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"In Spite of Ourselves," Maggie Hollinbeck and Larry Bull at The Grind Coffee House, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of the REACH Facebook page, St. George News

Late night festival offerings include the ‘Reach Cabaret’ 

CEDAR CITY — Actors of the Utah Shakespeare Festival come together once again to put on weekly Cabarets as part of “Really Eager Actors Crying Hire” fundraising efforts. These company members sing, dance and perform to raise money to bring artistic directors and casting agents from across the country to Cedar City to audition festival […]

Guests partied it up for Fourth of July concert with the Spazmatics at Casapoolooza, CasaBlanca Resort and Casino, Mesquite, Nevada, July 4, 2015 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

4th of July Casapoolooza party-goers get their nerd on with Spazmatics 

MESQUITE, Nev. – Whether it was a chance to relive the ’80s, bring out their inner nerd or just enjoy a warm and balmy evening poolside, hundreds turned out for the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino’s Casapoolooza on the Fourth of July, featuring the Spazmatics. The Spazmatics promised to bring the fun and funk of classic ’80s and […]

Historic Adams Shakespearean Theatre to close its doors after the 2015 season, Cedar City, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, St. George News

Fond goodbye events before ‘Wooden O’ theatre closes doors; Utah Shakespeare Festival 

CEDAR CITY — The Utah Shakespeare Festival will say a fond farewell to the historic Adams Shakespearean Theatre at the end of the summer, looking forward to the 2016 season where audiences will experience the festival with the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center of the Arts at Southern Utah University and the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre. Before the lights dim forever […]

L-R: Dunking booth; fireworks; snow cones aplenty among many  eats and treats offered. Venues:  Vernon Worthen Park and Dixie SunBowl, Fourth of July festivities, St. George, Utah, July 4, 2015 | Photos by Sheldon Demke, St. George News

Hot time in the old town: St. George celebrates the Fourth; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Citizens young and old gathered throughout Utah’s Dixie Saturday to celebrate Independence Day. Activities included music and merriment as St. Georgians came out in the hot and somewhat humid weather to barbecue, enjoy treats, slip, slide, dance and play during the summer day and into the evening at both Vernon Worthen Park, 300 S. 400 East, and […]

Jacob Hebdon creates a work of street art during the "George Streetfest," on Main Street, St. George, Utah, July 3, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Main Street jams with double the crowd for ‘George Streetfest'; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE — The second installment of the “George Streetfest” ushered in the Fourth of July holiday weekend in grand style Friday night as crowds descended on Main Street to participate in what is quickly becoming the biggest and hottest party in Southern Utah. With a mixture of art, vendors, food, alcoholic beverages, music and more, […]

Performers walk in a procession around the park during the Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire, Cedar City, Utah, July 12, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

Council considers waiver of new park fees for Rennaissance Faire 

CEDAR CITY – City Council members who voted Wednesday night to grant the Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire a break on new park fees that took them by surprise this season, did so without full disclosure of the faire’s actual fee schedule, leaving at least one of them to question if he made the right choice. 2015 Utah Midsummer Renaissance […]

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TGIF Show; weekend event guide, Fourth of July edition 

SOUTHERN UTAH – 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. See TGIF Show Co-hosts Sheldon and Hollie talk about their picks for the weekend: Click play   above And then […]

Spazmatics bring ‘nerd rock’ to Casapoolooza stage; Fourth of July fun 

MESQUITE, Nev. – Fourth of July weekend is going to be a blast at the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino, 950 W. Mesquite Blvd., Mesquite, as self-proclaimed “nerd rock” band, the Spazmatics, are set to light up the Casapoolooza stage Saturday night. This free, 21-and-over concert and pool party is the third in a series of five […]

Celtic rock band The Indulgers wowed the crowd Friday night with their unstoppable energy, Main Street Park, Cedar City, Utah, June 26, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Groovefest grooves on despite founder’s illness 

CEDAR CITY – The show-stopping sounds of the many artists who jammed their way into the hearts of thousands at the 2015 Groovefest Music and Art Festival only played second fiddle to one man; Festival Founder Tim Cretsinger, whose returning throat cancer left him unable to speak for the first year ever. Despite the illness […]

Mike Parsons and Creek Stewart while in Florida, Wewahitchka, Flordia, undated | Photo courtesy of The Weather Channel, St. George News

Utah resident appears on ‘Fat Guys in the Woods’ 

ST. GEORGE — Utah resident Mike Parsons is appearing on The Weather Channel Sunday at 7 p.m. during a new episode of “Fat Guys in the Woods.” Parsons, of West Jordan, said he is big fan of all kinds of survival shows. After seeing the first episode of “Fat Guys in the Woods” he went online, searched for the […]

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Classic tale, free production, youth camp round out summer at Brigham’s Playhouse 

WASHINGTON CITY – Brigham’s Playhouse in Washington City currently has two theatrical offerings underway to tempt theatergoers in from the heat and take them back in time to the old pioneer playhouse days of Southern Utah’s origins. Additionally, Brigham’s Playhouse is preparing for the final installation of its Summer Youth Theatre Camp. Based on the beloved young […]

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‘George, Streetfest’ hosts 4th of July parade preview 

ST. GEORGE — “George, Streetfest on Main” has announced its cooperation with the City of St. George’s Fourth of July Celebration in hosting of the Parade Float Preview, Friday from 6-10 p.m. With First Friday falling one day before July 4, residents will experience back-to-back celebrations starting with George, Streetfest Friday evening then moving to Vernon […]

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Sunset on the Square: Celebrate with movie night, star watching, charities 

ST. GEORGE — “Sunset on the Square” will feature the movie “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” Friday at Town Square in downtown St. George as part of the nonprofit night festivities. Sunset on the Square is a free community event sponsored by local businesses and organizations. “This is an event that we do each year […]

Pro Watercross Tour, location not specified, pre-2015 | Photo courtesy of Pro Watercross Tour, St. George News

TGIF Show; weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – 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 to help you get started. Click on any of the […]

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Southern Utah Fireworks Guide for 2015; find your city permissions, restrictions here 

SOUTHERN UTAH — Because Utah is a desert state, residents have to be careful about lighting fires. As Independence Day and Pioneer Day approach, care needs to be taken when using fireworks, especially in drier areas. Remember, it is illegal to light fireworks on state and federal land throughout Utah, including national parks, state parks, Bureau […]

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