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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Curtains Closing

City councilmembers deliberate over the fate of the historic downtown Utah Theater.
The city bought the property in 2010 with hopes of renovating it as a film and media center.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Music Live Extra Nov. 11: Goth Prom, Amy Jade's Beehive Society

THURSDAY 11/14 Amy Jade’s Beehive Society plays Amy Winehouse A cover band for someone who is really, really good, someone whose music begs to be played live forever and ever ... well, that’s the best kind of cover band.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Movie Reviews: Doctor Sleep, Midway, Last Christmas, Pain and Glory, Making Waves

Doctor Sleep *** See feature review.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Luz Escamilla: ‘This Race Isn’t Over yet’

Salt Lake mayoral hopeful Erin Mendenhall holds the lead following Tuesday’s preliminary results.
Salt Lake City has a new mayor. Just who it is though isn’t yet official.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Theater Review: Pioneer Theatre Co.'s THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

Understanding the distinction between what happened, and what's true
The progressive theologian Marcus Borg, when considering Biblical literalism, once said, “I don’t know if it happened this way or not, but I know this story is true.” He was trying to get a fundamental distinction between what factual events actually transpired, and what we can learn from a story, factually inaccurate though the story may be, that speaks to our hearts. And that’s the heart of the conflict in The Lifespan of a Fact.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Music Live Extra Nov. 4:

LTJ Bukem plays a free show at Urban Lounge
MONDAY 11/4 A Night with LTJ Bukem and guests J Law + C Wright Get transported to a past, transformative time in music with the music of LTJ Bukem, a pioneer and major influencer in the early world of ‘90s rave music. This isn’t anything like the rave music played today, dominated as it seems to be by the advent of massive bass drops and digital-af glitching.

Friday, November 1, 2019

For Our Ancestors

Mayor Biskupski honors the Mexican Day of the Dead with folkloric dancing in City Hall.
“Thank you to all of you who celebrate Día de los Muertos and share this beautiful tradition with our community,” Biskupski said.

Movie Reviews: Terminator: Dark Fate, Motherless Brooklyn, Jojo Rabbit

Harriet, Parasite, First Love
Arctic Dogs [not yet reviewed] Animated adventure about a fox (Jeremy Renner) trying to stop a plan for world domination. Opens Nov. 1 at theaters valleywide.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Music Live Extra Oct. 28

Toquer Fest, Heavy Music + Heavier Beer
THURSDAY 10/31 Get out of Town: Toquer Fest It can be difficult to find things to do on the day of actual Halloween when it falls on a weekday. This won’t be the case for those who dare to rock down in Toquerville, where they’ll be hosting a a mini-fest the day of Halloween for all those who also dare to go out on a week night—as long as you’re in Southern Utah.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Movie Reviews: The Lighthouse, Dolemite Is My Name, Black and Blue, Countdown

Paradise Hills, The Current War, Where's My Roy Cohn?
Black and Blue ** Earnest social consciousness and gritty exploitation thriller make for an awkward pairing in this story of Alicia West (Naomie Harris), a rookie African-American New Orleans cop who captures a crooked narcotics officer (Frank Grillo) on her body-cam in the act of murdering someone, then has to run for her life from her own colleagues to preserve the evidence. Peter A. Dowling’s screenplay sets up the promising notion of West as an outsider now in the rough neighborhood where she grew up, having to earn back the trust of her old friends after choosing the side they perceive as the enemy.

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