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Breaking barriers with brushstrokes: This southern Utah artist is legally blind

Breaking barriers with brushstrokes: This southern Utah artist is legally blind

Jessi Bang, St. George News  |  Posted April 15 - 10:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

In a world often perceived through sight, one woman defies limitations with a brush in hand and an extraordinary vision that transcends the boundaries of blindness.
Tooele ballet academy students to perform new ballet with music written for them

Tooele ballet academy students to perform new ballet with music written for them

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted April 14 - 3:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

Ballets typically include classic fairytales like "Cinderella," "Swan Lake" or "Sleeping Beauty," but the Tooele Valley Academy of Dance is preparing to perform its own, new ballet, inspired by a lesser-known Portuguese fairytale.
After finding something within 'worth saving,' this Utah artist shares message of hope

After finding something within 'worth saving,' this Utah artist shares message of hope

Jessi Bang, St. George News  |  Posted April 13 - 2:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

From the shadows of childhood trauma emerged a man on a mission — to transform pain into purpose with art.
Even in the age of Google Earth, people still buy globes. Here's why they remain so alluring

Even in the age of Google Earth, people still buy globes. Here's why they remain so alluring

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted April 13 - 10:51 a.m.  |  Save Story

In the age of Google Earth, watches that triangulate and cars with built-in GPS, there's something about a globe — a spherical representation of the world in miniature — that somehow endures.
Utah's Hogle Zoo announces this year's new arrivals

Utah's Hogle Zoo announces this year's new arrivals

Shara Park, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 13 - 8:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

From rescued cougar cubs to a baby gorilla expected to arrive this summer, there are exciting things happening at Utah's Hogle Zoo.
Powwows aren't just about color and dancing; they foster 'a unification and meeting of hearts'

Powwows aren't just about color and dancing; they foster 'a unification and meeting of hearts'

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 12 - 10:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

The University of Utah is hosting its annual powwow, put on by the American Indian Resource Center, on Saturday, with a broad array of participants expected to attend.
Bad Bunny drops suit after alleged bootlegger removes Salt Lake videos from YouTube

Bad Bunny drops suit after alleged bootlegger removes Salt Lake videos from YouTube

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 11 - 9:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

The reggaeton performer Bad Bunny dropped a lawsuit he had filed after a Spanish YouTube channel operator posted videos from his Feb. 21 Salt Lake City show.
Taylor Swift music back on TikTok despite fight with Universal Music, report says

Taylor Swift music back on TikTok despite fight with Universal Music, report says

Jaspreet Singh, Reuters  |  Posted April 11 - 9:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Taylor Swift's music is back on TikTok, even as the Chinese short-video app and singer's record label Universal Music are at loggerheads, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.
Greater Zion group marks 100 years of moviemaking in Washington County

Greater Zion group marks 100 years of moviemaking in Washington County

Stephanie DeGraw, St. George News  |  Posted April 11 - 11:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Washington County is celebrating Utah's 100 years of film history with free screenings of five movies shot in southern Utah.
New film tells story of 79 Latter-day Saint missionaries who escaped Nazi Germany

New film tells story of 79 Latter-day Saint missionaries who escaped Nazi Germany

Carole Mikita, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 11 - 8:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

Just days before the start of World War II, Americans, many of them Utahns, escaped from Nazi Germany. They were Latter-day Saint missionaries serving in that country. Now a filmmaker is telling their story.
German museum worker fired after hanging his own art in gallery

German museum worker fired after hanging his own art in gallery

Emily Blumenthal and Chris Stern, CNN  |  Posted April 10 - 8:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

For a brief moment, one German man achieved his dream: his artwork hanging in a famous museum.
Rare copy of comic featuring Superman's first appearance sells for $6M at auction

Rare copy of comic featuring Superman's first appearance sells for $6M at auction

Associated Press  |  Posted April 9 - 9:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

