OREM The world-renowned pianists The 5 Browns were given the top award during the third annual Star Awards at the SCERA Center for the Arts Saturday.
The 2008 Star Awards honor people who have made significant contributions to Utah Valley arts.
Norm Nielsen, former president of the SCERA and the National Association of Miss America state pageants, received the Lifetime Achievement honor.
Other awards went to:
• James Arrington, a local actor, scriptwriter and "Farley Family" creator, for theater.
• Kim DelGrosso, with Center Stage Performing Arts Studios, for dance.
• Tom Holdman, an artist whose stained glass has been used in several temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for visual arts.
• Mack Wilberg, a renowned musical composer and former professor of music at Brigham Young University, for music
• Rocky Mountain Power for support of the arts through 43.4 million in charitable grants.
• Stephen and Sandra Covey, who spearheaded fundraising for the new Covey Center for the Arts, as Friends of the Arts.
• Marc and Sharon Haddock, area journalists, as Advocates of the Arts.
• Laura Folkman for voluntarism for her 20 years of volunteer work at local schools and venues.
• Laurel Barham. special recognition for her work teaching drama, performing and behind the scenes support.