Concert put in in preparation for heavy metal class

On Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Reagan Theater, UVU students will join producers and other music industry persons in attending a concert headlined by Mark Slaughter, vocalist and rhythm guitarist for metal band Slaughter. Produced by Carnegie Entertainment, the show is being planned by UVU Associate Professor Stephen Fullmer and Producer Stephen Carnegie.

All of the concert’s proceeds will be donated to the Donner-Galbraith Memorial Scholarship. This will be the second concert produced in conjunction with one of Fullmer’s classes, “Themes in Literature, Heavy Metal.” The class’ aim is to analyze specific themes and topics in literature and present the theme of language in music. Fullmer feels that music is a language itself and the heavy metal can be a social unifier. The class curriculum requires, in part, that students produce a concert.

Though the class is not being taught this semester, the concert will still take place in

preparation for the spring semester’s class and concert.

The show will be a concert of acoustic sets, and in addition to headliner Mark Slaughter, will feature Adjacent to Nothing, a hard rock band from Orem and Broke City, an alternative rock band from Salt Lake city. Mr. USA Nick Scott, Brad Smith of PBS, Lauren Balman of Curb Records and screewriter/producer Barry Morrow will also speak the day of the show. All artists and participants will be donating their time.

The concert will be on Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Regan Theater. Tickets for students presenting a school ID will be $10, and 100 percent of proceeds will go toward funding  the scholarship. “Themes in Literature, Heavy Metal” will be offered for the spring semester and will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

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