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  • Main Street Gambit

    Downtown chess tourney hopes to add urban feel.
      Power struggles on Salt Lake City’s Main Street are nothing new. But for once, they’re a welcome element. These new battles that can be fought and solved within 30 minutes, without involving the state Supreme Court or land swap deals.Welcome...
  • Look, Ma—No Puppet!

    Crank Yanker Jim Florentine shows the face behind the prank-calling voice.
      In today’s “Do Not Call” legislated world, comedian Jim Florentine is an anomaly: He actually hopes to get calls from telemarketers.“It’s pretty sad when you wait for hours and hours for the phone to ring and when it finally...
  • Funny Grrl

      The Margaret Cho you see at Wiseguys this weekend will not be the same Margaret Cho who went through a celebrated career tailspin some years ago. Back in 1994, Cho saw her ABC sitcom All-American Girl cancelled after a dramatic, network-mandated 30-pound...
  • High Comedy

      Imagine three stoner friends on a nationwide mission—spreading their unique comedic style of spoken word about their favorite mystical herb, cannabis.Call it pointless. Outrageous. Even revolutionary.They call it The Marijuana-logues.This bong-fueled...
  • Black Celebration

    Goth culture comes together to celebrate art and music at the Dark Arts Festival.
      If you’ve ever wanted to see how the other, darker half of the city lives, the Dark Arts Festival might just be what you’re looking for.Six months in the making, this year’s Dark Arts Festival is a three-day bacchanal of dark music...
  • The Love Groove

    Gerald Music choose to roll with soul rather than rock with the flock.
      Forming a band is like developing a romantic relationship. You hope for chemistry and, if you’re lucky, an instant connection. More often than not, it’s the former. What you see on stage is often the result of musician-soliciting want-ads,...
  • Infamous Dates

    He’s All That! brings the Utah singles scene to your reality TV.
      Move over Blind Date and elimidate. A locally produced survival dating show, He’s All That! is poised to take your TV reality show crown.“He’s All That! is definitely more interactive. As the host, I work to create a more narrative...
  • Emo’s Core

      By his own count, it’s been almost 12 years since veteran comedian Emo Philips has performed in Salt Lake City.“Let me check the restraining order again to be sure,” he explains in his singsong voice, reminiscent of Peter Brady at the...
  • Mencia to Society

    Carlos Mencia rises from a stage fright debut to stand-up stardom.
      As a comedian, running out of material is one thing; drawing a complete blank and abruptly announcing your exit as you walk off stage three minutes into your routine is another. In the world of funny, bombing is a fate worse than death.However, for Carlos...


The Love Groove Gerald Music choose to roll with soul rather than rock with the flock. June 11, 2007

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