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Chili CookOff & Fiesta

The Ogden Chili Cook-Off and Fiesta celebrates the diversity and commonalities of the Ogden and Northern Utah communities. We would like to invite you to participate in a Community and Cultural Celebration on September 19, 2009.

National Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15th and the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16th, and Chile on September 18th. Latino/Hispano communities honor those who fought for and won their freedom then, and who continue to do so now, with a day of Fiesta, delighting in the richness of the foods, arts, crafts and music that they enjoy.

Chili Cookoff

We are bringing the community together with Ogden’s First Annual Chili Cook-Off, inviting local Fire Fighters and Law enforcement agencies to compete in our “Five Alarm” special category. The Fiesta will be featuring performances by local children’s groups, school groups and professional musicians and visual artist. And providing local vendors an opportunity to display and sell various textiles, arts & crafts and food representing various cultural groups throughout the Ogden/Northern Utah area. Enjoy a Vintage Car Show (Car Show Entry Forms attached below), Fashion Show displaying local boutique wares and unique local designer clothing lines.

The day will end with a concert performance by Del Castillo. “This Austin, Texas-based band has developed a huge regional following through their unique merger of flamenco music and rock. Since forming in 2001, the sextet has won a total of 10 Austin Music Awards, while also touring with Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli and Willy Nelson.” Del Castillo has also performed in the soundtracks for “Spy Kids 3D: Game Over”, “Kill Bill, Vol.2” and “Once Upon a Time in Mexico.”

The event will also include community outreach to young local artists for the creation of the signature artwork to commemorate the event. As well as intern opportunities for local college students to learn and participate in various aspects of the event production.

In accordance with our company mission, we are pleased to announce that a percentage of the net proceeds raised at this event will benefit Weber State University Scholarship Foundations and Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College.

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WANG JIAN-XIN AND LI FENG-YUN

This husband-and-wife team, both professors at Tianjin Conservatory of Music near Beijing, have mastered the art of playing the ancient Chinese instruments of qin and xiao.

Wang plays several instruments, including the di, xiao, xun, sheng, and hulusi. Over the past two decades, he has conducted master classes, performed solo recitals, and played with contemporary music ensembles in Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, Japan, Poland, Hong Kong, and the United States. He was honored at the International Jiangnan Sizhu Music Competition in Shanghai in 1987.

Li Feng-yun is an expert on the qin, China’s most ancient instrument, which in 2003 was registered by UNESCO as one of the masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. She earned an undergraduate degree in pipa and qin performance and has won numerous awards in qin performance, including the National Guangdong Music Competition, International Jiangnan Sizhu Music Competition, and the Hangzhou Qin Invitational.

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WANG JIAN-XIN AND LI FENG-YUN

Patriot Day Tattoo

The City of West Jordan is holding a Patriot Day Tattoo Friday, September 11th. This “tattoo” is not designed to be imprinted on skin but rather in the hearts of those who take part in this sensory feast. The Patriot Day Tattoo is patterned after the world-famous Edinburgh, Scotland Tattoo where pipe bands, drummers, military regiments, dancers have performed. The West Jordan Patriot Day Tattoo will remember Patriot Day with a 1,500-flag Healing Field, pipe bands, drum corps, the 23rd Army Band, Highland Dancers, a joint service color guard and other entertainment. A marketplace with arts, crafts, and ethnic foods opens at 5:00 p.m. and can be enjoyed before and during the Tattoo entertainment. For more information, call Julie Brown at (801) 569-5119.

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Marching Band

Calo Flamenco Dance Performance

Flamenco DanceImagine Ballet Theater (IBT), an Ogden-based ballet company in residence at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, is proud to present an evening of traditional Spanish dance with Calo Flamenco: Ballet de Martin Gaxiola.

Calo Flamenco not only shows audiences the powerful and passionate dance form, but also the many vibrant and charged aspects that go hand in hand with the dancing: the music, singing, and costumes that accompany the dancers on stage create a vivid scene of Spanish culture and life.

Artistic director, Martin Gaxiola, created Calo Flamenco in 2003, and the group has toured extensively throughout the United States with great success, including such dance hubs as New York City. With over 15 talented dancers and musicians, Calo Flamenco stands as one of the largest professional flamenco companies in the nation.

Irish Fiddle Virtuoso, Martin Hayes

Returning to Ogden to open the 2009-20 Cultural Affairs season are Irish fiddle virtuoso, Martin Hayes, and American guitarist, Dennis Cahill. The duo has garnered international renown for taking traditional Irish music to the very edge of the genre, holding listeners spellbound with slow-building, fiery performances.

Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music. His unique sound, his mastery of his chosen instrument – the violin – his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of the future of the music, combine to create an astonishing and formidable artistic intelligence. He is the recipient of major national and international awards: most recently the prestigious Gradam Ceoil, Musician of the Year 2008 from the Irish language television station TG 4; previously Man of the Year from the American Irish Historical Society; Folk Instrumentalist of the Year from BBC Radio; a National Entertainment Award (the Irish ‘Grammy’); six All-Ireland fiddle championships – before the age of nineteen – and cited by the Irish Sunday Tribune as one of the hundred most influential Irish men and women in the fields of entertainment, politics and sports in the year 2000, as well as one of the most important musicians to come out of Ireland in the last fifty years.

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Martin Hayes Dennis Cahill

Labor Day Luau 2009

Thanksgiving Point, Utah’s cultural gathering place, will host the annual Labor Day Luau on Monday, Sept. 7. Set against the backdrop of the largest man-made waterfall in the western hemisphere, the party kicks off with an authentic island dinner served at 5:30 p.m. followed by a festive show at 7 p.m. Utah Valley University’s Legacy Dance Company will showcase traditional dance from the more than 290 islands in the Polynesian triangle including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Hawaii and Tahiti. Fire dancers will also light up the stage with their blazing maneuvers. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the performances at 7 p.m. Tickets for adults are $15 in advance or $18 at the door; children are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Both can be purchased from our website.

Luau

9th & 9th Street Festival

Held at the intersection of 900 South and 900 East in Salt Lake City, the 9th and 9th Street Festival has become an annual event where everyone from the city converges to enjoy food, fun and music. This year’s event will be held all day on September 19th, 2009 and promises to be better than ever with an amazing line-up of performers, an eclectic mix of local artists, and purveyors of fine foods. Something fun for both children and adults!

Sponsored by the East Liberty Community Council, the 9th and 9th Street Festival was conceived as a way to bring neighbors together in what has quickly become one of the city’s most unique, eclectic and desirable neighborhoods. This is a celebration of a neighborhood put on by neighbors. Its free, its fun! bring the dog, the kids, the stroller and come down and join us.

http://9thand9thstreetfestival.com

Shah Sitara Belly Dance

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Wasatch Jazz Project

Wasatch Coaching Academy (Student Rock Bands)

9th and 9th Street Festival

Bellydancing by Thia Annual Troupe Recital

BellyDancing by Thia is proud to present All performing Troupes for the Annual Troupe Recital. Come join us in a spectacular theater show, starring Troupes Nova I & II, Topaz, Amethyst, Allure, Azalea, Pandemoniyum, O’Stara & Wysteria with special performances by Thia, Meada, Kissa, Mecha & Heidi. Tickets are $6 each, for more information contact Thia 801-266-0473.

http://www.bellydancingbythia.com/august-1-2009-2.htm

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