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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

'Chat-Ban' Cafes in Japan

TOKYO -- Cafes that ban talking are catching on with young Japanese. These silent cafes, which ban chatting at certain hours or all day, are popular with people in their 20s and 30s. Customers say they are more relaxing than major coffee shop chains. Their popularity harks back to Tokyo's famous jazz cafes of the 1960s to 1970s, where young people gathered to listen to music quietly.

It is a Saturday night in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture. But at Cafe Keshipearl, few appear ready for a night on the town. Around 15 customers sit in silence, reading or simply relaxing. All that can be heard is quiet background music, the grinding of coffee beans and the tick-tock of a clock. Cafe staff take orders in a whisper.

Manager Tatsuya Nishiyama came up with the idea three years ago. Nishiyama wanted to give customers the time and space to relax in an environment of mutual respect when he opened his cafe. However, as the number of customers grew, so did the volume. "The cafe became less relaxing for regular customers who came to enjoy quiet time," said Nishiyama. So he introduced the shizu cafe system. Through word of mouth, more and more customers started arriving to enjoy coffee in quiet.

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