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Monday, July 15, 2019

Music Live Extra July 15

Shawn Mendes, Hayes Carll,
TUESDAY 7/16 Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara With Ariana Grande having left rumbling thrills in the valley after her stop here on her tour, we can now look forward to Shawn Mendes as an aftershock, a solo pop artists whose rise to fame has raced alongside Grande’s own and whose music features the same kind of passionate romantic themes that rock pop music today. Wooing fans with well-known (or oft-played) songs like “If I Can’t Have You” and “There’s No Holding Me Back” exploring the bombastic nature of uncontrollable desire with his Jonas Brothers-esque vocals, Mendes came into 2018 with a self-titled album that took a gentler turn.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Movie Reviews: Crawl, Stuber, Wild Rose, Stockholm

The Fall of the American Empire, Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable
Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable **1/2 More movies about sporty thrill-seeking girls and women, please: This new documentary about professional surfer Bethany Hamilton is very welcome. Aggressive, competitive and driven, Hamilton has been a powerful role model since bouncing back from the horrific injury she suffered as a serious-amateur teen, when, at 13, she lost her left arm to a tiger shark.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Port This!

A prediction is fulfilled as multi-group protest storms the Utah Chamber of Commerce building.
Civil Riot, one of the groups behind the protest, released a statement condemning the use of force by the police and claimed that they had punched “some people in the face.”

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Integrating Diversity

SLC mayoral forum focuses on issues affecting local Muslim community.
“People just don’t know who we are,” Satin Tashnizi told City Weekly. “What we’re fighting for is airtime, is space, is representation—a chance to tell the truth.”

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Wrap It Up!

Stan Penfold-branded condoms make for unique campaign merchandise.
“Every once and a while, people will think they’re candy or mints or something like that,” Penfold says with a chuckle.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Red, White and State

Looking for a healthy dose of 'Merica? Set your GPS to State St.
“I love saying, ‘We’re National Auto Plaza—the one with the giant American flag in our parking lot,” one car salesman says.

Out, Proud & Artsy

Harvey Milk mural unveiled in Central 9th.
Now, there’s a Harvey Milk mural on Harvey Milk Boulevard as well.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Music Live Plus: Matthew Logan Vasquez, Chase Atlantic

Monday 7/1 Matthew Logan Vasquez The polished and refined sound of Matthew Logan Vasquez’s new album Light’n Up is evidence of the originality and raw creativity of Vasquez’s work. Actually, the commercial success with his former band Delta Spirit could also stand alone as a testament to his riveting artistry as a musician.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Movie Reviews: Yesterday, Annabelle Comes Home, Ophelia

The Other Side of Heaven 2, Echo in the Canyon
Annabelle Comes Home **1/2 Annabelle Comes Home is a sequel to Annabelle (a bad movie), which spawned prequel Annabelle: Creation (a good movie); all the Annabelles spin off from James Wan’s The Conjuring series.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Still Missing

Missing U student met with an unknown person in the middle of the night, police say.
Doubt said he did not know if Lueck had previously complained to police about any issues related to harassment.

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