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Mitsuyo Miyazaki, director of "Where We Begin," shows off her dancing skills while scouting locations for the upcoming film, Cedar City area, Utah, Summer 2014 | Photo courtesy of Mitsuyo Miyazaki Productions, St. George News

Film director returns to Cedar, produces ‘Where We Begin’ with local help 

CEDAR CITY –  A movie production in Cedar City and the surrounding area calls for volunteers as a Southern Utah University alumna-turned-acclaimed-film director, makes her return to a place she once called home. Mitsuyo Miyazaki, the director, writer and producer of the film “Where We Begin,” graduated with her bachelor’s degree from SUU in 1999 […]


Folk artist Robyn Landis performs in Kayenta 

IVINS – Saturday, the Kayenta Arts Foundation will present a special concert, one night only, with folk artist Robyn Landis. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in the Kayenta Outdoor Theatre in Ivins. Since the 2005 release of her first CD, “Love and Other Words” – made in association with the duo Short and […]


Authorpalooza! Authors, donors, volunteers sought for St. George Book Festival 

ST. GEORGE – As the annual St. George Book Festival approaches – scheduled to take place Oct. 20-25 – festival organizers are seeking both sponsors and local authors to support and take part in the event. An event called “Authorpalooza” will kick off the book festival on Oct. 20 at Barnes & Noble in St. George, and authors with books […]

Powwow competitor Martika Johnson performs Native American dance, Ivins, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Priscilla Johnson, St. George News

Kaibab Paiute Tribe hosts Sounds of Thunder Mountain Powwow 

MOCCASIN, Arizona – The annual Sounds of Thunder Mountain Powwow returns to the Kaibab Paiute Reservation near Moccasin, Arizona, Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to experience a weekend of Native American dancing, drumming and other festivities. “The public is invited to come out and experience some Southern Paiute activities and northern plains powwow style […]


TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – It’s Thursday night and the weekend is almost here again! If you’re looking for something fun to do, take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends and keep the fun going all weekend long. You will find the full rundown right here with our list of events to help you […]


‘Peter Pan: A New Musical’ spreads magic in Southern Utah 

WASHINGTON CITY – The magic of Neverland has captured imaginations for decades, and Southern Utah residents will have a chance to embrace its magic as Brigham’s Playhouse celebrates its fifth show, “Peter Pan: A New Musical,” which opened Aug. 8 and continues for a six-week run. Written by cousins Jordan Beck and Jonathan May, this show has touched countless hearts […]


Western movie stars shine, fans gather at annual Kanab festival 

KANAB – The Wild West will live once again as Western movie buffs, cowboys, folk singers and movie stars invade the small town of Kanab Aug. 18-24 for the 16th annual Western Legends Roundup. While Kanab may seem a small blip on the vast map of Utah to some, the city and surrounding areas have served as […]


Look to the skies; Perseid meteors shower down 

CEDAR CITY – Following up the intense brightness of supermoon on Sunday, stargazers can once again look to the skies for another annual cosmic event: the Perseid meteor shower. According to NASA’s website, larger meteor showers like the Perseids are caused when Earth travels through a region where small  debris of the comet Swift-Tuttle are located. Once […]


Ultimate Girls Day Out, ultimate expo, ultimate Taste of Home Cooking School 

ST. GEORGE – St. George News joins Marie Bowcut in sponsoring her brand new enterprise bringing Southern Utah what ladies really want: The Ultimate Girls Day Out; an unconventional convention of all things embodying  the feminine spirit – the pretty, the prissy, powerful and proud, women strong and sassy, spiritual, serene and revitalized. The expo will be held […]

Car No. 30 gets high-centered on a tire that was knocked off of another car; but, with a roar from the engine, he gets bounced high in the air to get free. Demolition derby, Washington County Fair, Washington County Regional Park, Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 9, 2014 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

Mud, sweat and cheers at annual demolition derby; STGnews Photo Gallery 

HURRICANE – Once again, the annual demolition derby sold out as hundreds of fans packed the stands at the Washington County Fairgrounds Saturday for the main event of the two-day derby. Dozens of derby cars got down, dirty and demolished as drivers young and old competed for prize money and for the pure adrenaline rush. One of the […]

Cast members of the 2014 season of Tuacahnn's productions perform "Doghouse Tango" at the Mutts and Music benefit in the indoor Hafen Theatre at Tuacahn, Ivins, Utah, August 9, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Tuacahn performers donate time, talents to raise funds for animal shelter 

IVINS – Saturday afternoon, in front of a large audience of music and animal lovers, members of this year’s performing cast and crew at Tuacahn graced the stage of Tuacahn’s indoor Hafen Theatre to perform in a variety benefit show, “Mutts and Music,” designed to raise funds for the Ivins No-Kill Animal Supporters, a group of […]

Finding Fairadise; a day of Ferris wheels, fun; STGNews Photo Gallery 

HURRICANE – The Washington County Fair is in full swing and the fairgrounds are alive with the sights and sounds of summer’s end ushering in one last fling before pencils and books replace sunscreen and endless nights. The scents of candied apples and juicy ribs mix with livestock manure and dust and a cacophony of […]


Hooves pound Utah turf, George Marshall, Beaver Derby horse races 

BEAVER– Residents of Beaver County and the surrounding areas looking for a little extra entertainment Saturday may look no further than the final installment of the the 2014 Canyon Breeze Training Center Horse Races. Saturday marks the fifth and final day of schooling races being organized at Canyon Breeze. Unlike horse races at larger facilities  in states […]


Pineview Stadium 10 hosts premiere of ‘Saints and Soldiers: The Void’ 

ST. GEORGE – Tuesday night, approximately 250 people attended a prerelease screening of “Saints and Soldiers: The Void,” the third in a series of films produced by Utah-based production company Go Films.  Attendees at the screening, which took place at Pineview Stadium 10 in St. George, were able to obtain tickets through social media sites and […]

Movies in the park at 1400 Canyon View Drive in Santa Clara, Utah, summer 2014 | Photo courtesy of Mike Wiest, Jubilee Realty, St. George News

Another month of movies in the park, countywide schedule 

ST. GEORGE — Movies for the whole community continue in August and in some cases September throughout Southern Utah cities, giving people of all ages a fun, and free, evening out to fellowship, picnic, lounge on blankets and lawn chairs, and take in some big screen entertainment. Hurricane City Movies begin at 9 p.m. at the Hurricane Community Center, 63 S. 100 West. […]

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