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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Local Releases: Lousy Smarch Weather

As we slowly depart the windy and cold conditions, we've got five releases to discuss this week, most with shows to accompany them. --- We're going to kick things off with the latest from local hip-hop artist Fleetwood.

UMOCA Nets Grant From Warhol Foundation

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) has been named the recipient of a $120,000 support grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation. It’s the largest amount given by the Warhol Foundation to any arts organization in the country.

Glad You Asked: Your Weekend To-Do's

Dear GYA, A good friend of mine once told me that some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Keeping DUI enforcement "honest"

This week's admission on the stand by Utah Highway Patrol trooper Lisa Steed that she had violated policy during a DUI traffic stop highlighted, albeit inadvertently, why the use of dashboard cams is the great equalizer in DUI enforcement. You only have to read through the UHP's operating policy on the use of mobile video recording equipment—which you can read below—to see how troopers are required to check sound levels on both their mics and ensure that the camera captures any external activity.

The BULLY Precedent That Actually Isn't One

The Parents Television Council is desperately worried about a documentary being released without an MPAA rating. Because that only happens 78 percent of the time.

Lottery Jumps to $640 million: Road Trip!

The Mega Millions jackpot was raised to $640,000,000 today—but the cutoff to buy a ticket is 7:55 p.m., meaning you'd better start working up some phlegm so you can get out of the office to make the one hour, 44-minute drive to Malad City, the Idaho town closest to SLC. The drawing will take place at 9 p.m., and the Idaho Lottery wants you to play responsibly--whatever that means.

TV Weekend: Magic City, Game of Thrones, The Killing

What’s new on the tube this weekend: Magic City (Starz, tonight) Series Debut: Following the sure-to-be-bloody-and-naked season finale of Spartacus: Vengeance, it’s a dumbed-down Boardwalk Empire, with more convertibles and bikinis, set in 1959 Miami—or, Magic City, if you will.

Stale Street Underground

While the music scene in SLC has continued to grow in size, the number of venues hasn't due to lack of liquor licenses, proper spaces and motivation from potential business owners. --- Now while that works to the advantage of those places currently open, knowing full well they may never have an empty night during the week, it leaves many bands out of the loop without a stage to call home for months.

Dead Zephyr: Week 437

The former Zephyr Club in downtown Salt Lake City, 301 S. West Temple; closed since October 2003.

Glad You Asked: Ting Tings, Garfunkel & Jimmer

Dear GYA, I had a horrible birthday. There was a surprise party at my house, my wife sang some dumb French song called "Zou Bisou Bisou" and to make matters worse, she never finished cleaning the carpet.

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