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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Beyond Essentials July 26 - Aug. 3

Happy Birthday Harry Potter, Pacific Island Heritage Month kickoff and more
When your Utah options for entertainment are too plentiful for a single print issue to contain, you need more information to look Beyond Essentials. A pair of events at local venues acknowledge Harry Potter's birthday in this, the 20th-anniversary year of the original publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (or Philosopher's) Stone.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Let’s Get Fiscal

Utah makes the Top 5 most fiscally healthy states list, baby.
Our beloved state ranked 3rd when it came to having enough cash to pay short-term debts and 4th in the area of having enough revenue to cover yearly expenses.

Music Monday for July 24

In search of Christian Jonassen, and jamming with jazz.
Whither Christian Jonassen? The day Christian Jonassen came into my life—courtesy of Bob Moss and Mike Kirkland, who handed me a copy of his debut album—was one of the most confusing and happiest days of my life.

The Dangers of Street Walking

Efforts underway to help SLC sex workers.
Talk to women who sell sex on the street and they will typically deny any association with the idea that they have been trafficked.

Rural Boost

Governor Herbert promises to inject rural workforce with 25,000 jobs.
Gov. Gary Herbert is often heard praising Utah’s economic numbers as a reflection of the state’s industrious citizenry and his office’s business-friendly attitudes.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Movie Reviews: Dunkirk, Valerian, Maudie and more

Your weekend movie agenda is here.
Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' drops viewers into the center of the pivotal 1940 military operation.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Beyond Essentials July 19-26

Your weekend (and beyond) A&E event agenda.
Pioneer Day and Days of '47 activities dominate the week for much of Utah.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Music Monday July 17

Crate diggin’ with Spaff and WFMU, beer pongin’ with Thunderfist.
Virtual Crate Diggin’: Lenny & the Squigtones Elder Utah Smith I will rhapsodize about the joys of crate diggin’—going to record stores and searching for hours through boxes, looking for undiscovered gold or rare gems—forever. Same goes for virtual crate diggin’.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Checking Inns

Life for no-tell motels is about to get tougher.
The Salt Lake City Council passed a civil penalties ordinance that gives some teeth to cracking down on businesses that are hotbeds of crime this week.

Movie Reviews: War for the Planet of the Apes, Wish Upon, The Little Hours

The B-Side, The Women's Balcony
Apes are set to rule the multiplex, challenged only by a dopey teen thriller, while SLC art house offerings include horny nuns and a variety of feisty Jewish women. The lazy horror of Wish Upon wastes 90 minutes of everyone's time by not being scary, coherent or thematically interesting.

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