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Monday, October 30, 2017

Music Monday Oct. 30

Rodeo Boys return, Evelyn "Champagne" King
The Return of The Rodeo Boys You heard it on Facebook first! After keyboard player Ben Warren’s terrible bicycle accident in 2009, it seemed unlikely that The Rodeo Boys—one of the most popular local bands in the history of local music, ever, for time immemorial and all that stuff—would ride again.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Hatch Says Bears Ears Reduction Is a Go

Local leaders respond to latest announcement
“The winners in the President’s decision are the fossil fuels industry, giant international coal companies, and the pollution industry,” Sen. Jim Dabakis said in a statement.

Movie Reviews: Thank You for Your Service, Jigsaw, Suburbicon

Goodbye Christopher Robin, Loving Vincent, All I See Is You
A pre-Halloween weekend features a couple of scary options, plus the additional horrors of war and suburban racism. Thank You for Your Service  (pictured) sensitively explores traumatized veterans returning home, but gives short shrift to the struggles of their families.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Music Monday: Oct. 23

Animated Muppet band, Black Angels, Oingo Boingo Dance Party, creature meetings and Desert Hearts—sounds like Halloween to me.
MONDAY 10/23 Mr. Elevator, Camera, Pansies, Cool Banana

Friday, October 20, 2017

Movie Reviews: Only the Brave, The Snowman, Mark Felt, The Florida Project

Breathe, Marie Curie, Human Flow
A fact-based tribute to the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighting team plays like a war movie in the sturdy Only the Brave (pictured). The biopic Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House relates the story of the real-life "Deep Throat" in the most mundane manner possible.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Gary Ott Dies

"Ott’s dedication to public service will not be forgotten," mayor tweeted.
“Let’s dwell on Gary the person,” Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday at his monthly news conference.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Operation Rio Grande 2 Month Update

Quality of life among the chronically homeless in on the up, Chief Brown says.
Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, who was plucked by Gov. Gary Herbert to be the state’s lead on homelessness, underscored the dialogue recurring between police and homeless individuals. “We, as a state, as a county and as a city have never been more engaged with our friends experiencing homelessness, ever,” he said.

Beyond Essentials Oct. 18-25

A Comedy of Tenors, Anime Banzai, Beethoven's 5th, Deep Love and more.
Costumes, comedy and (of course) some Halloween-themed entertainment supplement our highlights of the best in Utah arts & entertainment events over the next week. Pioneer Theatre Company (300  S. 1400 East, 801-581-6961) presents A Comedy of Tenors (pictured), Ken Ludwig's farcical sequel to Lend Me a Tenor set in the world of 1930s Paris opera.  Shows run Oct. 20-Nov. 4, Monday-Saturday evenings with 2 p.m.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mark Hofeling and the art of production design

When you think about a film, a few things likely come to mind: who starred in it, who directed it, maybe even who wrote the script for it. What likely doesn’t come to mind?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Redistricting Issue Lingers

Panel discusses potential solutions.
For all its proud patriotism, Utah sure has a funny way of skipping out on its civic duty at the ballot box. Because when it comes to turn-out, the Beehive State is one of the lowest in the country in voter participation, and Democratic State Chair Daisy Thomas thinks she knows why: the districts are drawn in a way that makes people apathetic.

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