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Music in Utah Thursday: Demi Lovato, Yanni

Published July 12, 2012 12:28 pm

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Here are some live music options for Thursday night — if you're not headed to the second Twilight show:

YanniThe new tour "An Evening With Yanni" comes to Abravanel Hall. Yanni will perform his instrumental hits from around the world. In an interview with The Tribune and other media outlets, Yanni said the world has transformed him. "One of the nicest things of my career has allowed me the opportunity to travel all over the world and come into contact with so many cultures," he said. "And it's been going on for quite a lot of years; that changes a human being. The lessons are myriad. … When you change me, you change my art and you change what I will be talking about, what I am interested in talking about. I could talk forever on this subject." We will let his music do the talking.When • Thursday at 7:30 p.m.Where • Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake CityTickets • $45 to $125 at arttix.org

Music at The GatewayThe Gateway will host concerts on Rio Grande Street near the Olympic Legacy Fountain every Thursday. Crazy Coyote is slated to perform.When • Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.Where • The Gateway, 18 N. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City Tickets • FreeDemi LovatoThe former teen queen is embarking on more mature music as she prepares to join judges Simon Cowell and Britney Spears on "The X-Factor" this fall on FOX. Hot Chelle Rae opens.When • Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m.Where • EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City Tickets • $30 to $45 at SmithsTix