Cedar City, UT


Views from the Hawkes Nest: Yellowstone bison make sport out of tossing tourists skyward

Summertime in Utah signals the beginning of the annual Utah Summer Games in Cedar City with thousands of athletes competing in a variety of sports and athletic events. Our family attended the games for several years when we still had kids competing on teams from here in the valley, and we looked forward to the competition we saw there and the talent displayed at all age levels.
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Popular Festival Actor Returns to Play Maria in The Sound Of Music

The vibrant and talented Daria Pilar Redus has returned this season to the Utah Shakespeare Festival to take on the role of Maria in The Sound of Music. This is her third season at the Festival, having played Sarah in Ragtime and Kate in The Pirates of Penzance last season as well as performing in Big River in 2018.
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Several agencies participate in annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ event

SALT LAKE CITY — Several law enforcement agencies across Utah participated in the annual “Shop with a Cop” or “Shop with a Hero” event Saturday. “At this event an officer is paired with a child for breakfast and a morning of shopping for warm clothing and holiday gifts. The children who are chosen to participate are most often at-risk, disadvantaged, or have experienced a negative situation with law enforcement,” the Utah Police Civilian Association wrote on their website.

Utah Shakespeare Festival’s KING LEAR is a successful tragedy

CEDAR CITY — King Lear is one of Shakespeare‘s most profound tragedies. Suffering pervades the story, and even the few characters who survive experience great hardship. Ironically, the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of King Lear becomes more enjoyable and worthwhile as the characters suffer more. In King...

A mouth-watering production of SWEENEY TODD at Utah Shakespeare

CEDAR CITY — The decision to mount a musical in a space modeled after Shakespeare‘s original Globe Theatre may seem odd. But when that musical is Sweeney Todd, the decision makes perfect sense. Sweeney Todd is a revenge tragedy, a subgenre that includes Hamlet and Othello. Indeed, Shakespeare’s first revenge tragedy is Titus Andronicus, which — like Sweeney Todd — features meat pies made from human corpses.

Cedar City Ready To Get Its Fourth On

Cedar City is ready to celebrate Independence Day with activities planned through out the day and evening. The days events start with the 4th of July Patriotic Parade at 9:30am. The parade will follow the same route as the past several years beginning at the corner of 300 West and University Boulevard, proceeding east to Main Street, where the parade will turn north and end at 400 North. Parade organizer Beth Stephenson joined us on the Big Picture Morning Show and called the parade “really unifying for the whole community.” The parade will be divided into two segments. The first segment, “The Spirit of 76 Pagent” will be the first 16 entries. The second half of the parade will be the traditional portion featuring are leaders and service groups. One of the highlights of the parade will be a children's choir singing the song “Freedom Isn't Free.” For those who can not attend in person, the parade will be live streamed on the Cedar City Events page on Facebook. After the parade, the Cedar City Main Street Park will be full of activities for all ages until 3:00pm. The Cedar City fireworks display will take place after the airport. The fireworks are provided by the Cedar City Fire Department. Greg Orloski, Deputy Fire Marshall for the fire department was also on the morning show with us and recommended that residents who wish to use personal fireworks do so in designated area where safety protocols will be in place. You can find the locations here. Orloski also reminded listeners that there are areas in the vicinity where the use of fireworks is prohibited. Listen to our segments with Stephenson and Orloski below and have fun this weekend!

Southern Utah University Officially Joins WAC

DENVER-Friday, at the advent of a new year for intercollegiate athletics governed by the NCAA, Southern Utah University officially joined the WAC. The Western Athletic Conference presently consists of the following institutions:. Abilene Christian. California Baptist. Grand Canyon. Lamar (Texas) New Mexico State. Sam Houston. Seattle U. Stephen F. Austin.

Southern Utah OL transfer Austin Leausa commits to Utah State

Southern Utah offensive lineman Austin Leausa is transferring to Utah State. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Leausa announced his decision on Twitter on Thursday. Leausa, a graduate of West Jordan High School in 2017, served a mission for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before playing in the 2021 spring and fall seasons for the Thunderbirds.

No trouble at all to see Utah Shakespeare Fest’s TROUBLE IN MIND

CEDAR CITY — The acting and directing of Trouble in Mind at the Utah Shakespeare Festival are so riveting that I left the show wishing it were hours longer. Taking place in the 1950s, Trouble in Mind tells the story of a group of actors, a stage manager, and their director working to mount a new play, Chaos in Belleville, about a lynching in a small town in the South. The white director, who is also a producer, is completely convinced that this is a Very Important Play and destined to be both a commercial and social success. However, the rehearsal process becomes rocky when Wiletta Mayer, a veteran African American actress, takes issue with the script, which was written by a white man. In the end, Wiletta stands her ground, and the group is forced to grapple with the day-to-day reality of living in an America where very different people need to learn to get along.