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Friday, January 28, 2011

Lounge Act Weekend: The Call of the Wild

We have all kinds of wild things scrambling around SLC this weekend, from wild animals to wild musical men and women. Are you wild enough to keep up?---

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sundance 2011:Disproving Ticketing Myths

Standing in the waitlist line Thursday night for Margin Call, City Weekly hoped to get the scoop on celebrity sightings and general hootenanny at the Sundance Film Festival. No one related much other than their confusion about the current waitlist situation.

Cutting Govt. Fat and Muscle

The Senate Government Operations Committee passed out a bill that would give  the Legislature control over the Tax Review Commission and the Constitutional Review Commission, which critics say will cost the state more than it will save.--- Two noticeable measures emerged from the committee.

Sundance 2011: BMI Snowball Review

BMI knows how to throw a Sundance party. Invite several up-and-coming acts that will win over a crowd and one powerful, soulful pedal steel player to blow the roof off of the Kimball Art Center, and how could you go wrong?---

Sundance 2011: ASCAP Wednesday Review

City Weekly caught St. Vincent, Secret Sisters and Matt Nathansen at the ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday for a varied, smile-ready set.--- For additional Sundance coverage, go here. St. Vincent performed solo, her lightning-white frame buzzing.

Sundance 2011: 1/27 SLC Least Bad Bet

In what's shaping up as one of the most lackluster Sundance lineups in recent memory, your best option tonight may be picking the movie that's simply pretty good. Notices have been fairly good overall for the documentaries Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times and Beats, Rhymes & Life, though I haven't had a chance to see them yet.

Utah's Ongoing Need for Damage Control

Is it any wonder why Utah needs to infuse its tourism department with millions each year to overcome its oddball/gruesome image? --- Today, for bad word association when it comes to Utah, you can thank Rep. Curtis Oda, R-Clearfield, (whom The Colbert Report eloquently skewered in the video below) for his bill proposing to allow residents to go postal on the state feral cat population (there has to be an outlet for using our proposed state gun, after all.

Ethics Initiative on Hold

Advocacy group, Utahns for Ethical Government are still waiting to hear if they’re ethics reforms will be on 2012 ballot or if they need to sue the state.--- UEG say they’re getting sick of waiting for a response from the state on whether or not the signatures they collected will be enough to get their ethics initiative on the 2012 ballot, says group founder Kim Burningham.

A genial kind of Sundance intermission

Considering the Salt Lake Art Center is just down the street from the Beehive Tea Room (designated the Salt Lake Cafe for Sundance visitors), it only makes sense to meander over for more visual delight in between films.--- Last night’s feature was Myth and Infrastructure, presented by CalArt Exprimental Animation graduate and artist Miwa Matreyek.

Lounge Act Thursday: Reggae high and low

With Sundance winding to a close, what better way to mellow out than firing up some reggae riffs for a night out?--- A couple of reggae shows are among Thursdays highlights, and either should be worthy whether you worship Rastafari-style, simply partake of the religion's sacred herb or just want to dance a bit. 

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