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Friday, August 18, 2017

Movie Reviews: The Hitman's Bodyguard, Wind River, Logan Lucky

Brigsby Bear, Step
Buddy action comedy, the return of Steven Soderbergh and a crowd-pleasing documentary make for another diverse weekend in Utah movie theaters. As attempts to recreate the chemistry of Midnight Run go, you could do worse than the dueling F-bomb fusillade of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds (pictured) in The Hitman's Bodyguard.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Clean up of Rio Grande Forces Dealers Out

Phase 1 of most recent attempt to clean up area underway.
The four day old Operation Rio Grande, a multi-state agency drive to clean up the streets around the downtown shelter of crime, can already claim a singular success. The drug dealers, apparently, have moved out of town.

Medical Marijuana Movement Swells

Group takes new stab at contested medi-pot issue.
The coalition, recently approved by the lieutenant governor’s office to gather signatures for a medical marijuana initiative, has hit the pavement with pens and clipboards.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cleaning Up "the Block"

Authorities place bets on Operation Rio Grande
Utah Department of Public Safety Commissioner Keith Squires reported on Tuesday that 160 officers were deployed to Rio Grande leading to 87 arrests. Of those, 33 detainees were released.

John Curtis Advances to General Election

Provo mayor wins GOP primary for 3rd Congressional seat.
Painting himself as an underdog battling against Washington, D.C.-based super PACs, Curtis said he prevailed when others said his campaign couldn’t succeed with local backers.

Beyond Essentials Aug. 16-23

You think that a single print issue of City Weekly can  contain all the things you can do in  a Utah week? Foolish mortals!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Tale of Two Rallies

SLC doubles down on anti-racism protests.
The crowd was not without its antagonizers. A man standing on the steps behind the podium periodically jeered at speakers, calling them enemies of free speech.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Music Monday Aug. 14

The debut EP by Slick Velveteens plus DAS Energi and RodGab
Slick Velveteens release self-titled debut Nearly six months ago, Bountiful’s Slick Velveteens were as fresh-faced and underdeveloped as their name implies—and I said so, when blurbing their then-imminent tour-sendoff show at The Urban Lounge. At the time, their entire recorded output consisted of three live clips from a December 2016 appearance on Park City TV’s Mtn Views.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Movie Reviews: The Glass Castle, The Nut Job 2, Annabelle: Creation

13 Minutes, Letters from Baghdad, Sundance Shorts
Two low-profile sequels and the adaptation of a best-selling memoir lead the late-summer multiplex offerings, while art houses offer a pair of heroic true stories and a collection of Sundance Film Festival shorts. Jeanette Walls' memoir The Glass Castle (pictured) becomes a solid drama about a dysfunctional family with a complex understanding of people who can be good and bad for you.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Beyond Essentials Aug. 9-16

"In the Heights" in Ogden, balloons in Sandy and more
When one issue of City Weekly isn't enough to contain all of the art, entertainment and activities you can enjoy in one Utah week, it's time to go beyond Essentials. Ogden's Good Company Theatre presents In the Heights—the pre-Hamilton co-creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda—a musical focusing on the heavily-Latino Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City.

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