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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.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Operation Rio Grande Update

‘Indigent Defense Commission Grant’ created.
So far, more than 1,000 people have been arrested in the multi-agency crackdown on lawlessness around the homeless shelter, a mission dubbed Operation Rio Grande.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Movie Reviews: Home Again, It, The Trip to Spain, Menashe, Rumble

9/11, Man in Red Bandana
A long-awaited adaptation of a Stephen King classic arrives, along with romantic comedy, a visit to New York's Hassidic Jewish community and another trip with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The contributions of Native Americans to American popular music get a scattered, sporadically interesting and name-dropping treatment in the documentary Rumble.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

'These Kids Are Our Kids Too'

Utah leaders react to proposed DACA repeal.
"The President’s cruel and irresponsible actions will sow chaos in our communities, on college campuses, in workplaces, and, most of all, in the homes of Dreamers who are Americans in every way but a piece of paper."

A Hero’s Welcome

Special Utah task force returns after aiding in Harvey aftermath.
After making it south, the team immediately began helping with evacuations and assisted in about 340 rescues, including elderly, infants (the team helped deliver a baby) and pets.

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