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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SLC Performing Arts Theatre Hearing Monday

The Salt Lake City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on whether or not to finance a downtown Broadway-style performance arts theater to the tune of $110 million. Monday may be the public’s last chance to offer their boos or curtain calls to the proposal.---

TV Tonight: The Soup, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Psych

What’s new tonight: The Soup (E!) New Night: Of all E!’s questionable programming decisions, moving Friday-night mockery staple The Soup to Wednesdays is right up there with Kendra, Ice Loves Coco and the application of “news” to any show on the network.

Sam Weller's New Home, New Name

Sam Weller’s Bookstore will be starting a new chapter in January with a move to Trolley Square and a just-announced new name and new focus.--- Tony Weller gave a preview Wednesday of the bookstore’s future Trolley Square home of the downtown bookstore—rebranded in its new space as Weller Book Works.

Give and Receive by Joining the Community Food Co-op

Just in time for the holidays if you sign up by Friday, Dec. 2 you can give and receive in your community by joining the Community Food Co-op of Utah.--- For those who want to become closer to their community, the Crossroad-Urban Center’s Community Food Co-op of Utah is a great program to help and be helped at the same time.

The Hunger Games: SLC's Endless Buffets

If all-you-can eat buffets are any kind of barometer for our nation’s economy, then Salt Lake City is the damned 1%. In other words, SLC has an endless buffet of endless buffets.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for the Holidays

This weekend, take part in a community swap. Bring items you don’t need, take the stuff you want and whatever’s left over will be donated to help the local refugee community.---

Wine Wednesday: Zucca Wine Class

In the second of four winter wine classes, Zucca Trattoria will host a wine education and tasting class this Saturday, December 3rd at 3:00 PM. The topic for the class is White Wines: From Light to Heavy.

Lounge Act Wednesday: Free flicks, dance heroes & great tunes

Let's end November in style, shall we?--- The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is hosting another edition of the Chamber Music Series, this time with a guitar ensemble from the U's School of Music.�

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Public Lands: Tram It All to Hell

Forget Wall Street. It's time to Occupy the Wasatch.

University of Utah Healthcare to Lay Off 50 Employees

University of Utah Healthcare spokesman Chris Nelson says the recent decision to let go of 50 employees and outsource their work was a decision driven by “efficiency” not by the “economy.”--- Nelson says that the decision to let go 50 employees out of the more than 300 in the provider’s Patient Financial Services department was a move he says that the hospital was over due to make.

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