OneRepublic, acrobats and stunts: 2018 Stadium of Fire had many tricks up its sleeves

PROVO, UTAH – The 38th Annual Stadium of Fire has no need to “apologize” following the 2018 celebration, which was headlined by pop rock band OneRepublic. With its largest crowd in the past 10 years, the Stadium of Fire welcomed performers with a variety of tricks up their sleeves. Besides singers OneRepublic, GENTRI and Lexi […]

Man who plays Nephi in upcoming Book of Mormon videos receives mission call

Last summer, Jackson VanDerkwerken spent his summer across the country from his family in the desert of Goshen, Utah — not a typical summer for the then-17-year-old teenager — but when you’re cast as Nephi for the Book of Mormon videos, it’s necessary. And it turns out his role of Nephi and separation from his […]

BYU basketball hits reset button for WCC Tournament

Preseason games are through. Conference games are over. Now basketball teams around the country push the reset button as they make a final run for inclusion in the 68-team NCAA Tournament. BYU’s basketball team is no different. As the Cougars head down to Las Vegas ranked No. 3 in the West Coast Conference Tournament, they […]

Spanish Fork celebrates opening of first shops at Canyon Creek

Multiple businesses in Spanish Fork’s Canyon Creek development are officially open for business — and city officials are ecstatic. Ace Hardware, Famous Footwear, Petco, Maurices, TJ Maxx and Ulta have all opened their doors to customers. Downeast Home and Clothing will open on Friday, Nov. 3 with other businesses scheduled for opening later this year […]

Thanksgiving Point ‘breaks sky’ on Butterfly Biosphere

Thanksgiving Point broke groundbreaking tradition by holding a “skybreaking” for its new Butterfly Biosphere on Monday morning. “Usually at the beginning of a new endeavor, and especially if there is a new building involved, there will be a groundbreaking,” Thanksgiving Point Co-Founder Karen Ashton said. … “Today we aren’t actually going to dig, we’re going […]

Will the Lone Peak Three deliver on the hype?

Next year is THE year for BYU basketball. I hear it and read it everywhere I turn: on Twitter, in news articles, from overheard fan conversations. Whenever a season ends, next year is always the year, and there is nothing wrong with getting hyped up about your team’s future. But I can’t help but wonder, […]

16 adorable pictures of Provo’s Puppy Paddle Pool Party

Provo’s going to the dogs. After closing the outdoor pool for the season last Saturday (Aug. 22), the Provo Rec Center hosted it’s first Puppy Paddle Pool Party Saturday morning. “I’ve seen it done in other states and it is something that I was very intrigued by and thought it would be exciting for the community,” […]

Utah women, we know why you are single — it’s in the numbers

Utah single women, we have some bad news — the odds in the dating are in the men’s favor. Writing about the “modern dating crisis,” author Jon Birger recently released his book, “Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game.” In an article published on Time’s website Monday, Birger shared part of his findings on how the United States demographics […]

Utah Valley Magazine named best magazine in Utah; UV360 earns 8 awards from SPJ

Utah Valley Magazine was named the best magazine in the state for 2014 by the Utah chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at last night’s banquet. Bennett Communications, which publishes Utah Valley Magazine, also claimed second place in the best magazine category with Utah Valley BusinessQ. In total, Bennett Communications earned 14 awards at the annual event. “I […]

6 excuses for BYU students to celebrate with a Graham Canyon ice cream cake

Brigham Young University posted a picture of a new Graham Canyon ice cream cake proving that all of your ice cream cake fantasies can come true. The BYU Creamery ice cream cakes, which have been around for about a month now, are approximately a foot wide and six inches tall. For just $29.99, you could […]

12 creative memes begging Trader Joe’s to come to Provo

Dear Trader Joe’s, Provo wants you really bad, and the residents are willing to do whatever it takes to get you here. After holding Provo’s Retail Summit in February, the community decided to work towards getting a Trader Joe’s in Provo, something that Orem is also working towards. Provo Mayor John Curtis wrote a blog post following the […]

Disney appeals to nation’s ‘Frozen’ fever with new ‘Frozen’ short

In 2013, the nation caught a fever when they watched a snowman who loved warm hugs help a princess save her snow-powered sister from herself — and now Disney is releasing a “Frozen” short that is appropriately (and ironically) named “Frozen Fever.” Returning with film favorites Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, Sven and even Oaken, the mountain shop keeper, make […]

Orem city offers $12,500 reward for information regarding the Orem arsonist

OREM — Orem city is offering a $12,500 reward for information leading to an arrest of the arsonist who set fire to Orem construction sites. “As a city, we believe someone knows who committed these awful crimes,” said Orem Mayor Richard Brunst in a press conference. “We’re asking you to come forward with the information that will […]

