Dallyn Vail Bayles is living the stereotypical life of the aspiring thespian. He's now in New York — well, he actually lives in New Providence, N.J., which is a train-commute away — where he holds down 2 1/2 jobs, one as an administrative assistant at a legal firm, one as an usher at the New [...]


Utah dancers, it's time to slip on your blue suede shoes. Cirque du Soleil, the international performance/circus troupe that has become known for its spectacular-sized productions such as "O" and "Mystère," is designing a new show around the music of Elvis Presley for next year. And renowned Utah choreographer Bonnie Story has been tapped to [...]


A beloved fairy tale tells the story of an emperor who loved fine clothing. One day, two tailors appeared claiming they could make clothing so beautiful and delicate it would be invisible to all except those with refined tastes. The emperor was naturally intrigued and, although the price was extravagant, he commissioned the tailors to [...]


So, this line of writing has seemed to me to be somewhat unproductive, but I thought I would give it one more chance. Please bear in mind that nothing I say should be construed as an outright approval or condemnation of any work in its entirety and that no comment of mine is meant to [...]


"Where do Mormons come from, anyway?" "Where are the Golden Plates?" "Why do you work here without any compensation?" "How much did this building cost, and where did the church get the money?" More…


The 5 Browns, the all-sibling classical piano quintet from Utah, was surely the result of stage parents who aspired to raise five piano prodigies and pack them off to Juilliard, followed by appearances on "Oprah," "60 Minutes" and "The Tonight Show," followed by a recording contract and worldwide concert tours. Which is exactly what happened, [...]


Betty Jeanne Chipman is a ball of fire, a charismatic, generous musical genius who has taught hundreds of men and women how to sing solos for more than 50 years. More…


Fifteen of Moab's local artists will open their homes and studios for the fifth Moab Artists Studio Tour this coming Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More…


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Vincent van Gogh's masterpieces have inspired both young artists and prospective forgers seeking to re-create his vivid landscapes and portraits. More…


If you weren't already tired of the late-August movie "dog days," last Friday gave us three more movies that weren't pre-screened for critics: "Babylon, A.D.," "College" and "Disaster Movie." And next weekend holds "Bangkok Dangerous," which looks dreadful. More…


John McCain disappointed many Utahns when he bypassed Mitt Romney as his running mate. Explanations for why he was overlooked vary, but few think Romney's political life is over. More…


The Church has announced a new manual for Primary nursery classes titled Behold Your Little Ones. In addition, this manual has been designed to be a great resource to help parents teach basic gospel doctrines to small children. More…


Seven semitrailer loads of emergency relief supplies from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are on their way from Salt Lake to Gulf Coast church storehouses near the expected impact zone of Hurricane Gustav — and more is on the way. More…


The Association for Mormon Letters has announced the winners of the 2008 Irreantum Fiction Contest and the new Charlotte and Eugene England Personal Essay Contest. I’m pleased to note that AMV’s own Shawn P. Bailey was awarded third place in the fiction contest for his short story “Outside.” More…


PROVO, Utah — Dr. Charles D. Knutson tells the story of a man who was worried about his son. More…


Finding a filmmaker who wanted to tell her story made Heidi Johnson pleased. Seeing the product of the filmmaker's cinematic efforts made her weak. More…


PROVO — Sundays after BYU plays football on an autumn afternoon, a smart fan can tell at a glance where their friends sat during the game. More…


Recently, while on a walk, my wife and I came across a homemade sign that read: "Tom Plts." More…


The trend towards free music and artists' concerns about album sales are forcing Apple to rethink the future of iTunes, says Stephen Foley More…


The Easy Chair Musings by J.P. Starrs "Citius, Altius, Fortius." These three Latin words mean "Swifter, Higher, Stronger," and of course, are the Olympic motto. I remember as a kid watching the 1976 Olympics with my mother and being impressed at the abilities of the athletes.  I distinctly remember Jim McKay leading us through the [...]


There's very little on Robin Jensen's desk that distinguishes it from any other. From the computer screen to the family pictures to the mouse pad decorated with an island sunset, it's a fairly typical setup. More…


PROVO — At least one Provo college student won't be bumming money off mom and dad this school year. More…


LAYTON, Utah (AP) — A woman who was honored with a "teacher of the year" award put her prize money into some classroom improvements. More…


‘I listen to the music of the brain,’ he tells me with a winning, para-electoral smile. ‘There’s a steady buzz when it’s functioning normally, an angry, chaotic sound when there is damage. Therapeutically, we are skimming the surface in how music can promote recovery. There is a connection between music and the mood centres of [...]


Besides being a bit hard to spell, the name Dallyn Vail Bayles (pronounced "BAY-less") has long been associated with dramatic vocal, stage, and screen performances. Now this Green River, UT, native returns from his new home in the New York City area with a CD and a live concert simply called "Prayer." More…


Two-time "Dancing" winner Julianne Hough returns for her fourth season. And the Alta High grad made it clear that she's not taking time out from her burgeoning country music career simply because she's contractually obligated. More…


City officials change ordinances to allow up to 40 stories More…


The fine arts once had their own categories at the Games. Lee Blair's watercolor 'Rodeo' won a gold medal in 1932, but it's been missing for decades. More…


We invite and encourage all local and LDS filmmakers to participate in the 8th LDS Film Festival 2009 and submit their work to the festival. The success of the LDS Film Festival is a direct result of the quality and diversity of the work submitted. The 2008 LDS Film Festival had an attendance of over [...]


Lifelike graphics are breaking free of elite computer games and spreading throughout society in what industry insiders proclaim is the dawning of a "visual computing era." More…

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