A copy of Action Comics No. 1, the comic book that introduced Superman to the world in 1938, sold for $6 million on April 4.
Utah immersive fantasy park Evermore shutting down; property owner promises a 'new attraction'

Utah immersive fantasy park Evermore shutting down; property owner promises a 'new attraction'

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted April 9 - 5:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

Evermore Park in Pleasant Grove will not be forevermore. Officials confirmed Tuesday the fantasy theme park is shutting down, though the property owner promises to unveil a "new attraction" at the site.
Donor gives rare collector items to Cache Valley charity auction

Donor gives rare collector items to Cache Valley charity auction

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 8 - 10:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

A guitar signed by Taylor Swift is just one of many unique items for sale by a Cache Valley charity. But this auction wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for one donor. 
Morgan Wallen has been arrested after police say he threw a chair off of the roof of a 6-story bar

Morgan Wallen has been arrested after police say he threw a chair off of the roof of a 6-story bar

Associated Press  |  Posted April 8 - 4:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Police say country music singer Morgan Wallen has been arrested after police say he threw a chair off the rooftop of a newly opened six-story bar in downtown Nashville.
Movie theaters are getting creative to appeal to audiences before blockbuster season

Movie theaters are getting creative to appeal to audiences before blockbuster season

Scottie Andrew, CNN  |  Posted April 8 - 3:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

We're in the thick of the pre-summer movie doldrums. From anticipated re-releases to expanded screenings in premium formats, here's what movie theaters are doing when the release schedule is sparse.
'Total Eclipse of the Heart' searches surge on Spotify, iTunes

'Total Eclipse of the Heart' searches surge on Spotify, iTunes

Jordan Valinsky, CNN  |  Updated April 8 - 11:27 a.m.  |  Save Story

Excitement over Monday's eclipse is shining new light on a decades-old song.
Actor Jonathan Majors avoids jail time, sentenced to counseling for assaulting ex-girlfriend

Actor Jonathan Majors avoids jail time, sentenced to counseling for assaulting ex-girlfriend

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Updated April 8 - 10:37 a.m.  |  Save Story

Actor Jonathan Majors has been ordered to complete a yearlong counseling program but avoided jail time Monday for assaulting Grace Jabbari.
A 'Pitch Perfect' family: UVU a cappella group to compete in New York

A 'Pitch Perfect' family: UVU a cappella group to compete in New York

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted April 7 - 7:18 a.m.  |  Save Story

"Aca-scuse me?" A Utah Valley University a cappella group that's only in its second year is hitting the road this month to compete in New York City for the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.
Kiss sells catalog, brand name and IP. Gene Simmons assures fans it is a 'collaboration'

Kiss sells catalog, brand name and IP. Gene Simmons assures fans it is a 'collaboration'

Maria Sherman, Associated Press  |  Updated April 5 - 8:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

It's never really the end of the road for Kiss. The hard rock quartet has sold its catalog, brand name and IP in a deal estimated to be over $300 million.
Lawsuit naming Sean 'Diddy' Combs as co-defendant alleges his son assaulted woman on yacht

Lawsuit naming Sean 'Diddy' Combs as co-defendant alleges his son assaulted woman on yacht

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted April 5 - 8:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

A lawsuit that names Sean "Diddy" Combs as a co-defendant alleges that his son Christian "King" Combs sexually assaulted a woman working on a yacht chartered by his father.
Former Marvel actor Jonathan Majors' conviction on assault and harassment charges will stand, judge rules

Former Marvel actor Jonathan Majors' conviction on assault and harassment charges will stand, judge rules

Nicki Brown, CNN  |  Posted April 3 - 5:51 p.m.  |  Save Story

Former Marvel actor Jonathan Majors' conviction on assault and harassment charges will stand after the judge in the case rejected a bid to set it aside.
What to expect when Salt Lake City airport opens new, very blue 'river tunnel'

