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Sports | Elbow Room: Bob Brown provides a training space for would-be champion arm-wrestlers.

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Jul 30,2008 - Driving farther and farther into the farmlands that dot the south end of the Salt Lake Valley, you can’t help but notice softball diamonds and rodeo grounds kicking up dust clouds in the retreating heat of a midsummer evening. Deep into those fields...

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Outdoors | Cycles of the Moon: A personal log of an annual late-night bike ride across Antelope Island

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Jul 16,2008 - Smack dab in the middle of the Great Salt Lake sits Antelope Island. Although it looks awfully barren from the mainland, it is home to many a plant and creature. Yes, antelope do reside there (a misnomer was avoided by reintroducing the species in 1993...

Music Articles

Music | Ah Ha Hum: Imaad Wasif unpacks the voices in his head

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Jun 18,2008 - Imaad Wasif’s latest music explorations are a slice of love and a bit of madness. The lauded indie-rock guitarist from bands like Lowercase, Alaska! and the New Folk Implosion spent the past several years honing his solo chops while touring in support...

Music Articles

Music | Next Generation: Violinist Tim Fain breathes new life into classical music

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Apr 23,2008 - There is a commonly held perception when it comes to the world of classical music: The atmosphere is stuffy and, as a result, audiences are rapidly disappearing. In short, everything classical is too oft considered old and tired, tired and old and—of...

Dance

Dance | Memory Laps: Repertory Dance Theatre artists run with the collaborative vibe of The Weight of Memory

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Apr 9,2008 - What is the weight of memory? They say the soul weighs approximately 21 grams, but the weight of memory? That’s anyone’s guess. If taking measure of such a thing were even possible, most reminiscences and recollections would doubtlessly weigh...

Music Articles

Music | Band Loyalty: Why? and Anticon deliver something to believe in

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Apr 9,2008 - With a supermarket of choices available out there, brand loyalty is rather lax these days. The music industry is no different. Perhaps it’s a direct result of faceless record labels, or maybe it’s because people have largely written it off...

Music Articles

Music | Lean & Green: Mia Doi Todd cuts back on carbon and overzealous producers

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Mar 19,2008 - Modern-day Renaissance woman Mia Doi Todd subscribes to the old Joni Mitchell adage that songs are like tattoos. If the saying truly holds any weight, with the recent release of her seventh album, GEA (City Zen Records), Todd must be covered nearly head-to-toe...

Music Articles

Music | Outside In: Salt Lake City’s Rope or Bullets are going to make you listen

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Feb 20,2008 - It’s early evening on Valentine’s Day, and Junior’s Tavern is starting to buzz with the likes of desperate lonely hearts looking to ease their pain in the bottom of their pints. As if offering a reprieve to such overt despair, the members...

Music Articles

Music | Running Down a Dream: Sax legend Maceo Parker pays tribute to his hero Ray

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Feb 13,2008 - It’s not like he was idly waiting by the wayside, just aching for the old man to pass. Come on, he’s not that cold. It’s just that he’s always held those tunes so close to his heart, long before he even began to blow and make a...

Music Articles

Hold Your Breath: Liars and No Age keep Salt Lake City on edge

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Jan 30,2008 - Just remember that, no matter what else happens, there will always be Belgium. As the story is told, the power-pop/art-punk aesthetics of the Liars and the Los Angeles duo now behind No Age shared a stage there once. It wasn’t necessarily a planned...
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