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Taj Mahal and The Blind Boys of Alabama

Blues and Gospel heavyweights headline spring music slate. Not to throw shade at The Infamous Stringdusters or DJ Mom Jeans, but sometimes we just need a refreshing break from the rotating lineup of mountain-town bluegrass musicians and trendy DJs who dominate Park City’s winter lineup. Sweet relief is coming as blues legend Taj Mahal and…

Grammy Award Winning Bluesman Taj Mahal takes Eccles Stage

Park City Institute presents legendary blues man, Taj Mahal Taj Mahal brings his visionary meld of blues to the Eccles Center Stage Saturday, March 25. The Grammy-winner’s signature performance, steeped in his Harlem Renaissance childhood and cured over 50 years on the road, promises an evening of music and stories that will teach even the…

Steve Graff: Making Mountains into Playgrounds

Whether you’re at Deer Valley laying edges into perfect corduroy or peeling off tire knobs through a perfect berm, you can rest assured Steve Graff has a hand in your fun. Graff has been Deer Valley’s Ski Patrol Director since 2000 and he’s been steering Utah’s mountain-bike revolution since 1994.

Park City Life: The Heat is On

The ski industry’s two-faced response to global warming. Skiing through powder in Park City can be compared to an immersion in cold smoke—the result of a perfect combination of temperature and moisture, making the snow so light and dry, it seems to disappear into thin air as you ski through it. Parkites experiencing this divine…

David Riley: Art Inspired by People

Open Air Art Space bridges studio, gallery and classroom. David Riley’s art is inspired by people. It’s always been that way. “Somewhere between drawing Spiderman and Michael Jordan when I was younger, I just got hooked,” he explains. Riley’s work evolved from its humble roots through a fine arts education at the Savannah College of…

Code Pink: Park City’s Crisis of Teen Overdoses

PC’s overdose deaths trigger a high alert. Six months ago, few parents had heard of U-4770. Then, two 13-year-old Treasure Mountain Junior High School students overdosed on the synthetic opioid, sometimes called “pink or “pinkie.” Police Chief Wade Carpenter is working closely with the school district to keep dangerous drugs out of students’ hands. Carpenter,…