What to expect when Salt Lake City airport opens new, very blue 'river tunnel'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 3 - 3:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City International Airport's newest art feature aims to build on the airport's outdoor themes — and it's very blue.
Have You Seen This? Jared Leto pranks 'Wheel of Fortune' contestants

Have You Seen This? Jared Leto pranks 'Wheel of Fortune' contestants

Matt Brooks, KSL.com  |  Posted April 3 - 3:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

For an April Fool's Day prank on Monday, actor Jared Leto stepped in for host Pat Sajak.
Orem film lab to open accessible, 'creative hub' with community dark room

Orem film lab to open accessible, 'creative hub' with community dark room

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted April 3 - 6:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

An internationally renowned film lab in Orem is planning to open a one-of-a-kind accessible, creative hub in Provo that aims to inspire and offer affordable film photography resources.
Native American fashion comes to runway at Utah Indigenous Fashion Week event

Native American fashion comes to runway at Utah Indigenous Fashion Week event

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 2 - 8:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Indigenous Fashion Week show in Salt Lake City will feature traditional and more contemporary offerings from Hopi, Navajo, Ute, Apache and other designers and artists.
'The Batman,' a 2022 blockbuster, wasn't plagiarized, US judge rules

'The Batman,' a 2022 blockbuster, wasn't plagiarized, US judge rules

Jonathan Stempel, Reuters  |  Posted April 1 - 1:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Warner Bros Entertainment didn't steal the plot for its 2022 blockbuster "The Batman" from a writer who created a story about the caped crusader three decades earlier, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled on March 27.
'Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire" roars to an $80M box office opening

'Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire" roars to an $80M box office opening

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted April 1 - 11:08 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Godzilla-King Kong combo stomped on expectations as "Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire," roared to an $80 million opening at the weekend box office.
Exit of CEO, apparent theater closure could impact future of Sundance Film Festival

Exit of CEO, apparent theater closure could impact future of Sundance Film Festival

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted March 31 - 7:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Sundance Institute's CEO announced her departure with the festival's long-term contract renewal deadline approaching. Meanwhile, a regular festival theater near Park City has stopped listing showtimes on its website.
'Definitely an arts community': A look inside the push to bolster the performing arts in St. George

'Definitely an arts community': A look inside the push to bolster the performing arts in St. George

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted March 31 - 4:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

The St. George Musical Theater is expanding through the construction of new and improved theater and renovation of an old movie theater that will be home to a performing arts campus.
King Charles shakes hands, chats with crowd at most significant public outing since cancer diagnosis

King Charles shakes hands, chats with crowd at most significant public outing since cancer diagnosis

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted March 31 - 10:54 a.m.  |  Save Story

King Charles III shook hands and chatted with onlookers after attending an Easter service at Windsor Castle in his most significant public outing since being diagnosed with cancer last month.
What's coming to Amazon Prime, Freevee in April

What's coming to Amazon Prime, Freevee in April

Matt Brooks, KSL.com  |  Posted March 30 - 2:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

Here's a look at what's coming to Amazon Prime and Freevee in April.
Going home to 'Little House on the Prairie' 50 years after series premiere

Going home to 'Little House on the Prairie' 50 years after series premiere

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted March 30 - 12:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

"Little House on the Prairie" stars and fans trekked to the filming spot in Simi Valley for the largest gathering of "bonnet heads" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the TV series premiere.
What's coming to Disney+ and coming and going on Hulu in April

What's coming to Disney+ and coming and going on Hulu in April

Matt Brooks, KSL.com  |  Posted March 29 - 5:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Here's a look at the movies and shows coming to Disney+ and Hulu, according to the streaming services.
University of Utah tops in games development education

University of Utah tops in games development education

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted March 29 - 10:06 a.m.  |  Save Story

Teams of students in the University of Utah's games programs are working toward an approaching deadline to complete video games that will launch at a public event on campus on April 24.
Weber State hosting powow to showcase Native American dancing, foster closer ties

Weber State hosting powow to showcase Native American dancing, foster closer ties

