Author: Kayla Baggerly

The Aces release shimmering pop album “When My Heart Felt Volcanic”

The Aces, an all female group native to the Provo/Orem area, kicked off the release of their new album with an acoustic concert and meet and greet at Graywhale in Salt Lake City April 6. “When My Heart Felt Volcanic” has been long overdue. The group have been touring for around a decade, starting locally with performances at the Rooftop Concert Series and The Velour. Since then, they’ve performed hundreds of shows all over, including Paris this year. Their years of touring have caused them to develop a natural presence that is evident in their charisma upon the stage....

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UVU Mosaic stuns crowd through performance of a dream

UVU’s Mosaic danced to the rhythms and beats of hip hop music March 29 at the Ragan Theater. The “It Was All a Dream” show lit up the stage with a variety of numbers, each with their unique touches that made them stand out. The hip hop team’s name Mosaic is an acronym that stands for “most artistic inspired creators” — a tribute not to how they see themselves, but to what they strive to be. They rose to meet this goal in their “It Was All a Dream” concert that took audiences to various funny and creative performances...

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True Edge teaches women that sword fighting isn’t just for men

Women gathered at Center Stage to learn about swordsmanship March 15 at the “Give a Girl a Sword” club event hosted by True Edge South. True Edge South is a Utah County affiliate of Historical European Martial Arts. HEMA is an international organization devoted to reviving ancient European fighting techniques with an emphasis on swordsmanship. The concept of “Give a Girl a Sword” was created by a HEMA-affiliated group named Esfinges, which is designed to encourage and support the women within HEMA. True Edge South held their own “Give a Girl a Sword” event to reach women in the...

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Performance at UVU depicts war through dance

UVU’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble transported their audience through a multitude of settings and emotions in their performance of Hear us Roar at the Ragan Theater March 9. In five numbers, the dance ensemble showcased choreography from company director Monica Campbell and Oni Dance Company’s choreographers Maria Gillespie, Heather Grey and Natosha Washington. The third piece, “Tarot,” began with thunder, and then carried the audience through various settings and feelings with the creative use of props and lighting. The number began with slow operatic music that later transitioned to electronic music. A chilly atmosphere filled the stage as dancers pounded and...

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Commercial Music Department continues music series

Students of the UVU Commercial Music Department held a concert at the Ragan Theater March 2 to springboard the department’s concert series. With the use of a fog machine, captivating visuals, lights and professional musical equipment, the department created their own rock and pop concert experience on campus. The show comprised of two groups, Jealous Jeanie and Sonic Exchange, who made each act their own, playing and singing with the energy that any music star would. The show featured covers from a variety of bands from different music genres, including Muse’s head-banging rock anthem “Stockholm Syndrome”, Whitney Houston’s upbeat...

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