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Friday, June 21, 2019

Into the Groove

Mayor Biskupski proclaims World Refugee Day in SLC surrounded by harrowing stories, dance and goat meat.
In video presentations, speeches and a panel discussion, speakers from across parts of Africa and Bhutan, a country in South Asia, discussed the challenges they face when living in a new country, learning new languages and adapting to a different culture.

Utah Arts Festival 2019: Profiles in Brief

Just a few of the creative people delighting visitors this weekend.
The Utah Arts Festival is in full force once again, and one thing that is apparent when walking through the festival grounds is the diversity and talent of the artists there. The tent of landscape photographer Prajit Ravindran  is lined with scenic photos of Utah.

Movie Reviews: Toy Story 4, Child's Play, Anna, Pavarotti

The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Hampstead, Papi Chulo
Anna ** Noted French pervert Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Lucy) is back with another story of a badass woman who happens to be everything a horny screenwriter could want her to be: avidly bisexual, eager to sleep with men she works with, doesn’t talk a lot. This loopy chunk of Eurotrash stars Russian model Sasha Luss as a lethal operative working with both the KGB (led by Helen Mirren and Luke Evans) and the CIA (hello, Cillian Murphy) in Paris ca.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Pro-life organization seeks to end elective abortions in the state.
The trigger would resolve issues around timing of the bill’s implementation in the case that Roe v. Wade is overturned after the 2020 legislative session.

Music Live Extra

More picks for the week ahead
Dirty Revival Portland’s rich and diverse music scene is home to neo-soul group Dirty Revival, one of the best local bands touring the Pacific Northwest.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Pressing Issues

Mayoral candidates call for action on city’s Westside.
“I developed asthma. My three-year-old has asthma, and my dad passed away of a respiratory complication less than a year ago because of air,” Luz Escamilla said.

Immigrants Welcome

Salt Lake County Council reaches compromise on immigration resolution.
“I believe that Utahns are looking for leadership on this issue," Ghorbani said.

Chucky 101

Watching all the killer doll movies for the first time wasn't exactly Child's Play.
I'd never seen a single one of them—until this month, leading up to the release of a remake of the original film.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Movie Reviews: Men In Black International, Shaft, Late Night, The Dead Don't Die

American Woman, The Outsider
It's franchise revival time at the multiplexes, plus a Sundance crowd-pleaser and the latest from an indie-film icon. American Woman *** If you can get through the first 30 minutes, you’ll find the last 80 rewarding.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Mane Event

Wild horse advocates rally against Rep. Stewart's management proposal.
A 2016 ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals found that the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act does not define ALMs and that the removal of excess horses from HMAs are not required.

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