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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Eastbound & Down: New Season 3 Trailer

Unlike True Blood, HBO's Eastbound & Down has released a real trailer for its upcoming season (which kicks off Sunday, Feb. 19). Because that's the kind of 1,000-proof kick-ass nitro Kenny Fucking Powers delivers.--- Sadly, Season 3 is also the last for Eastbound & Down; subtitled "Getting Wet in Myrtle Beach," it follows our hero KFP (Danny McBride) as he returns to 'Merica from Mexican exile to pitch for the Myrtle Beach Mermen and make baseball the number-fucking-one sport on the face of the planet through the sheer power of his awesomeness.

Booze boss delivers sobering news on DABC, privatization

The good news, said Francine Giani, interim director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, was that since taking over from the previous director six months ago over issues of mismanaged funds, the DABC has found efficiencies that will have prevented the closure of six stores, three packaging agencies and reduction of hours that would have gone into effect Feb. 1. ---The bad news she says, is that employees are underpaid and the DABC commission just doesn’t work.

Goat Rodeo Sessions Live in theaters tonight

One of my favorite albums of 2011 gets the live, in-theater treatment tonight for your listening and viewing pleasure.--- The disparate styles of bluegrass and classical are blended with such effortless ability by a collection of virtuosos—Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Utah Opera announces 2012-2013 season

Utah Opera today announced its four planned productions for 2012-2013, including a trio of some of the most beloved pieces in the opera canon. The season opens Oct. 13 with Verdi's Il Trovatore, followed by the Utah Opera premiere of Daniel Catan's Florencia en el Amazonas in January.

True Blood: New Season 5 Teaser

Note that it's a "teaser," not a trailer. This new HBO promo for the upcoming fifth season of vampire drama/soap/hot mess True Blood doesn't reveal much of anything plot-wise, but at least it looks cool.

What's the best spot in Utah to watch the Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl isn't just a game, it's more like a national holiday. So, where do you prefer to spend it?

Concert review: The Jayhawks at The State Room

The Jayhawks' Gary Louris remarked that the last time the band hit Salt Lake City, they were opening for the Black Crowes, a Salt Palace show in the early '90s. After delivering an excellent sold-out show Saturday, here's hoping the band finds its way back a little more often.---

South Of Ramona, Marinade

While the festivals have commanded a lot of the venues over the past several days, things started returning to normal this weekend as it all came winding down. --- Usually the week of films brings with it dozens of surprise shows and abnormal showcases that entertain those looking for a break, not counting the late-night parties and private functions.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

More Mormon Art

Utah’s favorite Mormon politically symbolic artist, Jon McNaughton, is back with an even heavier-handed painting called “Wake Up America.” Now we know how Obama created the deficit—buying chains to enslave the American people!--- Previous paintings of McNaughton’s required a visit to his Website to partake in some in-depth scrolling to figure out who the figures are and what they symbolize (example: in “One Nation Under God,” the pregnant lady isn’t just a pregnant lady; she’s pointing at a disabled child, thinking, “I want to keep my baby,” therefore representing hope.

In The Loop: 1/28/12. Speaking Loudly On The New Frontier

Hello to all you hoping-to-see-a-movie, line-standing, celebrity-gawking, where-are-you-gonna-get-your-fix-for-the-next-51-weeks-until-Sundance-2013 enthusiasts! --- Surprisingly, this year came and went quicker than I thought it would.

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