Scene clips for Jan. 27-30, 2007 |

Scene clips for Jan. 27-30, 2007

Radical Rat takes the stage

Radical Rat music showcase will present its last two days of independent live music at The Spur Bar and Grill. Now in its fourth year, the Radical Rat Film-Music showcase gives independent musicians from around the world a chance to show their talent. Beginning today at 3 p.m. and continuing through the evening, the lineup will include Chicago Mike Beck, Toney Ventura, Rich Wyman, Junior and Dave, Dr. Bob, Christopher Hawley, Eric Schwartz and Ryan Montbleau. Sunday, the Radical Rat will celebrate with a wrap party, welcoming all to bring a musical instrument The showcase has no cover charge and is open to the public, 21 and older only. For more information, visit

Save sports by saving snow

"Save Our Snow Winter Road Trip" with Alison Gannett will be at the Sidecar at 333 Main Street from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will follow Gannett’s day stop at Park City Mountain Resort with Clif Bar RV that is fueled by vegetable oil.

The event’s mission is to spread awareness about what to do to save the environment. Colorado-born Gannett, a professional free skiing champion, will be giving a multi-media presentation on the affects of global warming on winter sports, including how to calculate carbon emissions and decrease carbon footprints affordably. The event will feature music spun by Deejay Panama.

Arts council invites grant applications

In an effort to invest in Utah’s future and promote arts learning, the Utah Arts Council (UAC) will once again provide grants for arts education related activities. Arts education grants support arts integration, artistic excellence and professional development for teachers, schools and nonprofit organizations. The deadline to submit grant applications and supporting materials is March 1, 2007.

UAC offers arts education funding in three categories. Artists in Residence Grants support a resident artist in a nonprofit organization or private, parochial, charter or public school. In this setting, the artist integrates his or her work into the creative learning activity of students, schools and communities. Arts Education Project Grants for schools, districts and nonprofit organizations fund larger projects that promote artistic excellence and focus on arts learning and creation. Teacher Initiated Project Grants are available for any teacher in any private, parochial, charter or public school, and focus on professional development and art making for individual teachers.

Grant applications and supporting materials must be received by 5 p.m. at the Utah Arts Council, 617 East South Temple in Salt Lake City or postmarked by the deadline date. Grant applications and guidelines are available on the UAC Web site at, or by calling Arts Education Coordinator, Kait Kingston at (801) 236-7543.

For more technical assistance or for information about arts education grants, contact Arts Education Program Manager Jean Irwin at (801) 236-7542 or e-mail

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