Weber State University Shaw Gallery and Utah Film Center are teaming up to present "20 Feet From Stardom", an in-depth look at the lives of those who live just beyond the bright lights of the stage. The backup singer exists in a strange place in the pop music world; they are always in the shadow of the feature artists even when they are in front of them in concert while they provide a vital foundation for the music. Through interviews with veterans and concert footage, the history of these predominately African-American singers is explored through the rock era. Furthermore, special focus is given to special stand outs who endeavored to make a living in the art burdened with a low profile and more personal career frustrations, especially those who faced the very different challenge of singing in the spotlight themselves. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This show is free and open to the public. This show is rated PG-13 for some strong language and sexual material.