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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Beyond Essentials Aug. 30-Sept. 6

Princess in Black, Aeris Aerial Arts, Downtown Artist Collective, Orny Adams
Labor Day weekend is typically thin on the events calendar, but that doesn't mean you can squeeze everything into one print issue of City Weekly. It's time to go beyond Essentials.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Clean Air Now

Business leaders demand Guv take action on air pollution.
A handful of company representatives held a press conference Tuesday afternoon on the roof of Petzl America in West Valley City.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Music Monday Aug. 28

Expanding Horizons and Meeting Strangers at the Foreigner Show “Let’s skip Bonham,” I told my friend Grant last Saturday night at his first real rock ‘n’ roll show. At 25, Grant had seen only two concerts: a nameless, faceless, now-forgotten band in Spain more than a decade ago, and country star Martina McBride a couple of years later.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Movie Reviews: Good Time, Ingrid Goes West, Leap!, All Saints

The Only Living Boy in New York, Whose Streets?, Birth of the Dragon
A variety of limited releases trickle into the pre-Labor Day weekend, including a timely documentary about media coverage of protests and one of the year's best films. The Only Living Boy in New York (pictured) takes the basic set-up of The Graduate and turns it into narcissistic coming-of-age nonsense.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Beyond Essentials Aug. 23-30

Oquirrh West Project, Family Flight Festival, Always ... Patsy Cline
Summer may be winding down, but Utah's arts & entertainment options never dwindle. It's time to go Beyond Essentials.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Music Monday Aug. 21

Washed Out, 2 Chainz, Steep Canyon Rangers
Live Redux: Washed Out Ever since the first episode of Portlandia, I’ve been obsessed with the gauzy, mellow synthpop sounds of Washed Out. As summer fades, and the memories of good times therein do likewise, it’s the perfect soundtrack.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Movie Reviews: The Hitman's Bodyguard, Wind River, Logan Lucky

Brigsby Bear, Step
Buddy action comedy, the return of Steven Soderbergh and a crowd-pleasing documentary make for another diverse weekend in Utah movie theaters. As attempts to recreate the chemistry of Midnight Run go, you could do worse than the dueling F-bomb fusillade of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds (pictured) in The Hitman's Bodyguard.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Clean up of Rio Grande Forces Dealers Out

Phase 1 of most recent attempt to clean up area underway.
The four day old Operation Rio Grande, a multi-state agency drive to clean up the streets around the downtown shelter of crime, can already claim a singular success. The drug dealers, apparently, have moved out of town.

Medical Marijuana Movement Swells

Group takes new stab at contested medi-pot issue.
The coalition, recently approved by the lieutenant governor’s office to gather signatures for a medical marijuana initiative, has hit the pavement with pens and clipboards.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cleaning Up "the Block"

Authorities place bets on Operation Rio Grande
Utah Department of Public Safety Commissioner Keith Squires reported on Tuesday that 160 officers were deployed to Rio Grande leading to 87 arrests. Of those, 33 detainees were released.

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