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted March 29 - 7:45 a.m.  |  Save Story

The 44th Annual Indigenous Voices Pow Wow on Saturday at Weber State University will feature singing and dancing.
Louis Gossett Jr., 1st Black man to win supporting actor Oscar, dies at 87

Louis Gossett Jr., 1st Black man to win supporting actor Oscar, dies at 87

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted March 29 - 7:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

Louis Gossett Jr., the first Black man to win a supporting actor Oscar and an Emmy winner for his role in the seminal TV miniseries "Roots," has died. He was 87.
Here's everything coming and going on Netflix in April

Here's everything coming and going on Netflix in April

Sicily Stanton, KSL.com  |  Posted March 28 - 8:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Here's a look at what's coming to Netflix in April.
Recent Grammy winners highlight Ogden Twilight Concert Series lineup

Recent Grammy winners highlight Ogden Twilight Concert Series lineup

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted March 28 - 7:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Killer Mike, St. Vincent and Diplo headline this year's Ogden Twilight Concert Series.
Vinyl Revival pop-up storefront targets crate collectors and music lovers

Vinyl Revival pop-up storefront targets crate collectors and music lovers

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted March 27 - 7:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Vinyl Revival event going on now at Millcreek Commons features 15 local shops selling music-related items. The weekends feature spin-offs, special item releases and DJ performances.
Controversial 'Titanic' prop fetches more than $700K at a memorabilia auction

Controversial 'Titanic' prop fetches more than $700K at a memorabilia auction

Taylor Nicioli, CNN  |  Posted March 27 - 4:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

It's one of the most iconic, and hotly-debated, props in cinematic history: The floating wood panel that spared Kate Winslet's "Titanic" character Rose DeWitt Bukater from icy North Atlantic waters after the titular ocean liner's sinking — but not Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack Dawson. And it's now been sold at auction for more than $700,000.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs' lawyer says raids of the rapper's homes were 'excessive' use of military force

Sean 'Diddy' Combs' lawyer says raids of the rapper's homes were 'excessive' use of military force

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Updated March 27 - 11:40 a.m.  |  Save Story

A lawyer for Sean "Diddy" Combs says the search of his properties in Miami and Los Angeles were "a gross use of military-level force." The public statement Tuesday is the first from the music mogul's team since his properties were raided Monday.
'He loved the cinema houses': Ogden remembers man who helped save Peery's Egyptian Theater

'He loved the cinema houses': Ogden remembers man who helped save Peery's Egyptian Theater

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted March 25 - 9:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Van Summerill, who died earlier this month, spearheaded efforts in the 1980s and 1990s to save the iconic theater — a key part of the city's arts offerings — from the wrecking ball.
Church of Jesus Christ announces new voice for 'Music & the Spoken Word'

Church of Jesus Christ announces new voice for 'Music & the Spoken Word'

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted March 25 - 6:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that Derrick Porter will be replacing Lloyd Newell, who served as writer and presenter of the program since 1990.
Feds search Sean "Diddy" Combs' properties as part of sex trafficking probe, AP sources say

Feds search Sean "Diddy" Combs' properties as part of sex trafficking probe, AP sources say

Michael Balsamo and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted March 25 - 4:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two properties belonging to rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs' in Los Angeles and Miami were searched Monday by federal agents and other law enforcement as part of an ongoing sex trafficking investigation.
Filmmaker talks about southern Utah links in new documentary about troubled teen industry

Filmmaker talks about southern Utah links in new documentary about troubled teen industry

Chris Reed, St. George News  |  Posted March 25 - 9:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

Katherine Kubler didn't set out to be the focal point of a documentary that has been among the top three shows on Netflix in the last two weeks.
What would you like to be remembered for? Study says this is No. 1

What would you like to be remembered for? Study says this is No. 1

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted March 24 - 1:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

