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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Local Releases: Salt Lake Electric Ensemble, Vernicious Knid

Wrapping up June in the best way possible, one last local release along with another this week in July.

Citizens Empowered: The Evolution of the Citizens' Candidate

Losing a primary race to Rep. Jim Matheson has not slowed down Claudia Wright and her supporters.--- Wednesday, Wright and company formed the Citizens Empowered!

How the Avalon reopened its doors

When I last talked to Kollective music promoter Corey Adams, he was prowling round the debris of South Salt Lake-based all-ages venue, The Avalon caught between anger and grief at the lose of his club.--- While Adams is a controversial figure in many quarters, The Avalon is such a precious landmark, such an architectural rarity on the otherwise dismal urban sprawl that is State Street, it was hard not to sympathise with his sense of loss at being forced to close it last summer.�

Shurtleff sticks to his guns on immigration

Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is sticking to his guns on immigration reform, even if he loses some Facebook friends in the process.--- Attorney General Mark Shurtleff recently proposed the idea of partnering with Mexican counterparts to adopt a guest-worker pilot program that would allow undocumented immigrants limited permits to legally work in the U.S.

Utah: Fat on Scones

Scones -- Utah's favorite food next to Jell-O -- is in the news this week. First, Food Network Magazine named "The Tastiest Breakfast in Every State" and the Utah winner was the scone at Sill's Cafe in Layton.

Q&A With 3rd District Candidate Joseph Puente: Part 1

Part 1 of 5 Joseph Puente is an independent candidate running for Utah's 3rd Congressional District against incumbent leg-wrestler/cot-sleeper Rep. Jason Chaffetz.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Interview: Fred Torphy of Big Light

Big Light bandleader Fred Torphy took a minute to answer a few City Weekly questions before the band's appearance at the 20th High Sierra Music Festival, July 1-4.--- Since forming in 2007, the San Francisco, Calif.-based garage-rock band has steadily gained recognition due to persistant touring, including several head-turning sets at South by Southwest earlier this year. Then, with the release of their LP Animals in Bloom in March 2010, their brand of guitar-heavy, in-your-face tunes with catchy hooks has continuously had even skeptics lending an ear.

CPK Helps Big Brothers Big Sisters

On Wednesday, June 30, the California Pizza Kitchen at Fashion Place Mall will celebrate the opening of the new location by donating 100% of all dine-in pizza sales to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah. --- The Fashion Place CPK is located at 6227 South State Street in Murray.

Farewell Jeanie's Smoke Shop

Chalk one up for the morality police. Utah’s oldest smoke shop is out of business tomorrow.---

TV Tonight: Rescue Me & Louie

One of FX's best series returns tonight, followed by what's either to become a comedy landmark for the network or a complete flameout: The Season 6 premiere of Rescue Me, and the debut of Louis CK's Louie. After the endless promos for Rescue Me, it's not a spoiler to reveal that Tommy (Denis Leary) isn't dead, despite last year's shot-in-the-bar cliffhanger finale.

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