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Friday, November 22, 2019

Movie Reviews: The Irishman, Frozen II, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, 21 Bridges

21 Bridges *1/2 21 Bridges has the elements of a great thriller—a hardened detective, dirty cops, drugs, and beaucoup shootouts—but it also makes the mistake of assuming you’ve never before seen a movie about hardened detectives, dirty cops, drugs and beaucoup shootouts. Andre Davis (Chadwick Boseman) is an NYPD detective who’s killed eight suspects in nine years, yet somehow still has a job.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Say Their Names

Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony in the Capitol honors victims of transphobic violence.
They were kidnapped, tortured and mutilated. Shot, strangled, burned or beaten to death.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Music Live Extra Nov. 18: Hive Live, Plus 801

WEDNESDAY 11/20 Hive Live Ft. Crook & The Bluff, Lord Vox, Alyxandri Jupiter Locals only thrive at Soundwell’s new monthly music series, Hive Live, which focuses entirely on creating a night all about what’s going on in our local music scene.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Movie Reviews: Charlie's Angels, Ford v. Ferrari, The Report, The Good Liar

The Warrior Queen of Jhansi, Radioflash, Fantastic Fungi, No Safe Spaces
The Cave **** Pediatrician Dr. Amani Ballour is a hero(ine) for our times, one whom most of us in the West cannot even fathom the sacrifice, bravery and audacity of, though this harrowing documentary does an excellent job of trying to convey it. Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad (last year’s Oscar-nominated Last Men in Aleppo—is a fly-on-the-bombstruck-wall in besieged Al-Ghouta, outside Damascus, as Ballour and her coworkers try to keep their ramshackle hospital running.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Curtains Closing

City councilmembers deliberate over the fate of the historic downtown Utah Theater.
The city bought the property in 2010 with hopes of renovating it as a film and media center.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Music Live Extra Nov. 11: Goth Prom, Amy Jade's Beehive Society

THURSDAY 11/14 Amy Jade’s Beehive Society plays Amy Winehouse A cover band for someone who is really, really good, someone whose music begs to be played live forever and ever ... well, that’s the best kind of cover band.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Movie Reviews: Doctor Sleep, Midway, Last Christmas, Pain and Glory, Making Waves

Doctor Sleep *** See feature review.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Luz Escamilla: ‘This Race Isn’t Over yet’

Salt Lake mayoral hopeful Erin Mendenhall holds the lead following Tuesday’s preliminary results.
Salt Lake City has a new mayor. Just who it is though isn’t yet official.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Theater Review: Pioneer Theatre Co.'s THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

Understanding the distinction between what happened, and what's true
The progressive theologian Marcus Borg, when considering Biblical literalism, once said, “I don’t know if it happened this way or not, but I know this story is true.” He was trying to get a fundamental distinction between what factual events actually transpired, and what we can learn from a story, factually inaccurate though the story may be, that speaks to our hearts. And that’s the heart of the conflict in The Lifespan of a Fact.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Music Live Extra Nov. 4:

LTJ Bukem plays a free show at Urban Lounge
MONDAY 11/4 A Night with LTJ Bukem and guests J Law + C Wright Get transported to a past, transformative time in music with the music of LTJ Bukem, a pioneer and major influencer in the early world of ‘90s rave music. This isn’t anything like the rave music played today, dominated as it seems to be by the advent of massive bass drops and digital-af glitching.

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