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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pygmalion Theater Company: Mary & Myra

A look into the latest production from PYG's 2016-17 season.
Continuing through the theatre season, the next local premiere comes to us from Pygmalion Theatre Company as they present Catherine Filloux's Mary & Myra. The two-act production focuses on Myra Bradwell, and her attempt to free former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln from an asylum after the latter was committed by her own son. Today we chat with the playwright Filloux, director Fran Pruyn and the actresses playing the leads, Tamara Howell and Teresa Sanderson, about the play as we head into opening night on Oct. 28.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Make Salt Lake City Great Again

Vice presidential candidate Mike Pence makes Utah stop.
This crowd outside Infinity Event Center was made up of the unlucky ticket-holders who were told once the venue hit capacity that they would have to stand outside and listen to Pence through the PA system. And so they did.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dabakis’ Iran Debacle

Senator insists he visited as a private citizen, not a state representative.
A member of the Iranian Parliament recently announced that Dabakis was under surveillance during a recent visit to the Middle Eastern country.

Arts Shorts Oct. 25

News and notes from the Utah arts community
• Your Halloween weekend activities can kick off with activities celebrating the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition.  On Saturday, Oct. 29, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., the Utah Cultural Celebration Cen ter (1355 W. 3100 South) hosts a Day of the Dead Celebration, featuring family-friendly activities, live music, food and traditional Mexican folk arts, with an indigenous pre-European altar as the centerpiece in addition to community altars throughout the rest of the gallery space.

The Pipeline: A Pirate's Life For Me In Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler!

Sailing the seas in this point and click adventure game.
Back when I was a kid, my friend had a pirate ship. Granted, it was a low-level treehouse that they tossed a Jolly Roger on after their mom found a bunch of discount pirate stuff at the old Dollar Store—but who cares, we were imaginative kids in a landlocked state.

Muse Music's 2016 BOTB: Iceburgh, PACE

Part one of two sets of interviews with the finalists!
Last week, Muse Music in Provo launched its 2016 Battle Of The Bands, bringing together a mix of SLC and Provo groups, the majority of them relatively unknown, with some even forming just within the past calendar year. After a spirited competition over four nights, the finalists came together on Saturday to a packed venue.

Muse Music's 2016 BOTB: No Robot, Lost In Bourbon

Part two of two sets of interviews with the finalists!
Did you miss Part 1 one of this interview? Click this link to read interviews with Iceburgh and PACE, as well as see more photos from this concert.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

October Gallery Stroll: Peter Everett

A look at the art at CUAC from last Friday's Stroll.
Say what you will about the chill in the air: When it comes to October, people love to get out. That was the case this past Friday night, when practically every place I had a chance to visit was filled with art-loving folks looking at the latest exhibitions for Salt Lake Gallery Stroll.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Local Releases: Spirit Coasters In Circular Motion

Brand new music from The Circulars, Spirit City, Motion Coaster and more.
In the middle of all your pre-pre-pre Halloween plans, we've got a couple of shows for you to check out tonight, where you can get brand new music from awesome Utah bands. But for those of you who are going out to something else in costume, we have a ton of local music digitally released this week.

Movie Reviews: Jack Reacher, Denial, Ouija, Keeping Up With the Joneses

Denial, Desierto, In a Valley of Violence, I'm Not Ashamed
A jam-packed movie weekend features a little bit of everything: Tom Cruise, horror, neo-Nazis, slapstick comedy, Westerns, faith-based biography and a cat-and-mouse desert thriller. Denial follows the risky approach of a real-life court case about a Holocaust denier—avoid all emotional catharsis—and winds up feeling like a movie that should have been a play.

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