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Monday, December 9, 2019

Music Live Extra Dec. 9: R.I.P. Joe McQueen,

R.I.P. Joe McQueen This blog post was originally going to be a plug for an upcoming show at Gracie’s featuring the Joe McQueen Quartet—with, of course, Utah saxophone extraordinaire, jazz legend and community pillar Joe McQueen at the center. Despite being 100 year old, this Ogden musician had been busy playing music for most of the seven decades he resided there, and this show was going to be one of several he’d played over the last few months.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Movie Reviews: The Aeronauts, Honey Boy, Playmobil, Waves

Frankie, Knives and Skin
The Aeronauts **1/2 See feature review. Opens Dec. 6 at theaters valleywide.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

2020 Sundance Film Festival announces feature film program

Sundance alums and high-profile documentary subjects highlight the program announcement for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, opening Jan. 23, 2020 in Park City. Returnees include Eliza Hittman (Beach Rats, It Felt Like Love ) with the U.S. Dramatic Competition entry Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Justin Simien (Dear White People) with the Midnight film Bad Hair, Jeff Baena (Life After Beth) with Horse Girl, Josephine Decker (Madeline's Madeline) with Shirley, The Daniels  (Swiss Army Man) with Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia  and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild) with a spin on Peter Pan in Wendy.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Curtains for Utah Repertory Theater Co.

Group shutters following allegations of unsafe work conditions and sexual misconduct.
A week ago, Utah Repertory Theater Co. was two days away from opening its latest production.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Movie Reviews: Knives Out, Honey Boy, Marriage Story

Honey Boy *** Next to Kristen Stewart, there hasn’t been an actor with a wackier career trajectory—from smart-ass kid star to rising matinee idol to scandal-attracting bad boy to fascinating indie player—than Shia LaBeouf. He goes semi-autobiographical for his latest project, which he also wrote.

Music Live Extra Dec. 2: Piper Down Club DV8 Reunion Party, The Block SLC's Lofi & Chill

SATURDAY 12/7 Club DV8 Reunion Party This one’s for you, Salt Lake lifers.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Music Live Extra Nov. 25: Royal Bliss Pre-Thanksgiving Party, Transgiving

WEDNESDAY 11/27 Royal Bliss 17th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving There are some who maintain that the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is the most rowdy time to go out, and if it is indeed festivities and pre-Thanksgiving fun you’re out looking for, then head over to the 17th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Bash at The Depot, with local mainstays Royal Bliss providing the jams to get you ready to face down the holiday season. Their classic, heavy-hitting rock will be supplemented by another longtime area favorite, Broke City, who like Royal Bliss, have been active since the early aughts.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Movie Reviews: The Irishman, Frozen II, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, 21 Bridges

21 Bridges *1/2 21 Bridges has the elements of a great thriller—a hardened detective, dirty cops, drugs, and beaucoup shootouts—but it also makes the mistake of assuming you’ve never before seen a movie about hardened detectives, dirty cops, drugs and beaucoup shootouts. Andre Davis (Chadwick Boseman) is an NYPD detective who’s killed eight suspects in nine years, yet somehow still has a job.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Say Their Names

Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony in the Capitol honors victims of transphobic violence.
They were kidnapped, tortured and mutilated. Shot, strangled, burned or beaten to death.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Music Live Extra Nov. 18: Hive Live, Plus 801

WEDNESDAY 11/20 Hive Live Ft. Crook & The Bluff, Lord Vox, Alyxandri Jupiter Locals only thrive at Soundwell’s new monthly music series, Hive Live, which focuses entirely on creating a night all about what’s going on in our local music scene.

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