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Preparatory Division String Camp, June 20-24, Ages 6-9 and 9-12. Registration deadline is May 20th. Preparatory Division, Tanner Dance and Youth Theatre Arts Passport, June 27 - July 1, Create an original performance work to be presented at the Tanner Dance Building. Preparatory Division International Piano Festival, July 26 - July 29, Musicianship, ukulele, and choir classes. University of Utah, School of Music.

Home in Their Eyes: Images and Stories of Home by Residents in Rural China, Friday, March 25 – Thursday, June 2, 2016, J. Willard Marriott Library 3rd Floor

Salt Dance Fest 2016 brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance makers Jeanine Durning, Alex Ketley and Jennifer Nugent, along with esteemed SLC dance artists Daniel Charon, Molly Heller and Stephen Koester for two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance making and the lively exchange of ideas, June 6-17, 2016.

Summer Chamber Music Workshop, Matt Zalkind, June 26 - 30, 2016, Hasse Borup, Director, Open for serious string and piano players, age 12 - 26,  School of Music, University of Utah

University of Utah Department of Ballet Summer Intensive, June 20 - July 15, 2016. Join us for an exciting four-week ballet intensive with internationally recognized faculty and guest artists.

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Ballet, University of Utah

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

MOJAVE BLUES | Harun Mehmedinovic

Mojave Desert, one of the hottest and driest places on the planet, stretches from Western Arizona and Southwestern Nevada all the way to Los Angeles County. Graced with sights ranging from magnificent forests of Joshua Trees to burned out shells and parts of cars and hundreds of ghost towns, it also features some of the clearest views of night skies despite the incredible amounts of light pollution from Los Angeles, Las Vegas and surrounding towns.

At the heart of this high desert runs one of the remaining functional sections of the legendary The Mother Road, Route 66, and one of the busiest interstate highways in the world, Route 40. For majority of the year, tourists pass through paying little attention to what appears to be a dried out, desolate landscape, choosing instead to visit various art installations, legendary bars and restaurants.

However, on some rare days, vicious storms come not only as a reminder of awesome power of nature, but a reveal that this apparently dead place is merely dormant. At 1:52 you will see a giant Perseids meteorite streak, explode & burn out. At 2:40 you will see a rare sighting of early morning Zodiacal Light.

This video, which premiered on BBC Earth, was filmed as part of SKYGLOW, an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible Dark Sky Preserves in North America. This project is being produced in collaboration with International Dark-Sky Association. You can support SKYGLOW by visiting its website  

The film was shot and edited by Harun Mehmedinović. [Vimeo, Website]

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