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A behind-the-scenes Look at the new Eccles Theater

We recently visited Utah’s newest performing arts center, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Delta Performance Hall, black box theater, McCarthey Plaza, and more.

Executive Director, Jena Woodbury talks about Ririe-Woodbury’s “Winter season” and how it casts its gaze on the fragility and magic embodied within our presence in the environment. 

Samba Fogo will hold their 8th Annual Samba Queen Contest where dancers entertain an energetic crowd as they compete for the title of 2017 Rainha Do Samba. Executive director, Lorin Hansen joins Mary to talk more about the competition and the exciting evening they have planned for their audience.

Chamber Orchestra Ogden presents their Fourth Annual Red Dress Concert. Dr. Michael Palumbo talks about the fundraiser and the program they have planned for their audiences.

Jim Cooper from the Salt Lake County Library talks about the interactive community dialogue they have planned in collaboration with the Aspen Institute, exploring local perspectives of how our country can cultivate a common purpose. 

Reverend Tom Goldsmith talks about The First Unitarian Church and what they have planned for the 6th Annual Day of Remembrance for Downwinders.

Quilts for Kids encourages sewers of all skill levels to encourage each other as they create comfort quilts for traumatized children in Utah. Utah’s Chapter Coordinator, Diane Pebley joined Mary to talk more about the workshops they offer.

Western Governor’s University hosts regular “Sage Talks” featuring leaders in innovators in business, education, healthcare and information technology. David Grow joins Mary to talk about January's talk.

Shannon Musgrave from Pinnacle Acting Company talks about their latest production, Gidion’s Knot, which deals with excruciating feelings of a grieving mother and overwhelmed school teacher. 

Gayle Samuels plays Rose in Pioneer Theatre Company's latest production, "Fences" by August Wilson. The actress talks to Mary about the play and her feelings about her dynamic role.

Halis Kablan from the Beehive Science and Technology Academy talks about the Fourth Annual STEM Expo, showcasing projects that exhibit how STEM learning is used to better our communities.

PBS Kids is launching a new channel and live streaming that provide content around the clock exclusively for kids. Here to tell us more about this exciting new channel is KUED's Director of Programming and Digital Media, James Davie.

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has launched its 2017 season and here to give us a preview about what we can expect is Media and Public Relations Manager, Joshua Stavros.

The University of Utah’s Office for Equity and Diversity is gearing up for its 2017 Martin Luther King Celebration. Neelam Chand, Director of Marketing and Development is here to tell us more.

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