Kim Raff, Nancy E. Rivera, Fazilat Soukhakia, and Josh Winegar  

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/copy-event-p
  • Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Lands

    Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century

    “Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/sky-above-ea