Author: Eva Herrey

I DO’s a do!

I DO, I DO!, a musical comedy originally produced on Broadway, will be given dazzling new life by local professional actors at the Covey Center for the Arts Sept. 24-26. The show is the endearing tale of a newlywed couple growing old together and discovering the rewards of working through life’s challenges as a couple. This beloved work has been performed around the country and around the world, and one production lasted, not surprisingly, for 22 years. The Covey Center Black Box housed an enthusiastic audience ranging in ages from early 20s to late 70s – a testament to the play’s near-universal appeal. In the 1960s, Tom Jones, author and lyricist of the play, collaborated with Harvey Smith, who wrote the music for this lighthearted comedy. The product was an unforgettable 18 songs of humor, affection, criticism, forgiveness and lasting love. Ben and Skye Cummins, both BYU alumni, hold the two-character musical together effortlessly with humorous dialogue, song, dance and adroit use of props and space. Credit is also due to accompanist Alan Sackett and to the director, UVU’s own professor of Theater Stephanie Breinholt, for their skillful handling of the material. The only drawback was the size of the theatre. This musical did remarkably well in the small space of the Black Box; however, it clearly belongs on a larger stage. It is regrettable that “I Do, I...

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There is beauty all around us

Luis Pino, a Chilean immigrant with a gift  for capturing nature at its best through his photography, will be featured in an exhibition at the Covey Center for the Arts entitled “There is Beauty All Around Us.”    Kathryn Allen and the committee that selects the applicants, found his work remarkably real and expressive of what this state is most known for: breathtaking nature.   When speaking to Pino, it is clear that his enthusiasm is like that of Ansel Adams when it comes to conveying a message with his pictures. Adams focused heavily on light and shadows in his black and white works, while Mr. Pino explores the elements of color as well.   “Taking pictures has a lot to do with light to bring out the very best colors and effects,” Pino notes. He poetically compares a photographed object with a diamond. “It is all about the light, how light hits the diamond or the nature. Some days you can stand in the same place and see a completely different picture.”   Pino started taking pictures in Temuco, his hometown in Sothern Chile, which he shares with Nobel laureates Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral. Chileans are known for displaying great emotion in their spoken language, folklore and in the arts. Pino is absolutely living up to his country’s reputation.   Though an American citizen, Pino’s art shows...

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There is beauty all around us

Luis Pino, a Chilean immigrant with a gift for capturing nature at its best through his photography, will be featured in an exhibition at the Covey Center for the Arts entitled “There is Beauty All Around Us.” Kathryn Allen and the committee that selects the applicants, found his work remarkably real and expressive of what this state is most known for: breathtaking nature.

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Three Days of Rain set to open

The Pinnacle acting company is producing the play Three Days of Rain, written by Richard Greenberg. Three Days of Rain has been performed around the country and has received rave reviews. Some critics even suggest it is worthy of a Pulitzer Prize. The Sugar Space theatre is a good choice for this three character play, as it works best on an intimate stage.

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“Pump It Up”

The Utah Symphony and Utah Opera’s 6th annual Music Festival in Park City will finish with a bang through a collaboration with Elvis Costello. The singer has a versatile 30 year music career in rock, New Wave, country, punk, film and classical music. Costello’s repertoire includes favorites “Pump It Up,” “Alison,” “Every Day I Write the Book” and “Watching the Detectives.

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