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University of Utah readies for celebration of art

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A big anniversary up on the Hill: The University of Utah College of Fine Arts is turning 60.

Thousands at the university are celebrating in a grand style, honoring the arts tradition that began in 1888, and the college then founded in 1948.

Rehearsals are underway for Friday evening's event: "The Arts Unfolding: A Gala Performance." Meantime, concerts, lectures and art exhibits have opened or occurred throughout the week as a part of the anniversary.

Friday's event includes a world premiere, a work commissioned by an Emmy and Grammy award-winning composer Patrick Williams, and a piece from acclaimed choreographer Edgar Zendejas.

The College of Fine Arts encompasses art and art history, ballet, film, modern dance, theater and the School of Music.

Tickets for Friday's gala performance are available. The show starts at 8 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall. [Click here to get your tickets]


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