Dancing with the Moab Stars benefits Moab Valley Multicultural Center

Dance “stars” take the stage By Rudy Herndon (Moab Sun News)- For an authority figure, the soft-spoken and cordial Moab City Police Chief Mike Navarre is not an imposing guy. Correction: He is not an imposing guy, unless your name is Lisa Albert, and you’ve just found out that your rival contestant and his partner […]

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23rd annual Moab Arts Festival returns this weekend

Filling the park with art by Sharon Sullivan (Moab Sun News)- A Navajo hoop dancer, a Salt Lake City Shakespearean theater troupe and Japanese-inspired Moab Taiko Dan drummers are among the unique acts performing this weekend during the 23rd annual Moab Arts Festival at Swanny City Park. Additionally, 100 artists from Utah, Montana, Nevada, New […]

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There are angels among us

(Diocesan Dialogue) — Dr. Ada van Vloten tell the parents of a young boy he is not deaf as the school thought. She describes in Spanish how his ears are full of infection and carefully details how they must give the medicine that will allow Carlos to hear again. She also smiles as Carlos mimics […]

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MVMC sponsors poster design contest

The Moab Valley Multicultural Center is looking for high school artists to design a marketing poster for the Festival of Cultures to be held May 2-4. The contest is open to high school students, grades nine-12. The winning designer will be awarded a $50 prize. The 2008 theme for the event will be, “A Celebration of […]

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Blackfire entertains crowd at Folk Festival assembly

By Alyssa Mulligan (The Devil’s Advocate) — On Nov. 2 Grand County High School hosted an assembly for the band Blackfire. This band is made up of the Jones Benally family, originally from the controversial area of Black Mesa, Ariz. They have played their music all around the world, from the Sahara Desert to Siberia. […]

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MVMC seeks volunteers for May “Festival of Cultures”

(Moab Times-Independent)- The Moab Valley Multicultural Center has announced it will hold the first-ever “Festival of Cultures” during the first weekend of May 2008. The event will celebrate the wide variety of cultures in the Four Corners region, and will seek to promote cultural sensitivity and appreciation of diverse cultural perspectives, organizers said. Activities will […]

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“Viva!”…

(Moab Times-Independent)- Dancers from the Moab Valley Multi-Cultural Center’s Baile Folklorico perform traditional Mexican folk dances before a crowd of more than 300 who attended the Mexican Independence Day celebration at Red Cliffs Lodge on Saturday. The event included a buffet of traditional Mexican food, games and activities for children, as well as music, singing and dancing. Local Mexican children read […]

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English and Spanish adult language classes offered

(Moab Times-Independent)- The BEACON/21st Century Learning Center is sponsoring English and Spanish adult language classes beginning Sept. 10. Classes will be taught by Carrie Alexander and are funded by grants. English Language Learner classes (ELL/ESL) will be held at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center located on 200 South in the old Moab city office building. […]

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Fourth of July celebration stirs fond memories for longtime residents Read more: Moab Times-Independent – Fourth of July celebration stirs fond memories for longtime residents

(Moab Times-Independent) by Jeannine Wait- Between Independence Day on the fourth and Pioneer Day on the 24th, July has always been a big month for celebrations in Utah. In a “Canyon Legacy” interview, Lydia Taylor Skewes, who lived in Moab from October 1885 to August 1985, described how many years ago the entire community would […]

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Moab Valley Multicultural Center hopes to encourage cross-cultural exchange

By Ron Georg The Moab Valley Multicultural Center opened its doors in the old City Hall, 115 West 200 South, in November to reach out to local underserved populations, offering a wide variety of programs from language to social networking. The non-profit center brings people together to celebrate their cultural heritage while learning to thrive […]

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