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Saturday, April 29, 2017

In the Bag

Greek Orthodox Church preps and delivers 3,500 lunches to area needy and homeless.
On one fold-out table, a box of orange wedges. On another, the bread.

In The Loop: 4/29/17. Kicking Back & Eating Cake

Cool events for you to check out from April 30 to May 13
Hey, kids! How's it going?

Friday, April 28, 2017

Local Releases: Civil Babies Making Nothing But EPs

New local albums from Baby Ghosts, Friends and Fellows, Civil Lust and more!
We've only got one release show, and it doesn't happen until next week. Yeah, I know: kinda slim pickings as we head into May, but we had a few shows get canceled, so what are you going to do?

Movie Reviews: The Circle, Sleight, Growing Up Smith, Graduation

The last weekend before the unofficially official start of summer movie season presents with some uninspired multiplex choices, a Romanian morality play and at least one unexpected super-hero origin story. The Web 2.0 cautionary tale The Circle drops Emma Watson (pictured) into a story aiming for far too many targets, and far too self-serious to consider some simple genre pleasures.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pygmalion Productions: Silent Sky

The director and a couple actresses discuss Pygmalion's season finale.
Pygmalion Productions ends their season on a high note with the semi-biographical play Silent Sky  (April 28 - May 13). The production focuses on Henrietta Leavitt, one of Harvard's woman "computers" from the early 20th century, and the pioneering work she did in astronomy at the university as she struggled to get recognition in a male-dominated field. Today we chat with director Mark Fossen, as well as actresses Brenda Hattingh and Hannah Minshew, about the play and their time working on it before the show opens at the Rose Wagner Center.

West Side Theatre Co. Debuts

Building a new home for theater in Eagle Mountain.
Hannah Farr understands the unique challenges of trying to launch a theater company in Eagle Mountain. She also clearly thinks it's worth the effort.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Monumental Order

Challenging the Antiquities Act of 1906, Trump promises 'tremendously positive things'
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert stood by the president during the signing ceremony in Washington D.C. Though he didn’t speak at the event, Herbert’s office sent out a statement within the hour that said Utah and the Antiquities Act languish in a “Jekyll and Hyde relationship.”

Preservation Debate in Capitol Hill Underway

Nine historic houses could meet their maker.
Resident Cindy Cromer said arguments that they need to be destroyed because they are contaminated with meth, lead and asbestos is a red herring.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Summer Arts Festival News: UAF pre-sale, Kimball Arts Festival volunteers

Get ready for the best places to see art in Utah this summer
A chilly, drizzly day might not scream "summer" to you, but  today turns out to be a perfect day to be thinking ahead towards Utah's premier venues for enjoy great art, food and music. Today only, advance four-day passes for the 2017 Utah Arts Festival (June 22-25) are only $25 (plus $3 handling fee), nearly a 50% savings off the at-the-gate price of $12 per day.

Geek Therapist

Finding pop-culture comfort through the nerdy therapy podcast
It doesn't matter who you are: Sometimes you need a small voice of reason around to look at things objectively. But sometimes, your average therapist just isn't good enough, and you need someone specific who just "gets" you.

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