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OCT 23 Phillip Phillips in Concert

Dixie State brings ‘American Idol’ Phillip Phillips in concert; ticket options 

ST. GEORGE — The Dixie State University Student Association will present “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips in concert, Tuesday. The concert, in conjunction with Dixie State University’s Homecoming Week, will round out a week of activities in celebration of the inauguration of Dixie State’s 18th president, Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams. Tickets may be purchased online or by telephone, 435-652-7800, or at DSU […]

Spooky Town Fair offers ‘spooktacular’ fun, raises funds for school district 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County School District Foundation, with the help of the St. George Chamber of Commerce, will host a Halloween-themed Spooky Town Fair Friday and Saturday at St. George Town Square, 50 S. Main St. in St. George. The event will feature carnival games and bounce houses, food vendors, costume and pumpkin […]

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Tricks, treats, spooky fun at haunted dinosaur tracks 

KANAB — Join the Bureau of Land Management-Utah Kanab Field Office and partners Saturday for their annual trick or treat event at the Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Tracksite. Take family and friends on a Halloween adventure through one of the most diversified concentrations of prehistoric animal footprints in North America — right in Kanab’s backyard. Come prepared for […]

Sarah Thompson, Miss Dixie, Jessica Jensen, 1st runner up, and Jaylin Humphries, 2nd runner up, Miss Dixie pageant, Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, Oct. 21, 2014 | Photo courtesy of John Holfeltz and Izak Amargo, St. George News

Dixie State University crowns homecoming queen 

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University crowned a new homecoming queen Tuesday night, naming Sarah Thompson as the winner. Thompson, from Brigham City, was selected by a group of judges based on her interview skills, response to an onstage question, swimsuit, evening wear, and talent portions of the competition. She will receive a scholarship to Dixie […]

Shakespeare Competition, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, October 2014 | Photo courtesy of Utah Shakespeare Festival, St. George News

Students receive honors at 38th Annual Shakespeare Competition 

CEDAR CITY—The 38th annual Shakespeare Competition, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University, gave out dozens of awards and scholarships to drama, dance and music students. The competition is the largest scholastic Shakespeare competition in the country, and this was a record-breaking year with over 3,000 students from 108 schools. Students came […]


SpringHill Suites hosts ArtNight; space available for artists, musicians 

CEDAR CITY – Artists will exhibit and musicians will perform at ArtNight, taking place Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. at SpringHill Suites, 1477 S. Old Highway 91 in Cedar City. The public is invited to this free event to celebrate local art and share in an evening of inspiration. Refreshments will be served. ArtNight is a nationally […]

Celeste Meyeres at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Celeste Meyeres,  St. George News

Stevie Nicks picks shawl by Kanab designer for 1st place winner 

KANAB – Celeste Meyeres of Kanab recently won first place for her shawl named NAY-TIV RAY-VIN in a design contest in which Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac fame asked fans to design a shawl for her to model. Meyeres, whose nickname is Crickets and vends under the business name CricketsCreations, began making her shawl after thinking about it for a […]

OCT 16 DSU Jazz Ensemble to Perform Oct. 21

Dixe State, Snow Canyon High jazz ensembles perform concert 

ST. GEORGE- The Dixie State University Jazz Ensemble opens their season of performances with a concert on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 pm in the Mainstage Theater of the Eccles Fine Arts Center. The group, lead by Music Department Chair Glenn Webb, will perform music from the libraries of Count Basie, Ray Charles, and Henry Mancini. […]


TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The weekend is 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. Halloween activities are poised to take over Southern Utah for the remainder of October and much more. You will […]


Grande Masquerade Ball, a gala affair for Habitat for Humanity 

ST. GEORGE — Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah is hosting its first-ever Grande Masquerade Ball Nov. 1 at SunRiver Community Center Ballroom from 5-10 p.m. This fundraising event is open to all, with tickets costing $75 per person. The Grande Masquerade Ball is the third annual gala fundraising affair benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah and […]

Master composer Tao Wu joined the Orchestra of Southern Utah Thursday night for the season premiere of their winter concert series "Pieces of Peace." Image provided to St. George News by Orchestra of Southern Utah.

Orchestra of Southern Utah kicks off new season with show of culture 

CEDAR CITY – Chinese master conductor Maestro Tao Wu joined the Orchestra of Southern Utah Thursday night at the Heritage Center Theater to debut this season’s concert series premiere, “Exploring the World Through Music.” The show was part of a six-part string of shows centered on the theme “Pieces of Peace” that will continue through April […]


Business and the Arts seminar aims to assist artists, early registration 

KANAB — Dixie State University and the Center for Education, Business and the Arts will present the 6th annual Business of Art Seminar on Nov. 7-8 at Kanab Middle School in Kanab. Created in 2009, the annual seminar’s purpose is to assist artists and aspiring artists from Utah, northern Arizona and southern Nevada in enhancing their business […]

OCT 12 Celebrity Concert Series welcomes Dallas Brass

Celebrity Concert Series welcomes internationally acclaimed Dallas Brass 

ST. GEORGE—The internationally acclaimed Dallas Brass will be performing at Dixie State University on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Founded in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles. The Dallas Brass concert, American Musical Journey, incorporates a full complement of brass and percussion for a musical travelogue through American […]

OCT 11 Local Authors to read winning entries in statewide competition

St. George area authors win awards; public reading 

ST. GEORGE—Local winners of the statewide League of Utah Writers contest and other local authors who entered will read from their entries at the Heritage Writers Guild monthly training meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Washington City Library, 220 North 300 East, Washington, Utah. Saint George area writers brought home an impressive array of […]

OCT 10 Dixie Garden Club)

Growing and grooming ornamental grasses; Dixie Garden Club 

ST. GEORGE—Fall is the season that ornamental grasses produce their lushest foliage. The variety of colors and textures make them especially eye-catching. If you have an interest in learning how to plant, grow, maintain, prune and divide these drought tolerant, low maintenance plants plan to attend the monthly meeting of the Dixie Garden Club. Local […]

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