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Man in Black

Misfit Toys and monster puppets are all part of the fashionably dark world of Jared Gold.

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - For Goth Renaissance man Jared Gold, it is all about the fashion'that is, his darkly modern fashion with an unmistakable Victorian flair. Sure, he’s the creator of a game show that includes massive monster puppets. And sure, he’s also the...

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Mood Music

Utah Symphony musicians argue against perceptions of job dissatisfaction.

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - To put it bluntly: What gives? All professions come with their strains and stresses that are cloaked to the outside observer. So why is it that according to conventional wisdom'i.e., surveys, polls, stories in books like Richard Hackman’s management...

Arts & Entertainment

Beautiful Minds

Demolition Derby explores mental deterioration without turning it into “therapy theater.”

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Art is subjective, there’s no doubt about it. But choreographer Erik Stern didn’t necessarily find that approaching a subject entirely based on his own perspectives made the creation any easier. If anything, it made that creation harder.nnDemolition...

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Sensual Congress

Salsa dancers congregate in Salt Lake City, and that’s no sin.

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - To many, there’s nothing saintly about salsa. In fact, ask around the church pews in a small-town neighborhood and you’ll find that opinions of the sizzling dance style and toward those who dare practice it often piggyback attitudes generally...

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Philanthropic Therapy

Carmela Nielsen and her colleagues donate their time to get dancers back on their feet.

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - It’s early on a Saturday morning, and the antiseptic halls of Salt Lake Regional Medical Center seemingly echo with the silence of their near emptiness. Around the corner from the momentarily quiet emergency room, down a darkened corridor and through...

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Secret Ingredients

Charette returns to crown Utah’s “Iron Choreographer” champion.

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - The idea sounds simple enough: Take the general format that made Iron Chef such a worldwide television sensation and roughly apply it to the art of choreography. Five competitors, five secret ingredients, one hour of creation time, an audience to observe,...

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Free Range Festival

TromaDance refuses to chicken out on opening its doors to everyone.

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Lloyd Kaufman has zombie chickens on the mind. For most people, that could present a bit of a problem. For Kaufman, it’s par for the course.nnFor the uninitiated, we’re talking about the founder of Troma Entertainment and the TromaDance Film...

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Harmonica Convergence

Bad Brad Wheeler rallies another attempt at world-record mouth-organ multitudes.

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Fastest. Largest. Tallest. Heaviest. Loudest. Smallest. Shortest. Whatever “-est” it is, if you can conceive it, Guinness assuredly has it inked somewhere deep in the ever-increasing depths of its gigantic record book.nnHave you ever wondered...

News & Columns

Footloose

Dissecting Salt Lake’s peculiar success on the dance floor

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - It’s quite simple in so many ways, really. This little town is a dancer’s town. It can be difficult to understand why this particular settlement, in the middle of the vast mountain West, has somehow grown into quite a fount for dancers. But,...
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