Ask Americans what they hope will be their legacy, and a stunning nearly 1 in 3 say they'd like to be remembered for their creativity — ahead of intelligence (20%), wealth (14%) and humanitarian work (10%).
Rainn Wilson set to deliver Weber State University's commencement address

Rainn Wilson set to deliver Weber State University's commencement address

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted March 22 - 7:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

"The Office" actor Rainn Wilson, everyone's favorite assistant to the regional manager, will deliver the 2024 commencement address at Weber State University next month.
Review: 'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire' lands between nostalgia and missed opportunity

Review: 'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire' lands between nostalgia and missed opportunity

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted March 22 - 5:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

"Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire" is a fun distraction, but ultimately leaves you wanting.
'Let's dance': Kevin Bacon accepts Payson High's prom invite as 'Footloose' turns 40

'Let's dance': Kevin Bacon accepts Payson High's prom invite as 'Footloose' turns 40

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted March 22 - 9:19 a.m.  |  Save Story

Kevin Bacon, the actor who filmed many scenes of the iconic 1984 film "Footloose" at Payson High School, is coming back for one last prom before the current building is torn down.
Princess Kate spotted in public for 1st time in months; photo of late Queen was doctored

Princess Kate spotted in public for 1st time in months; photo of late Queen was doctored

Rob Picheta, CNN  |  Posted March 19 - 8:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

Another official photograph involving Catherine, princess of Wales, was digitally manipulated, according to a leading photo agency, sparking a second royal retouching controversy just as Kate was spotted in public for the first time in months.
Singer R. Kelly seeks appeals court relief from 30-year prison term

Singer R. Kelly seeks appeals court relief from 30-year prison term

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted March 19 - 6:52 a.m.  |  Save Story

R. Kelly's lawyer told an appeals court Monday that a racketeering law was unjustly used to convict the R&B superstar at his Brooklyn trial of sexually abusing young fans, including children, for decades.
2nd man charged in connection with 2005 theft of ruby slippers worn in 'The Wizard of Oz'

2nd man charged in connection with 2005 theft of ruby slippers worn in 'The Wizard of Oz'

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted March 18 - 11:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

A second man has been charged in connection with the 2005 theft of a pair of ruby slippers that Judy Garland wore in "The Wizard of Oz," according to an indictment made public Sunday.
Utah business works to catch the attention of Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce

Utah business works to catch the attention of Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce

Karah Brackin, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 17 - 5:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah brand is hoping to catch the attention of one of America's most popular couples — Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce.
Ogden's historic 25th Street 1 of 20 US corridors up for 'Best Main Street' honors

Ogden's historic 25th Street 1 of 20 US corridors up for 'Best Main Street' honors

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted March 16 - 4:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Historic 25th Street is Ogden's commercial and restaurant zone and it has been nominated in USA Today's "Best Main Street" category.
Haitian man living in Utah describes violence impacting his friends, family

Haitian man living in Utah describes violence impacting his friends, family

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 16 - 1:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Haitian cellist who plays for the Utah Symphony says gang violence has intensified in his home country, leading to neighborhood raids and limited food and water.
Review: 'Arthur the King' is a feel-good surprise

Review: 'Arthur the King' is a feel-good surprise

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted March 15 - 6:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

The movie "Arthur the King" is not perfect and has plenty of issues here and there, but ultimately it's a feel-good movie with tons of heart and an adorable dog. What more do you want?
Jonas Brothers to headline 2024 Stadium of Fire concert

Jonas Brothers to headline 2024 Stadium of Fire concert

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted March 15 - 6:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Freedom Festival announced Friday the headliner act for the 2024 Stadium of Fire concert will be the famous pop band the Jonas Brothers.
Millions have played Wordle, but there's more to the game than you'd expect

Millions have played Wordle, but there's more to the game than you'd expect

Saira Mueller, CNN  |  Posted March 15 - 12:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Wordle — the daily word game that became a cultural phenomenon during the pandemic — released its 1,000th puzzle on Friday.