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Monday, July 31, 2017

Music Monday July 31

More Honeypot headliners, and Swantourage's working-class jazz
Honeypot Glass Blowing Competition & Art Festival Redux Glass blowing—the alchemical art of melting down material known to shatter into gooey blobs, then using your very breath to stretch and twist it into colorful, intricate shapes—is fascinating. It’s almost enough to drive an entire festival, but the Honeypot Glass Blowing Competition & Art Festival (The Art Garden, 627 W. 100 South, 801-722-5865, honetypotglasscomp.com) is much more than that.

Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival: Opening Weekend Picks

Dozens of short theater, dance, monologue and other performance pieces will make their debuts over the course of the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival's 10-day run. And as with any festival, there's an inevitable FOMO component, as there's no way you can get a chance to watch everything.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Movie Reviews: Atomic Blonde, Lady Macbeth, A Ghost Story, The Emoji Movie

Summer may already be winding down at the multiplexes, but it's a four-star weekend at the art house with three exceptional new releases. Atomic Blonde  (pictured) overloads its stripped-down action-thriller pleasures—and potential for Charlize Theron badassery—with Cold War drama.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Beyond Essentials July 26 - Aug. 3

Happy Birthday Harry Potter, Pacific Island Heritage Month kickoff and more
When your Utah options for entertainment are too plentiful for a single print issue to contain, you need more information to look Beyond Essentials. A pair of events at local venues acknowledge Harry Potter's birthday in this, the 20th-anniversary year of the original publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (or Philosopher's) Stone.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Let’s Get Fiscal

Utah makes the Top 5 most fiscally healthy states list, baby.
Our beloved state ranked 3rd when it came to having enough cash to pay short-term debts and 4th in the area of having enough revenue to cover yearly expenses.

Music Monday for July 24

In search of Christian Jonassen, and jamming with jazz.
Whither Christian Jonassen? The day Christian Jonassen came into my life—courtesy of Bob Moss and Mike Kirkland, who handed me a copy of his debut album—was one of the most confusing and happiest days of my life.

The Dangers of Street Walking

Efforts underway to help SLC sex workers.
Talk to women who sell sex on the street and they will typically deny any association with the idea that they have been trafficked.

Rural Boost

Governor Herbert promises to inject rural workforce with 25,000 jobs.
Gov. Gary Herbert is often heard praising Utah’s economic numbers as a reflection of the state’s industrious citizenry and his office’s business-friendly attitudes.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Movie Reviews: Dunkirk, Valerian, Maudie and more

Your weekend movie agenda is here.
Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' drops viewers into the center of the pivotal 1940 military operation.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Beyond Essentials July 19-26

Your weekend (and beyond) A&E event agenda.
Pioneer Day and Days of '47 activities dominate the week for much of Utah.

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