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A random conversation between two colleagues led to an impromptu jam session for Gabe Hampton and Mark Lees. Hampton — a former aspiring Broadway performer — took on the vocals as Lees played the guitar part for the Pearl Jam …

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  • The Chainsmokers’ Alex Pall, left, and Drew Taggart perform at the SONY Lost in Music Showcase during the South by Southwest Music Festival early Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP) Concert preview: Why The Chainsmokers are the group you love to hate and hate to love
    Opinions on EDM duo du jour The Chainsmokers are rarely blasé. Instead, the reactions that DJ Alex Pall and songwriter/vocalist Drew Taggart elicit te...
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  • (Ann Torrence | For The Salt Lake Tribune)    Children swing at Teasdale Community Park as the Utah Symphony opens its Mighty 5 Tour on Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014 in Teasdale, Utah. Utah Symphony plans new road trip to showcase state’s natural and cultural history
    The Utah Symphony is going on another road trip. Three years after the Mighty 5 Tour took them to the state’s five national parks, Thierry Fischer wil...
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  • (Courtesy photo)    Jazz pianist Gerald Clayton will perform with his quintet in a concert in the JazzSLC series, Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City. Gerald Clayton has new tales to tell in JazzSLC show
    In a way, it was sort of inevitable. Gerald Clayton’s father is Grammy-winning jazz bassist John Clayton. His uncle is saxophonist Jeff Clayton. For a...
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  • (Kim Raff  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Trombone Shorty performs at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City on June 9, 2013. He returns to the garden in August supporting a new album, ’Parking Lot Symphony.’ Trombone Shorty’s new ‘Parking Lot Symphony’ displays another growth spurt
    Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews reinforces his commitment to New Orleans on “Parking Lot Symphony,” a rich, energetic collection of funk, R&B, and even...
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