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Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival 2015 - 4 Nights of Piano Virtuosity, Jun 24 at 7:30pm to Jun 27 at 10:30pm, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah International Music Academy & Helen Taylor Johannesen International Piano Competition, July 20 - July 29, David P. Gardner Hall, School of Music, University of Utah, Application Deadline: June 30

Utah Arts Festival 2015, June 25 - 28, at Library Square, Salt Lake City, Utah

6th Annual 4th of July @ Sugarhouse Park, Saturday July 4, 10:00am - 11:00pm

July 4th Weekend in Park City, Jul 3 at 3:00pm to Jul 4 at 11:00pm, Park City Mountain Resort

Salt Lake City Library free summer outdoor concert series "Concerts By The Creek", (starts Jun. 17, 2015), the amphitheater of the Anderson-Foothill Branch

Symphony Under the Stars, Friday, July 3 at 8:00pm, Snowbasin Resort, 3925 E Snowbasin Rd, Huntsville, Utah 84317

Canyons Resort Free Saturday Summer Concert Series, July 11 & 25, August 1, 15 & 22, September 5, Park City, Utah

Timpanogos Music Festival, Saturday, July 25, at 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Mt. Timpanogos Park, Orem, Utah, Free Admission

Salt Lake Shakespeare presents "Twelfth Night", July 9 - 19, 2015, Babcock Theatre

Performance Calendar of 2014 - 2015 Season, Department of Ballet , University of Utah 

Performance Calendar of 2014 - 2015 Season, Department of Modern Dance , University of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

The world-renowned Victoria and Albert Museum in London is hosting the event "Shoes: Pleasure and Pain." This exhibition looks at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers. It considers the cultural significance and transformative capacity of shoes and examines the latest developments in footwear technology creating the possibility of ever higher heels and dramatic shapes. Examples from famous shoe wearers and collectors are shown alongside a dazzling range of historic shoes, many of which have not been displayed before.

For more information about this exhibition, please visit the website of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Wedding toe-knob paduka Silver and gold over wood India, 1800s V&A:

Pale-blue shoes, photographed on the mantelpiece in The Norfolk House Music Room, the British Galleries at the V&A, London, 2014 Silk satin with silver lace and braid England, 1750s V&A:

Chopines, photographed in the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries at the V&A, London, 2014, Punched kid leather over carved pine, Venice, Italy, c.1600 V&A:

Coxton Shoe Co. Ltd (active in early 20th century), Men’s shoes Gilded and marbled leather Northamptonshire, England, c.1925 V&A:

Roger Vivier (1907—98) for Christian Dior (1905—57) Evening shoes Beaded silk and leather France, 1958—60 V&A:

Pairs of shoes for bound feet Embroidered silk and cotton over wood China, late 1800s V&A:

Two-teethed geta, About 1920, Japan, Lacquered wood, silk, rabbit fur, grass and metal, V&A:

Caroline Groves (b.1959) ‘Parakeet’ shoes Leather, silk satin, solid silver talons and heel tips, and feathers England, 2014:

For your interest, here is the Wikipedia information on the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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