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Room for Improv-ment

Dance: Movement Forum brings on-the-fly choreography to The Game.

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Sep 5,2007 - Improvisation isn’t always pretty. A guitar solo, a comedy routine or a fire-and-brimstone sermon assembled on the fly can be captivating one moment, incomprehensible the next. In the production The Game, Movement Forum Improvisational Dance Company...

Arts & Entertainment

Empress-ive Return

From burlesque to family theater, a Magna landmark rises again.

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Aug 22,2007 - Many architecture enthusiasts insist that while a building may be inanimate, it has its own vibrant life similar to that of a human being. The life story of Magna’s 91-year-old Empress Theatre—which began as a seedy burlesque for miners and...

CD Reviews

Local CD Revue

Music: Atherton, Melodramus, Medicine Circus

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Aug 15,2007 - Atherton Skyline Motel Skyline Motel is an apt title for such a sparse, dreamy, smooth and distinctly Western album. These spare songs of love and roaming clearly originated in the desert, not east of the Mississippi in the green avenues of Nashville...

Music Articles

Local Warming

Glacial is (slowly) coming to get you.

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Aug 6,2007 - Glacial drummer/Salt Lake City sound engineer Andy Patterson believes that basic human chemistry is one of the most vital components behind a band’s success and longevity—or its tumultuous, untimely demise. “Sometimes, just one member...

Music Articles

Form of Carnie

Salt Lake City’s Accidente bring the carnival to the Help Marty cause.

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Jul 18,2007 - It’s positively amazing what a group of carnival-inspired rockers who jokingly dubbed themselves Accidente—with a sound that drummer Kevin Ivers likens to swinging a bag of cats furiously in the air—can do for a member of the community...

Music Articles

Silent Night

SLC indie label Eden’s Watchtower celebrates Christmas with Dead Trees and a Conspiracy.

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - These days, the world is teeming with locally run, independent record labels. But how many regional imprints release a Christmas CD, with an annual music showcase to back it up? Locally, there’s only Eden’s Watchtower.nnLanky sound engineer...

Music Articles

Fish Tales

How SLC label Rippyfish Records got out of the jungle and into the big pond.

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Time and wisdom may have convinced Jerry Allen not to pursue the thankless life a professional musician, but nothing could prevent him from launching his own record label. Two years ago, he decided at long last to fuse his lifelong love of music with...

Music Articles

Basement Jazz

For all your ghostly, impressionistic jazz needs, call Ether Orchestra.

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Bands like Ether Orchestra support the notion that Utah’s music scene is rather like the Galapagos Islands. In this landlocked, relatively isolated mountainous region, strange and wonderful cycles of musical evolution and mutation take place. Raw...

Music Articles

Spaceland

Local alt-rock trio Our Time In Space go Euro in Hollywood.

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - It’s an age-old question many undiscovered bands have asked time and again: What does it take to get noticed by a reputable producer? Salt Lake City alt-rock trio Our Time In Space may have the answer, and it’s not nearly difficult as one...

5 Spot

D’ana Baptiste, founder of D’ana Baptiste Studios

Random questions, surprising answers

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - D’ana Baptiste is the founder of D’ana Baptiste Studios and operates Centered City Yoga in Salt Lake City and Yoga Quarry in Park City. She teaches yoga locally and nationally. nnAs a U.C. Berkeley coed who majored in French and international...
 
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