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A first ever Park City Arts and Cultural district is planned for a 5 and a quarter acre parcel of land bordering Bonanza Drive, Kearns Boulevard and Munchkin Road. Carolyn Murray has more on the City’s development plans for the area:

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Park City announced plans to adopt a municipal transient room tax and use the revenues to build a city arts and culture center in the Bonanza Business district.  This kind of tax has never been done in Park City until now. Carolyn Murray has this story:  

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Park City officials have announced their plans to create a dedicated Arts and Culture District in the Bonanza Park area. The word came at a media conference last week. The city was joined by representatives of the project's two anchor partners -- the Sundance Institute and the Kimball Arts Center. Rick Brough has more.

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Park City announced today that it will purchase just over five acres in the Bonanza Park area for $19.5 million and will plan and develop an Arts and Culture District that will include new homes for the Kimball Arts Center and the Sundance Institute. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and City Council announced today the city will purchase just over 5 acres in the Bonanza Park area for $19.5 million.  The site will be home to the Park City Arts and Culture District that will include new homes for the Kimball Art Center and Sundance Institute. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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After 17 years with Sundance Institute, wearing many hats from volunteer music cafe manager to Managing Director, Sarah Pearce will be resigning next month. 

According to a note from Sundance Institute director Keri Putnam, Sarah Pearce’s last day will be March 10th.  She has agreed to stay on as a consultant for the next several months as her position is replaced. Pearce says she’s leaving to pursue other interests.

A sequel to Al Gore's environmental documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" will kick off the 2017 Sundance Film Festival — 11 years after the original film debuted in Park City. Rick Brough has more.

The Sundance Institute has rolled out its line-up of premieres, selections for the Midnight program, and other events. Rick Brough has more.

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The 2016 Sundance Film Festival brought money, jobs and tax revenues to Utah according to a new study by University of Utah economists. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The full report can be found here.

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On today's Local news Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member David Ure and gets his take on Tesoro's announcement that the pipeline is on permanent hold and the toughening up of the county's anti-idling ordinance. Sundance Managing Director Sarah Pearce and Park City Chamber Bureua director Bill Malone discuss the release of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival  Economic Impact findings which pumped more than $83 million into the Utah economy. Actors in this weekend's Youth Theater production of Alice in Wonderland talk about their roles and Mrs.

The monster storm in the northeast is throwing off travel plans not only on the east coast, but around the country and could impact a number of visitors who are here in town or coming into town for Sundance.   KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Sundance Ticket Sales Now Open

Nov 10, 2014

Support for KPCW is provided by Sundance Institute, presenting the Sundance Film Festival January 22 through February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah. Registration for locals’ individual ticket sales is now open, through December 15. For more information, visit sundance.org/tickets.

A long-time Sundance Institute staff member, Virginia Pearce, was named Utah's Film Commissioner this week. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Mountain Summer - July 25, 2014

Jul 25, 2014

It's fresh updates on all kinds of summer fun on this edition of KPCW's Mountain Summer. Updates include exhibits at the Utah Museum of Natural History, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival, the Sundance Institute, the Summit County Fair and a visit from Chef Meryl van der Merwe.

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