The Sound of Nashville Alternative Music at the Sundance Film Festival

Film and music go hand in hand. The essence and mood of a scene in a film can be made with music (think the two terrifying notes in JAWS, Rocky’s pump-up music during his famous workout montage, or the simple image of John Cusack in Say Anything holding up a boombox blaring ‘In Your Eyes’ by Peter Gabriel). The music in these scenes made them iconic, and will forever be associated with these films.

That being said, the Sundance Film Festival does not ignore the importance of music. The Festival offers an array creative experiences throughout the 10 day event, many of them being performances. Every year the music scene is quality, and one company makes the scene especially interesting by bringing in the sound of Nashville alternative music into the mix. An array of artists, musicians and songwriters will showcase their talents, and this year, local Summit County musicians are also given an opportunity to get involved.

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The Future is Now // Engaging Artists and Local Youth in a Creative Collaboration

Art serves as a mechanism to bring community together. It inspires conversation. It is an outlet for expression. Its product can generate hope. Street art is a purposeful tool for community activation. It is a contemporary form of creative expression designed to engage the public, generate an emotional response, and symbolically communicate an idea.

Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District, Park City Summit County Arts Council, and the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board have come together to develop a project called The Future is Now to engage local young people in the creation of an interactive street art mural in the tunnel under Highway 224 -- a literal and figurative connection point for the Park City community.

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Slamdance Spotlight: Fake Tattoos // Director Pascal Plante

The 24th annual Slamdance Film Festival held in Park City January 19-25 is contained within The Treasure Mountain Inn. Slamdance is a showcase for raw and innovative filmmaking self governed - By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers. The year-round organization serves new and emerging artists, filmmakers and storytellers.

One film has the distinction of being selected to screen at both Slamdance and Berlinale 2018.

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Local Spotlight: Sundance Volunteer Carol Dalton

Sundance Film Festival would not run like a well-oiled machine without a legion of volunteers, many of them local.

Carol Dalton, a Parkite who loves attending the festival, has been volunteering for over 20 years. “Friends were doing it and I've been a fan of independent films since my teens. Ever the rebel, my teenage friends and I saw Clockwork Orange, Deep Throat and Reefer Madness. I was hooked!”

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Film, CultureBarbara Bretz
One Book One Community: PCEF Author-in-Residence Program

Park City Education Foundation rings in the new year with a new program name and time for their popular Author-in-Residence program. Sara Hutchinson, Programs Manager, explains why. “We changed the name from ‘Author-in-Residence’ to ‘One Book One Community presented by PCEF’ because that is a national program with great name recognition. Over the past nine years, it has morphed from a student-only program to one in which the local libraries and many book groups took part. We appreciate the support of our local libraries and love the idea of the entire community reading one book.”

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Through A Local Lens // Park City Filmmaker Jill Orschel

Jill Orschel’s interest in filmmaking began in front of the camera, participating in a series of Mountain Dew commercials. She fell in love with the camaraderie and teamwork of the filmmaking process. After moving to Utah in 1990, she volunteered at the Sundance Institute eventually transitioning into photographer for the Sundance summer Labs. That’s when she really started to love, appreciate and embrace independent cinema in general and documentary film specifically.

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FilmBarbara Bretz
Old Town Cellars & Kimball Art Center Seek the Soul of Park City

Old Town Cellars and Kimball Art Center have partnered to present an exciting Call for Art to be featured on an OTC wine label!

This project came to fruition through conversations that took place last summer when the KAC first reached out to OTC to develop their Sip + Sketch / Wine + Watercolor classes, which are held at OTC. The classes are taught by KAC instructors, and are meant to be fun and accessible for anyone to enjoy.  The wine, of course, is a nice addition to the art classes.

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YouTheatre on Stage

Jamie Wilcox has seen tremendous growth in her 6 years as director of The Egyptian Youtheatre program. The program offers from 15-18 weekly classes each fall and spring session and 20 summer camps for ages 5-18 and 2 outreach projects each summer for students age 5 and up.

Tickets are on sale now for 'ELF The Musical Jr'. Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Get into the holiday spirit and support the Egyptian Youtheatre program!

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KPCW Main Street Music Crawl

The KPCW Main Street Music Crawl returns for its third go-round this Saturday, November 18th. The annual bar/ music crawl will draw attendees into three upper Main Street venues to enjoy five local musical acts. Venues included on the Music Crawl are OP Rockwell, Flanagan's, and The Spur, plus a mid-crawl photo stop outside Egyptian Theatre. Come out and support local bands, our community, and KPCW! Tickets and information are available at

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Celebrate the Season with Park City’s Electric Parade

The final days of autumn are upon us, and that means the holiday season is right on its heels. What better way to kick it off than to gather friends and family for Park City’s annual Electric Parade? Produced by the Historic Park City Alliance, the Electric Parade is a free community event that celebrates Small Business Saturday and starts the holiday season in grand style. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 25. Anyone is welcome to participate - register by November 20!

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Kimball Art Center Inspires and Connects through Art

The mission of the Kimball Art Center (KAC) is to inspire and connect through art. Through our exhibitions, educational arts programs and events, KAC provides a platform and a place for artists and arts enthusiasts to come together to explore, celebrate and develop the creative spark that lives within us all. We believe that art changes lives and brings people together, sustaining our vibrant community and catalyzing positive change in the world around us. Click here to support the Kimball Art Center during Live PC Give PC, Park City’s annual day of giving to support nonprofits in our community.

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Park City Institute // 20th Anniversary Main Stage Season

In just a few weeks, Park City Institute launches its 20th Anniversary Main Stage Season at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center. For two decades, legendary performers and emerging artists have shared their stories—and themselves—with our community. This season, we bring you more phenomenal performances, engaging speakers, and music that will have you dancing at your seats. Click here to support the Park City Institute during Live PC Give PC, Park City’s annual day of giving to support nonprofits in our community.  

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The Egyptian Theater // Dedicated to Enriching Lives through the Performing Arts

Live theatrical performances have long been a centerpiece of Park City's culture. In the late 1800's, the ornate Park City Opera House was located near our current site. On a warm June night in 1898, fire roared downhill from the American Hotel and quickly consumed most of the town, including the Opera House. In a Determined effort to restore live theatre to the town, the Dewey Theatre soon opened its doors in 1899 on the site of what is now the Egyptian Theatre. The Dewey remained a popular cultural center until its roof collapsed under a record-breaking snow load in 1916. Click here to support the Egyptian Theater during Live PC Give PC, Park City’s annual day of giving to support nonprofits in our community.  

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The Alf Engen Ski Museum & the Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum: A Winter Sports Cultural Center

The Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation was established in 1989 for the purpose of constructing a modest ski museum in honor of ski legend, Alf Engen. With the selection of Salt Lake City as host for the 2002 Winter Olympics, the concept was dramatically expanded to include a Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games gallery and other features which would transform the museum into a winter sports cultural center. Click here to support the Alf Engen Musuem during Live PC Give PC!

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