On Monday, the Utah Court of Appeals ruled that 57 year-old Keith S. Brown waited too long to file a request to change the guilty plea he entered in February 2011 for sexually abusing his daughters.
His daughters and two sons are part of the renowned piano group The 5 Browns. Keith Brown served as their manager until they severed ties with him after filing charges against him in 2008.
<a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2013_04_10_328_9940_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>On a recent KVNU Crosstalk program,</a> Wally Bloss, executive director of the Cache Valley Center for the Arts, said The 5 Browns were scheduled to perform in Logan’s Ellen Eccles Theatre the night news of the charges broke.
Bloss said the group wanted the concert to go on.
“They knew this would be uncomfortable. They had some small requests in terms of how they would meet the public, how the questions and answers might be handled,” Bloss said. “Once they got here they felt at home. We took them to USU. Their request had been for us to take written questions.”
The 5 Browns’ albums have topped the classical music charts.
Bloss, who is retiring in July to move back to his native Missouri, said he saw that event as one of the most memorable experiences while at the CVCA.