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Friday, October 31, 2008

Salt City Indie Arts

The spoken arts in Utah have had their ups and downs over the years, having organizations rise and fall, and a lot of the grand performance places close up shop. But Salt City Indie Arts hasn't given up all that easily, and are looking to make a difference in the state yet again.  Replacing the old Slam!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Uprok Records

A good portion of record store in the city tend to sell everything they can, leaving little room for single genre selling. But one downtown shop is doing all it can for a specific scene.--- Uprok Records has been supporting the local hip-hop and rap scene in Utah for well over a decade, providing it with all the best local and national acts that can be found.

Monday, October 27, 2008

There's a new website that's starting to make ripples in the local literary pool, and all with nothing more than random thoughts. --- has been putting up daily postings of peoples thoughts, giving a specific viewpoint or look for a day a chance to be read and inspire.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

In The Loop: 10/25/08. Playing Catch-Up!

Hey look, a cat at Boing!--- Nothing from the 337 Memorial Wall this time, probably due to the weather I'm guessing we won't see many more updates this year.  In fact as winter sets in, a lot of the art scene tends to slow down.  But music and film tend to pick up this time of year, so let's jump into the music end of things.Sad to read that The Explicit have broken up.  Although they claim that they've been broken up for a long while, you couldn't really tell that from their performance at Red Light Books back in January.  A number of people don't give the punk scene credit for having great bands, and The Explicit were definitely one of the finest we had.  ...Shame.  Much like most every band that breaks up, they've split off into other projects (most of them into Lexi Sayok), so they'll still be giving the scene some punk.  Last Saturday was crazy with events, aside from 24 Hour Comic, I also made it to the SCDG Championship Game.  That is, after walking a mile through the Salt Palace.  I realize it's a convention center, but it's about the size of an airport inside.  Said hi to a lot of people, and stayed for the hard hitting action all around for the first half.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Boing! Collective

The Boing! Collective on 5th East has been giving the community a place to go for those who feel disillusioned by the society we live in, providing resources in several areas from politics and civil rights to charity and even local music.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October Gallery Stroll: Jethro Gillespie

Back to the Stroll we go this month, taking a trip to Broadway for a single showing down in one very artistic basement. --- Signed & Numbered opened up its doors once again for another showing, continuing to be a must-see stop along the night.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Saturday Night With Sarah

Yes, here's your obligatory clip of Tina Fey vs. Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live over the weekend:(Bill Frost)

Chefs on the March

Oh baby! The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Don Draper's Tarot Reading

In the latest episode of Mad Men, Don Draper gets his cards read by somebody whose identity I'm not at liberty to disclose for fear of violating the unbreakable social rule about "spoilers."The reading itself was sparse--only two of the cards were actually mentioned in dialog--but if you rewind and pause at just the right moment (about the 44-minute mark), it's possible to make out the entire Celtic Cross spread. The show's writers are notorious sticklers for detail, leaving nothing to chance.

Roller Derby Report: Cleavers Bomb Babes 111-85

It couldn't last forever: The 2007 Salt City Derby Girls' champion Bomber Babes had their season undefeated streak shattered Saturday night by the very team they whomped back in April: The Leave It to Cleavers, your new 2008 SCDG Champions.In front of a capacity-ish crowd at the Salt Palace, the Bombers led the scoring for most of the bout, until the Cleavers pulled ahead midway through the second half and took it all the way home. It might have been the most exciting game of the season, if not exactly the cleanest: Several skaters were ejected for penalties, including a showboat exit by retiring Cleaver Miss Disco Bliss, who skated through the crowd and out the door, middle fingers high.The local roller-derby season is over, but the SCDG's allstar Shakers are traveling to Sacramento this weekend and could (ahem) use your help/donations for traveling expenses--PayPal ahoy.

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