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(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) Fans watch as Garth Brooks performs with his band during a stop on their stadium tour held at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Theater companies and musical ensembles looking to resume live performances are coming up with creative ways to make sure the show goes on safely, particularly in states that ban venues from imposing vaccine or mask requirements.

Live performers find rules in red states like Utah a tough act to follow

By Bruce Alpert | Kaiser Health News | November 16, 2021, 4:44 p.m.

(Ricardo Nagaoka | The New York Times) Brandi Carlile at her home in Maple Valley, Wash. on March 17, 2021.The singer and songwriter’s seventh album, “In These Silent Days,” realizes and polishes her ambitions.

Brandi Carlile, larger than life and achingly human

By Jon Pareles | The New York Times | October 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) Garth Brooks performs with his band during a stop on their stadium tour held at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

See photos of Garth Brooks’ return to Salt Lake City

By The Salt Lake Tribune | July 19, 2021, 4:54 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) David Archuleta performs at the inauguration of Gov. Spencer Cox, at Tuacahn Center for the Arts in Ivins on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

David Archuleta tells ‘Nightline’ he questioned whether he wanted to keep on living

By Scott D. Pierce | June 28, 2021, 1:40 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Southeastern Records) Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit will perform at Red Butte Garden on Friday, July 30, 2021. A previously scheduled show for July 31, 2021, at the Eccles Theater has been rescheduled for March 8, 2022.

Red Butte Garden announces first concert for 2021 summer series

By Sean P. Means | June 2, 2021, 1:55 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Todrick Hall) Entertainer Todrick Hall will headline a benefit for the Utah Pride Center on June 4.

Todrick Hall is coming to Utah to party for Pride

By Scott D. Pierce | June 1, 2021, 1:19 p.m.

(Marc Estabrook  |  courtesy Utah Symphony) The Utah Symphony, performing at O.C. Tanner Amphitheatre in Springdale, Utah, near Zion National Park, in 2017. The symphony will return to Springdale, and four other locations near Utah's natural wonders, for concerts in August 2021, in the "Forever Mighty Tour," the symphony announced Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Utah Symphony will perform near state’s natural wonders in August, on ‘Forever Mighty Tour’

By Sean P. Means | June 2, 2021, 1:55 p.m.

(Steve Griffin | Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Hannah Hooper of the band Grouplove, photographed at Red Butte Garden in 2014, will return to Utah on Sept. 25, 2021, as her band performs in the Ogden Twilight concert series.

Ogden Twilight concerts back this summer, with Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, Noah Cyrus and more

By Sean P. Means | April 27, 2021, 10:14 p.m.

(Scott Sommerdorf | Tribune file photo) Violinist Lindsey Stirling — photographed at Red Butte Garden in 2015 — is scheduled to perform at at Usana Amphitheatre on July 10.

Utah’s large music venues are reopening gradually. Here’s who’s scheduled to perform so far.

By Sean P. Means | June 21, 2021, 4:43 p.m.

(Courtesy photo) Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn will be an artist-in-association with the Utah Symphony during the 2021-2022 season, performing at Abravanel Hall in September and again in April 2022.

Utah Symphony’s 2021-22 season, starting in September, to feature nature-inspired music and violinist Hilary Hahn

By Sean P. Means | March 23, 2021, 6:16 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Fifth-graders file into Abravanel Hall to hear the Utah Symphony for their annual school concert, Feb. 11, 2020. Salt Lake County announced on Feb. 24, 2021, that Abravanel and three other venues — the Capitol Theatre, the Eccles Theater and the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center — will reopen on March 25, 2021, after being closed for four months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four big Salt Lake County arts venues are reopening soon

By Sean P. Means | February 26, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The facade and marquee of Salt Lake City's Capitol Theatre. The theater, along with three other downtown venues operated by Salt Lake County, will remain closed through Marcy 24, the county announced Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

Salt Lake County extends closures of Abravanel Hall, Capitol and Eccles theaters and the Rose through March 24

By Sean P. Means | February 5, 2021, 11:50 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of David Halliday) Courtney Isaiah Smith, seen in 2017 at a performance at Gracie's in Salt Lake City. Smith, a co-founder of the Jazz Vespers Quartet and a beloved performer in Utah's music scene, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at age 37.

Courtney Isaiah Smith, co-founder of Utah’s Jazz Vespers Quartet, dies at 37

By Sean P. Means | February 5, 2021, 2:16 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Disney Channel/Image Group LA) Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo star in the made-in-Utah series "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series."

Utah is at the center of purported musical battle between ‘High School Musical’ stars

By Scott D. Pierce | January 15, 2021, 9:19 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The marquee of the Capitol Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City. The theater, home to Ballet West and Utah Opera, is one of four Salt Lake County-operated arts venues that will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Salt Lake County will keep its art venues closed through February because of COVID-19 concerns

By Sean P. Means | December 18, 2020, 8:14 p.m.

(Sydney Takeshta | Courtesy of Lindseystomp/Concord Records) Electronic-dance violinist Lindsey Stirling has produced a Christmas TV special, "Lindsey Stirling: Home for the Holidays," which she will offer as a pay-per-view livestream on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020.

Here’s how to watch violinist rock star Lindsey Stirling’s Christmas TV special

By Sean P. Means | December 10, 2020, 8:34 p.m.

(Lynn Goldsmith | Photo courtesy of Shore Fire Media) Rock musician Todd Rundgren is going to perform a 25-city virtual tour in early 2021, with each show tailored to a different city. A show dedicated to Salt Lake City is set for March 13, 2021.

Rocker Todd Rundgren plans a 25-city virtual tour, including a ‘stop’ in Salt Lake City

By Sean P. Means | December 4, 2020, 8:34 p.m.

(Melinda Sue Gordon  |  Photo courtesy of Netflix) Indiana high school students Emma Nolan (Jo Ellen Pellman, left) and Alyssa Greene (Ariana DeBose) get the prom of their dreams, in the movie musical "The Prom."

Review: ‘The Prom’ is an energetic high-school musical with laughs and heart

By Sean P. Means | December 3, 2020, 7:27 p.m.

(Casey Welch  |  Photo courtesy of The 5 Browns) The Utah-raised piano quintet The 5 Browns — from left, Gregory, Desirae, Deondra, Melody and Ryan — will perform a livestreamed benefit concert from Utah Valley University's Noorda Center on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.

Venues are closed, so Utah arts groups are streaming their holiday cheer

By Sean P. Means | November 30, 2020, 11:38 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Tyler Glenn — seen here performing at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the Loveloud Festival in 2018 — posted Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, on his social-media accounts that he was recovering from a stroke.

Tyler Glenn, lead singer of Utah-founded band Neon Trees, is recovering from a stroke

By Sean P. Means | November 25, 2020, 1:05 a.m.