Friday, January 13, 2017

Just Write SLC

Examining the writing group as they hit their one-year anniversary.
If you believe the statistics, chances are that 60 percent of you reading this right now are working on a book. I am; my editor recently published one; it wouldn't shock me if most of the City Weekly staff has an idea cooking in the kiln.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

RDT: Emerge

A preview of the latest show with dancer Justin Bass.
Now that we're in a new year, we're going to start seeing the second half of the performing arts season for many local companies. The first creative shots to be fired will come from RDT, presenting Emerge Jan. 6-7 at the Rose Wagner Center.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Joe Everard

A chat with the SLC comedian about his career.
We're finally into 2017, and I don't know how you personally feel, but I need some comedy and fast. This month we're focusing on Joe Everard, a local comedian who has been coming up through the ranks to the point of hosting shows and being a notable figure in the local indie circuit.

Friday, December 30, 2016

The Empress Theatre

A chat with the crew running Magna's longest-standing theater.
One of the longest running theaters in the Salt Lake Valley is one you may not even realize exists. The Empress Theatre in Magna has had an interesting history, starting as a burlesque and later silent film cinema, spending most of its existence being refit and refurbished until the city finally got behind it and brought new life to it a decade ago.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Bison Bison Candy Shop

A look into the artwork from the SLC mini-shop.
It's always nice to see small pop-up shops, in whatever form they may take around the city. Increasingly, these shops are online-only destinations, offering a small array of unique items for a limited time.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Moxy Movement

Looking into the latest dance studio to setup in Draper.
While a lot of the dance groups and companies are focused in or around downtown SLC, some newer companies and troupes are spreading out around the valley, adding more places to train and perform in cities that were rarely served. This year, The Moxy Movement took up shop in Draper, offering an array of classes to aspiring dancers and those who just like to learn a new skill, while also providing a performance space where they recently started showcasing original productions.

Monday, December 12, 2016


Looking in on Provo's latest improv comedy theater.
There's little doubt that Provo has become the unofficial improv capital of Utah. The city has more improv groups and official improv theaters than every other city, thriving because of BYU and UVU's strong acting communities.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Princess Academy: The Musical

South Jordan community theater company adapts Utah author's award-winning novel
A small community theater company in Utah isn’t typically where you might expect to find the launch of an original musical based on an award-winning book. But that wasn’t about to stop Toni Butler, president of South Jordan-based Kensington Theatre Company.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

A look into the latest tattoo shop to move into Sugar House.
We've had a couple of shakeups in the tattooing community over the past year, with some artists changing shops and new locations opening up. Sometimes those creative minds who etch ink into our skin need a change of pace, or something new to influence them.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

December Gallery Stroll: Sarina Villareal

A look into the solo pop-up gallery near the Eccles Theater.
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll's last event for the year took place this past Friday night. Every December, the last Stroll is held at the start of the year rather than trying to invade the holidays, because if anyone is going to win the "war" on Christmas, it's Christmas.

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