Cultural Events of 2007 in
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Call for nominations. Text for distribution.
Original idea and responsible for the project: Lolita Nikolova, PhD
Assistant researcher: Vanina Hurkova

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, is a world multicultural
megacity-center. It is the best known for its
genealogy library -
one of the cultural miracles in the contemporary world. However,
every year Salt Lake hosts numerous cultural events and there
are fruitful interactions between multicultural social groups and
communities that require a very special interest because of the
unique way of reproduction of the human culture.

For the first time this year
the International Institute of
Anthropology offers nominations of the cultural events of the year
in Salt Lake City and neighborhood. The original idea belongs to
Lolita Nikolova, PhD, a world recognized cultural anthropologist,
the founder and Research Director of the
IIA.  Assistant
researcher - The High School student Vanina Hurkova. Both are
nominated for
Bulgarians of 2007 in the USA. Please e-mail your
suggestions for nominees and new categories to
admin@iianthropology.org. Organization and individuals are
welcome. Please
copy the message for distribution and help to
honor the most liked, attractive and original cultural events of Salt
Lake City and neighborhood with the
IIA certificate "Cultural Event
of 2007".

Events and presentations:

Top annual events of Salt Lake City:

Winner: Living Traditions Festival, May 18th - 20th 2007
(external link)
.
Salt Lake Bulgarian Folk at Living Traditions

Japanese Festival [Nihon Matsuri Festival] (external link)

Top interstate cultural events:

Winner: Taiwan Cultural Festival, October 15th - 20th 2007
(external
link).

Top special annual events:

Winner: Zions Bank Annual Artists' Reception (internal link)
Nominated by the International Institute of Anthropology

South Towne Exposition Center. Festival of Trees
Homepage: http://www.festivaloftreesutah.com/index.asp

Top Academic Lecture

Winner: Professor Jak Yakar' lecture at the University of Utah
Nominated by the International Institute of Anthropology

Special Concerts and Programs:

Winner: New York Voices with Utah Symphony
New York Voices website

Attractive ethnic cultural events:

Winner: Russian festival (internal link)

Greek festival (external link). History (external link)

Attractive multicultural events:

Winner: International folk concert
Nominated by the International Institute of Anthropology
Interview with Dr Lolita Nikolova for the Bulgarian radio      
Karlovo (Oct 22nd, 2007).

Celebrating talents in Utah
Organized by the Bulgarian Society in Utah. Nominated by the
International Institute of Anthropology

Most liked art exhibits during the year:

Winner:  Art exhibits in the a gallery of Michael Melik,
Downtown Salt Lake (internal link).
Nominated by the
International Institute of Anthropology
Article at journey.bg

Original Art Exhibits

Winner: Art Exhibits at Utah Art Alliance Main Street Gallery
Nominated by International Institute of Anthropology

Attractive culture in our everydayness:

Winner: Café-concerts at the Grand America Hotel including
performances of Michele McLaughlin and other excellent
pianists
Interview with Michele McLaughlin at journey.bg

Bulgarian Students at the Grand Hotel America (internal
link).
Article at journey.bg

Piano composer and performer (New Age Piano):

Winner: Michele McLaughlin. Nominated by International Institute
of Anthropology

Illustrator

Winner: Michael Phipps. Nominated by International Institute of
Anthropology. Interview published by journey.bg

Young artists

Winner: Peter Nielsen. Nominated by International Institute of
Anthropology.
Interview published by journey.bg
Art-show in the Gallery of Michael Melik

Multicultural ambassador in Salt Lake City

Winner: Craig MIller. Nominated by International Institute of
Anthropology
Interview at journey.bg

Guest pop-singer and guitar performer

Winner: Boyan Hristov, Boston. Participation in Celebrating
talents in Utah

Guest-viola performer of folk music (contemporary
arrangement):

Winner: Ralitsa Cholakova (Canada). Participation in the
program of the Salt Lake Bulgarian Folk at Living traditions
2007.

Guest young folk group:

Winner: The Ethnos folk group from Montana, Bulgaria. A
concert at the Salt Lake Community College

Balkan dance folk group in Salt Lake City with American
founder and Director:

Winner: Duna founded and directed by Margaret Strickland

Music Balkan folk group:

Winner: Zivio (external link)
Zivio's members (
external link)

Parties

Winner: Monthly parties of the Bulgarian Society in Utah with
special events
Michele McLaughlin
and the Grand Hotel
America Café-Concerts
Last updated Mar 20th, 2008
For the first time in the USA