1 of 15 View 15 Items Deseret News Related Link Am I good enough? A conversation on mental illness with Elder J. Devn Cornish (+podcast) SALT LAKE CITY — On weekday mornings, Reid Cornish fills his water bottle, grabs his headphones and in-line skates and sets out. After a quick walk from his parents’ apartment in downtown Salt Lake City, he reaches his parking lot of choice, turns on “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack and begins skating. “I’m like a figure skater,” Cornish, 34, said. “I picture myself on ice doing dance moves from musicals.” His choreography supports that claim. Sometimes he’ll sing out loud with Hugh Jackman. Sometimes he'll spin or snap, stomp or clap. And then there’s the occasional glide mixed with a touch of acrobatics. Some days Cornish skates for hours — it just depends on how he’s feeling. Summer heat doesn’t stop him; neither does a cold … [Read more...] about Meet the ‘Rollerblade King,’ Salt Lake City’s greatest morning showman
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Cindy Watts Nashville Tennessean Published 1:39 AM EDT Oct 9, 2018 Bobby Bones and his professional dancing partner Sharna Burgess earned his best scores of the season on Monday night’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The theme was Memorable Year Night. Host Tom Bergeron promised it’s a “powerful show every season.” “Get ready for tears and goosebumps tonight,” he said. “We always say this is sponsored by tissues,” added co-host Erin Andrews. Bones hyped the performance on his social media accounts all week, promising an emotional dance that he struggled to execute. By Monday night, Bones had his moves perfected but the emotional aspect of the dance played out through the entire contemporary routine. Bones chose 1998 as his most memorable year -- the year he graduated high school. The milestone was a particularly meaningful achievement because no one in his family had ever earned their diploma. … [Read more...] about Bobby Bones shares painful childhood on Dancing with the Stars
Culture The Voice The Voice 2018 The Voice 2018 Recaps and Results The Voice Season 15 Blind Auditions The Voice Season 15 Live Blog The Voice” Blind Auditions night 4 airs Tuesday evening. Check out our recap and results, including who made it onto a team, here. The fourth round of The Voice Season 15 Blind Auditions kicks off Tuesday night at 8 p.m. EDT. Last night, 12 new contestants auditioned, with nine securing team spots and one earning a second chance via Kelsea Ballerini’s Comeback Team. Blind auditions will continue this evening as more singers vie for a coveted spot on one of the four judges’ teams. Once tonight’s show kicks off, we’ll be doing a live recap of the results. In the meantime, if you missed the previous blind auditions, you can check out our the singers and teams so far below. You can also check out our recap along with video clips of last night’s winning performances, here. The Voice Season 15 Blind Auditions 4 Recap … [Read more...] about ‘The Voice’ Season 15 Blind Auditions 4 Recap: Who Made the Teams so Far?
Dawn Gilbertson Arizona Republic Published 12:00 p.m. UTC Aug 11, 2018 The jokes begin as soon as you tell people you're taking a bus to Las Vegas. "With a bunch of seniors? Have fun with that.'' "A bus? OMG.'' My favorite response came from the Uber driver who dropped me off near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at 7:40 a.m. on a Friday in early August. He was so stunned when I told him a) I was taking a bus, not flying, to Vegas; and b) that tickets are as low as 99 cents one way, he called his wife and put her on speakerphone so I could confirm it. Bus service between Phoenix and Las Vegas isn't new — Greyhound has long served the route, if circuitously — but two new entrants with cheap fares, non-stop routes and big followings in other cities are building buzz. Meet FlixBus and Megabus FlixBus and Megabus began service in late May. FlixBus is a 5-year-old German intercity bus company making its first push into … [Read more...] about Six hours on a bus to Las Vegas (and back): The good, the bad and the annoying
1 of 11 View 11 Items Charles Sykes, Invision Will Swenson and Audra McDonald attend the Drama Desk Awards on Sunday, June 1, 2014 in New York. SALT LAKE CITY — Will Swenson always had a backup plan. If his Broadway aspirations didn’t work out, he would return to Utah and work in the Hale Theater, the family business where he performed as a boy. But then his grandmother, Ruth, the matriarch of Hale Theater, suddenly passed away from cancer and a cousin informed him that there was no place for him in the Hale Theater. Just like that, Swenson was seeking auditions without a safety net. “A blessing in disguise,” says Swenson, who, a decade later, is a Broadway star and some-time TV/movie actor who’s riding a hot streak. If he were a basketball team, he’d be the Golden State Warriors. The roles keep coming his way. Swenson, a Utah native and BYU and Cottonwood High graduate, seems to turn up everywhere these days. Gayle … [Read more...] about From LDS-themed films to Broadway star, Will Swenson ‘blessed to have the life I have’