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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Torris Fairley

A quick interview with the up-and-coming SLC-based comedian.
It's been fun for me to watch the local standup comedy scene grow and transform over the years, and be able to cover it for a good portion of the time I've been writing my blog. I've enjoyed sitting in the back and checking out new talent at open mics, hanging out with people I've chatted with over the years as they blow the doors off Wiseguys, seeing new and old talent take hold of the stage and work their magic.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cirque Asylum

A look into the dance school teaching unique forms of aerial arts.
Watching  performers who take risks is always a thrill to watch. The amount of strength, skill, coordination and sheer talent required to pull off those kinds of performances  is just incredible and should be applauded every time you see it happen.

Monday, May 22, 2017

May Gallery Stroll: Samantha Calmes

A look at the artwork currently on display at Vive Juicery
This month's Gallery Stroll is a weird one. I had received an agreement from Samantha Calmes (also of the band Vinyl Tapestries) to do an interview for her showcase at Vive Juicery.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mom And The New Dad

Revisiting with a pair of soon-to-be-wed friends and their new podcast.
When you do a job like this, you often get to know the people you highlight a lot more than just whatever was in the interview. I've had the pleasure of knowing Chris Holifield before his podcast I Am Salt Lake took off, and Krissie Shelley over the past few years while she was a standup comedian.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Brooklyn Ottens

Staring deeply into the patterns of the SLC-based artist's work.
A few years ago, I had the privilege of checking out the art of Brooklyn Ottens, as well as work with her on a few artistic projects. Her designs and pattern pieces at the time were simply stunning, as her work went into lavish detail at the tiniest levels, and stood out from a lot of the other works.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's "Will Rogers Follies"

At the conclusion of an opening-weekend performance of Pioneer Theatre Company's production of The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue, lead actor David M. Lutken shares with the audience a heartfelt thanks to the behind-the-scenes people who make a theatrical show possible. It's a disarmingly genuine moment, but it also feels like a natural extension of the earnest, never-met-a-man-I-didn't-like character Lutken creates over the previous 2-1/2 hours.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Alex Posselli

A chat with the fashion designer before her RAW showcase in June.
The RAW Artists Awards highlight talent from across the nation, and even has a part of their site dedicated to emerging creators in multiple media here in Salt Lake City. Often you'll see people go from starting their careers to being top-tier talent within a couple years, all by getting their start there.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Body Logic Dance Co.

Chatting with the assistant director before Reflect at The Sugar Space.
Many of SLC's primary dance companies have wrapped up their seasons, but smaller independent groups are still creating new works for you to check out over the summer. One such company is Body Logic Dance, the Midvale-based dance company and academy, which will be debuting new works in their show Reflect  at Sugar Space Warehouse, May 11-13.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Megan K. Photography

Exploring the work of one of SLC's premiere event photographers
Sometimes when you see a live event online, the photo just doesn't do the experience justice. Trust me, I know; I take plenty with my phone, and I read your comments.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Trevor Kelley

A quick chat with the SLC-based comedian about his career.
On April 29, Urban Lounge held another awesome indie comedy show hosted by Jason Harvey. It's a cool way for people to check out what's happening in the local comedy scene, and totally free to attend; give it a try sometime.

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