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Eye of the Needle

Utah Opera’s veteran costume designer turns her attention again to La Traviata.

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - In the fanciful world of opera'which is as visual as it is auditory'the wrong costumes can eclipse even the most magnificent musical score.nnBy all accounts, the original 1853 performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata'which was based on the Alexandre...

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Yogi Fair

Local yoga instructors come together to offer a charitable “sampler” event.

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Contrary to popular belief, not all yoga is created equal. It is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor, and sometimes it takes a bit of experimentation to find the variation that best suits you. Although there are some similarities between the various forms...

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Ain’t No Mountain

Stephen Brown scales a new creative summit in the multimedia biography This Mortal Coil.

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Mountaineer and lecturer Alan Burgess has told audiences worldwide that every time he set off to summit a new mountain, he felt like a condemned man. Spectators are often shocked to hear such a grave statement from a seemingly fearless alpinist famous...

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Casting a Spell

William Blake inspires choreographer Tandy Beal.

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Throughout her prolific career, dancer and Outside Blake’s Window choreographer Tandy Beal has founded her own modern-dance company, traveled to Japan to collaborate with Russian circus performers and helped dearly departed music legend Frank Zappa...

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Kinder Garden

Imagine Ballet Theatre gives young dancers a shot at a homegrown production.

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Former Ballet West Principal Dancer Raymond Van Mason founded Imagine Ballet Theatre in 2004 because he wanted to give young dancers the opportunity to gain some professional performing experience. He realized, however, that there are a few daunting challenges...

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Eastern Parade

Stephen Brown satirizes self-help trendiness in Yoga the Musical.

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - If Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields and Hedwig and the Angry Itch star John Cameron Mitchell were to collaborate on a musical about yoga, the funny, bizarre and oddly captivating result would...

News & Columns

Death by Chocolate

Or, how City Weekly’s editorial intern embarked on a single-minded choco-rampage.

By Jenny Poplar
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Mae West said it best: “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.” On a temperate September day, I set out to test Miss Mae’s hypothesis. I felt like pushing myself to the limit. Illicit drugs are really expensive, my alcohol tolerance is...
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