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St. George Book Festival is coming 

ST. GEORGE — The Utah Humanities Council is gearing up for its 17th annual book festival with some 150 events scheduled throughout September-November, all geared toward exploration of ideas through interaction with guest and local authors in 20 communities throughout the state. The St. George Book Festival is among those with a full week of events devoted to books […]


On the EDge: Save the Sunbowl 

OPINION – Finally, it seems, there is some serious effort being put into preserving the Dixie Sunbowl, the little stadium in the heart of St. George. It would be extremely unwise to tear the place down or even consider moving the annual Dixie Roundup Rodeo to the fairgrounds, which would be foolish, or to Hansen […]

JV Berk, a musician and resident of New Harmony, poses with his guitar. Date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of the Orchestra of Southern Utah, St. George News

Orchestra of Southern Utah closes fall season with ‘Performer Favorites’ 

CEDAR CITY — The Orchestra of Southern Utah is hosting their final recital of the fall season Tuesday. The recital, titled “Performer Favorites,” is scheduled to be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Heritage Center Theater in Cedar City. The recital will feature multiple musical acts ranging from folk to classical outfits. Color County Winds, […]


Charity makes toys for underprivileged children, prepares for fundraising gala 

ST. GEORGE—The 12th annual fundraising gala for the Happy Factory, a nonprofit organization that makes high quality toys for underprivileged children around the world, is scheduled for Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Sharwan Smith Center, 351 West University Boulevard, in Cedar City. It is the fourth gala since the passing of Happy […]

We Are the Strike on stage rocking out with the audience at Live United Live, St. George, Utah, Sept. 27, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Music festival rocks St. George; ball drop postponed 

ST. GEORGE – Anyone hoping to get to sleep in downtown St. George before 10 p.m. Saturday may have found it somewhat challenging as We Are the Strike blasted out a blend of pop, funk, and rock at the Live United Live Music Festival at the Town Square. Heads were bobbing to the beat, feet […]


Animal lovers brave stormy weather to ‘strut their mutts'; STGnews Photo Gallery 

KANAB — Best Friends Animal Society and six Southern Utah animal rescue groups did not let the threat of heavy rains prevent them from gathering for a day of fun and fundraising to save the lives of shelter dogs and cats. The Best Friends Kanab Strut Your Mutt was held at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab […]


DSU professor to offer Dixie Forum presentation on ceramics 

ST. GEORGE—Dixie State University Art Professor Glen Blakley will offer a presentation on ceramic arts at the “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” on Tuesday at noon in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus. Admission is free, and all community members and DSU students, faculty and staff are encouraged […]

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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 […]

The Neil Simon Festival acting cast performs "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," Cedar City, Utah, August 2014 | Photo courtesy of Neil Simon Festival, for St. George News

Neil Simon Festival gives a peek at 2015 season 

CEDAR CITY — The Neil Simon Festival announced this week its peek at the 2015 season which promises a diverse slate of four shows which will run during July and August, exact dates to be determined. The festival’s 13th season includes Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical play “Chapter 2″ and the Tony Award nominated musical “They’re Playing Our Song.” The musical includes a […]


Public meeting called for proposed RAP tax 

ST. GEORGE — Washington County residents are invited to attend a public meeting Thursday regarding the proposed recreation, arts and parks, or RAP, tax, which will come before Washington County voters in November. The event, called “The Inauguration of RAP,” will take place Thursday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Arts Center Building, 86 S. Main St., […]

Swiss Days returns to Santa Clara for its 25th year, Santa Clara, Utah, Date not specified | Photo courtesy of Kathleen Nielson, St. George News

A quarter-century of Swiss Days: Santa Clara celebrates 25 years of heritage 

SANTA CLARA – Beginning Thursday and culminating Saturday, Santa Clara City will host its 25th annual Swiss Days celebration, offering the community a weekend full of events and activities. Swiss Days was started in 1990 by five Santa Clara residents – Sherri Anderson, Vicki Laswell, Claudia West, Pam Graf and Clark Ence – who had a […]

Dan Fowlks, lead actor, director and writer of "A Tale Told Heart," poses on set at the Covington Mansion on Sept. 20, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Stephen Walters, St. George News

Edgar Allan Poe inspires independent film production 

ST. GEORGE — Two Southern Utah filmmakers have begun production of their newest short film, and hope their work can inspire others to get involved in the film community. “A Tale Told Heart” is the brain child of Dan Fowlks of the city of Washington, who said after reading the short-story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by […]


Art in Kayenta Festival brings artists, community together 

IVINS — The Kayenta Arts Foundation  announces the 2014 Art in Kayenta Festival will begin on Oct. 10-12 for its 15th year. In 2013, festival organizers decided to move the event from the more unpredictable February weather to coincide with the Huntsman Senior Games and Southern Utah’s fabulous October weather. The festival also returns to the […]

Guests eat, talk and listen to Jensen Buck and the Family at the R'Oktoberfest held at Giant Steps Lodge in Brian Head, Utah, Sept. 20, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Dancing in the drizzle; R’Oktoberfest rings in winter season 

BRIAN HEAD — The snow-bare slopes of Brian Head, dotted with red and yellow leafs as Aspen and Oak trees begin their passage from summer to fall, reflect the meaning of R’Oktoberfest as the mountain community celebrated the final days of summer Saturday, beckoning the winter season. Starting at 11 a.m., the aroma of bratwursts and sauerkraut wafted in the air at the Giant […]

Southern Utah University's Ballroom Dance Company performed at the "Dancing With Your Community Stars," fundraising event to benefit the Iron County Children's Justice Center, Cedar City, Utah, Sept. 20, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs

Community members dance, support children’s justice center 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar City attorney Justin Wayment and his dancing partner, Ryann Woodbury, from the Southern Utah University Ballroom Dance Company danced away with the winning vote at the Iron County Children’s Justice Center’s Dancing With Your Community Stars event Saturday. Hundreds of community members came to support the Iron County  Children’s Justice Center […]

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TGIF weekend event guide

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