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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tea Party Debt Commission Meeting Thursday

Tea party group FreedomWorks is coming to Salt Lake City to brainstorm ways to cut federal spending. If you've got a hankering to slash government programs and have a few suggestions—or if you just want to watch the tea party in action—you won’t want to miss this forum.---

The DABC Show at Utah Beer Festival

That little Interwebs booze show hosted by Steve Koonce and myself, The DABC Show (stands for Drinking Alcoholic Beverages Constantly), hit City Weekly's second annual Utah Beer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 27 ---in downtown Salt Lake City, and this happened: %u205E

The Parallel Liquor Law Universe

After listening to Sen. John Valentine debate the X96 Radio From Hell team over liquor laws this morning, it could be asked if Utah has become an evil parallel universe,--- like the one Star Trek's Captain Kirk found himself in with a bearded Mr. Spock in "Mirror, Mirror," Episode 33. In our parallel universe, we have a nondrinking senator with a loving name and a commission of tee-totaling bureaucrats devising agonizing ways to keep profits high, while keeping drinkers low and under their thumb.

Wine Wednesday: Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label

I’m a longtime fan of Veuve Clicquot and have all too infrequently enjoyed Veuve’s La Grande Dame and Brut Rose Reserve. --- But for everyday Champagne, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV is an excellent choice.

Mason Fetzer

As we've learned over the years from interviews on this blog, there seem to be three different challenge levels that artists will take on in their career. --- The first is Expert, where the artist becomes fully immersed in a single form of art and strives to master it.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, Salt Lake Film Society

The Salt Lake Film Society is celebrating its birthday the way most of us do: with cake, music, entertainment and gifts. Except the gifts aren't for the celebrator, but for all of the friends.

Hatch to Host Forum on America's Fiscal Future Wednesday

America’s credit card is in the red and everyone’s got ideas on how to get the budget back in black. Wednesday, you can hear direct from Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on his plans for tax and entitlement reform.---

Monday, August 29, 2011

Concert Review: Bass Drum of Death

A lot of people might get the impression, if they have heard Max Payne and the Groovies, Spell Talk and Bass Drum of Death before, that their fan bases are a rowdy crowd of rockers, hipster punks and sweaty dudes who use the dance floor as a bullpen. In the most complimentary way possible, that assumption is pretty well fitted.---

Monday Meal: Maryland-style Chicken Fingers

Like most kids, my 11-year-old son, Hank, loves chicken fingers and nuggets.

Art House Cinema 502 reviews Aug. 29

This week, take an opportunity to catch up with two of 2010’s best foreign-language films at Ogden’s Art House Cinema 502. Back in April, I wrote a “You Missed It” blog talking about Dogtooth—a 2010 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film—as one of the best films that Utah audiences never got a chance to see in a theater.

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