Monday, August 29, 2016

Mexican Icon Juan Gabriel Dead at 66

He was set to visit SLC in October.
Legendary cancionero Juan Gabriel, one of Mexico's most talented, sublime and flamboyant exports died at his Santa Monica home on Sunday at the age of 66, the Los Angeles Times reports.  The cards were never stacked for Alberto Aguilera Valadez.

Monday Meal: Beer-braised Short Ribs

Coming off of the really fun City Weekly  Utah Beer Festival this weekend, my thoughts turned to cooking with beer.  Braising with beer is one of the easiest entry points into cooking with beer.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Beehive Skate Revolution

Exploring one of Utah's biggest recreational roller derby leagues.
Roller derby season may be wrapping up for most of the leagues over the next two months, but for recreational leagues, they've still got the winter to look forward to. Those who love derby, and either want to stay in shape and have fun during the offseason, or don't care to be competitive and just want to skate in an open bout, there are options around the Wasatch Front for everyone.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Local Releases: The Statuettes Of Baker Street

Brand new music from Baker Street Blues Band, Huldra, The Statuettes and more.
It's a wonder what a sudden gust of wind does to this valley, and in an instant, we're now in the low 80s looking at fall. But it's still technically summer, and we've still got summer shows left for the next couple weeks.

Movie Reviews: Don't Breathe, Mechanic: Resurrection, Southside With You

Equity, The Intervention
Low-budget horror and Jason Statham kick-assery comes to local theaters, along with the First Couple's first date. Southside With You (pictured) dramatizes the first date between Barack Obama and his future wife Michelle Robinson, but can't dodge the inherent perils of its premise.

Geeking On Music

A chat with the hosts behind the popular music blog and podcast.
The music community in Utah has a ton of support within it, but there isn't a ton of accompanying national attention. Those of us in journalism and media, in general, do what we can to promote what's happening in your own back yard.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

PR Power on the Campaign Trail

 I spent some time last week working on a news story about the promotion of Attorney General Sean Reyes' spokesperson, Missy Larsen, to chief of staff. What intrigued me about it, was here we have an administration that has been, shall we say, overly cautious about controlling its public image, while elevating a non-attorney who has extensive communications, community relations and business experience to one of the most senior positions in the office on the other.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wine Wednesday: Manoli's Wine Pairing Dinner

On Thursday, September 1st beginning at 7:30 pm, Manoli's will team up with Scott Cunningham, sommelier and owner of Bottleneck Wine and Spirits, for a special wine pairing dinner showcasing some of Bottleneck's boutique small-batch wines.  The tentative menu and wine pairings are as follows: 

Grassroots Shakespeare

Peering behind the traveling "original practices" theatre crew
Shakespeare! It doesn't matter how the hell you feel about the man, or the many men rumored to make up the man, the works he produced are timeless classics that have been passed on in the grand lore of theater.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Pipeline: Being A Space Trucker In RIVE

We preview the latest sci-fi shoot 'em up from Two Tribes.
It's rare to get an awesome preview for a sci-fi game, since many developers are paranoid about what die-hard gamers will think about it before it drops onto a system. And that's perfectly understandable, as geeks will tear shit apart for random reasons.

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