Warm weather limits Midway Ice Castle to one weekend

[pullquote] If You Go: When: Jan. 23-24 (6 p.m.–midnight), Jan. 26 (6 p.m.–10 p.m.) Where: 2002 Soldier Hollow Rd., Midway, UT, 84049 Cost: $12.95 Friday and Saturday; $10.95 on Monday (Need to pre-order tickets) Site:[/pullquote] Utah is having a warm spell in January with a forecasted high of 50 degrees on Monday in Midway. Good news for any cold-weather hater, […]

LDS Church shares progress on priesthood restoration site

After decades of researching, purchasing land and preparations, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has at last shared its plan for the priesthood restoration site in Oakland Township, Penn. “It is extremely historic from our standpoint because this is the last site of the restoration that has not yet been fully restored,” said Stephen […]

Blickenstaff’s Kickstarter campaign builds family traditions

A local toy store is looking to go above and beyond playtime with their newest Kickstarter campaign — they want to help families create more traditions. This is why Blickenstaff’s, a Provo toy store located at the Shops at the Riverwoods, created Traditions-in-a-box. “Our basic goal was to make something simple that brought families together […]

6 signs you’re a Chick-fil-A camping expert

Only seven months after opening a Chick-fil-A in Provo, Chick-fil-A opened another stand alone restaurant in Orem Thursday morning. The day before the opening Chick-fil-A had people camp out in their parking lot, and a lot of these people are novices. Here are six signs that you’ve become an expert camper for the Chick-fil-A opening […]

7 ways to celebrate Shark Week in Utah County

Discovery Channel has been captivating people with their Shark Week documentaries since 1988. While Utah County doesn’t have any sharks roaming the waters, here are six activities that could take a bite out of your time this week and help you celebrate this annual event. 1. Play Sharks and Minnows at the Provo Rec Center. […]

VidAngel gives families safe viewing options (and shoots a family with 3,192 paintballs) Bosoms, blood and bad words — that is what fills our movie theaters these days. VidAngel, a new video filtering system, wants to provide people a way to clean out that material, which is why they made an impact video for YouTube. Using 50 automatic paintball guns, a team adorning T-shirts with modified swear words on […]

Come ‘hear these people sing’: A review of the SCERA’s ‘Les Miserables’

When it comes to community theater, I come in with certain expectations — low expectations. I expect the singers to be off key at some point, someone will miss their cue and so on. But that wasn’t the case with the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre’s production of “Les Miserables.” Director Jeremy Showgren took a modern classic that requires […]

If the shoe fits: 5 reasons to love the SCERA’s presentation of ‘Cinderella’

OREM — The SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre’s presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” takes you on the road of “once upon a time” and “happily ever after” that is magical, but not in a “folderol and fiddle-dee-dee” manner. The SCERA takes the popular tale of “Cinderella,” but adds just enough twists to shed a new light on […]

Weekend best bets (May 16-18)

It’s the weekend at last. Don’t get caught stuck on the couch when there are so many activities happening around Utah Valley. Here are five events sure to liven up your weekend: 1. Astrofest It’s in the stars for everyone this weekend at the BYU Department of Physics and Astronomy’s Astrofest. Shoot off rockets, gaze […]

Thanksgiving Point opens highly-anticipated Museum of Natural Curiosity

LEHI — Parents and children alike joined in a interactive learning experience as Thanksgiving Point officially opened the Museum of Natural Curiosity to the public on Thursday morning. “We want the community to know that this only happened because of your support,” said Mike Washburn, president and CEO of Thanksgiving Point. The idea for the […]

Weekend best bets (April 25-27)

It’s the weekend at last. Don’t get caught stuck on the couch when there are so many activities happening around Utah Valley. Here are five events sure to liven up your weekend: 1. “Peter Pan” Off to Neverland! Join the Hale Center Theater in Orem for this musical adventure with Peter Pan, Wendy and the […]

BYU releases video highlighting Samuelson’s presidency

BYU published a YouTube video, “Whoosh Cecil: President Samuelson Legacy 2003-2014,” honoring BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson on Thursday afternoon. Samuelson, who was the 12th president at BYU, will be released on Thursday, May 1, from the position. Kevin J Worthen J.D., former dean of the J Reuben Clark Law School and current advancement vice president of […]

Weekend best bets (April 18-20)

It’s the weekend at last. Don’t get caught stuck on the couch when there are so many activities happening around Utah Valley. Here are five events sure to liven up your weekend: 1. Rock the Block The rhythms of the night are filling Provo’s air this Saturday with the Rock the Block concert at the […]

Stuart Edge video reenacts Disney’s ‘Kiss the Girl’ with unsuspecting strangers “Sha-la-la-la-la-la, my oh my,” it looks like Stuart Edge has done it again with another kiss pranking video. This time Edge brought in BYU a cappella singing groups Noteworthy (all-female group) and Vocal Point (all-male group) as well as YouTube singer Peter Hollens. In the video, Edge walks up to a girl and begins […]