• BEST IN STATE—Senior Courtney Schoen Lewis was named Best PR Student in Utah. Story
  • CROWBAR—Athletes compete in annual Crowbar backcountry race in Logan Canyon. CHRISTIAN HATAHWAY
  • HINDU FESTIVAL—Hundreds of Hindus and friends gather for annual Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. DANA IVINS
  • RAINBOW CELEBRATION—Holi celebrants joyfully paint themselves at Hindu festival. DANA IVINS
  • HUT! HUT! HUT!—ROTC teams compete in Ranger Challenge at Camp Williams. ALISON OSTLER. Story
  • SNOWBARD JAM—Boarders show their stuff on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • SNOWBOARD TRICKS as hotdoggers show off on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • WINTER A and the American flag over a snowy USU campus. WHITNEY PETERSON
  • QUADVIEW—A springtime view of the USU Quad and Old Main from atop the business building.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE—USU President Stan Albrecht briefing journalism students. CHRIS ROMRIELL. Story
  • HIGH-HEELIN’ IT—Men in high heels and their female supporters walk a mile to protest sex abuse. TY ROGERS
  • ELK PICNIC—Elk and humans mingle at the winter refuge at Blacksmith Fork's Hardware Ranch. CARESA ALEXANDER. Story

MUSIC: Rejuvenated Sevendust returns to Salt Lake

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on MUSIC: Rejuvenated Sevendust returns to Salt Lake

By Paul Christiansen SALT LAKE CITY -- "We're old enough and we've matured to the point where we've realized that nothing is forever," said John Connolly, rhythm guitarist for and one of the founding members of alternative-metal band Sevendust. "But as ...

Styx will bring its amazing magic to Salt Lake’s USANA amphitheatre

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Styx will bring its amazing magic to Salt Lake’s USANA amphitheatre

By Max Parker Dahl SALT LAKE CITY -- Styx tours around the globe more than 200 days annually with marquee icons Foreigner, Journey, Kansas, REO Speedwagon, Yes, and other 80’s rock icons. The first band to receive four consecutive triple-platinum albums, ...

Adele delivers to a Utah crowd warmed up by Wanda Jackson

Friday, September 2nd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Max Parker Dahl SALT LAKE CITY -- The crowd was skeptical when Wanda Jackson took the stage to warm up for Adele. People left to stand in line for chow, updated their Facebook and Twitter statuses, and a group mumbled, ...

Review: Rain doesn’t dampen fans’ spirits at Avett Brothers concert

Monday, July 18th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

Review and photos by Max Parker Dahl SALT LAKE CITY -- Despite a steady rain, and the Mosaic regulation of Sabbath observance for the majority population, an appreciative and mature crowd gathered to hear something unusual: A sincere pair of ...

For one night, dredg reminds us what existence is about

Thursday, May 19th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on For one night, dredg reminds us what existence is about

Review and photo by Max Parker Dahl SALT LAKE CITY -- The Avalon Theater is a quaint little venue on the east side of State Street in Murray. An unassuming gray building with an empty message board, it is nestled between ...

Review: An iridescent experience, courtesy Linkin Park

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Ben Hansen Special to Hard News Cafe SALT LAKE CITY -- Energy Solutions Arena was illuminated brilliantly Friday night by Linkin Park, currently on tour to promote their new concept album A Thousand Suns. Lead Singer Chester Bennington, singer/guitarist/keyboardist Mike ...

Sundance review: Carole King is radiant

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Sundance review: Carole King is radiant

Story and photo by Ben Hansen Special to Hard News Cafe PARK CITY--Many of you may not be old enough to remember a time when Carole King was one of the driving forces in the music industry. Over the last four ...

Concert review: Circa Survive thrives In The Venue

Saturday, November 13th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Concert review: Circa Survive thrives In The Venue

Photo and review by Max Parker Dahl SALT LAKE CITY—Circa Survive—with guests dredg, Animals As Leaders, and Codeseven—played In The Venue to a packed crowd Friday night. “These are our favorite bands,” Circa Survive bassist Nick Beard said. “Because we are headlining ...

Sevendust: ‘Infernal metal intensity’ melded with heavenly harmony, in SLC Nov. 2

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Max Parker Dahl Coming to Salt Lake City on Nov. 2 is a group that has circled the globe, touring with names like Slipknot, Korn, Metallica, Staind, Disturbed as well as hauls cross-country with Ozzfest; they have three gold ...

Jazz concert: ‘Sweating bullets but better than usual’

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Jazz concert: ‘Sweating bullets but better than usual’

By Max Dahl LOGAN--Two Utah State jazz ensembles performed their Big Band Jazz Concert to a packed house Wednesday night at the USU Performance Hall. An array of styles were showcased, and many members of both groups were called upon to ...

Vocalocity closes out summer concert season for Nibley

Saturday, September 12th, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Vocalocity closes out summer concert season for Nibley

By Benjamin Wood NIBLEY -- Singing group Vocalocity serenaded citizens while the sun set on Labor Day weekend. The performance at Nibley City Park was a gamble, recreation director Casey Judd said, but the crowd of just under 100 didn’t seem ...