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The A cappella Bellas: Janae Klumpp and her noteworthy sisters earn real estate on center stage

Mix It UP SONG ON REPEAT: “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith ALTERNATE CAREER: “Younger Janae wanted to be a culinary chef.” MUSICAL HERO: “Celine Dion in singing, Michael Bublé in performing.” LONG-TERM PLAN: “I’m trying out a lot [...]
Ashley Gardner  lost 20 pounds in the first trimester of carrying her quadruplets. By the girls’ birthday at 29 weeks and four days, she had only gained 37 pounds. “I thought the babies were trying to kill me,” she says. “I had vertigo. I couldn’t sit up. Tyson would force me to drink protein shakes. I craved the idea of having a craving! Sometimes all I could tolerate was cranberry juice.” Now her miracles have turned 1 and are about to capture the eyes of the nation in a new TLC series. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

Gardner Quad Squad’s show, ‘Rattled,’ premieres on Tuesday night

The Gardner Quad Squad is officially making their debut on TV Tuesday night for the first episode of their anticipated TLC show, “Rattled.” Ashley and Tyson Gardner, who have a condo in American Fork, were one of four couples in [...]
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9 Mormon shows to add to your Netflix queue

Gone are the days of flipping through channels in hopes of finding something clean or uplifting to view. Now, thanks to streaming services like Netflix, your options are seemingly limitless. Even better, Netflix has loads of LDS-themed movies [...]
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A Grand Life for Singing: Provo’s Paula is one of 400 voices that celebrate faith and music in MoTab

Paula Williams has been a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for four years — but if you don’t recognize her from the choir’s LDS General Conference performances, you’re not alone. “I’m the shortest of the sopranos, so I’m [...]
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We Are Family: The Parkers have been fighting cancer together — and winning

Heidi Parker and her family were on a cruise twelve months ago when she knew something was wrong. On top of a broken foot that refused to heal, she had the “flu” for six weeks AND was constantly exhausted. When she came home from vacation, [...]
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Sundance screenings give students a glimpse of cinema careers

Free Film Day for Locals Utah locals can see the audience favorites from this year’s Sundance Film Festival through free Best of Fest screenings Monday, Feb. 1. Filmgoers need to prove Utah residency via driver’s license or state [...]
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Medical Day Spa: Amara Day Spa Salon & Boutique

Amara Day Spa Salon & Boutique 870 N 980 W, Orem (801) 226-2300 amaradayspa.com Sponsored Story Haircut? Check. Manicure and pedicure? Check. Massage? Check. Dermal filler treatments? That usually requires another appointment at another [...]
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A (second) home, sweet home: What to look for when buying a home in St. George

One challenge with visiting St. George in February is finding a quality place to stay for a reasonable price. Between the Parade of Homes, golf trips and youth sports tournaments, rooms fill fast. (We see you nodding your head!) For many who [...]
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Mr. Band Man: Rock-n-roller turned American Fork band teacher retires after 30 years

Fresh off a stint as a trumpeter for a rock-n-roll band, John Miller went back to school for his music degree, graduated and found a job as a choir teacher — a position vacated because the junior high students drove out the last teacher. [...]
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How to capitalize on the Sundance Film Festival as a local

Lights, cameras and action — Utah has all these and more as Sundance Film Festival takes over Park City and select venues in Provo Canyon, Salt Lake City and Ogden now through Sunday, Jan. 31. Looking for a way to get in on the action? There [...]
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Come cancer or pregnancy: Life, death and doctors battle for woman diagnosed with cancer in her second trimester

Stephanie Partridge was sitting on a couch in her living room when her husband came downstairs. “Do you need a hug?” he asked. “Why?” Brett had logged onto a hospital patient account to see the results of his wife’s biopsy for a lump [...]
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7 kid-friendly clutter busters

Kids and stuff go together like peanut butter and jelly. They stick together, and it can be a challenge for parents to keep things tidy with little clutter magnets in the home. Don’t work harder to fight the piles of kid paraphernalia; [...]
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James the Mormon, not the rapper: Religion and rap converge with local musician James Curran

He’s James Curran and James the Mormon. He raps about spiritual messages and about football. He raps, but he’s not a rapper. Sound like an identity crisis? Think again. James Curran, known as James the Mormon, knows exactly who he is in [...]
In the weeks after the Miami win, Ty and the BYU media relations team fielded requests from major news outlets including Sports Illustrated. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Why Ty Detmer joined the LDS Church at BYU

When Ty Detmer returns to BYU as offensive coordinator this year, Cougar Nation will welcome him back with open arms. As the school’s first and only Heisman winner, Ty has secured a place in the hearts of Cougar fans everywhere. But [...]
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The simple ingredient changing BYU Dining’s image — humor

The dark night set up a perfect scene as four robbers broke into a bank to reap their cash reward, but these robbers would soon learn this was no ordinary heist. As they open the locker it reveals a fridge full of BYU Creamery goods instead [...]
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The Riot Act: Mindy Gledhill starts second verse of her career with synth pop sound

When Mindy Gledhill moved to Provo as a teenager, she met the Gledhill boys who lived a couple blocks away. “In high school, Mindy was mean to me,” Dustin Gledhill remembers. “She called me microphone head.” Mindy’s memory sings the [...]
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Person of the Year: The Gardner Quad Squad

On the morning of our Utah Valley Magazine photo shoot, the Gardners posted a video on social media of lowering the four crib mattresses for their double set of identical twins. Nearing their first birthdays, the four girls were becoming more [...]
Ashley Gardner feeds her quads with the help of Utah Valley Magazine Editor Jeanette Bennett.

A Day in the Life of a Photo Shoot with Quads

Tyson and Ashley Gardner brought their nearly-1-year-old quads to Utah Valley Magazine for a photo shoot, and then invited editor Jeanette Bennett to spend a Friday evening helping with their busy baby routine. Walk through 30 photos of the [...]
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2016 Person of the Year: The Short List

As Utah Valley Magazine kicks off 2016, we’ve launched a new annual feature: Person of the Year! Although we chose the Gardner family with their double set of identical twins as our inaugural recipients, we also had a “short list” of other [...]
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8 New Year’s resolutions moms should never make

Maybe we’re still mesmerized by the magic of the holiday season. Maybe we’re still in that notorious Christmas sugar coma. But for some reason, many of us moms mistakenly see January 1st as a magical switch we can simply flip [...]