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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Video on Holi Festival of Colors from Utah tourism vlog

World: meet Evan Carpenter, the Provo video editor and producer of Evan Meets World, the web show/vlog behind this awesome video of the Holi Festival of Colors, the most messy fun in Utah.--- Raised in Lindon, 27-year-old Carpenter is a freelance editor and is hoping to turn his travel vlog into a TV show.

Local Releases: Six-Pack Edition

Diving head first into April we've got six local releases to chat about today, but only three with shows. --- So let's start with the regular releases and kick it off with Birthquake!

Dead Port: Week 111

The hole where Port O' Call used to be in Downtown Salt Lake City, 400 S. West Temple, closed since February 2009.---

Women of power to give legislative wrap-up tonight

Get a look at the 2011 legislature from the perspective of both parties most powerful women, House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart, R-Provo and Senate Minority Whip Pat Jones, D-Holladay.--- The Utah League of Women Voters will be hosting two of Utah politics most influential women tonight to discuss all the highlights of the 2011 Legislature from government records and feral cats, to immigration and education.

Concert Review: Toro Y Moi

I swear I took notes at last night’s Toro Y Moi show at the Urban Lounge. I just can’t decipher them.

Mayor Godfrey will not seek reelection in Ogden

Ogden Mayor Matthew Godfrey announced today he will not seek reelection for a fourth term.--- Godfrey made the announcement at a 10:30 a.m. press conference at his office in the city's municipal building.

Concert review: Wanda Jackson at The State Room

If you ever need proof that rock 'n' roll keeps a person young, make your way to Wanda Jackson concert.--- The "Queen of Rockabilly" played to a sold-out State Room Wednesday, and the joint was full of hep cats, pinup girls and an array of others there to worship at the altar of the spry 73-year-old as she tore through 75 minutes of genuine rock classics and tracks from her new, Jack White-produced set, The Party Ain't Over. 

Lounge Act Thursday: Great tunes, Irish dance and urban planning

Thursday we're celebrating the Best of Utah issue that will no doubt take most of your weekend to read, but that's not keeping us from hitting the town for some of the cool things going down.--- Take the Lukas Nelson concert at The State Room, where the Son of Willie will be doing the scorching blues-rock thing he does so well in front of a sold-out house.

Now-a-Dollar April 1

This weekend, take the opportunity to catch up on three Oscar-nominated performances at bargain theaters--two of those performances in one movie. Joel and Ethan Coen's remake of True Grit scored nominations for Hailee Steinfeld as the frontier girl looking for justice after her father's murder, and for Jeff Bridges as the alcoholic lawman, Rooster Cogburn, who helps her track down the killer.

Lessons Learned From Wearing a KKK Hood at School

An Alta High School student who donned a white pillowcase during a school spirit event is learning a lesson about racism:--- “Was he thinking about the Ku Klux Klan when he was at an assembly dressed to show school colors?

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