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Friday, September 22, 2017

Movie Reviews: Kingsman: The Golden Circle; Lego Ninjago; Brad's Status

Stronger, Friend Request, Rebel in the Rye
An interesting mix of prestige drama, animated comedy and an action sequel hit local multiplexes, while art house offerings include a biopic of author J.D. Salinger. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (pictured) returns to the over-the-top spy hijinks of the 2015 original, only with a lot more narrative bloat between crazy action sequences.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

BYU + Coke: It's the Real Meme

University lifts 60-plus year ban on caffeinated drinks; internet loses shit.
You can now taste the feeling at Brigham Young University.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Temporary Refugee Camp Erected at Library Square

Installation aims to raise refugee rights awareness.
Fatima Dirie is the Salt Lake City refugee community liaison. A refugee from Somalia, she was raised in Kenya before migrating to the U.S. “Salt Lake City is a welcoming city,” she said.

Beyond Essentials 9/20 - 9/27

Odyssey Dance's Thriller, Wasatch Theatre Co.'s God's Favorite, Rachel Ballinger & more.
That nip of fall in the air should remind you that arts events are plentiful enough that you might need to look Beyond Essentials. While Odyssey Dance's annual Halloween-themed production Thriller (pictured) won't hit Kingsbury Hall until October, you can get a head start on the fun with the  first run of shows at Park City's Egyptian Theater (328 Main Street, Park City, 435-649-9371)  Sept. 22-Oct. 8.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Music Monday: Road trip to Punk in Drublic

Idaho has stupid alcohol laws, too
It's 5:41 a.m. in Nampa, Idaho. My head hurts—not as much as it could, considering it's the morning after the "Boise" iteration of Punk in Drublic, the traveling craft beer and punk rock festival conceived by NOFX singer-bassist Fat Mike.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Movie Reviews: mother!, Beach Rats, Viceroy's House, American Assassin, Endless Poetry

Crazy-ass psychodrama makes an unlikely multiplex appearance, while art house offerings include gay coming-of-age romance and autobiographical drama by a legendary director. Darren Aronofsky's mother!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Convention Industry Presses On

Despite Outdoor Retailer absence, optimism abounds for SLC expos.
The Outdoor Retailer exodus made headlines, but, Visit Salt Lake CEO Scott Beck noted, many conventions continue to return, several of which have been booked through 2030.

Beyond Essentials: Sept. 13-20

Bruce Campbell, Festa Italiana, Dar Williams and more.
All the best arts and entertainment that didn't fit in print.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Music Monday: "Sartain Night" at Urban Lounge

Sartain Night: Father-Son Rock ’n’ Roll Happy 70th birthday to Gene Sartain, whose mighty loins thrust forth 50 percent of the DNA necessary to make Mike and Will Sartain—a couple of dudes who’ve made an indelible mark on local music. Gene’s no musical slouch, himself.

Theater Review: Salt Lake Acting Company's SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY

World premiere leans into the power of simple kindness
There are moments when all you need is to be reminded that humanity is not irredeemable, and that people sometimes reach out to one another with love. In a world that feels broken, we need art like Chisa Hutchinson's Surely Goodness and Mercy.

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