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Provo woman illustrates pregnancy loss and new motherhood through art

A miscarriage can shatter the world of any expecting mother and family. The impacts of such loss leading to feelings of shame, emptiness and isolation. McKay Lenker Bayer, a Provo mother and artist, knows those feelings personally. Bayer experienced a miscarriage in 2021. Not long after, she ...

Springville Art Museum’s 100th annual Spring Salon to open Saturday

The Springville Art Museum will open its 100th annual Spring Salon exhibition this Saturday, which will display more than 200 pieces of artwork from Utah artists. This year, the museum received a record number of submissions — 1,450 — with the accepted submissions ranging from acrylic ...

Provo bookstore owner defiant in the face of recent threats

What was supposed to be a normal Saturday for Tara Lipsyncki turned into one filled with uncertainty and chaos. Lipsyncki and her husband are owners of Mosaics Community Bookstore and Venue in Provo. The establishment is known as a safe space of support for the LGBTQ+ community. On Saturday ...

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Southeastern fast-casual restaurant chain Vicious Biscuit coming to Utah

A small East Coast restaurant chain will be migrating its way west in the near future thanks to a Utahn's vacation. Representatives of Vicious Biscuit announced in a press release that the chain — currently serving South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida — will be opening at least five ...

Provo’s Bistro Provenance reopens with same menu, new management

At the end of January, Kevin Santiago got a call. Chad Pritchard, founder of Bistro Provenance in Provo, was looking to sell the restaurant and wanted to know if Santiago was interested. It was late in the month — "Jan. 20 or so" according to Santiago — and the deal was done by ...

Springville coffee shop offers traditional Mexican food, handmade drinks

Every customer who walks into Pueblo Coffee on Main is greeted with a similar interaction. Antonio Castillo, owner and operator, welcomes people with a smile as they walk in and "treats them like family." The restaurant, 388 N. Main St., Unit 10, in Springville, opened three months ago and ...

Fried chicken chain The Crack Shack to open in Lehi

A restaurant chain with a unique monicker is set to open its second Utah location in Lehi. The Crack Shack, a Southern California-based fried chicken eatery, is set to open at 1085 E. Main St. this spring. The Crack Shack was started in 2015 by the team that created Juniper and Ivy, a popular ...

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Brokaw: ‘Börje – The Journey of a Legend’ is a fascinating story

Now available on the Viaplay streaming service, “Börje - The Journey of a Legend” looks at the life and career of a hockey legend, one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. This six-part series stars Valter Skarsgård as Swedish born Börje Salming, whose skills in the game ...

Brokaw: History looks at ‘How Disney Built America’

History Channel has an in-depth look at how Walt Disney and the Disney Co. built America. This six-part series delves into the beginning of Walt’s fascination with animation and follows his triumphs and a few tragedies along the way. In the first episode, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit catapulted ...

TV show follows volunteer inmates at Utah County Jail

It’s not often that people volunteer to be incarcerated. But, seven people recently did just that at the Utah County Jail. The A&E show “60 Days In” follows seven participants as they voluntarily go undercover in the jail to help to shed light on possible drugs, contraband and gang ...

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Local Looks: Fork Fest serving up tasty tunes with a side of fun

Returning for its seventh year, one of Utah County's biggest music festivals is taking place June 7-8. Fork Fest is an annual showcase of Utah bands presented by the Harrington Center for the Arts and Velour Live Music Gallery. Started by Velour owner Corey Fox and singer-songwriter Joshua ...

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Local Looks: ‘Big Fish’ a spectacular journey through imagination

Nestled in the heart of Orem, the SCERA Theater invites audiences to dive into the enchanting world of "Big Fish." Adapted from the beloved novel and film, this musical production is an incredible journey that explores the magical realms of storytelling, family bonds and the power of ...

Local Looks: ‘Shrek the Musical’ a whimsical journey through fairy tales

SCERA Theater in Orem is running the highly anticipated "Shrek the Musical." I recently had the pleasure of attending the high school production of "Shrek the Musical," and from start to finish it was an absolute delight. Adapted from the beloved DreamWorks animated film, this stage rendition ...

Covey Center’s ‘Silent Sky’ a journey of discovery and empowerment

Last Thursday marked the opening night of the Covey Center for the Arts performance of Lauren Gunderson’s “Silent Sky.” This play takes the audience on a journey through the night sky and life of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 20th-century astronomer. The play, interlaced with themes of ...