LEHI — Glass is one of the most amazing compounds on the planet. Liquid at high temperatures, brittle at cooler ones, often transparent but able to absorb almost any color, often associated with light and brilliance, glass is one of the oldest manmade substances, dating back to Mesopotamia and about 3,500 B.C.
Vanessa Joy has received accolades for not only her “hauntingly beautiful voice” but also her ability to sing in a variety of genres.
PROVO — When David Wiesner was a boy, he heard a poem by Ogden Nash with the lines: “Does anybody want any flotsam?/I’ve gotsam. Does anybody want any jetsam?/I can getsam.” He tucked it away in the back of his mind, “but I’ve loved the word ‘flotsam’ ever since.”
The king is looking for a new keeper for his vineyard. He needs someone that can grow various kinds of grapes in nice even rows and keep them from wilting prematurely, but also knows when it’s time to pull out dying vines and move on.
This has been a “Summer of Mozart” in Cache Valley, what with the Old Lyric Repertory Company’s production of “Amadeus,” and the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater’s production of “Don Giovanni” and Mozart’s “Requiem.”
Brigham Young was one of the most remarkable men of his age — or any age, for that matter. As pioneer, colonizer, government leader, family man and spiritual giant known as the “Lion of the Lord” (and that only begins to cover his resume), he is one of the most famous figures in Utah history.
SALT LAKE CITY — Samuel Newhouse was a man with grand ideas. As the son of Jewish immigrants who made enough money as a New York businessman to go out west, invest in mining and make lots more money, he saw great potential for commerce in Salt Lake City. Specifically, for the south end of downtown Salt Lake City, which he wanted to develop to compete with Mormon business interest at the north end of Main Street.
Two little girls get stuck in the snow and must call on the Snow Angels for help. That experience inspires them to become \"angels\" themselves and help others by doing such things as visiting lonely neighbors, making cookies and making quilts.
Pianist Jon Schmidt and cellist Steven Sharp Nelson are well-known in Utah for their music. Thanks to winning a YouTube contest, their fame is spreading.
What Michael Feeney Callan expected to be a three- or four-year-project, pretty much the standard for biographies, turned into a 16-year effort: the life story of Robert Redford.
Last fall, when the old Orem High School was being torn down, Rollie Bestor got one of the old bricks for each of his four children.
Vai Sikahema plays football and tennis, not the violin. He’s been known to sing in the shower, not in public. His whole family is musical, but him? Not so much.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s latest album, “This Is The Christ,” reached no. 1 on Billboard’s Classical Overall chart this week. The album, which features songs and hymns focusing on the mission and messages of Jesus Christ, unseated the previous leader — “The Royal Wedding: The Official Album.” That collection of music, related to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, is now at No. 2 on the chart.
Jesus Christ: Savior. Redeemer. Comforter. Healer. Friend. He has been at the center of a musical tradition that stretches back to the beginning of Christianity.
Return with us now to yesteryear — to a time a century ago when ladies donned fancy, frilly hats and elegant gowns and were escorted by dapper gentlemen in top hats and tails. Soft music formed a backdrop for casual conversation at satin- and lace-covered tables. The camaraderie was complemented by the clink of the finest silverware and the presence of sumptuous food.
Hotel Utah, which opened its doors in 1911 and is now known as the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, was honored and feted in a special birthday party Thursday evening, a party that included remarks and a ribbon cutting by LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson.
It was a birthday party 100 years in the making. It was “a unique event, a joyous occasion,” as Brent Shingleton, president and CEO of Temple Square Hospitality, put it, celebrating the life and spirit of a building that “has served and continues to serve this community like no other building in Salt Lake.”