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9th Annual Evening of Stars Gala to Honor 2014 Star Award Winners at SCERA, 2/22

9th Annual Evening of Stars Gala to Honor 2014 Star Award Winners at SCERA, 2/22

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 9th Annual Star Awards held Saturday, February 22, 2013 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem.

The Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival will receive the night's biggest award -- The 2014 Star Award. Author Gerald Lund will receive the Lifetime Achievement honor. Awards will also be given to Randy Boothe for theater, Rick Nye for visual arts, Caleb Chapman for music, Paul Winkelman for dance, Gaylen Rust as Friend of the Arts, Buddy Youngreen as Advocate of the Arts, the Hahne Family for volunteerism and America's Freedom Festival, special recognition.

"We recognize that the scope of talent and commitment to the arts in Utah is tremendous, and the Star Awards are a way of calling attention to their achievements and applaud their talent and dedication," says Adam J. Robertson, SCERA President & CEO. "The challenge of the nominating committee is in choosing from an amazing array of people, which is the kind of challenge every arts organization should have."

Comedian Keith Stubbs will host the awards. The awards are interspersed with live entertainment, and will follow an elegant dinner by the UVU Culinary Arts and a silent and live auction. 100% of the proceeds from the evening will support SCERA's non-profit charitable Endowment for the Arts.

Each honoree will be given a plaque and make a short acceptance speech. A video tribute for each will be shown at the award ceremony, featuring friends, family and associates speaking on the attributes of each honoree and their contributions to the arts.

The general public is invited to attend the Gala and Star Awards, and the following options are available: 1) Dinner, silent and live auctions, and VIP seating for awards and entertainment is $95/person or a table of ten for $950 2) Awards and entertainment only for $10. Reservations are required, and may be made by calling SCERA at (801) 225-ARTS or online at www.scera.org.

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